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Contents for September 29, 2015

1. Nicole Eisenman, FF Alumn, receives MacArthur Fellowship 2015

Congratulations to Nicole Eisenman, FF Alumn, who was named a MacArthur Fellow for 2015. For more information please visit this link:


Thank you.



2. Coco Fusco, FF Alumn, publishes new book

Dangerous Moves: Performance and Poltiics in Cuba (Tate Publishing November 10, 2015)

Examining performance and politics in post-revolutionary Cuba, Dangerous Moves challenges the understanding of performance art and political engagement through a sustained analysis of the contemporary experience in Cuba. Coco Fusco analyzes the ways that the Cuban state has wielded influence over artists in recent times, arguing that in a context in which overt political speech is subject to censorship, the language of performance emerges as the favored means of social commentary.

Focusing on a range of performative practices in visual art, music, poetry, and political activism, Fusco examines the relationship between the abject body in performance and the greater body politic of a state officially defined as revolutionary yet seeking to limit and constrain dissent. Dangerous Moves is a key addition to the canon of writing on contemporary performance art.




3. Barbara Rosenthal, FF Alumn, at Shades of Green Pub, Manhattan, Oct. 5, and more

Featured reader Barbara Rosenthal will read the 20-min excerpted chapter CAROLINE AND JEWEL DRIVE TO THE COUNTRY from her new novel, WISH FOR AMNESIA, published by Deadly Chaps Press, in the Saturn Reading Series curated by Su Polo at Shades of Green Pub, 125 E. 15th St (off 3rd Ave), New York, NY, 8pm.

This wacky but unflinching 300-pg Magic Realism/Philosophy/Political Fiction/Literature novel is set in NYC and Rome, and pivots around Jack Rubin, the son of Holocaust survivors who develops a messianic complex. Other characters include his wife, his girlfriend, his daughter and a Rome taxi driver. Praise includes, "The cheekiest tongue-in-cheek writing to come out of any author about the Jewish experience, the Artworld experieencce, or any other experience of human beings in "'this Trans-Millennial Century.'" Signed copies will be offered for sale at $15. Event is free, but requests a $3 donation for the readers.

(Featured Readers are Barbara Rosenthal, Ronnie Norpel and Larry Litt. This will be followed by an open mic, so if you want to read in that part, sign up is 7:45.)


Featured reader Barbara Rosenthal will read the 20-min excerpted chapter CAROLINE IN THE DRUG STORE from her new novel, WISH FOR AMNESIA, published by Deadly Chaps Press, in the We Heart NYC Writers Series curated by Joseph Quintela; hosted by Michael Geffner, New York, NY, Thurs, Oct 8 at 7pm. Signed copies will be offered for sale at $15. One ticket admits 2 friends: $5 online or $ 7 at door; open mic signup available too: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/we-heart-nyc-writers-night-open-mic-poetryprosespoken-word-tickets-15813131502
(see Oct 5 for more description of novel.)

463 West Street, #A629
NY, NY, USA 10014-2035
+1-646-368-5623 (voice and voicemail, no texts)
+1-646-541-4772 (text preferred)
Skype: barbararosenthal



4. Irina Danilova, FF ALumn, at Freie Kunstakademie, Nurtingen, Germany, Oct. 13, and more

two installations, celebrating the 20th anniversary of Project 59.

Opening and presentations on October 13th,

Between 5 and 9
at Freie Kunstakademie


Through the Numerical Lens,
at SCHAURAUM gallery

Both in Nurtingen, Germany



5. Linda Montano, FF Alumn, at University of Wisconsin-Madison, Oct. 1-2

Event: The Return of Chicken Woman: Linda Mary Montano Flies Home

Artist: Linda Mary Montano

Date: Thurs., Oct 1 - Fri,, Oct. 2

Workshop: Thurs., Oct. 1, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Art Department, Room 6321, Humanities Building (455 N. Park St.)
RSVP required; email art.scholarship.mellon@gmail.com to RSVP

Artist Talk: Thurs., Oct. 1, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Lecture Hall (227 State St.)
Featuring Ron Kean, Poultry Specialist

Durational Performance: Friday, Oct. 2, 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Curatorial Lab, Art History Department, Elvehjem Building (800 University Ave.), North Entrance, 1st Floor

Description: Legendary feminist performance artist and University of Wisconsin-Madison alum Linda Mary Montano returns to Madison for an interactive artist talk, workshop, and performance. Montano's first major performance Chicken Woman (1972) was based on her MFA sculpture show The Chicken Show (1969) in the Art Department at UW-Madison. She went on to become a major pioneer in living sculpture and life/art performance. Returning to her roots, Montano will now present a new site-specific Chicken Woman performance based upon her early work. Please come dressed like a chicken or dress in one chakra/rainbow color to all events if you wish.



6. Buzz Spector, FF Alumn, at Center for Book Arts, Manhattan, opening Oct. 2

I'll be in New York on Friday, October 2nd, for the opening of a small show of my work with books at Center for Book Arts:
https://www.facebook.com/events/889915231079084/ buzz spector



7. Joan Jonas, FF Alumn, at MoMA PS1, Long Island City, Queens, Oct. 4

Gregory R. Miller & Co.

invite you to celebrate
the publication of

In the Shadow a Shadow:
The Work of Joan Jonas

published by
Gregory R. Miller & Co.

Sunday, October 4
3:00 pm

Sunday Sessions @ MoMAPS1
In the VW Dome



8. Joseph Keckler, FF Alumn, at Ace Hotel, Manhattan, October 5, and more

Dear Friends,

I'm excited to announce that I'll be performing and talking about my work as part of PEN DIY at the Ace Hotel on October 5th at 7PM in NYC. The series "builds on oral traditions, parables, and the rich history of artists as unpretentious makers" and has previously featured Erica Jong, Justin Vivian Bond, Amanda Palmer, and others. My talk is called "How to Sing Yourself."

At the beginning of this month I was at Amsterdam Fringe, performing I am an Opera for 4 nights, and in Duesseldorf doing a concert. From there I came straight to Ann Arbor, where I am this year's Witt Artist in Residence at The University of Michigan Stamps School of Art & Design. This fall I will be working on a series of videos and a new performance entitled Let Me Die. In this piece I will cobble together various deaths from many tragic operas, and perform them-- some extended scenes, some tiny fragmented death nuggets-- one after the next. Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit will present an early work-in-progress viewing on December 12th from 1-5pm. People are free to come and go; this is an installation piece and will involve repetition as well...

We will have some other exhibitions and events here in Ann Arbor, TBA soon. And I'll be back in New York 2016. Until then, wishing you a strange and lovely fall!



Goings On is compiled weekly by Harley Spiller