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Contents for December 15, 2015

1. Martha Rosler, FF Alumn, receives inaugural New Foundation Seattle prize

The New Foundation Seattle
Martha Rosler wins inaugural 100K Prize


Martha Rosler is the first recipient of The 100K Prize, a biennial award presented to an influential US-based woman artist. Rosler will receive a 100,000 USD unrestricted cash award from The New Foundation Seattle (TNFS), complemented by a full year of exhibitions and public programs in Seattle.

The City of Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle Public Library, University of Washington School of Art + Art History + Design, and others will present talks, workshops, and exhibitions in collaboration with the Foundation in 2016. Programming details will be announced in January.

Rosler has said, "I am honored and delighted to be the first recipient of The 100K Prize from The New Foundation Seattle, an award instituted in recognition of women artists whose work has shown a commitment to social justice. It is especially gratifying that this generous prize seeks to support artists like me, who are trying to think through the role of art in the activation of communities, and that this is reflected in the year-long programming dedicated to opening social questions to broad publics in different locales around the city."

Rosler works across a range of media, including photography, video, writing, performance, sculpture, and installation, often addressing matters of the public sphere and everyday life, especially as they affect women. Rosler has for many years produced works on war and the "national security climate," connecting everyday experiences at home with the conduct of war abroad-most famously in House Beautiful: Bringing the War Home, originally made as a response to the war in Vietnam in the late 1960s and reprised in 2004-2008 as a new series on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Rosler has had numerous solo exhibitions at museums and galleries internationally and has published over 15 books of art and cultural criticism, most recently Culture Class (2012), on artists and gentrification. In 2012, she presented her performance installation Meta-Monumental Garage Sale at MoMA, New York. If You Lived Here..., her ground-breaking three-exhibition cycle on homelessness, housing, and the built environment, which she organized at the Dia Art Foundation in New York in 1989, is regarded as a touchstone exhibition on these themes. Versions of this exhibition cycle have circulated in various forms over the past 25 years in the US and abroad, most recently at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin and at the Museum Moderner Kunst in Vienna in 2015. It is the basis for programming at The New Foundation Seattle in 2016.

TNFS Founder Shari D. Behnke said, "I have wanted to create a nationally-based prize for a long time, and I have wanted to create a prize for women artists for equally as long. I have supported artists in Seattle and the Northwest for 20 years, and it seemed fitting to start a prize on the national stage as the concept of regionalism has blurred. Additionally, The 100K Prize, as The New Foundation Seattle has developed it, is more than just giving the artist money. It is bringing the ideas of one artist to Seattle for an extended period of time. It is a way for the people who are living and working in Seattle to immerse themselves in a body of work created by one artist."

"Martha Rosler was a clear choice for the first 100K Prize," said TNFS Founding Director Yoko Ott. "She is an influential artist and a keen social commentator who has shown an enduring commitment to her practice of provoking conversation on the issues that affect us all. Her civically engaged work helped inspire the strategy behind the Prize's accompanying public programming. As the lead organizer, The New Foundation Seattle is bringing together Seattle-based institutions, agencies, and organizations to present her work and ideas in depth. Our community partnerships help us invest in a breadth of programming that couldn't be achieved otherwise."



2. Coco Fusco, FF Alumn, receives 2016 Greenfield Prize


Is there a better present for an artist than a commission? I am pleased to announce that I have just been awarded the 2016 Greenfield Prize. I will return to Cuba to make a film and spend some time at the gorgeous Hermitage Artists Retreat. The film will premiere in 2018 at the John and Mable Ringling Museum in Sarasota, Florida. Many thanks to the jury for bestowing this amazing gift upon me! I have much to be grateful for this season! For more information, visit: http://greenfieldprize.org/



3. Dolores Zorreguieta, FF Alumn, in/on new publication

The Business of Being Made, The temporalities of reproductive technologies, in psychoanalysis and culture
Edited by Katie Gentile
(c) 2016 - Routledge

You can preorder this book at https://www.routledge.com/products/9780415749404

Cover: My baby Frankenstein, 1. 2011 by Dolores Zorreguieta.
Plastic from recycled plastic, wire, electric cord and light.

Zorreguieta's piece is also discussed by Katie Gentile in chapter 1

About the Book
The Business of Being Made is the first book to critically analyze assisted reproductive technologies (ARTs) from a transdisciplinary perspective integrating psychoanalytic and cultural theories. It is a ground-breaking collection exploring ARTs through diverse methods including interview research, clinical case studies, psychoanalytic based ethnography, and memoir. Gathering clinicians and researchers who specialize in this area, this book engages current research in psychoanalysis, sociology, anthropology, philosophy and debates in feminist, queer and cultural theory about affect, temporality, and bodies.

To see more pieces from this series you can visit Dolores Zorreguieta's website at: http://www.sheisanartist.com



4. Hector Canonge, FF Alumn, upcoming events

After the successful completion of ITINERANT 2015 Performance Art Festival NYC, Hector Canonge continues with presentations, exhibitions, and initiatives in the United States and abroad. The artist presented new work, "Pulsations," commissioned for private viewing during Miami Art Week. He will participate in the Diverse Universe Festival 2015 in New York City, and resume his monthly initiative TALKaCTIVE at the Queens Museum. Following his U.S. presentations, Canonge will head to South America: Peru for his solo exhibition "SUMATOPIAS," and Argentina to meet with members of his transcontinental initiative ARTerial Performance Lab (APLAB) in preparation for future programs in 2016. Back in Jackson Heights, Canonge started the durational performance "Wakin'Up for Brunch" with invited guest artists who have spent the night at the artist's living-studio-space aptly denominated MODULO 715.

December 21- 22: ARTerial Performance Lab (APLAB) Encuentro in Argentina
Annual gathering of artists members of the transnational collective APLAB initiated by Canonge in 2013. With the participation of local community groups working in Latin American Artes Vivas.

December 3 - 30: SOMATOPIAS in Peru
Solo exhibition survey gathers the works of the artist produced between 2012 and 2014. Funded by CIT Foundation and Alliance Française International. As part of the exhibition, Canonge will present performances, conduct workshops, and collaborate with local artists for public interventions December 28 - 30.

Brief Biography:
Hector Canonge is an interdisciplinary artist, curator and cultural entrepreneur based in New York City. His work incorporates the use of new media technologies, cinematic narratives, Live Action Art, and Social Practice to explore and treat issues related to constructions of identity, gender roles, psychogeography, and the politics of migration. Challenging the white box settings of a gallery or a museum, or intervening directly in public spaces, his performances mediate movement, endurance, and ritualistic processes. Some of his actions and carefully choreographed performances involve collaborating with other artists and interacting with audiences. His work has been exhibited and presented in the United States, Latin America, Europe and Asia. As cultural entrepreneur, Canonge started projects such as ARTerial Performance Lab (APLAB), an initiative to foster collaboration among performance artists from the Americas, PERFORMEANDO, a program that focuses on featuring Hispanic performance artists living in the USA and Europe, NEXUSURNEXUS a virtual platform for Live Action Art, and PERFORMAXIS, an international residency program in collaboration with galleries and art spaces in Latin America. He created, and organizes independently the annual Performance Art Festival NYC, ITINERANT. Canonge is the co-founder of QMAD, Queens Media Arts Development, a non-profit arts organization in Queens, NYC. As curator, he has organized exhibitions at Centro Cultural Santa Cruz, Queens Museum, Space 37 Gallery, and Visual AIDS. He started the monthly artists' program A-LAB Forum at Crossing Art Gallery, and created the monthly independent film series CINEMAROSA. Canonge's work has been reviewed by The New York Times, ART FORUM, Art in America, New York Daily News, Manhattan Times, Hispanic Magazine; by major networks ABC, NBC, CNN, CBS, UNIVISION, etc., and online by Art Experience NYC, Hyperallergic, Turbulence, Art Card Review, and New York Foundation for the Arts' bulletin NYFA News.

email: hector@hectorcanonge.net
cellphone:: +1 917.446.4472




5. Annie Lanzillotto, FF Alumn, releases audiobook


It's time to download the AUDIOBOOK!!!



PLUS: GRANDMA ROSE BONUS TRACK -- that's right, listen to Grandma Rose sing and talk about her life!

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Written and Narrated by: Annie Lanzillotto Engineered by: Al Hemberger Recorded at: The Loft Recording Studios, Bronxville, NY
Music Composed / Keyboard by: Annie Lanzillotto
Print Edition: SUNY Press
Print Edition edited by: Rosette Capotorto Print Edition illustrated by: Rose Imperato

Thanks to "L is for Lion" Audiobook Producers:
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After a year of being in the heavenly recording studio with maestro Al Hemberger, I am proud to present the phenomenal audiobook "L is for Lion." You'll hear me singing and whistling and chanting and ranting and talking.. so curl up under a blanket and let me talk to you.
There's bonus tracks and special effects and the voices of my dogs Scaramooch and Cherub in here... it's a worthy companion to the hardcover.
* If you're a subscriber to Audible.com, it's a click.
* If you don't subscribe to Audible, you can download flat out, or the better deal is to join -- first month free, and quit when you want. If you join, download me first and stay for three months, I get a bonus they call
a bounty and you get three audiobooks for the price of one!
$28... one book a month... just enough for the winter!
(I recommend Honor Molloy's "Smarty Girl")
* by the end of December, "L is for Lion" audiobook will also be out on other sites like iTunes and Amazon

Some folks ask why did it take a year? First, I must reflect on the feat of doing this with one vocal chord. My left vocal chord is paralyzed, from radiation and surgery. So, the right vocal chord is on it's own. When I get a cold I lose my voice for weeks. Last February and March I had no voice at all. I feared it might stay that way. I brought a humidifier to the studio. We got through it. We recorded, then listened, then I humidified and we recorded a bit more. It took a lot of time.

The 18 hours you hear, represent over 100 studio hours. Al Hemberger went through every breath, cough, fidget, wheeze.... now he knows my lung and sinus sounds better than my pulmonologist and ENT.

Second, it just takes time. Every moment is listened to over and over again. We basically did this in one take. A massive undertaking. About 3 minutes a page -- 330 pages... so there you go. As we say in Italian, piano piano....

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everyone atSUNY PRESS
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everyone at Franklin Furnace
4c9ad114&id=049a60640c&e=beeec76e3a) for support along the way and for commissioning and co-producing my "Blue Mailbox Book Tour"


everyone at City Lore
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The Bureau of General Services Queer Division (BGSQD) (http://annielanzillotto.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=4d391af5e1ef01d8b
4c9ad114&id=0e7bb91087&e=beeec76e3a) Donnie Jochum & Greg Newton for hosting my Audiobook Thunder Party Fundraiser


Rosette Capotorto, Sophia Capotorto & Full House Printing (http://annielanzillotto.us5.list-manage.com/track/click?u=4d391af5e1ef01d8b
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6. Jim Johnson, FF Alumn, releases new publication

The Discopie Corporation is pleased to announce the publication of the 2016 calendar of Works on Paper by Jim Johnson.
This year's calendar features a "flip book" animation of those lovable "Itinerants", the eye and the diagonal. Check out the preview (on Lulu) here:


Scroll fast to animate the "Itinerants".

Happy New Year!




7. Ellen Fisher, FF Alumn, at St. Marks Church, Manhattan, Dec. 17-19

Ellen Fisher performs with Meredith Monk's ensemble
for a special evening with Ann Waldman
December 17,18,19 @ 8pm
@ Danspace Projects @ St Marks Church
131 E. 10th Street
NYC, 10003
tickets: 866-674-8112



8. Joseph Nechvatal, FF Alumn, in The Brooklyn Rail, now online





9. Vito Acconci, Laurie Anderson, Siah Armajani, John Baldessari, Guillaume Bijl, Dara Birnbaum, Alina and Jeff Bliumis, Louise Bourgeois, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Andrea Fraser, Gilbert & George, Leon Golub, Dan Graham, Hans Haacke, Mona Hatoum, Jenny Holzer, Tehching Hsieh, Sanja Iveković, Allan Kaprow, Tadashi Kawamata, Alison Knowles, Sol LeWitt, Ana Mendieta, Naeem Mohaiemen, Claes Oldenburg, Robert Rauschenberg, Martha Rosler, Allen Ruppersberg, Edward Ruscha, Richard Serra, Nancy Spero, Krzysztof Wodiczko, FF Alumns, at e-flux, Manhattan, thru Dec. 23

Corruption: Everybody Knows...
extended through December 23, 2015

311 E Broadway
New York, NY 10002
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday noon-6pm


Seven years ago, in response to the lack of exhibitions addressing the Iraq war and occupation at New York's museums and galleries, e-flux started a program of curated solo and group shows which focused on presenting works by artists excluded, omitted, or forgotten by this city's commercially-driven art scene. Seven years and many exhibitions later, we are happy to see that a new generation of spaces and curators appear to value political engagement as integral component of cultural practices.

Our current exhibition, Corruption, Everybody Knows..., organized by Natasha Ginwala, will be the last show at our current location on the Lower East Side. Next year e-flux will move to Brooklyn, and we will be taking some time to understand what form of public activities will make sense in our new neighborhood, Clinton Hill. We want to thank everyone who has contributed to exhibitions at e-flux:

Pio Abad, Vito Acconci, Saâdane Afif, Peggy Ahwesh, Ai Weiwei, Josh Altman, Suad Amiry, Ray Anastas, Laurie Anderson, Mike Andrews, Julieta Aranda, Cory Arcangel, Karen Archey, Siah Armajani, John Armleder, Micol Assael, Olivier Babin, Fia Backström, John Baldessari, Sarnath Banerjee, Franco Barchiesi, Laura Barlow, Alfred Barr, Jesus Barraza, Juliane Bauer, Lothar Baumgarten, Thomas & Helke Bayrle, Olat Bender, Walter Benjamin, Franco "Bifo" Berardi, Larry Bell, Adelita Husni Bey, Guillaume Bijl, Dara Birnbaum, Rossella Biscotti, Alighiero Boetti, Daniel Bouthot, Alina and Jeff Bliumis, Christian Boltanski, Louise Bourgeois, Detlef Brall, Matthew Brannon, Joan Brossa, Marcel Broodthaers, Zach Bruder, Agnieszka Brzeżańska, Chris Burden, Daniel Buren, Dan Byers, Cai Guo-Qiang, Kaye Cain-Nielsen, Fabio Di Camillo, CAMP, Lindsay Caplan, Jeremy Carden, Adam Carr, Paolo Carpignano, Maurizio Cattelan, Elisa Maria Cerra, Dinos & Jake Chapman, Hsiao Chen, Yin-Ju Chen & James T. Hong, Norman Chernick-Zeitlin, Jennifer Chert, Doryun Chong, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Chto Delat, Patrick Cockburn, Anne Collier, Stephen Conover, Constant, Irina Contreras, Martin Creed, Critical Art Ensemble, Adam Curtis, Stefan Demary, Marco Desiriis, Erik Dietman, Keti Chukhrov, Cosmin Costinas, Moyra Davey, Marcelline Delbecq, Thomas Demand, Gintaras Didžiapetris, Mynou Dietrichmeier, Walt Disney, Goran Djordjević, Chris Dorland, Jimmie Durham, Maria Eichhorn, Viola Eickmeier, Olafur Eliasson, Michael Elmgreen & Ingar Dragset, Ian Erickson-Kery, Ayşe Erkmen, Reem Fadda, Harun Farocki, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Peter Fend, Peter Fischli/David Weiss, Sylvie Fleury, Claire Fontaine, Andrea Fourchy, Anselm Franke, Andrea Fraser, Free Cooper Union, Friends of William Blake, Katharina Fritsch, Anne-Pascale Frohn, Aurélien Froment, Eva Fuchs, Ryan Gander, Gautel/Karaindros, Frank O. Gehry/Richard Serra, Kirsa Geiser, General Idea, Isa Genzken, Paul-Armand Gette, Jef Geys, Gilbert & George, Mariam Ghani, Simryn Gill, Liam Gillick, Natasha Ginwala, Anton Ginzburg, Helidon Gjergji, Leon Golub, Douglas Gordon, Manuel Graf, Dan Graham, Loris Gréaud, Tue Greenfort, Joseph Grigely, Victor Grippo, Boris Groys, Hans Haacke, Jens Haaning, Natascha Sadr Haghighian, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Rana Hamadeh, Jo Hany, Michael Hardt, Mona Hatoum, Stephan Hempel, Hengst, Tom Holert, Nikolaus Hirsch, Thomas Hirschhorn, Carsten Höller, Ulrike Holthöfer, Jenny Holzer, Jonathan Horowitz, Tehching Hsieh, Hu Fang, Huang Yong Ping, Thomas Huesmann, Pierre Huyghe, Fabrice Hybert, Nathan Hylden, Rachel Ichniowski, Daria Irincheeva, Robert Irwin, Amal Issa, Sanja Iveković, Luis Jacob, Ken Jacobs, Ana Janevski, Rainer Jordan, Ilya Kabakov, Rajkamal Kahlon, Sandy Kaltenborn, Allan Kaprow, Tadashi Kawamata, Achim Kayser, Thomas Keenan, Kathy Kelly, Stefan Kessels, Hassan Khan, Frank Kiefel, Per Kirkeby, Yves Klein/Werner Ruhnau, Kathleen Knitter, Alison Knowles, Joachim Koester, Koo Jeong-a, Lex Kosieradzki, Jannis Kounellis, Gabriel Kuri, Frog King Kwok, David Lamelas, Lisa Lapinski, Thomas Laprade, Gabriel Lester, Bertrand Lavier, Ange Leccia, Lee Ufan, Sol LeWitt, Tammy Lin, Victoria Lomasko, Len Lye, Wietske Maas, Magdalena Magiera, Gilles Mahé, Benoît Maire, Antje Majewski, Christian Marclay, Chris Marker, Pedro Neves Marques, Daria Martin, Kris Martin, Chus Martinez, Fabio Mauri, Gerard McGettrick, Flávia Müller Medeiros, Cildo Meireles, Angela Melitopoulos & Maurizio Lazzarato, Ana Mendieta, Gustav Metzger, Philip Mirowski, Omar Mismar, Timothy Mitchell, Naeem Mohaiemen, Lutz Mommartz, Andrei Monastyrski & Collective Actions, Jonathan Monk, Vincent Monnikendam, Robert Morris, Tania Mouraud, Michael Müller, Michel Müller, Seda Naiumad, Bruce Nauman, Eduardo Navarro, Carsten Nicolai, Alexander Niklasch, Raster Noton, OKO, Sophie O'Brien, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Claes Oldenburg, Gabriel Orozco, Tony Oursler, Jean Painlevé, Trevor Paglen, Spyros Papapetros, Otto Pascale, Piero Passacantando, Giuseppe Penone, Stefan Pente, Manfred Pernice, Julia Peyton-Jones, Giulia Pezzoli, Joe Pflieger, Susan Philipsz, Willi Pierre, Cajus Pietschmann, Steven Pippin, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Hermann Pitz, Paola Pivi, Rivers Plasketes, Maite Pollux, Alessandra Pomarico, Elizabeth A. Povinelli, Laure Prouvost, Steffen Puschke, Pussy Riot, Jens Queren, Khalil Rabah, Markus Raetz, Federico Manuel Peralta Ramos, Raqs Media Collective, Robert Rauschenberg, Dan Rees, Tobias Rehberger, Neville Reichman, Alessandra Renzi, Alain Resnais, Jason Rhoades/Raymond Pettibon, David Riley, Roger, Martha Rosler, Anna Rossi, Ulrich Rückriem, Allen Ruppersberg, Edward Ruscha, Rasha Salti, Joe Scanlan, Ines Schaber, Robert Schlicht, Markus Schmacht, Andrea Schmidt, Gregor Schneider, Aaron Schuster, Uwe Schwarzer, Allan Sekula, David Senior, Yann Sérandour, Denise Ferreira da Silva, Mariana Silva, Gary Simmons, Dexter Sinister, Yutaka Sone, Francis Newton Souza, Nancy Spero, Stephen Squibb, Charles Stankievech, Gertrude Stein, Hito Steyerl, Mladen Stilinović, Branka Stipancic, Alberto Storari, Bertram Sturm, Sebastian Summa, Monika Szewczyk, Ron Terada, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Miriam Tola, Guy Tortosa, Alberto Toscano, Jalal Toufic, Stephen Van Trees, Rosemarie Trockel, Uri Tzaig, Chiara Vecchiarelli, Gabriel Acevedo Velarde, Jan Verwoert, Cecilia Vicuña, Anton Vidokle, Andrea Viliani, La Vina, Ghazaal Vojdani, Danh Vo, herman de vries, Ute Waldhausen, Jörg Wambsganß, Jeff Wall, What, How & for Whom, Lois Weinberger, Thomas Wendler, Richard Wentworth, Franz West, Erik Wiegand, William Wheeler, Stephen Willats, Robbie Williams, Susanne M. Winterling, Jeffrey Wisniewski, Krzysztof Wodiczko, & Jonas Mekas, Martin Wong, Brian Kuan Wood, Donelle Woolford, Carla Zaccagnini, Mila Zacharias, Uliana Zanetti, Arseny Zhilyaev, Tirdad Zolghadr

We also want to let you know that our last exhibition has been extended through December 23, and to share the review of this show by Holland Cotter.

Come see us before we move.

Art Review, New York Times
"Corruption: Everybody Knows..., Think Pieces From E-flux"
By Holland Cotter
December 3, 2015

e-flux began in 1998 with an emailed news release for a one-night group show in Chinatown. Since then, it has grown to include a monthly journal and a wide-reaching distribution system for art world information, and it's become one of the few galleries in the city to present politically minded global fare consistently. Its current show, Corruption: Everybody Knows..., will be the last in the organization's Manhattan space-e-flux is moving to Brooklyn in 2016-and is very much in its signature think-piece mode.

Organized by Natasha Ginwala, a curator and writer based in Berlin and India, it approaches its theme through gnomic works-each feels like a piece of a larger project-by two dozen artists and a collective. Occasionally, the corruption is in the form of physical decay, depicted or actual: In a 1955 ink drawing by the Indian artist Francis Newton Souza, from his "Gentlemen Series," a head seems to be disintegrating; in an installation by Charles Stankievech about nuclear waste, cobalt-radiated grapefruit rots away.

Moral corrosion is implied in a piece by Yin-Ju Chen and James T. Hong involving sex toys and live fruit flies. And geopolitics is the defiling agent in satirical cartoons by Sarnath Banerjee and Gabriel Acevedo Velarde; in videos by Hassan Khan (about Hosni Mubarak's Egypt) and Naeem Mohaiemen (about the 1971 war in Bangladesh); and in audio scripts based on Indian government phone taps by the collective CAMP.

Is there no anti-corruption hope to be had? Franco Berardi, also known as Bifo, finds some in a recent address by Pope Francis. So does Hu Fang in an ensemble of horticultural prints titled "Why We Look at Plants in a Corrupted World." And there's sound thinking in essays by several artists-Denise Ferreira da Silva, Elizabeth A. Povinelli, Wietske Maas, Aaron Schuster-in a concurrent issue of e-flux journal. e-flux is talking about reducing its exhibition schedule after its move. I really hope the principals change their minds and keep bringing us artists and ideas we would not otherwise find.



10. Coco Fusco, Jenny Holzer, Martha Rosler, Dread Scott, FF Alumns, in The Wall Street Journal, Dec. 9

The Wall Street Journal, U.S. NEW YORK NY CULTURE
Brooklyn Museum's 'Agitprop!' Explores the Fine Art of Activism

Exhibited work ranges from Russian revolutionary posters to work by contemporary artist-provocateurs
Dec. 9, 2015 6:00 a.m. ET

Before "Black Lives Matter" and "I Can't Breathe," there was "A Man Was Lynched Yesterday."

A photograph at the Brooklyn Museum shows the phrase emblazoned on a banner hanging from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People's New York office, a tactic the organization used in its 1930s anti-lynching campaign.

The unsettling image is part of "Agitprop!," an unconventional three-part exhibition opening Friday that chronicles a century of creative activism. At a time when demonstrations and hashtag campaigns are global practice-and the Brooklyn Museum has itself been targeted by picketers-"Agitprop!" offers a historic context for today's mass culture of protest, and an open-ended preview of how artists are pushing its cutting edge.

Starting with Russian revolutionary posters created in the original spirit of agitprop (Marxists coined the phrase, combining "agitation" and "propaganda"), the show features work by artists whose goal is to grab your attention and change your mind. Included are the Guerrilla Girls' anti-sexism crusade, Gran Fury's AIDS-education efforts, and graphic consciousness-raising campaigns for healthy nutrition by collectives Futurefarmers and Otabenga Jones & Associates.

The curatorial team intentionally mixed works created by artist-provocateurs like Jenny Holzer, Martha Rosler and Coco Fusco with objects made by often-anonymous activists, including suffragettes and housewives protesting high food prices.

"We were looking for works that were made for use as agitprop in an outside setting," said curator Catherine J. Morris. "Not political art made for an art-world venue."

There are few paintings here, notably Julius Bloch's crucifixion-like lynch scene of 1932. More commonly, the activist-artists' tools have been the printing press and the printer-and, more recently, the Internet and social media.

Objects in the exhibition reveal the various agitprop strategies the NAACP used, including commissioning artistic responses to lynching for its journal "The Crisis" and sponsoring a 1935 show called "Art Commentary on Lynching."

"Agitprop" also includes a recording of Billie Holiday singing the anti-lynching song "Strange Fruit," and a copy of John Lennon and Yoko Ono's 1972 album "Some Time in New York City," which laments social ills ranging from sexism to police brutality.

Cecilia Vicuña's "Chile Vencerá Knitted Vest" shows how textiles can be used as agitprop, while Adejoke Tugbiyele's "Gele Pride Flag" (2014) honors African women by making a shimmering jacquard weaving inspired by the traditional head scarf.

Veteran provocateur Martha Rosler, whose work is represented by two historic photomontages from the early '70s and one from 2008, said she realized the graphic potential of protest art during the Vietnam era.

"I was struck by the fact that fliers were these boring things with 10,000 reasons you should be against the war, that you would never think of reading," said Ms. Rosler. "I realized, Why aren't I doing this with images of the war?"

Meanwhile, in Brooklyn, even as curators were putting finishing touches on the show, artists and others began protesting outside the museum.

Their cause? In November, the museum rented space to a gathering of real-estate investors and developers, a move opponents criticized as insensitive to the needs of Brooklyn's artists and local communities-and antithetical to the museum's mission.

"People should question, why is this the place the Real Estate Summit should be," said Dread Scott, a veteran activist-artist who endured blasts from a fire hose in a civil-rights-themed piece documented in the show.

Brooklyn Museum Director Anne Pasternak, who began her job at the museum after the show and summit were both under way, sees "Agitprop!" artists protesting the museum as a sign of the times.

"There has been an increasing tendency for artists to use their creativity, their intellect and their collective organizing powers to address social injustices," she said.

While not pleased that the museum was targeted, Ms. Pasternak said, she did "very much appreciate the fact that artists were organizing with affordable-housing advocates around the very real ramifications of what's happening to our neighborhoods, our communities and our families around gentrification at a time of increasing income disparity."

Mr. Scott noted that the agitprop show is about much more than that one issue. "It has international art collectives using aesthetic strategies to talk about really important issues-war, climate change, the Egyptian uprising. I hope there are people drawing strength from a show like this and use it as jumping-off point to change the world."

On Feb. 17, when part two of "Agitprop!" begins, the show will be augmented with works selected by almost all the contemporary artists in the exhibition's first iteration.

"It's a curatorial parlor game, if you will," said Ms. Morris. The strategy, she said, is to expand the types of voices and opinions the exhibition represents.

The activist pranksters the Yes Men, for example, picked the Not an Alternative collective, creators of multiuse "Mili-Tents" erected at Occupy Wall Street and, more recently, in the protest at the Brooklyn Museum. The tents will be part of the show.

For curators, judging activist art is a challenge: How does one weigh aesthetic quality relative to effective messaging?

"The artists we invited in the first round fall under both criteria," Ms. Morris said. "About the second and third round, I'm not sure."



11. Isabella Bannerman, Billy X. Curmano, FF Alumns, now online

Harley Spiller's review of artists' books by FF Alumns Billy X. Curmano and Isabella Bannerman is now online, here:


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12. Yoko Ono, FF Alumn, at Galerie Lelong/Andrea Rosen Gallery, Manhattan, through January 29, 2016

"THE RIVERBED is over the river in-between life and death.

Stone Piece: Choose a Stone and hold it until all your anger and sadness have been let go.

Line Piece: Take me to the farthest place in our planet by extending the line.

Mend Piece: Mend with wisdom mend with love. It will mend the earth at the same time."

- Yoko Ono
Yoko Ono-a forerunner in Conceptual art involving collaboration, audience participation and social activism-will present a double exhibition, THE RIVERBED, at Galerie Lelong and Andrea Rosen Gallery. Following her recent exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, these interactive exhibitions are comprised of two entirely new, full gallery installations. THE RIVERBED will open to the public on December 11, 2015 and continue through January 23, 2016 at Andrea Rosen Gallery and January 29, 2016 at Galerie Lelong. The artist will be present at the openings.
Since the early 1960s, audience participation has been a crucial aspect of Ono's work. To make a village is a political gesture, as well as a formal one. Audience participation is key to completing THE RIVERBED through everyday action coupled with contemplation; they are collaborators with the artist, similar to the collaboration between the artist and the two galleries. Additionally, it is significant to Ono that all three "principals"- the artist and two gallery leaders-are female; the support and participation of women in power is one of Ono's longstanding concerns.
Conceived as two room-sized installations shown in two spaces-a whole in two parts-visitors are encouraged, via instructions, to visit both spaces in order to experience and fully understand THE RIVERBED. Both galleries will have a pile of large river stones that Ono has selected and gathered. She will inscribe words like remember, dream, and wish on the stones, which have been honed and shaped by water over time. Visitors may pick up stones and hold it in their laps, concentrating on the word and letting go of their anger or fear, transforming the stone into an emotional object to be placed upon the pile of stones in the center of the room. Additional instructions on paper will encourage you to "draw a line to take me to the farthest place in our planet." Like the Wish Tree, THE RIVERBED becomes a repository of hopes and dreams for individuals and the world. Uniting two separate physical spaces and environments, Ono will create a temporary, but real, village that brings Hikari (light in Japanese) to each space and viewer. Another aspect is to see the difference between the installations at both spaces. Though ostensibly the same, they will each evolve differently over time, in part because of how the viewer interacts with the materials. These differences will be recorded, providing an opportunity to see that Ono's works are not only about audience participation, but how the effect has a significance within the work.
Mend Piece, an installation that has been shown in a number of Ono's retrospectives, will reinforce the idea of healing and will be shown in the smaller rooms at both galleries. Fragments of broken cups are placed on a table for the audience to mend with tape, string, glue or other materials and then placed on shelves around the all white room, reminiscent of a dream. The metaphor of mending and healing are close. In Ono's words: "As you mend the cup, mending that is needed elsewhere in the Universe gets done as well. Be aware of it as you mend." Following their mending, the participants may have an actual cup of coffee, forming another kind of temporary village.
In the last ten years, Yoko Ono's pioneering role in the international development of Conceptual art, experimental film, and performance art has begun to be more fully acknowledged. In summer 2015, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, presented Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, 1961-71, which reinforced her influence as one of the most important cultural change agents. Currently on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo is Yoko Ono: From My Window. Also on view at the Faurschou Foundation, Beijing is Yoko Ono: Golden Ladders. In 2016 Yoko Ono: Lumiere will open at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Lyon. Galerie Lelong has previously collaborated with Yoko Ono and Studio One on two previous exhibitions: Touch Me (2008) and UNCURSED (2011). Andrea Rosen Gallery recently included Ono's Sky TV (1966) in the exhibition The Thing and The Thing In Itself (2014) curated by Robert Hobbs.
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13. Pamela Enz, Julie Atlas Muz, FF Alumns, at Dixon Place, Manhattan, Dec. 17

Mesmerizingly carnal, these complex Dames roar past the limitations of flesh and identity fearlessly diving deep into the wild seas of love and lesser impulses.

"Body Parts a series of..."
We invite you to come see our play at Dixon Place MainStage December 17, at 7:30pm.
Please let us know if there is anything we can do to facilitate this viewing for you.

"Electric text by Pamela Enz becomes propulsive narration when partnered with Ève L-J's living construction, turning all flavors of chaotic love into an energy propeller through counter-weighted Kinetic Intercourse."
Anita Durst as LoadedLADY brings to pulsating life a woman who has grown her own male member for unexpected purposes. Delving deeper into hearts and other feeling body parts, Jack Nieman and Julie Atlas Muz movingly amuse. This collaboration is served up by an improperly dressed all male backup Chorus of cuties. Original music composed by Luis Mojica.



14. Gulsen Calik, Iris Rose, Harley Spiller, FF Alumns, at Cornelia Street Café, Manhattan, Dec. 23

Please join artists Gulsen Calik and Iris Rose in an author event celebrating Harley Spiller's KEEP THE CHANGE: A Collector's Tales of Lucky Pennies, Counterfeit C-Notes, and Other Curious Currency

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