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Contents for January 11, 2016

Robert Berlind, FF Member, In Memoriam

Robert Berlind
August 20, 1938 - December 17, 2015

Robert Berlind, painter, critic, writer, was born in Brooklyn in 1938 and grew up in Woodmere, Long Island. He attended Philips Academy at Andover, which he often said was the best education he ever had. He received a BA in Art History from Columbia and an MFA from the Yale University School of Art in 1963, studying with notable faculty such as Neil Welliver and Alex Katz. His work has been shown in numerous galleries and museums and will be the subject of a solo exhibition at Lennon, Weinberg Inc. January 9, - February 13, 2016. A highly respected critic, he has written for Art in America, the Brooklyn Rail, and Border Crossings, among others, and in 2013 was awarded an art writers grant from Creative Captial in association with the Andy Warhol Foundation. He has received awards in painting from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the National Academy, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Pollack Krasner Foundation. In 1997 he married the video artist Mary Lucier. He is survived by her and his two sons, Alexey, 42, from Oakland, CA, and Gabriel, 28, Brooklyn, NY, as well as two brothers, Roger S. Berlind, and Alan Berlind of New York and Bordeaux, France respectively. He had been ill for a long time, having been diagnosed with bile duct cancer in August of 2014. He went through the year and a half of illness and treatment with exceptional grace, composure, calm, and even acceptance. It is often conventionally said that people die after "battling" cancer, but that could not be said of him. Not a fighter in the conventional sense of the word, he enveloped his disease while doing all that was reasonable to lengthen his life. He died peacefully at home with his wife at his side.

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Natsu Ifill, FF Member, In Memoriam

NATSU IFILL
Obituary

IFILL--Natsu Ikeda, born July 15,1925, died August 8, 2015, was an arts administrator for many New York institutions, notably the National Endowment for the Arts, the Department of Cultural Affairs, Ballet Hispanico, and the Harlem School of the Arts. She was the recipient of many honors over her lifetime, including the HSA Humanitarian Award and the Frank Silvera Citation Award for a life time of service to the arts. Natsu's late husband was the noted New York architect Percy Ifill (died 1973) who designed the Harlem state office building. Natsu was one of the last survivors of Arizona's Gila River internment camp for the Japanese during WWII, and was active throughout her life in ensuring future generations knew this part of American history. And for those of us who were in her life, just knowing her was our biggest award: By living gracefully, graciously, and with great humor, she made us all better than ourselves. She is survived by hundreds of people who cherished her and loved her. She has left a huge hole in our hearts and in our lives.
- See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/nytimes/obituary.aspx?pid=175512929#sthash.WefFKMTi.dpuf

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1. Erin Markey, FF Fund recipient 2014-15, at Abrons Art Center, Manhattan, Jan. 13-31

ERIN MARKEY: A RIDE ON THE IRISH CREAM (WORLD PREMIERE)

January 13, 2016 - January 31, 2016
Experimental Theater

TICKETS: $20
Abrons Arts Center
466 Grand Street (at Pitt Street)
New York, NY 10002
info@henrystreet.org
January 13, 2016- January 17, 2016 (with American Realness Festival).
January 18, 2016 - January 31, 2016 Click for additional performances.
Experimental Theater
TICKETS: $30

American Realness Festival Performances
Wednesday, January 13, 7 PM
Thursday, January 14, 7 PM
Friday, January 15, 10 PM
Saturday, January 16, 1 and 10 PM
Sunday, January 17, 8:30 PM
Run Time: 90 minutes

Runs beyond the festival through January 31!

Written and created by Erin Markey, A Ride On The Irish Cream is a musical anchored inside the memory of a Michigan backyard on the bank of the Kawkawlin River. A live band and original score become the space for the thrills and terrors of a relationship between Reagan (Markey), a vainglorious self-made girl, and Irish Cream (Becca Blackwell), her family's pontoon boat/horse. They are in love, but when their relationship is tested by dust ruffles, sex for money, severe T-storms, and a secret cellar, the only way to stay together is to remember all the parts of themselves their bodies tried to forget.

Erin Markey received generous support from NYPAC, the New York Performance Artists Collective, for the development of A Ride On The Irish Cream. This work was created, in part, through the Artist in Residence Program at BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, The Jerome Robbins Foundation and the Jerome Foundation; by the Franklin Furnace Fund supported by Jerome Foundation and by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Additional residency support was provided by a Mount Tremper Arts and Baryshnikov Arts Center. A Ride on the Irish Cream is presented with additional support from Abrons Arts Center.

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2. Dustin Grella, FF Alumn, at Transformer Station, Cleveland, OH, opening Jan. 15

UNFIXED: The Fugitive Image at Transformer Station
Jan. 15 - April 3rd, 2016
Cleveland, Ohio

This winter Transformer Station presents UNFIXED: The Fugitive Image an exhibition featuring 11 national and international artists who are exploring the ephemeral image in a wide variety of ways with and without cameras, in still images as well as video. Although photographic images existed long before, the birth of photography is marked by the date when we learned to "fix" a representative image on a light sensitive surface permanently. Since then, the truth of photographic representation has been often questioned and much discussed. Less debated, but just as questionable is the permanence of the photographic image. Of course, eventually, all surfaces decay and images fade, but the artists in this exhibition embrace the fleeting nature of the image that is created by light and is eventually destroyed by it. Many of the works in UNFIXED have been created for the exhibition, including a site-specific installation of Wait and See by Swiss artists F + D Cartier and a project by Matthew Gamber that deconstructs the illusion of color photography through the lyrical use of obsolete slide projectors. John Opera's application of natural, light-sensitive dyes mean that his photographs will fade gradually, while Phil Chang's unfixed photographs will disappear within hours of the opening party. A group of vernacular photographs from the collection of Peter Cohen reveal the surprising beauty of Kodacolor snapshots from the 1950's that, owing to a faulty dye couplers, have all turned pink. Other works in the show are elegiac -Brian Ganter's heat sensitive tintypes reveal haunting portraits of queer porn stars, all of whom died of AIDS, when held in the viewer's hands. Meanwhile Paul Shambroom's photographs of lost pet flyers, washed out by sun and rain, quietly mourn what can never be recaptured. Also featuring work by Eric William Carroll, Dustin Grella, Luke Stettner, and Tom Persinger, UNFIXED brings together objects and images that cause us to consider mortality and entropy, time and memory and the beauty of moments that can never last. UNFIXED: The Fugitive Image will open on Friday, January 15th

Transformer Station members are invited to preview the exhibition from 5 - 6 p.m. Artists Françoise and Daniel Cartier will deliver a free public lecture at 6:30 p.m., followed by a reception.

Additional Programs
Matthew Gamber Gallery Talk, Saturday, January 16th, 2 p.m.

Dr. Kate Albers Lecture, "The Ephemeral Photograph: From Salt
Prints to Snapchat," Saturday, March 12th, 2 p.m.

Tom Persinger Gallery Talk and Performance, Sunday, April 3rd, 3 p.m.

About Transformer Station:
The Transformer Station is a project of The Fred and Laura Ruth Bidwell Foundation that is designed to bring free original contemporary arts exhibitions, events and programming from around the world to the west side of Cleveland. In a private/public collaboration that is unique in the United States, the Bidwell Foundation loans Transformer Station's galleries to the Cleveland Museum of Art for six months of every year to organize contemporary art exhibitions.

Transformer Station
1460 West 29 Street
Cleveland, OH 44113
216-938-5429
For more information visit
www.TransformerStation.org
contact Danielle Meeker, Gallery Manager
Danielle.Meeker@transformerstation.org
216-938-5429

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3. Dona Ann McAdams, FF Alumn, announces 2016 Sendak Fellows

THE SENDAK FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCES THE 2016 SENDAK FELLOWS

The Sendak Fellowship nominating and judging committee is happy to announce the 2016 Sendak Fellows. They are: Elisha Cooper, Jenni Desmond, and Yuyi Morales. You will find their full bios below.

The Sendak Fellowship is a residency program that supports artists who tell stories with illustration. The Fellowship offers a four-week retreat for artists to live and work at Scotch Hill Farm in upstate New York. Each Fellow is awarded $5,000 and is given a house and a studio on a farm formerly owned by Maurice Sendak.
The Fellowship offers the opportunity for artists to deeply engage in a project in the relative isolation of a rural, farm setting. At the same time, they receive inspiration from each other as well as from visiting artists and professionals in the field.

For many years, Maurice Sendak wanted to create a formal program for what he had been doing informally his whole career: helping promising illustrators. As a young illustrator himself, Maurice was nurtured in the Connecticut home of Ruth Krauss and Crockett Johnson. In 2009, Sendak enlisted the help of long-time companion and assistant, Lynn Caponera, as well as photographer and community activist Dona Ann McAdams (now the Fellowship's director) to help realize his vision of a "school" for illustrators.

The goal of the Sendak Fellowship, in Maurice's words, is for the Fellows to "create work that is not vapid, stupid, or sexy, but original. Work that excites and incites. Illustration is like dance; it should move like-and to-music."

The Sendak Fellowship was inaugurated in 2010 and ran for three years at a house on Maurice Sendak's property in Ridgefield, Connecticut. In 2014, the Fellowship moved to Scotch Hill farm in Cambridge, New York. Maurice bought the 150-acre property in the 1990s. Scotch Hill Farm, now owned by Caponera, is a working farm that grows and donates food to local food banks. The farm is located in Washington County, New York, thirty minutes from both Saratoga Springs, New York, and Manchester, Vermont.

The 2016 Fellowship will run from May 16 to June 10.

The past Sendak Fellows are: 2010: Antoinette Portis, Aaron Renier, Paul Schmidt, Robert Weinstock. 2011: Ali Bahrampour, Frann Preston-Gannon, Sergio Ruzzier, Denise Ann Saldutti Egielski. 2012: Gerardo Blumenkrantz, Tor Freeman, Alice Lickens. 2013: Jessica Ahlberg, Ian Andrew, Marc Rosenthal, Sara Varon. 2014: Harry Bliss, Nora Krug. 2015: Richard Egielski, Marc McChesney, Doug Salati, Stephen Savage.

The 2016 Fellows are:

Elisha Cooper is the author of Train, Farm, Homer, and 8: An Animal Alphabet. Beach won the 2006 Society of Illustrators Gold Medal. Dance! was a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year. Other books include A Year in New York and the memoir Crawling: A Father's First Year. Elisha lives with his family in New York City.

Jenni Desmond is a picture-book maker from London, UK. Her debut won the Cambridgeshire Read it Again! Award, and she has recently won the Junior Design Award for "Best Emerging Talent: Illustrator." Jenni's books have been translated into over a dozen languages and are admired for their narrative and visual depth, being at once complex and simple. Titles include The Blue Whale, Red Cat Blue Cat, The Zebra Who Ran Too Fast, and The First Slodge (written by Jeanne Willis).

Yuyi Morales is an author, artist, and puppet maker and was the host of her own Spanish-language radio program for children. She has won numerous awards, including the Jane Addams Award, five Pura Belpre Medals and three Pura Belpre Honors, and a Caldecott Honor for Viva Frida. She divides her time between the San Francisco area and Veracruz, Mexico, where she was born.

Contact:
Dona Ann McAdams
Director
802-375-6306
DonaAnnMcAdams@gmail.com

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4. Joan Jonas, FF Alumn, at NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, Jan 22-Apr 3

Joan Jonas
They Come to Us without a Word
January 22-April 3, 2016

NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore
Gillman Barracks
43 Malan Road
Singapore 109443
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 12-7pm,
Friday 12-9pm

T +65 6460 0300
ntuccaevents@ntu.edu.sg
www.ntu.ccasingapore.org

The NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore (NTU CCA Singapore) is delighted to collaborate with the MIT List Visual Arts Center and honoured to present They Come to Us without a Word, the discipline-defining video and performance pioneer Joan Jonas' first major exhibition in Singapore and Southeast Asia. Presented and commissioned for the US Pavilion by the MIT List Visual Arts Center at the 56th Venice Biennale, They Come to Us without a Word is co-curated by Paul C. Ha and Ute Meta Bauer. Awarded a prestigious "Special Mention" by the International Jury of the Biennale, They Come to Us without a Word evokes the fragility of nature in a rapidly changing environment. In her own poetic language, Jonas addresses the irreversible impact of human interference on the environmental equilibrium of our planet.

They Come to Us without a Word evolved out of an earlier work, Reanimation, inspired by the writings of Icelandic author Halldór Laxness and his poetic portrayal of the natural world. Each room of Jonas' installation represents a particular creature (bees, fish), object (mirror), force (wind), or place (the homeroom). Fragments of ghost stories sourced from an oral tradition in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, form a nonlinear narrative linking one room of Jonas' installation to the next. In a mirrored room full of reflections, crystal beads strung on a chandelier-like structure lie suspended from the middle of the ceiling, creating shadows that move all over the walls. These spoken fragments function partly as a reference to what remains, "Ghosts are very much alive there, as in all parts of the world," Jonas explains. "We are haunted, the rooms are haunted."

NTU CCA Singapore first presented Jonas' work Lines in the Sand during the exhibition Theatrical Fields in 2014, a multimedia installation of emblematic imagery and objects blurring the lines between myth and reality. They Come to Us without a Word at NTU CCA Singapore introduces a larger and more comprehensive body of Jonas' work, highlighting the key themes of her work that draw from narratives of ghost stories, extinction of nature, and shadows which resonate with Southeast Asia's preoccupation with the supernatural.

A study room and extensive public programme for They Come to Us without a Word consisting of film screenings, workshops and Exhibition (de)Tours will allow a deeper engagement with Jonas' pioneering artistic practice that connects with the strong tradition in Singapore of performance art and experimentation with theatricality and time-based media. Various contributors to the public programme include: artist and award-winning filmmaker Park Chan-kyong, academics Kenneth Dean and Mark Nash, and lighting designer Jan Kroeze, who conceived the customised lighting for the installation and has collaborated with cultural figures Merce Cunningham and Laurie Anderson.

Jonas' interdisciplinary approach towards her practice continues to be crucial to the development of many contemporary art genres, from performance and video, to conceptual art and theatre. "Joan's voice and vision have been powerful forces in contemporary art for five decades," says Paul C. Ha, commissioner and co-curator of the 2015 US Pavilion, elaborating that her selection to represent the US Pavilion at the Biennale is an acknowledgement of her outstanding contributions to the art world.

She was one of the first artists to explore the potential of the video camera as a tool for image-making and the TV monitor as a sculptural object. This led her to experiment and develop a distinct visual language exploring how the image is altered through the mediums of mirror, distance, video, and narrative. "As I know from working with Joan as both a curator and educator, one does not only see her work, one experiences it," says Ute Meta Bauer of Jonas' ability to work with spaces, transforming them into profound encounters.

Programme
In conversation
January 15, 7:30-9pm
with Joan Jonas, Ute Meta Bauer, Founding Director, NTU CCA Singapore and Anna Daneri, NTU CCA Singapore Curator-in-Residence, curator and Founding Co-Director of Peep-Hole

Behind the Scenes
January 19, 1-3pm
with Jan Kroeze, lighting designer

Curatorial tour
January 23, 11am-1pm
with Anna Daneri

Workshop for teachers & educators
January 30, 10am-12pm
with Kelly Reedy, artist and educator

Exhibition (de)Tour
February 10, 7:30-9pm
with Filipa Ramos, NTU CCA Singapore Curator-in-Residence and curator

Screening
February 12, 7:30-10pm
Selected films by Park Chan-kyong, artist and filmmaker & Park Chan-wook, filmmaker

Workshop and screening
February 13, 1-4pm
Selected films by Park Chan-kyong

Exhibition (de)Tour
February 17, 7:30-10pm
with Yasser Mattar, behavioural scientist and paranormalist

Screening
February 26, 7:30-9pm
More than Honey by Markus Imhoof, artist and filmmaker

Exhibition (de)Tour
March 2, 7:30-9pm
with John Ascher, Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Science, NUS

Workshop and screening
March 18, 7:30-10pm
Selected films by Mark Nash, curator, writer, Visiting Associate Professor at NTU CCA Singapore and NTU ADM

Workshop and screening
March 19, 1-4pm
by Mark Nash

Exhibition (de)Tour
March 30, 7:30-9pm
with Kenneth Dean, Head of Chinese Studies Department, NUS

Acknowledgements
They Come to Us without a Word was organised for the US Pavilion of the 56th Venice Biennale by the MIT List Visual Arts Center and co-curated by Paul C. Ha, Director of the MIT List Visual Arts Center and Ute Meta Bauer, Founding Director of the NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore. The exhibition was generously supported by US Department of State, Cynthia and John Reed, the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Additional major support was provided by the Council for the Arts at MIT, Toby Devan Lewis, VIA Art Fund, Agnes Gund, Lambent Foundation.

The exhibition in Singapore is organised by the NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, Nanyang Technological University with support by the Economic Development Board, Singapore. Additional support has also been provided by the US Embassy Singapore.

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5. Coco Fusco, FF Alumn, at University of Florida School of Art + Art History,

University of Florida School of Art + Art History
Coco Fusco named Andrew Banks Family Endowed Chair
www.ufl.edu
www.arts.ufl.edu
The University of Florida's School of Art + Art History welcomes interdisciplinary artist and writer Coco Fusco to the faculty as Professor and Andrew Banks Family Endowed Chair. For nearly three decades, Fusco has performed and exhibited work around the world on the politics of gender, race, war, and identity. In addition, she has published and lectured extensively on these topics.

Fusco's most recent book, Dangerous Moves: Performance and Politics in Cuba, was published in October 2015 by Tate Publishing (UK). She is represented by Alexander Gray Associates in New York where her latest installation Confidencial, Autores Firmantes (2015), and other works that critically examine the politics of identity, military power, the history of racial thought, and post-revolutionary Cuba, are on exhibition from January 9 through February 6, 2016.

"Coco Fusco's work emphasizes critical inquiry in the context of Latino/a and Latin American art, culture, and activism," says Maria Rogal, interim director of the School of Art + Art History. "Her presence on campus and in the classroom promises to transform our ideas about art and its uses, not only at UF but beyond. Our students will learn new ways to connect the artistic to the political."

For her part, Fusco is excited to join UF's faculty. "This position offers me a wonderful opportunity to join a vibrant intellectual and creative community and to advance my own research on contemporary Cuban culture," Fusco says.

Fusco's work was selected for the All the World's Futures exhibition curated by Okwui Enwezor for the 56th Venice Biennale. Her awards include Guggenheim, Fulbright, US Artists, and CINTAS Fellowships. Through the years her work has been presented at numerous biennials and festivals and has been shown at Tate Liverpool, The Museum of Modern Art, The Walker Art Center, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona. Fusco is the author of A Field Guide for Female Interrogators (2008), The Bodies that Were Not Ours (2001), and English is Broken Here: Notes on Cultural Fusion in the Americas (1995). For more, visit her website.

About the University of Florida School of Art + Art History
Situated in the College of the Arts, we nurture a culture of critical inquiry in scholarly and creative pursuits and empower each individual with knowledge, skills, and insight to thoughtfully respond to our changing world. We offer generous graduate assistantships, teaching and research opportunities, and a student-centered environment. Situated in Gainesville, Florida, a relaxed and affordable college town, we have great weather, a vibrant maker/entrepreneurial culture, and a beautiful natural environment perfect for outdoor activities. In short, it's a great place to go to school. Our programs of study are accredited by NASAD and include Art History (BA, MA, PhD), Art Education (BA, MA), Museum Studies (MA), Studio Art-Art + Technology, Ceramics, Creative Photography, Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, and Sculpture (BFA, MFA), Graphic Design (BFA, MFA), and Visual Art Studies (BA). Graduate program application deadlines are January 10 for PhD/MA in Art History and February 1 for MFA in Studio Art (all concentrations). Visit our website to learn more.

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6. Eliza Ladd, FF Alumn, at New Music New College, Sarasota, FL, Feb. 12-14

Eliza Ladd performing Selfie of the Ancients at New Music New College in Sarasota FL, Feb 12 - 14.

For complete information please visit:
http://www.newmusicnewcollege.org/ladd.html

Thank You,

Eliza Ladd
www.elizaladd.com

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7. Robin Tewes, FF Alumn, at Adam Baumgold Gallery, Manhattan, opening Jan. 7

RECEPTION: THURS., JAN 7, 6-8PM
EXHIBITION PREVIEW
ADAM BAUMGOLD GALLERY
60 EAST 66TH ST., NEW YORK, NY 10065 212.861.7338 abaumgold@aol.com adambaumgoldgallery.com HOURS: TUES.- SAT. 11-5:30PM

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8. Annie Lanzillotto, FF Alumn, now online at https://youtu.be/W3JaMJ5jWSU

Hot Link
by Mikki del Monico.
featuring a clip from my narrative film debut in "Alto"
https://youtu.be/W3JaMJ5jWSU
Spread the word (passaparola)
for folks to download the audiobook release of L is for Lion
http://www.audible.com/pd/Bios-Memoirs/L-Is-for-Lion-An-Italian-Bronx-Butch-Freedom-Memoir-Audiobook/B018W9I6MY/ref=a_search_c4_1_1_srTtl?qid=1452021119&sr=1-1

Grazie
Ciao
Pace e Amore
Annie

www.annielanzillotto.com

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9. Judith Bernstein, FF Alumn, at Mary Boone Gallery, Manhattan, thru Feb. 27

Judith Bernstein
Dicks of Death
Curated by Piper Marshall
Mary Boone Gallery 541 W. 24th Street Manhattan 212-752-2929
Thru Feb. 27, 2016

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10. Galinsky, FF Alumn, at East Village Vintage Collective, Manhattan, Jan. 22

A.P.E. Orbit 1.0
Audience Performance Experiments
Directed by Galinsky
East Village Vintage Collective
545 East 12th Street, by Ave B, NYC
suggested donation $5/BYOB
Friday January 22, 2016
Doors at 9pm/Show at 9:30pm
https://www.facebook.com/events/1664140223835398/

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11. Jenny Polak, Dread Scott, Lady Pink, Jenny Holzer, Coco Fusco, Nancy Buchanan, Martha Rosler, Guerrilla Girls, Cecilia Vicuña, Los Angeles Poverty Department, FF Alumns, at The Brooklyn Museum, opening Feb. 17

Please join us on Wednesday, February 17 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. to view the second wave opening. RSVP at press@brooklynmuseum.org.

Agitprop! Second Wave Opens on February 17, 2016, with Twenty Additional Contemporary Artists

Presented by the Brooklyn Museum's Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Agitprop! Features Contemporary and Historical Art Projects Devoted to Social Change

The collaborative spirit of agitprop continues on February 17, 2016, with the addition to the Agitprop! exhibition of thirty-nine works by twenty contemporary artists or collectives, nominated by participants in the exhibition's first round. Presented by the Brooklyn Museum's Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art,Agitprop! explores the legacy and continued power of politically engaged art. This dynamic and thought-provoking installation, on view through August 7, 2016, features a full range of material, including photography and film, prints and banners, street actions and songs, and TV shows, social media, and performances.

Second wave artists include Amnesty International and El Zeft (Egypt; Nominated by Ganzeer),Andrew Tider and Jeff Greenspan (U.S.; Nominated by Gran Fury), David Brower and Jerry Mander (U.S.; Nominated by Futurefarmers), Huang Rui (China.; Nominated by Zhang Dali), Inder Salim (Kashmir; Nominated by Sahmat Collective), Interference Archive (U.S.; Nominated by Friends of William Blake), Jelili Atiku (Nigeria; Nominated by Adejoke Tugbiyele), Jenny Polak (U.K./U.S.; Nominated by Dread Scott), L.J. Roberts (U.S.; Nominated by Dyke Action Machine), Lady Pink (Ecuador/U.S.; Nominated by Jenny Holzer), Laurie Jo Reynolds (U.S.; Nominated by Coco Fusco), Manuela Ribadeneira (Ecuador/U.K.; Nominated by Luis Camnitzer), Marina Naprushkina (Belarus; Nominated by Chto Delat?), Nancy Buchanan (U.S.; Nominated by Martha Rosler),Not an Alternative (U.S.; Nominated by The Yes Men), Occupy Museums (U.S.; Nominated by Guerrilla Girls),Shani Peters (U.S.; Nominated by Otabenga Jones & Associates), Thenmozhi Soundarajan (U.S.; Nominated by Cecilia Vicuña), Ultra Red (U.S.; Nominated by Los Angeles Poverty Department).

The term agitprop emerged from the Russian Revolution almost a hundred years ago, combining the words agitation and propaganda to describe art practices intended to incite social change. Connecting current creative practices with strategies from the early twentieth century, these projects show artists responding to the pressing questions of their day and seeking to motivate broad, diverse audiences.

Agitprop!'s unique curatorial method invites contemporary artists to select the exhibition's content, thereby opening up the process to reflect multiple perspectives and positions. Unfolding in three waves, Agitprop! kicked off on December 11 with five case studies in early agitprop and twenty contemporary art projects selected by the Sackler Center staff. The second wave opens on February 17 with selections by the first round of contemporary participants; this second group will invite a final round of artists, whose work will be incorporated on April 6. In total, more than fifty contemporary fusions of art and political action, involving hundreds of contributors, will be exhibited.

Agitprop! is organized by the staff of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: Saisha Grayson, Assistant Curator; Catherine Morris, Sackler Family Curator; Stephanie Weissberg, Curatorial Assistant; and Jess Wilcox, former Programs Manager.

This exhibition is made possible in part by the Embrey Family Foundation, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the FUNd, and the Helene Zucker Seeman Memorial Exhibition Fund.

Press Contact:
Fatima Kafele, Public Information Officer, (718) 638-6331, fatima.kafele@brooklynmuseum.org
Sarah Lukacher, Public Information Associate (718) 501-6354, sarah.lukacher@brooklynmuseum.org

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12. Royal Osiris Karaoke Ensembler, FF Alumns, at the Public Theater, Manhattan, thru Jan. 17

The Art of Luv (Part 1): Elliot
January 8-17, 2016 at Under the Radar Festival

The Art of Luv is an episodic series of performance-rituals addressing the mythologies behind normative codes of romantic conduct. Elliot is Part 1.

On May 23, 2014, Elliot Rodger killed 6 people and injured 13 in a rampage motivated by his lack of success with women. Royal Osiris Karaoke Ensemble responds with a ritual-performance based on a cycle of found love stories - a meditation on masculinity, love and longing that confronts humanity's common search for love as we misunderstand it.

Fri, Jan 8 @ 9pm
Sat, Jan 9 @ 9pm
Sun, Jan 10 @ 9pm
Thurs, Jan 14 @ 9pm
Fri, Jan 15 @ 8:30pm
Sat, Jan 16 @ 2pm + 8:30pm
Sun, Jan 17 @ 2pm + 9pm

running time: 60 minutes

The Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street, NYC

Tickets $25 and available at undertheradarfestival.com
UTR Symposium registrants may arrange tickets as part of their Symposium Pass.
Seating is very limited. Book now!

For more information about Royal Osiris Karaoke Ensemble and The Art of Luv, contact Alexandra Rosenberg, at RosieManagement@gmail.com or +1 917 692 8218, or visit us virtually at www.royalosiris.com.

The Art of Luv (Part 1): Elliot is created with support from The Public Theater's Devised Theater Working Group, Gibney Dance Center, and The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and developed in residence with the Humanities and Entertainment Technology Departments at the New York City College of Technology. Royal Osiris Karaoke Ensemble is supported by Immediate Medium's AGENCY program, which provides financial, administrative, and equipment support to emerging artists.

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13. Anne Focke, FF Member, current events

For the new year, I've added a few things to "Anne Focke carries on" <http://www.annefocke.net>

"and/or - enough structure and enough openness" <http://www.annefocke.net/?p=421>
Published by Temporary Art Review, this is an excerpt from a longer essay of mine from 2006. The focus of the excerpt is and/or, an artist space I helped found and then directed during its ten-year lifespan, 1974-1984. Temporary is interested in "self-organized and artist-centered spaces and critical exchange."

"Endings & beginnings" <http://www.annefocke.net/?p=468>
A couple of images for the new year. I just love finding roses that seem to be determined to bloom despite being beaten up by the weather. This one was in a rose garden in Myrtle Edwards Park, alongside Elliott Bay.

"A baby shower and a death brunch" <http://www.annefocke.net/?p=439>
About a gathering I host every spring for special friends who have agreed to assume some responsibility for me or my stuff.

As always I love hearing from you!

Happy 2016 to all!

Anne

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14. Barbara Rosenthal, FF Alumn, at Westbeth Artists Complex, Manhattan, Jan. 13

Barbara Rosenthal, FF Alum, will screen some of her absurdist video shorts, and some absurdist Super-8 films by Bill Creston that she performed in, on Wed, Jan 13, 8pm, at eMediaLoft, Westbeth Artists Complex, 55 Bethune Street (SW corner Washington St), West Village, NYC. 6th floor, A-section, # 629. Tel: 646-368-5623 (voice, not texts). This will be part of an evening of films she curated, called VIDEO FROM BRUSSELS, PARIS and NEW YORK, which will also feature Armand Ruhlman, Beatrijs Albers, Reggy Timmermans and Reynold N. Art.

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15. Susan Newmark, FF Alumn, at Carter Burden Gallery, Manhattan, opening Feb. 4, and more

Hi to all, I am happy to let you know that my work will be in the following exhibitions and I hope you can join me at the receptions or see the shows at another time:

NEW WORK: SUSAN NEWMARK
A Three Person Exhibition

February 4 - February 25, 2016
Reception: Thursday, February 4, 6-8pm

Carter Burden Gallery
548 West 28 Street , # 548
New York, NY 10001
(between 10th and 11th Avenues, Chelsea)

Hours: Tuesdays-Fridays 11-5pm,;Saturdays 11-6pm 212-564-8405
carterburdengallery.org

and

OPEN (C)ALL: UP FOR DEBATE
A group exhibition responding to social issues and hopes for the future.

February 4 - 28, 2016
Reception: February 4, 6-9pm

BRIC House
647 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
(downtown Brooklyn off Flatbush at Nevins ,enter Rockwell Pl.)

Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 am- 6pm
718-683-5600
brichousemedia.org

and

COLLAGE
A Five Person Exhibition

February 9 - June 5 ,2016
Reception Tentative Date: Sunday, February 28, 2016
( contact the artist to check for any updates-snewmark.fleminger@gmail.com)

Omni Atrium Gallery
Omni Building
333 Earle Ovington Blvd.
Uniiondale, L.I., New York 11553
(across from Nassau Coliseum, adjacent to Hofstra University & Nassau
Community College)
Hours: Monday-Fridays 9am - 6pm

For information: Dawn Lee , curator dawnleeart@gmail.com or 631-589-3093

Also, still on view through January 22:

CAUTIONARY TALES:
A Six Person Exhibition

Curators: Randall Harris and Anne Hoppe

John Jay College
Presidents Gallery/Sixth Floor
899 Tenth Ave (at 59th Street)
New York, NY 10019

Hours: Monday-Friday, 9- 5pm

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16. Laurie Anderson, Karen Finley, in the Wall Street Journal, Jan. 7

The Wall Street Journal
U.S.
NEW YORK
NY HEARD & SCENE
A Return to Weirdness and an App for Busy Fitness Fans
By
MARSHALL HEYMAN
Updated Jan. 7, 2016 5:00 p.m. ET

Laurie Anderson, Denis O'Hare, David Byrne, singer-songwriter Gabriel Kahane and John Leguizamo were just some of the guests at a performance of "Germinal" on Wednesday, which served as the opening night of the Public Theater's Under the Radar Festival.

"There's no better way to start 2016," said Oskar Eustis, the artistic director of the Public, as he jumped up on the bar in the lobby of the theater. Under the Radar Co-Directors Mark Russell and Meiyin Wang soon followed him up there.
Mr. Leguizamo was especially excited about the piece-even leading a standing ovation-by French and Belgian artists Halory Goerger and Antoine Defoort in which four performers construct the world from just a few props on stage, including a microphone, soundboards, a guitar, a pick ax and packing peanuts.

Mr. Leguizamo explained "Germinal" reminded him of the kind of subversive theater he saw "back in the day" when he was on the off-Broadway alternative scene. He rattled off names like Karen Finley and Mabou Mines.

"You would walk into all these small East Village living rooms and see something for five minutes and it would be a lot of crazy," Mr. Leguizamo explained. "It was always great because it was only five minutes." ("Germinal" runs around an hour and 20.)
Somehow, today, "we've lost weird," he added. But "Germinal" gave him confidence, he said, in the potential for nonlinear work, especially when it comes to his new project "Latin History for Dummies."
"Concepts can be theatrical," Mr. Leguizamo said.

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17. Pamela Enz, Julie Atlas Muz, FF Alumns, at The Secret Theater, Long Island City, Queens, Jan 13-17

Dear Fans Cohorts and fellow Artists,

Please try and attend my show - For a deal --
You can call or email the theater directly and get PamsPals' reduced tix at $14:
Box Office
box@secrettheatre.com
718 392 0722
Just 3 stops on the 7train and a short G train plus I am sure other easy access

My first review! More to come - Hope half as good-
http://blogcritics.org/theater-review-nyc-city-girls-desperadoes-with-austin-pendleton-at-the-secret-theatre/
And a Daily News article on Karina Ortiz fro "Orange is the New Black"
http://www.nydailynews.com/latino/karina-ortiz-orange-new-black-stars-new-play-article-1.2490563

xoxoxoxox
Pam

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18. Ruth Hardinger, FF Alumn, at 490 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, opening Jan. 16

Ruth Hardinger has an installation in this group show

WINTERREISE
490 Atlantic

opening reception January 16 6-8 PM
490 Atlantic Ave. Brooklyn, NY
718-344-4856

The exhibition continues January 16 - March 20th The other artists in this show are Loren Munk, Pete Gourfain and Robert Selwyn

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19. Steed Taylor, FF Alumn, at The Center, Manhattan, opening Jan. 27

January 27 to April 30, 2016

The Center
208 W 13th Street, NYC

OPENING RECEPTION
Wednesday, January 27, 6:30 - 8:30pm

I am curating this exhibition of LGBTQ artists exploring, or using, these survival strategies in their work. Located in the public spaces the 2nd and 3rd floor of the Center, the displayed artworks are copies; original artworks cannot be displayed.

The second part of the show is online and identifies the historic use of these strategies in the archive at The LGBT Community Center National History Archive Gallery: https://gaycenter.org/archives#archive-gallery

For more information about the Center or the LGBT Community Center National History Archive, contact Mary Steyer, Director of Communications, at msteyer@gaycenter.org or (646)358-1714.

Copyright (c) 2016 Steed Taylor, All rights reserved.
You are receiving this email because of your interesting in my art practice.

Our mailing address is:
Steed Taylor
118 W 27th Street #2F
New York, NY 10001

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Goings On is compiled weekly by Harley Spiller