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Contents for March 30, 2016

1. Martha Rosler, Martha Wilson, FF Alumns, at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, April 6


WHAT: Through lectures and artist dialogues, the History of Art and Design Lecture Series, sponsored by the History of Art and Design Student Association (HADSA) in conjunction with Pratt Institute's History of Art and Design Department, presents cutting edge thought and research in the field of art history. The lecture series began in February 2016 with a presentation by renowned critic and art historian Hal Foster, and will continue to host lectures each semester by world renowned artists and art historians
who have had an impact on contemporary artistic practice.

This April's lecture, "Art and Politics: Martha Rosler in Conversation with Martha Wilson," will be held on the evening of Wednesday, April 6th. Dr. Evan Neely will moderate a question and answer session following the discussion.

WHO: Martha Rosler works in video, photography, text, installation, and performance. Her work focuses on the public sphere, exploring issues from everyday life and the media to architecture and the built environment, especially as they affect women. Rosler has for many years produced works on war and the national security climate, connecting life at home with the conduct of war abroad, in which her photomontage series played a critical part.

Martha Wilson is a pioneering feminist artist and gallery director, who over the past four decades has created innovative photographic works that explore her female subjectivity through role-playing, costume transformations, and "invasions" of other people's personae.

WHERE: Pratt Institute, 200 Willoughby Ave, Memorial Hall, Brooklyn, NY 11205
WHEN: Wednesday, April 6th at 6:30pm
ADMISSION: Free and open to the public. Doors will open at 6:00 PM for persons with a Pratt ID and at 6:15 for members of the general public. Doors will remain locked after 6:45. Max. Capacity: 499.

MEDIA CONTACT: Becca Armstrong, Pratt Institute, rarmst29@pratt.edu

About the History of Art and Design Student Association:
Pratt Institute's History of Art and Design Student Association (HADSA) is a student run organization that aims to develop and support current and future leaders in the art historical field. HADSA actively amplifies student voices by facilitating a strong sense of community and support. HADSA endeavors to strengthen the professional networks and experiences of members, and those in the larger community by organizing social, academic and professional events for History of Art and Design students, and the arts community at large.



2. Babs Reingold, FF Alumn, at Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FL, thru June 29

Dear Friends,

I'm delighted to participate in the intimate group exhibition, "Measured Life" curated by Katherine Pill at the Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg Florida. Included are two of the large Hair Doodle drawings from the series "Fallout: Beauty Lost and Found" in the Lee Malone Gallery within the MFA Collection through June 26th.

"Measured Life"
Works by Vicky Colombet, Babs Reingold and Tip Toland at the Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg, FL
March 5 - June 26

"Measured Life" receives press
"Measured Life" Works by Babs Reingold, Vicky Colombet and Tip Toland reviewed in Creative Loafing Tampa
Link to MFA site

Museum's curator's remarks
In a minute there is time
For decisions and revisions which a minute will reverse.
For I have known them all already, known them all:
Have known the evenings, mornings, afternoons,
I have measured out my life with coffee spoons;
I know the voices dying with a dying fall
Beneath the music from a farther room.
So how should I presume?
- from The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, T.S. Eliot, 1920

In physics the passage of time has been deemed false-there is no flow, no passage-it simply is. There is no denying, however, the cycles of life, the ebb and flow of time's passing. Eliot's character J. Alfred Prufrock measured out his life in coffee spoons, but multiple signposts are used to mark life's progress. This exhibition brings together works from the MFA collection that address the passing of time in nature and in human life.
Colombet creates meditative landscapes, representing the movement and erosion of natural formations. In her Fallout: Beauty Lost and Found series, Reingold addresses "the loss of beauty and its resurrection" by drawing the results of her daily hair loss.
Toland is an extremely accomplished ceramicist, adept at creating large-scale, life-like works. Often representing humanity at its most vulnerable, she draws attention to the fragility of life, and gives it a sense of beauty and dignity. Taken together, these works allow for a reflection on the passages of time, and a consideration of how it is measured.
Visit this exhibition in the Lee Malone Gallery within the MFA Collection.

Babs Reingold

Upcoming Exhibitions
2016 Solo exhibition: "The Last Tree", Burchfield Penny Art Center, Buffalo NY, July - December

2016 Group exhibitions
"The Nature of Things", Drawing Rooms, Jersey City, NJ, April - May

Current Group Exhibitions
"Measured Life" : Works by Vicky Colombet, Babs Reingold and Tip Toland at the Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg, FL March 5 - June 26

"The Feminist Art Project 10 Year Anniversary Show", Rutgers, New Brunswick, NJ January - April

"Exquisite Porch", Morean Art Center, St. Petersburg, FL, March - May

Recent Group Exhibitions
"Tree with Nine Moons No 1" in "Marks Made: Prints by American Women artists from the 1960s to the Present" at the Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg FL through January 24th 2016

Solo Exhibits
Luna Window
The Last Tree:
Hung Out In The Projects:

"Measured Life" Works by Babs Reingold, Vicky Colombet and Tip Toland reviewed in Creative Loafing Tampa

Conversation with Midori Yoshimoto

Review of "The Last Tree"

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3. Galinsky, FF Alumn, performing at Rikers Island Jail, March 31

It's another Galinsky oriented first - The "Rikers Island Jam"!
Rikers Island Jail, Robert Galinsky, and Literacy for Incarcerated Teens host a Women's History Month Celebration Concert, Talk, and Jam on March 31, 2016! All are thrilled to present the very first "Rikers Island Jam", a rock funk concert, mixed with TED-like talks, DJ's, and performance poetry written by teens on Rikers Island. The ground breaking show will feature original poetry from teens from Galinsky's "tPOPP" workshops on the island, readings from the book "Heart Songs" by Mattie J.T. Stepanek, a TED-like talk with Libby Moore (former Chief of Staff for Oprah Winfrey), an acoustic jam with Harlem's "Kwame Binea Shakedown", and funky beats from DJ CherishTheLuv.



4. Nicolás Dumit Estévez, Lorraine O'Grady, FF Alumns, at The National Gallery of the Bahamas, April 28-July 10

EN MAS': Carnival, Junkanoo and Performance Art of the Caribbean
April 28th - July 10th 2016

The National Gallery of the Bahamas
West and West Hill Streets
Nassau, N.P., The Bahamas
Tel: 242.328.5800/1
Fax: 242.322.1180

Curated by Claire Tancons & Krista Thompson
En Mas': Carnival, Junkanoo and Performance Art of the Caribbean is the first major scholarly curatorial project to account for the influence of Carnival, mas and other masquerade cultures on contemporary performance practices in and of the Caribbean, North America, and Europe." En Mas' charts an alternative path for performance art in the steps of Carnival and other festivals in the Caribbean and its diasporas.

En Mas': Carnival, Junkanoo and Performance Art of the Caribbean is curated by the Caribbean curators, Claire Tancons (Guadeloupe) and Krista Thompson (Bahamas), and co-organized by Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans (CAC) and Independent Curators International (ICI). It is made possible by an Emily Hall Tremaine Exhibition Award with additional support provided by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

Featured artists include John Beadle (Bahamas), Charles Campbell (Jamaica), Christophe Chassol (France), Nicolás Dumit Estévez (Dominican Republic and US), Marlon Griffith (Trinidad), Hew Locke (UK), Lorraine O'Grady (US), Ebony G. Patterson (Jamaica) and Cauleen Smith (US).

En Mas' will be on view at the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas April through July 2016.



5. Diana Heise, FF Alumn, launches new website at www.dianaheise.com and more

Gifting and a New Website.
I have been in hermit mode, toiling away by myself.
So, to get back into communication mode, here are some updates for y'all.

a. I redesigned my website, which feels much better so let me know what you think. www.dianaheise.com. I added a virtual gift area to the site too. Please check back each month and I will have something new for you.

b. The book project on the Mauritian drum, the ravann, is just about to launch. We are so close. The launch should be in the next couple of months, so I'll keep you posted.

c. I have been in production for a new performance and installation piece on climate change and coastal ecology, called Lamer Nou Fer/The Sea We Make. The works will be in an exhibition entitled Ephemeral Coast, curated by Celina Jeffery. I'll keep y'all posted on this one too.

d. Big news too. I was granted tenure and promotion to Associate Professor so I'm feeling pretty good on that front too. Woohoo!

Sending good wishes to everyone.

Diana Heise



6. Dominic Alleluia, FF Alumn, at Santa Fe Crossing, Berkeley, CA, opening April 2

Dominic Alleluia, FF Alumn, with video by Susan Alleluia

Urban Memories
April 2 - April 30, Opening reception Saturday April 2, 4:00 - 8:00PM
Santa Fe Crossing
1301 Berkeley Way
Berkeley, Ca. 94702



7. Joan Jonas, FF Alumn, at The Kitchen, Manhattan, Apr. 6-8

The Kitchen Announces Spring Season

Joan Jonas, whose "They Came to Us Without a Word" at the Venice Biennale last year was seen as a triumph, will bring a version of the work to the Kitchen to open its spring season.

The season, which runs from April 6 through June 11, opens with Ms. Jonas's "They Come to Us Without a Word II," from April 6-8. Other programs at the Kitchen, the avant-garde performance and exhibition space in Chelsea, include more visual art, as well as music, dance and theater.

In "They Came to Us Without a Word II," Ms. Jonas explores themes of nature's fragility amid rapid change with a mixture of video from the Venice pavilion and live performances. She will be joined by her longtime collaborator, the jazz pianist Jason Moran, who has also been busy uptown with a series of concerts to inaugurate the renovated Veterans Room at the Park Avenue Armory.

Ms. Jonas's engagement is followed by a series of performances by the American Contemporary Music Ensemble, performing concerts inspired by the minimalism, including works by Philip Glass, Steve Reich and Meredith Monk. Charlemagne Palestine joins the group on April 10 for a performance of his hypnotic "Strumming Music."

Later in the season, the band Xiu Xiu performs music from "Twin Peaks" (April 30), and Mike Iveson, known for his work with the theater company Elevator Repair Service, presents his play "The Tear Drinkers" (May 19-27). Among Mr. Iveson's collaborators for the production is the video artist Charles Atlas.

Another video artist, Ed Atkins, presents an exhibition about technology and representation in a solo show that runs from April 13 through May 14. Then, the experimental "On Limits: Estrangement in the Everyday" (May 24 through June 11), brings together 20 interdisciplinary artworks related to a wide array of themes, including racism, queerness and the environment.

More information, along with a calendar and tickets, is at thekitchen.org.



8. Jayoung Yoon, FF Alumn, at The Secret Theatre, Long Island City, Queens, April 1-2 and more

I am excited to announce that I will be participated in the Affordable Art Fair and a performance event next weekend.
Affordable Art Fair - Booth 1.48
presented by Julio Valdez Studio, LLC
March 30 - April 3, 2016
Metropolitan Pavilion
125 West 18th Street, between 6 - 7 Avenues
Hours: http://affordableartfair.com/newyork/visit/

Performance (featuring my video)
SHUT.EYE : a performance symposium on sleep, dreams, and consciousness
Fri-Sat, April 1-2, 7:30PM & Sun, April 3, 2:30PM
The Secret Theatre
44-02 23rd Street, Long Island City, NY 11101
Ticket info: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2484771

Thank you.

Jayoung Yoon
interdisciplinary artist



9. Richard Kostelanetz, Cathy Weis, FF Alumns, at WeisAcres, Manhattan, April 10

April 10, 2016, 6:00 pm. Sundays on Broadway presents Time Travel with Madame Xenogamy. Cathy Weis expands her multi-room installation that premiered at Sundays on Broadway in March 2015. The audience moves from room to room, looking at dance in different spaces. A fortuneteller reads your future by looking into the past, gazing into a crystal ball at dances gone by. Peeping-toms may spy dancers in other rooms, across courtyards and down stairs. Through another door, performers dance in close quarters to observers. Participants include Greg Corbino, Douglas Dunn and Dancers, Tyler Fairbanks, Dana Florin-Weiss, Patrick Gallagher, Davidson Gigliotti, Kevin Harrison, Richard Kostelanetz, Kevin Lovelady, Jodi Melnick, Aaron Parsekian, Alexandra Saveanu, Agustin Schang, Saori Tsukada, and Cathy Weis. Special thanks to WeisAcres neighbors Douglas Dunn, Davidson Gigliotti, Audrey Shachnow and Robert Schubert. WeisAcres, 537 Broadway #3, New York, NY 10012, Free admission.



10. LuLu LoLo, FF Alumn, now online at mas.org/presscenter/podcast/

LuLu LoLo, Performance Artist and Activist interview on a Municipal Arts Society Podcast

New York City has over a hundred monuments honoring specific men who've changed the course of history and made significant contributions to our communities. But guess how many women are up on pedestals in this city? Here's a sad hint: you can count them on your fingers. One hand, even. Performance artist, playwright, and overall activist Lulu Lolo is on a mission to change that. In this Women's History Month Municipal Arts Society podcast episode, Lulu tells us about her latest venture,
"Where are the Women? A Call for Monuments of Women in NYC"



https://www.facebook.com/wherearethewomenmonuments/?fref=ts and reminisces about growing up in East Harlem, a neighborhood where strong women (including the city's first Puerto Rican librarian) graced every block.



11. Theodora Skipitares, FF Alumn, at La MaMa, Manhattan, April 1-16

Theodora Skipitares premieres SIX CHARACTERS at La MaMa Theatre.

SIX CHARACTERS is a response to Pirandello's classic SIX CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF AN AUTHOR. The premise of the play is that 6 lost, displaced people (a family) are trying to find a home, a place to live. They beg to be invited into a play, to pierce another layer of reality, to come to life.

Pirandello has written frequently about characters that torment him because of their need to exist. . . In thinking about creators and their creations, including families, I have created six characters (portraits) of my own, all unconventional families, to be sure. I begin with Geppetto and his Pinocchio, proceed to Jocasta and Oedipus, the 1950's movie THE BAD SEED, and the family from the Pirandello play itself. Next, the audience encounters an excerpt from the first reality TV show, AN AMERICAN FAMILY (1971), featuring Lance Loud, the first reality star. The performance ends with a miniature-scale recreation of homes of the families of Flint, Michigan. Throughout the evening, the anthropologist Margaret Mead serves as a guide, leading the audience through the complex interwoven lives of these families.

The play features a variety of puppet figures of various scales, as well as video projections. SIX CHARACTERS makes use of several spaces in the theater and features live music composed by Sxip Shirey and Jordan Morton, performed by Jordan Morton. SIX CHARACTERS is created, designed and directed by Theodora Skipitares, with set design by Donald Eastman, technical design by Jane Catherine Shaw, puppet design by Theodora Skipitares, lighting design by Miriam Crowe, dramaturgy by Andrea Balis
Featuring: Jan Leslie Harding, Chris Ignacio, Jordan Morton, Jane Catherine Shaw, Thomas Walker,

and Molly Ballerstein, Brandon Fisette, Maiko Kikuchi, Britt Moseley, Atticus Stevenson.
voice of Margaret Mead: Estelle Parsons voice of Foreclosure: Noah Le Gros

Friday April 1 to April 16. Thursday to Saturday 7:30pm, Sundays at 4pm
The Ellen Stewart Theatre 66 East 4th Street, New York, NY 10003
reservations: 646 430 5374.

THEODORA SKIPITARES is an award-winning interdisciplinary artist based in New York.



12. Sonya Rapoport, FF Alumn, new publication

The Sonya Rapoport Legacy Trust is excited to announce the publication of "Sonya Rapoport: Yes or No?" - a lavishly illustrated catalog for "Yes or No?" (2014-15) by Alla Efimova and Terri Cohn.

"Yes or No?" is an autobiographical work created in the last year of Rapoport's life. It is a series of twelve seductively complex collages, based on pages of the New York Times, that convey the parting observations of an artist who kept ahead of her time for more than six decades. Art historians Alla Efimova and Terri Cohn decipher and interpret this tour de force of visual philosophy to make it accessible to Rapoport's viewers and readers. Writer and curator Marcia Tanner described the "Yes or No?" series as "offer(ing) an elegiac coda to Rapoport's lifetime of art making.

"Yes or No?" was first exhibited at Krowswork, a center for video and visionary art in Oakland, California, in 2015, in partnership with the Sonya Rapoport Legacy Trust, whose director, Farley Gwazda, contributed a reflection on working with Rapoport in the last years of her life. Support for the catalogue was generously provided by the Jay DeFeo Trust, through fiscal sponsorship of Kala Art Institute, and published by Mills College Art Museum on the occasion of the acquisition of "Yes or No?" for their collection.

Order your copy at Amazon.com

Thank you for your interest,

Farley Gwazda
Director, Sonya Rapoport Legacy Trust

Rapoport (Sonya) Papers Open for Research

The Sonya Rapoport Legacy Trust is pleased to announce that The Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley has made Sonya Rapoport's archival materials open for research via the Online Archive of California. Although the collection has yet to be scanned and digitized, the finding aid is available, and access to the papers can be arranged.

Read more and browse the collection via the Online Archive of California

The Sonya Rapoport papers document the life and work of this American conceptual/ digital artist. Included in the collection are artworks, research for artworks, exhibition announcements, correspondence and other materials documenting Rapoport's work over the course of five decades.

The papers were organized by Rapoport and an assistant prior to their being donated to the Bancroft Library. The series structure and organization imposed by Rapoport and her assistant have been retained.

-Collection Overview, Sonya Rapoport Papers, BANC MSS 2014/220, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

For access to the Rapoport (Sonya) Papers, interested parties should contact:

The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California 94720-6000
Phone: 510-642-6481
Fax: 510-642-7589
Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu



13. Henry Korn, FF Alumn, at PowPAC, Poway, CA, April 13

For information contact:
Lynn Wolsey, lwolsey@cox.net; 858.602.1504

Author Interviews, Henry J. Korn, henryjkorn@gmail.com; 323.459.4512

Book information and review copies, chris@boffosockobooks.com; 310.751.0548

Henry J. Korn, Former CEO of the Poway Center for the Performing Arts Foundation, Returns to the "City in the Country" in New Role
Book Launch Party Scheduled for Amerikan Krazy at PowPAC, Poway's Community Theatre

Amerikan Krazy, Henry James Korn's debut novel, interprets the meaning of power in America. To celebrate its publication, friends, fans and lovers of satire will gather for a lively staged reading/performance and book signing, produced by Lynn Wolsey and directed by Mark Zetler, on Wednesday, April 13th at PowPAC, Poway's Community Theatre, 13250 Poway Road. The reception with the author begins at 5 p.m., with Korn's performance slated to start at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend.

Korn, who served as CEO of the Poway Center for the Performing Arts Foundation from 2003-2009, was hailed by the editors of the Poway Chieftain for steering the nonprofit organization through tough times, building its artistic reputation and finances, restoring the arts and education program and making packed houses "a norm, not a surprise." He is a fiction fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts and the author of several previously published books including Muhammad Ali Retrospective, Proceedings of the National Academy of the Avant Garde and A Difficult Act to Follow (www.boffosockobooks.com). He has written articles about art, sports, popular culture and the media for numerous national and local magazines and newspapers and his stories have been published in numerous fiction anthologies and literary magazines.

By turning political writing into art, Korn's recently published novel begins where George Orwell, Edward Abbey and Jules Verne left off. Its vibrant historical context features the illusions and disillusionment of a PTSD-stricken protagonist-a member of the "San Diego 3"-who vows to tilt all available windmills, giving his readers laugh-out-loud moments. Fueled by passion and driven by a playful rage, the novel smacks the "ruling class" upside the head. Dr. Walter James Miller, Professor of Literature at New York University and host of public radio's "Reader's Almanac," called Korn "one of our very best absurdist writers," contending that "Amerikan Krazy has all the best characteristics of Joseph Heller's Catch 22, Robert Coover's Public Burning and Jack Kerouac at his best."

Korn spent several decades as a museum curator and programming executive, serving variously as Orange County Great Park principal planning and program development specialist for arts, culture and history; CEO of the Poway Center for the Performing Arts Foundation (newly renamed Poway Onstage); Director of Arts and Culture, City of Beverly Hills; President of Guild Hall of East Hampton, New York; Cultural Affairs Manager for the City of Irvine; Arts Commission Director for the City of Santa Monica; Executive Director, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council; and Administrator of New York's Jewish Museum. He holds a B.A. in Liberal Arts from Johns Hopkins University, where he also edited the undergraduate newspaper. He currently lives in Pasadena with his wife and a dog named Sparky.

PowPAC, Poway's Community Theatre, is proud to host this special, one night only presentation. Established in 1981, PowPAC is located in the heart of Poway, upstairs in Lively Center. The company is an independent, all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Now in its 34th season, PowPAC, Poway's Community Theatre, continues to present high quality shows that delight, amuse, fascinate and entertain.



14. Lucio Pozzi, FF Alumn, at Frittelli Arte Contemporanea, Firenze, Italy, April 14-30

Stanze # 1
HardEdge Baroque 1965 - 2016
Frittelli Arte Contemporanea
Via Val di Marina 15
14 - 30 aprile/April, 2016

In Rome, in the late '50s, I started reducing my works to few large overlapping fields of thin color painted with wide brushes. They responded to my interest in having painting dialogue with architecture and the environment. I liked what I had seen of Ellsworth Kelly and Leon Polk Smith: large areas of uniform color contained in sharply defined borders. I later found that they were called Hard Edge paintings.
At one point I wondered what shapes could grow from my backing away from the scene of my crossed fields, as if I were zooming out from it. If my forms were thought as close-up details of a wider universe extending beyond the painting's perimeter, what other images would be revealed? I discovered infinite worlds ranging from the more complicated to the more simple. The 'HardEdge Baroque' gouaches are born from this exploration. In the context of my painting story they contain the elements that return in the other cycles of my art.
This show inaugurates the series of 'Stanze', an open sequence of exhibitions devoted each time to one family of my art. To allow me to always probe emotion and thought with a maximum of intensity, never taking anything for granted, I need to leap between diverse modalities that echo one another.

I proceed in a spiral sequence without falling prey to a linear progress from one phase to the next, returning refreshed over the years to ideas and procedures started long ago. Every 'Stanze' show will include recent works that link to those of the past.
'Stanze' is a title that not only means rooms in the Italian language, but also the units combining in a poem or song. The series of 'Stanze' exhibitions have a flexible schedule, are often almost private, and will happen in galleries, institutions, art places or other. For every show, a file card or brochure will be published in the A4 format, in which all the works are reproduced small, including the list of their previous exhibitions, like a page of a General Catalogue.



15. Marisa Jahn, FF Alumn, current events

CareForce Maiden Voyage
Studio REV- announces the launch of the CareForce One, a new mobile studio that amplifies the voices of caregivers nationwide. This 1967 JFK-era station wagon is a component of The CareForce, a multi-part public art project bolstering America's fastest growing workforce - caregivers - initiated by lead artist Marisa Morán Jahn (Studio REV-), Oscar/Emmy-winning filmmaker Yael Melamede (SALTY Features), and key organizations transforming how we see carework (Caring Across Generations, the National Domestic Workers Alliance).

Hot off the press! Superhero-themed collectible cards featuring the stories at the frontlines of care! Hold your phone and scan the portrait to unlock an animated microshort. Get yours at CareForce One pit stops and events listed below.

BOSTON | RECEPTION | March 29th, 4:30-6 pm
CareForce One vehicle, interactive animation, documentary short, and reception with Marisa Morán Jahn (Studio REV-) and Natalicia Tracy (Exec. Dir, Brazilian Worker Center)
Reception Location: Northeastern Crossing (1175 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02120)
The CareForce One caps off a day-long symposium hosted by Northeastern University's Social Impact Lab of thought-provoking conversations and practical workshops on responding to complex humanitarian crises, mapping networks and systems, collaborative problem solving, the power of policy and public office to address systemic problems and more.
BOSTON | WORKSHOP | March 30th, 5-8 pm
372 Ryder Hall, Northeastern University
Host: Northeastern Center for the Arts
Students participating in this workshop will draw, move, and design Fair Care tools and memes for younger generations and those squeezed between the caregiving needs of the young and the old - or the "Panini generation." Open to NEU students and is a component of Dr. Alessandra Renzi's course, "The Border as Medium."
In mid-April, join us at CareForce One pit stops throughout Boston's libraries, parks, community centers, transit hubs, and public spaces. On April 16th, come to Matahari's National Nanny Training Day at MIT and join in with 250 nannies in co-choreographing a new dance about the growing movement for caregivers' rights.
BROOKLYN | EXHIBITION | April 7-Aug 14th
Opening Reception: April 7th, 6-9 pm
Brooklyn Museum
Agitprop! is an exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum that connects contemporary art devoted to social change with historic moments in creative activism, highlighting activities that seek to motivate broad and diverse publics. A photo print, collectible cards, and augmented reality animated shorts form the CareForce's contribution to the exhibition's third wave of artists.

Open Engagement 2016: Power. The Oakland Museum.
The CareForce One mobile studio, domestic worker superhero Guillermina Castellanas, take-away legal toolkits, and a participatory CareForce disco kick off this year's Open Engagement, an international conference and platform to support socially engaged art. Join in and learn about the power of California's caregiver coalition, a diverse, women-led movement driven by the dignity of care.

Family Day for the AgitProp! exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum.
From 5-6 pm, join a workshop where you'll pick up new bumpin' dance moves (for all levels and any body types) while learning about the family and worker-led movement based on the principle of "Fair Care = Quality Care." At 6 pm, we'll share out these moves, hear live stories by The Moth, and provide CareForce Toolkits adjacent to the CareForce One.

Stay tuned for CareForce exhibitions and workshops organized around the theme of invisible labor curated by Yaelle Amir this Fall in Cleveland, Ohio at SPACES (Aug 26-Oct 21) and Portland, Oregon at Newspace & Pacific Northwest College of Art (Nov 3/4th - Jan 2017).
Follow the CareForce on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook and use #careforce. Check the CareForce calendar online.
Book us!

Jobs & Opportunities
The Urban Justice Center, a non-profit providing legal support to over 19,000 of NYC's most vulnerable residents, is looking for a graphic designer.
The Harmony Institute has various positions for motivated individuals interested in working in a unique field at the intersection of social science and entertainment.
Union Doc's CoLAB is a 10 month fellowship for multidisciplinary non-fiction focused on artist development and the creation of short projects working in a group. Union Doc's Summer Documentary Institute is a 5 week workshop for filmmakers with feature docs in early development that pushes projects towards full production on every axis, practical to creative.
Community Voices Heard seeks a new Executive Director.
Arts, Culture, and Equitable Development Intern (Oakland) position at PolicyLink, a national research and action institute advancing economic and social equity.

Be sure to check out "Tactical Performance: The Theory and Practice of Serious Play" (Routledge) by Performer and Theorist Larry Bogad, who contributed to Studio REV-'s 2010 book about embedded artists' practices. Also, one of our all-time faces, "Electoral Guerrilla Theater: Radical Ridicule and Social Movements" (Routledge) is now updated and expanded as a second edition.

Thank You's
The CareForce is made possible by the many supporters who contributed to CareForce's campaign and Beacon Reader, a new journalism crowdfunding platform. Other funders include The Fledgling Fund; NuLawLab at Northeastern University's School of Law; Miller Innovation Fund; the National Endowment for the Arts; the Media Arts Assistance Fund, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts, Electronic Media and Film, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature administered by Wave Farm; and The MAP Fund, a program of Creative Capital, primarily supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Additional funds come from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Previous funders include Tribeca Film Institute, Rockefeller Foundation, Funding Exchange, Franklin Furnace, MIT Council for the Arts, MIT Community Service Fund, and others. Our advocacy partners include The Urban Justice Center, Greater Boston Legal Services, MIT Open Doc Lab, MIT Center for Civic Media, and other pro-bono legal services organizations around the country.

Studio REV-
601 West 26th St., Ste 325 | New York, NY 10001
www.studiorev.org | hello@studiorev.org | (917) 902-5396



16. Cassils, Xandra Ibarra, Shirin Neshat, FF Alumns, at The Broad, Los Angeles, CA, April 2

The Tip of Her Tongue:
Xandra Ibarra Nude Laughing, Cassils The Powers That Be, Shirin Neshat's Possessed

Saturday, April 2, 8:30 p.m.

The Broad, 221 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012

Performance: Xandra Ibarra, Nude Laughing, 2014

Location: Movement throughout the museum, concluding in the lobby
Drawing from John Currin's painting Laughing Nude, 1998, this performance by Oakland-based Xandra Ibarra engages the skin and skein of race. Nude and encased in a nylon skin cocoon, Ibarra examines the vexed relationships racialized subjects have to not only one's own skin, but also one's own entanglements and knots (skeins) with whiteness and white womanhood. From Frantz Fanon's Black Skin, White Masks, Hortense Spillers' theories of flesh, and W.E.B. Dubois' double consciousness, racialized subjects have continually dealt with the contradictions of skin, interiority, and being. By filling this nude cocoon with "white lady accoutrements" (blonde hair, ballet shoes, furs, pearls, and fake breasts), Ibarra visualizes and embodies the skein of race, negotiating the simultaneous joys and pains of subjection, abjection, and personhood.

Xandra Ibarra is an Oakland-based performance artist from the El Paso/Juarez border who performs and works under the alias of La Chica Boom. She uses hyperbolized modes of racialization and sexualization to test the boundaries between her own body and colonialism, compulsory whiteness, and Mexicanidad. Ibarra's practice integrates video, photography, and objects into performance, sex acts, and burlesque. Throughout all of her performances, there is a primary concern with problematizing the borders between proper and improper ethnic, gender, and queer subject, teetering between degeneracy/abjection and the spectacular/joy.

Performance: Cassils, The Powers That Be, 2015

Location: Level P3 of The Broad's parking garage

In this powerful piece, Cassils, who the Huffington Post called "one of ten transgender artists who are changing the landscape of contemporary art," collaborates with fight choreographer Mark Steger to stage a brutal two person fight. Lit by car headlights and performed in the depths of The Broad's parking garage, Cassils is the sole figure, left to spar with an invisible force. Amplified by surrounding car stereos is a score designed by Kadet Kuhne comprised of static noise and samples found on the radio. Broadcasting issues reflective of today's sociopolitical climate, both proximate and distant, The Powers That Be explores the radical unrepresentability of certain forms of trauma and violence. This piece is designed to be viewed and recorded by the audience using mobile phones. Cassils addresses mediated images of violence by calling into question the roles of the witness and the aggressor.

Cassils has achieved international recognition for a rigorous engagement with the body as a form of social sculpture. Featuring a series of bodies transformed by strict physical training regimes, Cassils' artworks offer shared experiences for contemplating histories of violence, representation, struggle, and survival, often juxtaposing the immediacy, urgency, and ephemerality of live performance against constructed acts for camera in order to challenge the "documentarian truth factor" of images. Cassils performs transgender, not as a crossing from one sex to another, but rather as a continual process of becoming, a form of embodiment, and forges a series of powerfully trained bodies for different performative purposes.

The Powers That Be is supported by the "Foundation for Contemporary Art Emergency Grant" Canada Council on the Arts.

Screening: Shirin Neshat, Possessed, 2001 [13 min., on loop]

Location: The Oculus Hall, 2nd floor

Iranian visual artist Shirin Neshat's film Possessed, 2001, starring Shohreh Aghdashloo and with a soundtrack by Sussan Deyhim, presents a woman without chador, the traditional Islamic veil, madly roaming the streets of an Iranian city. She is completely ignored until she takes a platform, where her private suffering becomes public and political. The gathering crowd debates her mania and subsequently assumes the traits of her madness, while she slips away unnoticed.

Shirin Neshat's photographs and videos address individual freedoms under attack from or repressed by social ideologies. Throughout most of Neshat's career, she has been exiled from Iran, and is an outside observer of Islamic law's increasing effects on the country's women and daily life. Though Neshat's artwork addresses the social, political, and psychological dimensions of women's experience in contemporary Islamic societies, she extends beyond identity politics, and confronts issues with universal impact, such as sexual desire, personal autonomy, and social subjugation.



17. Hassan and Epstein, FF Alumns, at The Alchemical Theatre, Manhattan, April 1-2

Epstein says,
"My wife's cuming is more important
than my breathing"
Hassan says,
"Learn how to train your man in what's important
bring him to see our show:
The Black and The Buddhist Go Buddhist!
April 1st (no joke) Friday & April 2nd Saturday
7:30pm- $15
The Alchemical Theater 104 West 14th St. b/t 6 & 7th ave.



18. Harley Spiller, FF Alumn, now online at verbalshenaniganspodcast.podbean.com

Here is the link to the podcast:




Goings On is compiled weekly by Harley Spiller