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1. Sheryl Oring, FF Fund recipient 2016-17, at Bryant Park, Manhattan, April 26


Oring's largest-ever public performance to feature typists clickety-clacking the public's messages to U.S. presidential candidates on dozens of vintage typewriters;100 writers and university students will contribute to show

In an era of instant news and smartphones, artist Sheryl Oring will use another era's technology to encourage New Yorkers and city visitors alike to express themselves on the U.S. presidential election during her April 26 performance at Bryant Park.

As part of the PEN World Voices Festival, Oring will create a modern day typing pool in Bryant Park with typists who will listen to messages to the presidential candidates from passersby - and type out their messages using several dozen vintage manual typewriters. The performance takes place from 12:30 to 6:30 on April 26, with a rain date of April 27. Oring has been presenting "I Wish to Say" performances around the country since 2004, soon after the former journalist transitioned to artist. From a park on Skid Row in Los Angeles to a laundromat on the Navajo Nation in Arizona and university campuses across the country, Oring has been tirelessly acting as secretary to the people for more than a decade. To date she has presented 66 "I Wish to Say" performances at 57 venues across the country.

"I'm excited about holding my largest-ever 'I Wish to Say' next month, given the issues our world is grappling with and the antics in this presidential race," says Oring, who was featured as ABC News' "Person of the Week" for her letter-typing on the streets of New York during the Republican National Convention in 2004. In 2012, she assembled a pool of five typists for her show at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. "The PEN World Voices Festival is a perfect venue since we're both concerned about freedom of expression."

Oring's 67th "I Wish to Say" performance will feature more than 100 volunteers, including PEN America members and nearly 60 students from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Typists will staff 25 tables throughout the park and click away on manual typewriters that Oring has collected from thrift stores, typewriter repair shops and from eBay. Typically, the anachronistic sight of the typewriters and the sound of the rhythmic clicking stops people in their tracks, prompting engagement - and, ultimately, a retro message with worn lettering on an index card, expressing an opinion or plea to a U.S. presidential candidate. Oring will mail all the cards typed during the PEN festival to the candidates, and excerpts will be shared with the public during readings held throughout the day at Bryant Park (every half hour from 1 to 6:30 pm on April 26, rain date April 27).

This "I Wish to Say" performance is particularly timely, given the current debate raging on about U.S. presidential politics, according to Martha Wilson, Artist and Founding Director of the Franklin Furnace Archive, Inc. "Now that politics and performance art are one and the same, Sheryl Oring's facilitation of public engagement through her Franklin Furnace Fund performance art work, 'I Wish to Say,' is a fitting and needed action," said Wilson. "In this 2016 election season, I expect many folks will wish to say something to our Presidential candidates!"

Since 2004, Oring has mailed 2,259 postcards to President Bush and President Obama. At Bryant Park, she expects to amass about 1,000 cards that will live on elsewhere. The original cards will be mailed to the candidates, while carbon copies of each person's typed message will be:

-Featured in the "Of the people" exhibit curated by Erin Donnelly and opening June 17 at Smack Mellon in Brooklyn, N.Y.; opening reception is Saturday, June 18, 6-8pm. For more information, please visit www.smackmellon.org

-Featured in the "Dispatches" exhibit curated by Cora Fisher and opening November 1, 2016, at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, N.C.

-Added to the growing "I Wish to Say" archive (presently housed in Oring's Greensboro, N.C., studio) that dates back to 2004. A complete online archive is being developed by the University Libraries at UNCG and is expected to be launched in early 2017.

"I Wish to Say: 2016" is being made possible, in part, by the Franklin Furnace Fund supported by The SHS Foundation, public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and general operating support from the New York State Council on the Arts; and by the Art Department and the Lloyd International Honors College at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. "I Wish to Say" is a project of Creative Capital.

Oring is an Assistant Professor of Art at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her second book, Activating Democracy: The I Wish to Say Project, will be published in September 2016 by Intellect Books. Other recent projects include "Travel Desk," a public art commission at the San Diego International Airport and "Maueramt," a performance and exhibition done in Berlin on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Her most recent project at Bryant Park was a commissioned work called "Collective Memory" done on the 10th anniversary of 9/11. Oring divides her time between Greensboro, N.C., New York and Berlin.

Founded by Salman Rushdie in the aftermath of September 11, 2001 with the aim of broadening channels of dialogue between the U.S. and the world, PEN World Voices is the only international literary festival in the world with a human rights focus. It attracts the world's best-known writers and has garnered broad global acclaim as one of the world's premier literary events. Since its founding 12 years ago, PEN World Voices has presented more than 1,500 writers and artists from 118 countries, speaking 56 languages.

Contact: Barbara DeLollis



2. John Kelly, FF Alumn, at Joe's Pub, Manhattan, May 3

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3. Frank Moore, FF Alumn, now online at Berkeleyside.com

"How Quirky is Berkeley? Frank Moore's Curtis Street home"
by Tom Dalzell

Lots of great photos!

This is a short version of Tom Dalzell's article at:

A couple of excerpts from this piece:

The front yard is the tip of the quirky iceberg. The interior is stunning, reflecting a lifetime of work by the self-described wounded healer, Moore, and his creative, passionate collaborators.

Berkeleyside published an obituary of Moore detailing his remarkable and prolific journey of performance and writing, despite an inability to walk or talk.



4. Michelle Stuart, FF Alumn, at Bronx Museum of the Arts, April 16

Michelle Stuart
Gallery Talk with Michelle Stuart and Gregory Volk
Saturday, April 16
2:00pm to 3:30pm

Bronx Museum of the Arts
1040 Grand Concourse at 165th St
Bronx, New York 10456

Please join artist Michelle Stuart and Gregory Volk, the guest curator, for a lively conversation about the works in the current exhibition, Michelle Stuart, Theatre of Memory: Photographic Works at the Bronx Museum. After Q&A, there will be a reception and book-signing.

Free admission
Location: North Wing Gallery



5. Aisha Cousins, FF Alumn, at FABnyc, Manhattan, April 16

Load OUT! Spring 2016 Edition

FABnyc's biannual recycling and repurposing returns this April 16th!

Started in 2010, FABnyc noticed that materials, props, costumes and the like were being thrown out after each theater shows load out. In response, we organized Load OUT! as a way to divert what would otherwise be sent to the waste stream, and instead, brought to the hands of other artists and the public to reuse and repurpose materials for their next project. Load OUT! aligns firmly with FAB's belief in sustainable practices in all facets of urban and artistic living and we are glad to support and encourage resource-sharing among our FAB members and community members in this way!

In this edition, we are joined by artist Aisha Cousins who will lead a "Briar Roses" workshop that will happen 11.30am - 1.30pm in the Load OUT! lot.

What do you love about your neighborhood? Where do you see beauty? What protects it and what helps it to grow? Aisha invites you to respond to these and other gentrification related questions in this drop-in sculpture workshop. Celebrate your neighborhood's hidden treasures by using found objects to create your very own "Briar Roses" sculpture inspired by the black trickster folktale "Brer Rabbit and the Briar Patch".

Denise Shu Mei
Director of Marketing
61 East 4th Street, New York, NY 10003

Connect with FAB
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Next Up at FAB: Land Use Workshop Series - Panel on Local Preservation Issues this April 5

Load OUT! returns this April 16! Costumes, props, textiles, and more - get what you need for your next project!

+ Lower East Side History Month returns this May!



6. Angelika Fojtuch, FF Alumn, launches new website at www.angelikafojtuch.net

Dear friends and colleagues,

my new website Angelika Fojtuch | Performance Art is now online: www.angelikafojtuch.net
It gives a broad impression of my works since 2002 and my recent projects.

I very much appreciate if you take the time to visit and kindly forward and share the link with people in your network who might be interested.

I would like to thank everybody involved in my art and I am looking forward to your feedback!

Best wishes and kind regards,
Angelika Fojtuch




7. Erin Markey, FF Alumn, in Art in America, April 2016, now online

Art in America
by Sean J. Patrick Carney

Looking over my notes on Erin Markey's A Ride on the Irish Cream, an outrageous musical comedy that premiered at New York's Abrons Arts Center in January, I find this line in all caps and underlined (twice): "dumpster cheeseburger ass." I can't remember who said it or why. But reading it weeks later made me laugh out loud. The bio that the artist prefers to give-"Erin Markey makes stuff for stage and video that has music in it"-has the same effect on me.

Directed by Jordan Fein, Irish Cream is wildly psychedelic despite its bare-bones set and costumes. A versatile band deftly navigated the tuneful but meandering score, written by Markey with composer Kenny Mellman and bandleader Emily Bate. Markey also wrote the obliquely mirthful lyrics and dialogue, and stars as Reagan, an adolescent girl in Michigan. Reagan is in a tumultuously passionate romance with Irish Cream, her family's pontoon boat, which appears in her imagination as a horse. Irish Cream's intentionally preposterous nonbinary boat-horse identity had a New York Timescritic throwing his hands up in frustration.1 Markey and Becca Blackwell, the painfully funny trans actor who plays Irish Cream, are a couple offstage. Their genuine adoration of each other pulses through the mysterious narrative; their natural chemistry sustains the show as Reagan and Cream's relationship cyclically matures and immatures.

The 90-minute musical is Markey's most ambitious production to date, but she has been captivating and freaking out audiences for years. Puppy Love: A Stripper's Tail (2010), which premiered at PS 122, tells the story of the artist's post-college stint as a pole dancer. Joe's Pub, another East Village performance stronghold, repeatedly features her in their "Our Hit Parade" series, where artists perform the top 10 songs on Billboard's chart. Markey's creepily intense delivery makes her an audience favorite. The same venue hosted a run of her 2013-14 self-titled production, a musical standup-routine-as-memoir.

Markey blissfully ignores the disciplinary boundaries of performance art, theater and comedy. She often appears in online sketch-comedy videos. One highlight is her recurring role as Madison, a Brooklyn mom who responds via webcam to negative social media comments by snorting rails of cocaine off her baby. Like other genre-blurring comedic performers of her generation, Markey infuses performance-art traditions of tackling identity politics with gut-busting humor. This unofficial comedy movement treats diversity not as a buzzword but as a matter of fact. When I asked Markey if Irish Cream was intended, politically, to be queer, she sipped her coffee and replied, "No. It's just queer."

The complete illustrated article can be found at this link: http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/news-features/magazine/first-look-erin-markey/



8. Moosh, FF Intern Alumn, now online

I hope all is well. I just wanted to share with you what's new


Thank you.



9. Betty Beaumont, Christo and Jeanne Claude, Hans Haacke, Helem Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison, Nancy Holt, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, FF Alumns, at Centre Pompidou-Metz, France, thru Sept. 5

Sublime. The Tremors of the World
Centre Pompidou-Metz, France

Ocean Landmark, Conceptual Photographs
February 11 - September 5, 2016

Centre Pompidou-Metz is pleased to present an exhibition featuring eco-activism works involving subjective topography and environmental practices of artists: Lara Almarcegui, Amy Balkin, Betty Beaumont, Joseph Beuys, Mel Chin, Christo et Jeanne-Claude, Mark Dion, Peter Fend et Ocean Earth, Dirk Fleishmann, Yolanda Gutiérrez, Hans Haacke, Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison, Nancy Holt, Yutaka Kobayashi, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Robert Morris, David Nash, Buster Simpson, Alan Sonfist.

The exhibition, Sublime. The Tremors of the World, evokes the resurgence, since the 60s, of a rekindled bond with nature-an aspiration for re-enchantment, a quest of fusion, reviving a more contemplative iconography of the sublime. Offering a dialogue between contemporary and ancient works, the artists consciously deal with a certain iconography of the poetic concept of the Sublime, like the artists of Earth art and Land art, who work directly with the landscape and the elements through interventions and performances on site.

Included in the exhibition is a series of Beaumont's satellite, underwater, and aerial photographs of the project, Ocean Landmark, 1978-1980.

Ocean Landmark is an underwater work on the floor of the Atlantic Ocean, made of 500 tons of processed coal-waste, a potential pollutant, that underwent stabilization and a planned transformation into a flourishing ecosystem. Seventeen thousand coal fly-ash blocks were fabricated, shipped to the ocean site, 40 miles from the New York Harbor and three miles off Fire Island National Seashore, and laid on the continental shelf. Ocean Landmark started to change at the point of its installation. It has grown and developed into a productive new ecosystem over the years and continues to evolve as a living artwork, that when fished, feeds people. Today, the work is listed as a "Fish Haven" on the NOAA (National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration) coastal navigational charts. Ocean Landmark is the fifth in a series of Beaumont's large-scale site works.

Beaumont freely integrates cross-disciplinary ideas and the connections among them to produce works that reveal transformational ideas about our contemporary world and urban landscapes. The flow from the specific, concrete, and technical, to the abstract, meditative and lyrical characterizes her work.

Since 1970, Beaumont's art has been exhibited in the US, Europe, Japan, South Korea, South America, Africa, Egypt, Mexico and Cuba, including the Whitney (NYC), Centre Pompidou-Metz (France), Bibliotheca Alexandrina (Egypt), National Museum of Modern Art (Tokyo and Kyoto) and MoMA PS1 (NYC). Beaumont has received the 2006 Distinguished Alumni Award (University of Calif., Berkeley), Pollock Krasner and Creative Capital grants and NEA and NYSCA Fellowships. She has produced work in a variety of media including photography, sculpture, installations, public interventions, and new media.

For more information about the artist, please visit www.bettybeaumont.com

Sublime. The Tremors of the World
Centre Pompidou-Metz
1 Parvis des Droits de l'Homme, 57020 Metz, France

Gallery hours:
Until March 31 Wed through Mon, from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.
April 1 - October 31 Mon, Wed, and Thurs, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Fri-Sun, from 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Curator: Hélène Guenin, helene.guenin@centrepompidou-metz.fr



10. Judith Bernstein, Charles Clough, Colette, Sue de Beer, Taylor Mac, FF Alumns, named John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellows 2016

Congratulations to FF Alumns Judith Bernstein, Charles Clough, Colette, Sue de Beer, and Taylor Mac on being named Guggenheim Fellows 2016. For complete information please visit www.gf.org



11. Ruth Hardinger, FF Alumn, now online at huffingtonpost.com

Dear friends,

This article includes my work, and I"m delighted to share this with you.
Its a unique and deeply examined article about what is happening in current art now.
It expands the discussion from decades earlier to today.


All the best



12. Kiki Smith, FF Alumn, in The Wall Street Journal, April 6

The Wall Street Journal
The Whitney Honors a Benefactor
The museum names its building after Leonard Lauder
April 5, 2016

Leonard A. Lauder, the Whitney Museum of American Art's chairman emeritus, was a reluctant convert to the museum's move downtown. In fact, he has said he changed his mind the day the Whitney's board voted to break ground on the project.
Now the Renzo Piano-designed building on Gansevoort Street is being named after him.
Museum officials announced the news on Tuesday night at a dinner in Mr. Lauder's honor, where the cosmetics magnate was also presented with an award in recognition of his efforts to expand the Whitney's collection.

"The bottom line is, he recognized in the end that this was the best thing for the institution," Adam Weinberg, the Whitney's director, said before the dinner. "The new Whitney can showcase far more of its collection than it was ever able to uptown...The attendance has been out of sight, which he is thrilled with."

A Whitney trustee from 1977 to 2011, Mr. Lauder has played an outsize role in sustaining the museum, for years a comparatively scrappy entity compared with moneyed institutions such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art.

Mr. Lauder has donated millions of dollars to the Whitney, including to the campaign for the downtown move. He also gave the museum lots of art: 760 works from his personal collection, plus 188 more he helped it to acquire-a trove including pieces by blue-chip artists such as Jasper Johns, Mark Rothko and Kiki Smith.

Mr. Lauder said last week that he joined the Whitney's board because he didn't have the money to elbow in at MoMA or the Met and "I didn't want to be another rich guy sitting at a boardroom table hearing everyone else talk. I wanted to make a difference."
And he did, most notably with a $131 million gift in 2008 from his American Contemporary Art Foundation, Inc., that included $125 million for the museum's endowment.

The largest single donation in the Whitney's history, it came with strings: The museum couldn't sell its longtime home on Madison Avenue, a Brutalist structure designed by Marcel Breuer, for the foreseeable future.

Mr. Lauder was concerned "for the health and longevity of the museum," Mr. Weinberg said. "He had seen our base as being the Upper East Side historically."
Mr. Lauder also had a considerable attachment to the Breuer building.

Over the years, he said, he put "huge sums of money" into the Breuer. "The facade was coming off, so we reopened the quarry that the stone came from," he said. "I love that building...I didn't want to turn it into a shopping mall."

It is now occupied by the Met under an eight-year arrangement with the Whitney that Mr. Lauder helped broker. He also gave the Met his collection of 81 cubist artworks, considered one of the most important in the world.

The Whitney's move to the Meatpacking District followed three aborted uptown expansion plans. After a proposal by Rem Koolhaas fell through, Mr. Lauder directed his energies toward building the museum's collection, donating 125 works in 2002 and leaning on his fellow trustees to do so as well.

"I dug my own hole," Mr. Lauder said. "Here's all this great new art. Where are you going to hang it? No good deed goes unpunished."

After a third effort was scrapped, Mr. Lauder said the board felt it was time for a new start downtown. "Who is the one who found the site? Me," he said. "If they were going ahead and doing it anyway, I wanted to make sure it was really fantastic."

As for his personal change of heart? "It's never too late to change your mind and do the right thing," he said. "That's why God invented erasers."
Write to Jennifer Smith at jennifer.smith@wsj.com



13. LAPD, John Baldessari, FF Alumns, receive inaugural Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts Grants


Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts Announces Recipients of Inaugural Grants

The Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts yesterday announced the recipients of its inaugural Artist Project Grants-nine nonprofits local to Los Angeles will receive a combined total of $310,000, according to Deborah Vankin in the Los Angeles Times. One of the projects that will be supported is "The Back 9: Golf and Zoning Policy in Los Angeles," a collaboration between the group Los Angeles Poverty Department and the artist Rosten Woo, made possible by $50,000 in grant funds from the foundation. Other grant recipients are the Echo Park Film Center, Frogtown's Clockshop, the Mistake Room and Coaxial Arts Foundation in downtown, Pasadena Arts Council/KNOWLEDGES, Culver City's Center for the Study of Political Graphics, the Los Angeles Filmforum in Hollywood, and the Santa Monica Museum of Art, which after leaving its former Bergamot Station home may be relocating to downtown LA.
Mary Clare Stevens, executive director of the foundation, said in a statement: "These grants are in line with Mike's concerns and an incredibly important part of his legacy...They recognize longstanding arts organizations such as Los Angeles Poverty Department and very new organizations like Coaxial that take risks, provoke thought and support artists and ideas that might be overlooked." Kelley established his foundation in 2007 but died in 2012.
The Center for the Study of Political Graphics intends to put their grant money towards exhibiting digital reproductions of political posters, both vintage and contemporary, that address police violence against people of color, while the Los Angeles Filmforum will be able to host visiting international artists, including Claudio Caldini, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, and Joost Rekveld. The Santa Monica Museum of Art will present a survey exhibition of work by Norm Laich, a classically trained artist and sign painter who has produced hand lettering for artists such as Kelley, John Baldessari, Alexis Smith, and Lari Pittman for the past three decades. Baldessari and artist Meg Cranston will co-curate the show.



14. Katya Grokhovsky, FF Alumn, at The Center for Performance Research, Brooklyn, April 30


an exhibition, screening, performance, and discussion event on

Pornography, Gender Performance, and Female Sexuality

April 30, 2016 6:30 - 9:30 pm
The Center for Performance Research
361 Manhattan Avenue Brooklyn NY 11211

Carly Bodnar
Carol-Anne McFarlane
Georgia Hinaris
Jayna Snowleoppy Anderson
Katie Cercone
Katya Grokhovsky
Laura Weyl
Leah Schrager
Linda King Ferguson
Lisa Rockford
Michelle Marie Charles
Mirabelle Jones
Naomi Elena Ramirez
Rebecca Sutton
Santina Amato
Sybil Jason
Tara Booth
How do representations of female sexuality in advertising, mass media, and mainstream pornography affect how female sexuality is expressed both individually and collectively?

How does race, class, gender identity, sexual orientation, and culture impact female sexual self-expression, slut-shaming, and the threat of sexual violence?

Beaver responds to these questions in order to facilitate discussion of contemporary feminist perspectives on pornography, gender performance, and female sexual self-expression. Curated by artist Naomi Elena Ramirez and Kristen Korvette of Slutist.com, the exhibition includes visual art, video screening, performance, and discussion.

6:30 - 9:30 pm Exhibition; 7:30pm Screening, Performance, Discussion
Tickets: $5 - $10 sliding scale (supports direct costs)
More Information
Contact: beavertheexhibition@gmail.com

Produced by Naomi Elena Ramirez



15. Stephanie Brody-Lederman, FF Alumn, spring news

The work of Stephanie Brody-Lederman has been recently acquired by these three museums:

Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University, painting-"A Lady and the Stick."

Flint Museum of Art, Michigan, painting - "Fresh Air."

Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives, Brampton, Ontario, 7 of my archival, editioned calendars.



16. Denise Green, FF Alumn, at Gallery 9, Sydney, Australia, thru April 30

6-30 April 2016
Opening Wednesday 6 April, 6-8pm

Denise Green features in the extensive dossier component of the current issue of Art Collector magazine. Including an essay by Ingrid Periz examining her
four-decade practice, commentary from art historian Roland Mönig and a comprehensive timeline of her career to date.

9 Darley St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010
Sydney +612 9380 9909
info@gallery9.com.au  MailFilterGateway has detected a possible fraud attempt from "gallery9.cmail20.com" claiming to be gallery9.com.au
Open Wed-Sat 11am-6pm



17. Richard H. Alpert, FF Alumn, at PAL Gallery, Palo Alto, CA, thru April 30
I am currently in an exhibition titled "Abstraction", at the PAL Gallery located in Palo Alto, California. The exhibit runs from April 1 to April 30.

Gallery's statement about the exhibit: "The artwork in this group show explores the boundary between representational and nonrepresentational art. Varied visual approaches seek to explore and question this conceptual boundary. Individual investigations address our fundamental perception of the material and spiritual world that sometimes takes the viewer to a space that exists between the two."
Richard H. Alpert



18. Hector Canonge, FF Alumn, upcoming events

HECTOR CANONGE, FF Alumn upcoming projects, programs, and presentations
After completing presentations and portfolio reviews during last month's NYC Art Fairs, HECTOR CANONGE will be presenting new works at various venues. In New York City, Canonge will feature "TAUTOLOGY of DREAMS and NIGHTMARES" at cloyingparlor (April 8, 8 PM), "TALE DEL SUR" at Panoply Performance Laboratory: Performancy Forum (April 14, 8 PM), "POLARITIES" at PEN Literary Mews Festival (April 29, 6 PM), and in Chicago "MAKHANAS" (April 23, 7 PM) at Defibrillator where he will be in residence (April 20 - 29). Canonge also continues organizing the independent Performance Art initiative LiVEART.US hosted at the Queens Museum. Next cycle of performances "Corporeal Boundaries" with international guest artist (April 16, 4:30 PM). The artist is at work with his new Socially Engaged Art project "A Home of Our Own" as resident artist at Residency Unlimited in Brooklyn, NYC.

About the works:

April 14, 8:00 PM
Panoply Performance Laboratory: Performancy Forum, 104 Meserole Street in Brooklyn, NY.
Account narrative about Canonge's emblematic work "SUR." The artist reconstruct the experience through a live performative lecture where Self and Identity are questioned and reconstructed in a sequence of episodes that match the original score of the work.

April 16, 4:30 PM
Hosted at Queens Museum, Unisphere Gallery, NYC Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, NY
The new performance art program initiated by Canonge continues this month with guest artist from various countries. The afternoon presentations will feature works under the theme "Corporeal Boundaries." Canonge will present a special collaboration piece with Japanese sound artist Nao Nishihara.

April 20 - 27, Resident Artist
April 23, 7:00 PM
MAKHANAS, Performance & Installation
April 25 - 27
Conversations & Workshops
DEFIBRILLATOR, 1463 W Chicago Avenue, Chicago, ILL
As part of Canonge's residency program at Chicago's well known performance space, Defibrillator, the artist will conduct workshops, conversations, and present the durational performance "Makhanas" in the program LIGHT | SOUND | BODY | MACHINE organized by Sara Zalek. "Makhanas," from the Greek word for machines, has a universal sound in other languages particularly in Spanish spoken in South America. The word "Macanas" (phonetically the same as makhanas) signifies or alludes to weapons, phalluses, whips, and to things that might be considered nuisance, rubbish, nonsense, a bad job or a boring conversation. The play of words and the durational actions executed over a period of time at the gallery evoke multiple symbolic transcultural meanings.

April 29, 6:00 PM
PEN Literary Mews Festival, New York University, NYC, NY
A multidisciplinary performance that explores human displacement and the traumas inherent in people's migratory experiences. Hector Canonge's new work evokes personal accounts and stories related to the assimilation, (de)culturization, and (up)rootedness faced by migrants over the world. Through performative narratives, body movement, and texts written by the artist, POLARITIES formulates a rich sensorial experience prompting audiences to reflect on the physical and psychological conditions of transcontinental migrations across borders.

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 created, and organizes independently the annual Performance Art Festival NYC, ITINERANT. He also 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. 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 teaches Media Arts and Technology at City University of New York, and directs his projects, programs and initiatives among them: CONVIVIR, the international residency program at MODULO 715, his new space in Jackson Heights, Queens; TALKaCTIVE: Performance Arte Conversation Series, the monthly program hosted at the Queens Museum; PERFORMEANDO, the performance art program that focuses on featuring works by latino/a artists in the USA, and the new initiative LiVEART.US hosted at the Queens Museum and other local public institutions.

Email: hector@hectorcanonge.net
Cell: +1 917 446 4472
Website: www.hectorcanonge.net



19. LuLu LoLo, FF Member, now online at wbai.org and more

LuLu LoLo 's project Where Are the Women Monuments? https://www.facebook.com/wherearethewomenmonuments/
Walking tour for the Munciipal Arts Society is highlighted in this article

Also LuLu LoLo on WBAI April 6th interview about her play "38 Witnessed Her Death, I Witnessed Her Love (Kitty Genovese story)" http://www.lululolo.com/theater/38witnessed.html
broadcast search archives for April 6th 10-12 Talk Back - New York, We and Thee Edition
Hosted By: John McDonagh, Malachy McCourt and Corey Kilgannon

LuLu LoLo
Website: lululolo.com
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20. Annie Lanzillotto, FF Alumn, at The Bronx Museum, April 15

Hey! I'd love to see some of you at this rockin event next Friday night at the Bronx Museum of the Arts.
I am one of the women performers invited to choose a work of art on display, write and perform about it...

Friday April 15th
6:30 pm
Free admission. Cash bar.
Bronx Museum of the Arts, 1040 Grand Concourse, (at 165th Street) 10456

CAR: There's street parking, and a parking garage on 165th right across the street from the museum.

SUBWAY: D OR B trains to: 167 STREET STATION. Exit at rear of station, walk south along Grand Concourse two blocks.

4 train to 161 STREET/YANKEE STADIUM STATION. Walk east three blocks to the Grand Concourse, then, walk north four blocks along Grand Concourse to 165th St.
Here is the painting I chose called "Zerega Graffiti" by Valeri Larko.
My assignment is to create an ekphrastic poem song -- and perform.
The song came to me at once.... "Zerega Blues"
Here are the other amazing Bronx Women performing.
We'll each do a 7 minute performance. Then there's an open mic! So come with your best bit.

here's a couple of details of the painting.

love you all,
and passaparola!


I read this in the kitchen, on a sign over the chefs,
of "Ye Olde College Inn" in New Orleans.



21. Linda Mary Montano, Ed Woodham, FF Alumns, at Endicott College, Beverly, MA, opening April 28

Dad and Mom: Art Giving Life
Linda Mary Montano and Ed Woodham
Works created by Henry Montano and Carrol Hedger Woodham

Tuesday, April 19 - Sunday, June 5, 2016
Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts, Heflter Visiting Artist Gallery
Endicott College, Beverly, MA

In the Gallery Artist Talk: Thursday, April 28, 4:00 p.m.
Reception: Thursday, April 28, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Free and open to the public.

A Performance by Linda Mary Montano and Ed Woodham
Located outside of the Center for the Arts (Rain Location-Carol Grillo Gallery)
Wednesday, April 27, 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Gallery Hours: April 19 - May 13
Monday - Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Gallery Hours: May 14 - June 5
Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closed on Monday, May 30.

Beverly, MA - Endicott College is pleased to announce a joint exhibition presented by legendary feminist performance artist Linda Mary Montano and global public artist Ed Woodham (Art in Odd Places). Mom and Dad: Art Giving Life presents works created by the artists' parents, Henry Montano and Carrol Woodham, during their struggle with terminal illness. The exhibition is located in the Heftler Visiting Artist Gallery at the Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts at Endicott College from Tuesday, April 19 - Sunday, June 5, 2016. A Gallery Talk in the Hefter Visiting Artist Gallery will take place on Thursday, April 28 at 4:00 p.m. followed by a reception from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. On Wednesday, April 27, from 12 noon - 3:00 p.m. Linda Montano and Ed Woodham will be creating a performance titled CHICKENARAMA located outside of the Center for the Arts (rain location: Grillo Gallery).

A first generation Italian American, Henry Montano founded the Montano's Shoe Store in Saugerties, New York, but was more healer than salesman. According to his daughter Linda, "people would come from far distances to be fitted and have their foot problems corrected and my dad would do this in a very caring and compassionate way. Living with dad was like living with a mystical Zen Master." After a tragic medical accident and hemorrhagic stroke, Henry Montano started painting therapeutically under the mentorship of his daughter, a practice he continued for three years until his death. As a result he produced a colorful body of work that conveys his creativity, search for peace, and reconnection with loved ones.

Born in Kokomo, Indiana, Carrol Woodham was a factory worker and homemaker who survived personal tragedy and straitened circumstances and moved to Atlanta, Georgia in the late 1950's. Later in life Carol suffered from Multiple System Atrophy, a rare and debilitating degenerative neurological disorder, and in 2008 a stroke pushed her into full-blown dementia. Under the guidance of her son Ed, assisted by her caregivers, she began to draw while bedridden to calm her fears and focus her attention. Though she had never before shown any interest or aptitude for art, over the next four years her drawings went from rudimentary scribbles to large, complex, and fully resolved compositions. Sometimes working for months on a single drawing, Carrol expressed the difficult end of her life through hundreds of drawings until the disease finally overtook her motor functions.

Beyond a moving immersion in expressive arts therapy and a medium of loving communication between parent and child, the works on display function aesthetically to convey themes of struggle, loneliness, mortality, as well as a joyous and magical reconnection with life itself.

A gallery booklet accompanies the exhibition as well as a short film with interviews from Linda Mary Montano and Ed Woodham. The exhibition, gallery talk and reception are free and open to the public.

Ed Woodham
Director, Art in Odd Places
391 Bond Street #3
Brooklyn, NY 11231



22. Dynasty Handbag, FF Alumn, at Redcat, Los Angeles, CA, May 20, and more

this is so damned exciting!

The Broad presents
Soggy Glasses, A Homo's Odyssey
at REDCAT, Los Angeles, May 20th, 2016
tickets and more info here

Soggy Glasses, A Homo's Odyssey is a feminist, comedic, fanny-packed, monomythic hero-journey. Using Homer's Odyssey as both dramaturgical framework and toilet paper, Dynasty Handbag recasts the masculine allegory of returning home in a feminist context, on a voyage though her extremities, heart, mind, bowels and artist colon-y using voiceovers, video interaction, and a giant plush "hero" sandwich. In an ultimate Homeric search for her true nature, Dynasty Handbag employs the female physical and spiritual body as the terrain for her journey home; she will most likely fail.

More DH appearances to not be ZZZzzzed on:

April 10
with Jamie Warren!!! El Cid, Los Angeles

April 13
performance at BARD College, Hudson, NY

April 15
Performance at Wesleyan College, Middletown, CT

April 22
performance at 356 Mission, Los Angeles
Just Speak Nearby: the Politics and Practices of Art Writing and Trinh T. Minh-ha

May 4
Workshop: Persona, Performing Thyself at WCCW, Los Angeles

May 8
Weirdo Night! at El Cid, Los Angeles #weirdonightLA

May 20
Soggy Glasses at Redcat, Los Angeles

June 30
The Wind Up at The Jewish Museum, Brooklyn, NY



23. Cathy Weis, FF Alumn, at WeisAcres, Manhattan, May 1

May 1, 2016, 6:00 pm. The Young Choreographers Showcase is a recurring event conceived by Cathy Weis as a unique opportunity for emerging choreographers to present in-progress work and ideas in an informal setting. This season Weis presents Lily Gold and Kathy Wasik. WeisAcres, 537 Broadway #3, New York, NY 10012, Free admission.



24. Frank Moore, FF Alumn, now online at vimeo.com

Frank Moore, FF Alumn, now featured in the opener/trailer for Let Me Be Frank, a new web video series

We are excited to announce the five minute opener/trailer for LET ME BE FRANK, the new web video series about Frank Moore's life and art.

See the video here: https://vimeo.com/162111789

Here is the web page for the series: http://eroplay.com/letmebefrank/

LET ME BE FRANK The life and art of shaman, performance artist, writer, poet, painter, rock singer, director, TV show host, teacher & bon vivant FRANK MOORE

a new web video series coming soon ....

"Let Me Be Frank" (the song)
written, arranged, performed and produced by
Vinnie Spit Santino
recorded, mixed and mastered at Vinali Creative Group, Van Nuys, CA by
Vinnie Spit Santino

Vinnie Spit Santino - lead vocals, all guitars, bass
Frank Moore - vocals on bridge
Rebecca Kyler Downs - backing vocals and all harmonies
Gary Ponder - drums
Drake Peterson - trumpet
Tony Rinaldi - trombone

Opening music:

Piano by Frank Moore.
An excerpt from a live performance,
"Sing Along, Jam Along, Play Along, Dance Along,
Rub Along, Move Along with Frank Moore"
for Leslie Baker's Salon, Montreal, Quebec, Canada via Skype.
Recorded March 10, 2012.

Photos by:

Jim Appleton
Ken Jennings
Tracy Kauffman-Wood
Eric Kroll
Michael LaBash
Daniel Lorenze
Linda Mac
Alexi Malenky
Debbie Moore
Kevin Rice
David Steinberg
Mary Sullivan

Illustrations by:

Lee Kay
Justin Page
John Seabury

Additional footage:

Dave Swan's Dog House
Betty Boop: "Minnie The Moocher" by Max Fleischer [Public Domain]
Betty Boop: "I Heared" by Max Fleischer [Public Domain]
Three Stooges: "Disorder In The Court" [Public Domain]

Editing, Animation, and Titles:

Michael LaBash

Produced by

Linda Mac & Michael LaBash

Directed by

Frank Moore

Thanks to all of the readers so far .....

Tha Archivez
Kenneth Atchley
Dr. Susan Block
Paul Couillard
Steve Davis
Steve Emanuel
Paul Escriva
Barbara Golden
Fred Hatt
John the Baker
Dr. Richard Kerbavaz
Michael LaBash
Kirk Lumpkin
Linda Mac
Alexi Malenky
Kayla Moon
Corey Nicholl
Carl Off
Vinnie Spit Santino
Erika Shaver-Nelson
Russell Shuttleworth
Linda Carmella Sibio
Gerald Smith
Megan Soriano
Annie Sprinkle
David Steinberg
Martha Wilson

Thanks to the crew at Coffee Conscious for keeping us going!

Thanks to Vinnie Spit Santino for the title!

(c) 2016 Inter-Relations



25. Mark Tribe, FF Alumn, at The Queens Museum, thru July 31, and more


I'm in my studio in Long Island City today. High-rise condos are sprouting up like giant crystalline weeds between me and the East River, but I can still see a slice of Manhattan out my window, and even look down one of the Midtown cross-street canyons:

But that's not why I'm writing. I'm writing because I have some news to share, but also because I haven't sent out one of these emails in quite a while, and every time I send one I hear back from dozens of long lost friends and acquaintances. So, if you've read this far, I hope you'll take a moment to reply and let me know how you're doing and what you're up to. It would be great to hear from you!

The news is that I have work in three museum shows this spring:

The Queens International 2016 at the Queens Museum, April 10 - July 31

Hors Pistes at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, April 22 - May 8

Come as Your Are: Art of the 1990s at the Blanton Museum in Austin, TX, through May 15

At the Queens Museum, I'm showing some big landscapes from the Plein Air series:

At the Pompidou, I'm showing videos from the Port Huron Project:

And at the Blanton, I'm showing a print from Traces of a Constructed City:

Warm regards,




26. Ana Mendieta, Hannah Wilke, FF Alumns, at The 8th Floor, Manhattan, opening April 19

In the Power of Your Care
April 19-August 12, 2016

Opening: April 19, 6-8pm, RSVP required

The 8th Floor
17 West 17th Street, 8th floor
New York, NY 10011
Hours: Tuesday-Friday 11am-6pm


#RubinFoundation / #PowerOfYourCare

The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation is pleased to announce In the Power of Your Care, an exhibition about health and health care as a human right, and the interdependencies of care in our culture, from personal relationships to government policy. Addressing issues such as the politics of institutionalized care in hospitals and military detention centers, the FDA's ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men, and the challenges posed by medical treatments of cancer and HIV, In the Power of Your Care proposes that health care as a human right can be upheld through community-based efforts and policy change. The exhibition will be on view April 19 to August 12 at The 8th Floor, the exhibition and programming space for The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, located at 17 West 17th Street, New York City.

In the Power of Your Care features artists who courageously question how health is defined in our culture, highlighting blind spots in the public policy surrounding care. A common theme connecting many of the works in the exhibition is the unstable definition of physical and mental health, its relationship to beauty, and the illusive nature of being cured.

Several artists in the exhibition-Pepe Espaliú, Hunter Reynolds, Andreas Sterzing and Frank Moore - reflect on the history of the AIDS crisis and the support network that emerged in the 1980s and 1990s. Others-caraballo-farman, Jo Spence, and Hannah Wilke-express the struggles associated with cancer and battles surrounding the patient's relationship to the hidden manifestations of physical disease.

Rajkamal Kahlon, Mladen Miljanovic, and Jody Wood examine a range of traumatic experiences-military detention, the after-effects of military service, and homelessness-as a way of acknowledging injustices that produce trauma, their effect on physical and mental health, and pathways to recovery; while Sunaura Taylor and Carmen Papalia explore the visual discourses of disability in socio-political terms.

The show also features non-figurative portraits by Fred Tomaselli, in which the stars of astrological charts are replaced with medication and illicit substances taken by his subjects; Simone Leigh's Free People's Medical Clinic (2014), which points to a need for more dignified health care options within underserved communities; Ana Mendieta's film X-ray (c. 1975), a more clinical approach to picturing health; and several artworks by Jordan Eagles, including slide projections and prints that expand upon the prejudicial politics surrounding the FDA's ban on blood donations by gay and bisexual men, which was only partially lifted in December of 2015.

About The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation
The Foundation believes in art as a cornerstone of cohesive, resilient communities and greater participation in civic life. In its mission to make art available to the broader public, in particular to underserved communities, the Foundation provides direct support to, and facilitates partnerships between, cultural organizations and advocates of social justice across the public and private sectors. Through grantmaking, the Foundation supports cross-disciplinary work connecting art with social justice via experimental collaborations, as well as extending cultural resources to organizations and areas of New York City in need.

For further information, members of the media may contact:
Tara Plath, Blue Medium Inc.: T 1 212 675 1800, tara@bluemedium.com
George Bolster, The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation: T 1 646 738 3971, gbolster@sdrubin.org



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