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Contents for April 28, 2016

1. Leila Nadir & Cary Peppermint, FF Fund recipients 2015-16, at Kilroy Metal Ceiling, Brooklyn, opening April 30


Emergent Ecologies Art Exhibit
NYC Emergence: Kilroy Metal Ceiling, April 30th -June 18th 2016
283 Greene Ave, Brooklyn, 11238
Opening: Sat, April 30th, 6 pm till very late
Featuring over 70 wild artists

Emergent ecologies are being fastened into place with new rivets and cyborg articulations. Amidst collapsing systems, unruly assemblages are flourishing and proliferating in unexpected places. Microbes that become emergent diseases-by finding novel exploits, pathways of transmission, or modes of existence-can quickly transform dominant political strategies, economic systems, or agricultural practices. Emergences can also figure into collective hopes. When a forest is clear-cut by loggers or destroyed by a volcanic eruption, emergent plants are the first to sprout.

Curated by Eben Kirksey, Lissette Olivares, Grace Glovier, Cody Kohn, Kayli Marshall, Greg Umali, and Alexandra Palocz

Rather than be a static exhibit that will stay the same from the opening and closing dates, our project will involve playing with the "hap" of what happens. Happiness, in the Old English sense of the word, means having "good hap" or fortune. We will be conducting experiments with happiness and glass, breaking down boundaries (and constructing new ones) to see what ecological communities might emerge.

Opening: Saturday, April 30th, 6pm till very late
6-8pm "The Elephant Museum" (Juan Olivares)
6:30pm "Mutant Fruit Fly Exchange" (Eben Kirksey)
7pm "Exciting Pressure Release" followed by "OS Fermentation" (Cary Peppermint & Leila Nadir, EcoArtTech, FF Fund recipients 2015-16)
8:30pm "Bipolar Flowers" (Adam Zaretsky)
9:30pm "I Hate America And America Hates Me" (Cheto Castellano)

Saturday, May 7th: Performances and rooftop film screening
5pm Coco Rico and Matsya: pre-show extravaganza with
fortune telling and the DEER DOG!!!
5:30pm "Carrie, the World's Most Famous Dancing Dog" (Sin Kabeza Productions)
6:00pm "Wine Dark Plastic Sea" (Anand Pandian)
6:03pm "Lil Bub & Friendz" (Jeffrey Bussolini)
7:03pm "handholds" (Kara Wentworth)
Others TBA
Friday, May 20th: Authors meet artists
Lecture: "Dying Oakes & Grief" (Ruth Wallen, FF Alumn) with acorn planting by Ellie Irons
Performance: "Endangered Frog Giveaway" (Eben Kirksey)
Others TBA
Saturday, June 18th: Larval Emergence
7-9pm Hocus Pocus DNA encoding workshop
9pm Larval Rock Stars: Praba Pilar & Anuj Vaidya
10pm CloudServices release
Others TBA

Featuring works by Krisanne Baker, Steve Barrett, Tarsh Bates, Peter Bauer, Vaughn Bell, Karin Bolender, Rogan Brown, Cheto Castellano, Alonso Cedillo, Sophia Chao, Atom Cianfarani, Tatiana Czekalska + Leszek Golec, Montserrat + Natalia Cabezas Diaz, Krista Dragomer, J. D. Doria, Anna Dumitriu, Grayson Earle, Regina José Galindo, Grace Glovier, Kathy High, Jeff Hoelle, Susan Hoenig, Henry Horn, Ellie Irons, Antonia Isaacson, Maca Jimenez, Sharon Kallis, Anja Kanngieser, David Khang, Katie King, Eben Kirksey, Michael Klingler, Cody Kohn, Lian Lian, Lenore Malen, Matsya, Jane Marsching, Mary Martin, Alex May, Laura McLauchlan, Leila Nadir, NEOZOON, Juan Olivares, Lissette Olivares, Terreform ONE, Alexandra Palocz, Cary Peppermint, Anne Percoco, Angela Petsis, Praba Pilar, Deanna Pindell, Peter Richards, Coco Rico, Christy Rupp, FF Alumn, Sin Kabeza Productions, Polly Stanton, Anna-Sophie Springer + Etienne Turpin, Andi Sutton, Vandra Thorburn, The Natural History Museum (Not an Alternative), Greg Umali, Anuj Vaidya, Maria Whiteman, Amanda Yates, Adam Zaretsky.

Past Exhibits and Events
Emergent Ecologies, February 29th-March 31st, 2016
Princeton University, Butler College, Studio '34 Cafe.
Hope in a Time of Extinction, February 24th, 2016
James Gallery, The Graduate Center, City University of New York
For more background on the ideas animating this show, check out Emergent Ecologies, a new book from Duke University Press. https://www.dukeupress.edu/emergent-ecologies

"A praise song for the possibilities of bricolage, Emergent Ecologies is a postmodern natural history in which displaced ants, macaques, frogs, and flies tumble with philosophy, performance art, science, and adventure story. Eben Kirksey takes us on a wild ride through a funhouse of risky and ironic entanglements." - Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing, author of The Mushroom at the End of the World: On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins.\

This work was made possible, in part, by the Franklin Furnace Fund supported by The SHS Foundation, 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.



2. Haley Bueschlen, FF Fund Recipient 2014-15, at Skowhegan, Manhattan, May 4

Haley Bueschlen, Self Edition Performance Screening, Skowhegan NYC Space

Event: Divisions_Skowhegan Video Screening
Time: Wednesday May 4th @ 7:30pm
Location:136 W 22nd St, New York, NY 10011
FREE + No RSVP Required

Self Edition is a durational performance in New York's Civil Court. From 2013 to 2014, where the artist legally changed her name each month to One Of Twelve, Two Of Twelve, Three Of Twelve for 1 year. Haley Bueschlen (b. 1985) is an interdisciplinary artist who interrogates and dismantles systems of power through public intervention, resistance, humor, and institutional critique.

Self Edition
HD Subtitled Performance Video



3. Ann-Marie Lequesne, FF Alumn, at The Gallery, London, UK, May 5

Thursday, May 5th - 7.30pm
The Gallery - [ SPACE ]
129 -131 Mare Street, London, E8 3RH

Hi everyone,
I need your voices to give me answers to the questions below! I want to create a chorus to add to the 17th Annual Group Photograph DID YOU HAVE BREAKFAST THIS MORNING?. To do this I will video you speaking the answers in rhythm. I have the photographs and I have the statistics. Now I would like to add the sound.
Drinks afterward!
Hope to see you there.

Best wishes

If you can't make the evening please send me a brief video with your answers and I will add you to the sound track:




4. LuLu LoLo, FF Member, at Queens College, April 30

LuLu LoLo Pascale will be presenting on Saturday, April 30 3-4:15pm
At the John D Calandra Italian American Institute Annual Conference:
"Migrating Objects: Material Culture and Italian Identities"
LuLu LoLo born and raised in East Harlem, the daughter of community activists Pete and Rose Pascale will speak of her childhood memories of the history of the settlement house movement and the history of Italian East Harlem.
The Panel:: The Neighborhood as Landscape La Galleria
Chair: James S. Pasto, Boston University
DIY Texts: How American Italianità Is Constructed in Youngstown, Ohio,
Anthony D. Mitzel, University College London
The Artifacts of Haarlem House/LaGuardia Memorial House: Memorable
and Tangible, LuLu LoLo Pascale, Independent Scholar
The Italians of Brooklyn Revisited, Jerome Krase, Brooklyn College (CUNY)
John D. Calandra Italian American Institute | Queens College, CUNY
25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor, New York NY 10036
212-642-2094 | calandra@qc.edu



5. Oreet Ashery at Stanley Picker Gallery, London, UK, thru June 12

14 April - 11 June 2016
Oreet Ashery Revisiting Genesis

Please help yourself to tea and biscuits inside the exhibition (please note there may be traces of nuts and gluten)

As a culmination of her Stanley Picker Fellowship research, Oreet Ashery presents Revisiting Genesis, a new major commission taking the form of a web-series in twelve episodes. Written and directed by the artist, Revisiting Genesis explores the philosophical, sociopolitical, practical and emotional implications of the processes surrounding death and withdrawal, digital afterlives, outsider communities, social networks and reincarnations of women artists. With a new episode released weekly, the online narrative unfolds in parallel to Ashery's exhibition at Stanley Picker Gallery, which transforms the space into an interactive, social environment inspired by local community centres. The display also includes Black Orchid (1956), a bronze sculpture by artist Dora Gordine, presented with its original plinth, which evokes Ashery's fascination with the life of the artist.

Revisiting Genesis follows two nurses, both named Jackie, who assist people actively preparing for death to create biographical slideshows serving as their posthumous digital legacy. The slideshows become a tool for reflection on cultural and social loss, friendships and memory as identity. When a group of friends request this treatment for Genesis - an artist who is dying symbolically and otherwise - Nurse Jackie attempts to activate Genesis' memory through the making of her slideshow, which draws from elements of Ashery's own autobiography and explores the disappearance of social and educational structures under contemporary neoliberalism. Jackie concludes that it might not be Genesis who is vanishing, but the structures she had relied upon. Presented in parallel with Genesis' story, the twelve episodes are intercut with improvised interviews between individuals with life-limiting conditions and Nurse Jackie, played here by a practising GP.

Developed in consultation with Medical and Death Online experts, including researchers at Kingston University, and produced with a range of artistic collaborators, Revisiting
Genesis responds to diverse influences spanning from feminist art practice to outsider and minority politics, as well as the emergent online death industry.

Oreet Ashery is a UK based interdisciplinary artist whose politically charged and socially engaged practice includes exhibitions, performances, videos and writings, in an international and local context, that explore issues of gender materiality, potential communities and biopolitics. Recent presentations include Fig.2 (ICA, London 2015), Animal with a Language (waterside contemporary, London 2014), The World is Flooding (Tate Modern, London 2014) and Party for Freedom (Artangel 2012-13). A current Stanley Picker Fellow in Fine Art at Kingston University, Ashery is represented by waterside contemporary.

Revisiting Genesis is commissioned by the Stanley Picker Gallery, Kingston University and supported by a Wellcome Trust Arts Award, public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, Tyneside Cinema, Goldsmiths University of London and waterside contemporary.

New limited editions by Ashery are displayed in the Gallery lobby, please enquire at reception for information and details:

Amy with ice cream (2015), digital print on laser cut black perspex, ed. of 20 (£250 incl. VAT)

Untitled (2015), printed t-shirt, design by Anoxide, ed. of 6 (£150 incl. VAT)

Average length of episodes is 8 minutes. The Gallery shows all episodes currently released.

13 April
Episode 1: The Slideshow, The Phone Call
Episode 2: DuckDuckGo, Friendship

17 April
Episode 3: Cushions, Digital Will, Foot

24 April
Episode 4: Charles Keene College, Leicester

1 May
Episode 5: Slideshow, Mushrooms, Shower

8 May
Episode 6: Archives, Avatars, Séance

15 May
Episode 7: Work, Swindon

22 May
Episode 8: Dora

29 May
Episode 9: Bambi

5 June
Episode 10: Our Nurses
Episode 11: Falling Apart

12 June
Episode 12: Prayer, Aerialist


27 April, 5-7pm, Stanley Picker Gallery
Colombian-British artist Matthew Plummer-Fernandez talks about his Digital Natives series, comprising 3D scanned everyday items, subjected to algorithms that distort, and abstract objects into new vessels.

25 May, 5-7pm, Stanley Picker Gallery
On the occasion of Ashery's show, the Gallery will hold an afternoon Death Cafe, organised with the artist as part of the official deathcafe.com network. A Death Cafe is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is a discoursive group rather than a grief support or counselling session, where people gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death.

11 June, 3.30-5pm, Rose Theatre Kingston
Artist's Masterclass with Oreet Ashery, as part of FRAME Festival, Kingston. Free / booking essential, see framefestival.com for further details

11 June, 5-7pm, Stanley Picker Gallery
Closing reception for Revisiting Genesis

Additional events yet to be announced, please visit stanleypickergallery.org for updates


Oreet Ashery and M South present


Writer and Director
Oreet Ashery

Edd Hobbs

Nurse Jackie
Akiya Henry

Friend 1
Shaheen Merali

Friend 2
Yasmine Holness-Dove

Friend 3
Johanna Linsley

Friend 4
Kira O'Reilly

Friend 5
Bassam Alabsi

Friend 6
Alice Jacobs

Friend 7
Vika Kirchenbauer

Friend 8
Fiona Harvey

Banner Friend
George Hard

Nurse Jackie 2
Vanda Playford

Martin O'Brien

Bambi's Friend 1
Simon Clear

Bambi's Friend 2
Linus Karp

Patient Interviews
Joel Sines Roger Ely Annie Brett Julia Warr

Eve Stainton
Monsur Ali

Nurses Rosemary Castle Christine Chu

Leo Hedman

Party Friends Edd Hobbs Miles Coote Jess Page

Image, Sound and Lighting
Vika Kirchenbauer Rita Macedo Martin Sulzer

CGI Animation
Martin Sulzer

Guillem Serrano Oreet Ashery Rita Macedo

Dubbing Mixer
Alfredo Paz

Dialogue Editor
Charles Pateman

Johnny Parry
Performed by
Johnny Parry Chamber Orchestra

Script Consultant
Tony White

Yusuke Morioka

Make-up Jess Page Zen Khalid

Wardrobe and Styling
Oreet Ashery

Nurse Costumes
Olivia Deur

Dora Gordine, Guadeloupe Head,
Negress, 1928
(c) Dorich House Museum, Kingston
University London

El Ultimo Grito, Repro-System, 2016, glass

Light Banner
David Curtis-Ring

Choreography Oreet Ashery Eve Stainton Monsur Ali

Oreet Ashery
Edd Hobbs

Casting Assistant
Alison Holder

Production Assistants
Ben Davis
Jess Page
Oliver Endersby Simran Kapoor Ian Williamson

Video Projection Technician
Adam Puckey

Medical Consultants
Dr Natasha Arnold FRCP
Dr Christopher Baxter FRCP Angela Richardson
Rosemary Castle Christine Chu Nevot Ben Barak

Dora Gordine Consultants Dr. Jonathan Black Professor Fran Lloyd

Death Online Research Contribution
Korina Giaxoglou Vered Shavit Philip Wane (AR) Audrey Samson Wendy Moncur
The 2nd International Death Online
Research Symposium

With special thanks to
Stephen Wilson, David Falkner, Elizabetta Fabrizi at Tyneside Cinema, Fatos Ustek, Yves Blais, New Noveta and Anoxide at fig-2, Shonagh Manson at Jerwood Charitable Foundation, Bina 48, Amal Khalaf and Stephanie Bailey at Ibraaz, Anna Colin, Mikhail Karikis, Shoshi Asheri, Sally Haftel Naveh, Simon O'Sullivan, Phillip Warnell, Lucy Ockenden, Death Café, the residents of Mill Street, Kingston, and everyone who came to Genesis' party

Filmed on location at Stanley Picker Gallery and Dorich House Museum, Kingston

(c) Oreet Ashery



6. Babs Reingold, FF Alumn, now online at huffingtonpost.com and more

Dear Friends,
I'm delighted to inform you the exhibition, "Measured Life" curated by Katherine Pill at the Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg Florida received some press!

There is a mention of my work in a glowing review of the MFA St. Pete by Dominick Lombardi in the Huffington Post. See towards the bottom of the article.

And Caitlin Albritton wrote an insightful review of the show in Creative Loafing

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



7. Irina Danilova, FF Alumn, upcoming events

April - June 2016

On April 10 a sketchbook and premiere screenings of three episodes from Irina's new video series "59 Moments of Channel 59: Russia. Ukraine. Italy." plus visual sound work "2016" were presented at the Bloknot exhibition in the Kubiva Gallery in Nishny Tagil, Russia. Curator Alisa Gorshenina.

Starting April 28th, Schlecker Gallery in Kiel, Germany will feature Et Sim. the exhibition of new works by Irina Danilova and Vladimir Seleznev, including Irina's series "SOLute LEVITT" mixed with "Uralmashet", environmental installations, to undertake seeded by Marina Sokolovskaya theme of Vladimir Seleznev's works. Curator: Detlef Schlagheck.

"59 Moments of Channel 59. Italy" will join in May the London Biennial in Rome at Studio Ra Gallery. Curator: Raffaella Losapio with David Medalla and Adam Nankervis. http://www.1fmediaproject.net/?wysija-page=1&controller=email&action=view&email_id=49&wysijap=subscriptions

Irina and Hiram are honored to be part of the Unnoticed Art Festival that will take place on June 24 and 25th in an undisclosed city in the Netherlands.The Unnoticed Art performances by selected artists are to be realized in a public space, on a street, with no explanation and with no fore-warning. Taking place in everyday settings, these performances involve hiding the unusual within the usual. A group of thirty participants will perform the selected artist's projects. Irina Danilova and Hiram Levy plan to perform their identical parallel performance in an undisclosed place in US. Curator: Frans van Lent

Video EXODUS: https://vimeo.com/163168618
Nurtingen Exhibitions: http://www.irinadanilova.net/Nurtingen2015.html
Project 59 in Kharkov: http://www.irinadanilova.net/KharkovProject59.html
5th and Final BRURAL Exhibition: http://www.project59.org/Brural/Brural5.html



8. Joan Jonas, FF Alumn, at DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art, Montreal, thru Sept. 18
Joan Jonas
From Away
April 28-September 18, 2016

Joan Jonas in conversation with Barbara Clausen: April 26, 7-8:30pm
Phi Centre, 407 rue Saint-Pierre, H2Y 2M3
Opening: April 27, 5:30-8:30pm

DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art
451 & 465, Saint-Jean Street
Montreal Quebec H2Y 2R5



Curated by Barbara Clausen

This first retrospective in Canada devoted to the American multimedia artist Joan Jonas (b. 1936) will give insight into the artist's oeuvre, spanning over five decades. It begins with her early choreographic works and pioneering video performances, such as the "Organic Honey" series, and culminates with her most recent piece They Come to Us without a Word, which was presented in 2015 at the Pavilion of the United States for the 56th edition of the Venice Biennale, and will premiere in North America at DHC/ART. The multimedia installation and performance They Come to Us without a Word is emblematic of the artist's long-term interest in environmental politics, the landscape and ghost stories of Nova Scotia as well as the writing of the Icelandic author Halldór Laxness.

Since the late 1960s, Jonas has intermeshed various practices to investigate notions of gender, narrative and the concept of experience and space, as an act of translation and critical interaction with sculptural concepts and forms, translated into performances and installations. A visionary to this day, Jonas has always understood art to be an intrinsically hybrid practice that allowed her to dissolve classifications while exploring physical and object-based boundaries of art through gestures and space.

Jonas's work, which has been exhibited extensively across the globe since the early 1970s, is dedicated to the exploration of non-linear narratives, oral history, as well as past and current politics; it translates popular culture, anthropological influences, and literary sources into a reduced and minimalist language of gestures, objects, and signs as an expanded notion of sculpture. Her intertwining of classical genres with cutting edge technologies, such as the combination of live drawing with video environments, offer both lyrical readings and cultural commentary on today's world.

Jonas's practice is rooted in her knowledge and passion for art history, mythology, poetry, literature, history, and cinema. She has traveled the world, from Cape Breton to Mexico, and from Japan to Iceland, weaving together a multitude of inspirations and sources: from Irish folk tales to Noh theater, from Greek mythology to psychoanalysis, from Ezra Pound's poetry to Aby Warburg's Atlas, right up to the effects of global warming and the torrents of current politics. Two narrative threads will unfold throughout the exhibition, circling around the notions of transparency and opacity, and giving vision to Jonas's engagement with the environment and her capacity to not only desynchronize the gaze upon the self, but to deconstruct the power structures at the heart of the relationship between individual identity and collective memory.

Affinities: a series of performances, screenings, and conversations
In conjunction with the exhibition, DHC/ART and guest curator Barbara Clausen will present Affinities: a series of performances, screenings, and conversations, a program of events in two parts, from May 24 to 27 and from June 20 to 22. This series will present a performance lecture by Joan Jonas with Jason Moran (May 27) at DB Clarke Theatre, performances at the Phi Centre by taisha paggett (May 25), Tanya Lukin Linklater (June 21) and Simone Forti (June 22), as well as two evenings of film and video screenings (May 24 and June 20) at the Phi Centre in addition to an afternoon of conversations (May 26) at Hexagram UQAM/Concordia University.

While distinct in their own practice and aesthetics, the participating artists from the fields of dance, visual arts and music, share an affinity with Jonas's engagement and "insistence" on reading the world(s) against and with the flow of the times. These interdisciplinary art practices, from the fields of art, dance, poetry, and music, in a similar vanguard spirit to that of Jonas, explore modes of movement, sound and non-linear storytelling.

About DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art
Established in 2007, DHC/ART is a non-profit organization dedicated to the presentation of contemporary art. Housed in two heritage buildings located in the heart of Old Montreal, DHC/ART's programming has met with critical acclaim both at home and around the world. Each year we offer two to three major exhibitions, a series of public events, special collaborative projects and a forward thinking education program. International in scope while responsive to the context of the city of Montreal, all of DHC/ART's programming is offered free of charge as a way to reinforce its commitment to accessibility while fostering a discussion on how contemporary art is invested with the topics and ideas that reflect and touch our everyday lives.

Download the DHC/ART iPhone app for all updates on upcoming screenings, talks and education events related to the exhibition From Away



9. Jack Waters, Peter Cramer, Sarah Schulman, FF Alumns, at Anthology Film Archives, Manhattan, May 9-10

Anthology Film Archives is pleased to present Jason and Shirley.

2 screenings - May 9 & 10 @ 7:30pm.

Written by Stephen Winter, Sarah Schulman, and Jack Waters. Cinematography and editing by Ned Stresen-Reuter. Production design and costumes by Bizzy Barefoot. Music by Drew Brody. With Jack Waters, Sarah Schulman, Tristan Cowen, Eamon Fahey, Tony Torn, Peter Cramer, Mike Bailey-Gates, Bryan Webster, Denise Dixon, and Orran Farmer. Special thanks to Jake Perlin.

Stephen Winter, Jack Waters and members of the cast will attend in person for both screenings
and joined by Sarah Schulman on May 9!

"One of this year's finest offerings... an ingeniously conceived and acted docudrama..."- Richard Brody, The New Yorker

Anthology Film Archives
32 Second Avenue (at 2nd St.)
New York, NY 10003 USA
See Google Map | Subway Directions
Telephone: (212) 505-5181 Fax: (212) 477-2714
Subway: F train to 2nd Avenue, walk two blocks north on 2nd Avenue to 2nd Street; #6 to Bleecker St., walk one block north on Lafayette, then two blocks east on Bond St. (turns into 2nd St.) to 2nd Avenue.
M15 to 3rd Street.
by Stephen Winter
2015, 79 min, S-VHS-to-digital
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Written by Stephen Winter, Sarah Schulman, and Jack Waters. Cinematography and editing by Ned Stresen-Reuter. Production design and costumes by Bizzy Barefoot. Music by Drew Brody. With Jack Waters, Sarah Schulman, Tristan Cowen, Eamon Fahey, Tony Torn, Peter Cramer, Mike Bailey-Gates, Bryan Webster, Denise Dixon, and Orran Farmer. Special thanks to Jake Perlin.
These screenings are co-presented by MIX Fest, the Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, and The Tenth Magazine.

December, 1966: Jason Holliday, a fabulous, trailblazing, but downtrodden black, gay, middle-aged hustler and aspiring cabaret performer whose life revolved around sex, good times, and narcotics was known throughout New York's pre-Stonewall gay society and the jazz world as the hottest mess around. Shirley Clarke was Jewish, wealthy, brilliant, an Oscar-winner, and a rare female film director to gain national prominence. She invited Jason to her penthouse in the legendary Chelsea Hotel to film him telling wild stories from his turbulent life, determined to find a groundbreaking 'truth' in documentary. That evening resulted in Clarke's notorious film, PORTRAIT OF JASON (1967) - hailed as a revolutionary work of documentary filmmaking - in which Jason tells stories of racism, homophobia, abuse, and prostitution, to Shirley and her partner in art and life, the riveting but troubled black actor Carl Lee, who seems to gleefully push Jason towards a tangled emotional breakdown.

What really happened that day? What was the true nature of Jason's relationship with Shirley and Carl? And what sort of power dynamics existed between Jason and his off-screen observers? Written by its director Stephen Winter, along with novelist and playwright Sarah Schulman and filmmaker and artist Jack Waters, JASON AND SHIRLEY is graced by an astonishing lead performance by Waters that triumphantly transcends impersonation to bring Jason Holliday back to life with uncanny authenticity and immediacy. Winter's film incorporates dreams, musical numbers, and period-specific video imagery to speculate upon what might have occurred during those 12 hours at the Chelsea Hotel, and to meditate upon the power dynamics and representational ethics that underlie documentary 'truth.'

"JASON AND SHIRLEY is the best possible thing that could happen to PORTRAIT OF JASON. For generations of queer men of color who have been horrified by Holliday's on-screen fate, [it] offers a reinvention of a historical moment that sought to consign them to the roles of mascots and scapegoats. Once disposable, in Winter's able hands Holliday returns, available for reinvention." -Tavia Nyong'o, THE GUARDIAN

"A tsunami of ideas and emotions that upends all received notions about power, race, sexuality, and art. The lovechild of Cassavetes and Spike Lee is Stephen Winter." -John Cameron Mitchell

"That rare film that manages to be even better than its brilliant concept. Winter effortlessly balances a kaleidoscope of histories - of the avant-garde, and the birth of independent cinema, of NYC downtown, and black, and queer cultures - with cinematic lightness and razor sharp humor. One of the most original and rewarding movies I've seen in years." -Ira Sachs



10. Franc Palaia, FF Alumn, launches new book, Barnes & Noble, Poughkeepsie, NY, April 29

Franc Palaia, FF Alumn, is launching a new photographic book April 29th at the Poughkeepsie, NY Barnes & Noble. The book is "Tower Music/ Musique de la Tour". The full color book is a documentation of the ground breaking composer and percussionist, Joseph Bertolozzi's Tower Music project where he played the Eiffel Tower as a musical instrument. In 2013 Bertolozzi and a team of seven spent two weeks on all parts of the Eiffel Tower recording tens off thousands of sounds created by Joe tapping, hitting, banging and scraping hundreds of surfaces of the tower from the summit to the underground engine room. Bertolozzi has received international acclaim from the N.Y Times, Le Monde, WNYC radio, NPR for his unique process of creating music. Franc's book is a companion piece with the CD. Samples of Tower Music can be heard at www.JosephBertolozzi.com. The CD and book signing is from 7-9pm, Friday April 29. For more info call 845-485-2229 or 845-229-2224.



11. Andrea Fraser, FF Alumn, at MACBA, Barcelona, Spain, thru Sept. 4

Andrea Fraser. L'1%, c'est moi
Exhibition from 22 April to 4 September 2016

What do we want from art? Andrea Fraser (Billings, Montana 1965) addresses this question in her work and looks at the motivations of a wide range of cultural agents including artists, collectors, gallerists, patrons and audiences. Developing on site-specific and research-based approaches that emerged with Conceptualism, combined with feminist investigations of subjectivity and desire, her methods are rooted in the psychoanalytic principle that one can only engage structures and relationships in an immediate way, in their performance.

Associated with the practice of institutional critique, the core of Fraser's work is a critical analysis of the art world. Her approach has also been strongly influenced by the French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu's theory of reflexive sociology and social fields. From this perspective, institutions are understood not only as specific organisations, such as museums, but as fields, like the art world, that encompass a range of social structures. These structures are not only institutionalised in museums and objectified in art works but are also internalised and performed by individuals. Fraser herself performs this process in her work, not by taking on the role of a specific person, but by enacting different social positions and the relationships between them. Infused with intellect and humour, her work challenges us to reflect on these different perspectives, as well as our own as participants in the field of art.

L'1%, c'est moi is Fraser's first solo exhibition in Spain and brings together a selection of works from over thirty years of critical engagement with the art field. Organised in six permeable groupings ('Museums', 'Globalisation', 'It's a beautiful show, isn't it?', 'Discarded Fantasies', 'The Personal and Political' and 'Collected and Archived'), it includes early works about institutional discourse such as Four Posters (1984) and Woman 1/ Madonna and Child 1506-1967 (1984); seminal works about museums including Museum Highlights: A Gallery Talk (1989) and Little Frank and His Carp (2001); to themes around globalisation in works such as Garden Program (1993) and Reporting from São Paulo, I'm from the United States (1998).

While the bulk of Fraser's work centres on the social and economic conditions of the art world, her later works explore the underlying psychological structures of the personal in relation to the public, in emotionally charged works such as Projection (2008) and Men on the Line, Men Committed to Feminism, KPFK (1972, 2012/2014).

Exhibition organised and produced by the Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona MACBA and the Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo MUAC, Mexico City.

Curators: Cuauhtémoc Medina and Hiuwai Chu

22 April 2016, 7 pm
In conversation with Andrea Fraser and Cuauhtémoc Medina
25 April 2016, 7 pm
Guided tour to L'1%, c'est moi by Cuauhtémoc Medina, curator of the exhibition
8 June 2016, 6.30 pm
Conference: Embodying Institutional Critique
Panel discussion with Andrea Fraser and other guests to be announced
9 June 2016, 7.30 pm
May I Help You?, performance by Andrea Fraser

Andrea Fraser. De la crítica institucional a la institución de la crítica. Prologue by Cuauhtémoc Medina and texts by Andrea Fraser. Mexico City: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Dirección General de Artes Visuales; Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana; Palabra de Clío; Siglo XXI Editores / Barcelona: MACBA, 2016. 314 pp.

Downloads on macba.cat
Andrea Fraser, There's No Place Like Home (2012)
Andrea Fraser, L'1%, c'est moi (2012)



12. Charles Clough, FF Alumn, at ArtHelix, Brooklyn, opening April 29

Charles Clough
Three Types of Clu_faloes
April 29 - May 22, 2016
Opening Reception - April 29th | 6-9PM

ArtHelix is pleased to present a solo exhibition of paintings by Charles Clough.
Charles Clough is a "Pictures Generation" artist by virtue of his inclusion in the Metropolitan Museum of Art's exhibition of that title. Three Types of Clufffaloes at ArtHelix is Clough's 66th solo exhibition and 18th in New York City. The "Three Types" are Places, Seasons and Numbers. Paintings in the Places series are made in conjunction with museums, with public participation in a prescribed length of time and finished by Clough. Paintings in the Seasons series are made exclusively at the Roycroft in East Aurora, New York, developed by all who wish to participate over the course of each season. At the end of the season, Clough _nishes the paintings by grinding and polishing. Paintings in the Numbers series are painted by Clough alone.

More than 600 of Clough's works are held in the permanent collections of over 70 museums worldwide, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.

Clough is a 2016 John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellow. Clough has also received grants from the New York State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, Pollock-Krasner Foundation and the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation.

In 1974 Clough founded Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, in Buffalo, NY, with Robert Longo, Cindy Sherman, Nancy Dwyer, Michael Zwack, Diane Bertolo and others.

289 Meserole Street
Brooklyn, NY 11206
Saturday - Sunday | 12-6PM



13. Marisa Jahn, FF Alumn, at the Brooklyn Museum, June 4, and more

CareForce One tour:
Open Engagement and Brooklyn Museum
The CareForce One is a head-turning 1967 Mercury Colony Park station wagon modified with spectacular transmedia graphics by artist Marisa Morán Jahn that portray caregivers as superheroes. Touring this spring at museums, libraries, transit stops, and worker's centers, the vehicle enables organizers to meet domestic employers and workers where they're at and amplifies the voices of caregivers-America's fastest growing workforce. Initiated as a socially-engaged public art project by Studio REV-, the CareForce One connects participants to care-work in order to help advocate for affordable and quality-care options while strengthening the socio-economic security of caregivers.

Visitors to the CareForce One can point their phones at the vehicle's superhero-themed graphics to activate videos, animations, and danceable songs featuring the stories of caregivers and care-receivers. CareForce Toolkits distributed at stops on the tour contain information about new local and national laws concerning carework, as well as collectible playing cards that use an augmented reality app to trigger 30-second animated videos. Jahn also facilitates group dances (the CareForce Disco) using playful gestures (shaking the sheets, cleaning windows) as a way to increase public awareness of caregiving.

The CareForce One's transmedia initiatives aim to increase public awareness of how domestic labor was rendered invisible in the United States' earliest worker's rights legislation. Because domestic workers were predominantly African-American at the time, caregivers were excluded by Southern lawmakers in the 1930s and '40s from receiving the same rights as other workers. Thus, despite the fact that the labor of caregiving can be physically demanding and perilous-lifting a heavy individual out of a slippery bathtub, providing daily intravenous injections to those with bloodborne diseases, performing the repetitive motions of cleaning-the caring body was proscribed from the law. Current immigration laws likewise do not recognize the millions of undocumented careworkers who undergird the US economy.

"By presenting the caring body in public space as self-possessed, powerful and invigorated, we're rendering carework visible," says Jahn. "We're countering the racial and legal injustices mapped onto the caring body. We're inviting caregivers-paid and unpaid-to proudly identify their role as solution seekers to the nation's care crises."

These components-including an audionovela domestic worker app named by CNN as one of five "apps to change the world" and an earlier mobile studio (the NannyVan, 2014)-comprise the multiplatform CareForce project, displayed and performed in public spaces, universities, and museums across the United States, including artworks currently on view in the Agitprop exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum (April 7-August 14).

CareForce One tour sneak peak:

April 29, 6-7pm
Oakland Museum of California to kick off Open Engagement conference

May 7, 11am
Residency May 3-9
18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica, CA

May 7, 7-10pm
Santa Ana Artwalk
Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana, CA

June 4, 6-8pm
CareForce Disco workshop + performance
Brooklyn Museum's Family Day

Other upcoming locations include SPACES (Cleveland), Pacific Northwest College of Art (Portland, OR), Chicago, Washington DC, and other venues. See www.careforce.co for booking information.

The CareForce was created by Studio REV-, a non-profit organization that involves artists, media-makers, low-wage workers, immigrants, and teens in producing public art and creative media about urgent issues. Other collaborators include Oscar and Emmy-winning filmmaker Yael Melamede (SALTY Features), curator and former New York Hall of Science director Eric Siegel, pioneer breakdancer Ana "Rokafella" Garcia, artists and caretakers Anya Krawcheck, Anjum Asharia, and others. Organizational partners include advocacy groups including the National Domestic Workers Alliance, Caring Across Generations, Brazilian Worker Center; arts organizations including SpaceWorks, Dancing in the Streets; and public interest law groups including the Urban Justice Center and NuLawLab.

Funders include Tribeca Film Institute, Rockefeller Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Miller Innovation Fund, New York State Council on the Arts, Franklin Furnace, Fledgling Fund, MIT Open Doc Lab, Northeastern University, and Creative Capital's MAP Fund.

For more information:
Marisa Morán Jahn, Lead Artist, CareForce / Executive Director, Studio REV-,
T 917 902 5396 / hello@studiorev.org



14. Judith Bernstein, FF Alumn, at A.I. R., Brooklyn, May 10

2016 Benefit featuring a Silent Auction & A.I.R. Feminist Awards!

Don't miss out on this opportunity to party down with some of NYC's most influential feminists. Buy your tickets now for A.I.R.'s
2016 Spring Benefit soon before space runs out!

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016
28 Jay Street, Brooklyn NY

This fun-filled party will include drinks, cocktails and light bites. A silent auction featuring weekend getaways, behind the scenes tours of some of NYC's greatest museums, and much more! The main event of the evening...the 2016 A.I.R. Feminist Awards! This year's honorees include;





15. Cathy Weis, FF Alumn, at WeisAcres, Manhattan, May 1, 8

May 1, 2016, 6:00 pm. Cathy Weis Projects and Sundays on Broadway present The Young Choreographers Showcase, 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.


May 8, 2016, 6:00 pm. Cathy Weis Projects and Sundays on Broadway present Jeremy Nelson & Luis Lara Malvacías and Cathy Weis & Jon Kinzel. Jeremy Nelson and Luis Lara Malvacías perform an informal duet entitled E that is part of a larger project "3rd Class Citizen." Cathy Weis and Jon Kinzel follow with a piece that combines live performance, media, and props. WeisAcres, 537 Broadway #3, New York, NY 10012. Free admission.



16. Alison O'Daniel, FF Alumn, at The Knockdown Center, Ridgewood, Queens, Apr 28

THE DEAF CLUB: 4 really incredible Sign Language storytellers and 3 punk bands. A performance for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Hearing people are also invited!

April 28 7:30 to 11
The Knockdown Center
52-19 Flushing Ave. in Queens
There is a free shuttle from the Jefferson L stop that will pick you up.

I hope to see you there!!






17. Jayoung Yoon, FF Alumn, at Federal Hall National Monument, Manhattan, May 5, and more

I am participating the first ‪Portal ‪Art Fair organized by ‪4heads at ‪Federal Hall National Memorial in ‪New York during ‪‎Frieze week.
Also, I have an upcoming group show in Beacon, NY.

Portal Art Fair
May 4-10, 2016 10AM-5PM

Inaugural Reception: Thursday, May 5th 6-9PM
Federal Hall National Monument, 26 Wall Street, New York, NY

The fair features 28 artists. Featured artists will install their work across three floors of the building. My work will be at the lower level rotunda.


Asian-American Artists of the Hudson Valley
May 7 - 29, 2016
Opening reception: Saturday, May 7, 3-5PM
The Howland Cultural Center
477 Main Street, Beacon, New York 12508
Gallery hours:
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday from 1-5PM

Thank you!

Jayoung Yoon
interdisciplinary artist



18. Rebekah Benson, FF Alumn, now online at https://youtu.be/wi5-Cv2gjxI

Hey Yall

TISH BENSON is now using her middle name REBEKAH to work with and for in her freedom of expression





19. Terry Dame, FF Alumn, at Barbes, Brooklyn, April 28, and more

Hello friends, it has been a while. I wanted to let you know about two upcoming performances I am involved with.

First, this Thursday, April 28th @ 7:30 is Terry Dame's Weird Wednesdays Episode 29 - Weird Spring. This month features guest artists Jess Rowland and David Simons. As usual I will do a little sonic something as well. Jess will make sound involving the consumption of Cheetos. David with play "air gamelan" among other things. The Facebook invite link is below and has more info on the artists and event. Also visit the Weird Wednesday page and say hello, like us and never miss a show.

Weird Wednesdays on Thursdays at Barbes
April 28th, 7:30pm
376 9th St,
Park Slope, Brooklyn

Then on Thursday, May 5th @ 7pm "Repurposed Technology: A Night of Invented Instruments and Hybrid Performance"

I will be performing in this event that I also curated in collaboration with the good people at Hyphen Hub. The show is part of Creative Tech week happening the first week of May and is an evening of multi-media performances by creative technologists Merche Blasco, Nadav Assor, Terry Dame and Ben Neill.
Thursday, May 5th, 7pm
Venue:The Arts Hub at Creative Tech Week
Flamboyan Theatre
Clemente Soto Velez Art Center
107 Suffolk St (corner of Rivington) Delancey subway stop

I hope to see you sometime soon.



20. Richard Serra, FF Alumn, at Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany, opening April 28

Opening: April 28, 7pm

Museum Folkwang
Museumsplatz 1
45128 Essen


Museum Folkwang is presenting the Looser Collection from Switzerland in dialogue with works from its own collection. Established by Hubert Looser, this compilation of modern and contemporary art is one of the most significant collections of its kind in Europe, comprising a large number of outstanding works of Surrealism and Abstract Expressionism, Minimal Art and Arte Povera. The dialogue with paintings and sculptures from Museum Folkwang's own collection results in many kinds of interaction; it highlights artistic concepts and themed exhibitions which are in similar veins: painting gestures, lines, processual character, materiality, minimalism and spirituality.

The Looser Collection is an ideal partner for this kind of dialogue-based exchange of ideas. The juxtaposition highlights similarities while unresolved positions are complemented by the inventory belonging to Museum Folkwang. The newly-created interaction between works changes visitors' outlooks on the individual pieces, with shared aspects unexpectedly coming to light. The presentation is divided into five sections under the headings: Surrealism and Abstract Expressionism, Abstract Painting Gestures, Process and Material in Sculpture, Minimalism and Monochrome, and Pictures about Nothing.

Spread across five rooms the dialogue straddles a broad array of topics ranging from écriture automatique to drip and action painting, from abstract painterly gestures to monochrome and concept art. Yves Tanguy comes face to face with David Smith; Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning and Franz Kline with Sam Francis, Frank Stella, Cy Twombly and Richard Serra; Auguste Rodin and Medardo Rosso meet Alberto Giacometti and John Chamberlain. European artists encounter their American counterparts, a private passion is contrasted with the museum tradition.

Public program
The exhibition will be accompanied by a range of public and educational programs. For the dates, please visit www.museum-folkwang.de or subscribe to our newsletter by clicking here.

Press contact
Anna Littmann: T +49 201 8845 160 / anna.littmann@museum-folkwang.essen.de



21. Rachel Frank, FF Alumn, at Skowhegan, Manhattan, May 4, and more

Hi Friends,
As part of my Field Projects show EXCAVATIONS, I had a conversation with Fragmentist and Art Historian, Sarah Madole. We move from the past to the present talking about fragments, the ancient world, and the Excavations exhibition.
You can read the conversation at this link:


It is also the LAST WEEKEND of Excavations at Field Projects!
We are open Thursday - Saturday 12- 6 pm

Ellie, Krakow, Susan Metrican, Julie Ann Nagle, and Arthur Simms

Field Projects
526 W 26th #807


I co-curated another Skowhegan Alumni Video screening with members from the Skowhegan Alliance.
Wednesday, May 4th
7:30 pm
Skowhegan Offices
136 West 22nd St

Best wishes,



22. jc Lenochan, FF Alumn, at The Drawing Center, Manhattan, and more

jc Lenochan

I am currently artist in residence at the gateway project in newark nj through June 2016 and I am participating in open sessions at the drawing center 2016-2017



Regards jc



23. LuLu LoLo, FF Member, at London Biennale, Rome, Italy, May 3

LuLu LoLo May 3, 2016 London Biennale, Studio Ra Via Bartolomeo Platina, Rome Italy
Screening of "LuLu as Mother Cabrini of the Chiena" film by Angelo Riviello (2007) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NRY5cXjKpw
Thank you: Angelo Riviello, Raffaella Losapio David Medalla, Adam Nankervis

LuLu LoLo

Website: lululolo.com
Facebook: LuluLoloProductions
Facebook: Where Are the Women?
Twitter: @FabLuLuLoLo
Instagram: TheLuLuLoLo



24. Cindy Sherman, FF Alumn, in The New York Times, April 24

Please follow this link for an illustrated article on the work of Cindy Sherman, FF Alumn:


thank you.



25. Saul Ostrow, FF Alumn, at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, May 3

Public Conversation, Sculpture and Ceramics Critique with Saul Ostrow, FF Alumn, and Samuel Jablon, at Pratt Institute, 200 Willoughby Ave., Brooklyn, NY, May 3, 5-9 pm



26. Donald Hải Phú Daedalus, FF Alumn, at ISCP Open Studios, April 29, and more

Donald Hải Phú Daedalus in ISCP Open Studios, Friday April 29, 6-9pm. Saturday 1-8pm.
New works shown, including a free ePub of Winston Churchill's "Story of the Malakand Field Force, 1898," 268 pages that is available to download online for ipad and android


Happy Earth Day!




27. Cecilia Vicuna, FF Alumn, now online at poetryfoundation.org

Dear friends, queridos amigos, here's my contribution to Harriet's blog, organized by Daniel Borzutsky


Cecilia Vicuna


Cecilia Vicuna



28. Harley Spiller, FF Alumn, now online at medium.com

This Saturday, April 30, is Independent Bookstore Day. Please visit this link to read about my favorite independent bookstore:


Thank you.
Harley J. Spiller



Goings On is compiled weekly by Harley Spiller