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Contents for May 16, 2016

1. Norm Magnusson, FF Alumn, at the Morton Memorial Library, Rhinecliff, NY, May 13

Organized by artist Ruby Palmer, the ARTalks series is pleased to present its second evening of art conversations with Amy Talluto and Norm Magnusson. Doors open at 6:30 and the program begins at 7. Admission is free at the Morton Memorial Library, 82 Kelly Street, Rhinecliff, NY. For more information, email: greenNaturePrints@gmail.com



2. Carey Lovelace, FF Member, at La Mama, Manhattan, thru May 29

Material Witness
May 12 - May 29, 2016
Thursday to Saturday at 7:30pm; Sunday at 2pm
La MaMa First Floor Theatre | 74a East 4th Street
Adult [$18.00] & Student/Senior [$13.00]; Limited $10 tickets
in association with Spiderwoman Theater and Aanmitaagzi, A Loose Change Production
by Spiderwoman Theater

Directed by Muriel Miguel
Written by Cherish Violet Blood, Penny Couchie, Donna Couteau, Angela Loft, Gloria Miguel and Tanis Parenteau with Muriel Miguel

Material Witness is part of La MaMa's Safe Harbors Indigenous Arts / Theatre Collective
In Material Witness, Spiderwoman Theater, regarded as one the most influential Native theatre companies "in the history of the country" (Oskar Eustis, Public Theater), turns their "story-weaving" dance-theatre to issues of violence against women in Indigenous communities. Weaving together the real-life experiences of a multigenerational cast that also includes Native actors from Canada, the collaborative piece celebrates courage and generates healing. Stalwarts of the downtown performance scene, Spiderwoman, cited for their "rollicking humor" by The New York Times, are marking their 40th anniversary.

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Sunday, May 15
Panelists discuss Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women
Sunday, May 22
Panelists discuss Trafficking of Women and Girls
Friday, May 27
Panelists discuss Women in Refugee Camps

"rollicking humor...a powerful link to history"
-The New York Times
"an example of what theater should be: challenging artistic work that raises relevant questions...concretely important art"
-Off Off Online

Director: Muriel Miguel
Assistant Director: Sid Bobb
Choreographer: Penny Couchie
Scenographer: Karmenlara Ely
Scenic Design: Soni Moreno
Executive Director of Loose Change Productions: Carey Peppermint

Spiderwoman Theater was founded in 1976, when Muriel Miguel gathered together a diverse company of women which included both of her sisters. They were of varying ages, races, sexual orientation, and worldview. The collective sprang out of the feminist movement of the 1970s and the disillusionment with the treatment of women in radical political movements of the time. They questioned gender roles, cultural stereotypes, and sexual and economic oppression. They took on issues of sexism, racism, classism, and the violence in women's lives. Their weaving of humor with popular culture and personal histories along with their sometimes shocking style excited the hearts and spirits of the women (and sometimes the men) in their audiences, in the United States, Canada and all over the world. Visit their website: http://www.spiderwomantheater.org/index.htm
Posted in $10 Tickets, 2015-2016, First Floor Theatre, Now Playing, Show, This Season.


The play runs for 3 weeks, Thursdays through Sundays, at La MaMa theatre beginning Thursday, 5/12, through 5/29.

Tickets can be purchased online, here http://lamama.org/material-witness/ or by calling the La MaMa box office at (646) 430-5374.

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3. Erica Van Horn, Simon Cutts, FF Alumns, at Tate Modern, London, UK, May 20-22

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4. Lynn Cazabon, FF Alumn, at WRO Art Center, Wroclaw, Poland, thru July 3

Lynn Cazabon, "Uncultivated" and "Junkspace", presented in Eco Expanded City at WRO Art Center, Wrocław, Poland, May 13 - July 3, 2016

Uncultivated, a multi-faceted, site-specific project focused on wild plants in urban environments, will be presented in public transport displays, billboards, transit posters in different parts of the city, in the Szewska Pasja street gallery, in the Museum of Natural History, and in the WRO Art Center (on the glass facade and on the ground floor).

Junkspace, a time and location sensitive animation that juxtaposes orbital debris with electronic waste, will be presented in a site-specific projection in the former Mikva of the Whitestork Synagogue.



5. Barbara Hammer, FF Alumn, at Cinéma Luminor Hotel de Ville, Paris, France, May 26

Paris Premiere

Welcome To This House, a film on Elizabeth Bishop

May 26, 7 p.m., Director Present
Cinéma Luminor Hotel de Ville
20, rue du Temple
75004 Paris




6. Hector Canonge, Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful, Kimsooja, Juana Valdes, FF Alumns, at 89-62B 165th Street, Jamaica, Queens, NY, opening May 21

No Longer Empty is pleased to present Jameco Exchange, a site-responsive exhibition and socially engaged education platform that revolves around the art of storytelling about a place: Jamaica, Queens. Located on 165th Street in the heart of downtown Jamaica-between the old trail and the former Beaver Pond-Jameco Exchange interweaves themes of commerce, movement, and travel, considering how both objects and stories create resonant forms of communication and exchange.

Opening: Saturday, May 21, 12 - 6pm
Location: 89-62B 165th Street (between Jamaica and 89th Ave.), Queens
Opening reception: 12 - 2pm, with a performance by Hector Canonge at 1pm. The first live performance of Margaret Rose Vendryes' African Diva will take place at 2pm. Thereafter, visitors are welcome to take the stage and get their own African Diva on!

Jameco Exchange takes its name from the etymology of "Jamaica" (Queens)-a distortion of the name of the Jameco Indians-and the first settlers' purchase of Jamaica for two guns, a coat, powder and lead. From its origins as an ancient trade route to a rural village, today's downtown Jamaica is a vibrant commercial and intermodal corridor. With a plush history of trade and commerce, jazz and hip-hop; Jamaica's rich political heritage includes the abolitionist spirit of 18th-century New York Senator Rufus King; the activism of 19th-century farmer, abolitionist and publisher Wilson Rantus; and the political activism of former Black Panther Assata Shakur. "The Green," an African-American homestead from the 1800s that once ran parallel to Jamaica Avenue is now concealed by concrete, industrial buildings and garages, weathering the next crux of significant change. Featuring site-responsive artworks informed by Jamaica's global urban setting, Jameco Exchange is inspired by the retail vernacular of the two-story storefront and the cobblestone pedestrian mall in which it is situated, the social culture of Jamaica Avenue, and the histories of Jamaica, Queens, through the lens of collective narrative.

Artists & Projects: Ibrahim Ahmed, Sol Aramendi, Kahiem Archer, Gabrielle Bendiner-Viani, Jane Benson, Hector Canonge, Carolina Caycedo, Stephanie Davis, Diego de la Vega Coffee Co-op (Gabriela Ceja + Fran Ilich), Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful, Nicholas Fraser, Rico Gatson, Kimsooja, Local Project, Azikiwe Mohammed, Odathrowback, Richard Parker*, Antonia A. Perez, Calo Rosa, Juana Valdes, Mary A. Valverde, Margaret Rose Vendryes, Ezra Wube and Addam Yekutieli*.

*An exhibition of works by Addam Yekutieli will be held at tattoo studio Think Before You Ink, with a response by owner, visual artist and tattoo artist Richard Parker; 167-16 Hillside Avenue, 2nd Fl., Thursday - Saturday, 12-8pm (closed July 4th).

Jameco Exchange will feature an exhibition of youth artwork curated by No Longer Empty's teen curators from the Teens Curate Teens, and an educational hub for visitors of all ages. The educational hub will showcase NLE's signature education programs, including No Longer Bored family art-making weekend workshops, and the Y.Dot Youth Docent Program. Through No Longer Empty's educational programming, 26 high school students from Jamaica, Queens, are helping to curate the educational hub, and teach community members about the exhibition.

In conjunction with Jameco Exchange, No Longer Empty has organized Once Upon a Place, a public engagement series presenting an arts-based oral history model expanding upon panel and town hall formats. The series will include a panel discussion by local arts leaders who will share histories through the visual anthropology of object sharing, and three forms of public engagement arranged at the intersection of diverse audiences and everyday places. Reflecting on Jamaica's identity as one of the world's most ethnically diverse places, and a multi-modal transportation hub, local participants will employ humanities and arts methodologies to interpret, analyze and represent neighborhood issues important to them, within the context of a larger dialogue about a moment of social change sweeping across Jamaica and New York City.
Stay tuned for exhibition updates and announcements about programs and events in collaboration with community and civic organizations.

Jameco Exchange is curated by Rachel Gugelberger. Education and public engagement projects are curated by Sara Guerrero, including the Community Advisory Council, work experience programs for teen curators and docents, an educational hub and social practice projects that engage education as an art form. This project is created with the ongoing assistance of PJ Gubatina Policarpio, Education and Public Engagement Fellow; Lo Ehrhart, Education and Public Engagement Intern; Juliana Steiner, Curatorial Intern; and Project Manager Sneha Ganguly.

In partnership with Jamaica Center Business Improvement District, Jameco Exchange is a recipient of a 2016 Neighborhood Challenge Award dedicated to strengthening neighborhoods through bold, creative, and replicable initiatives. This will be No Longer Empty's second Neighborhood Challenge Award. This project is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and with generous support from NYC Department of Small Business Services, New York City Economic Development Corporation, The Malka Fund, the Wolf Kahn and Emily Mason Foundation, the Robert Lehman Foundation and Greater Jamaica Development Corporation. Once Upon a Place is supported by a grant from the New York Council for the Humanities.

Special thanks to the Community Advisory Council*, a network of community partners and experts who shared ideas, made recommendations and will make collective use of the project space and educational hub; Catinca Tabacaru Gallery; Instituto de Visión; Think Before You Ink, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts and Richard Hourahan at Queens Historical Society.

*Community Advisory Council: Saiku Branch, Director of Afrikan Poetry Theatre; Kim McNeil Capers, Outreach Coordinator, Queens Library; Stephanie Davis, poet and Poetry Editor of Newtown Literary, and Queens Council on the Arts Jamaica Arts Leaders 2015-16 Program Fellow; Sherese Francis, poet, writer, Blogger of FuturisticallyAncient.com; Heng-Gil Han, Director & Curator, Jamaica Flux; Cathy Hung, Director of Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning; Simone Jhingoor, Co-Founder Jahajee Sisters; Brandon Lee, artist and Teaching Artist at Children's Museum of Art; Rejin Leys, Visual Artist and Queens Council on the Arts Jamaica Arts Leaders 2015-16 Program Fellow; Monica O. Montgomery, Director of Lewis Latimer Historic House; Tunisia Morrison, independent curator and Founder of VOYCE; Odathrowback, visual artist and carpenter; Richard Parker, visual artist and owner of Think Before You Ink; Prerana Reddy, Director of Public Events, Queens Museum; and Kenrick Ross, Director, Indo-Caribbean Alliance.



7. Tamar Ettun, FF Alumn, at Uppsala Art Museum, Sweden, thru August 21

The Yellow Who Wants
12 May - 21 August 2016
Uppsala Art Museum

Opening reception Thursday 12 May 18.30-20.00
Inauguration 18.30
Welcome speech by the Museum Director Daniel Werkmäster followed by an introduction to the show by the curator Rebecka Wigh Abrahamsson and the artist Tamar Ettun.

For the first time in Sweden Uppsala Art Museum presents the New York based and international established artist Tamar Ettun from Israel. Tamar Ettun's artistic oeuvre spans a broad field that includes sculpture, performance and video. In the exhibition The Yellow Who Wants the depiction of everyday rituals, the experience of colour and bodily presence indicates how different emotional states can reflect larger political courses of events. Ettun will also participate in Revolve Performance Art Days. Joint with the opening she will perform the piece A Mauve Bird with Yellow Teeth Red Feathers Green Feet and a Rose Belly. Part: Yellow in the Botanical Garden in collaboration with The Moving Company, and Sweden based dancers. Ettun is invited by Iaspis - the Swedish Arts Grants Committee's International programme for visual artists and she is Artist in Residence in Stockholm May - July.

A catalogue will be published in connection to the exhibition. Rebecka Wigh Abrahamsson, curator, deals with Ettuns artistic oeuvre in relation to Sara Ahmeds theory in The Cultural Politics of Emotion. The philosopher Ulrika Carlsson contributes with a text on Eros. Carlssons has a PhD 2013 from Yale University on Kierkegaard and Philosophical Eros. She is currently Visiting scholar at Tel Aviv University. Graphic design of the catalogue by Jonas Williamsson.

In collaboration with Iaspis, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee.
Tamar Ettun is represented at Fridman Gallery, New York, MailFilterGateway has detected a possible fraud attempt from "epost.uppsala.se" claiming to be www.fridmangallery.com
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With support of Artis Grant program http://www.artiscontemporary.org



Thursday 12 May
17.00-18.00 The Botanical Gardens
Tamar Ettun & The Moving Company with guests
A Mauve Bird with Yellow Teeth Red Feathers Green Feet and a Rose Belly. Part: Yellow. Medverkande: The Moving Company: Rebecca Pristop, Laura Bernstein. Swedish dancers: Maria Sermpou, Catarina Zarazua, Jessica Rosin, Anna Hjärpe, Emelie Englund, Danielle de Vries. Costume design: Ella Dagan

18.30-20.00 Opening Uppsala Art Museum. 18.30 Inauguration.

BESÖKSADRESS Uppsala slott, ingång E TEL 018-727 24 82 (reception)
POSTADRESS Drottning Christinas väg 1E, SE-752 37 Uppsala, Sweden
E-POST konstmuseum@uppsala.se HEMSIDA http://uppsalakonstmuseum.se
FACEBOOK www.facebook.com/uppsalakonstmuseum
INSTAGRAM @uppsalakonstmuseum



8. Michelle Handelman, FF Alumn, at Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia, PA

Michelle Handelman
Beware The Lily Law
Now in its 5th Season!
Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia

May 2016 - Eastern State Penitentiary New Artist Commissions

Beware The Lily Law, Michelle Handelman's installation on the treatment of transgender inmates, begins its 5th year on view as Eastern State Penitentiary announces its 2016 season of artist commissions.

Beware the Lily Law uses the 1969 Stonewall Riots as a starting point to address issues facing transgender inmates who today are often placed in "protective" or "administrative" custody, effectively a form of solitary confinement. Featuring performers Becca Blackwell and Michael Lynch, Handelman has created a life-like moving image installation that allows the viewer to experience these inmate's stories first hand. Beware the Lily Law has been the topic of much public debate. In 2013 Handelman was invited to present her project to administrators and correction officers at the Federal Bureau of Prisons to discuss new initiatives for the treatment of transgender inmates.

" A moving experience, years ahead of its time!"
Philadelphia Inquirer

" One of the best exhibits I have seen at Eastern State. "
Title Magazine


Eastern State Penitentiary
Hours: Daily 10am-5pm
2027 Fairmount Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
Phone: (215) 236-3300

Adults: $14
Seniors: $12
Students & Kids: $10
Members: FREE

Eastern State Penitentiary was once the most famous and expensive prison in the world, but stands today in ruin, a haunting world of crumbling cellblocks and empty guard towers. Known for its grand architecture and strict discipline, this was the world's first true "penitentiary," a prison designed to inspire penitence, or true regret, in the hearts of convicts. Today it stands as a living museum open to the public with historical and artist installations throughout the grounds.

Copyright (c) *2016 *MICHELLE HANDELMAN*, All rights reserved.



9. Jane Dickson, FF Alumn, at Silent Barn, Brooklyn, May 20

Friday, May 20 from 6 to 8pm
Silent Barn is pleased to present BAND NAME THREAD RIP
603 Bushwick Ave Brooklyn

Dear Friends,

Please join us at Silent Barn to celebrate the opening of the reinstallation of my Band Thread RIP mural featuring a performance by the band DIRTY MIRRORS' all-star artist/musician line-up of John Miller, Aura Rosenberg, Jon Kessler, Bill Komoski and Dan Walworth.

The Band Thread RIP mural was inspired by the perpetually resurrected Band Name list serve on which the DIY community proposes fictional band names at a breakneck pace. Selecting from thousands, Dickson designed logos for 25 fictional bands, creating in a graphic image the narrative of a band that never was, but could have been, and still might be.

Also If you haven't already seen it, this is the last few days to enjoy the wonderful
A Book About Colab (And Related Activities), and The A. More Store, a Colab-sponsored artists' outlet for low-priced multiples, including over 100 artworks from over 50 participating Colab members, including works on loan from historic A. More Stores at Printed Matter.

The first A. More Store evolved from the Gift Shop at the legendary Colab-organized Times Square Show, and appeared shortly after on Broome Street in 1980 with the tag-line "You won't pay more at the A. More Store". Other iterations of the store were later presented at Barbara Gladstone Gallery, Jack Tilton Gallery, White Columns, and Printed Matter.

The press release of the original store promised "rats and rip-offs, ray guns and rock bags," and the new gathering of material brings in an equally eclectic mix of affordably priced artworks, apparel, prints and sculptural objects. Among these are original Colab creations including: ceramic plates, puzzle sets, pillowcases, a secular tree-topper, artist-designed iphone cases, and a hand-painted raincoat. Images from the Tom Warren Portrait Studio will also be included, depicting 16 Colab artists between the years 1981 and 1984.

Thank you,

Copyright (c) 2016 Jane Dickson, Artist, All rights reserved.



10. Charles Dennis, FF Alumn, at Dixon Place, Manhattan, June 16

You are invited to a screening of my short films at Dixon Place in New York City on Thursday June 16 at 7:30pm.

Included in the program is the premier of my new film, "Exorcism on Ice", in which I am featured dancing on ice skates dispelling dark forces.


It would be great to see you there.

best wishes, Charles



11. Mat Fraser & Julie Atlas Muz, FF Alumns, at BRIC Theater, Brooklyn, May 19-20


It is with great pleasure that we announce the first ever LOVING CUP AWARD presented to Backstage in Bisquitland on May 19, 2016 by ONEOFUS. The Loving Cup Award champions outsider voices who radically shake up the world of performance. This year's Loving Cup Award includes a trophy and a cash award sponsored by the one and only chashama-mama.

Created by Mat Fraser and Julie Atlas Muz

We are outsiders, with inclusivity at the heart of what we do. Traversing the world as radical artists looking for alternative ways to be inside, the main thrust of our work is to highlight, question and poke fun at the absurdity of normality, using a loving cup of artistic agitation. We accept you, one of us.

About The Recipient of the LOVING CUP-
Backstage in Bisquitland
May 19 & 20 8pm at the BRIC Theater in Brooklyn.

Jess Thom has Tourettes, a condition that makes her say biscuit 16,000 times a day. Her unusual neurology gives her a unique perspective on life; one she's about to unleash on the world. Accompanied by her assistant Chopin, Jess intertwines comedy, puppetry, singing and incredible tics to explore spontaneity, creativity, disability, and things you never knew could make you laugh. Jess is neurologically incapable of staying on script, and that's when the anarchic fun begins. Devised and performed by Jess Thom and Jess Mabel Jones (aka Chopin).

Julie A. Muz



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