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Contents for May 23, 2016

1. Roberta Allen, FF Alumn, publishes new story

I am delighted that my story "Need" is published in Conjunctions: 66. Affinity: The Friendship Issue, edited by Bradford Morrow and published by Bard College.

I am the author of more than 300 published stories and eight books, one more to come in 2017. And I am a conceptual artist since 1970.

www.robertaallen.com

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2. Joan Jonas, Pat Steir, FF Alumns, elected to American Academy of Arts and Letters

When the American Academy of Arts and Letters holds its annual induction and award ceremony in midMay, Calvin Trillin, secretary, will induct twelve new members into the 250-person organization: Peter Carey, Billy Collins, Sebastian Currier, Robert Frank, Joan Jonas, Jane Kramer, Paul Lansky, David Rakowski, David Remnick, David Salle, Pat Steir, and John Edgar Wideman. President Yehudi Wyner will induct foreign honorary members Julian Barnes and Thomas Struth. Garrison Keillor will deliver the Blashfield Foundation Address, titled "My Legacy, The Limerick." An exhibition of art, architecture, books, and manuscripts by new members and recipients of awards will be on view in the galleries from May 19 to June 12. Newly Elected Members of the Academy Art ROBERT FRANK, photographer JOAN JONAS, video and performance artist DAVID SALLE, painter PAT STEIR, painter

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3. Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful, FF Alumn, now online at hemisphericinstitute.org

Please visit this link to part of the Hemispheric Institute Digital Library at New York University:

http://hemisphericinstitute.org/hemi/en/hidvl-profiles/itemlist/category/652-nicolas

Hemispheric Institute Digital Video Library
The Hemispheric Institute Digital Video Library (HIDVL) is the first major digital video library of performance practices in the Americas. Created in partnership with NYU Libraries and with the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, this growing repository guarantees historical preservation and free, online access to more than 600 hours of video through the Hemispheric Institute website. A trilingual Profile (English, Spanish and Portuguese) is created for each collection, contextualizing the videos with detailed production information, synopses, image galleries, texts, interviews, bibliographies and additional materials. Artists and organizations always retain the copyright to all their videos, as well as the original material, which is returned after digitization. With video documentation spanning from the 1970's to the present, the collections seek to promote dialogue and a deeper understanding of performance and politics in the Americas.

The partnership between NYU Libraries and the Hemispheric Institute began as a collaborative effort to preserve Latin American political theater and performance works captured on video, making these cultural documents available worldwide. The Hemispheric Institute Digital Video Library captures data in the highest-quality possible, which guarantees potential migrations to new formats in the future. This process preserves HIDVL materials for 500 years.

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4. David Dunlap, FF Alumn, at Luise Ross Gallery, Manhattan, opening June 2, and more

Luise Ross Gallery, NYC, June 2 - July 29

Luise Ross Gallery
547 W. 27 Street, #504, NYC
"The Edward Wayland Bartlett, Don Sunseri HUT of The Bread and Puppet Theatre Pine Forest", in the company of Sheridan Bartlett, Rachel Singel.
Opening reception 5- 7 p.m., June 2

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SooVAC, Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 10 - July 16.

SooVAC,
2909 Bryant Ave. South, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55408 "Double Vision Quest": A New Site Specific Installation by Paintallica. Participating Paintallica members: Jesse Albrecht, Josh Anderson, Dan Atoe, Gordon Barnes, Josh Black, Jamie Boling, Brandon Buckner, Bruce Conkle, Shelby Davis, Josh Doster, David Dunlap, Lori Gilbert, Ben Moore, Ralph Pugay, Jay Schmidt, Bruce Tapola, Josh Wilichowski..

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5. Susan Newmark Fleminger, Xaviera Simmons, FF Alumns, at Central Library, Brooklyn, May 25

Hello everyone, hope you can join me for this last program in our spring series.
-best, Susan

Dialogues in the Visual Arts Series III
Susan Newmark Fleminger, Program Curator

Join us for the third season of conversations moderated by arts professionals with contemporary Brooklyn visual artists.
Information Commons Lab at Central Library

A Varied Practice and Its Questions
A conversation moderated by artist, art writer and curator, Will Corwin, and interdisciplinary artists Mike Ballou, Elisabeth Kley, and Xaviera Simmons.
Wednesdays, May 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm
For more information about this series please visit
bklynlibrary.org/events/exhibitions.

Central Library
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238

Copyright (c) 2016 Susan Newmark, All rights reserved.

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6. Peter Cramer & Jack Waters, Geoffrey Hendricks, Sur Rodney (Sur), FF Alumns, at Museo Nitsch, Napoli, Italy, May 28, and more

Peter Cramer e Jack Waters
Spaghetti Wrestling
expanded cinema performance

sabato 28 maggio 2016 ore 21.00
Fondazione Morra -
Museo Nitsch
Vico Lungo Pontecorvo 29/d 80135 Napoli
Tel. 081 5641655 Fax. 081 5641494
info@fondazionemorra.org
www.fondazionemorra.org

In linea con lo spirito originale di Satyricum II, installazione-performance al celebre club gay The Cock nel 2007, Spaghetti Wrestling è una live action immersiva e interattiva di Peter Cramer e Jack Waters, con Geoffrey Hendricks, Sur Rodney (Sur) e gli amici che vorranno parteciparvi.

L'immagine in movimento, i suoni acustici ed elettronici, e la strumentazione miscelate alle voci dal vivo e registrate incorporeranno la risonanza dell'ambiente circostante, in risposta corporea all'architettura dei nostri mondi interiori e esteriori. Noi accogliamo e incoraggiamo una partecipazione attiva, lasciandol'opzione per un coinvolgimento voyeuristico non passivo. Le sorprese abbondano nel forte elemento dell'azione fisica e del contatto corporale tra i performers e chiunque altro voglia unirsi.
Jack Waters e Peter Cramer

Performers, film-makers, coreografi e attivisti per il riconoscimento dei diritti delle minoranze, ideatori nel 1996 del giardino comunitario The Greenthumb Garden Le Petit Versaillesnell'East Village a New York e dell'organizzazione no profit AlliedProductions, Inc., nonché dal 1983 al 1990 del centro di aggregazione artistica ABC No Rio, Peter Cramer e Jack Waterssperimentano e coniugano le forme multiple dell'arte, per coinvolgere e sviluppare un processo di creazione quale essenza delle esperienze piuttosto che il prodotto come risultato finale.
Dal 1981 residenti nel Lower East Side, Peter Cramer e Jack Waters hanno realizzato film e performance, insegnato ai giovanie ai bambini coinvolgendo se stessi ed altri artisti, e coordinato incontri, proiezioni ed eventi, sviluppando l'attivismo del quartiere e la cooperazione collettiva. Attraverso la musica, l'arte e la performance creano forme alternative di collaborazione per trasformare le macerie in creazione e stimolare un cambiamento culturale per modificare la società.
Peter Cramer e Jack Waters agli inizi degli anni '80 creano POOL(Performance On One Leg), collettivo di danza/performance attivo nei nightclub di house music come il noto Pyramid Club, che esplora il contatto e altri comportamenti di improvvisazione combinati alle forme teatrali, ai rituali, all'attivismo e alle dinamiche di gruppo; esemplare la maratona Seven Days of Creation, (con Carl George e Brad Taylor, membri di Colab), sette giorni, 24 ore su 24 di performances con differenti artisti al ABC No Rio, edificio-residenza-laboratorio d'arte, socialità ed educazione culturale.
Attualmente collaborano con il Inbred Hybrid Collective, il cui intento è stimolare una consapevolezza dei fattori esterni che incidono sull'esistenza umana ed attraverso degli interventi artistici di provocazione invitano il pubblico a riflettere sull'influenza che questa immersione ha avuto su di loro.
Insieme ed individualmente hanno mostrato le opere filmiche alWhitney Museum of American Art, al New Museum, al Anthology Film Archives, al London Film Makers Cooperative, Center for Contemporary Culture Barcelona (CCCB), e al MIX NYC.
I loro film sono distribuiti, tra gli altri, dal New York Film MakersCooperative.

Tra gli eventi si citano: Sun Screen Boulevard In The Sand del 2015 è una performance/passeggiata nella Fire Island organizzata da Visual AIDS in partnership con Fire Island Artist Residency (FIAR) e New York Performance Artists Collective(NYPAC)
https://www.visualaids.org/events/detail/jack-waters-peter-cramer-artist-lecture-series-fire-island-artist-residency
https://www.visualaids.org/events/detail/fire-island-performance-jack-waters-peter-cramer

Nel 2014 la collettiva Ephemera as Evidence al La MaMa's The Club, e nel 2013 NOT OVER: 25 Years of Visual AIDS presso La Galleria, e Not only this, but 'New Language Beckons Us' allaFales Library and Special Collections, New York University.
In Europa si ricorda: nel 2008 Triple Threat alla FRISE di Amburgo, Germania; nel 2006 e nel 2013 la residenza alla Emily Harvey Foundation di Venezia per il progetto Pestilence, un'opera primordiale, post-apocalittica, che fonde insieme le tecnologie delle scienze e l'arte, esplorando la cultura, dalle sue origini come forma di vita unicellulare fino all'estremità terminale della società nell'era digitale di sovraccarico di informazioni.
http://alliedproductions.org/pestilence-workshops-and-showings/

Nel 2015, il film Jason and Shirley, co-scritto e co-prodotto da Stephen Winter e Jack Waters, in cui compare come protagonista, è stato proiettato con successo di critica e pubblico all'Anthology Film Archives, al MoMa, al BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) CineFest, e al BFI Flare London.
http://www.jasonandshirleyfilm.com/.

Fondazione Morra - Museo Nitsch
Vico Lungo Pontecorvo 29/d 80135 Napoli
Tel. 081 5641655 Fax. 081 5641494
info@fondazionemorra.org
www.fondazionemorra.org

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The New York Times
ART & DESIGN
ABC No Rio Gears Up for a Razing and a Brand-New Home
By COLIN MOYNIHAN
MAY 16, 2016

The wrecking ball is finally coming for ABC No Rio, an old brick tenement on the Lower East Side that has been slowly crumbling since a group of artists and activists started a cultural center there in 1980. Plans for the last art shows are underway, and a move out is expected to be completed by the end of June. Demolition could come before the fall.
The center was founded after members of group called Collaborative Projects broke into an empty city-owned storefront on Delancey Street in late 1979 and installed the so-called Real Estate Show, which took an acerbic view of that industry. Those artists eventually accepted the city's offer to move to an empty storefront on Rivington Street, which they named for the remnants of lettering on a nearby sign that had once read "Abogado y Notario Publico." In the 36 years since, the center has withstood speculation, rising rents, a protracted eviction battle with the Giuliani administration and more, becoming a defiant symbol of an ungentrified New York.

No Rio plans to replace its fragile four-story home with an environmentally friendly new structure where artists will continue to present the same type of boundary-pushing material that has become the center's hallmark. Installations and performances there have tended to reflect a rebellious aesthetic rooted in the grittier and more dangerous Lower East Side of the '80s and '90s, before the neighborhood became palatable to developers and deep-pocketed renters.

Over the years the center has sought to fuse art and politics, welcoming those who do not feel comfortable in the mainstream of either world and attracting a loyal, almost tribal, following.

"It includes punks who embrace the do-it-yourself ethos, express positive outrage and reject corporate commercialism," the center's board members and volunteers wrote several years ago of their constituency. "It includes nomads, squatters, fringe dwellers, and those among society's disenfranchised who find at ABC No Rio a place to be heard and valued."

Although the razing and rebuilding have been planned for years, delayed by red tape and rising costs, the decision to act now came after developers recently paid $30 million for a former matzo factory next to No Rio that they plan to replace with million-dollar condos.
So, No Rio's member collectives have begun preparations to "go into exile," as some have put it, until their new building is completed.

A few weeks ago the group's zine library, one of the more prominent such collections in the country, moved to Clemente Soto Vélez, a community center on Suffolk Street, where No Rio's director, Steven Englander, will also have an office. Volunteers have been packing up inside the third-floor darkroom. And organizers of the center's weekly Saturday afternoon punk shows said they would shift performances to other places, including Silent Barn in Bushwick, Brooklyn, starting in July.

When artists arrived at the Rivington Street building 36 years ago, there were still tenants on the upper floors, said Becky Howland, one of the founders. The artists repaired gaping holes in the storefront ceiling and augmented an unreliable boiler with a wood-burning stove made of oil drums.

The lack of commercial interest in the neighborhood, the abandonment of properties there and the low rent charged by the city gave No Rio the chance to find its footing in an area that was then ignored or avoided by most people, she said, adding that the founders never imagined that their venture would last decades.

"No Rio will live longer than any of us," Ms. Howland said. "It can give artists hope because it is a toehold amidst the glass towers and Disneyland of Manhattan."
Led by the artists Jack Waters and Peter Cramer, from the mid-1980s until the mid-1990s, the center became known for poetry, film, queer-identity art and experimental performances by people like Kembra Pfahler. Punk and antifolk shows included Michelle Shocked and Beck. The political art shows continued too, with one criticizing South African apartheid and another opposing United States actions in Central America and featuring work by Claes Oldenburg and David Wojnarowicz.

By 1994 the upstairs tenants had left, and the city had stopped accepting No Rio's rent checks, saying it would transfer the building to a developer. No Rio volunteers moved into the empty apartments, forming connections with squatting and anarchist movements centered in the East Village. After three years of noisy protests, the city relented, announcing that No Rio could have the building if people stopped living there and it raised $100,000 for repairs.

It soon became evident that mere repairs would not suffice, but by sticking to the agreement, No Rio earned good will. And as the center has endured, many officials have come to believe that it should be preserved. In 2006 the city sold the building to No Rio for a dollar. Since then, the center, which has raised $1.6 million in private donations, has also received $6.45 million in grants through City Council members, the former Manhattan Borough president Scott M. Stringer and the city's Department of Cultural Affairs.

Tom Finkelpearl, the cultural affairs commissioner, called the center "a free-flowing collective in touch with the spirit of the Lower East Side," adding that the green design of the replacement building makes it a good candidate for assistance.

The architect for the new center, Paul Castrucci, said it would be "one of the most energy-efficient buildings in the city." Plans call for roof gardens that will insulate the structure and reduce rain runoff into the city's sewer system and natural ventilation and lighting that reduce cooling and lighting loads.

In addition to supervising a gradual move, Mr. Englander is preparing for the building's final art shows, scheduled to open on June 10. One will exhibit work documenting the building. The other, called "InFinite Futures," will present artists' visions of what the No Rio site could look like in five, 50 and 500 years.

On a recent evening Mr. Englander reflected on No Rio's future, including the question of how to maintain its oppositional ethos in an ever-gentrifying environment.
That animating spirit, Mr. Englander said, comes from the people inside the building rather than its surroundings. If anything, he suggested, the changes in the neighborhood may make No Rio's willingness to explore the margins more vital.

"Nobody knows what New York City will be like when this hypergentrification catches its breath," he said, adding: "I'm pretty confident that people in line with the mission and purpose here will always be around."

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7. Mona Hatoum, FF Alumn, received School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 2016 Medal Award

School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (SMFA)
Mona Hatoum honored at 2016 Medal Award Gala
May 23, 2016, 6:30pm

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Ruth and Carl J. Shapiro Family Courtyard
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston

smfa.edu/medal
Throughout her distinguished career, Mona Hatoum has questioned and explored themes of themes of home, displacement, and self. Whether taking shape as installation, sculpture, video, photography, or works on paper, Hatoum's art elicits strong psychological and emotional responses. In celebration of her internationally acclaimed work, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (SMFA), will honor Hatoum at the Medal Award Gala on May 23, 2016, in the Ruth and Carl J. Shapiro Family Courtyard at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. First presented in 1996, SMFA's annual Medal Award recognizes notable artists and influential art patrons for their commitment to and impact on the art world.

"Mona Hatoum is one of the essential creative voices of our time, an artist whose work challenges us to rethink a world fractured by conflict and imagine new forms of connection," says SMFA President Chris Bratton. "We are privileged to be honoring her with this year's SMFA Medal Award."

Hatoum first became widely known in the mid 1980s for a series of performance and video works that focused with great intensity on the body. In the 1990s her work moved increasingly towards large-scale installations and sculpture. Working in a diverse range of media, she has developed a language in which domestic, everyday objects are often transformed into foreign, threatening, or surreal sculptures.

"Hatoum alters the context of familiar objects, actions, and bodies to evoke multi-layered associations around personhood, place, and belonging," says Committee Chair Abigail Ross Goodman. "Her work speaks to art's power to communicate complex truths in a way that language alone can't. It's the kind of intelligent practice we should foster, and I'm proud that we are celebrating her while supporting the unique history and bold future of the SMFA."

Born into a Palestinian family in Beirut in 1952, Mona Hatoum has lived and worked in London since 1975. Hatoum has participated in numerous significant exhibitions including the Turner Prize (1995); the Venice Biennale (1995 and 2005); Documenta XI (2002); the Biennale of Sydney (2006); and the Moscow Biennale (2013). She has held solo exhibitions in major museums and institutions in Europe, North and South America, Australia, and the Middle East. A major survey of her work was inaugurated at the Centre Pompidou in Paris in 2015 and will tour to Tate Modern, London and Kiasma, Helsinki in 2016.

The gala, which raises funds to support SMFA student resources and scholarships, includes seated dinner, award presentation with the artist, and a silent auction of artwork. For tickets and information, visit smfa.edu. The Medal Award, endowed through the generosity of the Haynes Family Foundation, has been awarded to Ellen Gallagher, Ellsworth Kelly, Glenn Ligon, and Sarah Sze, among others.

About the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston:
Founded in 1876 and accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (SMFA), is one of only two art schools in the country affiliated with a major museum-the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Our mission is to provide an education in the visual arts that is interdisciplinary and self-directed. For more information about our programs and partnerships, visit www.smfa.edu.

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8. Tamar Ettun, FF Alumn, at SculptureCenter, Long Island City, NY, thru Aug. 1

SculptureCenter
44-19 Purves St
Long Island City, NY 11101
United States
Hours: Thursday-Monday 11am-6pm
T +1 718 361 1750
info@sculpture-center.org
sculpture-center.org

SculptureCenter is pleased to announce the opening of an exhibition on view through August 1, 2016.

In Practice: Fantasy Can Invent Nothing New
Artists: Christopher Aque, Phillip Birch, Onyedika Chuke, Jonathan Ehrenberg, Tamar Ettun, Raque Ford, Jeannine Han, Elizabeth Jaeger, Meredith James, Jamie Sneider, Patrice Renee Washington, Tuguldur Yondonjamts

The title of this exhibition, taken directly from Freud's lecture on dreams, is a sentence stopped midway. He completes the thought by stating that the creative process of the mind can only regroup elements from already existing sources-that any one creative fantasy is a work of translating what one knows of reality into an imaginary space. The exhibition, organized from proposals for new work submitted through SculptureCenter's annual open call, borrows from the operation of the dream composite-what Freud termed "condensation"-to foreground practices that employ the means of combining and blending often contradictory elements into a collective image. The artists in the exhibition each propose fantastical places or narratives that are differentiated by distinct material approaches.

Mining the way one's fantasy directs desire toward the setting and not the object, Christopher Aque's life-size glass form and an accompanying video work depict scenes of male cruising at the site of the new World Trade Center; Jeannine Han presents a tableau vivant, accompanied by a 16mm film, made in collaboration with Daniel Riley, as a mise-en-scène of subjects and symbols that get suspended in a space that's real and oneiric; Meredith James invites viewers to inhabit scenes of altered perception where everyday objects of use are utilized as placeholders for scenographic dioramas. Proposing a multi-dimensional self, Phillip Birch's projected hologram actors are in many ways an extension of the artist and a visualization of a split-subject while Jonathan Ehrenberg's video narrative is a representation of a first and a third person's recurring dream scenario structured by the formal device of the loop; Patrice Renee Washington inserts two four-part white ceramic forms into cavernous shelving units, implying a literal fitting in and a plural makeup of being. Proposing narratives culled from multiple sources, Onyedika Chuke maps a specific period of war by situating separate occurrences that took place at the time and the geographical location of conflict; Tamar Ettun presents colorful site arrangements of cast limbs and repurposed objects that diverge the mental impact of trauma; Raque Ford's polyptych plexiglass panel reveals an enigmatic narrative of a sexual encounter between two famous female personas told through laser cut imagery and handwritten lyrics; Tuguldur Yondonjamts combines elements of mythos and the real in a dislocation and mapping of subjects who get suspended in time and across the continental space. Works structured by the mental act of recuperation are Elizabeth Jaeger's arrangement of deep ceramic vessels on steel shelving structures that the artist perceives as psychological containers of physical conditions brought upon by the mind, as Jamie Sneider's composed scene of steel and aluminum medical equipment and dyed paper and textiles wavers between a suggested absence and an influx of activity.

Curated by SculptureCenter's 2016 Curatorial Fellow Olga Dekalo.

About SculptureCenter
Founded by artists in 1928, SculptureCenter is a not-for-profit arts institution dedicated to experimental and innovative developments in contemporary sculpture. SculptureCenter commissions new work and presents exhibits by emerging and established, national and international artists. SculptureCenter has provided thousands of artists the opportunity to create and exhibit new work and introduced New York audiences to hundreds of emerging artists as well as established artists from all over the world.

In Practice: Fantasy Can Invent Nothing New is presented with generous support by the National Endowment for the Arts and The Pollock-Krasner Foundation.

SculptureCenter's exhibition and operating support is generously provided by grants from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; the Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation; the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; the Kraus Family Foundation; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; the A. Woodner Fund; Jeanne Donovan Fisher; Astoria Bank; and contributions from our Board of Trustees and Director's Circle. Additional funding is provided by the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation and contributions from many generous individuals.

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9. Yvonne Rainer, FF Alumn, at The Kitchen, Manhattan, June 2-4

Yvonne Rainer
at The Kitchen

Performa is pleased to announce The Concept of Dust: Continuous Project-Altered Annually by Yvonne Rainer at The Kitchen, presented by ADI, June 2-4, 2016.

"Ms. Rainer cannot be skipped."
-The New York Times

"The Concept of Dust: Continuous Project-Altered Annually" is an ongoing work-in-progress that interweaves formal dance and personal themes of aging and mortality with humor and diverse texts - intermittently read by Rainer and the dancers - dealing with ancient Mideast dynasties, paleontological findings, and literary quotations. The power of language as a trajectory that runs parallel to the music (Gavin Bryars' "The Sinking of the Titanic"), and the dance movement, at times interrupting it in media res, continues to be an important coordinate in Rainer's work. All three elements combine to create a somewhat melancholy ambiance. The performers in "Dust" have been given the freedom to initiate and/or abort the movement phrases as they wish, making spontaneous decisions and exercising options throughout the 45-minute duration of the piece.

Join ADI and Yvonne Rainer on June 2 for a special opening night celebration to kick off ADI/NYC. The $50 ticket price includes a post-performance champagne reception with Yvonne and the Raindears as well as a $20 tax-deductible donation to ADI.

Performances at The Kitchen run June 2-4, 2016 at 8pm.

Yvonne Rainer is managed by Performa.
The Concept of Dust was co-commissioned by Performa and the Getty.
Produced by Performa & supported by ADI's Incubator residency program.
Presented by ADI at The Kitchen.

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10. Frank Moore, FF Alumn, now online at Archive.org

The music of Frank Moore's Cherotic All-Star Band is now being archived in the Live Music Archive at Archive.Org

Archive.org has created a section for Frank Moore in their Live Music
Archive:

This first link brings you to the description of what is there:
https://archive.org/details/FrankMoore&tab=about

This is the link to the collection "home" page:
https://archive.org/details/FrankMoore&tab=collection

This is the first audio in the collection:
https://archive.org/details/frankmoore2001-03-23

Frank Moore was the founding member of the band, Frank Moore's Cherotic All-Star Band, which performed regularly in the San Francisco Bay Area from
1993 until his death in 2013. The band was comprised of an always changing group of musicians. It was a jam band that was usually quite large that also featured naked dancers. There were no rehearsals. In fact, Frank enlisted musicians in other bands, that played on the same bill before him, to be in his band that same night.

The many live recordings of these performances, as well as recordings of live internet performances by the band, will be made available in this archive. We will be adding music regularly. The archive will also be made available to others who have live recordings of Frank Moore's Cherotic All-Star Band, to be uploaded to the archive.

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11. Yura Adams, FF Alumn, at John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY, opening May 28, and more

Yura Adams will exhibit Nature Dress: paintings and drawings
Opening at John Davis Gallery, Carriage Barn May 28, 6 - 8pm
362 and 1/2 Warren Street, Hudson, NY 12534
www.johndavisgallery.com

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Greetings from Provincetown,

It's a typical Cape Cod spring: rain, sun, wind, sun, warm, cold. But the shad bushes in the dunes are in full bloom and we've begun our residencies in the dune shacks! The Compact would like to thank everyone who applied for stays in these historic dwellings in the Cape Cod National Seashore. We are honored to be managing these two dune shacks; C-Scape and Fowler.

We had a record number of applicants this year, most likely due to the ease of the online application. If you have not heard from us then you were not, unfortunately, selected for this year. The artist in residence selection process was the most competitive we've ever had. Please do not be discouraged, our jury is different each year so please apply again. We are happy to announce the three, three-week artists in residence:

Top choice, with a $500 fellowship, is Cynthia Consentino of Northampton, MA. She states: "Working in such a secluded area would be incredibly helpful. I would draw and make small sculptures out of wax and clay. These would be part of a larger installation exploring our relationship to nature. I would also photograph birds and plants in the area for source imagery".

The other selected artists are Hilary Lorenz of Brooklyn, NY, and Yura Adams, Athens, NY.

The writers selected through our lottery for the two funded weeks are: poet Pam Murray Winters, Churchton, Maryland, and, poet/performance artist Moheb Soliman, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Thanks again for helping us maintain this vital, historic resource for the public to enjoy. The deadline for next year is January 15, 2017. Applications will be available in November.

Please join us for the 29th annual Provincetown Swim for Life & Paddler Flotilla on September 10, 2016, a benefit for AIDS, women's health and the community. It has raised $4M since 1988.

Have a fun summer.
Peace,
Jay Critchley & Tom Boland

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12. Jon Keith Brunelle, FF Alumn, at Dixon Place, Manhattan, May 27

Virtual Nostalgia Death Ride '70
written and performed by Jon Keith Brunelle

A media-enhanced story of how a boy's hitchhike across a primitive, unwired country went horribly wrong and inspired an exciting new virtual reality experience. Plug into the rough and wild offline world that was 1970 America!

http://dixonplace.org/performances/virtual-nostalgia-death-ride-70/

Friday, May 27, 7:30 p.m.
Dixon Place Lounge, 161A Chrystie Street, Lower East Side (between Rivington and Delancey; F train to Second Ave)
Runtime: 30 minutes
Admission is free

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13. Russet Lederman, FF Alumn, now online at NewYorker.com

An exhibition curated by Russet Lederman, FF Alumn, has been reviewed in The New Yorker. Here is a link to the online report, and the text follows below:

http://www.newyorker.com/goings-on-about-town/art/close-to-the-edge-new-photography-from-japan

The New Yorker
Art
"CLOSE TO THE EDGE: NEW PHOTOGRAPHY FROM JAPAN"
April 16 2016 - May 28 2016
The world is in flux and vision is unmoored from reality in the work of these young artists who favor distortion. The atmospheric graininess in Daisuke Yokota's oddly truncated nudes suggests the influence of Japan's postwar avant-garde, but Kenta Cobayashi's digital smears pick up on a new visual language (the work of Eileen Quinlan feels like a touchstone). The seams and folds in Hiroshi Takizawa's pictures of concrete surfaces, which are crumpled and sandwiched between glass, echo the lightning-like rifts in Taisuke Koyama's cameraless images-the agitated results of duelling scanners.

Yoshinaga
547 W. 27th St.
NY, NY 10001
http://miyakoyoshinaga.com
212-268-7132

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14. Ida Applebroog, Beth B, FF Alumns, at Metrograph Theater, Manhattan, June 10-16

JEAN LIGNEL & B PRODUCTIONS
PRESENT
CALL HER APPLEBROOG
A FILM BY BETH B

THE METROGRAPH THEATER
7 Ludlow Street (at Canal St.), New York
June 10th-16th - Times TBA

Post-screening discussion with Beth B and Ida Applebroog
June 10th only

Call Her Applebroog 2016 Directed by Beth B 70 min.
"This deeply personal portrait of acclaimed New York-based artist Ida Applebroog was shot with mischievous reverence by her filmmaker daughter, Beth B. Born in the Bronx to Orthodox Jewish émigrés from Poland, Applebroog, now in her 80s, looks back at how she expressed herself through decades of drawings and paintings, as well as her private journals. With her daughter's encouragement, she investigates the stranger that is her former self, a woman who found psychological and sexual liberation through art. As Beth B finds a deeper understanding of her mother as a human being, Applebroog shares a newfound appreciation for her own provocative work."
-The Museum of Modern Art

http://metrograph.com/film/film/143/call-her-applebroog

Distribution: Zeitgeist Films, www.zeitgeistfilms.com

Facebook: Call Her Applebroog

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bethbprod@gmail.com
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CALL HER APPLEBROOG
FEATURING IDA APPLEBROOG CAMERA & EDITING BETH B
ORIGINAL MUSIC JIM COLEMAN COLORIST ANTHONY RAFFAELE
RE-RECORDING MIXER PAUL FUREDI
FINISHING SERVICES TECHNICOLOR-POSTWORKS
POST PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR JIM COLEMAN
PHOTOS EMILY POOLE LEGAL COUNSEL KAISER WAHAB
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS JEAN LIGNEL & BETH B
PRODUCED & DIRECTED BY BETH B

Our mailing address is:
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Copyright B Productions 2016

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15. Chin Chih Yang, FF Alumn, at MoCA Taipei, Taiwan, May 28

Dear Friends,

I hope all is well!
I would like to invite you to my solo exhibition at MOCA Taipei, Taiwan. This will be your last chance to see the exhibition if you are traveling in Asia. The exhibition will last two more weeks and it ends on June 1st, 2016

Burning ICE - an interactive installation in MOCA Taipei, on Saturday May 28th, from 10am to 9pm.

Burning ICE is another very popular, day-long interactive action included in the exhibition, first presented in Union Square Park in downtown Manhattan in the summer of 2009. People passing by are invited to sit on a bench of solid ice, their body heat accelerating the melting process. Referring to changes in the world's climate such as glacial retreat, rising seas and evaporating lakes caused, most scientists agree, by unregulated industrialization and a global culture of waste, Chin Chih Yang asks his audience again to take responsibility. At the heart of his projects is his deep belief in collective effort based on individual agency. Together, he is certain we can effect change. It is, no doubt, an idealistic point of view, but it is also, no doubt, one that inspires.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 28, 2016
U.S. Contact: Harley Spiller 917-553-4831
Taiwan Contact: Chin Chih Yang 0931-752575

The artist Chin Chih Yang presents a major solo exhibition
Kill Me or Change! Taipei 2016
at
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei (MoCA Taipei)
Opening April 1, 2016 and continuing through June 1, 2016
MOCA Studio 2016. 04. 01-05.01
MOCA Plaza 2016. 04. 01-06.01

The Taiwanese-American artist and performer Chin Chih Yang will occupy the galleries and grounds of MOCA Taipei for a major solo exhibition entitled Kill Me or Change! This retrospective will include an interactive performance art presentation; a 12x12 foot woven aluminum wall hanging; documentary prints and videos of Yang's international art events; and his 15-foot tall outdoor sculpture of a family of five, created from dozens of compressed cubes of recycled aluminum cans interspersed with benches made of solid blocks of ice. During the two-month exhibition Yang will also present interactive performances for audiences in different locations throughout the city of Taipei.

As the centerpiece of this wide ranging exhibition, Yang will reprise "Kill Me or Change," his most important performance to date on April 15 and again on April 23, 2016. In 2012, Chin Chih Yang presented the first iteration of this piece in New York City. The Taiwanese reprisal of "Kill Me or Change" will be customized for Yang's home nation to serve as a visceral demonstration of the suffocating effects of pollution. The artist will spend several months in Taipei to gather 30,000 used aluminum cans (on average, each human uses and discards 30,000 cans in their lifetime) and engage volunteers to help him clean, number, and sign each can. Once that work is completed, a construction crane will be placed on the grounds of the museum to hold the cans aloft in Yang's large sculptural aluminum sphere. After the first performance, audience members will be invited to help gather the aluminum cans and refill the sphere for the final performance, and once again after that so the sphere can be suspended in the sky for the duration of the exhibition. "Kill Me or Change" is Yang's call for people to examine their habits of personal consumption. A two-minute video of his original performance is online here: https://vimeo.com/46775357

On April 24, 2016, following the two performances of "Kill Me or Change", MoCA Taipei will host a performance/conversation event at the museum. Mr. Yang will perform with Dr. Martha Wilson, artist and founding director of Franklin Furnace Archive, the avant-garde arts organization now nested on the campus of Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. Following their presentation, a conversation about performance art will engage the public in a discussion centered on the essential question "What is performance art and how does it fit into art history?" Moderated by representatives of Taipei MOCA, San Chen and YU-Chienh Lin, the panel will include Dr. Wilson; Mr. Huang Ming Chuan, former chair of the National Culture and Arts Foundation; and Ms. Peini Beatrice Hsieh, Director of Taipei City Cultural Affairs Bureau/former director of the Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts. A documentary film produced by Huang Ming Chuan will also be presented on April 24, 2016.

Chin Chih Yang was born in Taiwan, but has now lived longer in New York City than in the land of his birth. The multi-disciplinary artist graduated from Parsons School of Design in Manhattan (BFA, 1986) and holds a Master of Science degree from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn in (1994). In a 2009 review in The New York Times, Holland Cotter called Yang's work "magical." Yang has received fellowships from the New York State Council on the Arts, The New York Foundation for the Arts, Franklin Furnace Archive, Inc., and has participated in several international residencies. The artist has lectured at Princeton and Columbia universities, and has been the subject of broadcasts on WCBS television and BBC World News. His work has been reviewed in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Taipei Times, Art Asia Pacific Magazine, The Village Voice, and many other major publications. It is Yang's mission to use art to redress environmental and social problems and instigate long-lasting positive change. He challenges all types of people with his activist presentations because he believes it is only by overcoming obstacles together that we can improve our planet and our selves.

The Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei (MOCA Taipei) is located at No. 39, Chang'an W Road in the Datong District of Taipei, Taiwan 103. MOCA Taipei is open to the public Tuesdays through Sundays, 10 am to 6 pm. Housed in a landmark 1921 building that once served as Taipei City Hall, MOCA Taipei opened to the public in 2001 and focuses on presenting public exhibitions of contemporary art and culture in its landmark historical setting.

This performance/variable media art work was made possible, in part, by the supported by National Culture and Arts Foundation, Franklin Furnace Archive, New York, The New York Foundation for the Arts, Taiwanese American Arts Council and more.

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16. Julia Scher, FF Alumn, at San Francisco MoMA, CA, thru Oct. 31

Please visit this link: https://www.sfmoma.org/read/artist-initiative-julia-scher/

Thank you.

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17. Mimi Gross, FF Alumn, at Weisacres, Manhattan, May 29

An Evening with
Mimi Gross & Douglas Dunn
May 29, 2016

Douglas Dunn and Dancers with designs by Mimi Gross. Photos by Jacob Burckhardt.

Sundays on Broadway presents an evening with Mimi Gross and Douglas Dunn.

Mimi Gross presents Evolving Collaborations, a collection of drawings, designs, costumes, and three-dimensional works developed over her nearly 40-year collaboration with choreographer Douglas Dunn. The presentation will be followed by a discussion.
All Sundays on Broadway events are free and open to the public.

This event begins at 6:00pm. Doors open at 5:45pm at WeisAcres, 537 Broadway, #3. Keep in mind, this is a small space! Please arrive on time out of courtesy to the artists.
For more information, please visit MailFilterGateway has detected a possible fraud attempt from "cathyweis.us8.list-manage.com" claiming to be cathyweis.org.

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18. Vernita Nemec, FF Alumn, at Theater for the New City, Manhattan, May 29

FF Alumn Vernita Nemec AKA N'Cognita is performing at the Theater for the New City in the Cabaret Sunday May 29th at 7:15pm.

Vernita N'Cognita's "Aging Activist Barbie", focuses with humor on solutions to the angst of lost youth & beauty. Her performances incorporate Butoh movement & now Butoh Voice from her poetry & writings, exploring aging and how our society, so focused on the beauty of youth, negatively perceives women as they age.

Best,
Vernita
www.ncognita.com
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vernita_Nemec

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19. Peter Baren, Jeffery Byrd, Linda Montano, Wen Yau, FF Alumns, at Defibrillator Gallery, Chicago, IL, June 1-5

PETER BAREN, FF Alumn, performs Performance Suite Chicago from the new series BLIND DATES WITH THE HISTORY OF MANKIND on 4 June. This multi-sensory work searches for a meeting ground between sensual bewilderment and political commentary which clashes with the constructed nature of our ideas on both progress and cultural memory coming from different social and political territories.

Also his book BDWTHOM Performances 1980-2013 is for sale at the Defibrillator Gallery. With many images, studies, scores and insightful essays by Marga van Mechelen (lecturer history of art University of Amsterdam), Alex de Vries (essayist and publisher of the publication) and an interview with the artist by Bart Rutten (Head of Collections, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam).

Defibrillator Gallery proudly presents our fifth annual Rapid Pulse International Performance Art Festival. This year, June 1-5, performance artists from around the world will descend upon the Noble Square neighborhood in Chicago to present work in the streets, in the windows, and in the gallery. In addition to live art, each day features a video series of performances for the camera. Rapid Pulse provides a unique opportunity to witness a carefully curated survey of contemporary international live and mediated performance art.

Rapid Pulse has become known around the world as a small festival with a big heart. We embrace the local and global simultaneously. Over fifty artists, administrators, and volunteers from around the world will come together for five days to contribute to an international conversation about performance art. While enriching Chicago, we are also providing a unique opportunity for artists with performance practices to build community with other live artists, international curators, and respected academics. We foster and contribute to a global dialog surrounding conceptual, ephemeral, or enigmatic forms of expression.

Rapid Pulse is a platform for underrepresented voices and time-based work that does not sit comfortably within pre-established genres or disciplines. Dynamic programming, decidedly fearless and unique, aims to provoke thought and stimulate discourse. Live performances were curated by Giana Gambino and Joseph Ravens with input from Julie Laffin who, in turn, curated the video series with Giana Gambino.

VERNISSAGE [05.31] GUEST OF HONOR : CYNTHIA PLASTER CASTER

RAPID PULSE 2016 ARTIST ROSTER
ALEJANDRO T. ACIERTO [CHICAGO] I KELVIN ATMADIBRATA [INDONESIA] I SALVATORE INSANA DEHORS/AUDELA [ITALY] | JIM BACHOR [CHICAGO] I PETER BAREN [NETHERLANDS] I HEIDI WIREN BARTLETT [US] & KULDEEP SINGH [INDIA|US] I SARAH & JOSEPH BELKNAP [CHICAGO] I STEPHANIE ELAINE BLACK [UAE|UK] I DANILO BRACCHI [BRAZIL] | ERIKA BÜLLE [MÉXICO] I JOHN BURKHOLDER & JESSICA BORTMAN [CHICAGO] | JEFFERY BYRD [US] | KATIE C. DOYLE [CHICAGO] | JAI DU [SPAIN|BELGIUM] | KEATON FOX [US] | DAVID FRANKOVICH [CANADA|FINLAND] I PEDRO GALIZA [BRAZIL] | JULIE GEMUEND [CANADA|US] | JULIA GLADSTONE [US] | ELI KABIR GOLD [US] I JUSTYNA GOROWSKA [POLAND] | ADAM YORK GREGORY & GILLIAN JANE LEES [UK] I ROOS HOFFMANN [NETHERLANDS] | HELEN KIRWAN [UK] | GAVIN KRASTIN [SOUTH AFRICA] ICHONGHA PETER LEE [US] | HEERAN LEE [KOREA|US] I SUJIN LIM [SOUTH KOREA|GERMANY] | RIVER LIN [TAIWAN|FRANCE] I LOLO HJTYU TUYUYU [SPAIN] IANGELA ALEXANDER-LLOYD [UK] | PEDRO MATIAS [PORTUGAL|NETHERLANDS] | LINDA MARY MONTANO [US] I MOTHERGIRL [CHICAGO] | ESTHER NEFF [US] I | VELA OMA[MEXICO|US] I BARCODE DJ'S [SLOVAKIA] I RAÚL RODRÍGUEZ [VENEZUELA] | MICHIKO SAIKI [JAPAN|US] | RINAT SCHNADOWER [MEXICO|ISRAEL] | AMY SINCLAIR [CHICAGO] ®IN IGLORIA [PHILIPPINES|CHICAGO] I EDRA SOTO [CHICAGO] I KEIJAUN THOMAS[US] I SARAH TROUCHE [FRANCE] I KREFER & TURCA [BRAZIL] | FERMIN DIEZ DE ULZURRUN [SPAIN] | EMMA VARKER [AUSTRALIA] | NABEELA VEGA [BANGLADESH|US] |ANDREI VENGHIAC [ROMANIA|SWEDEN] | WEN YAU [HONG KONG|US]

DAILY SCHEDULE
IN SITU performance are either roaming or at an assigned time.
Please visit www.rapidpulse.org for details and more information.
4PM WINDOW performance
7PM GALLERY performances including the VIDEO PERFORMANCE SERIES
10PM STǓ GASTRONOMY SERIES, only available with GOLD MEMBER ticket donation.
SLEEPATHON workshop by LINDA MARY MONTANO [Sun 05 June] VERY LIMITED AVAILABILITY, early registration recommended: http://sleepathon.eventbrite.com/

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20. Joseph Nechvatal, Rhys Chatham, FF Alumns, at Harvestworks, Manhattan, May 27

On May 27th (7pm) there will be a playback performance of the Destroyer of Naivetés recording by Cave Bacchus (Black Sifichi, Joseph Nechvatal & Rhys Chatham) at Harvestworks 596 Broadway, #602 NYC 10012 (Phone: 212-431-1130) Entry is free of cost.
Destroyer of Naivetés is a 1 hour 10 minute musical recording by Cave Bacchus (Black Sifichi, Joseph Nechvatal & Rhys Chatham) of Joseph Nechvatal's sex farce poetry book Destroyer of Naivetés that was released last year on Punctum Books. Destroyer of Naivetés is an epic passion poem, powerfully read by Black Sifichi, that takes up a position of excess from within a society that believes that the less you conceal, the stranger you become. All music created by Rhys Chatham. The recording Destroyer of Naivetés will be released this year on the Entr'acte label out of Antwerp.

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21. Robbin Ami Silverberg, FF Alumn, at The Grolier Club, Manhattan, opening May 31, and more

I will have work in an exhibition at the Grolier Club, "Artists & Others: The Imaginative French Book in the 21st Century", opening May 31st.

On July 28th, @ 6-7:30pm, I will also be on a panel at the Grolier Club: The Migration of French Artist's Books to the USA.

Robbin Ami Silverberg

Grolier Club
47 East 60th St, NYC NY

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22. Hector Canonge, FF Alumn, at Panoply Performance Lab, Brooklyn, May 26, and more

HECTOR CANONGE, FF Alumn, May 2016
Hector Canonge continues with the presentation of new performances, and exhibition programs for the month of May. In NYC the artist's new site-specific, performance-responsive installation, "IN PROFUNDUS," commissioned by the organization NO LONGER EMPTY is on view until July 17th in the Jameco Exchange Exhibition in Jamaica, Queens. On Thursday, May 26, Canonge will present an explorative-self reflective work "ABRASIONS OF THE SOUL" in the series Trauma Salon at Panoply Performance Laboratory. For the holiday weekend, starting May 27, Canonge will present a collaborative-durational performance with Spanish artist Camila Cañeque within the format of the program THREAD in Newburg and Kingston, Upstate New York.

- May 26, 2016, 7:00 PM
ABRASIONS OF THE SOUL
Trauma Saloon at Panoply Performance Lab
104 Meserole Street, Brooklyn, NYC

- May 27 - 29, various times
COLLABORATION with Camila Cañeque
Thread program
Safe Harbors Ann Street Gallery at 104 Ann St, Newburgh, NY
Rosekill Farm Performance Venue, Binnewater Road, Kingston, NY

- On view through July 17, 2016
IN PROFUNDUS
Site-specific, performance-responsive installation
No Longer Empty: Jamaco Exchange Exhibition
165 Street and Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica, NYC

More information: www.hectorcanonge.net

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Goings On is compiled weekly by Harley Spiller