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Contents for May 31, 2016

1. Robert Galinsky, Martha Wilson, FF Alumns, now online

Robert Galinsky, FF Alumn, launches online auction to fund Literacy for Teens in Prisons, Martha Wilson art is featured too!

Galinsky has pulled out all the stops in his newest project raising money to fund educational resources for incarcerated teens. He's set up an auction featuring a wide variety of items, including fine art, pilates lessons, coffee with notable personalities, gift cards, leadership training seminars, tickets to the US Open Tennis Tournament, and more-- Actually a high light of the auction is the art piece "
Chrysanthemum" donated by Franklin Furnace's Martha Wilson! Take a look here
https://www.charityauctionstoday.com/auctions/galinsky-coaching-lit-597 and



2. Frank Moore, FF Alumn, now online at TrailerAddict.com

The Trailer/Opener for "Let Me Be Frank", the new web video series about Frank Moore's life and art, is now featured on TrailerAddict.com

Below is the link for the trailer:

They have also archived the poster:

TrailerAddict allows users to find trailers by film, genre, actor, actress or any other type of category worth mentioning. Updated daily, TrailerAddict delivers both new and old trailers and clips from films released anywhere between 1950 and 2016.

Let Me Be Frank is a video series based on the life and art of shaman, performance artist, writer, poet, painter, rock singer, director, TV show host, teacher and bon vivant, Frank Moore. The series is available on Frank's website at http://eroplay.com/letmebefrank/ and on Vimeo at https://vimeo.com/channels/letmebefrank .



3. Franc Palaia, FF Alumn, in Hudson Valley Magazine, June, and more

Franc Palaia, FF Alumn, will be featured in Hudson Valley Magazine in June. Franc's photos will illustrate an article on composer and percussionist Joseph Bertolozzi and his Tower Music project where he played the Eiffel Tower as a musical instrument. Franc spent two weeks with Joe and a team of eight for two weeks in Paris in 2013 where Joseph banged, tapped, scraped and hit thousands of surfaces on the Eiffel Tower and recorded them in order to compose an entire CD of music created solely on the Tower sounds. The magazine will feature a story on the project and Franc's photos will illustrate it.

Franc will also present a solo show of his Tower Music photographs at Vassar College's Palmer Gallery from June 14 - July 28. The opening reception is June 14th from 4:30-6:30pm. Franc and Joseph will be on hand to meet and greet and sign CDs and Franc's Tower Music photo book. For info on the show call 845-516-4758 or Francpalaia1@gmail.com. www.Francpalaia.com. Vassar College is located on Raymond Ave in Poughkeepsie, NY 12604.



4. Allan Kaprow, Ana Mendieta, Cathy Weis, FF Alumns, at WeisAcres, Manhattan, June 5

June 5, 2016 at 6:00pm - Cathy Weis Projects and Sundays on Broadway present a film screening with Richard Move, moderated by Wendy Perron. This is the last event of the Spring 2016 season - don't miss it! Choreographer, performer, and filmmaker Richard Move presents a selection of his short, award-winning dance and performance films, including BloodWork: The Ana Mendieta Story, GIMP−The Documentary, Homage to Allan Kaprow: On the Way to Un-Art (Re-Imagined), and Bardo. These films are otherwise unavailable to the general public and this is the first occasion at which they will be screened together. The presentation will be followed by a discussion with Move moderated by Wendy Perron. WeisAcres, 537 Broadway #3, New York, NY 10012, Free admission.



5. Dustin Grella, FF Alumn, at Hamburg Short Film Festival, Germany, May 30-June 6

Dustin Grella's Animation Hotline will be included in the Special Programs at the Hamburg Short Film Festival in May 30 - June 6. Please stop by and say hi if you are in the area! Or call and leave a message and we will animated it during the festival! +1 212-683-2490!





6. Kyle deCamp, FF Alumn, wins Rome Prize 2016-17

Kyle deCamp, FF Alumn, wins Rome Prize

ANNOUNCES 2016-2017

NEW YORK and ROME (April 2016) - The American Academy in Rome is pleased to announce winners of the 2016 Rome Prize Fellowship, which annually supports advanced independent work in the arts and humanities within a unique residential community. These thirty-one artists and scholars will receive a stipend, workspace, and room and board for a period of six-months to two years at the Academy's 11-acre campus in Rome. The Rome Prize winners were presented at the Arthur and Janet C. Ross Rome Prize Ceremony, which was held in Kaplan Hall Auditorium at the New School in New York City.

Cynthia Hazen Polsky and Leon Polsky

Rome Prize
Andrew W. Mellon Artist in Residence,
Drew University; Adjunct Lecturer,
Department of Theatre, Barnard College
"here where the bridge floats" www.kyledecampcom



7. Paul Henry Ramirez, FF Alumn, now online at youtube.com

Video now on view of my exhibition RATTLE, commissioned by the Grounds For Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ February 27, 2016 - January 8, 2017. Hope you will have a chance to see the show! -Paul Henry

Please visit this link:
Thank you.

Paul Henry Ramirez



8. Tom Norton, FF Alumn, now online at youtube.com

Please visit the following link for Tom Norton Art & Invention", a 51 minute film


Thank you.



9. Chin Chih Yang, FF Alumn now online in Vogue Taiwan

Please visit this link for excellent photographs of the public performances of Chin Chih Yang, FF Alumn:


Thank you.



10. William Wegman, FF Alumn, in the Wall Street Journal, May 26

Please visit this link for an illustrated article on William Wegman, FF Alumn:


Thank you.



11. Alvin Eng, Bob Holman, Allen Ginsberg, Wendy Wasdahl, FF Alumns, at Howl Gallery, Manhattan, June 6

Howl! Festival "Beat & Beyond 2016" Presents

A staged reading of a new play by Alvin Eng

Featuring Bob Holman as Joe Gould, Mink Stole as Alice Neel
with Lulu Fogarty, Paul Gigante, Carlo Fiorletta and Matthew Maguire

Monday, JUNE 6th @ 9 PM
Howl! Gallery, 6 E. 1st St., East Village, Free Admission

The Howl! Festival-celebrating the artistry and legacy of Allen Ginsberg-will present a staged reading of 33 & 1/3 CORNELIA STREET at the newly renovated Howl! Gallery at 6 East First St, NYC, on Monday, June 6 at 9 PM. Alternating between Bohemian Greenwich Village and a 1970s Women's Studies lecture by accidental feminist icon and painter Alice Neel, the play dramatizes the conflicts of spiritual vs. commercial ownership of art and personal stories. 33 & 1/3 Cornelia Street explores the conjoined legacy of urban legend/proto-Beat poet Joe Gould and celebrated New Yorker journalist Joseph Mitchell through the vortex of Neel's groundbreaking 1933 portrait of Gould. Mitchell immortalized Gould in a 1942 The New Yorker profile for writing the longest book ever written and the first oral history-or did he? Later, Mitchell published a second profile, "Joe Gould's Secret," claiming Gould's opus to be a hoax...or was it?

For the Howl! reading, Joe Gould will be played by Bob Holman, poet, Bowery Poetry founder and PBS Language Matters host. Alice Neel will be played by the legendary Mink Stole, featured in all of John Waters' films. The cast will also feature Obie Award winner Matthew Maguire as Joseph Mitchell, Paul Gigante as Ken Doolittle, Carlo Fiorletta as Minetta Tavern bartender and Lulu Fogarty as Younger Alice Neel. Dramaturg is Wendy Wasdahl.

With the recent publication of Jill Lepore's new book, "Joe Gould's Teeth" (based on her New Yorker profile of the same name-marking the third time Gould has been featured in The New Yorker), as well as Thomas Kunkel's 2015 biography, "Joseph Mitchell: Man in Profile," and with Alice Neel a perennial for exhibitions, the play is play very timely and we look forward to a future full production.

Admission is free, seating is first come, first served. For more info:
Howl Festival website or call 917.475.1294
Copyright (c) 2016 Alvin Eng, All rights reserved.

Copyright (c) 2016 Alvin Eng, All rights reserved.



12. Rachel Frank, FF Alumn, at Danese/Corey Gallery, Manhattan, opening June 2, and more

Hi friends,
Hope you all are well and enjoying summer. I wanted to share some upcoming exhibitions and news.

Common Threads
Caroline Wells Chandler, Evie Falci, Rachel Frank, Leah Guadgnoli, Robin Kang, Jacob Rhodes, Sean Riley, Amy Giovanna Rinaldi

Opening Reception: Thursday, June 2nd, 6-8 pm
Curated by Brent Auxier
June 3rd -- July 29, 2016
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 2nd, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
511 West 22nd Street, NYC
I will have two of my Pattern for a Yurt pieces in this group exhibition.

Curated by Matt Bollinger
Zürcher Gallery
June 29th -- July 29th, 2016
Opening Reception: Wednesday, June 29th, 6-8 pm
33 Bleecker Street, NYC
I will have two of my bison heads and a photograph from my Rewilding project in this group exhibition.

In addition, I am thrilled to announce I will an artist-in-residence at the Innoko National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska as part of the Voices of the Wilderness AIR program. As part of this residency, I will work and meet with rangers and biologists and get to learn more about the Rewilding of the Wood Bison in the refuge, which took place in 2015.

Happy summer,




13. Jason E. Bowman, FF Alumn, at Hasselblad Foundation, Gothenburg, Sweden, thru Oct. 2

Watched! Surveillance, Art and Photography
May 28-October 2, 2016

Hasselblad Foundation
Ekmansgatan 8
SE-412 56 Gothenburg

T +46 31 778 21 50

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Participating artists: Meriç Algün Ringborg, Jason E. Bowman, James Bridle, Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin, Tina Enghoff, Alberto Frigo, Mishka Henner, Marco Poloni, Ann-Sofi Sidén, Hito Steyerl

The exhibition Watched! Surveillance, Art and Photography reflects on the complexities of contemporary surveillance, with a specific attention to photography. The works in the exhibition are from the last ten years, and they convey different approaches to surveillance: from technologies used by state and authorities to everyday monitoring practices that have become an integrated part of our lives, especially within social media.

Contemporary surveillance is not limited to visual monitoring, but in order to understand how surveillance works, it is still necessary to address the photographic. Our entire existence is being photographed and visualized to an unprecedented degree. This raises new questions about voluntary and involuntary visibility, as well photohistorical issues of watching and being watched.

The artists in Watched! appropriate imagery and apply CCTV, Facial Recognition Technology, Google Street View, life-logging and virtual animation. They also reactivate older practices of spying, exposure and voyeurism. Conceptually, they probe issues of security, which are used as arguments for enhanced surveillance, but which often ignore the discriminatory scrutiny, criminalization and vulnerability that follow.

Watched! is part of a research project on surveillance, art, and photography in Europe in the new millennium, initiated by Louise Wolthers, Head of Research at the Hasselblad Foundation. The accompanying book, published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, includes artworks by 40 artists, as well as in-depth essays on surveillance by leading scholars within the field, such as Tom Holert, Hille Koskela and Peter Weibel.

Curators: Louise Wolthers, Dragana Vujanovic and Niclas Östlind

The exhibition and the book are collaborations between the Hasselblad Foundation, Valand Academy, Kunsthal Aarhus, Galleri Image, ARoS and C/O Berlin.

Upcoming exhibition venues are Kunsthal Aarhus, October 14-December 31, 2016, with selected works displayed at Galleri Image and ARoS, in Aarhus, October 14-December 18, 2016; C/O Berlin February 17-May 21, 2017.

May 28, 1pm
Guided tour of the exhibition by the curators and artists

August 24, 6pm
Book launch at Konst-ig, Åsögatan 124, Stockholm

September 12-16
Artist talks and film screenings at Valand Academy, Gothenburg

More information is continuously updated on www.hasselbladfoundation.se and akademinvaland.gu.se



14. Marisa Jahn, FF Alumn, at The Brooklyn Museum, June 4

The CareForce One makes its NYC debut at Brooklyn Museum Target Family Saturday on June 4th from 5-9 pm. Interactive media, car, and advocates available 5-9 pm.

Check out the CareForce One's graphics that trigger songs by those at the frontlines of care. The performance and accompanying artwork is being featured as part of the Brooklyn Museum's Agit Prop exhibition, which runs through August 7th and comes at a time when New York's City Council deliberates a Bill that would creating a Division of Paid Care, which would conduct public education and connect workers to relevant systems & resources for enforcing their rights (Int. No. 1084).



15. Mendi & Keith Obadike, FF Alumns, in Chicago, IL, June 4-18

We are bringing our project Free/Phase to Rebuild Foundation's Stony Island Arts Bank in Chicago, June 4-18, 2016. Free Phase is an exhibition inspired by African-American freedom songs. We're including information about the project and links to footage from last year's iteration of the project below.

Best regards,

There are three parts to the project, which can be experienced free of charge at the Stony Island Arts Bank from June 4-18, 2016. Beacon plays from the balcony of the Stony Island Arts Bank at 9 am, 12 pm, and 7 pm daily. Overcome plays on a loop during the Stony Island Arts Bank open hours (Tuesday through Saturday, 12pm-7pm). And Dialogue with DJs occurs Tuesdays through Saturdays from 2pm to 6pm.


A Sound Installation. At 9 am, Noon, and 7pm, melodies from freedom songs will chime from the balcony of the Stony Island Arts Bank, like a beam from a lighthouse or a call to prayer.


A Video and Surround Sound Work. Using sounds recorded from the structure of the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama we reimagine the song "We Shall Overcome." This unites a site and a song associated with a key moment in the Civil Rights Movement.

Dialogue with DJS

A Community Engagement Work. From 2pm - 6pm, Tuesdays through Saturdays, the public will have opportunities to engage in private listening sessions and conversations about music and freedom with renowned Chicago DJs.



16. Franc Palaia, FF Alumn, at Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY, opening June 14

Hello Friends,
I am pleased to announce my new one-person show on Tower Music/ Musique de la Tour, a photographic documentation of a unique musical project by composer and percussionist, Joseph Bertolozzi at Vassar College's Palmer Gallery. The show debuts a selection of 30 large archival color prints from my Tower Music series. Joseph and a team of seven spent two weeks on the Eiffel Tower harvesting over 10,000 sounds from which Joseph composed an entire CD of music using only the recorded sounds. The exhibit will also include video clips by Tower Music videographer Joseph Redwood Martinez. Six of the eight team members may attend the opening reception and will meet and greet and answer questions. Joseph Bertolozzi and I will conduct a CD and book signing during the reception.

See the recent article on Tower Music in the June Hudson Valley Magazine illustrated by my photographs.

Hope to see you,





17. Doug Beube, FF Alumn, at San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, CA, opening June 5

San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art!
560 South First Street San Jose, CA 95113

This is Not a Book

Jun. 5 - Sep. 11, 2016
Focus Gallery
Opening Reception
Sunday, June 5
*Members Preview, 1pm-2pm

Public Reception, 2pm-4pm
Free admission
Add to my calendar

Talking Art
Paper Talk
Sunday, June 26, 3:30pm-5pm

Artist Panel Discussion
Sunday, July 17, 3:30pm-5pm

Guston Abright
Jody Alexander
James Allen
Doug Beube
Sarah Brown
Kim Henigman Bruce
Valerie Buess
Julie Chen
Marie Dern & Danielle Giudici Wallis
Brian Dettmer
Lauren DiCioccio
Jessica Drenk
Arian Dylan
Andrew Hayes
Helen Hiebert
Meg Hitchcock
Airan Kang
Lisa Kokin
Vince Koloski
Emily Payne
Maria Porges
Guy Laramée
Jacqueline Rush Lee
Sandi Miot
Mike Stilkey
Vita Wells
Barbara Wildenboer

In collaboration with Seager Gray Gallery, the ICA will present This is Not a Book: Chapter Two in the Focus Gallery.

For the past decade, Seager Gray has taken the lead in presenting art related to books and recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of their now widely acclaimed Art of the Book exhibition, which takes place each May at the Mill Valley gallery. The ICA's presentation culls from that rich history and continues where the ICA's 2001 exhibition This is Not A Book left off. The current exhibition is curated by Donna Seager.
The typical anatomy of a printed book is text and/or images on paper, bounded by glue or sewn together. On the interior pages, authors write stories and information about places, memories, facts, and images, and on the exterior, a cover details the title of the book, name of the author, and often offers a teaser summary. In This is Not a Book: Chapter 2, 28 artists expand on the very essence of a book. The ubiquitous objects on the shelves of our homes or libraries have been astonishingly altered into wondrous sculptures. One might still discern the materiality of the pages and the characteristics of the covers. However, they are now transfigured into inventive forms, from intimate, finely carved objects to large-scale installations to glowing cubes. With curiosity, whit, and play, artists in This is Not a Book: Chapter 2 create sculptural objects that question our assumptions about book design, the future of the book, and our relationship to these ordinary, but important and cherished publications.

This is Not a Book: Chapter 2 is generously supported in part by the ICA Director's Circle.



18. Devora Neumark, FF Alumn, at Oasis Gallery, Hong Kong, opening June 25, 2016

Devora Neumark's latest public work, in collaboration with Open Door and Rowena Yin-Fan Chan, will be on view from June 25th through July 23rd at the Central Oasis Gallery in Hong Kong as part of the How to Make Space project curated by Rear View (Projects)/Jennifer Davis and Su-Ying Lee. This is an 2015-2016 apexart Franchise Program winning exhibition.




19. Linda Stein, FF Member, at Flomenhaft Gallery, Manhattan, thru July 14

547 West 27th Street
Chelsea, NY

Chelsea, Manhattan
APRIL 28-JULY 14, 2016
Tues-Sat: 10:30am-5:00pm

Interview & 7-minute Film: Tuesday, June 7, 6-8pm
with Dr. Gail Levin interviewing the artist

Old City Publishing has just published Holocaust Heroes: Fierce Females, Tapestries and Sculpture by Linda Stein, a full-color, 84-page book, with a foreword by Gloria Steinem and essays by notable international scholars. Contact HAWT@HaveArtWillTravel.org to order it.



20. Michel Auder, FF Alumn, at Lincoln Center, Manhattan, June 2

June 2, 7:30pm

NADA is pleased to announce a video and music programming series featuring Michel Auder in collaboration with Kevin Beasley and Gianni Jetzer to be held at The David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center.
View three short films by Michel Auder-Heads of the Town, Endless Column, and 1967-including a talk between the artist and curator Gianni Jetzer followed by a sound/performance piece from rising artist Kevin Beasley, one of Auder's students whose work was featured at the 2014 Whitney Biennial.

Coming of age in the Parisian bohemia of the '60s and Warhol's New York of the '70s, Michel Auder's "elusive and tantalizing" works (New York Times) are essential to anyone seeking to understand what constitutes beauty in the realm of video art.

The David Rubenstein Atrium
Broadway between 62nd and 63rd Streets
The event is free and open to the public
RSVP at rsvp@newartdealers.org

NADA at The Atrium will continue the David Rubenstein Atrium's commitment to presenting dynamic programming exploring the cross-section between the visual arts and music. The program features an artist working in video in collaboration with a musical performance / sound installation.

NADA is the definitive non-profit arts organization dedicated to the cultivation, support, and advancement of new voices in contemporary art.

New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA)
55 Chrystie Street, Suite 410
New York, NY 10002
t 212 594 0883
f 212 594 0884



21. Veronica Vera, FF Alumn, releases new book
Dear Colleague,
I'm delighted to announce the release of my new book, Miss Vera's Cross Gender Fun For All. I am absolutely certain it will help you in your practice, especially in these times when there is so much confusion around gender and sexuality. Please see these links for more information.
I welcome your response!
Bye Bye Binary
Veronica Vera, D.H.S.

Doctor of Human Sexuality
Author & Founder
Miss Vera's Finishing School
For Boys Who Want To Be Girls
212-242-6449 (vm info)
212-989-0906 (office)



22. Nicolás Dumit Estévez, Brendan Fernandes, Yoko Inoue, Clifford Owens, Emily Roysdon, FF Alumns, at MeetFactory, Prague, Czech Republic, opening June 11

Curator: Sara Reisman
Opening: June 11, 7:30 pm
Exhibition duration: June 11 - August 28
Artists: Rehan Ansari, Nicolás Dumit Estévez Brendan Fernandes, Yoko Inoue, Claudia Joskowicz, Kirsten Justesen, Clifford Owens, Jan Pfeiffer, Emily Roysdon, and Roman Stetina

MeetFactory, o. p. s.
Ke Sklárně 3213/15
150 00 Praha 5

Enacting Stillness includes a group of visual and performance artists who are engaged with stillness, stoppage, and slowing down in the context of performance. Artists in the exhibition employ gestures that involve turning away, inward, and upward, upending our expectations for the continuity of dance and theatrical compositions and lines of movement and thought. Enacting Stillness considers the political and emotional potential that these unexpected ruptures might mean to both the artist and the viewer.



23. Nancy Azara, FF Member, now online at methodsofart.net , and more

Please read this fine interview about my life and my art. The project, Methods of Art (MOA) - Archive of Artists Interviews was developed by Johannes Hedinger and Torsten Meyer, produced by the University of Cologne with Konstanze Schuetze.

Nancy Azara in Methods of Art (MOA) - Archive of Artists Interviews

Please note: The "Next Question" pull-down on the lower right of the video contains a discussion of 10 different categories.

And you are invited to my workshop on July 23, in Woodstock, NY:

Reflections: We are the Mirror

We are the mirror as well as the face in it.
Rumi, Sufi Poet, 13th Century

Saturday, Jul 23rd, 10-5pm, $100
Nancy's Studio in Woodstock, NY

This workshop will metaphorically bring us to view a reflection of ourselves and examine the different aspects of that reflection through meditation and artmaking and explore this concept.

Open to all.
To reserve a place, call or email Nancy at 917-572-7461, nancy@nancyazara.com

Best regards.
Nancy Azara




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