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Contents for September 14, 2016

Nora York, FF Alumn, In Memoriam

The New York Times
Nora York, Singer Who Fused Forms, Dies at 60
SEPT. 8, 2016

Nora York, a singer and performer who intrigued audiences with bold mashups of jazz, rock and other genres, died on Saturday at her home in Manhattan. She was 60.
The cause was pancreatic cancer, her friend Sarah Teale said.

Ms. York sang with a supple, polished voice that was by turns mournful, yearning and powerful. She covered or adapted the work of musicians like the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Charles Mingus, Joe Simon, Stravinsky, George Gershwin and Fats Waller.
"I take the form of a tune like 'Moanin' ' and sing 'Satisfaction' over those changes," Ms. York told The Boston Globe in 2001. "It plays with memory and feeling in a different way."

Reconciling these seemingly disparate styles of music came naturally to Ms. York, a polymath who delighted in synthesizing philosophy, poetry, politics and song in front of an audience.

Blond and six-feet-tall, she could command the stage in frequent performances at the Knitting Factory and Joe's Pub at the Public Theater in Manhattan, and at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. She also sang around the world at concert venues, universities and events like the Newport Jazz Festival. She taught at the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and was an active performance artist.

After she learned she had cancer last year, she collaborated with her husband, the painter Jerry Kearns, on a performance piece based onPuccini's tragic opera "Tosca." Titled "Diva's Song," the work featured Ms. York's interpretation of the "Vissi d'arte" aria and Mr. Kearns's paintings, their object to show how art can help people achieve transcendence, even over mortality.

Nora Ann Schwartz was born in Chicago on Aug. 13, 1956, and grew up there. She received a bachelor's degree from what is now the University of the Pacific in Stockton, Calif. She took up performance art and singing full time after moving to New York, where a friend began calling her "Nora York." She later adopted the name legally.
Ms. York was awarded a Robert Rauschenberg Foundation grant, received two composition commissions from the New York State Council on the Arts and performed one of her songs, "What I Want," as a TED Talk.

She married Mr. Kearns, who survives her, in 1998. She is also survived by her mother, Betsy Schwartz; a brother, Andrew, and a sister, Sarah Schwartz.

Ms. York released four albums, none of which were picked up by a major record label in the United States. She told The New York Times in 2000that she thought the record companies were reluctant because much of her music was uncategorizable.
"Every time I talk to anyone at a major label, they tell me they have no idea what they would do with me," she said.



1. Martha Wilson, FF Alumn, at Pratt Manhattan Gallery, Sept. 27

Feminism is Politics!
Curated by
Olga Kopenkina

September 28-November 23, 2016

Opening Reception
September 27, 6-8:30 PM

Panel Discussion at 6:15 PM, moderated by Martha Wilson, with Olga Kopenkina, Mujeres Públicas, Tanja Ostojić and YES! Association / Föreningen JA!.

Performance "Misplaced Women?" by Tanja Ostojić to
follow panel.

Feminism Is Politics! is an inquiry into what is conceptualized by feminists and queer/lesbians in the 21st century as New Feminism. The exhibition features video, performance works and art activism that address the feminist position in action and redefine the notion of "political" within the new millennium's paradigm of uncertainty and precarity.

Artists include:
Pauline Boudry/Renate Lorenz; Bureau of Melodramatic Research; Melanie Cervantes; Regina José Galindo; Gluklya (Natalia Pershina-Yakimanskaya); Victoria Lomasko; Liza Morozova; Mujeres Públicas; Tanja Ostojić; YES! Association / Föreningen JA!; Anna Zvyagintseva

This exhibition is sponsored in part by the Republic of Serbia Ministry of Culture, the Berlin Senate Chancellery-Cultural Affairs Department, and the Swedish Arts Grants Committee's International Programme for Visual and Applied Artists.

Pratt Manhattan Gallery
144 West 14th Street
New York, NY 10011

Gallery Hours
Monday-Saturday, 11 AM-6 PM
Thursday until 8 PM



2. Julia Scher, FF Alumn, at SFMOMA, CA, Sept. 16

Responding to Predictive Engineering: An SFMOMA Artist Initiative Colloquium
Friday, September 16

Phyllis Wattis Theater, SFMOMA

Admission is free, but reservations are required. Kindly RSVP to rfaust@sfmoma.org

Join media artist Julia Scher, members of SFMOMA's Artist Initiative team, and four distinguished scholars for an expanded discussion of Scher's Predictive Engineering3, a surveillance-based installation on display at SFMOMA through October 30. First shown at SFMOMA in 1993, and updated by the artist in 1998 and 2016, Predictive Engineering3 is an iterative work that responds to changing technological and cultural conditions. Scher will discuss Predictive Engineering3 in the context of durational aesthetics and surveillant architectures, while the guest scholars and Artist Initiative team members will respond through the lenses of their own research and experiences.

Guest Scholars
Pip Laurenson, Head of Collection Care Research at Tate
Fionn Meade, Artistic Director at the Walker Art Center
Kriss Ravetto-Biagioli, Co-Director and Associate Professor of Cinema and Digital Media at the University of California, Davis
Gloria Sutton, Assistant Professor of Art History and Visual Studies at Northeastern University's College of Arts, Media and Design and a research affiliate in the Art Culture Technology Program at MIT

Julia Scher Artist Initiative team
Co-led by Rudolf Frieling, Curator of Media Arts; Jill Sterrett, Director of Collections; and Robin Clark, Director of the Artist Initiative, the team comprises ten SFMOMA staffers, as well as consulting designers and programmers.

Funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Artist Initiative at SFMOMA is a series of collaborative, interdisciplinary collection research projects bringing together artists, curators, conservators, and other arts professionals to pilot new approaches to contemporary art conservation, interpretation, and display.

Related event
Julia Scher Artist Talk at SFMOMA, Thursday, September 15 at 7PM
A limited number of complimentary tickets to this event are available. You may requests complimentary tickets by contacting rfaust@sfmoma.org on or before Friday, September tenth.



3. Judy Richardson, FF Member, at Lichtundfire, Manhattan, thru Oct. 23, and more

Judy Richardson, FF member, at Lichtundfire, 175 Rivington St. New York, Opening Sunday Sept. 11 through Oct. 23, and ArtHelix 289 Meserole St. Brooklyn, opening Sept. 16 through Oct. 16



4. Hector Canonge, FF Alumn, fall 2016 events



new work
in MANIFESTA 11, The European Biennial for Contemporary Art, in Zurich Switzerland. After completing the production, and exhibition of solo shows, and the presentation of new works in Performance Art in various countries in South America (Mexico as invited artist by the UNAM, Chile as director of the project APLAB, Argentina with "Impulsos Performagráphikos," and Bolivia as guest artist for the CCPSCZ) the artist was selected to participate in MANIFESTA 11 with his project "B-EAT-ING-OTHER-NESS." In the spirit of 100 years of Cabaret Voltaire and the Dadaist movement, Canonge's new work is an exploration of and experimentation with the body as instrument for social and ethnic constructions. The project includes the use of traditional Andean rituals, dance movement, popular South American objects, and the participation of professionals from the fields of health, science, and cultural studies.

Continuing with his work, Canonge returns to New York City for the season premiere of his independent initiative LiVEART.US presenting the program "Transformations" on September 17th at the Queens Museum, and for the presentation of his solo performance "TRAUM(A)" to be featured on September 25th as the inaugural event for the new performance series CENTIPEDE at JACK in Brooklyn.

Dates, Times and Locations:

- 16, 2016
MANIFESTA 11, The European Biennial for Contemporary Art
Various venues, Zurich, Switzerland

September 17, 2016
Queens Museum, Unisphere Gallery
NYC Building, Flushing Meadows Park
Queens, New York City, USA

September 25, 2016
505 1/2 Waverly Avenue
Brooklyn, New York City, USA

September 30, 2016
American Performance Artists Syndicate, AMPAS
First meeting. Undisclosed location (Registration)
Queens, New York City, USA

Hector Canonge
Artist / Curator / Educator / Cultural Promoter
Email: hector@hectorcanonge.net
Website: www.hectorcanonge.net
Skype: HectorCanonge



5. Donna Henes, FF Alumn, at Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, Sept. 22

Drumming in the Dark!
41st Annual Autumn Equinox Celebration with Mama Donna Henes, Urban Shaman

Exotic Brooklyn, New York¬-¬-Autumn is right around the corner and New York's own Urban Shaman, Donna Henes, is getting ready to mark the changing of the seasons as she has done for the past 40 years. Mama Donna, as she is affectionately known, will say goodbye to summer and "call in the fall" at a rousing sunset celebration on the first day of the season, Thursday, September 22nd at 6:30 at Grand Army Plaza, Bailey Fountain in Brooklyn.

Mama Donna's Autumn Equinox Celebration is a free, family-friendly event. Bring kids, dogs, drums and plenty of spirit!

Here are the exact details:

Thursday, 6:30 PM EDT
Grand Army Plaza, Bailey Fountain
Park Slope, Exotic Brooklyn.
Meet at the Fountain. (2/3 train to Grand Army Plaza)
For more information: 718-857-1343



6. Roberta Allen, FF Alumn, at Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, La Jolla, CA, opening Sept. 23

Roberta Allen, solo show, Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, La Jolla, CA
Opens Fri. Sept. 23, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
through Nov. 7, 2016

Dear Friends + Art Community,

I will show a new series of conceptual image/text works on paper, called "Thinking About Thought" in the Rotunda Gallery. If you're nearby, I hope you'll stop in.

Language has been the inspiration for most of Allen's conceptual art for many years. Her work, exhibited internationally, is in the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art as well as many other public and private collections. The Athenaeum holds the complete collection of Allen's artist's books.

Allen is a short story writer, novelist and memoirist, as well as a conceptual artist. She has been a Tennessee Williams Fellow in Fiction. For 18 years, she taught creative writing at The New School. She has also taught at Columbia University and in private workshops for 26 years and continues to do so.

1008 Wall Street
La Jolla, CA 92037
(858) 454-5872


Allen's art is represented in New York by Minus Space.



7. Chun Hua Catherine Dong, FF Alumn, at Visualeyez, Edmonton, Canada, Sept. 23

Chun Hua Catherine Dong will present her performance, " To Begin," at Latitude 53 Contemporary Visual Cultural as part of The 16th Visualeyez Performance Art Festival

Time: September 23rd 20:00 pm - 23:00pm
Location: Latitude 53, 10242 - 106 Street Edmonton, Alberta T5J 1H7 CANADA

"To Begin" is a duration performance that investigates social transformation through repetition and labor. Dong holds a stack of books as long as she can, If she cannot hold them anymore, she will let the books drop. Each time the books drop, she tears a page from a book, writes the exact time when the books dropped on that page, and puts the page to a wall. She also observes how the books dropping influences the surrounding and the situation. In this work, the stack of books is the burden of both history and unsustainable civilization. In our current social climate, collapse seems inevitable. This performance demonstrates that the process of social transformation can be slow, but changes can happen anytime and anywhere. It examines how the collapse of power structures shift social dynamics, and how this inevitable collapse influences our daily existence and creates new beginning.

For more about this work

For more about the Festival


Chun Hua Catherine Dong, born in China, is a visual artist working with performance, photography, and video. She received a M.F.A. from Concordia University and a B.F.A from Emily Carr University Art & Design in Canada. She has performed in multiple international performance art festivals and venues, such as, The Great American Performance Art in New York, Rapid Pulse International Performance Art Festival in Chicago, Infr'Action in Venice, Dublin Live Art Festival in Dublin, Kaunas Biennial in Lithuania, Grace Exhibition Space in Brooklyn, ENCUENTRO Performance and Conference in Santiago, Internationales Festival für Performance in Mannheim, Place des Arts in Montreal, and so on.

She has exhibited her works at Fernando Pradilla Gallery in Madrid, The Schusev State Museum of Architecture in Moscow, Gera Museum in Vrsac, New Art Center in Boston, The Others Art Fair in Turin, Delhi Photo Festival in Delhi, The Aine Art Museum in Tornio, Art Museum at University of Toronto in Toronto, and Vancouver Art Gallery in Vancouver. Her video work has been screened in Brazil, Mexico, Finland, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Colombia, Spain, The Netherlands, Finland, Poland, Greece, Romania, Croatia, Denmark, Sweden, Scotland, China, USA, and Canada. Among many other awards and grants, she is the recipient of Franklin Furnace Award for contemporary avant-garde art in New York in 2014. Her performance is featured at Marina Abramovic Institute and listed amongst the ''Top Nine Political Art Projects of 2010'' by Art and Threat magazine. Dong now lives in Montreal.



8. Jayoung Yoon, FF Alumn, at Usage NY, Brooklyn, opening Sept. 15

September 15 - October 14, 2016
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 15th, 7 - 10PM

Usage NY
163 Plymouth St, Brooklyn, New York 11201

Mon-Fri: 9AM - 6PM, Sun: 11AM - 6PM

"Eighteen" exhibits the work of Dev Harlan , Cheryl Wing-Zi Wong and Jayoung Yoon - three artists working in sculpture, installation and transformation over time. The title of the show references the spatial concept of Gallery Usagi; architect Sou Fujimoto's design is based on eighteen movable panels that divide, striate and give impermeability to our space. In "18", the panels are used not as surfaces to display 2D work, but as interventions in space that divide time.

CICA Experimental Film and Video Exhibition Summer/Fall 2016
August 12 - September 18, 2016

Czong Institute for Contemporary Art (CICA)
196-30, Samdo-ro, Yangchon-eup, Gimpo-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea 415-843

Wed-Sun 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM



9. Sherrie Levine, Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, FF Alumns, at Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany, opening Sept. 18

Drama Queens
The Collection on Stage
September 18, 2016-January 15, 2017

Opening: September 18, 12-2pm

Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen
Gustav-Heinemann-Strasse 80
D-51377 Leverkusen
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11am-5pm, Thursday 11am-9pm

T +49 214 855560
F +49 214 8555644


With works by Joseph Beuys, Heinz Breloh, Anthony Caro, Roberto Crippa, Pia Fries, Thomas Grünfeld, Ernst Hermanns, Alexej von Jawlensky, Erich Lanz, Sherrie Levine, Henri Matisse, Gerhard Merz, Arnold Odermatt, Tony Oursler, Pablo Picasso, David Rabinowitch, Fiona Rae, Arnulf Rainer, Robert Rauschenberg, Gerhard Richter, David Reed, Oskar Schlemmer, Tim Scott, Bernard Schultze, Mary Vieira, Wolf Vostell, Andy Warhol as well as Lothar Götz, Christian Jendreiko, Michael Sailstorfer, Roland Schappert, and Heike Weber

Each and every artwork performs a drama of its very own. It posits claims and competes with other formidable perspectives on reality. It occupies space, or else withdraws politely. Some works want to be placed on a plinth, while others demand darkened surrounding so as to protect their complexion from the light. Works appear preferably in groups, but also as individual performers. In exhibitions they enter into relationships with one another.

The artworks that have been acquired for the collection of Museum Morsbroich in the course of the decades were always selected with a view to a particular issue, namely, whether they would cut a dash in the palace's Baroque interior. Like in a film for which the settings have already been decided on and so now only the casting of the protagonists remains to be done, the presentation framework is given, but it still offers sufficient scope for artfully staged appearances.

The "Drama Queens" exhibition explores different possibilities as to how the experience of the art and the self might be heightened in a dialogue between work and viewer, artist and curator. With this exhibition, Museum Morsbroich aims to respond actively to the demands of the works. Which sounds drive the rhythm in the colour tones of individual paintings? What furniture do the works by David Reed require so as to feel really at home? How can the principle of good neighbourliness be implemented in the context of the exhibition? Who gets on with whom?

Museum Morsbroich is staging the collection as a drama on its late-Baroque stage and in close collaboration with the artists. By using the means of film and theatre, the exhibition sees itself as an experimental stage on which various forms of art presentation and perception can be played out. The staging of the collection is an act that involves changing role allocations-for the artists, the curators and the exhibition visitors.

Curators of the exhibition are Markus Heinzelmann, Fritz Emslander, and Stefanie Kreuzer.

Along with Drama Queens, we are showing on the Graphics Floor:

Peter Radelfinger. Aah ... Aha !
October 7, 2016-April 23, 2017



10. Scott McCarney, FF Alumn, at MoMA PS1, Long Island City, Queens, Sept. 15-18


An installation by Scott McCarney for the New York Art Book Fair
in the window between the ARTBOOK @ MoMA PS1 Bookstore
and M. Wells Dinette (on the ground floor of the museum).

Thursday 16 September - Sunday 18 September 2016

"Going Bananas in New York" is drawn from an extensive collection of
bananabilia accumulated over 40 years by the correspondence art
entity BANANACO. The objects, images and clippings on display were
exchanged for mailings from "The Professor," the mail art persona (and
Scott McCarney's alter ego) who emerged in the 1970s. Initially a
means to communicate with McCarney's friends who lived away, the
project grew to include newly minted friends of The Professor's from
the correspondence art network. BANANACO NEWS (2008), a collection
of The Professor's broadside published from 1977 to 1982 and
Bananaco Pecha Kucha (2013), an illustrated guide of 20 things
regarding BANANACO are also featured.

Partially inspired by The Keeper currently on view at the
New Museum and Scott's quote in the New York Times
(What You Collect: The Ordinary and the Odd).

Preview Thursday, September 15, 6-9 pm
Friday, September 16, 1-7pm
Saturday, September 17, 11am-9pm
Sunday, September 18, 11-am-7pm

MoMA PS1 is located at 22-25 Jackson Avenue on 46th Avenue,
Long Island City, NY



11. Robin Tewes, FF Alumn, now online at womensvoicesforchange.org

Hi Everyone - I'm happy to share with you a recent interview in my studio with Grace-Graupe Pillard.
Thanks for your time,





12. Terry Berkowitz, Barbara Hammer, FF Alumns, at Kimmel Center, Manhattan, opening Sept. 14

Please join us next Wednesday, September 14th from 6:30-8:30pm at Kimmel Galleries for a special reception celebrating our new exhibit ART CART: Honoring the Legacy.

The exhibition is located in the Stovall Family Gallery, on the 8th floor of the Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY.
Refreshments will be served in room 802.

Facebook here.

Featuring the work of:
Zigi Ben-Haim
Terry Berkowitz
Amaranth Ehrenhalt
Harriet FeBland
Arlene Gottfried
Barbara Hammer
Morton Kaish
Mary Miss
Marilyn Schwartz
Adele Shtern

We hope to see you there!

Pamela Jean Tinnen
Curator | The Kimmel Windows + Kimmel Galleries
The Kimmel Center
New York University
60 Washington Square South
New York, New York 10012
(w) 212 998 4950 (c) 347 634 2938



13. John Ahearn, Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful, Brendan Fernandes, Alicia Grullon, Yoko Inoue, Joan Jonas, Kimsooja, Clifford Owens, Emily Roysdon, FF Alumns, at The 8th Floor, Manhattan, opening Sept. 21

Please Join Us for the Opening of
Enacting Stillness

Wednesday, September 21
from 6 to 8pm

The 8th Floor
17 West 17th Street, 8th Floor

Enacting Stillness will be on view from Wednesday, September 21 to Friday, January 13, 2017. The exhibition considers the political potential of slowing down and stopping as forms of resistance, protest, and refusal. An international group of artists engage in practices that challenge and upend our expectations for the continuity of performative compositions, lines of movement, and modes of thought. Working with the disciplines of choreography, theater, moving image, sculpture and performance, Enacting Stillness presents a multivalent reflection on political histories from the Americas to Europe and Asia, with projects that employ a range of gestures and time-based practices to question what unexpected ruptures like meditation, contemplation, rest, and distortions of movement and time might mean to both the artist and the viewer.

Enacting Stillness features artists John Ahearn, Rehan Ansari, Nicolás Dumit Estévez, Brendan Fernandes, Alicia Grullon, Yoko Inoue, Joan Jonas, Claudia Joskowicz, Kirsten Justesen, Kimsooja, Carlos Martiel, Bruce Nauman, Clifford Owens, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, Emily Roysdon, and Roman Stětina. Together, the artists in this exhibition reveal the parallel connections between art and political engagement, between stillness and activation.

For further information, please contact:

William Furio
The 8th Floor



14. Graciela Cassel, FF Member, now online at bydavidgibson.blogspot.com

Dear Friends:
I am so pleased!
David Gibson wrote an essay about my work
Thanks David!
here is the link.
Graciela Cassel



15. John Ahearn, FF Alumn, in The New Yorker, Sept. 12, now online

Please visit this link:


Thank you.



16. Dara Birnbaum, FF Alumn, at Electronic Arts Intermix, Manhattan, Sept. 22

"Edited at EAI": Dara Birnbaum
Screening and Conversation with media artist Dara Birnbaum and editors Matt Danowksi, Pat Ivers and Ann Volkes

Please join us for a special evening featuring media artist Dara Birnbaum in conversation with former EAI editors Matt Danowski, Pat Ivers, and Ann Volkes, moderated by Lori Zippay. Birnbaum, one of the most important and influential artists working in video and multi-media installation, will discuss the creative processes surrounding analogue video editing and EAI's "laboratory-studio" atmosphere of the early 1980s with editors whom she worked with at EAI. A selection of Birnbaum's video works from that period, including Pop-Pop Video: Kojak/Wang (1980); the rarely seen New Music Shorts (1981), with musicians Radio Fire Fight and Glenn Branca; Remy/Grand Central: Trains and Boats and Planes (1980); Fire!/Hendrix (1982), and PM Magazine/Acid Rock (1982), will be screened and discussed in depth.

Organized in conjunction with EAI's 45th anniversary, the "Edited at EAI" series highlights a historically significant but less well-known area of EAI's programs: EAI's Editing Facility for artists, one of the first such creative workspaces for video in the United States.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Electronic Arts Intermix
535 West 22nd Street, 5th Fl.
New York, NY 10011
Admission $7, Students $5
Free for EAI Members
RSVP: info@eai.org

Dara Birnbaum's groundbreaking video works of the late 1970s and early 1980s, including Technology Transformation/Wonder Woman (1978) and Pop Pop Video (1980), were distinctive in their use of popular television as source material and appropriation as a strategy to deconstruct and reassemble meaning. In the early 1980s, Birnbaum produced a series of music-based video pieces, edited in whole or part at EAI, which signaled a new direction. In New Music Shorts she documented the downtown New York music scene; in Fire!/Hendrix and Remy/Grand Central: Trains and Boats and Planes (both commissions), she employed the language of mass media advertising as critique. Created at a time when MTV had just debuted as a significant pop cultural force, these pieces can be seen as "alternative music videos."
In the late 1970s and early 1980s, EAI was part of a small but vital ecosystem of nonprofit editing facilities for video artists that were associated with alternative spaces or "TV labs" at public television stations nationwide. The goal was to provide artists with the tools needed to create media-based works, at a time when such access was scarce. This era also ushered in new possibilities for how video could be circulated and the contexts in which it could be seen, including video lounges in New York clubs such as the Mudd Club and Danceteria, and video art on public access cable TV.
As EAI celebrates its 45th anniversary, this special event brings Birnbaum together with Matt Danowski, Pat Ivers, and Ann Volkes - three former EAI editors who went on to highly recognized professional careers in news, documentary, or media art editing - to discuss the creative spirit and collaborative processes around analogue editing in EAI's "laboratory-studio" of this period, a dynamic and foundational moment in the development of media art.

Dara Birnbaum
New York-based media and installation artist Dara Birnbaum has achieved international recognition within the arts, spurring some of the most controversial discussions in contemporary media exploration. Her work addresses both the ideological and aesthetic character of mass media imagery. Her installations and video works have also examined-and challenged-the way women have been portrayed historically, predominantly within Western culture. Major retrospective exhibitions of Birnbaum's work have been presented at Museu Serralves, Porto (2010); S.M.A.K., Gent (2009); Kunsthalle Wien, Austria (1995/6); and Norrtälje Konsthall, Sweden (1995). Major international exhibitions have included Documenta 7 (1982), 8 (1987), and IX (1992); La Biennale di Venezia (including 2001, 2003, 2006); Biennial de Valencia (2001); Carnegie International (1985); and the Whitney Biennial (1985). She has received numerous distinguished awards, including the TV Picture Prize, International Festival of Video and Electronic Arts in Locarno, Switzerland; San Sebastian Film Festival; American Film Institute's Maya Deren Award for Independent Film and Video Artists; and the Chicago International Film Festival. Birnbaum is represented by Marian Goodman Gallery, NYC-Paris-London and Wilkinson Gallery, London. Her video work is distributed by Electronic Arts Intermix, NYC; Video Data Bank, Chicago; LUX, London; and imai, Düsseldorf.

Matt Danowski
In 1981, Matt Danowski began freelancing on the night-shift at EAI's Editing/Post Production Facility in New York City. Later, he became manager of the E/PPF, which supported hundreds of downtown video artists, dancers, performers, independent documentary-makers and public-access producers by providing low-cost studio access, including editors dedicated to assisting their creative work. In 1987, drawn to television journalism, and following several other E/PPF alums, he started at CBS News. An editor at "60 Minutes" since 1994, he has worked together with the broadcast's legendary correspondents and producers on over one hundred reports and profiles of newsmakers, educators, musicians, and celebrities. A 1997 News and Documentary Emmy winner, he has also received awards from the Athens International Film/Video Festival, Video Culture International and Sony's Visions of U.S. Video Contest for video art pieces produced in the 1980s.

Pat Ivers
Pat Ivers is a producer/editor, who has worked in video art, documentary television and news since the 1970s. She is, along with Emily Armstrong, the creator/producer of the GoNightclubbing Archive, the definitive visual record of the Punk scene in 1970s NYC. She worked as an editor at Electronic Arts Intermix in the late '70s and early '80s, working with artists like Nam June Paik, Dara Birnbaum and Bill Viola. She developed and helmed a video program at CUNY in the 80s and 90s and edited at ABC Sports on Monday Night Football and Wide World of Sports. She won an Emmy award at WPIX in 1999 and NYS Broadcast Awards for her work during the events of 2001. In 2010, the Fales Downtown Collection at NYU acquired and digitized the Gonightclubbing collection. Ivers and Armstrong returned to screenings of their vast performance archives at museums and galleries, creating video installations like the recreation of their iconic 1980s Video Lounge and, most recently, Alone At Last, a meditation on sex and gender before the AIDS crisis at the Howl! Happening gallery.

Ann Eugenia Volkes
Ann Eugenia Volkes started working in portable video and video editing in early 1973 at the Video Access Center with Maxi Cohen and Rochelle Shulman, and at the Women's Interart Center with Susan Milano. Volkes was the co-coordinator of the Women's Video Festival for several years with Susan Milano and Assistant Curator of Video at Anthology Film Archives with Shigeko Kubota. Her early video work included documentaries and installations, such as Japan Love, Honto, which was exhibited in 1982 at Anthology Film Archives and Fuji TV, among other venues. She edited at Electronic Arts Intermix from 1977 to 1980 while also working for the New York State Council on the Arts. During this time, Volkes also managed the video art judging panels for the CAPS program. She was the editor at WCBS local news for eight years before becoming the video editor of "60 Minutes" from 1980 to 2008. Volkes continues to make her own video art and has exhibited in numerous festivals, galleries and museums.

Upcoming fall events

Ellen Cantor: Screening
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 | 6:30pm

EAI presents a program of moving image work by Ellen Cantor (1961-2013). In these diaristic and intimate works, Cantor deftly uses the medium of video to appropriate, re-dub, and reframe imagery from such diverse sources as Antonioni, Disney cartoons, John Cassavetes, and Brian DePalma's Carrie (1976). Key works, including Evokation of My Demon Sister, Remember Me, and Madame Bovary's Revenge, will be screened along with rarely-seen videos from Cantor's archive.

This screening is part of a series of concurrent exhibitions, public programs, and screenings featuring Cantor's work, scheduled throughout Fall 2016. Exhibitions take place at 80WSE Gallery, Maccarone, Participant Inc., and Foxy Production, with public programs hosted by Skowhegan, The Museum of Modern Art and EAI.

Charlotte Moorman: Rarely Seen Television Performances
Thursday, October 20, 6:30pm

This screening will present rare documentation of groundbreaking performance artist Charlotte Moorman's performances for and with television and video, including26'1.1499" For A String Player, in which she collaborated with Nam June Paik and Jud Yalkut to stage John Cage's composition for broadcast television. Introduced by Barbara Moore, independent scholar and a close associate of Moorman's.

Organized by EAI and co-sponsored by NYU's Grey Art Gallery. In conjunction with the exhibition A Feast of Astonishments: Charlotte Moorman and the Avant Garde, 1960s-1980s.

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Celebrating our 45th anniversary in 2016, Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) is a nonprofit arts organization that fosters the creation, exhibition, distribution, and preservation of moving image art. A New York-based international resource for media art and artists, EAI holds a major collection of over 3,500 new and historical media artworks, from groundbreaking early video by pioneering figures of the 1960s to new digital projects by today's emerging artists. EAI works closely with artists, museums, schools and other venues worldwide to preserve and provide access to this significant archive. EAI services also include viewing access, educational initiatives, extensive online resources, technical facilities, and public programs such as artists' talks, screenings, and multi-media performances. EAI's Online Catalogue is a comprehensive resource on the artists and works in the EAI collection, and features expansive materials on media art's histories and current practices: www.eai.org

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This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council. This presentation is also made possible in part with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts' Electronic Media and Film Preservation Funds grant program, administered by The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes. EAI receives program support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.



17. Beatrice Glow, FF Alumn, at NYU, Manhattan, Sept. 27

Please join me on Tuesday 9/27 6pm-9pm for "A Tale of Two Islands," a welcome event that the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU is generously hosting to kick off my 2016-17 art residency with them...this evening will be M.A.D - Multisensorial, Aromatic, and Delicious!!! At 6PM we will plant a Native tree at the Native Woodland Gardens next to Bobst Library with Native American and Indigenous Students' Group at NYU - NAISG before proceeding to Pless Hall to experience my doppelganger Pauchi Sasaki's musical composition (Don't miss this, she is visiting NYC working with Philip Glass under the Rolex Mentor and Protege Initiative), This will be followed by welcome remarks from Professor Jack Tchen (NYU A/P/A Institute) and Associate Dean Lindsay Wright (NYU Steinhardt). Yours truly will present on social botanical history, Spice Wars, indigenous and colonial realities and upcoming travel research. Then Jennifer McGregor (Wave Hill), Leeza Ahmady (Asia Contemporary Art Week & Consortium - ACAW & ACAC), and Thomas Looser (NYU Dept of East Asian Studies) will share their brilliance with us...Please RSVP here:http://apa.nyu.edu/.../a-tale-of-two-islands-welcome-event-f.../

Beatrice Glow



18. Stephanie Skura, Deborah Wanner, FF Alumns, at 537 Broadway, Manhattan, October 30, and more

Hello friends & colleagues,
Surreptitious Preparations for an Impossible Total Act has been in the works for the past two years, prepared surreptitiously in studios around the world & sometimes via skype. It's a collaboration with a dream-team of beloved dancer/improviser/choreographer colleagues: Debra Wanner, Wendy Perron, Eva Karczag (based in The Netherlands), Juliette Mapp, Sally Dean (based in London), Paige Barnes (based in Seattle), Stephanie Skura, & Shelley Hirsch. It consists of interpretations of oxymoronic scores, as offered & directed by Skura. We're performing at:

Sundays on Broadway (537 Broadway, 3rd floor, NYC) October 30, 6 PM. Free admission! Please arrive by 5:45 pm.


And again in April, 2017 at Roulette in Brooklyn.

I look forward to seeing some of you there -

Best, Stephanie Skura



19. Nina Sobell, FF Alumn, at Trans Pecos, Ridgewood, Queens, Sept. 28

Nina Sobell playing keyboard live with Laura Ortman and Ego Sensation

Work 00: a forum for experimental sound and music performance's event
Wednesday September 28th 8:30 - 11:30 pm

Buck Wooley Watson
Grubbs Kezler Yeh
Ortman Ego Sobell

Trans Pecos
9-15 Wyckoff Avenue
Ridgewood 11385

Thanks very much,




20. Penny Arcade, FF Alumn, at Soho Theatre, London, UK, Sept. 19-24

Penny Arcade continues her World Tour of Longing Lasts Longer

Soho Theatre 15 Dean Street London Sept 19-24th 7:30pm


An Edinburgh double award winning show from New York's undisputed queen of the underground is an exuberant performance anthem and passionate rumination on love, longing and loss.
In equal parts memoir and manifesto, Arcade's razor sharp satire is mixed live to euphoric soundscapes inspired by four decades of pop culture.
Driven by her magnetic rock n' roll energy, Penny Arcade creates a crack in the post-gentrified landscape where you can think, laugh and dance at the same time!

If you can't make it to London then join me for The American Premier of Longing Lasts Longer December 1-11th at St Anns Warehouse DUMBO Brooklyn
Tickets On Sale Now!
Penny Arcade aka Susana Ventura is one of the strongest links connecting contemporary performance with it's Avant Garde heyday of the 1960's. Penny Arcade debuted at 18 with John Vaccaro's explosive Playhouse of the Ridiculous, the original rock and roll, glitter/glam, political theatre of NY's late 60's, famed for it's improvisational, anarchic performances. At 19 she joined Warhol's Factory as a Superstar featured in the Morrissey/Warhol film "Women in Revolt" leaving at age 20 to pursue a ten-year, international artistic odyssey. She returned to NY at age 30 to become an unstoppable force in NY's 1980's and 1990's Performance Art and Spoken Word renaissance. She is one of the very few artists from either the Ridiculous Theatre movement or The Warhol scene to grow up to make her own work, creating her own genre of theatre and one of the very few performance artists from the 1980's to sustain a decades long career. 2016 marks Penny Arcade's 48th year as an actress/performer, her 31st year as a playwright and performance artist. She has left her mark on every decade and performance movement from the 60's to the present, always under the radar of The American Mainstream, while highly celebrated in the international mainstream, as an icon of artistic resistance and acknowledged for her contributions to experimental theatre, performance art, spoken word and the neo burlesque performance movement. A force of nature, time has neither slowed her down nor tempered the fire in her belly with which she presents her quotable, high content performances nor has it dimmed her magnetic, charismatic rock and roll presence.



21. Barbara T. Smith, FF Alumn, at The Box, Los Angeles, CA, opening Sept. 17

The Box

Barbara T. Smith
Words, Sentences & Signs
September 17 - October 29, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 17, 5-8pm

The Box is pleased to present the fourth exhibition of Barbara T. Smith, Words, Sentences & Signs. This show is the first to include works from the start of her career, with pieces spanning from the early 1960s to a new series of photographs, created in 2016. This exhibition explores the roots of Smith's art making: it is an odyssey of her processes and passions. Smith, who is primarily known as a performance artist, creates demanding work that explores and meticulously records her investigations to share with an audience.

As we started to gather work for this exhibition, we began to consider what language means in the context of Smith's practice. Letters function as means of expression, alongside images collaged into books, painted, or drawn with pencil, along with objects gathered together from actions and scenes created with the body. Throughout Smith's entire career, we realized, 'language' has continued to be a focus of her work. What we see in the show - in small poignant pieces - is Smith's exploration of how these forms communicate and depict our world. How can an artist use these forms not only to express their life but also to question these very forms themselves?

In this show, we see her world collaged into books such as Cork (1975/76) with found-images of the fishing industry in Japan alongside a snapshot of Smith after a performance with David Antin (both with bald heads), layered together with a delicate paper cut goddess, giving one a sense of Smith's interest in beautiful materials imbued with a 'rich juju'. Another piece titled He Says, She Says (1985), establishes a dialogue between male and female voices, framing the gender difference in language. This piece is a classic example of what Smith calls sentences: a sequence of small objects presented in a linear sequence, engaged in a new form of conversation.

As I worked on the most recent series of photographs, "The Westside, A Blessed Time", I discovered that over many years I had created a lineage of structures that had to do with language itself: words, sentences, and signs. What was I trying to say? I see now an elusive trail of meanings and forms that were not an attempt to communicate with others so much as to find a way to listen to myself, to plumb and record the emergent perceptions of my consciousness. This is revealed in my early paintings in which words and symbols are prominent; in small, peculiar collaged objects that record a playful incongruity, in drawings, artist books, and later, after my son's death, in artifacts that express grief where no words were possible. Some explore alternative modes of communication; and lastly there is a room of images and texts where reflection is key.

It is an odd show that might seem disjointed if not for the through-line of language, not explicit but implied, to be experienced on a level that is present if not obvious. It is a trail of exploration and meaning garnered out of esoteric energies by an "alien" making sentences with stones and shells.I have always been curious about life and have had the need to express myself. This collection is a portrayal of the life of a human/woman over a span of time.
- Barbara T. Smith, 2016

Barbara T. Smith has lived and worked in the Los Angeles area her whole life. She received her BA from Pomona College in 1953, and MFA in 1971 from University of California, Irvine where she was a founding member of F-Space with Chris Burden and Nancy Buchanan. She has been represented in historic survey exhibitions including Whatever Happened to Sex in Scandinavia? at Office for Contemporary Art, Oslo, Norway (09); WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution (traveling exhibition 08'- 09') and in several shows that were part of Pacific Standard Time, including the solo exhibition, The Radicalization of a 50's Housewife at UCI and State of Mind at OCMA and the Bronx Museum. In 2014 the Getty Research Institute acquired her archive. Also in 2014, Smith performed in MOCA, Los Angeles' Step and Repeat, exhibited in A Machinery for Living at Petzel Gallery in NY, and was a recipient of an artist residency at the Civitella Ranieri Visual Arts Fellowship in Umbria, Italy. In 2015 she had a solo exhibition, The Smell of Almonds: Resin Works, 1968 - 1982 at Andrew Kreps Gallery in NY and was part of MOMMY at Yale Union in Portland. Most recently in 2016 Smith was included in Still Life with Fish: Photography from the Collection at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.



22. Karen Finley, Sur Rodney Sur, FF Alumns, at The Bronx Museum, Sept. 16

Friday, September 16, 2016, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Join us for a solo spoken word performance by Karen Finley. Finley will perform selections from her artworks on the subject of HIV/AIDS, which allows her characteristic style of humorous improvisation and wit to both alleviate and add tension to the work surrounding loss, suffering, memory, poetics, and the human experience.

Location: 2nd floor North Wing
Free admission and cash bar

In 2013, curator Sur Rodney Sur invited the artist Karen Finley to participate in a group exhibition organized in conjunction with the 25th anniversary of the non-profit organization Visual AIDS. For this project, Finley gathered selections from her art and writing on the subject of HIV/AIDS, including performance texts, poetry, letters, and other fragments. Together these selections became a whole new body of work, expressing the loss and magnitude of personal suffering and compassion within a larger world of homophobia, denial, and injustice. Many of the writings included in this performance were previously censored, and came to the attention of governmental authorities.

Finley brings humorous improvisation and wit to each of her performances, allowing her to alleviate and add tension to ideas surrounding loss, suffering, memory, poetics, and the human experience. Her work has been featured at Kelly Writer's House at University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; the University of Buffalo, New York; the Performing Art Center at Baruch College, New York; and the Barbican Center, London, England, as part of the Spill Festival.

For her 1992 work Written in Sand, Finley filled a large gallery space with sand alongside gold walls and candles, creating a sanctuary where the public could write the names of those they loved and lost to AIDS in the sand. For the Bronx Museum's installation of Art AIDS America, the public is invited to write the names of those they lost in a sand-filled chest.



23. Rachel Frank, FF Alumn, at Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn, Sept. 20, and more

Hello friends,

Now that fall has finally started to arrive, I wanted to share some upcoming events with you:
I have an upcoming Rewilding talk aboard artist, Mary Mattingly's collaborative floating food project, Swale. While Swale will be docked at Brooklyn Bridge Park, I will discuss my performance projects related to Rewilding and my recent residency in the Innoko National Wildlife Refuge. Plus, a rare treat to visit an edible forest and hear a lecture aboard a boat! Details below:
Tuesday, September 20, 6:00 pm
Brooklyn Bridge Park
Pier 6, near Joralemon Street and next to the volleyball courts

Artist Rachel Frank will discuss her research, sculptures, and performances as they relate to the environmental practice of Rewilding. Earlier this year, as an artist-in-residence at the Innoko National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, Frank traveled down the Yukon and Innoko Rivers, gaining rare access to protected areas and visiting indigenous peoples to discuss the 2015 reintroduction of a population of Wood Bison, which marked the first time in over a century this species has lived in the United States. Frank will contextualize her experiences within the broader historical importance of the American Bison and its role in our ecosystem as a keystone species. Her talk will also feature one of her sculpted bison head masks and images related to Rewilding.


If you find yourself in the Kingston, NY area, I have a Honey Island Swamp Monster in this fun Monsters in America show curated by Richard Saja at One Mile Gallery. The show runs through September 23rd.


I will have a number of sculptures and a video piece included in The BRIC Biennial Vol. II: Bed-Stuy/Crown Heights Edition.

The BRIC Biennial Vol. II:Bed-Stuy/Crown Heights Edition
Curated by Elizabeth Ferrer & Jenny Gerow
Gallery at BRIC House
647 Fulton Street Brooklyn, NY
Opening November 9th, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Show runs from November 9th - January 15th, 2017

Best wishes,




24. Peter Downsbrough, FF Alumn, at Musée des Arts Contemporains, Hornu, Belgium, Sept. 18, 2016-Jan. 8, 2017

From 18 September 2016 to 08 January 2017

In collaboration with the S.M.A.K. of Ghent, the Museum is organizing a travelling exhibition of the numerous postcards - nearly 400 listed - which Peter Downsbrough has been creating since the 1980s, and of which nearly 250 have been sent to friends or acquaintances. The creation process is simple: on existing tourist postcards, linked to sites which are often towns, the American artist places straight lines and letters, sometimes cut or reversed, using tape and transfer type, so that our perception, our identification and our reading of the space are changed. This exhibition, which will also include two works created specifically for the Grand-Hornu, and which will be held at the same time in the two Belgian Museums, will be accompanied by a book dedicated to this particular, and less well-known, aspect of his work.

A leading figure in contemporary art, whose appeal comes from the economy of his means of expression as much as from their formal differences, Peter Downsbrough is an artist whom critics, as well as the public, have, for a long time, had trouble placing. Working since the early 1970s in the wake of minimalism, at the crossroads of conceptual and concrete art, Peter Downsbrough owes his international reputation to the extreme coherence of an artistic system based on the idea of position and composition. If it all started with the famous Two Poles and Two Pipes which marked, with two parallel vertical lines, the first sites and architecture, his reflection on space like places, distances, situations, territories, contexts or languages, was followed by the Wall Pieces and the Room Pieces, designed with tubes and black adhesive, in tape or lettering, depending on whether he needed lines or words. Composition, symmetry, perspective, polarity are all aspects of the look which his numerous practices use: sculpture, photography, public commission, books, films and even sound pieces.
The exhibition of the S.M.A.K. open on 11/09/2016. More info

Musée des Arts Contemporains
Site du Grand-Hornu
Rue Sainte-Louise 82
B 7301 Hornu



25. Lorraine O'Grady, FF Alumn, at Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Sevilla, Spain, Sept. 16, 2016-Jan. 15, 2017

Lorraine O'Grady: Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo

Alexander Gray Associates is pleased to announce Lorraine O'Grady: Aproximación Inicial, curated by Berta Sichel and Barbara Krulik at Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Sevilla, Spain.

September 16, 2016 - January 15, 2017

Lorraine O'Grady: Aproximación Inicial (Lorraine O'Grady: Initial Recognition) is the artist's first major solo exhibition in Spain. Spanning more than four decades of O'Grady's career, the exhibition presents approximately 100 works in a variety of media, including photography, video and photomontage.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue with essays by the curators Berta Sichel and Barbara Krulik, as well as texts by Cecilia Alemani, Andil Gosine and the artist.

Lorraine O'Grady
Lorraine O'Grady's (b.1934) oeuvre as an artist draws inspiration from the ordinary to produce works that reveal the complexities and conflicts inherent to the human experience. While O'Grady employs a clear and concise style, her artwork presents layered notions of aesthetics and identity. Since the early 1980s, O'Grady has challenged racial and sexist ideologies in performance and photo installations that combine opposition to philosophies of division and exclusion as well as humanist studies of women throughout history.

Lorraine O'Grady's work is currently on view at the Brooklyn Museum, New York. Her work has been recently exhibited at the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (2015);
the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York (2015, 2013 and 2012); MoMA PS1, New York (2014); Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN (2014); 1a Bienal Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo, Cartagena, Colombia (2014); the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2012); the Whitney Biennial, New York (2012 and 2010); Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha, Qatar (2012); La Triennale Paris 2012, France (2012); Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA (2012); Prospect.2 New Orleans, LA (2011); Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa (2011); Manifesta 8, Murcia, Spain (2010); Museum of Modern Art, New York (2008); Art Institute of Chicago, IL (2008); and Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2007). Her work is represented in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Art Institute of Chicago, IL; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA; Brooklyn Museum, New York; Rose Art Museum, Waltham, MA; Walter Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; and Fogg Art Museum at Harvard, Cambridge, MA. She has been a resident artist at Artpace San Antonio, TX, and has received numerous other awards, including a Creative Capital Grant, the CAA Distinguished Feminist Award, a Life Time Achievement Award from Howard University, Art Matters grant, Anonymous Was A Woman award, and United States Artists Rockefeller Fellow. Most recently she was named a 2015 Creative Capital Awardee in Visual Art.

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Alexander Gray Associates
Alexander Gray Associates is a contemporary art gallery in New York. Through exhibitions, research, and artist representation, the Gallery spotlights artistic movements and artists who emerged in the mid- to late-Twentieth Century. Influential in cultural, social, and political spheres, these artists are notable for creating work that crosses geographic borders, generational contexts and artistic disciplines. Alexander Gray Associates is a member of the Art Dealers Association of America.

Current Exhibition
Joan Semmel: New Work: September 8 - October 15, 2016

Upcoming Exhibitions
Siah Armajani: October 27 - December 17, 2016

Upcoming Art Fairs
Expo Chicago: September 22 - 25, 2016
Frieze Masters: October 6 - 9, 2016
Art Basel Miami Beach: December 1 - 4, 2016

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26. Papo Colo, FF Alumn, at Bobst Library, NYU, Manhattan, Sept. 15

Dear Friends and Family,

We are very pleased to announce that at the Exit Art book release event tomorrow evening Charles Kremer, Robert Storr and Papo Colo will be giving remarks starting at 6:30pm.

EXIT ART: Unfinished Memories: 30 Years of Exit Art, Release Event
5-8pm Thursday, Sept. 15th
at the Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South



27. Gabriel Martinez, FF Alumn, named CINTAS Knight Foundation Fellowship in the Visual Arts finalist

CINTAS Knight Foundation Fellowship in the Visual Arts Finalists includes Gabriel Martinez.

Miami Dade College (MDC) Museum of Art + Design, home of the CINTAS Fellows Collection and the CINTAS Foundation announce this year's finalists for the annual CINTAS Knight Foundation Fellowship Competition. A reception and awards presentation will take place on Saturday, October 8, 2016, at the college's iconic Freedom Tower. The reception will commence at 6pm and award announcements will begin promptly at 7pm.

The MDC Museum of Art + Design at the Freedom Tower will be exhibiting the visual arts finalists' work through December 30, 2016. The exhibition, which features works by each of the visual arts finalists, is free and open to the public.

CINTAS Knight Foundation Fellowship in the Visual Arts Finalists: Pavel Acosta-Proenza, Aurora de Armendi, Ivan Toth Depeña, Vanessa Diaz, Liliana Garcia-Roig, Diana Guerrero-Macia, Gabriel Martinez, Hugo Patao, Carlos Rigau, Norberto Rodriguez, Juana Valdes.

The jury: Amada Cruz, Director, Phoenix Art Museum; Stephen Maine, The School of Visual Arts, New York; Dominic Molon, Curator, RISD Museum; Shannon Stratton, Chief Curator; Museum of Art and Design, New York; Helen Toomer, Director, Pulse Contemporary Art Fair.






28. Aviva Rahmani, FF Alumn, at Flomenhaft Gallery, Manhattan, opening Sept. 15

The Blued Trees Symphony
is a work of biogeographic sculpture. It will set a legal precedent for climate change policy by copyrighting an artwork that inhabits areas threatened by natural gas pipelines. In the spring of 2016, the entire sum of the Ethelwyn Doolittle Justice and Outreach Fund awarded to the Blued Trees Symphony was invested in creating a legal framework to defend Blued Trees against eminent domain takings by gas pipeline companies.

Please follow our progress and support our work:

The Blued Trees Symphony - Earth SOS
Opening September 15th, 6-8 PM, at the Flomenhaft Gallery, New York City, NY. Curated by artist Marcia Annenberg and legendary Feminist dealer, Eleanor Flomenhaft. An installation of work from the Blued Trees Symphony will be presented, including a map of the original 2015 launch site for the Blued Trees Overture. The trajectory of the AIM pipeline expansion is shown on the map, situated just 105' from vital structures of the failing Indian Point nuclear facility in Peekskill, NY. In November 2015, Spectra Energy Corporation destroyed the Blued Trees Overture. It had been installed within the corridor for the expansion of the Algonquin Incremental Market Pipeline (AIM) but on private property. However, the ongoing Blued Trees Symphony and additional "Greek Chorus" sites survive.

History of Visual Arts in Boulder - EcoArts Connections at NCAR
Opening Reception and Panel Tuesday, October 18th, 5-8 PM at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Boulder, CO, curated by Lisa Gardiner and Marda Kirn. This work includes a reprisal of Trigger Points/ Tipping Points, with other selected works from the historic 2008 "Weather Report Show" curated by Lucy Lippard and Marda Kirn for the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO. Trigger Points/ Tipping Points launched the on-going collaboration on how art could change climate change policy, between Aviva Rahmani and Dr. James White, director of INSTAAR. It debuted at the 2008 Venice Biennale, subsequently traveled to many more international venues, and helped inspire Blued Trees, as part of Gulf to Gulf.

The Blued Trees Symphony
Lecture November 3rd, 5:30-7:30 PM at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA at the invitation of Changwoo Ahn, director, EcoScience+Art. The Blued Trees Symphony project's formal and legal strategies to combat gas pipeline corporations that contribute to climate disruption will be presented in a special talk with musical excerpts based on the transposition of painted tree-notes.

Coda, Blued Trees Symphony
Opening November 11 at The Perspective Gallery, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA curated by Robin Boucher. Starting on the US Presidential Election Day, the installation, performance and talk events will contribute towards establishing standing for the whole symphony. This location has had many Blued Trees installed to contest pipelines. The Coda events will give the local community legal instruments to contest eminent domain takings by natural gas corporations.

The Blued Trees Symphony
November 17- 20, 2016 panel presentation for the American Studies Association (ASA) Conference: Home/Not Home: Centering American Studies Where We Are, Denver, Colorado.

The Blued Trees Symphony From the Air
2016- 2017 at the Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology (KRICT) Art Gallery, Daejeon, South Korea, curated by Yu Hyun-Ju on the occasion of opening the first art gallery for KRICT. Workshops and installations about installing the Blued Trees Symphony work across the globe, including Europe and centering on Korea, for the Carbon Art Project.

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