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Contents for March 27, 2017

1. Franklin Furnace, SEQ ART KIDS education program, in The Bridge, Brooklyn, now online

Please visit this link to an article by Patrick Smith about Franklin Furnace's award-winning education program SEQ ART KIDS

https://thebridgebk.com/trumps-budget-gives-brooklyn-a-stiff-arm/

Thank you.

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2. R. Sikoryak, James Godwin, FF Alumns, at Dixon Place, Manhattan, April 5

Dixon Place presents:
TERMS AND CONDITIONS: LIVE

R. Sikoryak has drawn the entire text of the iTunes agreement, Terms and Conditions, as a color graphic novel, in over 90 distinct comics styles. It has just been published by Drawn and Quarterly and received coverage in The New York Times, The Village Voice, BoingBoing, The Guardian, New York Magazine, and more.

For this performance, Sikoryak will present the entire piece in a marathon three hour show. Accompanied by live music from Brian Dewan and guests, he'll project the artwork and read the text along with voice actors Paul Boocock, James Godwin, and more.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5 7PM
(some late seating will be available)

DIXON PLACE
161A Chrystie Street, NYC (between Rivington and Delancey)

General Admission
$12 in advance, $15 at the door. $10 for Stu./Sen./idNYC

Tickets and more info:
http://dixonplace.org/performances/carousel-4-5/
http://carouselslideshow.com\

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3. Matt Mullican, FF Alumn, at Hunter College, Manhattan, March 29

Hunter College
Spring 2017 Zabar Visiting Artist Series: Matt Mullican
Lecture: Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 7pm

Hunter MFA Studios
205 Hudson Street
New York

www.hunter.cuny.edu
The Hunter College Department of Art and Art History is pleased to announce a public lecture by Matt Mullican, as part of the spring 2017 Judith Zabar Visiting Artist Series, Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at 7pm at Hunter's MFA Studios at 205 Hudson Street in Tribeca (entrance on Canal just west of Hudson).

Since the early 1980s, Matt Mullican has pursued his exploration of subjectivity in the public language of signage and design. Addressing systems of knowledge, meaning, and language, and their representations, he has crafted a complex, personal cosmology in drawings and diagrams, pictographs and photographs. His wide-ranging body of work has embraced automatic drawing and graphic design, as well as collage, sculpture, performance, installation, and video. Born in Santa Monica, California in 1951, 1951 in Santa Monica, California, Mullican received his BFA from CalArts in 1974, and moved to New York shortly thereafter. He has exhibited internationally since the early 1970s in venues including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Haus Der Kunst, Munich; National Galerie, Berlin; Stedelijk Museum, Schiedam, Netherlands; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. His work was also included in the 1989 and 2008 Whitney Biennials and in the 2013 Venice Biennale, and in a number of major surveys of the art of the 1980s and '90s, including A Forest of Signs: Art in the Crisis of Representation at the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles (1989), The Pictures Generation at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (2009); and Take It Or Leave It: Institution, Image, Ideology at the Hammer Museum UCLA (2014).

About the Judith Zabar Visiting Artists Program
In November 2007, Hunter College received a generous commitment to establish the Judith Zabar Visiting Artist Program Fund. The Fund has allowed Hunter to bring a series of internationally recognized artists to campus to work directly with students in the MFA program, in master classes, critical seminars, and private tutorials, providing students with the unique opportunity to interact with top practitioners in the field. Zabar Visiting Artists also present public lectures where they discuss their work, engage in conversation with members of Hunter's faculty, and with Hunter's broader student community and the general public.

Past Zabar artists have included: Vito Acconci, Janine Antoni, Julie Ault, Robert Barry, Mel Chin, Peter Doig, Nicole Eisenman, Charles Gaines, Alfredo Jaar, Joan Jonas, Martin Kersels, Jeff Koons, Glenn Ligon, Sharon Lockhart, Inigo Manglano-Ovalle, Christian Marclay, Kerry James Marshall, Tracey Moffatt, Wangechi Mutu, Gabriel Orozco, Laura Owens, Trevor Paglen, Elizabeth Peyton, Paul Pfeiffer, William Pope L., Walid Ra'ad, Yvonne Rainer, Doris Salcedo, Shahzia Sikander, Fred Tomaselli, Nari Ward, Carrie Mae Weems, and Stanley Whitney.

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4. Frank Moore, FF Alumn, now online at https://vimeo.com/channels/letmebefrank

Frank Moore, FF Alumn, featured in a new episode of the web video series about his life and art, LET ME BE FRANK

Let Me Be Frank
Episode 6 - Learning the Trickster's Art

Episode 6, "Learning the Trickster's Art", of the LET ME BE FRANK web documentary series has just come out. This episode features readings by poet/musician Kirk Lumpkin and poet/artist Daniel "Attaboy" Seifert, both frequent guests on Frank Moore's Shaman's Den show. This episode also features "I Have My Ways", the next installment of a new animated segment, "How To Handle An Anthropologist", which features interviews from the upcoming book by the same name, a collection of 12 years of conversations between anthropologist Russell Shuttleworth, PhD and Frank Moore. This episode also includes an audiovisual journey through Frank's piece, "An update of the last 37 years of my life" and features music by Frank Moore, Vinnie Spit Santino, Spirit In Flesh, Sander Roscoe Wolff, Barbara Golden, Michael LaBash, The Word-Music Continuum (Kirk Lumpkin's band), Mutant Press and Tha Archivez.

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 partly a biography, but also a presentation of Frank's philosophy on life and on art. Twenty-plus episodes have been planned based on Frank's book, Art Of A Shaman, which was originally delivered as a lecture at New York University in 1990 as part of the conference "New Pathways in Performance". Each episode will feature readings by people who played an important part in Frank's life, either as friends, lovers, students, artistic collaborators or supporters of his art.

Let Me Be Frank presents Frank's exploration of performance and art as being a magical way to effect change in the world ... performance as an art of melting action, of ritualistic shamanistic doings/playings. Using Frank's career and life as a "baseline", it explores this dynamic playing within the context of reality shaping.

The series is available on Frank's website at http://frankadelic.com and on Vimeo at https://vimeo.com/channels/letmebefrank.

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5. Jane Dickson, FF Alumn, at Okay Space Gallery, Brooklyn, March 29, and more

Dear friends, please join me for these upcoming events.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 7p - 10p, screening begins promptly at 8p

okay space & black swan projekt present
Shorts. Change. A Night of Film with Pablo Power & Friends

short films by
Charlie Ahearn, Jane Dickson, Pablo Power, Art Jones, Kenny Curwood, Robert La Force

Okay Space Gallery, 281 N 7st, BK, NY
rsvp @shortschange.splashthat.com

and the artist multiples exhibition at UNIQLO Soho has been extended through March 31st

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6. Jane Dickson, Lady Pink, FF Alumns, at Fat Free Art Gallery, Manhattan, thru Apr 15

March 15 - April 15

"FEM•IS•IN"

A group show of artists
Alice Mizrachi, Diana McClure, gilf!, Jane Dickson, Janette Beckman, Lady Pink, Martha Cooper, SWOON, and Queen Andrea.
Fat Free Art Gallery - 102 Allen Street
Co-Curators: @am_nyc @streetartdirect

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7. Beverly Naidus, Deborah Faye Lawrence, FF ALumns, at Bonfire Gallery, Seattle, WA, opening April 1

ARTRUMPS Resistance and Action
BONFIRE Gallery in Seattle's International District presents ARTRUMPS: Resistance and Action, a diverse group of artists' powerful response to this unprecedented time of political upheaval through provocative questioning and creative humor.
Throughout history artists have lead the way using their work as a voice of dissent, protest and action for change. The purpose of ARTRUMPS Resistance and Action is to present artists in a variety of mediums, cultures and geographical locations, inspiring people with politically engaged artistic expression and points of view.
"This is precisely the time artists go to work." Toni Morrison
The artists and the gallery are donating 50% of the sale of work to nonprofits of their choice, organizations working for justice, equality, resistance, legal support and change.
ARTRUMPS exhibiting or performing artists include: Ann Gardner, Seattle; Barbara Van Wollner, Healdsburg CA; Beverly Naidus, Tacoma; Buster Simpson, Seattle; CT Chew, Seattle; Casey Curran Seattle; Chris Crites, Seattle; Clayton Smith, Seattle; Daemond Arrindell, Seattle; Dave Calver, Palm Springs CA; Deborah Faye Lawrence, Seattle; Electric Coffin, Seattle; Ellen Hochberg, Seattle; Ellen Sollod, Seattle; Gene Gentry McMahon, Seattle; Hanna Concannon, Portland OR; Holly Ballard Martz, Seattle; Horatio Law, Portland OR; John Devaney, New York, NY; Jonnas Getahun, Seattle; Kelly Lyles, Seattle; Lisa Myers Bulmash, Seattle; Liza Von Rosenstiel, Flagstaff AZ; Louis Gervais, Seattle; Mary Coss, Seattle; Mollie Bryan, Seattle; Pat Lenz, Healdsburg CA and New York, NY; Reilly Jensen, Seattle; Romson Bustillo, Seattle; Roz Chast, New York, NY; Saki Mafundikwa, Zimbabwe; Stacy Hsu, Seattle; Troy Gua, Seattle; Uly Curry, Seattle; Yonnas Getahun, Seattle.

"The purpose of art is the fight for freedom.
Everything is art. Everything is politics." - Ai Weiwei

WHERE: BONFIRE Gallery 603 S Main St. Panama Hotel, International District, Seattle
WHEN: April 1, 2017 - June 2, 2017
OPENING RECEPTION: April Fool's Day, Saturday April 1, 2017 6-9PM
FIRST THURSDAY OPENINGS: April 6, 2017 and May 4, 2017
Questions: Bill Gaylord, BONFIRE Art. Culture. Design. bill@thisisbonfire.com 206.790.1073

"A punk is a person who asks the world uncomfortable questions and does everything possible to make sure the world can't cop out...that is what art is for us, and without art, life can't exist." Pussy Riot

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8. Irina Danilova, China Blue, FF Alumns, at Station Independent Projects, Manhattan, opening March 31

Dear Friends, hope you could make it to this show I am fortunate to be part of with a USA premier of 59 Notes, improvisational video performance made in Kharkov, Ukraine, in 2014 during the few uplifting days between the victory of Maidan and Crimea annexation.
The performance was inspired by and performed with Lidia Starodubtseva, Chair of Communication department of Karazin University, video by Dmitry Konovalov. This performance was an homage to my childhood piano teacher (lived near Lidia) and legendary Lidia's piano that knew many top musicians from Kharkov, Kiev, Moscow and St.Petersburg in the beginning of last century and was restored after being crashed by an axe during WII to stop its deportation to Germany.

Irina

TONAL SHIFT
Curated by Katherine Daniels and Carol Salmanson
March 31st - April 23rd, 2017
Reception: March 31st from 6-8

China Blue | Paul Corio | Irina Danilova | Jen Hitchings |Tony Saunders | Audrey Stone | Emma Tapley | Anita Thacher |Audra Wolowiec

Our brains are wired to detect changes of all kinds-it is essential to our very survival. They can be extreme or subtle, and sometimes barely imperceptible. At times, our senses know instantly that there is a shift; at other times we come upon it slowly, as our senses adjust. Whether clear or vague, fast or incremental, the observation that something has changed creates a place to return to for inspection. How did we get from there to here? The color, tenor, medium, and sound can be switched, requiring us to look or listen again and again for understanding.

Our contemporary culture focuses exclusively on the sharp changes, a reflection of our era of broad sweeps and blaring oppositional politics. We have witnessed a coarsening of all aspects of our culture, and perhaps this is the right time to re-focus on the nuances of both contemporary art and public discourse.

The artists in Tonal Shift represent a broad spectrum of media in today's
visual art, and create works that take shifts in tone in different directions.

Gallery Information:
Station Independent Projects

138 Eldridge Street, Suite 2F, NYC 10002
info@stationindependent.com
www.stationindependent.com
917.698.2012
Thursday to Sunday, Noon-6pm and by appointment

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9. Robert Rauschenberg, Peter Moore, FF Alumns, at Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA, thru Aug. 20

Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA)
Robert Rauschenberg: Autobiography
March 17-August 20, 2017

Williams College Museum of Art
15 Lawrence Hall Dr.
Williamstown, MA 01267
Hours: Friday-Tuesday 10am-5pm,
Thursday 10am-8pm

wcma.williams.edu
First exhibition to make extensive use of Robert Rauschenberg's archives at WCMA

Robert Rauschenberg: Autobiography brings together 26 original works of art with 56 archival objects primarily on loan from the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation and centers on the artist's monumental print, Autobiography, 1968. The exhibition will be on view at the Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA) from March 17 through August 20, 2017.

Rauschenberg created Autobiography with Broadside Art Inc., founded by arts patron Marion Javits and graphic designer Milton Glaser making billboard printing technology available to artists. Printed in three parts, the work measures nearly 4 1/2 by 17 feet and comprises several significant motifs that recur throughout Rauschenberg's oeuvre. Included in the exhibition are archival documents directly related to Autobiography such as the original 1968 advertising brochure for the print, and multiple source materials including a childhood photograph of Rauschenberg and his parents, the artist's horoscope, and photo-reproductions of an x-ray of his body. Video and photographic documentation of Rauschenberg's performance collaborations-in particular his first performance Pelican, 1963, which is featured in Autobiography-include photographs by Seymour Rosen, Peter Moore, Elizabeth Novick and others.

The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation has been processing the artist's archives over the last two years and recently made them fully accessible to scholars. The Foundation's "Shuffle" program facilitates collaborations with college museums, in which works from the Foundation's art collection are made available for exhibition and study. The WCMA project is the first to mine the archives for a college course and related exhibition. In the art history/museum class, Robert Rauschenberg Art, Archives and Exhibitions, developed and led by professor of art C. Ondine Chavoya and curator of contemporary art Lisa Dorin, Williams students researched the artist's life, work, and the often blurry lines between the two. The students studied the history of archives and how exhibitions make use of them, and spent two full days in the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Archives in New York working closely with Francine Snyder, the Foundation's director of archives and scholarship.

The exhibition features several photographic self-portraits made while the artist was at Black Mountain College and a series of small-scale blueprints from the early 1950s made in collaboration with his then wife, artist Susan Weil. Booster, 1967, the largest lithograph that had been printed to date, refers to rocket technology developing as part of the space race and incorporates the same x-ray imagery he used the following year in Autobiography. Revolver II, also 1967, a large-scale kinetic sculpture with five rotating screen-printed Plexiglas discs, was made as part of Rauschenberg's involvement with the collective of artists and engineers, Experiments in Art and Technology, (E.A.T.). The sculpture inspired his design for the 1983 Talking Heads album, Speaking in Tongues, which is on view. Hot Shot, 1983, from WCMA's collection, reflects Rauschenberg's sustained interest in technology and space exploration.

Rauschenberg's deep involvement with dance and performance in the 1960s and his collaborations with Merce Cunningham, John Cage, Alex and Deborah Hay, are explored through printed documents, photographs, video footage, and performance notes. Another source of inspiration for Rauschenberg were his pets. For Rauschenberg, animals were not only companions, (he kept a menagerie of beloved pets throughout his life) but also often the subjects of his art, and participants in his performance works: archival photographs and footage attest to the role animals played in his life and work.

In the spirit of Rauschenberg's inherently collaborative process, the exhibition brings together a curatorial framework and checklist selections by the instructors with the collective research interests of the class: the artist's use of his body in his work; performances; the role of collaboration; his love of animals; and fascination with technology. Attributions are proposed, connections are made, and objects rarely or ever seen together sit side by side, opening up brand new lines of inquiry.

Press contact: Kim Hugo, Communications Manager; T (413) 597 3352; kmh3@williams.edu

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10. Nancy Buchanan, FF Alumn, at Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, opening April 8

Charlie James Gallery is delighted to present the exhibition:
CONSUMPTION - A solo show by Nancy Buchanan
APRIL 8 - MAY 13, 2017
ARTIST'S RECEPTION SATURDAY, APRIL 8TH 2016 FROM 6-9PM
Charlie James Gallery is delighted to present "Consumption," our first solo show with Los Angeles-based artist Nancy Buchanan. Intending to focus on painting at UC Irvine, Nancy Buchanan's (b. 1946, Boston, MA) conceptual bent started when she was a student of Robert Irwin. Absorbing his lesson that art is an experience rather than an object, she extended her production to unusual materials (shredded newspaper, human hair) and methods of presentation. Buchanan works across drawing, performance, video, collage, mixed media work and installation. As she embraces the notion that art should evidence the time of its making, Buchanan's pieces often addresses social and political issues. "Consumption" was the 19th-century name for tuberculosis, from the Latin root con (completely) plus sumere (to take up from under), a disease Buchanan suffered from as a young child. The term's modern definitions include "the using up of a resource," "the ingesting of something," and "the purchase and use of goods and services by the public," among others. For Buchanan, the term "Consumption," with its dated and contemporary definitions serves to organize a portrait of the contemporary moment drawn from four different bodies of work by the artist. The "It's About Time" collage series consists of densely interwoven luxury wristwatch advertisements - furious meditations on American obsession with time, branding, and status, with nods to both Marclay and the shiny object fixation occupying today's higher reaches of the art market. This series works in partnership with Buchanan's other recent body of work in the show titled "50 Shades of Cake," a photo-based series which combines attraction and repulsion in the sumptuous display of grayish-hued cakes and pastries. These two contemporary series are supported by earlier works from Buchanan's career that build in historical perspective - works from the "After California" series and two of Buchanan's miniatures with video. "After California" is a series of classic 20th-century California landscape images that Buchanan has updated by incorporating the suburbs now adorning their open spaces. Since 1988, Buchanan has collaborated with Carolyn Potter to make miniatures incorporating video. In "American Dream #6," their very first piece together, every surface is littered with home improvement brochures while Joe McCarthy is shouting on TV, and bundled newspapers trace the history of atomic weapons. Another miniature - "Use Value" celebrates the local economies of garage sales. Buchanan will donate 50% of the proceeds of her sales from the "50 Shades of Cake" series to the LAMP organization (begun in 1985 as Los Angeles Men's Place) that assists homeless people in and around Skid Row. Beginning with her participation as a founding member of F Space Gallery in Costa Mesa, Nancy Buchanan has been involved in numerous artists' groups including The Los Angeles Woman's Building and Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE); she has also acted as curator for several exhibitions and projects. Her work has been seen domestically and internationally and she is the recipient of four National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist grants, a COLA grant, and a Rockefeller Fellowship in New Media, which enabled her to complete Developing: The Idea of Home, an interactive CD-ROM, in 1999. Her work has been shown in exhibitions at MOMA, MOCA, the Centre Pompidou, the Getty Research Institute, and was included in four of the Getty-sponsored Pacific Standard Time exhibitions; in 2013 she had a solo screening of her videotapes at REDCAT. Recently, she organized a durational performance at UC Irvine's xMPL Theater as the second event in The Art of Performance; also, her videos were included in Agitprop at the Brooklyn Museum; RE-ACTION, a traveling exhibition originating in Spain; and Jonny at Insitu, Berlin. From 1988-2012, she taught in the Film/School at CalArts; she worked with community activist Michael Zinzun on his cable access show Message to the Grassroots for ten years and as a member of Zinzun's LA 435 Committee, she traveled to Namibia to produce a documentary about that country's transition to independence from the Republic of South Africa. Buchanan lives and works in Los Angeles.

Media Contact: Charlie James
Charlie@cjamesgallery.com
213.687.0844
969 Chung King Road
Los Angeles, CA 90012
T: 213.687.0844
F: 213.687.8815
HOURS:
Wednesday - Sunday
12 - 5 PM

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11. Steven West, FF Alumn, at Tesla Manhattan, March 30-April 13

"The Deciduous"
Exhibition of Steven West Lithographic work
Tesla Manhattan
511 West 25th Street
New York, New York 10001
Opening April 6
On view March 30-April 13th, 2017

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