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Contents for February 15, 2019

1. Cortney Andrews, FF Alumn, at Jack Hanley Gallery, Manhattan, opening Feb. 15

Dear friends,

I'm happy to announce my participation in Ghosts, a group show at Jack Hanley Gallery.
The opening is this Friday, February 15th from 6-8pm.

Jack Hanley Gallery is located at
327 Broome Street (the upstairs gallery)

More info below.
Hope to see you there!

Cortney Andrews



2. Erika Yeomans, FF Alumn, at Anthology Film Archives, Manhattan, Feb. 27

(75 minutes, biography)
The love story about the 1930s Golden Era radio actors, writers and gentlemen farmers - Frank Provo & John Pickard.

Sean Patrick Murtagh, J Ryan Carroll, Chloe Mollis-Bride Jillian Geurts, Paul Caamano, Jim Haines Susan O'Doherty, Angela DiCarlo, Lizzy Yoder, Kayla Eisenberg, Brendan McGrady, Chris Tse

Wednesday Feb 27th 2019
New Filmmakers Alt Fest
Anthology Film Archives
2nd at 2nd Street

Tickets are 7.00 at Box Office
TRAILER and INFORMATION: https://www.americandachaproductions.com




3. Ken Butler, FF Alumn, at Hudson Guild Gallery, Manhattan, opening March 7, and more

Ken Butler: Hybrid Visions

a) Ken Butler: Hybrid Visions , a solo exhibition,
Opening Sat. Feb. 23rd 3-7pm, short performance at 6pm
Holland Tunnel Art Newburgh, 46 Chambers St, Newburgh, NY https://www.facebook.com/events/534165713743942/

b) "Transgressions", a group exhibition, opening Thurs. March 7th, 6-7:30pm, Hudson Guild Gallery, 441 W. 26th NYC FMI 212-760-9837

c) Ken Butler Live, Wed. March 13th, 8pm, as part of "Second Wednesdays" Quinn's, 330 Main St., Beacon, NY (across the river from Newburgh)

d) Ken Butler's Voices of Anxious Objects, live performance
Saturday April 13th, 8pm, doors at 7pm,
Holland Tunnel Art, Newburgh (as above)....
concurrent with the exhibition "Hybrid Visions", which closes Sat. April 20th.

Copyright (c) 2019 Ken Butler's Hybrid Visions, All rights reserved.
Ken Butler's Hybrid Visions
427 Manhattan Ave.
Brooklyn, Ny 11222



4. Alicia Grullón, FF Alumn, at NYU, Hemispheric Institute, Manhattan, Feb. 28, and more

A Connection to Power: On Art, Land, and Food Sovereignty
Thursday, February 28, 2019
6:00-8:00 pm
Hemispheric Institute
20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10003
*Live video broadcast will be available here starting at 6:00 pm (EST).*
RSVP on Facebook
Peoples and communities have the right to maintain their own spiritual and material relationships to their lands...this implies the full recognition of their laws, traditions, customs, tenure systems, and institutions, and constitutes the recognition of the self-determination and autonomy of peoples.
Declaration of the International Forum for Agroecology,
Nyéléni, Mali, February 27, 2015
What possibilities in art and community-centered agriculture contribute toward re-establishing dispossessed people's relationship to land as a means to reclaiming the commons and undoing settler-colonial structures? A Connection to Power: On Art, Land, and Food Sovereignty features artists, activists, and urban farmers discussing movements around indigenous land rights, black liberation, food justice, and art in the midst of climate change.

Organized and moderated by Hemi Artist-in-Residence Alicia Grullón, in association with VoltaCares and the Volta Art Fair, panelists include Sheryll Durrant from the Kelly Street Garden in the South Bronx, artist and activist Marz Saffore from Decolonize This Place, and Indigenous rights activist Monte Stevens Jr. from the Colorado River Indian Tribes. This is an evening framed to consider artistic practices and growing food as acts of self-defense and essential to surviving devastating environmental changes. A reception will follow.

Alicia Grullón, a 2018-2019 Hemi Artist in Residence, directs her interdisciplinary practice towards critiques of the politics of presence, arguing for the inclusion of disenfranchised communities in political and social spheres. She is co-organizer and co-author of the People's Cultural Plan, a coalition of artists, cultural workers, and activists responding to New York City's first ever cultural plan in 2017. Her work has been shown at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, El Museo del Barrio, Columbia University's Wallach Art Gallery, BRIC Arts, Spring/Break Art Show, and Performa 11, among others. Grullón is also a contributing author to Rhetoric, Social Value and the Arts: But How Does it Work?, ed. Nicola Mann and Charlotte Bonham-Carter (Palgrave Macmillan, London). Recent activities include the Shandaken Project inaugural artist residency on Governors Island and the Bronx Museum of the Arts AIM Alum program at 80 White Street. Grullón is an adjunct at School of Visual Arts (SVA) and City University of New York (CUNY).

A former marketing executive, Sheryll Durrant is an urban farmer, educator, food justice advocate, and a graduate of Farm School NYC. A 2015 Fellow of the Design Trust for Public Space, Durrant is currently the Garden Manager at Kelly Street Garden, and Farm Coordinator for New Roots Community Farm, managed by International Rescue Committee (IRC) - both in the South Bronx. Named by Food Tank as one of the Leading Food System Thinkers, Durrant's work has been featured in The New York Times, WNYC, Yes! Magazine, and Ecowatch. Kelly Street Garden was recognized by the United Nations as one of only 3 gardens in North America for the "Feed Your City" initiative in 2017. As director of the urban farm and garden program for Sustainable Flatbush, Durrant developed community based urban agricultural projects in Brooklyn including a medicinal and culinary herb garden as an outdoor classroom on the grounds of The Flatbush Reformed Church, in partnership with Sacred Vibes Apothecary. She has presented workshops and talks at the MET Breuer, Black Farmers & Urban Gardeners Conference, Just Food, and Green Thumb Grow Together Conference.

Marz Saffore is a co-founder and co-facilitator of Decolonize This Place (DTP), an action-oriented movement centering around Indigenous struggle, Black liberation, free Palestine, global wage workers and de-gentrification, and a member of MTL+ Collective. Since 2016, DTP has organized an Indigenous Peoples Day/Anti-Columbus Day tour of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Saffore is currently working on a PhD in Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University. She is an adjunct professor in the Department of Art & Art Professions at NYU Steinhardt.
Monte Stevens Jr. is a water protector and proud member of the Colorado River Indian Tribes. Grandchild of Radical American Indian Movement activists, Stevens was raised with future-oriented parents who provided a foundation for their political views around Indigenous people, queerness, settler-colonialism, white supremacy, and academic supremacy. Stevens' resistance has been through their existence as a femme queer Indigenous individual. Involved in direct actions against the Army Corp of Engineers on the atrocities at Standing Rock, Stevens has extended their activism in New York City to support efforts to build decolonization commissions in NYC museums, and to repatriate stolen artifacts to Indigenous communities. Stevens is currently pursuing social work studies at New York University.

About VOLTA Cares
VOLTA New York is a contemporary art fair comprised of solo projects by leading and emerging international artists. VOLTA Cares was initiated in 2018 as a multitiered social programming outreach by the New York fair to more meaningfully connect with all levels of cultural purveyors, from public school students to patron collectors.

About Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics
The Hemispheric Institute connects artists, scholars, and activists from across the Americas and creates new avenues for collaboration and action. Focusing on social justice, we research politically engaged performance and amplify it through gatherings, courses, publications, and archives. Our dynamic multilingual network traverses disciplines and borders and is grounded in the fundamental belief that artistic practice and critical reflection can spark lasting cultural change.

The event is free and open to the public. A photo ID is required to enter NYU buildings and 20 Cooper Square is a wheelchair accessible venue.

Hemispheric Institute
20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10003


Ecological Empathies curated by Katherine Gressel, explores the connection between empathy and action around climate change. The exhibiting artists ask us to consider those experiencing the effects of climate change, and the plant and wildlife being impacted at St. Francis College 180 Remson Street across the street from Borough Hall. Thru March 28th.


PELEA: Visual Responses to Spatial Precarity explores how artists are responding to displacement through their work and practice and will provide a platform for examining visual strategies among contemporary Latinx artists. The show is curated by our inaugural artist in residence Shellyne Rodriguez and the Latinx Project's curatorial team. The opening is February 15th from 6 to 8pm at the King Juan Carlos Center. The show is open to the public and will be on view until May 3rd with gallery hours Monday through Friday from 11am to 7pm.

Thank you.



5. Ellen Rothenberg, FF Alumn, at CUNY Grad Center, Manhattan, thru April 13

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

My exhibition, ISO 6346: ineluctable immigrant, just opened in New York at the James Gallery of the City University of New York Graduate Center, located at 5th Avenue between 34th and 35th Streets, ground floor. For those of you in New York for the CAA conference, it's a short walk to the gallery.

There will be a lively program of events associated with the exhibition throughout it's duration, February 6th to April 13th, 2019, including a gallery conversation between myself and curator Katherine Carl, with a reception to follow, on March 6th, 2019 at 6:00 PM. It would be great to see you there.

For more information on the exhibition, program, and an exhibition guide, visit: https://www.centerforthehumanities.org/james-gallery/exhibitions/iso-6346-ineluctable-immigrant

warm regards - Ellen



6. Christen Clifford, FF Member, upcoming events

Rape and radicality and healing
and fun and art
I am still in remission -yay!- and I'm really busy and I want to let you know what I'm doing!

Wednesday February 13
232 West 39th Street 2nd floor

A reception and evening viewing of Curriculum: spaces of learning and unlearning at Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Project Space, hosted by The Feminist Art project. My piece INTERIORS: We Are All Pink Inside is in this group show curated by Stamatina Gregory and Jeanne Vaccaro.

Also, I am there every Thursday, please check the gallery website. Or email me and I'll meet you there!

Saturday February 16
8:30 am- 5:30 pm
Trianon Ballroom
Midtown Hilton
1335 6th Ave

IG @rapeandrepresentation
T @TFAPatRutgers

I have been dreaming of this conference since I wrote "Big Fun Rape Festival" on the wall of my studio in 2014. Now it's here and Jasmine Wahi and I have been working on it for a year. It's called Rape, Representation and Radicality.

It is a daylong symposium/day of panels about sex, power and justice, who has power and why, and the hidden legacy of women of color in the conversations about sexual violence. There are so many powerful people making this happen, look at them below, I am so grateful to have the opportunity to share the work of women artists, curators, academics and activists I so admire.

It's part of a large national conference, The College Art Association, and it's FREE. TFAP has meant so much to me over the years and I am so happy to be able to share this leadership role with Jasmine and Connie and The Feminist Art Project. Please, please, please come! And we are in ARTNEWS!

Sunday, February 17
3:30 pm
I'm performing a "hard five "at The Comedy Cellar at The Village Underground on West 3rd St as part of a debut comic showcase.
$5 plus drink minimum.

Tuesday February 19th
Dixon Place 161 Chrystie St
I co-curate Experiments and Disorders with Tom Cole at Dixon Place. Our next reading features Meera Nair and Bill Santen.

Feb 27 3 pm- 9 pm
Feb 28 10 am- 9 pm
March 1 10 am- 11:30 am

I'll be shooting new Interior Portraits at my ACE Hotel Artist in Residency by appointment only. If you are interested please email me christendianeclifford at gmail dot com.


Thursday March 20th


Friday March 21st

I'll be debuting CANCERLOVE my new hour long storytelling show at Dixon Place.

THANK YOU for reading and a big hug!
Copyright (c) 2019 Christen Clifford, All rights reserved.



Goings On is compiled weekly by Harley Spiller