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1. Martha Wilson, FF Alumn, at Crone Wien, Austria, opening March 7

I Have Become My Own Worst Fear
opening Thursday, March 7, 2019 19:00 to 21:00
Crone Wien Getreidemarkt 14, 1010 Vienna

We are very pleased to be able to to invite you to the first solo exhibition here in our gallery in Vienna of US American artist Martha Wilson.

Under the title "I have become my own worst fear", she exhibits photographic and text-based works for which she repeatedly takes on a different role. Her experiments, some of which show a great sense of humour, make reference to social conventions revolving around the concepts of femininity, beauty and age.

Since as far back as the early 1970s, Martha Wilson has been developing conceptional performances and video pieces, as well as photographic and text-based compositions, which deal with the construct and manifestation of feminism and identity. They thus question the way in which we create our identity and present ourselves in our surroundings. Wilson often makes herself into the theme of her works and in doing so creates transboundary and avante-garde pieces which dwell on political and social questions with the help of playful gestures and humourous juxtapositions.

Wilson's early works are nowadays considered to be emancipatory, although at the time they were created in isolation from the feminist movement.

Many of them are in the meantime now seen as forerunners for some of the ideas on gender performativity that were put forward by Judith Butler in the 1980s, because they made a significant contribution to the issue that was to become a central concern of feminism - the examination of identity and embodied subjectivity. Furthermore, her photographic and performative works make reference to an area of art that was later conquered by Cindy Sherman and a number of other contemporary artists.
As founding director of the Franklin Furnace Archive, which is based in the Pratt Institute in New York, Wilson was described by the New York Times critic Holland Cotter in 2008 as one of "the most important representatives of the art of downtown Manhattan in the 1970s". Franklin Furnace is a space run by artists for the exploration, promotion and preservation of installation art, video, online and performance art, and is still managed by Wilson to this day.

We are very pleased to be the first gallery in the European region to devote a solo exhibition to Martha Wilson with "I have become my own worst fear", after she was shown recognition last year by Felicitas Thun-Hohenstein in a major solo show in the Kunstraum Niederösterreich.

DURATION OF THE EXHIBITION March 8 to April 19, 2019 OPENING HOURS Tuesday to Friday, 11:00 to 18:00 Saturday, 11:00 to 15:00 And by appointment

Crone Wien GmbH I Getreidemarkt 14 I 1010 Wien, Austria
Phone: +43-1-581 31 64 | Fax: +43-1-581 31 64 20
Copyright (c) 2019 Galerie Crone



2. Suki Dewey, FF Member, now online at youtube.com

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3. Yong Soon Min, FF Alumn, at Performance Space New York, Manhattan, March 17

Marathon Reading of Theresa Hak Kyung Cha's Dictee
03/17/2019 - 1:00pm

A marathon reading of Theresa Hak Kyung Cha's avant-garde classic, Dictee, organized by Sarah Schulman at Performance Space New York. Featuring John Cha, Yong Soon Min, Lawrence Rinder, Ken Chen, and many others.
Performance Space New York
150 First Avenue4th Floor
New York, NY



4. Laura Parnes, Becca Blackwell, Christen Clifford, Nicole Eisenman, Rachel Mason, Eileen Myles, FF Alumn, at Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH, Mar. 21

Thursday, March 21 at 7pm, 2019
Press Contact: tourwithoutend@gmail.com, 917.815.2124
Press Preview Link available upon request.
Columbus, OH-Wexner Center for the Arts, 1871 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio is pleased to announce the screening of Laura Parnes' Tour Without End on Thursday March 21 at 7pm. Parnes will be in attendance. The film features members of Gang Gang Dance, Julie Ruin, MEN, Eartheater, MGMT, Light Asylum, and more.
The new film by the convention-busting Laura Parnes features an all-star parade of downtown legends (from Gary Indiana to Kathleen Hanna) as it follows a fictional rock band, Munchausen, navigating New York's alternative music scene in the midst of rapid gentrification. (So rapid that many of the DIY spaces featured in the film have already been shut down).
When the veteran band embarks on a tour, Parnes captures all the complexities and absurdities of collaborating and aging in a youth-driven music industry. Shot over the course of four years, the film culminates when the band stops in Cleveland during the 2016 Republican National Convention and the gap between fiction and history gets even smaller and more chaotic.
The film includes: Wooster Group founder Kate Valk, Jim Fletcher (The NYC Players), musicians Lizzi Bougatsos, (Gang Gang Dance), Kathleen Hanna (The Julie Ruin), Brontez Purnell (The Younger Lovers), Eileen Myles, Alexandra Drewchin (Eartheater), Nicole Eisenman, K8 Hardy, Johanna Fateman (Le Tigre) Shannon Funchess (Light Asylum), JD Samson (MEN), Gary Indiana, Kembra Pfahler, (Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black), Rachel Mason, Tom McGrath, Matthew Asti (MGMT), Becca Blackwell, Christen Clifford, Alessandra Genovese (Crush), Rogelio Ramos (Love Pig), Kenya Robinson (Cheeky LaShae) and Neon Music (Youth Quake).
Laura Parnes' critically acclaimed films and installations address counter-cultural and youth-culture references where the music is integral to the work. Parnes work has been screened and exhibited widely in the US and internationally, including at the Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; MoMA PS1, NY; Miami Museum of Contemporary Art, FL; Brooklyn Museum; Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens; The International Film Festival Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands; and Museo Nacional Centro De Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid; and NY and on PBS and Spanish Television. Recently she had solo exhibitions at LA><, LA, Participant Inc., Fitzroy Gallery; and solo screenings at the Museum of Modern Art, and The Kitchen, New York City. Parnes is a 2013 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellow, a 2014 NYFA recipient, and a 2016 Creative Capital Awardee. Video Data Bank published a box set of her work, and Participant Press published a book of her scripts titled 'Blood and Guts in Hollywood: Two Screenplays' by Laura Parnes with an introduction by Chris Kraus. She has also directed music videos for The Julie Ruin and Le Tigre.
Tickets are $6 for members, students, seniors and $8 for the general public. Click here for tickets. https://my.wexarts.org/940/941
The Wexner Center Film/Video program celebrates the art of cinema past and present through all genres and formats. With 200 screenings per year, you'll find a stellar program of independent filmmaking, international cinema, documentaries, and classics from the familiar to the forgotten. With a frequent calendar of filmmaker appearances at the Wexner offers audiences personal insights from today's most significant directors, whether emerging or renowned.
The Wexner Center Receives support form the following organizations: Rohauer Collection Foundation, Institute of Museum and Library Services, National Endowment for the Arts, Greater Columbus Arts Council, Ohio Arts Council, The Columbus Foundation Nationwide Foundation
Recent Press
This New Music Doc is like Spinal Tap by Way of the Enlightenment
Laura Parnes's film follows a community of NYC musicians and artists staying the course in an era of Trump and tragedy.
"Parnes stages semi-scripted scenes creating a portrait of a living artistic community; gossiping backstage, humoring tone-deaf marketing pitches, enduring patronizing interviewers, comforting one another, enjoying each other's work, and attempting to make sense of our increasingly disturbing historical moment." Film Comment, Nellie Killian
"The Punk Version of Mrs. Dalloway: Laura Parnes Interviewed by Stephanie Barber", BOMB Magazinehttps://bombmagazine.org/articles/the-punk-version-of-mrs-dalloway-laura-parnes-interviewed/?utm_source=BOMB+Magazine+Mailing+List&utm_campaign=ae5da5f82a-Weekend_Reads_5_18_2018_COPY_04&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d45e7f673a-ae5da5f82a-388565&mc_cid=ae5da5f82a&mc_eid=7151ffad3b
Members of Gang Gang Dance, Julie Ruin, MEN, Eartheater, MGMT, Light Asylum, and more all feature in Tour Without End (Twenty-One Portraits and a Protest), a part documentary, part fictional film from director Laura Parneshttp://www.brooklynvegan.com/le-tigre-many-other-musicians-in-new-film-premiering-at-the-kitchen/
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5. Joni Mabe, FF Alumn, at Atlanta Biennial, Atlanta Contemporary, thru April 21

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6. Scott McCarney, Purgatory Pie Press, FF Alumns, at Booklyn Artists' Book Fair, Manhattan, March 9-10


I'll be participating in the Booklyn Artists' Book Fair next weekend (March 9 - 10) at the Sheraton Central Park/Times Square (811 7th Avenue), part of the New York City Book and Ephemera Satellite Fair. If you're able and willing, the attached pass will admit you and a guest for free!

Hope to see you soon,


More info and list of participants: https://www.bookandpaperfairs.com/booklyn-artists-book-fair



7. Ellen Rothenberg, FF Alumn, at CUNY Grad Center, Manhattan, March 27

Dear friends and colleagues,

Please note: CHANGE OF DATE!
The date for the reception and gallery conversation between myself and curator Katherine Carl has been changed to March 27th at 6:00 PM. It would be great to see you there!

My exhibition, ISO 6346: ineluctable immigrant, recently 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 Art Fairs this week, it's a short walk to the gallery.

For more information on the exhibition, program, and an exhibition guide, visit:

with warm regards from Chicago - Ellen

Adjunct Full Professor
Dept. of Fiber and Material Studies
Faculty Research Fellow
Institute for Curatorial Research and Practice
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Berlin mobile: 0151.257.62.908
USA Mobile: 773.987.9775



8. Nancy Spero, FF Alumn, at MoMA, Manhattan, opening March 31

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9. Alina Bliumis, FF Alumn, at UN Plaza, Manhattan, March 5-11

Please, visit my solo exhibition
curated by Ksenia Nouril
March 5-11, 2019
866 UN Plaza, NYC / #S15E

The series Nations Unleashed is inspired by the historical tradition of satirical maps, which employ animal symbolism and stereotypes to convey biting political critique and cover up human actions in the political theater.
The human personification of continents and countries can be seen as early as the 13th century, such as on maps by Opicinus de Canistris. Human and animal metaphors on maps reached a new level in Europe between 1845 and 1945 with political cartoon maps in which political leaders were often caricatured and European nations were given symbolic identities that lent humor and accessibility to geographical maps.
Nations Unleashed comprises 14 watercolor pencil on paper drawings. Delicately toned washes of blue surround loosely sketched landmasses populated by an array of diverse animals, each representing a critical political interest. Bliumis' interpretations range from the literal - as in the American bald eagle - to the fanciful - as in a two-headed Scandinavian lion. What these maps lack in geographic accuracy is made up in thorough doses of imagination and humor, leaving further interpretation open to the viewer.
The series uses satire and metaphor to comment on politics today and explores the popular political strategy of transferring blame from humans to animals using stereotypes and symbolism. It makes us aware of this rampant strategy of displacement, compelling us to critically reflect on the fine lines between fact and fiction in global geopolitics.
Alina Bliumis is New York-based artist. She received her BFA from the School of Visual Art in 1999 and a diploma from the Advanced Course in Visual Arts with professor Alfredo Jaar at Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Como, Italy in 2005. Alina has exhibited internationally at the Musée national de l'histoire de l'immigration, Paris, France, the First Moscow Biennales of Contemporary Art (Moscow, Russia), Busan Biennale 2006 (Busan, South Korea), Assab One (Milan, Italy), the Bronx Museum of the Arts (New York, US), Galerie Anne de Villepoix (Paris, France), Centre d'art Contemporain (Meymac, France), The James Gallery, The Graduate Center CUNY (New York, US), Museum of Contemporary Art (Cleveland, US), Museums of Bat Yam (Bat-Yam, Israel), the Jewish Museum (New York, US), the Saatchi Gallery (London, UK), Botanique Museum, Brussels, Belgium and the Victoria and Albert Museum (London, UK). Her works are in various private and public collections, including MAC VAL - Musée d'art contemporain du Val-de-Marne, France; Musée national de l'histoire de l'immigration, Paris, France; The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK; Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Russia; Bat Yam Museum for Contemporary Art, Israel; The Saatchi Collection, UK; The Harvard Business School, US; The National Museum of American Jewish History, Philadelphia, US and Missoni Collection, Italy.
Ksenia Nouril is an art historian, curator, and writer specializing in global modern and contemporary art. She is the Jensen Bryan Curator at The Print Center (Philadelphia, US). Nouril holds an MA and PhD in Art History from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Her graduate studies were supported by the Dodge Fellowship at the Zimmerli Art Museum (New Brunswick, US), where she mounted several exhibitions from the Norton and Nancy Dodge Collection of Nonconformist Art from the Soviet Union. She also has organized exhibitions at the Bruce Museum (Greenwich, US), Lower East Side Printshop, and The Museum of Modern Art (New York, US), where she was the Contemporary and Modern Art Perspectives (C-MAP) Fellow for Central and Eastern European Art from 2015 to 2017. She is the author and editor of numerous publication, including Art and Theory of Post-1989 Central and Eastern Europe: A Critical Anthology (MoMA/Duke University Press, 2018).
Contact: ksenia.nouril@gmail.com



10. Edward M. Gómez, FF Alumn, now online at https://bit.ly/2CcEqCz

Dear art lovers and media colleagues:

My article about the exhibition philipp schöpke.!, which is on view at Museum Gugging, near Vienna, Austria, has just been published in HYPERALLERGIC, the online arts-and-culture magazine.

You can find this new article here:


Recently, I traveled to the Art Brut Center Gugging arts complex in Maria Gugging, located in the Vienna Woods, about twelve miles northwest of the Austrian capital. Museum Gugging, one of the main components of the arts center, presents monographic and thematic exhibitions showcasing the work of the self-taught artists who, over the years, have been associated with the art center's studio and Artists' House.

Schöpke (1921-1998) created a psychologically intense body of work whose evolution can be clearly traced in the Museum Gugging's current exhibition. It features a wide range of his unusual drawings, in which the artist looks at and through the human body (as though with X-ray vision), exaggerating his subjects' hair and teeth, and abstracting their figures even as he quizzically examines them.

The exhibition shows how Schöpke's strange figure drawings led to his development of his own style of gestural abstraction that suggests some striking, unwitting affinities with the abstract image-making of several well-known, schooled modern artists.

philipp schöpke.! remains on view through March 10, 2019, and is really worth seeing if you find yourself traveling to or through Vienna.

I hope you'll enjoy reading this article and learning about this noteworthy exhibition. Its accompanying catalog is worth picking up, too.

I send you all best wishes...





11. Jaroslav Andel, FF Alumn, announces new book on radical pedagogy

I wanted to let you know about my new book that just came out in the U.S.: https://www.amazon.com/Back-Sandbox-Art-Radical-Pedagogy/dp/1517907527
It has been published in conjunction with the eponymous traveling exhibition while distributed worldwide as a book by the Minnesota University Press. Please spread the word.

All the best,



12. Elly Clarke, FF Alumn, at Les Dominicains de Haute-Alsace, Guebwiller, France, March 8

#Sergina DJs and VJs and live performs a bit too at Les Dominicains de Haute-Alsace on International Women's Day 8th March 2019
Next Friday is International Women's Day and #Sergina is spending this weekend honing her VJing as well as DJing skills to provide a 50 min mashup of songs about Telephones, Mobile Phones, Tinder, Instagram, Missed Calls, Facebook and Other Ghosts of Our Digital Distribution and Dissemination from many different places, alongside videos of performances performed over the past 5 years.

#Sergina will be served and augmented by Handsome Boys Primoz Debevec and Roux Malherbe and the 7pm performance precedes a 3 hour concert of classical music written by women. I hope #Sergina will provide a fitting intro.... The performance is free to attend, but you need to register. Click HERE for more. http://www.les-dominicains.com/les-spectacles/sergina



13. Jeff Bliumis, Andres Serrano, FF Alumns, at UN Plaza, Manhattan, March 5-11

Please come out to my solo exhibition
curated by Andres Serrano
March 5-11, 2019
866 UN Plaza, NYC / Room E24

"It's a madhouse! A madhouse!" Charlton Heston in "Planet Of The Apes."
The 6 large paintings Jeff Bliumis is presenting under the title Pilgrim State put us into hospital rooms and force us to reevaluate our ability to assert and judge. Reality is relative here.
Taking " the patient's" point of vista, we are confronted with confusing hallucinatory spaces and menacing figures of presumed "caregivers."
The discomfort and isolation of the environment feeds the discomfort and confusion of the brain. Are we seeing it, or imagining seeing it? The faces of seemingly friendly nurses contort into sinister smirks. Are they here to help or to harm? The rooms' painted walls themselves contort into fantastical sub-realities. A deep green field covered with poisonous red mushrooms is rather an inviting escape, a brain defense against the smiling menace with a needle and a tray of blood test vials.
The pilgrims of the Pilgrim State are not content. Neither is the physical space around them.
The word "pilgrim" is variously defined as a "traveler, crusader, settler, worshipper, believer" and "one who journeys in foreign lands." The Pilgrims, or Pilgrim Fathers, were the first settlers of Plymouth Rock, one of the earliest and most successful colonies founded in America. Although prior to their arrival millions of people inhabited the territory, to many, Plymouth Rock and its Pilgrims symbolize the Birth of America.
Pilgrim State Hospital, now known as Pilgrim State Psychiatric Center, opened on October 1, 1931 in Brentwood, New York. When it opened, it was the largest hospital of any kind in the world. It had its own police, fire department, post office, power plant and cemetery. A close-nit community, a land of its own. At its peak Pilgrim State had 13,875 patients. Naomi Ginsberg, Allen Ginsberg's mother, was one of them. A Pilgrim State of Mind. "Follow your inner moonlight: don't hide the madness. You say what you want to say when you don't care who's listening." Allen Ginsberg
Jeff Bliumis is an artist who journeys in foreign lands. In Pilgrim State he is the doctor and nurse, patient and visitor and something more, he is the seer. With his paintbrush Jeff sees the world and exploits it by wringing passion and depth out of his subjects: quirky, eccentric, bizarre human beings whose only crime is that they are only too human, too strange and too real. They are the caretakers but they could be the patients. They are the adults but they could be the children. They are who they say they are and thanks to Jeff, we believe them.
Why would we not believe them? Have they lied to us before? Are they lying to us now? Are we able to separate truth from fiction? Do we know and do we care? Do they want to lead or do they want to be led? Are they capable of making those decisions? Who are these people and what do they want? Do they want to bring us together or do they want to tear us apart? Are they willing participants or victims of injustice? Are they making the rules or are they breaking them? Are they friends or are they foes?
Jeff Bliumis does not judge his people. He lets them be themselves. In a world of make believe it's hard to find the truth and when you find it you know you're only kidding yourself. It's better to find comfort in the lie than it is to struggle with the truth. After awhile, does it even matter? When truth and opinion collide he who shouts the longest wins. History is written by those with the loudest voices and the biggest audience. Now now, brown cow, simmer down and eat your chow. Don't bite the hand that feeds you or you'll never see that hand again. Where does it say that it's normal to be normal? Where does it say that we have to live like that? Like his subjects, Jeff Bliumis lives in his own world. He is the Unseen Mover, The Master of His Domain. He welcomes you into his Universe and then asks you to leave the same way you came in.
Jeff Bliumis is New York-based artist. Jeff has received his BA from Columbia university in 1980. Attended Berkeley University, California, California College of Arts and Crafts, California, New School, New York. Jeff has exhibited internationally at the First, Second, and Third Moscow Biennales of Contemporary Art (Moscow, Russia), Busan Biennale 2006 (Busan, South Korea), Assab One (Milan, Italy), the Bronx Museum of the Arts (New York, US), Galerie Anne de Villepoix (Paris, France), Centre d'art Contemporain (Meymac, France), The James Gallery, The Graduate Center CUNY (New York, US), Museum of Contemporary Art (Cleveland, US), Museums of Bat Yam (Bat-Yam, Israel), the Jewish Museum (New York, US), the Saatchi Gallery (London, UK) and the Victoria and Albert Museum (London, UK). His works are in various private and public collections, including the Moscow Museum of Modern Art (Russia), Museums of Bat Yam (Israel), the Saatchi Collection (UK), the Harvard Business School (US), the Museum of Immigration History, Paris (France), MAC VAL (France) and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (UK).



14. Max Gimblett, FF Member, at Auckland Art Gallery, NZ, March 11

Dear Friends, Family, and Colleagues,

We wanted to make sure you were aware of and invited to Max's lecture on Monday 11 March at 6pm at the Auckland Art Gallery Auditorium. It is going to be very special.

Warm regards,
Matt Jones
Studio Manager
Max Gimblett Studio



15. Janet Nolan, FF Alumn, at Kentler Int'l Drawing Space, Brooklyn, thru April 21

March 1 - April 21, 2019
Ilene Sunshine, Hilary Lorenz, David Ambrose, Ellen Driscoll, Geoffrey Young, Janet Nolan, Jessie Nebraska Gifford, Mary Judge


A selection of works on paper by eight artists from the Kentler Flatfiles in conjunction with Alexander Gorlizki's Your Eyes, So Beautiful, Like Washing Machines (But Not As Big).


Kentler 353 Van Brunt Street, Red Hook, Brooklyn 11231



16. Donna Henes, FF Alumn, at Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, March 20

44th Annual World Famous Spring Equinox Celebration & Egg Balancing Ceremony with Mama Donna Henes, Urban Shaman

Feeling out of balance? Come balance an egg at this annual rite of spring and restore your equilibrium! Join Mama Donna Henes, Urban Shaman, for her 44th Annual World Famous Spring Equinox Egg Balancing Celebration: Eggs on End - Standing on Ceremony. This year's ritual is an especially Celestially Auspicious Occasion(tm) because the first day of spring falls on a full sap moon in Libra, the constellation of balance, making for doubly equalizing energy! And what could be more necessary at this time of great imbalance for our planet and great instability, injustice, insecurity and lack of equality in the world?

This year's eggstraordinary event will take place on Wednesday, March 20 at 5:30 PM at Bailey Fountain, Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, rain, snow or shine. This is a free, family-friendly event. The equinox moment, at eggsactly 5:55 PM, signals the official start of spring. At this time, the sun crosses the equator into the Northern Hemisphere and it is possible to stand an egg up on its end.

According to Chinese custom, if you stand an egg on its end on the first day of spring, you will have eggsceptionally good luck for the entire year. The egg represents the life force in many cultures, and is particularly used to symbolize the rebirth of nature in the spring season.

A basket of 360 eggs will be provided by Foodtown of Prospect Heights for the eggshilarating standing ceremony.


For info, contact:

Donna Henes is an internationally renowned urban shaman, award-winning author, popular speaker and workshop leader whose joyful celebrations of celestial events have introduced ancient traditional rituals and contemporary ceremonies to millions of people in more than 100 cities since 1972. She has published five books, a CD, an acclaimed Ezine and writes for The Huffington Post, Beliefnet and UPI Religion and Spirituality Forum. A noted ritual expert, she serves as a consultant to the television and motion picture industry. Mama Donna, as she is affectionately called, maintains a ceremonial center, spirit shop, ritual practice and consultancy in Exotic Brooklyn, NY where she offers intuitive tarot readings and spiritual counseling, and works with individuals, groups, institutions, municipalities and corporations to create meaningful ceremonies for every imaginable occasion.



17. Anton van Dalen, FF Alumn, at The Armory Show, Manhattan, March 7-10

I will be exhibiting with the PPOW gallery at the ARMORY SHOW this week.

Booth 717 - The Armory Show | Works | PPOW Gallery

Event is at the Hudson Piers and draws enormous crowds, of mostly diverse young.

Opens this week to the public, Thursday March 7 until Sunday March 10.

All the major galleries from here and Europe are represented with their artist's work.

I will be group exhibited with five other PPOW's artists.

Included is an enormous canvas, which I painted in 1982, will be thrilling to see it there.

They also framed some of my small drawings to be shown along.

Their large curated booth is on the theme of "War", PPOW's choice.

For me it's one of these freeing moments where intuition, 37 years later, finally flowered.




18. Christy Rupp, FF Alumn, at LES Gallery at the Clemente, Manhattan, opening Mar. 9
Anthropocene Island

LES Gallery at the Clemente
107 Suffolk Street, ground floor
NYC, NY 10012

March 9 - April 25, 2019
Opening Reception: Friday March 9

Artists: Suzanne Anker, Peggy Cyphers, Craig Dongoski, Pam Longobardi, Maryam Jahangir, Mo Palizigir, Christy Rupp, Kathleen Vance

Curated by Pam Longobardi.

Anthropocene Island addresses the vast environmental and geopolitical forces re-ordering the world as we have known it. Through the traceable singularity that is plastic (the geologic place-marker of the Anthropocene) to native and 'invasive' species, the re-worlding of migratory creatures, including humans, are examined. As a universal material of contemporary global culture, plastic endures in the environment such that all plastic ever created still exists. The petrochemical industry that fuels the relentless production of plastics is the same modus operandi that is also causing desperate attempts to extract the last drops of oil from the planet, which in turn is cooking up the enormous climatic changes we experience across the globe. Climate change is pushing all creatures -human, plant, animal and mineral - into new geolocations.

The artists of Anthropocene Island examine these interconnected linkages through sculpture, drawing,photography, video and installation.

Suzanne Anker (NY) creates miniature worlds within Petri dishes that pile natural and humanmade materials into plush 'landscapes' photographed aerially and further translated via machine technology into 3d modeled artificial terrains, capturing and reinterpreting the color density of the photograph into stratigraphic reliefs of tiny proportions. Anker is a pioneer in Bio Art, currently researching the way that nature is being altered in the 21st century through her practice and collaborative facility, the SVA Bio Art Laboratory.

Peggy Cyphers (NY) relocates and reorders her painting material to picture the oceanic labyrinth of human mind and ego. Vast and continuously evolving, the non-static paintings are her primary studio practice: Cyphers makes a parallel action in paint to the evolving physical world and the changes wrought on the creatures of the planet.

Craig Dongoski (GA) captures microvoltages from rocks and the ionosphere, pounds stones into first human sculptures (cupules), and creates large intricate wave tracery drawings. Dongoski interprets the primate need to express and trace paths of existence through drawing and sound.

Pam Longobardi (GA), through her collaborative platform Drifters Project, and an evolving team travel the world ocean, creating actions on site with local citizens to generate sculptures, photographs and installations of displacement. By disrupting the plastic flow, Drifters examines new realities as aquatic invasive marine species, and now human migrants, relocate on all manner of floating plastic. Recent collaborations include citizens and refugees of Lesvos through flag-like portable monuments
that travel and generate income flow for social enterprises on-island.

Maryam Palizgir + Mo Jahangir (IRAN + GA) Iranian immigrants on temporary visas in the US hang between two worlds and create immersive, phenomenological installations and objects that combine technology and fabric while awaiting their future residence. Utilizing digital imagery, photography and light, and often collaborating on installations, Maryam mourns and memorializes the vanishing Lake Urmia of Iran that is turning into a vast salt desert, while Mo re-photographs revolutionary crowds of human protest in Iran.

Christy Rupp (NY) builds skeletal creatures from the backbone plastic of the consumer age, credit cards. A long-time activist and artist recording the demise of habitat, Rupp draws the full circle around human extraction and consumption.

Kathleen Vance (NY) packs miniature, fabricated landscapes complete with running rivers into vintage valises and steamer trunks. These traveling fragments that reference the bucolic landscapes of Romanticism are constructed with the artificial materials of industrial manufacturing creating a selfcontained universe 'to go.' As environmental art, Vance's works frame current complexities surrounding the containment of natural water flows, water rights and future water wars in a seemingly benign and magical artifice.

Open Daily 3:30 - 7:00pm.
For further information, contact Pam Longobardi at plongobardi@gsu.edu



19. Kal Spelletich, FF Alumn, at Jules Maeght Gallery, San Francisco, CA, opening March 8

I am in a group show CELEBRATION this Friday, March 8, 2019 from 6-9 P.M. at the illustrious Jules Maeght Gallery, 149 Gough St. S.F., Ca.
~à la prochaine ~

I will be exhibiting a Robotic Heart that plays a Pipe Organ as directed by your heart organ. Your heart (an organ) triggers the artificial heart (organ) powering a pipe organ.
Organs Sound The Body.

Also, I have a slab of marble with fossils in it etched by a laser cutter of a drawing by Charles Darwin.
Two prints done in Paris at the historic Maeght Atelier print shop.
Get them here!
The prints are $250.00 each, 2 for $400.00
Annnd a print of a drawing of my Robotic heart!
Maybe some other things, I dunno.

This will be the last exhibit at their gallery as they are sadly heading back to France, but we gain a Paris outpost!

Come see the Jules Maeght All Stars one last time!
Until the Next Time.

I want to thank the amazing Stochastic Labs for supporting me with the development of my artificial organs project. We are well on the way to creating a quintet of organs playing organs.
AND of course the brilliant Jon Foote! http://www.rotormind.com/

There will be food and drinks and kisses on both cheeks and then some!
It has been such an honor and joy working with Amelie, Jules and Luc. If you haven't been to one of their special openings let alone the gallery get on down there this Friday!

Warm embrace,

Can I build sensors that sense the human soul?
I aspire to go beyond utilitarian rationales of capitalist production into poetry, this is one of the most noble functions that biotechnological art can perform. I am reference science fiction and historic scientific experiments to champion science. These human organs are playful and a metaphor for survival, a meditation on our health care crisis, and a witness in the aging process. Building backup organs by someone who has never had health insurance brings a highly personal direction that is a new challenge.
What is it like to make your own functioning prosthetic organs? To print something that speaks directly to the implications of 3-D printing? What does it mean to print backup organs?
It is now possible to maintain life activity even after communicative life has stopped. It is possible to maintain a person alive but devoid of autonomy. The autonomy is granted by a machine. My proposal reverses this. Through audience interaction, human hearts, movement and breath feed the machines and grants them energy, and in a way, life.
What is it like to make your own functioning prosthetic organs? To print something that speaks directly to the implications of 3-D printing? What does it mean to print backup organs?
It is now possible to maintain life activity even after communicative life has stopped. It is possible to maintain a person alive but devoid of autonomy. The autonomy is granted by a machine. My proposal reverses this. Through audience interaction, human hearts, movement and breath feed the machines and grants them energy, and in a way, life.





20. Peter d'Agostino, FF Alumn, March news

Hello Everyone,

Here's info for your March newsletter - launch of World-Wide-Walks website
[ http://peterdagostino.org/world-wide-walks ] and new book. Im leaving soon for Paris
& S. Africa for new Walks projects Mar 10 - Apr 3 and will back in NY shortly after.
Hope to see you then. Best wishes, pdA

World-Wide-Walks / Peter d'Agostino: Crossing Natural-Cultural- Virtual Frontiers
Co-editor: David I. Tafler Introduction by Kristine Stiles
U of Chicago Press Amazon Intellect Press UK & Europe

Peter d'Agostino: Crossing Natural-Cultural-Virtual Frontiers
This book presents Peter d'Agostino's World-Wide-Walks project, providing a unique perspective on walking practices across time and place considered through the framework of evolving technologies and global climate change. Performed on six continents during the past five decades, d'Agostino's work lays a groundwork for considering walks as portals for crossing natural, cultural, and virtual frontiers. Broad in scope, the book addresses topics ranging from historical concerns, including traditional Australian Aboriginal rites of passage and the exploits of explorers such as John Ledyard, "the man who dreamed of walking the world," to artists' walks and related contemporary themes covered in the mass media: books, films, and television. The act of walking can situate an individual within a world of empirical awareness and the surprise of unknown encounters around the bend. In mediating the frontiers of human knowledge, walking and other forms of exploration remain a critical means of engaging global challenges, especially notable now as environmental boundaries are undergoing radical and potential cataclysmic change.



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