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Contents for January 20, 2020

1. Franklin Furnace receives National Endowment for the Arts "Art Works" grant for its Seq Art Kids education program

National Endowment for the Arts Announces Arts Project Grants in All 50 States, District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico

Washington, DC-Chairman Mary Anne Carter announced today that organizations in every state in the nation, as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, will receive federal funding for arts projects from the National Endowment for the Arts in this round of fiscal year 2020 funding. Overall, 1,187 grants totaling $27.3 million will provide Americans opportunities for arts participation, and this year include projects that celebrate the Women's Suffrage Centennial.

"The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to support grants throughout the entire country that connect people through shared experiences and artistic expression," said Arts Endowment Chairman Mary Anne Carter. "These projects provide access to the arts for people of all abilities and backgrounds in both urban centers and rural communities."

Art Works grants support artistically excellent projects that celebrate our creativity and cultural heritage, invite mutual respect for differing beliefs and values, and enrich humanity. Cost share/matching grants range from $10,000 to $100,000.

Art Works projects approved for funding this round include:

Franklin Furnace Archive, Inc. (aka Franklin Furnace) Brooklyn, NY, $15,000 to support an arts education program for youth.

About the National Endowment for the Arts
Established by Congress in 1965, the National Endowment for the Arts is the independent federal agency whose funding and support gives Americans the opportunity to participate in the arts, exercise their imaginations, and develop their creative capacities. Through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector, the Arts Endowment supports arts learning, affirms and celebrates America's rich and diverse cultural heritage, and extends its work to promote equal access to the arts in every community across America. Visit arts.gov to learn more.



2. Robbin Ami Silverberg, FF Alumn, at Pratt Institute Brooklyn Campus Library, opening Feb. 13

Read Me. Like a Book. 30 years of Dobbin Books.

Retrospective exhibition: Jan 21 - April 9, 2020
Pratt Institute Brooklyn Campus Library

Artist Reception: February 13, 2020, 5 - 7 pm

2020 is the 30th anniversary of Robbin Ami Silverberg's artist book studio, Dobbin Books, housed at Dobbin Mews, an old horse stables in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Over the course of 30 years, she has designed, produced & published more than 25 collaborative artist books along with circa 60 solo editions, 55 unique artist books, and about 20 artist book installations. Examples of Dobbin Books publications are found in over 130 public collections & numerous private ones.

Silverberg, a Franklin Furnace Alumn, is involved in all aspects of the work: from creating content, whether as imagery or text, to designing & producing the entire book: design & production of the paper, printing, binding, and boxing. The desire to make all facets of an artist book publication is due to her intention to realize a coherent whole work of art, along with her love of the creative processes involved. Unique to Dobbin Books is that Silverberg runs one of four hand papermaking studios in NYC, and she maintains that the paper should be an activated substrate that supports & enhances the book's content & design.

The exhibition at the Brooklyn campus library will present circa 65 artist books dating from 1992 to 2019, along with 3 videos and 3 installations. The artist reception is on February 13, 2020, 5 - 7 pm.

Exhibition website: https://www.robbinamisilverberg.com/read-me-like-a-book



3. Terry Braunstein, FF Alumn, at Long Beach Museum of Art, CA, opening Jan. 24, and more

Dear Friends,
My latest installation, Reflections, has been acquired by the Long Beach Museum of Art, and will be making its debut in the upcoming exhibition, Women Artists of California--Seven Decades from the Permanent Collection, which will be at the museum from January 25th until April 26th, 2020. The opening will be January 24th from 7--9PM (if you would like to attend the special members and artists reception from 5--7PM, please let me know and I will add your name to the guest list.)
I would be extremely pleased to see you there.

With my best,

Terry Braunstein

I am also very pleased to tell you that the Getty has recently acquired four more of my works, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, three.



4. Jaimie Warren, FF Alumn, at Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, opening Feb. 21 and more

Please visit this link.Thank you!!


Jaimie Warren



5. Paul Lamarre & Melissa P. Wolf, FF Alumns, at Eidia House, Manhattan, opening January 21

Hello Colleagues & Friends:
Best to all in the New Decade on our tiny planet.

Please note a change of EIDIA House postal mail address.
Melissa P. Wolf
Paul Lamarre
EIDIA House Inc.
426 East 9th Street
New York City 10009

Also, see attached - you are invited:

6-8pm Tuesday Jan. 21st, exhibit opening: Bob Witz "Milk Made" at OSMOS ADDRESS, 50 E 1st St, bet. 2nd/3rd Ave,
New York, NY 10003,


Other news:
Our focus for the past year has been a new film project "R. Witz Untitled" and winding down from 2 years of production we are now going into post-production targeting completion in 2020. We are extremely gratified that Cay Sophie Rabinowitz and Christian Rattemeyer of OSMOS (enterprises) appreciate what we see in Bob's practice, enough so to give him a solo.

If you are inclined to offer your support for "R. Witz Untitled, your name will be listed in the credits of "R. Witz Untitled," under "Made Possible With Support From"

For your tax deductible contribution visit: https://www.fracturedatlas.org/site/fiscal/profile?id=10112

The EIDIA House Inc. has 501c3 not-for-profit status sponsorship via Fractured Atlas, your check would be written to Fractured Atlas, and please write EIDIA House on the MEMO line,

c/o Melissa P. Wolf
EIDIA House Inc.
426 East 9th Street
New York City 10009

Thank you very much.
Paul Lamarre
Melissa Wolf

NOTE: If you care to reach Bob Witz or visit his studio, contact us at: eidiahouse@earthlink.net . Witz has no computer, and does not carry a cell phone.



6. Shaun Leonardo, FF Alumn, at Maryland Insitute College of Art, Baltimore, Jan. 30-Mar. 15, and more

The Breath of Empty Space
January 30 - March 15, 2020 | Maryland Institute College of Art
Decker Gallery | 1301 W Mt Royal Ave | Baltimore, MD

June 5 - September 6, 2020 | Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland
11400 Euclid Avenue | Cleveland, OH

For the last year I have been quietly finalizing plans for The Breath of Empty Space - a solo exhibition of 6 years of drawing concerning violence by the police and American legal system, being shown together for the first time and curated by the insightful and caring John Chaich. I am proud to finally announce this traveling exhibition for 2020 and hope you can join me to witness the work.

Shaun Leonardo: The Breath of Empty Space is a collection of drawings and video by the Brooklyn-based artist that critique how mediated images of systematic oppression and violence against black and brown young men in contemporary American history have shaped our fear, empathy, and perception.

In a series of intimate drawings based on images widely circulated in popular media, Leonardo calls on the additive nature of drawing to explore the reductive nature of memory, addressing how time and circulation affect what is recalled, seen, forgotten, or ignored.

Using mirrored tints and die-cut glass, the works reframe the information viewers provide when details are omitted, the wall between artwork and gallery frame is interrupted, and comfort and safety are compromised.

Accompanying the drawings is a video installation of Leonardo's public art performance, The Eulogy (2017), which recreates a New Orleans Jazz Funeral to hold space for bodies who no longer physically can. Shaun Leonardo: The Breath of Empty Space is organized by independent curator John Chaich.



7. Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful Espéjo, Beatrice Glow, FF Alumn, at Wave Hill, The Bronx, thru March 29

Returning to the Source
Opening Reception

Sunday, January 19

For address and more information:
Wave Hill chose originality and diversity of artistic approach to frameReturning to the Source. Now a decade old, the Winter Workspace program is known for bold experimentation and for artists forging novel connections to nature. Reconnecting with former artists for the exhibition was exciting and meaningful. Bringing the artworks together now underscores the breadth of exploration that happens here.

On view is an incredible range of media, including animation, video, performance, works on paper, sculpture, textiles, painting and mixed media.

Exhibiting artists are Whitney Artell, Michele Brody, Sindy Butz, Julian Chams, Elisabeth Condon, Dennis RedMoon Darkeem, Francisco Donoso, Dahlia Elsayed, Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful Espéjo, Gwen Fabricant, Beatrice Glow, Sabrina Gschwandtner, Asuka Hishiki, Elizabeth Hoy, Nova Jiang, Yeon Jin Kim, Tamara Kostianovsky, Jessica Lagunas, Nick Lamia, Amy Lincoln, Robin Love, Next Epoch Seed Library (Anne Percoco & Ellie Irons), Paloma McGregor, Naomi Reis, Yelaine Rodriguez, Jessica Rohrer, Linda Stillman, Austin Thomas, Michael Kelly Williams and Ezra Wube.

Special Note-Come early to see current Workspace Artists for a Drop-In Sunday from 1-3PM. Stephanie Alvarado and collective EPA (Environmental Performance Agency) will share their studio practice with visitors.



8. Cassils, FF Alumn, January news

HAPPY NEW YEAR. I am honored to have you as part of my creative community. As our polarized political climate intensifies I reflect on these words:

"It is not the critic who counts; not the (hu)man who points out how the strong (hu)man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the (hu)man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends themselves in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if they fail, at least fail while daring greatly, so that their place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat."
-Roosevelt * but I altered the pronouns

RAW Gardiner Musuem, Toronto, Canada
(Homage to Carolee Schneemann)

Venice Performance Art Week
Cassils exhibits installation on POWERS THAT BE
Jan 15-18 2020

Cassils exhibits Ghost, a sound and sensory installation in the pitch dark
JANUARY 25 -MAY 10 2020

Masculinities: Liberation Through Photography, M
Barbican Art Gallery, London, UK
Cassils exhibits Time Lapse, photo series
20 February - 17 May 2020
Artist Talk May TBD

Cassils exhibits sculpture, photographs and custom wall paper

CASSILS AND rafa esparza
FEBRUARY 28 - MARCH 1, 2020

FEBRUARY 22 - JUNE 7, 202

Fluidity Zentrum für Zeitgenössische Kunst, at Syker Vorwerk, Berlin
Feb 23- May 17, 2020


Music Videos with YOU CAN CALL ME SIR
Jackalope, Directed by Cassils
This Love Is On Fire, Directed by Cassils

Press and Media Appearances
Fairley, Gina. "The 20 most read visual storied of 2019," ArtsHub, December 23, 2019.
Osenlund, R. Kurt. "12 queer artists whose work is making us pay attention," NBC NEWS, December 13, 2019.
Cowan, Katy. "Major photography exhibition to spark conversations surrounding our understanding of masculinity," Creative Boom, November 06, 2019.
Michael, Michael Love. "You Can Call Me Sir Honors the Lineage of Female Sex Work,"Paper Magazine, July 22, 2019.
Westall, Mark. "Wellcome Collection to open new permanent gallery," Fad Magazine, July 22, 2019.
Bastow, Clem. "Inflatable penises, latex pigs and a Justin Bieber shrine: Dark Mofo's wildest rides," The Guardian (London, UK), June 19, 2019.
Francis, Hannah. "Dark Mofo pushes trauma boundaries with self-immolation and VR violence," Syndey Morning Herald (Sydney, UK), June 16, 2019.
"Dark Mofo: A Forest opens with artist melting ice with body heat," NT News (Northern Territory, Australia), June 11, 2019.
"Artist's Performance is on fire - literally," Mercury (Hobart, Australia), June 11, 2019.
"Dark Mofo 2019: Cassils' performance to deliver a firey opening for A Forest," The Advertiser (Adelaide, Australia), June 11, 2019
"Dark Mofo works to watch out for," Financial Review (Sydney, Australia), June 7, 2019.
Dunhill, Anna. "Cassils: Alchemic," Art Guide Australia , March 15, 2019.
Wilson, Ashleigh. "Perth Festival: The Joy of Breaking Out While Looking In," The Australian (Australia), Feb 13, 2019
Fairley, Gina. "Alchemic by Cassils, PICA," Visual Arts Hub, Feb 12, 2019.
Dow, Steve. "CASSILS," VAULT Magazine, Issue 25, Feb 7, 2019.
Ayres, Ed. "Cassils on using their body as artwork to fight for transgender rights on The Hub on Art - ABC RN," ABC (Australia), February 5, 2019. Ed Ayres. "Cassils on using their body as artwork to fight for transgender rights on The Hub on Art - ABC RN," ABC, February 5, 2019
Dow, Steve. "Visual artist Cassils uses bodybuilding and boxing to empower and enlighten," The Sydney Morning Herald (Sydney, Australia), 18 January 2019.

Publications, Books, and Exhibition Catalogs
2019 Schicharin, Luc. "L'art transgenre, vers d'autres expériences corporelles du temps." GLAD!, June 2019,
QED: A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking 6, no. 1 (Spring 2019): Cover.
Cram, E. "Feeling a Monumental Midwest: Reflections from Monument Push." QED: A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking 6, no. 1 (2019): pp. 79-86. https://muse.jhu.edu/article/729605
Rawson, K.J. "Witness, Bystander, or Aggressor? Encountering Cassils." QED: A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking 6, no. 1 (2019): pp. 87-93. https://muse.jhu.edu/article/729606
Morris III, Charles E. "Smelling Cassils." QED: A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking 6, no. 1 (2019): pp. 94-99. https://muse.jhu.edu/article/729607
Brouwer, Daniel C. "Illness as Metaphor in Cassils's Trans Performance." QED: A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking 6, no. 1 (2019): pp. 100-105. https://muse.jhu.edu/article/729608
Zender, Benjamin. "What Might Be Bullets, Fireworks, or Balloons: Repertoires of More than Survival in Cassils's 103 Shots and Lyle Ashton Harris and Thomas Allen Harris's Brotherhood, Crossroads and Etcetera 1994." QED: A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking 6, no. 1 (2019): pp. 106-116. https://www.jstor.org/stable/pdf/10.14321/qed.6.1.0106.pdf
Cram, E. and Cassils. "Cassils: On Violence, Witnessing, and the Making of Trans Worlds."QED: A Journal in GLBTQ Worldmaking 6, no. 1 (2019): pp. 117-130. https://muse.jhu.edu/article/729610
TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly 6, no. 1 (2019): Cover. https://read.dukeupress.edu/tsq/issue/6/1
Steinbock, Eliza. "Postmortem: 103 Shots and Counting." Performance Matters Journal 3, no. 2.
Bacon, Thomas John. "SELF/S: The Phenomenology of 21st Century Performance Art."
Schmidt, Theron, ed. AGENCY: Partial History of Live Art. London: Live Art Development Agency and Intellect Books, 2019.
Kinai, Miki. "Forbidden Nude Photography History." Geijutsu Shincho, January 2019. https://www.shinchosha.co.jp/geishin/backnumber/20181225/
Albers, Katherine P, Joan Saab, Catherine Zuromskis, and Audrey Anable, eds. Wiley Blackwell Companion to Visual Culture. Indianapolis: Wiley & Sons, 2019.
Apostol, Corina L. and Nato Thompson, eds. Making Another World Possible: 10 Creative Time Summits, 10 Global Issues, 100 Art Projects. London: Routledge, 2019.
Museum for Europe and the Mediterranean civilisations (MuCEM). On danse?. Paris: MuCEM & Lienart éditions, 2019.
Parness, Noam and Gonzalo Casals, eds. Queer Holdings: A Survey of the Leslie-Lohman Museum Collection. Munich: Hirmer Verlag, 2019.
Westengrad, Laura. Gothic Queer Culture: Marginalized Communities and the Ghosts of Insidious Trauma. Lincoln: U of Nebraska Press, 2019.
Markonish, Denise. Suffering from Realness. New York and London: Prestel Verlag GmbH & Company KG., 2019
Wickstrom,Maurya. Fiery Temporalities in Theatre and Performance: The Initiation of History. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2019
Steinbock, Eliza. "A conversation with Cassils on propagating collective resilience in times of war." Performance Matters Journal 4, (2019): pp. 108-127. https://performancematters-thejournal.com/index.php/pm/article/view/109/225
Steinbock, Eliza. Shimmering Images: Trans Cinema, Embodiment, and the Aesthetics of Change. Durham: Duke University Press, 2019.
Sansonetti, A. "Home and Abroad in Gold: A Dialogue with Cassils." Canadian Theatre Review 179 (2019): 49-54. https://www.muse.jhu.edu/article/731930.



9. Sur Rodney Sur, Jack Waters, Peter Cramer, FF Alumns, at Printed Matter/St. Marks, Manhattan, Jan. 30

First one at Printed Matter/St. Marks's January 30th includes Sur Rodney Sur , Jack Waters, Gail Thacker and Ethan Shoshan, Peter Cramer.

LOOKS for BOOKS - Readings with Allied Productions / Le Petit Versailles
January 30th Thursday 6-8pm.
at Printed Matter / St Marks
@Swiss Institute
38 St Marks Place
New York, NY 10003

Allied Productions / Le Petit Versailles returns to Printed Matter / St Marks to present an evening of readings from their various publications including PLOT #3-Land/Landscape, The Daily Bread and Pestilence Comic. Featured readers are Sur Rodney (Sur), Gail Thacker, Ethan Shoshan and Jack Waters. Hosted by Peter Cramer. Refreshments will be served. Limited seating.

All publications will available for sale after the readings.

Gail Thacker is a New York-based visual artist whose primary medium is Polaroid 665. She is artistic director of the Gene Frankel Theatre. Thacker's work stems from her choice of theatrical and transgressive subjects, and her ability to find a vision on the edge of coherent perception.

Ethan Shoshan is an artist, activist, and computer repair technician. Over the years with various projects, Ethan has connected with alternative venues and communities, including Queer Fist, Visual AIDS, Democracy NOW!, MIX NYC Queer Experimental Film Festival, Gay Men's Health Crisis, Food Not Bombs, WRRQ Collective, Allied Productions Inc, it/EQ Collaborative, Joan Mitchell Foundation, and Sylvia's Place, engaging beyond the experience of the art project or volunteering. He has exhibited and performed on the streets and at the Kitchen, Aljira, Envoy Enterprises, Commonwealth & Council, Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, Judson Memorial Church, The Center for Book Arts, La Mama La Galleria, Dixon Place, Le Petit Versailles, Leslie Lohman Museum, Gene Frankel Theater, Emily Harvey Foundation, and other venues. His work has been reviewed in The New York Times, Art In America, LA Weekly, Huffington Post, BlackBook, The Brooklyn Rail, Artforum, ArtNEWS, Washington Post, among numerous other publications. He is currently the creative director of Empirical Nonsense, an art space in the Lower East Side.

Sur Rodney (Sur) is a writer, curator and archivist who works collaboratively, drawing variously on performance, his writing, and community archives. A fixture on the lower east side of Manhattan since discovering it in 1972 at the age of 17. A decade later he would be producing TV broadcasts for Manhattan Cable TV and the Mudd Club before his gallery venture and marriage to art dealer Gracie Mansion in the 80s. Shifting his practice to work with artists affected by the growing AIDS pandemic he served on the board of Visual AIDS helping to establish Archive Project and use it as source material to produce co-curated exhibitions. Currently Sur manages several archives including managing and cataloging artworks and archival material left by his late spouse the Fluxus artist Geoffrey Hendricks and managing the studio of conceptual artist and writer Lorraine O'Grady.

Jack Waters, Artist, performer and filmmaker. He is currently creating GENERATOR : Pestilence Part 1, a multi media opus for The Downstairs @ La MaMa February 20 - March 1, 2020. His most recent video Eye,Virus was commissioned by Visual AIDS for Day Without Art premiering at the Whitney Museum of American Art with nationwide and international screenings - now streaming online at ARTFORUM.com. He received accolades for his starring role as Jason Holliday in the critically acclaimed controversial 2015 film Jason And Shirley directed by Stephen Winter and co-starring writer Sarah Schulman. Juilliard trained, Jack also composed the music and choreography for Jason's nightclub sequence in the film. Appropriate to GENERATOR's run during Black History Month, Jack's leading hand in the show shatters prevailing perceptions of the dearth of black proponents of the avant-garde, as did Ellen Stewart's radicalization of American theater in her founding of LaMaMa.

PLOT #3 -Land/Landscape, a limited edition portfolio of 24 artist works in a handmade fabric envelope designed by Ethan Shoshan. Edition of 100.
Artists include Mary Campbell, Peter Cramer, Mike Diana, Andrea Evans, Hudson, Joseph Keckler, Stephen Lack, Judith Leinen, Scott McCarney, Brad Melamed, Ricardo Horatio Nelson, ParadoxVestedRelics, Carlo Quispe, Lorin Roser & Nina Kuo, Susan Salinger, Antonio Serna, Ethan Shoshan, Mark Street, Sur Rodney Sur, Gail Thacker, Victor F M Torres, Jack Waters, Lili White.

Dépense Défensive - The Daily Bread, 2018.
298 pages. Edition of 100.
A compilation of revolutionary texts generated by the Paris based collective Dépense Défensive during their artist residency at Le Petit Versailles garden.
Pestilence Comic by Jack Waters.
An ongoing series of comic books based on illustrations and writings by Jack Waters who presents a live happening based on these comics at The Downstairs @ La MaMa February 20 - March 1, 2020. http://lamama.org/generator/



10. Iris Rose, FF Alumn, FF Alumn, at Pangea, Manhattan, Jan. 26

On Sunday, January 26, I will be performing a revival of my 1984 Watchface show Camden for a benefit at Pangea on behalf of TWEED. They produce all those great Sunday night shows there including mine. Joshua Fried's Travelogue is also on the bill that night.

Read more about the original Camden here:

and the origin of Travelogue here:

The current Camden will be a "concert" version, so not exactly the full staging from the 80s (no koken, no crepe paper, no kneeling down and getting right back up again) but I am still singing the whole show to the original music by Joshua Fried. It's a benefit, so a bit more pricey than my usual Pangea shows, but who knows if I'll ever sing it again!
Tickets here: http://bit.ly/celebrateTWEED



11. Peter Cramer and Jack Waters, FF Alumns, at Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ, Feb. 1.

Fact, Fiction, Fantasy: Films by Peter Cramer and Jack Waters at Mana Contemporary Feb. 1, 2020, 3-5PM


Mana Contemporary Theater, Floor 1 888 Newark Avenue Jersey City, NJ 07306 RSVP3PM Reception 3:15PM Screenings 4:15PM Q&A with Peter Cramer and Jack Waters

In partnership with the Film-Makers' CooperativeJack Waters and Peter Cramer present four films born from their decades-long collaboration in collectivist culture and practice. The two have worked together as filmmakers, performers, activists, archivists, and mentors. They are known for their experimental cross-disciplinary multimedia works that encompass experimental, non-narrative, documentary, and personal history strategies. Join Cramer and Waters for a Q&A session following the screenings.
FILMSPeter Cramer,- Black & White Study, 1990 An exploration of chiaroscuro, nudes, movement, and film techniques in constantly shifting fields of perception. Eroticism and humor highlight an interracial couple engaged in a tableau vivant of opposites and attractions.

Jack Waters, - The Male GaYze, 1990 This short presents an individual's observation of sexuality and power relations between men: a young African American dancer's reminiscence of his encounter with a famous Dutch choreographer.
Jack Waters and Peter Cramer,- Occupy My Ass, Not Iraq, 2006 A gaze at militarism and aggressive impulse through the blurred lens of gender association. An immigrant is lured into an induction as the recruiter's subconscious back story is revealed in voiceover. With Dom Pirates and Ares Fortuna, and narrated by Veronica Powers.
Jack Waters and Peter Cramer, - Introducing Mr. Diana, 1996 A video short documenting the arrival of controversial comic book artist and illustrator Michael Diana the hottest astral flame to scorch New York City's creative underbelly.



12. Jennifer Hicks, Linda Montano, FF Alumns, at Art Center/Gallery, Saugerties NY date changed to Jan. 25

Hi Due to a major storm warning up here. Linda Montano has moved her event to Sat Jan 25th. 7-8-30 at same place - 11 Jane St Art Center Saugerties NY - Thank you! - Jen

Performance Artist Linda Mary Montano's
Interactive Laugh-Cry Art/Life/Death 78th BirthdayArama Party
Curated by Art Center/Gallery owner Jennifer Hicks (and FF Alumn)
January 25th, 7:00-8:30p, 11 JANE ST. Art Center, 11 Jane Street Saugerties NY
(this event was originally scheduled for Jan. 18 but now it is on Jan. 25).
Dedicated to Nursing Home CNAs (Certified Nursing Assistants)
Please come. Linda Mary Montano's Very Interactive Laugh-Cry Art/Life/Death 78th Birthday Party is dedicated to nursing home CNAs.
The audience participation interactive party includes Montano's incomparable in-the-moment performance creativity, two premieres, blessings, and dance:
Performance artist, Linda Mary Montano
Premiere film of Benares, India, Cremations
Premiere film of Saugerties' Father Harty Drum Corps video, a tribute to Montano's Father and Mother, edited by Tobe Carey
Angel Blessings with Rev. Lynda Carré
Chicken Dance with Desmond Conrad-Ferm
If you wish, bring a very very very CREATIVE ART CAKE for our viewing pleasure and mutual celebration of
Laugh-Cry Art/Life/Death.
$10 Donation Suggested



13. Doreen Garner, FF Alumn, at JTT, Manhattan, thru Feb. 23


In our back room:

Doreen Garner
The Remains
January 19 - February 23, 2020



14. Becca Blackwell, Jibz Cameron, FF Alumns, receive 2020 Creative Capital Awards

Please visit this link:


thank you.



15. Hans Haacke, FF Alumn, receives Goslar Kaiserring 2020

\The German conceptual artist Hans Haacke will receive the Goslar Kaiserring this year. He is considered a pioneer of activist, politically awake art, the reasoning. In his work, he disclosed the mechanisms of power structures and relationships of dependency in society and thus in art from the start. Haacke lives and works in New York. He is to receive the Kaiserring 2020 in Goslar on September 26th. The City of Goslar's "Emperor's Ring" commemorates the Emperor Heinrich IV who was born in Goslar in 1050, and has been awarded annually since 1975 to recognize visual artists for their services to contemporary art. Previous winners include Max Ernst, Joseph Beuys, Christo, FF Alumn, Jenny Holzer, FF Alumn, Jörg Immendorf and in 2019 Barbara Kruger, FF Alumn.



16. Johanna Went, FF Alumn, at The Box, Los Angeles, CA, Jan. 25-Mar. 14

Johanna Went: Passion Container
The Box
Los Angeles
Sat 25 Jan 2020 to Sat 14 Mar 2020
Wed-Sat noon-6pm



17. Warren Lehrer, FF Alumn, at Center for Book Arts, Manhattan, thru March 28

Center for Book Arts

Center for Book Arts Foyer Gallery:
January 16 through March 28, 2020
28 West 27th Street, New York, NY 10001

Warren Lehrer: Books, Animation, Performance, Collaboration
This exhibition explores Warren Lehrer's approach to visualizing poetry and prose in multi-branched projects through books, typography, animation, performance, and collaboration.

Warren Lehrer: Books, Animation, Performance, Collaboration explores Lehrer's approach to visualizing poetry and prose in multi-branched projects through books, typography, animation, performance, and collaboration. The centerpiece is Lehrer's newest book/project, Five Oceans in a Teaspoon, a collaboration with poet/investigative journalist Dennis J Bernstein (Paper Crown Press, 2019). In addition to the Five Oceans in a Teaspoon book, the exhibit includes 27 prints of individual poems and a reel of a dozen animations. The exhibit also features some of Lehrer's previous books and animations/films/performances that branch from them, including: Globalization: Preventing the Sameness of the World and clips from 1001 Voices: Symphony for a New America-offshoots of Crossing the BLVD (W.W. Norton) co-authored with Judith Sloan; and animations and films used in Lehrer's performances of his illuminated novel A LIFE IN BOOKS: The Rise and Fall of Bleu Mobley (Goff Books). Lehrer and Bernstein's first book/play FRENCH FRIES (1984, VSW), and other solo and collaborative bookworks provide further context.



18. Cindy Sherman, FF Alumn, receives the 2020 Wolf Prize in Art

The Wolf Prize is awarded every year to outstanding artists and scientists from around the world for "achievements in the interest of mankind and friendly relations among peoples." This year will mark the 42nd year in which the Wolf Prize is awarded by the Wolf Foundation. Former recipients include Marc Chagall, Louise Bourgeois, FF Alumn, Anselm Kiefer, Jasper Johns, Bruce Nauman, Lawrence Weiner, FF Alumn, Eduardo Chillida, Claes Oldenburg, FF Alumn, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Laurie Anderson, FF Alumn, Olafur Eliasson, and Rosemarie Trockel. The Award Ceremony will take place on June 11th in Jerusalem.
For more information, please visit wolffund.org.il.



19. Tim Miller, FF Alumn, at Performance Space New York, Manhattan, Jan. 25

Hi All! Happy New Year!

I am excited to be coming back to NYC next week to my old stomping grounds at Performance Space NY (formerly Performance Space 122) to do my new performance based on my brand new book of performances and stories A BODY IN THE O

Get tix quick. One night only!! Saturday Jan 25. Here's the link. Also all the info copied below.

cheers, Tim

Tim Miller

• Performance Space New York
• 150
• January 25 | 7pm
• $25
Tickets: https://ci.ovationtix.com/203/production/1022898

"For an entire generation of queer artists working in the experimental theater world-including me-Tim Miller led the way. His imagination, daring and vision continue to inspire us."-Moisés Kaufman, author of The Laramie Project

Climb along with performer Tim Miller inside the giant O of the Hollywood sign - or as Shakespeare conjured it "the wooden O" of all theatre and performance-where we try to take on the big themes of our time. Miller performs a new work created from his brand new book of performances and stories A BODY IN THE O. 40 years on from when Tim Miller co-founded Performance Space 122 and was then co-director for the first three years of Performance Space, Miller now returns to a most crucial performance "O" of Performance Space New York!

Jumping off from a day in 1984 when Miller scrambled up inside of the O of the Hollywood sign and imagined the performance space tree house of his dreams (Performance Space New York and Highways Performance Space in L.A.), A BODY IN THE O journeys through the hoops of the Department of Homeland Security, a queer boy's truth-telling, a performance at Performance Space 122 in 1980 and finally a wedding day in NYC in 2013 as Miller imagines the full possibility of performance that changes the world inside these wooden Os!

Tickets may be purchased online or by calling 212-352-3101
Book cover foto by Dona Ann McAdams



20. Guy de Cointet, Michel Auder, John Baldessari, Susan Martin, Barbara Smith, FF Alumns, at The Emily Harvey Foundation, Manhattan, Jan. 24


Film screening and panel discussion with Marie de Brugerolle (film director) Julien Bismuth (artist) and Jeffrey Perkins (artist)

Friday, January 24th, 2020
Screening begins at 6:30pm

The Emily Harvey Foundation
537 Broadway #2
New York, NY 10012

Free admission

Credit line: Will Holder
Thanks to Guy de Cointet Society, Air de Paris

Ten years after its editing (2009), and twenty years after its first shooting (2002), Marie de Brugerolle, Guy de Cointet's discoverer, hosts a film screening and panel discussion which will be an opportunity to share real stories with two artists linked to Guy de Cointet: Jeffrey Perkins, who befriended Guy de Cointet in Los Angeles in the early seventies, and Julien Bismuth, who crossed the path of the artist's legacy some years after. Both have things to say, which they will share with us on this exceptional occasion.

Who's That Guy? Tell Me more about Guy de Cointet
Directed by Marie de Brugerolle

Produced by Entre2prises / Xavier Pons
(2011, 82 minutes, English spoken)
Format : 4/3
DVD : PAL - DVD 9 - multizones
English spoken and French subtitled

The title says it all: the portrait of an unknown character - an "artist's artist" - that is to say, one who never received the recognition that the artists he influenced attribute to him today. A portrait in the form of a mosaic, a jigsaw puzzle if you will, in which the figure of Guy de Cointet is at once central and invisible. This fits well with his discreet character and his work, known to few but respected by all in the American art scene (particularly in Los Angeles) of the seventies. There are very few photographs of him, reinforcing the mystery of a personality which gave rise to an enigmatic oeuvre, where the codes, and the exchange in the status of objects and people, remain the principle characteristic of the work.

This fragmented form corresponds to a part of his research work which is of the order of the archeological; the work of a detective characterizing an oeuvre which is made up of diverse elements which, they too, achieve meaning only in the game. The enigma is at the same time revealed and yet remains wholly intact: we know that there is a secret but it is not necessary to know the truth. "Every painting is a text" Guy de Cointet said. Here, each testimony is a clue. It is thus an insight into the rarest of figures, and a series of testimonies and tributes from personalities and artists among the most influential of the Californian scene of the seventies: John Baldessari, FF Alumn, Richard Jackson, Paul McCarthy, Larry Bell, Morgan Fisher, Gus Foster, Mary Ann Glicksman, Susan Martin, FF Alumn, Jeffery Perkins, Pierre Picot, Barbara Smith, FF Alumn, Alexis Smith, Bob Wilhite, Diana Zlotnick, Michel Auder, FF Alumn, Jane Zingale, Helen Berlant, Yves Lefebvre, Violeta Sanchez and Christophe Bourseiller.

Filming was spread out over more than five years of inquiry and research, and the editing took more than three years, until the film was first projected in May 2011 at the MNAM of the Pompidou Center, where it was shown to a room filled to capacity.

Since then the film has pursued its "career" in some of the world's greatest museums: MoMA (New-York), the Getty (Los Angeles) as part of the Pacific Standard Time exhibition, South London Gallery (London), Castello di Rivoli (Turino), MUSAC (Léon, Spain), CRAC (Sète, France), the Consortium (Dijon, France), STUK (Louvain, Belgium) and the CCA Glasgow (Scotland).



21. Ed Ruscha, FF Alumn, in The New York Times, now online

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22. Jenny Polak, Dread Scott, FF Alumns, at Pierogi, Manhattan, thru Feb. 16

First, Second, and Third Person | Opening Sunday, January 19th -

First, Second, and Third Person

19 January through
16 February, 2020

Opening Reception:
Sunday, 19 January

A group exhibition including work by: Justin Amhrein, Dawn Clements, Brian Conley, Hugo Crosthwaite, Brian Dewan, James Esber, Jen Hitchings, Sermin Kardestuncer, David Kramer, Mark Lombardi, Ati Maier, John O'Connor, Jenny Polak, David Scher, Dread Scott, Ward Shelley, Christophe Thompson, and Tricia Townes. Also included will be a selection of works from Pierogi's Flat Files.




23. Krzysztof Wodiczko, FF Alumn, in Madison Square Park, Manhattan, thru May 10



Through May 10, 2020

Monday to Saturday, 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Madison Square Park
New York, New York

Krzysztof Wodiczko's newly commissioned public art project, Monument, is now on view in Madison Square Park through May 10, 2020. The filmed projection is Madison Square Park Conservancy's 39th commissioned exhibition. Monument renders in high relief the diverse plights and journeys of refugees today. Building on a practice that has created platforms for marginalized voices, the work projects the likenesses and spoken narratives of resettled refugees onto the Park's 1881 monument to Admiral David Glasgow Farragut. A looping video projection brings the monument to life with stories of displacement that illuminate how war, conflict, and political fallout impact individuals globally and encourages visitors to consider how history is memorialized. Concurrent with Monument, the artist's solo exhibition A House Divided... opens on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at Galerie Lelong in New York.

To realize this ambitious new commission, Wodiczko and the Conservancy partnered with Refugee Council USA (RCUSA), a coalition of humanitarian organizations including the International Rescue Committee, and Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services (IRIS). Both RCUSA and IRIS worked with the Conservancy to invite individuals to share their personal journeys. In advance of being filmed, each participant had opportunities to speak and meet with the artist to discuss their experiences and learn more about the project. Connecting through conversation is integral to Wodiczko's practice, as he seeks to immerse himself in the circumstances unique to each person while developing the work. The final 25-minute loop weaves together harrowing accounts of flight between countries, relocation to refugee camps, and periods of trauma caused by political upheaval and civil wars with stories of resilience, perseverance, and hope. Projected on a monument to an American Civil War hero, Wodiczko's work invites the public to consider America's long-term role in refugee support and provides an opportunity for audiences to confront and comprehend the international implications of these realities.



24. Dread Scott, FF Alumn, at Revolution Books, Manhattan, Jan 24

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Goings On is compiled weekly by Harley Spiller