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Contents for March 23, 2020

1. Agnes Denes, FF Alumn, receives Art Innovation Impact Award, The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC, and more

"Art Innovation Impact Award Honoree, The Phillips Collection, Washington D.C.

"Making a Difference Through the Arts", City Arts, New York

Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, Marquis Who's Who



2. Melissa Wolf & Paul Lamarre, FF Alumns, at EIDIA House, Brooklyn, April 2020

To Colleagues & Friends,

In keeping with these times of great 'flux,' the 'ups and downs', 'comings and goings' of markets and viruses "Feral Felines" will endure. Clark Stoeckley's timely exhibition / installation of 'cats' in Plato's Cave at EIDIA House (14 Dunham Place Brooklyn 11249) will be extended into April 2020-with the closing date yet fixed. You can visit by appointment email us at: eidiahouse@earthlink.net.

And yes we truly appreciate your support to help Plato's Cave move forward.
You can contribute at http://www.eidia.com/ Click 'donate' for a non-tax deductible contribution.

For your tax deduction you can contribute easily online:

If you choose to pay by check, your contribution is written to Fractured Atlas (our 501c3 Not-for-profit sponsor) and on the memo line write: EIDIA HOUSE Inc.

mailed to:
Melissa Wolf
EIDIA House Inc.
426 East 9th Str. 1C
New York City 10009


Best to you!

Paul Lamarre
Melissa Wolf

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3. Kimsooja, FF Alumn, now online

Art Basel - Meet the Artists
Kimsooja or the art of the minimal gesture

The South Korean artist on capturing humanity in a single knot

Kimsooja addresses existential questions with a staggering economy of means. And the traditional Korean fabric bundle known as bottari has long been the artist's signature motif. These small parcels embody the essentials carried by those on the move, the few possessions that determine one's identity, and often survival. But Kimsooja's bottaris are not merely symbolic. Colorful and intricate, they also function as formal propositions; the artist calls them 'three-dimensional paintings'. They are sculptural abstractions of sorts, each imbued with a powerful sense of humanity. On the occasion of her exhibition 'Traversées \ Kimsooja' in Poitiers, France, the artist recounts how the bottari entered her practice and discusses her art of 'non-doing'.

Kimsooja is represented by Axel Vervoordt Gallery (Antwerp); Kewenig Galerie (Berlin); Galerie Tschudi (Zuoz); and Galleria Raffaella Cortese (Milan).
Film: Virgile Texier
Cinematography: Jules Theret
Post-production: Bengale TV and Oscar Dewatz
Production: Coline Milliard and Jeanne-Salomé Rochat for Art Base

Art Basel Viewing Rooms
Kimsooja solo presentation
March 20 - March 25
Presented by : Axel Vervoordt Gallery
Axel Vervoordt Gallery is pleased to participate in the first edition of Art Basel Viewing Rooms with a solo presentation of works by multidisciplinary conceptual artist Kimsooja (b.1957, Daegu, Korea). The gallery will showcase some of her most iconic works across different medium, including the "Bottari", "Deductive Object", and "A Needle Woman" series.

Art Basel Viewing Rooms is a new digital platform designed to connect galleries and collectors from around the world.
To access Art Basel Viewing Rooms, create an Art Basel user profile here and visit Axel Vervoordt Gallery's Viewing Room here: https://kimsoojastudio.cmail20.com/t/y-l-uidtjiy-myktudd-i/




4. Barbara Pollack, Judith Bernstein, Lynn Hershman-Leeson, Jenny Polak, Dread Scott, FF Alumns, now online at artatatimelikethis.com


Is it a conspiracy?
Are we a conspiracy?
How can we act from inside our homes?
How can we feel when we can't touch?
Are these the right questions?
What are the right questions?
How can we question at a time like this?
How can we NOT?

Today, we start. Kathe Burkhart, Dread Scott and Jenny Polak, Judith Bernstein, Janet Biggs, Miao Ying and Lynn Hershman Leeson make their voices heard on a website that hopes to become a platform for the creative community. A new artist is added each day. Michael Joo, Zhao Zhao, Deb Kass, Aziz and Cucher, Shinique Smith are in this week's line up.

The range of responses has been remarkable. Pioneer feminist artist Judith Bernstein sent five paintings, a rage-filled response to Trump America while Dread Scott and Jenny Polak provide searing graphics for a protest movement that needs to happen. Pioneer video artist Lynn Hershman Leeson, who showed at the Shed this past fall, anticipates our dependence on screens and Kathe Burkhart sends a big FUCK YOU with her paintings of Elizabeth Taylor. Miao Ying offers a release from addiction to the internet with Hardcore Digital Detox program and Janet Biggs predicts a future elsewhere on Mars.

But you can play a role too. On our Commons page, we pose the questions listed above. What do you think, or feel, at a time like this? And that can include all aspects of our current crisis-elections, authoritarianism, gender and transgender politics, climate change-whatever is making you feel either paralyzed or rageful at the moment.
If you have questions or anything to suggest, contact us at info@artatatimelikethis.com. We want to hear from you! FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM

For further information please contact Barbara Pollack and
Anne Verhallen at info@artatatimelikethis.com

Art at a Time Like This, Thompson Street, New York City, United States



5. Ed Woodham, FF Alumn, at Gowanus Dredgers Boathouse, Brooklyn, March


Artist, Ed Woodham
Tuesdays through Sundays, March 2020, 1-5pm
Gowanus Dredgers Boathouse
165 2nd Street, end of cul de sac off Bond Street
Brooklyn NY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (March 17, 2020) What began in late 2019 as an absurdist conceptual premise of looking at our current global status quo has now mashed up into real life in real time. In an art residency that began in February and continues until the end of April, Ed Woodham, longtime Gowanus, Brooklyn resident since 1979, will continue to publicly create (now within six feet of bystanders and/or from a large window) a series of visual, performance, and conceptual works that investigate equality and fairness as well as challenge the status quos within sexism, racism, ageism, genderism, socio-economic disparities, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia - isms and all phobias that marginalize and colonize peoples, cultures, and ideas.

In these unprecedented and uncertain times, Tuesdays through Sundays during the remainder of March from 1 - 5pm (the Absurdity Emergency incubation period), visitors and passersby are encouraged to participate in acceptable social distanced conversations - especially during this ambiguous period when the signs of the project's life is shaped to reflect this critical time in our history. Or others instead can watch Woodham and guests in a large window (ala Bubble Boy) create nothing inspired by the ethos specific to 1) the Gowanus Boathouse 2) the Gowanus Canal 3) passersby 4) invited guests 5) the current state of global, national, and local affairs 6) a dash of luck and whimsy 7) and a gob of suspended reality.



6. Thana Alexa, FF Member, releases new album

Vocalist and composer, Thana Alexa is proud to announce the launch of her newest album ONA. Throughout ONA, which is the word for "SHE" in her family's native Croatian language, Alexa explores, through her unique original compositions - with the use of looping, effects and electronics - the complex theme of what it means to be a woman. The songs are at once deeply personal, in part reflecting Alexa's Croatian-American roots, yet resonate with the many cultures of women who have come into her life and influenced her music. Propelled to explore the battles and burdens of women in her own life through the lens of five elements: the mind, the soul, sexuality, the struggle to redefine gender ascribed roles in relationships, and a woman's inner strength, ONA morphs into a universal story of women everywhere. It is a call to action that has reshaped the artist's identity. No woman or man will be untouched by ONA's universal message.

In Alexa's own words, "ONA is the musical expression of what being a woman means to me. It is the discovery of the wild woman spirit within me and the experiences I've encountered in setting her free. It celebrates the inspirational women who have given me the confidence to realize my truth and express it freely."
The album is available for PRE-SALE on Bandcamp (https://thanaalexa.bandcamp.com/album/ona) and will be available on all streaming platforms on March 27, 2020!



7. Joseph Nechvatal, FF Alumn, now online at https://archive.org/details/ViralSymphony

viral symphOny (2006-2008), Joseph Nechvatal's 1 hour 40 minute collaborative electronic noise music symphony, created using custom artificial life C++ software based on the viral phenomenon model, is now available to the world for free here: https://archive.org/details/ViralSymphony



8. Common Field Convening 2020 now online


The Common Field Convening - originally scheduled to take place in Houston, TX from April 23 - 26, 2020 - is moving online in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. In this unprecedented situation, there remains an urgent need to stay connected, build knowledge from the field and create a growing set of broadly-shared resources accessible to all. To that end, registration for this year's virtual Convening will be FREE. It's of course a dynamic moment for all of us, so we'll share the new schedule, program and free registration process with you as they are ready in the coming days.
The Convening is a critical platform for artists organizations and organizers from across the US. We are profoundly grateful to our Houston Partners, the extended Houston community, and hundreds of participating arts organizers nationwide for their incredible, ongoing dedication to the program. We draw inspiration from these extraordinary collaborators as we affirm our commitment to building platforms that engage with shared histories, create new connections, combat the physical isolation of our current reality, and strategize evolved forms of collectivity and caretaking.

Common Field is committed to paying all fees to the arts organizers, presenters, writers and artists we planned to work with in the original version of the Convening - regardless of their ability to participate in this transformed iteration. It's a Core Value of Common Field's to demonstrate equitable pay and to center mutual support.


Common Field is working to further open pathways for our field to connect with each other directly and leverage our expansive collective wisdom at this time.

We encourage you to continue adding knowledge to the ever-evolving open document, COVID-19 Resources for the Artist Organization Field. Thank you to so many who have helped this resource grow and extend beyond our immediate network.

We want to hear from you! We invite you to share your ideas, needs and questions through this open form around how we might best organize for both you and the broader field in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Soon, we'll host Common Hour, a new responsive online Field Conversation. Hosted by Miami based arts organizer Rosie Gordon-Wallace of Diaspora Vibe Cultural Arts Incubator, Common Hour hopes to provide a space for network members and beyond to connect, think and talk in an open format. We hope this emergent space can help link us all in this urgent moment. If you are interested in participating, please fill out this brief form: https://www.commonfield.org/projects/3989/common-hour-field-conversation-2-3pm-pdtand we'll share login details as well as community guidelines around sharing space with care.


Special thanks to The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The National Endowment for the Arts, the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance, Stardust Arts and Common Field's national network of members for their support of the 2020 Convening.



9. Louise Bourgeois, Yoko Ono, FF Alumns, now online in The New York Times

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