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Contents for April 06, 2020

1. Weekly Spotlight: Eileen Myles, FF Alumn, now online at vimeo.com/328233494

LIFE: a performance by Eileen Myles https://vimeo.com/328233494

LIFE premiered on March 9, 1991 as part of Franklin Furnace’s first season “In Exile” at Judson Memorial Church, Manhattan. Their meditation on the circumstances of the universe outside of art seems apt still 29 years and almost a month on. Eileen Myles has since received a Guggenheim Fellowship in non-fiction, a Warhol/Creative Capital art writers' grant, four Lambda Book Awards, the Shelley Prize from the Poetry Society of America, and a poetry award from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts. In 2016 they received a Creative Capital grant and the Clark Prize for excellence in art writing.

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2. Jonathan Berger, FF Alumn, at #VEDATakeOver online, May 19-26

In these unknown times, we believe that galleries should continue to stimulate conversation and platform artistic voices. Sustaining discourse under social distancing is critical to the health of our communities.

Thus, we are happy to launch a #VEDATakeOver involving artists represented by the gallery. On a weekly basis, each artist will be managing the Stories feed of our instagram account and sharing contents without limitations or indications.

#VEDATakeOver will start tomorrow and follow the calendar below:

April 1/8 - Damon Zucconi
April 9/16 - Aviva Silverman
April 17/24 - Andrés Laracuente
April 25 / May 2 - Marius Engh
May 3/10 - Dominique White
May 11/18 - Amitai Romm
May 19/26 - Jonathan Berger

Follow it on @spazioveda

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3. Liza Lou, FF Alumn, now online in The New York Times

Please visit this link:

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/26/arts/design/liza-lou.html

thank you.

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4. Susan Kleinberg, FF Alumn, now online at https://vimeo.com/150596950 and more

Dear Ones,

I’m sending this piece, “Fear Not” in hopes that it can be of some use, and enjoyment.

It's conversations, about courage, ranging from Gore Vidal to Cong. John Lewis, Sally Ride, Madeline Albright, Albanian refugees, Susanna Agnelli, fish vendors, gondoliers, Clinton, close to the Pope, General Schwarzkopf...

I’m most happy to hear your thoughts and contributions.

With every best,
As ever,
Susan

“Fear Not”
https://vimeo.com/150596950

“Non Temere”
https://vimeo.com/150595697

It was made in response to how to deal with the incomprehensible.

First shown at the Venice Biennale 2001, then PS1/MoMA, Museum of Fine Arts Buenos Aires, Foundation Sandretto Re Rebaudengo…

www.susankleinberg.com

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5. Peter d’Agostino, FF Alumn, now online at http://peterdagostino.com/64.html

64 projections (1965-70 / 2019) © Peter d’Agostino

Initially screened at the Reese Palley Gallery in San Francisco (1971), 64 projections was recently exhibited in The Brief, Largely Subterranean History of Reese Palley Gallery, San Francisco, 1969–1972 organized with Constance Lewallen at Cushion Works, SF, February 29–April 4, 2020. 64 projections forms part of d’Agostino’s body of slide projection works that continued through the 1990s.
(Other examples are at http://peterdagostino.com/proj.html )

This is the first time the Reese Palley Gallery history has been reconstructed and shared since it presented groundbreaking works by artists who now hold a significant place in the development of conceptualism, including Bruce Nauman, Stephen Kaltenbach, Terry Fox, Howard Fried, Paul Kos, Tom Marioni, and many more. Nothing to Sell: On Reese Palley Gallery, a longer form essay by Connie Lewallen and Jordan Stein, was commissioned on the occasion of the Cushion Works exhibition by Open Space,
SFMOMA’s online and live interdisciplinary commissioning platform.

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6. Johanna Went, FF Alumn, now online at https://vimeo.com/399530094 and more

While The Box is closed to the public, each week the gallery will send a newsletter that highlights particular artists, taking a deep dive into their practice, while also mining The Box's own exhibition archive (spanning the past thirteen years). With video introductions from the artist - filmed remotely - whenever possible. Programmed by The Box's staff in collaboration with the artist.

Johanna Went Passion Container
exhibition walkthrough, panel discussion, exhibition videos
https://vimeo.com/399530094

The Box, LA
March 2020
Johanna Went
Panel Discussion at The Box
The Box / March 7, 2020
Panelists:
Ron Athey, FF Alumn
Peggy Frarrar DiCaprio
George DiCaprio
Stephen Holman, FF Alumn
Mark Wheaton
Johanna Went, FF Alumn
Moderated by Ewa Wojciak
https://vimeo.com/396780703

Passion Container
The Whisky, Los Angeles, CA
Performers: Johanna Went, Peggy Farrar, Stephen Holman.
Music: Greg Burk (saxophone), Robin Ryan (drums), Mark Wheaton (tapes and synth).
October 26, 1988
Duration: 35 minutes
https://vimeo.com/387811279

Bloodletting by Johanna Went
Edited by Mark Wheaton
2020
Video compliation
Duration: 21 minutes, 37 seconds
https://vimeo.com/387830626

Showreel

a. Johanna Went
Hollywood Central Theater, Los Angeles, CA, 1979

b. The Worm, 1980
8mm silent film by Bill Derby

c. Johanna Went New Wave Theater performance, 1980

d. Johanna Went at UCLA Live
performance in the UCLA Studio One soundstage, 1982
Directed by Shirley Clarke

e. The Box
at UCLA Studio One soundstage, 1983
Directed by Shirley Clarke

f. Knifeboxing
Club Lingerie, Los Angeles, CA, July 27, 1984

g. Primate Prisoners
Abstraction Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, 1987

h. Hopes and Dreams of the Damned
Los Angeles Contemporary Archive (LACE), July 26, 1992
https://vimeo.com/387813765

Dipping a toe in punk, performance, art, music and theater, but never categorically plunging into any of these classifications, the ambiguity of Johanna Went’s avant-garde practice became notorious spectacles that brought in curious audiences from the art, Hollywood, and fashion world. Performances were chaotic rituals, composed of indiscernible singing/screaming vocals, improvised music, transformations into and out of whimsical and campy handmade costumes, animals parts, and props constructed out of found materials that were often torn, destroyed, or cut; objects spewed fake blood from amputated limbs constructed with sausage casings and oatmeal, for example. While many performances mined a gruesome aesthetic, Went also integrated humor and play, throwing giant tampons at the audience while dancing and writhing with stuffed dummies, exploring how the absurd, the grotesque and the vile can be humorous, intriguing and even cathartic.

Growing up in Seattle, Went began performing in 1975 with Tom Murrin, FF Alumn, in improvisational theater groups Para-Troupe and the World’s Greatest Theater Company, touring North America and Europe in 1976. After settling in L.A. in 1977, Went began performing solo at a variety of venues, eventually meeting sound artist Z’EV and long-time collaborator Mark Wheaton, prompting the introduction of live improvised music played by a band to Went’s wild and chaotic shows. Eventually, the work gained notoriety in the inclusive punk and art communities surrounding downtown Los Angeles. In 1979 Went performed at the historic venue Hong Kong Café, and within the next year performed at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), The Whisky, Massachusetts Institute of Art, and Al’s Bar, and was on the cover of Slash magazine.

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7. Reverend Billy, FF Alumn, now online at youtube.com/watch?v=lJMJ4eeS0rE&feature=youtu.be and more

Harley --After 18 weeks of parading through fossil fuel financing Chase Bank, suddenly the virus arrives, the doors shut and the masks slide on... and now we have the bends, lurching from public to private in what seemed like a flash.. I'm writing from our long table, at one end is my study and the other is where we eat meals. Thats New York! We live in small apartments. The choir is fine, so far two pretty minor Covid related illnesses came and went. We are grateful for our health, and the community, and the support, especially your support. Thank YOU. This is our last action, Friday March 13th. The Oracles arrive! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJMJ4eeS0rE&feature=youtu.be

We've been quarantined since. Except one day something made me want to return to where I started preaching 22 years ago, so I rode my bike up to Times Square. The old tourist trap was mostly empty, but the Naked Cowboy was there, and a forlorn Spiderman, waiting for a pose.

John Quilty walked over from Hell's Kitchen and made some pictures.
We think you might enjoy this PLAYLIST of 13 of our RADICAL LUNCHES, its pretty interesting to watch them together. Let us know what you think and please subscribe.
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLu7v22k1S13Gn7oaISOBbzQUHkbjYAEB4

We hope you are doing ok, it sure isn't easy out there.. . but at the end of another lockdown day I say, This is the moment for us to notice: the Earth is alive and thriving with consciousness. Can we listen? We rehearse on zoom on Sunday evenings, do you want to drop in? write to Savitri@revbilly.com
Earthalujah!

Reverend Billy Talen
http://www.revbilly.com/

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8. Eleanor Antin, FF Alumn, received College Art Association 2020 Distinguished Artist Award for Lifetime Achievement

Please visit this link:

http://www.collegeart.org/news/2020/02/04/announcing-the-2020-awards-for-distinction-recipients/

thank you.

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9. León Ferrari, FF Alumn, now online in Art in America, April

please visit this link:

https://www.artnews.com/art-in-america/aia-reviews/leon-ferrari-kow-1202680670/

thank you.

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10. Graciela Cassel, FF Member, now online at https://transborderart.com

Dear Friends:

I hope all is well with you and your loved ones. We are grateful to BRIC, MNN and BronxNet, our partners in TV public access, because they are going above and beyond in airing their TV programming. Please check our website where you can also watch our 29 aired episodes. https://transborderart.com

We also want to thank the amazing artists who participated in these conversations and also you, friends, collaborators and fans!

Our best wishes, and stay tuned!

Transborder Art Team

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11. Richard Prince, FF Alumn, now online in the New York Times

Please visit this link:
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/2020/04/02/arts/design/richard-prince-robert-rubin-cowboy-book.amp.html
thank you.

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12. Paul Zelevansky, FF ALumn, now online at http://vimeo.com/61214380

TO THE GREAT BLANKNESS MAILING LIST:

HELLO AGAIN. HOPING YOU ARE ALL SAFE AND WELL.TWO MORE SHORT VIDEOS FROM “MISTER ROGERS FOR ADULTS:”

http://vimeo.com/61214380

http://vimeo.com/61216139

PZ, 4/3/20

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13. Barbara Pollack, FF Alumn, now online in the New Yorker

Please visit this link:

https://www.newyorker.com/goings-on-about-town/art/art-at-a-time-like-this

thank you.

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14. Pauline Oliveros, IONE, FF Alumns, now online in the New York Times

please visit this link:

www.nytimes.com/2020/04/03/arts/music/music-meditation-zoom-coronavirus.html

thank you.

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Goings On is compiled weekly by Harley Spiller