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Contents for July 20, 2020

Weekly Spotlight: Kriota Willberg, Todd Alcott, R. Sikoryak FF Alumns, now online at
https://franklinfurnace.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/p17325coll1/id/52/rec/133

Enjoy this week’s Spotlight on “Waterbirds”, a collaboration by Kriota Willberg (choreographer), Todd Alcott (writer), and R. Sikoryak (cartoonist/designer), with Jessica Ames, Julie Anderson, Stephanie Artz, Lise Brenner, Jennifer Brightbill, Carol Brys, Georgia Corner, Joy Cutler, Frank Dendanto, Bridget Elliot, Valerie Green, Jae Gruenke, Francie Hughes, Gillian Lipton,
Joy Mc Ewen, Caren Messing, Jessica Moss, Beth Simons, Jason Sturm, Ralph Vincelli and Scott Westerfield. This hour-long theatrical performance from 1998 reimagines the classic tale of Swan Lake with a contemporary twist. With charismatic characters, humorous word play, fantastical choreography, and environmental installation, the cast of 20 performers will keep you laughing and rooting for the perfect fairytale ending. What is the fate of young Prince Siegfried? Find out in this artistic and witty retelling! (Text by Mamou Samaké, FF Intern, July 2020)

Link: https://franklinfurnace.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/p17325coll1/id/52/rec/133

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1. Alvin Eng, FF Alumn, now online at youtube.com

New Video:
Cover of "Cement Slippers" for
CAMBODIAN ROCK BAND challenge

Hello Again,

Answering the call to support Lauren Yee and Joseph Ngo’s CAMBODIAN ROCK BAND #CRBchallenge, here’s my cover of "Cement Slippers" by Dengue Fever from their powerful musical. My interpretation attempts to channel the conflicts of both 1970s Cambodia and the conflicts playing out in the streets right here, right now…Please click here to check out this short work.https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=sjs0KIqru08&feature=youtu.be

The fundraiser will equally benefit: United Cambodian Community of Long Beach's Cambodia Town Business Relief Fund, Black Girls Code (chosen by Dengue Fever), Mekong NYC, and the Movement for Black Lives (chosen by Mekong NYC). Please consider joining Wendy and myself in supporting this by making a contribution at: tinyurl.com/CRBChallenge. The GoFundMe page will be active until the end of business on Wed., July 15. My video will be posted indefinitely.

Finally, as it does not look as if we will be able to share shows and stories in person anytime soon, hope you will consider subscribing to my YouTube channel. Wendy and I will be sharing new work here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaKlzMnMiIhHF9UzLy8i-cw

Stay safe and resilient in every way,
Alvin & Wendy
alvineng.com

Copyright © 2020 Wendy Wasdahl & Alvin Eng, All rights reserved.

Alvin.Eng8@gmail.com

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2. Ayana Evans, FF Alumn, live online July 21

Please Join Us Tomorrow for

Performance-in-Place:
4 Bodies 1 Screen
by Maria Hupfield

Tuesday, July 21, 2020
5pm EST

This event will be held on Zoom

Maria Hupfield’s newly developed work titled 4 Bodies 1 Screen brings together three invited artists - T.J. Dedeaux-Norris, Ayana Evans, and Esther Neff - to join in a public platform for collaborative engagement and performance art. Working from an agreed upon score in four parts, the artists will introduce a combination of improvised, individual, and group led movement that considers the full body in relation to the screen. Characteristic of her live interdisciplinary performances, Hupfield aims to craft a visually rich and multi-sensory atmosphere for an active exchange of ideas across cultures, disciplines, and borders. Her practice is invested in collaboration as a means to sustaining trust and support, introduced and developed during her time spent with the Brooklyn Performance Art community between 2010 and 2019.

Access Information: This performance includes live ASL interpretation and captioning.

For more information on this event, please click here: https://www.the8thfloor.org/upcoming-events/2020/5/12/performance-in-place-maria-hupfield

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3. Alice Wu, FF Alumn, launches new website https://www.alicewu.us/

Please visit this link:

https://www.alicewu.us/

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4. Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful Espejo, FF Alumn, receives Bronx Council Arts Fund 2020

The Bronx Council on the Arts (BCA) is pleased to announce the 2020 recipients of the Community Engagement Grants (CEGs) and Bronx Recognizes Its Own (BRIO) awards. We are glad to have distributed over $500,000 to 71 grantees and 44 BRIO winners this year. Despite the debilitating circumstances caused by COVID-19, BCA is grateful to have been able to support and amplify the precious talent and the great community work taking place in The Bronx.

https://www.bronxarts.org/grants/arts-fund-grant/performing-the-bronx-2.html

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5. Shaun Leonardo, Guadalupe Maravilla, FF Alumns, now online at thefoldmag.com

Please visit this link:

https://thefoldmag.com/arts-culture/20-hispanic-artists-you-should-follow-right-now?fbclid=IwAR2oxcH51bA3oz4w15PboHlz4epFYadhF86SglZKgsvqn963YpAVsJFnuwI

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6. Rashaad Newsome, FF Alumn, now online in the New York Times

Please visit this link:

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/15/arts/design/eyebeam-art-project.html?searchResultPosition=1

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7. Naeem Mohaiemen, FF Alumn, named to Vera List Center for Art and Politics Advisory Board, The New School, Manhattan

Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School Announces the Selection of Five New Advisory Board Members

Leaders in the Arts, Filmmaking, Photography, and Education Chosen as Members

The Vera List Center for Art and Politics (VLC) at The New School (TNS), a champion of the arts as an expression of political moments since its founding in 1992, is pleased to announce the selection of five new members to its Advisory Board. The new members are highly respected and prominent leaders in their respective artistic, educational and/or nonprofit fields, joining an already impressive advisory board that will guide the VLC through these critical times and into the future.

New Board members include: Linda Earle, Professor of Practice in Arts Management/Art History at Temple University’s Tyler School of Art and Architecture; Pia Infante, Trustee and Co-Executive Director of The Whitman Institute and an alumna of The New School; Louis Massiah, a documentary filmmaker and the founder/director of Scribe Video Center in Philadelphia; Alan Michelson, an internationally recognized New York-based artist, curator, writer, lecturer and Mohawk member of the Six Nations of the Grand River; and Naeem Mohaiemen, an artist and educator whose work combines essay, film, photography, and installation to research socialist utopias, incomplete decolonization, shifting borders, unreliable memory, and family histories.

This group is uniquely positioned to provide guidance to the Vera List Center in its embrace of social justice and further its ongoing commitment to equity and inclusion. These appointments coincide with the VLC’s expansion of its fellowship program from two to five fellows, and the new members will be engaged in supporting these artists as they undertake research-intensive and ambitious art projects that encourage social and political change.
“I am delighted that such a distinguished group will serve on our Advisory Board as the Vera List Center continues its mission to foster a vibrant and diverse community of artists, scholars, and policymakers, who take creative, intellectual, and political risks to bring about positive change,” says Carin Kuoni, the Director of the Vera List Center. “It is particularly gratifying that several of the new board members’ long-standing connections to the VLC as program presenters, curators, or writers now culminates with their guidance on the board. The new members will strengthen the VLC’s core efforts to bring diverse perspectives and compelling conversations to our public programs, exhibitions, and workshops.”

“I am excited to welcome an outstanding group of new Board members and leaders who will be able to further the Vera List Center’s vital mission, a mission that is now more important than ever,” says James Keith Brown, chair of the VLC Advisory Board. “I look forward to the contributions that they will make and the valuable insight that each brings from their own work as artists, scholars, administrators, filmmakers, curators, and educators.”

The Vera List Center for Art and Politics is a scholarly research center and a public forum for art, culture, and politics. It was established at The New School in 1992—a time of rousing debates about freedom of speech, identity politics, and society’s investment in the arts. A pioneer in the field, the Center is a nonprofit that serves a critical mission: to foster a vibrant and diverse community of artists, scholars, and policymakers. Today, debates around freedom of speech, deep political polarization, and identity politics make the VLC’s charge as critical now as it has ever been.

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8. Raphael Montañez Ortiz, FF Alumn, live online at El Museo del Barrio, Manhattan, July 22

EL MUSEO DEL BARRIO PRESENTS

RAPHAEL MONTAÑEZ ORTIZ
The first monograph of the Nuyorican artist,
and founder and first Director of El Museo del Barrio

El Museo del Barrio is delighted to present in collaboration with Editorial RM, RAPHAEL MONTAÑEZ ORTIZ, the first monograph of the preeminent Nuyorican artist, and founder and first director of El Museo del Barrio, Raphael Montañez Ortiz. Edited by Javier Rivero Ramos, the monograph seeks to redress the scarcity of bibliographical resources dedicated to the life and work of an artist who early on committed himself to push and exceed disciplinary boundaries. Sailing through the wake of abstract expressionism into recycled cinema and afterwards into object-oriented and performance-based destructivist art, Raphael Montañez Ortiz has spent more than six decades at the forefront of American postwar art. The publication is available for purchase online.

The monograph features leading voices in the visual arts world. Artist Pedro Reyes shares an intimate conversation with Montañez Ortiz in his New Jersey home focused on his long career and on the pressing question, how we can transform violence into a creative experience?Kevin Hatch, Associate Professor of Art History at State University of New York (SUNY) Binghamton, offers an examination of Montañez Ortiz's revolutionary experimentation in the media of film and video, as well as his extraordinary aptitude for creative self fashioning, whether in text, performance, photograph, or moving image. Finally, Chon Noriega, Director of the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center offers seventeen propositions (moments) that were pivotal in Raphael Montañez Ortiz's formation as a human being, and subsequently as an artist. The monograph concludes with a curriculum vitae of the artist's extensive trajectory, updated and revised by PhD candidate Ana Perry.

RAPHAEL MONTAÑEZ ORTIZ: Virtual Book Launch
Wednesday, July 22 | 7 - 8:30pm
FREE | Live via Zoom | To RSVP, click here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/raphael-montanez-ortiz-tickets-113164632462
(Instructions to log on will be sent via email to registrants prior to the event)

In celebration of the monograph RAPHAEL MONTAÑEZ ORTIZ, join us for a special evening with artists, friends, and contributors. The evening includes the participation of Raphael Montañez Ortiz; monograph editor Javier Rivero Ramos; contributors Chon Noriega from the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center; Kevin Hatch from the State University of New York (SUNY) Binghamton, and Ana Perry, PhD Candidate at The Graduate Center-CUNY; as well artists Marcos Dimas, Pedro Reyes, and Juan Sánchez. The conversation will be followed by a Q&A.

Support the production of Latinx scholarship and pick up your very own copy of this important publication. The monograph offers intimate interviews between the artist and art historians, as well as a summation of his work to date. To purchase, click here: https://checkout.square.site/buy/4ZRNZQ2CEUAV2LZRD73TYFHW

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9. David Cale, FF Alumn, receives 2020 Obie Award

Please visit this link:

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/14/theater/obies-awards.html

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10. Frank Moore, Karen Finley, Linda Montano, Annie Sprinkle, Veronica Vera, FF Alumns, new publication

Frank Moore, FF Alumn, featured in a new book, THE CHEROTIC (r)EVOLUTIONARY COMPLETE 1991-1999

Inter-Relations is excited to announce the publication of:

THE CHEROTIC (r)EVOLUTIONARY COMPLETE 1991-1999
364-page hardcover.

TCR COMPLETE includes all nine issues of the zine, The Cherotic (r)Evolutionary that Frank Moore published during the 1990s, featuring articles and poetry by Frank Moore, Annie Sprinkle, Veronica Vera, Carol Queen, Karen Finley, Noni Howard, Jack Foley, Ana Christy, Lob, Robert W. Howington, Dorothy Jesse Beagle, Linda Montano and many more. The zine also included lots of artwork and photos by the likes of H.R. Giger, Annie Sprinkle, John Seabury, Tony Ryan, Brian Viveros, T.R. Miller, Sean Bieri, Claudio Parentela, LaBash and many others.

"If a zine could be a performance art piece, Cherotic is it. What a wild, crazy smorgasbord of mind blowing sensory assault. And it's all tied together through the "shamanistic," erotic, electrified art of Frank Moore. In the future, when we look back at the 90s, wondering where the freaky culture came from, Cherotic and Moore will be a couple of its heros."
—Sticky Green, The Sinner's Bible

The website features lots of beautiful layouts from the book!
https://www.eroplay.com/tcr/

The book is available from LULU.com:
https://www.eroplay.com/tcr/#buy

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11. Dan Perjovschi, FF Alumn, at Jane Lombard Gallery, now online

Please visit this link:

http://www.janelombardgallery.com/dan-perjovschi

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12. William Wegman, FF Alumn, now online at https://personplacething.org/

Please visit this link:

https://personplacething.org/

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13. Andy Warhol, Richard Prince, Robert Rauschenberg, FF Alumns, now online in the New York Times

Please visit this link:

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/18/arts/brigid-berlin-dead.html?searchResultPosition=1

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

Please visit this link:

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/19/arts/design/swipe-right-buy-basquiat.html?searchResultPosition=1

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15. Ed Epping, FF Member, now online at edepping.com and more

The CORRECTIONS Project Announces Six New Titles in a series of online pamphlets: CORRECTIONS•as is/as if; CORRECTIONS & Covid-19; CORRECTIONS & Prison Labor; CORRECTIONS & Isolation; CORRECTIONS& Disenfranchisement; CORRECTIONS & Cellular. Follow on Instagram or visit edepping.com. SEE • SHARE • ACT
THE CORRECTIONS PROJECT, by Ed Epping, IS AN ONGOING, MULTI-TIERED PROCESS EXAMINING OVERCRIMINALIZATION AND MASS IMPRISONMENT IN THE USA.
and

On July 30th the Santa Fe Art Institute’s 2020 Labor Residents will be taking over SFAI's Instagram story feed, giving us a sneak peek into how they are engaging the theme of Labor During these times of social distancing. SFAI Labor Residents will be posting on INSTAGRAM via @SantaFeArtInstitute story feed.

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16. Maya Ciarrocchi, FF Alumn, receives 2020 BRIO Award, Bronx Council on the Arts

I'm honored to be a recipient of a 2020 BRIO Award from the Bronx Council on the Arts.
Bronx Recognizes Its Own (BRIO) provides direct support to individual Bronx artists who create works in the literary, media, visual, and performing arts. BCA awards grants up to $5,000 to Bronx artists each year, based solely on artistic excellence. Winners complete a one-time public service activity known as Artists for Community Enrichment (ACE), an essential component required of all BRIO recipients to be completed within a year of receiving the award. ACE provides artists with additional visibility and demonstrates to the community the wealth of artistic talent available in our borough.

You may see the full cohort here: https://www.bronxarts.org/grants/bronx-recognizes-its-own/

Please stay safe everyone!

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17. Harley Spiller, FF Alumn, in Atlas Obscura, now online at atlasobscura.com/articles/biggest-menu-collection and more

https://www.saltwire.com/lifestyles/regional-lifestyles/gabby-peyton-the-menu-as-memento-how-the-pandemic-has-changed-the-restaurant-menu-462755/

and

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/biggest-menu-collection

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