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Contents for October 06, 2020

Marvin Sackner, FF Alumn, In Memoriam

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Thank you.



1. Terry Berkowitz, Shirin Neshat, Dan Perjovschi, Guerilla Girls Broadband, Barbara Pollack, Dread Scott, FF Alumns, for SaveArtSpace, Oct. 12 thru Nov. 8

The SaveArtSpace x Art At A Time Like This selected artists are Dread Scott, Deborah Kass, Marilyn Minter, Shirin Neshat, Sue Coe, Abigail DeVille, Akinbo Akinnuoye, Angela Portillo, Ruj Greigarn, V.L. Cox, Rachel Hsu, Lola Flash, Aaron Gilbert, Helina Metaferia, Terry Berkowitz, Ileana Doble Hernandez, Dan Perjovschi, Guerilla Girls Broadband, Mel Chin, and Holly Ballard Martz!

Curated by Barbara Pollack, Anne Verhallen, Jerome Lamaar, Larry Ossei-Mensah, Sophia Marisa Lucas, & Carmen Hermo.

You can learn more about the curators and selected artists at https://www.saveartspace.org/artatatimelikethis.



2. Doreen Garner, FF Alumn, podcast interview, now online

Introducing: JTT's new podcast
For the first episode Jasmin Tsou interviews Doreen Garner on her most recent still lifes
Listen on spotify now: https://open.spotify.com/show/2A87GL5nF55R6TPYpUbkdY



3. Tasha Dougé, Barbara Kruger, FF Alumns, at Brown University, now online

Please visit these links:
https://watson.brown.edu/out-of-the-fray and https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=btEjiW1C6vA
thank you.



4. Adam Pendleton, FF Alumn, at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA, thru Nov. 15

Adam Pendleton
Elements of Me
February 13–November 15, 2020

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
25 Evans Way
Boston, Massachusetts 02115
United States
Hours: Wednesday–Monday 11am–5pm,
Thursday 11am–9pm

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is pleased to announce a new site-specific installation by 2008 Artist-in-Residence Adam Pendleton. The work, titled Elements of Me, has been extended for view in the Museum’s Fenway Gallery through November 15, 2020. https://www.gardnermuseum.org/calendar/exhibition/adam-pendleton-elements-me

Adam Pendleton is a returning Artist-in-Residence to the Gardner Museum. Pendleton is known for work animated by what he calls “Black Dada,” a critical articulation of blackness, abstraction, and the avant-garde. As described in his own words, he uses “radical juxtapositions, to disrupt established history and open up new potential associations.” Drawing from an archive of language and images, Pendleton makes “conceptually rigorous and formally inventive paintings, collages, videos, and installations that insert his work into broader conversations about history and contemporary culture.” https://www.gardnermuseum.org/experience/contemporary-art/artists/pendleton-adam

Pendleton has transformed the Fenway Gallery into an immersive, room-sized installation where three primary shapes—square, triangle, and circle—act as refrains, creating and framing abstract space. These spaces exist as “neutral” black areas in dialogue with the language and images collected in the artist’s works on Mylar and in System of Display, a series of sculptural glass-and-mirror works. These works refuse straightforward interpretation, gently probing the history of visual display and the shifting status of foreground versus background.

Adam Pendleton has also created an artist’s book titled Elements of Me to accompany the exhibition. It is a clothbound hardcover of 48 pages printed by die Keure, Belgium. https://gift.gardnermuseum.org/collections/bostons-apollo/products/adam-pendleton-elements-of-me

About the artist
Adam Pendleton is a New York-based artist known for work animated by what the artist calls “Black Dada,” a critical articulation of blackness, abstraction, and the avant-garde. Drawing from an archive of language and images, Pendleton makes conceptually rigorous and formally inventive paintings, collages, videos, and installations that insert his work into broader conversations about history and contemporary culture.

In 2013 Pendleton was the second artist invited to create a work for the Gardner’s public art space on the façade of the New Wing. Untitled: (Fang Man from the Upper Ivindo Area, Northern Gabon, 1905-6/Furnishing Fabric, French or Italian, 1725-50 featured an early 20th-century photographic portrait of an African man set against an 18th-century European silk damask from the Gardner’s collection.

Pendleton’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, notably at the Walker Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Studio Museum, New York; the Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin; and the Tate Liverpool. Biennials and exhibitions include Gwangju Biennale, South Korea, Greater New York, MoMA/PS1, Long Island City, New York; The Generational: Younger Than Jesus, New Museum, New York; Performa 07, New York; Manifesta 7, Trentino-South Tyrol, Italy; Object, The Undeniable Success of Operations, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Hey Hey Glossolalia, Creative Time, New York; Manifesto Marathon at The Serpentine Gallery, London; The Future as Disruption, The Kitchen, New York; Talk Show, ICA, London; Sympathy for the Devil: Art and Rock n' Roll since 1967, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago; After 1968: Contemporary Artists and the Civil Rights Legacy, High Museum, Atlanta; and ELTDK Amsterdama three-part exhibition organized by Kunstverein and de Appel, Amsterdam in 2009.



5. Nicole Eisenman, Joan Jonas, Adrian Piper, Pope.L, FF Alumns, in The New
York Times, now online

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6. Becca Blackwell, Carmelita Tropicana, FF Alumns, at Soho Rep, Manhattan

Dear Friends,

This week, we are launching Soho Rep. Project Number One.

Through this new program, eight artists are becoming salaried staff members at Soho Rep for the 2020/21 season: Becca Blackwell! Shayok Misha Chowdhury! Stacey Derosier! David Mendizábal! Ife Olujobi! David Ryan Smith! Carmelita Tropicana! Jillian Walker!

It should not be a wild experiment to recognize the enormous benefit that artists offer society but given the dire lack of government support for arts workers during this pandemic, it is.

Over the last six months, a global health crisis and urgent calls for racial justice have exposed the intense unsustainability and inequities in our field. Moving forward with this amazing cohort, we will meet regularly together to reimagine what comes next for theater-making. Each artist will also create something to be shared with you throughout the season. Artists will receive a salary equivalent to the average staff salary at Soho Rep.: $1,250 per week plus health insurance.

Each of these artists has a singular theatrical vision, has an interest in interrogating the relationship between artists and institutions, integrates their values deeply into their creative practice, and shows a generosity of spirit toward the work of other theater makers. They are also intergenerational and represent a range of disciplines—theatrical design, directing, acting, publishing, and playwriting.

As we live through this rupture together, we aspire to serve our mission more rigorously, ambitiously and experimentally than ever before. If our role is to provide meaningful opportunities to radical theater makers at critical junctures in their practice, then there has never been a better moment to more urgently increase our direct support of artists. We’ve also long been artist-led, and we’re excited to further center that distinctive aspect of our work and radically grow the number of artists in formal roles at the Soho Rep. for the coming year.

Of course, we are also eager to begin producing in our theater again as soon as conditions allow, and are thrilled to tell you about the brilliant slate of work coming up: Hansol Jung’s Wolf Play, directed by Dustin Wills, produced in association with Ma-Yi Theater Company; while you were partying, by Peter Mills Weiss and Julia Mounsey with Brian Fiddyment; Omar Vélez Meléndez’s Notes on Killing Seven Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Board Members directed by David Mendizábal; Kate Tarker’s Montag, directed by Dustin Wills; and Jillian Walker’s Untitled Work(ing) for Whitney, directed by Jenny Koons.

All of this great work will continue to be developed virtually and in-person through our Studio Program and will run alongside our Writer/ Director Lab, co-chaired by William Burke and Jackie Sibblies Drury.

We are inspired by all folks in our community who have been making a difference during this difficult time: from artists organizing mutual aid funds for other artists, to theaters awarding smaller grants to hundreds of arts workers; to those making work for all of us to enjoy at home.

We have also missed seeing you at our shows and crowded into our minuscule lobby, talking about whatever you’ve just seen. For now, we look forward to jumping into this experiment together! Thank you so much for your whole-hearted belief in what we do.

Soho Rep. Directors: Sarah Benson, Cynthia Flowers and Meropi Peponides



7. Joyce Yu-Jean Lee, FF Alumn, Fall newsletter

Fall Greetings from NYC, friend—

I hope this finds you healthy and well in this unprecedented time. Despite the continuing pandemic, I am finishing 2020 with some good news to share, both professional and personal... The silver lining from the coronavirus shutdown is that I finally met someone, and we're getting married soon in upstate NY with our quaran-team! My art updates are below…

Oct. 2 - Nov. 1: My solo exhibition, Growing Glo-cal, opens Oct. 2 at Womenswork.Art gallery, 4 South Clinton, Poughkeepsie, 12601. I invite you to join me in person from 6-9pm for a socially-distanced reception in the outdoor courtyard, as well as virtually for an artist talk on Saturday, Oct 24th from 3-5pm.

Please join me virtually for my solo exhibition, State of the DysUnion II at Walford Galleries, Adams Hall, Wheaton College, 501 College Avenue, Wheaton, IL, 60187. On view through October 22nd... stay tuned for virtual documentation and a future artist talk!

Image Journal, Issue No. 106 will drop in mailboxes any day now, a literary journal publishing my photo essay, An Indelible Season: NYC, 2020 about my experience during the COVID-19 quarantine in NYC this past spring.

I participated in the virtual Exhibition Home Alone Together, featuring my photo journal during the COVID-19 shut down in New York from May to July 2020. On view online with 26 talented international artists!


Thank you very much for reading. I would love to hear your news too, so please reach back out!
Wishing you the very best health and safety for the rest of 2020.

Joyce Yu-Jean Lee



8. Maria Yoon, FF Alumn, virtual talk, online Oct. 7

Date; Wed, Oct 7, 2020, 12 PM EST
Virtual Talk

What impact do gender constructs have on artists and art history? Is there greater gender equity in today’s art world?

New York–based artist Maria Yoon and curator Sooa McCormick explore the pressing issue of gender inequality, past and present, through their shared experience as Korean women and discuss how notions of gender play a role in their artistic and curatorial practices. Yoon’s documentary, Maria the Korean Bride (2013), uncovers the different ways communities across the United States view the institution of marriage. McCormick’s current exhibition, Gold Needles: Embroidery Arts from Korea, frames Korean embroidery works as tools for promoting women’s own cultural identities.

Program viewers are invited to watch Maria Yoon’s documentary Maria the Korean Bride, in its entirety and at no cost. Visit: https://bit.ly/309LsDP. Only one viewing per person allowed.



9. Justin Allen, FF Alumn, for ISSUE Project Room, Oct. 8, and more

I'm excited to premiere three performances in October as part of my residency at ISSUE Project Room. Performances will show online for three consecutive Thursdays at the pages linked below. Hope you can tune in!

Bass: Justin Allen with Taja Cheek
Thursday, October 8
Audio description by Azure D. Osborne-Lee
Captions by LC Interpreting Services

Drums: Justin Allen with Savannah Harris
Thursday, October 15
Audio description by Azure D. Osborne-Lee
Captions by LC Interpreting Services




10. Hector Canonge, FF Alumn, Occidentalmente: Virtual Festival of Latin American Performance Art, online October 10-12
Festival Latinoamericano de Performance Art Virtual

Performance Art Latinoamérica, PALTA, presents Festival Intercontinental de Performance Art Virtual, OCCIDENTALMENTE to take place from October 10 to 12, 2020. Coinciding with the controversial date of the much questioned "discovery of America", the program proposes a reflexion on the historical processes of actualization and revision of history considering post-colonial, decolonial, neo-indigenist, and emancipatory approaches that are present in today's societies. The virtual program will feature artists whose work reference notions of mestizaje, cultural syncretism, and socio-cultural hybridity that pronounce inclusion and not necessarily the obliteration of the historical process and human development.
Selected Artists:
Yamila Gabriela Glardon (Argentina), Jefferson Skorupski (Brazil), Zheyra Sofía Vera Castillo (Mexico), Andrez Olmos Guillen (Bolivia), Kareen Lorena Labbé Weber, MURTA (Chile), Salomé Cosmique (Colombia), Ariadna Pastorini (Uruguay), Arturo Herrera aka Toña (Honduras), Jorge Ismael Rodríguez Lopez de Lara (Mexico), Laura Elizabeth Victory (Argentina), Marcelo Angelo Díaz Tapia (Chile), and anarkolab (Brazil)

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10 - Inaugural Event - Meet the Artists
7 to 9 pm (NY EST)
Colombia, Mexico: 6 pm / Bolivia: 7 pm / Argentina, Brazil, Chile: 8 pm / Honduras: 5 pm
Register in advance:

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11 - Performances
6 to 9 pm (NY EST)
Colombia, Mexico: 5 pm / Bolivia: 6 pm / Argentina, Brazil, Chile: 7 pm / Honduras: 4 pm
Register in advance:
Featured artists:
anarkoartlab (Brasil)
Kareen Lorena Labbé Weber, MURTA (Chile)
Zheyra Sofía Vera Castillo (México)
Andrez Olmos Guillen (Bolivia)
Yamila Gabriela Glardon (Argentina)
Salomé Cosmique (Colombia)
MONDAY, OCTOBER 12 - Performances & Closing Event:
5 to 8 pm (NY EST)
Colombia, Mexico: 4 pm / Bolivia: 5 pm / Argentina, Brazil, Chile: 6 pm / Honduras: 3 pm
Register in advance:
Featured artists:
Jorge Ismael Rodríguez Lopez de Lara (Mexico)
Ariadna Pastorini (Uruguay)
Marcelo Angelo Díaz Tapia (Chile)
Laura Elizabeth Victory (Argentina)
Arturo Herrera aka Toña (Honduras)
Jefferson Skorupski (Brasil)
More information:
Email: performance.art.latinoamerica@gmail.com
Facebook Page: Performance Art Latinoamérica, https://www.facebook.com/performance.art.latinoamerica/
Instagram: @performance.art.latinoamerica, https://www.instagram.com/performance.art.latinoamerica/



11. Ken Friedman, John Held Jr., Ray Johnson, Yoko Ono, FF Alumns, in Art in America, now online

Please visit this link: https://www.artnews.com/art-in-america/features/history-of-usps-mail-art-1234571946/
Thank you.



12. Barbara Rosenthal, FF Alumn, at Denise Bibro Gallery, Manhattan, thru Oct. 10

Two "Surreal to Conceptual Photo-Compositization Collages" by Barbara Rosenthal are on exhibit through October 10 at Denise Bibro Gallery, 529 W. 20 St., NYC, in "Canvassing the Boros," a show of fifteen New York artists. The gallery is open to the public Tues-Sat 11-6, and also has a dozen works by Barbara Rosenthal, including these, on their Artsy page: https://www.artsy.net/artist/barbara-rosenthal



13. Maya Ciarrocchi, FF Alumn, at Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY, thru Dec. 13

Invitation to Bound up Together: On the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment at Smack Mellon

Dear friends and colleagues,

I hope you are safe and well.

On this day of the first presidential debate, am writing to invite you to Bound up Together: On the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment, a new and timely group exhibition curated by Rachel Gugelberger at Smack Mellon in Dumbo.

I am very pleased to have two large-scale drawings in the exhibition and to be hosting A Remedy for a Constitutional Crisis, a multilingual reading of the United States Constitution by multiple performers.

"Maya Ciarrocchi’s Biblical and mythological figures superimposed over maps of contested geographies portray symbols of survival and vengeance…”

If you are in NYC, I hope you are able to attend. It would be wonderful to see you in person after so many months of isolation.

in solidarity,
Maya Ciarrocchi

Bound up Together: On the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment
October 4–December 13, 2020
Smack Mellon
92 Plymouth Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Full Press Release

Workshop and Public Reading
Thursday, October 8, 6–8 pm and
Saturday, October 17, 2–6 pm

In this two-part program, join exhibiting artist Maya Ciarrocchi for A Remedy for Constitutional Crisis, a participatory reexamination of the U.S. Constitution. On October 8th, the artist will lead an introductory prelude, in which visitors are invited to an intimate round-table gathering within the context of the exhibition to read from Pocket Constitutions provided by the artist, to discuss the laws and rights the Constitution outlines, and to write down their own personal amendments. On October 17, Ciarrocchi will organize a public performance reading of the U.S. Constitution. In anticipation of the 2020 presidential election, participants are invited to assemble outside Smack Mellon to read from the Constitution in various languages, hold long table discussions on the importance of a written constitution, and write amendments that imagine a more meaningful and accessible constitution.



14. Stanya Kahn, FF Alumn, at ICA, Los Angeles, CA, thru Jan. 10, 2021

I have a solo exhibition at ICA/LA Sept 26-Jan 10

Stanya Kahn Br No Go Backs - Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

and in group show at Weslyan
Current Exhibitions - Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery - Center for the Arts - Wesleyan University



15. Annie Lanzillotto, FF Alumn, online Oct. 22


The next episode of my City Lore salon is 10/22 7pmEST--8pmEST

*A Pre-Debate Pot Luck

Bring a dish and a story.
What's Cookin' in your house to get through the stress?
What's your comfort food? What helps nurture you in these intense times?

*the third Pres debate airs at 9pmEST



16. Suzy Lake, Sherrie Levine, Richard Prince, FF Alumns, at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Manhattan, Oct. 19, 2020-May 9, 2021

Please visit this link: https://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2020/pictures-revisited?fbclid=IwAR1Dkl5WdcpJxmlGWTVpFNR_lQyinqiFEUFQdzW02oZKH7x6uZbMLkRWRBw Thank you.



17. George Peck, FF Alumn, Autumn news

Dear all,
I hope you have been taking care and staying healthy since my last Studio Update.

I am opening my studio for you to come in and experience some aspects of the works, and I feel
that it is part of my contribution to this new reality the pandemic has created.

With lighthearted good humor coupled with creative skill I hope I will engage you, the viewer.

Back in June I shared three short teasers for a video I have been working on called Imperfect Perfect:

Through improvisational watercolor I embrace humor, the unexpected, and the theatrical, figuratively inserting myself and you into a scenario and painting it from the perspective of an imaginary or real experience.

While the video, due to technical difficulties, contains some noticeable errors - it is certainly not perfect - I wanted to share it with you regardless. This way, it aligns with its core message that sometimes what might be imperfect can actually be exhilarating and a great thing.

The exploration is what matters!

Please visit this link to watch the video in full:

I hope you take on the challenge and, if you feel so inspired, send Ruby (c/o GP..) your own perfectly imperfect video or photograph in which you attempt to create a watercolor storyboard of your story from your own home.

She may pick yours to feature next time...

Good luck and let's get to work,

This video circles back to a concept that has been an important aspect of conceiving my video installations - such as in the BOOKBURN project: storyboarding.



18. Herb Perr, Joey Perr, FF Alumns, in The New York Times, now online

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Thank you.



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