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1. Julie Tolentino, FF Alumn, receives 2020 Queer Art Prize for Sustained Achievement

Please visit these links:


ArtForum: https://www.artforum.com/news/julie-tolentino-wins-2020-queer-art-prize-for-sustained-achievement-84210:

E-Blast: https://mailchi.mp/queer-art/prize-2020-julie-tolentino

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/CGSjcS7l-CR/

Eventbrite RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/121458867743/



2. David Hammons, FF Alumn, in The New York Times, now online

Please visit this link:
https://www-nytimes-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.nytimes.com/2020/10/09/t-magazine/david-hammons-monuments.amp.html?0p19G=6214&_js_v=0.1&usqp=mq331AQHKAFQArABIA%3D%3D#origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&prerenderSize=1&visibilityState=prerender&paddingTop=32&p2r=0&csi=1&aoh=16024197569590&viewerUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2Famp%2Fs%2Fwww.nytimes.com%2F2020%2F10%2F09%2Ft-magazine%2Fdavid-hammons-monuments.amp.html%253f0p19G%3D6214&history=1&storage=1&cid=1&cap=navigateTo%2Ccid%2CfullReplaceHistory%2Cfragment%2CreplaceUrl%2CiframeScroll thank you.



3. Xandra Ibarra aka La Chica Boom, Pamela Sneed, Keijaun Thomas, FF Alumns, live online, Oct. 22


Blakk is back! And she’s got a few things to say about the upcoming election that you’re gonna want to hear.

America’s favorite drag queen for President Joan Jett Blakk (aka, Terence Smith) will make her first public appearance in decades at the 2020 Queer|Art Annual Party on Thursday, October 22. So grab a wig and get your platforms ready, darling - let's do Election Day the gay way and celebrate a year in queer resilience with Queer|Art!

The Queer|Art Annual Party honors the graduating Fellows of Queer|Art|Mentorship and occasions the ceremony for the Queer|Art|Prize, a national award program presenting two $10,000 awards to LGBTQ+ artists: one for Sustained Achievement and the other for Recent Work.

We are so thrilled to be joined again this year by none other than the 2019 Queer|Art|Prize Winner in Sustained Achievement and 1992 Presidential Nominee, Ms. Joan Jett Blakk (aka Terrence Alan Smith), who will be dusting off her heels for her first public appearance in over a decade for a special performance!

The night will also feature performances by 2020 Queer|Art|Mentorship Fellows Raja Feather Kelly and Sarah Sanders, readings by multi-year Queer|Art|Mentorship mentor Pamela Sneed, video work by 2018 Queer|Art|Prize Recent Work winner, performance artist Xandra Ibarra, performing as La Chica Boom in a work that was previously censored by city officials in a group exhibition in San Antonio, TX; and a live performance by multimedia performance artist Keijaun Thomas.

So get your tickets now and come party with your friends and family at Queer|Art! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/queerart-the-annual-party-tickets-121458867743



4. Liliana Porter, FF Alumn, at Princessehof National Museum of Ceramics, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands, thru Sept. 5 2021

Hi! I am participating in this exhibition:

"Human After All: Ceramic Reflections in Contemporary Art”, at the Princessehof National Museum of Ceramics, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands. October 2020 to September 5 2021.

All the best,




5. Yoko Ono, Betty Tompkins, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, FF Alumns, at The 8th Floor, Manhattan, Oct. 15, 2020 - Jan. 23 2021

To Cast Too Bold A Shadow
open for viewing, by appointment,
beginning Thursday, October 15th
through Saturday, January 23rd, 2021

Special Reopening Day Hours
Thursday, October 15th, 11am to 8pm
The 8th Floor
17 West 17th Street, NYC
(between 5th and 6th Avenues)
Wednesday to Saturday, 11am to 6pm

Please click here to schedule a visit: https://www.the8thfloor.org/visit

The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation is pleased to present To Cast Too Bold A Shadow, a thematic exhibition that examines culturally entrenched forms of misogyny as a means to understand the dynamics between sexism, gender, and feminism. This exhibition, celebrating the 100th anniversary of Women’s Suffrage, features artists who have positioned their practices as acts of resistance in the face of oppressive societal conditions. Artists include Anetta Mona Chisa & Lucia Tkáčová, Furen Dai, Tracy Emin, Hackney Flashers, Rajkamal Kahlon, Joiri Minaya, Yoko Ono, Maria D. Rapicavoli, Aliza Shvarts, Betty Tompkins, and Mierle Laderman Ukeles, whose work collectively challenges the constraints women have endured across economic, cultural, and political lines.

The fourth installment of Revolutionary Cycles, an ongoing series of shows exploring art’s social and political potential in uncertain times, the title To Cast Too Bold A Shadow is borrowed from a line in the late feminist thinker and poet Adrienne Rich’s poem Snapshots of a Daughter-In-Law (1963). The exhibition posits that 'casting too bold a shadow' is not only a right, but a necessity, and that building on this potential for cultural transformation – namely, equality for women – will help form a more just society.

To Cast Too Bold A Shadow advocates for equity in spite of the dominant culture of misogyny. While discreet and insidious forms of gender-based discrimination remain, and proliferate, the reevaluation of social and political systems and constant activism are necessary, even after 100 years of women’s suffrage. The exhibition makes visible the experience of women transcending history, geography, and economic constraints, and also serves to amplify issues – access to childcare, immigration, and fair pay – that intersect with women’s rights. In a democratic society, having such human rights reciprocally implies a responsibility to make these essential freedoms count for others, so that patriarchal systems can be dismantled.

The exhibition is organized by Sara Reisman, with George Bolster and Anjuli Nanda Diamond.



6. Alvin Eng, Warren Lehrer, FF Alumns, named 2020 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellows

Please visit this link: https://www.nyfa.org/awards-grants/artist-fellowships/fellows/ thank you.



7. Jibz Cameron aka Dynasty Handbag, Xandra Ibarra, John Kelly, Dread Scott, Peggy Shaw, FF Alumns, receive 2020 Arts Matters grants

Art Matters is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2020 grants. The Foundation awarded 37 fellowships of 5,000 USD each to individual artists and collective teams working in contemporary art and performance.

In this year of pandemics and protests, Art Matters engaged an internal process that eschewed application labor for artists and supported both past grantees as well as new artists whose ongoing work continues to inspire and resonates with our mission. We celebrate these artists' expression of values as Queer/Trans/Black/Indigenous/People of Color (QTBIPOC), incarcerated populations, undocumented folks, immunocompromised and/or disabled people, healers, activists, and ancestors. We want to amplify their voices and visions for radical possibilities.

“Our grantees make art that is fully embodied; art that is not risk-averse; and art that subverts structures and questions the institution,” said Art Matters Director Abbey Williams in announcing the grants. “So it was striking to engage with artists from our past and future histories. Both emerging and elder voices are expressing an urgency to find a new way forward through their work and we believe these artists can and will. These grants are our way of saying ‘We see you! Thank you for your prescient work in this current moment, it so desperately needed'" https://artmattersfoundation.org/staff-board

2020 also marks the second year of the Betty Parsons Foundation support for a portion of Art Matters grants. These named fellowships specifically support women/female-identified artists to honor the influential legacy of artist and gallerist Betty Parsons.

2020 Grantees:
#XMAP: In Plain Sight (Los Angeles, CA)
Barak adé Soleil (Chicago, IL) 2017 Grantee
Holland Andrews (Brooklyn, NY)
Patty Berne (Oakland, CA) 2017 Grantee
Diedrick Brackens (Los Angeles, CA)
Charlotte Brathwaite (Cambridge, MA)
Jibz Cameron aka Dynasty Handbag (Los Angeles, CA)
Carolina Caycedo (Los Angeles, CA) (Betty Parsons Fellow) 2014 Grantee
Tameca Cole (Birmingham, AL) (Betty Parsons Fellow)
william cordova (New York, NY/Miami, FL) 2009 Grantee
Sergio De La Torre (San Francisco, CA) 2012 Grantee
Oletha Devane (Ellicott City, MD) 2017 Grantee
Shannon Finnegan (New York, NY)
Chitra Ganesh (Brooklyn, NY) (Betty Parsons Fellow) 2010 Grantee
Maria Gaspar (Chicago, IL) 2017 Grantee
Harriet’s Apothecary (Brooklyn, NY) 2016 Grantee
Xandra Ibarra (Oakland, CA) 2016 Grantee
Keith Calhoun and Chandra McCormick (New Orleans, LA) 2018 Grantee
John Kelly (New York, NY) Multi-year Grantee
Laura Kina (Chicago, IL)
Jacob A. Meders (Phoenix, AZ)
Marilyn Nance (Brooklyn, NY) 1993 Grantee
Eiko Otake (New York, NY) 2015 Grantee
Tawana "Honeycomb" Petty (Detroit, MI)
Charles Preston (Chicago, IL) 2018 Grantee
Tracey Rector (Seattle, WA)
M. Janea Sanchez (Douglas, AZ)
Tracy Schlapp (Portland, OR)
Dread Scott (Brooklyn, NY) 2013 Grantee
Peggy Shaw (New York, NY) 2007 Grantee
Shikeith (Pittsburgh, PA)
Lady Shug (Diné) (Navajo Nation)
Ahya Simone (Detroit, MI) 2018 Grantee
Studio Revolt (Tacoma, WA) 2017 Grantee
Gary Tyler (Pasadena, CA) 2019 Grantee
Kristina Wong (Los Angeles, CA)
Dorian Wood (Los Angeles, CA)


In addition to grants to individuals, earlier this year in response to the impact of the pandemic on artists and their communities, Art Matters gave 40,000 USD in COVID-19 Relief Funds to support 8 artist-led mutual aid efforts. We thank them for their work and thank the countless others continuing to provide crucial mutual aid throughout this ongoing crisis.

Artists & Allies, Detroit, MI. Local response: PPE for healthcare workers.
Crenshaw Dairy Mart, (Grantee Patrisse Cullors involved), Los Angeles, CA. Regional response: money for artists working on decarceration.
Guadalupe Maravilla, (Multi-year Grantee), Brooklyn, NYC. Local response: relief money and food for undocumented communities.
House Lives Matter, New York, NY. National response: relief money for the House and Ballroom community.
Indigenous Action, Flagstaff, AZ. National response: multiple actions for Indigenous communities.
New Mexico Craft Responders, (Grantee Szu-Han Ho involved), Albuquerque, NM. Regional response: PPE for essential workers.
Performing Statistics, Richmond, Virginia. National response: multiple actions towards youth decarceration.
As well as one group supporting disabled and immunocompromised people that have requested to remain anonymous.



8. Patty Chang, FF Alumn, live online Oct. 22

TUNE IN: MILK AND WATER: A conversation between Patty Chang and Astrida Neimanis + 48 Hour Screening


Thursday, October 22, 2020 | 3PM PST

Online: Zoom - register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rxRHSvovR46NjET270YS9w

Join artist Patty Chang in a special conversation with Astrida Neimanis, author of Bodies of Water: Posthuman Feminist Phenomenology, marking the opening of Patty Chang’s exhibition Milk Debt at 18th Street Arts Center. Neimanis and Chang will discuss confluences in their respective practices in the shadow of both a global pandemic and climate catastrophe. Their conversation charts a route through messy questions of toxic embodiment, mothers and their labors, environmental justice, and the banality of planetary collapse. What, they wonder, might the shifting scale of our fears teach us about what matters?

A 48-hour screening of Milk Debt will begin October 21 @ 3pm and run through October 23 @ 3pm so you can view the film online before or after the talk.

The screening will only be available to those who register for the Zoom discussion – please register here for both: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rxRHSvovR46NjET270YS9w

Milk Debt will be on view from October 19, 2020 - January 22, 2021 at 18th Street Arts Center’s Main Gallery. This exhibition may be visited by appointment only. Please sign up to make an appointment to visit the exhibition here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/patty-chang-milk-debt-nung-hsin-hu-welcome-home-exhibition-visit-tickets-120423502939



9. Fang Yu Liu, Chin Chih Yang, FF Alumns, at Hive Art Community, Brooklyn, opening October 16

Hive Art Community is excited to invite you to the next show called "Traces Of Life" curated by Fang Yu Liu and Kathie Halfin. The opening is coming up soon!!! This Friday, October 16th, 6:30-9 pm at the Hive Art Community, 1218 Prospect Ave, Brooklyn.

The show responds to the current digital environment with conversations on data justice, algorithmic bias, information manipulation, and data transparency. The information chaos during pandemic times and the 2020 US election cycle remind us again of the impact of data and the need for creativity and reflection while using technology.

Participating artists:

Ahree Lee, Art Jones, Cayla Skillin-Brauchle, Charles Westerman, Chin Chih Yang, Eva Dovidova, Francesca Fini, Jana Astanov, Juan Miceli, Maho Ogawa, Natacha Voliakovsky, Tara Foley, Ursula Endlicher, Winnie Yoe

We allow only 5 people at a time in the space.

Participants and guests must wear masks and are welcome to stay on the terrace wearing masks at all times.

The live performances will take place via Zoom on October 22, 8-9:30 pm:

Cayla Skillin-Brauchle "Soft Data"
Jana Astanov "DeFiFem"
Ursula Endlicher "interACTicons"


Meeting ID: 898 9351 5253
Passcode: 469370



10. Brendan Fernandes, FF Alumn, in the New York Times Magazine, now online

Please visit this link:


thank you



11. Jenny Holzer, FF Alumn, in The New York Times, now online

Please visit this link:


thank you



12. Irina Danilovah, FF Alumn, now online at http://www.irinadanilova.net/votehere20.html

VOTEHERE is an election year project of Ukrainian/Russian/American artist Irina Danilova.
Upon becoming an American citizen, she decided to share her vote with all those who don't have the right to vote.

Non-USA-citizens, under 18, mentally incompetent, or currently in prison may send a vote to votehere2020@gmail.com or vote online at http://www.irinadanilova.net/votehere20.html

On November 3, 2020 Irina Danilova will vote for the candidate who garners the most.

Up to 30% of the US population is not allowed to vote: mid-teens, prisoners, illegal
immigrants and permanent residents. All depend on US politics, as does the rest of
the world. While giving an opportunity to everyone to express a view on the US
Presidential Election, VOTEHERE is gathering a collective alternative opinion.
It is also a metaphor for the power of the individual vote. VOTE!



13. Agnes Denes, FF Alumn, publishes new e-book and more

We are extremely pleased to announce the second printing of The Human Argument: The Writings of Agnes Denes. First published in 2008, by Spring Publications, with an introduction by the scholar and curator Klaus Ottmann, the book is once again available in second edition and now, for the first time, as an e-book.

Including essays, textual works, and concrete poetry from 1967 to 2007, Denes's writings are an integral component of her pioneering body of art works that explore philosophy, linguistics, psychology, religion, mathematics, ecology, and many other areas of human endeavor.

In her insightful review in the February/March 2009 issue of Bookforum, MoMA curator Michelle Kuo wrote that Denes's “quiet and intimate notes, her patient and logical deductions, found shape in the quivering and breathing beings of the real world.”

The Human Argument is published by Spring Publications (http://www.springpublications.com/denes.html) and is available on Amazon, on the Apple ibooks store, and at selected bookstores.

We congratulate Agnes Denes for having recently been honored by The Phillips Collection in Washington, DC for her groundbreaking art which, since the 1960s, has addressed the most urgent environmental issues of our time.

Agnes Denes: Photos of the Mind, a virtual exhibition presented by the gallery, features a focused selection of the artist's photographic works from 1969 to the present. Currently view, hosted by the Art Dealers Association of America Member Viewing Rooms:

and online at news.camden.rutgers.edu
please visit this link: https://news.camden.rutgers.edu/2020/09/rutgers-camden-center-for-the-arts-unveils-first-all-virtual-art-exhibition/

and a personal plea:

Dear Friends,

please send a plea to all your friends, ask for them to stop this: Trump Administration Releases Plan to Open Tongass Forest to Logging by Coral Davenport https://www.nytimes.com/by/coral-davenport

I can’t plant forest fast enough—Stop this administration from destroying them.

Thank you,

Agnes Denes




14. Agnes Gund, Xaviera Simmons, FF Alumns, at MoMA, Manhattan, online, Oct. 5

Join us for a conversation between filmmaker Catherine Gund and artists Russell Craig, Jesse Krimes, and Xaviera Simmons, moderated by Kate Fowle, Director of MoMA PS1. The conversation follows a special private screening of Aggie, a documentary about Agnes Gund, former Chair of the Board of PS1 and founder of the Art for Justice Fund.

Monday, October 5, 2020
7:00 p.m. | Conversation and Q&A
RSVP for the conversation, Q&A, and screening through Eventbrite

To access a private screening of the documentary Aggie please RSVP at the Eventbrite link above. A secure link will be circulated with your confirmation email, which will allow you to access the film from Friday, October 2nd at noon through October 5th.



15. Ann-Marie LeQuesne, FF Alumn, at Portobello Prom, Edinburgh, UK, Oct. 18

All at Sea
Outdoor Film Programme
Portobello Prom (by Pipe St)
Sun 18th October - 8-9:30 pm
mom and me and the sea https://vimeo.com/459857143

My mother had Spanish influenza as a baby. Later in life she developed Parkinson’s disease and died young. I have interspersed her early photographs with my later ones, animated by a recent boat trip on the Oslo Fjord - a communication over time in the midst of another pandemic.
Since lockdown I have worked at one remove - finding and filming narratives at a distance: through the window of a bus; from my 4th floor walkway looking down. For this video the "distance" was time - printing my mother's early negatives, seeing her world before I was born, and finding evidence of our shared love of water.




16. Kiki Smith, FF Alumn, at MCBA, Lausanne, Switzerland, thru Jan. 10 2021

Kiki Smith
Hearing You with My Eyes
October 9, 2020–January 10, 2021

Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne (MCBA)
Place de la Gare 16
1003 Lausanne
Hours: Tuesday–Sunday 10am–6pm,
Thursday 10am–8pm

T +41 21 316 34 45


Facebook https://www.facebook.com/mcba.lausanne
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The work of Kiki Smith (born 1954, lives and works in New York) is the featured subject of a major temporary show this fall at the MCBA Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts of Lausanne. Boasting a selection of nearly 100 works, some of which are on display for the very first time in Europe, this survey covers almost four decades of art-making, focusing on a theme that is central to her output yet has been little explored until now, i.e., sensory perception.

The show Kiki Smith. Hearing You with My Eyes is a rare opportunity for the general public to get to know the major themes that run through the American artist’s output, themes that spring from her observation of the human body. Since the early 1980s, Smith has been interested in the body and its workings, its symbolic and political meanings, and its representations and status in social space. She initially sought to describe it fragment by fragment. With books on anatomy serving as her guide and inspiration, she began by copying the organs and systems of the human body, turning an objective eye on a structure that was familiar and foreign to her at the same time. Smith then began to deal with the body starting at its envelope, the skin, a shift in focus that led her to human figures. She introduced a repertory of female figures for the most part, drawn from Biblical and mythological stories as well as folk and fairytales. This added a more narrative dimension to her work. These characters, to whom she has lent her own features at times, have enabled her to go back over a common cultural store of knowledge that is the basis of our imagination. With a contemporary, committed viewpoint, Kiki Smith questions the notions of nature and culture, driven by the will to assert the power of the feminine, the simultaneous vulnerability and force of humans, and our symbiosis with the animal kingdom.

The importance granted our senses can be seen in the shift from the microscopic to the macroscopic. It is in light of that shift that MCBA is showcasing today a body of work that plays out in a great variety of techniques. Smith reminds us that the senses are a means of acquiring knowledge. She points up their interconnectivity in the phenomena of perception—as the title of the show suggests—and explores a whole range of sensations, engaging those of visitors, who will find themselves fully involved in turn in confronting the works on display. Finally, even in the materials she has employed—all very tactile, especially paper—she has sought an equivalence with the characteristics of the human body.

Smith places human beings at the heart of the living once again, in connection with other animal species, but also with the plant kingdom and the cosmos. Doing so, she has delivered a vibrant plea for both respecting nature and the harmonious and joyous experience of nature that is available to all of us. Likewise she invites us to be mindful of its presence in the world and the fact that it is part of a vast whole. Her work echoes then, especially in the current moment, the growing awareness of the fragility of natural resources.

Curated by Laurence Schmidlin

Kiki Smith. Hearing You with My Eyes, ed. Laurence Schmidlin
With essay by Amelia Jones, Lisa Le Feuvre, and Laurence Schmidlin (FR/EN)
Musée cantonal des Beaux‑Arts de Lausanne/Scheidegger & Spiess, Zurich, 2020

Available at the MCBA bookshop: shop.mcba@vd.ch



17. Claudia DeMonte, FF Alumn, at June Kelly Gallery, Manhattan, opening Oct. 15

Sculpture & Paintings
15 October - 17 November 2020
Opening: Thursday, 15 October, 11am - 5pm

June Kelly Gallery
166 Mercer St.
New York, NY 10012



18. Mierle Laderman Ukeles, FF Alumn, at 20 Times Square, Manhattan

It’s never too late to say thank you. In September, with the Queens Museum and MTA Arts & Design, we launched Mierle Laderman Ukeles’ newest artwork For ⟶ forever…, both a response to the pandemic and a continuation of Ukeles’ long-standing dedication to honoring the unending labor of New York City’s public service workers through her artistic practice. Viewable throughout a network of locations designed to reach New York City’s public service workers — from transit and sanitation workers in Times Square to essential workers continuing their daily commute — For ⟶ forever… aims to commemorate their ongoing efforts and undertakings, specifically during the last several months. The work can be found on the large-scale digital billboard at 20 Times Square, the façade of the Queens Museum facing Grand Central Parkway, and over 2000 digital displays throughout the MTA subway and rail system.

Since 1977, Ukeles has been the official, unsalaried artist-in-residence at the New York City Department of Sanitation and has created pieces that encompass the infinite maintenance work that keeps New York City functioning. One of her most notable projects is “Touch Sanitation” (1979–1980), in which she shook hands with all 8,500 employees of the New York City Department of Sanitation along their routes and places of work, saying to each worker, face to face: “Thank you for keeping NYC alive!” “Now,” says Ukeles, “four decades later, in the midst of this horrific pandemic, this statement becomes newly relevant to the city's infrastructure service workers, who are physically out there working every day to make sure our city remains a living entity.”

For ⟶ forever… has been made possible through MTA Arts & Design with the support of OUTFRONT Media, in Times Square thanks to Maefield Development, and at the Queens Museum thanks to the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation.

Read more about the work in Ukeles’ Artist Statement: http://arts.timessquarenyc.org/times-square-arts/projects/at-the-crossroads/for-forever/for-forever-artist-statement/index.aspx?dm_i=1T7O,71BEF,BOVJDC,SDSXD,1
NYTimes: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/08/arts/design/mierle-laderman-ukeles-subway-sanitation-art.html?dm_i=1T7O,71BEF,BOVJDC,SDSXO,1
ArtNet: https://news.artnet.com/exhibitions/mierle-laderman-ukeles-thank-you-service-workers-1907374?dm_i=1T7O%2C71BEF%2CBOVJDC%2CSFEOK%2C1




19. Terry Berkowitz, FF Alumn, at Cristin Tierney Gallery, Manhattan, thru Nov. 23

Quarantine Quotidian
Cristin Tierney Gallery
open September 15th through November 23rd.
Virtual viewing room: https://www.cristintierney.com/viewing-room/15/

There are 5 parts to this exhibition. I am in part 3, Marking Time, that goes live on October 13th. You can go directly to my section of the virtual show here:
You may have to put in your email address to access the exhibition.Every two weeks they are adding another chapter into the exhibition. And, every two weeks for the remainder of the exhibition, more work of mine will be added to section 3.
I will be adding to the exhibition every two weeks (October 27 and November 10th), so please feel free to return to see further installments.
Warm regards,



20. Sheryl Oring, FF Alumn, at Brooklyn Public Library, Oct. 17

I Wish to Say, a project by Sheryl Oring
Brooklyn Public Library, BPL Presents
Sat, Oct 17, 2020 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Central Library, Plaza
Register here: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/our-lives-our-democracy

We want to hear you voice your wishes, concerns and dreams for a continued democracy this election cycle.
Please join us for a socially-distanced public engagement on the plaza of Central Library on October 17th, and for virtual performances from October 18-21st where you are invited to dictate messages to the next US President. Typists will use old-fashioned typewriters to transcribe your words onto postcards which will be sent to the White House after the 2020 Presidential election.
Each time slot to meet with a typist lasts 5-10 minutes and will be done on a first-come-first-served basis from 1-3 and 4-6pm. All are welcome.
I Wish to Say is an ongoing project by artist, journalist, and educator Sheryl Oring, staged by BPL Presents as part of Our Lives Our Democracy, a season of civic engagements.
For those who prefer to participate online, you can sign up for virtual appointments with typists from October 18-21st, 6-8pm for 15-minute slots through Zoom.

Register here:https://www.bklynlibrary.org/our-lives-our-democracy

About Sheryl Oring
Artist Sheryl Oring has typed thousands of postcards to the President from locations across the U.S. since launching her I Wish to Say project in 2004. Her book, “Activating Democracy: The I Wish to Say Project,” was published by University of Chicago Press. She collaborated with composer Lisa Bielawa on Mauer Broadcast, which was presented at various locations in Berlin in November 2019 for the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Other recent projects include large-scale public art commissions at airports in Tampa and San Diego. Oring is the recipient of grants from Franklin Furnace Fund, Creative Capital Foundation, the American Council on Germany, the New York Foundation for the Arts and the North Carolina Arts Council. She is Professor and Chair of the James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History at Wayne State University in Detroit.



21. #Sergina, FF Alumn, at Digital Art Resource Centre, Ottawa, Canada, thru Oct. 29

I'm writing though as I am (or rather #Sergina is) now officially 'in residence' at The Knot at DARC (digital art resource centre) in Ottawa, Canada, with events taking place every Thursday, from 8th-29th - many of which are participatory, accessible (mostly) from the dis/comfort of your personal devices.

Here is the 'launch pad' / home of the show, featuring #Sergina's call for action video I want your data, which launched on 8th: https://digitalartsresourcecentre.ca/sergina-at-the-knot/

Next Thursday 15th October, 10am-3pm EDT; 3pm-10pm BST, is a new multi-agent edition of #Sergina's Participatory Soap Opera about Wrestling with Wellbeing in the Digital Age. The session is run by newly trained up #Sergina Agents Kaajel Patel, Matt Miwa and Shiva Raichandani - and me.

Here is a link to register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/how-are-you-serginas-participatory-soap-opera-10am-5pm-15th-october-tickets-124398783109
Guests can choose to participate as either Participants (in the Zoom) or Voyeurs (via Vimeo/YouTube). Participation is free.

Further participatory events on 22nd and 29th will be announced a week in advance.

Follow me/#Sergina/DARC on social media for updates:
Instagram: @serg1na @digitalb0dy @sawvideo
Twitter: @_sergina @elly_clarke @darcmediaarts
Facebook: @serg1na / @ser.gina3 & event page https://www.facebook.com/events/1336281623377599/



22. Nina Sobell, FF Alumn, live online Oct. 20

You are cordially invited to the virtual launch of my new limited edition artist book. UNSEEN brings from darkness to light the metaphorical images of the invisible, pervasive viruses penetrating our world.

When: Oct 20, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Nina Sobell Book launch: UNSEEN (Louffa Press, 2020)

Please register in advance for this zoom event:

Published by Louffa Press (www.Louffapress.net).
LOUFFA PRESS was founded in 2010. Based in Morningside/Harlem, New York City, LOUFFA PRESS is a micropress that focuses on printing limited edition chapbooks using letterpress technology.

This artist book is one in a series of artist books published by Louffa Press exploring the meeting points in the performance of rhetoric in American life as filtered through the work of American artists such as Chuck Close, Barbara Kruger, Alison Knowles, Richard Serra, Dick Higgins, George Maciunas, Jenny Holzer, John Cage

Wishing you the best,

PS: UNSEEN is based on the video UNSEEN UNHEARD, 6:08 March-June 2020. https://vimeo.com/43380197 or on my website www.ninasobell.com.



23. Alexander Hahn, FF Alumn, at International Center of Photography, Manhattan

I’m very pleased to announce that my image Nightshift is currently showing as part of the exhibition #ICPConcerned: Global Images for Global Crisis at the International Center of Photography in New York City which opened on October 01, 2020.

#ICPConcerned: Global Images for Global Crisis presents a selection of photographs collected from the ICP Concerned hashtag on Instagram initiated by the International Center of Photography in March 2020. The images chosen by ICP staff across departments present a wide range of responses to recent events worldwide from the COVID-19 pandemic to Black Lives Matter protests and beyond.

The exhibition at @ICP in New York City will continue to grow alongside the Instagram archive in the coming months eventually encompassing 1000 images.



24. Jonathan Berger, FF Alumn, at Participant Inc., Manhattan, through Nov 15

Jonathan Berger, An Introduction to Nameless Love
Exhibition extended through Nov. 15, 2020

Appointments are required: https://appointments.seesawmap.com/book/21664
Wednesday–Sunday, noon–7pm

View the exhibition online: http://participantinc.org/seasons/season-18/an-introduction-to-nameless-love

In collaboration with Mady Schutzman, Emily Anderson, Tina Beebe, Julian Bittiner, Matthew Brannon, Barbara Fahs Charles, Brother Arnold Hadd, Erica Heilman, Esther Kaplan, Margaret Morton, Richard Ogust, Maria A. Prado, Robert Staples, Michael Stipe, Mark Utter, Michael Wiener, and Sara Workneh

Jonathan Berger, An Introduction to Nameless Love takes the form of a large-scale sculptural installation that includes over 533,000 tin, nickel, and charcoal parts, Berger’s exhibition chronicles a series of remarkable relationships, creating a platform for complex stories about love to be told. The exhibition draws from Berger’s expansive practice, which comprises a spectrum of activity — brought together here for the first time — including experimental approaches to non-fiction, sculpture and installation, oral history and biography-based narratives, and exhibition-making practices.

Co-organized by Participant Inc and Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard University.

Health & safety protocols:
Appointments are required and are limited to two people, and require contact information for tracing purposes. To prevent the spread of COVID-19, all visitors and staff members must wear a mask at all times, use available hand sanitizer and temperature check upon entry, and practice social distancing. We ask that you do not visit if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or have tested positive in the past 14 days.

Access info:
Participant is located at 253 East Houston Street on the Lower East Side, between Norfolk and Suffolk Streets. The closest trains are the F (2nd Ave) and the J/M/Z (Essex/Delancey); the closest wheelchair accessible stop is the 4/6 (Bleecker/Lafayette). The entry is on grade and the gallery is barrier free throughout. Service animals are welcome.



25. Taylor Mac, FF Alumn, receives International Ibsen Award

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thank you



26. Ed Ruscha, FF Alumn, at The Brooklyn Museum, thru Dec. 14

“Any flag that flies for 250 years deserves to be a little soiled but nothing this extreme.” Ed Ruscha

Please visit this link: https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/visit/election thank you.



27. Annie Lanzillotto, FF Alumn, live online,+ Oct. 22

Pre-Debate Pot Luck; Share a Story & Dish


Oct. 22
7 pm

Join us. After the performers, audience members are invited to show us what comfort food you are cooking and share a two minute story or poem.



28. Rachel Rosenthal, FF Alumn, at Roberts Projects, Culver City, CA, Oct. 24-Dec. 12

Rachel Rosenthal
Thanks: Collage Works from the 1970’s
on display at ROBERTS PROJECTS
October 24 – December 12, 2020

Roberts Projects is delighted to announce Thanks: Collage Works from the 1970’s, an exhibition of works on paper by Rachel Rosenthal (1926-2015). Organized in collaboration with the Rachel Rosenthal Estate, the exhibition features never before exhibited collage works from the 1970's documenting Rosenthal’s autobiographical reflection of a pivotal time in her early artistic development. The show takes its title after the artist’s second performance at Mount Saint Mary’s University, Los Angeles (1975), in which she thanked those who had actively done something important for her, with the audience participating in the familiar roles of “father,” “mother” and “friend.” The performance marked the year of her mother’s death, twenty years after her father’s. At the end of performance, each of the participants received a small box containing a unique miniature collage work from the artist.

For additional information, please contact
MARY SKARBEK: 323.549.0223

Gallery hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 11:00am - 6:00pm.

TEL +1 323 549 0223

Roberts Projects is located between Fairfax Ave and La Cienega Blvd

Parking is available on the street and at
Dunn Edwards located ½ block East of the gallery.

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29. Terry Dame, Judy Dunaway, FF Alumns, perform online, Oct. 16

Hi friends, I am participating in a virtual online concert this Friday night with an all star cast of experimental music and sound makers from around the world. Tune in at 8pm This Friday.
livestream performance
Friday, October 16, 2020 at 8pm EDT (US) on Zoom.
An international assemblage of over 30 performers streaming and collaborating in real time on Zoom. A communal event spanning space and time. To receive Zoom sign-in information, please email us with your Zoom name and a request to: internetdream3@gmail.com

The Aerosol-free Transnational Palavers are...
Ricardo Arias (Colombia)
Kattt Atchley (California)
Linda Austin (Oregon)
Anne Bourne (Canada)
Ras Moshe Burnett (New York)
Damian Catera (New Jersey)
Tania Caroline Chen (New York)
Martha Colby (Wyoming)
Viv Corringham (New York)
Terry Dame (New York)
Julian Day (New York)
Amy Denio (Washington)
Christi Denton (California)
Judy Dunaway (Estonia)
Taichiro Ei (Japan)
Michael Evans & Susan Hefner (MESH) (New York)
Francesco Fonassi (Italy)
Evan Gallagher (Mississippi)
Bruce Golden (Mississippi)
David Grollman (New York)
Katt Hernandez (Sweden)
id m theftable (Maine)
Heather Dia Jennings (Brazil)
Ayako Kanda (Japan)
Bonnie Kane (Massachusetts)
Brent Miller (California)
Jane Paik (Italy)
Maurice Rickard (Pennsylvania)
Leslie Ross (Maine)
Steve Rush (Michigan)
Micah Silver (California)
Robyn Siwula (New York)
LaDonna Smith (Alabama)
Maria Angélica Valencia (Colombia)
Doug van Nort (Canada)
Kiku Wada (Hawaii)
Jacob William (Massachusetts)
Organized by Harriet Dakota
(line-up subject to change)



30. Kathy Westwater, FF Alumn, selected for CUNY Dance Initiative

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Thank you.



31. Franc Palaia, FF Alumn, at Saatchi Museum, London, UK, Oct. 21-24

FRANC PALAIA, FF Alum: The Woodbury House in London, will present "NIGHTLIFE", a solo show of large-scale color photographs of Richard Hambleton's Shadow wall paintings by "Shadowman" photographer, FRANC PALAIA. Also on view are rarely seen paintings on rice paper by Richard Hambleton. The exhibition will be at the Saatchi Museum, part of the Start International Art Fair in London, UK. October 21 -24, 2020.

In 1980, artist and street photographer, FRANC PALAIA met Canadian artist Richard Hambleton who just moved to NYC and shared a secret with Franc. He was planning a renegade street art series in 1981. He was going to paint life-sized black shadow figures all over Soho, Tribeca and the newly minted hot art gallery district, the East Village. Franc, on a lucky tip, was the first person to photo-document the shadow images and eventually accumulated over 100 shadows and was the first to compile them into book form. A short time passed, and Hambleton became the newest international art star whose career skyrocketed and Franc has accompanied Hambleton through almost four decades of exhibitions, art fairs, books, interviews, a documentary film and now a line of clothes and merchandise sporting Franc's shadow imagery. The production fashion team , "Capsule Collection" has produced a series of items with Franc's shadow imagery and they include jackets, hoodies, T shirts and skateboards. A large-scale boxed photographic book on Franc's shadow images in a limited edition of 100 will also debut at the Saatchi Museum show. for more info: Francpalaia1@gmail.com. and www.woodburyhouseart.com, info@woodburyhouseart.com. tel. London- 020-3750-2222, Franc's contact: 845-505-3123.



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