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Contents for November 16, 2020

Weekly Spotlight: Salley May, FF Alumn, now online at https://vimeo.com/323528350

Performed in November 1989 at Franklin Furnace, Salley May’s “Sinferno,” a 42-minute performance, places a horrific story involving a sexually abusive father and a distant mother in a Gothic setting. “Sinferno” uses slapstick, quick wig changes, unexpected props (fishbowls, bowling balls, etc.), and music ranging from Prokofiev to histrionic rock n roll fury, to lend a “B-movie feel” to this genuine horror story.
Created by Salley May, performed with Dayna Davis, Caroline Palmer, and Chris Wink, the soundtrack includes additional music by Coil, Goblin, and Procol Harum. Monster by Tom Berry. Tech by Stephen Rueff. Consults: Joseph Kaufman and Michael Kaniecki, Film by Seth Yarden featuring Rhackmar. © 1989 Salley May. (Text by Sam Wagner, FF Intern, Autumn 2020)
Please watch here:
https://vimeo.com/323528350
thank you.

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1. Martha Wilson, FF Alumn, ISCP, online discussion, Nov. 17 & 18

ISCP Fall Open Studios 2020 Open Hours:
November 17, 2020, 4–8:30pm EST
November 18, 2020, 11am–3:30pm EST
Guest speaker Martha Wilson

Registration for the event is required.

The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) Fall Open Studios is a two-day presentation of international contemporary art by the 33 artists and 1 curator from 19 countries currently participating in the residency program. Martha Wilson, pioneering feminist performance artist and founding director of Franklin Furnace Archive, will make opening remarks each day reflecting on how the arts community is experiencing the seismic changes of our time.

Join us for our second ever online open studios, with an updated format this Fall to share our visionary residents’ work and experiences in a series of short talks, screenings, performances, studio tours, and interviews in a Zoom webinar. Q&A sessions will be built into each presentation.

This event is free and open to the public.

Open Studios participating artists and curators: Svetlana Bailey (Australia/United States), Malte Bartsch (Germany), James Beckett (The Netherlands/South Africa), Maja Bekan (The Netherlands/Serbia), Anaïs Castro (Canada), Pamela Council (United States), Sara Cwynar (Canada), Nezaket Ekici (Germany), Carlos Franco (Puerto Rico), Moko Fukuyama (Japan/United States), Caroline Garcia (Australia), LaMont Hamilton (United States), Wieteke Heldens (The Netherlands/United States), Anaïs Horn (Austria), Silas Inoue (Denmark), Saya Irie (Japan), Lauren Kelley (United States), Conny Karlsson Lundgren (Sweden), Joiri Minaya (United States), Devin N. Morris (United States), Alison Nguyen (United States), Zai Nomura (Japan), Adjani Okpu-Egbe (Southern Cameroons/Ambazonia), Habby Osk (Iceland), Ede Raadik (Estonia), Kameelah Janan Rasheed (United States), Vibe Schou Overgaard (Denmark), Civan Özkanoğlu (Turkey/United States), Bundith Phunsombatlert (Thailand/United States), Julie Stavad (Denmark), Sille Storihle (Norway), Charisse Pearlina Weston (United States), and Antoinette Zwirchmayr (Austria).

This event will be recorded.

To register, go to ISCP's website and register.

Pronouns: she, her, hers
Executive Director
International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP)
www.iscp-nyc.org
718-387-2900 ext. 105

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2. Patricia Miranda, FF Alumn, Ursa Gallery, Bridgeport, CT, thru Feb. 12, 2021

Accordion Time, Unfolding: A Pandemic Archive
The London Calling Collective
Ursa Gallery, Bridgeport CT
On view through February 12, 2021
https://www.ursa.gallery/

I am honored to again work with the LCC artists, and to co-curate with Alexandra Brock this archive of a year-long dialogue between 7 women.

When pandemic lock-down came to NYC an inadvertent collective, born from seven loosely associated artists who traveled to London in 2019, solidified their connection through Whatsapp and Zoom. Over dozens of daily messages and two Zooms a week, a bond of friendship grew. The resulting extraordinary archive totals 25,564 posts over 3783 pages, in a 12-month period. 860 pages of this intimate conversation paper the walls at Ursa Gallery. Original work from each artist dots the "wallpaper" throughout the space, reflecting the contrapuntal dialogue between artist, artwork, and text.

The Collective also designed a lockdown art project in the form of accordion-fold books that could fit easily into NYC mailboxes and be sent through the postal service. Each book made a stop at each artist’s home, the final covers completed by the last hands to receive them. The accordion form reflects a complex conversation of time, as it compresses and unfurls, folds and unfolds, refracts and accumulates, parts in a single inextricable whole, an embodiment of the chosen family of the London Calling Collective.

Patricia Miranda, co-curator

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3. Edward Gómez, FF Alumn, in Nikkei Asian Review, now online
Dear friends, colleagues, and admirers of art brut and outsider art:

Greetings from Japan, where, earlier this year, prior to the outbreak of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic, the new Tokyo Shibuya Koen-dori Gallery opened in a very popular district of the Japanese capital.

It’s a nonprofit art space sponsored by the capital region’s government and managed in collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo. This new venue focuses on art made by self-taught artists, including and especially work in various genres produced by disabled people.

My review of In a Sky Full of Shining Stars, Unknown Gems Can Be Found, the current exhibition at Tokyo Shibuya Koen-dori Gallery, which is on view through December 6, 2020, has been published in NIKKEI ASIAN REVIEW, the English-language edition of NIHON KEIZAI SHINBUN, the leading financial-news newspaper in Japan, which is widely read throughout Asia.

This well-curated exhibition features paintings, drawings, ceramic sculptures, and other works by 16 Japanese self-taught artists, plus works by two American artists (Mr. Imagination and C.J.Pyle). It offers Japanese audiences a good introduction to the technical and thematic features that characterize artists’ creations in the related art brut and outsider art categories.

You can find this article by using this link:
https://asia.nikkei.com/Life-Arts/Arts/Tokyo-finds-a-home-for-raw-art

You should be able to access and read this article free of charge, even if you are not a paying subscriber of NIKKEI ASIAN REVIEW.

I hope that you will enjoy reading this report.

With best wishes...
EDWARD M. GÓMEZ
www.edwardmgomez.com

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4. Claudia DeMonte, FF Alumn, at June Kelly Gallery, Manhattan, thru Nov. 17 and more

Claudia DeMonte, NAVIGATION, June Kelly Gallery, 166 Mercer St, NY, NY 10012, Tues-Friday 11-5, through Nov 17th, 2020
Paintings and Sculptures reflecting on Navigating through life through time of Covid.:

and my project with artist Cecilia Mandrile:

The World is a Handkerchief /El Mundo Es Un Panuelo, Nov 11-18, 2020, Reception/book signing, Nov, 11th 4-6PM, Blackburn 20/20 Gallery, The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, 323 W 39th Street, 5th floor, NY 10018 Curated by Claudia DeMonte and Cecilia Mandrile.
50 artists from around the world make images on the concept “home/ land’..

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5. Nancy Azara, FF Member, in Hyperallergic now online

On Tuesday, March 17, my partner and I fled our Tribeca studio for Woodstock, NY. The city streets were deserted — no St. Patrick’s Day Parade, no people. At first I felt shell-shocked as we had in the middle of 9/11. The fear on the faces of neighbors, the fear on the news programs, our own fear and confusion mixed into a kind of paralysis.

In Woodstock, living in the mountains with its trees and sky was healing. Gradually, I began to work again. The large vine pictured in the back of the photo was adjusted onto a steel base. I named it “The Cradle.” The Young Cherry tree, which died after blooming, began another life, between human and tree … and the familiar pattern which I spent my days in the studio returned. The old barn is perfect in the summer as it has no heat and is open to the elements. Its space keeps the trajectory of a tree with branches and trunks and vines in dialogue.

In the background are works in stages of completion. I sit and look at them, not having any idea of what to do next. In spite of all of this, it was a beautiful spring. Bleak times, yet the garden brought daffodils and tulips and happy singing birds.

Nancy Azara, 2020

Printed: Friday, Nov. 6, 2020
Link to article in Hyperallergic: https://hyperallergic.com/599864/a-view-from-the-easel-during-times-of-quarantine-28/

Thank you.

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6. Roberta Allen, FF Alumn, at Kentler International. Drawing Space, Nov. 7 - Dec. 12

30/30 Small Works on Paper.
Group Exhibition.

353 Van Brunt St.
Brooklyn, NY 11231
https://kentlergallery.org/Detail/exhibitions/434

Roberta Allen is a conceptual artist / fiction author / writing instructor

www.robertaallen.com

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7. Susan Martin, FF Alumn, online film screening, live Nov. 16-17

SPECIAL SCREENING: Two Days Only!
November 16 and 17, 2020

Some Serious Business Presents
Tipping Point – what the Portland protests tell us about the state of America.

Because our voices must be heard. Because we are actively involved in the history of resistance and our horizons for the future depend upon it. Because Black Lives Matter, Some Serious Business and our partner, WE CAN LISTEN, are pleased to offer a special, free online screening of TIPPING POINT https://www.theoldchurch.org/tippingpoint/ a documentary film about the largest civil rights protest in U.S. history and how Portland, Oregon, emerged as its epicenter. Told through the individual stories of Portlanders on the ground, TIPPING POINT humanizes the struggle while allowing Portland’s story to serve as a mirror for all of America — the past that brought us here and the future we choose.

Directed by Jon Meyer. Produced by TOC Presents in Association with Some Serious Business. Presented by WE CAN LISTEN. Co-produced by Julianne R. Johnson.

Register for the screening at Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/online-film-screening-tipping-point-tickets-126869563279?aff=odeimcmailchimp&mc_eid=%5BUNIQID%5D&mc_cid=1bbb097c91

FREE to register and watch. On Monday, November 16th you will receive a link to the online specialty streaming of this documentary film. It will be available for viewing for 48 hours, and you may watch Tipping Point as often as you like during that time. Available in the U.S. only.

CONTENT ADVISORY: This documentary film includes footage obtained during the protests on the streets of Portland and contains swearing, street violence, and strong political rhetoric. It may not be suitable for all viewers.

About Some Serious Business

The Artist Always Comes First

Artists have always been in the forefront of social and cultural innovation. That is what SSB means by always putting the artist first. The art comes first. SSB offers culminating presentations of new performances, works in progress, and intimate, focused interludes and salons. The roots of SSB are a highly collaborative partnership model that supports creators throughout the lifespan of their projects: offering resources to incubate emerging ideas, germinate new work, and present those works to the public. This emphasis on the complete ecology of art making is informed by artists, presenters, activists, and audiences at the forefront of ambitious work. A network of sites, environments, and virtual platforms encourage creators to look beyond conventional choices in production and outcomes, and for audiences to experience directly the radical embodiment of the art of our time.

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8. Linda Carmella Sibio, Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful Espejo​, FF Alumns, now online at https://www.interiorbeautysalon.com/linda-carnella-sibio

A Q&I Between Linda Carmella Sibio and Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful Espejo​
As part of the Interior Beauty Salon "Be My Guest"

To go to the Q&I: https://www.interiorbeautysalon.com/linda-carnella-sibio
To learn more about the Salon: www.interiorbeautysalon.com

To join us on IG: @interiorbeautysalon

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9. Mark Bloch, FF Alumn, White Hot Magazine, now online

Here is an article I wrote for White Hot Magazine online

It is at https://whitehotmagazine.com/articles/aden-at-david-richard-gallery/4749

It is about Isaac Aden’s recent show "Vespers and Auroras” at David Richard Gallery in Spanish Harlem

"With the same ease that Isaac Aden’s new paintings transition from yellows to blues while straddling muted greens, his interests and references fade seamlessly from landscape painting to Color Field to Minimalism, from optical art to Conceptualism. What he has created at David Richard Gallery is a pallet of influences drawn from 400 years of art making.”

"Rather than leaving behind the landscape from a particular painting, he seems to have surgically removed and sterilized it, creating a roomful of undulating rectangles with seductive color changes, as clean as the skies in one of Ed Ruscha’s Southern California post-Pop landscapes, presenting a new, pure visual language that surely required care, nuance and precision to create and now, advisedly, to view.”

Thanks for reading. This is the first article I have written in a. while. I took some time off from art “reviewing” during Covid.

Best wishes to everyone during the new Biden-Harris era!!

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10. E. F. Higgins, FF Alumn, in AM New York, now online

Please visit this link:
https://www.amny.com/entertainment/arts-entertainment/a-profile-of-ed-higgins-artist-with-unique-marketing-styles/
thank you.

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11. George Peck, FF Alumn, now online at https://vimeo.com/478230074

Dear all,

There has been a change of plans regarding the Moholy-Nagy 125, Moholy's Works from the Antal-Lusztig Collection and Moholy Reflections exhibition at Hegyvidéki Gallery in Budapest, Hungary, which I announced in the last Studio update. For more information, please visit this link: https://vimeo.com/478230074

Hoping you are well,
George

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12. Richard Serra, Cindy Sherman, Richard Tuttle, Andy Warhol Christopher Wool, FF Alumns, now online in The New York Times

Please visit this link:
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/11/arts/design/john-waters-baltimore-museum.html?searchResultPosition=1
Thank you.

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13. Jerri Allyn, FF Alumn, SeeItEndIt.com Film & Art Fest, online Nov. 17-22

Register now: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/see-it-end-it-film-arts-festival-tickets-126161926719?fbclid=IwAR33vP9d6fHTbJMz7r3_Srulkai-VD-otwsYsYaH9TALga7TAVHlTS5lCpQ

Dear Friends, Family, and Colleagues,

Hope you are well!

The See It End It Festival is a 6-day online event, November 17-22, 2020. Each day features films, panels, musical performances, keynotes, artists, and influencers themed around different aspects of human trafficking, both domestically and internationally. We are offering this event for FREE, and REGISTRATION is required. You will receive a link and instructions on how and when to view, prior to the event(s) you choose.

We are launching a new media, arts, and social platform, to educate, inspire and mobilize global audiences to end human trafficking. We would love you to join us!

See it. End it. weaves educational and artistic expression together to raise awareness and inspire action. We are gathering artists, filmmakers, musicians, celebrities, nonprofits, sponsors, citizens, survivor advocates, and award winners – who want to prevent and eliminate human trafficking.

Please feel free to share this email with others.
Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/see-it-end-it-film-arts-festival-tickets-126161926719?fbclid=IwAR33vP9d6fHTbJMz7r3_Srulkai-VD-otwsYsYaH9TALga7TAVHlTS5lCpQ
(or, register on website: seeitendit.com)

We are accepting donations. Ways to donate:
(1) Text to Donate – text 44321 and enter see2end
(2) Website: https://seeitendit.com/
Paypal (will give you the option to pay via Paypal or Credit Card) go to seeitendit.com and select Donate: https://seeitendit.com/donate/

We look forward to seeing you in November!

Jerri Allyn
allynjerri@gmail.com
310-963-8118
https://mcusercontent.com/d308bf80f5f2e40cee12b41a0/files/0e72b0b9-0027-449a-bb89-417b922b9b31/See_it._End_it._Industry_Collaborators.pdf

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14. Cyrilla Mozenter, FF Member, Bangkok Biennial, online thru Nov. 21

Bangkok Biennial | Cloud 9 Pavilion
Through November 21, 2020

Cloud 9 is a pavilion in the sky curated by Anne Murray—and includes images, writings, events, and video interviews with a diverse group of artists from around the world.

https://cloud9pavilion.weebly.com

Anne Murray’s interview with me may also be viewed on YouTube https://youtu.be/KwwtqbbnLeE

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15. Robbin Ami Silverberg, FF Alumn, live online Nov. 20

Papermaking at 13:00, a talk with papermakers Jazmine Catasus, Helen Frederick & FF alumn, Robbin Ami Silverberg, led by Mina Takahashi.

Join us for brief presentations and a discussion with artists Jazmine Catasus, Helen Frederick, and Robbin Ami Silverberg as we examine the field of hand papermaking and its intersection with book arts using a multi-generational lens. All three artists will discuss their personal history with the art form and illuminate the themes present in their work. There will be a discussion and Q&A session led by moderator Mina Takahashi following the artists' presentations.

Date: November 20
Time: 01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

To Register for this Center for Book Arts event:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/papermaking-at-1300-contemporary-approaches-to-hand-papermaking-tickets-127490356087

November 20-December 18
Papermaking at 13:00

The month-long event will begin with a conversation between the artists led by moderator Mina Takahashi. In the following weeks, the artists will lead workshop sessions in their respective studios.

More information: https://centerforbookarts.org/eventbrite-event/papermaking-at-1300-contemporary-approaches-to-hand-papermaking/

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16. Ann Rosen, FF Alumn, outside St. Ann and Holy Trinity Church, Brooklyn, thru Jan. 7

NOVEMBER 1, 2020 - JANUARY 7, 2021
FOOTPRINTS ON MONTAGUE
CURATED BY FIVEMYLES & KODA
ON THE FENCE SURROUNDING ST ANN AND THE HOLY TRINITY CHURCH
157 MONTAGUE ST, BROOKLYN, NY 11201

With work by Jess Frederick, Madi Dangerously, Ann Rosen, Nina Meledandri, Tatiana Arocha, Hidemi Takagi

An outdoor art exhibition of work by six artists will be seen on the fence surrounding St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church https://www.stannholytrinity.org/ in Brooklyn Heights. This collaboration with FiveMyles and KODA represents a shift from indoor to outdoor events for the Forum @ St. Ann’s and is the first new project in its arts and culture series since the pandemic. The exhibit will enhance the neighborhood landscape and engage community members and passersby on a busy commercial street in Downtown Brooklyn. https://www.kodalab.org/

The paintings, drawings and photographs are printed on 8 ft W x 2.5 ft H vinyl banners that are attached to the individual sections of the metal fence surrounding the church on Montague Street in Brooklyn. The Footprints on Montague exhibition aims to give the passing public moments of pleasure and emotional retreat in the midst of the busyness and noise of city life. Inspiring the viewers to reflect upon their individual experience, their place in the community, and on this planet. The installations show drawings of subway scenes, words for thought, prints made from the marriage of painting and photography, photographic portraits of the people we are, and an installation of digitally collaged, and cut out, migratory birds mounted directly on the fence.

When the quarantine hit, Rosen’s initial response as an artist, was to pull out her 1969 Rolleiflex camera and start shooting with black and white film, creating the Carry On: A Pandemic Diary series. Using an old close up lens, she was thrilled to discover she could shoot images of people safely, without masks. She took pictures of those who surrounded her— her husband, colleagues, neighbors, a few visitors and dance pals. She asked everyone she photographed to respond to this question, “What do you think of this pandemic world?” The responses ranged from despair over the loss of a loved one to anger over police brutality, and to how life was slower and more soulful.

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17. Karen Finley, FF Alumn, now online at artillerymag.com

Please visit this link: https://www.artillerymag.com/high-anxiety-a-conversation-with-karen-finley/?fbclid=IwAR3k0uMOhuVjUai4l-B27gwR_44nT4A_3ijJ_16HHQRyTJaqQyxo097pV9Q
thank you.

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18. Peggy Shaw & Lois Weaver, FF Alumns, La MaMa, online performance, Nov. 20

A new digital performance presented by La MaMa ETC
Friday November 20 at 7 PM EST
When all of our live performances were canceled, we decided to take a breath. And when we started to exhale, we found joy experimenting with new ways of making in a pandemic. While 'working from home', we developed Last Gasp WFH in a site-specific Zoom format using our quarantine-home as a structural visual anchor. And we can't wait to share it with you!

Last Gasp WFH looks for ways we might catch our breath in these times of global uncertainty, considering our ‘last acts’, whether personal, political or environmental.

We collaborated with lighting and video designer and editor Nao Nagai, sound designer and composer Vivian Stoll, and choreographer Morgan Thorson to create a new format for performance that could be shared from a time of quarantine. Playing with the fragility of technology, particularly the unpredictability of Zoom, the team found new avenues to the classic Split Britches aesthetic of broken down theatrical conventions, exposing the self on stage.
Reserve tickets: https://www.stellartickets.com/events/la-mama-experimental-theatre-club/last-gasp-wfh

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19. Rev. Billy, FF Alumn, online podcast, and more

The Church of Stop Shopping, New York

Life and Death in the Age of Convenience

Greetings in these strange, strange times. We steel ourselves for the onslaught of shopping at the holidays. Now its not the door-buster sale. Now it's Amazon. We have 100 jets and 30,000 trucks to stop. Amazon puts a million metric tons of carbon dioxide into the air each week. Its life and death, Children! What's the direct action protest that will work against this extraordinary threat? Let’s find it! Let's invent it! Earthalujah!
https://revbilly.com/podcast?link_id=0&can_id=6f5db201eca0d7b1df7b793cb442796c&source=email-the-earth-ends-maga-and-starts-what-2&email_referrer=email_993996&email_subject=the-earth-ends-maga-and-starts-what

Watch us in action at our Strike!! the PBA Protest!!

Rounded Rectangle: Watch fim of us STRIKE! the Police Union: https://tinyurl.com/Strike-the-PBA?link_id=2&can_id=6f5db201eca0d7b1df7b793cb442796c&source=email-the-earth-ends-maga-and-starts-what-2&email_referrer=email_993996&email_subject=the-earth-ends-maga-and-starts-what

Earthalujah!
Rev

Reverend Billy and The Stop Shopping Choir // POB 1556 NY NY 10013 // www.revbilly.com

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20. Nigel Rolfe, FF Alumn, at Live Action Sweden now online thru Nov. 29

http://www.liveaction.se/
15 Years of Live Action. Live Action celebrates its fifteen years of existence with a new health-aware online format. It is today in many countries probably the only safe way to experience art. Live Action 15 is a celebration on many levels. These 15 years have been a wonderful journey of artistic diversity with astounding artworks performed live by more than 200 artists from over 50 countries. Our format has changed over the years, methodically exploring new ways to present performance art. However, we have always stayed faithful to our conviction of the importance of showing this avant-garde art in both an institutional environment, and in the culturally democratic context of public space. Our common ground as we call it is a powerful space, made for the mobility and human proximity inherent in performance art. This 15th anniversary embodies also our persistence, and attachment to this avant-garde art form as organisers. 15 years of annual event organising is demanding, yet we have never doubted its significance or asked for anything in return. Except to be in a place and at a moment where art meets people, that’s our reward. To live and be a part of that experience motivates us to persist and continue. In short it is a passion.

Art is, as we see it, an essential contributor to a civilized and democratic society. Without it we all risk to fall into its opposite. It stands in total opposition to hatespeech, racism, caricatures and all existing human phobies. It is a bridge which can make a difference for all of us because of its humanity. It has an outstanding quality as a trigger to make us think and feel in other and hopefully new ways. The notion of art as a trigger means basically that once you have experienced an artwork it is not over, it is not ended. When it is efficient, when it has depth, its emotional and intellectual meaning continues to work inside you, consciously and unconsciously, generating new inspiring thoughts and emotions in a continuum. 15 years of triggering that is clearly worth to celebrate, and it is an honour for us to be a part of it. This year the form of the trigger has changed completely.

When we in 2019 began to prepare the 15th edition with our annual project plan and funding applications, we could not imagine what would happen to the world in 2020. We were like most people shocked by the spread of the virus and its speed. However, we immediately understood that we needed not only postpone but change our plans for Live Action. It had to be safe, no matter what. It had to be health-aware in symbol and in practice, for the artists, for us as organisers and our volunteers, but also for the general public. We understood that to comply with our conditions, we had to organise it as an online event. The online experience is of course very different from the artist-viewer proximity that performance art embodies. But the extreme circumstances gave us no choice.

We never really considered live streaming, since the artist rarely have any control over the visual result on the viewers side of the screen. Which we believe is essential. Instead we researched the early beginnings of online art, or television art as it was called in the late 1960s and early 1970s. We studied in-depth the breakthroughs made by film directors and tv-producers like the German Gerry Schum with his groundbreaking Fernsehgalerie, or for that matter the productions of the Belgian Jef Cornelis. It made us understand the importance of limited duration for any screen-experience. Something which further corresponded with two other variables, the actual time most visitors to galleries and museums spend to look at an art work, and the time limitations of todays new social media. The utopian promise of television art as articulated by Gerry Schum to bring contemporary art into everyones living room is today possible with the internet and social media, but of course with other problematics than the media-political consideration of national broadcasters with their autocratic power to open and close visionary ideas like that of Schum. Live Action 15 enters as such a new territory, new in that it explores profoundly, through a broad artistic commission how to articulate an art of social media through classical contemporary art forms like performance and video. Of course this is not performance art, but as close to it as we can get in that it engages renown performance artists while being mediated in video. What is interesting in this showcase is the diversity, visually and conceptually. It shows 30 different ways of thinking and expressing, and it is this diversity, this flower, that should be considered the strength of our 15th anniversary.

For this event we have invited 15 female and 15 male artists. Each artist was asked to realize a 60 second performance-to-video work. The festival be go on for 15 days and will thus showcase two artists per day on our website liveaction.se, and thereafter on social media platforms like facebook, instagram and youtube. The festival opens on November 15 2020, at 15:00 pm. Welcome to the online experience of Live Action 15.

Jonas Stampe & Joakim Stampe

LIVE ACTION 15
NOVEMBER 15-29 2020
At 15:00
Location : www.liveaction.se
Curator : Jonas Stampe

ARTISTS :
Wathiq AL-AMERI, Switzerland
Ali AL-FATLAWI, Switzerland
Maline CASTA, Sweden
Chuyia CHIA, Sweden
Loïc CONNANSKI, France
John COURT, England
Jinling DONG, China
Saskia EDENS, Switzerland
Benedikte ESPERI, Sweden
Arahmaiani FEISAL, Indonesia
Dan FRÖBERG, Sweden
Stein HENNINGSEN, Norway
Pekka KAINULAINEN, Finland
Anna KALWAJTYS, Poland
Tanya MARS, Canada
Carlos MARTIEL, Cuba
Monali MEHER, India
Linda Mary MONTANO, USA
OU Zhihang, China
Guadalupe NEVES, Argentina
Lilibeth Cuenca RASMUSSEN, Denmark
Anne ROCHAT, Switzerland
Nigel ROLFE, Ireland
Raeda SAADEH, Palestine
Joakim STAMPE, Sweden
Jiri SURUVKA, Czech Republic
Mauritz TISTELÖ, Sweden
Valentin TORRENS, Spain
Roi VAARA, Finland
Rong XIE, China/ UK

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21. Dennis Adams, Ken Aptekar, Beth B, Terry Berkowitz, Lillian Ball, Anney Bonney, John Boone, Kathy Brew, Josely Carvalho, Maureen Connor, Jordan Crandall, Constance DeJong, Agnes Denes, Frank Gillette, Andrew Ginzel, Beatrice Glow, Guillermo Gomez-Peña, Hans Haacke, Ann Hamilton, Michele Handelman, Julia Heyward, Adriene Jenik, Kristen Jones, Beryl Korot, Joyce Kozloff, Larry Litt, LigoranoReese, Aline Mare, Larry Miller, Linda Montano, Carlos Motta, Muntadas, Warren Neidich, Tom Otterness, Pope.L, Aviva Rahmani, Julia Scher, Carolee Schneemann, Andres Serrano, Nina Sobell, Annie Sprinkle & Beth Stephens, Spencer Tunick, Victoria Vesna, Martha Wilson, Robin Winters, Cecilia Vicuña, FF Alumns, at National Coalition Against Censorship, now online thru Nov. 13

Due to the focus of the election and its aftermath, the NCAC's 2020 Virtual Art Auction is extended until Friday, November 30th at 8 pm. http://vugalleries.com/ncac-auction-home/

Auction proceeds benefit NCAC’s Arts Advocacy Program, the only national project dedicated to working directly with individual artists and curators involved in censorship disputes. NCAC is a proud advocate for the arts community, and we work to protect artists’ rights and support their ability to freely express views that might be unpopular or controversial.We are grateful to all of the artists, curators, and galleries who have donated and supported our auction.

Live bidding closes on Friday, November 20th at 8 pm EST. Support truth and artistic freedom of expression!

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