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Contents for November 23, 2020

Weekly Spotlight: Aaron Osborne, FF Alumn, now online at https://franklinfurnace.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/p17325coll1/id/82/rec/1

Franklin Furnace’s Weekly Spotlight is trained on Aaron Osborne’s “The Acid Whorehouse Told by D.D. Johnson,” an hour-long performance centered around the CIA’s experimental use of LSD in a whorehouse in San Francisco. Filmed at the live 1990 performance, Osborne’s narrative is presented in vignettes involving CIA scientists, working women, and unknowing test subjects. This "concert-within-a-play" is peppered with a running sermon in defense of the acts by "that infamous manipulator from the past -- Rasputin". The prostitutes are complex characters who face and grapple with the CIA agenda, their customers, and themes of truth, patriotism, sex, and abuse. (Text by Alison Siegel, FF Intern, Autumn 2020).

Please watch here:
https://franklinfurnace.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/p17325coll1/id/82/rec/1
thank you.

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1. Pamela Sneed, FF Alumn, in The New York Times now online

Please visit this link:
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/18/books/review-funeral-diva-pamela-sneed.html
thank you

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2. Eileen Myles, FF Alumn, in The New York Times, now online

Please visit this link:

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/18/arts/design/5-art-accounts-to-follow-on-instagram-now.html?searchResultPosition=1

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4. Clifford Owens, FF Alumn, now online at https://cpmprogram.com/clifford-owens

Dear friends and colleagues,

I hope this email finds you well and in good spirits.

I’m writing to share with you the following link for installation views of my solo exhibition “Skully” at CPM in Baltimore through December 21, 2020:

https://cpmprogram.com/clifford-owens

If you find yourself in Baltimore, please reach out to Vlad Smolkin to make an appointment at info@cpmprogram.

Stay safe and be well.

Best,
Clifford

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5. Naeem Mohaiemen, FF Alumn, receives Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts 2020 Writers Grant

Please visit this link:
https://www.artforum.com/news/andy-warhol-foundation-arts-writers-grant-announces-2020-grantees-84442?fbclid=IwAR2unpm-92vV0Suqb8ifgWGV9-K5xL4DoLNBvq4LY4N0dTrX-mv3dZVtrkE
thank you.

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6. Shaun Leonardo, Xaviera Simmons, FF Alumns, at MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA, thru Dec. 22

IN CONJUNCTION WITH:
The Breath of Empty Space
August 26 - December 22, 2020 | MASS MoCA
1040 MASS MoCA WAY | North Adams, MA

Presented by MASS MoCA and the Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) at MCLA, In Session is a series of four panel discussions on anti-racist work in museums, streamed live on MASS MoCA’s YouTube and Facebook. The first two sessions will invite artists, curators, and arts administrators to discuss how museums and artists represent Black and Brown trauma in artwork, exhibitions, and performances, and navigate the resulting implications and challenges.

Tune in for the first In Session with artists Nick Cave, Shaun Leonardo, Steve Locke, and Xaviera Simmons. The panel will begin with introductory remarks by Dr. Kalima Young, and will be moderated by M. Carmen Lane.

Designed to pose more questions than answers, topics for this discussion include: What is trauma and what do we mean when speaking of Black trauma? Who holds permission to use images of violence against Black and Brown bodies? Who grants this permission? What are an art institution’s responsibilities toward audiences when hosting work regarding violence enacted against Black and Brown bodies?

To RSVP: https://massmoca.org/in-session-rsvp/
To Read More:https://massmoca.org/event/in-session/#event-detail-content-wrapper

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7. Juana Valdés, FF Alumn, receives Anonymous Was a Woman 2020 award

Please visit this link:

https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/anonymous-was-a-woman-2020-winners-1234576747/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

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8. Lynn Hershmann Leeson, Cecilia Vicuña, FF Alumns, in Gwangju Biennale 2021, South Korea

Please visit this link:
https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/gwangju-biennale-2021-artist-list-1234576755/?fbclid=IwAR1px0tDOqn6yx7IB1pARh--_8PTT1nuaZx4eT6bKgAFtwnvQWrza-9afAY
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9. Laurie Anderson, Robert Wilson, FF Alumns, in The New York Times now online

Please visit this link:
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/18/arts/design/mass-moca-joe-thompson.html
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10. Arantxa Araujo, Billy X. Curmano, Irina Danilova, Maggie Ens, Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful, Ayana Evans, Beatrice Glow, Rory Golden, Alicia Grullón, LuLu LoLo, Ricardo Miranda Zúñiga, Linda Mary Montano, Jenny Polak, Susan Joy Rippberger, Annie Sprinkle & Beth Stephens, Chin Chih Yang, Ed Woodham, FF Alumns, in new Art in Odd Places publication

AiOP Publishes New Catalogue Art in Odd Places: SENSE
New York City based Art in Odd Places is pleased to announce the publication of the catalogue for SENSE, the 2017 chapter of the festival curated by Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful with Rocío Aranda-Alvarado and Jodi Waynberg. The 150 page book includes the work of over sixty participating festival artists, opening essay by AiOP founder Ed Woodham, a reflection essay by the curators, as well as a Q&A with keynote speaker Billy X. Curmano. This full color catalogue published by Art in Odd Places ©2020 is available now on https://www.lulu.com

Compiled and edited by Susan Joy Rippberger. Co-edited by Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful and Ed Woodham. Catalogue design by Emilie Ahern.

ARTISTS:
Manuel Acevedo | Yasi Alipour | Arantxa Araujo | Soledad Arias | Jan Baracz | Liene Bosquê | Matt Bua | Nat Castañeda | Center for Book Arts | Natacha Clitandre | Pepe Coronado | Anna Costa e. Silva | Billy X. Curmano | Irina Danilova with Project 59| Jean-Ulrick Désert | Erika deVries | Maggie Ens | Ayana Evans | Lady K Fever | Enrique Figueredo | Charley Friedman | Wojciech Gilewicz | Beatrice Glow | Monika Goetz | Rory Golden | Alicia Grullón | Luis Lara Malvacías and Jeremy Nelson | Frida Larios | Naomi Lawrence | Michelle Young Lee | LuLu LoLo | Ricardo Miranda Zúñiga | Linda Mary Montano with Laura Byrne and Christine Finley | Shervone Neckles | Antonia Pérez | Jenny Polak | Mark Power | Praxis (Delia & Brainard Carey) | Quintín Rivera Toro | Clarivel Ruiz | Maximiliano Siñani | Laia Solé and Thelma García | Suran Song | Beth Stephens and Annie Sprinkle | Eliza Swann with the Golden Dome School | ART&COM (Thiago Szmrecsányi & Natalia de Campos) with Tracy & Toya | Justin Randolph Thompson | Mary Ting | Denise Treizman with Patricia Brace & Katie Hector | Jason Villegas | Alisha Wessler | Chin Chih Yang | Jennifer Zackin and Adolfo Ibáñez Ayerve | Marcus Zilliox

WHAT:
Art in Odd Places publication of the Art in Odd Places 2017: SENSE catalogue.
150 page full color catalogue published by Art in Odd Places © 2020
WHEN:
Catalogue is available now.
The festival took place on October 12-15, 2017, in various locations along 14th Street in Manhattan from Avenue C to the Hudson River.

WHERE:
Available on Lulu.com:
Print version https://www.lulu.com/en/us/shop/art-in-odd-places-/art-in-odd-places-2017-sense/paperback/product-15675q6g.html?page=1&pageSize=4

E-Version: https://www.lulu.com/en/us/shop/art-in-odd-places-/art-in-odd-places-2017-sense/ebook/product-1dg6ydj7.html?page=1&pageSize=4

WHY:
Art in Odd Places (AiOP) is an annual festival that presents visual and performance art in public spaces along 14th Street in Manhattan, NYC from Avenue C to the Hudson River each October. Active in New York City since 2005, AiOP aims to stretch the boundaries of communication in the public realm by presenting artworks in all disciplines outside the confines of traditional public space regulations. Using 14th Street as a laboratory, this project continues AiOP’s work to locate cracks in public space policies, and to inspire the popular imagination for new possibilities and engagement with civic space.

Visit the website http://www.artinoddplaces.org/ to apply to this year's open call for artists and view works from past festivals. Deadline is December 1, 2020.

AiOP is a project of GOH Productions.

Annie Lanzillotto, FF Alumn, online performance, live online Nov. 29

FF Alumn Annie Lanzillotto performs Sunday November 29th 7pmEST in "Tell Me a Story: A CityLore Salon with Annie Lanzillotto" with Guest Star: poet/activist Tim Z. Hernandez, author of "All They Will Call You." Tim worked to recover the names of the victims of the Los Gatos plane crash memorialized in Woody Guthrie's song "Deportee." RSVP: tellmeastory3.eventbrite.com . Audience is invited to bring a 2 min story on "recovering the name of someone almost lost to anonymity." Annie also reads Thursday, December 3rd in a fundraiser for KGB bar. https://www.eventbrite.com/o/friends-of-kgb-bar-31572989605

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11. Franc Palaia, FF Alumn, in ODDA Magazine, now online

Franc Palaia, FF Alumn, was interviewed by ODDA magazine, London, UK about his collaborative photo works with Richard Hambleton's “Shadow NightLife” series at the Saatchi Museum's Start Art Fair in October 2020 in London, UK. You can find the interview on www.Youtube.com/watch?V=Z_LxD8V3eEE&t=2s

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12. Jeanette Andrews, FF Member, MCA Chicago, Blogpost online now

I know I previously said I would pass along information on my piece Invisible Museums of the Unseen once it became available in a link/text format! You can find a link to the MCA Chicago's website: https://mcachicago.org/Publications/Blog/2020/Visiting-Invisible-Museums

And the press release here:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MjI6b0nrBmBpKUuiMXYaUC0LIriFiDN3z6Yt1vuIR34/edit?usp=sharing

Thank you!
Jeanette

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13. Carey Lovelace, FF Member, at The New City Live conference, online Dec. 3-5

Hello!

You may know I’ve been working for around a year on an initiative, 2020Visions. If you don’t, it’s about using the imagination as a force for global change. This has been such a time of tumult – exactly the moment to imagine where we want to move as a society.

It’s all now culminating in . . . the big, huge (virtual) New City conference — on Dec. 3-5!!! I’d love it if you could come — at least for part. From inspiring cities, to designing the future, to new models of policing, visionary experiences will include amazing speakers like Presidential candidate Andrew Yang; architect Sir David Adjaye (the African American Museum, Washington, D.C.); or Karenna Gore leading a sustainability panel. And brimming with inspiring artists using creativity to transform. Most events are free – continuous programming. You just get a link and log on and off. (Or you can pay $40 to include the keynote events.) Visit thenewcity.live!

Anyway, it’s truly not to be missed — and possibly a way to change the future!

See you soon, I hope!

Carey

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14. Devora Neumark, FF Alumn, mini-retreat live online, Dec. 18

Holding Gently: Eco-Anxiety and Contemplative Practice
a mini-retreat with Devora Neumark, PhD

Friday, December 18th, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET/9:00 am - 12:00 pm PT
Broadcast live via Zoom
Connection information will be shared once registered.
http://www.contemplativemind.org/programs/acmhe

Sustainer (pays for you and supports community rate): $100
Supporter (pays for you): $75
Community rate: $50

With the winter solstice comes an opportunity to actively search for equilibrium between feeling into our individual and collective eco-anxiety, environmental grief & solastalgia, and building inner resilience. Through a series of guided meditations, visualizations & creative prompts, we will explore the following themes: grounding in presence, cultivating joy, practicing self-compassion, accepting change, fostering connection and moving into action. This 3-hour retreat will support participants to maintain a sense of inner peace while fostering hope and agency to respond to the human-induced climate crisis playing itself out across the globe.

Everyone is welcome.
Currently living in Iqaluit (in the Eastern Arctic), Devora Neumark, PhD, is an interdisciplinary artist-researcher, educator and community-engaged practitioner with over 30 years of contemplative practice. Neumark is also a Yale School of Public Health-certified Climate Change Adaptation Practitioner. She has been a faculty member in the Goddard College MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts program since July 2003 and was a co-founder of its Indigenous and Decolonial Art Concentration in Port Townsend, WA.

Register now: https://contemind.z2systems.com/np/clients/contemind/eventRegistration.jsp?event=156&

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15. Frank Moore, FF Alumn, live music archive, now online

This is the first upload to Frank's Live Music Archive in over a year!
(Since we have been busy uploading all of the videos that were removed by Vimeo!!)
https://archive.org/details/frankmoore1999-05-19

Hot Fudge Jam
May 19, 1999
Frank Moore's Curtis Street studio, Berkeley, California.

Hot Fudge Jam, May 19, 1999 (01:13:35)

With Plate & Dr. Rectangle (Kat Pukas & Reuben Vinal), Jim Haedt, Giovanni Moro, Teresa Cochran, Coralhei (Corey, Alexi & Heidi), Takayuki Nakano, Michael LaBash, Linda Mac and Frank Moore.

VIDEO: https://archive.org/details/hotfudgejam

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16. Vernita Nemec, Halona Hilbertz, FF Alumns, at Viridian Artists, Manhattan, thru Dec. 5

“UNCERTAINTY”
An Invitational Exhibit
November 18 - December 5, 2020

Reneé Borkow, Bamoozie, Ellen Burnett, Henry Coupe, May DeViney, Bernice Faegenburg,David Fitzgerald, Alan Gaynor, Wally Gilbert, Chris Tucker, Haggerty, Maki Hajikano, Kazuo Ishikawa, Kat King, Marco Lando, Anna Lyle, John Nieman, Bruce Rosen, Barbara K. Schwartz, Susan Sills, Angela Smith, Robert Smith, Toto Takamori, Bob Tomlinson, Frances Vye Wilson, Marie- Ange Hoda Ackad, Jenny Belin, Katia Bulbenko , Arlene Finger, Joshua Greenberg, Barbara Hillerman Lieske, Shawn Marshall, Vernita Nemec, Nancy Nicol, Sarah Riley, Meredeth Turshen, Orin Buck, Dan Boyer,
Silvia Boyer, Irene Christensen, Susan Darley, Bart Dluhy, Hisayuki Doi, Shingo Hayamizu, Ed Herman, Halona Hilbertz, Mika Isohata, Yasmine Iskander, K-Junko,Gabriele Juvan, Miwako Kashiwagi, Angela M. LaMonte, Nancy Macina, Cynthia Mailman, Megumi Matsukawa, Lynne Mayocole, Hiromi Minami, Sai Morikawa, Ichigo Nohara, Len Rosenfeld, Yvonne Skaggs, Sheila Smith, Helaine Soller, Hill Spriggins,Susana Sulic, K-KO, Sakiko Toyama, Sam Wiener .

Viridian Artists Inc. is pleased to present during these uncertain times, an invitational exhibit of artists exploring through their art the concept of Uncertainty, by its nature a difficult task. The exhibit will be both real & virtual and will open at the gallery premises November 18th and continue through December 5th, 2020.Ben Eastham, editor-in-chief of art-agenda and a founding editor of The White Review. writes in “The Case for Embracing Uncertainty in Art” and “On the Value of Bewilderment”. Here is some of what he has to say about embracing uncertainty in art:“Art today is less about the formal or aesthetic properties of an object than a way of talking about the intricately entangled, increasingly unstable world in which we live.”

“We should not be intimidated by uncertainty but embrace it.”

“Good art has always raised difficult questions, offended taste and challenged established categories.
Eckhart Tolle who wrote “The Power of Now” states that “If uncertainty is unacceptable to you, it turns into fear. If it is perfectly acceptable, it turns into increased aliveness, alertness, and creativity.” Tolle regards worrying about the future or regretting the past as time lost, and that instead we must live every minute as it occurs. Contemporary art, the art being made at this moment, is more concerned with dealing with ideas rather than with methods, materials or styles. For artists, the making of art often serves as a substitute for worry.For most of us living totally in the moment & not worrying is impossible. In this exhibit, the making of art has perhaps provided ways that these artists are able to deal with the fears that are currently being created in our world by all the uncertainty currently confronting us.We hope that you the viewer will also derive some comfort from looking at and thinking about this art of “UNCERTAINTY” and that perhaps it will help you to deal with the uncertainty that we are always facing, but so much more during this time of the Covid virus, the growing concerns for our planet’s environment and racial injustice, to name just a few of the maladies of our times.

Vernita Nemec, 11/8/20

Gallery hours: Wednesday through Saturday 12–6pm
& by appointment/ masks required.
For further information please contact Vernita Nemec,
Gallery Director at 212-414-4040 or viridianartistsinc@gmail.com
or view the gallery website: www.viridianartists.com
RSVP: https://viridianartist.com/contact-viridian

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17. Julia Scher, FF Alumn, live online Nov. 29
http://www.experimentallectures.org/index.php?q=upcoming
this Sunday November 29, 2020
8 pm Berlin time
2 pm New York time
notes:
There is a security probe beforehand, it is a dramatization, a text-time-congestion between consent, reveal, comfort, access, and play
Reading in English, excerpts from 1990’s and early 2000’s
General themes are sales, surveillance, power and light

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