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Contents for January 05, 2021

Lee Breuer, FF Alumn, In Memoriam

Please visit this link:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/04/theater/lee-breuer-dead.html

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David Medalla, FF Alumn, In Memoriam

Please visit this link:

https://www.artforum.com/news/david-medalla-1938-2020-84767

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1. Charles Clough, FF Alumn, new publication

In “Art Will,” a new publication released today, alternative spaces pioneer and Guggenheim-Fellow, painter Charles Clough, assays his ideology as developed over the past fifty years, against the backdrop of the pandemic. He says, “On this day, January 5, that marks the 50th anniversary of my commitment to art, I want to vigorously affirm the spirit embodied by Franklin Furnace, White Columns, The Kitchen, Artists Space, Hallwalls and alternative spaces movement!”

Walter Robinson provided the Preface to this illustrated transcription of 23 YouTubes and a Zoom.

Robert Longo: “Charlie is one of the most important artists of my generation. I wouldn’t be the artist I am if it wasn’t for him.”

Cindy Sherman: “His mind is an endless source of free-form improvisation and inspiration.”

Charlie is offering downloadable PDFs of Art Will for $5.00, 100% of which will go to the benefit of Franklin Furnace. To receive your online version of “Art Will” please visit this link

http://franklinfurnace.org/support/membership2020-21/

and use the golden PayPal “Donation” oval to send $5 to Franklin Furnace which will then email
you a PDF of “Art Will”.

Signed, numbered, print versions available for $20 from charlie@clufff.com

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2. Nicolás Dumit Estévez, FF Alumn, now online at periodicos.ufpb.br

The Passerby Museum in new essay published in Brazil by Juan Ramón Barbancho
"Women Building City from Contemporary Art / Mujeres construyendo ciudad desde el arte contemporáneo"

To read this essay:
https://periodicos.ufpb.br/ojs2/index.php/artemis/article/view/56957/32353

The Passerby Museum was created in 2002 by María Alós and Nicolás Dumit Estévez in New York City. This is an itinerant institution dedicated to presenting temporary exhibitions in different cities. The museum draws its collection from donations from people who visit, work or live where it is in operation at any given time, including about 400 objects last collected at two locations in Claremont, California.

The Passerby Museum has been presented in Madrid, Spain; Puebla, México; Kitchener, Canada; Bronx, NY; Manhattan, NY; and twice in México City, Mexico; and in Havana, Cuba. At each location, visitors were asked to donate any random object from their life to the Passerby Museum’s “collection.” The only requirement is that the object fit into a sandwich bag. Its collection – which currently holds about 3,000 objects – has been exhibited to the public on two occasions, last time in 2006, bringing more than 32,000 visitors to the Galería del Ayuntamiento (Puebla) in less than a month and a half. The installation at Claremont Museum in 2018 included each of the approximately 3,000 items collected at all of the locations so far, including the approximately 400 items collected in Claremont, California.

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3. Glenda Hydler, FF Alumn, launches new websites

Please visit these links:

https://hydler.wixsite.com/art-pandemic
https://hydlercostello.wixsite.com/art-collaborations

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4. Roger Shimomura, FF Alumn, at Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA, opening Jan. 7

Please visit this link:

http://gregkucera.com/shimomura.htm

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5. Isabel Samaras, FF Alumn, now online at superniceclub.com

Please visit this link:

https://www.superniceclub.com/pages/the-super-nice-hour-podcast?fbclid=IwAR085Ya8eLDW3BVB7B4mPImxfF4wwGZrQCWaSWc9aGpfeJvwKVeybHuDdj4

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6. Ann Rosen, Hidemi Takagi, FF Alumns, at Five Myles online, Jan. 5

RSVP: https://bit.ly/FOM-Artist-Talk
January 5, 2021, 12 noon on zoom

Join us for a lunchtime artist talk with Ann Rosen, Jess Frederick, Tatiana Arocha. The artists will speak about their work in Footprints on Montague, an outdoor exhibition curated by FiveMyles and KODA on the fence surrounding St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church in Brooklyn Heights. Exhibiting artists include Jess Frederick, Madi Dangerously, Ann Rosen, Nina Meledandri, Tatiana Arocha, and Hidemi Takagi.
This collaboration with FiveMyles and KODA represents a shift from indoor to outdoor events for the Forum @ St. Ann’s and was the first new project in its arts and culture series since the pandemic. The exhibit enhances the neighborhood landscape and engages community members and passersby on a busy commercial street in Downtown Brooklyn.
Exhibition on view until January 7, 2021 at 157 Montague St, Brooklyn, NY 11201.

RSVP: https://bit.ly/FOM-Artist-Talk
January 5, 2021, 12 noon on zoom

Tatiana Arocha is a visual artist from Bogotá, Colombia based in Brooklyn, NY. Arocha grew up in the midst of nature, camping since childhood with her family across the diverse ecological regions of Colombia. Her art practice involves creating layered detail, graphic compositions, and application of digital techniques learned in her earlier professional career as a graphic designer and illustrator. She has exhibited in the U.S., U.K., Italy, and Colombia, with solo shows at Sugar Hill Children’s Museum for Arts & Storytelling, Yale University, and Queens Botanical Gardens, group exhibitions at Wave Hill, BRIC, The Wassaic Project, and in the NYC subway via MTA. In 2019, she received the Sustainable Arts Foundation individual award for mixed media. Residencies include LABverde in the Brazilian Amazon, Centro Selva in the Peruvian Amazon, Arquetopia in Puebla, Mexico, The Wassaic Project, NY, and Zea Mays, MA.
Perpetual Flight is a site-specific installation inspired by the phenomenon of vagrancy among migratory birds, which occurs when they are blown off course and come to land in places far from their natural flight paths. Increasingly erratic weather patterns caused by global warming contribute to the number of vagrants. Perpetual Flight intends to highlight this predicament and convey a sense of urgency to viewers by bringing to the streets of New York City a vast flock of foreign birds, which would never be seen were it not for their getting lost, blown away by climate change.
https://www.tatianaarocha.com/

Ann Rosen graduated from SUNY at Buffalo with a BFA and the Visual Studies Workshop with an MFA, studying with Nathan Lyons, Joan Lyons and John Wood. She studied printmaking, photography and alternative photographic processes.
She has received residencies to Artpark, NY and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, VA, as well as a residency at the Henry Street Settlement, NYC. In 2004, Rosen received a grant from the Brooklyn Arts Council to develop her project, In the Presence of Family and, in 2010, received an additional one to continue this project, creating a historic document of the families. She has published several books in connection with this project, In the Presence of Family: Brooklyn Portraits, 2009, and Revisiting in the Presence of Family: Brooklyn Portraits, 2018. In 2016, she received a grant from the Puffin Foundation to expand her work teaching digital photography to women living in shelter.
https://annrosen.com/

Jess Frederick is a New York City based visual artist exploring the moments found in everyday observation. Her sensitivity and partial lack of depth perception leads her to interpret and express the world of characters around her with a “nervous” line, a vivid palette. She is in every painting with my subjects.
"What if a work of art could capture the atomic intensity of “being” at the same time it renders an emotional likeness of the, people, pets, and objects that inhabit our lives? Jess Frederick’s work does exactly this. Whether it is a “portrait” of an old fashioned typewriter, or a beloved family pet, the electrifying lines and vibrant color of her work draw you into this dual level of existence. Squiggly lines in motion define the image while color amplifies the subject’s energy and presence in wide dramatic stokes—the result: a likeness to her subject that is both endearing and astonishing."
https://jessnyc.com/

Located in Crown Heights, FiveMyles is an exhibition and performance space where art and community connect. The organization was founded and incorporated as a non-profit in 1999. Its mission is to advance public interest in innovative experimental work; to identify and exhibit the work of under-represented artists, and to engage the community through participation in the arts.
http://fivemyles.org/

House of workshop and a community commons in Brooklyn Heights. The Forum @ St. Ann’s seeks to engage the wider community through civic discourse, music and the arts and welcome diverse audiences from New York City and beyond through thoughtful and timely programming. Organized by the staff and volunteers at St. Ann’s, the Forum has mounted a series of successful art exhibitions, film screenings, poetry and book readings, panel discussions, and recitals that have drawn significant interest and attendance. Forum programs have attracted a number of individuals and non-profit groups, from Brooklyn and beyond, with which St. Ann’s has partnered on presentations.
https://www.stannholytrinity.org/

KODA Arts Inc. is a nonprofit arts organization based in New York dedicated to mid-career artists of diverse backgrounds. KODA grants residencies to allow for experimentation and facilitates creative projects through strategic partnerships with socially engaged businesses. KODA is the go-to thinking spot and serves the community through exhibitions of contemporary art, events and outreach to strengthen art education. KODA’s projects and strategy are artist-centered and aligned with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. KODA is fiscally sponsored by New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA).
www.kodalab.org

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7. Mira Schor, FF Alumn, at Lyles & King Gallery, Manhattan, opening Jan. 8

Mira Schor, FF Alumn, Solo Exhibition, “Tipping Point,” Lyles & King Gallery, NYC January 8-February 7, 2021
Opening Reception (socially distanced, Noon to 6PM January 8, 2021-February 7, 2021

Opening Reception (socially distanced, Noon to 6PM January 8, 2021

In a 2018 painting Mira Schor asks, “What kind of art will we make under fascism?” In a selection of paintings from January 2017 to December 2020, “Tipping Point” presents responses to this challenge by an artist whose work has always been steeped in the political, the historical, the personal, and the material.

“Tipping Point” includes some of the many works Schor created while driven by political fury during the past four years, as well as more reflective, philosophical paintings done in 2020 before and during the pandemic. This includes her largest, most monumental works, all offering a trajectory through the multiple meanings of this inflection point in history.

In a moment that seems transitional and sometimes apocalyptic, as ancient Cathedrals and even more ancient trees burn, the population of the world struggles against a global pandemic, and superstition and fear overcome science, Schor shifts between “hot” and “cool.” Her hot works are created in response to specific political and humanitarian outrages and her “cool” works examine what it means to be an artist at the possible end of history, at a tipping point between environmental self-extinction and the irrepressible tendency of human beings towards optimism and renewal.

The centerpieces of the exhibition are the monumental paintings, “The Painter’s Studio” and “After the Party’s Over.” Measuring over eighteen feet wide, they are the largest individual works of Schor’s fifty-year career, each symbolically representing the painter’s studio and the life of an artist. The first is a feminist reprise of Gustave Courbet’s “The Painter’s Studio,” addressing Courbet’s “opus mundi.” But here the Painter is a woman and the viewer of her work is patriarchy represented by a flying orange phallus with an all-seeing monocular eye, a more intrusive and potentially dangerous observer than the lovely nude looking at Courbet as he paints. The passage of time is indicated in the different ages of the artist, starting as a child drawing in the corner, a skull, and in a clock set at 11PM. In “After the Party's Over” the artist is no longer present, leaving behind a painting of the word “painting” and the words “a life.” The studio is empty and the last page of the thick book of history bleeds out in a calm and light space.

Despite the shock of last spring’s lockdown, where one’s four walls were at once sanctuary, prison, and liminal space where infection met safety, her most recent work includes “Pandemic Marigolds,” offering a final shift in mood or temperature, as life goes on despite everything and flowers grow through cracks in the cement of the dwellings where we have been quarantined, providing the gift of effulgent joy.

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8. Nina Sobell, FF Alumn, now online at vimeo.com

Welcome! Presented by the Window Museum, Cristina Albu interviews me about my video Unseen Unheard...!

Unseen Unheard--Video Link: https://vimeo.com/433801976

Interview Link: https://youtu.be/vTCNVOE5P5k

I hope you can visit.
All the best for a very Happy New Year,
Nina

More Info:
My video, UNSEEN UNHEARD, is part of the program “Looking at the Wind,” curated by Beatriz Albuquerque. This program features works influenced by and created during our global confinement. Window Museum is an alternative, archive space exhibiting art through its street-level window, designed to ensure our safety during the pandemic. http://www.windowmuseum.com/exh_1.html

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9. Giles Denmark, FF Alumn, now online at https://youtu.be/HlRAXF_s0aM and more

A recent performance

https://youtu.be/HlRAXF_s0aM

I only create improv performances

getting through these difficult times - since age 11 I come one with time and space on the keyboard -

also on instagram

https://www.instagram.com/giles.denmark/

All the best

Giles Denmark

from France

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10. Mark Bloch, Liliana Porter, Carolee Schneemann, FF Alumns, now online at whitehotmagazine.com

In White-hot Magazine, Mark Bloch explores the marriage of art and politics as he reviews a new exhibition. Bloch announces Elga Wimmer has closed her Chelsea gallery and teamed with Berta Sichel, an independent curator in Madrid to curate “Everything Is Art, Everything Is Politics,” a virtual show viewable now that will also manifest physically in 2021 in Spain and probably also New York next year. Taking their cue from Joseph Beuys, they want to bring art into politics, not the other way around. They chose work that is less direct, more flippant and droll than blatantly political, a subtler route to concerns that increasingly engulf us, even while producing exhaustion and fatigue.The artists in the show are Julius Deutschbauer (Austria), Cristóbal Gabarrón (Spain, US), Gala Knoerr (Spain), Liliana Porter (Argentina), Carolee Schneemann (US), Federico Solmi (Italy, US), Marina Vargas (Spain), Wolf Vostell (Germany/Spain) and Rodney Zelenka (Panama).

https://whitehotmagazine.com/articles/art-politics-online-in-spain/4817

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11. Buzz Spector, FF Alumn, now online at stlmag.com

Please visit this link:

https://www.stlmag.com/culture/visual-arts/buzz-spector-saint-louis-art-museum/?fbclid=IwAR2s5G3l_kMy81EjHEiF5c4qg-CkdJ40HTxGV-bZ0Kxgk74slInHpgYlOHQ

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12. Norm Magnusson, FF Alumn, at the Museum of the City of New York, Manhattan

Please visit this link to see images of Norm Magnusson's art which was just
acquired and put on exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York, in
their galleries and online here: https://www.mcny.org/nyresponds/street-art

Norm Magnusson
Unarmed Black Men, 2020
Acrylic paint on aluminum
Museum of the City of New York. Museum purchase, 2020.

The artist explains, "This piece is part of a body of work that I've been
doing for about 15 years, which subverts the format of New York State
historical markers to add the weight of historical importance to some of
today's most pressing issues. It was created on May 15, after armed
protesters showed up at Michigan's capitol building protesting the
governor's stay-at-home order. At the time, it struck me and many others
that if it had been a group of armed Black men, the results would have been
very different. As with most of my work, it existed originally as a
Photoshop mockup, which I posted to Facebook shortly after I completed it.
"On May 25, George Floyd was murdered by police in Minneapolis and sadly,
the message of this piece resonated even more. (There are two potential
downsides to making art of social conscience about contemporary
conditions..one is that the topic the piece addresses change and the piece
becomes merely a historical curiosity, and the second is that things don't
change, and the piece continues to be relevant. I've been making art for 25
years and I'm sorry to report that the first downside has never come to
pass.)

"By early June, several Instagram followers asked for jpegs that they could
use to make posters of it, to stick up around town. The posters went up in
Brooklyn, Queens, Chelsea, and the West Village. I loved seeing pics on
social media of new postings. By late June, I spoke to my foundry about
getting on the schedule to have it made. By mid-August, a cast aluminum with
acrylic paint version was made and installed in a tiny sculpture 'garden' in
Woodside, Queens.
"We all live in this country where racism is allowed to exist. Where
"driving while Black" is a dangerous activity and where white men are
accorded an inordinate amount of privilege and where cops disproportionately
target Black men. This is our country, and if justice is denied to any one
of us, we should all feel the sting; we're in it together and we must all
raise our voices with our art and our actions, in the streets and in the
voting booth. It's time for this to end and for America to fulfill its
destiny as a place where all people are truly treated as equals."

https://www.mcny.org/nyresponds/street-art

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13. Peter Baren FF Alumn, at Lushan Art Museum, Chengdu, China, thru Feb. 28

Lushan Art Museum, Chengdu presents the exhibition: TWELVE YEARS: The Archives of Scene. UP-ON International Live Art Festival 2008-2020.
Documentary show with a selection of artists that were presented in 8 editions of UP-ON Live Art Festival. over a period of twelve years.
Location: Lushan Art Museum, Chengdu, China.
Several PB performance studies [for the 2019 #7 edition], video and book on performances 1980 – 2013 are on display. Curator: Tian Meng.
Duration: 22.11.2020 – 28.2.2021.

Peter
www.peterbaren.com

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