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Contents for February 01, 2021

Weekly Spotlight: Gams on the Lam, FF Alumns, now online at: https://franklinfurnace.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/p17325coll1/id/103/rec/1

Don’t miss this week’s Spotlight, "Chaotica" by Gams on the Lam! Conceived and performed by glam-clowns Patricia Buckley, Leslie Noble, and Lauren Unbekant, directed by John Plummer with original music by Leo Crandall, sound by David Kobernuss, and lighting by Kerro Knox 3. The April 8,1994 Gams on the Lam live performance was a hilarious hyperbole in which Buckley, Noble and Unbekant are the puppeteers and the puppets in their own world of women. This performance exaggerates the power dynamics between, and the behaviors within, female relationships in a circus that envelops the audience. As Gams on the Lam wrote at the time, "In Chaotica, our metaphors for chaos are the most out of control things in women's lives - our expectations, our futures and most of all - our bodies. On one level Chaotica is a show about the audience. There is no text. And because of its interactive nature, it literally does not exist without an audience. The show strives to create an atmosphere of generosity so that just about anything an audience member does is funny." In January 2021, Leslie Noble added, "The clips are from an early performance of our very first show. In 1994, we were just starting out on a creative journey that lasted a decade. Over that time Gams created and developed 2 shows—Chaotica and Get Lost— with these 3 female clown archetypes. Gams performed across the US, in Canada, Mexico, and Europe. And the Franklin Furnace award was our first professional recognition. It was instrumental in helping us get our work seen and validated. We will be forever grateful to Martha and the Franklin Furnace community for their faith and funding! Although we no longer perform together as Gams, we are all still making theater and clowning has remained a big influence on our work. Patricia and I co-direct a small rural theater in the Western Catskills, Franklin Stage Company, fhttps://franklinstagecompany.org/. I teach clowning at the Syracuse University Dept. of Drama and Lauren is currently in Boise, Idaho where she and her husband have a movement theater company called MoveInk http:..moveink.com/
(Text by Sophia Mick, FF Intern, October 2020)

Please join the audience for this 10-minute selection of clips of the original performance at:

https://franklinfurnace.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/p17325coll1/id/103/rec/1

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1. Michael Bramwell, FF Alumn, live online at Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts at Old Salem, Winston-Salem, NC, Feb. 3

THINGS: A Global Conversation About the Tools of the Trade, Resistance, and the Decorative Arts of Enslavement

February 3, 2021 @ 7:30PM (00:30 GMT)Tickets are FREE with a donation in any amount* Michael J. Bramwell
Visiting Guest Curator, Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts at Old Salem
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America Dr. Jon F. Sensbach
Professor of History at the University of Florida and author of A Separate Canaan and Rebecca’s Revival
Gainesville, Florida, United States of AmericaWhether it was the ancient Hebrews under African captivity in Egypt or Black Lives Matter activists protesting injustice on the streets of Minneapolis, resistance is an inexorable and transhistorical tendency among oppressed people. In this conversation, the social biography of a leather whip and a brass speculum oris help identify a new venue for resistance within American decorative arts and reveals a history of how enslaved joiners and coopers, potters and silversmiths, built a road to freedom by the work of their hands. This conversation will help dispel the myth that enslaved artisans were content to perfect their craft for the benefit of others. These artifacts were designed to subdue a turbulent spirit and inform how that same spirit animates contemporary American politics.

Register at:

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/9016033109925/WN_tjNPWGnlSmOT1jodQnct7g

NOTE: Registration closes at 11:59pm on February 2nd

for more information please visit https://mesda.org/program/things-a-global-conversation/

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2. Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow, FF Alumn, live online at triangleartsnyc.org Feb. 4

Online event
Open Studio at Triangle Arts Association, Feb 4th, 6:30pm. Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow in conversation with Juan Sanchez. Join us! https://www.triangleartsnyc.org/upcoming

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3. David Hammons, FF Alumn, at The Drawing Center, Manhattan, Feb. 5-May 23

please visit this link:

https://drawingcenter.org/exhibitions/david-hammons

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4. Ayana Evans, Modesto Flako Jimenez, Justin Allen, Shayna Dunkelman, Beatrice Glow, FF Alumns, named 2021-22 Jerome Hill Artist Fellows and Finalists

Please visit this link:

https://www.jeromefdn.org/latest-jerome-hill-artist-fellowships-announced?utm_source=Jerome+Foundation+Program+Interest&utm_campaign=4da05c34a9-Jerome-Hill-Artist-Fellows-Announcement_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_85577d4a11-4da05c34a9-539483626

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5. Pamela Sneed, FF Alumn, now online at thebody.com

please visit this link:

https://www.thebody.com/article/funeral-diva-pamela-sneed?ap=2007&fbclid=IwAR1c6M3HuY_1SXuy34ldSnezmSJuh5XSQh_jsk8SNw5NCdi7rDZp4MM76RE

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6. Alicia Grullón, FF Alumn, at SPACES, Cleveland, OH, thru Mar. 19 and more

Hola! I certainly hope that this email finds you and your loved ones safe and well. Sharing some news in the new year.

Please Don't Let It Be Too Close, is the name of my solo exhibition which opened January 22, 2021 at SPACES in Cleveland, Ohio. Planned two years ago, I never thought there would be so many twists and turns to the election in 2020. This new work takes a look at the election through interviews, video collage and installation while paying close attention to the events of 2020 including COVID-19 and essential workers. Please stay tuned for watch party information.

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I will also be starting my fellowship at Moore College of Art and Design kicking it off with a one-on-one conversation with Laura Raicovich on February 25th. Please register! Thrilled to be in conversation with Laura and venturing onto larger projects at Moore.

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Lastly, I will be presenting at the College Art Association this year as part of Ecofeminisms - TFAP@CAA Day(s) of Panels 2021
Chairs: Tatiana Flores, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; Ana María Reyes, Boston University; Laura Anderson Barbata, FONCA, México and LACIS, University of Wisconsin, Madison. See more about the panel below:

Friday, February 12, 2021
TFAP Ecofeminisms, part 1 - Environmental Activism
5:00 – 6:30pm (EST)
Alicia Grullón, CUNY and School of Visual Arts - Notes from an Artist: From Climate Change to Pandemic in the Bronx
Monika Fabijanska, Independent Art Historian and Curator - The Evolution of Ecofeminim(s)
Diane Burko, Independent Artist - My 50 Year Journey from Feminist Activist to Environmental Activist: From Observer to Investigator to Communicator

Looking forward to connecting with you in some manner in 2021. Send me an email or shoot me a text. Would be great to reconnect.

All best,
Alicia

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7. Donna Stein, FF Alumn, new publication to be released Mar. 30

My new book, The Empress and I: How an Ancient Empire Collected, Rejected, and Rediscovered Modern Art, published by Skira Editore, Milan will be released on March 30, 2021. It is #1 on the list of Christie's must have books for 2021:

https://www.christies.com/features/Best-Art-Books-2021-11481-1.aspx

Thank you,
Donna Stein

www.donnasteiniran.com

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8. Elana Katz, FF Alumn, at the Goethe-Institut New York and more

ELANA KATZ

Body as Trigger: Confronting Landscapes of Trauma via Performance Art

Film Screenings
New York | Berlin | Online

Two films resulting from Elana Katz’s site-specific performances in public space pertaining to social trauma and collective memory, Aiming for Hopelessness (Romania, 2016-21) and Running on Empty (Serbia, 2017-18) will be screened in exhibition windows in New York and Berlin, available online, and analyzed in a concluding online discussion with artist Elana Katz, curator and interdisciplinary artist Melissa Hillard Potter, and moderated by David C. Terry, Director of C24 Gallery, New York. These performance films are the concluding works of Katz’s 7-year initiative in the Balkans, Spaced Memory (2011-2018), in which the artist researched and produced site-specific work in the region of former Yugoslavia, Moldova, and Romania, addressing the pervasive topics of memory, postmemory, and presence of absence at locations of historical erasure.

Programe
Goethe-Institut New York
30 January - 5 February 2021
Daily (nonstop) window screening @ 30 Irving Place, 10003 NYC
* For online viewing please write an email to program-newyork@goethe.de

Galerie KWADRAT
29 & 30 January & 3-7 February 2021
16:00 - 20:00 CET

Aiming for Hopelessness (2021)
Film, 24min, by Elana Katz

The subject of this film is a 16-hour durational performance in which the artist walks an historic route of the death train, on still active train tracks in the Moldavian region of Romania. The death train, a transport carried out by Romanian authorities during the Holocaust, ran two respective routes. These train killings were part of the Iasi Pogrom, and resulted in the death of approximately 4,000 Jews in 1941. The artist’s body reactivates this space of historical social trauma, a history that is often locally silenced, and remains largely unknown. The performance had no destination, paralleling the historical conditions of the transport: while the route was merely 27 kilometers, the death train traveled approximately 9 hours — back and forth, stopping and starting — in order to achieve its objective of exterminating those within, via dehydration and suffocation. The performance’s resulting film (2021), edited 5 years after the 2016 performance, is a split screen video that has no chronological sense. It plays with distortion of its subject matter, and principally focuses on disorientation of time.

“Aiming for Hopelessness”, film (24min), by Elana Katz, 2021 (performance: 2016) |Montage: Branka Pavlović | Camera: Mihai Leaha, Maria Nastase, Branka Pavlović, Nikola Polić| Production & research management: Alexandru Bounegru | Realized in cooperation with The Goethe Institute of Bucharest, The Goethe Center of Iasi, and the Embassy of Israel of Bucharest.

Running on Empty (2018) * Only online
Film, 1hr 01min, by Elana Katz

The subject of this film is a site-specific performance for which the artist ran the 15km historic route of the “gas van” – a mobile gas chamber used during the Holocaust in Serbia during a 3‐month period in 1942. The piece deals with memory, post-memory, and dissociative tendencies, using the body to reactivate a landscape of trauma that has been integrated into the mundane local urban and suburban surroundings. A film has resulted from this performance that works with imagery and sound to both document and distort the performance action as a subject, focusing on bodily limitations, capacities, and functions. The film’s emphasis on sound carries a distinct significance as it uses repetition, reverberation, and feedback loops to manipulate and distort the original content; thus mirroring the experience of trauma, and its explicit and procedural memory.

“Running on Empty”, film (1hr 01min), Elana Katz, 2018 (performance: 2017) | Camera: Mihai Andrei Leaha, Maria Nastase, Nikola Polić | Montage: Branka Pavlović |Sound Design: Exildiscount
Performance production sponsored by the Trust for Mutual Understanding of New York, and realized in cooperation with REX Cultural Center of Belgrade and DFBL8R Performance Art Gallery of Chicago.

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February 5th over Zoom: Memory Laps: A Conversation with Artist Elana Katz, with Melissa Hillard Potter, moderated by David C. Terry

12pm (New York), 6pm (Berlin). For registration, visit:

https://www.goethe.de/ins/us/en/sta/ney/ver.cfm?fuseaction=events.detail&event_id=22087854

Social trauma, collective memory, and the historical erasure of oppressed bodies has driven art creation for decades. This discussion will deepen the analysis of Elana Katz’s performance films Aiming for Hopelessness (2021) and Running on Empty (2018). In a panel dialogue the artist, respondent and moderator extend this discourse with diverse knowledge bases to include the historical implications of these performances, as well as their place in a contemporary discussion on memorial and the transformative potential of the body. The cross-cultural topics expressed in Katz’s work will be considered in relation to extended societal contexts, creating a dialogue about histories of trauma, manifestations of memory and consequences of denial.

This program is a partnership with Goethe-Institut New York, C24 Gallery, New York, and Galerie KWADRAT, Berlin.

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9. Valerie Tevere & Angel Nevarez, FF Alumns, live online at Artpace, Jan. 28

Please visit this link:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spring-2021-international-artist-in-residence-virtual-welcome-dinner-registration-137631414265?utm_campaign=later-linkinbio-artpace&utm_content=later-13837696&utm_medium=social&utm_source=instagram

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10. Cindy Sherman, FF Alumn, online at Foundation Louis Vuitton, thru Jan. 31

please visit this link:

https://www.fondationlouisvuitton.fr/en/events/cindy-sherman-at-the-fondation-louis-vuitton

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11. Buzz Spector, FF Alumn, live online at St. Louis Art Museum, Feb. 18

Please visit this link:

https://www.slam.org/event/art-speaks-buzz-spector/?fbclid=IwAR2RO03eHKhIvIAfyNjwpBSAA1wERJ0TU5VHWvbmnq4Dd4z3azBIQonYEYg

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12. Johanna Drucker, Pablo Helguera, Moritz Neumuller, Maddy Rosenberg, Miriam Schaer, FF Alumns, live online at CenterforBookArts.org Feb. 26-28

Registration is now open for the Contemporary Artists’ Book Conference, hosted by our friends at Center for Book Arts, investigating and encouraging new conversations on the possibilities of artists' book criticism and discourse–join in Feb. 26-28! Free and online! Register at : www.centerforbookarts.org/cabc #cabc2021

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13. Yoko Ono, Betty Tompkins, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, FF Alumns, at The 8th Floor, Manhattan, thru Feb. 6

The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation is pleased to present a virtual walkthrough of To Cast Too Bold A Shadow. Narrated by the Foundation's Executive and Artistic Director Sara Reisman, the tour leads the viewer through a selection of works in the exhibition, providing an in-depth look into their conceptual underpinnings, and image descriptions. The video was filmed and edited with the help of 10x10 Studios. To view the full walkthrough, please visit this URL:

http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001w43fSBOaIRGZFmEzG-Xb82ZjbZpZ7hajPP6xmVByHAMSuglomG9Yci8Cidun7ur03VfI1UQWrVKPuuZUMu6wmDFRKaG29fs6ngwpSboCRSQPwho9kGxsbSdf57KPlmx74ookEranll33L4tXT33QgtxYz3aqnC6u&c=R9Q9Je64nygWO5q8V5hI1qlpQ98mrSj1lovK-d-hg-DumXM6ERhGUA==&ch=gq5KLpUyhI0k2MA4qK2rKTqVTCLeqMZ71q9dxokancHyWdjFFclIkw==

To Cast Too Bold A Shadow is currently on view at The 8th Floor through Saturday, February 6. The show makes visible the experiences of women transcending history, geography, and economic constraints, and also serves to amplify issues – access to childcare, immigration, consent, and fair pay – that intersect with women’s rights. The exhibition features work by 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.

Visitor Information

We are open Wednesday to Saturday, 11am to 6pm, by appointment only. To schedule a visit the following URL:

http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001w43fSBOaIRGZFmEzG-Xb82ZjbZpZ7hajPP6xmVByHAMSuglomG9YcmQch6Sl6i_xBSHlpQMATzB5KWbfgZGtqsEy2MmaPSzXfuwka97fVijsqxreiSqnEXX4NUOY5vCCAVlFMp36d1dF_R1QAJz6RJUsX2-kTaYVd8bmcM1LVls=&c=R9Q9Je64nygWO5q8V5hI1qlpQ98mrSj1lovK-d-hg-DumXM6ERhGUA==&ch=gq5KLpUyhI0k2MA4qK2rKTqVTCLeqMZ71q9dxokancHyWdjFFclIkw==

On Thursdays, from 11am to 1pm, The 8th Floor offers access to seniors and high-risk visitors.

To request a distanced, guided tour, please email info@the8thfloor.org.

Your appointment is confirmed upon receiving an email from the gallery detailing the scheduled date and time, along with visitor guidelines. In the event of cancellation and for general or accessibility inquiries, please contact info@the8thfloor.org.

Visitor Guidelines

A maximum of 5 registrations will be issued per hour and up to 10 visitors can be in The 8th Floor at a time; this higher number will be based on socially distanced groups arriving together. Please note that upon your arrival, you will be asked to sign a document outlining our visitor guidelines. Masks are to be worn at all times inside the building, including the gallery, bathrooms, and elevator. If you are not able to wear a mask, you will be required to wear a plastic face shield. There is no food or drink allowed in the gallery.

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14. Kathy Brew, FF Alumn, live online at AndeanTextileArts.org Feb. 9

Award-winning video maker Kathy Brew joins our first online Andean Textile Talk, February 9, for a discussion and sneak preview of her new documentary Following the Thread. The film features some of the Peruvian weaving communities affiliated with the Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco (CTTC)—communities you continually help support through your donations to Andean Textile Arts. During the 25-minute film, you’ll get a front-row seat to view the textile artistry and traditional practices unique to the indigenous people of the Peruvian highlands, including:
Special celebrations and ceremonies
Rituals with the llamas and sheep
Natural dyeing processes
Weaving and knitting demonstrations
And more
Starting at 7 p.m. (EST), the hour-long program (via Zoom) will also include an interview with Kathy and time for you to ask her questions. All proceeds from the $10 registration fee will go to the CTTC to continue its support of local weavers as they strive to preserve their textile traditions and way of life.

Kathy’s award-winning work includes documentaries, experimental work, and public television productions. As a Fulbright Scholar in 2018, she spent four months in Peru where she did initial editing of Following the Thread from material that she and her late husband Roberto Guerra had previously filmed.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about one of the world’s most extraordinary, yet still endangered, textile cultures! To register, please visit:

https://andeantextilearts.org/textile-talks-following-the-thread/?mc_cid=0340a5cecb&mc_eid=51d1b32&fbclid=IwAR0GuKgnJW-isHgFx9OiStNzXHaFezCek1w1qBznNkAarOfrwJF2wYibS3w

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15. Doug Beube, FF Alumn, at Outsider Art Fair, thru Feb. 7

Friends,

The 2021 Outsider Art Fair in New York City is now online with forty-five galleries. Doug Beube Fine Arts is exclusively showing Grandpa Pfriender’s self-taught artworks. There are fifteen of his pieces on the OAF website and a larger selection on his studio website. Many of us who own his self-taught artworks are inspired by them for their imagination, fearless use of diverse materials and subject matter—the pieces speak for themselves. The current exhibition is offered this one and only time from 1/29/21-2/7/21 or seen in person at my studio for this upcoming week. If you live in the area, you’re welcome to visit—you won’t be disappointed. I'll keep some of my favourite pieces from the collection but will no longer represent his beautiful body of artworks and will let them go. After holding onto the largest collection of Pfriender’s for the past thirty-seven years, it’s time to find new homes for each piece. Please forward my email to anyone who might be interested in Andrew’s work. Thanks!

If you have any questions concerning his artwork please feel free to contact me through email, text 917-757-5758, phone or in person (of course masks will be required with social distancing).

I hope you continue to be safe and healthy.

Best,

Doug

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16. Jenny Holzer, FF Alumn, at Museum Susch, Poland

Please visit this link:

https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-one-polands-richest-women-turning-swiss-village-haven-art-women?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=editorial&fbclid=IwAR33g9CJptr_SjBu1FqHfYT3r_cdaF8wl6tOUjYRvqtPG3A35yMfIk7Hamw

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17. Arantxa Araujo, FF Alumn, live online at the Interior Beauty Salon, daily meditations, all February.

https://www.interiorbeautysalon.com/in-motion

February 2021 / 28 Meditations 1 Month
LUX is a project by Arantxa Araujo / In collaboration with Gabriel Chakraji, Vicios Ocultos, and Mariana Uribe
LUX is a virtual invitation to show up daily for an experimental meditative practice. It merges meditation, scientific research and experiential technologies in an aesthetic expression. The idea is to visit The Interior Beauty Salon every day for the month of February to exercise our awareness.
Individuals are invited to observe and listen, both internally and externally, for one minute attempting to view without judgment or expectation, simply noticing the video, and also our emotions, our thoughts, and our breath.
Could fully immersing ourselves into an audiovisual experience expand our consciousness?
Along with this question there are many that come to mind. Acknowledge what questions come to you. Notice them. You might want to keep a journal for these and any other ideas and reflections.
After watching the videos, I invite you to close your eyes and now keep noticing. You may spend as long as you want, but try to spend at least one-minute doing nothing but noticing.
You may watch the videos at any time. In establishing this practice, it is recommended that we watch the videos at similar times (for example, at 9 am).
On February 28, 2021 at 7pm EST, we will all practice for half an hour in community, a live participatory performance. The performance will be livestreamed from the Leslie-Lohman Museum to your homes. We will revisit what we have experienced and noticed. After finishing the performance, we will have a conversation about our shared experiences.
To register for the performance visit:
https://www.arantxaaraujo.com/
or
https://www.interiorbeautysalon.com/contact
For more information: https://www.arantxaaraujo.com/lux/
To watch video introduction click https://vimeo.com/499036826
To watch Lux’s daily videos, February 1-28, please visit URLs below
Arantxa Araujo related links:
https://www.arantxaaraujo.com/
https://www.instagram.com/arantxaaraujo/?hl=en

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18. Lisa Moren, Krzysztof Wodiczko, FF Alumns live online, Feb. 1

Hi Everyone,
This is a reminder about Krzysztof Wodiczko's talk tonight at 5pm!

https://www.facebook.com/UMBC.IMDA/live

On Mon, Jan 11, 2021 at 2:20
Dear Friends and alumni of IMDA!

We're proud to invite folks near and out of town to hear Krzysztof Wodiczko present as part of our Spring speaker series. It will be great to see you in the zoom and chat. I hope you can make it! Please forward, it's public and free!

Distinguished Visiting Artist Lecture: Krzysztof Wodiczko

Visual Arts and CIRCA

Monday, February 1, 2021 5p.m.

The Visiting Artist Lecture Series presents celebrated artist Krzysztof Wodiczko, who is renowned for his large-scale slide and video projections on architectural facades and monuments. He has realized more than 90 such public projections in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, England, Germany, Holland, Northern Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, and the United States.

Since the late 1980s, his projections have involved the active participation of marginalized and estranged city residents. Simultaneously, and also internationally, he has been designing and implementing a series of nomadic instruments, vehicles and other cultural equipment with the homeless, immigrants, alienated youth, war veterans and other operators for their survival, communication and expression in the public space.

Since 1985, he has held major retrospectives at such institutions as the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Museum Sztuki, Łódź; Fundacio Tapies, Barcelona; Wadsworth Athenaeum, Hartford CT; La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; Contemporary Art Center, Warsaw; the Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw; DOX contemporart Art Center, Prague; Bunkier Sztuki Art Center, Kraków, Poland; List Visual Arts Center MIT, Boston, USA; Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, ‎Japan; Muzeum Sztuki Łódź, Poland; and in FACT in Liverpool, as a part of Liverpool Biennale ‎in June 2016.

Krzysztof Wodiczko’s work has been exhibited in Documenta (twice), Paris Biennale, Sydney Biennale, Lyon Biennale, Venice Biennale (twice), Architectural Venice Biennale (International Pavillion), Whitney Biennial, Yokohama Triennale, International Center for Photography Triennale in New York, Montreal Biennale (2014), Magiciens de la Terre, and in many other international art festivals and exhibitions.

This presentation is grateful for funding by CIRCA’s Block Grant and hosted by the Intermedia and Digital Art [IMDA] MFA Program and the Department of Visual Art at UMBC.

Lisa Moren
Professor of Visual Arts, Intermedia + Digital Arts
Affiliate Faculty of the Imaging Research Center
Saul Zaentz Innovation Fellow at Johns Hopkins University Film and Media Center

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19. Mamou Samaké, FF Alumn, live online at Mount Holyoke College, Feb. 5

I am emailing to invite you to this awesome student lead tour this Friday at Mount Holyoke! I am presenting alongside my peers and we will be sharing a few art pieces by black artists in our campus museum. Below is the event info. Thank you and hope to see you there!

All the best,
Mamou

"Through Their Eyes: Blackness Across Media"
Join the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum student guides for a virtual thematic tour of the Museum's collection in celebration of Black History Month.

Through Their Eyes: Blackness Across Media
Student-led Museum Tour
Friday, February 5 at 5:00 pm
Zoom link: https://mtholyoke.zoom.us/j/94666376443

Mariam (Mamou) Samaké
Mount Holyoke College, 2021
Art History, Africana Studies

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20. Shirin Neshat, FF Alumn, now online in The New York Times

Please visit this link:
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/29/style/adam-weinberg-shirin-neshat-ariana-rockefeller.html?referringSource=articleShare

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21. Helène Aylon, Alicia Grullón, Joan Jonas, Aviva Rahmani, FF Alumns, at College Art Association Annual Conference, Feb. 10-13

It is my pleasure to invite you to the 109th CAA Annual Conference, largely devoted to art on climate crisis. I will be chairing one session and speaking in two others about ecofeminist art.
I am also honored to be joining CAA's Committee on Women in the Arts this year.

109th CAA Annual Conference (complete program)
February 10–13, 2021

Spiritual Ecofeminism and Patriarchal Gods:
The Art of Bilge Friedlaender, Helène Aylon & Joan Jonas
Prerecorded session available Feb. 5 - Mar. 15; live Q&A: Wed. February 10, 4-4:30 PM EST
Conference registration required

Aviva Rahmani: From Ecofeminism to Climate Justice
Prerecorded session available Feb. 5 - Mar. 15; live Q&A: Wed. February 10, 2-2:30 PM EST
Conference registration required

Environmental Activism (TFAP@CAA)
Live Session and Q&A: Fri. February 12, 5-6:30 PM EST
Free, TFAP registration required

See panel details below

SPIRITUAL ECOFEMINISM AND PATRIARCHAL GODS:
THE ART OF BILGE FRIEDLAENDER, HELÈNE AYLON AND JOAN JONAS

Pre-recorded session available Feb. 5 - Mar. 15; live Q&A: Wed. February 10, 4-4:30 PM EST
Conference registration required

Chair: Monika Fabijanska
Presenters:
Mira Friedlaender, Director Bilge Friedlaender’s Estate
Bilge Friedlaender’s Cedar Forest
Rachel Federman, Ph.D., The Morgan Library & Museum
On the Path: Helène Aylon’s Earth Ambulance (1982) and two sacs en route (1985)
Jovana Stokic, Ph.D., School of Visual Arts
Emergent Ecologies in the Works of Joan Jonas

The recognition by pioneer ecofeminist artists that Western patriarchal philosophy and religions have served to subordinate and exploit both women and nature is particularly resonant in the era of #MeToo Movement and climate change. This session will discuss three alternative approaches to ecofeminist critique of patriarchal religious or mythological systems.

In her 1980s works about Gilgamesh, Bilge Friedlaender (1934-2000) exposed the motif of the Sumerian king cutting the sacred cedar forest in quest for fame. Her questioning of the myth of the male hero corresponds to Helène Aylon’s (1931-2020) ecofeminist activist projects, rooted in the critique of the Torah as a patriarchal system of belief, and of gender roles in Judaism. Joan Jonas (b.1936), working from myths, has creatively transformed roles assigned to women in society since the 1970s, predating the theory of gender performativity. In Moving Off the Land II (2019), she transformed the role of a Witch into its enlightened version of a Guide/Teacher that women can play in postmodernity—when both gender roles and speciesism have been questioned.

AVIVA RAHMANI: FROM ECOFEMINISM TO CLIMATE JUSTICE

Prerecorded session available Feb. 5 - Mar. 15; live Q&A: Wed. February 10, 2-2:30 PM EST
Conference registration required

Chair: Robert R. Shane, Ph.D., College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY
Presenters:
Rebecca Lowery, MOCA Los Angeles
Tender Investigations: The Early Work of Aviva Rahmani
Monika Fabijanska, independent art historian & curator, NYC
Models of Healing after Rape and Ecocide: The Art of Aviva Rahmani
Chave Maeve Krivchenia, School of the Art Institute, Chicago
Rock Formations: Aviva Rahmani's “Blue Rocks” (2002)
Gale Elston, Law Offices of Gale P. Elston, PC, NYC
Aviva Rahmani’s use of the Visual Artists’ Rights Act and Eminent Domain Law as a Medium in Her Artwork “Blued Trees Symphony”
Aviva Rahmani, discussant

Ecoartist, feminist, and composer Aviva Rahmani has been engaged with transdisciplinary art practices and social/ecojustice for over 50 years. Leading her performance group American Ritual Theater (1968-1971), Rahmani was one of the first artists to treat the topic of rape and went on to play a formative role in Ablutions (1972) with Suzanne Lacy, Sandra Orgel, and Judy Chicago. Since 1989 she has pioneered ecoart projects, such as Ghost Nets (1989-2000) and her continentally-scaled Blued Trees Symphony and Opera (2015-present), which not only address climate change, but make major changes to ecosystems.

ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVISM - TFAP ECOFEMINISMS, PART 1
The Feminist Art Project Day of Panel(s) @CAA
Live Session and Q&A: Fri. February 12, 5-6:30 PM EST Free, TFAP registration required

Presenters:
Alicia Grullón, artist, CUNY and School of Visual Arts
Notes from an Artist: From Climate Change to Pandemic in the Bronx
Monika Fabijanska, independent art historian & curator
The Evolution of ecofeminim(s)
Diane Burko, artist
My 50 Year Journey from Feminist Activist to Environmental Activist: From Observer to Investigator to Communicator

Taking my exhibition ecofeminism(s) (Thomas Erben Gallery, 2020) as a starting point, my presentation will discuss how the legacy of the pioneers of ecofeminist art has been continued, developed or opposed. Ecofeminist art of the 1970s was largely defined by spiritual feminism, leading by the 1980s to artists' political and environmental activism, which resulted in inventing some of the most radical art forms. The historical perspective acquired over the last fifty years reveals how revolutionary the work of pioneer feminist artists was, and how relevant it remains in the era of #MeToo Movement, climate change, and the decolonialization activisms in the U.S.

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