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Contents for February 22, 2021

Weekly Spotlight: Bradley Eros & Jeanne Liotta / Mediamystics with Bruce Witsiepe et. al. / Circle X, FF Alumns, online at franklinfurnace.contentdm.oclc.org

Franklin Furnace presents from its archives a 6-minute documentary video compilation of fragments and excerpts of various Mediamystics and Circle X works from 1988-1992. The artists later joined forces to perform “M’elevasti!” on February 26, 1993 for the Franklin Furnace in Exile series at The New School, Manhattan. "M'elevasti" was a heady mixture of pre-recorded audio, live music, and projections interspersed with live action. Seen through light and darkness, cloth, flame, and colored powders, the prowling motions of the performers combined with music and silence to exalt revelations of modern ritual. Copyright Mediamystics 1992. Text by M. Gaudlitz, FF Intern, Fall 2020

Please visit this link:

https://franklinfurnace.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/p17325coll1/id/62/rec/1

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1. Lorraine O'Grady, Ayana Evans, Guerilla Girls, FF Alumns, now online at NYTTimes.com

please visit this link:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/19/arts/design/lorraine-ogrady-brooklyn-museum-retrospective.html?searchResultPosition=1

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2. Howardena Pindell, FF Alumn, now online in The New York Times

please visit this link:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/12/t-magazine/black-abstract-painters.html?searchResultPosition=1

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3. Alicia Hall Moran, FF Alumn, now online at Tidal.com

Please visit this link:

https://tidal.com/magazine/article/black-excellence-opera/1-77003?fbclid=IwAR06RCQo4audC_uwStU0CaAtO_2HeSBMRbIPBtndBFRV3FfMkzDervOliyg

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4. Arturo Lindsay, FF Alumn, now online at CongoArtFilm.com

Arturo Lindsay, FF Alumn, and former professor of Art at Spelman College, has spent over 25 years studying Congo art and aesthetics at Taller Portobelo, an artist cooperative in Portobelo, Panama that he co-founded in 1994 along with celebrated Panamanian photographer, Sandra Eleta, and Congo artist, Virgilio “Yaneca” Esquina.

In an effort to share the story of the Taller; continue its movement of cultural self-determination; and recognize its increasing prominence as a source of indigenous creative genius, Lindsay is turning his treasure trove of research interviews, archival footage, and images into a documentary film, Artists’ Journey on the Congo Coast of Panama.

Artists’ Journey on the Congo Coast of Panama will show how the power of art helped a community celebrate the intrinsic beauty of its people and culture as it built community pride and economic opportunity in spite of horrific conditions of poverty and denigration.

To learn more about the project, please visit:

http://congoartfilm.com/

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5. Shirin Neshat, FF Alumn, now online in The New Yorker

please visit this link:

https://www.newyorker.com/goings-on-about-town/art/shirin-neshat

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6. Justin Randolph Thompson, FF Alumn, at the Uffizi, Florence, Italy

please visit this link:

https://www.bowdoin.edu/art-museum/news/2021/justin-randolph-thompson.html?fbclid=
IwAR1xd4XXYQ1s_XLVrtxWgpbPPtn-ks06KD0w6HQijjFLdU4FjH0UWOPUOtU

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7. Vernita Nemec, FF Alumn, at Catapult Creative House, Girardeau, MO, thru Mar 26 and more

The Endless Junkmail Scroll & Other Trashformational Artworks, an installation and interactive site by Vernita Nemec, will be on view from Friday, February 5 through Friday, March 26 at Catapult Creative House.

Vernita Nemec, also known by the performance name Vernita N'Cognita, is a visual and performance artist, curator, and arts activist based in New York City. She was born in Painesville, Ohio, earned her BFA from Ohio University in 1964, and has resided in New York City since 1965. She is also known for her soft stuffed sculpture, collages, artist's books, photographs, and installations.

The Endless Junkmail Scroll Installation is an interactive site, hanging from the ceiling and twisting through space, requiring the viewer to walk beneath and through it. According to writer Stacy Gross, “The dynamic nature of the piece allows it to morph and adapt to any space in which it is shown, allowing Nemec to fill the air with detritus transformed and creating a physical space out of the art itself.”

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An opening reception for The Endless Junkmail Scroll & Other Trashformational Artworks will take place on Friday, February 5th, 5-9pm. Visitors are required to wear masks and follow floor guides for social distancing while in Catapult Creative House. In addition to the exhibition, Nemec will give a recorded artist’s talk on Thursday, February 11 at 7 pm as a part of the “After Hours: Conversations on Art and Culture Lecture Series'' at Catapult Creative House. Her talk will also be available via Zoom using the following URL: https://semo.zoom.us/j/97506566036

The exhibition and artist’s talk are free and open to the public. Attendees are welcome to tour the entire Catapult facilities including the Southeast Missouri State University Department of Art and Design students’ studios upstairs. Additionally, an exhibition of Ashlyn Kinman’s multimedia works will be featured in the second-floor student gallery. Visitors are also invited to browse the merchandise in the Shoppe, which features student work and local business products.

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8. Ed Epping, FF Member, now online at youtube.com

please visit this link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAhKoX0nHVg

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9. Roberley Bell, FF Alumn, now online at WeirFarmArtAlliance.org

I am pleased to be included in the exhibition
Reflecting on the Pandemic alumni from Weir Farm residency program.

I have three sculptures from my new series Foreign Objects.
https://www.weirfarmartalliance.org

The series Foreign Objects, which has emerged, during this lockdown reflects both a departure and continuation of my Still Life series. I have become dependent on what is readily available to work with, at times a challenge at times a sense of freedom allowing form to be found in accidental ways. All the component parts of a sculpture are transitory, till they are not, arrangements that in the end become fixed are fluid as they begin. The works exist as they are; spatial compositions of color, contrasting material textures and distinctive forms straddling the space between representation and abstraction.

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10. Jenny Polak, FF Alumn, at Socrates Sculpture Park, LIC, Queens, thru April 4 and more

‘Offshore' - my large-scale public sculpture is part of the current show by 2020 fellowship artists, 'Monuments Now: Call and Response.’ At Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City, NY. On view through April 4: more information available at:

https://socratessculpturepark.org/artist/jenny-polak/

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Watch a recorded artist conversation at:

https://socratessculpturepark.org/program/conversation-costello-polak-rodriguezizumi/

OFFSHORE is a ‘future monument’ to prison abolition. A prison cage is cantilevered out over the East River, pointing to the Mayor’s residence. Pennants flying from the cage are printed with messages contributed by local people who are or have been incarcerated. The messages were generated through workshops over the summer with members of Hour Children Working Women’s Group and the Fortune Society’s Writers’ group, as well as through a call for participation that went out to NYC’s 3 big jails. A Binocular viewer commonly found at tourist sites for scenic vistas, stands in the park to allow the public to view the messages close-up.
Socrates is a great place to go for a socially distant walk and see some great art. I’ll be there the week of Feb 22nd installing the final group of pennants, bringing the total to over 50 fluttering their resistance messages in the wind. Come visit!

Also check out my new website at https://jennypolak.com

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11. Ed Ruscha, FF Alumn, online in the Wall Street Journal

please visit this link:

https://www.wsj.com/articles/ed-ruscha-exhibit-examines-the-artists-oklahoma-roots-11613408341?mod=searchresults_pos1&page=1

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12. Jeanne-Claude & Christo, Andy Warhol, FF Alumns, online in The New York Times

please visit this link:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/17/arts/design/christo-auction.html?searchResultPosition=1

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13. Paul Zelevansky, FF Alumn, live online Feb. 26

TO THE GREAT BLANKNESS
MAILING LIST:

Sweep, The Book of Takes, Whose Square is This?
The Case for the Burial of Ancestors, Monkey & Man,
“I Wonder Why," "Like Someone in Love,”
The Space and the Act Taken...

As part of my participation in Printed Matter’s first Virtual Art Book Fair (coming up February 24 - 28th), I will be taking part in a virtual conversation with critic and designer Stephen Mayes.

Join us on February 26 at 2:00 pm for “Make a Right Turn at the Old Man,” a live conversation about word, image, books, video, and autobiography. To learn more, check out the event page on Facebook or visit the following URL to register through Zoom.

https://cmu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcud-iqpzMsEtDJRLzLv7NgwqRiNduXDJIm?fbclid=IwAR0t6ujsaXirHffrwyz7gPJjocs9ame6iFEPvcReezAmTLSL7s050ged2GY

PZ, 2/18/2021

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14. Anne-Marie LeQuesne, FF Alumn, now online at vimeo.com

ALL CHANGE
A security video at https://vimeo.com/477988767
01/12/19

ALL CHANGE documents a journey around North London on a ROUTEMASTER Bus (RM 5 - the first one off the production line in 1959). It was filmed with GoPros, positioned where one would find security cameras in a modern bus. But, I wanted to shift the narrative emphasis from watching a specific group of people to the act of watching itself. With this in mind, I have arranged sections of the journey to suggest that we are looking at a wall of security cameras. (Like all security videos, the video is silent.)

(See also A Short History of the Routemaster Bus - a talk that our driver, Joe Kerr, gave at the end of the journey.)

ALL CHANGE was the 22nd Annual Group Photograph.
www.theannualgroupphotograph.com

www.amlequesne.com
www.vimeo.com/annmarielequesne
www.theannualgroupphotograph.com

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15. David Medalla & Adam Nankervis, FF Alumns, online at AnotherVacantSpace.com

Sirens portraits, impromptus + fanatic missions

David Medalla and Adam Nankervis

another vacant space.
march 1 2021
ongoing

due to lockdown by adhering to strict governmental protocol, by appointment only

portraits and curator: adam nankervis for david medalla with infinite love

a dm.an avs. project 2016/ 2021

https://anothervacantspace.com/Sirens-portraits-impromptus-fanatic-missions

dedicated to dearest David and our wondrous journey
a.n. berlin 2021

i will be uploading exhibition shots the first week of march on another vacant space website

www.anothervacantspace.com

with so many thanks
thanks, Maraming Salamat! and warmest wishes

please stay safe xxx

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Goings On is compiled weekly by Harley Spiller