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Contents for June 07, 2021

1. Keioui Keijaun Thomas, FF Alumn, at Participant, Manhattan, thru July 18

Keioui Keijaun Thomas: Hands Up, Ass Out
Curated by Shehab Awad as Executive Care*
June 6 – July 18, 2021
Wednesday–Sunday, noon–7pm, appointments are required

Opening Reception
Sunday, June 6, 12–7pm

Live-Stream Performance
My Last American Dollar: FINAL RUN
June 8, 8pm EST on participantafterdark.art

Video Premiere
I Looked Up at the Sky and I, Imagined All of the Stars Were My Sisters, 2021
July 18, ONE NIGHT ONLY/24-hour screening on participantafterdark.art

Hands Up, Ass Out is New York-based artist Keioui Keijaun Thomas' first long-form exhibition, and the culmination of a body of work six years in the making, from 2014–2020. Amassed from iterations of writing, image-making, performances, and choreographies, Hands Up, Ass Out showcases Keioui's journey toward self-affirmed transcendence from the tokenization that exploits and oppresses young, talented, and femme black bodies.

*Executive Care is an all-encompassing agency at the service of artists founded by Shehab Awad in 2020.
Appointments are required and are limited to two people. Visitors and staff must wear a mask at all times and practice social distancing.

PARTICIPANT INC's exhibitions are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Our programs are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Archiving and documentation projects are supported by the National Endowment for the Arts. PARTICIPANT INC is supported in part by an Artists Council Grant of the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. Online projects are made possible with funds from the NYSCA Electronic Media/Film in Partnership with Wave Farm: Media Arts Assistance Fund, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

PARTICIPANT INC receives generous support from the Harriett Ames Charitable Trust; Artists’ Legacy Foundation; Michael Asher Foundation; Willem de Kooning Foundation; The Greenwich Collection Ltd.; Agnes Gund Foundation; Marta Heflin Foundation; The Ruth Ivor Foundation; The Meredith E. James Charitable Fund; Jerome Foundation; Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation; Henry Luce Foundation; The MAP Fund; NADA Gallery Relief Grant; Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation; Andrea Stern Charitable Fund; Still Point Fund; Teiger Foundation; The Jacques Louis Vidal Charitable Fund; The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; FRIENDS of PARTICIPANT INC; numerous individuals; and Materials for the Arts, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs/NYC Department of Sanitation/NYC Dept. of Education.

PARTICIPANT INC is W.A.G.E. Certified; a member of Coop Fund; and received a GuideStar 2020 Platinum Seal of Transparency. T 212.254.4334 www.participantinc.org

PARTICIPANT INC is located at 253 East Houston Street between Norfolk and Suffolk Streets. The closest trains are the F (2nd Ave) and the J/M/Z (Essex/Delancey); the closest wheelchair accessible stop is the 4/6 (Bleecker/Lafayette). Entry is on grade and the gallery is barrier free throughout with an all gender, wheelchair accessible bathroom. Service animals are welcome.

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2. Chun Hua Catherine Dong, FF Alumn, selected for Photo Mission in Charlevoix, Quebec

Please visit this link:

https://www.photogaspesie.ca/en/photo-mission-in-charlevoix-chun-hua-catherine-dong-selected/?fbclid=IwAR0zOKOny6M6YbH-oMslSG8vlryJLvIxnJmO2weWo5bJsvonKvZVq3a8EiE

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3. Coco Fusco, FF Alumn, now online at Artnet

Please visit this link:

https://news.artnet.com/art-world/cuban-artist-luis-manuel-otero-alcantara-released-1975352?fbclid=IwAR1hUSnJdAVj6tST3TdKK8LOyBhAFVU4N8IbhCrBDIImpFRzH-Durvmp0dk

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4. Pamela Sneed, FF Alumn, receives 2021 Lambda Literary Award

Pamela Sneed’s book, Funeral Diva, is a memoir in poetry and prose about growing up during the AIDS crisis, and the winner of the 2021 Lambda Literary Award for lesbian poetry. Please visit this link:

https://www.lambdaliterary.org/awards/2021-winners/?fbclid=IwAR002VP8rayWmXBoJlMuswYB7o1KFfw-7Ub7evW25UuzRxMl_XLdxUS0W-A

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5. Irina Danilova, FF Alumn, at WinZavod Art Center, Moscow, Jan 20-30, 2022

Irina Danilova is taking part in the group exhibition “It’s about Time to Launch the Quick Brown Fox Again… Isn’t it?” at WinZavod Art Center in Moscow, January 20-30, 2022 (59 years since the Cuban Missile Crises). 15 American and 15 Russian artists will evoke a wide range of responses to the contemporary political, cultural and historical context and social environment. The curator of the American part is Natalia Kolodzei, executive director of the Kolodzei Art Foundation, honorary member of the Russian Academy of Arts

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6. Mark Mendel, FF Alumn, launches renovated website at MarkMendel.com

please visit this link:

MarkMendel.com

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7. Candace Hill, FF Alumn, now online at BH Journal

Please visit this link:

https://dev.bhjournal.net/issue-21/

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8. Beth B, Lydia Lunch, FF Alumns, at IFC, Manhattan, opening June 30, and more

LYDIA LUNCH
The War Is Never Over
A FILM BY BETH B
Kino Lorber acquires North American rights

https://deadline.com/2021/04/lydia-lunch-documentary-bethb-kino-lorber-distribution-1234725938/

U.S. THEATRICAL PREMIERE - IFC CENTER NYC
Lydia Lunch: The War Is Never Over will be opening Wednesday, June 30 at the IFC Center in New York before expanding to select cities throughout the month of July!
LYDIA LUNCH & BETH B - IN PERSON at the IFC Center!!

UK PREMIERE
SHEFFIELD DOC FEST - June 5th - 20:30BST

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9. Terry Braunstein, FF Alumn, now online at SoundPedro.org

Dear Friends,

For those of you who are interested in a Sound Art adventure (and for those of you who have never had one, and want to experience it), Soundpedro is happening this Saturday evening from 7PM—9PM.

The costume that I made for Marco Schindelmann will appear throughout. Making this costume was a new adventure for me, which I completely enjoyed, even with the many technical difficulties that occurred as I was working on it.

If you can’t see it live on Saturday night, it will be available for viewing later at soundpedro.org

Always with appreciation for your interest,

Terry

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10. Rachel Frank, FF Alumn, upcoming news

Hello friends,

Greetings from Missoula, MT, where I am doing an Open AIR residency at the Rattlesnake Creek Dam! This is a recent dam removal site where I am working on projects related to the rewilding/restoration of the site through sculpture, performance, and video: https://www.openairmt.org/

Some upcoming news to share with you:

Project ARTspace: Why Is Our Planet Green?
Curated by Sarah Corona
I will have an installation and several ceramic sculptures in this group show.
Brian Buckley, Rachel Frank, Oskar Landi, Alexis Rockman, Sasha Vinci
June 7 - August 31, 2021
An official opening reception will be held in July. Dates to be announced soon.
Project ARTspace
99 Madison Ave., New York, NY

Ruckus: Rachel Frank: Q & A
L Autumn Gnadinger, a writer with Ruckus, an independent journal based in Louisville, KY, recently visited my studio and did this wonderful interview with me: https://ruckusjournal.org/Rachel-Frank-Q-A

Shows still on view:
Skowhegan School Artists at the Maine Jewish Museum
Curated by Juliet Karelsen
Alex Katz, Ben Shahn, Julianne Swartz, Neil Goldberg, Lauren Cohen, Abby Shahn, Juliet Karelsen, Natasha Mayers, Gail Spaien, Gina Siempel, Talia Levitt, Naomi Safron Hon, Rachel Frank, Shadi Harouni and Alex Bradley Cohen.
Maine Jewish Museum
267 Congress Street, Portland, ME
May 13 – June 25, 2021
Review in the Portland Press Herald

The Resilience Project at The Long Island Explorium
Curated by Tali Hinkis
This group show connects artists focusing on nature and science with STEAM projects for engaging with the public.
Long Island Explorium
Port Jeff Harbor, 101 East Broadway, Port Jefferson, NY
April 22—June 25, 2021

Best wishes,
Rachel Frank
http://www.rachelfrank.com

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11. R. Sikoryak, FF Alumn, at The City Reliquary, Brooklyn, June 10

I’m very excited to be hosting this live, outdoor event:

The History of Bazooka Joe

At The City Reliquary, 370 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Thursday, June 10 – Presentation at 8pm – Doors at 7pm

$7 General Admission – Free for City Reliquary Members (tickets required)

The City Reliquary is proud to present a very special event celebrating America’s favorite eyepatched rascal Bazooka Joe! A distinguished panel of candy and comics experts will discuss the history of the iconic character and his lasting impact on marketing and design.

Our guests include:

Ira Friedman has spent his career on the merchandising side of pop culture. Since his early days at Starlog and Fangoria magazines, to a stint at Lucasfilm during the original release of The Empire Strikes Back and Raiders of the Lost Ark, Ira landed at Topps in 1988 as the director of new product development. Since that time, Ira has been a fixture at the famed bubble gum and trading card company involved in hundreds of different projects, publishing, and confectionery products – ‘homegrown’ and licensed.

Charles Kochman is the Editorial Director of Abrams ComicArts and editor of the #1 bestselling series Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney. For thirty-five years, Kochman has edited several hundred books for all age groups, including award-winning picture books, middle-grade novels, retrospectives, monographs, graphic novels, and art book collections published by Abrams, DC Comics, MADmagazine, Bantam Books, and Putnam. He is a recipient of the Inkpot Award, presented by Comic-Con International for achievement in comics.

Jason Liebig is regarded as one of the nation’s foremost experts on candy and snack food brand history and is considered an arbiter of candy as pop culture and nostalgia. As such, he has written hundreds of articles on the subject matter and has served as a brand consultant as well as period television consultant for shows such as Stranger Things, Young Sheldon, Mad Men, and more. His unique perspective and expert knowledge have led him to become an occasional television host and frequent guest, sharing his love of the candy and snack worlds he loves. Blog: http://www.collectingcandy.com/wordpress/

R. Sikoryak is a cartoonist and author of the graphic novels Constitution Illustrated, The Unquotable Trump, Masterpiece Comics, and Terms and Conditions (Drawn & Quarterly). His comics and illustrations have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Book Review, The Nation, The Onion, and more. Sikoryak presents his live comics performance series, Carousel, around the U.S. and Canada.

Special guest appearance by M. Sweeney Lawless, writer of ill repute. Twitter: @Specky4Eyes

Bazooka Joe and his Gang appeared in mini-comics on Bazooka bubble gum wrappers starting in 1954. The comic concept was the brainchild of Woody Gelman and Ben Solomon, heads of product development at Topps, and the original comic artist was Wesley Morse. Topps, the king of trading card companies, has been based in NYC since 1947.

Admission to the Museum and The Call of Candy exhibit included – come early to check out vintage Topps and Bazooka Joe ephemera as well as that of other NYC candy manufacturers from the 1800s to today!

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Goings On is compiled weekly by Harley Spiller