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Contents for June 15, 2021

Weekly Spotlight: Primary Information and Franklin Furnace announce the digital publication of all 16 issues of The Flue, 1980 - 1989

Primary Information and Franklin Furnace Archive are pleased to announce the digital publication of all sixteen issues of The Flue as free pdfs on our respective websites.

The Flue was a periodical published between 1980 and 1989 by the venerable institution Franklin Furnace Archive, which was founded in 1976 by the artist Martha Wilson to present, preserve, interpret, proselytize, and advocate on behalf of avant-garde art, especially forms that may be vulnerable due to institutional neglect, cultural bias, their ephemeral nature, or politically unpopular content. The periodical took on a multitude of media forms and functions, from organizational newsletters to exhibition supplements and catalogs, to scholarly surveys of contemporary and historical artists’ book movements. This shapeshifting approach was supported by a changing cast of editors and designers that included Barbara Kruger, Richard McGuire, Linda Montano, and Buzz Spector. The Flue also featured artist projects and writings by Anna Banana, Dawoud Bey, Ulises Carrión, Paula Court, Agnes Denes, Peter Frank, Ken Friedman, Gilbert & George, David Hammons, Ray Johnson, Leon Golub, Louise Lawler, Sherrie Levine, Ana Mendieta, Richard Nonas, Nam June Paik, and Nancy Spero, among many others. Thematic issues included Multiples by Latin American Artists; Artists’ Books, Archives, and Collections; Cubist Prints / Cubist Books; Sex, Performance, and the 80s; and Mail Art: Then and Now, all of which are accompanied by scholarly texts, checklists, and exhibition documentation. No less ambitious are the artist resources, performance and exhibition documentation, book reviews, and event calendars that provide a keen snapshot of New York in the 1980s, a decade that the Franklin Furnace Archive helped shaped and nurture.

The Flue was initially conceived and created in 1980 by artist and master printer Conrad Gleber. Conrad did offset printing for the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and with Gail Rubini and Jim Snitzer, was one of three artist/founders of Chicago Books, an organization that established an offset printing workshop to produce artists' books in collaboration with artist/authors. Offset printing was developed during the late 19th century in England. It had the advantages of producing high quality images of stone lithography with the high speed of mechanical printing presses. By the 1970s many innovations led to a highly refined process that was able to reproduce photographic images and full color graphics making it a natural choice for publishing artists to learn and explore. Chicago Books' 1980 exhibition at Franklin Furnace, "Chicago,'' included a tabloid-format publication/catalog of the installation; a Flexidisc (a 45 rpm record imprinted on plastic), and Franklin Furnace news. It was such a hit that the organization decided to produce artist-driven publications in any format the artists wanted, from tabloid to poster to magazine; including artists' pages; and sometimes serving as catalogues to major exhibitions. Franklin Furnace Archive, Inc. published The Flue from 1980 through 1989, engaging artists Laurie Anderson, Vanalyne Greene, Barbara Kruger, Louise Lawler, Marja Samsom, Regina Vater, Tony Whitfield, and others, as designers and editors. When Barbara Kruger was invited to design another 1980 Flue, she in turn invited Louise Lawler and Sherrie Levine to collaborate with her on an artwork displayed therein. In the centerfold of that tabloid were four images of a book by Alberto Moravia, photographed from above. Their appropriation contained more than the maximum number of words allowed to be quoted without permission, and Franklin Furnace received a bill from the book's publisher for $50. In those early days, this small amount was big money, so I made the archivally irresponsible decision to print this issue of The Flue on newsprint. All told, The Flue numbers sixteen issues. --Martha Wilson, July 2021

To view The Flue please visit this link: https://primaryinformation.org/product-category/flue/

For more information, please contact James Hoff at james@primaryinformation.org. For press inquiries, please contact Hiji Nam at hiji@primaryinformation.org.

Primary Information is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that receives generous support through grants from the Michael Asher Foundation, the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, the Greenwich Collection Ltd, the John W. and Clara C. Higgins Foundation, the Willem de Kooning Foundation, the Henry Luce Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, the Orbit Fund, the Stichting Egress Foundation, Teiger Foundation, The VIA Art Fund, The Jacques Louis Vidal Charitable Fund, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Wilhelm Family Foundation, and individuals worldwide. Primary Information is a W.A.G.E.-certified organization.

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1. Pablo Helguera, Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful Espejo Ovalles, Suzanne Lacy, Sol LeWitt, Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, Martha Wilson, FF Alumns, now online

please visit this link:

https://pablohelguera.substack.com/p/give-it-away

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2. David Hammons, FF Alumn, now online at Vulture

please visit this link:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.vulture.com/amp/2021/06/anti-art-star-david-hammons-has-made-a-monumental-mark.html?fbclid=IwAR1Y5TPE_lEwlGi1mEuFkNS1omLt4CrX6E5UnAozCOAZKkpZ1ycr9IeVsBM

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3. Liliana Porter, FF Alumn, at Galeria La Caja Negra, Madrid, Spain

GALERÍA LA CAJA NEGRA LILIANA PORTER | Diálogo con esoInauguración jueves 10 junio a partir de las 17 h.La importancia del trabajo gráfico de Liliana Porter se debe tanto a su larga producción en este campo, como al carácter seminal que tuvieron los procesos gráficos para la formación de su imaginario y práctica artística.Partiendo de una crítica de la tradición artesanal gráfica, Liliana comienza a utilizar sus posibilidades conceptuales y ahí encuentra una línea que le permite enriquecer su trabajo, apropiándose y convirtiendo los procesos gráficos en procesos de pensamiento, intervención e invención.Hemos reunido un conjunto de obras que abarcan desde 2005 hasta 2021 que configuran una muestra significativa de su trabajo, donde se pueden apreciar tanto los aspectos de su poética de la imagen, del objeto encontrado, de lo pequeño significativo, como la importancia de los blancos del papel como espacio donde suceden situaciones. Y detrás siempre hay una hermosa o triste o increíble historia.

for online catalogue please visit this link:
https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5c113a997e3c3ad6e0ac79e9/t/60b8be7a994ee238579dac39/1622720125992/PORTER_Dialogo-con-eso_W.pdf?mc_cid=136282178f&mc_eid=524e3cf887

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4. Charles Yuen, FF Alumn, at Pierogi, Brooklyn, thru July 16
Naked In Brooklyn
Exhibition Dates:
10 June through 16 July, 2021
Opening:
2–8pm, June 10th, 2021
Pierogi 175 North 9th Street Brooklyn, NY 11211
A group exhibition featuring gallery artists, along with friends and artists new to Pierogi, including:
Reed ANDERSON, Nadja BOURNONVILLE, Hugo CROSTHWAITE, James ESBER, Jane FINE, Rico GATSON, Elliott GREEN, Chan Kok HOOI, Sharon HORVATH, Patrick JACOBS, Yun-Fei JI, Sermin KARDESTUNCER, Darina KARPOV, Ati MAIER, John O'CONNOR, Andrew OHANESIAN, Mark REYNOLDS, David SCHER, Tavares STRACHAN, Sarah WALKER, Charles YUEN, Daniel ZELLER, and others.

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5. Sara Schulman, FF Alumn, now online in The Guardian, and more

please visit these links:

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2021/may/16/hiv-aids-act-up-sarah-schulman-women-people-color-protest-david-france

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/06/14/how-act-up-changed-america

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6. Pamela Sneed, FF Alumn, at Motherbox Gallery, Brooklyn, opening June 20

B-LEAFS by Pamela Sneed
opening June 20, 2-5 pm and continuing thru July 18
Motherbox Gallery
129 N. 6th St.
top floor, two flight of stairs
Brooklyn NY

Digital flyer at this link:
https://www.motherboxgallery.com/bleafs

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7. Pope Alice, FF Alumn, at Dark Mofo 2021, Hobart, Tasmania, June 16-20

Pope Alice announced as Patron Saint of Dark Mofo 2021

Mona’s winter festival Dark Mofo 2021 has today announced the festival’s Patron Saint, Her Divine Holiness Pope Alice, an enigmatic alien figure embodied by Australian performance artist Luke Roberts over the past four decades. Across five nights in Hobart this June, Pope Alice, manifesting as Santa Alicia, will engage audiences in two inclusive, participatory, and ritualistic performances each evening, joined by a cavalcade of performers and followed by late-night DJs.

Pope Alice’s arena will be Dark Mofo’s new temporary venue X-Cathedra (In The Hanging Garden’s Cathedral), transformed into a place of ceremony and celebration.

Arriving in Her papal odong-odong parade, Pope Alice/Santa Alicia involves ‘the congregation’ in ‘The Chariot of the Gods at Twilight’ with the opening performance, and ‘The Dream of the Caterpillar’ in the closing performance each evening.

“To be proclaimed Dark Mofo’s Patron Saint, and be a supernal guide through Winter Solstice darkness - so close to Antarctica - is a great honour,” Her Divine Holiness Pope Alice said.
“Each evening the Divine Sparkle in all is acknowledged to celebrate the coming of the Light, Rebirth and Transformation; Cosmic Order restored. Our entreaty, ‘Open your Minds, Open your Eyes, Open your Hearts. Your time as a caterpillar has expired. Your wings are ready,” She said.

First channeled by Roberts in the 1970s, Her Divine Holiness Pope Alice is Roberts’ alternative-pontiff persona; a long-term extraterrestrial visitor offering a unique spin on themes of spirituality, sexuality, and hidden human history. In the 1990s, Roberts became a key figure in the queer-art movement, and Pope Alice became a staple of Sydney’s annual Mardi Gras. Through Pope Alice, Roberts has contested the Catholicism in which he was raised (particularly its hostility to homosexuality), while reveling in its pomp and paraphernalia.

“Pope Alice, Mythology Personified, has guided me through significant stages lifting the holographic Veil of Illusions,” Luke Roberts said. “Her Mission to Planet Earth and Her Presence here highlight the vexing questions; Are we alone? Have we ever been alone? As Pope Alice observes, ‘Planet Earth is the cosmological equivalent of a provincial town’. Sometimes it is necessary to laugh to learn the truth,” he said.

Pope Alice has created a substantial catalogue of artwork and events throughout Australia and internationally over the past four decades, including MoMA PS1, New York, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, Singapore Art Fair, El Museo del Barrio, New York, 2nd Asia-Pacific Triennial, Brisbane, 13th Biennale of Sydney, The British School at Rome, The National 2019, Sydney, Art Gallery of New South Wales, National Gallery of Victoria, and Renia Sofia, Madrid, among many others.

Pope Alice Close Encounters at Dark Mofo 2021
Wednesday 16 June–Sunday 20 June, performances between 5pm–10pm X-Cathedra, 112 Murray St, Hobart, Tasmania, Free entry (subject to capacity).

www.darkmofo.net.au
www.popealice.com

Images https://www.flickr.com/gp/156156674@N03/1e5H49
Video
Compilation video of Pope Alice Encounters
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7hbTLtKwzY
40 years of Pope Alice: Luke Roberts & Dr Laini Burton In Conversation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEBmsbAn2aY
Contact
media@darklab.net.au

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8. Nancy Azara, FF Member, at A. I. R. Gallery, Brooklyn, opening July 2

High Chair and Other Works

A.I.R. Gallery

July 2 - August 1, 2021

Opening Reception: Friday July 2nd, 12-6pm
A.I.R. Gallery is pleased to announce High Chair and Other Works, an exhibition by Nancy Azara. Sculpture, mixed media collage banners, and small paintings stand in the gallery as embodiments of the artist’s spirit and early memories. Throughout the show, Azara balances instinctive mark making against more considered decisions. She ultimately arrives at a dynamic interplay between deliberate manipulation of materials and image and the operation of chance, engaging intuitively with journeys of the spirit, reflections on the passage of time, and the primal essence of womanhood.
Visit Link for Full Press Release: https://nancyazara.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=1997a356d6df83341efeca85f&id=ff22d21c31&e=0ffa1d718a
Nancy Azara is a sculptor based in New York City. Her work has been shown extensively, most recently in a solo show Gold Coat with Red Triangle, Gallery Z, NYC; Crow and Sandal Series and Other Works at Kaaterskill Gallery, Hunter Village, NY; Labyrinths of the Mind, Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, Woodstock, NY; Nancy Azara: Nature Prints at Saint John’s University, Queens, NY; and Crossing Boundaries: Material as Message at (RoCA), West Nyack, NY.
Azara is the author of Spirit Taking Form: Making a Spiritual Practice of Making Art (2002), available through Red Wheel/Weiser. She has taught many workshops and classes. www.nancyazara.com
A.I.R. Gallery
155 Plymouth St., Brooklyn, NY 11201
(212) 255-6651
info@airgallery.org
www.airgallery.org
Gallery hours: Wed - Sun, 12-6pm

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9. Stephanie Bernheim, FF Alumn, at The Re Institute, Millerton, NY,
Together in Isolation
at
The Re Institute
1395 Boston Corners Road, Millerton, NY 12546
thereinstitute.com
Hours: 1pm to 4pm on Saturdays
By appointment: Wednesdays and Fridays at dusk
Most of my work has been involved in pushing materials beyond their intended use. As a counterpoint to this terrible time of pandemic, here is a story of masquerading material.
For relief from daily meal cooking during my covid quarantine, I picked up a take-out meal. When I got home and unpacked the dinner, I noticed there was dough tightly wrapped in saran. I emailed the chef, first, to compliment him on delicious gumbo, and second, to ask for instructions on how to bake the bread, and what he suggested as an alternative to using a metal loaf pan - since I did not have one in my sparsely equipped kitchen.
'Might I distribute small pieces of the dough in a muffin tin?'
The chef responded by sending many bread recipes and said, 'it depends on what type of bread you want to make.'
I answered, 'I need to make the type you enclosed in our shopping bag.'
The chef replied, 'That, was mashed potatoes. Just heat in its plastic wrap in the microwave.
-- Stephanie Bernheim, 2020

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10. Split Britches, FF Alumns, upcoming events

We have an exciting couple of months ahead and we want to share it with you!

Peopling the Palace Festival is back June 7-20!
Lois has been working with Air Supply Collective to curate and produce this festival of performance, workshops, and events that showcases the work of Queen Mary University of London academics, artists, current students, and alumni. As part of the program, Lois will be hosting a Care Café on June 12 https://www.airsupplycollective.com/programme/rituals and Last Gasp WFH will be screened on June 19
https://www.airsupplycollective.com/programme/last-gasp-wfh

But wait there's more...

Buddies in Bad Times
Last Gasp WFH will be screened as part of the Buddies in Bad Times Pride in Place Queer Pride Festival, followed by a Q&A.
June 18, 7pm EDT
https://buddiesinbadtimes.com/show/pride-in-place/

Magdalena Festival
Lois will be participating in the panel Shifts in Practice as part of Magdalena Project's Bodies:On:Live 2021 Festival.
June 25, 9am EDT
https://onlinefestival.themagdalenaproject.org/shifts-in-practice/
https://onlinefestival.themagdalenaproject.org/

100 Years | 100 Women
Lois and Peggy will participate in the panel Art and Pandemic Survival, exchanging stories of resilience and art-making through the pandemic.
July 16, 12pm EDT
https://www.armoryonpark.org/programs_events/detail/100_years_100_women_conversation_series

And keep your eyes peeled for a new live iteration of Last Gasp...
we can't tell you much yet but we are already hard at work!

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11. Peter Cramer & Jack Waters, FF Alumns, at Le Petit Versailles, Manhattan, June 21

Le Petit Versailles JUNE Events - All events require Face Coverings & Social Distancing… www.alliedproductions.org

Monday June 21
Make Music NYC - FREE music concerts.
6pm. Maya Derren -"The Solstice of our Discontent - A Shamanic Meditation”
7:30pm. NYOBS - Queer free-association ambient noise band.

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12. Benoît Maubrey, FF Alumn, upcoming events

Dear Friends and colleagues,

I NEED YOUR VOTE (to make some money) for

AUDIO IGLOO is exhibited in Nürnberg until Sunday June 20th in the Lost and Found outdoor exhibition ,
here you can vote for the “Publics Prize"

https://rdir.de/form.action?agnCI=883&agnFN=lost-and-found_uebersicht

and

SPEAKERS ARENA (North American version) will be presented during PASSAGES INSOLITES Festival in Quebec in front of the Grand Theatre from 26 June til 11th October
Thanks to the help of my assistants on site: Rex Lingwood and Johnny Camara

https://exmuro.com/en/projets/les-passages-insolites/

and

SPEAKERS ARENA ( European version)will be exhibited during 48 Stunden Neukölln (Richardplatz) Berlin from June 18-20

You can use the sculpture from:
Freitag 19 Uhr bis 22:00 Uhr
Samstag 10 Uhr bis 22 Uhr
Sonntag 10 Uhr bis 19 Uhr

An call it up and talk through it for 3 minutes: +49 176 58906489 und +49 176 41822667

Or show up live and communicate through it via Bluetooth, Microphone, and direct line in.

https://benoitmaubrey.com/arena-berlin/

https://48-stunden-neukoelln.de/de/event/speakers-arena-neuk%C3%B6lln-signal

Project supported by Neustart Kultur and the BBK Berlin

and

Still to come in July in Vienna (near Praterstern)

Is the new BIG project. STREAMERS — a Corona Sculpture
(Produced by TonSpur Kunstverein)
a 7 meter high interactive sound sculpture constructed from 500 recycled (functioning) loudspeakers and radios
based on the local Pest Sculpture from the 14th century

https://benoitmaubrey.com/streamers/
https://streamers-a-covid-sculpture.tonspur.at/about/

and

On August 7th the AUDIO BALLERINAS will be presenting their Audio Tutus and interactive sound choreographies at Görlitzer Park, Berlin

https://benoitmaubrey.com/category/audio-ballerinas/

Yours,
Benoît Maubrey
Baitzer Bahnhofstr.47,
14822 Brück OT Baitz Germany
tel: +49+33841-8265
mobile +49-177 349 6354
e-mail: mail@benoitmaubrey.com
https://www.benoitmaubrey.com/

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13. Joseph Nechvatal, FF Alumn, now online in Whitehot Magazine
Joseph Nechvatal has reviewed “Succubations & Incubations: Selected Letters of Antonin Artaud (1945-1947)” at Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art, visit link below:
https://whitehotmagazine.com/articles/antonin-artaud-1945-1947-/5019

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14. Adrianne Wortzel, FF Alumn, new podcast now online at Bust

Please visit this link:

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15. Jay Critchley, FF Alumn, in Provincetown International Film Festival, MA, June 16-25

Provincetown 2020: 36 Solar Lights by Jay Critchley
Provvincetown International Film Festival
June 16-25, 2021

https://www.provincetownfilm.org/festival/films/provincetown-2020-36-solar-lights/
During COVID 2020, artist Jay Critchley traversed the barren streets of Provincetown at dusk into the night and lit up community buildings and other vital sites and spaces with 36 solar-powered lights.

The film documents his journey walking and biking with a satchel of 36 non-blinking and blinking solar-powered lights on his back. The film ends with a nude swimmer in the water with the floating lights.

Jay used the lights from a cancelled public installation at the Cape-tip Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall planned before its demolition. The empty, suspended townscape lured him into lighting up the darkness and stillness created by the pandemic. The town and the artist share intimate moments and connections.

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