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Contents for June 21, 2021

Weekly Spotlight: Weekly Spotlight: Paul Granjon, FF Alumn, now online at https://franklinfurnace.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/p17325coll1/id/14/rec/1

This Weekly Spotlight highlights the 30-minute documentary video of artist Paul Granjon in his performance Z Food in New York, presented on April 16th, 1999 by Franklin Furnace and the Pseudo Online Network. Granjon’s Z food series is an exploration of local foods and electronics from around the world, applying the same procedure in each nation the artist visits. After speaking about his previous endeavors, Granjon narrates and films his journey in New York City, presenting his response to having enjoyed dim sum and chicken feet for the first time, as well as the first ever bagel-bot, a mechanical toy robot he bought on Canal Street and rebuilt to deliver bagels. Granjon’s lighthearted and idiosyncratic performance melds storytelling, song, technology and avant-garde art at the intersection between art, performance, food and travel. His website is zprod.org (Text by Rahna Morgan, FF Intern, Summer 2021)

Please watch here: https://franklinfurnace.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/p17325coll1/id/14/rec/1

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1. Katie Cercone, Franklin Furnace Fund recipient, 2020-21 at Grace Exhibition Space, June 26

Franklin Furnace Fundwinner Katie Cercone presents:

Victory to the Mother!

DATE: June 26th, 2021
TIME: 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm EST
WHERE: Grace Exhibition Space, 182 Avenue C, Manhattan, NY

Victory to the Mother! is a participatory Hip Hop Yoga Puja honoring five living Goddesses (Female MCs, Brujas & Wise Wombyn) who deliver their origin story and fed by hours of mantra, fly into spiritual ecstasy. Inspired by jagratas of folk India, our Hip Hop Yoga puja harnesses ritually induced passion to cement healthy social bonds. Invoking the Goddess in the form of a flame (jyoti) kept burning throughout the night, keeping the flame burning suggests the root metaphor of being “woke” spiritually. Our puja is the culminating public event of aweek-long Hip Hop Yoga retreat upstate at Rosekill. All guests will be asked to chant along with us the mantra to the Goddess Kali: *OM KREEM KALIKAYAI NAMAHA* Featuring Alees Yvon as KALI MA, Katie Cercone as TRILLITH, Elisa Garcia de la Huerta as PATCHAMAMA, Kelly Shaw Nyala as BRIGID, Fanny Perez as HURACAN. Closing invocation & GONG bath led by Siri Rishi

Come prepared for an evening of cosmic replenishment, communal effervescence and spiritual ecstasy!

Space is limited, RSVP to katiecercone@gmail.com

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2. Robert Galinsky, at The Franklin Furnace Digital Loft, June 24

FIVE FIGHTS: A Virtual Celebration (and/or Roast) of an East Village Poem will take place June 24th from 7 to 8pm EST at the Franklin Furnace Loft.

"FIVE FIGHTS a Virtual Celebration (and/or Roast) of an East Village Poem,” fetes one of Off-Broadway playwright/actor Robert Galinsky’s most popular spoken word pieces, FIVE FIGHTS. The poem is from a collection of works called “The Mayor of the Lower East Side Speaks”, which High Times Magazine reviewed saying, “Galinsky is manic, takes rapid-fire shots at drunk drivers, firearms, and bicycle messengers with almost psychotic precision.”
Visit the link in bio for more details!

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3. León Ferrari, FF Alumn, now online in Artforum

Please visit this link:

https://www.artforum.com/print/reviews/202106/leon-ferrari-85825

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4. Urban Bush Women, FF Alumns, receive MacKenzie Scott and Dan Jewett support

Please visit this link:

https://mackenzie-scott.medium.com/seeding-by-ceding-ea6de642bf

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5. Alvin Hall, David Hammons, Adam Pendleton, Xaviera Simmons, FF Alumns, at Alexander Gray Associates, Manhattan and Germantown, NY, July 1-Aug 15

Alexander Gray Associates

Subliminal Horizons
Exhibition Dates
New York City: July 1 – August 14, 2021
Germantown: July 2 – August 15, 2021

Alexander Gray Associates presents Subliminal Horizons, an exhibition curated by Alvin Hall as an open-ended survey of Black, indigenous, brown, and Asian artists living and working in the Hudson Valley in New York.

BIPOC creators and their predecessors have always been present in the Hudson Valley. They numbered among its original inhabitants and labored in its agrarian and industrial economies. They have been a force in the countercultural and creative communities that have historically been drawn to the area and are now driving its ongoing transformation into an arts-driven economy. Nonetheless, their work has largely been left out of a cultural narrative that historically gives primacy to the nearly all-white, all-male Hudson River School. Bringing together painting, sculptures, and drawings by an intergenerational group of BIPOC artists living and working in Hudson Valley, Subliminal Horizons invites a fluid, open-ended consideration of the area’s cultural life oriented towards an expanded field and a more complete context.

Rather than presenting a purely critical thesis, the exhibition offers a point of departure for this expanded field. The artists and the works on view are connected by loosely recurring art historical themes such as the contrast between the sublime, realist landscapes of the Hudson River School and the figuration, interiority, textuality, or abstraction of much contemporary work; and by the possibilities for community and collectivity embedded in their shared geography. “I’ve looked at the Hudson River and the surrounding landscape so many times during train rides. The metaphor of the estuary—a body of water that flows in multiple directions—resonates in the works,” says Alvin Hall. “One can locate the covering and uncovering of personal and social histories; a blurring of distinction between the representational and the abstract; the conflicts of the documented and imaginary; and a tension among traditions, modernism, and contemporary art’s growing pluralism in the diverse works in the exhibition.”

A necessarily incomplete intervention, Subliminal Horizons is an exercise in building community, shifting narratives, and reframing dialogue. Generous rather than exclusive, responsive rather than prescriptive, the exhibition aims to strengthen and extend community ties by uncovering existing histories, affinities, and artistic connections. Collectively, the artists and their works speak to the many ways the Hudson Valley is today an important magnet for artistic expression, intellectual pursuit, and emotional expansion.

Participating Artists:

Diana Al-Hadid
Huma Bhabha
Henri Paul Broyard
Karlos Cárcamo
Lisa Corinne Davis
Melvin Edwards
Kenji Fujita
Jeffrey Gibson
David Hammons
Lyle Ashton Harris
Jennie C. Jones
Laleh Khorramian
Glenn Ligon
Adam Pendleton
Martin Puryear
Angel Otero
Tschabalala Self
Xaviera Simmons
Kianja Strobert
Carlos Vega

Covid-19 Safety Measures
No masks required for fully-vaccinated people
Masks required for all unvaccinated people
Do not enter the Gallery if you have symptoms of COVID-19

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Alexander Gray Associates
Alexander Gray Associates is a contemporary art gallery in New York City and Germantown NY. Through exhibitions, research, and artist representation, the Gallery spotlights artistic movements and artists who emerged in the mid- to late-Twentieth Century. Influential in cultural, social, and political spheres, these artists are notable for creating work that crosses geographic borders, generational contexts and artistic disciplines. Alexander Gray Associates is an organization committed to anti-racist and feminist principles.

Alexander Gray Associates is a member of the Art Dealers Association of America.

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6. Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful Espejo Ovalles, FF Alumn, at Kelly Street Garden, Bronx, NY, June 27

Join Nicolás for Walk 02: The Breaths it Takes Me to Get to You (Slowly)/Kelly Street Garden/Sunday, June 27, 1-3 PM / Free.

@kellystgreen kellystreetgarden.org

Ven-vé / A Series of Mini-Pilgrimages to Kelly Street Garden, Bronx, NY / Spring-Fall, 2021 / Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful Espejo Ovalles and Guests

Kelly Street Garden / 924 Kelly Street, Bronx, NY, 10459 / FREE admission / Please wear mask and follow health protocols for Covid-19

For The Breaths it Takes Me to Get to You (Slowly), I invite neighbors to gather at Kelly Street Garden, as I arrive walking from Beck Street, while breathing in and out consciously, for a group session that includes practices such as gentle movement and mindful walking, as well as incorporating some specific breathing exercises from the Breath-Body-Mind™ (BBM) program developed by Dr. Patricia Gerbarg and Dr. Richard P. Brown. All of this is to happen outside in the garden, and in the company of plants, flowers and trees. Bring with you a shawl or thin cover (this item is optional).

The practices I will introduce you to can assist with connecting with the Earth, enhancing sleep, kindling calm from within, helping with focus and concentration, and gifting you with readily available tools that you can easily draw on during your day.

With Ven-ve, I am interested in walking as art, but also for healing, and to kindle community and links amongst communities, peoples, organizations and towns as I have done for 20 years. Ven-ve brings awareness to the cycles of life in urban gardens, from germination and silent growth to more growth and harvest; all of this calling us to thanksgiving (as in giving thanks as an ongoing-daily practice).

Ven-ve is presented with funds as part of a regrant program awarded Kelly Street Garden by Kalliopeia Foundation, as an important part of making Kelly Street Garden a spiritual hub and cultural treasure within the Longwood/ South Bronx community.

Ven-ve© 2020 Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful Espejo

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7. Anahi Cáceres, FF Alumn, receives National Lifetime Achievement Award, National University of Art, Buenos Aires, Argentina

June 23 at 4 pm, online report from the National University of Art, Buenos Aires, Argentina (UNA) to Anahi Cáceres, National Lifetime Achievement Award 2021. "They will talk about her journey and trajectory, the most important moments and significant aspects of his career ... his path in Art "
A very significant moment was her residence in Franklin Furnace in 2001, with the performance YIWE-YIWEb, part of the work in Installation format that will be donated to the National Heritage of the National Museum of Fine Arts, audiovisual material, objects of this work and others related to the topic that is highly current twenty years later.

https://visuales.una.edu.ar/agenda/charla-con-anahi-caceres-premio-nacional-a-la-trayectoria-2021_32268?fbclid=IwAR3Fo_ABZuw4EVvBrLF9czWacLOC6LH4RFGGTu9id4L64Ivrx2yzcG79yzY

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8. Hector Canonge, FF Alumn, at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, thru hrough July 19 and more

Hector Canonge, FF Alumn, presents his solo exhibition "MI HOGAR ESTÁ DONDE VOS ESTÉS" (My Home is Where You Might Be) at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia (Through July 19), and launches the 2nd edition of AUSTRAl, Performance Art Buenos Aires in Argentina, denominated AUSTRAL desde lo VIRTUAL / AUSTRAL from the Virtual Realm (June 23 - 27).

Through July 19, 2021
"MI HOGAR ESTÁ DONDE VOS ESTÉS" (My Home is Where You Might Be)
MAC, Museum of Contemporary Art, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
Hector Canonge's commissioned solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art is a multidisciplinary approach to the exploration of memory, identity and history. Departing from the use of old colonial roof tiles from one of the historic mansions located in the city center of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, Canonge constructs a visual narrative incorporating more than 100 tiles in a pseudo-archeological process that narrates his own story and the origins of the construction material. The roof tiles found by Canonge are assigned a new meaning and context by being displayed in the museum gallery not as construction material, but as art objects with aesthetics and form. The exhibition also includes close photographs of 30 tiles which resemble satellite images of territories intervened with a blue digital thin line. In addition, the exhibit includes an entire wall with graphics done with pastel color, a video that displays generative text written by the artist, and a new tile obtained from a local artisan displayed for visitors in a museum glass case. As part of the exhibition, Canonge will conduct a series of seminars focused on Conceptual Art, and will deliver two new performance art works.
More information: https://www.facebook.com/hectorcanonge

June 23 - 27, 2021
AUSTRAL Performance Art Festival Buenos Aires
Online from Buenos Aires, Argentina
The second edition of AUSTRAL, will take place this coming week under the name of “AUSTRAL desde lo VIRTUAL” (Austral from the virtual realm) to take place online from June 23 to the 27, 2021.
Like many other festivals around the globe, AUSTRAL didn't take place in 2020 due to the COVID19 pandemic. However the use of new technologies and present day capabilities of video streaming as well as easy Internet access in most regions around the world, have made possible the creation of an online program to continue with the exploration and experimentation of Performance Art by local, national and international practitioners. For this year, the festival has an open theme and will feature artists selected from an international open call and through direct invitations from presenting partners. AUSTRAL is organized under the curatorial direction of Hector Canonge in collaboration with ARTerial Performance Lab (APLAB), the transcontinental network of artists of the Americas, and presented in collaboration with the hosting institutions of Buenos Aires: Centro Cultural Paco Urondo, Umbral Espacio de Arte, and Zona Imaginaria. AUSTRAL 2021 will present new works by local, national, and international artists, an online workshop, conference and video screenings.
More information: https://www.facebook.com/australpaf

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9. Raquel Rabinovich, FF Alumn, now online at Youtube

Please visit this link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLC98_syTc4

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10. Terry Berkowitz & Francesc Torres, FF Alumns, at Centre Civic Pere Pruna, Barcelona, Spain, thru July 29, and more

Here are some exhibitions in Barcelona that Francesc Torres and I are in.

Terry Berkowitz at Centre Civic Pere Pruna in a group show, Evidence, Latency and Transparency (Act 2) from June 16-July 29).

Francesc Torres at MNAC (Museo Nacional d'Art de Catalunya) “Aeronáutica [Vol] Interior” (Aeronautic Interior Flight). June 17-September 26.

Francesc is also in a show at MACBA (Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art), “In Real Time. Rafael Tous Collection of Conceptual Art”, from May 14-January 9, 2022.

Thank you.

Terry

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11. Joseph Keckler, FF Alumn, now online on Youtube

please visit this link:

https://youtu.be/HObS9FWpTNI

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12. Moe Angelos, Marianne Weems, FF Alumns, online June 22-24 and more

Hi Friends,

We hope you're well. We are thrilled to be reaching out with an update on what we've been working on - The Builders' newest piece I Agree To The Terms!

I Agree To The Terms is a new online event being developed in collaboration with MTurk workers, the people who train the algorithms that shape our online experiences. Read on to learn more, and to RSVP for our free work-in-progress showings June 22-24. https://new.thebuildersassociation.org/i-agree-to-the-terms/

We hope to see you there!

Thank you for your ongoing support - we really couldn't do it without you!

Please also visit our new website at https://new.thebuildersassociation.org/

xo,
The Builders

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13. Dahn Hiuhni, FF Alumn, now online at DahnHiuni.com

To mark 40 years since the start of the AIDS epidemic, Dahn Hiuni launches an online retrospective exhibition titled The AIDS Portfolio, highlighting 4 decades of his AIDS-related art.

Curated by Amy Converse.

July 3 - September 7, 2021

at www.dahnhiuni.com

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14. Jody Oberfelder, FF Alumn, at Ampitheater, Manhattan, June 21

Dear friends of Jody Oberfelder Projects,

Jody Oberfelder Projects and company invites you to an exciting and fun evening of our live, site-specific performance Amphitheater on June 21st at 6:30PM. A joyous world premiere of live dance of four dancers of JOP and music by Grammy award winning trumpeter Frank London, Amphitheater challenges the pending demolition of this 50-acre park that transformed Lower Manhattan more than 80 years ago through inscribing the space with our movement inspired from human connections. Additionally, the program with open with a poem by Eileen Myles and a land acknowledgement by Emily Johnson.

We invite you to click on the poster to view a bit of what the artists have been working on behind the scenes to inscribe this space. We believe it is time to be happy again and reconnect with our community through our common joie de vivre, our passion for dance.

The performance is FREE to the public and all ages are welcome! There is a suggested donation of $15 to attend. All donations can be made at https://www.jodyoberfelder.com/donate-now.

See you at Amphitheater!

Warmly,

Jody Oberfelder Projects and Frank London Ensemble

To view an exciting preview of our work, click the poster for a hyperlink to our promotion video for Amphitheater!

To get to Amphitheater, take the ferry to Corlears Hook, the B/D train to Grand Street, or the F/M to Essex/Delancey with a transfer to the M14 bus to the Grand and FDR cross streets stop. Cross Cherry Street and take the footbridge over FDR Drive from Corlears Park.

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15. Marja Samsom, FF Alumn, now online at YouTube and more

Please visit these links to documentation regarding the 1979 Dutch Treat exhibition at Franklin Furnace Archive, and the art of Marja Samsom, FF Alumn:

http://www.li-ma.nl/lima/catalogue/art/wies-smals/dutch-treat/1341

https://youtu.be/5dyBQ0DYvLM

studiosamsom.com

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16. Ann-Marie LeQuesne, FF Alumn, in 1st London International Smartphone Film Fest, June 21-25

HATS ON! will be screened at The First London International Smartphone Film Festival, June 21-25. For the film, participants were asked to cross the road where they live (wearing unusual hats, masks and winter coats) and send me the videos. These have all been edited into a base video, filmed with my phone at the intended location for a live event: in front of Warren Street Station, London. Videos came from London, Peterborough, Hastings and Norfolk; SWEDEN - Stockholm, Norrahammar and Värnamo; USA - Wisconsin, New York, Iowa, and Colorado; FRANCE, SCOTLAND and TAIWAN. The average distance between participants was 507 miles.

www.smartfilmvest.net www.vimeo.com/503798606

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17. Mirland Terlonge, FF Alumn, at Chashama, Manhattan, opening July 1

in.her.it.ance
an exhibition of works by Mirland Terlonge
opening July 1, 2021, 5-7:30 pm
266 W., 37th Street Manhattan 10018
Sponsored by Chashama

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18. Jessica Blinkhorn, FF Alumn, now online at Shout Out Atlanta

Please visit this link:

https://shoutoutatlanta.com/meet-jessica-blinkhorn-disabled-artist-and-performances-artist/

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19. Zachary Fabri, FF Alumn, at Andrew Freedman Home, The Bronx, opening June 26

Super excited to be opening Storying, the culminating exhibition of Residency Unlimited's 2021 NYC-Based Artist Residency Program featuring works by Damali Abrams the Glitter Priestess, Elvira Clayton, Zachary Fabri and Helina Metaferia. Through oral histories, the epistolary form, ritual vessels and a performative time capsule of our current moment, the works in Storying recall lesser-known events and accounts that have yet to be written through processes that yield emotional and political solidarity while honoring the past. The exhibition opens Wed, June 23 at the Andrew Freedman Home. There will be an exhibition walk-through with the artists on Sat, June 26 at 2 pm, followed by an opening reception 3 - 6 pm.

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20. Beth B, Lydia Lunch, FF Alumns, at IFC Center, Manhattan, opening June 30

Theatrical Premiere
IFC Center
323 6th Avenue, New York City
OPENING WED JUNE 30th
Tickets on sale June 28, 6pm
Lydia Lunch & Beth B in person
www.lydialunchmovie.com

LIVE PERFORMANCE BY LYDIA LUNCH RETROVIRUS
July 2nd, TV Eye, Brooklyn, NY

FILM OPENS NATIONALLY - July 2, 2021

The Brattle, Cambridge
Space Gallery, Portland, ME
Winnipeg Film Group, Winnipeg
Cleveland Cinematheque, Cleveland
Denver Film Society, Denver
Music Box, Chicago
Roxie Theater, San Francisco
Plaza, Atlanta

July 30, 2021
NuArt Theater, Los Angeles

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Goings On is compiled weekly by Harley Spiller