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Contents for September 13, 2021

Weekly Spotlight: Martha Wilson, FF Founding Director Emerita, at Musée National d’Art Moderne - Centre Pompidou, Paris, France, opening Oct. 20, and more

In 2021 Paris celebrates the American artist Martha Wilson, with whom we collaborate. We are happy to announce the three exhibitions taking place this year and the new edition, Journals, which we will have the pleasure of producing and publishing.

a) Halifax Collection, October 20, 2021 - January 31, 2022, Musée National d’Art Moderne - Centre Pompidou, Paris

b) Carte blanche à Martha Wilson and publication of Journals, October 16, 2021 - January 8, 2022, mfc-michèle didier gallery, Paris

c) Journiac, Lawler, Levine, Prince, Sherman, Wilson, until December 31, 2021, Bourse de Commerce - Pinault Collection, Paris

A. Halifax Collection, Musée National d'Art Moderne - Centre Pompidou, Paris

Focusing on her work from 1972 to 1974, the exhibition at the Centre Pompidou will present the artist's early works made during her stay in Halifax, Canada. These photographs set the path for her work, and address the question of shapeshifting and the representation of icons, godmothers and the grotesque in the perception of power and femininity.

B. Political Performances and Carte blanche to Martha Wilson, mfc-michèle didier gallery, Paris

The exhibition at mfc-michèle didier gallery extends this questioning with a series of performances in which the artist embodies celebrities such as Nancy Reagan, Barbara Bush or Tipper Gore.

Alongside these works and as part of a "carte blanche" proposed to Martha Wilson, we will present a group of artists whose works have been essential in her production, as well as in her approach to performance, gender and feminism, self-representation and activism.

The Political and Performance Art Collection, Carte blanche and Journals
Opening in the presence of the artist on Saturday October 16 from 3pm to 8pm
Exhibition from October 16, 2021 to January 8, 2022

We are pleased to invite you to Martha Wilson's second exhibition at the mfc-michèle didier gallery.

The exhibition will present a series of videos entitled The Political and Performance Art Collection in which the artist embodies and performs political figures such as Nancy Reagan, Barbara Bush and Tipper Gore.

While Wilson's photographs play with the representation of archetypes in a rather dramatic and introspective style, the performance series The Political and Performance Art Collection displays a resolutely satirical register at the intersection of Burlesque and Pantomime. Martha Wilson adopts a number of codes that refer to the Pantomime into her performance's works, and to Extravaganza, itself inherited from the Victorian Burlesque imported into the United States in the mid-19th century. Also known as Travesty, this theatrical genre is a pastiche, a parody in which a story, a text or a character is re-enacted with the aim of giving it a contentious and subversive character, while retaining a comic dimension.

In the continuity of her research on the role given to women in society, the First Lady is a new Model of representation directly associated with power. Thus, in her imitation work, Martha Wilson does not seek to perfectly mimic the First Ladies, she wears them, uses them, as the title of the video: Martha Wilson Wears Nancy Reagan attests. In itself, the First Lady is an image, an outfit that Martha Wilson enfolds in the manner of a grotesque ventriloquist, making them speak, sing or gesticulate, turning Nancy Reagan into a character as strange and eccentric as the Frank-N-Furter of the Rocky Horror Picture Show.

In parallel, and as part of a Carte blanche proposed to Martha Wilson, we will present in the exhibition the artists who had a significant influence on her work. Their works have been determinant in her own production, as well as in her approach to performance art, gender and feminism, self-representation and activism, and the question of art. These include works by Vito Acconci, Lynda Benglis, Judith Bernstein, Ilona Granet, Barbara Kruger, Suzy Lake, Howardena Pindell and Carolee Schneemann, FF Alumns.

Journals. This focus on the early years of Martha Wilson's work will be further enhanced with the publication of Journals by mfc-michèle didier. The publication is a selection by Martha Wilson of pages from her diaries that document her experience as a woman and artist between 1965 and 1983. Setting up an inner dialogue, Journals of Martha Wilson is punctuated with personal notes, work notes, considerations, addresses to herself and to her relatives. The publication delivers a unique point of view, the psyche of an artist in the making, staging her work but also its representation in a form of introspection that mirrors her own performance practice.

We are also pleased to announce our participation to FIAC 2021!

The project presented at FIAC will be a direct extension of the exhibition at the gallery, offering a Carte blanche to Martha Wilson who will present her own performative works alongside works by Lynda Benglis, and Judith Bernstein, Ilona Granet, Barbara Kruger, Suzy Lake, Howardena Pindell and Carolee Schneemann, FF Alumns.

We will be pleased to answer any questions you may have. Please do not hesitate to contact us by email at info@micheledidier.com or by phone at +33 (0)1 71 27 34 41.

mfc-michèle didier
66, rue Notre-Dame de Nazareth, F-75003 Paris
from Tuesday to Saturday from 12pm to 7pm
P: +33 (0)1 71 27 34 41 — M: +33 (0)6 09 94 13 46
info@micheledidier.com —
For more information, please visit the following website:
www.micheledidier.com
Thank you.

C. Journiac, Lawler, Levine, Prince, Sherman, Wilson, Bourse de Commerce - Pinault Collection, Paris

Three iconic works by Martha Wilson are presented in the inaugural exhibition at the Bourse de Commerce, which is partly devoted to six artists who have used photography in experimental and critical ways.

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1. Ariane Dewey, FF Alumn, receives The Kerlan Award, UNiversity of Minnesota Libraries, Oct. 4

The 2021 Kerlan Award will be presented to Ariane Dewey in recognition of singular attainments in the creation of children’s literature. Dewey will discuss her work with the Kerlan Collection curator, Lisa Von Drasek. Please join the Friends of The Kerlan, University of Minnesota Archives and Special Collections, and Rain Taxi-Twin Cities Book Festival for a virtual award presentation.

The Kerlan Award: Ariane Dewey
A Twin Cities Book Festival Event
Monday, Oct. 4, 5:30 p.m. Central Daylight Time
Free online event — Please make a reservation to receive the webinar link to join the event.

Reservations: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/kerlan_ariane_dewey/register

About the Kerlan Award
The Kerlan Award is given in recognition of singular attainments in the creation of children’s literature and in appreciation for the generous donation of unique resources to the Kerlan Collection for the study of children’s literature. Individuals from all areas of children’s literature, including authors, illustrators, editors, publishers, and educators, are eligible for this honor.

© 2021 Regents of the University of Minnesota. All rights reserved.
University of Minnesota Libraries
309 19th Ave S, OMWL 499
Minneapolis, MN, 55455
USA

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2. Francheska Alcántara, Arantxa Araujo, Verónica Peña, FF Alumns, at Chashama, New York, NY, thru Oct. 16

Repost from @newlatinxartcollective

“Dissolving Borders II” exhibition.

Opening reception Sat, Sept. 11, 4-9PM
At @chashama

Location: 340 E 64th Street, New York, NY 10065 (Upper East Side)
Duration: Sept 11 - Oct 16

Dissolving Borders is a group exhibition featuring the works of members of the New Latinx Art Collective. Artists in the show respond to circumstances of personal, social and political boundaries with artworks that “dissolve borders” and connect. Their works explore notions of resilience, strength and empathy in the face of social turmoil in today’s America. Co-curated and organized by Safet Bektesevic (@sfbekny ), and Julia Justo (Julia Justo]).

This exhibition is a rich tapestry of visual artwork, photography, performance and video art. In addition, we are hosting a number of in-person FREE workshops on a variety of topics in our wonderful gallery space in the Upper East Side.

Please register using the following website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dissolving-borders-ii-opening-reception-tickets-168832238771?aff=ebdsoporgprofile
Thank you.

Participating artists:
Verónica Peña (@veronica_pena_live_art)
Salomé Egas (@salomeegas)
Safet Bektesevic (@sfbekny)
Sabrina Merayo Nuñez (@sabrina_merayo_nuniez)
Natacha Voliakovsky (@natachavoliakovsky)
Julia Justo (Julia Justo])
Juanita Lanzo (@juanita_lanzo)
Jorge Luis Berrios (@jorgeluisactua)
Jessica Alazraki (@jessicaalazraki1)
Hugo Rojas (@rojasoax)
Giana Pilar González (@gianagon)
Francheska Alcántara (@francheskaalcantarastudio)
Fernando Vieira (@fernandovieirausa)
Fernando Valencia (@_fernando.valencia_)
Bibi Flores (@bibi.flores.art)
Arantxa Araujo (@arantxaaraujo)
Ana De Orbegoso (@anadeorbegoso)

#dissolvingborders #newlatinxartcollective #latinx #chasama #nyc

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3. Arantxa Araujo, Verónica Peña, Yali Romagoza, FF Alumns, live online Sept. 18, and more

Sirreras Fem:

Fecha y Hora: Sábado, 18 de Septiembre de 2021 - 5pm
Date & Time: Saturday, September 18, 2021 - 5pm
Lugar/Location: 340 E 64th Street, New York, NY 10065 (Upper East Side), a Chashama Space to Present.
To view the event’s livestream, please visit the following website: https://franklinfurnaceloft.org/sirreras-fem/
Thank you.

Presentado como parte de la Exhibición “Dissolving Borders II”.
Presented as part of “Dissolving Borders II” Exhibition.

Descripción
Sirreras Fem propone un desbloqueo, un giro, un reto a las barreras que limitan aquello que queremos ser. Esta performance es un rugido, no para imponer la ley del más fuerte, sino para reclamar un espacio de libertad del ser a través del trabajo de tres mujeres que se unen para decir este cuerpo, este lugar, esta comunidad somxs nosotras/es.
Esta es la primera colaboración de Arantxa Araujo, Verónica Peña y Yali Romagoza, miembros del New LatinX Art Collective.

Description
Sirreras Fem proposes an unlocking, a turn, a challenge to the barriers that limit what we want to be. This performance is a roar, not to impose the law of the strongest, but to claim a space of freedom to be through the work of three women who come together to say this body, this place, this community is us.
This is the first collaboration of Arantxa Araujo, Verónica Peña and Yali Romagoza, who are members of the New LatinX Art Collective.

About the Artists:

Arantxa Araujo

Arantxa Araujo is a Mexican artist with a background in neuroscience. Her work is essentially multidisciplinary, feminist, meditative and rooted in bio-behavioral research and technology. Explorations of gender constructions, performativity and identity, and the politics of migration are seen and experienced in her installations, which include new media, video, sound, photography, mapping, light, and performance. Her work has been shown in the Brooklyn Museum, at the Radical Women LatinAmerican Art Exhibit, Grace Exhibition Space, Glasshouse Gallery, The Queens Museum, Art in Odd Places in NYC; RAW during Miami Art Week; Illuminus Festival in Boston, and SPACE Gallery and Bunker Projects in Pittsburgh; in Mexico, at Monumento a la Revolución and La Explanada del MUAC, during the Hemispheric Institute’s Encuentro; also participated in Nuit Blanche Festival in Saskatoon, Canada.
Araujo is a Franklin Furnace Fund for performance art awardee, BAC and LMCC grantee and has received support through numerous residencies and fellowships including Leslie-Lohman Museum Artist Fellowship, Creative Capital taller, ITP Camp and EMERGENYC. Araujo was awarded a full scholarship from Mexican Government Institution CONACYT. She holds an MA in Motor Learning and Control from Teachers College, Columbia University and a BA in Theater Studies from Emerson College. // @ArantxaAraujo //
For more information, please visit the following website:
arantxaaraujo.com
Thank you.

Verónica Peña
Verónica Peña (Spain/USA) is an interdisciplinary performance artist, curator, and international-community advocate. Her work explores absence, separation, and the search for human harmony through Performance Art. Her performance installations combine underwater submersion, visual metamorphosis, and audience participation to address global issues of migration, cross-cultural dialogue, peaceful resistance, public liberation, fluidity, and women’s empowerment. Peña has exhibited and performed primarily in Europe and America. In the US: NARS Foundation (2021), Coaxial Arts Foundation (2021), Pioneer Works (*2020 postponed due to Covid-19), Grace Exhibition Space (2020), Smack Mellon, Triskelion Arts, Queens Museum, Hemispheric Institute, SAIC (Visiting Artist), Times Square Alliance, Armory Show, Defibrillator Art Gallery, Gabarron Foundation, Dumbo Arts Festival, among others. She is currently an artist-in-residence at NARS Foundation, was selected for Creative Capital NYC Taller 19-20, and received a Franklin Furnace Fund 17- 18. She published “The Presence Of The Absent”, was reviewed by Donald Kuspit, and on Hyperallergic. Peña leads Performance Art Open Call, an 18,500 members FB Community. She holds an MFA from Stony Brook University. //@veronica_pena_live_art //
For more information, please visit the following website:
Veronicapena.com
Thank you.

Yali Romagoza
Yali Romagoza is a Cuban-born multidisciplinary artist currently based in Queens, NY. She graduated with a Master's degree in Fashion, Body, and Garment from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BA in Art History from the University of Havana, Cuba. Her works have been included in the Gothenburg Biennial; Havana Biennial; Bétonsalon, Paris; Liverpool Biennial; Art and Social Activism Festival, NY; The Immigrant Artist Biennial, NY. Romagoza has performed at Links Hall Theater, Chicago; White Box, NY; Teatro LATEA, NY; Art in Odd Places, NY; Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, NC; Grace Exhibition Space, NY; NY Latin American Art Triennial, NY. She has been granted awards and residencies, including Cátedra Arte de Conducta by Tania Bruguera, La Habana, Bétonsalon Centred' art et de recherché, Paris; NYFA Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program, NY; Creative Capital NYC Taller, NY; Franklin Furnace Fund.

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4. Clifford Owens, FF Alumn, fall news

Dear Friends and Colleagues:

I hope this finds you and your beloved well!

I'm delighted to share some recent news and upcoming projects:
I've been promoted to half-time faculty and Director of Critical Studies at New York Academy of Art. I'm exceedingly excited about the possibilities of new position and to continue the pedagogical work I've done for over two decdes.

This spring, I return to Sarah Lawrence College for my third semester as guest faculty to teach my performance art class. My wonderful colleagues in the art department have invited me to curate a group exhibition opening in November (tentatively titled "Audience/Camera/Performer") which features five extraordinary interdisciplinary performance artists: Elliot Reed, and Wanda Raimundi Ortiz, Rashayla Marie-Brown, Seung-Min Lee, and Kris Grey, FF Alumns. (Including a program of public performances depending on pandemic protocols.)

Beginning next month, I'll be in residence for six weeks at KinoSaito, located in Verplanck, New York and feet from the Hudson River in a newly renovated studio loft of a consecrated building. This weekend the KinoSaito Center opens (I'll attend Saturday). For more information about the center and its fascinatingly talented namesake, visit https://www.kinosaito.org/

Some things I'd like to share the studio (perhaps in-person); stacks of diagrammatic drawings since last December ("Skully Diagrams"), drawings and photograms from my solo late last year at CPM gallery in Baltimore, film photographs, and some new drawings in preparation for working on the floor during my upcoming residency.

I hope to see you soon!

Warmly,
Clifford

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5. Dread Scott, FF Alumn, at Christien Tierney Gallery, New York, NY, opening Sept. 17, and more

Slave Rebellion returns to New York

Wherever people were enslaved, there were slave rebellions. Enslaved Africans rebelled in New York city on April 6, 1712, and the largest slave rebellion in US history took place 100 years later outside of New Orleans.

This was the 1811 revolt that my 2019 community engaged performance Slave Rebellion Reenactment restaged and reinterpreted. Slave rebellions are righteous and inspiring, and so was this reenactment. Understanding slave rebellions is foundational for understanding the US and thinking about how we get free today.

So I'm thrilled and delighted that the large-scale performance stills and flags from this project will be exhibited in NY in a solo show at Cristin Tierney Gallery—bringing rebellion back to NY. If you're in the area, I hope to see you at the opening September 17.

I'm also excited to have work in a group show in PPOW in NY that opens TOMORROW, Friday, September 10.

There are other developments as well. More on all of this below.

Best,

Dread

For more information, please visit the following website:
dreadscott.net
Thank you.

Exhibitions, Upcoming

New York, NY
Cristin Tierney Gallery
Dread Scott: We’re Going to End Slavery. Join Us!
September 17, 2021 - December 18, 2021
Opening: Friday, September 17, 6-8pm

This will be my first solo exhibition with the gallery. It will feature the performance stills and the flags from Slave Rebellion Reenactment — it is the first time this work is shown in NY.

New York, NY
PPOW Gallery
Recovery
September 10, 2021 - October 9, 2021
In this group exhibition, I will show Never Forget, Never Forgive: They Left Us to Die, a 2006 work that addresses the government response to Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.

Online
National Academy of Design
e pluribus: Out of Many
September 23, 2021 - November, 2021
Exhibitions, Ongoing

Zurich, Switzerland
Zürcher Theater Spektakel
Not Standing in Place
August 18, 2021 - September 5, 2021
This is a public exhibition of text based monuments, presented on the banks of a river. My community engaged monument is inspired by James Baldwin's essay "Stranger in the Village."

New York, NY
New York Historical Society
MESS (Marker Emblem Symbol Signal)
June 11, 2021 - September 26, 2021

Linz, Austria
OK Center for Contemporary Art
Cyber Arts 2021, Prix Ars Electronica
September 7, 2021 - September 12, 2021

Online
VOMA (Virtual Museum of Art)
Why We Shout: Art and Protest
August 10 - November, 2021
Awards
The Frieze Impact Prize, launched in partnership with the Art for Justice Fund and Endeavor Impact, recognizes artists contributing to the movement to end mass incarceration in the US and those directly impacted by the system. I'm delighted to be a recipient of the inaugural award in recognition of my 2014 community engaged artwork Wanted. The award was also given to two amazing artists, Mary Baxter and Maria Gaspar.

I have recently been named a Senior Fellow at the Lunder Institute for American Art at Colby College in Maine. During this fellowship year I will do research on fugitivity and criminality. I will be thinking about some of my favorite criminals—self liberated enslaved people, conductors on the Underground Railroad, people who hid Jews from the Nazis, networks that provided abortions in the US pre-Roe, and more.

Misc
CJ Hunt has recently released The Neutral Ground a documentary film that looks at the battles over white supremacist monuments. The film includes some footage and interesting observations about Slave Rebellion Reenactment. It was recently broadcast on PBS. See it if you can.

Flags Explained, a recent episode of the Netflix docuseries, features a section on my artwork What is the Proper Way to Display a US Flag? and includes an interview with me.

Copyright © 2021 Dread Scott, All rights reserved.

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6. Arantxa Araujo, Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful Espejo Ovalles, FF Alumns, at Kelly Street Garden, The Bronx, NY, Sept. 17

OFRENDA
Arantxa Araujo and Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful Espejo Ovalles

Friday, September 17th, 6 PM

Kelly Street Garden 924 Kelly Street, Bronx, NY, 10459
FREE admission / Please wear mask and follow health protocols for Covid-19
For more information, please visit the following website:
https://www.kellystreetgarden.org
Thank you.

A ritual of Giving / An incarnate study on the Law of Giving and Receiving as a constant flow and exchange of universal energy.

For more information and to contact the artists, please visit the following websites: https://www.instagram.com/arantxaaraujo/?hl=en
https://www.instagram.com/interiorbeautysalon/?hl=en
Thank you.

OFRENDA is the first community garden performance of a series
Lux(E) will follow on 09/22/21, 7:30 PM in Brooklyn

OFRENDA is part of Ven-veis 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.

For more information, please visit the following website:
https://kalliopeia.org
Thank you.

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7. Coco Fusco, Naeem Mohaiemen, FF Alumns, live online at the High Line, New York, NY, Sept. 16

Online Speaker Series
The Normalizing Gaze: Surveillance from Drones to Phones

Art, Artists, & Conflict
Thursday, September 16, 2021, 6 – 7:30pm via Zoom

Featuring artists Sam Durant, Coco Fusco, and Naeem Mohaiemen, moderated by Melanie Kress, High Line Art Associate Curator.

Digital Sanctuary Cities: Surveillance, Immigration, and Protecting Black Dissent
Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 6 – 7:30pm via Zoom

Featuring Mizue Aizeki, Interim Executive Director, Immigrant Defense Project; Jacinta González, Senior Campaign Organizer, Mijente; and Carin Kuoni, Senior Director/Chief Curator, Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School.

Please RSVP using the following website: https://www.thehighline.org/sam-durant-speaker-series/?utm_source=highline&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art&utm_campaign=sept2021-hla-enews

Thank you.

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8. Cecilia Vicuña, FF Alumn, at the High Line, New York, NY, Sept. 25

Please visit the following website:

https://www.thehighline.org/art/projects/insectageddon/?utm_source=highline&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art&utm_campaign=sept2021-hla-enews

Thank you.

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9. Patricia Miranda, FF Alumn, September news

The studio, like this this whole past year, has been a space of quiet, interiority, investigation, discovery. Many of these projects come to fruition this fall- thank you for giving them a glance. I'd love to connect after so much solitude -in person, online, in whatever way is possible for you.

I've made a list to make it easier to explore ;)

I. Exhibitions
Punto in Aria; Solo show, Garrison Art Center, Garrison NY. opens Sept 8, 5-7pm
Hair Stories; Newport Museum of Art, Newport RI.
Bound/Unbound VI: International Altered Books. University Libraries at University of South Dakota.

II. Grants
This summer I received two grants- a rare and exciting honor for any artist. One I applied for, the other I was awarded without my knowledge! I am grateful for the support of these institutions.
Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance: This substantial grant was awarded to six artists and cultural orgs in northern Manhattan.
ArtsWestchester Individual Artist Grant for A Repairing Mend. I invite you to participate in this project- more info below.

III. Curatorial
Haptic/Somatic: Southern Connecticut State University. Planned in 2019 and no finally on view. Reception Sept 30.
Grass+Roots: Hudson Valley artists. opens Oct 2. A partnership between Westchester Community College Peekskill Center for Digital Arts and Putnam Arts Council.

IV. The Crit Lab
Crit Labs are in full swing, with over 60 artists from around the country. Check out our website and instagram page in the coming weeks as we showcase this amazing peer community of working artists. Look for upcoming news about the AltMFA Nov 11-14, and next year's residency in Venice and the Italian Alps.

Thank you. Patricia Miranda, FF Alumn

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10. Bing Lee, Carole Sun, Maureen Wong, Lynne Yamamoto, Charles Yuen, FF Alumns in new Godzilla publication

Godzilla: Asian American Arts Network 1990–2001

Edited by Howie Chen

We are now taking pre-orders for Godzilla: Asian American Arts Network 1990–2001, a comprehensive anthology of writings, art projects, publications, correspondence, organizational documents, and other archival ephemera from the trailblazing Asian artist collective. Edited by curator Howie Chen, this publication includes full essays and contextual material detailing the critical genealogies embodied by the group as well as its wide-ranging activities.

All pre-orders will ship out upon the book's release in early October and the publication will be discounted to $25.00 throughout the pre-order period.The collective known as Godzilla: Asian American Art Network was formed in 1990 to support the production of critical discourse around Asian American art and increase the visibility of Asian American artists, curators, and writers, who were negotiating a historically exclusionary society and art world. Founded by Ken Chu, Bing Lee, and Margo Machida, Godzilla produced exhibitions, publications, and community collaborations that sought to stimulate social change through art and advocacy. For more than a decade, the diasporic group, having grown from a local organization into a nationwide network, confronted institutional racism, Western imperialism, anti-Asian violence, the AIDS crisis, and representations of Asian sexuality and gender, among other urgent issues.
Godzilla created a social space for diasporic Asian artists and art professionals, including members Tomie Arai, Karin Higa, Byron Kim, Paul Pfeiffer, Eugenie Tsai, Alice Yang, Lynne Yamamoto, among others. Envisioning a lateral and porous network, Godzilla was independently run by successive steering committees that included Diyan Achjadi, Tomie Arai, Todd Ayoung, Monica Chau, Debi-Ray Chaudhuri, Allan deSouza, Skowmon Hastanan, Arlan Huang, Michi Itami, Jenni Kim, Franky Kong, Jeanette Louie, Yong Soon Min, Helen Oji, Sanda Zan Oo, Athena Robles, Carol Sun, Eugenie Tsai, Maureen Wong, Lynne Yamamoto, Rubina Yeh, and Charles Yuen.

Godzilla: Asian American Arts Network 1990–2001 is 552 pages and published in an edition of 2,500. Pre-order at the following website: https://primaryinformation.org/product/godzilla-asian-american-arts-network-1990-2001/
Thank you.

Become a subscriber and receive this book along with all other 2021 titles!

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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11. Cheri Gaulke, FF Alumn, at Cinema Village, New York, NY, Sept. 26, 29 and more

My latest film Miss Alma Thomas: A Life in Color will be screening in NYC on September 26 @ 2:25PM and September 29 @3PM at Cinema Village (22 East 12th Street) as part of New York City’s 10th Annual Winter Film Awards International Film Festival. This lovely article about the film with more about my background as an artist is available online. There you can also find a link to purchase tickets to a screening.

Please visit the following website:
https://winterfilmawards.com/2021/09/alma-thomas-and-an-artists-journey-through-a-colorful-life/
Thank you.

The film explores the life and art of African-American abstract painter Alma W. Thomas (1891-1978) and accompanies a traveling museum exhibition currently at Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia through October 3 and then travels to The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C.
More info about the film can be found at the following website:
https://missalmathomas.com
Thank you.
-Cheri Gaulke
Artist/Filmmaker/Educator/Activist
Director of
Inside the Beauty Bubble
Miss Alma Thomas: A Life in Color
Acting Like Women: Performance Art and the Woman’s Building
Gloria’s Call
Trudie’s Goose
For more information about these films, please visit the following websites:
https://insidethebeautybubble.com
https://missalmathomas.com
https://actinglikewomen.com
https://gloriascall.com
https://vimeo.com/381341391

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12. Britta Wheeler, FF Alumn, live online, Sept. 16-19

an upcoming livestream show: Everything is Subject to Radical Change: Cleveland Performance Art Festival Revisited will take place Thursday September 16 - Sunday September 19.

More information can be found at the following website:
https://coolcleveland.com/2021/07/everything-is-subject-to-radical-change-cleveland-performance-art-festival-revisited/
Thank you.

I am featured here because I conducted ethnographic research at the festival for my sociological research on performance art in 1996. Please join us!

All the best to you!
Britta Wheeler

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13. David Reynolds, FF Alumn, now online

Please visit the following website:

www.davidcreynolds.com

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14. Kathy Brew, Linda Montano, Tehching Hsieh, Paul McMahon, Carolee Schneemann, Bonnie Sherk, Barbara T. Smith, Annie Sprinkle, Tony Whitfield, Martha Wilson, FF Alumns, now online at San Francisco Art Institute

please visit the following website:

https://www.sfartistsalumni.org/2021-sept-linda-mary-montano

thank you.

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15. Charles Dennis, FF Alumn, at Mountain View Studio, Woodstock, NY, Sept. 25-26

Charles Dennis Productions is pleased to announce the presentation of Avant-Garde Arama Strikes Again, a festival of short works of dance, film, music and performance art, Saturday and Sunday September 25-26 at 8pm at the Mountain View Studio, 20 Mountain View Avenue in Woodstock, NY. Admission is $20. For further information call
917-673-9023 or email charles@charlesdennis.net.

Avant-Garde-Arama was originally created in 1980 by performance artist Charles Dennis and musician/visual artist Jeffrey Isaac at the legendary East Village, Manhattan venue Performance Space 122 (P.S. 122) now Performance Space New York and continues to be presented there.

Producer Charles Dennis was a co-founder of P.S. 122 and has presented his critically acclaimed inter-disciplinary dance, performance art and video in that venue for the past 40 years.

In 2019 Charles Dennis moved to Hurley, NY and began searching for opportunities to bring avant-garde, experimental works to the Hudson Valley. That search led to the Mountain View Studio in Woodstock where, in July 2021, the first Hudson Valley performance of “Avant Garde-Arama Lands in Woodstock” was presented.

Avant-Garde-Arama presents the artists in an informal, cabaret setting hosted by Charles Dennis. Refreshments including beer and wine will be available.
Avant-Garde-Arama Strikes Again will feature:
Alex Romania – dance/performance art
Refusing to Shift Leaves One Stuck or Transformative
Welcome to
your vacation
apocalypse,
come get some.
Not enough
material from the edge of abandonment

Matoaka Little Eagle - Native song, dance, and storytelling with audience participation
Charles Dennis – performs a live dance duet with his 2016 ice dance film “Exorcism on Ice” with music by David Telson.

Claire Porter performs Tour Guide. Written, choreographed, and performed by Claire Porter. Inspired by the possibility of seeing ourselves in history, the piece portrays a Tour Guide directing us to look at the big picture via a Diorama. As she directs us to look more and more closely, we see more detail and are drawn further in. We end up seeing ourselves as part of history, as she catapults into the big picture.

David Linton will present a brand-new guitar based solo performance entitled:" CithaRodeo Part 1 - 'Sonic Agora' ". The last time David performed at Avant Garde Arama was probably around 1982-83 at PS 122.

Sal Cataldi - Spaghetti Eastern Music is the solo project of NYC & Saugerties based guitarist/keyboardist Sal Cataldi. Cataldi fuses Eastern beats, blues, electronica and funk- flavored guitar instrumentals with acoustic vocal tunes straight out of the John Martyn/Nick Drake songbook. The New York Times says "Cataldi's original instrumentals and acoustic vocal tunes have a beat unmistakably his own" while Time Out New York observes: "his largely instrumental, Eastern-influenced jams are infused with some delicate guitar work and hauntingly moody atmosphere." Called "beautiful and unique" by WFUV's Mixed Bag and "part Sergio Leone fever dream, part Ravi Shankar raga, a whirling dervish of musical creation" by Hudson Valley One. His solo guitar score for Charles Dennis’ dance piece “2x2x4,” performed at the first installment of Avant Garde Arama Lands in Woodstock, is being released September 25 on Bad Egg Records. Cataldi’s spoken word collaborator, William Lessard, has writing thathas appeared or is forthcoming in American Poetry Review, Best American Experimental Writing, FENCE, and the Southwest Review. He is also the Poetry & Hybrids editor at Heavy Feather Review.

Artist Biographies:
Alex Romania makes multidisciplinary performance and video work at the crux of expansive task and deteriorating form, investigating bodies of cultural debris amidst the invisible everyday and toxic ingestions, consuming, purging, and breaking apart. Romania’s work delves into spaces of the unimaginable, staring into the unknown to consider a crude and splendid humanity, embracing the unruly to liberate the governed body. Romania has presented work and taught internationally at venues such as Sub Rosa (Athens, Greece), Abrons Arts Center (NYC), Grace Exhibition Space (NYC) Brooklyn Studios for Dance (NYC), Glasshouse ArtLifeLab (NY), Rosekill (NY), Panoply Performance Laboratory, ABC No Rio (NYC), Huerto Roma Verde (DF, Mexico), Casa Viva (DF, Mexico), Human Resources (Los Angeles), Encuentro (Lima, Peru), UV Estudios (Buenos Aires, Argentina), the Pillsbury House (Minneapolis), and el Museo del Arte Contemporáneo (Lima, Peru). Romania has worked with artists such as Kathy Westwater, De Facto Dance, Catherine Galasso, Andy de Groat, Eddie Peake, Simone Forti, Éva Mag, Michele Beck, and has designed video and objects for multiple works by Antonio Ramos at venues such as High Line Arts, the Chocolate Factory Theater, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, and has worked on film projects with artists such as Sarah White-Ayón, Therese Shechter/Trixie Films, and collaborations with Hegemonix and Stacy Lynn Smith. Romania was a 2018-2020 Movement Research Artist in Resident, and has held residencies at Brooklyn Studios for Dance, Abrons Arts Center, Chez Bushwick, Chashama, Tofte Lake Center, SPACE at Ryder Farm, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Old Furnace Artist Residency. Romania looks forward to upcoming residencies with MacDowell and Djerassi.
For more info please visit the following website:
Alexromania.com
Thank you.

Charles Dennis is an interdisciplinary artist, choreographer, director/producer, video cameraman/editor and proprietor of Charles Dennis Productions, a company that produces & distributes digital media content for artists and business clients. Charles has been an active participant in downtown New York dance and performance for over 40 years. In the 1970’s he performed in many of theater director Robert Wilson’s early works. In 1979 Charles co-founded Performance Space 122, one of this country’s most active presenters of new dance and performance. He created and performed solo and large group community-oriented performances at P.S. 122 and other venues from 1980- 2000, receiving numerous fellowships. In 2000 Charles started Charles Dennis Productions where he works as a cameraman, editor, director and producer of digital media content for a host of clients. He also creates short films that explore the creative possibilities of digital video art.
Claire Porter is a writer, dancer and choreographer who has performed in Scotland, Germany, Poland, Holland, Latvia, Korea and India and in the US at The Joyce Theater, Town Hall, American Dance Festival, Lucille Ball Comedy Festival, Bates Dance Festival, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival and the Florida Dance Festival. Porter is a Guggenheim Fellow and has received NEA Choreography Fellowships, NJ State Council on the Arts Choreography Fellowships, NewMusicUSA Awards, a Rockefeller Foundation Residency at Bellagio Center Italy and Mid-Atlantic Choreography Fellowships. She choreographs for her Claire Porter / PORTABLES, other dance companies, faculty members and University Dance Companies. Porter performs her award winning Namely, Muscles, the poetic enactment of all the muscles of the body and then some, at body conferences, poetry festivals, medical schools and theater festivals. Her current project, Grammar Glamour, includes Sentenced to Sentences, Falling for Prepositions, Pronoun Emergency and more. Porter teaches Laban Movement Analysis and Creative Process for the MFA Dance program at Montclair State University and Creativity as Practice for Fairleigh Dickinson University.
David Linton is a musician and multimedia artist with roots in the downtown nyc scene of the late 70's & early '80's. Initially a drummer his frequent collaborations with dance, performance and theater artists (Karole Armitage, DANCENOISE, The Wooster Group...
etc) contributed to his practice branching out and expanding through the ensuing decades to include electronic media and his own modes of multi-media performance and installation (including 'live cinema', event design, and the analog video revival... etc). David is currently enjoying a late return to the electric guitar of the dreams of his youth (no doubt abetted by pandemic lockdown to say the least...)
For more information, please visit the following website:
www.cportables.com
Thank you.

Matoaka Little Eagle is a Native, Tewa, Apache, and Chickahominy singer, dancer, storyteller, and educator. Throughout her lifetime, she has introduced the public and thousands of students to diverse Native cultures in America in her goals of dispelling stereotypes and promoting respect, tolerance, and celebration of the gifts and cultural understandings that we may share. She has presented programs and performed in concerts, assemblies, classes, and workshops in schools, colleges, museums, and other cultural and community venues, here and abroad. She treasures her time with diverse peoples in all environments, appreciating the exchange of knowledge and understandings of how we can live and thrive together, peacefully, and in a good way. Some of her performance venues include Frontier Town in the Adirondack Mountains of New York, Lincoln Center’s Meet-the-Artist program, The American
Museum of Natural History, The Museum of the American Indian, The Town Hall, The American Dance Guild, Clearwater Festival, The World of Music and Dance Festival in Toronto, Symphony Space, Carnegie Hall, The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Theater for the New City, University of Rochester, Hunter College, Amherst College, United Nations International School, plus numerous public and private schools, community centers, and at many cultural events. She has worked with Institutes for Arts in Education, City Lore, The Arts Connection, BOCES, The Queens Council for the Arts, Bank Street College of Education, and a wide array of other educational, cultural, and arts entities.

Her many collaborations with musicians, singers, dancers, and storytellers has brought her great joy and inspiration – David Amram, Pete Seeger, John Sebastian, John Cage, Pura Fe Ensemble, Ulali, Spider Woman Theater, Louis Mofsie and the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers, the Swift Eagle Dance Troupe, Liam O’Maonlai, Dennis Yerry, Rob Mastrianni, Gus Mancini and the Sonic Soul Band, Abraham Adzenyah, Nina Jaffe, Forces of Nature Dance Troupe, The Vanaveer Caravan, Powhatan Eagle, Eshu Bumpus, Johnny Moses, Joseph Bruchac, Kay Olan, Tom Porter, Frank Menusen, Akira, plus many more. She and brother, Powhatan were honored to be vocalists in John Cage’s “Renga. Apartment House, 1776” concerts in Dresden and in Frankfurt, Germany in 1992. Most recently, she has accepted the role of Grandma Jingle Dress in a contemporary Native musical, “Distant Thunder” with the Lyric Theater of Oklahoma City, to open the Spring of 2022.
As a member of the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers, she was honored to help present a Lifetime Achievement Award to Louis Mofsie and the Thunderbirds on behalf of the American Dance Guild in New York City, in September of 2017. She invites you to all of their events and to help in their mission to raise scholarship funds for Native students and to educate the public. Matoaka holds a Bachelor of Science degree, Elementary Education. SUNY Plattsburgh. She currently resides in New Paltz, NY.
Please visit the following website for more information:
www.thunderbirdamericanindiandancers.org
Thank you.

Sal Cataldi is a Saugerties & NYC based guitarist/keyboardist. Sal’s solo project Spaghetti Eastern Music fuses krautrock and jazz fusion-fired guitar instrumentals with intimate vocal ballads straight out of the Nick Drake/John Martyn playbook. The New York Times says “Cataldi's funk-tinged original instrumentals and acoustic vocal tunes have a beat unmistakably his own” while Time Out New York writes: "his largely instrumental, Eastern-influenced jams are infused with some delicate guitar work and hauntingly moody atmosphere." Hudson Valley One calls him “part Sergio Leone fever dream, part Ravi Shankar raga, a whirling dervish of musical creation.”

Contacts:
Charles Dennis Productions 25 Beesmer Road
Hurley, NY 12443
917-673-9023
charles@charlesdennis.net
Sal Cataldi at Cataldi PR 516.236.3817
sal@caldipr.com

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16. Jim Johnson, FF Alumn, at Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Arvada, CO, opening Sept. 17

Happy to have several drawings in Word Play opening at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities on Friday, September 17. Hope to see you there!
For more information, please visit the following website:
https://arvadacenter.org/
Thank you.

Jim Johnson
jim@discopie.com
For more information, please visit the following website:
www.discopie.com
Thank you.
@coaster_break
johnson807

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17. Lucio Pozzi, FF Alumn, at Hal Bromm Gallery, New York, NY, opening Sept. 21 through Jan 25, 2022

Time and Again
1974 / 2018 / 2021
Hal Bromm Gallery
90 West Broadway
New York NY 10007
21 September 2021- 25 January 2022
Opening: Tuesday, September 21
6:00 - 8:00 PM

In this exhibition, there are four recent Color Crowd paintings, painted with oil on canvas. Two are rectangular and two are tondos. The imagery is arranged in complex ensembles that rise from the bustle of my thoughts and feelings as they reveal themselves in the making.

The two larger rectangular paintings are divided by a caesura, a kind of seam at which the forms on either side of it don’t match. In one the seam is vertical and in the other it is horizontal.
Two small diptychs from the A/Z group of 1974 are included. In each, vertical brushstrokes on one panel are interrupted by a horizontal pencil line that also removes paint, while in its counterpart the opposite happens. The gap between the two when they are installed is the pivotal void that links them.

I have also made two small Relocation paintings to activate the wall above a white and a black cabinet in the gallery. The white painting is placed above the black cabinet and the Black above the white.

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18. Lynn Zelevansky, FF Alumn, at Lisson Gallery, Manhattan, thru Oct. 16

Dear friends:

I have curated an exhibition of the work of the remarkable but too little known artist, Leon Polk Smith (1906-1996) at Lisson Gallery, 504 West 24th Street in New York. Please come if you can - the exhibition runs through October 16th. If you’re in New York, don’t miss it!

Best regards,

Lynn Zelevansky

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19. Laure Drogoul, FF Alumn, at Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD, opening Sept. 16

You are most cordially invited to an exhibition! The 14Karat Cabaret: Rare and Sweet...Rotten to the Core opens September 16th 2021.

Opening reception 6-9 on the 1st floor gallery Maryland Art Place. The14Karat Cabaret, a performance project located at MAP for over 25 years. Directed and organized by Baltimore artist Laure Drogoul, the project was conceived as a place to experiment with new forms, challenge expectations and experiment with new genres of art making. The project presented hundreds of local, national and some international artists. The14Karat Cabaret exhibition at Map will feature ephemera, photos, posters, performing objects and video of the history of the project from it's beginning in 1989.

If you can't make the (masked)opening, no worry, the exhibition runs through to November 6th.

Hope to see you there!

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20. Naeem Mohaiemen, Laura Parnes, Julie Tolentino, FF Alumns, receive MacDowell Fellowships

please visit the following website:

https://www.macdowell.org/news/macdowell-approaches-full-capacity-awards-fellowships-for-fall-spring-to-136-artists?fbclid=IwAR3jf6IQrHmxrZiIvRAm_O7WA4RBgQpvWPvqVs8ApW74il9BQkO248Aw99o

thank you.

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21. Tom Leeser, LoVid, FF Alumns, at Montclair State University Gallery, Montclair, NJ, September 14-Dec. 11

Curated by Tom Leeser
Director of the Art and Technology Program and the Center for Integrated Media at CalArts

Tech/Know/Future/ From Slang to Structure is a critical response to technological systems within art addressing the issues of identity, history and abstraction, placing the viewer at the intersection of the past, present and future. Eleven diverse cross-disciplinary artists will use their creative practices to establish new relationships among technology, knowledge and time through augmented reality, artificial intelligence, sound, video, textiles and works on paper.

The exhibition brings together a group of innovative artists including: Morehshin Allahyari, Salome Asega, Nancy Baker Cahill, Stephanie Dinkins, Carla Gannis, Taehee Kim, LoVid, Amelia Marzec, Olivia Mole, Sondra Perry, and Casey Reas.

Opening Events

Thursday, September 23

Reception
5 – 7:30 p.m.

Remarks by Director Megan C. Austin, Dean Daniel Gurskis, and Curator Tom Leeser
6 p.m.

George Segal Gallery, Montclair State University

Register by Monday, September 20 using the following website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/opening-reception-techknowfuture-from-slang-to-structure-tickets-165010419607
Thank you.

Montclair State University requires all visitors to wear masks indoors, regardless of vaccination status. Visitors should complete the Hawk Check 6 to 14 hours before arriving. Please review the latest COVID-19 policies prior to your visit.
Fall 2021 Programming and Events

All events are free and open to the public. All programs are subject to change. Please visit our website to learn more about upcoming programming and events.

Curatorial Tour
Friday, September 24
12 – 1 p.m.
Join curator Tom Leeser for a tour of the current exhibition.
Register using the following website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/curatorial-tour-techknowfuture-from-slang-to-structure-tickets-166825318017
Thank you.

Beyond The Walls
Thursday, October 21
4 – 5 p.m.
Artist Nancy Baker Cahill in virtual conversation with exhibition curator Tom Leeser.
Register using the following website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beyond-the-walls-techknowfuture-from-slang-to-structure-tickets-166863562407
Thank you.

Director's Tour
Thursday, December 9
4 – 5 p.m.
Join University Galleries Director Megan C. Austin for a tour of the current exhibition.
Register using the following website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/directors-tour-techknowfuture-from-slang-to-structure-tickets-166828844565
Thank you.

Kids Art Corner
On the first Saturday of each month, we encourage kids to explore and engage with the current exhibition through creative play and art-making activities.
Saturday, October 2
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Saturday, November 6
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 4
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Register using the following website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kids-art-corner-tickets-168449439809
Thank you.

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22. Cyrilla Mozenter, FF Member, at Kathryn Markel Fine Art, New York, NY, opening Sept. 18

I am pleased to have my work included in Rough and Ready, curated by Fran Shalom, at Kathryn Markel Fine Art.

September 16 to October 23, 2021
Kathryn Markel Fine Art
529 West 20th Street, Suite 6W - between 10th & 11th Avenues

Opening reception: Saturday, September 18, 3:00 to 6:00 pm
Masks…

This group show accompanies Fran's solo exhibition Groping for the Elephant at the gallery.

Rough and Ready includes works by:
Sophie Friedman-Pappas
Rachel Klinghoffer
Cyrilla Mozenter
Helen O’Leary
Cordy Ryman

I look forward to seeing you— Cyrilla Mozenter

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23. RT Livingston, FF Alumn, live online with UC Santa Barbara Library, Sept. 14

Artist Talk: 9/11 RENEWAL / REBIRTH
with RT Livingston

Join us for an artist talk with RT Livingston regarding her new Library exhibit, 9/11 RENEWAL / REBIRTH commemorating the 20th anniversary of the tragic events of 9/11.

The UC Santa Barbara Library recently launched the 9/11 RENEWAL / REBIRTH project, an online exhibition featuring Livingston's eyewitness account of the year following the tragic events of September 11, 2001. From late September 2001 until the first anniversary of 9/11 in September 2002, she documented the sad and painstakingly slow renewal and rebirth of Lower Manhattan, equipped only with a small Olympus Stylus Epic 35mm point-and-shoot camera as well as a small 8mm cassette Sony video camera. The exhibition includes 100 photos and a compilation video documenting the rebirth of the area, all of which are part of the UCSB Library's Special Research Collections.

The artist talk will be moderated by Danelle Moon, Director of Special Research Collections.
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
4:00 PM Pacific Standard Time
Zoom Webinar
Register today at the following website: https://ucsb.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_snRb_FD5T1OreKQNPDweqw

If you have questions, please contact Heather Silva: heathersilva@ucsb.edu

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24. Annie Lanzillotto, FF Alumn, live online, October 2

FF alumn Annie Lanzillotto performs Sat 10/2 on Zoom in "The Save the Space Moving Body Resources fundraiser salon. Tkts: https://movingbodyresources.com/moving-body-salons/ And check out new website:annielanzillotto.com

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25. Stephanie Brody-Lederman, FF Alumn, at The Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, thru Jan. 2, 2022

Happy surprise!! ”Happy Days Are Here Again -Bronx Linoleum Floor,” 1988 calendar from my Calendar Series, is currently on display at the Cooper Hewitt Museum . The show is titled “Jon Gray Of Ghetto Castro Selects.” The show will be on exhibit through 1/2/22. Stephanie Brody-Lederman

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26. Adam Pendleton, FF Alumn, now online in The New York Times

Please visit this link:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/10/arts/design/adam-pendleton-moma-who-is-queen.html?searchResultPosition=1

Thank you.

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27. John Kelly, Tom Murrin, David Wojnarowicz, FF Alumns, at Howl Arts, Manhattan, opening Sept. 19

Please visit this link:

https://www.howlarts.org/event/icons-iconoclasts-and-outsiders/?fbclid=IwAR2IYaPVhmCU1ZWrY2nL3zBfZZJoqdrWOcJBL-xLM7d8MfbDiLklDL4ZL64

Thank you.

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28. John Fleck, FF Alumn, at The Odyssey Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, Sept. 18-Oct. 9

The ODYSSEY THEATRE - on the other coast - presents

JOHN FLECK
in his long awaited...and unable to be postponed anymore...Musical Cabaret work-in-progress
it’s alive, IT’S ALIVE !

a satirical homage to “LIVE” theater (REMEMBER “LIVE” THEATER??) and handy survival tips for living in a post-reality world

and its only 20 buckeroos if you use the DISCOUNT CODE: family

The Odyssey Theatre 2055 S Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025

Broadway World article: https://www.broadwayworld.com/los-angeles/article/Odyssey-Theatre-Presents-John-Flecks-Musical-Cabaret-ITS-ALIVE-ITS-ALIVE-20210817

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29. Elly Clarke, FF Alumn, at Hamilton MAS, Felixstowe, Suffolk, UK, opening Sept. 17

Proxy Bodies opening this Friday
at Hamilton MAS in Felixstowe

This is the first newsletter I have sent out in nearly a year. I hope it finds you as well and as ok as possible in these ever uncertain times. I have been focussing my energy mostly on my PhD, along with a Climate Justice Group I helped set up with a few other PhD researchers. For the last three months, however, I have been working at a start up art space, Hamilton MAS in Felixstowe, Suffolk as part of CHASE DTP supported PhD Placement. Proxy Bodies is a collaborative exhibition I have put together at the end of this, exploring ideas and lived realities of having and keeping a body going in an uber-connected, politically & ecologically unstable world - among many other drags, pressures and pleasures.

With work by:

Bryony Graham
Clareese Hill
Dominique Savitri Bonarjee
Elly Clarke
Galina Shevchenko
Loula Yorke

18th - 27th September
Open 11- 4 and by appointment

Private View:
Friday 17th September, 6-8pm

Artist talk (in person & on Zoom):
Thursday 23rd September, 6-8pm

Live Performance by Loula Yorke:
Friday 24th September 7.30pm

Collapse by Savitri (on the beach nearest Hamilton MAS):
Saturday 25th September at 5pm

Hamilton MAS
Bent Hill, Felixstowe IP11 7DG
info@hamiltonmas.org.uk
Instagram: @hamilt0nmas

Supported by CHASE Doctoral Training Programme

It would be wonderful to see you at any of these events. Please contact me directly if you would like a zoom link to the artist talk, which will take place online and off.

Eight minute video of me talking about the old work and new that I installed at Hamilton MAS in August 2021 as part of my PhD Placement. Filmed & edited by Roux Malherbe. Click on the image to play.

Research Residency & Installation

In August, I had the use of the Hamilton MAS street-facing space myself, which gave me the chance to drag some some old work out of its boxes. I revisited two key projects: Conversational Traces, a series of hand printed c-prints made from 35mm negatives of from .png screengrabs taken during Skype calls in 2008-14, and Mysterious at First Sight / Impressive Connections, a slide show piece from 2002 which puts hand written slogans taken from mobile phone adverts from 2000-2002 alongside my own (now very outdated looking) snapshots from the same period. Alongside these I produced new prints for #Sergina, with QR codes that brought a cacophany of sound from different mobile phones into the space on the private view evening, each image's code linking to a different song / video / instructional dance video / questionairre.

I am very grateful to my partner Roux Malherbe for making this very beautiful record of this.

Is My Body Out of Date? The Drag Of Physicality in the Digital Age - Episode 4

Episode 4 of Is My Body Out of Date? The Drag of Physicality in the Digital Age

Episode 4 of of #Sergina's repetative soap opera took place in August with Stephanie Ballantine at iPak's Sexuality Summer School. Through screenshare and re-iterated scripts, this performance lecture reuses and regurgitates material from previous editions, making it difficult to distinguish what or who is now, and what then. Episode 3, which took place in June 2019 - also via Zoom due to not wanting to fly across the world to deliver a 20 minute presentation - was published in IDEA journal as an e-book last year, and will be free to access from December.

Thanks for reading!

All the best,

Elly

Copyright © 2021 Elly Clarke, All rights reserved
Elly Clarke
69 Kitto Road
London, SE14 5TN
United Kingdom

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30. Claudia DeMonte, FF Alumn, at Yale University Art Gallery,

Claudia DeMonte, “Lemon Plate” is currently in the exhibit, Selections from the Permanent Collection exhibition, at Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Ct. (John Stewart Gordon is curator), Fall 2021

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