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Franklin Furnace's Goings On
March 9, 2005


1. Franklin Furnace reviewed in two-page color spread in March/April NY Arts Magazine
2. Nicolás Dumit Estévez, FF Fund for Performance Art recipient 2004-05, presents "For Art's Sake," March 20, 9 am-5 pm, and more
3. Tom Leeser, FF Alumn, announces Viralnet.net
4. Stanya Kahn, FF Alumn, at Anthology Film Archive, March 13-14
5. Theodora Skipitares, FF Alumn, at La MaMA Theater, March 17-27
6. Donna Henes, FF Alumn, Pink Moon Drumming Circle, Brooklyn, April 8, and more
7. Frank Moore, FF Alumn, offers workshop, March 11, 8-11 pm
8. Steed Taylor, FF Alumn, at Fading Ad Gallery, Brooklyn, thru April 5
9. Halona Hilbertz, FF Alumn, at Shanghai Den, Brooklyn, March 12
10. Robin Tewes, FF Alumn, in New American Paintings
11. Karen Shaw, Nancy Spero, FF Alumns,at L.E.S. Girls Club, opening Mar 17, 5-8 pm
12. Deborah Garwood, FF Alumn, at NurtureArt, Brooklyn, Mar 12, 7-8:30 pm
13. Penny Arcade, FF Alumn, at Tribeca Film Festival, April 22
14. Ken Aptekar, FF Alumn, in Juvisy-sur-Orge, France, opening Mar 12, 6-8 pm
15. Richard Rinehart, FF Alumn, at Exit Art, NY and online
16. Nao Bustamante, Peter Cramer, Jack Waters, FF Alumns, at The Kitchen, NY, March 22, 8 pm
17. Susana Cook, FF Alumn, at Dixon Place, NY, Mar. 24-26, 8 pm
18. Dominic McGill, FF Alumn, at PS 1, opening March 13
19. Sarah Schulman, Jack Waters, FF Alumns, at the New School, March 18-19
20. Sue de Beer, FF Alumn, at the Whitney at Altria, thru June 17
21. Andrea Polli, FF Alumn, at Harvestworks, March 14, 7 pm
22. Many FF Alumns in auction to support Steven Kurtz, at Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, April 17
23. Eve Biddle, FF Member, at Gallery 128, NY, opening March 16
24. Adam Putnam at Tracy Williams Ltd., NY, March 14, 6 pm
25. Cheri Gaulke, FF Alumn, on KPCC radio, Mar. 13, 9 pm
26. Joshua Fried, FF Alumn, at Cornelia Street Café, NY, March 14, 8:30 pm
27. ExPgirl, FF Alumns, at Psi Conference, Brown Univ., April 2-3
28. Raul Zamudio, FF Alumn, at White Box, NY, opening April 2, 5:30 pm
29. Harley Spiller, FF Alumn, in current Print Magazine and Food Arts magazine

1. Franklin Furnace reviewed in two-page color spread in March/April NY Arts Magazine

Franklin Furnace Archive is the subject of an article by Daniel Rothbart, "Stoking the Avant-Garde," in the March/April issue of NY Arts magazine. It's available at many magazine stores and also online at



2. Nicolás Dumit Estévez, FF Fund for Performance Art recipient 2004-05, presents "For Art's Sake," March 20, 9 am-5 pm, and more

8 hours and a burden of art catalogues link Lower Manhattan and East Harlem
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and Franklin Furnace host a work by Nicolás Dumit Estévez

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) and Franklin Furnace are proud to partner on interdisciplinary artist Nicolás Dumit Estévez's yearlong performance series For Art's Sake. Several torturous pilgrimages enacted by Estévez were conceived as a part of the LMCC/Workspace: 120 Broadway residency program and the Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art.

Estévez models his piece after the Catholic El Camino de Compostela in Spain, where devotees travel to the tomb of St James, staging a series of pilgrimages that reverse the relationship between art and religion. In this project, religion becomes a tool in the service of art as the artist endures journeys that begin in Lower Manhattan and conclude at several NYC museums. Passersby are encouraged to help him endure each penance and provide the artist with physical and moral support. They may offer to help him carry his backbreaking load of art catalogues or cheer him on as he travels on his knees to a museum. Alms collected during the journeys will be used to spread the word about the project. Upon completion of each penance, a passport-like credential is signed by the director of each institution or by an appointed official.

For the first journey, Estévez is heavily laden with donated art publications strapped to his back on a trip that takes him from the heart of the world's financial capital to Spanish Harlem. On March 20 at 9 am, a departing blessing performed by noted performance artist Martha Wilson, Director of Franklin Furnace, launches the artist's maiden voyage from the lobby of 120 Broadway in Lower Manhattan to El Museo del Barrio, 1230 Fifth Avenue at 104th. His estimated arrival time is 5 pm, just in time for a red wine reception celebrating Estévez's arrival and marking the closing of the exhibition Retratos: 2,000 years of Latin American Portraits. El Museo del Barrio's Director Julián Zugazagoitia will commemorate the performance by signing Estévez's passport at the opening.

Those wishing to offer support during the pilgrimage are invited to meet up with Estévez along the way. To find his exact location as the journey progresses, call 917-302-9492.

March 20, 2005
9 am to 5 pm
beginning at the equitable building 129 Broadway in Lower Manhattan and ending at El Museo del Barrio 1230 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street. Red wine reception 3-5 pm at el museo del barrio. Free admission.
If you can't join the journey, don't miss the party at LMCC workspace on April 22, from 6-10 pm. The reception kicks off Open Studios Weekend on April 23-24 from 12-6 pm when Estevez along with fellow resident artists share the work created in their studios with the public.

On his second pilgrimage of the series, on June 28 & 29th, Estévez will forge his way backwards from 120 Broadway to the Bronx Museum, asking Longwood Arts Project/Bronx Council on the Arts for "posada" along the way as night falls. His walk ends June 29 at 7:30pm with Director Olivia Georgia officially greeting him at the doors of the museum. The reception that follows also celebrates 25 years of the Artists in the Marketplace Program AIM). Other performance sites are yet to be determined. Other performance sites are yet to be determined.

Nicolás Dumit Estévez is an interdisciplinary artist working primarily in performance art. His work has been exhibited in New York at P.S.1/Clocktower Gallery, Sculpture Center, El Museo del Barrio, The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Henry Street Settlement/Abrons Arts Center, the Bronx Museum of the Arts, the Queens Museum of Art, Longwood Art Gallery, Art In General, Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning and at The Newark Museum; at the Museo de Arte Moderno and Museo del Hombre Dominicano in the Dominican Republic and Museo de Ciencias y Arte (MUCA/Roma) in Mexico City, and other venues. In 2001-2002 he was chosen to be part of The National Studio Program at P.S.1. His awards include, a Special Editions Fellowship from the Lower East Side Printshop, an Independent Projects Grants from Artists Space in NY, a Puffin Foundation Grant, and a Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art. Estévez is currently the recipient of a 2003-2006 Lambent Fellowship in the Arts from Tides Foundation. He holds a Residency from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and a Cyber Residency at Longwood Arts Project in the Bronx. In 2005, Estévez performed at Madrid Abierto (ARCO 05) in Madrid, Spain.

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) is an essential part of Downtown's cultural landscape and principal player in its redevelopment - as it has been since 1973. With cultural planning, art services, funding opportunities and free events in the performing, visual and new media arts, LMCC is a leader in enriching New York City's creative capital. Following the loss of their office, studio and programming venues at the World Trade Center, LMCC has re-emerged as a new and improved cultural force. www.lmcc.net


3. Tom Leeser, FF Alumn, announces Viralnet.net

Viralnet.net is now online.

Viralnet is a productive nexus: critique, archive, art space and journal. It intends to raise questions and provoke assumptions about culture, media, politics and the arts. Working with international social critics, media theorists, writers, curators and artists, it is an online space that will grow and mutate as it delivers material for these post-digital, post-democratic times. As human experience becomes more mediated, we will highlight alternative pathways into future thought and art making.

Produced by the Center for Integrated Media and the MFA Writing Program at CalArts, Viralnet offers a series of commissioned online projects, essays and interviews with a view toward articulating new concepts and working strategies developed by contemporary intermedia artists, writers and theorists. Tom Leeser, Director of the Center for Integrated Media, says Viralnet is set up to look at digital media in relation to culture, politics and the arts. The computer and the Internet have expanded far beyond the boundaries of an exclusive digital domain, allowing a transformation from novelty to the familiar," he says. "As with radio at the beginning of the 20th century, digital technology has entered a state of flux, going from an object of privilege to a common and everyday ubiquitous appliance. This will have creative, social and political ramifications that we are only beginning to experience and understand."

Some of the contributors to this release of Viralnet include; social critic and author, Norman Klein, new media theorist and author, Lisa Nakamura, Kitchen curator and author, Christina Yang, artists, Perry Hoberman and Sara Roberts.

You can find Viralnet at http://viralnet.net

For information regarding Viralnet and the Center for Integrated Media at CalArts please contact:

Tom Leeser, FF Alumn
Director, Center for Integrated Media
California Institute of the Arts
661 291 3004 tleeser@calarts.edu


4. Stanya Kahn, FF Alumn, at Anthology Film Archive, March 13-14

FF Alumn Stanya Kahn shows new video made in collaboration with Harry Dodge in New York Underground Film Festival. "Let the Good Times Roll" plays on the "Unexplored Territory" program at Anthology Film Archives
Sunday, March 13 at 6:00 pm - Repeats Monday at 11:30 pm
For more info see: www.nyuff.com


5. Theodora Skipitares, FF Alumn, at La MaMA Theater, March 17-27

Theodora Skipitares, FF Alum, at La MaMa Theater, 74A East 4th Street Thurs-Sun, March 17-20, 24-27, March31-April 3. 7:30 pm. Tickets $15.
An adaptation of Euripides' IPHIGENIA, designed and directed by Theodora Skipitares, featuring 5 foot Bunraku puppets worn by the performers: John Benoit, Carolyn Goelzer, Chris Maresca, Alissa Mello, Nicky Paraiso, Sonja Perryman, Amanda Villalobos.
Purchase tickets at 212 475 7710


6. Donna Henes, FF Alumn, Pink Moon Drumming Circle, Brooklyn, April 8, and more

New Pink Moon Drumming Circle With Donna Henes, Urban Shaman

A rosy ritual of warmth and well-being. Be in the pink! Advance reservations required. $20. Friday, April 8, at 7:30PM. Mama Donna's Tea Garden and Healing Haven, Park Slope, Brooklyn. Contact: Mama Donna's (718) 857-1343

Mama Donna's Spirit Shop Open Day
We have a unique selection of ceremonial tools and supplies. Charms, talismans, amulets, ritual tools, rare botanicals, books, CD's, and Mama Donna's Own Blend of Blessing Oils. April 16, Saturday from12-6pm. Mama Donna's Tea Garden & Healing Haven, Park Slope, Brooklyn, For directions, contact (718) 857-1343.


7. Frank Moore, FF Alumn, offers workshop, March 11, 8-11 pm

Created and conducted
by performance artist/shaman

An on-going drop-in workshop
three hour sessions

Next scheduled workshop:
March 11, 2005

One Taste Center
1074 FOLSOM ST. at 7th Street

sliding scale donation of $5-$50 per session

For those who want to expand their creativity beyond limits. Be it in art, music, performance, magic, or life in general

Using rituals, controlled folly, jams, physical play, improvisation, and just plain fun, the altered state of deeper creativity will be accessed.

Come early and visit THE FEEL GOOD CAFÉ

For info
Call: 510-526-7858
Email: fmoore@eroplay.com

For directions:

For downloadable poster:

"His stamina is unrelenting, and the music goes on and on. I am repelled but stuck: I can't turn away." San Francisco Weekly, 2001

"Frank Moore is a revolutionary and highly respected artist of the underground community...." fAZE3 Magazine July 1998

"Best of the Bay Area!" S.F Bay Guardian

"One of the few people practicing performance art that counts." Karen Finley, performance artist

"(Frank Moore is a)...major American artist" Joey Manley, Director FStv Web Project

"Frank Moore is one of my performance teachers." Annie Sprinkle, performance artist

"...one of the U.S.'s most controversial performance artists,...." P-Form Magazine

"...He's wonderful and hilarious and knows exactly what it's all about and has earned my undying respect. What he's doing is impossible, and he knows it. That's good art...." L.A. Weekly


8. Steed Taylor, FF Alumn, at Fading Ad Gallery, Brooklyn, thru April 5

Hi There - I am in a group show at a spunky, newly-opened gallery in Brooklyn. Check it out and/or have a look at their website. The show has a kicky political edge, much needed in our current day and age. Thanks. Steed

HIV+ artists' response to a post-mandate Bush America. Now that the far Right has claimed the "mainstream" of American values- where does the "fringe" go from here?

Michael Berube
Niccolo Cataldi
Joe De Hoyos
William Donovan
Benjamin Trimmier
Curated by Frank Jump

Thru APRIL 5, 2005 at FADING AD GALLERY 679 Myrtle Avenue,Brooklyn,NY



9. Halona Hilbertz, FF Alumn, at Shanghai Den, Brooklyn, March 12

Hi Friends,

It's Full Tank Time again...come to Shanghai Den this Saturday to witness the madness! We've got some new songs and are excited to play with the Elevenses, and dance to DJ Poubelle's beats after the live music.

As always, you people in Texas, Georgia and the other Jesus States; in Germany, France, Austria, Italy, New Zealand, the Middle East, and the rest of this planet: I send you this to keep you informed, and because I love you, and Full Tank loves you, and we wish you could be here!

And you Locals: Get your butts out to M and dance.


Elevenses at 10:00
Full Tank at 11:00
DJ Poubelle at 12:00

Shanghai Den (downstairs) at M Restaurant
129 Havemeyer St.
Between Grand & South 1st
No Cover!


10. Robin Tewes, FF Alumn, in New American Paintings

Robin Tewes, FF Alumn, has been published in New American Paintings - Open Studios Juried Competition #56 which just came out. Congratulations Robin.


11. Karen Shaw, Nancy Spero, FF Alumns, at L.E.S. Girls Club, opening Mar 17, 5-8 pm

A group exhibition curated by Michael St. John and Jason Duval with the participation of The Lower Eastside Girls Club's Curatorial Training Program
Opening Thursday, March 17th, 5 to 8pm, until April 16th.
"Art+Community Gallery at the Lower Eastside Girls Club", 56 East 1st Street between First and Second Avenues.
Gallery hours Saturday from 12 to 6pm or by appointment, 212-982-1633

Artists: Nancy Spero, Mary-Beth Gregg, Nicole Cherubini, Kirsten Deirup, Alex McQuilkin, Bethany Fancher, Judith Linhares, Karen Shaw, Julia Bezgin, Dianne Blell, Carol Cole, Elizabeth Deull, Gina Magid.

New York NY 3/2/05--This month at the "Art + Community Gallery at the Lower Eastside Girls Club", curators Michael St. John and Jason Duval have brought together a diverse group of women artists in an exhibition entitled "Charmed". The exhibition has been produced in collaboration with The Lower Eastside Girls Club's Curatorial Training Program. High school girls in the program have contributed to the Charmed show by writing, designing and producing the catalog, publicizing the show, and working in the gallery during the opening and on Saturday afternoons. Participants in the program learn about all aspects of running a gallery, meeting with the artists, professional gallery owners and curators. In May, the girls will get the chance to curate their own show at The Art+Community Gallery. This program is funded by a grant from The Pinkeron Foundation and The Charles Hayden Foundation

Curator Statement: "As curators, it is less our task to make a statement than to observe the evolution of art made by women. In this post-feminist/girl power era, the time for women to assume the authority of the means of production and to create one's own cosmology with disregard for references or critique is now! Finding new, old and unknown language for their own use, the artists in this exhibition revel in their own freedom and their own worlds. A world of one's own, owned and operated by women." The Art + Community Gallery is one of a trio of social ventures at the Lower Eastside Girls Club, including our Sweet Things Cafe and Fair Trade Gift Shop. Through these ventures, and our many other programs, we work to empower girls and young women to fulfill their potential. The Lower Eastside Girls Club is a community non-profit serving girls, young women and their families. For more information about the show or the programs, call Miriam Fogelson on 212 982 1633. For more information on our organization go to our website www.girlsclub.org


12. Deborah Garwood, FF Alumn, at NurtureArt, Brooklyn, Mar 12, 7-8:30 pm

Saturday, March 12, 2005.
The Armory Show Weekend
WGA Galleries open until 11 PM
Reading & Music
Saturday, March 12
7:00 to 8:30 pm
Readings: Amy Hill, Deborah Garwood, Lisa Streitfeld, Marcy Brafman, Hal Sirowitz, Cat Tyc and others.

8:30 to 11:00 pm

Damien Olsen And Javier Torales are Transcaucasia: a based midi guitars and electronics duo who explores the limits of different musical languages to compose a dynamic and textured kind of ambient.

NURTUREart Gallery and Emerging Curators' Resource Center 475 Keap St., Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211
718-782-7755, gallery@nurtureart.org www.nurtureart.org
Fridays 12-9 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays, 12-6 p.m. and by appointment
Directions to NURTUREart: L train to Lorimer St. or G to Metropolitan Ave. Exit the rear of the Brooklyn-bound train. Near the corner of Union and Metropolitan Avenues. Behind the diner and across the street from the gas station.
NURTUREart and Emerging Curators' Resource Center is funded in part by the Lily Auchincloss Foundation, the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by the Brooklyn Arts Council, Inc. (BAC), the Leibovitz Foundation and the Michael Weinstein Foundation.


13. Penny Arcade, FF Alumn, at Tribeca Film Festival, April 22

I've been doing a documentary on Taylor for the past four years and we just finally finished. The documentary is entitled, "Excavating Taylor Mead" and is premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival Friday, April 22nd. The film is narrated by Steve Buscemi and features interviews with Jim Jarmusch, Paul Morrissey, Gerard Malanga, Penny Arcade, Jonas Mekas, Michel Auder and many others. This is my first feature film and I'm new to any kind of press but I'm hoping to get to the people I admire and that admire Taylor. If you're interested in seeing the film write me back and I'll give you the information, otherwise, I'd love to hear your thoughts if you have any on this or Taylor, otherwise, keep up the good work.
All the best,


14. Ken Aptekar, FF Alumn, in Juvisy-sur-Orge, France, opening Mar. 12, 6-8 pm

KEN APTEKAR: La Chasse Humaine ("The Perilous Pursuit"), March 12-April 9, 2005 at Espace d'art contemporain Camille Lambert, 35 avenue de la Terrasse 91270 Juvisy-sur-Orge, Tel: 011.331., Email: eart.lambert@wanadoo.fr
opening Saturday, March 12, 2005 from 6-8PM

This solo exhibition just outside Paris, Ken Aptekar's first in France, brings together a group of recent paintings shown for the first time, a video, and a series of prints. All the works derive from the court of Louis XIV, and the "perilous pursuits" of Madame de Pompadour as well as the King, for whom hunting was a daily occupation. For the paintings with texts sandblasted on glass shown here, Aptekar drew upon historic works ranging from portraits of Madame de Pompadour by François Boucher to hunting scenes by Jean-Baptiste Oudry. To produce the digital prints, Aptekar used as source material plates taken from the original French Encyclopedia (Diderot and d'Alembert, 1751). The series entitled "A Shorter Encyclopedia," constitutes a reply to the universalizing ambitions of the time while acknowledging their limitations. Finally, the video on view documents Aptekar's successive transformations into Louis XV and then Madame de Pompadour, thanks to the onscreen efforts of the Karl Lagerfeld's former make-up artist, Pierre-Marie Humeau. The exhibition is supported by the Direction Regionale des Affaires Culturelles d'ile de France and the Conseil General de l'Essonne, France. A full-color 24-page catalogue is available.


15. Richard Rinehart, FF Alumn, at Exit Art, NY and online

I'm pleased to announce that a net.art work of mine has been included in an exhibition at the Exit Art gallery in New York that opened last weekend. The exhibition is "Other America" and can be found online at: http://www.exitart.org/other_america/

However, since my particular work is an online project, you can see it at Exit Art or online from anywhere. My project, "Reading Class", is described below and can be found online at:

"ReadingClass is what Joseph Beuys called "social sculpture"- engagement with the intangible elements that shape our lives. ReadingClass uses social software to explore the social question of class. Specifically, ReadingClass is a multimedia game built inside an Internet blog; a blog being a set of standards and software used for online personal journals or conversation. ReadingClass explores the idea of class as an emergent taxonomy, a self-organizing system, by taking participants on a journey of cultural choices and values where their own class identity is measured against fixed scholastic markers and against the relativistic play and perception of other participants as measured in real-time (the taste culture choices you make while you play affect the final class score of other players
during this project, and vice versa)."

I'd like to invite you to check it out, play, leave some comments, and enjoy.


16. Nao Bustamante, Peter Cramer, Jack Waters, FF Alumns, at The Kitchen, NY, March 22, 8 pm

The Kitchen presents LTTR: Let's take the role

The Kitchen is pleased to present LTTR: Let's take the role, an evening of new performances and presentations by artists Nao Bustamante, Marriage, Ulrike Müller, Megan Palaima, Emily Roysdon, and Jack Waters and Peter Cramer in collaboration with danceTube and Queer Fist, curated by the editors of the queer feminist art journal LTTR. A collectively-run project, LTTR's practice includes an annual journal, curatorial projects, and live arts events created by a vibrant community of feminist, queer, and genderqueer artists, writers, activists, and cultural producers. For this one-night event, LTTR presents work by a group of critically engaged artists who use movement, video, sound, and interruption to shape new strategies of performance. The event will take place on Tuesday, March 22nd at 8pm. Tickets are $8.

Pioneering performance artist Nao Bustamante presents Let Me, an exploration of mythical tactics in which personal symbols are used to challenge and denigrate the idea of "hero" in the performance arena. Chicago-based duo Marriage combines video and live melodies in an operatic performance that mines themes of love, aggravation, and identity. In One of Us (Freakish Moments), Ulrike Müller presents a narrative text in which normative social behaviors provoke the breakdown of the listener's body. Megan Palaima's daring movement-based work Untitled Red uses suspense and duration to challenge audience members to create their own roles within the performance space. In Emily Roysdon's video Social Movement, participants simultaneously create and perform the stage. Performance, memory and collectivity are framed through slow repetitious gestures in a document of presence and a monument of persistence. Jack Waters and Peter Cramer, in collaboration with danceTube and Queer Fist, facilitate Eat @ The Kitchen, a theatrical intervention.

Media contact:
Sacha Yanow
212-255-5793 x13

Box Office
212-255-5793 x11
Tue-Sat, 2-6pm

The Kitchen
512 West 19th Street
New York, NY 10011


17. Susana Cook, FF Alumn, at Dixon Place, NY, Mar 24-26, 8 pm

The story of a Paranoid Post Hero in the era of TERRORism. War is bringing us together. Paranoia makes life all the more exciting. Are you a terrorist? Have you been seeing things? Did you say something? Do you find yourself singing Christmas Carols in the shower? Do you masturbate afterwards? Do you believe in sanctity and global heterosexuality?
This is not a show. Do not bring any suspicious package.

The Values Horror show
Written and directed by Susana Cook
Performed by: Mistah, Felice Shays, Migdalia Jimenez, Simba Yangala, Jasmine Presson and Susana Cook.

Thursday Through Saturday, March 24, 25 and 26 at 8pm
Dixon Place
258 Bowery (Between Houston and Prince Streets)
New York, NY 10012
Phone: 212-219-0736
Tickets: $12

Born in Argentina, Susana Cook is a New York based performance artist who has been writing and producing original work since 1986 Her work addresses political issues such as racism, homophobia, oppression, repression, colonialism and other social illnesses, through parody, humor and satire, and with a cast of only women Some of her recent shows are: 100 Years of Attitude, Spic for Export, Dykenstein, Hamletango - Prince of Butches, Gross National Product, Hot Tamale, Conga Guerrilla Forest, The Fraud, Butch Fashion Show in the Femme Auto Body Shop and Rats. Susana is the creator and director of Tango Lesbiango, a series of lesbian performance art at Manhattan Neighborhood Network, that is aired monthly in Public Access Cable Television since 1997. She is the recipient of the 2003 fellowship in Poetry award by The New York Foundation for the Arts, the Franklin Furnace Archive award for Performing arts, the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice, The Puffin Foundation and Arts International.

The Values Horror Show will be featured in the next New York Foundation for The Arts' Current, please check: http://www.nyfa.org/current


18. Dominic McGill, FF Alumn, at PS 1, opening March 13

Greater New York 2005
Opening March 13, 2005 to September 22, 2005

Greater New York 2005, jointly organized by P.S.1 and The Museum of Modern Art, will go on view at P.S.1 on March 13, 2005 showcasing approximately 150 artists from the New York area. This exhibition builds from the spirit of its first incarnation, Greater New York, which opened at P.S.1 in 2000, shortly after the two institutions became affiliated.

Greater New York 2005 presents artists who have emerged since 2000. Their work explores both this specific time period, during which New York City has changed dramatically; shows vitality, energy, and exciting promise; and anticipates new artistic directions. The exhibition includes artists from New York's five boroughs, as well as nearby towns in New Jersey.

Selection Process
Greater New York 2005 was organized by a team of curators from both P.S.1 and MoMA, led by Klaus Biesenbach, the first jointly appointed curator for the affiliated institutions. The selection committee included P.S.1 Director Alanna Heiss and MoMA Director Glenn Lowry, P.S.1 Curatorial Advisor Robert Nickas, P.S.1 Curator Amy Smith-Stewart, and Ann Temkin, Curator, Department of Painting and Sculpture, The Museum of Modern Art.

The artist selection process included hundreds of visits to artists' studios and an open call issued by P.S.1, for which more than 2,000 artists submitted proposals. Recommendations from P.S.1 and MoMA curatorial departments, artists, art schools, galleries, and other art professionals generated approximately 350 additional proposals. An invitation was extended to all P.S.1 and MoMA curatorial staff to participate in a five -day review of the submissions and recommendations. Gary Garrels, Chief Curator, Department of Drawings and Curator, Department of Painting and Sculpture at MoMA was among a group of P.S.1 and MoMA curatorial staff members who were instrumental in selecting work during the submission review sessions. Other participants included Dalia Azim, Feri Daftari, Claire Gilman, Jodi Hauptman, Judy Hecker, Jordan Kantor, Laurence Kardish, Sarah Kessler, Susan Kismaric, Christian Larsen, Sarah Lewis, Barbara London, Sarah Meister, Tricia Paik, Luis Perez-Oramas, Francesca Pietropaolo, Joachim Pissarro, Josh Siegel, Eva Respini, Cora Rosevear, Alexandra Schwartz, Sarah Suzuki, Lumi Tan, Lilian Tone, Gretchen Wagner, and Michelle Yun.

P.S.1 Director of Exhibitions Antoine Guerrero will lead a team of more than fifty installers to realize the building wide exhibition. To accommodate this process, P.S.1 will be closed for the first time since its 1997 reopening, from February 22 to March 12.

Greater New York 2005 will run through September 26, 2005. The exhibition will occupy all of P.S.1's 145,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor gallery space and will include works in all media. Greater New York 2005 emphasizes the ongoing, dynamic dialogue between the institutions and conveys MoMA's commitment to a lively cultural presence in Long Island City.

A catalogue of approximately 300 pages will be produced in conjunction with Greater New York 2005 and will serve as an important resource. The catalogue will document trends, process, and media explored by the artists in the exhibition. The catalogue will include an introduction by Klaus Biesenbach as well as texts on each artist in the exhibition written by P.S.1 and MoMA curators.

The exhibition is made possible by Altria Group, Inc., Lily Auchincloss Foundation, and Pamela and Richard Kramlich. Generous support is provided by Jerry I. Speyer and Katherine G. Farley, Lawton W. Fitt, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, David Teiger, National Endowment for the Arts, Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, Kathleen and Richard S. Fuld, Jr., Agnes Gund and Daniel Shapiro, Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron, Millennium Partners, Peter Norton and the Peter Norton Family Foundation, Michel and Caroline Zaleski, Julia Stoschek, Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman, Sue & Edgar Wachenheim Foundation, and The Friends of Education and The International Council of The Museum of Modern Art. Additional funding is provided by The Contemporary Arts Council and The Junior Associates of The Museum of Modern Art.

Web Sites: www.ps1.org www.moma.org

PS1 is located at 22-25 Jackson Ave at the intersection of 46th Ave in Long Island City, 11101.

For additional information, please contact P.S.1 by phone or e-mail: 718.784.2084 (tel)
718.482.9454 (fax)


19. Sarah Schulman, Jack Waters, FF Alumns, at the New School, March 18-19

Hi folks -- This is a corrected promotion for the upcoming symposium and speakout on "East Village USA," containing all addresses and times. If you have a spare moment, please help me to circulate it!]
Dear Friends,

March 18th and 19th will be a weekend of conversation, for your consideration

The gallery flyer for the New Museum's "East Village USA" exhibition shows a stark painting by Lee that seems to show a young murder victim hitting the ground dead with a ruined-city ghetto backdrop. This ghastly pale sudden corpse may have died in the crack drug scourge of the 1980s; today it is a question mark - what died for us then? Inside the flyer, the word "revolution" twinkles as if indeed it was on television. What had been possible here at that time? Was this some kind of revolution laid low?

Friday, March 18th, 6:30pm- 8:30pm, New School for Social Research, Vera List Center for Art and Politics
6:30-8:30pm in the 66 W12th Street, 5th floor, room 510

Pickled Bohemia: "East Village USA" in Focus
"East Village USA" at the New Museum is the first historical art exhibition in the United States to consider the downtown New York cultural scene in the late-20th century. The exhibition raises questions about how that history is represented, what mattered then and what matters now. This roundtable symposium considers what it means to historicize the period, aspects of recent art, writing, and experience on the Lower East Side from the point of the view of the neighborhood as a bohemian district, and the antagonism between artists and the dominant political culture ("culture wars"). The discussion among scholars and artists looks at rebel culture in an era of gunboat diplomacy, the fervid scene in Loisaida that was pushed out to make way for a new, cosmopolitan urban class. Panelists recall activist art of this period, and recollect deeper ties in the neighborhood between labor and bohemians. Rampant mortality, the leitmotif of youth in East Village art, and the youthful lives cut short are considered. Panelists include Alan Moore, Al Orensanz, Yasmin Ramirez, Sarah Schulman, Gregory Sholette, and Jonathan Weinberg.

Saturday, March 19th, 11am-1pm, Bowery Poetry Club 308 Bowery @ Bleecker

East Village Artists' "Speak Out" on Our History
The New Museum's recent exhibition "East Village USA" is the first step towards a consolidation of historical understandings of the remarkably diverse and vital 1980s cultural episode which occurred on the Lower East Side. It is important that the voice of the artists, the original participants in that period, be heard now. For this reason, a formal "speak out" event is being planned as part of a two-fold consideration of the exhibition. (The second part of this is a mini-symposium and roundtable at the New School, see below.) At the "speak out" event, artists will have the opportunity to show a few images and briefly discuss their work during the period and its relation to the now-historical East Village art scene. This event will be videotaped, and public questions and comment will be encouraged. Confirmed participants: Stefan Eins, Carlo McCormick, Clayton Patterson, Jack Waters

Your participation is encouraged. There will be full media presentation resources at the BPC. Both events will be videotaped. If you wish to present at the "Speakout" event, please let me know as soon as possible. Each presentation should be about 5 minutes in length, and can include digital images or slides.

Alan W. Moore
135 Corson Ave.
Staten Isle, NY 10301
cel: 917 574 8392
video: http://www.brickhaus.com/amoore
MWF/Colab: 123 Scribner Ave SI NY 10301


20. Sue de Beer, FF Alumn, at the Whitney at Altria, thru June 17

Sue de Beer, FF Alumn, presents Black Sun at the Whitney Museum of American Art at Altria through June 17, 2005. The first U.S. museum exhibition for photographer, video and installation artist Sue de Beer, who was featured in the 2004 Whitney Biennial. THe Whitney Museum of American Art at Altria, 120 Park Avenue at 42nd St. T: 917.663.2453 / admission is free


21. Andrea Polli, FF Alumn, at Harvestworks, March 14, 7 pm

HARVESTWORKS Digital Media Arts Center Presents The Alternate Controllers Series Inaugural Concert: Andrea Polli
Monday, March 14th at 7pm
596 Broadway, Suite 602, NY, NY 10012/corner of Broadway and Houston
Subway: Broadway Lafayette (F/V), Bleeker St. (6), Prince St. (N/R)
212-431-1130 (p), 212-431-8473 (f) www.harvestworks.org

Harvestworks, a non-profit arts organization that provides opportunities for the public to see and hear innovative artists, presents "Alternate Controllers," a series of 8 concerts focusing on the modern intersections of art and technology. Central to this series is the exciting way that musicians and composers assimilate various machines into their creative processes. From Bruce Gremo and Jeff Fedderson's compositions for shakuhachi and digital mouthpiece to Andrea Polli's translation of evolving climate data into live sound sculpture, the presenting artists not only expand the boundaries of traditional instrumentation, but also humanize electronics through creative means. This concert is free and open to the public. It is generously funded by NYSCA, a state agency and media. The foundation, inc and is produced in partnership with The Tank NYC's BENT2005 Circuit Bending Festival.

"Andrea Polli is a digital pioneer in an art form that is taking performance to a new level--the streaming Webcast."-Karla Loring, Chicago Tribune

Andrea Polli will perform a selection of multi-channel compositions made by directly translating data to sound using Datareader, a custom piece of software she created in collaboration with computer programmer and video artist Kurt Ralske. Datareader was designed to read and output scientific data for use in performance with Max/MSP. The Datareader object and source code is freely available to artists at: http://www.andreapolli.com/datareader/. Polli will perform works using climate data from the "Heat and the Heartbeat of the City" and "Arctic Oscillation" projects developed in collaboration with Joe Gilmore, web artist and programmer from the UK.

The evening will also feature a presentation by Steve Symons, a Manchester-based artist who works exclusively with technology as an art medium, exploring open and semi-open systems (www.muio.org).

Andrea Polli is a digital media artist living in New York City. She is currently an Associate Professor of Film and Media at Hunter College. Polli's work addresses issues related to science and technology in contemporary society. She has exhibited, performed, and lectured nationally and internationally. She currently works in collaboration with meteorological scientists to develop systems for understanding storms and climate through sound. For this work, she has been recognized with the 2003 UNESCO Digital Arts Award and has presented work in the 2004 Ogaki Biennale in Gifu, Japan and at the World Summit on the Information Society in Geneva, Switzerland. Her work in this area has also been presented at Cybersonica at the ICA in London and awarded funding from the NewYork City Department of Cultural Affairs and the Greenwall Foundation. As a member of the steering committee for New York 2050, a wide-reaching project envisioning the future of the New York City region, she is currently working with city planners, environmental scientists, historians and other experts to look at the impact of climate on the future of human life both locally and globally. More information at www.andreapolli.com.

Harvestworks is a nonprofit Digital Media Arts Center that provides resources for artists to learn digital tools and exhibit experimental work created with digital technologies. Our programs are made possible with funds from mediaThe foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs, Materials for the Arts, The Experimental TV Center, the Mary Flagler Cary Trust, the Aaron Copland Fund, The Greenwall Foundation, the Jerome Foundation, Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts, JP Morgan Chase Foundation and the Rodney White Foundation.

HARVESTWORKS Digital Media Arts Center
596 Broadway, Suite 602 (at Houston St)
New York, NY 10012
Tel: 212-431-1130
Subway: F/V Broadway/Lafayette, 6 Bleeker, W/R Prince


22. Many FF Alumns in auction to support Steven Kurtz, at Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, April 17

Auction of work by major artists to benefit CAE Defense Fund

An April 17 auction to benefit the Critical Art Ensemble Defense Fund has attracted donations from some of the biggest names in the contemporary art world, including Richard Serra, Cindy Sherman, Alexis Rockman, RubZn Ortiz Torres, Hans Haacke, Kiki Smith, Chris Burden, and a great many others.

Organizers of the auction at Paula Cooper Gallery in New York expect to raise at least a six-figure sum to help Steven Kurtz and Robert Ferrell defend themselves against politically-motivated federal charges of "mail fraud" and "wire fraud." If convicted, Kurtz, a founding member of the Critical Art Ensemble (CAE) and Professor of Art at the University of Buffalo, and Ferrell, a Professor of Human Genetics at the University of Pittsburgh, could face up to 20 years in prison. (See http://caedefensefund.org for full details.)

The cost of the May 2004 raid on Kurtz's home, and his subsequent prosecution, is in the millions of public dollars, according to independent estimates. The federal authorities now admit that Kurtz and Ferrell, who have collaborated on widely shown artworks about biotechnology, have never posed any danger to public health - yet they continue to waste vast sums of public money prosecuting the case. Meanwhile, the bills for Kurtz and Ferrell's defense keep growing as well.

Since June 2004 there have been numerous public events to support the CAE Defense Fund in the US, Canada, Europe, Mexico, Latin America and Australia. These efforts, as well as numerous individual contributions, have met the mounting defense costs thus far. But as the case moves to trial, Kurtz and Ferrell's expenses are expected to increase dramatically, and more fundraisers and donations will be needed.

The April 17 auction organizers hope the auction will serve as a spur for people worldwide to organize new benefit events and to contribute to the fund. Please visit http://caedefensefund.org/ for details on how you can help publicize the auction, organize your own event, donate, or otherwise help support Kurtz and Ferrell in this exceedingly important case.

Auction details: Sunday, April 17, 2005 (2:00-5:00 PM viewing,
5:00-7:00 PM
auction), at the Paula Cooper Gallery, 534 West 21st Street, New York

Artists who have donated work for the auction: Acconci Studio, Dennis Adams, The Atlas Group, Nayland Blake, Mel Bochner, Chris Burden, Paul Chan, Jeremy Deller, Mark Dion, Sam Durant, Tony Feher, Andrea Fraser, Joseph Grigely, Hans Haacke, Ann Hamilton, Rachel Harrison, Mike Kelley, William Pope L., Louise Lawler, Zoe Leonard, Sol LeWitt, Glenn Ligon, Sharon Lockhart, Allan McCollum, Julie Mehretu, Donald Moffett, Dave Muller, Vic Muniz, Yoshitomo Nara, Cathy Opie, RubZn Ortiz Torres, Laura Owens, David Reed, Alexis Rockman, Martha Rosler, Christy Rupp, Richard Serra, Cindy Sherman, Amy Sillman, Lorna Simpson, Kiki Smith, Janaina Tschape and many more.

The Benefit is sponsored by the National Association of Artists' Organizations (NAAO) and Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center (Buffalo), and is supported by galleries across the US.

Please visit http://caedefensefund.org/ for more information. Press
inquiries may be directed to mailto:media@caedefensefund.org.


23. Eve Biddle, FF Member, at Gallery 128, NY, opening March 16

*Pieces 6*: a group show curated by Sylvia Netzer
at *Gallery 128*
(which is at 128 Rivington Street)
*Opening: Wednesday, March 16, 6-8pm *
(that's next week -- mark your calendar, ladies and gentlemen)
including work by:
*Eve Biddle*
Sylvia Netzer
Christopher Knowles
Michael Biddle
Lizzie Biddle
and many (like 30) others...
I am putting in a new piece called "Ria's Remains" (Ria is my roommate... you can only imagine what I've come up with to do with her remains... you'll just have to come to the opening to find out)
Love to all,


24. Adam Putnam at Tracy Williams Ltd., NY, March 14, 6 pm

Tracy Williams Ltd. Presents Passing Time, a lecture series curated by Adam Putnam, March 14, 2005, 6 pm. At 5 Ninth Avenue, between Little W. 12th and Gansevoort Streeets, 3rd floor. Doors open 5:30 pm. Lectures begin at 6 pm. For more information call 212-229-022757


25. Cheri Gaulke, FF Alumn, on KPCC radio, Mar 13, 9 pm

Dear Friends,

This Sunday night, KPCC's cultural program Pacific Drift will feature a program about the Woman's Building. The importance of this historic art center (1973-1991) will be explored through the voices of some of the artists who made it possible. Guests will include Sheila de Bretteville, Judy Chicago, Cheri Gaulke, Sue Maberry, Terry Wolverton, Linda Vallejo, Betty Brown and many others. I hope you tune in. See below for details.

VOICES OF THE WOMAN'S BUILDING KPCC 89.3 FM on the new program Pacific Drift Sunday, March 13, 9 p.m. Program can also be heard on line for a week after the program airs at www.kpcc.org


26. Joshua Fried, FF Alumn, at Cornelia Street Café, NY, March 14, 8:30 pm

Dear People-

Come see/hear me tear commercial FM radio apart -- and use the scraps to make a groove, maybe a laugh too

Monday, March 14th, 2005, 8.30pm
The Cornelia Street Cafe
29 Cornelia Street, NYC
Incredibly, it's between 6th & 7th Avenues
AND between Bleecker &
W. 4th Streets.


BOX OFFICE (212) 663-1967
Order your tickets BEFORE March 14: $15 (incl. house drink)
All tickets $20 at the door (incl. house drink or food equiv)
for more info see http://composer.home.acedsl.com/


27. ExPgirl, FF Alumns, at Psi Conference, Brown Univ., April 2-3

ExPgirl will be performing WAVING HELLO at Performance Studies International (PSi) conference at Brown University. The performance dates are SAturday April 2nd at 8pm and Sunday April 3rd at 2:30. You can go to www.brown.edu/psi for more info as well as other events.


28. Raul Zamudio, FF Alumn, at White Box, NY, opening April 2, 5:30 pm

Curated by Raul Zamudio
March 22 - April 23, 2005
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 2, 6-8 pm*
*With a special performance at 5:30 pm by Roi Vaara in collaboration with Franklin Furnace

ARTISTS: Axel Antas / Elina Brotherus / Veli Granö / Pia Lindman / Teemu Mäki / Jaakko Niemelä / Fanni Niemi-Junkola / Riitta Päiväläinen / Anu Pennanen / Ilppo Pohjola / Riiko Sakkinen / Juha Suonpää / Santeri Tuori / Roi Vaara

Veli Granö, Pia Lindman and Roi Vaara
March 22 - April 23, 2005
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 2, 6-8 pm

An installation by Jaakko Niemelä
601 West 26th Street, 14th Floor
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 2, 6-8 pm

Film Screening: Sunday, April 3, 6:30 pm
Ilppo Pohjola's Daddy and the Music Academy + Asphalto and Veli Granö's Meet
You in Finland Angel

The second installment of White Box's three-year series on Finnish art is titled Under Your Skin. The exhibition¹s title is culled from a landmark 1966 film by the acclaimed Finnish director Mikko Niskanen. Niskanen's film is a watershed in Finnish cinema in that it eschewed conventional formal structures as well as circumventing film studios by becoming the first independent work. The term "under your skin" also alludes to an English idiom that refers to something troubling, irritating or provocative to the point that it gets "under one's skin." Taken together, both film title and idiom converge as metaphor for the interaction between Finland and the world beyond it which at the same time extends the theme of White Box¹s 2004 exhibition on Finnish art. Titled Finnish Tango, the initial exhibition cited Finland¹s importation of Argentine dance and used this phenomenon as a foil to address how Finnish artists absorb, translate and reconfigure influences from abroad into transnational art practices. In contrast, Under Your Skin looks at Finnish artists who work outside of their native country as well as within it. The resulting dialogue between the myriad geo-cultural points of reference from inside and outside will underscore the global nature of Finnish art that is influenced by the locality of wherever it is made. It is through its malleable and absorbent nature that Finnish art undermines essentialism, and questions the mechanisms that construct nationalist discourses, both within its own borders as well as where Finnish artists may work in the international arena. Under Your Skin is further enhanced by its curatorial approach that will progressively mount the exhibition, starting on March 22 and culminate with an official opening on April 2. The intent of this piecemeal curatorial strategy is to literally and conceptually build up the exhibition to the degree that this protean undertaking mirrors the multivalent nature of Finnish art and of the overall exhibition. The progressive opening will be topped off with a performance on April 2 at 5:30 pm by one of Finland's most renowned artists, Roi Vaara and a screening at the Anthology Film Archives on Sun., April 3 at 6:30 pm.

The exhibition has received generous sponsorship from FRAME, Finnish Fund for Contemporary Art with additional support from the Finnish Film Foundation. Special thanks to Anthology Film Archives, Franklin Furnace, gb agency, Paris and Galerie Anhava, Helsinki.

White Box¹s exhibition program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and New York State Council for the Arts. White Box is a 501[c][3] not-for-profit arts organization.

Please contact Esa Nickle at esa@whiteboxny.org or 212-714-2347 for more information or images.

525 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10001
Tel 212-714-2347


29. Harley Spiller, FF Alumn, in current Print Magazine and Food Arts magazine

Print Magazine (March/April 2005) and Food Arts (March 2005) magazines contain reviews of FF Alumn Harley Spiller's exhibition of Chinese restaurant memorabilia at the Museum of Chinese in the Americas, NY. The exhibition is on view through June 2005. More info is available at www.moca-nyc.org



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