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Franklin Furnace's Goings On
June 1, 2005


1. Paul Zaloom, FF Alumn, at Barnesdale Gallery Theater, LA, June 3, 4
2. Micki Watanabe, FF Alumn, at Henry Street, opening June 9, and more
3. 45 John Street, Manhattan, FF’s old address, host an exhibit, opening June 3
4. Peter Grzybowski, FF Alumn, at Chashama, NY, June 7
5. Agnes Denes, FF Alumn, at Ballroom, Marfa, Texas and more
6. Yoshiko Chuma, FF Alumn, at World Financial Center, June 2, 3
7. Raul Zamudio, FF Alumn, at Open Gallery, Demarest, NJ, reception June 4
8. Rae C. Wright, FF Alumn, receives Fundacion Valparasio residency, Spain
9. Martha Rosler, FF Alumn, solo exhibition at ICA, London, opens June 4
10. Tom Trusky, FF Alumn, presents James Castle exhibiton online
11. Jay Critchley, FF Alumn, at Theater in the Ground, Provincetown, June 17
12. Clarinda Mac Low, FF Alumn, at The Field, June 3-12
13. William Pope.L, FF Alumn, at White Box, June 4; Newark June 5, and national tour
14. Mark Berghash, FF Alumn, at Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem, thru September
15. Charles Dennis, Bob Holman, Ron Littke, FF Alumns, at Bowery Poetry Club, June 5
16. Liza Lou, Ann Hamilton, Ed Ruscha, FF Alumns, receive Pew Charitable Trust awards
17. Laura Parnes, FF Alumn, at LACE, LA, June 3, 7 pm
18. Isabel Samaras, FF Alumn, at 111 Minna Gallery, SF, June 4, 6-9 pm
19. Marcus Young, FF Alumn, at Red Eye, Minneapolis, June 23-26
20. Red Dive, FF Fundwinners 2004-2005, in Metro, TODAY

1. Paul Zaloom, FF Alumn, at Barnesdale Gallery Theater, LA, June 3, 4

Hiya friends...
WHAT: Paul Zaloom's brand new shadow puppet spectacle, KARAGOZ; THE MOTHER OF ALL ENEMIES.
HUNH? A profane defense of queer, secular humaninist/Buddhist/Quaker/Agnostic freethinking...with puppets. A comedy.
WHEN: Friday and Saturday, June 3 and 4, at 8 pm.
WHERE: Barnsdale Gallery Theater at Barnsdale Art Park, 4800 Hollywood Bvld., Los Angeles. A few blocks west of Vermont, south side of the street. Parking both at the bottom of the hill and up the hill.
RESERVATIONS? No....there are over 200 seats, and they have not sold out a show yet. But I still suggest coming a little early.
AND? 18 and over. Not appropriate for children, to put it mildly.
Paul Zaloom


2. Micki Watanabe, FF Alumn, at Henry Street, opening June 9, and more

Dear Friends,
Hope you are all doing well. I wanted to let you know of two group shows I'm in, one is a benefit show. Looking forward to seeing you around this summer,
xoxo micki
Please see info below:

"Looking ...Seeing" Selected Alumni from the Artist-in-Residence Studio Space Program. Guest Curator: Suzanne Randolph
Abrons Arts Center - Henry Street Settlement
466 Grand Street, NYC 10002
June 7th - July 17th
Opening Reception:Thursday June 9th  6-8pm


Gallery 138 presents: RAPSIDA (Rwandans & Americans in Partnership Contre Le Sida)
An Exhibition and Silent Auction Benefiting AIDS Education in Rwanda
June 8-June22, 2005
Opening Preview: Wednesday, June 8th, 6-8
Silent Auction: Wednesday, June 22, 6-9pm
Gallery 138
138 West 17th Street. 5th floor
NYC 10011


3. 45 John Street, Manhattan, FF’s old address, host an exhibit, opening June 3

Please join us for the opening of 3-legged dog’s temporary exhibition space at 45 john street between dutch & nassau streets hosted by the lower manhattan cultural council’s swing space program
there will be a party on june 3rd from 6pm unitl. . .
See new works by:
3-legged dog
l.e.m.u.r. (the league of electronic musical urban robots)
ars subterranea
jeff morey & peter normann
special guest aldo perez as reynaldo
Support provided by Con Edison, DeutscheBank Americas Foundation, New York Community Trust, NYC Council Speaker Gifford Miller and NYS Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. Space generously provided by Collegiate Church Corporation.

Accidental Records and Works from Degeneracy
Accidental Records, the expansion of 3LD and Leeser Architecture’s interactive video installation that premiered successfully in prototype at the VeniceBiennale. An installation of artworks from Degeneracy, our next large-scale multimedia theater work by 3LD founder Kevin Cunningham. The completed work will open our new theater on Greenwich Street in October 2005. As we develop this work in the basement rehearsal space at 45 John Street this summer, upstairs a gallery of objects, machines, interactive video and audio works and drawings from the work in progress will take form.

Spontaneous Generation
From a wounded urban landscape, artists and institutions alike have been forced to incorporate detritus and devastation, transforming raw spaces into new breeding grounds for artistic expression. This particular process of recreation from destruction is the subject of Ars Subterranea's exhibition Spontaneous Generation.  Spontaneous generation is the archaic scientific theory that living organisms could arise spontaneously from decaying matter, such as flies from putrefying food or mice from rotting hay. The idea, expounded on by Aristotle and St. Augustine, was widely believed to be true until Louis Pasteur's bacterial experiments disproved it in the 19 th century. Ars Subterranea's Spontaneous Generation playfully raises the question of what sort of life forms might spring from the decay of urban ruins and what inhabitants and transformations await decrepit spaces.

Brandon Merkel's photos show obsolete furniture caught in motion while Christopher Beauchamp's photos depict fresh plant life blossoming from cracked walls.

Handcranked Film's Met Stateshowscrumbling hallways of a decaying mental institution in which discarded furniture comes to life in a final Danse Macabre. Julia Solis's pieces play with the idea of dreams springing from long-forgotten hospital beds; photographer Suzy Poling's Wonderland of Decay features odd creatures creating mischief in deteriorated environments. Christos Pathiakis creates alchemical photos of New York's obsolete City Hall subway station on copper plates. Ruins in ASCII, Aaron Benoy's installation, displays abandoned sites in lower Manhattan and England haunting a discarded cash register.

League of Electronic Musical Urban Robots

Drumming on the Ceiling
Drumming on the Ceiling takes advantage of 45 John Street's raw space and high ceilings. Located in one of Manhattan's busiest work neighborhoods, the exhibition offers a low-commitment (free and easily accessible) respite from the office. LEMUR recently exhibited at Beall Center for Art + Technology at University of California, Irvine, but its last New York exhibition was at Gigantic Art Space's acclaimed Gen.R.8 show in early 2004. LEMUR has performed at many concert halls over the last year, including The Juilliard School and Jazz at Lincoln Center, and the exhibition aspect of LEMUR continues to be important to the robot collective.


4. Peter Grzybowski, FF Alumn, at Chashama, NY, June 7

New performance in New York, at Chashama, as a part of Preview of Currency 2005 International Festival of Performance. Tuesday, June 7, 2005 6-8 PM
chashama: 217 East 42nd Street, New York
Please, stop by if you get a chance!
Free admission

For more information please see www.chashama.org
Greetings from New York,

Peter Grzybowski


80 Varick Street Suite 2D
New York , NY 10013
PHONE / FAX: 212 219 84-24


5. Agnes Denes, FF Alumn, at Ballroom, Marfa, Texas and more

Agnes Denes is in a show at the Ballroom in Marfa Texas, called Pyramids of Conscience.The four large pyramids hold water, polluted water from the Rio Grande, crude oil and the fourth is made of reflecting mirrors in which you can see yourself. The show will be up till September.


Agnes Denes is giving the keynote address at the Environmental Conference organized by the Americans for the Arts, in Austin, Texas June 9.


6. Yoshiko Chuma, FF Alumn, at World Financial Center, June 2, 3

Dear Friends,
This week, I am presenting the performance for 7dancers and 7trombone musicians YOSHIKO CHUMA & THE SCHOOL OF HARD KNOCKS in River to River Festival/ Sites Unseen: Art on the Beach Revisited performs a new work:
7 X 7 X 7 X 7 X 7
Date: JUNE 2, 3, 2005
Event begins at 7:30pm
School of Hard Knocks performs at 8:20 pm
Our location is near the Harbor front of Winter Garden of World
Financial Center , at the end of Liberty st.
Conceived and Directed by Yoshiko Chuma
Created in collaboration with the choreographers
Performed by
Yoshiko Chuma, Donald Fleming, Irving Gregory, Sally Gross, Motoko Ikeda, Anthony Phillips, Sarah Skaggs
Music composed by Christopher McIntyre
7 x 7 Trombone Band: Joe Fiedler, Jacob Garchik, Richard Marriot, Chris McIntyre, Josh Roseman. Steve Swell, Peter Zummo
Cube Design By Ralph Lee
Lighting consultant: Pat Dignan
Costume consultant: Gabriel Berry
Company manager: Bonnie Stein
stage manager :Kryssy Wright
schedule coordinator:Isabella Bruno
Battery Park City's esplanade comes alive in this homage to Art on the Beach, the landmark series conceived and presented by Creative Time from 1978 to 1988 when Battery Park City was just landfill. Starting at Rockefeller Park, visitors will take a 90-minute journey from one site-specific performance to the next. Yoshiko Chuma has created a new work for the event, with School of Hard Knocks performers including 7 dancers and 7 trombonists and 7-foot cubes. School of Hard Knocks performance location is directly outside of the World Financial Center, about 100 feet south, along the river.

I remember when I danced at Art on the Beach in the end of the 1970s. There were empty landfills; it was like landing on Mars. " (Chuma)

Information: http://www.yoshikochuma.org/ or
http://www.rivertorivernyc.com/ 212-835-2789


7. Raul Zamudio, FF Alumn, at Open Gallery, Demarest, NJ, reception June 4

No Man is an Island
Curated by Raúl Zamudio
Open Gallery, The Art School, Demarest, NJ
Thru June 18, 2005

Reception: June 4 6:00-10:00 pm.


Eduardo Cintron
Andrea Franco
Alfredo Martinez
Angel Nevares
Yasira Nun
Quintin Rivera-Toro


8. Rae C. Wright, FF Alumn, receives Fundacion Valparasio residency, Spain

Rae C Wright, FF Alumn, received a fellowship to the Fundacion Valparasio Artists Residency - in Mojaocar, Spain, month of June, 2005.


9. Martha Rosler, FF Alumn, solo exhibition at ICA, London, opens June 4

Martha Rosler: London Garage Sale
4 June 2005 – 17 July 2005

Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
The Mall, London SW1
Phone: +44 (0)20 7930 3647
Fax: +44 (0)20 7306 0122
Email: info@ica.org.uk

“It is easy to state that a work of art is a commodity. It is much more difficult to determine which commodities are works of art – Boris Groys, Philosopher and Art theoretician

For her first London solo exhibition, the highly influential and respected American artist Martha Rosler will bring her seminal work Garage Sale to the ICA, in a version organised especially for the venue. This now iconic installation and performance piece originally took place in 1973 in the art gallery of the University of California, San Diego. Advertised as a garage sale in local newspapers but also as an art event within the arts community, this work took the form of an authentic household jumble sale where second-hand goods - clothes, books, records, toys, costume jewellery and personal letters and mementos - were displayed on racks and tables and sold off over the duration of the ‘exhibition’. This was also one of the first works in which Rosler herself featured: she adopted the persona of a cash-strapped Southern Californian single mother, adding a narrative dimension to the already complex multiplicity of the piece. As in the Garage sales that were the mode l for this work, artist and visitors engaged in personal transactions embedded in the cash nexus.

From the early 1970’s Rosler has utilised the apparatus of vernacular culture and the minutiae of daily experience to investigate and comment on contemporary society. Shopping, cooking, cleaning and even the daily commute have all been objects of her attention. In an artistic practice that encompasses performance, installation, video, photography and critical writing Rosler takes on such global issues as modes of transport, housing and homelessness, war, and the role of visual appearance in the subjugation of women – all themes as pertinent today as they were at the start of her career.

Garage Sale, with its reference to the status of the art work, art history and art audiences, is clearly interested in examining art as a fetishised object and commodity and offering an institutional critique; but it is as well a representation of a subjective history and a way of thinking and it works as a potent metaphor for personal and social relations - especially given its genesis within the highly politicised context of the women’s movement in the 70’s. Through her examination of domesticity, suburbia and family and the circulation of domestic material objects, Rosler evokes a powerful feminist discourse, which gives clear expression to the anthem of personal as political. The arena of domestic experience becomes here the focus for a charged artistic, social and cultural exploration, but there is a dry humour in the way that this ‘art’ can be rummaged in, discarded, fought over or treated with a delightful insouciance not usually found in the traditional muse um/gallery context.

Over the past 30 years, Rosler’s Garage Sale has traveled extensively – from the artist-run La Mamelle Gallery, San Francisco (1977) to more recent presentations at the Generali Foundation, Vienna (1999), the New Museum, New York (as part of Rosler’s travelling retrospective in 2000) and the Project Arts Centre, Dublin, Ireland (2004). Although the work accretes elements from each venue, London Garage Sale will be specifically adapted for the ICA to reflect the particularities of London and create a local narrative for its present reality.

Martha Rosler was born in Brooklyn, New York where she is still living today. Since graduating with a Masters in Fine Art from the University of California in 1974, Rosler has exhibited widely. Her recent solo exhibitions include shows at the Sprengel Museum, Hanover, Germany (2005); Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden (2002), Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland (2000); New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, USA (2000); Generali Foundation, Vienna, Austria (2000); and Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Spain (1998). London Garage Sale at the ICA will be Rosler’s first London solo exhibition since presenting her video works at the ICA in 1983 and 1979.

Martha Rosler Film Programme:
To accompany Martha Rosler’s London Garage Sale, three one hour programmes of the artist’s films as well as five Super-8 Shorts will be presented in the Upper Galleries at the ICA.

Programme 1:
Total running time: 57.59 mins
Start times: 12.30pm, 3.30pm

Losing: A Conversation With The Parents, 1977
18.39 min, colour, sound
A TV documentary/ soap opera style interview with the bereaved parents of an anorexic young woman who has starved herself to death, which focuses on food as a tool of oppression – either internalized, self-induced ideals of beauty or the externalized, unavoidable suffering of war, famine and poverty.

Vital Statistics of a Citizen, Simply Obtained, 1977
39:20 min, colour, sound
Conceived as an ‘opera in three acts’, this film traces, through a sequence of images in which women are physically measured, how a woman’s identity is systematically constructed by an essentially bureaucratic and technological society. The institutionalized systems of measurements and classification that affect a woman’s sense of self are compared with the repressive regimes of the armed forces and even concentration camps.

Programme 2:
Total running time: 57.73 min
Start time: 1.30pm, 4.30pm

Semiotics of the Kitchen, 1975
6.09 min, b&w, sound
In this parody of the cookery demonstration, Rosler in a role that is the antithesis of the perfect TV housewife, presents a series of kitchen utensils as tools for not domestic bliss but rather violence and aggression, their common ‘safe’ meanings replaced with a language of rage and frustration.

The East Is Red, The West Is Bending, 1977
19:57 min, colour, sound
In this absurd performance-based work, Rosler demonstrates in her kitchen the West End electric wok, reading from this new must-have consumer appliance’s instruction manual. The possibilities for introducing exotic foreign cultures into the western home are belied by the imperialist jargon of the corporate manufacturer.

Domination and the Everyday, 1978
32:07 min, colour, sound
Described by Rosler as an ‘artist-mother’s This is Your Life’, this non-narrative layering of images and sounds, of a woman feeding her young son, an art dealer interviewed on the radio, family photographs, advertisements and crawling text comparing life in Chile with that in the US, investigates the relationships between the corporate sector, the media, the state and the family.

Programme 3:
Total running time: 60.45
Start time: 2.30pm, 5.30pm

Martha Rosler Reads ‘Vogue’ , 1982
25:45 min, colour, sound
In this live performance for Paper Tiger Television’s public access cable program in New York, Rosler investigates how magazines make meaning in contemporary society by deconstructing the messages and advertisements of Vogue. The artist also reflects on the harsher realities of sweatshops on which the fashion industry is dependent.

Born to be Sold: Martha Rosler Reads the Strange Case of Baby SM , 1988
35 min, colour, sound
Produced by Paper Tiger Television, this film reconstructs from media reports and court transcripts the real-life case of ‘Baby M’, in which a surrogate mother attempted to keep her child. Rosler takes on the roles of each of the participants and considers how a woman’s body becomes the site of battles over class, gender and wealth.

Super-8 Shorts:

Backyard Economy I, c.1974
3:20 min, colour, silent
Backyard Economy II (Diane Germain Mowing), c. 1974
6:32 min, colour, silent
In these early super-8 shorts, Rosler uses the American ‘home movie’ format to film the daily, mundane activities of a suburban housewife such as moving the lawn, hanging out the washing and playing with her son. Through throwing light onto these often overlooked chores, the artist highlights the significance of the domestic economy and the labour necessary to create a space for leisure activities.

Flower Fields, c.1975
3:40 min, colour, silent
This short film was intended to create a colour field painting based on the flower fields that provided the living for so many, mostly undocumented, workers in the area. When the camera closes in on the beautiful colour-striped hillside, the laborers in the field can be seen, Later, in a run up Highway 5, we see the immigration police at their mobile roadblock.

Mission District I , c.1979
TK, colour, silent

Mission District II , c.1979
TK, colour, silent
From a car window, Rosler films the cultural and political realities of street life in a Latino district in San Francisco.

For further information and images, please contact:
Natasha Plowright
Exhibitions Press & Publicity Manager
ICA Press Office
Tel: 0207 766 1404
E-Mail: natashap@ica.org.uk


10. Tom Trusky, FF Alumn, presents James Castle exhibiton online

"James Castle: Icehouse Unto Early Attic, Books & Art" closes today (June 1st) at the Boise State University Student Union Gallery.

It lives on eternally, however, at:

Tom Trusky, Director
Hemingway Western Studies Center and
Professor of English
Boise State University
1910 University Drive
Boise, ID 83725
(208) 426-1999 tel
(208) 426-4373 fax


11. Jay Critchley, FF Alumn, at Theater in the Ground, Provincetown, June 17

Contact: Jay Critchley
Theater in the Ground @Septic Space
508 487-3684



 You can walk or swim along the beach for miles and meet only the dunes / Sphinxes muffled in their yellow robes with paws deep in the sea. Eugene O’Neill

How might 21 st Century Provincetown and its contemporary writers, actors and artists respond to the legacy of Eugene O’Neill? How have his writings been filtered through the shifting sands and waters of this arts colony where he wrote his earliest plays?

The Theater in the Ground@Septic Space, in Jay Critchley’s back yard, will be the setting for an enclave O’NEILL CONGEALED, an official event of the Eugene O’Neill Society’s annual conference and the Provincetown International Film Festival. It is scheduled for Friday, June 17, 2005 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm, 7 Carnes Lane (off Pleasant Street), Provincetown. For more information call 508 487-3684, or email reroot@comcast.net. The performance event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

O’NEILL CONGEALED will present a dozen writers, actors and others who will read selected O’Neill pieces, and present original poetry and performances influenced or inspired by the Pulitzer Prize winning playwright. Presenters to date include writer Oona Patrick, poet Melanie Braverman, dancer John Kinzel, writer Steve Desrouches, actor/composer Tim Babcock, chanteuse Patricia Fitzpatrick, visual artist Mary Alice Johnston and musician Eric Peters, and the new theater company Shakespeare on the Cape.

From an abandoned wharf in Provincetown Harbor left after the Portland Gale of 1898 housing the Provincetown Players to one of the abandoned septic tanks a century later housing Theater in the Ground@Septic Space artists have continued to mine the rich resources of this spiral spit of sand. These numerous unclaimed septic spaces provide fertile opportunity to tap the generations of artists and writers who contribute to this ever-changing cultural landscape. Electra!

7 Carnes Lane , Provincetown, MA 02657 , 508 487-3684, reroot@comcast.net


12. Clarinda Mac Low, FF Alumn, at The Field, June 3-12

Godzilla Eats Tokyo, Then You Dear
by judsoN

Dig the show. Computers integrated with live STAGE shenanigans.

All shows captioned in English!

at the Field
521 West 26th St
between 10th and 11th Aves, 2nd floor
new york, new york
(where all the Chelsea art galleries are)

2 weeks, fri-sun, June 3,4,5,10,11,12

$9.99 (what a bargain!)

featuring mesmerizing dance meditations in gestures by

Clarinda Mac Low (week 1)
and Philippa Kaye (week 2)

seating limited, so reservations are highly recommended.

email godzilla@plasmastudii.org
if there's any problem, you'll be notified

have fun,

art non-profit
stages * galleries * the web
PO Box 1086
Cathedral Station
New York, USA 10025
(on-line press kit)


13. William Pope.L, FF Alumn, at White Box, June 4; Newark June 5, and national tour


The Black Factory, artist William Pope. L’s interactive performance art installation on wheels, opens for business at White Box on Saturday June 4, 2005 between 1 PM and 5 PM as part of its national tour from Maine to Missouri, playfully opening up a discussion on difference and democracy wherever it parks.

The national tour includes stops at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, White Box Gallery, NYC, Three Rivers Festival, Pittsburgh, PA, Contemporary Art Museum St Louis, St Louis, MO, and Salina Art Center, Salina, KS. For additional stops and full tour information please see www.theblackfactory.com

The Black Factory, a mobile art performance installation requires the participation of an audience to do its work. Typically the Factory arrives at a city or town and sets up its interactive workshop on the street. People bring objects that represent blackness to them. The Factory¹s workers use these objects in tightly rehearsed but loosely performed skits to stimulate a conversation ‹ a flow of ideas, images and experiences. Most objects are photographed and made part of the Factory¹s virtual library, some are housed in the Factory's archive for later use, and some are pulverized in the Factory¹s workshop to make new products available in the Factory¹s gift shop.

The Factory also has a charitable side. The most direct expression is its "Twice-Sold" products also available in the gift shop. "Twice-sold" are products that are sold twice. Pope. L visits a local supermarket, buys canned goods, slaps on a Black Factory gold label, signs and dates each one and makes them available for $250 and up! 100% of all proceeds are given directly to  the Holy Apostle Soup Kitchen, located at 296 9th Avenue in New York City.

William Pope.L, the CEO, artist and mastermind behind The Black Factory says " The Black Factory does not make blackness, it makes opportunity; the chance to imagine a future we'd like instead of one imposed on us. The Factory is a conversation piece on wheels. It's a chance for folks to open up their hearts and minds, laugh and talk freely, maybe even disagree about what brings us together as well as what divides us."

The Black Factory's mission is to travel the country transporting a fresh discussion about how difference works in the U.S. and how it can produce important social transformation. The Factory uses the idea of blackness as a means to get the conversation started but blackness is not an end in itself, only a beginning.

National Contact Information: Black Factory National Tour 2005
Lydia Grey, Production Manager
908-240-2524 lydiagrey@yahoo.com

White Box’s 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. All donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

Please contact Yasha Wallin at yasha@whiteboxny.org or 212-714-2347 for more information or images.

WHITE BOX 25 West 26th Street
New York , NY 10001
Tel 212-714-2347

full tour schedule below

May 26: Maine College of Art, Portland, ME
June 2-3: University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
June 4: White Box, New York City, NY
June 5: City Without Walls, Newark, NJ
June 8: Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH
June 10: Three Rivers Festival, Pittsburgh, PA
June 11: Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
June 14: Grand Arts, Kansas City, MO
June 16: Salina Art Center, Salina, KS
June 18: Contemporary Art Museum, St Louis, MO
June 23: Indy-MOCA, Indianapolis, IN
June 26: Demolicious Poetry Group, Cambridge, MA


14. Mark Berghash, FF Alumn, at Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem, thru September

Mark Berghash, FF Alumn, has two large works in "Dead End", at the Museum on the
Seam, Jerusalem Israel, thru September 2005.


15. Charles Dennis, Bob Holman, Ron Littke, FF Alumns, at Bowery Poetry Club, June 5

Charles Dennis, Bob Holman, & The Bowery Poetry Club present Shoot The Poem, a festival of poetry & video.
10 poets and 10 filmmakers are commissioned to make 10 PoVids. Can you Imagine? Sunday, June 5th! Doors at 4pm... Screening at 5pm.

Shoot This Poem – Participating Poets & Video Artists

Bob Holman & Charles Dennis
Bruce Andrews & Henry Hills
Monica de la Torre & Abby Child
Celena Glenn & Hank Smith
Steve Cannon & Ron Littke
Shappy & Bill Dyszel
Lynn Procope & Arleen Schloss
Kristin Prevallet & Pooh Kaye
Moonshine & Mona Banzer
Kim Rosenfeld & Amy Greenfield

The Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery @ Bleecker, right across from CBGB's
F train to Second Ave | 6 train to Bleecker | 212-614-0505



16. Liza Lou, Ann Hamilton, Ed Ruscha, FF Alumns, receive Pew Charitable Trust awards


The Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative, a visual arts artistic development program funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts and administered by The University of the Arts, has announced its 2005 grant awards totaling $824,460. Since its inception in 1997, PEIhas invested nearly $7 million in exhibitions in the Philadelphia region—a commitment that makes this program unique among private foundations in the United States in both focus and level of financial support.

In 2005, the exhibition grant recipients and their projects include:
The Fabric Workshop and Museum ($200,000) for a collaboration with artist-in-residence Ed Ruscha—the 2005 U.S. representative to the Venice Biennale--to create a new artist’s book and to organize the first major exhibition of Ruscha’s work in Philadelphia.
Goldie Paley Gallery, Moore College of Art & Design ($197,200) for a solo exhibition of Latin American artist Artur Barrio’s work. Barrio is a figure of international importance who is virtually unknown in the United States.
Institute of Contemporary Art ($200,000) for its ongoing Architecture & Design Series, to include newly commissioned site-specific installations by award-winning Dutch architects Ben van Berkel and Caroline Bos ( UN Studio), and the presentation of Peter Eisenman and renowned Philadelphia landscape-architect Laurie Olin’s collaborations.
The Print Center($150,000) for Taken With Time, presenting three newly commissioned works by internationally acclaimed artists Ann Hamilton, Vera Lutter, and Abelardo Morell, using a camera obscura that will be sited in public locations around the city.

PEI has also continued an important aspect of the capacity-building component of its program in the form of planning grants.
Eastern State Penitentiary ($20,000) for planning a commission for MacArthur fellow Liza Lou to explore creating a site-specific installation of glass beads and crystals at the historic prison.
Philadelphia Print Collaborative ($20,000) for planning for Philagrafika, a, new international invitational print festival that will take place throughout the city.
Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia ($20,000) for the development of Sounding Site: Revisiting Historic Sites through Sound and Light Installation, in which sonic installations will be placed in under-known historic sites throughout the region.
The Village of Arts and Humanities ($17,250) to work with artists Joyce Scott and Homer Jackson to develop plans for a multi-media exhibition Telling Our Stories, that will convey the stories and oral histories of neighborhood elders.

PEI grants are awarded on a competitive basis and are selected by a panel of visual arts professionals from around the country who have expertise in various aspects of the visual arts as well as a broad knowledge of the field. The panel for 2005 included:
Lisa Phillips, Director, New Museum of Contemporary Art, NY who served as panel chair
Tom Finkelpearl, Executive Director, Queens Museum of Art, NY
Jan Howard, Curator, Prints, Drawings and Photographs, Rhode Island School of Design Museum , Providence, RI
Mark Richard Leach, Deputy Director, Mint Museum of Craft & Design, Charlotte, NC
Mari-Carmen Ramirez, Curator of Latin American Art, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, TX
Raymund Ryan, Curator of Architecture, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
Debra Singer, Executive Director and Chief Curator, The Kitchen, NY
Franklin Sirmans, Independent Curator, NY.

For more information, go to http://www.philexin.org, or call 215-985-1254
Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative
230 South Broad Street, Suite 1003
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Paula Marincola, Director


17. Laura Parnes, FF Alumn, at LACE, LA, June 3, 7 pm

6522 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles CA 90028
t] 323-957-1777
f] 323-957-9025
w] http://www.artleak.org
Artist talk and presentation of recent work
FRIDAY 3 JUNE 2005 at 7pm
this event is free and open to the public
Multi-media installation artist and maker of experimental film/videos, Laura Parnes will present recent work including excerpts from her latest project "Blood and Guts in High School". The Kathy Acker book of the same title inspires this project.
Parnes has screened and exhibited her video work widely--at The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Biennial, The Brooklyn Museum, and throughout Europe and Canada. Recently she has worked on a solo piece called " Hollywood Inferno" and on "Heidi 2," a collaboration with artist Sue De Beer, which screened at LACE in winter 2000. Parnes received her B.F.A. from Tyler School of Art in 1990, and was the New York founder, along with Eric Heist, of Momenta Art, an alternative space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

"Laura Parnes's solo show has just one work, a film about 40 minutes long titled "Hollywood Inferno (Episode One)." But it's plenty, and it adds a welcome note of dissonance to a fluffy stretch in New York art...Ms. Parnes, who has a smart, notably unconservative critical eye, is now at work on her first feature film. I look forward to it." - HOLLAND COTTER, New York Times


18. Isabel Samaras, FF Alumn, at 111 Minna Gallery, SF, June 4, 6-9 pm

Come join author Matt Dukes along with featured artists Isabel Samaras, Anthony Ausgang and Owen Smith for a book signing to celebrate the release of "Weirdo Deluxe: The Wild World of Pop Surrealism & Lowbrow Art."  If you haven't had a chance to pick up a copy of this fabulous tome, now is your chance (and get it signed while you're at it!).

Weirdo Deluxe Signing
Saturday, June 4th, 6-9pm
111 Minna Gallery
111 Minna Street
San Francisco, CA

"Lowbrow" it may be called, but high-profile best describes the cultural impact of this contemporary art movement. Weirdo Deluxe is the first significant manifesto of the genre—a riotous blend of pop culture, street culture, pop art, and surrealism—and includes profiles of and interviews with 23 leading artists and hundreds of outrageous examples of their work. Special features include an expansive timeline, and peeks at the artists' collections and influences. Weirdo Deluxe is at once a primer and lowbrow art sourcebook as well as a visual homage to pop culture."

Isabel Samaras
Monster Illustration!
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19. Marcus Young, FF Alumn, at Red Eye, Minneapolis, June 23-26

WHAT: Red Eye’s NEW WORKS 4 WEEKS festival concludes with final week of Isolated Acts

WHO: Marcus Young’s And

WHEN: June 23-26, 2005; Thu-Fri-Sat 8 PM; Sun 7 PM

WHERE: Red Eye, 15 West 14th Street, Minneapolis

TIX/INFO: 612/870-0309 or www.theredeye.org

The Always Original Marcus Young Closes

Red Eye’s New Works 4 Weeks Festival

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – In shows at 8 PM on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, June 23-25, and at 7 PM on Sunday, June 26, 2005, Red Eye wraps up its New Works 4 Weeks festival with Marcus Young’s latest creation, And, an expanded version of a fascinating performance piece initially developed and showcased in last season’s Works-In-Progress series.

“Please touch your nose.” With this straightforward request, multidisciplinary conceptual artist Marcus Young, leads the audience on a mesmerizing inquiry into the self that gradually expands into an exploration of the space of the theater, the act of performance, and the nature of imagination and contemplation. A quiet yet amusing observation of what exists and reconsideration of what we know – reminiscent of the Book of Dao – And is at once poetic, down-to-earth, elusive, and profound. To quote its creator, “And is as simple as touching your nose, as basic as breathing, as elusive as thinking.”

Audiences are invited to join Marcus for a post-performance discussion with special guests Dr. Kathleen Ryor, associate professor of Art History and chair of the Department of Art and Art History at Carleton College on Thursday and Friday, and Doryun Chong Curatorial Assistant of Visual Arts at the Walker Art Center on Saturday and Sunday.

Marcus Young is a multidisciplinary conceptual artist. He was born in Hong Kong and grew up in San Francisco, California and Des Moines, Iowa. He studied music at Carleton College and theater at the University of Minnesota. As a theater artist he has worked with numerous companies including Penumbra Theater, Theatre de la Jeune Lune, The Children's Theatre Company and Minnesota Opera. His experimental video "Phases" has been screened in festivals around the world. The Star Tribune called his work The Big Idea Store, "a winning combination of installation and performance art." A former Bush Artist Fellow, Marcus is currently developing site-specific work and writing poems for classified ads, fortune cookies, rubber stamps, and other unlikely places. In May of this year he performed at the Third DaDao Live Arts in Beijing.

 Red Eye is located just south of downtown Minneapolis at 15 West 14th Street, between Nicollet and LaSalle. Limited free parking is available in the Emerson School lot, located one block west of the theater on 14th between LaSalle and Spruce. The theater's auditorium is wheelchair accessible.

Reservations are recommended and may be made on Red Eye's voice mail box office system:

(612) 870-0309 or tickets may be purchased on-line at www.theredeye.org.

New Works 4 Weeks is made possible through the generous support of the Elmer J. and Eleanor J. Andersen Foundation; COMPAS’ United Arts Fund, Jerome Foundation; McKnight Foundation; Target Foundation; the Minnesota State Arts Board through an appropriation from the Minnesota Legislature and additional funds from the National Endowment for the Arts; and the gifts of many small business and individual donors.

Marcus Young is a fiscal year 2005 recipient of a Cultural Community Partnership grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. And is made possible in part by a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional support provided by US-China Peoples Friendship Association-MN, the Cultural Community Partner.


20. Red Dive, FF Fundwinners 2004-2005, in Metro, TODAY

Congratulations to Red Dive, FF Fundwinners 2004-2005, whose work is covered in today’s Metro newspaper on page 6.



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