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September 12, 2005


1. Franklin Furnace seeks to purchase a typewriter
2. Joe Cardella, FF Alumn, offers publication ARTLIFE for sale.
3. Devora Neumark, FF Alumn, at Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Canada, October 7-15
4. Dieter Froese, FF Alumn, at Pratt Media Gallery, Brooklyn, opening September 12
5. Jay Critchley, FF Alumn, at ArtSTRAND, Provincetown, opening September 16
6. Jed Speare, FF Alumn, at Mobius, Boston, September 23-25
7. Krzysztof Wodiczko, FF Alumn, at Galerie LeLong, NY, opening September 10 and on PBS
8. Nicolás Dumit Estévez, FF Alumn, at Salina Art Center, KS, September 25-December 31, 2005
9. Yuliya Lanina, FF Member, at KBP Gallery, Brooklyn, opening September 11, 4-6 pm
10. Patty Chang, Carolee Schneemann, Andy Warhol, FF Alumns, at Atrium Gallery, University of Connecticut, September 19-October 28
11. Karen Shaw, FF Alumn, at Castle Gallery, New Rochelle, opening September 18, 2-4 pm
12. Gearoid Dolan, FF Alumn, at DUMBO festival, October 15 and November 25-27 in Galway, Ireland
13. Martha Wilson, FF Alumn, at Anderbo.com party, 207 Bowery, September 21, 6-9
14. Sabrina Jones, FF Alumn, at CUNY, Sept. 13 and MOCCA, NY, September 19
15. Isabel Samaras, FF Alumn, at Shooting Gallery, SF, opening September 16
16. Kyong Park, FF Alumn, at National Arts Club, NY, September 16, 6:30
17. Jeff McMahon, FF Alumn, promoted to Assistant Professor, Arizona State University.
18. Yoko Ono, Mimi Smith, FF Alumns, in Tufts University traveling exhibition
19. Eric Bogosian, Pamela Sneed, FF Alumns, at Public Theater, NY, September 18, 6:30 pm
20. Sonya Rapoport, FF Alumn, at MOCA, N. Miami, FL.
21. Vito Acconci, FF Alumn, at Storefront for Art and Architecture, opening September 13
22. Kristen Jones & Andrew Ginzel, FF Alumns, announce new work in Chicago.


1. Franklin Furnace seeks to purchase a typewriter

Franklin Furnace seeks to buy an IBM Selectric typewriter. We’ll even hand-type out a receipt for you when we come pick it up anywhere in NYC. Please contact us in this regard, 718-398-7255 or mail@franklinfurnace.org Thank you.


2. Joe Cardella, FF Alumn, offers publication ARTLIFE for sale.

JOE CARDELLA, FF Alumn offers PUBLICATION FOR SALE as of 25th Anniversary: Dec 05.  Monthly since 1981, ARTLIFE is the original and longest continually published artists' periodical of it's time.
ARTLIFE LIMITED EDITIONS   www.art-life.com  
ARTLIFE MOCA Contact: joe@ art-life.com  
Show listings and distribution T.U.T.E. (Too Ubiquitous To Enumerate)  Please see web-site.


3. Devora Neumark, FF Alumn, at Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Canada, October 7-15

Place Sense and the Performance of Memory
The Southern Alberta Art Gallery and Mountain Standard Time Performance Art Festival are host to Devora Neumark and Léa Neumark-Gaudet
October 7-15
Lethbridge, Alberta

Seven years ago when my daughter Léa was barely five and just after an arson that completely destroyed the home in which she was birthed, she and I traveled together (along with my son – then 10) to Southern Alberta. Met at the plane by a friend from Lethbridge with whom we stayed for the duration of our trip, our first stop was the Calgary Zoo. Over the next weeks our travels led us to explore the Coulees and the Hoodoos. We hiked along the Old Man and Milk Rivers. We drove out to Head Smashed In Buffalo Jump in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies. In what can only be considered as “being in love with the universe,” my daughter’s syncretistic experience has truly shaped her sense of place in ways that will likely resonate for the rest of her life.

In The Hidden Order of Art: A Study in the Psychology of Artistic Imagination, Anton Ehrenzweig (borrowing from Jean Piaget’s lexicon) employs the term ‘syncretistic’ to refer to the concept of undifferentiated attention that is associated with intuitive knowing present especially in children of a young age. “We do not know yet the full extent and structure of our (unconscious) scanning powers, but somehow we must search for undifferentiated low-level sensibilities not unlike syncretism, which far from being chaotic, serves a vital purpose.” Furthermore, Ehrenzweig suggests that: “creativity is always linked with the happy moment when all conscious control can be forgotten. What is not sufficiently realized is the genuine conflict between two kinds of sensibility, conscious intellect and unconscious intuition. One sensibility will feed on the other, wherever the ego rigidity brings about their dissociation.” Place, sense and the performance of memory is a collaborative performative intervention inquiring about the ways in which we perform memory of space and place and how early childhood experience shapes our world-view.

My own performance practice has been marked by an investigation into the nature of presence, dwelling and dialogue. I have been concerned with questions of repetition and the consideration of reliving memory not as or from a place of loss, lack, even melancholy, but as an intuitive and conceptual creation of present time/place configurations of being. My emphasis in performance practice has been on the ethical dimensions of relationship with attention drawn by and toward exploring the tension and growth within and between the individual, family and society. Many of my past projects have been contextualized by the domestic sphere and durational interventions in non-traditional venues.

My experience has been that performative interventions, framed as art, can teach us – with the use of symbolic language – to bring flexibility to our memories. And with the authority of memory being such an integral element in revealing (to ourselves and to others) who we are and what we value, this transformative element strengthens and stretches the capacity for personal and social resilience.

In her insightful investigation of the psychology of place Some Place Like Home, Toby Israel cites Edith Cobb’s The Ecology of the Imagination in Childhood when exploring the relationship between early phases of child development and the individual’s developing sense of place. The time when a child is between five and twelve is a time when: “The child… is poised… halfway between inner and outer worlds… Three- and four-dimensional realities possess the child’s imagination and carry him into a deepening world image. He is, in fact, in love with the universe. That is to say he wants to possess the whole world as this theater of perception.” Israel compares this state of wonder to the adult traveling in foreign land: “We can understand why so often we feel a thrill when we encounter a place so new, so different, so unexplored. As in childhood, we again perceive the world around us as an entirety, as a sensory experience of unlabeled, unfamiliar sights, sounds and smells which we can absorb in an unedited way – not just a series of signs or symbols.”

Situating Place sense and the performance of memory within the history of ambulatory performance art projects that include works by Marina Abramowic and Ulay, Vito Acconci, William Pope. L, Françoise Sullivan and others, this performative intervention will unfold in collaboration with my daughter Léa. Our approach will be framed by a retracing of our first journey together into the land of Southern Alberta.

Among the questions that we bring to this project are: How aware can we be of the differences that time and memory will have wrought on the sense of place so as to practice and perform presence rather than nostalgia? What does it mean to perform a mother/daughter relationship in the present moment while exploring the inner landscapes of place memory?

What kind of cultural connections can we perceive and create along the continuum of social relations (from family – as the first and introductory experience to community and nation)? How are the questions at the heart of this project for my daughter also my questions? How do I make sense of and integrate childhood place sense memories into my current choices as an artist, citizen, teacher, and mother?

Toby Israel states: “Just as Bachelard felt that we are imbued with the poetic power of spaces, so Cobb believed that our non-verbal, childhood experience of place retained the same poetic, creative power.” If so, how do place sense memories form and inform my creative path as a performance artist interested in exploring the ethical dimensions of connective aesthetics? Furthermore, with my ongoing research into the ways in which risk, dialogue and creative processes are interdependent in art, healing, and conflict negotiation, these questions about the power of early non-verbal associations and memories take on certain immediacy.

If connective aesthetics is a means of practicing the healthy equilibrium between individuation and interdependence in order to reveal both the capacity and challenges humans have in balancing the two, what is the role of experience lived prior to even the possibility of its verbal articulation? How might performance practice create the conditions in which this pre-verbal experience be acknowledged and thereby make communicable?


4. Dieter Froese, FF Alumn, at Pratt Media Gallery, Brooklyn, opening September 12


“Dieter Froese: Two Works”
September 12 – 23, 2005
Opening reception: 5 – 7 p.m., Monday, September 12, 2005
Pratt Media Gallery
Steuben Hall, Third Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11205
Gallery hours: Monday – Friday, 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

NEW YORK, N.Y., August 31, 2005 – Two interactive works by prominent artist Dieter Froese will be on exhibition at Pratt Institute in the Media Gallery on the third floor of Steuben Hall on Pratt’s Brooklyn Campus from Monday, September 12 through Friday, September 23, 2005.A reception for the artist will take place on September 12 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the gallery. Both the reception and the exhibition are free and open to the public.   Interchange (1971),an interactive installation incorporating a video monitored exchange using cobble stones recovered from the Brooklyn Bridge, a large steel plate, and video camera and monitor, was first exhibited at Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse. To create this work, the artist recorded on video two participants sliding or otherwise exchanging heavy cobblestones across a large steel plate. Subsequently, 63 photographic stills capturing the motion of the stones were printed. For 63 days following the exchange, a series of graphite drawings were executed from the photographs – one drawing each day. The initial action by the participants was paralleled by the interchange of information as rendered in various media. Hear-say/Heresy (2005) is a large-scale work currently in development that will be displayed at Pratt in model form. The final piece will consist of a large video screen mounted on four stories of an urban building as well as a series of video kiosks and user “wands,” which will allow participants to access details from a constant flow of images across the large screen. The work incorporates elements of society’s perception of art and culture through video works of several contemporary and Renaissance artists, according to exhibition organizer Bill Beirne, a professor in the Department of Media Arts in Pratt’s School of Art and Design.    Froese has exhibited his work internationally and studied at the Berlin Art Academy. He has taught at Karlsruhe University and Wismar University, both in Germany; Trinity College in Hartford, Conn.; University of Iowa City; and Boston University.   High-resolution images of Froese’s works are available at pratt.edu/news.    

Founded in 1887, Pratt Institute (www.pratt.edu) is the largest independent college of art and design in the United States, offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the schools of architecture, art and design, information and library science, and liberal arts and sciences. Pratt is located on 25 landscaped acres in the Clinton Hill section of Brooklyn and has a Manhattan campus in a large, newly renovated building on West 14th Street.


5. Jay Critchley, FF Alumn, at ArtSTRAND, Provincetown, opening September 16

Jay Critchley celebrates Provincetown’s cosmic sand with his installation BEIGE

Provincetown artist and activist Jay Critchley will dramatically transform artSTRAND, Provincetown’s newest and most dynamic gallery at 53 Bradford Street, with a major one-person installation and exhibition, BEIGE. The exhibition opens Friday, September 16 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. and runs through September 28. It is open from noon to 9:00 pm daily. The artist will show his award winning movies on Sunday, September 25 at 8:00 pm at the gallery.

Jay Critchley, who is an internationally known conceptual and multi-media artist, made a splash with his early 1980s sand car series installed in Provincetown’s MacMillan Wharf Parking Lot. The current exhibition returns Critchley to his roots, reconnecting with the sand-filled sedan by filling the entire structure at 53 Bradford Street with dune sand.

In 2002 astronomers Karl Glazebrook and Ivan Baldry of Johns Hopkins University set off a cosmic firestorm when their research determined the color of the Universe. By taking a census of all the light from 200,000 galaxies, the 2dF Galaxy Redshift Survey created the Cosmic Spectrum. To everyone’s astonishment it was determined that the color of the Universe was “Cosmic Latte” or beige.

“This confirms my longtime suspicion that Provincetown sand has a cosmic and effervescent quality to it,” states Critchley. “It’s a colorful place,” he added.

The millions of grains of beige sand in this show represent the forces of nature, the dunes, and the legendary reflective light of the Cape tip.

Inside artSTRAND, BEIGE exhibits sandworks from the early 1980s, including clothing, iconography, sculpture, models and drawings. Proposals and monuments for a Fishermen’s Memorial, a Ricki Lynn Cooper Memorial, the town’s first computer, and a shopping mall monument will be featured.

Artist Jay Critchley's visual, conceptual and performance work has traversed the globe, from his controversial, patriotic Old Glory Condom Corporation—Worn with pride Country-wide, and the Blessed Virgin Rubber Goddess—Immaculate Protection, to Miss Tampon Liberty and the Nuclear Recycling Consultants (NRC).

The artist lives year round in Provincetown, Massachusetts where he founded and directs Theater in the Ground@ Septic Space in his backyard septic tank. He has produced, written and directed two movies: Toilet Treatments, which received the HBO Audience Award at the Provincetown International Film Festival in 2002; and, Providence Dirt Newsreel in 2002. Both will be shown at the gallery on September 25 at 8:00 pm.

Critchley produced a CD in 2004, Big Twig ─ Boston’s Big Dig Sings (www.bigtwig.org), in collaboration with other artists and musicians, inside Boston’s Big Dig tunnel before it opened to traffic. His International Re-Rooters Society’s (IRS) annual January 7 ceremony in Provincetown Harbor is in its 23 rd year.

Critchley has taught at the Museum School of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and has had recent residencies at Harvard University, AS220 in Rhode Island, and Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center in New York City. He founded the Provincetown Community Compact, Inc. and co-founded and runs the annual Provincetown Harbor Swim for Life & Paddler Flotilla benefit (www.swim4life.org), with this year’s 18 th annual event set for September 10.

Images available at www.artstrand.com or by request.


6. Jed Speare, FF Alumn, at Mobius, Boston, September 23-25

InBetween is the second in a series of projects that I initiated in cooperation with the planning agency of the City of Boston, the Boston Redevelopment Authority, to present performace art in unusual, city-owned spaces. It is a large project involving 24 artists in 10 collaborations. Below is the press release.

Mobius Presents
InBetween: Mobius On-Site at Building 16
Exhibition & Performance Featuring 24 Artists/10 Collaborative Projects at an unused military/industrial building on the South Boston Waterfront September 23-25, 2005

Boston, MA: Mobius presents InBetween: Mobius On-Site at Building 16, September 23-25, 2005. InBetween is a 24-artist, site-specific project that uses artists to re-imagine and reinterpret abandoned and unused properties in the City of Boston. Twenty-three artists working in 10 collaborative teams will present site-specific performance, installation, and mixed media works over the three days. Schedule of events TBA. Updates at www.mobius.org. Building 16, a former Navy building, is located at 25 Fid Kennedy Ave. on the South Boston Waterfront in the
Marine Industrial Park. The new MBTA Silver Line stops at Tide Street and Northern Ave which is within a five minute walk from the site providing easy access to the project.

Background: Building on prior success collaborating with the Boston Redevelopment Authority, InBetween will be the most ambitious deployment of artists to an unused City owned property thus far. Mobius artists have deep experience creating work in public, unused, and abandoned spaces. Some of this work has taken place on Boston City streets. Much of our work in public and nontraditional spaces has taken place outside of Boston including our use of a 16th century Roman bathhouse in Macedonia; a 2 nd century BC temple and Byzantine Chapel in Croatia; a decommissioned Russian submarine in Providence; the Gdansk Shipyard in Poland and many others.

Project Theme: The title, InBetween, was chosen as a result of the nature of collaboration, because of the status of unused or abandoned buildings, in reference to Mobius's current state of becoming one thing (an "itinerant" organization producing work at different sites) having been another (an alternative art center), and in reference to the South Boston waterfront's current transformation. The relevance of the theme to Mobius is significant. Cross-media work, collaboration, and cross-cultural exchange have been at the core of Mobius's mission for over 28 years. Negotiating the space between creative people, between creative people and the general public, between art and public space, and among artistic media, have been the basis of our artistic investigations since our inception.

The Site: The site for InBetween is an enormous, abandoned industrial building, known as Building 16 by the Navy, more recently used by Boston Sand and Gravel to produce cement for the 3rd Harbor Tunnel. The structure, built for the U.S. military in 1940, is architecturally spectacular. Hangar-like in size (large enough to accommodate aircraft), the ceilings soar to 60 feet.

The Artists: The artists participating in the project include artists working in performance art, installation and sculpture, text and sound art, music composition, poetry, and video. All have extensive experience collaborating across media. Seven of the artists are foreign born ( Chile, Argentina, Macedonia, Japan, Czech Republic (two), Dominican Republic). The artists are: Nancy Adams, Marilyn Arsem, Margaret Bellafiore, Lewis Gesner, Jeff Huckleberry, Sandy Huckleberry, Larry Johnson, Hiroko Kikuchi, Milan Kohout, Jamie McMurry, Mari Novotny-Jones, Vela Phelan, Megaly Ponce, Joanne Rice, Matt Samolis, Slavco Sokolovski, Jed Speare, Catherine Tutter, Nora Valdez, Karl Viksnins, Alice Vogler, Jane Wang, Anna Wexler.

About Mobius
Mobius is an artist-run organization for experimental work in all media including performance art, video and film, sound art, dance, installation, experimental film, and multimedia works.  We present work in theaters, galleries, and public places by the Mobius Artists Group and other Boston, regional, national, and international artists.  Since 1977, Mobius has built an international reputation for outstanding alternative arts creation, production, and presenting.

Mobius, Inc. is funded by: The Massachusetts Cultural Council; The Boston Cultural Council; Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts; The Oedipus Foundation; and generous private support.

InBetween has received funding from the LEF Foundation, The Artist’s Resource Trust of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, and Elkus Manfredi Architects.

374 Congress St. #611
Boston, MA. 02210
contact: Nancy Adams, Director
617-661-6642 or nadamsx@earthlink.net


7. Krzysztof Wodiczko, FF Alumn, at Galerie LeLong, NY, opening September 10 and on PBS


Krzysztof Wodiczko

Opening, with the artist:
6-8 PM

Sept. 10 - Oct. 22, Tues-Sat 10am-6pm
528 West 26th Street
New York, NY
(212) 315-0470

In Krzysztof Wodiczko's first large-scale indoor projection, which launches the Galerie Lelong's fall season, one of the most original avant-garde artist of our time continues his dialogue on society's fear of "the other". A second installation by Wodiczko commemorates American victims and survivors of the war in Iraq.

The artist, along with three others who create interventions in public space, is also featured in Program One, "POWER", of the four-part PBS series Art:21 - Art in the Twenty-First Century, airing Fridays nationwide Sept.16 – Oct.7, which presents in this its 3rd season 18 artists from all over the country.

Program 1 (including Wodiczko)
WNET/13 ( New York) at 10:30 PM
WGBH ( Boston) at 10 PM
(elsewhere check local listings)
For complete schedule and information visit
(DVD / VHS and 232-page companion album available)


8. Nicolás Dumit Estévez, FF Alumn, at Salina Art Center, KS, Septemebr 25-December 31, 2005

"Eating: A Community Project Exploring What, How & Why We Eat."
September 25-December 31, 2005
Salina Art Center
242 S. Santa Fe
Salina, KS 67402-0743
Ph 785-827-1431
Fax 785-827-0686

Eating is basic to existence - we eat to survive, but we also eat to celebrate, to share, to quell boredom, to satisfy cravings, and to win contests at county fairs.

Eating satisfies deep personal and collective needs, and our decisions about whether and how, what and when, where and with whom to eat are loaded with personal, social, economic, political, ecological, religious, sexual and ethical implications. At a moment when our popular culture is virtually obsessed with food (cooking shows "kickin' it up a notch," low-carb diets, "Super-sized" portions, obesity studies, and public debates about food sources and food safety abound) and with so many contemporary artists responding in turn, it makes sense to take stock of what we think about eating.

The Salina Art Center's Eating project casts a wide net - inviting community participation in an open-ended discussion about a shared experience that is intrinsic to our daily lives. The Eating exhibition which anchors the project is open-ended too. Far from being an encyclopedic account of contemporary issues and attitudes about food and sustenance, The Eating show gathers together eleven mostly emerging artists whose independent voices are sure to spawn lively discussion on the art of filling one's gullet.

About the artists:
Los Angeles-based architect and designer Fritz Haeg visited Salina in July to organize an ambitious off-site project for the show. Haeg has joined with local homeowners Priti and Stan Cox and the Land Institute to initiate his Edible Estates project, which seeks to replace typical American lawns with thriving, edible gardens. Tania Candiani ( Tijuana, Mexico) will collaborate with Salina residents to create a food quilt (made with real food!) that will span the front windows of the Art Center. Candiani will also exhibit two large sewn drawings which explore emotions connected to eating. Lisa Bang Hoffman's ( Lincoln, Nebraska) intimate color and black and white photographs document the experience of sustaining an organic family farm. Adam Zaretsky's (West Hurley, New York) large-scale photographs speculate on what lions and tigers like to eat, while David Lachman's ( North Adams, Massachusetts) humorous videos focus on food and domesticity, including feline manners at mealtime. Nicolas Lampert's ( Milwaukee, Wisconsin) Meatscape digital prints envision prime cuts as public monuments. Cindy Zimmerman's ( Salina, Kansas) food cart installation celebrates abundance with a series of changing food sculptures, while Eva Strohmeier's ( Albany, California) video triptych entitled Vanitas captures a still life in decay. Jonathan Stevens' ( Bowling Green, Ohio) elegantly composed photographs document an ongoing performance in which the artist is literally consuming the word of God. Callyann Casteel's ( Kansas City, Missouri) super-sized stuffed hamburger costumes poke fun at food obsession in our culture, and Nicolás Dumit Estévez's ( New York, New York) instructional video, USA Paradisiaca uses humor to prod the relationships between food, sex, and cultural stereotypes.


9. Yuliya Lanina, FF Member, at KBP Gallery, Brooklyn, opening September 11, 4-6 pm

Yuliya Lanina in a "Public Bathing" group show at
KBP Gallery
235 South 1street (corner of Roebling) L, J, M, Z
trains to Bedford Avenue
Opening: September 11 4-6pm
Show runs through October 9

Yuliya Lanina


10. Patty Chang, Carolee Schneemann, Andy Warhol, FF Alumns, at Atrium Gallery, University of Connecticut, September 19-October 28

When a kiss isn't just a kiss
September 19 - October 28
Contemporary Art Galleries
Atrium Gallery - Storrs
Curated by Barry A. Rosenberg

If a kiss is though of as delicious then you have here a full course meal! "You must remember this, a kiss is just a kiss, a sigh is just a sigh" These well recognize song lyrics don't ring true to the full potency of the smooch. KISS reveals how charged the perfect kiss becomes not only when received within the arms of a skilled lover, but also as a metaphor coming from the hands of talented artists.

Artists in exhibition:
Marina Abramovic
Janine Antoni
Diane Arbus
Tracy Baran
Mark Chamberlain
Patty Chang
Alfred Eisenstaedt
Marit Folstad
Gran Fury
Lyle Ashton Harris & Thomas Allen Harris
Nikki S. Lee
Roy Lichtenstein
Vik Muniz
Rachel Mason
Jennifer + Kevin McCoy
Bruce Pearson
Carolee Schneemann
Andy Warhol

KISS is an exhibition focused on the "art" of kissing. Some of the art in this varied show renders the "ideal kiss" as tender and beautiful, while other pieces portray the kiss as deadly and horrifying. In this all-media, kiss-and-tell exhibition, artworks from around the world express feelings of love, desire and romance while picturing the effectiveness of the perfectly rendered smooch. Much of the art in KISS is politically motivated and/or gender-based in message. The exhibition also includes fascinating interpretations of historical works of art such as Rodin's The Kiss being remade in contemporary terms by a newer generation of artists.

University of Connecticut
Department of Art + Art History
875 Coventry Road
Storrs, CT 06269
Tel: +1-860-486-1511


11. Karen Shaw, FF Alumn, at Castle Gallery, New Rochelle, opening September 18, 2-4 pm

Opening reception Sunday Sept. 18,. 2-4 pm
Castle Gallery, The College of New Rochelle
29 Castle Place
New Rochelle , New York 10805
Curated by Susan Canning
Karen Shaw +
Joe Amrhein
Kay Rosen
Mira Schor + more


12. Gearoid Dolan, FF Alumn, at DUMBO festival, October 15 and November 25-27 in Galway, Ireland

Gearoid Dolan a.k.a. screaMachine, FF Alumn, is the winner of a 2005 NYSCA Individual Artists Film, Media and New Technology Production Award for his multimedia performance series "Separate."

Versions of "Separate" will be performed at this year's DUMBO Art Under the Bridge Festival on October 15th during the Simultaneous Projections Event. "Separate" will also be shown at the Tulca Arts Festival Galway, Ireland from November 25th-27th.

Details can be found at www.screamachine.com


13. Martha Wilson, FF Alumn, at Anderbo.com party, 207 Bowery, September 21, 6-9

A party for Anderbo.com will be at the bar downstairs at 207 Bowery (between Prince and Spring Streets on the east side of Bowery) on Wednesday September 21 from 6-9 pm. Anderbo.com “Since 2005” includes FF Director Martha Wilson’s “A Short Story About Nova Scotia.”


14. Sabrina Jones, FF Alumn, at CUNY, September 13 and MOCCA, NY, September 19

Dear Friends, Colleagues and Co-Conspirators,
You are invited to a slide show/ discussion/ book party for one of the most exciting projects I've had the good fortune to contribute to. Please come!

@ "MoCCA Mondays"
Monday, September 19, 2005, 6:30pm
Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art
594 Broadway, Suite 401, NYC
Between Houston and Prince St.
Free Admission

The creators of three comic books about the effects of mass incarceration will show slides and discuss their work, along with activists who are using the comics to educate and organize for less reliance on prisons and more just policies and practices.

After 30 years of the "War on Drugs" and tough-on-crime laws, America's prison population has skyrocketed to the highest in the world. Lois Ahrens, director of the Real Cost of Prisons Project, collaborated with Sabrina Jones, Kevin Pyle and Susan Willmarth to create three 20-page comic books, "Prisoners of the War on Drugs," "Prison Town: Paying the Price," and "Prisoners of a Hard Life: Women and Their Children," which are distributed to activists and educators. Requests pour in, hand-written from
inside prisons, or emailed from lobbyists and family support groups.

LOIS AHRENS will discuss her choice of comics as an organizing tool. Artists SABRINA JONES and KEVIN PYLE will project images and read from the comics. CHRISTINA VOIGHT will speak from her perspective as someone who has survived being incarcerated and is now doing her doctoral work on the related issues of women and children of incarceration.

Please come to see, hear and ask questions about this unique project!

Links, anyone?

"Wobblies! A Graphic History" Exhibit and Talk at the 100th ANNIVERSARY OF THE WOBBLIES Tuesday, September 13, 6:30 PM
CUNY Graduate Center - 365 5th Ave (at 34th St), NYC
Free Admission, but reservations are recommended:
212.817.8215 or continuinged@gc.cuny.edu

The hundredth anniversary of the Industrial Workers of the World will be celebrated by artists, historians, musicians and today's Wobbly organizers. Performances, talks, a slide show and exhibit commemorate the Wobblies' role in labor history.

DANIEL GROSS (Starbucks Workers Union, IWW)
PAUL BUHLE ( Brown University; co-editor of 'Wobblies!
A Graphic History')
HENRY FONER (Labor activist, musician, historian)
JOHN PIETARO (protest musician, Labor organizer,
PETER KUPER (artist)

An exhibit of original art from the "Wobblies!" graphic history book will be in the exhibition hall (near the student center, ground floor) at CUNY grad center from September 1 through September 23rd.

Drop in any time: www.sabrinaland.com
or check me out on these sites:
...or call ahead: 718.284.1926


15. Isabel Samaras, FF Alumn, at Shooting Gallery, SF, opening September 16

The Shooting Gallery & Tiki News magazine present "Tiki Art Two: The Second Coming of a New Art God," a group show of new work inspired by Tiki including Bosko, Kirsten Easthope, Niagara, Isabel Samaras, Shag, and more.

Tiki Art Two
Opening: Friday, Sept. 16, 2005
7pm - 11pm
Shooting Gallery
839 Larkin St.
San Francisco, CA 94109

This unique array of neo-primitive images is also captured in a 112 page full color catalog available opening night!

Hope to see you there,
Isabel Samaras

Monster Illustration!

Posters @ Poster Planet:


16. Kyong Park, FF Alumn, at National Arts Club, NY, September 16, 6:30

ENGAGING THE CITY and STOREFRONT FOR ART AND ARCHITECTURE presents A book reception for Urban Ecology: Detroit and Beyond Edited by Kyong Park/iCUE
With a panel discussion
Andrew Zago [New York-Detroit]
Joshua Bolchover [London-Manchester]
Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss [New York-Novi Sad]
Esra Akcan [New York-Istanbul]
Michael Sorkin [New York]
Moderated by
Kyong Park and Peter Lang

Friday, September 16th, 6:30pm
The Accompanied Library at
The National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South, 6C (@ 20th Street, east of Park Avenue South)

The City of Detroit constitutes one of the great monuments to urban decay, an unmistakable sacrifice to the globalization of labor and capital and the nomadic behavior of economies, technologies, and industries. Yet this city forms a powerful ground upon which to critique the problems of the hyper economy of the suburban matrix, and to sow the seeds for new urban thoughts on a post-capitalist future. These are the basis for the International Center for Urban Ecology [iCUE], a nomadic laboratory for the future cities founded in 1998 by Kyong Park. With installations, videos, and urban projects on the decomposition and reconstitution of cities, iCUE illustrates that cities are moving organisms, fueled and shaped by political, economic and cultural demands, increasingly free from the stylistic practices and ideological theories of architecture and urbanism. The fate of contemporary cities lies between the uniformity of incorporated globalization and the balkanizing capacity of self-organizations, as they become the chosen spheres for cultural, ethnic and religious conflicts.

Projects [iCUE]
Architecture of Resistance [Detroit] 1998
Detroit: Making It Better for You [Detroit] 2000
24260: The Fugitive House [Detroit-elsewhere] 2001-present
Words, Images and Spaces [Detroit] 2002
The Slide [Halle Neustadt] 2003
BAR/GDR/FRG [Dresden] 2003
Old House/New House [Detroit] 2004
CityMix [Detroit, Liverpool/Manchester, Halle/Leipzig, Ivanovo] 2004

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Jiang Jun, Elke Knoss, Peter Lang, Hans Ulrich Obrist
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Marjetica Potrc, Lorenzo Romito, Anri Sala, Christoph Schafer
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17. Jeff McMahon, FF Alumn, promoted to Assistant Professor, Arizona State University.

Congratulations to Jeff McMahon, FF Alumn, who has been promoted to Assistant Professor in the Theatre Department, Herberger College of Fine Arts, Arizona State University. He had previously been a Resident Artist and Senior Lecturer since
coming to ASU in 2001.



18. Yoko Ono, Mimi Smith, FF Alumns, in Tufts University traveling exhibition

Yoko Ono and Mimi Smith, FF Alumns, have work in Pattern Language, a group exhibition organized by Tufts University. Full information is available at



19. Eric Bogosian, Pamela Sneed, FF Alumns, at Public Theater, NY, September 18, 6:30 pm

Dear Folks,
I am happy to report on Sunday, Sept 18th, at 6:30 pm, FREE!!! I will be part of the Public Theater's New Work Now Festival in an evening of politically charged theater called "Rants." I will be sharing the bill with great people like Eric Bogosian, Mike Daisey, Billy Porter, Florencia Lozano. I will be presenting from my one woman show "America Ain't Ready." Again the event is FREE, however there is a 12 food and drink minimum at the Public. I look forward to your support and seeing you all there.



20. Sonya Rapoport, FF Alumn, at MOCA, N. Miami, FL.

Sonya Rapoport, FF Alumn participated in an exhibition of archives assembled by Jock Truman and Eric Green at the Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami, Florida. Jock Truman had been director of the Betty Parsons Gallery until he opened his own gallery .The exhibition provides a glimpse into the international mail art community revolving around New York's Truman Gallery in the late 70's of which Rapoport was an exhibiting artist member.


21. Vito Acconci, FF Alumn, at Storefront for Art and Architecture, opening September 13

Storefront for Art and Archictecture is pleased to invite you to an opening reception for

Can Buildings Curate
September 13-October 29, 2005
Opening Reception
Tuesday, September 13, 2005
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Storefront for Art and Architecture
97 Kenmare Street
Between Lafayette and Mulberry Street

The modern gallery setting remains a contentious, inspirational, and problematic cultural battleground. It's the backdrop to a fascinating love/hate triangle between artists, architects, and curators. Can Buildings Curate presents a trajectory from Utopian provocateurs to the contemporary condition, through a site specific installation that colonizes Storefront's idiosyncratic architecture.

Exhibition features works by Arman, Michael Asher, Davide Bertocchi, Lina Bo Bardi, Decosterd & Rahm, Diller + Scofidio, Drabble + Sachs & Isa Sturm, Alexander Dorner, Marcel Duchamp, Dee Ferris with Yuh-shioh Wong and Eamon O'Kane, Zaha Hadid Architects, Friedrich Kiesler, Yves Klein, El Lissitzky, Nikolaus Hirsch / Michael Muller, Vito Acconci & Steven Holl, Goshka Macuga, Newbetter, Office for Metropolitan Architecture, Cai Guo-Qiang, R&Sie, Neal Rock, SANAA (Kazuo Sejima+ Ryue Nishizawa), Barbara Vanderlinden, and Igor Zabel with Josef Dabernig,Mark West, James Keyden Cathcart, Frank Fantauzzi and Terrance Van Elslander.

Curated and designed by Shumon Basar, Joshua Bolchover and Parag Sharma [Newbetter]

For more information please see
http://www.storefrontnews.org/index.html or call 212.431.5795.
Storefront for Art and Architecture
97 Kenmare Street
New York, NY 10012
tel 212.431.5795 fax 212.431.5755


22. Kristen Jones & Andrew Ginzel, FF Alumns, announce new work in Chicago.

Panopia , a new large scale work by Kristin Jones & Andrew Ginzel, FF Alumns, will open at the new 15th District Police Station at 5701 West Madison Street, Chicago Illinois Saturday September 17th 9:45 AM Panopia was commissioned through the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs Public Art Program.



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