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Contents for February 15, 2011
1. Rae C. Wright, FF Alumn, in Sundance, February
2. Greg Sholette, FF Alumn, publishes book
3. David Reynolds, FF Alumn, at David Kaye Gallery, Toronto, Canada, March 3-27
4. Shaun El C. Leonardo, FF Alumn, at Live Work, San Francisco, CA, Feb. 19, and more
5. Katherine Behar, FF Alumn, launches new Art Journal website
6. Barbara Rosenthal, at Art House Meinblau, Berlin, Germany, Feb. 16
7. Lawrence Weiner, FF Alumn, at Electronic Arts Intermix, Manhattan, Feb. 24
8. Andy Warhol, FF Alumn, at Galerie Priska Pasquer, Cologne, Germany, thru April 13
9. Curious, FF Alumns, at Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, March 3-5
10. R. Sikoryak, Doug Skinner, FF Alumns, at Dixon Place, Feb. 16
11. Doug Beube, Miriam Schaer, Buzz Spector, FF Alumns, at Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, thru April 17
12. Robert Mapplethorpe, FF Alumn, at LA Country Museum of Art and J. Paul Getty Trust
13. Paul McMahon, FF Alumn, at Museum of the Moving Image, Astoria, Queens, thru Feb. 20, and more
14. Eve Andree Laramee, FF Alumn, launches new blog
15. Jay Critchley, FF Alumn, launches new website, www.DayWithOutOil.org
16. Susan Hiller, FF Alumn, at Tate Britain, London, UK, thru May 15
17. Mona Hatoum, FF Alumn, receives 2011 Joan Miró Prize
18. Tim Miller, FF Alumn, at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, thru Feb 19, and more
19. Marlena Kudlicka, FF Alumn, at L40, Berlin, Germany, Feb. 18

1. Rae C. Wright, FF Alumn, in Sundance, February

Rae C Wright, FF Alumn, in "Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same" at Sundance - 2/11

ScreenDaily describes Rae C's character as "glamorous" -- and Screen Daily, The Hollywood Reporter, and Variety all commend Madeline Olnek and her cast and crew for making a super comedy in "Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same" - shown first at Sundance 2011 in Utah...=



2. Greg Sholette, FF Alumn, publishes book


The Aaron Burr Society is please to announce that we will be on a panel at the College Art Association [CAA] Conference as well as doing a unaffiliated performance.

Our friend and member in good standing, Greg Sholette, just published a book titled Dark Matters. There will be two panels based on the book at the CAA conference and a book launch jamboree that is free and open to the public.

The book launch is at Parsons on Thursday, February 10, 2011, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Sheila C. Johnson Center for Design, Fifth Avenue at 13th Street, Ground Floor

Unfortunately you have to pay to attend the CAA conference. If you aren't registered, single session admission is $45, $35 for students. Though each panel will be amazing, we are aware of the fact that you can buy a very nice bottle of whiskey for the price of admission.


Dark Matters 1
Thursday Feb. 10 — 2:30 to 5pm
Gibson Room 2nd floor NY Hilton
Susan Ryan, chair
Mark Tribe
Kris Cohen
Anton Vidokle, e-flux
Blake Stimson
Julia Moritz
Greg Sholette, discussant

Dark Matters 2
Saturday Feb. 12 — 2:30 to 5pm
Trianon Ballroom, 3rd floor NY Hilton
Susan Ryan, chair
Greg Sholette
Philip Glahan
Jim Costanzo, Aaron Burr Society
Alan Moore
Charlotte Frostee
Nato Thompson, Creative Time, discussant



3. David Reynolds, FF Alumn, at David Kaye Gallery, Toronto, Canada, March 3-27

The World is Flat: painting & sculpture
March 3 - 27, 2011
Gallery Hours:
Mon., Tue.- by appointment
Wed. - Fri. - 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sat., Sun. - 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
1092 Queen Street West
(entrance on Dovercourt)
Toronto, ON M6J 1H9
Opening Reception, Saturday March 5th , 2pm to 5pm.



4. Shaun El C. Leonardo, FF Alumn, at Live Work, San Francisco, CA, Feb. 19, and more

Three-City Tour
Self-Portrait Remix
San Francisco to Kick Off Three-City Tour
LiVE WORK • February 19 • 5PM

LiVE WORK is an artist-run project space that promotes experimental works in the areas of performance, live events, theatrical works, situational interventions, and other time-based works. It is particularly interested in works that do not yet have a clean category and challenge the established practices. It creates an environment that fosters creativity by emphasizing the process.

1606 12th Avenue #3, San Francisco. (Muni N, Judah @ 12th Ave
Contact: Michael Zheng director/curator



For over five years Self-portrait Remix has manifest an expression of the artist's identity through music. Shaun El C. Leonardo performs to seemingly disparate styles of dance and song that together reflect the totality of his background.

Now in the 6th and final iteration of the piece, the artist intends, for the first time, to perform Self-portrait Remix with three separate female counterparts, as a means to question the viewers' perceptions of his masculine identity.

"Sigo siendo El Rey..."

El C.




5. Katherine Behar, FF Alumn, launches new Art Journal website

Dear Friends,

Today marks the launch of Art Journal's new website. I'm pleased to it share with you:

Launched to coincide with CAA’s centennial anniversary, the site both acknowledges current material conditions of art and publishing, and honors the journal’s unique nature. It will feature iterations of time-based work discussed in the print journal and original artists’ projects, as well as more conversational modes of scholarship and discourse. Rather than attempting to be another rapidly changing aggregator of information, the site will make visible and maintain the dense artistic and scholarly content of Art Journal in print, hopefully serving a need in the international arts community.

-- Katherine Behar (Digital Fellow) and Katy Siegel (Editor-in-Chief)

Best wishes,
Katherine Behar
Assistant Professor of New Media
Department of Fine and Performing Arts
Baruch College, City University of New York
Digital Fellow, Art Journal



6. Barbara Rosenthal, at Art House Meinblau, Berlin, Germany, Feb. 16

Please join us!
"PUSH ME", Barbara Rosenthal's acclaimed short video will be screened at EXACTLY 6pm SHARP on Wednesday, Feb. 16, during the The 7th Berlin International Directors Lounge Film Festival.

(Screening is free; bar and lounge is on premises. Rosenthal will be present to talk. Many other international directors, too. Films by others will run all evening, interspersed with DJ and dancing. But get there at 6pm for "PUSH ME".)

art house meinblau, Pfefferberg.
Schoenhauser Allee 176 / Christinenstr. 18, 10119 Berlin
U Senefelder Platz | Tram M8 | Bus 240 | U Rosa-Luxemburg Platz
Free entrance to films. Bar and lounge on premises.
More films by dozens of other filmmakers continue until dawn, with dancing and DJ.
Barbara Rosenthal: PUSH ME. Wed. Feb. 16, 6pm


Like most of my work, this piece began in my Journal as an observation of an event. "Someone bumped into me hard today. I said 'Excuse me' to them. As usual."
The next step also often happens: an insight. "Goddamn it! I always let myself get pushed around. I always apologize for being in the way. I never push back. I only just always wonder at it." And next, an idea came for the piece!

More words occurred to me. Little by little, as Life pushed me around some more, the brutality of the piece evolved. Rocky relationships found their way into it, and my dramatic police arrest and incarceration on bogus charges (eventually dismissed). For three months, the words came on their own into my mind in the order you see them. I videoed my rehearsals for a live, naked performance, but then video became its medium. I always let my artwork tell me how to make it."

--Barbara Rosenthal. Catalogue statement, Tina-B: The Prague Contemporary Art Festival, 2010, at which this video premiered. Photo of the artist by Pam Kray.

Barbara Rosenthal is an avant-garde artist who produces idiosyncratic combinations of words, communicative sounds, and pictures. Her videos have screened at the Jewish Museum (NY), Anthology Film Archives, The Kitchen, and Berlin Directors Lounge, and her artist’s books are in the collections of The Tate, Berlin Kunsbibliotek, MoMA and The Whitney. She has been reviewed by "The NY Times", "Village Voice", "Flash Art Interntational." Her work investigates the relationship between an artist’s psyche and the outer world.

Other conceptual image-text-performance video shorts by Barbara Rosenthal include: Words Backwards, Dog Recognition, Space And Time, World View, Whispering Confession, Secret Codes, Burp Talk, Daily News, News To Fit The Family, I Have A NY Accent, Lying Diary/Provocation Cards, Semaphore Poems, News Wall, Nonsense Conversation, Society, How Much Does The Monkey Count, How Much Does The Monkey Remember, Feet Handoff, Pregnancy Dreams, Handwriting Analysis, and others.



7. Lawrence Weiner, FF Alumn, at Electronic Arts Intermix, Manhattan, Feb. 24

Screening and Artist Talk

Please join EAI for a special evening with Lawrence Weiner. This event is part of EAI's ongoing 40th anniversary programming.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
6:30 pm

Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI)
535 West 22nd Street, 5th floor
New York, NY 10011

Admission $ 7.00 / Students $ 5.00
RSVP: info@eai.org
Please note: Seating is limited.
Reservations are required.

EAI is pleased to present a screening and talk with Lawrence Weiner, recognized internationally as a key figure in conceptual art. Weiner will introduce and screen what has been described as his "rock and roll movie," the sensuous black-and-white film Altered To Suit (1979, 23 min), recently restored by EAI. The screening will also feature three of Weiner's animated videos: Inherent In The Rhumb Line (2005, 7:25 min), Turning Some Pages (2007, 5 min), and his most recent video, Gyroscopically Speaking (2010, 5 min).

From his pioneering installation works of the 1960s and '70s through his new digital projects, Weiner posits a radical redefinition of the artist/viewer relationship and the very nature of the artwork. He has explored the use of language, text and ideas as sculptural material in his highly influential work across four decades. In the 1970s, seeking collaboration, dialogue and new contexts in which to present his work, Weiner produced a remarkable and rarely screened body of film work that unites his conceptual inquiries with live actors and striking imagery.

Filmed in Weiner's studio on Bleecker Street, Altered To Suit is described by Alice Weiner as "a delicate psychological allegory on 'a day in the life of.'" Weiner's players in the experimental narrative—a family "altered to suit"— grapple with agoraphobia, alienation, work and an insistent child who wants to visit the zoo. Through his films, Weiner sought to place his work into the "stream of life," searching for a mise-en-scène that would allow his ideas to reach the widest possible audience. In this spirit, Altered To Suit, with its seductive photography, rock music and dissonant use of sound, was originally presented at New York City's legendary Mudd Club in April 1979.

In his recent series of digital works, Weiner stakes out new territory even as he extends the investigations begun in his films. In these motion drawings or "structures," Weiner's iconic graphics and signature design leap into motion through digital animation. Weiner engages in visual and linguistic play with computer generated graphics.

EAI will screen a new digital video transfer of Altered To Suit, which was preserved by EAI through the Avant-Garde Masters program funded by The Film Foundation and administered by The National Film Preservation Foundation (NFPF).

Lawrence Weiner was born in the Bronx, New York, in 1942. He has received numerous grants and awards, including the Skowhegan Medal for Painting/Conceptual Art; Wolfgang Hahn Prize, Ludwig Museum, Cologne, Germany; the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, and the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, among many others. Weiner's works have been widely exhibited internationally. Recent solo exhibitions have been seen at the Marian Goodman Gallery, New York; Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; Institute of Contemporary Art, London; Dia Center for the Arts, New York; Musée d'Art Contemporain, Bordeaux; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany. His work has been included in major group exhibitions internationally, including Documentas V (1972), VI (1977), and VII (1982), Kassel, Germany, the 2005 Venice Biennale, and the Biennale Sao Paolo in 2006, among many others

In 2007-2008, Weiner was honored with a 40-year retrospective of his work, entitled Lawrence Weiner: AS FAR AS THE EYE CAN SEE at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.

LAWRENCE WEINER: ALTERED TO SUIT is part of an ongoing series of events and projects marking EAI's 40th anniversary year. For more information about upcoming programs in this series, please click here.

EAI: Celebrating 40 Years. Founded in 1971, Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) is one of the world's leading nonprofit resources for video art. A pioneering advocate for media art and artists, EAI fosters the creation, exhibition, distribution and preservation of video art and digital art. EAI's core program is the distribution and preservation of a major collection of over 3,500 new and historical media works by artists. EAI's activities include viewing access, educational services, extensive online resources, and public programs such as artists' talks, exhibitions and panels. The Online Catalogue is a comprehensive resource on the artists and works in the EAI collection, and also features extensive materials on exhibiting, collecting and preserving media art: www.eai.org

Electronic Arts Intermix
535 West 22nd Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10011
t (212) 337-0680
f (212) 337-0679

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.



8. Andy Warhol, FF Alumn, at Galerie Priska Pasquer, Cologne, Germany, thru April 13

Andy Warhol Polaroids
Vernissage: Friday, February 11, 6 pm - 9 pm
Exhibition: February 12 - April 13, 2011

Albertusstr. 9-11 | 50667 Cologne
Phone +49.221.952 6313 | Fax +49.221.952 6373
galerie@priskapasquer.de | www.priskapasquer.de
Tues - Fri 11am - 6pm, Sat 11am - 4pm and by appointment

Andy Warhol - Polaroids

Galerie Priska Pasquer is pleased to exhibit a selection of Polaroids by Andy Warhol.

Andy Warhol was one of the most influential figures in contemporary art with his paintings, objects, drawings and other media. In the past years the Polaroid photographs - a lesser known, but nevertheless essential part of Warhol’s work - came into focus.

The exhibition includes portraits of artists, celebrities and sportsmen like Robert Rauschenberg, Josef Beuys, Liza Minnelli, Muhammad Ali as well as self-portraits by the artist.

With the fixed focus, the flash and within the image’s square format Andy Warhol created vivid portraits of leading protagonists of the Western (pop) culture.

Around 1970 the Polaroid camera became the ideal tool for Warhol for to depict the people of the worlds of art, music, fashion, media and celebrity. The Polaroid photographs became the base for his portrait paintings; moreover they became a distinct body of work within Warhol’s wide array of media he used for creating art. Additionally the Polaroid camera was also a tool for Andy Warhol for to relate to other people while being able to keep the distance behind the camera.



9. Curious, FF Alumns, at Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, March 3-5

Curious, FF Alumn, at Stanford University 3,4,5 March

Curious (aka Leslie Hill and Helen Paris), previously based in London England, have taken up the posts of Associate Professor, Performance Making at Stanford University in California. They will be presenting their latest inter-disciplinary performance work The moment I saw you…3-5 March at Stanford. You are warmly invited to the show in which the audience board life boats (on stage) to experience this work. Ticket information: http://events.stanford.edu/2011/March/3/

The moment I saw you…was made in collaboration with filmmaker Andrew Kötting and composer Graeme Miller. It is about gut feelings; fight, flight and freeze reactions; impulse, love and undefended moments.

For further information on Curious' diverse body of work: http://www.placelessness.com/



10. R. Sikoryak, Doug Skinner, FF Alumns, at Dixon Place, Feb. 16

Dixon Place presents...

Cartoon slide shows & other projected pictures
presented by a glittering array of artists, performers, graphic novelists, & other characters.

Hosted by R. Sikoryak

Glenn Head
M. Sweeney Lawless
Allison Silverman
Doug Skinner
Lauren R. Weinstein
Julia Wertz
and more!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011
7:30 pm

Dixon Place
161 A Chrystie Street
(btwn Rivington & Delancey)

$15 each
or TDF; or $12 student/senior
or $25 for 2 with Carousel postcard

Advance tickets & more info:
(212) 219-0736

Carousel Facebook page:



11. Doug Beube, Miriam Schaer, Buzz Spector, FF Alumns, at Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, thru April 17

The Book: A Contemporary View
Carole Bieber and Marc Ham Gallery
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 South Madison Street | Wilmington, DE 19801 | 302.656.6466
Dec 22, 2010 - Apr 17, 2011

Exhibiting Artists:
Jody Alexander Cristina de Almeida Blanka Amezkua Nava Atlas Alicia Bailey
Libby Barrett Siona Benjamin Doug Beube Amy Borezo Sarah Bryant Crystal
Cawley Long-Bin Chen Melissa Jay Craig Stephen Daiber - in collaboration with 15
Cuban printmakers- Oscar Osmeivy Ortega, Eduardo Hernández Santos, Orlando
Montalbán Rodríguez, Angelmaidelín Calzadilla Fernández, Jesús Reyes Romeu (Chucho), Hanoi Pérez Cordero, Jannette Brossard Duharte, Darexis Valle Rodriguez, Isolina Limonta Rodríguez, Luis Lamothe Duribe, Alejandro Sainz Ramos, Dania Fleites Díaz, Aliosky García Sosa, Norberto Marrero Pirez, and Yamilys Brito Jorge Jill Dalton Brian Dettmer Ula Einstein Jan Estep Lauren Faulkenberry Cui Fei Colette Fu Anne Gilman Turner Hilliker Andrew Huot Chika Ito Tobi Kahn Marie Kelzer Carole P. Kunstadt Louise Levergneux Susan Maguire Leah Oates Tara O'Brien Claire Owen Amy Pirkle Amee J. Pollack Rosae Reeder Johanne Renbeck Miriam Schaer Clarissa Sligh Buzz Spector Laurie Spitz Marilyn Stablein Beth Uzwiak Elysa Voshell Susan Weinz Susan White Michelle Wilson Dennis Yuen

This exhibition addresses the themes of the book as object, subject, and concept. Stretching the definition of book, the show includes artist-made books, deconstructed books, and book installations. In an age where the printed book may soon be an anachronism, artists remain fascinated by the subject and materials of the book. There are graduate programs devoted to the art of making books, guilds and organizations both national and regional around bookmaking that support the activities of small presses, artist-made books, and collectors of limited edition and one-of-a-kind books. Additionally, there are a number of artists who use books as a medium for their works. They carve books into sculptures and deconstruct books, turning the spines and pages of books into works of art. Some artists are fascinated by the printed page and concentrate on the lettering and language of books to create one-of-a-kind two- and three-dimensional works. Others are inspired to create installations and works that suggest book forms. The show also includes a boxed collection of paintings, a tradition used by artists for making "books" with removable pages, and an accordion book of prints by a group of Cuban artists. J. Susan Isaacs, PhD., Curator of Special Projects, has organized this exhibition to take into account all of these approaches. Participating artists include Blanka Amazkua (manipulated Mexican pornographic comic book pages), Melissa Jay Craig (wall installation of book forms), Colette Fu (pop-up books), Jody Alexander (book installation), Buzz Spector (artist-made book), Brian Dettmer (altered book), Doug Beube (altered book), and Ulla Einstein (the deconstructed book). The exhibition will present, through the work of 48 nationally-known artists, various conceptual and formal approaches related to the idea of the book.

On March 25th and 26th the DCCA will present the 2011Gretchen Hupfel Symposium, The Art of the Book in the 21st Century, which will complement the The Book: A Contemporary View. The Symposium begins Friday evening with a keynote talk by Buzz Spector, book artist and Dean of the College and Graduate School of Art in the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts, Washington University, St. Louis, followed by a cocktail reception. Saturday will begin with a continental breakfast followed by morning presentations by artists Douglas Beube and Melissa Jay Craig and a talk by Mark Dimunation, Chief of the Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress. After a box lunch, afternoon speakers will include artist Brian Dettmer and Bettina Richards, founder of Thrill Jockey records. Presenters will explore the myriad approaches that contemporary artists take when exploring books as vessels for ideas, how limited editions are collected and preserved, and how limited edition books are used in the music industry. Visit the symposium page on the website: http://www.thedcca.org/content/annual-gretchen-hupfel-symposium.



12. Robert Mapplethorpe, FF Alumn, at LA Country Museum of Art and J. Paul Getty Trust

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
J. Paul Getty Trust
Jointly Acquire Robert Mapplethorpe Art and Archive

Sean Kelly Gallery, which represents the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation in the Americas, is delighted to inform you of the landmark acquisition of Robert Mapplethorpe art and archival material in a joint acquisition by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and the J. Paul Getty Trust.

The acquisition covers more than 2,000 works of art by the artist, including a print of virtually every photograph Mapplethorpe editioned in silver gelatin, a large number of Polaroid works and unique works. In addition to Mapplethorpe's own work, the material acquired includes artworks by Mapplethorpe’s contemporaries, the richest and most extensive documentation of his career and personal correspondence between Mapplethorpe and significant cultural figures of the period. The vast majority of the acquisition comes in the form of a generous gift from the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, and the remainder from funds provided by The David Geffen Foundation and the J. Paul Getty Trust.

Michael Ward Stout, the Mapplethorpe Foundation's president, explained: "We are delighted that the uniquely complementary resources of two of Los Angeles’ leading cultural institutions have come together in a collaboration that we believe benefits not only the Mapplethorpe Foundation but the Getty, LACMA, and scholars and visitors from around the world. We are grateful to the many gifted curators, administrators, advisors and trustees who have worked hard to bring the acquisition to fruition."

Sean Kelly stated to Sue Manning of the Associated Press that "this acquisition is an indication of how important Mapplethorpe is and the critical position he occupies in recent contemporary art." Kelly further explained that Mapplethorpe had not changed coasts, but with the recent acquisition in Los Angeles in addition to a significant group of works already in the permanent collection of the Guggenheim Museum in New York, he would instead have a powerful "bi-coastal" institutional presence.

Kelly added, "the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation remains based in New York and the gallery will continue to develop significant commercial exhibitions. There is a remarkable group of material available for sale and acquisition for the foreseeable future."

For press inquires related to the acquisition, please contact Maureen Bray at maureen@skny.com or at the gallery (212.239.1181). For all other inquiries, please contact Cécile Panzieri at cecile@skny.com or at the gallery (212.239.1181).



13. Paul McMahon, FF Alumn, at Museum of the Moving Image, Astoria, Queens, thru Feb. 20, and more

As the Rock'n'Roll Psychiatrist in 1983. I'll be there for the screening at 7 if you feel like trekking to Long Island City to watch public access tv from the 80s. It's got some R'n'R Psych from the Live! Show with Jaime Davidovich.

The Golden Age of NYC Public-Access TV at MOMI http://www.villagevoice.com/2011-02-09/film/the-golden-age-of-nyc-public-access-tv-at-momi

TV Party: A Panorama of Public Access Television in New York City
February 11 through 20
Museum of the Moving Image



14. Eve Andree Laramee, FF Alumn, launches new blog

Here's the link:


thank you.

Eve Andree Laramee



15. Jay Critchley, FF Alumn, launches new website, www.DayWithOutOil.org

BP Valentine - Don't Eat the Daisies is the featured video for the project, Day Without Oil - Don't Be Crude, which imagines a world beyond oil, championing alternative, sustainable, clean energy, committed to ending the destructive and addictive forces of oil, fossil fuels and other non-renewable energy sources. Commemorating the anniversary of the BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, April 20, 2011, the project and multi-media website, www.DayWithOutOil.org, asks people to stop using petroleum products for a day and donate the value - $17.40 - to an environmental organization. Photos and videos are welcome. Don't Be Crude.



16. Susan Hiller, FF Alumn, at Tate Britain, London, UK, thru May 15

Susan Hiller
1 February–15 May 2011
Tate Britain
London, SW1
[Tube] Pimlico
[Train] Vauxhall


Opening Times
Exhibition open daily 10.00 –18.00
Last entry 17.15
Late night opening on the first Friday of every month, last entry 20.30

Susan Hiller (b. 1940) is one of the most influential artists of her generation. This major survey exhibition at Tate Britain will provide a timely focus on a selection of her key works, including many of the pioneering mixed-media installations and video projections for which she is best known. It will be the largest presentation of her work to date, providing a unique opportunity to follow her exploration of dreams, memories and supernatural phenomena across a career of almost four decades.

Emerging as an artist in the early 1970s, Hiller's output has taken many different forms. Her works however often derive from a similar process of collecting, cataloguing and restaging cultural artefacts and experiences. This exhibition will bring together key examples of this practice, with which the artist highlights the subjectivity of perception and imagination. Enquiries/Inquiries 1973-5, for example, exposes the inconsistencies found in comparing an American and a British encyclopaedia, while Magic Lantern 1987 uses converging projections of coloured light to create after-images in the mind's eye. On other occasions, Hiller's work excavates hidden layers of cultural history, whether as recordings of extinct languages or as collections of British seaside postcards. In the mixed-media installation Monument 1980-1, the viewer is invited to sit on a park bench and listen to a tape of the artist's voice, while looking at photographs of a neglected Victorian memorial. In bringing together these diverse works, the exhibition will allow visitors to survey the many ways Hiller's unique approach has been used to explore meaning, memory and perception.

The exhibition will also focus on Hiller's interest in the subconscious or unconscious mind. From early in her career, she explored these themes by collecting the memories of dreams and by using 'automatic writing', performed as a continuous stream of consciousness. This investigation into the undercurrent of human thought or vision was later expressed in installations such as Belshazzar's Feast / The Writing on the Wall 1983-4. Sitting at the heart of the exhibition, it takes the form of a living room environment, in which a glowing TV screen shows images of a burning fire, accompanied by a mysterious, hypnotic soundtrack. More recent work continues this interest in visionary and supernatural experiences, such as Psi Girls 1999, a five-screen projection featuring clips from Hollywood movies about young women with telekinetic powers, and the compelling audio-sculpture Witness 2000, in which a cloud of hanging audio speakers offers the visitor hundreds of accounts of extraterrestrial encounters.

Susan Hiller was born in Florida, USA in 1940. She studied in Massachusetts and New Orleans, receiving a PhD in anthropology before becoming disillusioned with academia. She moved to London in 1969 and began her career as an artist, first exhibiting her work in 1973. She continues to live and work in Britain and has been the subject of many exhibitions, including at the ICA, London in 1986; Tate Liverpool in 1996; and BALTIC, Gateshead in 2004.

The exhibition is curated by Ann Gallagher, Head of Collections (British Art), Tate, with Sofia Karamani, Assistant Curator, Tate Britain. The exhibition will be accompanied by a richly illustrated catalogue published by Tate Publishing.

Notes to Editors

For further information contact Duncan Holden / Alex O'Neill, Tate Press Office
Call 020 7887 4939/8732
Email pressoffice@tate.org.uk
Visit www.tate.org.uk

Supported by
The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

To book go to www.tate.org.uk or call 020 7887 8888
(booking fee applies, booking line open 09.45 – 18.00 daily)



17. Mona Hatoum, FF Alumn, receives 2011 Joan Miró Prize

Mona Hatoum, winner of the 2011 Joan Miró Prize

The jury of the 2011 Joan Miró Prize has granted the award to the Palestinian-British artist residing in London and Berlin, Mona Hatoum, for her great skill in connecting personal experience with universal values. Hatoum's sculptures, installations, performances and videos set her among the most outstanding artists on the international art scene.

The Joan Miró Prize is organised by Fundació Joan Miró of Barcelona in collaboration with Obra Social "la Caixa", which assumes as its own the agreement existing with Fundació Caixa Girona. It is worth EUR 70,000, awarded biennially, and is one of the highest awards among current art prizes. Previously this prize has been awarded to Olafur Eliasson (2007) and Pipilotti Rist (2009) in recognition of their work.

The prize-giving ceremony will take place in the Fundació Joan Miró auditorium on 7 April and will be attended by the jury and the winning artist. A titanium trophy specially designed by André Ricard and inspired by natural forms, will be presented to the winning artist during the event.

The jury for the Joan Miró Prize 2011 is comprised of Alfred Pacquement, director of the Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou; Vicente Todolí, former director of the Tate Modern; Poul Erik Tøjner, director of the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, and Rosa Maria Malet, director of Fundació Joan Miró.

The jury was unanimous in their decision to award the 2011 Joan Miró Prize to Mona Hatoum because she "has pioneered in opening up art practices to non-Western realities while showing the connections between Western high culture and transnational political and cultural events. After Hatoum, the art world has become a far more open and less self-centred arena, a process that is still in expansion and consolidation. Hatoum's commitment to human values of concern to all cultures and societies is similar to Miró's view of mankind after his experience of three devastating wars".

Upon learning of the jury's decision, the artist declared: "I am extremely honoured to have been chosen as the recipient of this year's Joan Miró Prize. Reading the Jury's statement was a heartening experience. I am sincerely grateful for their very appreciative comments and appraisal of my work and for attributing a great significance to my contribution to the art world".

Mona Hatoum has exhibited her work at the world's most important museums and centres of art such as the MoMA, in New York, the Tate, in London, and the Centre Georges Pompidou, in Paris. Her exhibition at Fundació Joan Miró in Barcelona, which will be held in June 2012, will also be sponsored by Obra Social "la Caixa".



18. Tim Miller, FF Alumn, at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, thru Feb 19, and more

TIM MILLER Winter 2011 NEWSLETTER! ....Harvard...LSU, Chicago Victory Gardens...and on!

Hi Everybody!

Hope 2011 has been treating you well. I had a fantastic run in NYC at PS 122 in December and I am now gearing up for several months of nonstop performing and teaching! It burns the calories! It all kicks off with a residency at Harvard Dance Center this week! Then I am super excited to get back to LSU where I will make a piece with the performance studies students and do my show LAY OF THE LAND. Then back to Chicago for Victory Gardens Theater residency and a show at Links Hall! And the beat goes on! Full schedule below.

There is lots of other nice returning afoot as I head back to residencies at James Madison University, North Carolina School of the Arts, Penn State and Grinnell in MArch and April. I love that people invite me back lots! (My mom would imagine it means I have behaved myself, or at least misbehaved in the way I was hired to!) But then new adventures like my first performance at University of Virginia and first performance on the Olympic Penninsula for the Goddard College interdisciplinary residency.

Spring will bring an extended time performing and teaching in Europe! Will let you know about that later!

Here is the whole Winter schedule below.

Feb 14-19 Harvard University
Feb 20-27 Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University
March 2-6 Victory Gardens Theater, Chicago
March 5 Links Hall, Chicago
March 7-8 Port Townsend, WA, Goddard College
March 13-20 Penn State University
March 27-April 2 University of N. Carolina School of the Arts
April 3-9 James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
April 10 University of Virginia
April 11-12 Grinnell College, Iowa

cheers, Tim



19. Marlena Kudlicka, FF Alumn, at L40, Berlin, Germany, Feb. 18
Lecture: Void and Its Value in Art and Life
Friday, February 18, 2011, 7 p.m.
at L40, Linienstraße 40, 2nd Floor, 10119 Berlin
in cooperation with the Verein zur Förderung von Kunst und Kultur
am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz e.V.
The lecture is an extension of the current exposition:
Archeology of Hole – Creating an Archive // Marlena Kudlicka, Claudia Kugler
January 22 – February 19, 2011
Stedefreund, Dorotheenstr. 30, 10117 Berlin
Lecture Participants:
Anne Fäser, Art mediator, Berlin, Organizer of the lecture Void and its Value in Art and Life
Dr. Dr. Erna Fiorentini PD (Privatdozentin), Art Historian and Historian of Science, Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt University, Berlin
Dr. Gabriele Knapstein, Art historian, Curator Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin
Marlena Kudlicka, Artist based in Berlin, Organizer of the lecture Void and its Value in Art and Life
Claudia Kugler, Artist, Berlin
Rodney LaTourelle, Artist, Writer, Designer, based in Berlin
An Te Liu, Artist, Toronto
Oliver Miller, Daniel Schwaag, Ian Warner, Writers, Graphic designer, "Slab", an online magazine and blog, Berlin
Susanne Prinz, writer and curator, Director Artist Pension Trust Berlin, Director Kunst und Kultur am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz e.V. Berlin
Ivan Ballestros Simon, Architect, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
Andreas Sell, Artist, Berlin
Serdjan Ivanovic Weiss, Architect, Assistant Professor Tyler School of Art, Architecture Department, Temple University in Philadelphia, Founder of Normal Architecture Office (NAO), Co-founder of the School of Missing Studies, New York City

Dr. Dieter Wenk, Writer, Publisher, Berlin
We shape clay into a pot, but it is the emptiness inside that holds whatever we want. … We work with being, but non-being is what we use. (Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching, Chapter 11)
It is conceptually difficult to imagine nothing as a thing constituting a negation of the existing or visible. Rather, nothing is precisely what makes a thing visible, and therefore a thing of material significance. Nothing – the cavity, the hole in the pot – can be seen as the absence of a thing: a thing, however, that in turn lends nothing fundamental meaning. How, then, are we to imagine nothing? How is nothing constructed? Is nothing measurable? How can nothing become visible? And what significance does it gain in the transition between that which is shown and that which remains hidden? How, in the cross-fade between various real and potential states, does nothing take on a form that points to a time between past and future, shaped by various transformative processes as well as the interweaving of memory with the present? From a material perspective the cavity, the hole in the pot may be nothing, yet it is transformed in the moment of being filled into the purpose, the very essence of the pot – much as a real hole in the (urban) landscape represents a sort of space that has yet to be filled and is thus in transition between one state and another. Nothing is tied to an imaginary, illusionistic image fed by a story (an experience) that is drawn from the perception of nothing and which inscribes itself layer by layer (as invisible layers) in that perception. In this sense a hole represents a perpetual transformation in which social and historical constraints are revealed. Still, nothing remains fragile and eludes the strictly tangible. Nothing, the void, is a space that is not really there but still has a presence. It is created by speaking about it, which lends it perceptible form. On the other hand this space, as a fundamental category of existence, remains immaterial.

For the exhibition project "Archeology of Hole – Creating an Archive" Kudlicka's starting point is the observation of various types of holes in landscape and architecture. Holes are usually an overlooked and largely ignored part of the environment. While the origins of many holes are known, the background of others is as mysterious as it is timeless; their size is irrational and unexpected, their occurrence remains secret. Holes, however, are constantly in transition between the visible and the invisible, between different forms of materiality. Among other things, Kudlicka is interested in the physicality of holes: Are they heavy or light? Do they have a weight at all? How can they be grasped? What is the relationship between the presence of their intangibility and the actual experience of moments in which they are perceived? Is the scale of the hole merely an occasion to stretch one's imagination in proportion in order to construct a form? Would the form then be linked to the sensation of gravity? Is there a describable limit to the scale of a hole? The artist constructs objects which, in their physical presence (through material and arrangement) are brought into a state of irrational tension with respect to the actually existing architectural elements of the exhibition space. In the process, this intervention in space questions (material) categories such as size, dimensions, density, mass, transparency and weight, as factors that not only physically exist but also underpin memory and imagination. Kudlicka has invited Claudia Kugler to approach the concept and considerations of her project from a different perspective. In her work, Kugler brings the process of seeing and perceiving to conscious awareness and asks general questions about representability. She constructs pictures and objects in which she questions potential boundaries and transitions between visibility and invisibility. How does the materiality of the image as physical object relate to the viewer’s imagination and the presence of imagination in the image?

Text: Anne Fäser



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