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Contents for April 4, 2011
1. Clarinda Mac Low, FF Fund recipient 2010-11, at Proteus Gowanus Gallery, Brooklyn, April 16-May 1
2. Ken Butler, Jane Dickson, Komar and Melamid, Eve Andrée Laramée, Ligorano & Reese, Laura Parnes, Larry Walczak, FF Alumns, at Art 101, Brooklyn, thru April 17
3. R. Sikoryak, FF Alumn, at Dixon Place, Manhattan, April 7
4. Norm Magnusson, FF Alumn, at Woodstock Town Hall, NY, opening April 1, and more
5. Dan Kwong, FF Alumn, at University of Wyoming, Laramie, April 7
6. Dan Fishback, FF Alumn, at BAX, Brooklyn, April 8-10
7. Nicolas Dumit Estevez, Bill Aguado, Susan Fleminger, Martha Wilson, FF Alumns, at Drew Gardens, The Bronx, April 6
8. David Medalla, FF Alumn, at The David Roberts Art Foundation Fitzrovia, London, UK, April 6
9. R. Sikoryak, FF Alumn, in MoCCA Festival, Manhattan, April 9-10
10. Jay Critchley, FF Alumn, in Washington, DC, April 14
11. Crash, Lady Pink, Franc Palaia, FF Alumns, at MoCA, LA, opening April 17
12. Frank Moore, FF Alumn, announces new publication
13. Roberta Allen, FF Alumn, at Creon Gallery, Manhattan, April 12
14. Joyce Cutler-Shaw, FF Alumn, at MSB Gallery, Manhattan, thru May 6
15. Linda Montano, FF Alumn, at St. Mary of the Snows, Saugerties, NY, April 17
16. Katherine Behar, FF Alumn, at de la Cruz Collection, Miami, FL, opening April 9
17. Sarah Mattes, FF Intern Alumn, at Jason McCoy Gallery, Manhattan, thru May 20
18. Lady Pink, FF Alumn, named NY 1 Queens Person of the Week
19. Ame Gilbert, FF Alumn, at French Institute, Manhattan, April 13
20. Rick Rinehart, FF Visionary, named director of Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell University, Lewisberg, PA
21. Rob Andrews, Ken Friedman, Geoff Hendricks, Jon Hendricks, Yoko Ono, Pope.L, Martha Wilson, in The New York Observer, March 29

1. Clarinda Mac Low, FF Fund recipient 2010-11, at Proteus Gowanus Gallery, Brooklyn, April 16-May 1

Cyborg Nation: Teknotherapy We all have a relationship with at least one special machine, and many of us live cyborg lives. Do you need help accepting your cyborg nature? How is your relationship with your machines? How can we help? In Teknotherapy, a Cyborg interlocutor (or "teknotherapist") leads group and individual sessions for those of us grappling with our machinic selves and investigates our relationship to our electronic extensions. Teknotherapists: Onome Ekeh and Clarinda Mac Low.

Teknotherapy takes place at the Fixer’s Collective, where machines and their people learn to talk to each other and overcome the difficulties they may encounter together, and allows each person to examine in detail the relationship they have to their machines, broken or intact. Bring the machine (or a photo of the machine) you’d like to discuss to therapy.

By appointment or drop in:
April 16, 7-10
April 17, 1-5
April 23, 1-5
April 30, 1-5
May 1, 1-5
at the Fixer’s Collective @ Proteus Gowanus Gallery, 543 Union St
Brooklyn, New York 11231 (entrance around the corner through the alley).

Make your appointment now at cyborg@cyborg-nation.net. You can also participate by sending your email questions or photos to scope@cyborg-nation.net More information at http://www.cyborg-nation.net.

Cyborg Nation is a portable performance installation based in a self-contained performance environment (or SCoPE); miniature technologies combined to create a tiny media extravaganza. It is a philosophical inquiry and investigation of intimacy in a world of remote communication; a participatory performance experiment where one-to-one conversation is a public display. Cyborg Nation is created by Clarinda Mac Low and Walter Polkosnik, with SCoPE design by Stacy Scibelli. Presented in partnership with Proteus Gowanus and the Fixer’s Collective.

This variable media artwork was made possible, in part, by The Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Major support of the Franklin Furnace Fund was provided in 2010-11 by the Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation and the Jerome Foundation.



2. Ken Butler, Jane Dickson, Komar and Melamid, Eve Andrée Laramée, Ligorano & Reese, Laura Parnes, Larry Walczak, FF Alumns, at Art 101, Brooklyn, thru April 17

a group exhibition of 65 pioneer artists of that era
curated by Larry Walczak

at ART 101 at 101 Grand St. in Bklyn until April 17th
hrs: Friday to Sunday, 1-6 718-302-2242
complete info at: eyewashart.com/home/

panel discussion at 6pm, Sunday April 3rd
with Loren Munk, Ken Butler, Alun Williams & Daniel Aycock

Closing reception: Friday, April 15th 6-8

Meredith Allen with Carol Saft, Joe Amhrein, Greg Barsamian, nelson bradley,Tom Broadbent, David Brody, Ken Butler, Francis Cape, Amy Cutler, Nancy Diamond, Jane Dickson, Lori Ellison, J.Fiber (Jane Fine with James Esber), Peter Fox, Linda Ganjian, Tamara Gonzales, Eric Heist, Amy Hill, Robin Hill, Richard Humann, David Kramer, Larry Krone, Paul Kuhrman, Jesse Lambert, Eve Andrée Laramée, Lisa Levy, Nina Levy, Ligorano & Reese, Norma Markley, Mark Masyga, Shari Mendelson, Robin Michals, Edward Monovich, Ellie Murphy, David Opdyke, Laura Parnes, Bruce Pearson, Robin Perl, Liza Phillips, Katherine Powers, William Powhida, Daniel Rosenbaum, Sante Scardillo, Bill Schuck, Bob Seng with Lisa Hein, David Shapiro, Ward Shelley, Adam Simon, Patricia Smith, Gwenn Thomas, Jim Torok, Jeanne Treme, Ted Victoria, Don Voisine, Carol Warner, Angela Wyman, Mary Ziegler with "friends", Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, Sean Hemmerle, Komar & Melamid, Marni Kotak, Walter Robinson, Fred Tomaselli

A group exhibition of 50+ pioneer artists of that era
curated by Larry Walczak
ART 101
101 Grand St., Williamsburg, Bklyn, NY 11211
March 12 through April 17th, 2011
gallery hours: Friday–Sunday, 1–6pm
Opening reception: Saturday, March 12th, 6–9pm



3. R. Sikoryak, FF Alumn, at Dixon Place, Manhattan, April 7

Hi all,

Dixon Place is having an open house on April 7. (I've been doing my Carousel shows with them since the '90's.) I'll be there, and we hope you can make it!

Details below.


It's our 25th birthday
and we want to celebrate with YOU!

Dixon Place Anniversary Open House
Thursday, April 7, 2011 from 6 - 9pm

Admission: FREE
Cash bar available in The Lounge
PLUS complimentary RÖKK Vodka cocktails, 6-8pm

Hosted by our Founder and Artistic Director, ELLIE COVAN,
and the glamorous MARTI GOULD CUMMINGS

Tantalizing piano music from

Sensational art/pop/dance sounds by

Offbeat tales from

Soulful original songs by

161A Chrystie Street
(between Rivington & Delancey)

What better way to kick off our 25th anniversary than with a special event for you: our friends and neighbors in the downtown community. It's our way to thank all of our artists and supporters for everything you've done to make our first quarter century an overwhelming success! We'll also be showcasing materials from our new archive project--a retrospective of our theater's history. Please come down and join us for live music and performances by some of our dynamic artists and a special toast to the next 25 years!

Sponsored by S'MAC, Rökk Vodka, New Beer Distributors and Jimmy's No. 43



4. Norm Magnusson, FF Alumn, at Woodstock Town Hall, NY, opening April 1, and more

Norm Magnusson, FF Alumn, stars in David Ives play, teaches drawing to school kids, exhibits art in Woodstock and installs sculptures in Granville, NY

Some (L)ives, three one-act plays by David Ives, opens this Friday, April 1. No kidding, it’s really good. Come see me in my second stage performance, playing the role of Neil in Ives’ "The Blizzard". Fridays Saturdays and Sundays through April 17. For more info: http://www.performingartsofwoodstock.org/

VanBruntProjects is putting on a pop-up art show on Rock City Rd. in Woodstock. The opening is Sat., April 2 at 3pm. I’ll have a bunch of work there on the theme of funism, the art movement I started way back when. For more info: http://rockcitypopup.blogspot.com/

This Wednesday, as part of the Aldrich Museum’s Draw On program, I’ll be talking to kids in Bridgeport, CT. about my kids book on bullying, Third Grade with Fifi. (http://issuu.com/normmagnusson/docs/third_grade_with_fifi) Should be fun. For more info: http://www.drawon.org/

And a few weeks away, on May, the Pember Museum is putting on an exhibition of my historical markers. More details will be coming soon, but you can see some of the markers here: http://www.thei75project.com/



5. Dan Kwong, FF Alumn, at University of Wyoming, Laramie, April 7

Thursday April 7 - Dan performs with Chic Streetman and D'Lo at the Shepard Symposium on Social Justice, University of Wyoming at Laramie. 8:30PM, Education Auditorium. Info:

and on Thursday, March 31, 2011 Dan performed at his mother's alma mater, Wheaton College in Norton MA, on the one-year anniversary of her passing. The Universe winks... Kresge Experimental Theatre, Watson Fine Arts.



6. Dan Fishback, FF Alumn, at BAX, Brooklyn, April 8-10

Brooklyn Arts Exchange Presents:
Written & Performed by Dan Fishback

421 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn
April 8-9, 2011 @ 8:00 pm
April 10, 2011 @ 6:00 pm

Dan Fishback’s thirtynothing is a multi-media solo performance exploring the generation gap between gay men who died during the early years of AIDS and gay men who were born during those same years. A sort of "performance zine," the show incorporates images of work by lost gay artists, images and drawings from Fishback’s own childhood, and stories from the lives of various gay men who lived, died, and grew up during the 80s and early 90s. Fishback underscores this monologue-based piece using small instruments like casios and ukuleles to paint an intimate, mournful and quirky portrait of gay life during and after a catastrophe. Marking both the 30th anniversary of AIDS and Fishback’s 30th birthday, thirtynothing memorializes the fallen while posing critical questions to all who survive.

Tickets: Advance (online): $12 General | $7 Low-Income
At the Door (30 minutes before showtime): $15 General | $8 Low-Income

Direction Consultant: Stephen Brackett
Technical Director: Ardi Kuhn
Production Intern: Steve Drum

thirtynothing is being developed through artists residencies at Brooklyn Arts Exchange and Yaddo, along with a grant from the Franklin Furnace Fund. This grant was made possible, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Major support of the Franklin Furnace Fund was provided in 2010-11 by the Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, and Jerome Foundation.



7. Nicolas Dumit Estevez, Bill Aguado, Susan Fleminger, Martha Wilson, FF Alumns, at Drew Gardens, The Bronx, April 6

As part of Born Again: A Lebanese-Dominican Dominican York is born again as a Bronxite

When: Wednesday, April 6, 2011, 4:30pm
Where: Drew Gardens 1055 East Tremont Avenue in the West Farms section of the Bronx
Admission: Free

Directions to Drew Gardens:

Subway: #2 or #5 trains Bus: Bx 9, 21, 9, 36, 40, 42, & Q44
to West Farms Square and East Tremont Avenue

Estevez invites two Bronx natives: William Aguado and Susan Fleminger to baptize him as a Bronxite in the waters of the Bronx River. Ceremony officiated by Martha Wilson.
Flower girls Aisha Rose Howie and Aida Celeste Garcia Howie.

This baptism is a rite of passage that marks Estevez’s transition from Lebanese-Dominican to Dominican York (a Dominican who had settled permanently in New York City) and his birth/rebirth as a native son of the borough that, since his arrival in the US, has provided him with a steady income, his first solo exhibition and a place that he calls home. Estevez was born in Santiago de los Treinta Caballeros in the Dominican Republic and lived for fourteen years in Manhattan. In 2004 he moved permanently to the US mainland, the Bronx. Estevez’ baptism will conclude with a public reception to which you are cordially invited.

Special Thanks to the Bronx River Alliance (www.bronxriver.org), and Phipps Community Development Corporation at Drew Gardens.

Born Again: A Lebanese-Dominican Dominican York is born again as a Bronxite
is a Bronx-wide social sculpture, dealing with the perceptions and misperceptions by locals and non-residents that have since the 1960s shaped the identity of the inhabitants of the borough. This project was conceived by Nicolas Dumit Estevez for Longwood Arts Gallery/ Bronx Council on the Arts and presented with collaborating organizations, including Bronx River Alliance, El Museo del Barrio, Banana Kelly High School, Drew Gardens and Lehman College Art Gallery, among others. All Born Again: A Lebanese-Dominican Dominican York is born again as a Bronxite materials © 2007 Nicolas Dumit Estevez

Upcoming: Born Again: A Lebanese-Dominican Dominican York is born again as a Bronxite and Eight Artists Respond to Born Again
Curated by Nicolas Dumit Estevez
June 1- August 1, 2011
Longwood Arts Gallery

This exhibition will include: A documentation of the Estevez’ baptism, work created with the students of Banana Kelly High School as well as work generated by Michael Paul Britto, Nancy Hwang and wowe, Norene Leddy and Melissa Gira Grant, Ivan Monforte and Linda M. Montano, FF Alumn with different Bronx communities. Mural by Kathleena Howie-Garcia (Lady k-Fever).



8. David Medalla, FF Alumn, at The David Roberts Art Foundation Fitzrovia, London, UK, April 6

David Medalla will recite a selection from 'The Annals of Moebiusville'
(from 'The Archives of the Artist' entitled 'I am an Enigma even to My Self,
collated by Adam Nankervis, Director of Museum Man)

at the opening of 'Studies for an Exhibition' by Mathieu Copeland,

at The David Roberts Art Foundation Fitzrovia,
no. 111 Great Titchfield street, London W1W 6RY, England,
Telephone: + 44 - (0) 20 7637 0868,

on Wednesday, 6 April 2011, starting at : 6:30 p.m.
Admission Free



9. R. Sikoryak, FF Alumn, in MoCCA Festival, Manhattan, April 9-10

Hi all,

I’ll be on 2 panels at this week’s MoCCA festival.
There’s a Carousel show on Saturday and an animation screening on Sunday.
Details for both:

Saturday, April 9, 5:30 pm

MoCCA Presents

Cartoon slide shows presented by:
Kate Beaton
Lisa Hanawalt
Michael Kupperman
Jeffrey Lewis
Ted Stearn

Plus special guest voices:
Adam Conover
Julie Klausner
& more!

Hosted by R. Sikoryak


Sunday, April 10, 5:30 pm

MoCCA Mini-Animation Festival
A showcase of animated shorts with: Bill Plympton (Idiots and Angels), Signe Baumane (Birth), R. Sikoryak (Suncreen Serenade), and more

At MoCCA Fest 2011
The Lexington Avenue Armory -- 68 Lexington Ave. (Btwn 25 & 26 St.), NYC
Both events are in Panel Room A

Admission to the Festival:
(advance) $10 for 1 day, $15 for the weekend
(at the door) $12 For 1 day, $20 for the weekend

More info on MoCCA Fest: www.moccany.org

For info on all the panels:

For Carousel:

Special thanks to Brian Heater for organizing all the panels!



10. Jay Critchley, FF Alumn, in Washington, DC, April 14


Two leading environmental advocates are teaming up to commemorate the first anniversary of the Gulf Oil Spill and preview the 2011 Earth Day celebrations with a Day Without Oil - created by Provincetown artist Jay Critchley - gathering to promote reduced use of fossil fuels. www.DayWithOutOil.org The "Don’t Be Crude" event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, at the green roof built by DC Greenworks at the home of the Board Chair, Gail Montplaisir, 1454 Belmont Street NW , Washington, DC. Those wishing to attend may call DC Greenworks at 202-518-6195 or (Kathy@dcgreenworks.org for further details. Organizers of the event will ask participants to pledge to donate $17.40 to environmental causes – and to refrain from using gasoline or other fossil fuels for one day. The $17.40 is the estimated daily cost of gasoline and other fuels by each American consumer, as of February 1, 2011. "We believe that more Americans should experience what a day without oil will mean to their lives and also support the work of organizations that want to change our consumption of fossil fuels," says Critchley. He has produced videos and an interactive website to highlight the project at www.daywithoutoil.org. Coming at a time of congressional gridlock on energy legislation, global unrest, and a sluggish economy, Day Without Oil organizers ask individuals to take action by volunteering, organizing, and donating to grassroots and national environmental organizations. Those recommended so far include: DC Greenworks, Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana, Greenpeace, Lower Mississippi River Keeper, and Provincetown Conservation Trust. Other organizations may contact Day Without Oil about participating. Funds donated go directly to the selected organizations. DC Greenworks, which will co-host the April 14 event at Gail’s home, was established 17 years ago to help resolve urban environmental and economic problems by fostering local enterprise, job training, and community stewardship, especially in underserved communities in the Washington area. The organization has four key program areas: stormwater mitigation, urban agriculture, green-collar job training, education, and public leadership. Gail welcomed the opportunity to engage with the Day Without Oil project. "Our hope is that this event will raise awareness and action by environmentally concerned citizens about our need to reduce dependence on oil and enhance our work in the region." Artist Jay Critchley's visual, conceptual and performance work and environmental activism have traversed the globe to Argentina, Japan, England, Holland, Germany and Columbia. He works in video, performance, text, ceremony, sculpture, installation and music, engaging in issues such as AIDS, energy, community, sexuality and corporate influence, all with a sense of place, politics and humor. The Day Without Oil mission states: "One Day at a Time. Let’s imagine a world with safe, clean energy. On this anniversary of the historic BP Oil Disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, let’s stop using oil for one day and come together to stop the onslaught, stop the addiction, stop the arrogance of the petroleum industry, stop the pollution and the degradation of our environment. While this day’s focus is on oil, it’s also about our personal obligation to change our behavior and help to create stricter energy policies to combat global warming but inspire and support global change. Let’s begin the transition to renewable energy and a healthy planet."



11. Crash, Lady Pink, Franc Palaia, FF Alumns, at MoCA, LA, opening April 17

Hi Everyone,

I am pleased to announce my inclusion in a major historical group exhibition entitled "Art In the Streets" which will open April 17, 2011 in Los Angeles at the Geffen Contemporary at the Museum of Contemporary Art. The Geffen Museum, formerly the "Temporary Contemporary", is hosting this multi- dimensional art exhibition that chronicles street art from the 1970s to today. The museum showcases over 50 national and international artists, which includes; Fab 5 Freddy, Shepard Fairey, Futura, JR, Ramallzee, Jean Michel Basquiat, Lee Quinones, Richard Hambleton, Crash, Ron English, Keith Haring, John Ahearn, Henry Chalfant, Martha Cooper, and Martin Wong among others. These historical figures transformed graffiti, Hip Hop, Break Dancing, Scratching, Skate Boarding, etc. from a street phenomena to mainstream pop culture which eventually became influential cultural, social and political movements during the last four decades. The show is curated by Jeffrey Deitch with associate curators Roger Gastman and Aaron Rose.

The exhibit will also include a street art film series featuring the classic hip-hop film, Wild Style, by John Ahearn. Other components of the "Art in the Streets" exhibit are workshops, a skate board ramp and demo and a comprehensive catalogue on the history of graffiti and street art published by Skira Rizzoli.

Art in the Streets will travel to the Brooklyn Museum in March 2012.

My connection to the Street Art movement is my extensive collection of urban street art photography that I have been taking since the mid 1970s. In this show, I will be exhibiting four large color digital photographs from my "NightLife" series. NightLife are documentary color photographs of the shadow wall paintings of Richard Hambleton which he painted in New York City and Europe from 1981-89. In 1982, I was the first person to compile this photo series into book form. The 1982 first edition of NightLife consisted of 45 black & white photo-copied handmade pages in an edition of 200.

This month, I will launch a new, expanded second edition of NightLife. This volume includes 85 full color 8"x11" photographs of Hambleton's shadow paintings along with my background text of the series. NightLife will be available for purchase at selected museums, book stores, shops, galleries in the Hudson Valley and in NYC and they can also be purchased by contacting me at Francpalaia1@gmail.com. NightLife retails for $20. You can view several pages of the book on my website, www.francpalaia.com.

Thank you,




12. Frank Moore, FF Alumn, announces new publication

Hot off the press
the new full-color Art Of A Shaman by Frank Moore!

After ten years of work, yesterday we put out a glossy covered 98 page paperback edition of my Art of a Shaman, as well as a downloadable version. Both are available from Lulu.com. [Order info is below!] We are blown out at how absolutely glorious and beautiful the actual book, designed by Mikee, is! It is full of amazing performance photos and my paintings in full lush warm juicy colors. It captures the feeling of being at the performances! All in the size of a graphic novel. BUT DON'T BUY IT IF YOU DON'T WANT TO FEEL GOOD AND GET TURNED ON!

Art of a Shaman was originally a lecture I presented at N.Y.U. for a week long conference about performance as subversion in 1990. So to subvert the conference, I had nude Michael sing all of it, while Linda blindfolded people and led them into the tent to explore my nude body.

In the book I explore performance and art in general terms of them being a magical way to effect change in the world. I look at performance as an art of melting action, ritualistic shamanistic doings/playings. By using my career and life as a "baseline," I try to explore the dynamic playing within the context of reality shaping. I bring in concepts from modern physics, mythology and psychology.

Get an AUTOGRAPHED paperback copy directly from us for $29.00 (SHIPPING INCLUDED). Please email me how many copies you would like to purchase. fmoore@eroplay.com This offer is for a limited time.

You can pay by Paypal using this link:


You can pay by check made out to Inter-Relations and mailed to:
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Berkeley, CA 94712


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In Freedom,
Frank Moore



13. Roberta Allen, FF Alumn, at Creon Gallery, Manhattan, April 12

Roberta and Writing Workshop Members
will read at
Creon Gallery
Tues. April 12, 7 PM
238 E. 24th St. 1B





14. Joyce Cutler-Shaw, FF Alumn, at MSB Gallery, Manhattan, thru May 6

Body Narratives, an Exhibit by Joyce Cutler-Shaw
Lecture and Opening Reception: March 24

Lecture 3:30pm Smilow Seminar Room
Reception 4:30pm - 7:00pm MSB Gallery*

The exhibit will be on display March 24 to May 6

"As on an archeological journey into unknown territory, I approach the human body as a mysterious terrain, a phenomenon of the natural world. We are of nature." --J. Cutler-Shaw

Joyce Cutler-Shaw, in her role as artist-in-residence at the UCSD School of Medicine, has been drawing for many years in the anatomy laboratory. She explores the complex, individual, physical self with pen and brush and ink, just as the medical students dissect with a scalpel. She sees the history of anatomy as the history of human representation—how we are seen and how we see ourselves. It is the trajectory from a medieval, short-lived, astrologically defined physical self to a contemporary virtual, scanned, graphed, and charted one that incites and informs her work. Her multi-layered fine art project, titled The Anatomy Lesson, includes drawings, photo essays, collage, writings, installations, projections, drawing movies, and artists’ books.

All of Cutler-Shaw’s work is rooted in drawing: drawing as a way of seeing, as a mode of inquiry, as an act of empathy. For this exhibition she is presenting selections from a new series of drawings and wall collages, titled Limbs and Trunks, considering body limbs and tree limbs as phenomena of nature. Additionally, she will be showing a group of her series called The Lab Coats. These are standard white laboratory coats, hand drawn with images from the history of anatomy. The gallery’s display cases will contain some of Cutler-Shaw’s new series of artists’ books, conceived as Conversations with old medical texts to which she adds pages of drawings and texts of her own in response.

For more than thirty-five years, Joyce Cutler-Shaw has been exhibiting internationally and installing permanent, ecologically themed commissioned works, such as those at the East Carnegie Library in San Jose, CA, and the Mission Valley Branch Library in San Diego, CA. Her works are represented in both museum and library special collections like The Museum of Modern Art, the New York Public Library, and NYU’s Bobst Library.

Date & time:
03/24/2011 - 3:30pm - 7:00pm
MSB Gallery*
NYU Langone Medical Center
550 First Avenue, Medical Science Building, First Floor

*The gallery is located near the library administration offices along the corridor between the Thomas S. Murphy Sr. Conference Room and the Joan and Joel Smilow Research Center.



15. Linda Montano, FF Alumn, at St. Mary of the Snows, Saugerties, NY, April 17

What: Annual Community Easter Play At St Mary Of The Snows

Where : St Mary Of The Snows, Saugerties NY...Off Of Main St....One Block Past Cahill School Going East

When: Sunday April 17.

Time 7pm But Get There Early..Sit Right Side Up Front To See

Cost: $ 5.00

I Am Rehearsing For Advanced Crone By Playing An Old Woman Yet Again....



16. Katherine Behar, FF Alumn, at de la Cruz Collection, Miami, FL, opening April 9

Dear Friends,

If you're in Miami, please visit the de la Cruz Collection where four short videos by Disorientalism are featured in FIRE/SKY/WATER...REPRODUCTION.

Curated by Carlos Rigau
April 9-July 9, 2011
Opening Reception
Saturday, April 9, 7PM-10PM

de la Cruz Collection
23 NE 41 Street
Miami, FL 33137


Best wishes,




17. Sarah Mattes, FF Intern Alumn, at Jason McCoy Gallery, Manhattan, thru May 20

Hi Friends,

I have a piece in the 70 Years of Abstract Painting - Excerpts show opening this Wednesday April 6 at Jason McCoy Gallery. The show runs through May 20 - stop by if you can!

more info at: http://www.jasonmccoyinc.com/seventy_years.html
70 Years of Abstract Painting - Excerpts
41 East 57th Street, 11th floor
New York, NY

Sarah Mattes



18. Lady Pink, FF Alumn, named NY 1 Queens Person of the Week

Congratulations to Lady Pink, FF Alumn, who was named Queens Person of the Week by New York One




19. Ame Gilbert, FF Alumn, at French Institute, Manhattan, April 13
Antonin Carême, the First Chef-as-Superstar
Umami food and art festival presents the premiere of Meringue Diplomacy
French Institute Alliance Française, Tinker Auditorium
22 East 60th Street, New York City, April 13th, 2011, 7:30 PM
Tickets: $25 http://www.umamifestival2010.com
The life of Antonin Carême, the recognized founder of French grande cuisine, is the inspiration for the experimental documentary video entitled Meringue Diplomacy, produced and directed by Terri Hanlon. A reception and an exhibit of related prints by Hanlon will accompany the special premiere showing at the French Institute Alliance Française on April 13th, 2011.

Antonin Carême (1783-1833), though born in the late 18th Century, is a surprisingly modern figure whose work has present-day applications and clear parallels to the modern chef and restaurant scene, particularly as practiced in New York. Carême was chef to the great French diplomat Talleyrand for a dozen years, and later served the Prince Regent of England (the future King George IV), Tsar Alexander I of Russia and Baron de Rothschild. Carême's spectacular creations — architectural culinary sculptures, the books he wrote on the art of French cuisine, and the dizzyingly elaborate dinners he prepared for heads of state — enabled him to become the power behind the politics of post-Napoleonic France. His culinary work enabled Talleyrand to wield gastronomy as a diplomatic tool, creating the concept of "power dining" by which so much business is transacted today.

Hanlon's previous video work was shown at the New York Film Festival at Lincoln Center, the American Film Institute in Los Angeles, and broadcast on PBS. She also is known for her work in early experimental music videos using computer graphics and for her Iris print portraits, which are in private collections in Thailand, Germany, Spain and the United States. The New York Times has called her work "accomplished satire."

Tickets available through http://www.umamifestival2010.com Umami is curated byAme Gilbert, FF Alumn.



20. Rick Rinehart, FF Visionary, named director of Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell University, Lewisberg, PA
Rinehart named director of Samek Art Gallery
By Kathryn Kopchik
LEWISBURG, Pa. — Richard Rinehart, digital media director and adjunct curator at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive at the University of California at Berkeley, has been named director of the Samek Art Gallery at Bucknell University. He will begin his duties on May 1.

"We are delighted to welcome Richard Rinehart as director of the Samek," Bucknell Provost Mick Smyer said. "He brings a new perspective on digital and non-traditional art to the University, along with his teaching and archival experience, all of which will help him to continue the Samek's rich tradition of innovative exhibitions and programming."

Rinehart also serves as associate director for public programs at the Berkeley Center for New Media at the University of California, Berkeley.
As director of the Samek Art Gallery, he will be responsible for all of the gallery's operations, including curating or organizing several exhibits each year, the production of associated publications, organizing contacts and exchanges with other galleries and overseeing the annual student art exhibition. The director also is responsible for long-range planning, including collection organization, maintenance, cataloging and acquisitions as well as stewardship of the Samek Permanent Collection.

In addition, Rinehart will develop and teach, in consultation with the dean of Arts and Sciences, gallery-related or curatorial courses, and assist in facilities planning.

Internet art portal launched
During his 16-year tenure at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Rinehart has curated exhibitions and launched the museum's Internet art portal, one of the few in the world alongside those at the Tate and Whitney Museum.

He has 11 years of experience teaching courses on art, museums and new media as a visiting faculty member at UC Santa Cruz, the San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco State University, Sonoma State University and JFK University. He has also guest lectured at New York University, the University of Maine and elsewhere.

Rinehart has participated in international projects to develop metadata standards and management systems for cataloging and providing access to museum collections. At the Berkeley Art Museum, he created the first open-source museum collection of Internet art.

Rinehart is the author of chapters in several books and monographs, including Museum Informatics (Marcel Dekker Inc., 2005) and The Variable Media Approach: Permanence Through Change (Guggenheim Museum and Langlois Foundation, 2005). He is co-author of the forthcoming book, New Media and Social Memory, with John Ippolito.

He has written numerous articles for publications including Perspectives: Journal of the American Society of Information Scientists; LEONARDO: Journal of Arts, Sciences and Technology; and Art Libraries Journal.

His most recent article, "For Digital Artists, Apps Provide New Palette," was published in The New York Times in August 2010.
Rinehart received his bachelor of fine arts degree in art practice from the University of Oregon. He is pursuing a master of arts degree in art history from San Francisco State University.
He is the recipient of several grants and research awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Dan Mills, former director of the Samek, left Bucknell in September to accept a position at Bates College as the director of the Bates College Museum of Art.
The Samek director search committee included Jim Rice (chair), associate provost and dean of graduate studies; Janice Mann, associate professor of art; Tulu Bayar, associate professor of art; Sheila Lintott, assistant professor of philosophy; and Kathy Graham, associate vice president for development and alumni relations



21. Rob Andrews, Ken Friedman, Geoff Hendricks, Jon Hendricks, Yoko Ono, Pope.L, Martha Wilson, in The New York Observer, March 29

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In Flux Art, Naked Meets Nonsense Meets Lard
By Dan Duray
March 29, 2011 | 7:51 p.m
The artist Clifford Owens walked out onto the stage of the theater in MoMA's Education and Research Center Friday, naked, his bare feet padding across a long sheet of paper laid along the floor. "I think I need some help," he said, as he slathered the length of his arms with an entire tub of Vaseline, still pacing. "There's just one part of it I haven't figured out yet. Can I get a volunteer?"

After a further coating, Mr. Owens instructed a young man from the sold-out audience to pull him quickly across the paper, leaving a pair of wavy, lubricated tracks that he then coated with coffee grounds. He also rubbed his Vaselined head on the paper, and, at the audience's request, made a few perfunctory "dick prints." "It's for sale!" he announced, as he left the stage. A pair of female museum workers rolled up his efforts silently, clearing the stage for the next tribute to Fluxus.

Mr. Owens' performance was part of an evening devoted to the influential 1960s art movement, and the culmination of a two-day salute to it by the Museum of Modern Art annex. Titled "Flux This!", as if the movement itself weren't edgy enough, it was organized by the performance artist William Pope.L.

The salute's peg was dubious--the museum's current "Contemporary Art from the Collection" exhibit features pieces by Flux legends Yoko Ono and George Maciunas, so, why not?--but Fluxus was never much for formality. Before the performance Friday night, Christian Rattemeyer, a curator at the museum, introduced Mr. Pope.L and praised him for a variety of accomplishments, some completely untrue, adding that throughout his career, he "has delivered blackness where it is needed most." Mr. Pope.L, best known for recently reviving his Eating the Wall Street Journal piece for the New Museum, took the microphone humbly, as one does in those situations, and responded with a stream of stuttering nonsense.

Fluxus largely grew out of John Cage's Experimental Composition classes at the New School--one of the iconic Fluxus works, from 1962, involved Cage associate Allison Knowles making a salad for an audience of 300 people. Its adherents valued shock, humor, the mundane and scores, the simple descriptions that outline a performance. For the Friday performance, Mr. Pope.L gave his team of Fluxus greats and working artists a selection of scores from artist Ken Friedman's 2002 Fluxus workbook, and encouraged them to mix and update them as they saw fit. Mr. Owens, for example, took his inspiration from French/Romanian poet Tristan Tzara's "Vaseline Symphonique," whose description reads simply "Microphone, hands, Vaseline." The added coffee grounds were a salute to Fluxus performer Ben Patterson.

In the words of performance artist Martha Wilson, who stopped by Thursday to see Rob Andrews serenade a coyote pelt that hung above a pile of dirt for two hours, "Fluxus is pretty broad, pretty wide open," she said. "You can pretty much jam anything in there."

"Flux This!" offered both the show and a series of Fluxus-inspired "workshops" held in the education center's mezzanine that came with little guidance. Passersby were encouraged to have their picture taken if they've ever been in love with a black man, and to eat blueberries and think about their deaths. In a classroom adjacent to the workshops, the organizers showed videos of Fluxus performances. In one, Xaviera Simmons' restaged Yoko Ono's famous Cut Piece, in which audience members cut away at the Japanese performer's clothes. For her version, Ms. Simmons said she assiduously studied Ms. Ono's body language, mimicking the subtle details like the way she held her breasts as the audience sliced at her shirt. Another video, this one from 1971, featured Fluxus pioneer Geoffrey Hendricks, known for his "headstands for peace," shaving all of his body hair and preserving it in jars. Ms. Simmons' eyes wandered to the Hendricks video. "Oh my gosh, what is this?" she said. "Is someone shaving his butt right now?"

The Observer was lucky enough to have had some preshow backstage insights into Mr. Pope.L's own performance, a nod to Maciunas' great-ape Flux Mass of 1970, staged at Rutgers University. "Genevieve, there's a bit of a Nazi in your character, so don't be afraid to use that in your delivery," Mr. Pope.L told one woman in a gorilla suit at a rehearsal Thursday. Another costumed simian was told to limit his onstage dialogue to the words "Stabilize," "Cerebral" and "Pickwick." Sheetal Prajapati, an education center employee, confided that it was awfully difficult to keep the lard inside of the Barack Obama masks they held at the right consistency. The gorillas had to smear it across each other's faces during the performance, after all, so it couldn't be too hot or too thick.

Lard issues addressed, the trio in gorilla suits and red headlights clamored down the rows of the auditorium Friday with garbage bags filled with crumpled paper and shoved audience members out of the way like they were at a performance of Cats for masochists. Once at the front of the auditorium, they strewed paper everywhere and performed a garbled oral history of some post-apocalyptic disease.

After the performance, Mr. Pope.L acknowledged the difficulties in paying tribute to a classic anti-art movement like Fluxus--albeit at a less formal, adjunct wing of the museum. "There was a wandering aspect to it, it would never sit still, but that's what attracted me to it. So in one way, you can never fucking rely on it," Mr. Pope.L said. "The child always wants to exceed the parents, I suppose. But one thing you learn when you get older is that exceeding is not as easy, and it's more lonely. And it's also more arrogant. In exceeding, you always are attached, so why not face up to it and celebrate it?"

The unseen, or unexpected, created some of the better performances. Setting out at noon, Mr. Andrews carried a door from Coney Island to the museum and painted it in the auditorium with the help of an unrehearsed audience member--his wife, actually. "I think I ruined her fucking sweater," he said, laughing. "She's going to kill me."

Mr. Hendricks, of the body shaving, also performed Friday evening. Calling from South Africa, he performed a score by George Brecht that involved a ringing telephone that performers either do or do not answer. Speaking with a member of his New York contingency--a performer by the name of Julie, who'd just finished a marathon headstand-- over the auditorium's loudspeakers, Mr. Hendricks grew chatty.

"It's autumn now, and the mushrooms are starting to come up," he said, as a stern-looking woman from the audience approached the phone. "I found a few good edible ones and I had thoughts of John Cage in picking them--" he was cut off, mid-sentence, by the woman, who hung up on him.

It was an evening of surprises all around. Sitting down in the audience before the show, Julie recognized that she was one chair away from Jon Hendricks, the artist's brother, and introduced herself.

"They have a video out there from the '70s where Geoff shaved all his body hair," she said. "Do you remember that?"
"Oh, yes," Jon Hendricks said. "I believe I shaved his bottom."



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