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Contents for August 10, 2011
1. Jacob Burckhardt, FF Alumn, at Anthology Film Archives, Manhattan, Aug. 13, 15
2. Susana Cook, FF Alumn, at Dixon Place, Manhattan, Sept. 9-24
3. Lorraine O’Grady, Clifford Owens, FF Alumns, at MOMA PS1, Long Island City, Aug. 13
4. Yoko Ono, FF Alumn, 8th Hiroshima Art Prize Exhibition, Japan, thru Oct. 16, and more
5. Frank Moore, FF Alumn, now online at vimeo.com
6. Kal Spelletich, FF Alumn, at Jack Hanley Gallery, Manhattan, Aug. 12
7. Barbara Hammer, Carolee Schneemann, FF Alumns, at IFC Center, Manhattan, August 12-17
8. Yura Adams, Andy Warhol, Lawrence Weiner, FF Alumns, at Pollock Krasner House, East Hampton, NY, thru Oct. 29
9. Isabel Samaras, FF Alumn, in Hi-Fructose magazine, vol. 20
10. Adele Ursone, FF Alumn, at Turtle Gallery, Deer Isle, ME, August 21-October 15
11. Franc Palaia, FF Alumn, at Windows on Main, Beacon, NY, opening Aug. 13

1. Jacob Burckhardt, FF Alumn, at Anthology Film Archives, Manhattan, Aug. 13, 15

From the Anthology Film Archives calendar:

Jacob Burckhardt
2010, 47 minutes, video.
In his affecting new film, Jacob Burckhardt documents his mother, the artist Edith Schloss, as, one after the other, and in a non-stop torrent of commentary, she describes the many objects in her apartment, including her own paintings and assemblages. Thanks to her long and fascinating life, and her friendship with some of the 20th century’s most important artists, many of the pieces in her home are of great cultural interest. But more importantly, they all embody some sort of emotional or psychological significance for her, making Burckhardt’s deceptively straightforward, home-movie-like film something like his mother’s indirect autobiography, a portrait of a woman through her own work and the belongings she’s gathered over the decades.

Saturday, August 13 at 8:30 PM and
Monday, August 15 at 7:00 PM (times are not the same!)

Anthology Film Archives 32 Second Avenue New York, NY 10003
(212) 505-5181




2. Susana Cook, FF Alumn, at Dixon Place, Manhattan, Sept. 9-24

a clown show

A misunderstood miracle shakes a conservative congregation's values to its core when their beloved pastor becomes the center of a spectacular firestorm that will shatter forever their notions of sex, gender and intercourse between animate beings.

A transcendent trans-comedy of errors featuring mad ministers, satanic and divine interventions, confused angels and maybe even the antichrist.

September 9-24. Fridays and Saturdays at 7-30pm at Dixon Place. 161 Christie Street (between Rivington and Delancey) New York, NY 10002.
Phone: 212-219-0736




3. Lorraine O’Grady, Clifford Owens, FF Alumns, at MOMA PS1, Long Island City, Aug. 13

Performance by Clifford Owens
Saturday, August 13, 2011
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
3rd Floor
Clifford Owens enacts a performance score by Lorraine O'Grady. The performance is in anticipation of the artist's fall exhibition Clifford Owens: Anthology.
Please note that this performance takes place during the August 13 Warm Up and Warm Up admission rates and policy will apply.



4. Yoko Ono, FF Alumn, 8th Hiroshima Art Prize Exhibition, Japan, thru Oct. 16, and more

The 8th Hiroshima Art Prize
30 July–16 October 2011

Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art (Hiroshima MOCA)
1-1 Hijiyama Koen, Minami-Ku
Hiroshima, JAPAN

In 1989 the city of Hiroshima, first place in the world to suffer a nuclear attack, established the Hiroshima Art Prize with the object of promoting through art the "spirit of Hiroshima" that yearns for permanent world peace and prosperity for all humanity. The Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art is to stage an exhibition showcasing the work of the eighth prize winner, Yoko Ono.

Creating new, unfettered forms of artistic expression Sending messages of love and peace In a creative avant-garde career spanning over half a century, Yoko Ono, born in Tokyo in 1933, has pushed the boundaries of art with her command of an abundance of media including visual arts, performance, music, film and poetry. Her works, which aim to stimulate the imagination and encourage viewers to take part in their actual production, have been highly acclaimed as pioneering examples of the conceptual art that has emerged as a current of contemporary art since the 1960s. Since then she has continued to create new forms of artistic expression unconfined to any specific genre.

In addition to her practice as an avant-garde artist, Ono became actively involved in the peace movement, staging numerous joint peace events and anti-war campaigns with John Lennon following their marriage in 1969, their message becoming symbolic of the international peace movement that spread across the globe in the 1970s. Ono has maintained her dedication to the cause of peace and love even after Lennon's death.

Repose for souls and hope for the future: Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and the Tohoku earthquake. Hiroshima and Nagasaki together constitute one of the greatest tragedies experienced in the history of mankind. Now we have the recent Tohoku earthquake that claimed the lives of so many. This exhibition taking Yoko Ono's message to the world will center on repose for the souls of those who have experienced these tragedies, and new installations setting out a path of hope for the future.

Past Recipients of Hiroshima Art Prize
Past recipients include: Issey Miyake (fashion), 1st Hiroshima Art Prize recipient; Robert Rauschenberg (fine art), the 2nd Hiroshima Art Prize recipient; Nancy Spero and Leon Golub, FF Alumns (fine art), the 3rd Hiroshima Art Prize recipients; Krzysztof Wodiczko, FF Alumn (fine art), the 4th Hiroshima Art Prize; Daniel Libeskind (architecture), the 5th Hiroshima Art Prize recipient; Shirin Neshat, FF Alumn (fine art), the 6th Hiroshima Art Prize recipient; and Cai Guo-Qiang (fine art), the 7th Hiroshima Art Prize recipient.

Press Contact
Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art (Hiroshima MOCA) T +81 (0)82 264 1121 F +81 (0)82 264 1198 hcmca@hcmca.cf.city.hiroshima.jp www.hcmca.cf.city.hiroshima.jp


Yokohama Triennale
OUR MAGIC HOUR -How Much of the World Can We Know?-

August 6–November 6, 2011

Yokohama Museum of Art, NYK Waterfront Warehouse

(BankART Studio NYK and the surrounding areas Director General: OSAKA Eriko (Director, Yokohama Museum of Art)

Artistic Director: MIKI Akiko

We would like to announce the opening of Yokohama Triennale 2011 on August 6, 2011.

Since the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, Japan has been making its way for recovery and reconstruction.

Based on the concept, "OUR MAGIC HOURS -How Much of the World Can We Know?-" there will be 300 works by 77 artists/groups from 21 countries presented at two main venues, Yokohama Museum of Art and NYK Waterfront Warehouse (BankART Studio NYK).

Yokohama Triennale 2011 proposes to seek new ways to look at the world and contribute in building a new future.
"By learning to accept mysteries and contradictions, by learning to change our perspectives, we might find that suddenly, like magic, the world is open and accessible to us."

Participating artists:
ABE Taisuke / ARAKI Nobuyoshi / Rina BANERJEE / Massimo BARTOLINI / Michaël BORREMANS / Constantin BRÂNCUŞI / James Lee BYARS / Mircea CANTOR / Peter COFFIN / Venanzo CROCETTI / Björn DAHLEM / Verne DAWSON / Paul DELVAUX / DEWAR & GICQUEL / Max ERNST / Aurélien FROMENT / Ryan GANDER / Henrik HÅKANSSON / HAN Sungpil / Jeppe HEIN / Damien HIRST / IKEDA Manabu / IMAMURA Ryosuke / ISHIDA Tetsuya / IWASAKI Takahiro / IZUMI Taro / JEON Joonho / KASHIKI Tomoko / Mike KELLEY / Žilvinas KEMPINAS / KIM Riyoo / Joachim KOESTER / KUDO Tetsumi / Sigalit LANDAU / MAEDA Yukinori / René MAGRITTE / Man Ray / Christian MARCLAY / MORI Osamu / N.S.Harsha / Rivane NEUENSCHWANDER / Jun NGUYEN-HATSUSHIBA / Carsten NICOLAI / Isamu NOGUCHI / NOGUCHI Rika / Susan NORRIE / OCHIAI Tam / ONO Yoko / Mérete OPPENHEIM / Wilfredo PRIETO / Sudsiri PUI-OCK / Tobias REHBERGER / Aleksandr RODCHENKO / Ugo RONDINONE / SAGA Atsushi / SATO Ataru / SHIMABUKU / SONG Dong + YIN Xiuzhen / SUGIMOTO Hiroshi / SUN Xun / SUNAZAWA Bikky / TAGUCHI Kazuna / TANAAMI Keiichi / TANAKA Koki / TATEISHI Tiger / TOMII Motohiro / TOYA Shigeo / TSAI Charwei / USUKUBO Kaoru / UTAGAWA Kuniteru Ⅱ/ UTAGAWA (Ichiyusai) Kuniyoshi / UTAGAWA (Gountei) Sadahide / UTAGAWA (Gyokuransai) Sadahide / Apichatpong WEERASETHAKUL / YAGI Lyota / YAMASHITA Mai + KOBAYASHI Naoto / YIN Xiuzhen / YOKOO Tadanori / YUMOTO Koichi Collection

Organizing Committee for Yokohama Triennale


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5. Frank Moore, FF Alumn, now online at vimeo.com

Frank Moore announces the creation of a new group on Vimeo!

I wrote the below manifesto before the internet, before people like Annie Sprinkle reclaimed the word "porn" for life affirming art, before VIMEO, really before a lot of things. I am bringing it back from the vault because I am starting a new group on VIMEO, NUDE PERFORMANCE ART, DANCE AND VIDEO.

There is a ton of what I called below EROART of all kinds on VIMEO.

Frank Moore

Thanks to the repressive, anti-sexual, anti-pleasure morality, romanticism, and pornography, the traditional area of eroart -- art that uses nudity, physicality, and/or sex to turn people on to life -- has been ripped off by pornography.

Almost everyone is against porn films. Almost everybody in his right mind. But everybody isn't in his right mind, which is why there is porn anyway. But it is fashionable to be against porn. There are many good reasons to be against porn. Fashion is not one of them. The anti-sex, anti-pleasure, anti-nudity morality is not one of the good reasons to be anti-porn. This kind of repressive morality is the main reason why during the nineteenth century kinky violent porn caught on.

What I am interested in is art that creates in people the desire to go out and play with other people, and to enjoy life. This is the art of eroplay. Historically, one of the tools of this art has been the sex act.

But sex has only been a tool, not the goal. And it is just one of many tools.

Isadora Duncan is a person whom I would call an artist in the eroplay tradition. She used nudity (expecially at private parties where she could dance without feeling moral judgements) and movement to turn people on physically to their own bodies and to passion for life. This is the true goal of eroplay art, which has been called eroart. Most books on eroart miss the true purpose of such art. There has always been sexual erotic art.

This kind of art is universal and can be traced back to the caves and beyond.

This is not true for what is defined as porn. I am trying to define eroart. We are forced to separate it from porn, and rightly so.
It is fashionable to be anti-porn. But it is human to be anti-porn because porn is anti-human, not only anti-female. It is violence between individual people. At times, this violence is graphic. It is personal and intimate violence in a hostile and impersonal form. I hurt you to make me feel turned-on because I cannot get turned-on in any other way because I cannot feel ... besides, you like being hurt ... if you don't ... who cares.

This isn't the symbolic or surreal violence in other kinds of films.

Porn is also anti-human because it creates a picture of what sex should be that is unreal and boring. It creates pictures of what you should be like ... pictures which are hard to live up to ... and if you do live up to them, you will be a big-dicked jerk or a big-titted bimbo.

These are the fundamental reasons why to be anti-porn.

But face it, the main reason that most people are anti-porn is because porn is boring and dumb. The people who make porn (I am talking about straight porn now, leaving the kinky, violent porn in the trash can) think that the main reason why people go to see porn is to see tubes going in and out of holes. So they cram in as many tubes going in and out of holes as possible in ninety minutes ... and as close-up as possible. This may be true for some people, but for most people, it gets boring once curiosity is satisfied, curiosity about what it looks like, and once the possibility of seeing everything is fulfilled.

It is fashionable to be anti-porn. But it is not fashionable to offer an alternative to porn. It is not fashionable to admit that people like seeing other people nude, seeing other people getting turned-on and being turned-on. It is not fashionable to admit people are curious to see other people's bodies, to see what they are really like under those clothes. It is not fashionable to admit people feel cheated whenever the camera moves away, fades away, when people on the screen are getting intimate. It is not fashionable because it would be putting yourself, your body, and your emotions where your ideals and your politics are.

To make videos that satisfy that child-like need of seeing nude bodies and seeing people playing, making out, and having fun is not as profitable as either what Hollywood does or what the porn-makers do. This child-like need is the healthy human desire that is perverted in porn.

The time is right for an art form that addresses this healthy desire.
The women's movement has changed people's standards with regard to sex and the quality of relationships. This is true of both men and of women. They have scrapped, or are scrapping, the old sexist ways and attitudes, and now they find the old-style porn disgusting ... but more importantly, they are finding porn is not meeting their needs and desires. They want to be turned-on in a way that is not sexual; they want to see nudity without stupidity; they want to see new ways of relating between humans both in and out of bed. Eroart in all media can show this way of relating ... can show both purely nonsexual eroplay and eroplay as foreplay in sex.

Film and video can do this. But the producers of porn haven't the foggiest idea of this, and have a vested interest in the meat approach. In its broadest definition, erovideo could be any kind of film -- westerns, thrillers, science fiction, etc. -- in which the unwritten rules are not followed. The camera doesn't fade or cut away from erotic scenes before it is logical to do so ... bodies wouldn't be cut off. Cable has made porn so available that it has removed the glamour of the forbidden. As a result, porn has to stand on its lack of merit. As a result, the sales and rentals on adult tapes are going down, and the adult cable systems are going out of business.

The desire to see nudity and intimacy and to be turned-on is not being satisfied. Hollywood is caught between being ruled by taboos and being in the business of teasing. Andy Warhol once said Hollywood has been doing a forty-year striptease, showing a little more each year to get people to come back.

The closest Hollywood comes to the erotic/sexual (except for a few maverick directors like Roeg) is the sex-exploitation and youth exploitation films. There seems to be an unwritten rule that if it is sexy-sexual-nude, it has to be dumb. Hollywood does exploitative films because they make money. They make money because they are the closest thing to the erotic/sexual that is offered. But sitting through a dumb movie to see nude bodies of dumb people is not worth it. Hollywood, however, will not take risks.

Hollywood will not make such a risky, daring product as a truly erotic film mainly because of the high money stakes involved. The pornographers will not do it either because of their lack of skill, insight, and morality, or because they too are ruled by money, and by criminals.

But breaking taboos has always been a part of art, at least the area of art that seeks to change consciousness, change morality, change reality.
The breaking of taboos ideally should not be a part of eroplay for everyday life. But it is. Art can slowly take eroplay out of the taboo area. This is one of the functions of art.

Here is where art comes in. As I have said, this kind of art creates a kind of bubble in which the forbidden can be done with immunity, releasing the energy of the broken taboo ... energy which then affects society as a whole. Art makes a clear circle of difference between this bubble and everyday reality; it is a kind of safety valve for society ... much as dreams are to the individual. According to the book THE PAINTED BODY, the caves where the first artists did their work where no one could see were such bubbles, as was body painting. Performance art is this kind of consciousness-altering art. It creates a special time and place where taboos can be broken, where new ways can be introduced into the society.

The other way that art can make it easier for us in everyday life, and at the same time fight against the anti-pleasure, anti-human morality, against sexism, against pornography, against romanticism, is by showing us eroplay, both with and without sex, and getting us acquainted and comfortable with eroplay. This can be done in all media. Enter erovision.

Erotic projects could be made on half-inch video tape by individual artists to be sold directly by mail from the artist to the individual viewer. This would avoid the power structures that grow up around big money.

Half-inch video, home video, is cheap in materials, editing, and post-production, and distribution is much, much cheaper than in any other format. The technical quality is acceptable, and free from the comparison with film or professional three-quarter inch video. Home video is the workable channel for any product that the establishment will not touch ... or that you don't want the establishment to touch, hence control. Such is erovideo.

Whether we as artists do eroart to release magically eroplay into the air (such as through performance art) or to show the non-sexual way of relating that is eroplay (such as through video or film) ... whether we choose to use the sex act or not in our eroart ... we must not let our work be defined in relation to pornography. There has been a huge amount of time and energy wasted trying to define and ban pornography. The best way to undermine sexism and pornography is to create an alternative to them. Take back nudity, pleasure, sex, and eroticism from pornography. Show pornography up as being drab, inhuman, unfun by creating a fun, human, happy alternative. Create eroart! This is overstating the case somewhat because you cannot do good eroart if it is in reaction to porn ... only if it comes from some warm and playful place, can it be good eroart. Unless we put ourselves -- our creativity, our minds, and yes, our bodies -- into representing eroart as the humanistic alternative, the pornographer, the sexist, and the moralist will win by default.

In Freedom,
Frank Moore
facebook group: The Universal Underground Video Bank http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=117921371580943&ref=ts



6. Kal Spelletich, FF Alumn, at Jack Hanley Gallery, Manhattan, Aug. 12 WHERES MY JETPACK!?

Closing Party Friday, August 12th, 2011

At the
Jack Hanley Gallery
136 Watts, N.Y., N.Y. 10013
Go on Canal St. West, way west, 2 blocks past Hudson, left on Watts.

Machines, Robots, jetpacks, video and photographs.
By Kal Spelletich

With Beer & BB-Q and a reading by Danielle de Picciotto and electronic sound-scapes by Alexander Hacke (of Einstürzende Neubauten) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaQOVGOZjRE

The future's promise of ray guns, flying cars, X-ray specs, robot maids, moon colonies, zero gravity boots, floating cities and time machines have not been forgotten.

Neither Kal Spelletich, Jack Hanley Gallery nor anyone shall be held responsible or liable for any LOSS, DAMAGE, INJURY or DEATH arising from any activity organized, sponsored or promoted by Kal or Jack the presenting organization anywhere in the universe, forever.





7. Barbara Hammer, Carolee Schneemann, FF Alumns, at IFC Center, Manhattan, August 12-17

MAYA DEREN'S SINK (screening in Shorts Program) at DocuWeeks at IFC Center, 323 Sixth Avenue at West 3rd Street

Maya Deren’s Sink, a tribute to Maya Deren, the mother of avant-garde American film, evokes her creative spirit through a meditation on the architectural details of her homes. Fragments from Deren’s films are projected in the spaces where they were originally filmed while a ghosted actor performs a script crafted from her writing.

Teiji Ito’s family, Carolee Schneemann, Judith Malvina and others tell stories of Deren’s fiery personality, driving ambition, and charm. As "the walls speak" Deren lives again in this evocative documentary film.

The Director will be present on 8/12, 8/13, 8/14 and 8/17.

Tickets can be purchased at www.documentary.org or at theater box office

Fri. 8/12 5:00 pm
Sat 8/13 5:00 pm
Sun 8/14 7:15 pm
Mon 8/15 5:00 pm
Tue 8/16 5:00 pm
Wed. 8/17 7:15 pm

HAMMER! Making Movies Out of Sex and Life Available at www.feministpress.org & Amazon.com



8. Yura Adams, Andy Warhol, Lawrence Weiner, FF Alumns, at Pollock Krasner House, East Hampton, NY, thru Oct. 29

August 4–October 29, 2011
Pollock Krasner House, East Hampton, NY

The exhibition features silkscreen prints and original recordings, ranging from spoken word to music and sound, created by some of the most prominent artists, writers and performers who knew, worked with, or were associated with Andy Warhol. Included are Bob Dylan, Patti Smith, Ivan Karp, Billy Name, Ultra Violet, Lawrence Weiner, Carter Ratcliff, John Giorno, Vincent Fremont, Alexander Heinrici, Brigid Berlin, Christopher Makos, Yura Adams, Nat Finkelstein, Connie Beckley, Susan Breen, Path Soong, and Jeff Gordon. Each artist has created a 12 x 12 inch visual image and an audio work related to Warhol and his circle.

The 15 MINUTES Box, sponsored by Sony and released through Sony's Legacy Recordings, is available for sale in both Deluxe Edition and Regular Edition versions. The Deluxe box, an edition of 85, contains 16 signed and numbered silkscreen prints, three CDs, four vinyl records, and notes. The Regular box, an edition of 1,964, contains offset prints, the CDs, vinyl records, and notes.




9. Isabel Samaras, FF Alumn, in Hi-Fructose magazine, vol. 20

Isabel Samaras is featured in the current issue of Hi-Fructose magazine. In the article "Love Conquers All", Samaras discusses her latest series of paintings "Heavy Gretel", the nature of fables, pop culture, tragic monsters, and stepping off the beaten path. Hi- Fructose focuses on art which transcends genre and trend, showcasing an amalgamation of new contemporary, emerging, and distinguished artists, with a spotlight on awe inspiring spectacles from 'round the world. A preview of the issue is available here (http:// www.hifructose.com/the-blog/1579-hi-fructose-volume-20-preview.html),

and a fresh copy awaits you at your local newsstand.



10. Adele Ursone, FF Alumn, at Turtle Gallery, Deer Isle, ME, August 21-October 15

An exhibition of work by Adele Ursone will open on August 21, 2 pm at Turtle Gallery
61 North Deer Isle Rd. (rt 15)
Deer Isle, Maine



11. Franc Palaia, FF Alumn, at Windows on Main, Beacon, NY, opening Aug. 13

August 13 – September 10, 2011

Opening reception:
The Chill Bar
173 Main St.
You are invited to see FRANC PALAIA’s photo light box, "Agrigento Temple with Spot" in the QBS Company building window at 436 Main Street (east end) from August 13 to Sept. 10. The light box is visible 24/7 and illuminated from 7 pm to 1 am. For more information please contact Franc at 845‐486‐1378 or francpalaia1@gmail.com More light boxes and other works are available at www.francpalaia.com



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