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Contents for September 12, 2011
1. Martha Wilson, FF Alumn, book launch at The Brooklyn Museum, Sept. 17, and more
2. Dan Fishback, FF Fund recipient 2010-11, at Dixon Place, Manhattan, Sept. 30-October 22
3. Donald Daedalus, FF Fund recipient 2011-12, in Manhattan, October 3-9
4. Rob Andrews, FF Fund recipient 2010-11, in Union Square, Manhattan, Oct. 8
5. Pablo Helguera, FF Fund recipient 2011-12, at Location One, Manhattan, Sept. 21, 2011-Sept. 2012
6. Norm Magnusson, FF Alumn, now online at afterthe11th.blogspot.com
7. Peter Downsbrough, FF Alumn, at Florence Loewy’s Bookstore, Paris, France, September 10
8. Julie Tolentino, Peter Cramer, FF Alumns, at Lower East Side Harm Reduction Center, Manhattan, Sept. 15
9. Buzz Spector, FF Alumn, at Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL, Sept. 9-Oct. 22, and more
10. Jay Critchley, FF Alumn, in The New Yorker, September 12, and more
11. Carl Andre, FF Alumn, at Museion, Bolzano, Italy, opening Sept. 16
12. Vernita Nemec, FF Alumn, at Rowan University Art Gallery, Glassboro, NJ, thru October 1
13. Mineo Aayamaguchi, FF Alumn, at Musee F & Galerie Omotesando, Tokyo, Japan, opening Sept. 19
14. Yoko Inoue, FF Alumn, now online at http://insite.lmcc.net/ideas-home/
15. Ellen Lanyon, FF Member, at Valerie Carberry Gallery, Chicago, IL, opening September 22
16. Ben Kinmont, FF Alumn, at NYU Fales Library, Manhattan, opening Sept. 15
17. Joni Mabe, FF Alumn, at Loudermilk Boarding House Museum, Cornelia, GA, October 1
18. Pope.L, FF Alumn, at Eastside Projects, Birmingham, UK, opening Sept. 16
19. Linda Mary Montano, FF Alumn, at Parsons New School of Design, Manhattan, October 1
20. Paul Granjon, FF Alumn, at Oriel Davies Gallery, Wales, UK, opening Sept. 17
21. Fiona Templeton, FF Alumn, at The Poetry Project, Manhattan, Sept. 12
22. Katherine Behar, Carl Andre, FF Alumns, at CUNY Grad Center, Manhattan, opening Sept. 14
23. Peter Downsbrough, FF Alumn, at Hauptraum, Vienna, Austria, opening Sept. 9
24. Doug Beube, FF Alumn, releases monograph
25. Gilbert & George, FF Alumns, at Laznia Centre for Contemporary Arts, Gdansk, Poland, opening Nov. 10
26. Paul H-O, FF Alumn, at 33 Washington Street, Brooklyn, Sept. 17
27. Michelle Handelman, FF Alumn, upcoming events
28. Eve Andree Laramee, Jenny Polak, Dread Scott, Micki Watanabe Spiller, Adele Ursone, FF Alumns, at BRIC Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, opening Sept. 14
29. Micki Watanabe Spiller, FF Alumn, receives 2011 Create Change Public Artist Residency

1. Martha Wilson, FF Alumn, book launch at The Brooklyn Museum, Sept. 17, and more

Martha Wilson: Staging the Self (Transformations, Invasions and Pushing Boundaries)
Book Launch & Artist Talk
Brooklyn Museum
Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11238
September 17, 2011

On Saturday, September 17, artist Martha Wilson presents "Martha Wilson: Staging the Self (Transformations, Invasions and Pushing Boundaries)," at the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum.

This lecture reviews Wilson's photo/text works produced from 1971-74 in Halifax; discusses how she founded Franklin Furnace in New York to champion marginalized art practices; and shows her work as a member of DISBAND and as a political satirist in the roles of Nancy Reagan, Barbara Bush and Tipper Gore. This lecture was developed as part of Martha Wilson: Staging the Self, a retrospective of the artist’s four decade long career, curated by Peter Dykhuis, Director/Curator of Dalhousie University Art Gallery in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. As this show travels it is constantly evolving through Wilson’s collaborations with each venue, adding a unique, local element to the core exhibition.

A signing of Martha Wilson Sourcebook: 40 Years of Reconsidering Performance, Feminism, Alternative Spaces (published by Independent Curators International) by the artist will follow. Martha Wilson Sourcebook is the first in a new ICI publication series that offers a fresh perspective on social, political, and cultural issues impacting and inspiring artists’ practices, comprised of materials that the artist selects from their own archive and annotates with personal commentaries. Wilson's selection encapsulates the contestations around feminism, performance art and alternative spaces, accentuating the ways that identity and positioning are not just self-defined or projected, but also negotiated within one’s environment and through one’s critical reception.

About Martha Wilson

Martha Wilson is a pioneering feminist artist and gallery director, who over the past four decades has created innovative photographic and video works that explore her female subjectivity through role-playing, costume transformations, and "invasions" of other people’s personas. She began making these videos and photo/text works in the early 1970s when she was studying in Halifax in Nova Scotia, and further developed her performative and video-based practice after moving in 1974 to New York City, embarking on a long career that would see her gain attention across the U.S. for her provocative appearances and works. In 1976 she also founded and continues to direct Franklin Furnace, an artist-run space that champions the exploration and promotion of artists’ books, installation art, and video and performance art, further challenging institutional norms, the roles artists play within visual arts organizations, and expectations about what constitutes acceptable art mediums.


Martha Wilson is quoted in the New York Observer, Sept. 7. Please see the link below:



Martha Wilson’s exhibition at PPOW is described at



A filmed interview of Martha Wilson will be presented on the High Line, Manhattan, from October 6-16. Information below:

Gávea Filmes Presents SEEWATCHLOOK On The High Line 10/6-16

With a grant funded by the Brazilian government, award-winning, multimedia Brazilian artist Michel Melamed has created SEEWATCHLOOK, a world premiere public play of short poetic and comic scenes to be held on the corner of Tenth Avenue and 17th Street and viewed (or SEEWATCHLOOKED) from the elevated stands and windows of the High Line's 10th Avenue Square. This is the very first public performance of its kind designed specifically to be presented for visitors to the High Line, and a unique repurposing of that public space. Mr. Melamed will direct a cast of 14, including Alicia Giangrisostomi, Bruna Linzmeyer, Camila Campos, Emily Carpenter, Everett Goldner, Isabelle Zufferey Boulton, Joyce Miller, Juan Castano, Marcello Padilla, Moema Umann, Natalia Saltiel, Noah Schultz, Sara Pauley and Tjasa Ferme. Performances will be held on Thursdays & Fridays at 8pm and Weekends at 6pm from October 6-16, 2011.

Melamed and his performers present everyday slices of lives, but with a twist. A diversity of scenes serve to activate the ideologies and curiosities of the viewer. Cultures, politics, sexuality, religion, art and more, are a few of the themes represented among scenes which pique our interest with events which are just slightly out of place. SEEWATCHLOOK explores the questions: How is the city a stage? What is theatre and what is not? Are the performers actors or citizens? What is the boundary between a show and reality? Is it in the eye of the spectator-- In the eyes of those watching? Seeing? Looking?

SEEWATCHLOOK is a brand new verb. How does one seewatchlook the street corner, people, situations, life - anything? It all depends on who is seewatchlooking and how they seewatchlook. It is in the eye of the beholder. Each one of us with our own creativity, affection and reason has invented the world around us, giving value or transvaluing things. The object changes according to the observer. What do you see when you look at what you watch?

Michel Melamed is also using his experience creating SEEWATCHLOOK to film a documentary for the Brazilian cable TV channel "Canal Brazil" about the challenges of developing a new show in New York City. The documentary will include a portrait of the New York theatre scene, with interviews from some of New York's most well-known theatre professionals. To date, Mr. Melamed has interviewed Estelle Parsons, Richard Schechner, Richard Foreman (Ontological-Hysteric Theater), Jim Nicola (NYTW), Vallejo Gantner (PS 122), Kristin Marting (Here), John Collins (Elevator Repair Service), Martha Wilson (Franklin Furnace), Peter Goldfarb, Kevin Cunningham (3LD), Anita Durst (Chashama), Alison Knowles, Papo Colo (Exit Art), Vito Acconci, Linda Montano, Anne Cattaneo, and Bill Bragin (Lincoln Center), to name a few.

Brazilian director, playwright and actor Michel Melamed has performed internationally (Paris, Berlin, New York, Rio) and is known for his cutting-edge theatrical work. He has been awarded the "Funarte Performing Arts Residency" grant funded by the Brazilian government to develop a new play in New York City, inspiring Melamed's fifth return to the New York theatre scene with SEEWATCHLOOK. Michel's Regurgitophagy premiered in the U.S. at Mabou Mines/PS 122 in 2006 and then again at The Public Theatre/Under The Radar Festival in 2008. He returned as a member of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab in 2007 and in 2009 to work with The Internationalists Directors Collective. www.michelmelamed.com

SEEWATCHLOOK is produced by Michel Melamed and Magic Futurebox. Director: Michel Melamed; Set and Costume Designer: Oana Botez; Lighting Designer: Scott Bolman; Digital Conception: Suzana Apelbaum; Sound Designer: Simone Guilani; Assistant Director/Stage Manager: Gabriel Bortolini; Production Assistants: Graziela Meyer and Raquel Bordin; Consulting Producer: Meiyin Wang; Publicist: Paul Siebold; Graphic Design: Jonathan Wise.

SEEWATCHLOOK is free of charge and open to the public. Performances will be held on Thursdays & Fridays at 8pm and Saturdays & Sundays at 6pm from October 6-16, 2011. Performances will not occur if it is raining.

The High Line's "10th Avenue Square" is located at 10th Avenue and 17th Street in New York City. Elevator and stairway access to the venue is located at 16th Street.

Read more: http://movies.broadwayworld.com/article/Gvea-Filmes-Presents-SEEWATCHLOOK-On-The-High-Line-106-16-20110908_page2#ixzz1Xl2Il7EY



2. Dan Fishback, FF Fund recipient 2010-11, at Dixon Place, Manhattan, Sept. 30-October 22

Dan Fishback is as old as AIDS. As a gay man born in 1981, he grew up into a gay world defined by death, disease and trauma. But he knew nothing about it. Thirty years later, he looks back on the history of his people, and forward to its perplexing future.

Dixon Place & BAX will present the world premiere of thirtynothing, Fridays and Saturdays, September 30—October 22 at Dixon Place (161 Chrystie Street, NYC). Critics are welcome as of October 1, when the show will also officially open. Performances will take place Sept 30 & Oct 1 at 7:30 P.M. and October 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 & 22 at 9:30 P.M. Tickets ($18 at the door / $15 in advance) can be purchased by calling [insert]212-219-0736, or online at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/863285.

"Fishback has a Kushnerian sense for the complexities of historical memory, and while You Will Experience Silence might not be as panoramic as Angels in America, it’s sassier and more fun." – The Village Voice, reviewing Dan Fishback’s You Will Experience Silence in 2009

Irreverant young performance artist Dan Fishback has garnered acclaim for theater pieces that explode issues of queer identity with intellectual rigor, punk attitude, and comedic flair and sensitivity. His new multi-media solo show, thirtynothing, is perhaps his most ambitious to date. Marking both the 30th anniversary of AIDS and his own 30th birthday, Fishback searches for role models and father figures amongst gay artists lost to AIDS -- Mark Morrisroe, David Wojnarowicz, David B. Feinberg, Essex Hemphill and many more. Directed by Stephen Brackett, Fishback tears open issues of sexual intimacy, mass death and cultural memory with insight, wit, and his characteristic dark, neurotic humor. In his efforts to change the way queer people see themselves and their history, Fishback proves to be one of the most crucial voices of his generation.

For this world premiere presentation, Fishback will also create a visual installation in the Dixon Place Gallery, with mementos and artifacts from gay artists who died of AIDS in the 80s and 90s.

The production will also feature a series of Sunday events about the cultural legacy of AIDS, focusing on the impact of the epidemic on the downtown queer arts community—the heroes it lost and the generations that have emerged in their absence. All events will be at 5:00 P.M. in the Dixon Place Lounge, with a $5 suggested donation:

October 2, The Queer Generation Gap: A panel discussion about age segregation in the queer community, how it functions, and how it can be resisted, featuring Ira Sachs (filmmaker, Last Address), Jack "Mother Flawless Sabrina" Doroshow (legendary drag performer), Carlos Motta (artist, We Who Feel Differently), and more TBA.

October 9, The Gentrification Age: Writer/activist Sarah Schulman reads from her forthcoming book, Gentrification of the Mind, and discusses the effects of AIDS and gentrification on the NYC cultural landscape.

October 16, The Films of Mark Morrisroe: A screening of three rarely seen Super-8 films by the late photographer Mark Morrisroe, including Hello From Bertha (1983), The Laziest Girl in Town (1981) and Nymph-O-Maniac (1984).

October 23, thirtyeverything: In the final event of the thirtynothing series, gay artists who have died of AIDS will be remembered with stories and performances by their surviving friends and admiring descendants. Participants TBA.

thirtynothing is being developed through the Artist in Residence program at BAX, with support from public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts and NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, 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.

About Dan Fishback (writer/performer)
Dan Fishback has been writing and performing in New York City since 2003. Major performances include You Will Experience Silence (Dixon Place, 2009), No Direction Homo (P.S. 122, 2006), and Please Let Me Love You (Dixon Place, 2006), Fishback's band, Cheese On Bread, has toured Europe and North America, and has released records in the United States and Japan. As a solo artist, Fishback has released several recordings, including "Sweet Chastity," "Calendar Boys," and the upcoming "Mammal." In the past, he has fronted the grunge band The Faggots, played drums in Old Hat, and shared stages with Kimya Dawson and Ani Difranco in the punk movement troupe Underthrust. His art installation, "Pen Pals," was featured in The Pop-Up Museum of Queer History at the Leslie/Lohman Gallery in 2011. Fishback has enjoyed artist residencies at Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, and Dixon Place, and is currently an artist in residence at BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange. He received the Franklin Furnace Fund grant for performance art in 2010 and the Six Points Fellowship for Emerging Jewish Artists in 2007. His website is www.danfishback.com.

About Stephen Brackett (director)
Stephen Brackett recently directed the world premiere of Chad Beckim’s After.with Partial Comfort Productions. Other NY credits include Bekah Brunstetter’s Be A Good Little Widow (Ars Nova), The Tenant at West-Park Church (Woodshed Collective), political strategist and humanitarian David Mixner’s From the Front Porch (Dixon Place), Nick Jones and Rachel Shukert’s The Sporting Life (Studio 42/Vineyard Theater), Dylan Dawson’s Cinemediocracy (Ars Nova), Dan Fishback’s You Will Experience Silence (Dixon Place), Sam Forman and Eric Davis’ F#@king Up Everything (NYMF), Confidence Man (Woodshed Collective), Bixby Elliot’s PN1923.45LS01 Volume 2 (FringeNY), Whore and The Ones That Flutter (SPF/Public Theater), and Kilroy Was Here: A Styx Rock Opera (Williamstown). Stephen was the Assistant Director of Passing Strange at the Public and Belasco Theaters.

About Dixon Place
Dixon Place, a home for performing and literary artists, is dedicated to supporting the creative process by presenting original works of theater, dance and literature at various stages of development. An artistic laboratory with an audience, Dixon Places serves as a safety net, enabling artists to present challenging and questioning work that pushes the limits of artistic expression. With a warm, nurturing atmosphere that encourages and inspires artists of all stripes and persuasions, Dixon Place puts special emphasis on the needs of women, people of color, youth, seniors and lesbian/gay artists. The artist's experience is given top priority through our professional atmosphere and remuneration and their process is enhanced through the reaction of our adventurous audiences. Dixon Place is a local haven for creativity as well as an international model for the open exploration of the process of creation.

About BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange

BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange is a performing arts center dedicated to developing artists of all ages, from children to professionals. BAX was founded in 1991, as a small, pioneer arts organization. In 1998, BAX moved to lower Fifth Avenue in Brooklyn in order to accommodate a growing student body and demand for services. In March 2007, BAX launched a capital campaign to incorporate 3,000 square feet on a new second floor, creating two new studios, for a total of 4, thus creating the BAX BUILDING.

Since 1991, BAX's Artists-In-Residency and Space Grant programs have served as the core for their work with artists. BAX believes that no single residency is the same and therefore tailor an individualized plan that incorporates each artists’ experiences, goals and questions. The BAX AIR program provides participating artists with one to two years of uninterrupted artistic, technical, and administrative support, as well as the rehearsal space and guidance necessary to take chances, refine their craft and expand their horizons. Many BAX AIR remain connected to the institution long after their residencies end — curating, teaching, and producing new work.

Press Contact: Blake Zidell or Julie Phillips at
Blake Zidell & Associates, 718.643.9052, blake@blakezidell.com or julie@blakezidell.com.



3. Donald Daedalus, FF Fund recipient 2011-12, in Manhattan, October 3-9

The Doppelgänger Effect

The Doppelgänger Effect is a performance that consists of a series of bicycle rides that broadcast audio over the 1811 grid map of Manhattan. The audio is comprised of excerpts from Jean Paul's 19th-century novel, Flower, Fruit, and Thorn Pieces or the Married Life, Death, and Wedding of the Advocate of the Poor, Firmian Stanislaus Siebenkäs, in which he coined the term "doppelganger," and intermixed with excerpts from Induction of an Illusory Shadow Person, a report published in Nature (Sept. 21, 2006) that locates the sensation of being doubled within the human brain’s temporoparietal junction. The audio is augmented to compensate for the perceived pitch fluctuation of sound when coming from a moving source (aka the Doppler Effect).

The performance route spans Manhattan from Houston Street to 155th Street and Avenue D to 12th Avenue and ranges from 30 to 75 minutes in duration, on the following dates:

Monday, October 3, 2011 at 8:30 am commencing Avenue D at 9th Street
Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at 12 pm commencing 5th Avenue at 34th Street
Friday, October 7, 2011 at 5 pm commencing 7th Avenue at 42nd Street
Sunday, October 9, at 11:30 pm commencing 9th Avenue at 57th Street

For a complete map of the bicycle rides, please go to:

Donald Daedalus is an artist living and working in New York City and Washington State. He completed his MFA at the San Francisco Art Institute and BA
at the University of Washington. His work has been exhibited at the San Francisco
Museum of Modern Art, Artist Television Access, apexart, Contemporary Art Center
of Thessaliniki, Greece, konnektor forum for art, Germany, and the University of

This performance/variable media art work was made possible, in part, by the Franklin Furnace Fund supported by Jerome Foundation; the Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.



4. Rob Andrews, FF Fund recipient 2010-11, in Union Square, Manhattan, Oct. 8

Union Square Clean
Rob Andrews
October 8th, 2011 from Sunrise to Sundown
Union Square, New York City
Art in Odd Places 2011: RITUAL
On October 8th I will fill Union Square with forty cloaked figures. The public is invited to join me in cleaning the feet of the figures.

This is an act of communion. Atonement. Preparation for prayer. Of sublimation. Sharing. Of acknowledgment of difference, but also of sameness. Let us be contrary, but let us find peace in our shared rituals.

In 2003 I cleaned the floor of the gallery Exit Art for three months. Roberta Smith of the New York Times wrote of the work, "In a piece that suggests interior reconstruction Rob Andrews has been and will continue cleaning the gallery's entire floor with a toothbrush, a few square feet each day. His air of meditative concentration contrasts noticeably and nicely with the prevailing sense of bustle and bulk." My goal is to use Union Square as a spiritual nexus, invite collaborators from the public to meditate beyond their workaday personal interactions, and possibly experience interior reconstruction themselves.

Cleaning embodies our contrary nature in it's most basic form. We try to control the things that are out of our control. In a sense, that's what ritual is: an acknowledgment or our fundamental weaknesses. An appeal. The question is of course: to whom do we appeal and why?

This performance/variable media art work 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.

Art in Odd Places: RITUAL is Guest curated by Kalia Brooks, MoCADA Director of Exhibitions and Trinidad Fombella, El Museo Del Barrio Exhibitions Manager/Assistant Curator. Festival Producer, Lucia Warck Meister. Founder/Director, Ed Woodham.

Art in Odd Places (AiOP) aims to present art that stretches the boundaries of communication in the public realm by presenting artworks in all disciplines outside the confines of traditional public space regulations. AiOP reminds us that public spaces function as the epicenter for diverse social interactions and the unfettered exchange of ideas.

Rob Andrews:
Website http://www.andrewsautomatic.com/
Vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/andrewsautomatic
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rob-Andrews-Artist/218094004884832
Twitter http://twitter.com/#!/andrewsautomat



5. Pablo Helguera, FF Fund recipient 2011-12, at Location One, Manhattan, Sept. 21, 2011-Sept. 2012

Renowned performance artist and scholar and Location One's 2011-2012 Senior Artist-in-Residence, Pablo Helguera, will launch his most ambitious full-year project on September 21: The Well-Tempered Exposition, a series of 24 events in which he and changing groups of musicians, artists and performers wlll translate Johann Sebastian Bach’s legendary masterpiece into works of performance art.

The series, which begins September 21 at Location One, will visit multiple venues and involve scores of participants before its conclusion next summer, also at Location One.

The project will launch with a workshop of creative participants leading to a performance that includes performance of the focal "Clavier" pieces by concert pianist Beatriz Helguera before the performance. Exposition of the creative process behind the "translation" will be woven into the performance.

Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier was written as a textbook for musicians to learn the form of the fugue in all major and minor keys of the piano", says Helguera. "One can find correlations with the format of the fugue and speech because during Bach’s time there was a theoretical relationship between those two disciplines. Basing ourselves on that, we willl translate the Clavier into spoken events. As we do this, we hope to also develop a textbook of sorts for speech- based performance.

Each performance will be formed by original selections from the WTC along with their performative reinterpretation. Helguera’s past work has been characterized by strong views about the nature of creative expression and the interactions of art, culture and society, expressed vividly music, humor, visual image, debate and the full range of performative art forms.

September 21, 2011 Prelude (project launch), Location One
November 18, 2011 Book I, part one, Location One (as part of Performa 2011-sponsored by Franklin Furnace)*
February, 2012 Book I, part two, Berlin
May, 2012 Book I, part three, Havana Biennial, Cuba
June, 2012 Book II part one, Mexico City
September, 2012 Book II part two and final at Location One

*Franklin Furnace wishes to acknowledge The SHS Foundation’s gift in honor of Ruth Hardinger for support of Pablo Helguera’s "The Well-Tempered Exposition: Book I" at Location One on Nov. 18th for Performa 11.

Pablo Helguera
Born in Mexico City, 1971. Lives and works in New York Pablo Helguera (based in New York, born in Mexico City, 1971) works in the fields of pedagogy, literature, musical composition, and theater. His projects have included performance lectures, scripted symposia, and panel discussions with or without the knowledge of the audience, as well as a variety of experimental formats of verbal presentation. Helguera’s works have been presented in many venues such as the Liverpool Biennial, Performa 05, Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid, ICA in Boston, MoMA, among others. His play The Juvenal Players, produced by Grand Arts in Kansas City, was presented at The Kitchen in 2010. His orchestral work Endingness was performed by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Leonard Slatkin. He is the author of more than 10 books including Theatrum Anatomicum (and other performance lectures), a collection of performative works. His social practice project The School of Panamerican Unrest (2006) consisted in the creation of a nomadic schoolhouse that traveled by land throughout the Americas from Alaska to Chile, presenting collaborative performance and civic events in over 26 cities. He has been recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship, the Creative Capital Grant; and in 2011 was named the first winner of the International Award for Participatory Art of the Regione Emilia Romagna in Italy. As educator, Helguera has worked in museums for over two decades, currently working as Director of Adult and Academic Programs at The Museum of Modern Art. He is the Pedagogical Curator of the 8th Mercosul Biennial, opening in September 2011.

Beatriz Helguera, pianist
Born in Mexico City and based in Chicago, Helguera studied with Maria Teresa Rodriguez, one of Mexico's foremost pianists , at the National Conservatory of Music, and graduated obtaining the Concert Pianist Diploma. She also holds a Master Degree in Piano Performance from the Meadows School of the Arts at SMU (Southern Methodist University). She received the Meadows Outstanding Artistic Achievement Award and the Epstein B’nai Brith Award. With her husband, cellist Andrew Snow, she is the founder of the Chicago Pan-American Ensemble (http://www.chicagopanamericanensemble.com), a group that engages some of Chicago’s finest musicians and performs the traditional repertoire of trios, quartets and quintets with a blend of classical Latin American and American music. She has played as a soloist with the Fine Arts Chamber Orchestra (Orquesta de Cámara de Bellas Artes), State of Mexico Orchestra (Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de México) and others. Her chamber music concerts include live performances for WFMT Radio in Chicago. She is part of the piano faculty at DePaul University.

Location One is extremely grateful to The NY State Council on the Arts, The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and Location One’s International Committee for making this event possible.

Based in the Soho arts district of New York, Location One is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to fostering new forms of creative expression and cultural exchange through exhibitions, residencies, performances, public lectures and workshops. Traditionally focused on technological experimentation and new media, Location One's residencies and programs have favored social and political discourse and dialogue, and acted as a catalyst for collaborations. With a unique environment providing individualized training, support, and guidance to each artist, as well as exposure for their creations and collaborations, Location One continues to nurture the spirit of experimentation that it considers the cornerstone of its mission.

Location One • 26 Greene Street NYC 10013 • +212.334.3347 • http://location1.org



6. Norm Magnusson, FF Alumn, now online at afterthe11th.blogspot.com

On the one year anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, Norm Magnusson put on an exhibition he has described as "his proudest achievement as an artist." This blog http://afterthe11th.blogspot.com/ presents the 44 pieces from that exhibition.



7. Peter Downsbrough, FF Alumn, at Florence Loewy’s Bookstore, Paris, France, September 10

September 10-November 5, 2011

On the occasion of the publication of the book: "PETER DOWNSBROUGH: The Book(s)", Florence Loewy’s Bookstore organizes a retrospective exhibition, to discover or rediscover the work of this conceptual artist, who, since 1968 onwards, has published some 85 books. Peter Downsbrough belongs to the first generation of artists such as, Robert Barry, Sol LeWitt, Lawrence Weiner, John Baldessari, Ed Ruscha and Allan Ruppersberg, who use the book as a real medium.

Peter Downsbrough considers the book as a volume, a space, using words as tools, combining them with a wide variety of graphic elements (lines, punctuation marks, plans, and maps), to constantly create new configurations. Very architectured, from the beginning, his work focuses mainly on the status of location and on the implication of locating something in relation to space and time.

The ensemble presented here, collected over the past twenty years, gives a true understanding of not only the importance of the book in the artist’s oeuvre, but also its perpetual renewal and enrichment, starting from what one might call a basic vocabulary.

Peter Downsbrough was born in 1940 in New Brunswick, New Jersey. During the 60s he studied architecture at the Cincinnati University, Ohio, and at the Cooper Union, New York, first exhibiting his works during the 70’s. Selected group exhibitions include Documenta 6, section ‘Artists’ Books’ (1977), "Printed Art: a View of Two Decades", Museum of Modern Art, New York City (1980), "Artists’ Books", Tate Gallery, London (1995), "Reconsidering the Object of Art", Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (1995) or POSITION, a monographic exhibition, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels (2003).

Peter Downsbrough currently lives and works in Brussels.

Special thanks to Kaatje Cusse.

florence loewy... by artists
9 rue de thorigny fr-75003 paris
t: 01 44 78 98 45 f: 01 44 78 98 46
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8. Julie Tolentino, Peter Cramer, FF Alumns, at Lower East Side Harm Reduction Center, Manhattan, Sept. 15

Love in the Time of AIDS. Curated by Lower East Side Harm Reduction Center.
An evening of art, music. film/video, community and love.

includes FF Alum Julie Tolentino - On auction: Photograph "It will all end in (ultra-red) tears" still from documentation of live performance Spring 2011

Thursday, September 15, 2011 @ 7PM.

Love in the Time of AIDS.
Curated by Lower East Side Harm Reduction Center.
25 Allen Street
New York, NY 10002
(212) 226-6333
An evening of art, music. film/video, community and love.

Films by Peter Cramer, Ira Sachs, Julie Tolentino.

Art sale to benefit their Street Smart Youth Group, a leadership development program forLower East Side



9. Buzz Spector, FF Alumn, at Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL, Sept. 9-Oct. 22, and more

Buzz Spector
Manual Style
9 September-22 October 2011
Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago


Selected books, book objects, and ephemera on view at the Morton R. Godine Library, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, September 1-30, 2011:




10. Jay Critchley, FF Alumn, in The New Yorker, September 12, and more

My show, DEEP BONES, was reviewed in The New Yorker in September 12 issue. The show, at Freight + Volume, 530 West 24th St, closes Sept 10, the same day as the 24th Annual Provincetown Swim for Life & Paddler Flotilla, which I founded and run. Here is an interview in OUTTAKE VOICES about the fundraiser and my work. Thanks, Jay

24th Annual Provincetown Swim for Life
In this exclusive audio interview Emmy Winner Charlotte Robinson host of OUTTAKE VOICES™ talks with gay activist and artist Jay Critchley about the 24th Annual Provincetown Harbor Swim for Life and Paddler Flotilla that happened Saturday, September 10th…




11. Carl Andre, FF Alumn, at Museion, Bolzano, Italy, opening Sept. 16

Carl Andre
17 September 2011– 8 January 2012

Friday, 16 September, 7 pm

MUSEION of modern and
contemporary art Bolzano
Via Dante 6
39100 Bolzano, Italy
Living legend and one of the founders of Minimal Art, the radical works of Carl Andre (Quincy, Massachusetts, 1935) revolutionised the concept of sculpture and profoundly influenced the course of twentieth century art.

Just months after the artist was awarded the prestigious Roswitha Haftmann Stiftung prize, Museion in Bolzano is set to be the very first museum in Italy to host a celebration of his works.

The exhibition is a cooperation between Museion and the Kurhaus Museum, Kleve, where it was staged from 17 April to 28 August.

More than twenty sculptures, small and medium sized works that date from the end of the 1950s to the present, from public and private collections, will be presented on the ground floor and fourth floor of Museion. Among the artist's famous large scale installations, the exhibition presents Wirbelsäule (spinal column), created in Basel in 1984 and rarely exhibited, which will be on display in the public area in front of the museum. Special attention is devoted to his Poems, text works which are little known but seminal in terms of Carl Andre's philosophy and art. The show also features a selection of artist books, including the publication dedicated to Andre's home town, "Quincy", 1973.

In the last two years Museion has dedicated various exhibitions to different strands of contemporary sculpture, with solo shows of the work of artists like Monica Bonvicini, Isa Genzken, Gabriel Kuri and VALIE EXPORT. The Carl Andre exhibition lends a historic dimension to this programme.

curated by Roland Mönig and Letizia Ragaglia.

Catalogue in three languages (Italian, German and English) with texts by Roland Mönig, Letizia Ragaglia and Guido de Werd. Publisher: Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln / Cologne / Colonia, 2011

152 pp., ill. ISBN 978-3-934935-53-2

The Carl Andre exhibition will be accompanied by the following programme of related events:
Thursday 10 November, 8 pm: lecture by Alistair Rider, Lecturer in Modern Art, School of Art History, University of St Andrews (UK), and author of the monograph "Carl Andre. Things in Their Elements", Phaidon 2011.

Thursday 27 October, 8 pm: "Minimal Music", concert by the percussion group ConTakt, as part of the 37th Bolzano Festival of Contemporary Music. Music by Steve Reich.

In collaboration with the Bolzano Filmclub there will be a presentation of experimental American films.

SAVE THE DATE: Friday 25 November, opening of the exhibition "The Collection in Action. Media art from Vito Acconci (FF Alumn) to Simon Starling."

Museion's institutional partners: Provincia Autonoma di Bolzano - Alto Adige, Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Bolzano



12. Vernita Nemec, FF Alumn, at Rowan University Art Gallery, Glassboro, NJ, thru October 1

Vernita Nemec at Rowan University Art Gallery, Glassboro, NJ, "Groundbreaking: The Women of the Sylvia Sleigh Collection", September-October 1, 2011
Gallery - 'Groundbreaking: The Women of the Sylvia Sleigh Collection'
10:00 AM - 07:00 PM
Location: Rowan University Art Gallery, Westby Hall
Contact: salvante@rowan.edu

Rowan University Art Gallery celebrates the acquisition of a renowned art collection with 'Groundbreaking,' featuring work amassed by the pioneering feminist and painter who focused on accomplished women artists working in a wide variety of media, regardless of commercial success or critical acclaim.

The exhibit also includes pieces from the historic 1978 'Sister Chapel' installation.
An opening reception will be held on September 6, 5:30 - 7:30 pm.
For more information, call 856-256-4521 or visit www.rowan.edu/fpa/artgallery.



13. Mineo Aayamaguchi, FF Alumn, at Musee F & Galerie Omotesando, Tokyo, Japan, opening Sept. 19

Colour Difference by Mineo Aayamaguchi, FF Alumn, opens at Musee F and Galerie Omotesando, in Shubuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan on September 19th from 6-7:30 pm and continues thru October 1st. for more information please visit omotesando-garo.com



14. Yoko Inoue, FF Alumn, now online at http://insite.lmcc.net/ideas-home/

InSite: Art+Commemoration

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

It's been a crazy decade to look back. I would like to share with you a brief writing and a few images, a project commissioned by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. The link is below:


I find Carlos Motta's video is interesting, too.

Also, Leonard Lopate Show of WNYC has interviewed LMCC and have some images up on his website.



Thank you so much for your kind support.

YOKO INOUE September 2011

The events of 9/11 brought to the forefront issues of immigrant identity and assimilation.

Immediately after the terrorist attacks, the French newspaper Le Monde, published an editorial titled "We Are All Americans" on September 12th, calling for global solidarity. In his address to a Joint Session of Congress and the American People on September 20, 2001, president George W. Bush tried to impose upon the world his good-vs-evil rhetoric, "Either You Are With Us Or You Are With the Terrorists."

The oversimplifications that arose as a result of the fear and anger during the nation’s initial reaction pushed many to step behind the image of the American flag to deflect misguided attention to one’s ethnicity, national heritage, religion, or political stance. The immigrant dream of freedom in a multicultural America was suddenly interrupted by the heightened fervor of nationalistic discourse.

On Canal Street, I saw that many store owners and vendors of various ethnic backgrounds, had strategically placed American flags on their windows or carts. Flag-themed merchandise, often made in foreign countries, flooded the street, capitalizing on consumer patriotism. Because the need to clearly identify "us" versus "other" became a matter of urgency, flag pins and flag-adorned garments became convenient identifiers.

The fragility of the multicultural dynamics within the United States after 9/11 caused me to question the sense of security I had taken for granted as a recent Japanese immigrant and how I could define myself as "American" within the new political and economic order.



15. Ellen Lanyon, FF Member, at Valerie Carberry Gallery, Chicago, IL, opening September 22

Ellen Lanyon & Philip Pearlstein: Objects/Objectivity
September 16 - November 5, 2011

Reception for the Artists:Thursday, September 22
5:30 - 7:30 PM

Valerie Carberry Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of paintings by Ellen Lanyon and Philip Pearlstein. Contemporaries and friends, the two artists share a passion for antiquing and collecting, and the objects they discover together have figured prominently in each artist's work since the 1980s. The occasion of the present exhibition is a celebration of their shared pursuit of the vintage and unique paintings that feature the spoils of their treasure hunts at flea markets and shops around New York. Each artist has chosen six paintings by the other that most strongly express the function of the object in the artist's oeuvre.

Born just two years apart (Pearlstein in 1924 and Lanyon in 1926), the artists came onto the art scene in the early fifties when abstraction was in vogue. While experimenting with it, both soon rejected abstraction for figuration. An interesting parallel in the careers of Lanyon and Pearlstein is that they each had early experience in graphic design and illustration, developing an exacting eye for representation born of meticulous, sometimes protracted, observation. Such attention to detail puts both artists' work squarely in the realist camp yet their approach to representation shows that realism and objectivity are not such straightforward concepts.

Philip Pearlstein has concentrated on the realistic depiction of the figure (more specifically, the nude model in the studio) for the past 50 years. His work is most strongly characterized by unexpected postures and unusual perspectives in his figural compositions. Pearlstein's radical cropping of the figure and his forceful positioning of the viewer brought a modern point of view to an age-old painting subject and represents a major historical achievement in 20th century painting. Art historian Patterson Sims has described the artist's work, regardless of specific content, as being about the careful observation and rendition of objects. Thus, as Pearlstein incorporates objects from his personal collection of folk art and ephemera into his work, the combinations of the models and his objects serve as "tantalizing tests of his painterly skill and means to complicate and intensify his compositions."

Ellen Lanyon, linked early in her career to the Chicago School of Imagists, has painted from found imagery and objects since the 1960s. The objects serve to fuel her painter's imagination and often take on the role as surrogate for the figure. Like Pearlstein, she faithfully portrays her objects (or curiosities as she likes to call them), but in so doing, Lanyon allows the magic of the object to come forward - breathing life into inanimate objects and imbuing them with distinct personalities. She explores the potential of strange juxtapositions in her compositions, always leaving a bit of mystery for the viewer.

A full color catalogue of the exhibition including an interview conducted with the artists by Irving Sandler is available from the gallery for $15.

Entire exhibition may be viewed online at valeriecarberry.com.

Valerie Carberry Gallery is open to the public 10 - 5, Monday through Friday, and 11 - 5 Saturday.



16. Ben Kinmont, FF Alumn, at NYU Fales Library, Manhattan, opening Sept. 15

New York University's Fales Library and Special Collections presents

Prospectus: New York
a presentation of the work of American project artist Ben Kinmont

Opening Reception
Thursday, September 15, 2011
6:30 - 8:00 pm

Fales Library and Special Collections
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10012

The exhibition runs September 15 - November 15, 2011
(Gallery hours: M-F, 10:00am - 5:45pm)

For more information, please visit our website.



17. Joni Mabe, FF Alumn, at Loudermilk Boarding House Museum, Cornelia, GA, October 1

Joni Mabe presents Big E champion

Robby Dean Scott, Mr. Polk Salad, at Loudermilk Boarding House Museum, Cornelia, GA, October 1, 6-9 pm. For tickets please contact elvisqueen@windstream.net

Loudermilk Boarding House Museum, Director
271 Foreacre St.
Cornelia, GA 30531-6359



18. Pope.L, FF Alumn, at Eastside Projects, Birmingham, UK, opening Sept. 16

William Pope.L: 'Child'
Eastside Projects, Birmingham
Lauch: 6-8pm Friday 16 September
Continues: 17 September - 5 November


Eastside Projects is pleased to present a new major three screen video commission and film-set installation by Chicago based William Pope.L, the self dubbed 'Friendliest Black Artist in America'. This exhibition will also run during The Event (21 - 30 October), a biannual festival bringing together artist-led activity in Birmingham, for which Eastside Projects have produced a series of events and exhibitions.

Please find attached relevant press releases. If you would like any further information or images please do get in touch.

Best wishes,

Samuel Rodgers • Gallery Assistant (Audience Development)
Eastside Projects, 86 Heath Mill Lane, Birmingham, B9 4AR
0121 771 1778 • eastsideprojects.org • weareeastside.org



19. Linda Mary Montano, FF Alumn, at Parsons New School of Design, Manhattan, October 1

Art in Odd Places 2011: RITUAL Key Note Address
"experience of the 7 energy centers of the body"
Saturday, October 1, 2pm
PARSONS New School of Design
66 Fifth Avenue, NYC\

Art in Odd Places presents 2011 Festival: RITUAL
Each year, Art in Odd Places (AiOP) produces a thematic public art festival along 14th Street from Avenue C to the Hudson River in New York City. From October 1-10, the 2011 edition of AiOP will take place along this east-west corridor in Manhattan, and will center on the theme of RITUAL, including ideas of ceremony, habituation, myth, obsession, superstition and liturgy. This year’s guest curators, Trinidad Fombella (El Museo del Barrio) and Kalia Brooks (MoCADA), selected over sixty artists to participate in what has grown to become the largest festival AiOP has organized in its fifteen-year history. For a complete listing of artists' projects, special festival events, and opening reception visit www.artinoddplaces.org and follow us on twitter @artinoddplaces.

Art in Odd Places: RITUAL is Guest curated by Kalia Brooks, MoCADA Director of Exhibitions and Trinidad Fombella, El Museo Del Barrio Exhibitions Manager/Assistant Curator. Festival Producer, Lucia Warck Meister. Founder/Director, Ed Woodham.

Art in Odd Places (AiOP) aims to present art that stretches the boundaries of communication in the public realm by presenting artworks in all disciplines outside the confines of traditional public space regulations. AiOP reminds us that public spaces function as the epicenter for diverse social interactions and the unfettered exchange of ideas.






20. Paul Granjon, FF Alumn, at Oriel Davies Gallery, Wales, UK, opening Sept. 17

Paul Granjon • Oriel Factory

In Oriel Factory, Granjon presents a radical new take on production lines. Using yesterday’s electronic kit – defunct computers, CD / DVD players, radios and speakers – as the raw material, Granjon has commandeered an army of volunteers – the ‘Oriel Factory workers’ – to help him break apart these mountains of ‘dead tech’. These are then redesigned and re-constructed as programmed artefacts for the gallery, with the help of futuristic tools such as a 3D printer (which reads computer-generated drawings and renders them as solid objects in space).

The Gallery is transformed into a busy hive of industry, where disembowelled computers and printers are reborn as the robotic prototypes of tomorrow. In the midst of this feverish activity a family of robots roams the galleries: the big ‘home’ robot, "Bootloader" and the little "thingies" trundle backwards and forwards, stopping only when their energy reserves run down. Their power supply is a ‘forest’ of battery feeding stations connected to renewable energy sources – solar panels on the Gallery’s roof and old bicycles recycled as human-powered dynamos.

Oriel Factory opens on Saturday 17th September 2011, in Oriel Davies. The factory will be in full production with special events programmed throughout the day.
For sure lots of you will not be able to make it, but a documentary film will be available online very soon on zprod.org and youtube.

In the meantime some photographs of work in progress are visible at: www.zprod.org/PG/blog.htm

All the best



21. Fiona Templeton, FF Alumn, at The Poetry Project, Manhattan, Sept. 12

Michael Gottlieb's THE DUST
directed by Fiona Templeton
at the Poetry Project, September 12, 2011

To mark the tenth anniversary of 9/11, The Relationship, The Poetry Project and The Segue Foundation are pleased to present a staged version of Michael Gottlieb's poem, THE DUST, directed by Fiona Templeton. Please join us for this special event on Monday, September 12, 2011 at the St. Marks Poetry Project.

THE DUST has been hailed by the poet and critic Ron Silliman as "one of the half dozen most important poems written by anyone associated with Language poetry. It's a read-this-&-change-your-life experience." Writing about the poem in September 2003, upon the publication of Michael Gottlieb's Lost And Found (Roof Books) at the two-year anniversary of 9/11, Silliman went on to call THE DUST, "the first great poetic work written about this inflection point in American history."

FIONA TEMPLETON's latest production was Leslie Scalapino's Flow at ODC San Francisco. Commisions include her own L'Ile, a citywide work for the opening of the European Cultural Capital in Lille. Awards and fellowships from national and international bodies include for performance, poetry, playwriting and visual arts. She teaches at Brunel University in London. Books include You-The City and Cells of Release, both from Roof Books. She is Artistic Director of THE RELATIONSHIP, a performance group that specializes in innovative language, use of site, and relation to the audience.

MICHAEL GOTTLIEB is the author of fourteen books of poetry including Lost and Found, Gorgeous Plunge and Ninety-Six Tears (all three published by Roof Books). A native New Yorker and first-generation Language poet, he co-edited the seminal Language magazine "Roof." Of his latest book, Memoir And Essay, published last spring to wide acclaim by Faux Press/Other Publications, Elizabeth Fodaski has written in American Book Review, "What 'A Movable Feast' did for Paris, this book does for New York City."

THE SEGUE FOUNDATION, the publisher of Michael Gottlieb's Lost and Found (which includes THE DUST), is an internationally-renowned arts organization based in New York City with a long history of commitment to innovative literature and the arts, particularly film and dance. As publisher of Roof Books, Segue has produced over 100 titles of contemporary poetry and criticism, several of which are now esteemed as classics of experimental literature. In the late 1970s/early 80s, Segue published the poetry journal Roof and distributed the critical journal L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E with 500 other related literary titles.

Since its founding in 1966, the Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery has been a forum for public literary events and a resource for writers. Now in its 45th season, the Poetry Project continues to furnish encouragement and resources to poets, writers, artists and performers whose work is experimental, innovative and pertinent to writing that proposes fresh aesthetic, cultural, philosophical and political approaches to contemporary society

Please join us for this special event at 8:00 PM, on Monday, September 12, 2011 at The Poetry Project at St. Marks Church, Parish Hall, 2nd Ave. and E. 10th St., NYC.

Suggested contribution $8.

We look forward to seeing you there!

The Relationship is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization in the state of NY, supported by the New York State Council on the Arts. queries to home at therelationship.org



22. Katherine Behar, Carl Andre, FF Alumns, at CUNY Grad Center, Manhattan, opening Sept. 14

Dear Friends,

Please join me for the opening reception of "And Another Thing" from 6-8 p.m. at the James Gallery at the CUNY Graduate Center.

Best wishes,

And Another Thing

September 14-October 29, 2011

The James Gallery
Center for the Humanities
CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY, 10016

Opening Reception: September 14, 6-8 p.m.

Carl Andre
Laura Carton
Valie Export
Regina José Galindo
Tom Kotik
Mary Lucking
Bruce Nauman
Grit Ruhland
Anthony Titus
Ruslan Trusewych

Guest Curators: Katherine Behar and Emmy Mikelson

This exhibition is made possible, in part, with support from Bitforms, Paula Cooper Gallery, Promoteo Gallery, and Video Data Bank.

Related Programs

Speculative Realism
Thursday, September 15, 6 p.m.
Graham Harman, Philosophy, The American University of Cairo
Jane Bennett, Political Science, Johns Hopkins University
Levi Bryant, Philosophy, Collins College
Panel in The Skylight Room, 9100
Co-sponsored by The Life of Things seminar

Art, Materiality, and Time
Tuesday, September 20, 6:30 p.m.
Bernard Stiegler, École de Philosophie d’Épineuil-le-Fleuriel, IRI, Georges Pompidou Center
Discussant: Kyoo Lee, Philosophy, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Lecture in The James Gallery

Contemporary Art and Neuroscience
Thursday, October 6, 6 p.m.
Suzanne Anker, Fine Arts, School of Visual Arts
Discussant: Adrienne Klein, Science & the Arts, The Graduate Center, CUNY
Lecture in The James Gallery
Co-sponsored by the NeuroCultures seminar

No Thing Unto Itself
Thursday, October 20, 7 p.m.
Noortje Marres, Sociology, Goldsmiths, University of London
Shannon Mattern, Media Studies, The New School
David Turnbull, Architecture, Cooper Union
Moderator: Katherine Behar
Panel in Room 9207
Co-sponsored by the Vera List Center for Art and Politics, The New School

More information:

Tues & Wed: 12 Noon–7 PM
Thurs, Fri, & Sat: 12 Noon–6PM
Sun & Mon: Closed



23. Peter Downsborough, FF Alumn, at Hauptraum, Vienna, Austria, opening Sept. 9


September 9 – November 20, 2011
Hauptraum, Gallery, Grafisches Kabinett
Friedrichstr. 12. A-1010 Wien

With: Luz Broto (E), Peter Downsbrough (USA), Dora Garcia (E), Guillaume Leblon (F), Joëlle Tuerlinckx (B), Cerith Wyn Evans (UK), Heimo Zobernig (A) as well as Adolf Krischanitz (A), Moritz Küng (CH), Ferdinand Schmatz (A), Margherita Spiluttini (A)

The Secession begins a new season with "The Fifth Column," a group exhibition featuring work by seven international artists from three generations. They include: Welsh artist Cerith Wyn Evans, who presented the new safety curtain at the Vienna State Opera in the fall of 2011; Spanish artist Dora Garcia whose pavilion "The Inadequate" at this year's Venice Biennial divided critical opinion; and Peter Downsbrough, an American conceptual artist of the first generation, whose work has only recently begun to receive the attention its deserves.

With the deliberately enigmatic title "The Fifth Column", the show's curator, Barcelona-based Swiss Moritz Küng, alludes to the complete renovation of the Secession in 1986, and more specifically to the four central columns of the Hauptraum designed by architect Adolf Krischanitz. Originally, they were clad in chrome steel and brass, but three years later the distinctive presence of this ambiguous reference to Otto Wagner was neutralized and covered over on the occasion of the exhibition entitled "Das Spiel des Unsagbaren: Ludwig Wittgenstein" (The Play of The Unsayable). For 20 years now, since 1991, these four columns have been painted over, their striking impact concealed.

In the spirit of Krischanitz's renovation concept based on dismantling, Küng returns the four columns to their original state after two decades. As well as picking up on the reciprocity in American artist Joseph Kosuth's curatorial approach to the Wittgenstein show, Küng is also fundamentally questioning the "neutrality" of the white cube, for which the Secession is internationally considered the prototype.

The act of restoring or citing this architectural state is by no means romantically motivated. Instead, the aim is to refocus awareness on the specific qualities of the place itself—its genius loci—its history and architecture, but also its shortcomings. The curator achieves this in a way that is partly evident, partly highly coded: the show features 25 pieces by seven artists, most of which were produced or adapted specially for the exhibition. As a result, the works—light and sound installations, objects and furniture, murals and frescos, artist's books, performances and video—resonate not only with the historical culture and architecture of the building, but also with one another.

This resonance between place, work, and history is exemplified by the partial reconstruction of Heimo Zobernig's Ohne Titel (Untitled, 1995/2011). For his solo show in 1995, he used the wall system designed for the Secession by Krischanitz to build a labyrinthine installation. It was based on the year the work was made and the artist's initials: 95HZ. For the inner cylinder of the number nine, in fact a cube, Zobernig lacked sufficient wall modules and thus used four metal uprights from the frame structure, fitting them with four new untreated chipboard sections. In accordance with the artist's usual strategies, this cube became an autonomous object within the installation as it had been devised by the artist himself. In the current exhibition, 16 years later, this cube stands at precisely the same spot in the Hauptraum, built using available wall modules from the depot at the Secession. As well as the history of the building, this "new" sculpture also incorporates and reflects the history of the artist himself. This is just one example of the complex layering offered by the exhibition.

But what is "The Fifth Column"? It is no coincidence that the publicity shot for the exhibition, based on historical photographs by the Secession's chronicler and photographer Margharete Spiluttini (who will also document the show for the catalogue) shows the column in all its glory ... but in a position where, on second glance, it cannot actually be. The author Ferdinand Schmatz, who contributed a text to the catalog, writes: "Look, the pillars of knowledge: Don't think, look!" Perhaps, then, the exhibition offers further opportunities for seeing: to see the building in a new present involving conservation, repair, additions, adaptations, and ultimately also a reassessment of postmodernism.

Artworks information
Text by Moritz Küng

PETER DOWNSBROUGH USA, * 1940, lives in Brussels)
In comparison, the four works by Peter Downsbrough fit rather discreetly into both the context of the exhibition and the institution itself. The two versions of Two Poles which are installed in the main space are a kind of sculptural drawing of two vertical parallel pipes painted black, making a very clear reference to the four central supporting columns of the Secession building. The words "but", "and", and "shift", made up of capital letters cut from steel, which are discreetly distributed on the floor of the gallery on the lower level, can be understood as an echo of the curatorial starting point. The adverb is synonymous with the back-construction, the conjunction for the new effect, and the verb for the shift in meaning.

In a similarly subtle way, the fresco UND comments on the artist's own work Two Poles by bringing attention to two identical columns at the entrance to the large gallery on the lower level. The conceptual references culminate in the twenty-page book a place — Wien, conceived for the exhibition, which is presented together with the only Secession catalogue designed entirely by Heimo Zobernig – the one where the institution's name is spelled with a "z" – and the artist's book by Joëlle Tuerlinckx in the Grafisches Kabinett. The volume continues the series already realised by Downsbrough in 1977, a place — Düsseldorf, a place — New York, and a place — , which alongside the words "a place" and "here" once again includes the "Two Lines" with a photograph of the city named in the title. The new version is identical in terms of layout to the three preceding, but now contains a current photograph of Vienna showing Karlsplatz, located near the Secession.


Friday, 9 September 2011, 6:00 p.m.
Exhibition discussion with Moritz Küng and Ferdinand Schmatz, moderated by Gabriele Mackert.
An event organized by Friends of the Secession

Thursday, 17 November 2011, 6:00 p.m.
Lecture-performance Les moments d'espace. Lecture for youtube in 578 panels (french/englisch)
and presentation of the artist book Les moments d'espace by Joëlle Tuerlinckx

Accompanying the exhibition are a catalogue with exhibition views, photographed by Margherita Spiluttini and with text contributions by Moritz Küng, András Pálffy and Ferdinand Schmatz as well as the artist books by Peter Downsbrough: a place—Wien and Joëlle Tuerlinckx: Les moments d'espace.

Die fünfte Säule, Secession 2011

48 pages, dimension: 23x31cm
Text by Moritz Küng and Ferdinand Schmatz plus numerous exhibition views, German/English
Secession 2011, ISBN 978-3-902592-47-7
Distribution: Revolver Verlag
Available October 2011

Peter Downsbrough, Secession 2011

a place - Wien
20 pages, dimension: 23x31cm
Secession 2011, ISBN 978-3-902592-45-3
Distribution: Revolver Verlag
Available in the shop

biographical outline of the artists

Luz Broto (E, * 1982, lives in Barcelona)
Artist; www.luzbroto.net

Peter Downsbrough (USA, * 1940, lives in Brussels)
Artist, represented by: Galerie Martine Aboucaya, Paris; Angels, Barcelona; Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston; Thomas Zander, Cologne.

Dora Garcia (E, * 1965, lives in Barcelona)
Artist, represented by: Galeria Juana de Aizpuru, Madrid / Ellen de Bruine projects, Amsterdam; ProjecteSD, Barcelona; Galerie Michel Rein, Paris;

Adolf Krischanitz (A, * 1946, lives in Vienna)
Architect, along with Otto Kapfinger he was responsible for the overall renovation of the Secession in Vienna, 1985–1986;

Moritz Küng (CH, * 1961, lives in Barcelona)
Exhibition curator for contemporary art and architecture, designated director of El Canòdrom – Centre d'art contemporani de Barcelona.

Guillaume Leblon (F, * 1971, lives in Paris)
Artist, represented by: ProjecteSD, Barcelona; Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, Paris;

Ferdinand Schmatz (A, * 1953, lives in Vienna)
Germanist, philosopher and author of works such as: Sprache macht Gewalt (1994), Radikale Interpretation. Aufsätze zur Dichtung (1998), Portierisch (2001), quellen. Gedichte (2010).

Margherita Spiluttini (A, * 1947, lives in Vienna)
Freelance photographer, awarded the Goldenes Verdienstzeichen des Landes Wien in 2007;

Joëlle Tuerlinckx (B, * 1958, lives in Brussels)
Artist, represented by: Galerie nächst St. Stephan – Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Vienna; Galerie Christian Nagel, Berlin.

Cerith Wyn Evans (UK, * 1958, lives in London)
Artist represented by: Daniel Buchholz, Cologne; Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo; Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh; Taka Ishi Gallery, Tokyo; Georg Kargl, Vienna; Galleria Lorcan O'Neill, Rome; Galerie Neu, Berlin; White Cube, London.

Heimo Zobernig (A, * 1958, lives in Vienna)
Artist, represented by: Galeria Juana de Aizpuru, Madrid; Chantal Crousel, Paris; Bärbel Grässlin, Frankfurt a. M.; Simon Lee, London; Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna; Nicolas Krupp, Basel; Galerie Christian Nagel, Berlin; Friedrich Petzel, New York; Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp;


The Secession is supported by:
Erste Bank – Partner of the Secession
Wien Kultur
Bundesministerium für Unterricht, Kunst und Kultur
Friends of the Secession

Cooperation-, Mediapartners, Non-Cash Benefit:
Schremser – Das Waldviertler Bier
Der Standard
Ö1 Club
Silver Server

For further information and photographic material please contact:
Pia Leydolt
Secession, Association of Visual Artists Vienna Secession
Friedrichstraße 12, 1010 Vienna
Tel: +43-1-5875307-21, Fax: +43-1-5875307-34



24. Doug Beube, FF Alumn, releases monograph


After a gestation period of 6 1/2 years, my monograph, Doug Beube: Breaking the Codex is now available. You can view the introduction, see the first page of each chapter or purchase the book by going to my new website which is, http://dougbeube.com/home.html. To view present exhibitions, please go to 'News' under the navigation drop down window. Over the next couple of weeks I'll continue to refine the website. Thanks.





25. Gilbert & George, FF Alumns, at Laznia Centre for Contemporary Arts, Gdansk, Poland, opening Nov. 10

Exhibition of Gilbert & George and
Brit Cult Festival
10 November 2011–5 February 2012

Laznia Centre for Contemporary
Arts in Gdansk
ul. Jaskolcza 1
80-767 Gdansk, Poland
According to the writer Michael Bracewell, Jack Freak Pictures comprise the single largest group of pictures that Gilbert & George have ever created. It is a monumental presentation of art, at once thematically episodic, confluent in motif and temper, and densely layered with emotional meaning. One pictorial element, however, the red, white and blue design of the Union Jack flag (itself an abstract, geometric pattern) appears to dominate this vivid and disquieting group. Strident, even jocular, this internationally recognized symbol, in all its connotations, from national pride and pageantry to Pop-cultural cool and civic disobedience, transmits its resonance across myriad social and cultural frequencies. Its historic and symbolic presence serves as both heart and spine of the Jack Freak Pictures, at once declamatory, iconic, multi-layered and irrefutable.

The exhibition is organised in cooperation with British Council. Gilbert & George themselves have selected the pictures to be presented, designed the exhibition and are responsible for its merit concept. Jack Freak Pictures presentation in Gdansk will consist of 39 pictures and will take up the whole exhibition space of CCA Laznia.

The exhibition of Gilbert & George has become a pretext to present British culture in a slightly wider context. In order to achieve it, we have decided to organise BRIT CULT FESTIVAL in November and December 2011. Through a series of cultural events accompanying the exhibition we aim to show the most interesting phenomena of contemporary art and British culture, focus on its language, current trends, tendencies, and directions. Our goal is to present the art of established artists as well as the immense potential of the young generation. We would make an attempt at bringing Polish public closer to British arts.

The festival is mainly about getting to know British arts, culture, identity, nature of the nation and investigating if the cliché, sometimes caricature-like image of a typical Brit is anywhere near the reality. Gilbert & George approach the subject with deadly seriousness and humour but at the same time they are sympathetic and thoughtful. Concentrating on the symbols, traditions, national icons—and through juggling with forms and conventions—they make the viewers think deeply about the human nature and philosophy of life. We would like to follow these tracks, or even go one step further, and have a closer look at contemporary British culture, explore visual arts, music and film—often in reference or comparison to art of Gilbert & George.

10 November

11 November

12–18 November
MAPPING MEMORIES AND NEW DISCOVERIES – workshops with Sarah Marsh www.evelynarts.co.uk

19 November
CUT HANDS – experimental music concert www.myspace.com/cuthands

25– 26 November
BAA! BEST OF BRITISH ANIMATION – screenings of the best British animations (1994–2010) www.britishanimationawards.com

1 December
PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS AN OBJECT - British avant-garde video preview (from the collection of LUX arts agency) with a lecture by Gil Leung www.lux.org.uk

2 December
WHY NOT IN THE STREET? – streetart talk with STIK and Iwona Zajac www.stik.org.uk

6–10 December
SPACE FEST! – shoegaze, space-rock and alternative music festival and workshops. spacefest.pl

Organised by Laznia Centre for Contemporary Arts in Gdansk and British Council
Initiator of the exhibition realisation in Gdansk: Jadwiga Charzyńska
Exhibition coordinator and curator of BRIT CULT: Anna Szynwelska

Honorary Patrons of the Project:
Polish Presidency of the European Union Council
Minister of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland, Bogdan Zdrojewski
Marshal of the Pomorskie Voivodeship, Mieczysław Struk
Mayor of the City of Gdansk, Paweł Adamowicz

Project supported by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland

For interviews or other questions please contact:
Katarzyna Stenczyk, PR coordinator: k.stenczyk@laznia.pl
Anna Szynwelska, Project manager: a.szynwelska@laznia.pl



26. Paul H-O, FF Alumn, at 33 Washington Street, Brooklyn, Sept. 17

33 Washington St. @ Water, Brooklyn (Dumbo)
Phone 646 773 2567

WHY? Because we have a big show coming up at The Brooklyn Museum in October. We're totally worth it.
Price of admission includes, swag, food, libations, live entertainment, and a movie. $25.
RABBITHOLE STUDIOS has a screening room, two separate party rooms, a block from the the beautiful East River.
Join Paul H-O, Lisa Levy, Sono Osato, Samantha Schlaifer, Ron Rocheleau, Jennifer Chin, Tamara Weg, Amanda Miller, Debra Kowalski, Phil Buehler, Pat Daughtery, and more at Shawn Lyon's sumptuous Rabbit Hole Studios (right next to Sono's studio) in DUMBO for a night of fun. The 'parteh' is a Sono Osato specialty with the expert help of SUPERFINE restaurant, so you know it will be fine.

Guest of Cindy Sherman, the acclaimed feature documentary, will be shown in full in Shawn Lyon's excellent screening room with special swag, GB popcorn, libations, delicacies, and all you diehards. The archive of hundreds of artists and shows from 1993 on lead to the making of Guest of Cindy Sherman, and the film created the demand for a new GalleryBeat to become the savory mix of media websites.

The Cooking with GalleryBeat LIVE will feature guests: artist Sanford Biggers, comedian Ann Carr, artists Kristin and Spencer Tunick, Editor-in-Chief Artnet.com Walter Robinson and Dr, Daryl Issacs, the Honcho of Mercer St. Medical.


Paul Hasegawa-Overacker
Filmlike LLC/GalleryBeat
10 Rutgers Street 6A
New York, NY 10002
Phone 646 773 2567
Now on DVD and iTunes



27. Michelle Handelman, FF Alumn, upcoming events

Dear Friends, colleagues and those I admire from afar,

Several shows are coming up this month, so if you are in the area please come by!
This weekend I'll be giving at talk at the Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia about my video installation on trans prisoners. It's co-sponsored by Gender Reel Fest and this is the first year of their festival so I'm super psyched to be a part of it! Michelle XO

Krannert Art Museum
At Fifty: Krannert Art Museum
Aug 26 - Oct 23, 2011
Curated by
Michael Rush

Participating Artists:John Singleton Copley, Gustave Courbet, Walker Evans, Michelle Handelman, Jasper Johns, Isoda Koryusai, Barbara Kruger (FF Alumn), Edouard Manet, Mark Rothko, Ed Ruscha (FF Alumn), Andy Warhol (FF Alumn, Carrie Mae Weems.


Gender Reel Fest / Talk at Eastern State Penitentiary
Beware the Lily Law
Sept 11, 2011
3:00 - 4:00 pm

Q & A with Michelle Handelman at her installation "Beware the Lily Law"

Co-presented by Gender Reel Fest and Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia, PA


Torrence Art Museum
The Unseen
Sept 17 - Oct 29, 2011
Curated by
Adela Leibowitz
Opening reception Saturday, Sept 17,
6:00 – 9:00 pm

Participating Artists: Noah Becker, Center for Tactical Magic, Martha Colburn, VALIE EXPORT, Francesca Gabbiani, Sayre Gomez, Frank Haines, Michelle Handelman, Adela Leibowitz, Kembra Pfahler & Katrina del Mar, Breyer P-Orridge, Carolyn Salas, Kristen Schiele, and Harry Smith among others.


Gallery 44a/Istanbul
Pleasure Palace
Sept 18 - 19, 2011
Curated by
Michele Thursz

Opening Screening Reception: September 18, 6:30pm Michelle Handelman’s: "Dorian, a cinematic perfume" followed by Jeremy Blake's "Sodium Fox" at 7:30p

Additional Screenings Monday, September 19 1:00 and 3:00pm with work by Handelman, Blake, Hart, and Reynolds

Participating Artists: Michelle Handelman, Jeremy Blake, Claudia Hart, Reynold Reynolds



28. Eve Andree Laramee, Jenny Polak, Dread Scott, Micki Watanabe Spiller, Adele Ursone, FF Alumns, at BRIC Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, opening Sept. 14

Thirty: A Brooklyn Salon, is an exhibition celebrating BRIC Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn’s oldest contemporary art space’s 30th Anniversary. The opening is on Wednesday September 14 from 7-9 pm and the exhibition continues thru October 29. BRIC Rotunda Gallery is at 33 Clinton Street between Pierrepont and Tillary, in Brooklyn, NY.



29. Micki Watanabe Spiller, FF Alumn, receives 2011 Create Change Public Artist Residency

Micki Watanabe Spiller, FF Alumn, was selected for a 2011 Create Change public art residency via the Laundromat Project. Complete information on her 24-hour-a-day literacy project is online at http://awoodsidewalk.blogspot.com/ and she will present two public readings for children at Laundromat 55, at the corner of Roosevelt Avenue and 55th Street in Woodside, Queens, on September 10th and 17th at 10 am. These readings are free and open to the public.

In addition, she will participate in the Create Change Laundromat Project’s 2nd Annual Public Art Potluck
Thursday, September 29, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (ET) New York, NY

The Laundromat Project invites you to celebrate the culmination of this year's Create Change Public Artist in Residence program at its 2nd Annual Public Art Potluck.

What to bring? Your questions and ideas for how this year's Create Change residents and professional development fellows can sustain their public art projects and socially-engaged artistic practices, take them into new communities, or move them in entirely different directions.

The evening will focus on the Create Change Public Artists in Residence's activities working in their laundromats over the last six months, which have ranged from teaching English to Spanish speakers to collecting oral histories.

Dinner will be prepared by Chef Berlin Reed The Ethical Butcher.
Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at http://publicartpotlucktwo.eventbrite.com/

2nd Annual Public Art Potluck Logo

2011 Create Change Public Artists in Residence

Hector Canonge, LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, Jabari Owens-Bailey, Karina Aguilera Skvirsky, and Micki Watanabe Spiller

2011 Create Change Professional Development Fellows

Aliya Bonar, Elvira Clayton, Sonia Davis, Uraline Septembre Hager, Jessie Henson, Gisela Isuaste, Bianca Mona, and Piero Passacantando



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