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Contents for October 17, 2011

1. Martha Wilson, Alexandra Anderson Spivy, FF Alumns, now online at artnet.com

Martha Wilson, Alexandra Anderson Spivy, FF Alumns, now online at:




2. Karen Finley, Martha Wilson, FF Alumns, at New York University, Manhattan, October 18

Tuesday, October 18, 6:30 pm
Fales Library, Bobst Library,
70 Washington Square South, Third Floor

Fluxus Amongst Us: Insight and Transformation in Fluxus Encounters

Defying Western concepts of time, presentation, and object-making, Fluxus challenges curators, scholars, and artists to re-think the creative process. This panel discussion will focus on Fluxus breakthroughs: new perceptions, altered consciousness, and re-evaluations of meaning-making in art. Speakers include Barbara London, Associate Curator of Media and Performance, Museum of Modern Art; Midori Yamamura, independent curator; and Martha Wilson, Founding Director, Franklin Furnace Archive. Moderated by Karen Finley, Arts Professor of Art and Public Policy, NYU.

Free of charge, no reservations, seating is limited. Photo ID required for entrance to NYU buildings. Information: www.nyu.edu/greyart, greyartgallery@nyu.edu, 212/998-6780.
Click here for a complete Grey program roster.
Offered in conjunction with Fluxus and the Essential Questions of Life and Fluxus at NYU: Before and Beyond, on view at the Grey Art Gallery, New York University, 100 Washington Square East, September 9-December 3, 2011. Click here for details on the exhibitions.
Grey Art Gallery Hours:
Tuesday/Thursday/Friday: 11 am-6 pm
OPEN LATE Wednesday: 11 am-8 pm
Saturday: 11 am-5 pm
Closed Sunday/Monday/Major holidays.

For a peek behind the scenes at the Grey's exhibitions and programs-along with reminders and updates-visit the Grey's Facebook page (become a fan!) and read our blog, The Grey Area, which offers posts by NYU students as well as a blogroll linking to our favorite art museum and critics' blogs.

The gallery is accessible to people with disabilities.
For best access, please call 212/998-6780 before visiting.



3. Carol Jacobsen, FF Alumn, at CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Manhattan, Oct. 17-Dec. 16

Carol Jacobsen, "Mistrial," at President's Gallery, CUNY/John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 899 10th Ave. @ 59th, NYC, Oct. 17 - Dec. 16, 2012. Co-sponsored by Amnesty International.



4. Beryl Korot, FF Alumn, at Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, thru Dec. 4

Artist-in-Residence, Fall 2011:
Beryl Korot
September 27 - December 4, 2011
Jaffe-Friede Gallery

The Studio Art Exhibition Program is pleased to present video and work on paper by fall Artist-in-Residence Beryl Korot.

Beryl Korot is a pioneer of video art since the early 1970's and of multiple channel work in particular. Her works have been seen internationally in major festivals and performance venues. Most recently a retrospective of her work was exhibited for 6 months at The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art: Beryl Korot: Text/Weave/Line - Video, 1977-2010.

Early on she was co-editor of Radical Software (1970), the first publication to discuss the possibilities of the new video medium, as well as Video Art (1976) with Ira Schneider. Her first multiple channel works (Dachau 1974 and Text and Commentary) were seen, by 1980, at such diverse venues as The Kitchen (1975), Leo Castelli Gallery (1977), Dokumenta 6 (1977), The Everson Museum (1975 and 1979), and The Whitney Museum (1980) among other places and continue to be exhibited. Dachau 1974 is in the Kramlich Collection and part of the New Art Trust. Her painted text based handwoven canvases in an original language were exhibited in 1986 at the John Weber Gallery and in 1990 at the Carnegie Museum (Points of Departure). Two video/music collaborations with Steve Reich (The Cave 1993 and Three Tales in 2002) brought video installation art into a theatrical context. Both works continue to be performed and have been installed, apart from live performances, at such venues as The Whitney Museum, The Carnegie Museum, the Reina Sofia in Madrid,, the Dusseldorf Kunstverein, the ICC Gallery in Tokyo, and ZKM in Karlsruhe, Germany. She is a Guggenheim Fellow and has received numerous grants for her work from CAPS, the NEA, NYSCA, and most recently from Anonymous Was a Woman (2008).

Korot will give a talk on her work on Tuesday, September 27 at 4:30 pm in Loew Auditorium in the Hood Museum of Art. A reception will follow in the Jaffe-Friede Gallery in the Hopkins Center. The public is invited. For more information please call (603) 646-3651.



5. Ellen Fisher, FF Alumn, at Wynwood Art Fair, Miami, FL, Oct. 21-23

Ellen Fisher performs "Tales of the Heart"- four dance theater pieces
at Wynwood Art Fair- A Street Art Happening
October 21-23
Miami, Florida
Many artists will perform , install and open their studios
benefitting The Lotus Women Shelter



6. Benoit Maubrey, FF Alumn, at Pyramid Atlantic, Silver Spring, MD, Nov. 5
Benoit Maubrey (born in Washington DC 1952, since 1979 works and lives in Berlin and Brandenburg/Germany) is a sound artist/sculptor and founder and director of DIE AUDIO GRUPPE a Berlin-based art group that build and perform with electronic clothes. Basically these are electro-acoustic clothes and dresses (equipped with amplifiers and loudspeakers) that make sounds by interacting thematically and acoustically with their environment. He will present the solo performance ELECTRONIC GUY which consists of "playing" his electroacoustic dinner jacket (with tails) along with build-in sampler, microphone, radio, guitar amp and solar cell. http://www.benoitmaubrey.com
Saturday Nov 5th 2011 7:30 p.m. $10
Pyramid Atlantic
8230 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD



7. Peter Downsbrough, FF Alumn, at Platform3, Munich, Germany, opening Oct. 26

You are kindly invited to the opening of Peter Downsbrough`s exhibition at PLATFORM3 - spaces for contemporary art, Munich.
October 27 to November 19, 2011
Peter Downsbrough

Exhibition and Screening

Opening: October 26, 2011, 7 pm, PLATFORM3

Screening: October 27, 2011, 7 pm, Filmmuseum München, St.-Jakobs-Platz 1

PLATFORM3 - spaces for contemporary art is launching its new program series "Art Centres - City Margins" with a solo exhibition featuring works by Peter Downsbrough. On view will be a photographic series and a site-specific installation commissioned from the artist for this occasion. The series of 25 photographs explores urban architectural space at Munich's periphery. In the "Room Piece", lines and words draw together the exhibition space, making it into a site that can be read semantically.
In the context of this exhibition, PLATFORM3 is publishing the artist book "AS SET".

Selected video works by Peter Downsbrough, presented by PLATFORM3 as part of the Open Scene, organized by the Filmmuseum München. Introduction to the artist´s work by international curator Moritz Küng.



8. Toni Sant, FF Alumn, at University of Salford, UK, October 19, and more

"Franklin Furnace and the Spirit of the Avant-Garde: A History of the Future" by Toni Sant

184 pages | 45 halftones | 7 x 9
Published by Intellect Ltd.
distributed by University of Chicago Press Books

In telling the story of Franklin Furnace, Toni Sant unfolds its long multifaceted history splendidly, revealing to us its many adventures in a very informative and interesting manner. This book deserves a place on the shelves of art history and should be thumbed by many a scholar and artist.
- Brian Routh (aka Harry Kipper), multimedia performance artist

A riveting account of the evolution of one of the most innovative arts organizations of all time. An important and long overdue study, and essential reading for those interested in the interdisciplinary impulses of cutting-edge art and performance.
- Steve Dixon, Professor of Digital Performance, Brunel University, London

Following the publication of his book about Franklin Furnace in Spring 2011, Toni Sant resumes with his book tour in the UK.

October 19 at 4:15pm
School of Media, Music & Performance
University of Salford

November 16 at 4:15pm
Drama Department - Research Seminar
University of Bristol

The book has already been presented at the University of East London, the University of Leeds, and the Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London, the University of Kent, the University of Glasgow, the National Museum of Fine Arts in Malta, the Institute for Creative Technologies at De Montfort University in Leicester, and Aberystwyth University in Wales.

You can also purchase this book about Franklin Furnace, and find more information at http://www.tonisant.com/ff

To invite Toni Sant to speak about this book on Franklin Furnace at your venue please contact him at http://www.tonisant.com



9. Naoto Nakagawa, Yoko Ono, Babs Reingold, FF Alumns, at Miyako Yoshinaga Art Prospects, Manhattan, October 20

Hi All,

I'm pleased to participate in this Benefit Fundraiser for the Children of Japan. Please join us on October 20th for the reception and Silent auction. There are many wonderful works for sale and this is an excellent opportunity to acquire art at a reasonable price and support this worthy cause.

"A Question of Beauty No. 2: March 13, 2011"
Medium: Graphite powder, digital photo (of me taken by my father), encaustic, hair doodle 3.13.2011, and thread on panel.
Size: 8in x 8in x 2in
Date: 9.27.11

Online bids will be accepted October 5 through October 19 -- see link below.


Till All Is Green - A Benefit for Children Affected by the Japan Earthquake
Wednesday, October 12 through Saturday, October 22, 2011
Reception, Silent Auction & Benefit Concert --Thursday, October 20, 6-9pm

Bid at Auction Now Oct. 20

Participating Artists/Donors (as of Oct. 7, 2011)
Emi Anrakuji / Takako Azami / Hans Benda / Simone Bergantini / Joseph Burwell / Alexandra Catiere / Cleverson / Margaret Cogswell / Erika DeVries / Rodney Dickson / Yana Dimitrova / José Luis Fariñas / Farrell and Parkin / León Grauer / Ingo Günther / Heide Hatry / Yojiro Imasaka / Pouran Jinchi / Takahiro Kaneyama / Maki Kaoru / KOSUNA (Mihyun Kang) / Mayumi Lake / Marc Lepson / Ellen Levy / Rita MacDonald / Conor McGrady / Maria Morganti / Mariko Mori / Nobuho Nagasawa / Osamu James Nakagawa / Naoto Nakagawa / Hiroyuki Nakamura / Yoko Ono / Shigeru Oyatani / Babs Reingold / Carol Rosenwald / Harold Krisel / Keiko Sadakane / Megumi Sasaki / Michael Scoggins / Yuri Shimojo / Kumiko Suda/ Kunie Sugiura / Jeanne Susplugas / Miho Suzuki / Carolyn Swiszcz / Margaret Leng Tan / Megumi Tomomitsu / Lin Yan / Tsukasa Yokozawa / Vodshardt + Humphrey / Emna Zghal

Till All Is Green, a special art exhibition on view from October 12 through October 22, with a silent auction and a special benefit concert on Thursday, October 20. All proceeds from this event will go to help children who have been affected by the 2011 Japan earthquake and its aftermath. The artworks and other items are viewable online at www.32auctions.com (auction name: tillallisgreen, password: japan). Online bids will be accepted October 5 through October 19.

On-site silent auction will take place on October 20, 6-8pm, followed by a special benefit concert by pianist Margaret Leng Tan ($25) from 8-9pm.

Proceeds of the sale/auction/performance will go to ChildFund International, a non-profit organization that serves children in need throughout the world. ChildFund Japan is currently providing psychosocial childcare and grief counseling workshop in the affected areas. It supports the use of art therapy as an effective method for helping children to cope with the stress and symptoms of traumatic experiences. In Till All Is Green, this unique power of art is an important thread that connects our artist and collector donors to children in need.

Till All Is Green is supported by Consulate General of Japan in New York, Sylph Editions, Pinetree Group, artnet, ArtCat, NY Art Beat and other organizations and individuals.

MIYAKO YOSHINAGA art prospects is located at 547 West 27th Street between 10th and 11th Avenue, New York City. For further information, please contact 212 268 7132 or email relief@miyakoyoshinaga.com.

Babs Reingold



10. James Casebere, FF Alumn, announces new publication

Soon-to-be-released title, James Casebere: Works 1975-2010. Edited by Okwui Enwezor, this 320-page major mid-career survey includes several of Casebere's lesser-known early works, as well as previously unreproduced sculpture and photographs from 1975 to 2010. Enwezor contributes both an introduction and a conversation with the artist. The volume also contains essays by Hal Foster and Toni Morrison. James Casebere: Works 1975-2010 is the most comprehensive monograph to date on this important American artist.
James Casebere: Works 1975-2010
U.S. $80.00 CAN $88.00
ISBN: 9788862081863
FORMAT: Clth, 11.5 x 12 in. / 320 pgs / 260 color.



11. Pablo Helguera, FF Alumn, now online at aeliamedia.org

Dear friends,

I am thrilled to announce the launch of live broadcast of Ælia Media directly from Piazza Puntoni in Bologna. We started reporting yesterday, October 15th, on the day of the Rome protests and will continue today. At 11am ET time (17 hrs Bologna time) we will report on the Occupy Wall Street Protests and the current situation in Italy, and at 2pm ET (19hrs Bologna) we will present a program on the 1977 student movement with Bologna, including interviews with "Il ragazzi del 77", Andrea Zanobetti and Franco Berardi (Bifo), both who were involved in the creation of the alternative radio station Radio Alice.

you can hear the live stream at the site, www.aeliamedia.org.

Ælia Media is a participatory art project for Bologna for the First International Award for Participatory Art. Consisting of a nomadic cultural journalism institute and broadcast center in Bologna, and an alternative arts multimedia channel online, the project functions in two capacities: A training ground for active and aspiring cultural producers and A temporary broadcast program in a variety of media (video, print, radio, web) with a focus on engagement through live participation and online social networks.

The project was launched as a alternative arts journalism school in May of 2011 in Villa delle Rose, Bologna, and the radio station Ælia Media was launched at Piazza Puntoni on October 15, 2011, the same day of a massive protest in Rome and of global protests against economic greed.

At a time in Italy where media is dominated primarily by right wing interests, Ælia Media responds to an important tradition of alternative radio in Bologna, connected to the student movement of 1977. The live transmisssions are done in collaboration with the three main remaining alternative radio stations in Bologna, Radio Cittá Fujiko, Radio Cittá del Capo and Raio Kairós.

Hope you can join the listening!



12. Rob Andrews, FF Alumn, at English Kills Art Gallery, Brooklyn, opening Oct. 22

October 22-November 5, 2011
/opening Oct 22 - performance begins at 8pm/
English Kills Art Gallery
English Kills Art Gallery presents DOOR WORK, the first full solo exhibition of Rob Andrews' work after a decade of rigorous investigation into the nature of myth, ritual, and the role of the storyteller.
DOOR WORK hews at the genesis and location(s) of private moments of spiritual transformation, the intersection of the spiritual and profane, the role of ritual in our social landscape, and the boundaries we accept and those we will ourselves to cross.
DOOR WORK bridges the psychic and material distance between performance and the static art object. Rob will present two new major performance works: one, on October 29th @ 8pm for Bushwick BEAT night, Clean Hrag, is a collaboration with Hrag Vartanian, founder and visionary at Hyperallergic.com, and the other which opens the show October 22nd @ 8pm: Ant--Bird 2, is a ritual designed to open a spiritual and metaphysical door using the power of blood, sweat, spit, and the vocal power of a human chorus.
In 2003, Rob cleaned the floor of the gallery Exit Art for three months. Roberta Smith of the New York Times wrote, "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." DOOR WORK balances performance and the object towards speaking to interior reconstruction: destroying old doors, and opening new ones.
Rob is proud to officially join English Kills Art Gallery. He has shown work at the Museum of Modern Art, Exit Art, Grace Exhibition Space, and travels to Bitola, Macedonia in early November to take part in Exchange Radical Moments, a Pan-European live art festival that takes place in 11 European cities on 11.11.11
DOOR WORK is dedicated to the memory of Jeanette Ingberman.

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. Special thanks also to the Gowanus Studio Space, United States Artists, and numerous private donors.



13. Eliza Ladd, FF Alumn, at United Solo Theatre Fest, Manhattan, Oct. 31

Eliza Ladd (FF recipient) performing on est deshabille, a comedy about death Oct 31, 7:30 at United Solo Theatre Fest http://unitedsolo.org/us/archives/265

at Theatre Row, Manhattan. www.elizaladd.com



14. David Medalla, FF Alumn, at Another Vacant Space, Berlin, Germany, opening October 20
Another vacant space. David Medalla Cloud Canyons kinetic works & cosmic propulsions (1964/2011) October 20 November 20 2011
David Medalla, pioneer artist of land art, participation and kinetic art will present new works, his Cosmic Propulsions, (cosmic propulsions are projects for participatory and environmental art works) accompanied by a survey of his early kinetic work from SIGNALS Gallery 1964/1966, works on paper. His Cloud Canyons 1963-2011, the first work of auto creative art will be exhibited at 'another vacant space.'
Cloud Canyons are a continuing series of sculptures by David Medalla. Cloud Canyons are considered to be an iconic work of twentieth century art.
One of the series of Cloud Canyons was recently exhibited in May 2011 at the New Museum NYC. Another Cloud Canyon from the permanent collection of The City Art Gallery Aukland New Zealand was exhibited at The Sydney Biennale 2008. The sculpture has also been exhibited at Centre Pompidou in L'Informe 1997, Documenta 1972 - When Attitude Becomes Form.
Cloud Canyons from the permanent collection of the TATE Modern will be exhibited in the exhibition titled "Migrations" at TATE Britain in the year 2012.
David Medalla will be present to give a talk at the opening on his admiration for Walter Benjamin.
David Medalla
biesentalerstr. 16
d-13359 berlin
for further information and press please contact-adam nankervis adam.nankervis@gmail.com



15. Brody Condon, Félix González-Torres, Liz Magic Laser, FF Alumns, in Ljubljana, Slovenia, thru Nov. 20

The Event
23 September-20 November 2011

The 29th Biennial of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana

List of exhibited artists and projects:
Ant Farm, Oreet Ashery, Bababa International, Robert Barry, Nina Beier & Marie Lund, Jerzy Bereś, Karmelo Bermejo, Anna Berndtson, Conny Blom, János Borsos, Tania Bruguera, Graciela Carnevale, Anetta Mona Chişa & Lucia Tkáčová, Marcus Coates, Brody Condon, Alain Della Negra & Kaori Kinoshita, Marco Evaristti, Terry Fox, Dora García, Félix González-Torres, Núria Güell, Manuel Hartmann, Alfredo Jaar, Jaša, Enrique Ježik, Regina José Galindo, San Keller, Daniel Knorr, Božena Končić Badurina, Gregor Kregar, Siniša Labrović, Liz Magic Laser, Marcello Maloberti, Teresa Margolles, Kris Martin, Dalibor Martinis, Dane Mitchell, Shana Moulton, Kusum Normoyle, OHO Group / The Šempas Family / Milenko Matanović / David Nez / Marko Pogačnik, Once is Nothing (Presentation of an exhibition curated by Mária Hlavajová and Charles Esche as part of the 2008 Brussels Biennial), Serkan Özkaya, Kim Paton, Mark Požlep, Praxis (Brainard & Delia Carey), Public Movement, Franc Purg & Sara Heitlinger, Sal Randolph, Maruša Sagadin, Hans Schabus, Santiago Sierra, Mladen Stropnik, Sz.A.F., Tan Ting, Unguarded Money (Presentation of an action carried out in Budapest in 1956 by Miklós Erdély his friends, and members of the Hungarian Writers Union), Matej Andraž Vogrinčič, Wang Jin, Anna Witt

The art event-the central theme of the 29th Biennial of Graphic Arts in Ljubljana-experienced a remarkable development in the twentieth century and today appears as a privileged medium. It is employed as a medium by a broad range of various figures from the contemporary art world in a broad spectrum of different forms. At the exhibition, which seeks above all to present as fully as possible the energy and vitality of the current trend of art events, a selection of such events are presented in four different groups based on themes that are typical for contemporary art: violence, generosity, emptiness, and the search for the sacred and ritualistic. These topics were selected, among other reasons, because the events that thematize them also meet the requirement that they are not something new, neither in terms of their artistic iconographic motifs nor in terms of actual human or social practice. Events in which we can with impunity partake in violence, in "shamanistic" violence to oneself, in Dionysian or absurdist ritual, or in the establishment of an idyllic communitas that shares a common meal are, indeed, activities that have been practiced and even depicted for millennia.

In the exhibition, as well as in an extensive programme of artistic and theoretical events, the Biennial poses the questions: Why and how has the event become a suitable vehicle for a variety of artistic purposes, poetics, and content? Is the choice of this medium a response to specific impulses and voids in our "desacralized" everyday existence? And also, what are the potential dangers of such a development, given that it is happening more and more in the completely formalized framework of art institutions, which in recent decades not only house and exhibit contemporary art, but also commission and produce it. Thus they have become commissioners of contemporary art of a similar type and scope as were once the aristocracy and the church.

Symposium: The Event as a Privileged Medium in the Contemporary Art World
An international symposium will address specific "targeted" questions about the ideological significance of the profusion of events in contemporary art institutions. A varied cast of anthropologists, philosophers, historians, and art historians have been invited to participate. The following speakers have been announced: Luisa Accati, Beatrice von Bismarck, Thomas Fillitz, Dario Gamboni, Werner Hanak-Lettner, Nathalie Heinich, Bojana Kunst, Henrietta L. Moore, Michael Newman, Robert Pfaller, Renata Salecl, Roger Sansi-Roca.

Friday, 4 November, 11 p.m.-7 p.m.
Saturday, 5 November, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Location: the auditorium of the Museum of Modern Art (Moderna galerija), Cankarjeva 15, Ljubljana. Admission is free. The symposium will be broadcast live on the website. For detail information on the Symposium and the Biennial please visit 29gbljubljana.wordpress.com.

The curator of the 29th Biennial of Graphic Arts in Ljubljana is Beti Žerovc.

Venues of the 29th Biennial of Graphic Arts: International Centre of Graphic Arts, Museum of Modern Art, Jakopič Gallery, Gallery of Cankarjev dom, exhibition sites on Gosposvetska cesta 12 and Vošnjakova ulica 4. Viewing hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 10 am-6 pm.
Mednarodni grafični likovni center / International Centre of Graphic Arts
Grad Tivoli, Pod turnom 3, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia,
tel. + 386 (0)1 2413 800, www.mglc-lj.si

Press contact:
Lili Šturm: tel. + 386 (0)1 2413 818, lili.sturm@mglc-lj.si



16. Frank Moore, FF Alumn, at Temescal Art Center, Oakland, CA, Oct. 22

experiments in experience/participation performance

The Underground Hit!
CRITIC'S CHOICE: East Bay Express

Frank Moore, world-known shaman performance artist, will conduct improvised passions of musicians, actors, dancers, and audience members in a laboratory setting to create altered realities of fusion beyond taboos. Bring your passions and musical instruments and your senses of adventure and humor.
Other than that, ADMISSION IS FREE! (But donations are encouraged.)

Saturday, October 22, 2011

511 48th Street
Oakland, CA 94609-2058

For more information
Call: 510-526-7858
email: fmoore@eroplay.com

2011 Dates!


2012 Dates!

"We came, we saw, we read local performance artist-provocateur Frank Moore's poem . experience the joys of unsettled discomfort ." Kimberly Chun, SF Chronicle

"One of the country's most controversial and profound artists." Kotori Magazine

"...He's wonderful and hilarious and knows exactly what it's all about and has earned my undying respect. What he's doing is impossible, and he knows it. That's good art...." L.A. Weekly

"Merging improv, erotica, entertainment, religion and ritual, Frank Moore - self-styled shaman, world-renowned disabled performance artist, and 2008 presidential candidate ...." - East Bay Express

Resisting "the easy and superficial descriptions..., Moore's work challenges the consensus view more strongly in ways less acceptable than...angry tirades and bitter attacks on consumer culture." Chicago New City

"If performance art has a radical edge, it has to be Frank Moore." Cleveland Edition

"Transformative..." Moore "is thwarting nature in an astonishing manner, and is fusing art, ritual and religion in ways the Eurocentric world has only dim memories of. Espousing a kind of paganism without bite and aggression, Frank Moore is indeed worth watching." High Performance Magazine

"Surely wonderful and mind-goosing experience." L.A. Reader

Downloadable poster here:



17. Lawrence Graham-Brown, FF Alumn, at Leslie-Lohman Museum Gallery, Manhattan, Oct. 18

Leslie-Lohman Museum Gallery
Lawrence Graham-Brown
In an evening of performance, discussion and art
examining themes of anti-gay violence
Tuesday, October 18th
6-8 PM

Striktly Dickly
Lawrence Graham-Brown will present a performance art piece entitled

"Striktly Dickly"-- a liturgical exultation built on his Jamaican roots honoring
themes of cleansing/confession, exhortation, mourning/lamentations and love/sex
feast, paying homage to LGBTQ persons living, dead and unborn.

After the performance Lawrence Graham-Brown will initiate a panel discussion:

Beat and Kill the Faggot
Examining and changing the culture of violence toward homosexuals.


Jeffery Gardere, Ph.D.

Known as "America's Psychologist", this expert in the field of mental health has
appeared regularly on TV shows including NBC Today Show, CNN, MSNBC, and FOX News, has authored several books, is a top motivational speaker, empowerment and media coach and has a private practice in Manhattan.


Tiger Devore, Ph.D.

A psychotherapist and certified sex counselor who focus is on everyday people dealing
with issues of transition, separation, loss, terminal illness and quality of life.
He has been an activist and advocate for rights of people with HIV as well as those
considered sexually different from mainstream society.

O'Brien Dennis Tysen

Born in Jamaica and a victim of sexual abuse, this author is also the executive
director of an organization founded to conduct research into male sexual abuse and
provide a safe haven for these victims and their families.

Antoine Craigwell

A journalist, speaker and moderator who lectures and discusses the state of the
Black gay community in New York in relation to depression, anti-gay violence and
the media, he is in the process of completing a book and documentary examining
depression in Black gay men.

Original artwork by Lawrence Graham-Brown

will be display throughout the evening

held at

Leslie/Lohman Gallery

26 Wooster Street, New York, NY



18. Eleanor Antin, Joyce Cutler-Shaw, Suzanne Lacey, Victoria Vesna, Ruth Wallen, FF Alumns, at Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, La Jolla, CA, October 20, 2011-March 22, 2012

Art & Architecture, Sustainability and the Social Realm
Catherine Herbst, architect, Undergraduate Chair of Architecture at
Woodbury University
Rob Quigley, San Diego Architect
David Antin, author, poet, writer, scholar
Landscape, Environment and Ecology
Byron Washom, Director of Strategic Energy Initiatives at UCSD
Michael Lehrer, LA based architect, won first LEED platinum rating
in 2008 for his Water + Life Museums in Hemet, CA
Ruth Wallen, Ecological artist, educator
Then, Now & Beyond:
The Evolution of Dialogues in Art & Architecture
over 20 years toward Interdisciplinary and Social
Practices, the Environment, and Sustainability
Art and the Crossover Phenomena
Suzanne Lacy, Installation and performance artist, writer, Chair of
Fine Arts, Otis College
Helen and Newton Harrison, Ecological artists, Research Professors,
UC Santa Cruz
Victoria Vesna, Media artist, Director of UCLA Arts/Science Center
Overview: Then, Now and Beyond: 1990 to Now
Mary Bebee, Director of the Stuart Collection at UCSD
Eleanor Antin, artist, filmmaker, writer
Athenaeum Music & Arts Library
1008 Wall St., La Jolla
Admission is free
2011-2012, Twentieth Season
The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library's Dialogues in Art & Architecture series offers perspectives on art, architectural design, urban planning and our changing ecology. In our daily lives, with awareness or not, we experience the consequences of a changing natural environment and of public policies and economic and bureaucratic decisions about art, architecture, and land use in the public realm. Our lives are shaped by discoveries in science and technological innovations across disciplines. Panelists will address our potential to be effective participants in shaping our social,cultural, and natural environments.

Water + Life Museums in Hemet, CA,
Michael Lehrer, architect
Athenaeum Music & Arts Library
1008 Wall Street, La Jolla, CA 92037
858.454.5872 | www.ljathenaeum.org
2011−2012, twentieth Season
7:30 PM
Free Admission
The series is coordinated by the Athenaeum with artist and environmental sculptor Joyce
Cutler-Shaw. The program is co-sponsored by the San Diego NewSchool of Architecture, as well
as the San Diego Council of Design Professionals, the San Diego Architectural Foundation and
Public Address.



19. John Ahearn, Beth B., Jane Dickson, Bradley Eros, Stefan Eins, Barbara Ess,
Ilona Granet, Matthew Geller, Mike Glier, Julie Harrison, Jenny Holzer, Lisa Kahane, Joe Lewis, Dona Ann McAdams, Alan Moore, Beverly Naidus, Joseph Nechvatal, Tom Otterness, Judy Rifka, Erika Rothenberg, Kiki Smith, FF Alumns, at Printed Matter, thru Nov. 30

For Immediate Release:
A Show about Colab (and Related Activities)
October 15 - November 30, 2011
Opening Reception:
Saturday, October 15, 6 - 8pm
Printed Matter, Inc. is pleased to
announce the exhibition, A Show about
Colab (and Related Activities), which
runs from October 15 through
November 30, 2011. This overarching
survey will presents a wide range of
materials and artworks from various
Colab activities from the late 1970's
through the mid 1980's, including
screenings of film and video works, and
cable broadcasts. The exhibition also
features works and material from other
related groups, collectives and projects.
An opening reception is scheduled at
Printed Matter on Saturday, October
15th, from 6 - 8 pm. Printed Matter is
located at 195 Tenth Avenue between 21st and 22nd Streets in Chelsea, New York City.
Formed in 1978, Collaborative Projects, Inc. - aka Colab - was initially created as a
means to seek new venues for the creation and exhibition of work made through
collaborative artists' efforts. With a membership drawn mainly from New York City's
downtown artist community, Colab was able to harness recently established funding for
the arts from federal and state agencies to support a myriad of artists' projects from and
for that extended community. Part collective, part platform and part agency, Colab did
not have a fixed identity or function. Indeed what set it apart from most of the other art
nonprofits of the time was that instead of duplicating the bureaucratic structure of
corporations, Colab's inclusiveness (meetings and memberships were open, and officers
rotated annually) and nomadism (they were not tied to a specific space) engendered a
decidedly anti-bureaucratic mode of operation and experience. Propelled by creative
brilliance - and strong convictions and personalities alike - Collaborative Projects
reflected the energy, the creativity, and the chaos of that iconic period of NYC in the late
70's and early 80's.
A Show About Colab (and Related Activities) is designed to serve as an homage to that
experiment and experience in artistic collaborations, but one which is instructive to the
current state of art and politics. Presenting a huge array of material including ephemera,
posters, flyers, handbills, meeting announcements and agendas, prints, multiples,
artworks, film, video and more, this exhibition will follow the various exploits of Colab
as well as related artists groups and projects that either preceded or branched out from
Featured Colab projects will be X-Magazine; the Real Estate Show; The Times Square
Show; the cable TV shows, All Color News, Potato Wolf and Red Curtain; and the A.
More Store and Christmas Stores. And there will also be artworks, ephemera and artifacts
from related and overlapping communities and projects: Send/Receive and Qwips from
the Center for New Art Activities; the pre and early Colab exhibitions including the
Batman Show, the Income & Wealth Show and the Manifesto Show; Fashion Moda; The
Offices of Fend, Fitzgibbon, Holzer, Nadin, Prince and Winters; Just Another Asshole;
Ocean Earth; the New Cinema; ABC No Rio; the Cave Girls; the Cardboard Air Band;
Spanner; M-W-F Video, and much more. In addition there will be an array of artists'
books and publications by members of Colab.
Printed Matter also has historical ties to Colab, not only as part of the same interwoven
community, but also as host to one of the A. More stores and as co-producer of Art
Direct, a mail-order art initiative the two organizations collaborated on. "Printed Matter
and Colab were both deeply invested in the creation of a grass roots, artist driven,
alternative economy for artistic production and distribution", notes the exhibition's
curator, Max Schumann.
Colab was incubated out of the debris of New York City's financial collapse. This was
soon followed by the election of Ronald Reagan and the beginnings of a social policy of
austerity coupled with an economic policy of unfettered capitalism - all sold under the
guise of a rose-hued American mythology. The artistic fervor which characterized Colab
ran concurrent with the cultural shift which produced the punk, no-wave and hip-hop
subcultures (Colab had a foot in all those doors). While there is a sense of political
desperation and nihilism in much of the work - along with healthy doses of sarcasm and
irony - the Colab generation (most of the artists were in their twenties) were acutely
aware that the dream was a lie, and sensed that the Empire was beginning to unravel. As
the historical connections of our present predicaments to that period become ever more
clear, the directness and urgency of Colab's many voices, the DIY ethic of necessity, and
the carnival-like spirit of resistance and play stand as a model (or maybe better, an antimodel)
for the political and cultural struggles of today.

The exhibition includes works by: Charlie Ahearn, John Ahearn, Beth B. and Scott B.,Liza Bear, Andrea Callard, Robert Cooney, Ellen Cooper, Mitch Corber, Diego Cortez, Jane Dickson, Bradley Eros, Stefan Eins, Barbara Ess, Peter Fend, Coleen Fitzgibbon, Ilona Granet, Bobby G. (Robert Goldman), Matthew Geller, Mike Glier, Julie Harrison, John Hogan, Jenny Holzer, Becky Howland, Lisa Kahane, Christof Kohlhofer, Justin Ladda, Joe Lewis, Dona Ann McAdams, Michael McClard, Ana Messner, Dick Miller, Eric Mitchell, Terry Mohre, Alan Moore, Beverly Naidus, James Nares, Joseph Nechvatal, Tom Otterness, Cara Perlman, Francene Planas, Judy Rifka, Ulli Rimkus, Walter Robinson, Erika Rothenberg, David Schmidlapp, Jane Sherry, Terise Slotkin, Kiki Smith, Wolfgang Staehle, Jolie Stahl, Robin Winters, and many others. For more information, please contact Max Schumann at (212) 925-0325 or Mschumann@printedmatter.org



20. Yvonne Rainer, FF Alumn, at Dia, Beacon, NY, Oct. 22-23

Yvonne Rainer
Performances at Dia: Beacon
Saturday, October 22, 2011, 1 pm and 3 pm
Sunday, October 23, 2011, 1 pm and 3 pm

3 Beekman Street
Beacon, NY 12508

Dia Art Foundation is pleased to present dance works by renowned avant-garde choreographer and filmmaker Yvonne Rainer at Dia:Beacon, Riggio Galleries, in Beacon, New York. Dia's retrospective will celebrate the depth of Rainer's contributions to dance and will feature her earliest works of choreography from the 1960s-including both iconic and lesser-known pieces-and three compositions created within the last twelve years. Three distinct programs will be presented over weekends in October, 2011, and February and May, 2012, and tickets for performances on Saturday, October 22, and Sunday, October 23, 2011, at 1 pm and 3 pm are on sale now.

As co-founding member of the Judson Dance Theater group, Yvonne Rainer produced groundbreaking works that echoed ideas of time, space, and seriality that were being explored in the field of visual art at the time. Throughout the 1960s, Rainer and the other Judson choreographers-including Trisha Brown, Lucinda Childs, and Steve Paxton, among others-developed a new vocabulary for dance that built upon nonexpressive techniques and chance procedures, while also incorporating task-oriented movements that brought attention to the physicality of the body.

Yvonne Rainer demonstrates Dia's ongoing commitment to presenting experimental performance and dance at Dia:Beacon through new commissions and retrospectives of historical works. Previous presentations include Robert Whitman's Prune Flat and Light Touch (2003); Joan Jonas's The Shape, the Scent, the Feel of Things (2005-2006); Merce Cunningham Dance Company Beacon Events (2007-2009); Trisha Brown Dance Company (2009-2010); and most recently Robert Whitman's Passport and MoonRain (both 2011).


Saturday, October 22, 2011
Sunday, October 23, 2011
1 pm, 3 pm
Tickets on sale now

Three Seascapes (1962)
Three Satie Spoons (1961)
Trio A: Pressured with 5 people (forward, retrograde, facing, in the midnight hour) (1999-2011)
Chair/Pillow (1969)

Saturday, February 25, 2012
Sunday, February 26, 2012
12 pm, 2 pm

Three Seascapes (1962)
Spiraling Down (2008)
Three Satie Spoons (1961)

Saturday, May 12, 2012
1 pm, 3 pm

We Shall Run (1963)
Trio A (1966)
Assisted Living: Good Sports 2 (2011)
Chair/Pillow (1969)


This program is made possible by Yoko Ono and Dia's Commissioning Committee: Jill and Peter Kraus, Leslie and Mac McQuown, and Liz Gerring Radke and Kirk August Radke.


Yvonne Rainer was born in San Francisco in 1934. She trained as a dancer in New York at the Martha Graham Dance School and the Merce Cunningham Dance Company and began to choreograph in 1960. She was a founding member of the Judson Dance Theater, a movement that began in 1962 and proved to be a vital force in redefining dance for the following decades. Starting in 1968, Rainer began to integrate short films into her live performances and, by 1975, had made a complete transition to filmmaking. She has since completed seven experimental feature films, and, in 1997, retrospectives of Rainer's films were held at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York City.

In 2000, Rainer returned to dance after a 30-year hiatus with a commission by the Baryshnikov Dance Foundation for the White Oak Dance Project titled, After Many a Summer Dies the Swan (2000). Most recently, she choreographed AG Indexical, with a Little Help from H.M. (2006), a reinterpretation of George Balanchine's Agon; RoS Indexical (2007), after Vaslav Nijinsky's Rite of Spring; and Spiraling Down (2008), a meditation on soccer, aging, and war. In 2010, Yvonne Rainer: Dance and Film, the first major European survey of Rainer's work was presented at the Tramway in Glasgow, Scotland. A premiere collection of Yvonne Rainer's poetry, Poems is newly released by Badlands Unlimited (2011).

Rainer is the recipient of numerous awards, including two Guggenheim Fellowships (1969, 1988), three Rockefeller Fellowships (1988, 1990, and 1996), a MacArthur Fellowship (1990-95), and a Wexner Prize (1995). She currently lives and works in California and New York.

Poems by Yvonne Rainer now available as limited paperback and e-book

Poems is a collection of never before published poems by Yvonne Rainer. Full of wit and candor, they offer a window into the life and mind of one of America's greatest living artists. Accompanying the poems is a selection of images curated by Rainer and an introduction by poet and critic Tim Griffin. E-book available on Apple iBooks and Amazon. Paperback available at all fine independent bookshops in New York. Published by Badlands Unlimited.


A nonprofit institution founded in 1974, Dia Art Foundation is renowned for initiating, supporting, presenting, and preserving art projects. Dia:Beacon, Riggio Galleries, opened in May 2003 in Beacon, New York, on the banks of the Hudson River as the home for Dia's distinguished collection of art from the 1960s to the present. The museum, which occupies a former Nabisco printing factory, features major installations of works by a focused group of some of the most significant artists of the last half century, as well as special exhibitions, new commissions, and diverse public and education programs. Dia:Chelsea is located on West 22nd Street in the heart of New York City's gallery district which it helped to pioneer. Currently open for artist lectures and readings, Dia is developing plans to expand its presence in Chelsea.

Dia also maintains long-term, site-specific projects. These include Walter De Maria's The New York Earth Room (1977) and The Broken Kilometer (1979), Max Neuhaus's Times Square (1977), Joseph Beuys's 7000 Eichen (7000 Oaks) (1988), and Dan Flavin's untitled (1996), in Manhattan; The Dan Flavin Art Institute, in Bridgehampton, New York; De Maria's Vertical Earth Kilometer (1977), in Kassel, Germany; Robert Smithson's Spiral Jetty (1970), in the Great Salt Lake, Utah; and De Maria's The Lightning Field (1977), in Quemado, New Mexico. For additional public information, visit www.diaart.org.



21. Simone Forti, FF Alumn, at Roulette, Brooklyn, Oct. 28

an evening of movement, sound and spoken word
Simone Forti
with Claire Filmon at
509 Atlantic Ave. Brooklyn (2/3/4/5/A/C/G/D/M/N/R/B/Q trains & the LIRR)
Friday October 28, 8:00pm
(Artist talk, Wednesday October 26, 8:00pm)

Forti will perform Striding Crawling, a piece based on her animal movement studies of the 1960's & 70s, with recorded sound by Peter Van Riper. She will be joined by French dancer Claire Filmon.
Forti will also perform a News Animation and read from her new manuscript The Bear in the Mirror. And she will wake the forest with her hardware store molimo horn.

$20/$15 members/students/seniors, (Artist Talk, Oct 26, $5/Free for Oct 28ticket holders) www.roulette.org



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