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Contents for November 07, 2011

1. Pablo Helguera, FF Alumn, at Location One, Manhattan, November 18

Pablo Helguera
The Well-Tempered Exposition
Book I, part II
Friday, November 18, 7pm
Location One

Beatriz Helguera, piano
And Katherine Adamenko, Lisa Gross, Ryan Hill, Brian Linden, Melanie Lockert, Laura Lona, Richard Saudek and Corey Tasmania

As part of Performa 11, artist Pablo Helguera presents the second chapter of The Well-Tempered Exposition, a methodical investigation on the formal components of the performance art practice. The year-long project consists in the creation of 48 speech-based scores which will be performed as a result of a series of public experimental workshops in various cities. Upon its completion, the final aim of The Well-Tempered Exposition is to exist as a collection of scores addressing the rhetoric, contrapuntal and compositional structure of performance art as we understand it today.

The WTE is structured around the existing forms in Johann Sebastian Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier (1722), a collection of keyboard exercises composed in all 24 major and minor keys, originally intended as a pedagogical textbook "for the profit and use of musical youth desirous of learning, and especially for the pastime of those already skilled in this study." Today it is considered one of the foundational works of modern Western music. The WTE project seeks to retain Bach's original pedagogical intent while also "translating" the complex compositional formulas of Bach's work into correlational forms such as verbal counterpoint, contextual harmony, movement, and other elements.

Pablo Helguera is currently Senior resident of Location One. The project is supported by a fellowship of the Franklin Furnace Archive. 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.

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.



2. Martha Wilson, FF Alumn, in Art in America magazine, now online




3. Holly Faurot & Sarah H. Paulson, FFAlumns, at English Kills Art Gallery, Nov. 12

Holly Faurot & Sarah H. Paulson at English Kills Art Gallery, Saturday, November 12, 7-10pm

"Before you _____. Now you _____.
Before we _____. Now we _____.
Before they _____. Now they _____."

Performance by HOLLY FAUROT & SARAH H. PAULSON www.faurotpaulson.com

Saturday, November 12, 2011 / 7-10pm
(Audience may enter & exit any time throughout the 3-hour piece.
Free and open to the public.)

English Kills Art Gallery
114 Forrest Street, Brooklyn, NY (Bushwick)

Music: ABEARICA (part 1), Anthony Austin & Lucas Van Lenten (part 2) Video Appearance: Holly Faurot, Ruth Lauer-Manenti
Performers: Laura Barnard Stelmok, Holly Faurot, Daniel Jacobs, Arabella Kauffmann, Gavin Kenyon, Sarah H. Paulson, Angela Vitacolonna, Stephanie Waddell

The performance will begin with a 30-minute section during which performers guide pieces of hay between their lips. The movement then disperses, and an acupuncture treatment (conducted by acupuncturist Laura Barnard Stelmok) begins in the other room. Paulson, who will have long grey braids past her waist, will sit in a chair, as sculptor Gavin Kenyon (www.gavinkenyon.com) chops off her locks. Meanwhile, Faurot continuously brushes her own hair with antique tattered brushes. At the same time, she holds a video monitor displaying her yoga teacher, Ruth Lauer-Manenti, brushing Faurot's hair in a grooming ritual outside. Further back in the space, performers mimic movements executed by Ruth Lauer-Manenti on video monitors in Faurot & Paulson's signature copy/follow style.

Three pre-recorded videos, as well as a live-feed surveillance video, cycle through a surveillance system and are displayed on 5 monitors interspersed throughout the space.

The first 2-hours of music is composed by ABEARICA (www.madeinabearica.com). The final hour is performed live by Anthony Austin & Lucas Van Lenten.

Faurot & Paulson will utilize both rooms of English Kills Art Gallery. The audience may enter and exit at any time throughout the three-hour piece.

Sarah & Holly



4. Sarah Canright, FF Alumn, at Cue Art Foundation, Manhattan, opening Nov. 19

Cue Art Foundation
Sarah Canright
Curated by Nic Nicosia
November 19th, 2011 - January 14th, 2012
(Opening reception Saturday, November 19th, 6-8pm)
"I imagine she works on a painting or a drawing every day because she has to, needs to, and because the idea will not go away until it's realized and the working doesn't stop until it's "right"...The inherent beauty and the density of the emotions that her paintings emit makes them as memorable as anything I have seen."
-Nic Nicosia

The work of Austin-based artist, Sarah Canright is an exercise in visual and conceptual fluidity. Occupying a space firmly rooted in painting and drawing, her work finds great pleasure in the stroke of the brush, and much use for the strong, clear lines of drawing. Canright began her career in abstraction, despite being loosely associated with the Chicago Imagists in the 70's. However, her work has come to demonstrate a complex flexibility between the abstract and the figurative that allows her to create, as Canright states, "an inviting tactility, feeling out the surface, creating with paint the visual experience of physical presence." Canright's newest project, on view here at CUE Art Foundation for her first solo show in New York City in over twenty-five years, is a definite departure from her past work, yet continues to beautifully illustrate her skill at uniquely bridging both visual and emotional elements in highly engaging ways. Following the death of her greyhound, Canright began creating portraits of her dogs and cats. Placed in contorted, twisted poses, and often with mouths open and eyes closed, it is not immediately clear whether they are depictions of animals in deep states of relaxation, or instances of something more macabre. This uncertainty creates ample space for them to function as intimate reflections on mortality and vulnerability. At the same time, however, Canright's controlled, highly specific brushstrokes pay a great deal of attention to these lithe animals' writhing muscles, exposed teeth, and outstretched claws, suggesting an underlying power and dynamism within. The muted palette used by Canright hinders any differentiation between specific subjects in each piece, as well as within the whole series, leading the viewer to focus more on the repetition of lines, shapes and tones. The selective details, non-existent backgrounds and disoriented perspectives speak of her relation to abstraction, while at the same time underlining the figures' sense of movement as the forms shift and twist from different points of view. Canright's style is highly poetic: it invites long, studied viewing of the work, while at the same time providing ample flexibility in interpretation. These beautiful renderings, while initially highly specific to the artist, serve as eloquent metaphors for universal concerns such as love, attachment and the preciousness and frailty of life.

For additional information, please contact Ryan Thomas, Programs Coordinator, CUE Art Foundation, 212-206-3583, or email ryan.thomas@cueartfoundation.org
Free catalogues available.

Sarah Canright graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and began showing with the Chicago Imagists in the late 1960's. In 1972, she moved to New York. In the 1980's she began splitting her year between New York and Texas, and in the mid-1990's, accepted a full-time teaching position at the University of Texas at Austin. Throughout her career, she has been awarded three National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Grants and a New York State Council for the Arts Grant. During the 1970's and 1980's, she was represented by the Pam Adler Gallery in New York City and the Phyllis Kind Gallery in Chicago. She has exhibited her books at Franklin Furnace in New York City and was included in the 1975 Whitney Biennial. This exhibition marks Canright's first solo show in New York City in over twenty-five years.

About CUE:
CUE Art Foundation is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to promoting culture by supporting the creativity of under-recognized visual artists by offering comprehensive arts education programming for artists and students, and interdisciplinary arts events for public audiences.




5. Carolee Schneemann, FF Alumn, at Millennium Film Workshop, Manhattan, Nov. 12

Carolee Schneemann
Film and Video
Saturday November 12th 2011 8pm
Millennium Film Workshop
66 East 4th Street
New York NY 10003
212 673 0090

in connection with the publication of
"Focus on Carolee Schneemann"



6. Mary Beth Edelson, FF Alumn, at Daniele Balice, Alexander Hertling & David Lewis, Manhattan, opening Nov. 10, and more

Mary Beth Edelson exhibition " Burn in Hell" at Daniele Balice, Alexander Hertling & David Lewis NYC opening Nov. 10- Dec 20


Mary Beth Edelson exhibition " Burn in Hell" ( same tittle , but different work) at Daniele Balice, Alexander Hertling / Paris Opening Nov. 27th

Thank you ,
Mary Beth

Daniele Balice, Alexander Hertling & David Lewis
invite you to the opening reception of

Mary Beth Edelson
Burn in Hell

Nov 10 - Dec 22

opening reception
Thursday, November 10
6 - 9 pm

Balice Hertling & Lewis
Film Center Building
Suite 403
630 9th Avenue (between 44th and 45th Street)
New York, NY 10036
T +1 (212) 837 - 1066
opening hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 11am - 6pm or by appointment.



7. Nina Sobell, the Kipper Kids, FF Alumns, at LACE, Los Angeles, Nov. 13

There will be a screening of my work "Into the Pot you go Baby Chicky!" at LACE in LA on nov. 13. please check out link below - it will be with The Kipper Kids.


Nina Sobell



8. Simone Forti, FF Alumn, in The New York Times, Nov. 2

New York Times
November 2, 2011
Explorations, With Nature as Her Guide
History is filled with cautionary tales of people who tarried too long on the stage. This is especially true of older women; we like to tell them when it's time to go.

But Simone Forti was never one for traditional narratives. Born in 1935, she is among a generation of choreographers who, beginning in the 1950s, systematically upended accepted dance wisdom. And now, well - who says there is any one way to age gracefully as a dancer?

On Friday night Ms. Forti presented "An Evening of Movement, Sound, and Spoken Word" at the Roulette theater in downtown Brooklyn. The audience ringed the unadorned performance space, the house lights stayed up: it was a typically low-key affair for Ms. Forti, who has never, unlike some of her peers, developed much of an appetite for grandeur. Thank goodness. Hers is an art to be seen and savored up close. (This includes her intimate, politically charged poetry, which is deeply connected to her dancing.)

The roughly hourlong show began in a gently ritualistic manner with "Waking in the Forest." Ms. Forti paced in slow, loose circles, blowing into her hardware version of the molimo horn (an instrument associated with the Mbuti Pygmies) to produce a flutelike warble. Her bare, gnarled feet stepped carefully, her body hunched with the effort of creating more sustained sounds, and the forest crept in closer.

Ms. Forti has long been in communion with the natural world. Born in Italy, she grew up in California and studied with Anna Halprin; her work has a distinctly West Coast flavor. Her investigation of animal movement as a source for improvisational choreographic scores was on display in another work, "Striding Crawling," performed with the French dancer Claire Filmon to a soundscore by Peter Van Riper. As what seemed to be the dim roar of traffic mixed with a thick layer of frog calls, the two women slid between the two words in the title, their bodies taking on various creaturely qualities: the rough head-swinging amble of a bear, a bird's rippling wings.

It was an enchanting reverse anthropomorphism. But what stood out more, and anchored the work's almost not-there structure, was the sure and supple connection between Ms. Forti and Ms. Filmon, evident through quick smiles, subtle partnering and even play wrestling.

In "News Animation," another improvisational work in which Ms. Forti free-associates movement and language, she was joined by the Israeli artist Batyah Schachter. For a topic they had the intractable Israeli-Palestinian conflict, for props two bags of russet potatoes. And for material, of course, they had their bodies: Ms. Forti's hasn't failed her yet.



9. Helen Varley Jamieson, FF Alumn, online in UpStage Festival, Nov. 11

please help to circulate this into electronic literature and digital writing networks, and anyone who is interested in the experimental performance of text.
h : )

Performing Text in Cyberspace

The cyberformance platform UpStage and its annual festival offers artists many audio-visual possibilities for the presentation of live, online performance - and in many cases the presence of text is still at the forefront of the work.

One such performance, featured in the 11:11:11 UpStage Festival taking place on Friday 11 November, is Where are the Clouds? by Francesco Buonaiuto and Katerina Đorđević Urosević.

Remixing texts from Lorca's El Publico and Pasolini's Che cosa sono le nuvole, along with lines from Romeo and Juliet, Othello and A Midsummer Night's Dream, it is a dynamic, real-time exploration of the performance of text in online digital media. Words are spoken, sung, written and employed as scenographic objects within the virtual stage, as the avatars of cyberformance artists are commandeered and manipulated by a mysterious "author" who appears only as hands on a keyboard.

Please visit the 11:11:11 UpStage Festival schedule to find your local time for this and the ten other cyberformances featured in the festival.

The performances all take place online in UpStage; all you need is a standard browser and internet connection. We look forward to seeing you at the 11:11:11 UpStage Festival on Friday 11 November!

More information: http://upstage.org.nz/blog/?page_id=2350

helen varley jamieson: creative catalyst



10. Erica Van Horn, Simon Cutts, FF Alumns, at Small Publishers Fair, London, UK, Nov. 11-12

Erica Van Horn and Simon Cutts will be
showing new publications
from Coracle
at the
Conway Hall
Red Lion Square

Friday and Saturday 11 + 12 November
for full details



11. Liliana Porter, FF Alumn, at Hosfelt Gallery, Manhattan, opening Nov. 9

Liliana Porter: Recent works at Hosfelt Gallery
531 W 36th Street | New York | NY | 10018
Opening November 9th 6-8

10 November - 21 January
Reception: Wednesday 9 November, 6-8 pm

Recent Work

NEW YORK: In one monumental 5x20 foot painting, one calamitous installation and a dozen incongruous photographic works, Liliana Porter's exhibition at Hosfelt Gallery explores with dark humor the nature of catastrophe and other frightening events.

Drawing from a large and eccentric collection of figurines, knickknacks, toys, and souvenirs to create an ensemble cast, Porter arranges her characters in unexpected circumstances. Kitsch objects are suddenly transformed into individuals with whom we instinctively empathize and identify, becoming actors that both elicit and exude emotion in mini dramas about life, death, love, longing, terror and loss.

The peculiar situations Porter invents invite political, philosophical and existential interpretation. Through manipulation of scale and context, she distills life into its basic elements with masterful simplicity.

Liliana Porter was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1941. In 1961 she moved to New York, where she has lived and worked ever since. In 1965 she founded the New York Graphic Workshop with Luis Camnitzer and Jose Guillermo Castillo.
Porter has shown extensively internationally, including most recently a two-person exhibition with Marcel Broodthaers at The New Museum, New York, a web project with Dia Art Foundation, and solo exhibitions at the Museo Tamayo, Mexico City; Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires; Palacio Aguirre de Cartagena, Spain; and the Phoenix Art Museum, Arizona. Her work is in numerous public and private collections in Latin America, Europe and the United States, including The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Metropolitan Museum, New York; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid; Museo de Arte Moderno, Buenos Aires; Philadelphia Museum of Art; Smithsonian Museum of American Art; Daros-Latinoamerica Collection, Zurich; and Tate Modern, London.

Hosfelt Gallery will feature the work of Liliana Porter at the PINTA Latin American Art Fair November 10-13 at 7 West 34th Street (at 5th Ave) in New York. Hosfelt Gallery New York is located at 531 W 36th Street, between 10th & 11th Avenues. For more information call 212.563.5454, email infoNY@hosfeltgallery.com, or visit http://hosfeltgallery.com.



12. Roberley Bell, FF Alumn, at Pulse, Miami, FL, Dec. 1-4

If you are in Miami for the art fairs please stop by Black White's Booth at Pulse Miami.
I will also have work in the garden.

roberley bell

Pulse Miami, Dec. 1-4, 2011
Black & White Gallery Booth C 105

Black and White Gallery
483 Driggs Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Roberley Bell
Michael Van den Besselaar
Santiago Taccetti



13. Bob Goldberg, FF Alumn, at Dixon Place, Manhattan, Nov. 11

Less than a Week till Showtime!

The Famous Accordion Orchestra returns to the Lounge at Dixon Place, on Friday November 11th, at 7:30 pm.

We'll play old favorites and maybe some new ones. And it's only $5.00! And you can drink (if you choose to)!

(Last time we played there, we kicked butt. And we will again!)

The Lounge at Dixon Place
161A Chrystie Street, between Rivington and Delancey.


Famous Accordion Orchestra

Bob Goldberg accordions
Mark Nathanson
Melissa Elledge
Rachel Swaner
Genevieve Leloup

Greg Burrows percussion

Joe Keady tuba




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