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Contents for January 30, 2017

1. Christo & Jeanne Claude, FF Alumns, in The New York Times, Jan 25

Please visit this link for the complete illustrated article on Christo and Jeanne Claude, FF Alumns:


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2. AA Bronson, Robert Longo, FF Alumns, in The New York Times, Jan. 25

The New York Times, January 25, 2017

through Feb. 11. Petzel Gallery, 456 West 18th Street, Manhattan; 212-680-9467, petzel.com.

Feeling compelled, like so much of the art world, to throw aside ordinary business and respond to the recent election, Petzel collected work by 40 artists, as well as a hundred-odd videos submitted by the public, for a compelling group show whose success is well encapsulated in its title.

The sheer number of pieces, in this case, adds complexity and depth, even if everyone is on broadly the same side: Overly literal work, like Rainer Ganahl's drawing "Trumputin," or narrowly topical pieces, like Rachel Harrison's Trump piñata and Dana Schutz's "Trump Descending an Escalator," add bite to more elliptically political works like a white American flag by AA Bronson or a black one by Robert Longo.

Some were made especially for this show, while others, like Amy Sillman's searing charcoal of a stick figure vomiting black bile ("Number One of an Endless Series") or Mark Dion's mordantly hilarious "F.B.I. Tool Bag of Dirty Tricks," were simply apt choices. Only work by Andrew Tider and Jeff Greenspan amounts to activism properly so called (a bust of Edward Snowden that they surreptitiously added to the Prison Ship Martyrs Monument in Fort Greene, Brooklyn; portraits of destructive C.E.O.s by men in prison). But altogether the show is a tidal chorus of bitterness, shock and anger that demonstrates more powerfully than any one piece could the value of sheer emotional expression, both as testimony to a fraught moment in our history and as a cultural value worth protecting.



3. Jenny Holzer, Joan Jonas, Joseph Kosuth, Yoko Ono, Richard Prince, Karin Sander, Lawrence Weiner, FF Alumn, at National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavik, thru May 14

October 26, 2016-February 26, 2017

T E X T-Selected text-based works from the collection of Petur Arason and Ragna Robertsdottir
September 15, 2016-May 14, 2017

National Gallery of Iceland
Frikirkjuvegur 7
101 Reykjavik
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 11am-5pm

T +354 515 9600


Joan Jonas
Reanimation Detail, 2010 / 2012
Joan Jonas (b. 1936) is a pioneer of video and performance art and one of the most acclaimed working artists. She has had a profound impact on her contemporaries and her award-winning work has been the subject of several retrospectives at major art museums. Additionally, she is professor emerita at MIT (Massachussets Institute of Technology). Joan Jonas represented the US at the Venice Biennale in 2015.
Joan Jonas came to Iceland in the 1980s. Her impressions of the visit inspired Volcano Saga, 1985-a video made with actress Tilda Swinton in the role of Gudrun Osvifursdottir. This close reference to Laxdaela Saga was a prelude to further works by Jonas based on Icelandic literature, both ancient and recent. Reanimation is rooted in her interpretation of Halldor Laxness' novel Under the Glacier.
Joan Jonas is among the first artists to use the video camera in her works. She discovered the new device on a journey to Japan in 1970 when the Portapak was in its prime. Prior to this, Jonas' worked in sculpture, took workshops in dance (with such choreographers as Trisha Brown and Yvonne Rainer) and created performances, which she staged with various kind of mirrors, used to divert and splinter the spectator's sense of perception. Despite the diversity of her work and variety of mediums, Jonas' core remains consistent. During a performance, the audience watches Jonas continuously activate the stage. She interacts with figures in her video projections or intermixes the projections with live drawings made on an overhead projector. She creates noise with bells, rustling paper or percussive instruments. The spectator stays busy, following the scenes as they intuitively flow into each other.
Reanimation Detail, 2010 / 2012, as in many other of Jonas' works, takes its cue from a mixture of literary sources and folk myths. Using direct passages and inspiration from Laxness' Under the Glacier, Jonas assumes the role of the rhapsode, who shows us that the resurrection, apparition and wraith are not as unnatural as we might expect but rather the reflection of the cycle of life. That Laxness should put focus on the extraordinary rising of bread in Eyrbyggja Saga is in Jonas' view a sign of the author's keen awareness of nature. She emphasizes his level of understanding by referring to the chapter on the bee and the dandelion, in which the dandelion scent attracts the insect and turns it into a carrier of spores, taking them beyond the horizon.
Joan Jonas´s works Reanimation Detail, 2010 / 2012 and Volcano Saga, 1985 are now shown for the first time in Iceland, at the National Gallery of Iceland and the Akureyri Art Museum and are a collaboration of the two art museums.
T E X T-Selected text-based works from the collection of Petur Arason and Ragna Robertsdottir
The exhibition T E X T shows a selection of text-based art works by 50 Icelandic and international visual artists. The works all belong to the private art collection of Reykjavík and Berlin based collectors Petur Arason and Ragna Robertsdottir, whose collection of contemporary art has reached over 1,000 works since the early 1960s until today.
On display here are works by many of the most important contemporary artists, most of which are friends and colleagues of Arason and Robertsdottir. Many of these connections have become ground for further encounters of Icelandic artists with their international colleagues and have played a major role in the dynamic art scene of Iceland.
Businessman Petur Arason and artist Ragna Robertsdottir operated the exhibition space Second Floor, together with artist Ingolfur Arnarsson, at their home in Reykjavik in 1992-97. There they invited many important international contemporary artists to show their art and then acquired many of their works. These acquisitions created the basis for their art collection.
Arason and Robertsdottir continued to collect contemporary art and in 2003 they opened SAFN: Contemporary Art Collection on three floors in the same building, which they operated in collaboration with the City of Reykjavik. SAFN was open to the public until 2008. There the couple presented a large part of their collection, as well as around fifty temporary exhibitions of Icelandic and international artists. In 2014 they opened two exhibition spaces titled SAFN; at Bergstadastraeti 52 in Reykjavík and Lewetzowstrasse 16 in Berlin, offering their guests in both locations to experience selected works from their collection.

Birgir Andresson, Robert Barry, Joseph Beuys, Thomas A. Clark, Hanne Darboven, Tacita Dean, Steingrimur Eyfjord, Robert Filliou, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Hreinn Fridfinnsson, Hamish Fulton, Douglas Gordon, Franz Graf, Kristjan Gudmundsson, Sigurdur Gudmundsson, Jon Laxdal, Jenny Holzer, Roni Horn, Donald Judd, On Kawara, Joseph Kosuth, Mark Lombardi, Richard Long, Max Neuhaus, Yoko Ono, Roman Opalka, Richard Prince, Karin Sander, Bjarni H. Thorarinsson, Ben Vautier, Ryszard Wasco, Lawrence Weiner
Curator: Birta Gudjonsdottir



4. Adam Pendleton, FF Alumn, at Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, OH, thru May 14

Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland

Adam Pendleton: Becoming Imperceptible
Lisa Oppenheim: Spine
January 27-May 14, 2017

Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland
11400 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
United States
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 11am-6pm,
Friday 11am-9pm,
Saturday-Sunday 11am-5pm

T +1 216 421 8671


The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Cleveland opens Adam Pendleton: Becoming Imperceptible and Lisa Oppenheim: Spine today. In addition, MOCA presents a series of videos by Jeremy Deller, including his newest work, Bom Bom's Dream (2016), as well as Zarouhie Abdalian and Joseph Rosenzweig's Transport Empty (2016), a new site-specific sound installation.

Adam Pendleton: Becoming Imperceptible is the largest solo presentation of the artist's work to date. The title of the exhibition is derived from the writings of Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, who assert that "to go unnoticed, is by no means easy," and positions Pendleton's practice as a form of counter-portraiture. The works on view explore visual and cultural framing practices to re-contextualize European, African, and American aesthetic and cultural movements from Minimalism and Dada to Black Lives Matter.
The exhibition brings together works that exemplify the artist's diverse practice, including a large-scale vinyl wall work, Black Lives Matter #3 (wall work) (2015), a film installation My Education: A Portrait of David Hilliard (2011-14), floor-based abstract ceramic sculptures Code Poems (2016), and works from Pendleton's ongoing series of Black Dada paintings.

Narrating the soundscape of the gallery, the 3-screen film installation My Education: A Portrait of David Hilliard offers an intimate depiction of Hilliard, an educator and the former founding Chief of Staff of the Black Panther Party. The film was shot in Oakland, CA as Pendleton accompanied Hilliard through neighborhoods that were once home to the Black Panther Movement during the 1960s. Hilliard is presented from multiple perspectives, creating an abstract narrative that challenges assumptions about history as a series of singular events built on objective truths.

Central to the exhibition are works that rearticulate Conceptual and Minimalist art practices. Pendleton's Black Dada paintings, an ongoing body of work the artist began in 2008, recontextualize the phrase "Black Dada" by reframing the letters of each word with cropped images of Sol Lewitt's Incomplete Open Cube sculptures (1974). Another series, Untitled (water) (2014) appropriates photographs of water surfaces taken by Josef Albers in 1929 to explore ideas about order and disorder. These two bodies of work, like many in Pendleton's oeuvre, bring together historic forms of avant-garde discourse to prompt reconsiderations of familiar cultural referents.

Becoming Imperceptible is curated by Andrea Andersson Ph. D., the Helis Foundation Chief Curator of Visual Arts at the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) New Orleans, and was originated by the CAC. MOCA Cleveland's presentation of Becoming Imperceptible is organized by Senior Curator Andria Hickey.

Lisa Oppenheim: Spine is the artist's first solo museum exhibition in the United States. Bringing together three bodies of work, the exhibition takes poetic inspiration from the notion of the spine and its relationship to the natural world, the body, and labor.
Central to the exhibition is a series of early 20th century photographs by Lewis Hine that have been repurposed by the artist. A documentary photographer and sociologist, Hine is well-known for his photographs that document the conditions of immigrant and child labor in American mills and factories. Appropriated from the Library of Congress' photographic archive, the images depict adolescent textile workers-primarily young women with physically misshapen backs-that Hine photographed to illustrate the damaging effects of textile manufacturing on the spine. With her singular approach to re-processing photography, Oppenheim has printed the images life-sized and bisected each image at the vertical points of the figure's spine, creating an intimacy between the subject and the photograph itself.

Oppenheim's repurposed Lewis Hine portraits are accompanied by a series of new jacquard loom woven textiles derived from jpegs of Pre-Colombian textiles found in the permanent collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art. Together these works explore the poetic relationship between labor, the evolution of industrial textile production, and analog to digital processes. Echoing the spine's strength and density, the exhibition is anchored by a series of new Landscape Portraits. In this body of work, Oppenheim makes photograms from paper-thin slices of wood, using the same arboreal species to frame the images.

The exhibition is accompanied by a catalog made in collaboration with independent writer and curator Karen Archey, to be launched in May 2017. Designed by Chad Kloepfler, the publication features contributions by Archey, exhibition curator Andria Hickey, art historian Maika Pollock, and poet Laura Solomon.
Lisa Oppenheim: Spine is curated by Senior Curator Andria Hickey



5. Sydney Blum, FF Alumn, at Saks Fifth Avenue, Manhattan

Sydney Blum | Saks Fifth Avenue windows, 611 Fifth Avenue, New York

Located across from St. Patrick's Cathedral on 50th Street, near Rockefeller Center, Saks Fifth Avenue unveiled a Winter 2017 window display featuring a collaboration with the work by our artist Sydney Blum and high fashion design.

If you are shopping on Fifth Avenue, the Saks Fifth Avenue windows are a must-see!

Raylin Diaz, Visual Windows Director and Molly Cook, Program Manager Visual Windows

Fashion by Lanvin and Marc Jacobs are juxtaposed against Sydney Blum's turquoise blue Icarus-Colour-Space sculpture.

A black and white coat by Altuzarra is paired with Blum's soaring multi colored ICS work, while Blum's orange to yellow continuum is placed against the fashion of Balmain.

529 West 20th Street, New York, NY 10011 212.229.0044
info@kimfostergallery.com www.kimfostergallery.com
Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 11 am to 6 pm
For more information please contact: info@kimfostergallery.com



6. Jacki Apple, FF Alumn, at the Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA, Jan. 29-May 7, and more

Three artists books -- The Tower by Jacki Apple and Helen Thorington, and two one-of-a kind books from the In The Gully series - Gulch, and Channel by Jacki Apple and Paul Soady - are featured in the exhibition

CHAPTERS: BOOK ARTS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA curated by Holly Jerger at the Craft and Folk Art Museum, 5814 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036 January 29 - May 7, 2017. www.cafam.org

Chapters explores the significance of Southern California artists in establishing the field of book arts between the 1960s and present day. The exhibition traces the evolution of the art form highlighting over 60 historic and contemporary artists, presses, organizations and institutions who have investigated relationships between content, imagery, and structure through artists' books, sculptural forms, small editions, and zines.
THE TOWER is a collaborative work by Jacki Apple & Helen Thorington, designed by Paul Soady and Kio Griffith, with endpaper paintings by Yoshio Ikezaki. Hardcover, 113 pages, signed & numbered,edition of 70 . At the center of this cinematically structured experimental narrative is the Tower, a ten-dimensional architectural structure inspired by, and evolved out of research into the theoretical physics of multi-dimensional spaces, specifically the Calabi-Yau Manifold, String Theory, and the Multiverse (M-theory of multiple universes). Located somewhere on the Atlantic coast of the northeastern Unites States in multiple dimensions and parallel worlds. the Tower has a powerful visual and sonic presence with profound effects on the environment. In addition to a two column text can be read both vertically and horizontally, the book also contains visual maps that represent the approximate topography of the town, its surrounding landscape, and the sites of events as recalled by the narrators before and after the Tower's construction. They provide a guide to the general mise en scene, architectural points of reference, and natural terrain as it may have appeared at the time. To see the book and read more about it go to -- http://www.jackiapple.com/artistbooks/TheTower/Tower1/Tower1.html

Gulch, and Channel, from the six book In The Gully: Meditaions on Water series by Jacki Apple and Paul Soady,are a contemplation on the absence of water and the conditions of the drought, and geomorphology - the study of landforms and the processes that shape them. Photographic images of water and poem texts about the missing water represent the landforms -- gulch, arroyo, gully, channel, and crevice., ravine, watercourse, chasm. The "voice" or viewpoint of the texts is that of the gullies themselves -- dry, parched, empty, and in want of water. The poems were printed on handmade Japanese papers by traditional letterpress printing processes, with several texts on freshly peeled eucalyptus bark. The photographs are digital inkjet prints on watercolor art paper. Each book is bound with twine on a wooden dowel with a stone at each end. The cover images are of typographically designed signage identifying and defining the topography of the landform. To see the book and read about it go to --http://jackiapple.com/artistbooks/GullyBooks/GullyBooksHome.html


Jacki Apple, FF Alumn, reading /performance at the Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles Feb. 5,
3:00 -4:30 PM

A reading/performance from The Tower by Jacki Apple and Helen Thorington will take place on Sunday February 5, 2017 at 3 PM in conjunction with the exhibition CHAPTERS: BOOK ARTS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA at the Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles.

An illustrated and annotated experimental narrative, The Tower was written collaboratively in parallel columns that can be read both vertically and horizontally thus allowing for a multitude of entry and exit points that invite the reader to be an active participant in a constantly evolving narrative. The construction of the plotlines - the visual montage of scenes, and the soundtrack that underscores both the mise en scène and the story - are structured cinematically. In addition margin notes - quotes from science, art, and literature - provide additional insights and perspectives. These multifacted elements provide another layer that may or may not converge with the central narratives. The narrative is centered around a ten-dimensional architectural structure inspired by the theoretical physics of multi-dimensional spaces, that has a powerful visual and sonic presence with profound effects on the environment. Characters experience dimensional slippage, question their perceptions and beliefs and the very nature of identity and consciousness. Questions of conscience and ethics emerge. Is the pursuit of knowledge of the unknown a worthy goal if we unwittingly disrupt the balance of the universe and the planet we live on, by unleashing forces beyond our control and understanding?
Artist and vocalist Julie Adler will be reading Helen Thorington's part.
To see the book and read more about it go to -- http://www.jackiapple.com/artistbooks/TheTower/Tower1/Tower1.html
The Tower Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/thetowerartbook/



7. Richard Alpert, FF Alumn, at Petzel Gallery, Manhattan, thru Feb. 11

Richard Alpert's video piece, Dancing Color Blocks, 2016 is included in
"We Need to Talk..." in at the Petzel Gallery, NYC
through February 11.

Dancing Color Blocks is a metaphor for the untenable nature of the present. No present is ever really present. The title, the angles of the camera, the mechanism by which the objects move and the sounds you hear provide a context/frame that our senses eagerly accept and allow the mind to process and predict outcomes. We know what this is about. However, this comfortable, familiar mental construct is quickly transformed from order to disorder by the energy generated through accretion, dispersion and acoustic vibrations. Stasis is an illusion. Change is the only constant that permeates our physical world. It serves only as a bridge between past and future.



8. Devora Neumark, FF Alumn, in Vitry and Brétigny, France, through Feb. 3

"Presence Revisited" (France)
Devora Neumark

Over a period of eight weeks beginning in September of 1997, I sat on a three-legged wooden bench in various places around the city of Montreal crocheting non-stop. For five hours a day, I crocheted using two colours: fine yellow cotton thread marked the stitches I made in solitude, while purple traced my exchanges with the passersby who stopped to speak with me. This durational performance emerged not long after the total destruction of my home by a fire set by an arsonist. The object I created had no practical use value-in fact I unravelled it completely shortly afterward during the launch of a subsequent exhibition called L'art inquiet. Motifs d'engagement, at the UQAM gallery; it did however serve as a powerful daily meditation bringing me home to the present, vibrantly connected to self and other.

Having been invited to recreate this work nearly 20 years later in the context of CAC Brétigny's Vocales exhibition, I am keenly aware that living presence is a lifelong practice of personal responsibility and resilience. Vitry and Brétigny in 2017 are not the same as Montreal was in 1997, and neither are my personal circumstances. The people I encounter in Vitry and Brétigny will have different stories to share and different experiences for me to stitch into the object thus necessitating a different set of colours and a different material form.

Performance January 22-February 3, 2017. Exhibition opens on February 4, 2017.
Curated by Céline Poulin, Marie Preston and Stéphanie Airaud. Other participants include: Esther Ferrer, Núria Güell, Adelita Husni-Bey, Leigh Ledare, Christian Nyampeta, Marie Preston, Sébastien Rémy, Till Roeskens, and Cyril Verde.



9. Barbara Rosenthal, FF Alumn, at Central Booking, Manhattan, Feb. 9-Mar. 25

Thurs, Feb 9, Please join us at the opening of "Wasteland: Endangered Plants" show in the Haber Space for Science in Art, which includes my appropriated image/text-work Oldest Known Plant Gains Refuge, in at Central Booking, 21 Ludlow St, between Canal and Grand, 6-8pm. There are also about a half-dozen of my other print and bookworks in the "Represented Artists" front room of the gallery. The Wasteland show will be up Feb 9-March 25, but here is a link to other works by me that Central Booking represents: http://centralbookingnyc.com/galleries/gallery-1-artist-books-prints/artists-work/barbara-rosenthal/

See you soon!
Barbara Rosenthal
463 West Street, #A629
NY, NY, USA 10014-2035
+1-646-368-5623 (voice and voicemail, no texts)
Skype: barbararosenthal



10. Helène Aylon, FF Alumn, at Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, March 20-June 16

Helène Aylon
Monday, March 20, 2017 - Friday, June 16, 2017

Tuesday, March 21, 5:00 pm-6:00 pm
Introduction to the installation with Helène Aylon
6:00-8:00 pm Reception at
Kniznick Gallery, Brandeis University
515 South St., Waltham, MA

http://www.brandeis.edu/hbi/residencies/artist.html M-F 9-5

Aylon presents her finale to The G-d Project: Nine Houses Without Women, her 20-year series highlighting the dismissal of women in Jewish traditions and text.

The text of the Third Commandment holds future generations responsible for the sins of their fathers. The artist's examination of this text reveals a universal dilemma through its connection to contemporary policies that shape the world our children will inherit.

Aylon's digital installation "Afterword: For the Children" will travel to the Jerusalem Biennale 2017 opening on Octber 1st, 2017.


Helène Aylon's exhibition was commissioned in honor of HBI Founder and Director, Shulamit Reinharz who will retire this Spring. This exhibition and programs are made possible thanks to the generous support of Elaine Reuben, Arnee & Walter Winshall, and Arthur & Carol Spinner.



11. Raquel Rabinovich, Jayoung Yoon, FF Alumn, at Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, NY, Feb. 4, 2017-Dec. 12, 2018

Between I and Thou

Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art (HVCCA)
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 4th, 2017, 5 - 7 pm
Exhibition dates: February 4, 2917 - December 12, 2018

We hope you join us for the opening of HVCCA's newest exhibition. Between I & Thou includes artists from around the globe, exploring interconnections between the personal, cultural, religious and national. The works reflect the human need to tell the story of self and society, offering a rich conversation about the sameness and differentness among us. There is an emphasis on the inclusion of senior artists whose works cogently reflect lives lived across significant changes in history.

Featured artists: Cristina Arnold, Laura Battle, Peter Bynum, Orly Cogan, Leonardo Drew, Camille Eskell, Christian Guðmundsson, Erika Harrsch, Meg Hitchcock, Chris Jones, Barbara Korman, Cal Lane, Katherine Mangiardi, Todd Murphy, Brigitte Nahon, Susan Obrant, Jong Oh, Kambui Olujimi, Margaret Loy Pula, Liz Quisgard, Raquel Rabinovich, Asya Reznikov, Faith Ringgold, Aminah Robinson (Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson), Antonio Santin, Yardena Youner, Jayoung Yoon, Judith Zabar.



12. mAgdalen Wong, FF Alumn, at Fresh Window, Brooklyn, opening Feb. 3

Dear Friends,

Happy Luna New YEAR !!!!

I am excited to invite you to my solo show at Fresh Window Gallery, opening on Feb. 3. I will be showing the works I've created during my residency in Iceland last year. Hope you could join for the opening.

cheers cheers,

Invented Landscape
Opeing : Fri. Feb. 3 . 7 - 9 pm

Fresh Window
56 Bogart Street
Lower Level
Brooklyn . NY . 11206



13. James Casebere, FF Alumn, at Sean Kelly Gallery, Manhattan, opening Jan. 26

James Casebere: Emotional Architecture
January 27 - March 11, 2017
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 26, 6 - 8pm
Sean Kelly is delighted to announce Emotional Architecture, a major one-person exhibition by James Casebere. This will be Casebere's first solo presentation of new work in New York since 2010 and his first in the gallery's new space. The opening reception will take place on Thursday, January 26 from 6 - 8pm. The artist will be present.

In Emotional Architecture, Casebere will present an entirely new body of work inspired by world-renowned Mexican architect Luis Barragán. The title of the exhibition references the name given to the style of modernist architecture conceived by Barragán and the artist Mathias Goéritz, who, frustrated by the cold functionalism of Modernism, embraced space, color, and light to create buildings that engendered warmth, meditation, and reflection.

For more information, please visit skny.com

For press inquiries, please contact Christine McMonagle at the gallery (212.239.1181) or via email at christine@skny.com.
For all other inquiries, please contact Cecile Panzieri at the gallery (212.239.1181) or via email at cecile@skny.com

Sean Kelly Gallery
475 Tenth Avenue
New York, NY 10018
(212) 239-1181



14. LuLu LoLo, FF Alumn, at Gaetana's, Manhattan, Feb. 5

a posting for Feb. 5th event
LuLu LoLo Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017 12-4pm
Vito Marcantonio Forum Honors City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito
LuLu LoLo will perform an excerpt from her work in progress: "Dear Marc: Letters from the People to Congressman Vito Marcantonio: A Dramatic Reading"
Other participants: Dr. Gerald Meyer foremost expert on Vito Marcantonio, Gil Fagiani, Maria Lisella, and Roberto Ragone www.vitomarcantonioforum.org
Gaetana's Ristorante Italiano: 129 Christopher Street (Corner of Greenwich Street)
Complete dinner will be served: appetizers, choice of entrée, dessert, and coffee/tea, nonalcoholic beverage.
General Admission: $20 in advance/$25 at the door.
Patron: $30 in advance/$35 at the door
Benefactor: $100
Purchase tickets in advance: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2761054



15. L. Brandon Krall, Larry Littany Litt, Lorin Roser, FF Alumns, at Pratt Manhattan Gallery, Feb. 9

Lecture and Performance Thursday February 9, in conjunction with the exhibition "Nectar: War upon the Bees"
6:00 PM
Guest Lecture
Dr. Rachael Winfree, Principal Investigator, Winfree Lab
Rachael Winfree is an Associate Professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. Some of her research interests include how pollinators and the pollination services they provide are affected by global change, and the relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem services. Her work has been published in leading scientific journals and has also been featured in the popular media such as Nature (commentary), Audubon magazine, National Wildlife magazine, Science News, The Scientist, and National Public Radio (NPR).
Members of the Winfree lab work to understand the ecology of pollinators and the pollination function they provide in the context of global change.

7:30 PM
THE BUZZ: An Eco-Political Cabaret
What we do to Nature we do for and to ourselves. The brilliant and entertaining performers of THE BUZZ will inspire us through spoken word, song, ritual and satire to cooperate and preserve the beauty and peace of our planet. We can no longer trash, pave over, burn, bomb or slaughter Nature's gifts. Change starts with THE BUZZ. Produced by Larry Litt.

Yolanda Hawkins
Eleanor Heartney
Myong Hi Kim
Tchah-Sup Kim
L. Brandon Krall
Larry Littany Litt
William Niederkorn
Su Polo
Lorin Roser

Nectar: War upon the Bees, curated by Berta Sichel of Bureau Phi Art Projects, is a visual essay on the mortality of pollinators as a consequence of the faster-bigger-cheaper approach to food production that is steadily draining our planet's recources. The exhibition continues through February 11. More information at www.pratt.edu/exhibitions

The events and exhibition are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served at intermission. Door prizes after the performances!

Pratt Manhattan gallery
144 West 14th Street, Second Floor
New York, NY 10011



16. Coco Fusco, FF Alumn, at NY Hilton, Manhattan, Feb. 17

FF Alumn Coco Fusco will be featured in the 2017 CAA Conference's Distinguished Artists Interviews, in dialogue with Steven Nelson (UCLA).
Friday, Feb. 17 2017, 3:30-5:30pm, NY Hilton Hotel, Murray Hill Suite East/West, 2nd Floor (ARTspace)





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