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Contents for April 25, 2017

1. Arantxa Araujo, FF Intern, at CUNY Grad Center, Manhattan, April 27-28

a) ""Linton:15pds/3hrs per week/$31.50." Durational performance - Thursday 27th at 11am-2pm at The Graduate Center at the City University of New York

b) "Walls and the American Dream" Friday 28th at 11:45am-12:15pm - The Graduate Center at the City University of New York

Mexican Artist and Neuroscientist Arantxa Araujo to Stage Performance Piece Exploring the Physical Ravages Experienced By Low-Wage, Immigrant Kitchen Workers
The performance will be presented as a part of the Graduate Center's annual Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literature and Language Conference

As part of its ongoing work to inform dialogue about immigration issues and realize more effective, humane immigration policies, The Graduate Center at the City University of New York will host a one-day performance of Mexican artist and neuroscientist Arantxa Araujo's "Linton:15pds/3hrs per week/$31.50." The three-hour piece will feature Araujo shredding horseradish - a spicy, aromatic root that is highly irritating to the eyes and sinus membranes - nonstop as a demonstration of the grueling, repetitive motions and poor work environments experienced by many immigrant workers.

The piece's name was inspired by the Mexican restaurant workers who helped Araujo prepare for her performance. It highlights the average workload, time on this single task and compensation for the work, which is often performed in poorly ventilated areas in order to keep the fumes from seeping into the dining area and disturbing customers.
"People often don't see or they try to look away from these kinds of conditions when they affect marginalized people, but with this piece, I'm saying, no, you have to be aware. You have to know what's happening to produce the sauce that you put on your oysters," said Araujo. "My performance is replicating what one worker does over a week's time, and the audience will be able to see what the physical activity does to my body. Shredding horseradish is almost like putting pepper spray in your eyes. When I was practicing, my face became swollen and the moment we put vinegar on the shredded roots, it created an explosion of gases that made me almost vomit."

"Linton: 15pds/3hrs per week/$31.50" will be performed on April 27th from 11:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. at GC CUNY's 365 5th Avenue location in Manhattan as part of the Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages program's 22nd annual Graduate Student Conference. This year's conference, titled "Over the Wall," explores ways to tear down walls that impede connections between people of different backgrounds.
"Each year, our grad students put together this conference to explore various cultural aspects and issues affecting Latin America, Spain and the Latino diaspora within the U.S.," said José del Valle, professor of Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages at the Graduate Center. "Given all the talk of immigration and building walls-topics of great concern to multiple Latino communities-the students felt it would be appropriate to explore how we can avoid putting up cultural walls and instead foster greater understanding between countries as well as the academic world and general public."

"Araujo's performance piece is free and open to the public, and it's one of several activities that we hope will help us engage the general public in conversations about cultural visibility and the false perceptions that unfairly demonize and penalize some groups," said Ana Sanchez Acevado, the conference's lead organizer and a Ph.D. student in the Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages program.
According to research from the Latino Data Project of the Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies, Mexicans had the second highest poverty rate of all New York City-based Latino groups for which the center has data. They were also more likely than any of these other groups to hold food-prep jobs, which pay the lowest of all restaurant-worker wages, according to research.

Araujo, who is Mexican and currently in the U.S. on a student visa, said her work endeavors to highlight both the positive contributions and harsh work conditions of hidden immigrant laborers such as the Mexicans working in kitchens throughout New York City and across the country.

About the Graduate Center, CUNY
The Graduate Center (GC) is the principal doctorate-granting institution of the City University of New York (CUNY). Positioned at the center of the largest urban public university in America, the GC fosters pioneering research and scholarship in the arts and sciences, and trains graduate students for careers in universities and the private, nonprofit, and government sectors. Unlike typical research-intensive universities, the Graduate Center focus exclusively on graduate education, with over 35 doctoral and master's programs, and 20 research centers, institutes and initiatives. Every year, GC students teach over 200,000 CUNY undergraduates, with another 150,000 undergraduates taught by GC alumni in virtually every college and university across the City. Through its public programs, the Graduate Center enhances the City's intellectual and cultural life. Visit www.gc.cuny.edu to learn more.

Arantxa Araujo



2. Gary Corbin, FF Alumn, April 26
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 from 6:00 PM - 6:30 PDT
An Invitation from Friends of Globescope Arts & Entertainment

Please join our CANDLELIGHT VIGIL FOR GARY CORBIN on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 6 PM (PDT). Recently, Gary was diagnosed with heart failure after collapsing in a Las Vegas Hotel. Gary is now battling his fourth life-threatening illness. The Globescope family cannot afford to lose such a talented and brilliant artist, who is also an amazing human being. As Gary recuperates in a Nevada hospital, we are asking you to join us in a spiritual moment of solidarity. It does not matter where you will be on the day and time we start. We also hope it will not matter what you are doing. Wherever you are in the universe, please light a candle and offer whatever you desire, based on your spiritual or religious beliefs. We will appreciate your spirit, presence and energy even if you can only offer a few moments of your time. If you absolutely cannot participate this coming Wednesday, April 26 at 6 pm (PDT), you are welcome to accept this invitation, reserve your "free ticket" and join us whenever you can. Sincerely, Robert & Rene Calp, Event Organizers - robertcalp@gmail.com



3. Julie Harrison, Natalie Bookchin, Jaime Davidovich, Nam June Paik, Martha Rosler, FF Alumns, at BRIC, Brooklyn, thru May 7

"Public Access/Open Networks" at BRIC

Featuring nearly 100 artists and over 17 hours of video!
March 23 - May 7, 2017
Tue - Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, 12-6pm; Closed Mondays

In the late 1960s, visual artists experimenting with the new medium of video saw the potential of public access television to act as an open and uncensored platform for the creation and dissemination of their work. This exhibition will present both key and lesser-known figures who worked in the Public Access arena, as well as contemporary artists experimenting with the democratic potential of new media platforms on the Internet. The show highlights the historical relationships between community-produced media and political action, documenting the potential for social change and creative reimagining through this technology. BRIC's own Brooklyn Free Speech Public Access channels will be continuously aired in the gallery space, and a stage in the center of the gallery will act as a set for the production of new programming by BRIC's community producers.

Historic and recent programming by: Alex Bag, Collaborative Projects, Jaime Davidovich, Tom Kalin, Glenn O'Brien, Nam June Paik, Paper Tiger Television, Raindance, Doug Hall, Chip Lord, Jody Procter, TVTV, Tony Ramos, and Martha Rosler. Contemporary artist projects by: Natalie Bookchin, E.S.P. TV, Ann Hirsch, Jayson Musson, Jon Rubin, Pilot TV, and URe:AD Press | United Republic of the African Diaspora (Shani Peters and Sharita Towne).
Curated by: Jenny Gerow, Assistant Curator at BRIC, in collaboration with freelance curators Reya Sehgal and Lakshmi Padmanabhan.
Exhibition Tours: Offered Wednesday mornings for groups and individuals.
Gallery at BRIC House / 647 Fulton Street (Enter on Rockwell Place) / Brooklyn, NY 11217 / 718.683.5600 / bric@BRICartsmedia.org




4. Stephanie Brody-Lederman, Ruth Hardinger, Julie Harrison, Susan Newmark, Janet Nolan, Scott Pfaffman, FF Alumns, at Kentler Drawing Space, reception April 28

"100 Works on Paper Benefit Exhibition" at Kentler Drawing Space

Over 100 artists have donated drawings & works on paper in support of Kentler's 15th Annual Benefit, celebrating their 27th year!

Reception: Friday, April 28, 6-8pm

April 28 - May 14 (Thursday - Sunday, 12-5pm)

Benefit: Saturday, May 20, 6pm (ticketholders only)

Kentler International Drawing Space / 353 Van Brunt Street (Red Hook) / Brooklyn NY 11231



5. Jen Hicks, FF Alumn, at Judson Memorial Church, Manhattan, June 5

Mobius Presents MOBIUS @JUDSON
Monday June 5th, 2017, concert at 8pm with Q&A to follow
suggested donation: $20 general, $15 students

Judson Memorial Church
55 Washington Square South
New York, New York, 10012

Mobius, the non-profit Boston-based experimental artists group, in honor of its 40th anniversary, is pleased to announce Mobius @Judson, an evening of eight new experimental works by eight diverse pairs of choreographers and composers from New York and Boston including seven Mobius Artists past and present at the Judson Memorial Church, the original home of the eponymous Judson Dance Theater. Two of the pairs, Sara June and Max Lord, whose collaborations include a commissioned performance to accompany the internationally acclaimed Hiroshima Panels, and Nathan Andary and Jane Wang, whose collaborative piece was just featured at the 2017 International Dance Day Festival in Lebanon, have long-standing artistic partnerships. Several of the pairs were blind matched specifically for this concert including Skowhegan alumnus/LMCC Finalist David Louis Zuckerman with Julliard graduate and Gaga Summer Course alumna Matilda Sakamoto, Brindlebeast composer Sila Shaman, originally from Turkey, with Bessie Schoenberg Memorial Fellow Julieta Valero from Venezuela and multidisciplinary Mobius Artist Jimena Bermejo- Black with Castle of Our Skins Composer-in-Residence Anthony Green. "Julieta and I wanted to let you know that we were finally able to meet and get going on our collaboration today. It seems that you have made a splendid match and we are artistically very compatible. We will see where the process takes us but it looks like it will be a fun one." - Sila Shaman

Participating choreographers/composers include: Nathan Andary, Matthew Azevedo,
Jimena Bermejo-Black, Anthony Green, Jen Hicks, Sara June, Justin Earl Kipp, Max Lord, Luis Mojica, Liz Roncka, Matilda Sakamoto, Sila Shaman, Yuka Takahashi, Julieta Valero, Jane Wang, David Zuckerman with performances by Leigh Atwell, Chris Brokaw, Melanie Hedlund, Lynda Senisi, Vanessa Vargas. With additional support from Robert Voisey of the 60x60 project.

Mobius (est. 1977) is a non-profit, artist-run organization, whose mission is to generate, shape and test experimental art. The members of the organization believe an effective strategy for supporting this art is to establish grounds that build relationships among fellow artists. Mobius is committed to structuring environments that foster projects incorporating a wide range of disciplines. This approach sets in motion situations where the artist's impact can be seen locally, nationally and internationally. Constructing art initiatives outside accepted frameworks and encouraging animated discourse with the public are fundamental to Mobius. Mobius is funded in part by a grant from the Oedipus Foundation; by an award for artistic excellence from the Tanne Foundation; with support provided by the Metabolic Studio, and generous private support.

The Judson Memorial Church is located at 55 Washington Square South, New York, New York 10012 between Thompson Street and Sullivan Street; Nearest Subway Stations: 8th Street - N, R and West 4th Street - A, C, E, B, D, F, M.
For more information about the artists and the event, please visit: http://www.mobius.org/

Contact: Jane Wang ; suziew97@gmail.com ; (617) 823-1664



6. Denise Green, FF Alumn, at The Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, Australia, thru June 18

Dear Friends,

The Heide Museum of Modern Art is presenting Denise Green: the Heide Collection, a major exhibition covering all eras of my career. I wish that you could be in Melbourne to see this exhibition. If you would like to have some idea of the range of it, here is a link to the show

Kind regards
Melbourne Australia



7. Brendan Fernandes, FF Alumn, at UB Anderson Gallery, Buffalo, NY, thru July 30

The University at Buffalo Art Galleries
Matthew Craven, Brendan Fernandes, Alyssa Pheobus Mumtaz
The Language of Objects
April 22-July 30, 2017

UB Anderson Gallery
1 Martha Jackson Place
14214 Buffalo, NY


The UB Art Galleries is pleased to announce the opening of The Language of Objects featuring artists Matthew Craven, Brendan Fernandes, and Alyssa Pheobus Mumtaz. On view from April 22 through July 30, 2017, this exhibition showcases three artists who appropriate cultural objects in their practice. A catalogue accompanies the exhibition, with texts by Katie Geha, Justine Ludwig, and Evan Moffitt.

Seven years after the installation of the Cravens Collection-a vast collection of archaeological and ethnographic objects on view in the gallery's open storage room-the UB Art Galleries has initiated a new objective for the collection. In addition to the continued research by students, the galleries will enlist contemporary artists to engage the collection in multi-faceted ways. For this exhibition, each artist is working with a collection of objects, thereby, constructing new pathways that add to the object's history. Philosopher Theodor Adorno argued that museums and mausoleums were within the same realm and that objects, once inside a museum, are removed from the flow of culture where new connections can be established. The artists in this exhibition dissuade this theory by continuing to spotlight new narratives through the varied connections with cultural objects and diverse artistic processes.

Matthew Craven sources his images from out of print textbooks that he collages on the backs of vintage movie posters. The work is analog; the artist purchases multiples of books in order to utilize the actual printed imagery instead of digital copies. His repetitive use of the object keeps the objects ever-present in his work. His sophisticated eye combines repeated imagery such as Greek vases, Roman busts, African wood carvings and Neolithic tools and sometimes incorporates them with hand-drawn patterns that exist across cultures and time periods. With many of the fundamental shapes he uses often unspecific to place, his collages are scattered across millennia, compressing time and allowing for diverse histories to intertwine.

Brendan Fernandes explores notions of identity relating to his unique cultural background as a Canadian artist of Kenyan and Indian descent. While often utilizing African objects that refer to notions of provenance and authenticity, Fernandes' work also addresses the complex histories of these objects. For this exhibition, the artist will focus specifically on the African masks from the Cravens Collection, and use these objects to raise questions about their authenticity. As an artist, he is adopting museum techniques of display-installing the original objects on their mounts with documentary photographs of their backs, which refer to how masks are tested for authenticity by investigating the markings and secretions from past wearers. This exhibition will demonstrate his interest in the disembodied object. Included are photographs of dancers from the American Ballet Theatre interacting with the Cravens' Collection masks in formal ballet poses. CNC-printed replicas of the masks will be worn by students from UB's Department of Theatre & Dance who will perform in a new commissioned performance titled The Other Side.
Alyssa Pheobus Mumtaz's work is influenced greatly by her personal connection and frequent travels to South Asia. Using archeology and the life of artifacts as a point of departure, Pheobus Mumtaz's work is graphically focused and steeped in symbolism. The three series in this exhibition all confront the missing body in space. In Loom Drawings, the artist abstracts the loom into a flattened object, presenting it in various states of weaving and unraveling. The luminous prayer beads in Constellations are arranged in a series of graceful forms on hand-made paper, yet without the hands that hold them close. Finally in the Travelers series, what seem to be Asian-inspired dresses and robes composed onto handwoven tussar silk, float gently off the wall, suggesting the human body could fill the empty space.

Working in the undefined space between artist, archivist, and collector, Craven, Fernandes and Pheobus Mumtaz each present the complex lives of cultural objects and images that have infiltrated their oeuvres that continue to influence their practices.



8. Alison S. M. Kobayashi, FF Member, at 515 W. 20th Street, Manhattan, May 5, and more

Alison S. M. Kobayashi's Say Something Bunny! in NYC
Previews start May 5
Performance start May 25
515 West 20th Street, New York, NY
Presale tickets available: http://kck.st/2ouutcY

With Say Something Bunny!, Alison S. M. Kobayashi and UnionDocs present an immersive and enthralling performance based on an amateur audio recording made over sixty years ago. The origin of this audio was a mystery. Two spools of thin steel wire were found tucked inside an obsolete sound device purchased by a collector at an estate sale. There were no labels; no dates, no names, and no context. Through her obsessive research and active imagination, along with hundreds of hours listening through, Kobayashi decodes the rich dialogue and discovers the detailed history of an unforgettable Jewish family from New York that bursts with humor, surprise and drama. The one-woman show annotates, illustrates, and reconstructs the scenes of the recording, while revealing the stranger-than-fiction biography of the eldest son, David, whose teenage impulse to capture the voices of his family is the reason why the recording exists. Using video, installation, performance and plentiful archival material, Kobayashi leads the audience through a close listening, spinning "a multigenerational yarn of Rothian heights."

contact: christopher@uniondocs.org



9. Stanya Kahn, FF Alumn, at Venice Biennale, Italy, thru May 20

"Stand in the Stream"
April 14 - May 20, 2017
Opening reception: Friday, April 14, 2017 5 - 8 PM

The studio is pleased to announce the participation of
with an exhibit in the 57th Venice Biennale
Viva Arte Viva • Arsenale
May 13 - November 26, 2017
For more information, please visit www.labiennale.org.



10. Alison Knowles, FF Alumn, in T Magazine, April 23

T Magazine, April 23 (The New York Times)
On Cookbooks: Salad Gets Artsy

Several years ago, Julia Sherman started inviting other artists over to share recipes. At first, this was merely a hobby, and perhaps a way of avoiding her studio, but then she turned it into a popular blog. Now it's a book: "Salad for President: A Cookbook Inspired by Artists," featuring recipes from Tauba Auerbach (shredded brussels sprouts with almonds and shaved apples), Laurie Anderson (roasted eggplant dip served with herbs) and William Wegman (deconstructed charoset on toast). Why salad, in particular? "People could be amazing artists and mediocre cooks," Sherman says, "but most people have a salad they're proud of." There's a long history of contemporary artists using food as a medium. (An obvious historical reference for Sherman is Alison Knowles, the Fluxus artist who organized the 1962 performance "Make a Salad," which was exactly what it sounds like.) Sherman believes artists' knack for salad is often entwined with their studio practice: "They think intuitively about plating and this idea that there's an invisible line where it's like, 'I've gone too far.'" Robert Irwin shares his own thoughts in the book's foreword, even though, Sherman adds, "He only drinks Coke and eats McDonald's, which is a sad reality for me." - M.H. MILLER



11. Chrysanne Stathacos, FF Alumn, at Participant, Inc., Manhattan, May 1-7

Contact Lia Gangitano, lia@participantinc.org, 646-492-4076
Chrysanne Stathacos and Hunter Reynolds
The Banquet (1992-2017)
25th Anniversary Screening
Monday, May 1, 7-9pm
Ephemera Office Enterprise: The Banquet
May 1 - 7, 2017
"The Banquet of Hunter Reynolds and Chrysanne Stathacos, a multi-media performance
staged at Thread Waxing Space on May 1, 1992, reminds us that the 1990s introduced
some of the most significantly mythopoetic art produced since the Surrealists."
--Roger Denson, The Banquet
On May 1, 2017, PARTICIPANT will celebrate The Banquet with a continuous screening of video documentation, filmed and edited by David Leslie. A concurrent exhibition of The Banquet archive, including photographs by Maxine Henryson and Michael Wakefield, costumes, and ephemera will be on view as part of Ephemera Office Enterprise. Denson further describes the collaborative forces of Reynolds and Stathacos combining in The Banquet: "Their common need to overstep conventional time, identity, and social constrictions, plus their shared interest in conjoining the human body to the medium of art [...] drew the pair together to plot a performance that would distinguish their work from previous mythopoetic productions in poetically marrying the historic myths they exhumed to a very contemporary, if anguished, political dissent." Denson's essay on The Banquet will be published in the forthcoming anthology The Alternative to What? Thread Waxing Space and the '90s, also marking the 25th Anniversary of Thread Waxing Space.

On that same day, May 1, 1992, Rodney King publically stated, "People, I just want to
say, you know, can we all get along? Can we get along?" in response to unrest on US
streets following the acquittal of the officers who beat him. In 2011, revisiting the
performance on the occasion of Reynold's Survival AIDS at Participant Inc, Denson notes:

"When a civilization's artists, particularly those living on the cusp of an era of
cultural and political destabilization, begin honoring myths that have long been in
disrepute, sometimes for centuries, or when artists begin to blatantly alter and defile
myths still revered by the status quo, it's a sure sign that a notoriously censorial
social order is slowly being eroded if not soon to be toppled and supplanted. Reynolds
and Stathacos that night were exemplifying this political and cultural shift."
The Banquet, from original press release, Thread Waxing Space, 1992
Chrysanne Stathacos is a multidisciplinary artist whose work weaves together ritual actions, technology, history, feminism, spirituality and the environment in hybrid works and projects that demonstrate a commitment to social art practice. The Abortion Project, a collaboration with Kathe Burkhart, which commemorated the Manifeste de 343, a bold demand for women's reproductive rights, was presented at Artists Space, Simon Watson Gallery, Real Art Ways, Hallwalls, and New Langton Arts between 1990 and 1993. AA Bronson included her performance and installation Rose Mirror Mandala (2006) in three exhibition projects including: The Temptation of AA Bronson, Witte de With Centre for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, 2013, as well as in exhibition projects at the Kunstverein
Salzburg and the Kunstverein Graz, both 2015. Stathacos is presenting 1-900 Mirror Mirror (1993- 96) at Frieze Art Fair New York 2017 under the auspices of The Breeder, Athens. Hunter Reynolds is a visual artist, AIDS activist, and Visual AIDS artist member. He was a an early member of ACT UP, and in 1989 co-founded Art Positive, an affinity group of ACT-UP to fight homophobia and censorship in the arts. Reynolds has been using performance, photography, and installations to express his experience as an HIV-positive gay man living in the age of AIDS. His works address gender identity, political, social, and sexual histories, mourning and loss, survival, hope, and healing. Some of his best-known performance projects include Patina du Prey's Memorial Dress, The Drag Pose Series, Blood Spot Series and Mummification Series. He has collaborated on major performance projects including The Banquet with Chrysanne Stathacos and IDea
The Goddess Within with Maxine Henryson. He is represented P.P.O.W.
PARTICIPANT INC's exhibitions are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Archiving and documentation projects are supported by the National Endowment for the Arts. Our programs are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

PARTICIPANT INC receives generous support from the Ames Family Foundation; Michael Asher Foundation; The Blessing Way Foundation; The Greenwich Collection Ltd.; Harpo Foundation; Marta Heflin Foundation; The Ruth Ivor Foundation; Lambent Foundation; The Page & Otto Marx Foundation; Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation; The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; FRIENDS of PARTICIPANT INC; numerous individuals; and Materials for the Arts, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs/NYC Department of Sanitation/NYC Dept. of Education. PARTICIPANT
INC is W.A.G.E. Certified and a member of Common Practice New York (CPNY).
PARTICIPANT INC is located at 253 East Houston Street, between Norfolk and Suffolk Streets on the LES, ground floor, wheelchair accessible. Subway: F to Second Avenue, Allen Street exit; or JMZ to Essex/Delancey.



12. Cecilia Vicuña, Lucy Lippartd, FF Alumn, release new publication

Cecilia Vicuña
About to Happen

Beginning and ending at the edge of the ocean at the sacred mouth of the Aconcagua River, About to Happen serves as a lament as well as love letter to the sea. In this artist's book, Chilean-born artist and poet Cecilia Vicuña weaves personal and ancestral memory while summoning the collective power to confront the economic disparities and environmental crises of the 21st century.

Collecting the detritus that washes up on shore, Vicuña assembles out of the refuse tiny precarios and basuritas-little sculptures held together with nothing more than string and wire, which she sometimes makes as offerings to be reclaimed by the sea. These acts of creation and erasure mirror the ways in which her work inhabits and enlivens the liminal spaces between the remembered and forgotten, the revered and the discarded, the material and the dematerialized.

About to Happen traces a decades-long practice that has refused categorical distinctions and thrived within the confluences of conceptual art, land art, feminist art, performance and poetry. Vicuña's nuanced visual poetics-operating fluidly between concept and craft, text and textile-transforms the discarded into the elemental, paying acute attention to the displaced, the marginalized and the forgotten.

With essays by Andrea Andersson, Lucy Lippard and Macarena Gómez-Barris, and an interview by Julia Bryan-Wilson

160 pages with color illustrations throughout / 8 x 8 inches / ISBN: 978-1-938221-15-6 / Pub date: April 25 / Available now at Siglio

The eponymous exhibition at the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans runs until June 18, 2017. It will travel to the Berkeley Art Museum, the Henry Art Gallery and the Institute of Contemporary Art-Philadelphia in 2018 and 2019.

Cecilia Vicuña (b. 1948, Santiago, Chile) is a poet, visual and performance artist, and filmmaker whose multi-disciplinary and multi-dimensional works bridge art and life, the ancestral and the avant-garde. Vicuña's work emphasizes transformative acts and "metaphors in space": an image becomes a poem, a film, a song, a sculpture or a collective performance. Beginning often with a delicate line (drawn or written) or a piece of string, she weaves complex works that are rich with political and social awareness as well as aesthetic beauty.

This year Vicuña's work is also included in Documenta 14, both in Athens, Greece and Kassel, Germany, in addition to the solo exhibition at the CAC. She is the author of more than a dozen volumes of poetry and co-editor of The Oxford Book of Latin American Poetry as well as co-founder of oysi.org, a site for the oral cultures and poetries of the world.

Widely exhibited internationally, Vicuña's work is in the collections of Tate Gallery in London, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Chile in Santiago and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, among others. She is represented by England & Co. Gallery in London.

About Siglio Press
Recently relocated from Los Angeles to the Hudson River Valley in New York, Siglio is an independent press dedicated to publishing uncommon books that live at the intersection of art and literature. Artists and writers we publish include Joe Brainard, Marcel Broodthaers, John Cage, Sophie Calle, Karen Green, Dorothy Iannone, Jess, Ray Johnson, Richard Kraft, Robert Seydel, and Nancy Spero.

About Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans
The Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, is a multidisciplinary arts center dedicated to presenting and enriching the art of our time-performing arts, visual arts, and, most importantly, work that operates at the intersection of these two forms.

About the collaboration
Cecilia Vicuña: About to Happen is the second in in a collaborative series of artist's books in which each year Siglio and Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans invite an artist to intervene in the history and space of the book in conjunction with an exhibition at CAC. The first in this series was Adam Pendleton: Becoming Imperceptible.



13. EIDIA House, FF Alumns, at Plato's Cave, Brooklyn, opening April 28-29

EIDIA House presents PLATO'S CAVE

Ford Crull and Anthony Haden-Guest

Plato's Cave at EIDIA House
14 Dunham Place
Brooklyn, NY 11249
646 945 3830 eidiahouse@earthlink.net

Opening receptions Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29, 2017
With performance by Anthony Haden-Guest 7:00pm
Exhibition: April 28 - May 27, 2016
Hours 1-6pm, Wednesday - Saturday (or by appointment)

EIDIA House is pleased to announce its continuing exhibition initiative PLATO'S CAVE, with the 25th artist(s) in the series, Ford Crull and Anthony Haden-Guest. This is a "first," the collaboration of Crull and Haden-Guest.
"'Joseph Beuys said; "The silence of Marcel Duchamp is over-rated." Oh, well, Beuys would be Beuys but in fact the silence of Marcel Duchamp spoke volumes. And when he actually did speak libraries blossomed in his wake.'" Anthony Haden-Guest
We like to feel that both these godfathers of Post-Modernism are somehow involved with our show, currently-and quite possibly permanently-called "Untitled" which will be occupying Plato's Cave. Ford Crull's hieroglyphic paintings are like charged batteries, rendered in a language that's all the more seductive for being on the far side of meaning. And Haden-Guest presents both as text and performance two of his artworld rhymes in which you will find both masters referenced. Indeed rather more than referenced.
Duchamp and Beuys both left mighty footprints and both believed that art should be rooted in everyday experience. As we do at Plato's Cave but you should feel free to chuck preconceptions out of the window here, or through it rather, because each and every show we mount has the characteristics of a vitrine or a diorama. You experience the work through windows while the actual exhibition space is a No Go Zone which, as is the way with dioramas and vitrines, intensifies the impact of the work.
So let us address the work. "Some art wishes merely to be stylish, to make a fashionable fit with the moment. Other art-as ambitious in its way as Crull's-would like to help us transcend ourselves, to find a way to some realm of thought or feeling where individual differences are overcome." Carter Ratcliff, New York
There is a strong diaristic quality to Crull's work, with each painting serving as a kind of painterly journal of reflections and reveries, set loose from their origins in specific events. In a wider sense, these paintings constitute a kind of intensive search to wrest meaning from the anarchy of feeling. As meditations on emotional chaos, they enter into a world of competing impulses and simultaneous transmissions, seeking a resolution that is both cathartic and mysterious.
Ford Crull paints with a rare confidence and boldness. His work explores the intersection between painting and language and he uses both color and words to capture the viewer's attention as well as present questions that he leaves unresolved. Based in New York City, Crull's work can be found in the collections of the Brooklyn Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, The High Museum in Atlanta, and the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. www.fordcrull.com
Anthony Haden-Guest is a writer, reporter and cartoonist. He was born in Paris, grew up in London and has long lived in New York. He won a New York Emmy for writing and narrating a PBS program about the coming of the affluent immigrants-aka Eurotrash-to Manhattan. His books include Bad Dreams (Macmillan); True Colors: The Real Life of the Art World (Grove Atlantic); The Last Party: Studio 54, Disco and the Culture of the Night (Morrow). His most recent book of cartoons and rhymes is The Chronicles of Now (Allworth) and he will have a show of drawings & kindred stuff, The Further Chronicles of Now, opening at Anderson Contemporary in May.
For PLATO'S CAVE, EIDIA House Inc., Co-Directors Melissa P. Wolf and Paul Lamarre (aka EIDIA) curate invited fellow artists to create an installation with (in some cases) an accompanying limited edition. EIDIA House functions as an art gallery and meeting place, collaborating with artists to create "socially radical" art forms-framed within the discipline of aesthetic research.

Contact Melissa Wolf or Paul Lamarre
646 945 3830

Plato's Cave at EIDIA House
14 Dunham Place
Brooklyn, NY 11249
Trains: J, M & L
Located at the base of the Williamsburg Bridge near Broadway & Kent
1 1/2 blocks from Marlow & Sons, 4 blocks from Peter Luger Steak House
Hours 1-6pm, Wednesday - Saturday (or by appointment)



14. Bob Goldberg, FF Alumn, at Abbey Pub, Manhattan, April 26

Friends and Fans of Animals and the Rainforest
(especially those near the Upper West Side...)

This Wednesday, April 26, I'll be performing at the World Tapir Day Benefit Concert, along with many other supporters of these "Guardians of the Rainforest".

Come on down, and raise a beer for the Tapir!

2nd Annual Tapir Aid Concert
Abbey Pub
237 W 105th St @ Broadway




15. Annie Lanzillotto, LuLu LoLo, FF Alumns, at City Reliquary, Brooklyn, May 5

Friday, May 5th
An evening of Performance and Poetry: Robin Berson, Bracha Nechama Bomze, Phyllis Capello, Paola Corso, Annie Rachele Lanzillotto, LuLu LoLo, Mary Anne Trasciatti

The City Reliquary Museum Friday, May 5, 20117 7 PM-9 PM

In Partnership with the Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition

An evening of Performance and Poetry: Robin Berson, Bracha Nechama Bomze, Phyllis Capello, Paola Corso, Annie Rachele Lanzillotto, LuLu LoLo, Mary Anne Trasciatti

In conjunction with the current exhibition
of Robin Berson's "Triangle Fire Memorial Quilt"

Online Admission: $7/$5 Reliquary Members
Door Admission: $10/$8 Reliquary Members

Join us at the closing of our front-room exhibition of Robin Berson's Triangle Fire Memorial Quilt, for this fundraiser for the Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition.


Robin Berson: A presentation on the Triangle Fire Memorial Quilt

Bracha Nechama Bomze: Reading of the Triangle Fire segment from her book-length poem, Love Justice

Phyllis Capello: Telling the story of how she came to write her prizewinning poem: Factory Girls, Bangkok followed by performing a song inspired by the young women who perished in the Triangle fire.

Paola Corso: Reading from Once I Was Told the Air Was Not for Breathing.

Annie Rachele Lanzillotto: Performing her iconic songs Ballad of Joe Zito (elevator operator at the Triangle Factory) and Girls Girls, Where Did You Work Last Night?

LuLu LoLo: Performing an excerpt from her play Soliloquy for a Seamstress: The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire and Rose Schneiderman's historic speech of April 2, 1911

Mary Anne Trasciatti: Reading a brief excerpt from the autobiography of the original Rebel Girl, Elizabeth Gurley Flynn
City Reliquary Museum
370 Metropolitan Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11211
718. 782. 4842
info@cityreliquary. org

Subway G (Metropolitan Ave.) L (Lorimer St.) J/M/Z (Marcy Ave.
Bus: Q59 or Q54

Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition http://rememberthetrianglefire.org/



16. LuLu LoLo, FF Member, in East Harlem, Manhattan, May 6

LuLu LoLo Sat. May 6th 11 am-12:30 pm Free Walking Tour
The Heritage of Italian East Harlem
As part of the the Municipal Arts Society Jane's Walks (in honor of Jane Jacobs) LuLu is giving a free walking tour at 11am-12:30pm

The Heritage of Italian East Harlem

LuLu LoLo's walk is a personal recollection of growing up in Italian East Harlem her immigrant grandparents; Italian food shops; the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel; her community activist parents: Rose and Pete Pascale (East 116 Street is named "Pete Pascale Place"); Harlem House settlement house; and the great leaders of East Harlem: Congressman Vito Marcantonio and the Lucky Corner; educator Leonard Covello; and Commissioner of Immigration Edward Corsi.

LuLu LoLo

Website: lululolo.com
Facebook: LuluLoloProductions
Facebook: Where Are the Women?
Twitter: @FabLuLuLoLo
Instagram: TheLuLuLoLo



17. Suzanna Cook, Annie Lanzillotto, Simba Yangala, FF Alumns, at Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture, April 30

Yo! friends,
The play lives on.
Brooklyn for one night! With Congolese food after!
kids welcome... If you missed us at La Mama, come now... If you saw us at La Mama come again...

Non-Consensual Relationships with Ghosts
Written and Directed Susana Cook
Original music by Julian Mesri

with: Mattie McMaster, Michael Burke, Drae Campbell, Hector Canonge, Dorrell Clark, Mistah Coles, Susana Cook, Moira Cutler,
Michael Freeman, Kathie Horejsi, Marie Christine Katz, Annie Lanzillotto, Hjørdis Linn-Blanford, and Simba Yangala
• Sunday, April 30, 2017
• 5pm
• Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture, 53 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, NY 11215
• Suggested Donation (cash only): $20
Partial proceeds will benefit the scholarship fund for children's ethics classes at BSEC.
Home cooked Congolese food will be sold after the show by Magalie Yangala from The Yangala Foundation.
Learn about efforts to bring absentee ballot voting to the Democratic Republic of the Congo,

Ghosts of totalitarian past and present enter to haunt our stories. The narrative that got us here no longer serves us. Thus, immigrants and refugees respond with urgency to resist and survive, creating a theatrical language of dissent and pleasure. Susana Cook redefines presence, the energy of the people who inhabit our life, and the ghosts of our past following us everywhere. Political satire and resistance theater at it's best.

"Susana Cook is among the best artists working in America, doing cultural work that will transform the way we see things" - Martha Wilson, Franklin Furnace

"Must see - Susana Cook and cast - riveting resistance profound" - Karen Finley, Performance Artist

"What a great show - - funny, smart, cathartic, deep, poetic, fun, imagistic, healing - - did I say funny!?!? Susana Cook and her expressive eclectic team of performers have created something wonderful!! An antidote to our discouraging times - - A gift to our wounded world - - A uniquely fun evening! Don't be the NYC fool that misses this." - Audrey Kindred, NY Society for Ethical Culture



18. Alvin Eng, FF Alumn, at CUNY, Manhattan, April 28

APRIL 28 @ 6 pm
Asian-American/Asian Research Institute, The City University of New York
"Evening Lecture Series"
A reading and talk by Alvin Eng & Muna Tseng

AAARI/CUNY, 25 West 43rd St, Suite 1000,
betw. 5th & 6th Aves, Manhattan
Admission is Free:
Reservations suggested @ RSVP link



19. Annie Lanzillotto, Audrey Kindred, FF Alumns, at CityLore, Manhattan, June 1, 3

It's time to release my new albums and poetry audiobook...
Thursday June 1st
Saturday June 3rd
7:30 pm
at CityLore
56 East 1st Street, (between 1st and 2nd Aves)
in the East Village, New York 10003

Annie Lanzillotto & the StreetCry Inc. benefit team invite you to hear selections from:
• "Swampjuice" 10 blues songs
• "Never Argue With a Jackass" 11 songs of mourning
• "Schistsong" poetry audiobook
We will play different sets each night, so come both nights if you can and make a weekend of it. June 1 is my 54th birthday. Bring friends. Kids welcome. Babies welcome.

Last spring I went into The Loft Recording Studio, with Producer/Engineer Al Hemberger and drummer JT Lewis. We laid the beds of 10 of my original blues songs in 5 hours. One or two takes and that's it. In the middle of recording I tilted my vaporizer and scalded my hand, 2nd degree burns... We kept recording, and I howled "Swampjuice" out like a coyote. A few weeks later, Rose Imperato, on tenor sax and flute, and Bobby LaSardo on tenor sax and blues harp came in and continued the magic... Wait til you hear it. My Mom especially loved the cut "Mother Cabrini Throwdown" and it was one of the last songs she listened to... She said every song on this album is a #1 hit.

After she died in July, Al Hemberger gave me a dulcimer and the dulcimer took me on a healing journey through months of deep mourning and out the other side. The result is the album "Never Argue With a Jackass" 11 songs of mourning. And this is my break out performance not only as composer and lyricist and vocalist, but now dulcimer player. On several songs, it is just me and 4 strings and one vocal chord... It feels like the best work I ever did, -- the summation of all of my parts.

bring an instrument, join the jam

if you want to volunteer to help the events, holler

Annie Lanzillotto, dulcimer and vocals,
Al Hemberger on guitar & bass,
Bobby LaSardo on tenor sax and blues harp,
Rose Imperato on tenor sax and flute.
and special guest artists TBA:
Audrey Kindred
Emily Kunkel



20. Marisa Jahn, FF Alumn, spring news

Columbia College Chicago - Glass Curtain Gallery & Film Row Cinema
1104 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60605

As part of Open Engagement, join the CareForce One first at a half day symposium from 1 - 6 pm that explores the themes of Revolution at Point Zero, the first exhibition to position the feminist movement as the progenitor of contemporary social practice. FREE! Register here. Then, at 4 pm, join us for the closing reception of "Revolution at Point Zero: Feminist Social Practice" curated by Neysa Page-Lieberman and Melissa Potter at Glass Curtain Gallery at Columbia College in Chicago.


As part of the events above, Join Ai-jen Poo (MacArthur Genius and founder of National Domestic Workers Alliance) and Marisa Morán Jahn (Studio REV-) in a keynote about art, justice, death, and care.
Location Update for Keynote
UIC Student Services Building
1200 W. Harrison St.
Chicago, IL 60607

This Sun 12-2 at the Jane Addams Hull House Museum, join the CareForce One and members of the Illinois Domestic Workers Coalition in our ongoing, iterative collaboration shaped by thousands of caregivers and care-receivers across America. It's inflected for Chicago with the sounds of marches through history. #carework #choreography

Smackdown! Jalapeanut v Bibliobandido v Mama Volta (Update)

4/27/2017, 3-4:30 pm
Art, Culture, and Technology at MIT
20 Ames Street
E15-001 (The Cube)
Cambridge, MA 02142

Open to the public! Snacks!


Co-designed by participants of 4.301: Intro to Artistic Experimentation, Studio REV-, and the Seattle Public Library's digital literacy initiatives.

Special Guests:
Juan Rubio, (Seattle Public Library)
Jie Qi (Chibitronics, MIT Media Lab)

Join us for a mid-term review - or SMACKDOWN - of a new cast of story-eating villains addicted to the printed, spoken, and electrified word. Mama Volta: Transformed by a bolt of lightning from a librarian into a witch who consumes the electrified word, this avaricious character uses paper circuitry to captivate young minds. Under her skirt live her two grown children, Anode and Cathode, help lure kids over to an underworld of bits. The Jalapeanut (El Jalahuate): Addicted to compound words and portmanteaus, this patron saint of polyglots casts spells to make folks fuse new words for him to savor.
This initiative builds on the legendary of El Bibliobandido (Book Bandit - or BB for short), a masked story-eating bandit who terrorizes little kids until they feed him stories they've written. Invented in 2010 by artist Marisa Morán Jahn with a community in Honduras with a low-literacy rate, BB has since spawned story-telling sprees at museums, festivals, and libraries around the world. Now, in search of new forms of storytelling, BB is headed for MIT. To thwart him, MIT's 4.301 has spawned a new generation of villains ready to fight for the juiciest of stories.

Student Collaborators/Corroborators: Malte Ahrens, Walaa Alkhanaizi, Soo Jung Jang, Hannah Lienhard, Ellen O'Connell, Katherine Paseman, Matisse Peppet, Marcus Powell, Parth H Shah, Robert M Vasen
Contributing artists: Krista Intranuovo, Emily Tow, Taehee Whang
TA: Laura Genes
Lecturer: Marisa Morán Jahn

Big ups to all those who made our Chicago Events possible: Paul Teruel from National Performance Network, Mel Potter and Neysa Page-Lieberman from Columbia College Chicago, Jen DelosReyes, Crystal Baxley, Lisa Lee Yun, Alex Winters from Open Engagement, Ross Jordan and Jennifer Scott from the Jane Addams Hull House, and Diana Villa Bermudez from the Illinois Coalition of Domestic Workers! Ups to the funders who make the CareForce possible: Sundance New Frontier Labs, Rockefeller Foundation, MAP Fund, Fledgling Fund, and others.

Contact us
Follow the CareForce on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook and use #careforce to tag us anywhere, anytime! Check the CareForce calendar online.
Book us!



21. Anna Banana, FF Alumn, at Rochester Community College, NY, May 4-5

Public welcome for:
presentations by Anna Banana
Lecture May 4, 10 - 11 a.m.
Room 12 - 226
Workshop May 5, noon - 2 pm
Room 12 - 224
Rochester Community College

All events are open to the public
Visitors must back in lot V or visitor or at meter parking or register their car at the kiosks located building 10 and 4.
Kathleen Farrell, Director, Mercer Gallery
Munroe Community College - Brighton Campus

Phone: 585-292-3121



22. Susan Hiller, FF Alumn, at Lisson Gallery, Manhattan, opening April 27

Alex Logsdail and Lisson Gallery invite you to dinner to celebrate
the opening of a new exhibition by

Susan Hiller

Thursday, April 27

6-8pm | Opening reception
504 West 24th Street, New York

8:30pm | Seated Dinner
The Beatrice Inn, 285 West 12th Street

Please RSVP to mackie@lissongallery.com



Goings On is compiled weekly by Harley Spiller