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Contents for June 01, 2017

1. Dolores Zorreguieta, FF Alumn, at Word Up Community Bookshop, Manhattan, June 15

Dolores Zorreguieta, FF Alumn, and Psychoanalyst Katie Gentile at Word Up, Community Bookshop/Libreria Comunitaria, June 15, 7PM to 9PM

My Babies Frankenstein
An installation and a discussion
June 15, 7pm - 9pm

Word Up Community Bookshop/Libreria Comunitaria
2113 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10032

This interdisciplinary event has two components: a one day exhibition of the installation My babies Frankenstein, by artist Dolores Zorreguieta, and a discussion between the artist and Psychoanalyst Katie Gentile based on her book The Business of Being Made: The temporalities of reproductive technologies, in psychoanalysis and culture (Genders & Sexualities in Minds & Cultures). The installation is compiled by nine life-size babies made entirely from different parts of recycled bottles with a light bulb attached to their bellybutton. This piece reexamines the traditional role of the woman as a "natural" procreating force and our desire to tailor our babies to enhance our sense of plenitude. The book, which features a photograph of one of these babies, is the first to critically analyze assisted reproductive technologies (ARTs) from a transdisciplinary perspective integrating psychoanalytic and cultural theories. Gentile and Zorreguieta will discuss both the installation and the book, and how their work impacted each other's practice. A Q&A will be conducted at the end of their conversation.

Event background
In addition to the creation of this installation, one of the babies served as the cover art for the book by Katie Gentile The Business of Being Made: The Temporalities of Reproductive Technologies, in Psychoanalysis and Culture. In Gentile's words that image became a guiding metaphor for her own research. Meanwhile, Zorreguieta's work found a conceptual platform to contextualized her installation. The first baby was created in 2009 and exhibited that same year at SYTX in Berlin. Other babies were shown in Zurich and Buenos Aires. While the book was published on January of 2016, the installation was presented as a whole (nine babies) at Works, San Jose, California, on March of 2016. It has never been exhibited in NYC.

Dolores Zorreguieta
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2. Yura Adams, Christy Rupp, FF Alumns, at Athens Cultural Center, Athens NY, opening June 3


An investigative mix of art & artifacts

Exhibition designed and curated by
Carrie Feder

June 3- August 20, 2017

Athens Cultural Center
24 Second Street, Athens, New York

Gallery Hours
Friday, 4-7 pm
Saturday, 2-7 pm
Sunday, 1-4 pm
or by appointment
Call (518) 421-3443

Opening Reception
Saturday, June 3, 6-9 pm

Yura Adams Carole P. Kunstadt
Laurel Garcia Colvin Louise Laplante
Ryder Cooley Susan Mastrangelo
Jenny Feder Claudia McNulty
Jeanette Fintz Portia Munson
Kate Hamilton Ruby Palmer
Valerie Hammond Christy Rupp
Brece Honeycutt Susan Wides
Melora Kuhn Tricia Wright



3. Julia Scher, David Hammons, Louise Lawler, FF Alumns, at KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany, thru Aug. 17

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4. Guillaume Bijl, FF Alumn, at Office Baroque, Brussels, Belgium, opening June 1

1 June - 15 July 2017
Downtown and Midtown Gallery
Opening preview Thursday 1 June 2017 from 18h till 20h


For the first time since its move to Brussels, Office Baroque will stage an exhibition that runs simultaneously at our downtown and midtown gallery spaces on Bloemenhofplein 5 Place du Jardin aux Fleurs and Ravensteinstraat 44 Rue Ravenstein. The exhibition Fleming Faloon takes its title from the 1963-64 film by Owen Land and is entirely devoted to portraits. This first 16mm film by Land was a source of inspiration for Andy Warhol's Screen Tests. The exhibition will feature work by twenty-seven artists.
For any further information please email Louis-Philippe Van Eeckhoutte at louis-philippe@officebaroque.com.
Bloemenhofplein 5 Place du Jardin aux Fleurs
1000 Brussels, Belgium
+32 484 599 228



5. Carolee Schneemann, FF Alumn, at MMK Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, thru Sept. 24

Carolee Schneemann
Kinetic Painting
May 31-September 24, 2017

Opening: May 30, 8pm

MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main
Domstraße 10
60311 Frankfurt am Main
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10am-6pm,
Wednesday 10am-8pm

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Carolee Schneemann (* 1939), who was awarded the Golden Lion 2017 of the Biennale di Venezia, went down in art history as a pioneer of performance art. Addressing gender roles, sexuality and the use of the body in art, her works had a trailblazing influence on subsequent generations of artists. In this survey, the MMK will present her well-known works and performances side by side with examples rarely or never shown to date, thus drawing attention to new facets of her artistic contribution.

The exhibition will take as its point of departure Schneemann's landscape and portrait paintings of the 1950s that evolved into object-like "painting constructions," and then go on to investigate the role of painting in the artist's performances, choreographies and experimental film works.

Schneemann studied painting at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, Columbia University and the University of Illinois. Already at an early stage of her career, she began using simple mechanisms to set her paintings in motion, and integrating photographs and everyday objects into works she referred to as "painting constructions," a term she coined herself. She also used fire as an artistic device in this workgroup, many examples of which are being presented to the public for the first time ever in the show. In 1961 the artist moved to New York, where she got involved in the avant-gardist developments of the downtown art scene in film, dance, happening and event. Her wish to take painting beyond the bounds of the canvas and double as the creator and performer of her art led to a hybrid form of performance and photography that cast her body in a prominent role. In many of her works, Schneemann reflected on the female body in its historical and social context and investigated desire and eroticism from the feminine viewpoint.

The exhibition is being curated by Sabine Breitwieser, director of the Museum der Moderne Salzburg, in cooperation with the MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main and will be shown subsequently at the MoMA PS1 in New York (as of October 22, 2017).



6. Emily Mast, FF Alumn, spring events

Dear friends,
My show at the Royal Nonesuch Gallery in Oakland closes this Sunday. Another show opens this Saturday in San Francisco at Southern Exposure. I will be showing an installation and Joe Seely will be performing within it during the opening. I am leading a free outdoor movement workshop at Precita Park in SF on Sunday, June 4th. I will also be showing a filmed performance experiment at 2601-2603 Studios in Los Angeles this Sunday evening.

In addition, I have work in the exhibition Chalk Circles which opens at REDCAT Gallery in Los Angeles on June 17th. I am collaborating with Mikaal Sulaiman on a new performance which be be shown at three different phases of its development, on June 17th, July 16th and August 13th.

Finally, I will be showing an outdoor performance piece at the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin on Sunday, July 29th.

Wishing you all a sensational summer.



7. Lauren Ewing, FF Alumn, now online




8. Susana Cook, FF Alumn, at WOW Café Theater, Manhattan, June 16-17, and more

Non-Consensual Relationships with Ghosts II

JUNE 16 and 17 at WOW Cafe Theater
59 East 4th Street, NYC 10003

Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance
2474 Westchester Ave, Bronx, NY 10461

Susana Cook writes, directs and performs bold, authentic, gender bending, funny, queer performance art/theater that sharply critiques injustice. Susana's voice of protest contains visceral knowledge of the look and feel of dictatorship.

Non-Consensual Relationships with Ghosts, originally presented at La MaMa, reveals that the 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.

Written and Directed Susana Cook, featuring: 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, Margherita Peluso, Jennifer Rodriguez, and Simba Yangala

Promotional images, by Theo Cote: Non-Consensual Relationships with Ghosts

Review by Maura Donahue in CULTUREBOT,

"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

"It is said that Susana Cook's new play Non-Consensual Relationships with Ghosts is an antidote to our discouraging times and a gift to our wounded world. I couldn't agree more!" - Jackie Rudin, Marketing & Advertising, Organizer, Activist

"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 wonderful world - - A uniquely fun evening! Don't be the NYC fool that misses this."
- Audrey Kindred, NY Society for Ethical Culture

"To awaken and heal. That is Susana Cook's mission. And that's what she does, so successfully. I went to her show, and I had not laughed like that in years maybe. I don't remember the last time that I had laughed like that. I laughed until my face hurt. I laughed because I could. I laughed because I wanted to. I laughed because it was funny. I laughed because it was sad. I laughed because we are in a time that laughter is just so needed. I laughed because I didn't see what was coming. I loved laughing. It made my face hurt, it made my jaw hurt, it made the back of my head hurt. I laughed because once I was laughing, I couldn't stop laughing. I laughed because the ghosts looked like burqas. Then I laughed because the lights in people's mouth's looked like cell phones shining up at walkers' faces on the streets at night. Becoming ghosts of ourselves. I laughed because our evolution has taken us there. To this time and place where we don't look up. Where we don't see each other, where we don't connect or see the person walking by us. Where we don't even bother to save our own lives while crossing the street. I laughed because I recognized it, this move toward lighted mouths in unenlightened times. I laughed because the wigs were blonde and I've been waiting for the world to dye itself blonde in Trump's name. There it was. People not even knowing why they do things. Then I laughed because the immigrants were being held back by just a rope. Then I almost cried. But then I laughed again because the plant in the corner had died for lack of water. Almost crying. I laughed because the penguins got so fat they couldn't fly. And then I laughed because the penguins came out in nuns' habits and gowns with big crosses weighting them down. Everything came together. And nobody even knew it was happening. Intuition had taken it there. A great writer. A person who doesn't even study herself, but just writes. To awaken and heal." - Jessica Kindred, Assistant Professor of Liberal Arts, Psychology at School of New Resources, The College of New Rochelle

"Susana Cook and company's Non-Consensual Relationships With Ghosts at La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club broke my heart open tonight. I thought about how Dan Fishback said before the magical night we shared at Squirts this year that seeing Susana's work got him through the Bush years. I can see, now, how Susana's work is and will continue to b so necessary in the Trump years. Because it reminds us that all our work, our voices, our togetherness, and our fighting to find a way out of no way towards liberation and community through poetic action IS SO NECESSARY. Is NOT superfluous. WILL KEEP US ALIVE and sane throughout the endless lying scapegoating disappearing silencing obscuring gaslighting. That we have to keep making art in all the ways that each of us makes art in our lives despite the particular oppressions that try to silence and separate us.

In Susana's play, the ghosts of dictatorships past come back, but so do all the resisters queers community organizers clowns and poets of dictatorships past to help us in the current manifestation of fascism we are facing down now. There is heartbreaking grief and there is undying hope that feels so rooted in the past and the courageous dreaming of the present. Julián Mesri's music lifts everybody up in swirls of celebration again and again within this horror show!" -Mieke Dee, Theater Artist, Cultural Worker

Born in Argentina, Susana Cook is a New York based performance artist who has been writing and producing original work for over 20 years. She has presented over 17 original plays in New York and around the world. Susana writes and directs all her shows and performs in them with her company. Her work is bold and funny, cleverly tackling racism, homophobia and animal rights. Her cast is comprised mostly of minority and queer women. Her work has been presented in numerous performance spaces in New York City, including El Museo del Barrio, Dixon Place, BAAD: Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, PS. 122, W.O.W Cafe Theater and The Kitchen. She also performed internationally in Spain, France, India, Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Canada and at several colleges and universities around the country.

Some of her latest shows are: Non-Consensual Relationships with Ghosts, Conversations with Humans, We Are Caligula, The Funeral of the Cow, The Homophobes, The Fury of the Gods, Homeland Insecurities, The idiot King,
The Values Horror Show, 100 Years of Attitude, Dykenstein, Hamletango,
Prince of Butches, Gross National Product, Hot Tamale, Conga Guerrilla Forest,
The Fraud, Butch Fashion Show in the Femme Auto Body Shop,
Rats: The Fantasy of Extermination and Tango Lesbiango.

Susana has received awards from New York Foundation for the Arts, Arts International, Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice, The Franklin Furnace Archives, The Puffin Foundation and INTAR. Her work is archived at the Digital Video Library of The Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics of New York University.

Press Contact:
Hjørdis Linn-Blanford
917-589-4743 or artnycpublicity@gmail.com



9. LAPD, FF Alumns, at Skid Row History Museum & Archive, LA, CA, June 8-16, and more

The Back 9: Golf and Zoning policy in Los Angeles
At the Skid Row History Museum & Archive, 250 S. Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90012
A performance by Los Angeles Poverty Department
June 8, 9, 10 & 16, 2017 at 8pm, June 17: 3pm Matinee
* limited space available, please reserve at info@lapovertydept.org or call 213-413.1077
An installation designed by Rosten Woo
Open June 10 - October 31, 2017. Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 2-5pm
Opening: Saturday June 10, 2-5pm.
Free Movie Nights at the Museum
* May 26, 7 PM: GAZA SURF CLUB Sick of military occupation and the depressing reality around them, a new generation finds its own freedom in the waves.
Discussion facilitated by civil rights attorney Nana Gyamfi.
* June 23, 7 PM: BURN MOTHERF*UCKER, BURN! looks at how decades of racial tensions, injustice, and a troubled relationship between the LAPD and the African-American community led to the 1965 Watts riots, the rise of LA street gangs, and the 1992 incidents.
* July 7, 7 PM: I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO Writer James Baldwin tells the story of race in modern America with his unfinished novel, Remember This House.
* July 21, 7 PM: CITIZEN JANE: BATTLE FOR THE CITY sets out to examine the city of today though the lens of one of its greatest champions: author Jane Jacobs.

The Back 9: Golf and Zoning Policy in Los Angeles interrogates the mechanisms, hidden assumptions and consequences of the now in progress, re-zoning of Los Angeles and the proposed Downtown Community Plan.

The Back 9, Los Angeles Poverty Department's new performance, played on our zoning themed miniature golf course (designed by Rosten Woo), looks at the assumptions behind public policy that get decided in private by the rich and politically connected.
June 8, 9, 10 & 16, 2017 at 8pm, June 17: 3pm Matinee. Join LAPD'ers as they democratize the process by playing miniature golf and critique the decisions made on The Back 9. Between strokes, national and local "thought leaders" including politicians, developers and celebrities engage in imagined conversations on free market philosophy, religion and how to maximize the potential of downtown Los Angeles. On the "The Back 9" strategies are considered for gaining control of and building all over Skid Row by any means necessary: including fraudulent machinations to defeat Skid Row's attempt to get it's own Neighborhood Council and generating a Downtown Community Plan (now in progress), that aspires to make Skid Row "walkable" by building market rate housing and replacing current Skid Row residents with more affluent walkers.

An installation designed by Rosten Woo
Open June 10 - October 31, 2017. Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 2-5pm ~ Opening: Saturday June 10, 2-5pm.

Play the course and consider alternatives to the plan cooked up on The Back 9.
The Back 9 is a zoning-themed playable miniature golf course, designed by Rosten Woo, in collaboration with LAPD, that provides excitement, uncertainty, thrills and education on every hole. It covers zoning basics and questions the proposed "Downtown Community Plan" that proposes to make Skid Row into a "walkable" community, by building market rate housing on 4th, 5th, 6th & 7th Streets. The plan is currently open to public review.
The Back 9: Golf and Zoning policy in Los Angeles is a multidisciplinary art project by Los Angeles Poverty Department and has been made possible by a grant from the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts with additional support from the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs, the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, the Surdna Foundation and Kevin Higa.
Learn More

250 S. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Mailing Address:
POB 26190,
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Office: 213-412.1077
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Based in the Skid Row neighborhood since 1985, Los Angeles Poverty Department (LAPD) is a non-profit arts organization that connects lived experience to the social forces that shape the lives and communities of people living in poverty.
Support the work of the LAPD! Your donation helps us to continue our group devised performances, our annual Festival for All Skid Row Artists, our biennial Walk the Talk parade and the Skid Row History Museum and Archive - for creating social change.
The Skid Row History Museum and Archive is an exhibition /performing arts space curated by LAPD. It foregrounds the distinctive artistic and historical consciousness of Skid Row, a 40-year-old social experiment.
The Skid Row History Museum and Archive functions as a means for exploring the mechanics of displacement in an age of immense income inequality, by mining a neighborhood's activist history and amplifying effective community strategies.

About Free Movie Nights at The Museum
Every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month, we screen movies about issues that are important to our Skid Row and downtown community at the #skidrowmuseum.
Free movie screenings, free popcorn, free coffee & free conversations.

Fri, June 23 at 7pm
25 years ago, Los Angeles exploded when four police officers were acquitted in the beating of Rodney King. But the city had been smoldering for years before that. This provocative documentary looks at how decades of racial tensions, injustice, and a troubled relationship between the LAPD and the African-American community led to the uprising. Local residents, artists, and community organizers share firsthand accounts of police brutality, the 1965 Watts riots, the rise of LA street gangs, and the 1992 incidents.

Fri, July 7 at 7pm
Writer James Baldwin tells the story of race in modern America with his unfinished novel, Remember This House.

This film retraces the battles for the city as personified by Jacobs and Moses, as urbanization moves to the very front of the global agenda. Many of the clues for formulating solutions to the dizzying array of urban issues can be found in Jacobs's prescient text, and a close second look at her thinking and writing about cities is very much in order. This film sets out to examine the city of today though the lens of one of its greatest champions.
Fri, July 21 at 7pm

In 1960 Jane Jacobs's book The Death and Life of Great American Cities sent shockwaves through the architecture and planning worlds, with its exploration of the consequences of modern planners' and architects' reconfiguration of cities. Jacobs was also an activist, who was involved in many fights in mid-century New York, to stop "master builder" Robert Moses from running roughshod over the city.

About Los Angeles Poverty Department
Currently celebrating its 32nd year, Los Angeles Poverty Department was the first ongoing arts initiative on Skid Row. LAPD creates performances and multidisciplinary artworks that connect the experience of people living in poverty to the social forces that shape their lives and communities. LAPD's works express the realities, hopes, dreams, and rights of people who live and work in L.A.'s Skid Row. LAPD has created projects with communities throughout the US and in The Netherlands, France, Belgium, and Bolivia.
LAPD's Skid Row History Museum and Archive project is supported with funding from The Surdna Foundation, The Mike Kelley Foundation, The Doris Duke Charitable Trust, The LA County Arts Commission, City of LA Department of Cultural Affairs, and individuals donors.


Email: Info@lapovertydept.org
Skid Row History Museum & Archive
250 South Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90012 - 3605
Mailing Address: POB 26190, Los Angeles CA 90026



10. Royal Osiris Karaoke Orchestra, FF Alumns, in The New York Times, May 26

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thank you.



11. Simone Forti, FF Alumn, at WeisAcres, Manhattan, June 4

An evening of performance with
Simone Forti
June 4th, 2017

For the final event of our spring season, Sundays on Broadway welcomes choreographer/dancer, writer, and visual artist Simone Forti to WeisAcres.

Forti, known widely for her early minimalist dance- constructions and a renowned improviser, will dance a solo, News Animation. She will be followed by her close associates K.J. Holmes and Daniel Lepkoff. The evening will include a conversation with the artists moderated by Wendy Perron.
The evening is presented in conjunction with Radical Bodies: Anna Halprin, Simone Forti, and Yvonne Rainer in California and New York, 1955-1972, an exhibit at the Vincent Astor Gallery, the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, from May 24 to September 16, 2017.
All Sundays on Broadway events are free and open to the public.

All events begin at 6:00pm. Doors open at 5:45pm at WeisAcres, 537 Broadway, #3. There are no reservations. Seating is first come, first served.

Keep in mind, this is a small space! Please arrive on time out of courtesy to the artists.
For more information, please visit cathyweis.org.



12. Patricia Hoffbauer, FF Alumn, at La Mama, Manhattan, June 2-4

Dear Friends,

Getting Away With Murder at La MaMa's Ellen Stewart Theater June 2, 3 at 7PM, & 4 at 4PM part of La MaMa Moves!

Buy your ticket!
Tickets online Patricia Hoffbauer: Getting Away with Murder

Almost there with our indiegogo campaign! Every dollar counts. $5-$100!



13. Jane Dickson, FF Alumn, at Bernarducci Meisel Gallery, Manhattan, opening June 7, and more

Dear Friends, please join me if you can

Jane Dickson, "Black Plastic: Buildings and Dicks" @ BooHooray Summer Rental Gallery 805 Montauk Highway, Montauk opening Saturday June 3 4-6pm

group show "Painting the Visible World. American Women Realists" curated by Jodi B. Cutler. @ Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery 37 West 57 St. opening Thurs. June 8 6-8 www.bernarduccimeisel.com

thank you.



14. Doug Skinner, FF Alumn, releases new publication

"The Cocktail Hour" is now available! This classic cocktail guide from
1927 contains 224 recipes collected by Marcel Requien, and a running commentary on the proper drink (and etiquette) for every hour of the day by Lucien Farnoux-Reynaud. The new bilingual edition from Corps Reviver includes the original French text, an English translation by Doug Skinner and Gaylor Olivier, and 34 new illustrations by Tony Brook. You can order a copy from corpsreviver(dot)com.



15. Ken Butler, FF Alumn, at 427 Manhattan Ave., Brooklyn, June 2-3, and more

a. Ken Butler Open Studio June 2nd/ 3rd, 12 to 6pm, 427 Manhattan Ave. Brooklyn

b. Brother JB is in town playing guitar with the Essiet O. Essiet quintet (not to be missed!!)
Sat. June 3rd 8pm. THE CELL, 338 w. 23rd st. NYC
http://www.thecelltheatre.org/events/2017/6/3/essiet-o-essiet-quintet http://www.europejazz.net/essiet-essiet-okon

c. KB is giving a talk/demo about his career with Hybrid Instruments as part of Paracademia's "The Other Graduation" .. part 4
Sat. June 10th 2-4pm, Gallery MC 549 W. 52nd St, fl. 8th, NYC

d. Ken and John Butler's Hybrid Strings .. The brothers re-unite after many years for a sonic leap into the unknown .... with special guests TBA
Sun. June 11th, 7pm The Noise Workshop 389 Melrose St. Brooklyn

e. Brother JB plays with the amazing Essiet O. Essiet quintet!
Sat. June 17th 10pm The Fat Cat 75 Christopher at 7th Ave. NYC




16. Terry Braunstein, FF Alumn, at Angel's Gate, San Pedro, CA, June 3

Dear Friends,

(I plan to be at SoundPedro between 5 and 7PM. If you can come then, I would love to see you.)

This is a reminder that on June 3rd, between 5 and 9PM, Angel's Gate will host a new version of Long Beach's Soundwalk, titled "Sound Pedro," It will be an evening of
Indoor/Outdoor site-specific sound installations and ear-oriented multi-sensory presentations. I am excited to be a part of this exhibition, and, if you are in town, I'd love to see you there. Angel's Gate is at 3601 South Gaffey Street in San Pedro, CA 90731. Admission is free.
Invitation is below.
Sending you all my best wishes,




17. Sean Leonardo, FF Alumn, at the High Line, Manhattan, June 15, and more

Spring 2017
Sunset Performance of The Eulogy
OUT OF LINE: The Eulogy
Public-participatory Performance | Thursday, June 15 | 8:00-9:00pm | Free
On the High Line | Starting at the 34th St. entrance, between 11th and 12th Avenue

Please join me for a final iteration of The Eulogy, moving along the High Line as we share in a moment of collective mourning, remembrance, and resolve.
Taking Ralph Ellison's novel Invisible Man as its starting point, The Eulogy delivers a poignant commentary on police violence in the United States in the style of a New Orleans second line funeral procession. Music by the Sugartone Brass Band will interweave with Leonardo's speech, punctuating words that serve as a memorial, a rejection, a challenge, and a call to action all at once.

The piece will be conducted in memory of Philando Castile, Alton Sterling, Freddie Gray, Walter Scott, Eric Garner, Jamar Clark, Laquan McDonald, Michael Brown, Akai Gurley, Ramarley Graham, Tamir Rice, Trayvon Martin... and countless others.

Appropriate funeral attire is encouraged.


Now in its second year at the High Line, Out of Line presents a new set of arresting, intriguing, and playful performances by some of New York City's most exciting contemporary artists.

In the event of rain or inclement weather, this program will be rescheduled to Thursday, June 22, same time and location.


Smack Mellon 2017 - 2018 STUDIO ARTISTS
Maria Berrio
Claudia Bitran
Isabella Cruz-Chong
Carla Edwards
Shaun Leonardo
Christine Neptune

Congratulations to the 2017 - 2018 Smack Mellon studio artists! We are thrilled to welcome them to our space.

The Artist Studio Program was launched in 2000 in response to the crisis of available of affordable space for artists living and working in New York City. The program provides six talented artists working in all visual arts media a free private studio space accessible 24/7 and a fellowship. The program runs for an eleven-month period from June to May. The studios are located on the lower level of our building at 92 Plymouth Street in Dumbo, Brooklyn.
The panelists who selected the 2017 - 2018 artists were Rocio Aranda-Alvarado, Curator at El Museo del Barrio; Kelly Baum, Curator of Postwar and Contemporary Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; and Seph Rodney, staff writer and editor for Hyperallergic.

Preliminary panelists were former Smack Mellon studio artists Wayne Hodge, Erica Magrey, Nyeema Morgan, Jean Shin, Premnath Rit Sreshta, and Bryan Zanisnik, FF Alumn.



Goings On is compiled weekly by Harley Spiller