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Contents for June 27, 2017

Edit DeAk, FF Alumn, In Memoriam

The New York Times
Edit DeAk, a Champion of Outsider Artists, Dies at 68
JUNE 22, 2017

Edit DeAk, a critic and downtown scenemaker who made it her mission in the 1970s and ′80s to cover art and artists overlooked by the mainstream press through the journal Art-Rite, which she helped found, and in the pages of Artforum, died on June 9 in Manhattan. She was 68.

The cause was pneumonia and acute respiratory stress syndrome, Patrick Fox, a friend, said.

Ms. DeAk (whose first name was pronounced like the verb "edit" and whose last name was pronounced DAY-ack) fled Communist Hungary in 1968 and within a few years was a fixture in the downtown art world.

She cut a striking figure, with flaming red hair worn in bangs, a cigarette cocked at a jaunty angle and enormous eyes that seemed perpetually on the lookout for the latest thing. Janet Malcolm, writing in The New Yorker in 1986, described her as dressing in "vivid, interesting clothes that have a sense of quotation marks around them" and italicizing her remarks with a chopping motion of the right hand.

Ms. DeAk founded Art-Rite in 1973 with Walter Robinson and Joshua Cohn, two fellow students at Columbia University. Its stated goal was to provide "coverage of the undercovered."

Attuned to the emerging alternative galleries and performance spaces in downtown Manhattan, the journal, published out of Ms. DeAk's SoHo loft, turned the spotlight on art at the margins: performance art, video art, conceptual art and outsider art. She had a special affection for street art, which she once called "information from the middle of the night."

Ms. DeAk's critical style was personal, quirky and inventive, with adjectives like "nuancical" popping up unexpectedly.

"You couldn't tell if it was a Joycean toying with the language or a problem of translation," Mr. Robinson said in an interview. "She was a poet."

The prose was a calculated affront to the rarefied theorizing that surrounded minimalism and dominated the slick art journals.

"There's something rotten about a structure that produces terminological pollution and calls it theory, like a mob-controlled waste disposal company," Ms. DeAk once wrote. The goal was "to destroy the criticship of critics," she was quoted as saying in an unpublished article for Artforum magazine in 1974.

It was also to get there first, even if that meant writing about art still in the studio. As a part-time assistant at the alternative gallery Artists Space, Ms. DeAk organized a series in 1974 devoted to video, performance art and readings that included Laurie Anderson, Kathy Acker, Adrian Piper and Jack Smith. She was later among the first critics to notice Jean-Michel Basquiat, before he began showing in galleries.

She continued to beat the bushes in the early 1980s as a contributing writer for Artforum, where she and her fellow critic Rene Ricard covered the downtown scene like a zeitgeist tag team. Ms. DeAk later wrote an occasional column for Interview magazine. Called "The New According to Edit DeAk," the column was based on her Polaroid pictures of gallery openings and parties.

The critic William Zimmer, in The SoHo Weekly News, summed her up succinctly: "DeAk has been everywhere before anybody."

Edit Deak was born on Sept. 16, 1948, in Budapest, to Bela Deak and the former Vira Csatkai, a teacher. Little is known about her early life.

At 18 she married Peter Grosz, an artist, who later changed his surname to Grass. Soon after, the couple, traveling separately in the trunks of two cars, crossed the border from Hungary into Yugoslavia and, after a stay in Italy, made a beeline for Manhattan, determined to plunge into the New York art world.

Ms. DeAk also changed how she rendered her last name; capitalizing the "a," she seemed to think, made it seem more American. She used a lowercase "d" at the beginning of her career and an uppercase "d" later.

Her marriage to Mr. Grass ended in divorce. Her survivors include a sister, Eva.

Ms. DeAk earned an art history degree from Columbia in 1972. In her senior year, she took a seminar on art criticism given by Brian O'Doherty, the editor in chief of Art in America. Also in attendance were Mr. Robinson and Mr. Cohn, who became her fellow conspirators in the creation of Art-Rite.

The magazine, published irregularly until expiring in 1978, envisioned the alternative art scene as a social collective and itself as an enabler. It invited Dorothea Rockburne, Pat Steir, William Wegman and others to design its covers, and made space in its pages for artists to write or show their work.

In 1976, Ms. DeAk, with Mr. Robinson, Sol LeWitt and Lucy Lippard, helped found Printed Matter, a publisher and distributor of artists' books.

When Ingrid Sischy, the director of Printed Matter, took over as editor of Artforum in 1979, she saw a kindred spirit in Ms. DeAk, who had contributed gallery reviews to the magazine for several years - someone who blurred the boundaries between art, fashion and night life and practiced art criticism as theater.

Ms. DeAk, in return, delivered prescient articles on the Italian Neo-Expressionist painters and the post-Conceptual artist Joseph Nechvatal.

Poor health and heavy drug use sidelined Ms. deAk for the last two decades of her life. The scene she covered so vividly retreated into distant memory, but traces of her presence lingered.

In 2007, as developers converted a loft at 151 Wooster Street in SoHo into a luxury condo, they uncovered a wall decorated with graffiti by Mr. Basquiat (then using the tag SAMO), Fab 5 Freddy and Futura 2000, seminal figures in the graffiti art movement.
It turned out to be Ms. DeAk's old apartment.

The complete illustrated obituary is at this link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/22/arts/edit-deak-dead-downtown-art-critic.html?_r=0



1. Susan Barron, FF Alumn, at The Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA, thru July 16

2525 Pennsylvania Avenue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19130

A small exhibition of books, prints, photographs and collages by BARRON along with one print by the photographer PAUL STRAND (1890- 1976) & three sheets of a musical score by JOHN CAGE (1912-1992) celebrate some new acquisitions of her work. It is installed in the Prints, Drawings and Photographs Study Gallery in the Ruth & Raymond G. Perelman Building where it will remain on view through July 16, 2017

BARRON's solo exhibit, LABYRINTH of TIME, was presented at the Museum in 1996-97 and contained the eleven-volume work opened, wings out- stretched, to reveal all of its 77 works on paper.


This exhibition was organized by INNIS HOWE SHOEMAKER, the Museum's Senior Curator of Prints, Drawings and Photographs.

For information about the Museum's hours, please go to www.philamuseum.org or call 215-684-7660



2. Jody Oberfelder, FF Alumn, at New York Live Arts Theater, Manhattan, June 28 and more

JUNE 28 AT 7:30 PM
JUNE 29-JUL 1 at 7:00 PM & 9 PM
New York Live Arts Theater
219 West 19th Street
New York, NY 10011
**Limited audience per performance
For tickets: New York Live Arts
Contact: cecilia@jodyoberfelder.com

Jody Oberfelder, the creator of 4Chambers, the long-running hit about the heart, is now taking on the brain. The Brain Piece illuminates the "dance" that continuously takes place in our minds. The project creates tangible and interactive experiences. Dance, music, installation, film, and words enliven the inner life of the brain through overlapping perceptual domains. The audience has the opportunity to experience dance as a language that goes directly to the brain. Part One, cerebral and sensorial, provides an immersive installation leading into Part Two, a performance in the theater.

Directed, written and choreographed by Jody Oberfelder, collaborators include three dancers: Mary Madsen, Pierre Guilbault, Hannah Wendel, and 10 dancer/docents, film co-director Eric Siegel, set designer Juergen Riehm (with Penelope Phy and Tine Kindermann), lighting, designer Kate Bashore, Music USA Grant recipients composers/sound designers Daniel Wohl, Sean Hagerty, Missy Mazzoli, Andy Akiho, Almeda Beynon, and Angelica Negron.

Our Dramturg is Jessica Applebaum. Collaborating neuroscientists include Dr. Weiji Ma, Cecilia Fontanesi, Ed Lein from The Allen Institute for Brain Research.

*Part One is experience based and involves moving through spaces. We recommend sensible attire and traveling light. If you require wheelchair accessibility, or have other considerations, please contact the New York Live Arts staff: 212-691-6500.

Jody Oberfelder is a director, choreographer, and filmmaker. She and her company
have performed internationally to NoD (Prague), Gallus Theater (Frankfurt), Guelph
Dance Festival (Canada), Centre National de la Danse (Paris), The International Festival
of Modern Dance in Seoul, The Belgrade Dance Festival, The Merchant House
(Amsterdam) and nationally at Dance Place (Washington DC), Jacob's Pillow, MASS
MoCA, The Yard, and many other spaces. In New York City, her most recent immersive
heart-themed work 4Chambers was performed 86 times: in an historic home on
Governors Island and in a former hospital in Brooklyn. Oberfelder has also presented
work at Abrons Arts Center, Dixon Place (three commissions), Schimmel Center for the
Arts, Symphony Space, The Jewish Museum, The Flea Theater, Joyce SoHo, and PS 122. Guest Artist residencies include the Lincoln Center Institute, University of Hawai'i,
Middlebury College, Wayne State University, Moravian College, NYU, and Alfred

As a filmic choreographer, her works Dance of the Neurons, Come Sit Stay, Head First,
Duet, Chance Encounters, LineAge, Rapt, Dizzy Memoir, and Snew have screened at
Madeira Film Festival, Vitten Film Festival, Cape May Film Fest, San Francisco Dance
Film Festival, FRAME: The London Dance Film Festival, Cannes Short Film Festival,
FRAME: The London Dance Film Festival, Cinedans, SF Dance Film Festival, Dance
Camera West, Bryn Mawr Silver Screen Festival (finalist) Kinofilm, Manchester
International Short Film & Animation Festival, Fargo Film Festival, Imagine Science Film
Festival, The Worlding the Brain Symposium, Braga Festival Video Portugal (2nd Prize),
Brainwash Drive-in Film Fest (1st prize) and more. Opera and theater commissions
include Don Pasquale (Divaria Productions), Purcell's Dido & Aeneas (commissioned by
The Orchestra of St. Luke's and Stravinsky's L'histoire du Soldat (commissioned by
Brooklyn Philharmonic) and 33 Witnesses (The Kitty Genovese Story) -voted
"Outstanding Choreographer" NY Fringe Festival.

Jody Oberfelder Projects is honored with creative support from CEC ArtsLink, The
Joyce Theater (a Joyce Soho Residency Grant), funding from New York Foundation for
the Arts' BUILD Grant, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Lower Manhattan Cultural
Foundation, New Music USA, Harkness Foundation for Dance, The Starry Night Fund,
and many generous individual donors. These performances are a part of New York Live
Arts PLUS programming.



3. Michelle Stuart, FF Alumn, at Dia:Beacon, NY, July 8

Anna Lovatt on Michelle Stuart
Saturday, July 8, 2017, 2:30 pm, Dia:Beacon

Event Details
Saturday, July 8, 2017, 2:30 pm
3 Beekman Street
Beacon, NY 12508
Free with museum admission. No reservations required.

Anna Lovatt is the Marguerite Hoffman Scholar in Residence in the department of art history at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Her work focuses on drawing in art of the 1960s and 1970s and she has published on the work of artists including Rosemarie Castoro, Sol LeWitt, Agnes Martin, Dorothea Rockburne, Anne Truitt, and Ruth Vollmer. In 2013-14 she organized the exhibition Michelle Stuart: Drawn from Nature, which traveled to the Djanogly Art Gallery, Nottingham, England, the Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York, and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, California. A book published in 2013 by Hatje Cantz accompanied the exhibition. Lovatt's second book, titled Drawing Degree Zero: The Line from Minimal to Conceptual Art, is forthcoming from Penn State University Press.



4. John Cage, Christo, Dick Higgins, Allan Kaprow / Kasia Fudakowski, Alison Knowles, Claes Oldenburg, Yoko Ono, Nam June Paik, Lawrence Weiner, FF Alumns, at Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany, thru Sept. 24

Museum Ludwig, Cologne
Art Into Life! Collector Wolfgang Hahn and the 60s
June 24-September 24, 2017

Opening: June 23, 7pm

Museum Ludwig, Cologne
50667 Cologne
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10am-6pm

T +49 221 22126165


In the 1960s, the Rhineland was already an important center for a revolutionary occurrence in art: a new generation of artists with international networks rebelled against traditional art. They used everyday life as their source of inspiration and everyday objects as their material. They went out into their urban surroundings, challenging the limits of the art disciplines and collaborating with musicians, writers, filmmakers, and dancers. In touch with the latest trends of this exciting period, the Cologne painting restorer Wolfgang Hahn (1924-1987) began acquiring this new art and created a multifaceted collection of works of Nouveau Réalisme, Fluxus, Happening, Pop Art, and Conceptual Art.

Wolfgang Hahn was head of the conservation department at the Wallraf Richartz Museum and the Museum Ludwig. This perspective influenced his view of contemporary art. He realized that the new art from around 1960 was quintessentially processual and performative, and from the very beginning he visited the events of new music, Fluxus events, and Happenings. He initiated works such as Daniel Spoerri's Hahns Abendmahl (Hahn's Supper) of 1964, implemented Lawrence Weiner's concept A SQUARE REMOVAL FROM A RUG IN USE of 1969 in his living room, and not only purchased concepts and scores from artists, but also video works and 16mm films.
On the other hand, he encountered contemporary art with a keen sense of history. As a witness of events and Happenings, he documented what he saw by conducting artist interviews to learn more about the creation of the works and their artistic position; he also purposefully collected works and documents from specific Happening contexts. This is how he came into possession of a great number of objects from Nam June Paik's legendary exhibition Exposition of Music: Electronic Television of 1963.
For Yilmaz Dziewior, director of the Museum Ludwig, the exhibition on the collection of Wolfgang Hahn is so important because it continues the museum's reflection on its own history and at the same time looks into a possible future by reconsidering the current potential of conceptual, performative, and other ephemeral strategies of the past.
The Hahn Collection was acquired by the Republic of Austria in 1978 and was augmented with other acquisitions in 2003. It is part of the mumok - Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien in Vienna.

The exhibition at the Museum Ludwig and the mumok considers the Hahn Collection for the first time as a self-contained time capsule that offers a fresh look at the art of the 1960s and '70s beyond art-historical or geographical categories.

The artists
Anouj, Arman, Ay-O, Joseph Beuys, George Brecht, Michael Buthe, John Cage, John Chamberlain, Christo, Bruce Conner, Philip Corner, Merce Cunningham, Gérard Deschamps, Jim Dine, François Dufrêne, Öyvind Fahlström, Robert Filliou, Sam Gilliam, Ludwig Gosewitz, Nancy Graves, Raymond Hains, Al Hansen, Dick Higgins, Allan Kaprow / Kasia Fudakowski, Alison Knowles, Arthur Køpcke, Gary Kuehn, Yayoi Kusama, Barry Le Va, Boris Lurie, Gordon Matta-Clark, Claes Oldenburg, Yoko Ono, Nam June Paik, Lil Picard, Klaus Rinke, Mimmo Rotella, Dieter Roth, Niki de Saint Phalle, Günter Saree, George Segal, Daniel Spoerri, Paul Thek, Jean Tinguely, Ursula, Franz Erhard Walther, Robert Watts, Lawrence Weiner, H. C. Westermann, Stefan Wewerka, Jacques de la Villeglé, Wolf Vostell, and Gil J. Wolman. -Kasia Fudakowski was invited to reinvent Push and Pull (1963) by Allan Kaprow. She will present Push and Pull - Re-Invented as a new work.
An exhibition by the Museum Ludwig in cooperation with the mumok - Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, curated by Barbara Engelbach (Museum Ludwig) and Susanne Neuburger (mumok). The exhibition at the Museum Ludwig was curated by Barbara Engelbach.

The exhibition will be on view at the mumok in Vienna starting November 10, 2017.
An exhibition catalogue will be published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, with essays by Barbara Engelbach, Susanne Neuburger, and Susanne Rennert. It will also feature a representative selection of works accompanied by texts. The authors are Ágnes Berecz, J. P. Binstock, Lisa Bosbach, Stephan Diederich, Diedrich Diederichsen, Marianne Dobner, Silvia Eiblmayr, Barbara Engelbach, Ines Gebetsroither, Barbara Herrmann, Dirk Hildebrandt, Matthias Koddenberg, Doris Krystof, Annette Lagler, Dirk Luckow, Simone Moser, Susanne Neubauer, Susanne Neuburger, Marlene Obermayer, Sandra Reimann, Dietmar Rübel, Feliticas Thun-Hohenstein, Ulrich Wilmes, Jörg Wolfert, and Michael Wonnerth-Magnusson.

The exhibition received generous support from the Peter and Irene Ludwig Foundation, the Kunststiftung NRW, and the Landschaftsverband Rheinland as well as additional funding from the Sparkasse KölnBonn from the lottery (PS Sparen und Gewinnen) of the Rheinischer Sparkassen- und Giroverband and the Gesellschaft für Moderne Kunst am Museum Ludwig Köln e.V.

Anne Niermann / Sonja Hempel, Press and Public Relations
T +49 (0)221 221 23491 / niermann@museum-ludwig.de / hempel@museum-ludwig.de



5. Fiona Templeton, FF Alumn, at Raven Row, Spitalfields, UK, opening June 29, and more

A London retrospective of my work from the 70s, as co-founder of the performance art group The Theatre of Mistakes. Exhibition opening Thursday June 29th at Raven Row in Spitalfields. Runs until August 5th. I have also directed a recreation of our work Going, with 5 performers including two graduates from our MA in Contemporary Performance Making, Yoko Ishiguro (2012) and Florence Peake (2009). This will be at 7pm every Friday and Saturday from July 1st to August 4th.

Do come and see more strange photos and impersonations of me 40 years ago.


30 June to 6 August 2017

You are invited to the opening on Thursday 29 June, 6.30-8.30pm.

Artists' group The Theatre of Mistakes (1974-81) pioneered a structured performance art traversing architecture, choreography and poetry as well as visual art. They formed in London in the early 1970s from a series of open workshops at which instructional and games-based exercises were the focus. These came to inform The Street (1975), a performance with the residents and environment of Ascham Street in Kentish Town. Co-founders Fiona Templeton and Anthony Howell distilled the exercises into a publication, Elements of Performance Art (1976), arguably the first manifesto for performance art in the UK. A core group was constituted through an agreement to produce contained and systematic works for a five-year duration, whereby strict planning would also allow for 'mistakes'.

Live elements in this exhibition mark two key phases of The Theatre of Mistakes. Each afternoon in the galleries with open participation, Anthony Howell will re-visit exercises from the workshops, while each Friday and Saturday evening performances will take place of Going (1977). Directed by Fiona Templeton, a cast of five will play out clichéd mannerisms of departure in five tightly choreographed acts, whilst attempting to be each other.

The Theatre of Mistakes logged its working life, practice and processes in detail, both diaristically, for instance describing distributions of labour, and diagrammatically in a variety of spatial and choreographic notations, as well as in photography. The exhibition will explore this unique legacy.

The exhibition is curated by Jason E. Bowman. For further booking information about Going and information about participation in the workshops, please see below.

Going (1977)
Fridays and Saturdays, 7pm

Going is a fugue for five performers in five acts, arranged from mannerisms of departure. It concerns going, or attempting to go, when the participants are bound together as closely as the strands of a knotted ring. Attempting to be each other, as opposed to a character, every performer has to learn all the parts, and thus every move and each gesture. Each weaves a role identical to that of the others, into different moments, but of the same role.

The text for Going was written by Anthony Howell and Fiona Templeton. The work premiered in February 1977 in a tour of Scotland, organised by Richard Demarco, and was then performed widely across Europe and the USA, including at the State Correctional Institution in Pittsburgh in November 1978. It has not been performed in full since 1981.

The production at Raven Row is directed by Fiona Templeton and performed by an alternating cast selected by her: Manuela Albrecht, Javier Cardona, Yoko Ishiguro, Florence Peake, Andrew Price and Taylor Smith.

The first public performance is at 7pm on Saturday 1 July and thereafter, every Friday and Saturday evening until 5 August. The performance lasts approximately one hour.

Places are limited, please book your place on Eventbrite.com

Raven Row
56 Artillery Lane
London E1 7LS
T +44 (0)20 7377 4300



6. Mark Bloch, Ray Johnson, FF Alumns, in White Hot Magazine, now online

Here is my take on a recent Ray Johnson show from the perspective of someone who knew him and has been observing the slow morphing of his legacy over time. Those of us in the New York Correspondence School tradition have to stick together. I also welcome email from anyone who knew Ray in person or through the mail.


Mark Bloch



7. Vernita Nemec, FF Alumn, at Van Der Plas Gallery, Manhattan, opening June 28

Vernita Nemec at Van Der Plas Gallery 156 Orchard St. A group exhibit opening Wednesday, June 28, 6-8 PM
156 Orchard St, NYC



Wednesday 5th July, 2pm - 5pm
at Clore Learning Centre, Cottesloe Room, National Theatre



8. Lois Weaver, FF Alumn, at National Theatre, London, UK, July 5

Wednesday 5th July, 2pm - 5pm
at Clore Learning Centre, Cottesloe Room, National Theatre

Queer Stages UK is facilitated by Lois Weaver along with Sarah Mullan, and explores the legacies and lineages of LGBT+ representation, performance and playwriting over the past 25 years. It takes a collaborative approach to discussing, tracing and documenting the range of work that has appeared on stage during this period. This event seeks to draw links between, across, and through generations of LGBTQ arts practice in order to understand lineages of artists, legacies of performances and the relationships between now and then.

It will begin with three appetisers from LGBT+ artists Neil Bartlett, Mojisola Abedayo, and Milk Presents followed by a Long Table. The Long Table, a format developed by Lois Weaver modelled on a dinner party, is an open-ended, non-hierarchical forum designed to foster conversation and participation. Alongside this, speakers and attendees are invited to map out their encounters with LGBT+ performances to co-create a visual document that depicts the network of representations that have taken place during the past 25 years.

All welcome! Participants are also invited to bring along items or memories of performances they have encountered in the past for a Queer Show and Tell.

For tickets please visit:



9. Dynasty Handbag, Nao Bustamante, at Zebulon, Los Angeles, CA, July 9, and more

Hello from the bulk isle at Amazon 365!
I am so pretty excited that Weirdo Night is having it's return born again ceremony at the newly re-located Zebulon in Frogtown, USA Los Angeles! We can all fit! It's a bigggg beautiful space lets take space ugh!

Our rebirth is going to be incredible.

July 9th - 7:30 doors - 8:00 Show

with celebrity art star extradordinaireee and early Handbag major influencer
Nao Bustamante
and one of my favorite all around total freak shows
Brontez Purnell
We are also flying in WN fave shock comic
Jerry Jergens from New Jersey
plus we will finally have the room to spread out and
also of course some last minute garbage by your host
Dynasty Handmaid
under his browneye
You want a sound-bath bitch I will give you a sound bahhh

ZEBULON - 7:30 21+ 12.00 (all $ pays artists thank you for your support!)
2478 Fletcher Ave.
Los Angeles, Ca. 90039 |
(323) 662-0966 | info@zebulon.la
get TICKETS here you little rascals!
more info at end of page


upcoming Dynasty Handbag etc:

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT - on June 27th at 7PM - catch I, An Comedienne at The Clubhouse in the stripmall on Vermont next to Jons fine foods! This is a version of Jibz Cameron doing I, An Moron, without a costume, sound or light cues and maybe gonna be terrible and awkward for everyone involved but I am going to try it because I am going to die one day.

June 27 - I, An Comedienne, The Clubhouse, Los Angeles, 7pm - TICKETS
July 9 - Weirdo Night! Zebulon, Los Angeles, 7:30pm TICKETS
July 15 - Vat Do U Vant For Bwekfas? - screening at OUTFEST, - REDCAT, 5pm - TICKETS
July 15 - Performance at OUTFEST Platinum Party - The Monty - 9PM
August 25(date pending) I, An Moron - DDL - Toronto (more info soon)
August 31 - I, An Moron, Joe's Pub, NYC, 9:30pm - TICKETS
September 12 - Afterglow Festival, Provincetown, Mass (can someone please tell my papá (john waters) i will be in town?)TI

Nao Bustamante is an internationally known artist, originally from California; she now resides in Los Angeles. Bustamante's precarious work encompasses performance art, video installation, visual art, filmmaking and writing. The New York Times says, "She has a knack for using her body." Bustamante has presented in galleries, museums, universities and underground sites all around the world. She has exhibited, among other locales, at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, the New York Museum of Modern Art, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Sundance International Film Festival, Outfest International Film Festival, El Museo del Barrio Museum of Contemporary Art, First International Performance Biennial, Deformes in Santiago, Chile and the Kiasma Museum of Helsinki. She was also an unlikely contestant on TV network, Bravo's "Work of Art: The Next Great Artist." In 2001 she received the prestigious Anonymous Was a Woman fellowship and in 2007 named a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow, as well as a Lambent Fellow. In 2008, she received the Chase Legacy award in Film, which was in conjunction with Kodak and HBO. And was the Artist in Residence of the American Studies Association in 2012. In 2013, Bustamante was awarded the short-term CMAS-Benson Latin American Collection Research Fellowship and also a Makers Muse Award from the Kindle Foundation. In 2014-15, Bustamante was the Queer Artist in Residence at UC Riverside and, in 2015, she was a UC MEXUS Scholar in Residence in preparation for a solo exhibit at Vincent Price Art Museum in Los Angeles. Bustamante's video work is in the Kadist Collection. Bustamante is alum of the San Francisco Art Institute, New Genres program and the Skowhegen School of Painting and Sculpture. Currently, she holds the position of Associate Professor and Vice Dean of Art at the USC Roski School of Art and Design. For information about upcoming events, like: www.facebook.com/naobustamante http://www.naobustamante.com

Brontez Purnell is the author of the cult zine "Fag School," Cruising Diaries, the frontman for his band "The Younger Lovers," and founder of the Brontez Purnell Dance Company (BPDC). Formerly a dancer with Gravy Train!!!, his other collaborations include an ensemble role in the queer independent feature film, "I Want Your Love" (Dir. Travis Mathews, 2012), and dancing for local artist-choreographers Amara Tabor-Smith, Keith Hennessy, Eric Kupers, and Nina Haft, and South African artist-choreographer Athi-Patra Rugra. Since founding BPDC in 2010, Purnell has presented his original dance and movement theatre works at the Berkeley Art Museum, CounterPULSE, the Garage, Kunst-Stoff Arts, the Lab, and SOMArts. With cinematographer Gary Fembot Gregerson and lighting designer Jerry Lee, Purnell produced, choreographed, and scored "Free Jazz" (2012), a 8mm B&W dance film documenting "various dance parties, structured improvs, rituals and happenings" performed by BPDC between 2010 and 2012, which has been shown internationally. He was a guest curator for the Berkeley Art Museum's L@TE program in 2012, awarded an invitation to the 2012 Radar Lab queer arts summer residency, honored by Out Magazine's 2012 Hot 100 List and 2013 Most Eligible Bachelors List, and most recently won the 2014 SF Bay Guardian's Goldie for Performance/Music. He earned a B.F.A. in Theatre and Contemporary Dance at California State University, East Bay.

Heather Jewett is a writer and comedic performer from Los Angeles. Known for her outlandish characters, standup, and for fronting the queer electro punk group Gravy Train!!!!, Heather exaggerates both the earnest and the grotesque to hilarious effect. Look for her wellness webseries, Healing with Heather, coming this fall. Heather's notorious Jerry Jergens character is a 49-year old "roast comedian" and 90s alternative rock devotee from Hoboken, NJ. During his rude and lewd act, Jerry aims only to offend, but often ends up unwittingly exploring his complex issues as an aging, fatherless male. His 90 minute shock comedy album, PASSIN' GAS?!?!, is unavailable digitally.

DANCE-Y-OKE is a dance karaoke dance party where individuals grouply dance along to music videos with great dancing in them. Video hits include Janet Jackson Rhythm Nation, Kate Bush Wuthering Heights, Aaliyah Are You That Somebody? ARE YOU!!!?????



10. LuLu LoLo, FF Member, at Bluestocking Books, Manhattan, June 29, and more

LuLu's June News

What's Next for LuLu LoLo?

Thursday June 29 2017 @7-9:30PM

LuLu LoLo reading her one-person play

"Sworn Oath For A Soldier"

The story of Albert D.J. Cashier aka Jennie Hodgers and the women who fought in the Civil War disguised as men.

Women's Trans' Poetry Jam & Open Mike

Hosted by Vittoria Repetto

Bluestockings Books
172 Allen Street

What's Next for LuLu LoLo?

Sunday, September 17, 2017, 6-8 PM

LuLu reading her short play: "A Butterfly for Nabokov"

Boog City Poets Theater
Curator: Joel Allegretti
Sidewalk Café 94 Avenue A

October 12-15 2017

New Performance:
Blessings From Mother Cabrini, Saint of the Immigrants

LuLu LoLo, in homage to Mother Cabrini, Saint of the Immigrants will offer blessings and compassion to passersby on her pilgrimage along the path of 14th Street

Art in Odd Places, Aiop: Sense
Curated by Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful
with Rocío Aranda and Jodi Waynberg.

Performance: Mother Cabrini of the Chiena, Campagna, Italy, 2007
Photo: Barbla Fraefel
Wolf Sculpture: Peter Fraefel

Special Thanks to
Co-Sponsors Humanities New York & Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimo
In Partnership with
Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition
Italian American Writers Association
National Organization of Italian American Women
NYU Center for the Humanitites
John D Calandra Italian American Institute

Copyright (c) 2017 LuLu LoLo Productions, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
LuLu LoLo Productions
P.O. Box P
New York, NY 10028-0035



11. Chris Sullivan, FF Alumn, now online at vimeo.com

The Orbit of Minor Satellites

The narration by Boris Karloff, as the talking bison, is taken with permission from his daughter Sara, from classic radio plays.

Dear Franklin Furnace aficionados,

I'm thrilled, after six years of work, to be so much closer to completing my new animated feature film "The Orbit of Minor Satellites."

The video clip linked here:


is a preview I'm sharing with friends and colleagues for the first time and it features the voice of one of my screen idols, the great Boris Karloff. He has become an integral part of the narrative of the film.

The Orbit of Minor Satellites, like previous works including Consuming Spirits, Is a dark and humorous feature about three characters searching for home, love, and forgiveness.
Today marks the midway point of my new Kickstarter campaign, which will give me the resources to complete this project. I'm asking for your generous pledge at OrbitKickstart.com.

And to all of you who already have pledged, THANK YOU! You can continue to support my film by posting our OrbitKickstart.com link on Facebook, twitter and Instagram.

Thank you so much,




12. Krzysztof Wodiczko, FF Alumn, at National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea, opening July 5

Krzysztof Wodiczko: Instruments, Monuments, Projections
July 5-October 9, 2017

Opening: July 5

National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea
30 Samcheong-ro, Jongno-gu, Sogyeok-dong
Hours: Monday-Sunday 10am-6pm,
Wednesday and Saturday 10am-9pm

T +82 2 3701 9500


This exhibition provides a panoramic view of Krzysztof Wodiczko, exploring all of his identities without reducing him to any one of them. The keywords of the exhibition title-Instruments, Monuments, Projections-refer to the formal elements that link his major activities, while also indicating the chronological changes to his working process. Gallery 5 at MMCA Seoul presents works of instruments and installations created in the late 1960s in Poland along with various Monumental Projections, interrogative designs, and a series of works regarding the brutality of war. They explore themes such as freedom and control in society, criticism of capitalism, issues of discrimination and human rights violation faced by immigrants and homeless people, and the artist's voice for ending war. Gallery 7 at MMCA Seoul features My Wish (2017), the artist's new work focused on Korean society, while also allowing us to have a look at the process of making the work.



13. Peter Grzybowski, FF Alumn, at Le Guern Gallery, Warsaw, Poland, thru Aug. 19

Tomek Baran, Peter Grzybowski

June 24 - August 19, 2017

The exhibit of works by Tomek Baran and Peter Grzybowki focuses on the medium of painting: its functions, the richness of ornamental form, and the untruth of the material. The key concept of the exhibition is the "issue of wall" reflected in the works of both artists: the integral connection and the disconnect between a painting and its base. The interlinked paintings of both artists escape the framework of the noble medium and operate as objects. The motifs of wall and canvas painting intertwine, joining the perennial discourse on the limits of painting.

The exhibition presents Tomek Baran's recent paintings of the series Expirations. The artist has been also commissioned to create a wall painting at the exhibition: a counterpoint to spatial works that use Constructivist canvas, built from convex and concave forms. Baran's meditations on the links between a painting, its environment, and its audience in light of such concepts as the surface of a painting, space, and materiality, have much in common with paintings of Peter Grzybowski (who died in 2013). The 1990s works presented at the exhibition follow the tradition of painting which imitates the appearance of rock, wood and textile: faux painting. The style had its revival in North America in the 1980s and 1990s, when Grzybowski painted illusionist compositions on the walls of private apartments to make a living as a performer in New York. In addition to commissioned works, the artist created a large number of works on canvas in the same style.The uniqueness of the trompe l'oeil was meant to customise and decorate New Yorkers' home interiors and make them original.

Tomek Baran (ur. 1985) is a painter. In 2010 he graduated with an MA in painting from the Kraków Academy of Fine Arts. He debuted in 2008 at the Campaigne for Revaluating Abstraction at F.A.I.T. Gallery in Kraków. He has shown his solo projects at Bunkier Sztuki, AS Gallery and Delikatesy Gallery in Kraków, MDS Gallery in Wroclaw. In 2016 a big solo show entitled Heavy Metal was presented at BWA Gallery in Olsztyn. His works have been also shown at many group exhibitions in Poland and abroad: XVI International Painting Triennale Nomadic Images, Vilnius 2016; A pudding that endless screw agglomerates, Polish Institute, Berlin 2016; Artists from Kraków. Generation 1980-1990, MOCAK, Kraków, 2015; Česko - polské hvězdy, Miroslav Kubik Gallery, Litomyśl, 2015; Mere Formality, Labirynt Gallery, Lublin 2015; For Me, Abstraction is Real, Boccanera Gallery, Trento 2015; Polish Art Today, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw 2014.

Peter Grzybowski (born 1954, died 2013) was a performer, multimedia artist and painter. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków, where he earned a degree from the Department of Painting in 1982. From 1985, Grzybowski lived and worked in New York. His first performances took place from 1981, including both one-man appearances and work with collectives: AWACS (1982-87) and KONGER (1984-1986). Until 1996, he mainly exhibited painterly works in the US, Poland and other European countries. He was a member of the Association Fort Sztuki and IAPAO; co-founder of the Foundation for the Promotion of Performance Art "Kesher" in Kraków; curator of Kesher performance events and festivals in the US and Poland. His work commented on and criticised the surrounding world, its phenomena and changes, involving destruction and deconstruction of objects. For expressive effect, Grzybowski used materials and props such as glass, blood, fat, sports equipment, and tools. In his final years, he created multimedia performances using computers, digital video, sound, UV light, as well as interactive CDs. He took part in many international performance events and festivals. His paintings are found in many collections and in institutions including the John Hechinger Collection, the Norton Center for the Arts, the Robert Rothschild Collection, the Michael Rakosi Collection, the Raymond and Arlene Zimmerman Collection, Galeria Wymiany and the National Museum in Kraków.

Le Guern Gallery
ul. Widok 8
00-023 Warsaw
Poland tel. +48 22 690 69 69
E-mail: gallery@leguern.pl



14. Hidemi Takagi, FF Alumn, at Hudson Guild Gallery, Manhattan, opening June 29

Dear Friends,

I hope that your summer is going well.
I am pleased to announce my solo exhibition, "Hello, It's Me" at Hudson Guild Gallery, NYC 06/26 - 07/27. Please - Please join us for the opening on this coming Thursday (see detail below). I would love to see you there. Hidemi

(Yachiyo Taramura, 93 years old Japanese American woman who was born in LA and moved to NYC after she experienced Japanese internment camp in Arizona. Please watch her video I made: Yachiyo - The Prologue https://vimeo.com/190931741

Opening Reception Thursday, June 29 2017, 6:00pm - 7:30pm.
at Hudson Guild Gallery: 441 West 26 th Street, New York, NY 10011
(inside of Hudson Guild Elliot Center)

June 29 - July 27, 2017
Viewing Hours:
Tuesdays - Fridays 10:00am -1:00pm and 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturdays 10:00am - 6:00pm

Jim Furlong, Director of Arts



15. Judith Bernstein, Ida Applebroog, FF Alumns, at Pilar Corrias, London, UK, thru August 4

6.28.17 - 8.4.17
Curated by Gerasimos Floratos featuring Ida Applebroog, Emheyo Bahabba, Judith Bernstein, Rafael Delacruz, Ida Ekblad, Sophie von Hellermann, Evan Holloway, Lee Lozano, Tala Madani, Quintessa Matranga, Trevor Shimizu, Spencer Sweeney, Billy White and Amelia von Wufflen.



16. Judith Bernstein, Nicole Eisenman, Mona Hatoum, Jenny Holzer, Barbara Kruger, Martha Rosler, Betty Tompkins, FF Alumns, at Hall Art Foundation, Derneburg, Germany, opening July 1


Für Barbara curated by Leo Koenig, includes works by Lynda Benglis, Judith Bernstein, Monica Bonvicini, Angela Bulloch, Sarah Crowner, Rineke Dijkstra, Maria Eichhorn, Nicole Eisenman, Tracey Emin, Lara Favaretto, Ceal Floyer, Dara Friedman, Sonia Gechtoff, Nan Goldin, Marcia Hafif, Mona Hatoum, Mary Heilmann, Carmen Herrera, Candida Höfer, Jenny Holzer, Jacqueline Humphries, Bethan Huws, Karen Kilimnik, Barbara Kruger, Maria Lassnig, Lee Lozano, Rebecca Morris, Aurélie Nemours, Lydia Okumura, Catherine Opie, Silke Otto-Knapp, Joyce Pensato, Martha Rosler, Lara Schnitger, Nora Schultz, Amy Sillman, Laurie Simmons, Lily van der Stokker, Elaine Sturtevant, Betty Tompkins, Charline von Heyl, Rebecca Warren, and Anicka Yi.



17. Jenji Kohan, FF Intern Alumn, now online at wtfpod.com

Please listen to this podcast, in which Jenji Kohan discusses Franklin Furnace and performance art around the 44 and 49 minute marks:


Thank you



18. Alexander Viscio, Slaven Tolj, FF Alumns, at Days of Open Performance, Vienna, Austria, opening June 29

Dear Friends,
I'm happy to be the poster boy for this event!
I guess they thought it would be safer for everyone if I weren't performing:)

DOPUST / Days of open performance VIENNA 2017

AS FAR AS I CAN GO | radical movements
29.6.- 1.7.2017

OPENING: 29.6., 4pm - 11pm

Žarko Aleksić, Milan Bozić, Cristina Calderoni, Vlasta Delimar, Sandro Đukić, Frustracиja, Gentle Women Group (Aleksandra Artamonova, Evgeniya Lapteva), Siniša Labrović, Anna Lerchbaumer, Marko Marković, Giovanni Morbin, Mindy Yan & Marcus Miller, Lala Nomada, Laura Rambelli, Jasmin Schaitl, Selma Selman, Tiberius Stanciu, Bojana Stamenković, Marko Stamenkovći, Slaven Tolj, Franz Wassermann, Alexander Viscio

The art project consists of three parts, a workshop, the performance festival DOPUST / Days of open performance VIENNA 2017 and a thematically matching exhibition focusing on performance.
DOPUST / Days of open performance VIENNA 2017PERFORMANCE - EXHIBITION - LECTURE - CATALOGUE PRESENTATIONAS FAR AS I CAN GO | radical movements 29.6.- 1.7.2017 OPENING: 29.6., 4pm - 11pmŽarko Aleksić, Milan Bozić, Cristina Calderoni, Vlasta Delimar, Sandro Đukić, Frustracиja, Gentle Women Group (Aleksandra Artamonova, Evgeniya Lapteva), Siniša Labrović, Anna Lerchbaumer, Marko Marković, Giovanni Morbin, Mindy Yan & Marcus Miller, Lala Nomada, Laura Rambelli, Jasmin Schaitl, Selma Selman, Tiberius Stanciu, Bojana Stamenković, Marko Stamenkovći, Slaven Tolj, Franz Wassermann, Alexander ViscioWHEN: opening: Thursday, 29. June, 4 pmWHERE: galerie michaela stock, Schleifmühlgasse 18, 1040 Vienna12-14 contemporary, Schleifmühlgasse 12-14, 1040 Vienna29.6.- 2.7.2017 | DRINKS & COOKING by Barbatti fine food, every day from 12 pm to 10 pmPERFORMANCE - EXHIBITION - LECTURE - CATALOGUE PRESENTATIONAS FAR AS I CAN GO | radical movements 29.6.- 1.7.2017 Žarko Aleksić, Milan Bozić, Cristina Calderoni, Vlasta Delimar, Sandro Đukić, Frustracиja, Gentle Women Group (Aleksandra Artamonova, Evgeniya Lapteva), Siniša Labrović, Anna Lerchbaumer, Marko Marković, Giovanni Morbin, Mindy Yan & Marcus Miller, Lala Nomada, Laura Rambelli, Jasmin Schaitl, Selma Selman, Tiberius Stanciu, Bojana Stamenković, Marko Stamenkovći, Slaven Tolj, Franz Wassermann, Alexander ViscioCooperationDOPUST / Days of open performance Split, galerie michaela stock and 12-14 contemporaryPERFORMANCE - EXHIBITION - LECTURE - CATALOGUE PRESENTATIONAS FAR AS I CAN GO | radical movements 29.6.- 1.7.2017 Žarko Aleksić, Milan Bozić, Cristina Calderoni, Vlasta Delimar, Sandro Đukić, Frustracиja, Gentle Women Group (Aleksandra Artamonova, Evgeniya Lapteva), Siniša Labrović, Anna Lerchbaumer, Marko Marković, Giovanni Morbin, Mindy Yan & Marcus Miller, Lala Nomada, Laura Rambelli, Jasmin Schaitl, Selma Selman, Tiberius Stanciu, Bojana Stamenković, Marko Stamenkovći, Slaven Tolj, Franz Wassermann, Alexander ViscioCooperationDOPUST / Days of open performance Split, galerie michaela stock and 12-14 contemporaryThe art project consists of three parts, a workshop, the performance festival DOPUST / Days of open performance VIENNA 2017 and a thematically matching exhibition focusing on performance.


Alexander Viscio
+43 660 438 4236/Wien
skype: visciology



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