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Contents for August 21, 2017

1. Clarissa Sligh, FF Alumn, at The Brooklyn Museum, now online

It's not easy for my artists' books to find a fit.

Hi Clarissa!
Just wanted to send you a photo of your two books on view here in the Equal Justice exhibition:

The books look great - see attached bad photo I took! You might find this podcast interesting to listen to:




2. Liliana Porter, FF Alumn, at Savannah College of Art and Design Museum, GA, thru Jan. 7, 2018

Other Situations
Aug. 17, 2017 - Jan. 7, 2018
SCAD Museum of Art presents "Other Situations," a survey exhibition of works by New York-based artist Liliana Porter. Originally educated in printmaking - a discipline that deeply influenced her practice - Porter moved to New York in 1964, where she cofounded the New York Graphic Workshop with artists Luis Camnitzer and José Guillermo Castillo. Since then, Porter has worked in a variety of media including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, assemblages, video, installation and, more recently, theater.
"Other Situations" presents 30 object-based works and two video pieces organized in nonlinear, thematic groupings that highlight Porter's artistic evolution over five decades. Among the significant artwork included in the exhibition are Porter's 1970s photographs alluding to space and the body, and a series of prints referencing surrealist René Magritte that interrogate image, representation and simulacra. The exhibition also includes more recent works in which Porter utilizes miniature workers and figurines to make a statement about reality and self-awareness.
Furthermore, Porter's artwork explores the conflicting boundaries between reality and fiction and the ways in which images are circulated and consumed. Her work includes a fundamental distinction between the notions of "narrative" and "situation." The linear structure implicit in most stories suggests a relationship with time in which Porter is not interested. In her universe, it is unclear where the traveler is coming from, how an army became trapped in a tide of paint, or how a giant piano will be fixed. Instead, the situations she creates always occur in the present tense. The past and future of the action become irrelevant in light of the urgency and absurdity of the problems faced by her characters.
Sometimes paired in conversation or arranged in larger groups, Porter's characters - a pantheon of cultural figures such as Elvis Presley, Che Guevara, Jesus, Mickey Mouse and Benito Juárez - appear to uncover the burden of domestic ontologies. The representation of these heavily mediated individuals, and the questions about image dissemination and public life, become particularly relevant in present times, where the fields of politics, spectacle and celebrity culture collide and merge.
"Other Situations" is curated by Humberto Moro, SCAD curator of exhibitions.

LINK: http://www.scadmoa.org/art/exhibitions/2017/liliana-porter-other-situations

Humberto Moro
Curator, SCAD Museum of Art
Savannah College of Art and Design(r)
T: +1 912.525.5367
C: +1 912.323.4923
hmoro@scad.edu - www.scadmoa.org
SCAD - The University for Creative Careers(r)



3. Mendi and Keith Obadike, FF Alumns, in Times Square, Manhattan, now online

Please visit this link:


Thank you.



4. Brendan Fernandes, FF Alumn, in Artforum, now online

Please visit this link:


Thank you.



5. Charles Clough, FF Alumn, at Art Omi, Ghent, NY, opening Sept. 2

Art Omi, in Ghent, New York will present an exhibition and painting workshop that examines two participatory aspects of my work: Clufffalo: Seasons and Clufffalo: Places. Seasons involves people freely adding layers of paint to 32 x 44 inch panels over the course of each season at the Roycroft Campus in East Aurora, NY. At the end of the season I grind through the layers until I achieve aesthetic satisfaction and then polish the surface. Finally, I gather the portraits of the collaborators and their state of the painting to make an art history book.

Clufffalo: Places is formulated for a limited amount of time at a particular location. Four elements are involved: A. a large painting resulting from the effort of many people on which I add the final layer; B. a take-away painting produced by and for each participant; C. an overhead video that documents each participant's contribution; and 4. an art history book of all documentation of the work.

Art Omi will present Arena, 1992, latex on canvas, 108 x 210 inches, painted with the public and completed by me at Artpark, Lewiston, NY; the seven extant iterations of the Clufffalo: Seasons and Clufffalo: Art Omi, 108 x 192 inches, which will be painted by the public and finished by me on September 2, 2017 at Omi.

I characterize my effort in terms of "the true, the good and the beautiful". It is important to me that the appearance of my work pleases my sense of beauty while questioning issues of social engagement and the future of art.

I would be pleased if you participate on September 2nd and that you visit the exhibition, which closes in late November.

Charles Clough



6. Magie Dominic, FF Alumn, now online


My podcast interview about the Caffe Cino and the history of early NY theater and the ten years that made it all happen. (apx 30 minutes)

Magie Dominic



7. Raquel Rabinovich, FF Alumn, launches new website www.raquelrabinovich.com

Dear Friends,

I would like to share with you my newly redesigned website: www.raquelrabinovich.com
You will find that it not only includes my most recent pieces, but that it also offers the opportunity of viewing sixty years of my work.

I hope this finds you well!

With warmest wishes,




8. Iris Rose, FF Alumn, at Pangea, Manhattan, Sept. 24

Hi, everyone!

I will be performing a cabaret show at Pangea on Sunday, September 24 at 7:30pm. I am so grateful for this opportunity to share some of my favorite songs with you all! I am also delighted to be joined by Chris Berg on piano, Joel McGlynn on guitar, and Lily DePaula on additional vocals.🎼🎶

178 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10003

The show is composed of torch songs (very loosely defined) by everyone from The Magnetic Fields and The Handsome Family to Joni Mitchell and Patsy Cline. It also includes two songs that were written for my 1987 torch song show, More Songs of Desire and Despair, by John Flansburgh and John Linnell of They Might Be Giants. The whole thing lasts about an hour.

Please let me know if you have any questions. When you're ready, here's the link:

Hope to see you there!


PS: If you'd like to prepare by learning more about More Songs of Desire and Despair (1987), go to the Watchface Archives website: http://watchface.nyc/show/more-songs-of-desire-and-despair/



9. Claire Jeanine Satin, FF Alumn, at Hebrew Union College Jewish Institute of Religion Museum, Manhattan, opening Sept. 7


Renowned artist Claire Jeanine Satin is pleased to announce that a selection of her book art will be shown as part of an upcoming exhibit at the Hebrew Union College's Jewish Institute of Religion Museum in New York City.

The exhibit, "HOME" will feature a collection of works from various artists that, according to Laura Kruger, the museum's curator, "will be a representation of what 'home' means to the artist." Claire Satin was invited by Laura Kruger to add her work to this exhibit. Her book art, "Family Roots 2", is a touching representation that goes back more than three generations. "(The book) features my ancestry and the generations of people who influenced me and played a fundamental role in making our home a home," says Satin. "The book traces with imagery the three generations and is set within an excerpt of a poem by Maya Angelou: 'No one comes to the earth like grass,we all come like trees, we all have roots'."

"HOME" will open on September 7th, 2017, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The exhibit will run well into the summer of 2018.

ABOUT CLAIRE JEANINE SATIN: A follower of mentor John Cage, Claire Jeanine Satin's art is greatly influenced by Cage's concept of indeterminacy. In addition to previous showings at the Hebrew Union College Museum, Claire has been awarded 3 artist residencies to Venice, Italy by the Emily Harvey Foundation. Her most recent work, a video piece entitled, "(my)Women in Movement" was featured in Genova, Italy earlier this year. Visit Claire Jeanine Satin's website at www.satinartworks.com.



10. Nina Sobell, FF Alumn, Hotel Balneario Las Arena Valencia, Spain, Sept. 10-13

Dear Harley,

I will be speaking at this upcoming event organized by the Brain-Machine Interface Systems Lab:

2017 International Conference on Mobile Brain-Body Imaging and the Neuroscience of Art, Innovation and Creativity
Valencia (Spain), September 10-13, 2017


Thank you.

Nina Sobell



11. Bob Holman, FF Alumn, at Freight + Volume, Manhattan, opening Sept. 9

Bob Holman and Archie Rand
Invisible City

September 9th - October 8th, 2017
Opening reception Saturday, September 9th, 7pm - 9pm

Freight+Volume is pleased to present Invisible City, a collaborative body of work by poet Bob Holman and artist Archie Rand. Consisting of 50 canvases inscribed with lines from Holman's eponymous poem, the project defies the typical binary relationship of illustration and text, instead adopting a radical dynamic of unpredictability and suggestion.

A self-described "call to action" and "hip-hoppy utopic jaunt through a mash-up of physical and metaphysical landscapes," Holman's poem was the origin point of the collaboration, a sort of narrative nexus that engages and activates Rand's canvases. Originally composed for the New Museum's 2015 IDEAS CITY community initiative, the poem was cut-up and reformulated during the process of collaboration, with the disembodied fragments of text then paired with Rand's canvases.

The integration of text and image is of critical importance, opening up a third space alongside the visual and narrative, and Rand stresses that without the text of the poem, "the image would simply be a nice painting but without any tether to further meditative capabilities - which is just what we were trying to avoid." This sort of inter-medium collusion comes naturally to both Holman and Rand. The former speaks of his penchant for ekphrasis, or the notion of art inspired by other art, manifested in his collections of poems related to Matisse's cut-outs and Chuck Close's daguerreotypes, while the latter has engaged with religious scripture throughout his career, highlighted in his murals for the B'nai Yosef synagogue and his "613" project, for which he created a painting for each Jewish commandment.

Rand's unique visual style melds a graphic directness resembling that of pulp comics or graphic novels with a painterly, expressive sensibility; underscored by a vivid technicolor palette, the grotesque subjects of his canvases take on a whimsical character, caught between everyday human depravity and a surreal, dream-like realm. A "crazy quilt world of monsters and demons inspired by Mexican telenovellas and other sources," these scenes often conflict with the self-identified idealism of Holman's poetry, with each chunk of the poem often forming a jarring, enigmatic juxtaposition with its corresponding illustration. Lines such as "dance to the music you can see" and "enter through the sky" bear depictions of a vampire attacking a woman and fellatio, respectively, and a painting of a man chained by his wrists to a wall is given the almost mocking epithet "not even athletes know the score." Spurning logic and passive observation, Invisible City simultaneously mystifies and provokes the viewer to form their own understanding of the relationship between image and text.

Bob Holman is the author of 16 poetry collections including The Cutouts, Matisse (PeKa Boo), Sing This One Back to Me (Coffee House), and A Couple of Ways of Doing Something, a collaboration with Chuck Close (Aperture). He has taught at Columbia, NYU, Bard, and The New School. Founder of the Bowery Poetry Club, Holman previously was a director at the Nuyorican Poets Café and St. Marks Poetry Project. He is co-founder of the Endangered Language Alliance, and hosted the award-winning PBS documentary "Language Matters." A Ford Foundation grantee in 2015 and Minister of Poetry and Language Preservation at the United States Department of Arts and Culture (not a government agency), Holman lives on the Bowery. Most recently he served as creative consultant for LINES Ballet Company in San Francisco on a ballet based on endangered languages. He will teach at Princeton in Fall 2017.

Archie Rand received a BFA in cinegraphics from Pratt Institute, having studied previously at the Art Students League of New York. His first exhibition was in 1968, at the Tibor de Nagy Gallery in New York. He has since had over 100 solo exhibitions, and his work has been included in over 200 group exhibitions. Rand's work as a painter, muralist and graphic artist is held in many public collections among which are The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, The Brooklyn Museum, The Baltimore Museum of Art, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Tel Aviv Museum of Art, The Victoria and Albert Museum, The Bibliothèque Nationale de France, The Smithsonian Institution, and The New York Public Library. His illustrated books are in the libraries of over 400 institutions including Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Brown, and Johns Hopkins Universities. Formerly the Chair of the Visual Arts Program at Columbia University he is currently The Presidential Professor of Art at Brooklyn College.

Please join us for the opening reception with the artists on Saturday, September 9th from 7 to 9pm, with a reading by the artists taking place at 7:30pm. Refreshments will be served. A full-color, limited edition catalogue to accompany the exhibition will be available for sale. For further information, please contact nick@freightandvolume.com, or call 212.691.7700.

Freight & Volume 97 Allen St, New York, NY 10002



12. Frank Moore, FF Alumn, now online

Frank Moore, FF Alumn, featured in a new episode of the web video series about his life and art, LET ME BE FRANK

Let Me Be Frank
Episode 9 - Time, Community, Inter-Relations

Episode 9, "Time, Community, Inter-Relations", of the LET ME BE FRANK web documentary series, is now available for viewing. Readings by Moore's long-time friend and Ear Nose & Throat doctor, Richard Kerbavaz, and long-time friend, musician/singer/songwriter John The Baker. This episode follows the evolution of Moore's performances, from his weekly drop-in workshops in Santa Fe in the 1970s, to Moore's first 24-hour performance, to the communal family's move to New York City, the continuation of the workshops, and Moore's performance, "Inter-Relations". Episode 9 explores Moore's discoveries along the way, the secrets and magical effects of small simple acts in performance, and his experiments with extended time, breaking taboos, dressing and undressing, and creating community through performance. Episode 9 also includes Moore singing "Totalitarian State" at the illegal, underground all-ages Richmond, CA punk club, Burnt Ramen, and features duets of Moore and John the Baker, singing John The Baker's "Fuck The Fascist USA" and "Crack Baby". Music by Frank Moore, Sander Roscoe Wolff, Vinnie Spit Santino, John the Baker, Michael LaBash, Fluff Grrl, Two Loons For Tea, and Tha Archivez.

Let Me Be Frank is a video series based on the life and art of shaman, performance artist, writer, poet, painter, rock singer, director, TV show host, teacher and bon vivant, Frank Moore.

The series is partly a biography, but also a presentation of Frank's philosophy on life and on art. Twenty-plus episodes have been planned based on Frank's book, Art Of A Shaman, which was originally delivered as a lecture at New York University in 1990 as part of the conference "New Pathways in Performance". Each episode will feature readings by people who played an important part in Frank's life, either as friends, lovers, students, artistic collaborators or supporters of his art.

Let Me Be Frank presents Frank's exploration of performance and art as being a magical way to effect change in the world ... performance as an art of melting action, of ritualistic shamanistic doings/playings. Using Frank's career and life as a "baseline", it explores this dynamic playing within the context of reality shaping.

The series is available on Frank's website at http://frankadelic.com and on Vimeo at https://vimeo.com/channels/letmebefrank.



13. Colette, FF Alumn, at Mitchell Algus Gallery, Manhattan, opening Sept. 12

I hope this explains why I have not seen more of you !

DATE :OPENING SEPT 12, h. 6 to 9 pm - up till Oct. 15.


you must ask for help. saving your art is more important than your pride "
Gabriella Von Arnim . july 2017

I have been so busy moving and rescuing my work, I'm not sure whom has already been informed ?- and whom is not aware. Forced to Move MY ART AGAIN ! it has been an unexpected burden at a most inconvenient time.

sometimes one has to ask for support .No amount too small !!.
if you are not in the mood to do more now,. I do understand. even spreading the word helps!

Thank You to all who have already donated or shown any support in any form in the past - future or present
will update soon. ❤

Colette /Laboratoire Lumiere


art net monographs. colette justine

works currently on view at VIVIAN HORAN FINE ARTS - East 67 St. NYC .
Art Von Frei. Berlin
& upon request. 68 Projects . Berlin .



14. Barbara Rosenthal, John Ahearn, Charles Clough, Peter Cramer, Ilona Granet, Michelle Handelman, Jenny Holzer, Ann Messner, Tom Otterness, Laura Parnes, James Romberger, Carolee Schneemann, Kiki Smith, Jack Waters, Robin Winters, FF Alumns, at Next to Nothing Gallery, Manhattan, receptions Aug. 24 & 30

Barbara Rosenthal photo "View East on 57th St" is at auction for Film-maker's CoOp. BID BID BID online (Paddle8 auction online https://paddle8.com/auction/film-makers-cooperative/ from August 23rd to September 6th. And come to view at Next to Nothing Gallery +1 917 265 8156 // info@N2N.nyc // 181 orchard st, new york ny 10002: Have fun with us all at receptions there Thurs, Aug 24 6-9PM and Wed, Aug 30, 6-9).

Proceeds from this auction will help with the preservation and digitization of rare works by filmmakers such as José Rodríguez Soltero, Stan VanDerBeek and Taylor Mead.

Auctioning works by:

Bobby Abate, Charlie Ahearn, John Ahearn, Peggy Ahwesh, Eric Amouyal, James Autery, Stephanie Barber, Katherine Bauer, Gregg Biermann, James Bills, Mary Billyou, Bill Brand, Andrea Callard, CALMX, Denise Carvalho, Lili Chin, Charles Clough, Peter Cramer, Lisa DiLillo, James Dowell, Meredith Drum, Laura Elkins, Marianna Ellenberg, Brigitte Engler, E.S.P. TV, Peter Fend, Coleen Fitzgibbon, Su Friedrich, Siegfried A. Fruhauf, Bobby G, Alyce Gottesman, Ilona Granet, Robin Graubard, Sabine Gruffat, Sarah Halpern, Michelle Handelman, K8 Hardy, Sharon Haskell, Rebecca Haskins, Valerie Hegarty, Hannah Hiaasen, Jenny Holzer, Emily Hubley, Tessa Hughes-Freeland, Kate Huh, Jim Jarmusch, Noe Kidder, Kurt Kren, Justen Ladda, Juanita Lanzo, Ann Deborah Levy, Josh Lewis, Greg Lindquist, Marie Losier, Raul Mandia, Carolina Mandia, Aline Mare, Katy Martin, David McBride, Bruce McClure, Claire McConaughy, Colin McMullan, Jonas Mekas, Ann Messner, M.M. Serra, Brendan Mulcahy, Zachary Nichols, Alice O'Malley, Jessica Oreck, Ara Osterweil, Tom Otterness, Tony Oursler, Laura Parnes, Jenny Perlin, Sreshta Rit Premnath, Louis Renzoni, Rebecca Reynolds, Judy Rifka, Walter Robinson, James Romberger, Christopher Rose, Barbara Rosenthal, Uzi Sabah, Lynne Sachs, Zoë Sheehan Saldaña, Carolee Schneemann, Russell Sheaffer, Rudy Shepherd, Jane Sherry, Terise Slotkin, David Smith, Kiki Smith, Sol'Sax, Hannah Stahl, Mark Street, Molly Surno, G. Anthony Svatek, Ellen Sullivan Sylvarnes, Richard Sylvarnes, Laurie Thomas, Ike Ude, Marguerite Van Cook, Sara Vanderbeek, Jenny Vogel, Jack Waters, Lili White, Adrian Wilson, Robin Winters, Audra Wolowiec, Gregg Woolard, Stephanie Wuertz, and Qi You.



15. Vernita Nemec, FF Alumn, at Viridian Gallery, Manhattan, Aug. 24

Please join a celebration for Vernita Nemec aka N'Cognita's exhibition at Viridian Gallery, 547 W. 27th Street Manhattan, August 24, 2017 from 6-8 pm. Thank you.



16. Penny Arcade, Allen Ginsberg, Susan Martin, Eileen Myles, Sur Rodney (Sur), William Wegman, FF Alumns, at Howl, Manhattan, opening Sept. 10

Love Among the Ruins, an exhibition and catalogue. Opening Sept. 10 from 4-7 pm at 6 E. 1st Street and continuing through October 6, 2017.




Goings On is compiled weekly by Harley Spiller