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1. Amanda Alfieri, FF Fund recipient 2017-18, at 630 Flushing Ave., Brooklyn, Nov. 18

Amanda Alfieri
"Feed da Booty"
November 18, 2017
630 Flushing Ave. 3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11206
(entrance off Tompkins Ave and Hopkins Ave, through parking lot)

In the ongoing series "Feed da Booty," Amanda Alfieri figuratively and literally seeks to embody and ingest media-reinforced stereotypes and symbols within multiple social and cultural constructs such as race, gender, and sexuality. For this body of work, Amanda takes a familiar social media meme "feed da booty" verbatim as a solution to make my own "grow," pushing my body through intensive exercise along with an implausible post-workout "booty feeding."



2. Huisi He, FF Fund recipient 2017-18, at Union Square Park, Manhattan, Nov. 26

Huisi He
November 26, 2017
Union Square Park
New York, NY

"I can't promise you the ride of your life"

Ten years ago I came to the United States in pursuit of freedom of self-expression, luggage full of passion. Ten years later, my passion has been burning out due to struggles with legal status in the US, visa applications and rejections, foreign policies, and Trump. Crawling back into the luggage that once carried all my dreams, I am rotted inside. What is left in me is helplessness and hopelessness.

Performance begins at 3pm at the pavilion near the southwest corner of Union Square Park.



3. Martha Wilson, Doug Ashford, Terry Berkowitz, Michelle Handelman, Nora Ligorano/Marshall Reese, Ann Messner, Laura Parnes, Martha Rosler, Dread Scott, FF Alumns, at Bowery & Prince Street, Manhattan, Nov. 16

A live projection event at the corner of Bowery and Prince Street featuring the work of 60 video artists and filmmakers

Thursday, Nov 16, 2017 • 7 - 9 pm
state of emergency 1. A situation of national danger or disaster in which a government suspends normal constitutional procedures in order to retain control

Curated by Nina Felshin and Lenore Malen
Projection Design: Eamonn Farrell, Projection: The Illuminator

with - Doug Ashford, Aziz + Cucher, Perry Bard, Z Behl, Robin Bell, Zoe Beloff, Terry Berkowitz, Janet Biggs, Robert Boyd, Rebecca Centeno, Myrel Chernick, Chinatown Art Brigade / Betty Yu, Nancy Chunn / David McDevitt, The Cluster Project, Nancy Davidson, Deep Dish TV, Sam Fleischner, Hope Ginsburg, Neil Goldberg, Deedee Halleck, Michelle Handelman, Marisa Holmes, The Illuminator, Gary Indiana, Deborah Jack, Jesal Kapadia, Nina Katchadourian, Ellen Kozak / Scott D. Miller, Ellen K. Levy, Nora Ligorano / Marshall Reese, Mary Lucier, Julie Ludwig, Cynthia Madansky, Tiona Nekkia McClodden, Susan Meiselas, Ann Messner, Sherry Millner / Ernie Larsen, Eve Mosher, Erik Moskowitz / Amanda Trager, Jung Hee Mun, Zishun Ning, Lorie Novak, Julia Oldham, Laura Parnes, Pussy Riot, Tomas Rafa, Ilana Rein, Martha Rosler, Nicole Salazar / Pacho Velez, Begonia Santa-Cecila / Luis Moreno-Caballud, Dread Scott, Patricia Silva, Shelly Silver, Nick Tobier, Hong-An Truong, Martha Wilson, The Yes Lab, Yannis Ziogas / Yiorgos Drosos



4. Dread Scott, FF Alumn, at Museum of Art and Design, Manhattan, thru Jan. 7, 2018, and more

Dread Scott is showing new work in New York: at the Museum of Art and Design in "Amplify: Advancing the Front Lines of Social Justice" November 2, 2017 - January 7, 2018; at the Open Society Foundation in "Here We Are: Visual Resistance and Reclaiming Narratives" October 4, 2017 - July 20, 2018; and at the Whitney Museum in "An Incomplete History of Protest" - April, 2018.

Other appearances include the Manetti Shrem Museum at UC Davis, CA in "Dimensions of Black" and the Des Moines Art Center in "I, Too, Am America"
November 26, 2017.

Dread has also just launched a kickstarter to raise funds for his upcoming Slave Rebellion Reenactment, to take place next year in New Orleans. Support Dread Scott's Slave Rebellion Reenactment - Kickstarter Now Live!
Dread Scott and New Orleans arts organization Antenna are working together to present Slave Rebellion Reenactment, a community-engaged performance that will bring to life a suppressed history of people with an audacious plan to organize, take up arms, and seize Orleans Territory. The rebels of the 1811 uprising were determined to fight not just for their own emancipation, but to end slavery. The reenactment will animate a revolutionary vision of freedom that creates a space for viewers and participants to dream: What if Š? Preparations are well underway so we need your support for the final push. Please go to the kickstarter page to learn more and back this project
- and share it with your networks to ensure Slave Rebellion Reenactment gets funded!



5. Doreen Garner, FF Alumn, at Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, thru Dec. 17

White Man On A Pedestal: Kenya (Robinson) and Doreen Garner
Opens Friday, November 10
From 7-9pm, join us as we celebrate the opening of the White Man On A Pedestal (WMOAP), a two-person exhibition by Doreen Garner and Kenya (Robinson), from November 10 - December 17, 2017. WMOAP questions a prevailing western history that uses white-male-heteronormativity as its persistent model.

ARTnews listed this opening as one of the "9 Art Events to Attend in New York City This Week". You won't want to miss out!

159 Pioneer Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231
718.596.3001 | pioneerworks.org



6. Olivia Beens, FF Alumn, at Andrew Edlin Gallery, opening Nov. 17, and more

Fall News 2017

Hello Everyone,

I am happy to announce some upcoming group exhibitions through January 2018!!!! It will be a pleasure to see you at one of these venues.
(BTW most of these works are available at very affordable prices.)
Happy Holidays to All!!!!


"Et Tu, Art Brute?"
Andrew Edlin Gallery
212 Bowery. New York, NY
Opening Reception on November 17th 6-8 pm
(Open exhibition with rotating artwork)


Holiday Bazaar
Carter Burden Gallery,
548th West 28th Street. 5th floor
New York, NY, 10001
Reception December 7th 6-8pm
Wednesday - Saturday December 21th.
(lots of handcrafted items at affordable prices)


Olivia Beens, Gail Flanery, and Damalli Miller

Lazy Susan Gallery
191 Henry Street,
New York, NY, 10002
December 12th to December 18th
(Reception TBA and by appointment)


"Small Works"
1213 Purchase Street
New Bedford, MA
November 20th to December 26th
(Reception December 8th at 6-8 pm )


"Me, Myself and I"
"Verdant Stories" Detail
Art Clay Center
40 Beech Street
Portchester, NY, 10573
January 27th, 2018 thru early March.
Opening Reception on January 27th 2018 at 6-8pm
Curated by Kathy King


Copyright (c) 2017 Olivia Beens, All rights reserved.



7. Kal Spelletich, FF Alumn, at Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, CA, thru Dec. 16

Hello All,

This is an exhibit I have worked on for years. Stop on by for the opening and get a poster. View award winning and non award winning arts. Have a drink. Spin a record at the Pirate radio DJ booth. Look at photos of my friends getting arrested. Gaze upon current MacArthur fellow winner Trevor Paglin's work. Feast on Ant Farm/Chip Lord's video of feeding workers and getting arrested. Monica Canilao & Xara Thustra are out to STOP MEN! Retch at the sight of The Donald glimpsing Cheryl Dunn's photo, maybe Cheryl will show up+. Paul Kos gets popped! Listen to the sweet sounds of air raid sirens thanks to Anonymous.

Visual Exhibition:
Concept: Kal Spelletich
Curatorial Team: Kal Spelletich, Darryl Smith, Alicia McCarthy
Dates: November 10 December 16, 2017

Opening: Friday, November 10, 2017
Time: 6-9pm

Address: 1007 Market Street (near 6th)
San Francisco, CA 94103
Telephone: 415.255.5971
For further information contact:
415. 255 5971

Website: www.luggagestoregallery.org
Current information: https://kaltek.wordpress.com/illegal/

Special Related Event:
Friday December 10, 7:30 pm

The exhibition is about artists who have had to dance around, skirt or break the law to express themselves and make their work. During these critical times, we expect and believe that more and more artists will be faced with more and more laws and regulations affecting free speech and expression.

There will be opening night performances, projections and actions.
A special event will take place on Friday December 1.
Friday Dec. 1, Artists Survival Techniques and The Law. 7:30pm
A performative talk with real life advice from Ragi da Lawyer & Matt Gonzalez:
A wide ranging conversation with two lawyers; each of whom have dealt with a myriad of legal issues with and for artists, including their how to survive tips and stories of those who made BIG mistakes.

Some Participating Artists in Alphabetical Order:
Ant Farm/Chip Lord
Eliza Barrios
Monica Canilao & Xara Thustra
Judith Donath
Cheryl Dunn
Dustin Fosnot
Kat Geng
Matt Gonzalez
Chad Hasegawa
Ivy Jeanne,
Chris Johanson
Paul Kos
Pipe Lewine
Gabby Miller
Girl Mobb & Danielle O'Malley aka Filthcakes
Mark Pauline, Ken Goldberg, Judith Donat & Eric Paulos
Trevor Paglen
Michele Pred
Ragi da Lawyer
Rigo 23
Rudy Rucker Sr.
Sham Saenz
Dave Schubert
Ivory Serra,
Yarrow Slaps
Kal Spelletich

Anonymous managed to poignantly (if unintentionally) raise awareness about the threat of infrastructure insecurity by activating San Francisco's air raid sirens on Halloween night 2011. Emergency systems get hacked all the time. This one just happened to wake people up.

Chip Lord/Ant Farm fed workers in a corporate cafeteria and they were arrested.

Chris Johanson worked as a graffiti artist briefly, early on in his career - his goal now is to topple the system that exploits the planet. Chris will be producing an edition of housing survival documents to be distributed for free.

Judith Donath, Mark Pauline, Ken Goldberg & Eric Paulos built a gun that destroyed American dollars by a remote control system operated by the audience.

Paul Kos and Mel Henderson were arrested for spelling out the word ATTICA in lights on a hillside in Newport Beach, Ca.

Trevor Paglen, current MacArthur Fellowship "Genius Grant" awardee. On the occasion of a photo shoot of a military base was encountered by American military police who ask to see his photos; upon viewing he was asked to delete it - Paglen refused.
A jurisdictional issue arises when photographing NSA bases in Germany. Signs on the fences warn that photography is forbidden, but that's not true. A US military officer has no legal power over a German national standing on German soil outside an American military base - nor, for that matter, over an American national on German soil, as in his cae..

Michele Pred's Wage Gaps series includes cut up dollars. The $Bills are cut to the exact percentage that women make according to their racial background compared to a white man. Defacing American Currency is against the law.

Ivory Serra has been researching the Port Chicago disaster for over a decade. He was approached by the Fed security and forced to delete images he took of the port but had a film camera with photos that the authorities didn't find.

Rigo23's statue of Leonard Peltier was illegally moved from the campus of American University after receiving death threats.
A catalogue of the exhibit is being produced by Margaret Tedesco/2nd Floor Projects.
The catalogue will include 4-6 essays by scholars and artists, and include documentary texts, art projects and photos.

AND, on December 2, 2017 I am collaborating with my dear friends Alexander Hacke and Danielle Picciotto at the intimate confines of the LAB in SF, Ca. http://www.thelab.org/projects/2017/12/2/danielle-de-picciotto-crime-the-city-solution-alexander-hacke-einstrzende-neubauten



8. Michelle Handelman, FF Alumn, autumn events


FALL 2017

Hi Everyone, I'm very excited to announce that the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has commissioned my new project HUSTLERS & EMPIRES as part of their Performance in Practice Series. It will premiere at SFMOMA in March 2018.

HUSTLERS & EMPIRES is a multichannel film installation with live performance that takes inspiration from Iceberg Slim's novel PIMP, Marguerite Duras' novel THE LOVER, and Federico Fellini's film TOBY DAMMIT. It looks at transgression as a mode of survival and examines how the hustler survives despite all odds. It stars the amazing performers SHANNON FUNCHESS, JOHN KELLY, and VIVA RUIZ who each write and perform original songs for the piece.

There's a lot of collaborators on this project including cinematography by Ed David; costumes by Karen Young and Neon Music; set design by And or Forever; original music by the performers and additional music by Jonathan Kreinik. I'll be sending more images and updates in the coming weeks.

I'm in San Francisco this week presenting a talk at the San Francisco Art Institute with SFMOMA curator Frank Smigiel. THIS WEEK Tues Nov 7, 7:00-9:00p at San Francisco Art Institute.

Later this month I'll be presenting work as part of the collective live projection STATE OF EMERGENCY, curated by Nina Felshin and Lenore Malen, and presented on the streets of New York City. The exhibition features thought-provoking work by artists and activists about the current political crisis. If you're in SF or NYC I'd love to see you!

Happy Fall + Much Love

TUESDAY, NOV 7, 2017, 7:00PM - 9:00PM

San Francisco Art Institute
Graduate Lecture Series
Osher Lecture Hall
800 Chestnut St. San Francisco, CA

Michelle Handelman: Hustlers & Empires | November 7
Graduate Lecture Series co-presentation with SFMOMA

Michelle Handelman's presentation phantasmagoric video installations create hypnotic and complex spaces of ever-shifting queer identities. Blurring the line between performance and reality, she re-contextualizing historical figures in cinema and literature by casting subcultural icons who play versions of themselves within a cinematic framework. Exploring philosophical questions of existence, she confronts the things we collectively fear and deny-sexuality, death, chaos. Handelman will introduce her project Hustlers & Empires, a SFMOMA co-commission and her project Irma Vep, The Last Breath (2013/15) starring Zackary Drucker and Flawless Sabrina.

Michelle Handelman is a Guggenheim Fellow who has exhibited at Broad Art Museum; MIT List Visual Arts Center; Participant, Inc, NYC; PERFORMA Biennial; The Henry Art Gallery; Guangzhou 53 Art Museum; and REDCAT. During the 1990s, Handelman was based in SF where she collaborated with Monte Cazazza, a pioneer of the Industrial music scene; directed the feature doc BloodSisters (1996), and performed in several films by Lynn Hershman-Leeson. Her work is in many collections including Kadist Art Foundation; di Rosa Foundation and Preserve; Zabludowicz Art Trust. She's an Associate Professor in the Film, Media and Performing Arts department at Fashion Institute of Technology, NYC.


Copyright (c) 2017 Michelle Handelman Studio, All rights reserved.



9. Roberley Bell, FF Alumn, at UB Center for the Arts, Buffalo, NY, Nov. 30

I pleased to announce the release of my book Do you know this tree? by VSW press.

The book brings to fruition my Istanbul Tree walk- a project that spread out over a five-year time period. A conversation with Tate Shaw, director of VSW Press and Rachel Adams, curator of the exhibition Wanderlust https://www.artforum.com/uploads/guide.004/id10475/press_release.pdf
will take place the 30th of November at the UB Center for the Arts at 5:30.

roberley bell



10. Mira Schor, FF Alumn, at Lyles & King, Manhattan, opening Nov. 17, and more

Mira Schor, Exhibition, "The Red Tie Paintings" November 17, 2017 -January 7, 2018 Opening Reception: November 17, 6-8pm LYLES & KING

Mira Schor, Elected to the National Academy, 2017.
Mira Schor, Featured Artist, La Vague Journal, Issue 9, "Provocations."

Mira Schor, Exhibition, "The Red Tie Paintings" November 17, 2017 -January 7, 2018 Opening Reception: November 17, 6-8pm
"A day in the studio begins with the instantaneity of response to that day's repellent news, which I can articulate very freely in ink and gouache on paper. The paintings fix and develop some of these moments, enact a scenario, concentrate the rage into as intense a frame as possible. ..."
To read further, http://www.lylesandking.com/mira-schor-the-red-tie-paintings?ct=t(Mira_Schor_News11_3_2017)

Mira Schor, elected to the National Academy
For more information: http://www.nationalacademy.org/academy/academicians-elected-in-2017/

Mira Schor is the featured visual artist for the current issue of the poetry and visual art publication La Vague Journal, issue 9, "Provocations."
November 2017 http://lavaguejournal.com/lavague09/index.php



11. Peter Downsbrough, FF Alumn, at Anima Ludens, Brussels, Belgium, thru Dec. 23


Gregory Lang, Curator, Art Producer and Art Consultant, founder of Solang Production Paris Brussels, is pleased to announce an exhibition with Peter Downsbrough and Alessandro De Francesco, and invites you to the opening on Friday November 10th at 6 pm, at Anima Ludens, Brussels.

This show takes place in the framework of Alessandro De Francesco's one-year project in Anima Ludens space entitled Un un sans images - Poetry as Artistic Practice, co-curated by François de Coninck and Gregory Lang, confronting his work with those by other invited artists. From November 10th to December 23rd 2017 Alessandro's work dialogues with a room piece by Peter Downsbrough. The whole project is documented by a continuously updated blog.

Exhibition - Residency
Un an sans images - Poetry as Artistic Practice with Alessandro De Francesco and Peter Downsbrough
November 11th - December 23rd 2017
Co-curated by François de Coninck and Gregory Lang

Opening on Friday November 10th at 6-8 pm
Facebook-event: www.facebook.com

Anima Ludens www.animaludens.be
Rue Saint-Georges 22 - 1050 Brussels - Belgium
Open on Saturday 2 - 6pm and by appointment
+ 32 474 97 31 36 - contact@animaludens.be

Peter Downsbrough (1940; New Jersey, USA, lives and works in Brussels) briefly studied architecture before he started to work as an artist.


An article about Peter Downsbrough's recent show at Été 78 and Relais 42 in Brussels : www.bruzz.be

few publications:

Peter Downsbrough is a pioneer in the generation of American minimal artists. His works investigate the relationship between space and language with a practice that has pushed the boundaries of conceptual art and concrete art. In his works related to architecture, the artist investigates linearity and the essence of line, with letters and simple words - made from metal or adhesive tape, always in black color - to give a structure and rhythm to surfaces and environments. He seeks convergence lines, recomposes points of view, and positions geometrical forms, with a sharp sense that reframes and positions space.
His refined projects reveal themselves through placement of his gesture within a given context, and through precise interventions in the urban landscape or in the framework of a page, or well of a postcard. His work generates intervals by evoking the notion of tridimensionality that is expressed in a hollowed out manner to re-establishing existing space. And so, the artist makes in a new game of balance to challenge the familiar.
Like here: with AND/ AS SET THE THEN THEN, Peter Downsbrough proposes a combination of easily identifiable linguistic elements, with simple conjunctions and coordinations, and uses vertical lines to integrate and question architectural structures and their constraints.

Anima Ludens www.animaludens.be
Rue Saint-Georges 22 - 1050 Bruxelles - Belgique
Ouvert le samedi de 14h à 18h et sur rendez-vous
+ 32 474 97 31 36 contact@animaludens.be

Solang Production Paris Brussels www.solang.fr
contact Gregory Lang - Curator - Art Producer - Art Consultant
+33 660 680 442 gregory@solang.fr
Instragram: gregorylangsolang

Copyright (c) 2017 Solang, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
65 Rue du Bac
Paris 75007



12. Nicole Eisenman, FF Alumn, at The New School, Manhattan, Nov. 14

On November 14, Nicole Eisenman will address the dialogue between her painting practice and expansion into sculpture, in particular her works for the public realm like Sketch for a Fountain. Following her recent presentation at the New Museum, Eisenman's commission for this year's Skulptur Projekte Münster arranges casually posed androgynous bronze and plaster figures around a water basin that simultaneously adopts and confronts the traditional art historical image of nude bathers.

On November 29, Alfredo Jaar will discuss his many public interventions that invite the Western world to consider the grave consequences of its frequent indifference toward suffering in the developing world. Among these is one of his most iconic artworks, "A Logo For America," which he premiered in 1987 as part of Public Art Fund's Messages to the Public series.

Nicole Eisenman
Tuesday, November 14 at 6:30pm
The New School, Tishman Auditorium
University Center, 63 Fifth Avenue

Alfredo Jaar
Wednesday, November 29 at 6:30pm
The New School, Auditorium at 66 West 12th Street

$10 General Admission, Free for students with ID

Public Art Fund Talks at The New School are organized by the Public Art Fund in collaboration with the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School.



13. Laura Skoler, FF Member, at Ad Art Show, Manhattan, Feb. 22-25

Top Contemporary Art Experts Join AD ART SHOW

Eric Shiner, Lisa Schiff, James Fuentes
Among Other Art World Luminaires will serve on Committee

AD ART SHOW - February 22-25, 2018
Call for Artists deadline: November 30, 2017

MvVO ART announces the Selection Committee for AD ART SHOW.
Isaac Aden- Senior Curator, Jerome A. Cohen and Joan Lebold Cohen Center for Visual Arts

Natalie Bell- Assistant Curator, New Museum

Phong Bui- Artist, Writer, Independent Curator, and Publisher and Artistic Director of The Brooklyn Rail

Julia Fowler- Executive Director, JP. Morgan Private Bank/Hunter College Art Advisory council

James Fuentes - Owner, James Fuentes Gallery, New York

Deborah Harris - Former Deputy Director, The New York Armory Show

John Hatfield- Executive Director, Socrates Sculpture Park

Matthew Higgs - Director, White Columns

Norman Kleeblatt- Independent Curator and Critic

Corina Larkin- Executive Director, CUE Art Foundation

Gracie Mansion - Senior Art Specialist at Artnet (post war and contemporary art)

Lisa Schiff- Founder and President of SFA Art Advisory

Eric Shiner- SVP Contemporary Art, Sotheby's and former Director, Andy Warhol Museum

Laura Skoler- Chair of the selection committee and Board of Directors, the New Museum and Daniel and Florence Guerlain Drawing foundation, Paris

The selection committee will review the artwork of artists with professional backgrounds in advertising and commercial arts.

The selection committee will choose the work of 50 artists to be exhibited at Sotheby's on February 22 to 25, 2018.

AD ART SHOW is created by MvVO ART, a venture dedicated to expanding opportunities for talented artists. AD ART SHOW opens the art world's door to contemporary artists following in the footsteps of Andy Warhol, Norman Rockwell, René Magritte, Georgia O'Keefe, Edward Hopper and so many others―often maintaining dual careers for decades. "It's time to add more names to that list!" says Maria van Vlodrop, MvVO ART Founder & CEO.

This ground breaking art show will offer artists a unique platform for taking their art careers to the next level while celebrating the contribution dual career artists have always made to both the art scene and to the cutting edge of advertising and the commercial arts.

NBC Universal is AD ART SHOW presenting sponsor. MvVO ART partners include the One Club for Creativity, Adforum, Y&R, Geometry Global. We are proud supporters of Artistic Dreams International and Franklin Furnace.

About MvVO ART:
MvVO ART is a New York based innovative art venture comprised of a team of advertising & art professionals, dedicated to creating opportunities for artists, art lovers and brands to discover each other and form powerful partnerships. MvVO ART Founder and CEO, Maria van Vlodrop, is a global business development executive with an impressive track record establishing new ventures in advertising, technology and art. MvVO ART is poised to reimagine and redefine the relationship between Art & Commerce. www.mvvoart.com

Website: http://www.mvvoart.com/
Facebook: mvvoart | Instagram: mvvoart | Twitter: @mvvoart | Tumblr: mvvo-art | LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/maria-van-vlodrop-4010392/



14. Brendan Fernandes, FF Alumn, autumn news

Dear Friends,

This November, I am excited to announce a few exciting new opportunities to share my work.

Currently on view in Cracow, Poland is a group exhibition "A New Region of the World" in which my work is featured at Bunkier Sztuki. I was recently onsite in Cracow where I delivered a tour of the exhibition and participated in a panel discussion at the Ethnographic Museum in a day long symposium.

Back in Chicago I am also participating in a group show at Gallery400. Traduttore, Traditore opened Friday November the 3rd and runs until December 16th. As well on November 15th I am in conversation with Professor Stephen F Eisenman of Art History at Northwestern University to give a talk on the work of William Blake at the Block Museum. The talk starts at 6pm.

Last, for all who may not be able to make it to these opportunities, I am also currently featured in an online exhibition curated by Christopher Clary. "SAFE" explores the the idea of safety and safe-space through an intersection of artists and projects assembled and written about by Clary online.

As always, hoping our paths may cross again soon and sending my best,




15. Barbara Rosenthal, FF Alumn, autumn news

Hi, Friends,
Please join us for BARBARA ROSENTHAL live events in NYC and BERLIN: Nov, 2017 - Feb, 2018
and publications online & in print:

NYC / Lower East Side) (PRINTS, BOOKWORKS)
Nov 9, 2017-Jan 22, 2018
OPENING Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017
a. new::::: BOXED ARTIST BOOK: "75 Plant Jokes" (x a na d u p r e s s, 2017, with Lehman Weichselbaum, and Jeffrey Cyphers Wright.). 75 individually 4" x 4" 4-page/1-leaf, ring-bound cleverly written and illustrated riddles about plants of all kind, especially vegetables! Edition of 12. This show, "Garden of Earthly Delights" is curated by Maddy Rosenberg, HABER SPACE is dedicated to art about scientific phenomena.
This bookwork is featured in this show, and several of her print installations and mixed-media works, are also in the front room "Artist's Book Gallery" :
b. PRINT INSTALLATION: Sewn Jackets and Shirts Installation 4 archival digital print collages of scanned articles of clothing belonging to the artist, and still worn, since the 1960s; Each piece comprises 12 prints, sewn back-to-back and together by the artist with black cotton thread. Each is placed in Artelope See-Throughs, and hung by Steel Binding Rings suspended from Blond Wooden Hangars, 26 x 38 inches each, complete set of 4,
c. BOXED BOOKWORK: "Dirty Book," Boxed, 2009. A boxed, comb-bound, handcrafted book of 8 actual sheet of laminated "dry dirt" cleaned from distinct areas of the artist's kitchen and studio, plus 51 scanned and digitally printed, double-sided sheets. Two chapters: "Past Life" and "Art History", plus a "Dirty Joke." Each lamination and print have been created as an abstract collage of authentic debris. 5 x 5 inches, edition of 12.
d. OFFSET BOOK: Homo Furturus, 1986. Publisher: Visual Studies Workshop Press. An offset book with smythsewn binding, printed spine, varnished black, white and cyan cover, containing 37 surreal photographs, 26 trompe l'oeil overlays, 34 pages of continuous journal-form entries as texture-to-be-read. Private, public, social and universal materials from news sources, literature, science and personal archives mix in unified visual-verbal double-page images to reveal a philosophical perception of art and humankind," Judith Hoffberg, Umbrella. 8.5 x 5.5 X .25 inches, edition of 500.
FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/143902669572498/
MORE INFO: OTHER WORK by Barbara Rosenthal can be viewed and ordered online from this gallery: http://centralbookingnyc.com/galleries/gallery-1-artist-books-prints/artists-work/barbara-rosenthal/
free entry
21 Ludlow St. (Between Canal and Grand. F to East Broadway)
Lower East Side / NYC



16. Judith Bernstein, Robert Mapplethorpe, Carolee Schneemann, Betty Tompkins, Andy Warhol, David Wojnarowicz, FF Alumns, in T Magazine, now online

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17. Stephen Shore, Andy Warhol, FF Alumns, in T Magazine, now online

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18. William Wegman, FF Alumn, in T Magazine, now online




19. Fiona Templeton, FF Alumn, at Downtown Art, Manhattan, Dec. 6-9

December 6-9, 2017, 7:30PM

The Triumph of Crowds
by Brigid McLeer
Directed by Fiona Templeton

With Ignacio Garcia Bustelo, Hyung Seok Jeon, Alenka Kraigher, Deejay Lindo, Hannah Mitchell, Abigail Ramsay, Valda Setterfield, Ashley Wright, and Jaimie Branch and Heru Shabaka Ra on trumpet.

The Triumph of Crowds is the 2016-17 winner
of the Leslie Scalapino Award
for Innovative Women Performance Writers

Premiering at Downtown Art
70 East 4th St
New York NY, 10003
$18 / $15 for Seniors + Students

In memory of Leslie Scalapino and her commitment to the community of experimental writing and performance, The Leslie Scalapino Award recognizes the importance of exploratory approaches and an innovative spirit in writing for performance. It encourages women writers who are taking risks with the playwriting form by offering the opportunity to gain wider exposure through readings and productions. The award also seeks to increase public awareness for this vibrant contemporary field.



20. Hector Canonge, FF Alumn, at Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, Nov. 18, and more

HECTOR CANONGE, FF Alumn exhibits "DESGARRO" at Smack Mellon (Nov 18 - Dec 31), presents LiVEART.US (Nov 19) and curates NeXus at Miami Art Fair (Dec 7-10)

November 18 - December 31, 2017
Performance, Saturday, November 18th, 7:00 PM
Site-Responsive Installation and Performance
UPROOT Fall Exhibition
Smack Mellon Gallery
92 Plymouth Street Brooklyn, NY
DESGARRO (TEARING) treats notions of psychological uprootedness, and forced physical relocation. The project relates to the present state of migratory reform politics in the United States. In particular, to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). As children, many "Dreamers" were brought here by their parents. They grew up not knowing any other country, but the United States as their own. Though they may feel connected to their parents' homeland, their upbringing makes them "American." Through this project, Canonge explores the notion of tearing one's position in the world. The "desgarro" (the tearing apart) is a form of segregation, displacement, and control.

Sunday, November 19th, 2:00-5:00 PM
LiVEART.US: "Performing Liberation"
Hosted at Queens Museum
NYC Building, Flushing Meadows Park
Under the theme "Performing Liberation," this month's program focuses on natural states of freedom, personal choice, and social autonomy as explored in Live Action Art. Featured artists were invited to participate in the program as they visit, in many cases for the first time, the United States. Performances are followed by a round table discussion with attending audience. This month's program features the works of guest artists from Argentina, Romania / Germany, Greece, and Philippines. The new works presented are centered on the theme of liberation and performance art.
Details: https://www.facebook.com/notes/liveartus/liveartus/762175100636550/

OPEN CALL - Deadline Nov 19, Midnight
New Performance Art initiative to be launched during Miami Art Week invites artists to submit performance art proposals for consideration in the program.
NeXus at Miami Art Week
December 9th, 8-11 PM - EDGE ZONES ART GALLERY
December 10th, 2-5 PM - Public interventions at Miami South Beach
ARTerial Performance Lab (APLAB) in collaboration with PerForMIA and hosted by Edge Zones Project presents the program NeXus during Miami Art Week. NeXus, a new initiative curated by Hector Canonge, will feature new works by local, national, and international artists during Miami Art Week. Hosted by Edge Zones Art Gallery, Miami's leading performance art venue, created and directed by Charo Oquet, NeXus will present new performance art works by selected artists. For its first edition, NeXus curatorial theme explores and treat notions of human (dis)connections, personal binds, social (re)attachements, misplaced identities, and focal (dis)placements. As a new initiative, NeXus will bring diverse manifestations of performance art where the body is at the center of artistic expression, corporeal examination, and challenging execution.
Details: https://www.facebook.com/notes/hector-canonge/nexus/10155198799864422/

Artist Information: htpp://www.hectorcanonge.net



21. Doug Skinner, FF Alumn, at The Red Room, Manhattan, Nov. 16

Doug Skinner will sing his songs, Thursday, Nov. 16, at the Red Room in Manhattan. He will be joined by Doug Roesch on guitar; Doug Roesch will also sing his songs with that sterling ensemble, The Town Criers. The Red Room is at 85 E. 4th St., above the KGB Bar, and the show starts at 8:00. And there's no cover charge! Put down that gizmo and come to the Red Room!



22. Scott McCarney, FF Alumn, autumn news

smARTnews FALL 2017 edition is freshly posted and
ready for your eyes at scottmccarney.blogspot.com.

E X H I B I T I O N S & E V E N T S
Artbook @ MoMA PS1
43: VSW Project Space Residency
Points of Departure

el vocabulario del 43
Searching for Myself
The First 100 Days

John Cage, Variations III
Hybrid Textual/Visual Books
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Thanks for clicking.


Scott McCarney
22 Cayuga Street
ROC NY 14620 USA




23. Quimetta Perle, FF Alumn, at 7201 4th Avenue, Brooklyn, Nov. 19

My Hybrid Life- Open Studio
Quimetta Perle
Sunday, November 19, 2-6pm
7201 4th Ave., Apt. A10, Brooklyn, NY

Please join me- I will be exhibiting new works and selections from several bodies of work. Many small works will also be available.
RSVP appreciated, but not required. I hope you can come.

Directions: R to Bay Ridge Ave. Exit at 4th Ave, walk approx. 3 blocks to 4th Ave bet. 72nd/73rd St.



24. elin o'Hara Slavick, FF Alumn, at Temple University, Japan, Nov. 27

elin o'Hara slavick will be lecturing on her work in Tokyo, Japan, Monday, November 27, 2017 at 6:30-9:30pm - Temple University Japan, Azabu Hall, The Parliament, 2-8-12 Minami Azabu, Minato-ku and at Hiroshima City University on November 30 at 3pm.



25. Rachel Frank, FF Alumn, at Hunter College, Manhattan, Dec. 8, and more

Dear friends,

I'm pleased to invite you to my solo show, Vessels at Thomas Hunter Projects at Hunter College.

Expanding upon my Vapors project presented earlier this year at SPRING/BREAK, I will be exhibiting a new video featuring the woolly mammoth alongside a group of sculptural ceramic animal rhytons, and related paintings. Conjuring new restorative myths and histories for the new Anthropocentric epoch, this exhibition continues to explore the historical ways man divined the future and sought influence over natural processes.

Please let me know if you would like to make an appointment to see the exhibition.

Rachel Frank: Vessels
Curated by Ellie Krakow

Exhibition Dates: November 20th - December 15th, 2017 (by appointment only)
Reception: Friday, December 8th, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Thomas Hunter Projects, Hunter College, New York, NY
The gallery is located in the basement of the Thomas Hunter building on Lexington Ave. between 68th and 69th Streets.
Visitors will need to get a "guest pass" from the main entrance (next to the enormous black cube) at Hunter College on the corner of 68th St. and Lexington Ave.
Hours before or after the reception by email appointment.

Please call with any questions, especially if you have trouble entering the event: Priscilla Fusco 347-743-1882 or Rachel Frank 859-380-5026, or email frank.rachel.e@gmail.com

Best wishes,

Rachel Frank



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