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Contents for December 12, 2017

1. Adrianne Wortzel, FF Alumn, at LevyArts, Manhattan, December 17.

NY LASER
a Leonardo Education and Art Forum (LEAF) Rendezvous Event
What: Wine + Discussion
Where: LevyArts: 40 E 19th St #3-R, NYC
When: Sunday, December 17th from 4:00 - 7:00 pm

NY LASER is a series of lectures and presentations on art and science projects, in support of Leonardo/ISAST's LEAF initiative (Leonardo Education and Art Forum). Former LEAF Chairs, Ellen K. Levy, former IDSVA Special Advisor in the Arts and Sciences and Patricia Olynyk, Director, Graduate School of Art, Washington University co-direct these presentations to promote dialogue at the highest level among artists, scientists, scholars, and historians. Space is limited, so please rsvp by sending an email to levy@nyc.rr.com or olynyk@wustl.edu. There will be three feature presentations by Orshi Drozdik, Vibha Galhotra, and Adrianne Wortzel.

Orshi Drozdik is a Hungarian-born artist based in NY who conducts taxonomic critiques of science. Her work includes Adventure in Technos Dystopium, a theoretical and visual deconstruction of scientific representation and Love letters to the Medical Venus. The latter was inspired in part by her experience with the Medical Venus in Vienna, which has played a significant role in the history of art across the international arts scene. Research, female identity, the myth of objectivity of science, and their representation in art have been the ongoing driving forces for her creative production.

Vibha Galhotra is a recent awardee of the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio residency in 2016. She is currently an Asian Cultural Council fellow in the US, pursuing continual research on belief and reality to intervene on the subject of Anthropocene. Galhotra believes that aesthetics and art can be a starting point towards addressing the adversities of the present and bringing in change. Her work, consequently, crosses the dimensions of art, ecology, economy, science, spirituality, and activism. While she claims that she is an artist and not an activist, however, her work is imbued with social responsibility. Galhotra's work spans photography, animation, found objects, performative objects, installation, and sculpture to create experiential spaces. She lives and works in Delhi, India.

Adrianne Wortzel is a new media artist and writer. Support for her work includes grants from the National Science Foundation, NYFA, NYSCA, and the Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art,. Exhibition venues include the Asheville Art Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, Ars Electronica (Austria), and Modern Museet (Stockholm). Residency awards include Swiss Artists in Labs Award at the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory in Zurich, Eyebeam Atelier, and Scientists/Artists Research Collaborations at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Collections include the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Moderna Museet (Stockholm). Wortzel will discuss her current text based works, "Solace and Perpetuity," an algorithmically arranged memoir, and "See No Evil" a pentimento text and image diary in progress.

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2. Nancy Andrews, FF Alumn, receives Gotham Award 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsBBI0ICMZM
GOTHAM AWARD: THE STRANGE EYES OF DR. MYES wins the Breakthrough Series - Short Form 2017 IFP Gotham Award
watch the series for free here: http://thestrangeeyesofdrmyes.com

Nancy Andrews

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3. Barbara Hammer, FF Alumn, in The New York Times, Dec. 6, and more

https://nyti.ms/2nz19Ur

Holland Cotter's 10 Best Exhibitions in 2017!

BARBARA HAMMER I've admired this trailblazing artist's exultantly erotic "dyke tactic" films, as she calls them, for years, without knowing the rest of her output. A textured survey, "Barbara Hammer: Evidentiary Bodies," at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art in SoHo (through Jan. 28) finally fills in the blanks with drawings, paintings, photographs, sculptures and installations. Now 78, Ms. Hammer prefers the term "actionary" to "visionary" in describing the work of other queer artists she has documented and promoted over the decades. On the basis of this show, I'd say both terms apply to her.

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Dec. 14, 7:30 pm
Anthology Film Archive
"Lesbian Hands"
7:30 PM
BARBARA HAMMER: LESBIAN HANDS
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Film Notes
This program coincides with a comprehensive exhibition at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art entitled "Barbara Hammer: Evidentiary Bodies" that surveys the career of pioneering visual artist and filmmaker Barbara Hammer. On display from October 7, 2017 to January 28, 2018, the exhibition features work from the past 50 years, including photographs, paintings, posters, films, videos, installations, drawings, writings, and more. Encompassing matters of lesbian subjectivity and sexuality, politics and representation, and visceral manifestations of pleasure and discomfort, "Evidentiary Bodies" tells a story of the relations, imprints, and textures that continue to shape Hammer's oeuvre.

In concert with the exhibition, multiple screenings and events will be taking place throughout the city. Here at Anthology we will be hosting a program that focuses on films and videos marked by the intimacy of the body and of touch. The program asks viewers to pay close attention to the use of hands, and the relationship between touch and Hammer's process of film/video making. Whether conveying the pleasure of touch in SYNC TOUCH or the fear of touch in SNOW JOB, this program examines the sensation of contact. As Hammer says, "This sight and touch union became the basis of my personal lesbian aesthetic."

For more info about the exhibition at the Leslie Lohman Museum (26 Wooster Street), visit www.leslielohman.org.

Guest-curated by Staci Bu Shea & Carmel Curtis, who also wrote the introduction above.

DEATH OF A MARRIAGE (1969, 4 min, Super-8mm)
CLEANSED (1969, 7 min, Super-8mm)
These are two of the first films Hammer ever made and two of the last films she made while married to a man. Never before screened, they capture Hammer and her former husband interacting together but separately - walking in the woods, riding horses, taking showers. Throughout both of these pieces Hammer uses her own body to manipulate the way in which we see the images, deploying her hands as mattes and creating layers with the shadows of her body.

SYNC TOUCH (1981, 12 min, 16mm)
This film explores the tactile and sensual relationship between the process of filmmaking and the intimacy of relationships.

SANCTUS (1990, 19 min, 16mm. Restored by the Academy Film Archive.)
Through re-photographing images of x-rays, SANCTUS examines the fragility and temporality of both the body and the medium of film emulsion.

SNOW JOB: THE MEDIA HYSTERIA OF AIDS (1988, 8 min, digital)
SNOW JOB explores the ways in which the mainstream media uses AIDS to perpetuate homophobia and provoke a fear of interacting with the LGBT community.

HISTORY OF THE WORLD ACCORDING TO A LESBIAN (1988, 22 min, digital)
This rarely-screened short presents a history of humanity that you weren't taught in school.

MULTIPLE ORGASM (1976, 6 min, 16mm. Newly restored print! MULTIPLE ORGASM was preserved by Electronic Arts Intermix and the Academy Film Archive through the National Film Preservation Foundation's Avant-Garde Masters Grant program and The Film Foundation. Funding provided by the George Lucas Family Foundation.)
Hammer enjoys the pleasure of her own hands as we view images of masturbation overlayed with images of landscapes from Capitol Reef National Park in Utah, thus connecting her own body to the body of the Earth.

PLACE MATTES (1987, 8 min, 16mm)
Hammer uses multiple layers to create a textured collage provoking viewers to reflect on the impact of one's physical presence.

Total running time: ca. 90 min.

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Dec. 17, Sunday
BOOK LAUNCH "Truant: Photographs from the 1970s" by BH and Film screening "Mischief and Play, Selected Shorts" by BH
Metrograph
3:45 pm
http://metrograph.com/events#301-
Barbara Hammer in person
Since the late 1960s, pioneering experimental filmmaker and artist Barbara Hammer has been making films that explore lesbian subjectivity and sexuality, politics and representation, and visceral manifestations of pleasure and discomfort, using the camera as an extension of her body to see, touch, explore, and often laugh. Presented in collaboration with The Academy Film Archive, this program of shorts highlights Hammer's use of play as a form of disobedience and resistance to institutionalized normalities. The screening will be introduced by Barbara Hammer.
Join us after the screening for a celebration and signing of Truant: Photographs, 1970-1979, a 150-plus page book of never-before-seen work from Barbara Hammer, documenting travels, lovers, moments of community and kinship between her collaborators on set, private and public performances, friends, strangers. Published by Capricious.

Throughout the 1970s, filmmaker Barbara Hammer toured the United States, Africa, and Europe, making film after film about women and the lesbian experience, both of which had seldom been seen by a woman, for women on screen before. She made a slew of now-legendary experimental films, including Sis¬ters! (1973), Dyketactics (1974), Multiple Orgasm (1976), Sappho {1978), and Double Strength {1978), more or less inventing lesbian cinema at a time when such material had largely been relegated to the pornographic imagination of male artists and filmmakers. During this prolific period, Hammer photographed her travels, her lovers, moments of community and kinship between her collaborators on set, private and public performances, friends, strangers. Through these photographs, Hammer explodes traditional notions of female sexuality by showing it for what it is: complex, messy, abstract, human.

https://becapricious.com/shop/pre-order-barbara-hammers-truant-photographs-1970-1979/

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4. Penny Arcade, FF Alumn, at Pangea, Manhattan, Dec. 12

Pangea 2nd Ave btw E11th &E12th St) Dec 12th 7:30pm show doors open at 6:30
$20 in advance $25 at the door cash only
Penny Arcade brings her award winning performance Longing Lasts Longer to Pangea , the East Village performance boite for one night only in December Longing Lasts Longer is a refutation of nostalgia and investigates the erasure of history the destruction of authenticity and the cultural amnesia of gentrification. Penny Arcade has created performance around the issue of gentrification since 1982 with long time collaborator Steve Zehentner who live mixes a sound score made up of over 100 music loops drawn from the best pop music of the past 50 years. Bold , unique, hysterically funny Penny Arcade is at the top of her game in a genre she helped invent. LLL premiered at the Edinburgh Festival in 2015, winning both theatre awards out of over 3,000 performances and has toured constantly in over 35 cities around the world including its American premier at St Ann's Warehouse.

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3192906

Penny Arcade's LONGING LASTS LONGER
Created by Penny Arcade and Steve Zehentner

"Acute, humane, unmissable." - Time Out

"A radical rock and roll rallying call." The Dublin Arts Review

"Kick-ass comedy with guts." RTE Radio

Pangea welcomes Penny Arcade back to New York with her multi-award winning monologue Longing Lasts Longer. Performed in 32 cities internationally, Longing Lasts Longer turns contemporary stand-up on its head to create a crack in the post-gentrified landscape. Driven by her magnetic rock n roll energy, Arcades razor sharp satire is mixed live to euphoric soundscapes inspired by four decades of pop culture. A blow against the golden age of stupidity, this is a passionate and exuberant performance anthem where you can think, laugh and dance at the same time!
PENNY ARCADE (aka Susana Ventura) is an internationally respected writer, poet, actress and theatre maker, and one of a handful of artists who created and continue to define performance art. Penny debuted with John Vaccaro's explosive Playhouse of the Ridiculous at age 17, and was a Warhol Factory Superstar at 19, featured in the Warhol film Women in Revolt. With an artistic career spanning almost 50 years, Arcade occupies a unique position in the American avant-garde.
Her focus on the creation of community and inclusion as the goals of performance and her efforts to use performance as a trans-formative act, mark her as a true original in the American theatre. In this context, Penny has written over ten full-length shows including La Miseria, Sisi Sings the Blues, Bad Reputation, New York Values, Old Queen and Longing Lasts Longer, as well as and hundreds of solos. Her world famous sex and censorship show, Bitch! Dyke! Faghag! Whore!, has been performed in over 30 cities around the world.
Semiotexte/MIT Press published a hardcover book on Arcade called Bad Reputation: performances, essays, interviews. Her award winning documentary The Lower East Side Biography Project, Stemming The Tide of Cultural Amnesia which she co-creates with long-time collaborator Steve Zehentner is broadcast weekly in New York on Ch 34 Time Warner and RCN 112 and simultaneously at mnn.org.
http://pennyarcade.tv/
http://stevezehentner.com/lower-east-side-biography-project

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5. Claire Jeanine Satin, FF Alumn, at Whitespace Collection, West Palm Beach, FL, January 25, 2018

CLAIRE JEANINE SATIN

Lecture and exhibition at
WHITESPACE COLLECTION
West Palm Beach, Florida
January 25, 2018. 3:30-6:30

Presenting a lecture on her bookworks their underlying concepts and how they inform the content, materials and techniques.

Bookworks by the artist will be on exhibition
satinartworks.com
clairesatin@gmail.com

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6. Anamorphosis Prize to be announced January 1, 2018

http://www.bjp-online.com/2017/12/anamorphosis2017/#closeContactFormCust00

COMPETITIONS, DOCUMENTARY, FINE ART, NEWS, PHOTOBOOKS, UNCATEGORIZED
Published on 5 December 2017
Laura El-Tantawy, Alnis Stakle and Alix Marie on the longlist for the 2017 Anamorphosis Prize
written by Diane Smyth

The longlisted books for The Anamorphosis Prize 2017, image (c) Anouk Kruithof
The winner takes all in this $10,000 prize, which will be announced on 01 January 2018; all 20 books on the longlist go to the MoMA library

Launched in 2015 by the artist Anouk Kruithof with the collector John A. Phelan, The Anamorphosis Prize picks out exceptional self-published and artists' books that use photography. The longlist includes 20 books each year, of which three receive a special jury mention, and one winner takes all of the $10,000 prize. All submitted books will be donated to Franklin Furnace and the shortlist of 20 books will also be included in the MoMA library.

The winner for the 2017 prize will be announced on 01 January 2018; the winner for the 2016 prize was Moises Saman with Discordia, and the winner for the 2015 prize was Carolyn Drake with Wild Pigeon. This year the judges were Anouk Kruithof, John A Phelan, and the Mexican curator Amanda de la Garza Mata, and they picked out the following:

Sea I become by degrees by Natalia Baluta; Beyond Here Is Nothing by Laura El-Tantawy; The Sentinel Script by Georg Zinsler; Adverse Reaction - Volume 1 by Miska Draskoczy; Lost Takes by Tobias Bijl; Good Luck with the Future by Rita Puig-Serra Costa & Dani Pujalte; Hab Acht by Andreas Frei; Where does the white go by Piergiorgio Casotti; Psyche by Pablo Cabado; MDAM by Trine Stephensen, Mia Dudek and Alix Marie; War Primer 3 by Emirhan Akin; Smokejumpers by Cole Barash; Los Gestos Muertos by María Isabel Arango; Hiroshima Graph - Rabbits abandon their children by Yoshikatsu Fujii; Melancholic Road by Alnis Stakle; eBay them all! by Alexander Chernavskiy; The Shibayamas by Giancarlo Shibayama; Soy todo ojos by Jose Camara; ACIDATE;;;;; (take that) by Liza Dieckwisch, Romina Dumler, Klara Kayser, Julia Gruner; Propaganda by Frederike Helwig.

Kruithof started the annual prize as a three-year project; in future it may run as a biennial.

For more information and to see flick-throughs of the shortlisted books, visit The Anamorphosis Prize website.
www.anamorphosisprize.com

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7. Judith Sloan and Warren Lehrer, FF Alumns, at Queens College, NY, Dec. 16

Judith Sloan and Warren Lehrer, FF Alumns, at Kupferberg Center for the Arts, Queens College, for 1001 Voices performance Sat. December 16, 8 pm

Details:

Multimedia Oratorio celebrating stories and voices of immigrants paired with Mozart Requiem at Queens College Choral Society's 77th Winter Concert

1001 Voices: A Symphony for a New America, music by Frank London, libretto by Judith Sloan, projections
by Warren Lehrer will be performed by Queens College Choral Society and a 30 piece orchestra, Saturday December 16 @8pm, 2017, at the Kupferberg Center for the Arts, Queens College Campus. Under the direction of Music Director James John, the multimedia choral symphony will be paired with Mozart's Requiem.

About the piece:
1001 Voices: a Symphony for a New America is a three-movement oratorio scored for orchestra, choir, actors, and visual projections. The multimedia orchestral work is about migration, transformation, and the search for home. It is a 21st century, musical/poetic expression of the challenges and aspirations of new Americans who hail from many different parts of the globe. It is inspired by stories of immigrants and refugees in Queens NY and by Scheherazade from 1001 Arabian Nights, who told stories in order to survive.
Originally commissioned and performed by the Queens Symphony Orchestra in 2012, 1001 Voices has renewed resonance at a difficult moment in our country as it presents a moving, beautiful and meaningful counter-narrative to the poisonous and flattening rhetoric about immigrants, refugees and diversity currently dividing the U.S. and the world today.
A true collaboration, 1001 Voices is composed by Grammy-Award-winning composer and Klezmatics band member Frank London. The libretto is written by award-winning author, actress, oral historian, and audio artist Judith Sloan. The animated projections are by pioneer artist, typographer, and writer Warren Lehrer, who together with Sloan co-created Crossing the BLVD, winner of the Brendan Gill Prize.
In addition to the 150 voice choir and 30 piece orchestra, featured soloists include: Deep Singh tabla, Judith Sloan spoken word, along with Francis Madi Cerrada, Monna Sabouri, Alicia Waller, Kai Liu, and Krussia who will perform in Russian, Chinese, Arabic, Farsi, Spanish and English. Original orchestration for 1001 Voices 2012 by Constantine Kitsopoulos. Orchestration revisions and additions 2017 by Andrew Griffin.
Colden Auditorium, Kupferberg Center for the Arts is located at 65-30 Kissena Blvd, Flushing, NY 11367.
Tickets $20/ $5 Queens College students and High School Students w/ ID.
Tickets can be purchased online at http://kupferbergcenter.org/tag/1001-voices/
or by calling Kupferberg Center Box Office 718-793-8080
For images, or any other questions, please contact Judith Sloan at judith@earsay.org or 718.791.4324. Visit the website: http://www.earsay.org
See video trailer on youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dn84MQ2LHnE

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8. Barbara Rosenthal, FF Alumn, at A-Space, Manhattan, Dec. 15, and more

Barbara Rosenthal, FF Alumn, has 3 vintage xerox prints of ephemera, and a half-dozen other works around the 4 art-spaces at CENTRAL BOOKING, the book-arts gallery on the Lower East Side.
Exhibition" Holiday Extravaganza"
December 7th-17th,
Central Booking
21 Ludlow Street, F to East Broadway.
FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/133630447316022/
Everything priced under $ 500.
Barbara Rosenthal
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbara_Rosenthal
http://www.barbararosenthal.org/
463 West Street, #A629
NY, NY, USA 10014-2035
+1-646-368-5623 (voice and voicemail, no texts)
eMediaLoft AT gMail DOT com
Skype: barbararosenthal

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Barbara Rosenthal, FF Alumn, Featured Reading at "An East Village Happening"
Barbara will read a chapter from her 2017 novel, WISH FOR AMNESIA, Deadly Chaps Press.
A-Space
614 E. 9th St (B/C)
Music / Spoken Word / Performance
curated by Armand Rhulman
Friday, Dec 15, 8-10PM
Free Event and Wine. Donations Welcome.

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9. Charles Dennis, FF Alumn, at Dixon Place, Manhattan, Jan. 18, 2018

Hello Friends,
I'm excited to be heading into the final stages of completing my new short film "ALEXCHRISTINE" which will have it's premier screening and release party at Dixon Place on January 18, 2018.

http://dixonplace.org/performances/film-screening-party-for-alexchristine-a-new-short-dance-film/

It's been quite a journey of nearly 2 years for the making of the film. A little history - in 2016 an Indiegogo campaign raised $1500 for the shooting and production of the film. 32 supporters contributed to the campaign. Thank you very much. Recently composer/musician Francesco Beccaro created 4 pieces of lovely music for the film. Francesco and I are now doing the final editing of the film.

Yesterday I launched a finishing funds campaign on Indiegogo to cover the cost of the final editing, mixing and mastering of the film.
Please check it out and come to Dixon Place in January to see the film.

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/finishing-fund-for-alexchristine-film/x/5466214#/

thanks, Charles

Charles Dennis Productions
599 20th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11218
917-673-9023

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10. Paul Henry Ramirez, FF Alumn, at Ryan Lee, Manhattan, opening Jan. 6, 2018

I'm having a solo exhibition, Fun in the Color, at Ryan Lee NY, Jan. 6 - Feb. 10th with an opening reception on Saturday Jan. 6th, 4-6PM, featuring paintings, sculptures and drawings. I hope you can make it to the opening. It would be great to see you again. Please feel free to invite your friends. Wishing you and your family a joyous and cheerful Holiday Season!

Kind regards,

Paul

Paul Henry Ramirez: Fun in the Color
January 6 - February 10, 2018
Reception for the artist, Saturday, January 6, 4-6 pm

Ryan Lee
515 West 26th Street
New York NY 10001
212.397.0742
http://ryanleegallery.com/exhibitions/

PAUL HENRY RAMIREZ
www.paulhenryramirez.art

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11. Gary Corbin, FF Alumn, in Amplitude Magazine, now online

2018 will also be my comeback year starting with a featured article on me in Amplitude Magazine.
https://amplitude-media.com/Magazine

Gary Corbin

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12. Edward Gomez, FF Alumn, now online in Hyperallergic

Greetings, art lovers and media colleagues:

I just returned from another research trip to Japan, where I saw the two solo exhibitions by the Japanese artist Issei NISHIMURA that have just opened in Nagoya.

Nishimura is a contemporary artist whose work as a maker of unusual paintings and drawings bring together aspects of abstract expressionism, a sometimes surrealist mood, and a passion for American blues music. Originally a guitar player, Nishimura is self-taught as a visual artist. I have been closely following the development of his work in recent years. The artist is represented by Galerie Miyawaki in Kyoto, Japan.

My article about Nishimura's two current exhibitions in Nagoya has just been published in the "Weekend" edition of the arts-and-culture magazine HYPERALLERGIC.

You can find this well-illustrated article here:
https://hyperallergic.com/416010/issei-nishimura-heart-field-gallery-nagoya-japan-2017/

I hope you'll enjoy reading this article! I send you all best wishes as winter approaches...

EDWARD

www.edwardmgomez.com

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13. Donna Henes, FF Alumn, at Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, Dec. 20-21

Exotic Brooklyn, New York--Join Mama Donna Henes, New York's own Urban Shaman, for her 43rd Annual Winter Solstice Celebration, a ceremony in two parts, both of which are at Bailey Fountain, Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn.

Part One

Wednesday, December 20th, 11:00 PM Event Begins; 11:28 PM Moment of Truth
Standing in the Shadows on the Longest Darkest Night of the Year
Calling out the dark. Looking at it face to face. Naming it. Claiming it. Feeling it. Understanding it.

Part Two

Thursday, December 21st, 11:00 AM Event Begins, 11:28 AM Solstice Moment
Lighting the Fire at the Solstice Hour
Bringing back the light. Re-igniting the fire in our hearts. Owning it. Pledging it. Manifesting it. Being it.
This is a family friendly event. Kids and dogs are welcome. Please bring drums, percussion instruments, and lots and lots of spirit.

Rain, snow or shine!

Grand Army Plaza
at Bailey Fountain
Park Slope, Exotic Brooklyn, NY
Free!

For info: 718-857-1343
cityshaman@aol.com

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14. Matt Mullican, Lawrence Weiner, FF Alumns, at Guggenheim Bilbao, Spain, thru April 8, 2018

Art and Space
December 5, 2017-April 8, 2018

Guggenheim Bilbao
Abandoibarra et.2
48001 Bilbao
Spain

arteyespacio.guggenheim-bilbao.eus
Curated by Manuel Cirauqui
Featuring works by Agustino Bonalumi, Nina Canell, Anthony Caro, Vija Celmins, Eduardo Chillida, Ángela de la Cruz, Olafur Eliasson, Lucio Fontana, Sue Fuller, Naum Gabo, Marcius Galan, General Idea, Maria Elena González, Isa Genzken, Robert Gober, Peter Halley, Cristina Iglesias, Norbert Kricke, Agnieszka Kurant, Gordon Matta-Clark, Julie Mehretu, Anna Maria Maiolino, Asier Mendizabal, Jean-Luc Moulène, Matt Mullican, Iván Navarro, Ernesto Neto, Rivane Neuenschwander, Damián Ortega, Alyson Shotz, Jorge Oteiza, Sergio Prego, Susana Solano, Lee Ufan, Lawrence Weiner, and Zarina.
The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is pleased to present the exhibition Art and Space, which will be on view from December 5, 2017 through April 15, 2018. Titled after the collaboration between the artist Eduardo Chillida and the philosopher Martin Heidegger in 1969, this exhibition will occupy the entire second floor of the Museum as well as its atrium and some outdoor areas. As part of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao's 20th anniversary programming, the show will celebrate the inexhaustible capacity of Frank O. Gehry's building to generate unique dialogues between its breathtaking spaces and fundamental works of the modern and contemporary era. Stemming from key masterworks in the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao collection and featuring selections from the Guggenheim constellation, along with other important loans from leading collections, this presentation will offer a new reading of the history of abstraction in the past six decades.
The investigation of the qualities of space has been one of the pillars of 20th century art and continues well into the 21st century. Key moments in this collective inquiry can be found in the recent history of Basque sculpture, and especially in the trajectories of artists Eduardo Chillida and Jorge Oteiza, both of whom received international recognition at a time when other European movements, such as Spatialism and Zero, proposed their own strategies to explore similar questions. Particularly, Chillida's interest in the qualities of space brought him to engage in multiple collaborations with such referential philosophers and poets as Gaston Bachelard, Martin Heidegger, René Char, and Octavio Paz, among others. The exhibition Art and Space at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao aims to interrogate this cultural dialogue, to expand it historically and geographically, and to track down its persistence in contemporary practices.
Doubtless one of the most inspiring encounters ever between an artist and a philosopher, the collaboration between Chillida and Heidegger on an artist book entitled Die Kunst und der Raum, published by the renowned Erker Presse in Saint Gallen in 1969, will be the conceptual nucleus of the exhibition. While Heidegger inscribed his words on a set of lithographic stones, Chillida produced an accompanying series of "litho-collages" at a moment that critics identify as the apex of his graphic art. Alongside related works and such rarely-seen tokens of this collaboration as Heidegger's autographed stones, the exhibition will exemplify the space-oriented debates of this period with contemporaneous works by Anthony Caro, Agostino Bonalumi, Sue Fuller, David Lamelas, Sol LeWitt, Richard Long, Bruce Nauman, Pablo Palazuelo, Nobuo Sekine, and Lawrence Weiner. The presence of late works by Naum Gabo (a key figure in Constructivism who informed abstract sculpture's take on pure space), Lucio Fontana (founding figure of the Spatialist movement), and Jorge Oteiza (a pioneering artist who claimed the concept of disoccupation in sculpture), will point toward preexisting space-related enquiries in modern art, which may also have foreshadowed Heidegger's take on this question.
The selected late-modernist examples will pave the way for the presentation of carefully chosen works by artists who, for the past three decades, have updated and reinvigorated this debate by critically addressing the cultural underpinnings of space, along with newly acquired-and known to nearly everybody today-scientific notions such as the discovery of black holes, the conquest of the electromagnetic spectrum, and the development of quantum physics, to name only a few. Works by Nina Canell, Vija Celmins, Ángela de la Cruz, Olafur Eliasson, Marcius Galan, General Idea, Maria Elena González, Isa Genzken, Robert Gober, Peter Halley, Cristina Iglesias, Agnieszka Kurant, Julie Mehretu, Anna Maria Maiolino, Asier Mendizabal, Jean-Luc Moulène, Matt Mullican, Ernesto Neto, Iván Navarro, Rivane Neuenschwander, Damián Ortega, Alyson Shotz, Susana Solano, Sergio Prego, and Zarina will among others be featured in this exhibition.
The exhibition will be accompanied by an illustrated catalogue that will also include texts and archival documentation by the artists Peter Halley, Marcius Galan, Agnieszka Kurant, Asier Mendizabal, Bruce Nauman, Damián Ortega, Alyson Shotz, Lee Ufan and Zarina, as well as critical essays by critic Sara Nadal-Melsió and the exhibition's curator, Manuel Cirauqui.

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15. Ann-Marie LeQuesne, FF Alumn, now online at vimeo.com

ReflectionOnReflection
A weekend exhibition & performances
https://vimeo.com/242474030

On reflection, the 18th Annual Group Photograph, was photographed at TINTYPE Gallery in November 2015. Two years later the images can be seen in a video with new reflections. The outside has come in as participants perform "going to an exhibition".
www.theannualgroupphotograph.com
www.amlequesne.com

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16. Annie Lanzillotto, Harley Spiller, FF Alumns, in Saveur magazine, now online

We are delighted to share news that Saveur magazine has just included Gastropolis: Food and New York City among their '16 Essential Books That Define New York City'

https://www.saveur.com/essential-food-books-nyc

and to be amidst a group of excellent New York City food books.

This book contains chapters by Annie Lanzillotto and Harley Spiller, FF Alumns.

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Goings On is compiled weekly by Harley Spiller