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Contents for February 05, 2018

1. Kathy Westwater, Marina Abramović, FF Alumns, in The New York Times, Jan. 29

DANCE
Petronio Residency Center Names Its First Choreographers
By JOSHUA BARONE
JAN. 29, 2018

The Stephen Petronio Company's dance residency center in the Catskill Mountains, in upstate New York, will open in July with its debut class of choreographers: Nora Chipaumire, Will Rawls and Kathy Westwater.

They are to receive fully funded residencies - including a travel stipend, a rarity for prizes like this - for a week each at the Petronio Residency Center, at the 175-acre Crow's Nest in Round Top, purchased by Mr. Petronio's company in 2016.

"The Petronio Residency Center is a retreat in which to study, work and experiment while cut loose from the overbearing pressures inherent in a choreographer's day-to-day living," Mr. Petronio said in a statement.

Ms. Chipaumire, who was born in Zimbabwe and now lives in New York, is a choreographer and performer whose work taps into her African identity, like her 2016 dance "portrait of myself as my father." [Read our review of the work's premiere.]

Mr. Rawls has collaborated with artists like Marina Abramovic, Jérôme Bel and Maria Hassabi, and recently worked with the poet Claudia Rankine for "What Remains," which explored surveillance and black experience.

This is the second residency in 2018 so far for Ms. Westwater, who had a Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography residency for a work to have its premiere in 2019 at the Lumberyard, another new dance center in the Hudson Valley that is set to open this year.

Located roughly two and a half hours north of New York City, the center includes a 6,500-square-foot house for up to nine artists, as well as a 2,500-square-foot open studio with a heated sprung floor and sound system. Mr. Petronio's company paid for the facilities with the help of a $3 million fund-raising campaign that included the sale of artworks donated by Anish Kapoor, Jasper Johns and others.

"My dream is to leave the world an intimate place where dance can be made, where history happens, and where the dance community can feel at home," Mr. Petronio said in his statement.

Ms. Chipaumire, Mr. Rawls and Ms. Westwater were nominated by a group including the choreographer and presenter Gina Gibney and Pamela Tatge, the director of Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival in Becket, Mass. Mr. Petronio was on the selection panel, along with the artists Ralph Lemon, Bebe Miller and Eiko Otake.

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2. Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow, Deborah Faye Lawrence, FF Alumns, at John Jay College, Manhattan, opening Feb. 14

"Internalized Borders"
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
President's Gallery
899 Tenth Avenue
6th Floor
New York, NY 10019
http://shivagallery.org/portfolio/internalized-borders/

On view February 14th-April 13th, 2018
Opening Reception on February 14th, 2018 with performance art and music 5:30 - 9PM

Internalized Borders will Feature works by Felipe Baeza, Ricardo Gomez, Dina Burtszyn, Ryan Bonilla, Maria de Los Angeles, Alva Mooses, Mauricio Cortes Ortega, Constanza Alarcon Tennen, Francisco Donoso, Shahrzad Changalvaee, Edel Rodriguez, Tatania Garmendia, Deborah Faye Lawrence, Joiri Minaya, Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow, and Patricia Cazorla & Nancy Saleme.
Curated by Maria de Los Angeles and Susan Noyes Platt

This exhibition was made possible by the sponsorship of the Department of Latin American and Latina/o Studies.

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3. Roberley Bell, FF Alumn, at Black and White Gallery, Brooklyn, opening Feb. 23

Roberley Bell: Objects and Color -Recent Sculptures
February 23- April 1 2018
Preview Friday February 23, 6-9 pm

Black & White Gallery / Project Space is proud to present OBJECTS AND COLOR by Roberley Bell, featuring several recent sculptures that play with the boundaries between fantasy and reality and invite viewers to reevaluate their relationship to their surroundings.

BLACK & WHITE GALLERY / PROJECT SPACE
56 Bogart Street
Brooklyn New York 11206
L train to Morgan Avenue
HOURS: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 1 - 6pm and by appointment
TEL: 718-599-8775 / MOBILE: 347 946 4277 / FAX: 347-881-9033

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4. Leonard Steinbach, Nina Kuo, Lorin Roser, FF Alumns, at Central Booking, Manhattan, opening Feb. 8

Valentine to CENTRAL BOOKING Art Space
February 8-25
Opening Thursday Feb 8 6-8pm

CENTRAL BOOKING
21 Ludlow Street
New York, NY 10002 (LES)
centralbookingnyc.com
347-731-6559
info@centralbookingnyc.com
Hours: Thursday-Sunday, 12-6 PM
Subway: F to East Broadway, B/D to Grand Street

Valentine to CENTRAL BOOKING Art Space is an exhibition co-organized by C Bangs and Leonard Steinbach. Both selected artists and their works which would honor the premise of CENTRAL BOOKING Art Space: the showcasing and encouraging of experimentation in a broad variety of genres and where art meets science. Painting, sculpture, installation, video art and most especially artists' books are at the heart of its mission.

CENTRAL BOOKING Art Space, as a gallery promoting experimentation where art meets science, is rare and valued by all who are inspired by art that strives to move beyond mere commercialism. Exchange of ideas as well as artistic virtuosity and experimentation has come to define CENTRAL BOOKING Art Space as a platform for engaging art/science panels, performances and political and cultural activism. As the nature of CENTRAL BOOKING Art Space presence evolves, its vision and legacy endures.

List of Artists:

Farhana Akhter
C Bangs
Denise Buckley
Sachie Hayashi
Kasumi
Nina Kuo
Rita Montlack
Agnes Murray
Flash Rosenberg
Lorin Roser
Blossom Verlinsky

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5. Eileen Myles, FF Alumn, at The New School, Manhattan, Feb. 7

NONFICTION FORUM: EILEEN MYLES

Wednesday, February 7 at 6:30pm
Eileen Myles is a poet, novelist, performer and art journalist. Their twenty books include Afterglow (a dog memoir), a 2017 re-issue of Cool for You and I Mu...
Wollman Hall, Eugene Lang College, The New School, Manhattan

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

Raquel Rabinovich launches new website at http://www.raquelrabinovich.com/

Thank you.

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7. Marina Abramović, FF Alumn, at Sean Kelly Gallery, Manhattan, opening Feb. 10

Marina Abramović Early Works

FEBRUARY 10 - MARCH 17, 2018
OPENING RECEPTION: FEBRUARY 10, 2018, 6 - 8 PM
Sean Kelly is delighted to present Marina Abramović Early Works, an exhibition featuring twelve historical performance editions, first issued by the gallery in 1994, that document Abramović's early performances (1973-1975). They will be presented with screenings of five of the artist's earliest films (1975-1977). The exhibition of these rarely seen works, most of which are now in museums, celebrates the pioneering legacy of Abramović, who is internationally recognized as the most significant figure in the history of performance art; it also acknowledges the three-decade professional collaboration between Marina Abramović and Sean Kelly. This will be the artist's ninth solo exhibition with the gallery; there will be an opening reception on February 10, 2018.

The performances documented in these early editions represent the nucleus of the cannon Abramović has expanded upon and explored in her practice over the ensuing forty-plus years. At the time Abramović carried out these actions in galleries and art festivals throughout Europe, before very limited audiences, she was a young artist teaching at the Academy of Fine Arts in Serbia. These first solo performances tested the limits of physical endurance, exploring ritual, gesture, even pain to interrogate the parameters of art and challenge the fundamental relationship between performer and audience.

Each edition is comprised of black and white photographs accompanied by text panels that provide a narrative of the event depicted. Issued in 1994 in editions of 16, these works were the result of years of extensive dialogue between Abramović and Kelly to both preserve and conserve the original negatives that Abramović had carried around for years in a backpack whilst living out of a van and which were rapidly degrading. Abramović and Kelly worked carefully to choose a key image for each work, aware that once disseminated to a wider public, their selection would become the iconic representation of these historic, yet transient actions.

Also on view are longer format films that document performances in which Abramović, both in solo works and works in collaboration with Ulay, challenged the boundaries of her strength, endurance, and mental strength. In Freeing the Body, 1975, for instance, the artist-nude with her head shrouded in a black cloth-dances to the rhythm of an African Drummer over a period of eight hours, her energy visibly draining until she collapses to the floor. In these earliest manifestations and in all her ensuing performances, Abramović has traversed the limits of consciousness through extreme ritualistic acts. Marina Abramović Early Works offers a concise and compelling survey of some of these first audacious actions, which have in turn become among the most essential and influential in the annals of the history of performance art.

Abramović has participated in large-scale international exhibitions including Documenta VI, VII, and IX in Kassel, Germany and the Venice Biennale in 1976 and 1997, for which she was awarded the Golden Lion for Best Artist. She also received the New Media Bessie award in 2003 for The House with the Ocean View and the AICA-USA award for Best Exhibition of Time Based Art in 2007 for her performance, Seven Easy Pieces at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. Major retrospectives of her work have appeared at The Museum of Modern Art, New York (2010) and at the Garage Center for Contemporary Culture in Moscow, Russia (2011). She is currently the subject of a retrospective at the Henie Onstad, Sandvika, Norway, which premiered at the Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden (2017) before traveling to the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark (2017).

For additional information on Marina Abramović, please visit skny.com

For media inquiries, please contact: Adair Lentini at 212.239.1181 or Adair@skny.com

For other inquiries, please contact: Lauren Kelly at 212.239.1181 or Lauren@skny.com

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8. Hector Canonge, FF Alumn, at George Washington University, Washington, DC, thru March 2, and more

HECTOR CANONGE, FF Alumn, at Gallery 102, The George Washington University, Washington DC (February 5 - March 2, 2018), and more.

Hector Canonge finishes the organization and presentation of LATITUDES, the first International Performance Art Festival of Santa Cruz de la Sierra in Bolivia, and returns to the United States to continue with the presentation of his work and initiatives starting the first week in February.
February 5 - March 2, 2018
A MATHER OF WHOLENESS AND OTHER DISCOURSES
Live Performance: February 6, 7:00 PM
Hyphen-American Exhibition
Gallery 102, The George Washington University
801 22nd Street, NW, Smith Hall of Art, 101Washington DC
"A MATHER OF WHOLENESS AND OTHER DISCOURSES," Performance and Site-Responsive Installation, is a project that explores identity and rootedness as experienced by migrant peoples around the globe. Through performance art as a catalyst for the production of a site-responsive installation, the project brings to reflection notions of Being, Otherness, and Self.

Through February 28, 2018
Video Exhibition
of
Live Action Art
LATITUDES
Centro de la Cultura Plurinacional
Calle R. Moreno No. 316
Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
As part of the first International Performance Art Festival of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, LATITUDES, guest curator, Hector Canonge organized an eclectic exhibition of video works created by artists from the United States, Latin America, Europe and Asia. The exhibition complements the five day
festival that took place from January 23rd to 27th in the city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia. Among the participating artists selected for the Video Exhibition: Yiannis Pappas (Greece), José Villalonga (Argentina), Ridwan Rau Rau (Indonesia), Manuel Parra (Colombia), B. Ajay Sharma (India), Endika Basaguren (Spain), Natalie Mirêdia (Brazil), Saut Prayuda (Indonesia), C. Tara & David Gladden (United States), Manuel López (Spain), John G. Boehme (Canada), Marsten L. Tarigan (Indonesia).

Saturday, February 17, 2018, 2:00 PM
TALKaCTIVE
: Performance Art Conversation Series
The monthly programs returns this Spring to the Queens Museum. This month, TALKaCTIVE will hold an open table discussion about the various practices and modalities of Performance Art and their relevance to Contemporary Art practice.

More information: www.hectorcanonge.net

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9. Stephanie Brody-Lederman, FF Alumn, in Interim journal, Feb. 2

A painting of mine was selected to be the cover of Interim- a literary journal of emerging and established writers. Launch date is February 1st. Among the established writers that they have published are: Henry Miller, Robert Creeley , William Faulkner, Alice Notley and F. Scott Fitzgerald. I am so honored to be a part of this literary journal. You can order a copy online after February 1st. https://Interim.squarespace.com/ Thank you. Stephanie Brody-Lederman

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10. Vernita Nemec, FF Alumn, at Crary Art Gallery, Warren, PA, thru March 3

February 3 - March 3, 2018
Vernita Nemec - The Endless Junkmail Scroll

N'Cognita has presented more than 70 performances in the United States, Hungary, Japan, Ireland, Germany, Mexico and France, including guerrilla performances at the Pompidou Museum in Paris and Documenta 13 in Kasel. The artist uses Butoh movement forms interpreted uniquely & personally, along with words and props, to explore conceptual ideas in her performance work.

"The Endless Junkmail Scroll" is artist Vernita Nemec's solution to dealing with all that mail we get that tries to persuade us to borrow money, open another charge account or accept services we have no need for.

Using "security envelopes", those with patterned linings of blue & green as a base, the artist then collages and applies fragments of paint, words, drawings & photographs. Hung from the ceiling with monofilament and pinned or tacked to the wall, the scroll becomes a jungle of paper fragments and limitless in length.

In 2017, measuring all its segments, it is approximately 13" wide and already more than 400 linear feet in length. As pieces are framed, sold and exhibited it is torn into new sections or re-glued anew. It is an ongoing piece and the segments can be dis-connected and reconnected so that they fit any space or situation for both framed and unframed presentations. Long segments can be installed to twist and curl around a space since it is two-sided, filling the air with detritus transformed.

The Endless Junkmail Scroll Installation is an interactive site that can be physically experienced as an environment that in past times might have been a forest or jungle, since destroyed in order to make the paper that becomes the endless junkmail filling our mailboxes daily. It's ease of transport & storage by rolling tightly also is a response to today's space and storage problems.

The Endless Junkmail Scroll is a thought-provoking installation that addresses environmental issues to be considered and dealt with in the 21st Century: the destruction of natural resources, the overloading of landfills, over-consumption of material possessions, over-crowding. Issues that if not addressed with recycling, and re-use will result in life, as we know it, being over.

Visitors may enter this fragmented space that is conceptually and visually endless, but variable in its dimensions. Hanging from the ceiling, twisting through space or crawling along the walled perimeters, viewers and visitors can meander under and through the streaming information of life today and experience a 21st century version of our humanized jungle of paper with burned edges, torn fragments and collaged bits of life today.
In addition to the scroll, the artist has created bas relief collages, cast paper torsos and other works made primarily of the "security envelopes" from the abundance of junkmail that continues to fill our mailboxes.

- Vernita Nemec AKA N'Cognita
Crary Art Gallery, 511 Market Street, Warren PA 16365

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Goings On is compiled weekly by Harley Spiller