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Frederieke Taylor, FF Alumn, In Memoriam

Frederieke Taylor, New York Gallerist and Leader of Arts Organizations, Dies at 77
ARTNEWS Alex Greenberger

Frederieke Taylor, who cofounded the gallery TZ'Art and ran a namesake space currently open in New York's Chelsea neighborhood, has died at 77 of cancer-related causes. A representative for her eponymous gallery confirmed the news.
Taylor founded TZ'Art in New York's SoHo neighborhood with Tom Zollner in 1993. Among the artists shown there was Yuji Agematsu. Five years later, in 1998, the gallery relocated to Broome Street and changed its name to Frederieke Taylor Gallery. Since 2000, the gallery has been open in Chelsea, first on West 25th Street and then on West 29th Street, which most recently ran by appointment only. Currently listed as artists that the gallery has shown are Benjamin Britton, Mel Chin, Meredith Monk, and Thomas Zummer.
Taylor was also involved in numerous arts organizations in New York. She was formerly president of the organization ArtTable, which gave her the Chapter Leadership Award last month, and she had more recently been chair of the board of the House Foundation for the Arts, a nonprofit affiliated with the musician Meredith Monk. She was also a board member of Art in General and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, for which she served as executive director from 1980 to 1986. She had also been on the advisory committee of the Storefront for Art and Architecture and the Franklin Furnace Archives, and prior to opening TZ'Art, she had also headed up the MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire and the Skowhegan School for Painting and Sculpture in Maine. In 2017, she started a foundation to help young artists afford studio space-FST StudioProjects Fund-with money garnered from selling an early Sol LeWitt wall drawing along with other works in her collection.
"She was a powerhouse, and her strength and curiosity gave Meredith Monk the support to carry on through the good times and tough," Kristin Kapustik, executive director of the House Foundation, told ARTnews. "She will be missed and will always be within the foundation of the House."
Anne Pasternak, director of the Brooklyn Museum and a friend of Taylor's, said, "I will most remember Frederieke as a great champion of artists. She represented artists she believed in, even if their work didn't fit easily into the marketplace. She was steadfast and true. She was passionate about seeing shows, open-minded, and curious. And she always had a smile."
Jenny Dixon, the outgoing director of the Noguchi Museum in New York, said, "Frederieke had an insatiable curiosity and intellect tempered by an extraordinary generosity of spirit. She was unique in her sensibilities-a passionate consumer of contemporary art in its many iterations who steadfastly stood behind the artists, organizations, and people she believed in. She will be sorely missed."
Andy Battaglia contributed reporting.
Copyright 2018, Art Media ARTNEWS, llc. 110 Greene Street, 2nd Fl., New York, N.Y. 10012. All rights reserved.



1. Martha Wilson, David Antonio Cruz, Anna Ogier-Bloomer, Dread Scott, FF Alumns, at Rutgers University, Newark, NJ, opening March 1


Paul Robeson Galleries at Express Newark, Rutgers University - Newark is pleased to announce its forthcoming group exhibition, Mirror Mirror. The exhibition is an expansive take on portraiture, challenging the viewer's expectations of the genre. The exhibition is on view at The Main Gallery (54 Halsey Street, 3rd Floor) from February 8 through December 20, 2018 and opens with a free public reception on March 1 from 5 to 8 o'clock in the evening.

"Portraiture is one of the most enduring and essential art forms, having a constant presence throughout art history," says Paul Robeson Galleries' Director and Chief Curator Anonda Bell. "The artworks in Mirror Mirror challenge dominant understandings of gender, race, age, social norms, technology, and beauty. The exhibition is meant to provoke curiosity and discussion rather than providing a definitive definition of what constitutes a 'portrait'."

Mirror Mirror presents works in a variety of media from thirty-two international emerging and established artists and one artist collective: Manuel Acevedo, Zoë Charlton, Paolo Cirio, David Antonio Cruz, Kevin Darmanie, E.V. Day, Leah DeVun, Nona Faustine, Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, Anne-Karin Furunes, Phyllis Galembo, Chitra Ganesh, William Kentridge, Riva Lehrer, Ani Liu, Jessamyn Lovell, Hyphen-Labs (Carmen Aguilar y Wedge, Ece Tankal, Ashley Baccus), Peggie Miller, Anna Ogier-Bloomer, Polixeni Papapetrou, Patricia Piccinini, Wendy Red Star, Faith Ringgold, Kevin Blythe Sampson, María Verónica San Martín, Leo Selvaggio, Laura Splan, Dread Scott, Beat Streuli, Arne Svenson, Shoshanna Weinberger, Deborah Willis, and Martha Wilson.

Mirror Mirror plumbs the relationship between identity, cultural norms, and representation. In the most abbreviated of forms, a portrait is a depiction of a person, usually a face, occasionally a torso, sometimes more of the body, or even a symbolic presentation of an aspect of an individual's character. The artists in the show have approached the subject of portraiture in a multitude of ways. Historically, portraiture was utilized in service of the ruling classes, and some of the works in the exhibition explore the machinations of the powerful, touching upon the fraught histories of colonialism, slavery, American inference abroad, and eugenic practices. Photography is presented in both documentary modes and as a means to deconstruct representations of femininity, adolescence, and motherhood. Other artists work in non-tradition media, exploring the portrait painted by our data and bacteria, and radical possibilities of self-invention through new virtual and bio technologies. Taken as a whole, the works in Mirror Mirror communicate the connected nature of representation and self-determination.

The exhibition is accompanied by a 120-page illustrated catalogue with essays from Susan Bright, Amanda Cachia, Nell Painter, Dorothy Santos, Jay Stanley, Anne Swartz, Jorge Daniel Veneciano, and Carla Christopher Waid, amongst others. Mirror Mirror includes a dynamic schedule of free, public educational programs that include a performance of David Antonio Cruz's Green,howiwantyougreen; artist talks from Kevin Darmanie, Peggie Miller, Kevin Blythe Sampson, Laura Splan; curator tours; workshops, and more.

The Paul Robeson Galleries' programs are supported, in part, by a grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and by private donations. Paul Robeson Galleries is supported by Express Newark, the Robeson Campus Center and the Cultural Programming Committee, Rutgers University - Newark.

The Paul Robeson Galleries' mission and programming embody Paul Robeson's life-long commitment to unfettered artistic freedom, cultural democracy, and transnationalism. The Paul Robeson Galleries is dedicated to presenting art and cultural artifacts as well as educational and public programming in the spirit of the diverse metropolitan context of Rutgers University at Newark, the Greater Newark communities, and the northeast region of New Jersey. The Gallery's programs strive to: present arts and visual culture exhibitions and events of the highest quality; enrich the University arts programs with cross-disciplinary collaborations; provide gallery educational experience to local and regional communities; strengthen collaborative relationships with Greater Newark's artistic, cultural, and educational organizations; advance Paul Robeson's legacy of encouraging cross-cultural artistic freedom and cultural democracy; emphasize the role of arts and culture in the shaping and functioning of society; reflect the spirit of the University's diverse metropolitan context; and enhance the quality of life for the campus and Greater Newark communities.

Express Newark is a university-community collaboratory in Newark's historic Hahne and Company building. A conceptual framework and an interdisciplinary learning space, Express Newark houses the Newest Americans; the Form Design Studio; the Design Consortium; Visual Means; Shine Portrait Studio; the Community Media Center; Scarlet Magazine; the Newark Print Shop; the Paul Robeson Galleries; and twenty-two resident artists in printmaking, photography, painting and video. At Express Newark, artists and community residents collaborate, experiment, and innovate in partnership with Rutgers University - Newark faculty, staff, and students with the goals of engaging in public work, creative practice, and democratic dialogue in order to promote positive transformation. Express Newark is co-directed by Victor Davson, founding director of Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art, Newark's longest lived and most respected gallery, and Anne Schaper Englot, RU-N professor of architecture and humanities in the interdisciplinary Arts, Culture and Media (ACM) Department.

Paul Robeson Galleries at Express Newark is accessible by car and by public transit via the Path train to Newark Penn Station and New Jersey Transit to Military Park Station. For more details and information on patron services for visitors with disabilities, please visit our website: http://artgallery.newark.rutgers.edu/about/visit/.

Press contact: Jacqueline Mabey, jacqueline.mabey@rutgers.edu



2. Dee Shapiro, FF Member, at National Arts Club, Manhattan, thru Feb. 24, and more

Dee Shapiro, FF Member, curated and participated in The Yaddo Six exhibit at the National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park S, New York, NY 10003, open until February 24.

Eight paintings are included in the American Dream exhibit in the Kunsthalle in Emden, Germany. An image of each painting is reproduced in the catalog. The exhibition closes May 21, 2018.



3. Taylor Mac, FF Alumn, upcoming events

We're about to do the entire "A 24-Decade History of Popular Music" in Los Angeles in four 6-hour shows over two weeks.

As a special Friends & Family offer, use promo code TAYLOR25 to receive 25% off tickets in Tier 2, 3 or 4 for Chapter 1 on Thursday, March 15. Offer expires 2/28/18.

March 15th: TAYLOR MAC: A 24-DECADE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC: CHAPTER I (1776-1836) | CAP UCLA presents | The Theatre at the Ace Hotel | Los Angeles | http://cap.ucla.edu/calendar/taylor_mac.php

March 17th: TAYLOR MAC: A 24-DECADE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC: CHAPTER II (1836-1896) | CAP UCLA presents | The Theatre at the Ace Hotel | Los Angeles | http://cap.ucla.edu/calendar/taylor_mac.php

March 22nd: TAYLOR MAC: A 24-DECADE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC: CHAPTER III (1896-1956) | CAP UCLA presents | The Theatre at the Ace Hotel | Los Angeles | http://cap.ucla.edu/calendar/taylor_mac.php

March 24th: TAYLOR MAC: A 24-DECADE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC: CHAPTER IV (1956-Present) | CAP UCLA presents | The Theatre at the Ace Hotel | Los Angeles | http://cap.ucla.edu/calendar/taylor_mac.php


LA (entire show)
Iowa City
Montclair, NJ
Philadelphia (entire show)
March 6th: TAYLOR MAC: A 24-DECADE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC (ABRIDGED) | The Kennedy Center | Eisenhower Theater | Washington, D.C. | http://www.kennedy-center.org/calendar/event/TSTSL

March 15th: TAYLOR MAC: A 24-DECADE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC: CHAPTER I (1776-1836) | CAP UCLA presents | The Theatre at the Ace Hotel | Los Angeles | http://cap.ucla.edu/calendar/taylor_mac.php

March 17th: TAYLOR MAC: A 24-DECADE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC: CHAPTER II (1836-1896) | CAP UCLA presents | The Theatre at the Ace Hotel | Los Angeles | http://cap.ucla.edu/calendar/taylor_mac.php

March 22nd: TAYLOR MAC: A 24-DECADE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC: CHAPTER III (1896-1956) | CAP UCLA presents | The Theatre at the Ace Hotel | Los Angeles | http://cap.ucla.edu/calendar/taylor_mac.php

March 24th: TAYLOR MAC: A 24-DECADE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC: CHAPTER IV (1956-Present) | CAP UCLA presents | The Theatre at the Ace Hotel | Los Angeles | http://cap.ucla.edu/calendar/taylor_mac.php

April 7th: TAYLOR MAC: A 24-DECADE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC (ABRIDGED) | ASU Gammage | Tempe | https://www.asugammage.com/shows-events/taylor-mac

April 12nd: TAYLOR MAC: A 24-DECADE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC (ABRIDGED) | Opening Nights Performing Arts at Florida State University presents | Richard G. Fallon Theatre | Tallahassee | https://openingnights.fsu.edu/events/taylor-mac/

April 14th: TAYLOR MAC: A 24-DECADE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC (ABRIDGED) | University of Florida Performing Arts presents | Phillips Center | Gainseville | https://performingarts.ufl.edu/events/taylor-macs-24-decade-history-of-popular-music-abridged/

April 20th: TAYLOR MAC: A 24-DECADE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC (Act VII) | STG Presents in Association with On the Boards | Moore Theatre | Seattle | https://www.stgpresents.org/tickets/eventdetail/3409/-/taylor-mac-a-24-decade-history-of-popular-music-abridged

April 28th: TAYLOR MAC: A 24-DECADE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC (ABRIDGED) | Hancher Auditorium | Iowa City | https://arts.uiowa.edu/events/taylor-mac-24-decade-history-popular-music-abridged/2018-04-28

May 4th: TAYLOR MAC: A 24-DECADE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC (ABRIDGED) | Wellmont Theater | Montclair, NJ | https://montclairfilmfestival.secure.force.com/ticket/#sections_a0F41000005iOWqEAM

June 2nd: TAYLOR MAC: A 24-DECADE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC: PART I (1776-1896) | Kimmel Center presents | Merriam Theater | Philadelphia | https://www.kimmelcenter.org/events-and-tickets/201718/pifa/taylor-mac/

June 9th: TAYLOR MAC: A 24-DECADE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC: PART II (1896-Present) | Kimmel Center presents | Merriam Theater | Philadelphia | https://www.kimmelcenter.org/events-and-tickets/201718/pifa/taylor-mac/

June 28th: TAYLOR MAC: A 24-DECADE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC: THE FIRST ACT | LIFT 2018 | Barbican Theatre | London | https://www.barbican.org.uk/whats-on/2018/event/taylor-mac-a-24-decade-history-of-popular-music-first-act

June 29th: TAYLOR MAC: A 24-DECADE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC: THE FIRST ACT | LIFT 2018 | Barbican Theatre | London | https://www.barbican.org.uk/whats-on/2018/event/taylor-mac-a-24-decade-history-of-popular-music-first-act

June 30th: TAYLOR MAC: A 24-DECADE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC: THE FIRST ACT | LIFT 2018 | Barbican Theatre | London | https://www.barbican.org.uk/whats-on/2018/event/taylor-mac-a-24-decade-history-of-popular-music-first-act



4. Jane Dickson, FF Alumn, at The Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC, opening February 13, and more


We are happy to announce that early works by Jane Dickson will be included in the following exhibitions opening this month at Bard College and The Hirshhorn Museum

Hey Honey Wanna Lift? at Bard College
Opening February 7th

Works from two early artist books, Hey Honey Wanna Lift? and Living with Contradictions, will be on view alongside works by Brigitte Engler. The exhibition was curated by Tom Wolf and can be seen at the Stevenson library at Bard College from February 7th through March 9th.

Brand New:
Art and Commodity in the 1980's
at The Hirshhorn Museum
Opening February 13th

The Hirshhorn Museum's, forthcoming exhibition "Brand-new: Art and Commodity in the 1980s" introduces an alternative view of the '80s, tracing how a pioneering group of young artists in New York appropriated the tools and psychology commercial culture, to redefine art's position within it. The exhibition will include a hand colored silk screen poster from the groundbreaking "Times Square Show", which featured works by 100 artists including Jane Dickson, Charlie Ahearn, Kenny Scharf, Keith Haring, Kiki Smith, Jenny Holzer, David Hammons, Lee Quinones and Fab 5 Freddy.


The Usual Suspects at The Whitney
Currently on View

The Usual Suspects screen print, a collaboration between Jane Dickson, John Ahearn, Andrew Castrucci, Crash, Daze, Jenny Holzer, Gary Simmons and Martin Wong, is currently on view on the 6th floor of the Whitney Museum.

Art in The Open at The Museum of the City of New York
Currently on View

The historic poster for Let Them Eat Cake is on view at The Museum of the City of New York through May 13th as part of "Art in the Open". Let them Eat Cake marks the inaugural season of Jane Dickson's public art fund project titled "Messages to the Public". For more information visit: http://www.mcny.org/exhibition/art-open.



5. Mark Bloch, FF Alumn, now online at WhiteHotMagazine.com


Mark Bloch reviews Racers: Larry Poons and Frank Stella At Loretta Howard Gallery

Larry Poons and Frank Stella met when they were both showing at the Leo Castelli gallery in the 1960s and have retained lifelong friendship "built on mutual respect and a shared sensibility that includes risk-taking and intuition," according to gallerist Loretta Howard who has paired these two artists for the first time in an exhibition; two artists whose works bear no pictorial illusions or metaphysical testimonials.

There is an interesting relationship between both artists' participation in the world of racing cars and motorcycles, respectively-strongly rooted in the physical world of driving which presumably brings alive something in their inner emotional world-and their respective art works with no links to story-telling or framing a scene as painters have attempted for centuries.



6. Tori Wrånes, FF Alumn, at SKMU, Kristiansand, Norway, thru May 6

Tori Wrånes
Your Next Vacation is Calling
February 10-May 6, 2018

Opening: February 10, 2-5pm

SKMU Sørlandets Kunstmuseum
Skippergata 24B
NO 4611 Kristiansand
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 11am-5pm,
Wednesday 11am-10pm

T +47 38 07 49 00

Sørlandets Kunstmuseum is proud to present its latest acquisition, the three-channel video installation Your Next Vacation is Calling (2014-17) by internationally acclaimed Norwegian performance artist Tori Wrånes.

I dream of a mental holiday. A sort of abstract desert of images, movement and sound
-Tori Wrånes, November 5, 2014
The walls of a room are covered with thick layers of paint, thrown on with violent, liberating force, as in an abstract painting. A sofa hovering over the floor protrudes from one wall. People visibly merge with the room, moving in rhythmic and repetitive patterns, as if doing physical exercises. The artist herself runs increasingly faster on a treadmill, singing at the same time. In this way she tests how physical exertion affects the expression of the song. The installation appears as a parallel reality in which the participants create a space for new rituals and diversity, where everyone has the freedom to be what they really are. The artist sees it as a 'mental vacation', in which the audience has the permission to get involved or not, removed from the rational world outside where everything is evaluated and defined. It is a floating condition, a complex and poetic landscape, without words and logic, but determined by images, colours, rhythms and moods.

The three channel video installation was purchased by Sørlandets Kunstmuseum from Wrånes's first large solo exhibition in Norway, Hot Pocket (2017), at the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design in Oslo, and is a chief work in her oeuvre to date. For Wrånes, performance is an artistic expression that gives a large degree of freedom, and she combines painting, sculpture, installation and song to create a complex and enchanting whole. Her projects are solo performances or involve a large number of people.

Tori Wrånes (b. 1978) is from Kristiansand, and represents a unique voice in Norwegian contemporary art. As one of our most international young artists, she has presented a series of specially-commissioned works all over the world, including Performa 13 in New York (2013) and the Biennale of Sidney (2014). In her art she advocates the right to be different. This is true in her most recent project, Flute Warriors (2017). Here she collaborated with a group of transgender activists in Bogotá, Colombia. They are often subjected to violence and discrimination in their daily lives.

The work is based on a performance commissioned by Lilith Performance Studio, Malmö, Sweden, in 2014. Soundscapes by Simona Barbera.
Tori Wrånes
Your Next Vacation is Calling, 2014-17
Three-channel video installation of performance at Lilith Performance Studio, Malmö, Sweden
Duration: 16 mins, aspect ratio: 5:2
Edition of 5 (#1/5)



7. Kathy Brew, Laurie Anderson, Spalding Gray, Yoko Ono, Carolee Schneemann, FF Alumns, at MoMA, Manhattan, Feb. 15-26
Doc Fortnight 2018: MoMA's International Festival of Nonfiction Film and Media
February 15-26, 2018
The Museum of Modern Art
enter at 11 West 53rd Street, Manhattan (with a few exceptions at the 4 West 54th Street entrance)
Doc Fortnight, MoMA's annual international festival of nonfiction film, returns for its 17th year with 12 days of innovative approaches to documentary filmmaking. Featuring a diverse assortment of features and short films from across the globe, the festival continues to highlight the vibrant and varied styles of independent filmmakers-both emerging and established-around the world.
In recognition of the recent passing of award-winning filmmaker Jonathan Demme, this year's festival includes a retrospective of several documentaries made during his prolific career. And at a time of escalating sociopolitical tension, Doc Fortnight continues to showcase nonfiction film that challenges our perceptions of the changing world and the traditional model of documentary cinema.
Organized by Kathy Brew, Guest Curator
For complete information and tickets please visit



8. Nadja Verena Marcin, FF Alumn, at Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco, CA, opening March 3, and more

OPHELIA at Minnesota Street Project presented by AKArt
San Francisco, CA 94107

Live Performance: March 3, 4-5 PM, performance starts at 4.15 PM sharp in the atrium of Minnesota Street Project
Opening Reception: March 3, 6-8 PM, solo exhibition will open in gallery 211
Exhibition Term: Sunday, March 4 - Saturday, March 31
Opening hours: Tuesday-Saturday: 11am-6pm and by appointment at info@AKArt.com
Workshop: March 16-18, 12-6 PM, OPHELIA: REBEL MEME TO SYSTEMS OF POWER & OPPRESSION at the Growlery
Panel Discussion: March 22, 6 PM, OPHELIA: REBEL MEME TO SYSTEMS OF POWER & OPPRESSION in the atrium of Minnesota Street Project

Nadja Verena Marcin, Artist & CEO of Kunstraum LLC
Dorka Keehn, San Francisco Arts Commissioner and Principal, Keehn on Art
Dena Beard, Director, The Lab
Joseph Becker, Associate Curator Architecture and Design, SFMOMA (TBC)




9. Josh Harris, FF Alumn, in Interview magazine, now online

Please visit this link:


thank you.



10. Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful, Jennifer Miller, Julie Tolentino, FF Alumns, at University of California Riverside, Feb. 24-March 3

University of California, Riverside
Department of Dance

Performances workshops videos talks classes+MORE

Not Festival created by:
Luis Lara Malvacías / 3RD CLASS CITIZEN
the Institute of Global Longing and presented in collaboration with
the UC Riverside Department of Dance

February 24 - March 3, 2018
University of California, Riverside
Open to the public

Offering an open space for experimentation, meeting, workshops, and conversations, the 8-day event embraces otherness, the strange, the unconventional. The NOT FESTIVAL is a kaleidoscopic, erratic, and nomadic choreographic artistic object. Thus, It is NOT a FESTIVAL

everyone: julie Tolentino wendy rogers jennifer miller marbles jumbo radio joel mejia smith rusty rust taisha paggett crystal sepúlveda jeremy nelson rosalia lerner kareem khubchandani kendall loyer mariel carranza zana gant nicolás dumit estévez raful kevin wong thomas defrantz olana flynn keith hennessy christina michelle leyva jmy james kidd nayeli galan luciana achugar josie bettman grant bowen krista palmer fabiana marroni della giustina jemuel j. garcia (kaeayo) luis lara malvacías irvin manuel gonzalez doran george (in memoriam)

Information: (951) 827-3245 performingarts@ucr.edu www.dance.ucr.edu



11. Lois Weaver & Peggy Shaw, FF Alumns, UK tour, Mar. 13-May 26

"Planes carrying nukes, the terrifying sound of life atomized into static noise: Unexploded Ordnances (UXO) feels very much of the minute."
- The New York Times

Lois Weaver and Peggy Shaw of Split Britches have created a production that combines darkly playful Dr Strangelove-inspired performance with a new protocol for public discussion, exploring ageing, anxiety and doomsday. After a three week run at Under the Radar, Unexploded Ordnances (UXO) will be touring the UK...

13th & 14th March 2018 at Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, Brighton
27th - 31st March 2018 at Wales Millenium Centre, Cardiff
27th - 28th April 2018 at Live Collision Festival, Dublin, Ireland
1st May 2018 at Nun's Island Theatre, as part of the Bealtaine Festival, Galway, Ireland
4th May 2018 at The Factory, as part of the Bealtaine festival, Sligo, Ireland
15th - 19th May 2018 at the Barbican Centre, London
26th May 2018 at Take Me Somewhere Festival, Glasgow



12. Annie Lanzillotto, FF Alumn, publishes new book

2018 March April Book Launch & Tour
You are invited to hear readings of Annie Lanzillotto's stunning new double book: "Hard Candy: caregiving, mourning, and stagelight" and "Pitch Roll Yaw," Guernica World Editions, 2018, edited by Michael Mirolla.

Pub Date: 3/1/2018

Thursday, March 22nd 2018
where: Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, 24 West 12th Street, NY, NY, 10011
what: NYC book launch! Reading, book sale & signing.
when: 6PM, FREE
who: Annie reads. With special guests John Gennari and
Kathleen Zamboni-McCormick, reading from their introductions.
info: http://www.casaitaliananyu.org/content/events-0
venue contact: (212) 998-8739, casa.italiana@nyu.edu

Tuesday March 27th, 2018
what: Jersey book launch! Reading, book sale & signing.
where: New Jersey City University, 2039 John F. Kennedy Boulevard West,
Jersey City, New Jersey, 07305
GSUB 129 (Gilligan Student Union building)
when: 6PM FREE
who: Annie reads. Presented by Edvige Giunta & NJCU English Department.
Hosted by Meghan Flaherty. With special NJCU alumni guests.
info: http://www.njcu.edu/center-arts/literary-arts

Saturday April 14th, 2018
what: IAWA reading: Italian American Writers Association
Reading, book sale & signing + Open Mic! (5:30 sign-up)
where: Sidewalk Cafe, 94 Avenue A, New York, New York, 10009
(NE corner of East 6th Street)
when: 5:30pm $8.00
who: Annie and Maria Famá are the featured readers tonight.
info: http://www.iawa.net
venue phone: 212-473-7373

Sunday, April 29th, 2018
what: PAOLA CORSO'S PIZZELLE & POETRY throws Annie a Brooklyn book launch!
where: a private rooftop salon in Brooklyn
RSVP to Annie if you are interested in coming,
and Annie will send address & time to the first 30 RSVPs
who: Annie reads, Paola Corso hosts and reads.
RSVP: Lanzillotto@gmail.com
venue phone: Annie's cell, available with RSVP

Saturday, May 26th, 2018
what: Boston book launch! Reading, book sale & signing.
where: I AM BOOKS, 189 North Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02113
when: 6:00pm FREE
who: Annie reads. Special Guest John Gennari reads from his introduction.
info: https://www.iambooksboston.com/
venue phone: 857-263-7665
venue email: info@iambooksboston.com
venue note: "In the heart of the North End, right across the street from the Paul Revere House, I AM BOOKS serves as a cultural hub for Italian and Italian American literature."



13. Barbara Rosenthal FF Alum, at Urban Spree Theatre, Berlin, Germany, Feb. 15-25

Barbara Rosenthal video:
In BERLIN / Friedrichshain
"Many Thanks from Bila and Barbara"
Boddinale Film Festival
Feb 15-25, 2018

Twenty cameras (most vintage, some quite new, owned since 1973) record a simultaneous shoot of Barbara Rosenthal with "Bila," the doll-like statue presented to her in 2015 to represent the Boddinale Independent Life Award, inaugurated just for her by the Boddinale. She and the statue have a dialog wherein the artist expresses how much Bila has meant to her, and how it changed her life. As she speaks, m
free entryany facets of these two, all from different cameras and stocks in Rosenthal's studio cabinets for decades, pop around the screen.

FB Event and More Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/514090185635853/permalink/547972882247583/

Urban Spree Theatre at RAW
Revalerstrasse 99 (corner Warschauer)
10245 Berlin / Friedrichshain
+49 30 740 78 597
More info: barbararosenthal.org



14. Barbara Bloom, FF Alumn, at Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC, Feb. 14-May 13, and more

Upcoming exhibitions

Brand New: Art and Commodity in the 1980s

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Washington, D.C.

curated by Gianni Jetzer

February 14 - May 13, 2018


L'Ennemi de mon ennemi

Palais de Tokyo

Paris, France

curated by Neïl Beloufa

February 16 - May 13, 2018



Boghossian Foundation at Villa Empain

Brussels, Belgium

curated by Louma Salamé

March 15 - August 26, 2018



15. Kiki Smith, FF Alumn, at Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany, thru June 3

Kiki Smith
February 2-June 3, 2018

Haus der Kunst
Prinzregentenstrasse 1
D-80538 Munich
Hours: Monday-Sunday 10am-8pm,
Thursday 10am-10pm

T +49 89 21127113


For more than three decades, the American artist Kiki Smith (born 1954 in Nuremberg) has been creating a multifaceted body of work, in which she explores the political and social, as well as the philosophical and spiritual aspects of human nature. Unrestricted by cultural taboos or the limits of shame, Smith's analytical penetration of the body probes the conditions of human existence: age, death and dying, wounding and healing, wholeness and fragmentation, sexuality and gender, identity and memory. In addition to sculpture, Kiki Smith works in a variety of media, in particular drawing, etching and lithography, as well as books, photography and video. She employs a wealth of materials including bronze, plaster, glass, porcelain, paper, pigment, aluminum, latex, feathers, hair and beeswax.

The exhibition at Haus der Kunst is Smith's first major museum presentation in Europe. The selected works interweave to create an overall representation of the artist's intellectual universe, with a focus on the sculptures and drawings from the beginning of her artistic career in the 1980s to her most recent works.
Smith's works from the 1990s isolate individual human body parts: stomach, head, hands, intestines, or vessels containing bodily fluids like blood, sweat, milk and tears. Separated from the whole, they resemble archaeological finds or relics. It is the radical nature of the images and the magical, alchemical quality of the materials that make Smith's work unique. Through her devotion to the "drama" of the body-in particular the female body-the entire emotional spectrum of violence and vulnerability, of harmony and security, is present.

In her works, Smith employs various artisanal techniques including glass blowing, glass painting, porcelain production and processing, plaster casts, paper mache and felt work. With Glass Stomach (1985) Kiki Smith presents the stomach as a transparent vessel. The organic site of the chemical separation of nutrients and their transformation into energy is laboratory equipment for alchemical experiments. Smith describes her choice for using a particular material as "a useful way to think."

Based on these anatomical depictions, Kiki Smith's work has since developed into a universe populated by girls and women, hybrid creatures, animals of all kinds, plants and stars. With Jersey Crows (1995/2017), she commemorates 26 crows who became victims of pesticides and fell dead from the skies of New Jersey. Such an installation establishes a place of esteem for creatures whose habitat is threatened by humans, reminiscent of the rite of crossing over as well as preservation, coffins and Noah's ark. Smith examines our behavior towards creation, but her own attitude is clear: "One does not exploit any nature that speaks to one."

The series of 12 tapestries is exhibited here for the first time in its entirety. On Kiki Smith's first trip back to Europe, the artist fulfilled her desire to see "The Apocalypse Cycle" tapestries, which Duke Louis I of Anjou had commissioned for his residence in Angers between 1377 and 1382. This 140m-wide tapestry depicts the visions of John's revelation. In her own series of tapestries, Smith tells a kind of creation story. Snake, wolf, raven, Eve, Adam, deer, mountains, rivers, sea and stars are woven into a confessional cosmos.

The exhibition is curated by Petra Giloy-Hirtz.
The catalogue is published by Prestel, with contributions by Julia Bryan-Wilson, Petra Giloy-Hirtz, Virginia Raguin, Kiki Smith and Ulrich Wilmes.

Kiki Smith's Favorite Poems
A Reading in Contemporary Poetry
Read by Sophie von Kessel
Moderated by Petra Giloy-Hirtz
March 13, 2018, 8pm
(in the exhibition space)
Talks & Tours
Petra Giloy-Hirtz and Swiss Psychoanalyst Jeanette Fischer
will give a tour through the exhibition
May 29, 2018, 6:30pm
Press contact:
Elena Heitsch
T +49 89 21127 115



16. Moya Devine, FF Alumn, at Shoebox Projects, Los Angeles, CA, opening Feb. 25

Moya Devine in Feminism Now
Visual Art Exhibition by the Feminist Image Group, Shoebox Projects and Krogen Amerika


Saturday, 24 February 2018 to Sunday, 11 March 2018
Sunday, 25 February 2018 - 3:00pm

Feminism Now
Visual Art Exhibition by the Feminist Image Group, Shoebox Projects and Krogen Amerika

Opening reception: Sunday, February 25, 2018 3-6 p.m.
On view: February 24 - March 11, 2018

Shoebox Projects, Los Angeles
660 South Avenue 21 #3
Los Angeles, CA 90031



(Los Angeles, California) - Members of the San Diego Feminist Image Group, Shoebox Projects and the Swedish Group Krogen Amerika present artworks that explore multiple visions of what feminism is today, in the context of Southern California and Northern Europe. Artists address the complexity of gender equality through themes such as sexism, body image, class, race, politics, spirituality, domesticity, biology, and history.

This exhibition will travel to Stockholm, Sweden in May 2018.

The public is invited to attend the opening reception on Sunday, February 25, from 3-6pm at Shoebox Projects in the Brewery Arts Complex, Los Angeles. Artists will be present to engage the public.

The Feminist Image Group was formed in 2009. FIG is a coalition of San Diego visual artists who meet to discuss art, see exhibitions, and support one another in our careers. We work across many media, including drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, installation, digital media and performance. The group has had exhibitions at San Diego Mesa College, Art Produce Gallery, Hyde Gallery at Grossmont College, Art San Diego Artfair, and has an upcoming exhibition at the Women's Museum of California.
"Krogen Amerika" is the name of a Swedish printmaking group in the region of Östergötland in Sweden. The group works out of a a red wooden house from 1704 in the very center of the Swedish city of Linköping. During the years, it has functioned as a private home, a local pub, and a meeting place for emigrants to America (hence the name of the house, "Krogen Amerika"). Now it is a fully functional printmaking studio and art gallery. This artist-run gallery and studio space is partly funded by the city of Linköping. About 20 artists work here, and also together manage the space, with the support from the local community. The gallery exhibits artists from all over Sweden. Krogen America has exhibited as a group at Norrköpings Museum, Östergötlands Museum, Grafiska Sällskapet, the Palo Alto City Hall, Odense Konsthall Danmark, Berlin Kunstfactor.

Participating Artists:
Agneta Östlund, Amy Paul, Ann Olsen, Anna Stump, Anna Zappoli, Anne De Geer, Åsa Kvissberg, Berit Hammarbäck, Bhavna Mehta, Bibi Davidson, Caroline Färnström, Catherine Ruane, Cathy Immordino, Cecilia Uhlin, Chenhung Chen, Christina Ruthger,, Cindy Zimmerman, Dani Dodge, Daphne Hill, Diane Williams, Dwora Fried, Emily Blythe Jones, Emily Wiseman, Erika Lizée, Ginger Rosser, Grace Gray-Adams, Hannah Johansen, Hasti Radpoor, Helen Redman, Irene Abraham, Isabelle Nilsson, Jane Szabo, Janice Grinsell, Jeanne Dunn, Jennifer Bennett, Jenny Treece Jorup, JJ L'Heureux, Judy Christensen, Kathi McCord, Kathleen Mitchell, Kathy Miller, Kathy Nida, Kim Niehans, Kit Aaboe, Kristine Schomaker, Lauren Carrera, Lena Möller, Lena Wiklund, Linda Litteral, Linda Rae Coughlin, Lisa Hutton, Marina Holmberg, Moya Devine, Nilly Gill, Nurit Avesar, Petrina Cooper, Pia Göransson-Lie, Prudence Horne, Randi Leirnes, Randi Matushevitz, Samantha Fields, Samuelle Richardson, Sheli Silverio, Stacie Birky-Greene, Stephanie Bedwell, Susan Amorde, Susan Osborn, Susan T. Kurland, Terri Hughes-Oelrich, Terrilynn Quick, Yasmine Dias

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17. Alison O'Daniel, FF Alumn, at Ford Theatres, Hollywood, CA, Feb. 18, and more

Hi Friends -

Come out to the Ford Theater on Feb. 18 from 2 to 8pm.
I will be showing a new segment of The Tuba Thieves on multiple monitors in a project by FLAX (French Los Angeles Exchange) called The Dialectic of the Stars.

The show was curated by Fabien Danesi and organized by Anna Milone
You can find out all the info at https://flaxfoundation.org/initiative/the-dialectic-of-the-stars/ There will be performances and installations throughout the day.

Some other projects happening:

I have work in a show called It's A Sign at Marquee Projects in Bellport, NY, curated by Maya Schindler. The show is closing this coming Feb 11. You can see images here: https://www.marqueeprojects.org/new-page

My video The Deaf Club is playing at Spaces in Cleveland in a program titled Interpretation/Clarification curated by Zak Long. It will play until March 23. http://www.spacesgallery.org/project/vault-january-26--march-23-2018

I wrote a manifesto about working with sound and listening included in a show with many other artist's manifestos at Pitzer College in the Nichols Gallery in the show Manifesto: A Moderate Proposal. It is up until March 29th.

And stay tuned for some other projects I have coming up in L.A. and Moscow that I'd love for you to see. more on those later.

peace till then,



Ford Theatres
2580 Cahuenga Blvd East
Hollywood, CA 90068



18. Guerrilla Girls, FF Alumns, at Kestner Gesellschaft, Hanover, Germany, thru April 8

Guerrilla Girls
The Art of Behaving Badly
January 26-April 8, 2018

Majorities - Minorities? Exclusion? Inclusion! : March 1, 6:30-8:30pm, Panel discussion with Prof. Dr. Annette Tietenberg and Prof. Dr. Jörg Heiser

Kestner Gesellschaft
Goseriede 11
30159 Hanover
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 11am-6pm,
Thursday 11am-8pm

T +49 511 701200
F +49 511 7012020

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With the exhibition The Art of Behaving Badly by the Guerrilla Girls, the Kestner Gesellschaft is presenting one of the most important international positions of the feminist Institutional Critique. Since 1985, the Guerrilla Girls have operated as an anonymous group of female activists in the United States who draw attention to the underrepresentation of women and people of color in galleries, museums, and other art institutions. With posters in public spaces, videos, events, performances, and publications, they reveal the widespread exclusion mechanisms in the art world, which even today contribute to a one-sided, white-male-dominated art and cultural landscape. They use statistical methods, which they implement with humor and caricature-like exaggeration in various formats. The Kestner Gesellschaft is presenting the first institutional solo exhibition in Germany by the Guerrilla Girls with around thirty selected posters and banners from 1985 to today as well as four video works from 2015 and 2016. In addition, the Guerrilla Girls will present a new work, which they developed as part of their examination of the history of the Kestner Gesellschaft. The dedication of the Guerrilla Girls, who have been contributing to a critique of and sensitization to unjust hierarchy and power structures within the art system for more than thirty years, takes on a special relevance and importance with the debates surrounding #metoo and

The occasion for founding the Guerrilla Girls was the exhibition An International Survey of Recent Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York in 1984. The exhibition curated by Kynaston McShine (1935-2018) claimed to assemble the most important positions in contemporary art at the time. Of the 165 artists in the exhibition, only thirteen were female. In protest against this significant underrepresentation of women, the Guerrilla Girls formed in 1985 as a group of artists who to this day continue to hide their true identities behind gorilla masks and the names of deceased artists such as Käthe Kollwitz, Frida Kahlo, Rosa Bonheur, and Eva Hesse. Since 1986, the Guerrilla Girls have dealt not only with feminist discourse but also with the problems of racist exclusion and prejudice regarding sexual orientation and gender identity.

The Guerrilla Girls began with their "weenie counts," in which the number of female and male artists in the great museums and art galleries of New York were compared and made visible through poster campaigns in public places across the city. The group deliberately made use of to the political and social potential of the poster. In doing so, they brought the critique of the seemingly hermetically sealed institutional space into the public space for the first time in the 1980s and confronted these institutions with their omissions and deficits. Since then, many of the criticized institutions have adapted their collection policies to the diversity of the art world and included the Guerrilla Girls' posters in their collections, including the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and the Whitney Museum of Art in New York and the Museum Ludwig in Cologne.

From 1985 to 2000, around sixty women have been involved in the Guerrilla Girls and developed numerous projects anonymously. Today, several founding members remain active in the group and develop art and exhibition projects around the world. Recently, the Guerrilla Girls took part in the Women's March against the policies of United States President Donald Trump, and they regularly organize performances and lectures at universities, schools, and museums.

The exhibition at the Kestner Gesellschaft is supported by the Niedersächsische Sparkassenstiftung and the friends of the Kestner Gesellschaft.

Curator of the exhibition: Elmas Senol



19. Joyce Yu-Jean Lee, FF Alumn, at NJCU, Jersey City, NJ, Feb. 13

TUES, FEB 13 @7pm
ARTIST TALK hosted by NJCU Galleries and Integrated Media Arts Program (IMAP).
Join me for a public presentation and Q&A about creating "State of the DysUnion" as well as previous projects. Friends and family are welcome! Free tickets can be reserved here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/joyce-yu-jean-lee-artist-talk-tickets-42882373333?aff=efbeventtix

NJCU Visual Arts Gallery, 100 Culver Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07305
Mon - Fri, 11a - 5p and by appointment, (201)200-2496



20. Chris Daze Ellis, FF Alumn, at P. P. O. W., Manhattan, opening Feb. 15

Chris Daze Ellis

Daily Commute

February 15 - March 17, 2018
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 15, 6-8pm

P·P·O·W is pleased to present the gallery's first solo exhibition with Chris Daze Ellis. Daily Commute will feature paintings, drawings, and pastels that reflect Daze's exploration of and reflection on New York City, a subject that has always permeated his work. Daze first gained notoriety as a teenager in the late 70's and early 80's for painting on subway trains and city streets, before transitioning to painting on canvas and showing at alternative and established art spaces around the world.

Daily Commute will feature works in multiple mediums, including spray paint, oil, acrylic, and ground pumice, often all used within the context of a single painting. Daze's works simultaneously capture the energy and spontaneity of the graffiti movement, while also revealing a more meditative process and technique, with works featuring thick brush strokes and a layered use of paint that pay homage to artists like Willem de Kooning, Franz Kline, and Joan Mitchell.

The works on view capture the day to day scenes that together comprise life in New York City - the interior of a subway train, a subway platform, Times Square on a snowy evening, a streetscape in the Bronx or Brooklyn - revealing both the artist's personal history while also creating a capsule of a particular moment in time. The paintings and drawings on view reflect the diversity and complexity of the city, often through layered works that evoke the true character of a place. With works like Eastern Parkway, Daze brings into a single frame the oversized eyes of a passerby witnessing the scene, a Hasidic man exiting a Subway stop, a Caribbean woman running errands - all set against the background of Eastern Parkway. The works take the form of snapshots captured in an abstract frame, reflecting Daze's position as an ever-observant artist and his experiences as a native New Yorker collecting memories to reinterpret and depict.
Chris Daze Ellis (b.1962) lives and works in New York City. He is represented in the permanent collections of The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Brooklyn Museum; The Museum of the City of New York; The Groninger Museum, Netherlands; and The Ludwig Museum in Budapest, Hungry. In 2015 he was the subject of the solo exhibition The City is My Muse at the Museum of the City of New York, and in 2014 the exhibition Street Talk: Chris Daze Ellis in Dialogue with the Collection was on view at the Addison Gallery of American Art at the Phillips Academy, Andover, MA. He has been included in solo exhibitions around the world, including in Europe, Asia, South America, and throughout the U.S. His work has been exhibited in commercial and alternative galleries around the world since 1981, including at: the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; The Grand Palais, Paris; Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York; The Edgewood Gallery at Yale University, New Haven, CT; the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT; and the Foundation Cartier, Paris, among many others. In 2015 Schiffer Books published Dazeworld: The Artwork of Chris Daze Ellis.

P. P. O. W. 535 West 22nd St. 3rd Floor | New York, NY 10011 US



21. Adrianne Wortzel, FF Alumn, at Cluster Gallery, Brooklyn, opening March 2

CLUSTER GALLERY • Beautiful Obsolescence
March 2-30, 2018

Works by
Jeannette May, Adrianne Wortzel, Mary Mattingly
Curated by Amanda McDonald Crowley

CPU FANS, NEW YORK, NY • Adrianne Wortzel|

Opening Reception March 2, 7-9 PM
200 6th Street, 3E
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Dear Friends and Family:

I am delighted to be part of this exhibition and to invite you to join us at the opening reception or by appointment Wednesday-Saturday, 12 to 6 pm.

Excerpts from Gallery Press Release:

Adrianne Wortzel presents glicée prints from her series EX SITU CONSERVATION: Colony Relocation for Electronic Detritus. Ex Situ Conservation is an extreme measure taken to protect an endangered species of plant or animal from extinction by relocating part of its population to a new environment. Zoos are rather tragic examples of ex situ conservation. These non-manipulated photographs are an inventory of machine parts and electronic elements deployed in her prior robotic installations and now situated in nature as surviving artifacts of technologies facing obsolescence. They are posed in natural settings as species threatened with extinction. Advancements in new technologies leave behind endearing nostalgia but also a trail of pervasive and detrimental detritus. The accelerating pace of invention brings an accelerated pace of obsolescence. Wherever we venture we have left testimonies of our ingenuity and, often, our disingenuousness as to consequences.

Jeanette May's Tech Vanitas photographs of precariously stacked gadgets address the anxiety surrounding technological obsolescence. As May observes, we live in an age filled with devices that make domestic life faster, smarter, easier, and yet, more complicated. The more we yearn to keep current - the newest phone, computer, camera, audio system, coffee maker - the more we produce, consume, and discard. Tech Vanitas references the 17th Century vanitas paintings which celebrated The Netherlands' new wealth. Just as Dutch Golden Age still lifes portray the abundance afforded a prosperous culture, Tech Vanitas embraces luxury, honors design, and acknowledges the fleeting nature of earthly pleasures.
Mary Mattingly's DRUM from her series Blockades, Boulders, Weights is a sculpture created from mass-produced objects the artist has collected over the years. Her goal is to create structures of bundled objects so that she is really faced with everything on which she relies and consumes. "And it's a lot", she says. Mattingly hopes to get people thinking about what we're taking from the earth, how we can use what we already have to our best advantage. Her sculptures show just how much we'd have to carry if we bundled our objects on own backs.

Gallery Contact: joinus@bklynartcluster.com or 347-633-1333



22. Mark Mendel, Nam June Paik & Charlotte Moorman, FF Alumns, at MIT Museum, Cambridge, MA, opening Feb. 15


for the 50th birthday of the Center for Advanced Visual Studies.

at MIT Museum. 265 Mass Ave, Cambridge MA .

Opening. February 15
On view thru Dec. 31, 2018


Other artists whose work will be installed include:

Otto Piene
Luc Courchesne
Nam June Paik/Charlotte Moorman
Wen Ying Tsai
Alejandro Sina
Dieter Jung
Lowry Burgess
Ioannis Micheloudis
Harriet Casdin-Silver
Dan Dailey
Eric Begleiter
Todd Siler
Jen Hall
Panos Kouros
Rus Gant
Michio Ihara

There will also be two video presentations, including several more artists.

Thank you.



23. Iris Rose, Joshua Fried, FF Alumns, at Holo, Ridgewood, Queens, NY, Feb. 14

Hi, everybody!

If you are looking for something to do on Valentine's Day, I am performing as part of a great, eclectic evening of music put together by my longtime friend Joshua Fried. It is only $10. On the border of Ridgewood and Bushwick -- the Halsey stop on the L train. At Joshua's request, I'll be singing a selection of the most twisted of my torch songs.

Joshua gives a very thorough description below, so I won't go on. Hope to see you there.


Dear People,

For February 14th, the bill is crazily diverse in styles, because we're going for a THEME: I'm plenty sentimental, but I can't stand the marketing for Valentine's Day. So... we cooked up an antidote.

Brian Chase, drummer for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs-and a lot more--has agreed to do demented takes on standard love songs, with Catherine Sikora, in from Europe, on sax.

Downtown keyboard great Anthony Coleman, who astonished us last month with his blistering organ set, has agreed to do anti-cocktail-jazz love songs on Fender Rhodes (the classic cocktail-jazz instrument) in the front bar area, which I think will be deliriously surreal.

To bash corporate sentiment feels rather punk. We asked, and got, the new supergroup Female Genius, with old friends Marnie Jaffe and Julie Hair, members of two important NYC post-punk bands-Live Skull and 3 Teens Kill 4*.

The beloved 80s performance collective Watchface grew out of the work of the Iris Rose. I treasure our early collaborations (and Iris). She now sings torch songs, accompanied by piano. On paper, cabaret, I guess, but Iris through riveting formal rigor beams us out of the supper club into other-worldly terrain. Her set will include an unreleased song written especially for her by John Linnell of They Might Be Giants.

Me? Well, as RADIO WONDERLAND I'll be dismantling Lite-FM's Valentine's request show, naturally. My Wheel playing has developed enormously-if it's been a while, I think you will be pleased.

And, do bring your smart phone: conceptual artist Ryan Holsopple plans to offer free "Lover's Wi-Fi" with match-making based on local wireless traffic.

Call it...

Nothing but [fractured] Love Songs
...to Fight Corporate Romance

IRIS ROSE with Christopher Berg
= = = plus = = = =
Lover's Wi-Fi from RYAN HOLSOPPLE

Wednesday, Feb. 14th, 2018, 7pm-11pm
1090 Wyckoff Avenue
Ridgewood, NY 11385
L train to Halsey, M to Myrtle-Wyckoff

21 and older (Under 21, but still want in? Contact me.)
$8 in advance, $10 at the door

With this many rare appearances, we might well sell out. Buying in advance is a good idea. And the RADIO WONDERLAND East Coast Spring Tour is looming, so this may be my last NYC show for a while.

Our Facebook event is here; invite folks and we will thank you repeatedly (or stay off Facebook, and thank yourself):

Obediently Yours,
SEiZE the MEANS out now on clang
Vinyl http://bit.ly/SEiZEtheMEANS-LP
USB http://bit.ly/SEiZEtheMEANS-USB
Spotify http://bit.ly/SEiZEtheMEANS-SP



24. Edward M. Gómez, FF Alumn, now online at Hyperallergic.com

New York, Saturday, February 10, 2018

Greetings, art lovers and media colleagues:

Last week I traveled to Lexington, Kentucky, to see two remarkable exhibitions of paintings by the American artist Edward Melcarth (1914-1973), who was born in Kentucky, was active on New York's post-World War II modern-art scene, and later moved to Venice, where he spent the last years of his life. Melcarth was openly gay and communist. Shunning organized religion, he changed his Jewish surname to that of an ancient Phoenician deity. He was one of those cultural figures who knew everyone -- many of the most prominent cultural figures of his time, as well as countless sailors, beach bums and laborers who served as his models (and often as his bed warmers, too).

Because Melcarth portrayed the human figure, especially male faces and bodies, with unabashed enthusiasm and skill, his accomplishments were overshadowed by the hoopla surrounding abstract-expressionist art in the 1940s and 1950s.

Now, exhibitions at Institute 193 and the University of Kentucky Art Museum in Lexington are shedding revealing light on Melcarth's life and career, details of which often feel remarkably timely and contemporary.

See my well-illustrated article here:


Please share this article with your own contacts.

With best wishes,




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