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Contents for March 6, 2018

1. Susan Bee & Mira Schor, Martha Wilson, FF Alumns, at Pratt Library, Brooklyn, March 6

Tuesday, March 6, 6-8pm Discussion about M/E/A/N/I/N/G with Mira Schor and Susan Bee, moderated by Martha Wilson.

Join the Pratt Institute Libraries, Susan Bee, Mira Schor, and Martha Wilson as they discuss the exhibition of M/E/A/N/I/N/G (1986-2016), a journal of contemporary art issues. This exhibit includes all the original issues along with photos, artwork, books, and ephemera from the 30-year run of the magazine. M/E/A/N/I/N/G is a collaboration between artists, Susan Bee and Mira Schor, both painters with interests in writing and politics, and the community of over 150 artists, art critics, historians, theorists, and poets, whom they sought to engage in discourse and to give a voice to.

PRATT INSTITUTE
Brooklyn Campus Library
Alumni Reading Room, 3rd Floor
200 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11205

in conjunction with
The Complete History of M/E/A/N/I/N/G magazine (1986-2016): Susan Bee & Mira Schor
at
Pratt Institute Library, Brooklyn Campus, Main Floor

Susan Bee and Mira Schor's collaborative display of M/E/A/N/I/N/G magazine (1986-2016)--this exhibit includes original issues of M/E/A/N/I/N/G , also photos, artwork, books, and ephemera, in honor of 30 years of the magazine. M/E/A/N/I/N/G has been a collaboration between two artists, Susan Bee and Mira Schor, both painters with interests in writing and politics, and the community of over 150 artists, art critics, historians, theorists, and poets whom they sought to engage in discourse and to give a voice to, on issues related to art making, motherhood and art, racism, feminism,
resistance, collaboration, privacy, trauma, and and artists-as-activists.

Pratt Library is a democratic public space that encourages freedom of thought and provides access to knowledge for all, Franklin Furnace's mission is to present, preserve, interpret, proselytize and advocate on behalf of avant-garde art, especially forms that may be vulnerable due to institutional neglect, cultural bias, their ephemeral nature, or politically unpopular content. As Ann Messner outlined in her response to Live at the Library's call for exhibition proposals, Franklin Furnace and Pratt Library are the places to go for, "free uncensored access to knowledge."

Live at the Library was initiated in 2016 with "Anna Banana: 45 Years of Fooling Around with A. Banana," a retrospective exhibition of the work of Franklin Furnace alumn Anna Banana that included visual art, performances art, costumes, artists books, mail art, and hands-on programs for students and the mail art community. In 2017, "Raquel Rabinovich: Excerpts," the second Live at the Library exhibition, filled library cases with handmade papers the artist created with mud from endangered rivers. It drew members of Pratt faculty, students, art aficionados and into a discussion of how art can influence our ecological practices. Both exhibitions featured video projections that activated underused library spaces, and selections of pertinent library books temporarily shelved next to artworks, providing context and enabling learning through innovative librarianship and installation techniques.

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2. Moe Angelos, Peter Cramer, Holly Hughes, Erin Markey, Sur Rodney (Sur), Diane Torr, Carmelita Tropicana, Jack Waters, Martha Wilson, at MoMA, Manhattan, March 22

Performing Difference: Gender
in the 1980s Downtown Scene
Thursday, March 22, 1:30-6:00 p.m.
The Museum of Modern Art
Lecture/panel
Floor T2, Theater 2
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In conjunction with the exhibition Club 57: Film, Performance, and Art in the East Village 1978-1983, this symposium explores the history and legacy of gender expression and performance in 1980s New York City. During this period of fluid experimentation, Club 57 was one in a constellation of post-punk social clubs, artist collectives, and galleries united by an interdisciplinary, collaborative approach to artistic production.
The symposium will include screenings, panel discussions, audience dialogue, and a reception. Moderators, including writer, curator, and archivist Sur Rodney (Sur), performance artist and scholar Holly Hughes, and curator Travis Chamberlain, will be joined by performers, theater artists, and veterans of the Downtown scene to consider this crucial moment in the evolution of gender culture and its relevance today. Attendees are encouraged to come early to see the exhibition, an open screening of Diane Torr's documentary Man for a Day, and a performance of Gender Fuck by Bradley Wester.
Featured speakers include Moe Angelos, Jordan Arseneault, Brian Butterick aka Hattie Hathaway, Travis Chamberlain, Peter Cramer, Reina Gossett, Erin Markey, Carmelita Tropicana, Martha Wilson, Jack Waters and Peter Cramer, and Rafael Sánchez.
The full schedule is coming soon.
Please enter through the Film entrance, at 11 West 53 Street.
Tickets for this program will be available beginning February 23. Tickets ($15; $10 members and Corporate members; $5 students, seniors, and staff of other museums) can be purchased online, at the information desk, or at the Film desk on the day of the program.

Education at MoMA is made possible by a partnership with Volkswagen of America.
Major support for Adult and Academic Programs is provided by the Estate of Susan Sabel.
Generous funding is provided by endowments established by Agnes Gund and Daniel Shapiro, The Junior Associates of The Museum of Modern Art, Walter and Jeanne Thayer, and by the gifts of Alan Kanzer. Additional support is provided by the Annual Education Fund.
This event accompanies Club
57: Film, Performance, and Art
in the East Village, 1978-1983.

The Museum of Modern Art 11 West 53 Street, ManhattanPlease enter at 18 West 54 Street

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3. Jayoung Yoon, FF Alumn, at Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY, opening March 10

East Meets West
March 8 - May 3, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 10, 2018, 1-4pm

Islip Art Museum
50 Irish Lane, East Islip, NY 11730
http://www.islipartmuseum.org/

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4. Judy Dunaway, FF Alumn, at 224 Centre St., Manhattan, March 25

Ricardo Arias (Colombia) and Judy Dunaway (US) Experimental Intermedia
224 Centre Street, Manhattan
Sunday March 25
9pm
http://experimentalintermedia.org/concerts/18/march18.shtml
Both have separately specialized in free improvisation and experimental music on the latex balloon for decades, making it their main instrument; Arias'
background as a percussionist led him to develop the "balloon kit"("batería global"), and Dunaway's background as a guitarist led her to approach each size and shape of balloon as a solo instrument; they will combine their expertise to expand and explore the details of their shared world and present heretofore unimagined sonic landscapes; this concert marks the first meeting of these two avant-garde virtuosi http://www.judydunaway.com/judy-dunaway-and-ricardo-arias-duets.html

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5. Some Serious Business, FF Alumn, at The Stud, San Francisco, CA, Mar. 17

Some Serious Business Presents
Clement Hil Goldberg's Epilogue for Our Future Ends
Saturday, March 17, 2018 / 5¬-7 PM / FREE
The Stud, 399 9th Street, San Francisco, CA

Epilogue for Our Future Ends is a dance party and performance with new and restaged selections from Our Future Ends-a multidisciplinary satire about near-extinct lemurs and the long-lost continent of Lemuria. Epilogue continues the legacy of Lemurians (Brontez Purnell and Heather María Ács), summons a cosmic DJ (Siobhan Aluvalot) and the occult luminary Madame Blavatsky (John Foster Cartwright), and features a live performance by musician Hale May performed along with Our Future Ends remixes by Ted M Superstar. To register for Tickets.

Our Future Ends connects threats of extinction to wildlife and wild life. Oscillating between queer dance party, animation, and theater, Epilogue for Our Future Ends at The Stud combines live performances from Brontez Purnell, Heather María Ács, and Siobhan Aluvalot as both long-extinct Lemurians and the voices of stop-motion animated lemurs (additionally voiced by Maryam Farnaz Rostami, Xandra Ibarra, Zackary Drucker, Ben McCoy, and Silas Howard). John Foster Cartwright joins the cast as occult author Madame Blavatsky; musician Hale May performs a solo piece with calls from singing indri lemurs.

Lemurs (derived from the word lemure, or ghost) are the most endangered mammals on the planet. These displaced primates are housed in captive breeding programs for research and to maintain diverse genetic populations. Even if the species is rehabilitated to adequate numbers in captivity, the lemurs will not be able to return home. After 60 million years, Madagascar is no longer an option, as 90% of the its original forests are gone and deposits of mineral riches continue to be mined.

Lemurians were queer prehistoric beings, occult divine androgynes that went extinct along with the Atlantean population. According to the World Wildlife Fund's latest report, the presence of wildlife on Earth has declined by half since 1972-an uncanny time period that parallels the artists, culture, and community lost to the AIDS crisis. Recently, San Francisco's 107-year-old gay bar The Gangway closed its doors-the latest in a series of losses perpetuated by market forces. The Eastern cougar, a species that inhabited northeastern North America, was declared extinct the same week. The Stud, also recent prey to San Francisco's rampant gentrification, is at the heart of the fight for queer cultural preservation. Eighteen new owners have come to the venue's rescue-making it the first worker-owned cooperative nightclub in the U.S. By 2020, it is projected that two-thirds of the Earth's wildlife may be lost. Queer spaces, meanwhile, face a similar fate.

A full scale theatrical performance and art installation of Our Future Ends premiered at CounterPulse in San Francisco in October 2017. This work was made possible in part by awards from The Creative Work Fund, a program of the Walter and Elise Haas Fund that also is supported by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and the San Francisco Arts Commission.

Produced by Clement Hil Goldberg
Presented by Some Serious Business
Costume design by Margaret Bolton Grace
Original music, animation score, and remixes by Ted M Superstar
Original music by Hale May
Sound engineering by Sophia Poirier
Choreography by Larry Arrington
Lighting design by Jerry Lee

Clement Hil Goldberg's Epilogue for Our Future Ends is a part of the inaugural CounterPulse Festival, a five-day celebration of mind-bending performance at CounterPulse, The Lab, and The Stud, with associated events at SFMOMA as part of Open Space's winter season Limited Edition. This year CounterPulse asks audiences to join in the experiment of festival, both human-scale and mind-bending. Expect the perceptions and conceptions of yourself and those around you to flex as a full program of performance, conversation, and radical celebration unfolds over five days.

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6. Claire Jeanine Satin, FF Alumn, at NYC Book Fair, Manhattan, Mar. 8-11

CLAIRE JEANINE SATIN will be now represented by the KELMSCOTT BOOKSHOP in Baltimore MD. They will be exhibiting her work at the Park Avenue Armory in NYC Book Fair. March 8-11

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7. Carlos Martiel, FF Alumn, at AC Institute, Manhattan, opening March 6

CARLOS MARTIEL
INTRUDER (AMERICA)
OPENING RECEPTION AND PERFORMANCE: TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 2018 7 - 9PM
MARCH 6 - 30, 2018

AC Institute is pleased to present Intruder (America), a new piece by Carlos Martiel on March 6th, 2018 at 7 pm. The exhibition will be on view from March 6 - 30, 2018.

Intruder (America) is the first of two iterations of a new performance by Cuban artist Carlos Martiel. The piece derives its inspiration from the current migratory crisis that has quickly intensified and exacerbated in the United States after the election of Donald Trump.

As the first of a two-part piece being presented in the United States, the second piece will be presented in Europe. Both continents have an exceeding impact in the world's migration pattern and have been the catalyst for the current migratory effects around the world. The piece reflects on the political migrations that have restricted access to immigrants and those seeking political asylum in the United States, similar to the xenophobia and hostility that many immigrant groups face today inside immigration detention centers.

BIOGRAPHY
Carlos Martiel (born 1989, Havana). He Lives and works in New York and Havana. He graduated in 2009 from the National Academy of Fine Arts "San Alejandro," in Havana. Between the years 2008-2010, he studied in the Cátedra Arte de Conducta, directed by the artist Tania Bruguera. Martiel's works have been included in: 57th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy; Casablanca Biennale, Casablanca, Morocco; Biennial "La Otra", Bogotá, Colombia; Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, United Kingdom; Pontevedra Biennial, Galicia, Spain; Havana Biennial, Havana, Cuba. He has had performances at Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA; The Museum of Fine Arts Houston (MFAH), Houston, USA; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo del Zulia (MACZUL), Maracaibo, Venezuela; Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy; Robert Miller Gallery, New York, USA; Nitsch Museum, Naples, Italy. He has received several awards, including the Franklin Furnace Fund in New York, USA, 2016; "CIFOS Grants & Commissions Program Award" in Miami, USA, 2014; "Arte Laguna" in Venice, Italy, 2013. His work has been exhibited at The Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA), Long Beach, USA; Zisa Zona Arti Contemporanee (ZAC), Palermo, Italy; Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum, Miami, USA; Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece; National Museum of Fine Arts, Havana, Cuba; Tornielli Museum, Ameno, Italy; Museum of Modern Art of Buenos Aires, Argentina; among others.

http://acinstitute.org/carlos-martiel-intruso-america/

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8. Melissa Rachleff-Burtt, FF Member, to receive Brendan Gill Prize, Municipal Art Society of New York, at Abrons Art Center, Manhattan, April 11

MAS NYC : The Municipal Art Society of New York
Celebrating the City: 2018 MAS Awards
EVENT

Honoring Excellence in Art and Architecture
Please join the Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS) on April 11 for an evening of awards and conversation, followed by a toast to MAS's 125th Anniversary.
The Brendan Gill Prize was established in 1987 in honor of Brendan Gill by friend and fellow MAS board member Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis along with board members Helen Tucker and Margot Wellington. The Prize is given each year to the creator of a specific work-a book, essay, musical composition, play, painting, sculpture, architectural design, film or choreographic piece-that best captures the spirit and energy of New York City.

Selected each year by our esteemed jury, the MASterworks Awards pay tribute to projects that make a significant contribution to New York City's built environment. From some of the city's most iconic buildings to inconspicuous local gems, our list of past winners includes the likes of New Lab, the Fulton Center, McCarren Pool, TKTS Booth, the High Bridge, and the Museum at Eldridge Street. This year's winners will be announced in mid-March.

The event is FREE for members, and $25 for general admission.
2018 BRENDAN GILL PRIZE HONOREES
2018 MASTERWORKS AWARDS HONOREES
Wednesday, April 11
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Program: Playhouse Theater at Abrons Arts Center, part of the Henry Street Settlement
466 Grand St, New York, New York 10002
Reception: Saint Mary Grand
440 Grand St, New York, New York 10002
Tickets:
Member: Free
Non-member: $25

2018 Brendan Gill Prize Honoree Melissa Rachleff, Inventing Downtown: Artist-Run Galleries in New York City, 1952-1965

Inventing Downtown: Artist-Run Galleries in New York City, 1952-1965-a catalogue and an exhibition organized by the Grey Art Gallery at New York University-vividly brought to life a period from fifty years ago in which a variety of independent, artist-run galleries invigorated what is today's East Village. The innovative project, enriched by the contributions and participation of distinguished living artists, reevaluated the creativity and diversity of this group of visionaries, many of whom were women and people of color. It was a time when the making of art was unattached to the commerce of it; a provocative and dazzling moment in the art history of New York City.

Melissa Rachleff is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Visual Arts Administration Program at NYU: Steinhardt, where she concentrates on the nonprofit sector. Melissa began her career as the assistant curator at Exit Art and co-curated exhibitions on the intersection of visual art and design, and documentation. She also worked on exhibits about living artists at mid-career. As a program officer at the New York State Council on the Arts from 1999-2007, Melissa was an advocate in supporting contemporary art projects done in collaboration with local communities. Melissa has written about artist organizations for a variety of publications. Her essay, "Do It Yourself: A History of Alternatives" was published in Alternative Histories: New York Art Spaces (MIT Press) in 2012.

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9. John Jesurun, FF Alumn, at La Mama, Manhattan, March 16-April 1

La Mama presents: March 16-April 1
Distant Observer: Tokyo/New York Correspondence
Written and Conceived by Takeshi Kawamura and John Jesurun
Translation by Aya Ogawa
With: Anastasia Olowin | Kotoba Dan | Claire Buckingham | Kyle Griffiths | Samuel Im
Production Manager: Caleb Hammond,Production Stage Manager: Katie Pedro
Lighting: Jeff Nash
Distant Observer: Tokyo/New York Correspondence is a collaboration between Japanese playwright/director Takeshi Kawamura and American playwright/director John Jesurun. The project is conceived as a play written and directed in collaborative partnership by both artists. Written in corresponding chapters by each playwright, it combines two established artists of the same generation, both with distinct voices and significant work, in a deep creative conversation across cultures.
La Mama-Ellen Stewart Theatre | 66 E 4th Street; 2nd Floor
Thursday to Saturday at 8pm; Sunday at 4pm; Monday, March 19th at 8pm
$25 Adult Tickets; $20 Students/Seniors; (plus $1 Facility Fee)
Call OvationTix: 212-352-3101. Buy Tickets in Person: Box Office opens 1 hour prior to showtime. web@lamama.org
DISTANT OBSERVER was developed in Tokyo with support from the Saison Foundation and T Factory. Supported by the Japan Foundation through the Performing Arts JAPAN program.

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10. Alina & Jeff Bliumis, FF Alumns, at 4 Times Square, Manhattan, March 6-12

ALINA & JEFF BLIUMIS / CULTURAL TIPS FOR NEW AMERICANS UNDER TRUMP
CURATED BY KSENIA M. SOBOLEVA
SPRING/BREAK ART SHOW 2018
STRANGER COMES TO TOWN
March 6 - March 12, 2018
4 Times Square, NYC (Entrance at 140 West 43rd Street)

Throughout their practice, Alina and Jeff Bliumis engage in an ongoing investigation into foreignness and the ontology of cultural misfits. As exemplified by the title of their first catalogue, Receiving the Stranger, the artists' work is rooted in the desire to communicate through difference. Using communication as the medium par excellence, their projects raise questions around what constitutes community, what constitutes borders, and how the former are shaped by the latter. Most importantly, the artists acknowledge that language itself can function as a border, as a paradigm of power, and can be used to frame communities. In the words of literary theorist Leo Bersani, language doesn't merely describe identity but actually produces it.

Cultural Tips for New Americans Under Trump reiterates a project that Alina & Jeff Bliumis first undertook in 2011. In this earlier iteration, Cultural Tips for New Americans, the artists set out to compile advice that people who consider themselves "real Americans" give to newcomers, to supposedly help them assimilate to their new surroundings. Characterized by a certain lightheartedness and humor, these cultural tips in fact reveal inherent aspects of American society and say more about Americans themselves than the communities to whom they address their advice. Having immigrated to the United States from Eastern Europe, Alina and Jeff Bliumis picked up on this American encouragement to "blend in" early on. Now, in the wake of our current political climate, the artists felt an urgency to revisit this project, and gathered additional cultural tips for new Americans living under the Trump presidency using handbooks, public forums, street questionnaires, and social media. The collection of tips that resulted from the artists' inquiry ranges from amusing suggestions (If someone says 'come over anytime' don't take it literally) to harsh realities (Sometimes undocumented immigrants stay undocumented for a long time). Concurrently, the artists collected ethnic wooden souvenirs, which radiate a certain fetishization of otherness, from all around New York City and sandblasted these objects to remove their original decorations and uncover the wood underneath. The cultural tips are then written onto the wooden souvenirs in ink, causing them to become decontextualized objects, much like the immigrants to whom the cultural tips are addressed.

The wooden sculptures are accompanied by Alina Bliumis' recent series Most of Us Are and After Total War Comes Total Living. Rooted in the constructivist aesthetic of the 1920's, these works reinforce the role of language in the construction of identity. Most of Us Are mixes up statistics of the "most typical" people worldwide, resulting in what could be considered portraits of generalized citizens, while After Total War Comes Total Living takes inspiration from the eponymous Cold War poster and brings propaganda rhetoric from the past into the present.

Jeff Bliumis' series Dreamers is displayed in a separate room across the hall. Painted with oil on canvas, these works might seem to a disengaged viewer to be nothing more than portraits of people in the service industry. In actuality, the paintings capture the immigrant communities of New York City and explore the variety of intricate identities, adding a bodily presence to the cultural tips.

For more information, please contact Ksenia M. Soboleva at: ksenia.soboleva@nyu.edu

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11. Aesthetic Interventions in Machine Bias, Hunter College, Manhattan, March 7

Art, Activism and Algorithms: Aesthetic Interventions in Machine Bias
Wednesday, March 7th, 7PM Lang Auditorium
Free and open to the public
Hunter College, at the corner of 68th Street and Lexington Avenue, Manhattan
The Art, Activism and Algorithms: Aesthetic Interventions in Machine Bias panel discussion on Wednesday, March 7th will feature leading figures in data journalism and art, technology and activism. The dangers of algorithmic bias are becoming an increasing concern with opaque and proprietary computer programs controlling an ever expanding range of human life including judicial processes, newsfeeds, financial loans, dating websites and the policing of neighborhoods. This panel discussion features Pulitzer Prize nominated journalists that investigated discriminatory bias in algorithmic systems and artists who find strategies to confront and defy these procedures. The panel includes Jeff Larson, Data Reporter at ProPublica, Tega Brain, artist, engineer and former researcher at Data&Society, Nora Khan, Acting Editor of Rhizome and Surya Mattu, an artist and engineer who has worked at ProPublica and Nokia Bell Labs. Prof. Andrew Demirjian will moderate the panel.

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12. Annie Lanzillotto, FF Alumn, at Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, Manhattan, March 22, and more

Annie's Book Baths
updates: https://www.annielanzillotto.com/events

Come to a book bath! Yes the straight world has "showers" to celebrate births and marriages, and I'm having "baths" to celebrate the birth of my new book! A book bath is when you relax and let the words surround you. Immerse in syllables and rhythms. Hold your breath go under and come back up transformed. Elated. Charged. Changed. Utterly freed.

Books can be bought directly from the publisher, here:
https://www.guernicaeditions.com/title/9781771833059
or everywhere books are sold

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018-6pm
where: Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, 24 West 12th Street, NY, NY, 10011
what: BOOK LAUNCH PROSECCO TOAST! Reading & signing
who: Hosted by Stefano Albertini
Special guests Kathleen Zamboni-McCormick and John Gennari
reading from their intros to Hard Candy and Pitch Roll Yaw
venue: http://www.casaitaliananyu.org/content/events-0 (212) 998-8739

Tuesday March 27th, 2018-6pm
where: New Jersey City University
2039 John F. Kennedy Boulevard West
Jersey City, New Jersey, 07305. Room: GSUB 129
what: Reading & signing & surprise happenings
who: Presented by Edvige Giunta & NJCU English Department
Hosted by Meghan Flaherty, with special NJCU alumni guests !
venue: http://www.njcu.edu/center-arts/literary-arts 201-253-4357

Hard Candy and Pitch Roll Yaw, Guernica World Editions, 2018,
will do that. Two books upside down to each other
that meet in the middle, in a gallery of Annie's handwritten spiral poetry!
Buy a dozen books. Take your own book bath!
Invite three friends to a reading. Come more than once.
Each event is a once in a lifetime night. Give books to people you love.
Donate books to waiting rooms. Forward this page to friends.
Passaparola-spread the word...
Join the effort to get this stunning book in the hands of word lovers.

Saturday April 14th, 2018-5:45pm
where: Sidewalk Cafe, 94 Avenue A, New York, New York, 10009 (corner of E. 6th Street)
what: IAWA: Italian American Writers Association night
$8.00 gets you in and includes a drink
5:45pm-Open Mic, 3 min each, 7:00pm-featured readers
who: Annie and Maria Famá are the features tonight, reading from new books!
info: http://www.iawa.net
venue phone: 212-473-7373

Sunday, April 29th, 2018-3:00pm
what: PAOLA CORSO'S PIZZELLE & POETRY, reading & signing
where: a private rooftop in Brooklyn
RSVP to Annie if you want to come.
Annie will send the address to the first 30 RSVPs
who: Paola Corso hosts!
RSVP: Lanzillotto@gmail.com

Saturday, May 26th, 2018-6pm
where: I AM BOOKS, 189 North Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02113
what: reading & signing
who: special guest John Gennari reads from his intro to Pitch Roll Yaw
venue: https://www.iambooksboston.com/ 857-263-7665 info@iambooksboston.com
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."

Thursday, June 7th, 2018-7pm
where: BAAD: Bronx Academy of Art and Dance
2474 Westchester Avenue
Bronx, New York 10461
what: OUT LIKE THAT! Festival
who: Annie and Mark Ameen read/perform for PRIDE!
tkts & venue: https://www.baadbronx.org 718-918-2110 contact@bgsqd.com
note: recommended to buy tickets in advance! Bring a group!

Sunday, June 17th, 2018-4:00pm
where: BGSQD: Bureau of General Services Queer Division
in Room 210, inside The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center
208 West 13th Street, (btn 7th Ave / Greenwich Ave), NY, NY 10011
what: PRIDE performance, reading & signing
who: special guest, writer Erica Cardwell!
venue: https://www.bgsqd.com 646-457-0859 contact@bgsqd.com

in the works...
I'd love to read and perform in your town. Do you have suggestions/contacts of bookstores? University classes? Home salons? Book clubs? Lanzillotto@gmail.com

October 18-20, Italian American Studies Conference, University of Illinois, Chicago, with John Gennari, Kathleen McCormick, Edvige Giunta

Do you have contacts for bookings in Chicago the night of 10/20? or that week?

Contacts for book tour in Italy?

graziemille per sempre

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13. Shirin Neshat, FF Alumn, at Faurschou Foundation, Nordhavn, Denmark, Mar. 20-Sept. 7

Shirin Neshat
Looking For Oum Kulthum
March 20-September 7, 2018

Faurschou Foundation
Klubiensvej 11
2150 Nordhavn
Denmark
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10am-6pm

T +45 33 91 41 31
copenhagen@faurschou.com

www.faurschou.com

Faurschou Foundation Copenhagen is honoured to present Shirin Neshat I Looking for Oum Kulthum-a solo exhibition, which delves deeply into the process of creating an artistic feature-length film by the visual artist Shirin Neshat. As a "film within a film," Neshat's Looking for Oum Kulthum renders the journey of an Iranian woman, who is making a film about the most famous singer of the Arab world; the Egyptian singer, Oum Kulthum, often referred to as "the Queen of the Arabs," due to her ability of culturally uniting a diverse group of nations.

"Looking for Oum Kulthum is the plight of an Iranian woman artist/filmmaker living in exile, as she embarks on capturing the life and art of the legendry female singer of the Arab world, Oum Kulthum."-Shirin Neshat

The film was first presented in Venice at the Giornate degli Autori film festival in 2017. Now, for the first time, the exhibition, Shirin Neshat I Looking for Oum Kulthum, invites visitors to look behind the scenes of the six-year-long film production. The exhibition consists of extensive, historical research on who Oum Kulthum was, including her history, career and personal life. It also explores the reasons behind the singer's legendary fame throughout the entire Arab world. Faurschou Foundation is pleased to give insight into the development and production of the film, enabling a better understanding of the complexity behind its creation.

Shirin Neshat works with subjects that raise issues of gender, identity and politics in Muslim countries through photography, film installations and feature films. This wide range of media, used in each of Neshat's works, powerfully reflects the broad spectrum, in which female voices and visions seek to be heard and seen in a male dominated society.

Faurschou Foundation has had the pleasure of working with Shirin Neshat and presenting her powerful works both in Copenhagen and Beijing in the past, showing her works in both solo and group exhibitions. The first collaboration took place in 2008 with Neshat's film series, "Women Without Men," which was shown in Beijing; This was followed in 2009 by Neshat's breakthrough video work, Turbulent. Later, her significant photographic works, The Book of Kings, were shown at the foundation's Copenhagen space during the group exhibition, I Look at Things..., in 2012; These works were once again exhibited as a solo exhibition, Shirin Neshat: The Book of Kings, in Beijing in 2013.

Shirin Neshat
Born in Qazvin, Iran, in 1957, Shirin Neshat moved to the United States in 1974, where she studied art. The historic rupture of the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran changed her life and creative practice. She gained international prominence in 1995 with her iconic series of black and white, calligraphy-overlaid photographs, Women of Allah. She broke new ground, winning the Golden Lion award at the Venice Biennale (1999), for her video installation, Turbulent, and the Silver Lion at the International Venice Film Festival (2009) for directing her first feature film, Women Without Men. Solo exhibitions include shows at the Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Castello di Rivoli, Turin; the Art Institute of Chicago; and the Serpentine Gallery, London. Neshat has participated in the New Orleans Biennial (2008), Documenta XI, Whitney Biennial (2000), and the Venice Biennale (1999). She lives and works in New York City.

Faurschou Foundation is a privately owned art institution with a collection of contemporary art, and with exhibition venues at Copenhagen North Harbour as well as Beijing's attractive art neighbourhood 798. Faurschou Foundation introduces the visitors to some of the world's most acclaimed artists. Faurschou Foundation's collection is constantly developed and expanded.

Over a very short period since its establishment in 2011, Faurschou Foundation has profiled itself as a significant art institution with solo exhibitions of, among other artists, Cai Guo-Qiang, Louise Bourgeois, Shirin Neshat, Gabriel Orozco, Danh Vo, Bill Viola, Ai Weiwei, Yoko Ono and Peter Doig.

Press preview
The exhibition will be open to the press Friday, March 16, from 4 to 5pm.

For further information, please contact:
Cecilia Pedersen: cecilia@faurschou.com or T+45 33 91 41 31

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14. Steed Taylor, FF Alumn, at The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, Manhattan, Mar. 6

ARMORY ARTS WEEK: EFA OPEN HOUSE 2018
TUESDAY, MARCH 6TH, 5:00 - 9:00 PM
FREE, no RSVP required
The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts
323 W. 39th Street (btwn 8th & 9th Ave.)
New York, NY 10018

As part of Armory Arts Week, we invite you to view artists working in open studios, visit the EFA Project Space, and take a tour of EFA's Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop on Tuesday, March 6th, 2018 from 5:00 - 9:00 pm. EFA Studio Member Artists work in a wide range of media and artistic sensibilities, creating a vibrant and diverse community of peers under one roof. Artists on floors 3 - 10 will welcome guests to explore and interact with their artwork.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS:
Samira Abbassy, Lisa Blas, Noa Charuvi, Heejung Cho, Grace Chun, Vicky Colombet, Sarah Dineen, Michael Eade, Patricia Fabricant, Cui Fei, Beth Ganz, Alice Gaskon, Del Geist, Alex Gingrow, Joan Giordano, Mahmoud Hamadani, Amir Hariri, Richard Hart, Barry Hazard, Jessie Henson, Gina Dominique Hersey, Amy Hill, Catherine Howe, Edgar Jerins, Richard Jochum, Tamiko Kawata, Ming Jer Kuo, Gregory Kwiatek, Linda Laura-Lazin, Sarah Leahy, Lydia Eun Young Lee, Joyce Yu-Jean Lee, DS Lee, Patricia Leighton, Ginger Levant, Patte Loper, Michael Mandiberg, Katinka Mann, Jeanette May, Morgan O'Hara, Han Qin, Maria D. Rapicavoli, Sharmistha Ray, Javier Romero, Maggie Simonelli, Xin Song, Steed Taylor, Johanna Tiedtke, Denise Treizman, Barbabra Westermann

For more information on artists and events in the building, please visit here. http://www.studios-efanyc.org/armory-arts-week/

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15. Ariel Goldberg, FF Alumn, at Columbia University, Manhattan, March 3, and more

Hello Friends, Far and Wide,

Here are some fantastic events I will be a part of in the near to save-the-date-future. I hope to see you at one or some things!

March 3: More than a Manifesto: The Poet's Essay. I'm on the first panel (11.30am); registration says sold out, but there will likely be room if you show up. Colombia University, Lenfest Center for the Arts, 615 West 129th Street, nyc.

March 4: Reading with manuel arturo abreu, Anaïs Duplan, Precious Okoyomon, Jasmine Gibson, 4 - 6pm, Downs & Ross, 96 Bowery, 2nd Floor, nyc.

March 10: Reading with Megan T. Hicks and Katherine Hubbard at Higher Pictures for the occasion of Hubbard's excellent show there, 4 - 5 pm, 980 Madison Avenue, nyc.

March 21: From Our Hearts to Yours Launch: New Narrative as Contemporary Practice, 8pm, The Poetry Project, 131 E. 10th Street, nyc. $8/no one turned away

March 24: Marble Hill Camera Club, 4 - 9:30 PM, Gottscheer Hall 657 Fairview Avenue, Ridgewood, NY, $5 dollar donation

April 1: Readings in Criticism @ MoMA Ps1 bookstore with Rin Johnson, Laura McLean-Ferris, 12:30-2pm, 22-25 Jackson Ave, Long Island City, NY.

& All events are free unless otherwise noted & all are wheelchair accessible, except the Camera Club at Gottscheer Hall, which is on the second floor, up one flight of stairs.

& & If you made it this far...I wrote an essay, "In the Room," on Forums on Contemporary Photography & the New Photography series/exhibits at MoMA for Art in America. You can read it online mid-march or in the print April issue of the magazine.

X
Ariel

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16. Jane Dickson, FF Alumn, at Bard College, Annandale on Hudson, NY, March 7

Hey Honey Wanna Lift?
Early Artist Books by Jane Dickson and Brigitte Engler

Reception and Artist Talk March 7th at Bard College

We hope you can join us Wednesday, March 7th for a reception and artist talk with Jane Dickson and Brigitte Engler at the Stevenson Library at Bard College. The artists will discuss their early artist books, including Hey Honey Wanna Lift and Transferts de Manhattan.

Reception 5:00-6:00pm
Artist Talk 6:00-7:00pm

The exhibition will be on view Wednesday, February 7, 2018 through Thursday, March 8, 2018.

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17. Marisa Morán Jahn, FF Alumn, at The Brooklyn Museum, March 17, and more

Saturday March 17, 2-4 pm
Marisa Morán Jahn, FF Alumn, premieres her new film series at Brooklyn Museum

RSVP via Facebook: http://bit.ly/2C0jxra

FILM | ART | MUSIC | CONVERSATION

Join the New York premiere of the Sundance-supported docuseries CareForce One Travelogues (run time: 30 mins) followed by a lively program about care with artists, thinkers, filmmakers, and advocates!

KEYNOTE
Saskia Sassen, Scholar on globalization, Columbia University
SPEAKERS/PERFORMERS
Hrag Vartanian, Editor-in-chief and Co-founder, Hyperallergic
Roxanne Baker, Death doula
M Peach aka Mariana Martin Capriles, musician, multimedia artist, performer
Larisa Kingston Mann, Temple University, aka Dj Ripley (HEAVY/Dutty Artz NYC)
members of the National Domestic Workers Alliance

ABOUT THE FILM
A humorous and touching road tale, the CareForce One Travelogues features the artist Marisa Morán Jahn, her son Choco, and their buddy Anjum Asharia as they travel from their homes in NYC to Miami in a fifty-year old station wagon, the CareForce One. Meeting up with nannies, housekeepers, caregivers, and allies along the way, this series explores how care intersects with some of today's most pressing issues - immigration, the legacies of slavery, racial discrimination, and more. The series is part of the CareForce, a public art project that amplifies the voices of America's fastest growing workforce, caregivers. www.careforce.co

HOSTS
Anjum Asharia, Media Maker and Designer
Suzy DelValle, President, Creative Capital
Beka Economopoulos, Activist, Co-Founder, Not An Alternative & The Natural History Museum
Kendal Henry, Director, Percent for Art Program in the City of New York
Christiane Paul, Curator, The Whitney; The New School
Betsy Richards, Director, Creative Strategies and Public Programs, Opportunity Agenda; Indigenous arts advocate
Cameron Russell, Model, Cultural Producer, Activist
Lina Srivastava, Transmedia Producer
Tricia Wang, Tech Ethnographer; co-founder of Sudden Compass and Magpie Kingdom

and

Marisa Morán Jahn will be part of FILM | ART | MUSIC | CONVERSATION, Sat March 10, 4-5:40 pm: Pérez Art Museum Miami, Florida

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18. John Kelly, FF Alumn, in the New York Times, now online

Please visit the complete illustrated article linked here (text only follows below):

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/05/theater/time-no-line-review.html

THEATER
Review: In 'Time No Line,' John Kelly Revisits Decades of Diary Entries
TIME NO LINE
NYT Critic's Pick
Off Off Broadway, Play, Experimental/Perf. Art, Solo Performance
Closing Date: March 11, 2018
La MaMa Experimental Theater - Ellen Stewart Theater, 66 E. 4th St. 866-811-4111
By ELISABETH VINCENTELLI
MARCH 5, 2018

Over the last 40 years, the writer-performer John Kelly has explored the life and work of several wondrous real-life artists, both in raucous East Village clubs and in such temples of high art as Lincoln Center or the Brooklyn Academy of Music. There were the cross-dressing trapezist Barbette ("Light Shall Lift Them") and the painter Egon Schiele ("Pass the Blutwurst, Bitte"). Mr. Kelly has channeled Joni Mitchell on a regular basis, and she was the subject of his evening-length piece "Paved Paradise." As for the grand diva Dagmar Onassis, this renegade daughter of Maria Callas and Aristotle Onassis was fictional but deserved to be real.

If the protean Mr. Kelly has had one recurring theme through the years, it is the shaping of the self through art. In his new show at La MaMa, "Time No Line," the subject is himself - but then, hasn't it always been, even when refracted through the creations of others?

"Time No Line," which Mr. Kelly describes as a "live memoir," draws from the diary he has been keeping since 1976. The narrative alternates between first and third person, with Mr. Kelly occasionally referring to himself as "the artist," as if he were looking at his own past from a cool, outside standpoint. But as quiet as it is, this visually elegant show is anything but dispassionate.

The story begins in 1971, when Mr. Kelly, then "a young man from New Jersey," saw the gender-bending troupe the Cockettes in New York. "This encounter shifted his perspective and sense of possibility," a slide informs us. "His creative life had begun."
Mr. Kelly trained in dance but eventually realized he had taken it up too late to be good enough, so he switched gears and attended art school in his early 20s. Both trainings are evident in the poise of his movement and in the projected diary excerpts, adorned with sketches and illustrations. The performer also gradually covers the stage in chalk drawings, which he executes with a dancer's fluid grace.

The show hopscotches back and forth over the decades - the title is derived from the idea that time is not linear - and at this Sunday performance, Mr. Kelly would sometimes sidestep the script, one remembrance triggering another. "I'm kind of half-off and half-on book," he mused at one point.

The most focused section covers 1989-1991, when Mr. Kelly and his community of downtown Manhattan friends and lovers, dancers and theatermakers found themselves engulfed in the AIDS epidemic. As diary entries flash by, Mr. Kelly draws bodies on the stage in white chalk, like outlines at a crime scene. He then adds red highlights that make those bodies resemble Keith Haring illustrations. Vibrant life somehow seeps forth from death. (A companion exhibition of Mr. Kelly's art, "Sideways Into the Shadows," is at the Howl! Happening gallery, a short walk away. It features renderings of journal entries on separate panels and portraits of friends and peers lost to AIDS.)
Mr. Kelly packs a lot in about 75 minutes, yet he also knows when to let things breathe and he performs songs to signal both parenthesis and emphasis - a Joni Mitchell tune, of course, but also a Purcell aria and the Charles Aznavour ballad "What Makes a Man." Time, then, is not just nonlinear but magically suspended.

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19. Conrad Ventur, Carmelita Tropicana, FF Alumns, at La MaMa, Manhattan, March 24

Conrad Ventur, FF alumn, to moderate program on Mario Montez at La MaMa. March 24th, 3-5pm. La MaMa 66 East 4th Street, New York, NY 10003

Coffeehouse Chronicles honors the life and career of actor, drag performer & Warhol Superstar Mario Montez with panelists, live performances and including archival material from the La MaMa Archives. Panelists include actor Brian Belovitch, performance artist Bibbe Hansen, scholar and videographer Joe E. Jeffreys, artist/activist/filmmaker Tom Kalin, actor Agosto Machado & actor Lola Pashalinski. Performers include writer/performer Carmelita Tropicana (FF alumni ), and drag performer and activist Lady Quesa'Dilla. The program also features excerpts from films by John Heys, Hélio Oiticica, José Rodríguez-Soltero, Jack Smith, and others. Free and open to the public but seating is limited. RSVP well in advance: http://lamama.org/mario_montez/

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20. Mendi + Keith Obadike, FF Alumns, in Time Square, Manhattan, March 20

Come Try Compass Song in Times Square on The Equinox

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2LK7DySkDo

What: Artists/composers Mendi + Keith Obadike created Compass Song, a free sound-walk app for Times Square. When launching the app you will hear the bustling sounds of Times Square re-performed vocally, as if the city were singing to you. As you walk through the Times Square area you will periodically hear a voice accompany your wandering with poems about searching for freedom, verses from a song, stories about navigating the city, and cross-cultural myths about the cardinal directions (north, east, south, and west).

Where: Please bring your smart phones (iOS or Android) and headphones to Times Square and try out Compass Song, March 20th at noon. The artists will be at Duffy Square (in front of the red stairs between 46 & 47th street) to answer questions and guide you through downloading & launching the free app.

Compass Song was commissioned by and created in residence with Times Square Arts. Times Square Arts, the public art program of the Times Square Alliance, collaborates with contemporary artists to experiment and engage with one of the world's most iconic urban places.

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21. William Pope.L, FF Alumn, in T Magazine, now online

Please visit this link:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/02/t-magazine/pope-l-artist.html

thank you.

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22. Edward Madrid Gomez, FF Alumn, in Hyperallergic, now online

New York
Saturday, March 3, 2018

Greetings, art lovers and media colleagues:

The South Carolina-based, self-taught artist Melvin Way, who is now in his sixties, creates some of the most unusual drawings to be found anywhere in the world of contemporary art.

Now, at Andrew Edlin Gallery in New York, a mini-retrospective of this artist's work is on view, through March 25, in the exhibition Melvin Way: The Cocaine Files Dossier (1989-2017). Curated by Way's friend, the artist Andrew Castrucci, this survey traces the evolution of Way's finely crafted, befuddling works.

My article about this must-see exhibition has just been published in HYPERALLERGIC.

In it, I write:
"What are viewers to make of compositions consisting of what appear to be complex mathematical equations and chemical-compound diagrams, including one detailing the artist's own formula for cocaine? Way's peculiar pictures may portray quantitative information or theoretical knowledge in symbolic form, but they also tease viewers with their air of scientific authority while seducing them with their jewel-like charm."

To learn more about Way's remarkable art and their maker's unexpected tales about his life experiences, research findings and far-reaching imaginings, please see my well-illustrated article here:

https://hyperallergic.com/429473/melvin-way-the-cocaine-files-dossier-1989-2017-andrew-edlin-gallery/

Please share this article with your own contacts.

With best wishes,

EDWARD

www.edwardmgomez.com

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23. Seung Min Lee, FF Alumn, at NADA, Manhattan, March 9

Hi Friends!!
On Friday March 9th I'm performing as Kim Jong Un as part of NADA Presents X EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop w/ special guest Sameer Kapoor & a special appearance of a piece created by Spencer Sweeney X Kembra Pfahler X Urs Fischer. Performance is at 6:30 sharp
free with NADA admission, $20 otherwise,

+EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop is publishing a series of my silkscreen, chine-colle, mixed media prints and drawings that will be in their booth at NADA NY alongside the incredible Renee Cox and Michael Kelly Williams.

NADA NY is taking place this year at Skylight Clarkson North 550 Washington St

Hope you can come
<3 love<3,
Seung

(917)670-9536
www.seungminlee.com

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24. Alicia Grullón, FF Alumn, selected as Hemispheric Institute Fellow 2018

Please visit this link:

http://hemisphericinstitute.createsend1.com/t/ViewEmail/t/64EE36B79485168B/9EA07B545CC43D1C2540EF23F30FEDED

thank you.

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25. Donna Henes, FF Alumn, at Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, March 20

43rd Annual World Famous Spring Equinox Celebration & Egg Balancing Ceremony
with Mama Donna Henes, Urban Shaman

Brooklyn, NY -- On the first day of spring,spend your lunch hour balancing an egg instead of eating one! Join Urban Shaman Mama Donna Henes, New York's "Unofficial Commissioner of Public Spirit" (The New Yorker) to ring in spring at her 43rd Annual World Famous Spring Equinox Egg Balancing Celebration: Eggs on End - Standing on Ceremony.

This year's eggstraordinary event will take place on Tuesday, March 20 at noon at Bailey Fountain, Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, rain, snow or shine. This is a free, family-friendly event. The equinox moment, at eggsactly 12:15 PM, signals the official start of spring. At this time, the sun crosses the equator into the Northern Hemisphere and it is possible to stand an egg up on its end.

According to Chinese custom, if you stand an egg on its end on the first day of spring, you will have eggsceptionally good luck for the entire year. The egg represents the life force in many cultures, and is particularly used to symbolize the rebirth of nature in the spring season.

A basket of 360 eggs will be provided for the eggshilarating standing ceremony.

COME AND SEE WHAT ALL THE EGGSCITEMENT IS ABOUT!

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

Donna Henes is an internationally renowned urban shaman, award-winning author, popular speaker and workshop leader whose joyful celebrations of celestial events have introduced ancient traditional rituals and contemporary ceremonies to millions of people in more than 100 cities since 1972. She has published four books, a CD, an acclaimed Ezine and writes for The Huffington Post, Beliefnet and UPI Religion and Spirituality Forum. A noted ritual expert, she serves as a consultant to the television and motion picture industry. Mama Donna, as she is affectionately called, maintains a ceremonial center, spirit shop, ritual practice and consultancy in Exotic Brooklyn, NY where she offers intuitive tarot readings and spiritual counseling, and works with individuals, groups, institutions, municipalities and corporations to create meaningful ceremonies for every imaginable occasion.

www.DonnaHenes.com

Watch her videos:
http://www.youtube.com/user/MamaDonnaHenes

Read her on the Huffington Post:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/donna-henes/

Connect with her on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/mamadonnahenes

Follow her on Twitter:
http://twitter.com/queenmamadonna

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26. Jamie Martinez, FF Member, at 56 Bogart Street, Brooklyn, thru March 26

THE BORDER #1

In light of the recent political focus on curtailing immigration, a cornerstone of the history and identity of the United States, the time has come for artists of diverse backgrounds to come together and present a united voice in support of multiplicity. It is in this spirit that Jamie Martinez, an immigrant artist and publisher of the art blog ARTE FUSE, announces the opening of a Bushwick-based project space called THE BORDER that will focus on supporting and showing immigrant artists living in the United States in the hopes of creating a nurturing environment for immigrants and non-immigrants alike to create a dialogue around their work. Reflecting the best of American diversity, THE BORDER will be open to everyone.

Throughout history, immigrants and the children of immigrants have played an invaluable role in shaping the face of the nation through an endless list of contributions and accomplishments. The United States is a country built upon the embrace of blending cultural traditions, and nearly every citizen has been born out of the precedent of immigration from around the world.

THE BORDER'S opening group show, curated by Martinez entitled THE BORDER #1, will feature sculptures by Peter Kaspar (Slovakia), C.J Chueca (Peru) and Jamie Martinez (Colombia), as well as a series of drawings by Aphrodite Désirée Navab (Iran/Greece) and a unique art piece by Levan Mindiashvili (Georgia). Together, the exhibition explores the vibrant artistic contributions of a sampling of the immigrant community in New York City, a longtime hotbed for creativity and cultural exchange.

Participating Artists: Peter Kaspar (Slovakia), C.J.Chueca (Peru), Levan Mindiashvili (Georgia), Aphrodite Désirée Navab (Iran/Greece) and Jamie Martinez (Colombia).

Peter Kaspar is originally from Slovakia and his work explores the relationship between culture and memory. The conception of memory as a temporal phenomenon is sometimes too contracted. Either in visualized or abstracted form, one of the largest
complications of memorializing our past is the fact that it is absent. Peter has shown all over the United States and also has a museum show coming up in Slovakia curated by one of the countries most important contemporary artists.

C.J. Chueca creates walls that neither contain or separate. Instead, they provide insight into the complex ways that walls operate in our lives. (...) Poignant narratives are hinted at by small objects scattered about the backside of the walls-ceramic
replications of cigarette butts, bottle caps, toilet paper rolls and beer bottles seem remnants of lives that once inhabited the spaces that these walls no longer define"
(Excerpt from Eleanor Heartney's essay, "Something there is that doesn't love a wall").
C. J. Chueca is currently working on her next solo show called "Dos Cielos Azules" that will on view at ICPNA Instituto Cultural Peruano Norteamericano on April 2018.

Levan Mindiashvili is a Georgian born (1979) visual artist and independent curator living and working in New York and Tbilisi. He holds his BFA in Sculpture from Tbilisi State Academy of Arts and MFA in Crossed Media at The National University of Arts of
Buenos Aires, Argentina. Among his awards are Commission Grant for Public Art Projects from National Endowments for Arts (New York, 2014) and Emerging Artist of 2011, Movistar Arte Jóven (Buenos Aires, Argentina). His works had been included in recent group exhibitions at The 7th Beijing Biennale, China; Georgian National Gallery, Tbilisi; ODETTA, Brooklyn, US; David & Schweitzer Contemporary, Brooklyn, US; Tbilisi History Museum, Georgia; Arsenal, Kiev, Ukraine; Tartu Art Museum, Estonia. Recent solo exhibitions include "Here" at Georgian National Museum, Mestia, Georgia; "Inbetween" at State Silk Museum, Tbilisi, Georgia; The Lodge Gallery, New York, US; His works are in public collections of Georgian National Museum (Mestia), State Silk Museum (Tbilisi) and National Art Museum of China (Beijing).

Aphrodite Désirée Navab, "is an Iranian-born, New York-based artist whose work mines her Iranian, Greek and American cultural heritage asking questions of its competing histories and politics. Her art is the aching inquiry of an uprooted consciousness seeking new roots. It also serves as a site of critical dialogue and debate. Ultimately, Navab's art haunts our imagination with its beauty and complexity, inviting us to engage in a third space of transnational and cross-cultural initiations, leaving domination and demonization outside the picture." -Reza Aslan, author of NY Times #1 Best Seller, Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth.

Colombian artist Jamie Martinez immigrated to Florida at the age of twelve from South America. He attended The Miami International University of Art and Design then moved to New York to continue his fine art education at The Fashion Institute of Technology and The Students Art League in NYC. His process involves constructing, deconstructing and fragmenting images, data, and information geometrically into triangulated segments. Jamie's work has been featured in multiple outlets like a half hour personal TV interview with NTN24 (Nuesta Tele Noticias, a major Spanish TV channel) for their show Lideres, Good Day New York (TV interview), Fox news (TV interview), Whitewall Magazine, CNN, New York Magazine, Newsweek, The Daily Beast, Untitled Magazine, Bedford + Bowery, Whitehot Magazine, Decompoz Magazine (print), The Examiner, Artribune, Art Nerd NY and many more. Martinez has shown in Russia, Spain, Canada, Miami, California and numerous galleries in New York City including: Petzel Gallery, Whitebox NY, The Gabarron Foundation, Flowers Gallery, Elga Wimmer PCC, Foley Gallery, Rush Gallery, Galerie Protégé, Untitled Space and many more. He also participated in a group show curated by Vida Sabbaghi at the Queens Museum which was very well received by the museum and the press.

THE BORDER curated by Jamie Martinez
March 2 - March 26, 2018
Opening night Friday March 2nd 6-9pm
56 Bogart Street 1st FL BK, NY 11206 T. (917)796-6010

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Goings On is compiled weekly by Harley Spiller