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Contents for May 15, 2018

Glenn Branca, FF Alumn, In Memoriam

Billboard.com
https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/obituary/8455922/glenn-branca-dead

Guitarist & Composer Glenn Branca Dies at 69
5/14/2018
by Morgan Enos

The influential avant-garde composer and guitarist Glenn Branca has died age 69, according to a Facebook post from his wife and frequent collaborator Reg Bloor. The cause was stated as throat cancer.

Branca, who played a key role in the nascent no wave scene in New York City in the '70s and '80s, was said in the post to have "lived a full life with no regrets" and that there will be no public memorial as per the guitarist's wishes.

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1. Franklin Furnace receives grant from Council on Library and Information Resources

Franklin Furnace has received full funding from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR https://www.clir.org/ ) "Recordings at Risk" program supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, in the amount of $27,396.46 to digitize 114 "at-risk" VHS tapes. These twenty-year-old tapes are the only moving image records of performance art works presented by Franklin Furnace from 1992 to 2001. Each tape contains thirty to sixty minutes of rare and unique primary source material carefully viewed and described by Franklin Furnace staff. Major project processing activities include shipping the materials to an outside vendor for cleaning, repair, and digitization. Upon return, digitized files will be reviewed for accuracy before being entered into an on-site central repository, backed up, and disseminated online. Franklin Furnace has long been acknowledged as one of the pioneering archives and presentation venues for performance art. This project is significant for scholars because providing access to moving image files that record the history of this evolving ephemeral art practice is vital to understanding the overall impact and significance of performance art within an art historical context.

Martha Wilson, Franklin Furnace Founding Director, said, "This important support from CLIR will enable Franklin Furnace to continue to preserve and provide accessibility to essential documents of the downtown art scene. As time goes by, videotapes become more and more fragile, deteriorating to the point where their magnetic information is lost; it is imperative to preserve these materials while we can."

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2. Mayapple Center, FF Member, "The Art of Protest" panel/workshop, Sarah Lawrence College, Yonkers, NY, June 16

(last week's listing included the wrong date for this conference on June 16 (not June 18) - please accept our apology).

Join the Mayapple Center and Sarah Lawrence College for a one-day workshop on art, protest, and their intersection on June 16, 2018 at Sarah Lawrence College. The day will begin with a panel discussion with artists Dar Williams, Mahogany L. Browne, Felix Endara, and David Birkin and scholars Nicolaus Mills and Michelle Slater on their personal practice of art activism and the possibilities and problems of art activism as political resistance. Participants will continue the conversation generated in the panel in an informal lunch with other artist participants. After lunch, participants will convene in a generative session of their choosing with program faculty-Dar Williams (music), Mahogany L. Browne (poetry), Nicolaus Mills (journalism), David Birkin (visual arts), and Felix Endara (film and television)-further delving into art activism in their area of interest. Themes will include crafting a successful political op-ed piece, creating communities as social capital through music, resisting through poetry, telling transgender narratives through theatre and film, and considering ways that visual arts can carve out a space for free thinking and resistance. The day will conclude with a group discussion on collaboration among artists/artistic disciplines in the service of activism and steps for moving forward. Registration costs $25 and includes lunch. Click here to learn more or register: https://www.sarahlawrence.edu/summer/adult/mayapple.html

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3. Jayoung Yoon, FF Alumn, at SFA Projects, Manhattan, opening May 23

Getting Personal
presented by SFA Projects

May 23rd - June 17th, 2018
Opening Reception: Wednesday, May 23rd, 7-9PM

131 Chrystie Street, New York, NY 10002
(between Delancey & Broome)

https://sfaprojects.com/getting-personal/

All the best,
Jayoung Yoon
interdisciplinary artist
www.jayoungyoon.com
instagram.com/jayoungart/

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4. Laurie Anderson, FF Alumn, at Paula Cooper Gallery, Manhattan, May 23

192 Books
192 Tenth Avenue at 21st Street

Wednesday, May 23, 7 PM

Laurie Anderson
In conversation with Hilton Als

Laurie Anderson: All The Things I Lost In The Flood
Essays on Pictures, Language and Code
By Laurie Anderson
(Skira Rizzoli, 2018)

Please note: This event will be held at Paula Cooper Gallery,
521 W. 21st Street.

192 Books, in conjunction with Paula Cooper Gallery, is pleased to announce a conversation between world-renowned artist and composer, Laurie Anderson, and Pulitzer Prize winning critic, Hilton Als. The event is on the occasion of Anderson's recently published book, Laurie Anderson: All the Things I Lost in the Flood (Skira Rizzoli, 2018)-part meditation, part monograph and heralded as the "most comprehensive collection of [Anderson's] artwork to date."

This event is free and open to the public, though pre-purchase of the book will ensure you a reserved seat. To purchase a copy and reserve a seat, please email haley@192books.com.

We look forward to seeing you!

An icon of performance art and the indie-music world, this is the first book on the artist's full career to date, as curated by the artist herself. Laurie Anderson is one of the most revered artists working today, and she is as prolific as she is inventive. She is a musician, performance artist, composer, fiction writer, and filmmaker (her most recent foray, Heart of a Dog, was lauded as an "experimental marvel" by the Los Angeles Times). Anderson moves seamlessly between the music world and the fine-art world while maintaining her stronghold in both. A true polymath, her interest in new media made her an early pioneer of harnessing technology for artistic purposes long before the technology boom of the last ten years. Regardless of the medium, however, it is exploration of language (and how it seeps into the image) and storytelling that is her metier.

A few years ago, Anderson began poring through her extensive archive of nearly forty years of work, which includes scores of documentation, notebooks, and sketchbooks. In the process, she rediscovered important work and looked at well-known projects with a new lens. In this landmark volume, the artist brings together the most comprehensive collection of her artwork to date, some of which has never before been seen or published. Spanning drawing, multimedia installations, performance, and new projects using augmented reality, the extensive volume traverses four decades of her groundbreaking art. Each chapter includes commentary written by Anderson herself, offering an intimate understanding of her work through the artist's own words.

Laurie Anderson is a multimedia artist, musician (with more than seven albums), and filmmaker. She has exhibited widely around the world, including at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; the Musée d'art contemporain, Lyon, France; Fondazione Tramontano Arte, Naples; the Park Avenue Armory, New York; and MASS MoCa, North Adams, Massachusetts.

Hilton Als became a staff writer at The New Yorker in 1994 and a theatre critic in 2002. He began contributing to the magazine in 1989, writing pieces for The Talk of the Town. Before coming to The New Yorker, Als was a staff writer for the Village Voice and an editor-at-large at Vibe. Als edited the catalogue for the 1994-95 Whitney Museum of American Art exhibition "Black Male: Representations of Masculinity in Contemporary American Art." His first book, "The Women," was published in 1996. His most recent book, "White Girls," a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the winner of the Lambda Literary Award in 2014, discusses various narratives of race and gender. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism in 2017. In 1997, the New York Association of Black Journalists awarded Als first prize in both Magazine Critique/Review and Magazine Arts and Entertainment. He was awarded a Guggenheim for creative writing in 2000 and the George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism for 2002-03. In 2016, he received Lambda Literary's Trustee Award for Excellence in Literature. In 2009, Als worked with the performer Justin Bond on "Cold Water," an exhibition of paintings, drawings, and videos by performers, at La MaMa Gallery. In 2010, he co-curated "Self-Consciousness," at the VeneKlasen/Werner gallery, in Berlin, and published "Justin Bond/Jackie Curtis." In 2015, he collaborated with the artist Celia Paul to create "Desdemona for Celia by Hilton," an exhibition for the Metropolitan Opera's Gallery Met. "Alice Neel, Uptown," which Als curated in 2017, was selected by three of Artforum's critics as one of the ten best shows of the year. His accompanying book on the artist was also widely praised. Als is an associate professor of writing at Columbia University's School of the Arts and has taught at Yale University, Wesleyan, and Smith College. He lives in New York City.

Copyright (c) 2018 192 Books, All rights reserved.

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5. Guillermo Gomez-Peña, FF Alumn, in The New York Times, May 14

The New York Times
Opinion
Trump's Wall: A Conservative Conceptual Art Installation
by Héctor Tobar
May 14, 2018

SAN DIEGO - The United States-Mexico border, as we know it today, began with a party: a three-day shindig in 1849 that was attended by the surveyors from both countries who worked together to establish and map the frontier.

When the surveyors' work was done, they erected a marble marker overlooking a lonely beach on the Pacific Ocean. The first iron fence erected at the border in California was a cage to protect that monument from vandals.

The United States built the first truly formidable border barrier here in the 1990s. In March, President Trump traveled to the border to stand before eight prototypes of the wall he wants to build there.

But, a "wall" already exists all along the border. Mr. Trump's proposed "big, beautiful" barrier would be overkill, and little more than an act of political symbolism. It would be a taxpayer-funded work of colossal conservative conceptual art running across the North American continent. (In fact, in January, a nonprofit group circulated a petition to protect the prototypes from demolition, arguing that they should be characterized as "a major Land Art exhibition" of "significant cultural value.") In the same way certain pretentious art drives practical-minded people crazy, the idea of this Pharaonic project infuriates people like me.

At the Pacific Ocean, the border consists of one, two and sometimes three parallel fences that stretch into the desert. There are lights, cameras and motion detectors. Similar measures are in place at all of the urban crossing points along the Mexican border.

Even in the remote, sparsely populated Arizona desert, the Border Patrol makes use of radar, thermal imaging and high-definition cameras. These measures, along with a Border Patrol staff that's almost five times as big as it was in 1992, amount to a virtual wall that's extremely difficult to cross.

The sealed-off border also exerts a powerful psychological effect northward, in the very land it's meant to protect. For many residents of the United States, including military personnel, college graduates and grandparents, the virtual wall is a reminder of the threat that hovers over them always - deportation.

This month, tens of thousands of Hondurans learned that their temporary protected status was being revoked. Like other longtime, legal inhabitants of the United States from other countries, they know they might soon be tossed over the virtual wall, unable to return.

I first visited this impenetrable border more than 20 years ago. Not long after Mr. Trump's recent visit, I returned, walking in the fog toward the existing fences, on a mile-long path through Border Field State Park, past coastal sage and along the beach. I met a group of Japanese tourists and a bird-watcher who told me of a merlin, a small falcon, nearby. But I saw no illegal crossers.

In 1971, the United States donated the land for Border Field State Park and for Friendship Park, a cement plaza built around that first border monument overlooking the beach. Pat Nixon, the first lady, attended the opening of the park as a good-will gesture toward our southern neighbor. A Mexican man, holding a child, reached through a low, flimsy barbed-wire fence to shake her hand.

In the years that followed, the United States split Friendship Park in half and left the old border marker on the Mexican side. In 1988 the artists Guillermo Gomez-Peña and Emily Hicks made their wedding into a piece of political performance art: They were married on the sand of the beach, the fence between them.

When a caravan of more than 150 Central American immigrants arrived here on April 29, seeking asylum, they stood on the Mexican side, facing Friendship Park. Their mere presence before the steel barrier dipping absurdly into the ocean was a statement in itself. On the northern side, some 100 yards away, a crowd held signs in support of immigrants. They were separated from the caravan by two fences.

Mr. Trump's desired wall would begin at the beach and run some 722 miles inland, through desolate, peopleless landscapes first visited by those United States and Mexican surveyors in the 19th century.

The existing, virtual wall - the combination of checkpoints, physical barriers and high-tech security measures - is already an instrument of fear. It has pushed would-be border crossers into treacherous areas, and thousands have died in one of the greatest continuing human tragedies in the Western Hemisphere.

The horrors of the border are common knowledge in the Latino United States. For millions of immigrants, both legal and undocumented, the virtual wall looms over their lives as the Berlin Wall did for East Germans; it's the work of an arbitrary and cruel political system that accepts the products of their labor while keeping them trapped in a legal limbo.

President Trump's new wall would be more insult than injury. For a man who began his campaign degrading Mexican immigrants, it's another ugly, empty rhetorical flourish; only this one would be made with concrete and rebar.

Héctor Tobar (@TobarWriter), an associate professor at the University of California, Irvine, is the author of "Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free" and a contributing opinion writer.

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A version of this article appears in print on May 15, 2018, on Page A25 of the New York edition with the headline: Conceptual Art at the Border. Order Reprints | Today's Paper | Subscribe

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6. Doreen Garner, FF Alumn, in The New York Times, May 11

Please visit the complete illustrated article linked here (text only follows below):
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/11/style/doreen-garner-artist-tattoos.html

The New York Times
UP NEXT

Artist Doreen Garner Uses Tattoos to Explore Black Bodies
by Lovia Gyarkye
May 11, 2018

Doreen Garner

Age: 31

Hometown: Philadelphia

Now Lives: In a two-bedroom apartment in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn, with her fiancé and their cat.

Claim to Fame: Ms. Garner is an artist whose work interrogates society's relationship to black bodies. Last April, she participated in "Sexual Fragments Absent," a group art show on black female sexuality at Paddles, a BDSM club in Chelsea. In her piece, "The Observatory," she explored black spectatorship by instructing a performer in a glass box to maintain eye contact with audience members. "I was thinking about the action between you and a performer at a concert," Ms. Garner said. Though viewers initially want attention, "when that performer continues to look at you and doesn't stop, you start to feel kind of isolated," she said. "And then it becomes uncomfortable."

Big Break: In November, Ms. Garner had a two-person show, "White Man On a Pedestal," with Kenya (Robinson) at Pioneer Works examining the history of J. Marion Sims, a white doctor whose torturous procedures on enslaved black women belies his reputation as the father of modern gynecology. The exhibit featured sculptures of sutured bodies made of silicone and Swarovski crystals, and received praise from The Paris Review and Artforum.

Latest Project: Using tattoos as her medium, Ms. Garner opened a pop-up parlor at the Brooklyn gallery Recess, where she offered celebratory images of black resilience. In exchange for tattoos of cotton flowers or abolitionist leaders, patrons recorded a video discussing the history behind their selections, which were shown in the waiting room. "I've always gone into tattoo shops and have never really seen black American experiences depicted in the imagery on the walls," Ms. Garner said. Though the exhibit closed March 3, Ms. Garner started a fund-raising campaign to extend the project.
Next Project: Ms. Garner will be among emerging artists featured at Art Basel in June, as part of its Statements showcase. When pressed for details, Ms. Garner laughed and said: "I think maybe it is supposed to be top secret."

Fighting Skepticism: Ms. Garner faces a particular kind of scrutiny as a black woman in art. But the success and timeliness of her show at Pioneer Works reaffirmed her beliefs and left her with a message for skeptics. "You just need to trust us," she said. "We are the foundation of the world, and we know better."

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7. Erin Markey, FF Alumn, in The New Yorker, May 21

Please visit the complete illustrated piece linked here (text only follows below):
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/05/21/the-performance-artist-exploring-friendships-erotic-undertones

The New Yorker
ART MAY 21, 2018
The Performance Artist Exploring Friendship's Erotic Undertones

To grasp Erin Markey's self-possession and non-sequitur humor, imagine Tilda Swinton crossed with Yogi Berra, but weirder.

The Bushwick Starr | 207 Starr St., Brooklyn | 866-811-4111
by The New Yorker

It's impossible to take your eyes off the performance artist Erin Markey, who matches sirenlike self-possession with off-the-wall non-sequitur humor. Imagine Tilda Swinton crossed with Yogi Berra, but weirder. In "Singlet" (at the Bushwick Starr, May 16-June 3), Markey draws on everything from Jean Genet's 1947 play "The Maids" to downloadable couples counselling and Olympic weight lifting to explore "the erotic undertones of a friendship," in a piece featuring Markey and Emily Davis (above, back to front).

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8. Laura Cooper, FF Alumn, at Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park, UK, May 19

Dear Friends,
If you happen to be anywhere near Birmingham this Saturday - please come and join me for my ESP workshop - Its going to be transformative, i promise!
See below and links!
Love Laura

ESP Workshop: Shape Shifters
Saturday, 19 May 2018
12 - 4pm
Free to ESP / £6.25 / £5 concessions
Join us at the Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park, for the first in the series of our Member Led Workshops. Artist Laura Cooper will introduce her version of the Goethean Observation Method, and encourage us to consider our sensorial relationship with different species and plants.Laura will lead us through a four part process where we will draw, describe, move and connect emotionally to our chosen subjects (plant, mineral or animal). The workshop will explore observation as a practice to hone and extend ones sensory perceptions, a process of attuning which by the end of the day will see us accumulate a collection of studies and subtle performative gestures.
ESP members will have their entrance to the wildlife park covered by Eastside Projects.
If you are not an ESP member you will need to pay the £6.25/£5 entrance fee.

To book a place please email Amelia.
Laura Cooper's practice embraces live performance, video installation and drawing. Recent solo exhibitions include Softening The Grid, Milton Keynes Arts Centre; Nomadic Glow, Centro ADM Mexico City; Soft Revolutions, Space In Between Gallery, London. She co-directed the artist run project space Global Committee with artist Ian Giles in New York from 2014-16. www.lauracooper.co.u

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9. Priscilla Stadler, FF Member, in Long Island City, May 19

ORD [The Oracle of Real-estate Development] WILL APPEAR IN L.I.C.!
Saturday May 19, 3:00 - 6:00 pm

Do you ever wonder why there is so much real estate development in Long Island City? Or what happened to 5Ptz, the world's graffiti mecca? Maybe you want to know who will be moving in? Or why rents for living and working spaces are so damn high? Ask the Oracle! ORD [The Oracle of Real Estate Development] has answers.

A new mobile participatory project, ORD will appear in Long Island City, Queens, NYC, on 46th avenue (between Vernon Blvd & 5th st) and on Vernon Boulevard (between 46th Ave and 44th Drive).

Long Island City is the most rapidly-developing neighborhood in the United States. ORD answers your questions on real estate topics including zoning, rents, studio space, displacement, infrastucture, speculation, property values, etc.

Our questions and ORD's answers will form a collective poem to be read at 5:45 pm in the vicinity of 4-40 44th Drive (the Anable Basin Event Space).

WHAT: ORD [The Oracle of Real Estate Development]
WHEN: 3-6 pm on Saturday, May 19; 5:45 pm oracle poem performance (participatory reading of the day's oracle questions and answers)
WHERE: ORD will move between 46th avenue (btwn Vernon & 5th st) and on Vernon Boulevard (between 46th Ave and 44th Dr.). 5:45 performance in vicinity of 4-40 44th Drive (the Anable Basin Event Space).
INFO: www.priscillastadler.com or priscillastudio@gmail.com

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10. Nina Kuo, Greg Sholette, FF Alumns, at Ozaneaux ArtSpace, Manhattan, May 29

Talking About the Korean Détente

In conjunction with We The People, a Group Show of Art Contributing Toward Ending Korean War

Discussion: TUE. May 29, 6 - 7pm Reception: 7 - 8pm

OZANEAUX ArtSpace 515 West 20th Street #4E, NYC at 10 th Ave. ART Exhibit- Mon-Fri, 1-8pm

"Talking About The Korean Detente" is an informative panel discussion about the easing of tensions on the Korean Peninsula. The talk will be held by panelists Daniel Kim (activist/filmmaker), Juyeon Rhee (activist), and JT Takagi (filmmaker). While recounting their work and experiences of advocating peace on the Korean peninsula, the speakers will share their thoughts about the current peace talks with North Korea. The panel will help the public understand the profound impact of a peaceful Korea on the advancement of global culture, economy, and security, increasing the awareness in the United States about the benefits of supporting the current endeavor of Koreans to finally end the Korean War, which has been going on since 1950. The discussion will include excerpts from Takagi's films about North Korea and will be followed by a reception featuring music performed by flutist Robert Dick and Chinese guitarist Lorin Chow Roser.

This panel is a complementary program of the Korean Art Forum's newest exhibition, We The People. Inspired by the successful candlelight vigils that took place in South Korea at the end of 2016, the exhibition features unique, rarely and never-before seen works of art from North Korea, South Korea, and America. It offers access points to diverse perspectives of contemporary art, in which radically different artworks co-exist, compensating one another, depicting a fuller reality, and actualizing world harmony. The exhibition affirms an alternative model of transforming conflict between the U.S. and North Korea and is a call to the international community to support inter-Korean and North Korean-American art exchanges because art is a bridge to progress.

The Exhibition brings together artworks that have rarely or never before been seen in New York, featuring works by Ki Chol Kim, Kyungbo Han, Sung Gwang Hong, and Youngjun Hwang (North Korea); Jihoe Koo, Suh Yongsun (South Korea); Emmanuel Faure (France); Nina Kuo, Gregory Sholette, and Hank Willis Thomas (United States), among others. Though diverse in theme, motif, medium, scale, and genre, the artworks in this exhibition all bring to light a unique sense of meaning to the phrase "we the people". Some works in this exhibition represent images of protests while others represent individuals that make up people.

A poignant, self-evident relationship, between state and people, that immediately confronts us today is the talk of a 'preventive strike' on North Korea by high level U.S. politicians-the ramifications of which could lead to insurmountable global disaster. To whose benefit does "locked and loaded" and "fire and fury" truly serve? The exhibition intends to remind us that it is 'us,' "we the people", the individuals, who suffer the consequences of choices made by state agencies. As citizens of the globe we are called on to recognize that real and lasting change comes from the creation of new possibilities. Artists and creative thinkers bring much to the table in helping to solidify and confront collective ideas of surmounting xenophobic fears, and with such focus and dialogue, bring forth new possibilities for a better way.

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11. Gigi Otálvaro-Hormillosa, FF Alumn, now online at artpractical.com

Gigi Otálvaro-Hormillosa's feature on Bay Area based artist, Dorian Katz was just published in Art Practical.

Excerpt from the feature, "Katz exposes forces of nature in the animal world that help to deconstruct human-held views of normative sexuality and gender. Katz's metamorphic animals exist in the liminal spaces between species and genders, illustrating and leveraging other ways of embodiment and being."

For full article, "The Performative Drawings of Dorian Katz AKA Poppers the Pony," go to

https://www.artpractical.com/column/the-performative-drawings-of-dorian-katz-aka-poppers-the-pony/

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12. Angeli, Jeffery Byrd, Hector Canonge, Katya Grokhovsky, Verónica Peña, FF Alumns, in Itinerant Performance Art Festival NYC, May 17-25

ITINERANT
Performance Art Festival NYC
May 17 - 25, 2018

New York City welcomes the arrival of ITINERANT, the annual Performance Art Festival NYC, to take place throughout the five boroughs from May 17thto 25th. ITINERANT will launch its 2018 program with the photographic exhibition "Entanglements" at EOArtson Thursday, May 17th, and live performances at Last Frontier NYCon Friday, May 18th. The festival will run until Friday, May 25thfeaturing local, national and international artists at Queens Museum (May 19th), Staten Island Arts (May 20th), Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, BAAD (May 22nd), Smack Mellon (May 23rd),and BMCC Theatre Program in Tribeca (May 24th). In addition, the festival will hold the Symposium "Bodies that Matter" hosted at La Guardia Community College (May 21st), and the public interventions at Flushing Meadows Park (May 19th). The closing event of the festival will be hosted at Knockdown Center on Friday, May 25th.

ITINERANT, the annual Performance Art Festival NYC, welcomes this year's participating artists, and invites the general public to a week of Live Action Art taking place at different venues throughout the five boroughs in New York City. This year's program, organized and curated independently by interdisciplinary artist, Hector Canonge, will take place from Thursday, May 17th to Friday, May 25th. ITINERANT 2018 focuses on works that explore, treat, and propose new alternatives to binary constructions regarding gender, nationality, identity, religion and/or ideological structures. Departing from the current socio-politico-economic transformations around the globe, and the questioning of habitual norms about race, gender, sexuality, and origin. The festival will feature performance art works by emerging and established local, national as well as international artists from Europe, Latin America, Asia, and North America.

PROGRAM DETAILS (Date, Time, Event, Venue, Address):

Thursday, May 17th, 8-10 PM
* Opening Night: EXHIBITION: "Entanglements" *
EOArts
1080 Wyckoff Avenue, Ridgewood, NY
"Entanglements" by Mara Catalán is a series of photographic mural compositions to commemorate the collective collaboration that exist among artists, performers, and the viewer as a visual dialogue. Giving agency to these collaborators in the form of an entangled relationship where the message lays inside the body questioning who is performing and when, Catalán delicately juxtaposes the numerous relationships between performers she has encountered into a compilation of bodies in motion. The large-scale mural invites the viewer to join through a physical dimension further constructing a landscape that breaks the boundaries and forming a complexity where viewer, performers, and artist participate to create a common language. For the past three years, Catalán has worked closely with performers developing relationship that challenges the traditional role of a photographer to only document or observe. Her artistic practice leads her to form intimate bonds with her subjects traversing from observer to equally observed, using her photography as a performative device reflective of her inner subconscious.

Friday, May 18th, 8-11 pm
* Opening Night: PERFORMANCES *
LAST FRONTIER NYC
520 Kingsland Avenue, Greenpoint, NY
Participating Artists: Lisa Beerle (United States), Benedikte Esperi (Sweden), Katya Grokhovsky (Ukraine / Australia), Claire Zakiewicz and Siw Laurent (United Kingdom and Norway), Thomas Albrecht (United States), Christina Silvius (United States), Sungjae Lee (South Korea), and Arantxa Araujo and Gordon Berry (Mexico and United States).
Saturday, May 19th, 2-5 pm
QUEENS MUSEUM
NYC Building , Flushing Meadows, Corona, NY
Participating Artists: anarkoartlab (World), Christoph Walter Pirker (Austria), Maxwell Abeles (United States), Amy Finkbeiner (United States), Heather Sincavage (United States), Nathaniel Wethington Hendrickson (United States), and Renee Regan (United States).

Saturday, May 19th, 5-7 pm
FLUSHING MEADOWS CORONA PARK
Queens, New York City
Participating Artists: Heather Sincavage (United States), Renee Regan (United States), Kk de La Vida (Philippines) , and Maxell Abeles (United States).

Sunday, May 20th, 7-10 pm
STATEN ISLAND ARTS
23 Navy Pier Court, Staten Island, NY
Participating Artists: Katie Macyshyn(United States), Nathaniel Sullivan(Canada), Nicole Goodwin(United States), Rebecca Fitton(United Kingdom), Jorge Ismael Rodríguez(Mexico), and Lauren E Schrader(United States).
Monday, May 21st, 7-9:30 pm
* Symposium "Bodies that Matter" *
LA GUARDIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE
E Building, Room E-500
31-10 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City, NY
Participating artists and attending audience engage in open dialogue on the nature of Live Art.

Tuesday, May 22nd, 7-10 pm
BRONX ACADEMY OF ARTS AND DANCE, BAAD
2474 Westchester Ave, Bronx, NY
Participating Artists:
Sophie Amieva (France), Courtney Brown (United States), Heeran Lee (South Korea), Joseph Liatela (United States), Patrick Bella Gone (United States), and Bronwyn Sims (United States).

Wednesday, May 23rd, 7-10 pm
SMACK MELLON
92 Plymouth St, Brooklyn, NY
Participating Artists: Jana Astanov (Poland) with Niko van Egten (United States), Neil Daigle Orians (United States), Christian Cruz (Mexico), Verónica Peña (Spain), and Giulia Mattera (Italy).
Video: Marsten L. Tarigan (Indonesia), Jeffrey Byrd (United States), Michele Manzini (Italy), Liss LaFleur (United States), Endika Basaguren (Spain), Saut Prayuda (Indonesia) and B Ajay Sharma (India).

Thursday, May 24th, 7-10 pm
BMCC THEATRE PROGRAM, Black Box, Room S144
77 Harrison Street, Tribeca, NYC
Participating Artists: Irene Chan (United States), Pei-Ling Ho (Taiwan), Sierra Ortega (United States), Qinza Najm (Pakistan), and Kevin Quiles Bonilla (Puerto Rico).
Friday, May 25th, 7-10 pm
* Closing Night *
KNOCKDOWN CENTER
52-19 Flushing Ave, Maspeth, NY
Participating Artists: Concha Vidal (Spain), Carl Lawrence (United States), Angeli (United States), and Steven Pestana with Sophia Sobers (Colombia / United States).

ITINERANT was created in 2010 by interdisciplinary artist Hector Canonge. The initiative was a small platform for Contemporary Performance Art, and had its origins in the monthly series A-Lab Forum that Canonge organized at Crossing Art Gallery in Flushing, Queens. Following the growing interest in Live Art, and the need to present performance programs in the borough, ITINERANT was launched in 2011 under the auspices of QMAD, Queens Media Arts Development. In 2012, ITINERANT was recognized by the City of New York as the first Performance Art festival taking place throughout the five boroughs that make the metropolitan area: Queens, Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn and Staten Island. In 2013, following the large scale venture in NYC, Canonge journeyed through Latin America creating the Spanish edition of the festival, Encuentro ITINERANTe which was presented in various cities in the Southern Hemisphere. In 2015, Canonge brought back ITINERANT to New York City. Since then the festival has introduced, and featured the work of local, national and international emerging and established artists introducing and featuring their work at local museums, art galleries, performance art spaces, and public parks.

Website: http://www.itinerant.website
Facebook: ITINERANT Performance Art Festival NYC
Email: itinerant.paf@gmail.com

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13. Doug Skinner, Paul McMahon, FF Alumns, at The Mothership, Woodstock, NY, opening May 17

There will be a show of my artwork at the Mothership, the multi-purpose space in Woodstock run by Paul McMahon. It will be small but lively: cartoons, illustrations, travel sketches, scores, index card assemblages, rubber stamp stereoscopy, broadsides, and other works on paper. And it will be up for only a few days: the opening is Thursday, May 17, 6-8; and the closing is Tuesday, May 22, 6-8. Come feast your eyes!

The Mothership is at 6 Hillcrest Avenue; more info at paulmcmahon(dot)tv/mothership.

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14. Alien Comic, John Kelly, Arleen Schloss, FF Alumns, at Le Petit Versailles, Manhattan, May 19, and more

Primavera Greetings to All,
The 2018 Le Petit Versailles garden season has begun.

On May 21st, Jack Waters and I (among others) offer artwork for Visual AIDS gala benefit....
VAVA VOOM Silent Auction is Live! Powered by Artsy.
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VAVA VOOM 2018 Benefit Honoring
Lyle Ashton Harris, Thomas Allen Harris, Steed Taylor.
https://www.visualaids.org/events/detail/vava-voom-2018-honoring-lyle-ashton-harris-thomas-allen-harris-and-steed-ta

I CHING ALCHEMICAL ROOT SCULPTURES & VIDEO by Lili White.
MAY 10 thru JUNE 10, 2018
Le Petit Versailles Garden NY NY 346 East Houston Street between Avenues B + C
subways: F - Second Avenue J/M/F - Delancey Street
Garden open hours are:
Thurs- Sun - 2 to 7 - all season long!
OPENING RECEPTION: May 10, 7-10 PM - RAIN OR SHINE!! with video projection loop throughout!
Lili White's (http://liliwhite.com/) sculptures interpret the I CHING's trigrams: the essential energy forms (example: THUNDER) which were birthed from the oneness of the universe.
The classic Chinese oracle, the I CHING, a basis for Chinese Alchemy, details 64 different, yet archetypal states of the life process. It is seen as a microcosm of the universe, and uses the essences found in Nature as the basis for its descriptions.
White's still and moving image works skew between the figurative and abstract. They have been called a magical act, "and are based in the non-rational knowledge found in the language of dreams, that uncover society's underpinnings."

The Film-Makers' Cooperative Presents: Agent of Paradise -
a Mary Bellis & Philly Abe Memorial
MAY 19, 2018 @ 7pm.
Le Petit Versailles Garden NY NY
346 East Houston Street between Avenues B + C
subways: F - Second Avenue J/M/F - Delancey Street

We welcome back The Film-Makers' Cooperative for this rare screening of 16mm film, a tribute and memorial to maker Mary Bellis, and our very dear neighbor Philly Abe. Clayton Patterson will be on hand to document the denizens of the LES..
AGENT OF PARADISE by Mary Bellis (1982) captures a time and place in the East Village that is rapidly fading away as gentrification and construction pour into this neighborhood deeming it unrecognizable.
This film is an historic time capsule of the neighborhood, as well as the artists/performers that lived and created the culture on the Lower East Side (John Kelly, Alien Comic, Philly, Stephen Tashjian, Arleen Schloss, Dumas Attack Group). James Oseland plays a talent agent looking at a variety of performance artists, musicians, and a cadre of personalities.

Movie Night @ LPV with Richard Ess
May 26th, 2018 @ 8pm
Le Petit Versailles Garden NY NY
346 East Houston Street between Avenues B + C
subways: F - Second Avenue J/M/F - Delancey Street
We would like to invite you to join us for a movie night at Le Petite Versailles. We will screen Straub-Huillet's Amerika, Rapports de Classe, Broodthaer's Un Voyage en Mer du Nord and Ottinger's Aller jamais retour or York's Mademoiselle de Scuderi. During little breaks we'll present three of our own productions. Please join us that Saturday night. Best regards - Leslie, Max and Richard.
Le Petit Versailles events are made possible by Allied Productions, Inc., Gardeners & Friends of LPV, GreenThumb/NYC Dept. of Parks, Materials for the Arts, the NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs, and the Office of City Councilwoman Carlina Rivera. LPV Exhibitions are made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
MAY 21 - 6:30pm-10:00pm
VAVA VOOM 2018 Benefit Honoring
Lyle Ashton Harris, Thomas Allen Harris, Steed Taylor.
https://www.visualaids.org/events/detail/vava-voom-2018-honoring-lyle-ashton-harris-thomas-allen-harris-and-steed-ta

VAVA VOOM Silent Auction is Live!
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Hannelore Baron, Barton Lidice Benes, Peter Cramer, Damien Davis, Joy Episalla, Jackie Ferrara, Elizabeth Ferry, Judy Glantzman, Lyle Ashton Harris, Thomas Allen Harris, Mary Heilmann, Bill Jacobson, Stephen Lack, Ari Marcopoulos, Walter Robinson, Gary Schneider, Devan Shimoyama, Kiki Smith, Tony Tasset, Steed Taylor, Paul Thek, Scott Treleaven, Jack Waters, Kathleen White, Jimmy Wright, and Carrie Yamaoka
Peter Cramer
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15. John Held, Jr., Ray Johnson, FF Alumns, at Universidad de Antioquia, Medellin, Colombia, May 17-July 28

The Archive of John Held, Jr.
Universidad de Antioquia
Medellin, Colombia
May 17-July 28, 2018

The Archive of John Held, Jr. is composed of 100 perforated works on paper created from 1995 to the present. Many of the works resemble postage stamp sheets, and have been sent around the world via the Mail Art network. John Held, Jr. has been an active participant since the late 1970s, amassing one of the field's largest collections, and has placed works in many important institutions including MoMA, New York, and the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

The works on display pay tribute to artists and art movements influencing the artist. These include such persons as Ray Johnson, the "Father of Mail Art" and Marcel Duchamp, the noted Conceptualist, as well as movements such as Russian Futurism, Dada and Fluxus. Several series of works were created by Held in partnership with California artist Mike Dickau, with whom he collaborated on several series featuring influential art moments of the 20th century avant-garde.

The works have been created by a wide variety of methods including offset and laser printing, photocopy and oil pastel. All have been perforated on an antique pinhole perforator acquired by the artist in the 1980s. In addition to being an artist, Mr. Held is also a professional art librarian. In this exhibition he combines interests in creating, collecting, curating and communicating.

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16. Circus Amok, Rev Billy & the Stop Shopping Choir, Monstah Black, Patricia Hoffbauer, Salley May, Jennifer Miller, Jennifer Monson, Nicky Paraiso, Cathy Weis, FF Alumns, at Dixon Place, Manhattan, May 21

Monday of 1000 Stars,
A Benefit for Circus Amok's 2018 Parks Tour !
Monday, May 21!
7:00pm Doors
7:30pm Performances

at Dixon Place
161A Chrystie Street, NYC

Performances by:
Rev Billy & the Stop Shopping Choir
Monstah Black
Becca Blackwell
Ashley Brockington
Machine Dazzle
Patricia Hoffbauer
Salley May
Jennifer Miller
Jennifer Monson
Keith Nelson of The Bindlestiff Family Cirkus
Nicky Paraiso
STREB
David Thomson
Cathy Weis
Live music by the Circus Amok Band!
....and special surprise guests!

Use the Amok friends and family code STARS for discount tickets.

FOR TICKETS:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/monday-of-1000-stars-a-benefit-for-circus-amok-tickets-45211437627
$50 general admission
or Join the Center Ring Host Committee for extra perks!

All proceeds go to support the 2018 Parks Tour September 1-16 !
Photo of David Thomson by Sylvain Guenot!

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17. Kyle deCamp, FF Alumn, at Inside-Out Art Museum, Beijing, China, May 26

Screening of the film "Urban Renewal" at Inside-Out Art Museum, Beijing China.
May 26 2018.

"Urban Renewal" is a multimedia solo performance, mapping an experience of growing up in
Chicago in the chaotic 60s, caught in the crosshairs of power and history.

Followed by conversation with Kyle deCamp, Feng Fan and Millie Chen
on "Space, Body and Media: Alternative Space in 1980s New York".
Part of the international workshop of Department of Painting, Academy of Arts&Design, Tsinghua University.

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18. Benoit Maubrey, FF Alumn, at Cairotronica, Cairo, Egypt, thru May 20

OBELISK, Cairotronica, Cairo. until May 20th 2018

An interactive 4-channel sound sculpture allows visitors to play their announcements, messages and music directly through it.

This happen in 2 ways:.

-- via bluetooth technology and their smart phones visitors can also play their songs "live" through one 3 channels.

-- via a direct "line in" socket local musicians and performers can give concert events that happen in and around the sculpture.

As "heartbeat "sound the sculpture also plays low-level "white noise".

Equipment: 500 recycled loudspeakers, amplifier, mixing board, 2 Bluetooth receivers, 1 radio receiver.

Link. https://www.benoitmaubrey.com/?p=2772

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Goings On is compiled weekly by Harley Spiller