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Contents for July 16, 2018

1. Seung-min Lee, FF Alumn, at The Kitchen, Manhattan, July 23

Hi Friends and Colleagues,
If you are in town next week--Monday July 23rd to be exact--I will have a performance at The Kitchen, called Intolerable Whiteness as part of the programming for The Racial Imaginary Institute. Information about the show here:


Because this event is free and open to the public, you may want to RSVP here to guarantee a seat.


Please note: If you have already RSVP'ed, you should update your calendars since the start time has changed from 8pm to 7pm.

If you can't make the performance, I have a video sculpture that is on view in the On Whiteness exhibition in the The Kitchen gallery space, open weekdays, 10am-6pm, until August 3rd.

excitedly yours truly,




2. Galinsky, FF Alumn, at Norwood, Manhattan, July 25

You Are Cordially Invited
To A Special Benefit Dinner And Private Garden Performance of
Join us for the final NYC show, before we head to Hollywood for an October run!

Wednesday, July 25th
7pm Dinner
Prepared by Chef Carlene Nelson
8pm Show
Written and Performed by Robert Galinsky, Directed by Jay O. Sanders
Presented by Chris Noth & Barry "Shabaka" Henley, Produced by Terry Schnuck
Followed by desert and discussion! At Norwood

RSVP a must
limited seating, $45.00 (includes, dinner, show, desert)
Benefiting the Research Foundation to Cure AIDS
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RSVP to: michelle@norwoodclub.com indicate your invite came from Team Galinsky
"People who have any affection for superb acting, first rate story telling, and something of what is required these days more than most, a social conscience, should know of this moving, one-man play." Splash Magazine, Charles E. Gerber

Norwood "A home for the curious." Owner, Alan Linn
241 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10011 | 212 255 9300
http://www.TheBenchPlay.com - http://www.NorwoodClub.com - http://www.RFTCA.org



3. Shu Lea Cheang to represent Taiwan at 2019 Venice Biennale

The Taipei Fine Arts Museum announced that it will feature Shu Lea Cheang in the Taiwan Pavilion at the 2019 Venice Art Biennale. Cheang is the first woman to represent Taiwan since the pavilion began hosting single-artist presentations. Writer Paul B. Preciado will curate the presentation of Cheang's works.



4. Hector Canonge and Verónica Peña, at La Friche la Belle de Mai, Marseille, France, July 17, and more

Hector Canonge and Verónica Peña, FF Alumns, at La Friche la Belle de Mai, Marseille, France, July 17, and at Villa Valldemossa, Mallorca, Spain, July 22.

RED PLEXUS at La Friche la Belle de Mai
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Marseille, France

Sunday, July 22, 2018
Mallorca, Spain

Hector Canonge and Verónica Peña begin their collaborative projects for 2018 with the presentation of "PORTALS" at La Friche la Belle de Mai in Marseille, France, and at Villa Valldemossa in Mallorca, Spain. "PORTALS", a new performance art work created by the artists, proposes possible explorations of unfamiliar territories through the use of everyday elements, corporeal movement, and physical endurance. Making reference to various stages of discovery, recognition, and familiarity, "PORTALS" reflects on every individual's capacity to establish connections with new territories, and with unknown personal dimensions. Through their new series of work, Canonge and Peña will further develop the collaborative explorations in performance art they started in New York City in 2016.

Our collaborative work is centered around the practice of Performance Art, and it treats issues related to identity, migration, cultural exchange, and human understanding. Our creative process often departs from the space in which we will work or deliver the performance. At other times we draw inspiration from local customs, traditions, and popular objects we encounter in the places we visit or where we spend longer periods of time. Our new body of work is inspired by the geographical properties and characteristics of the places we will inhabit in the upcoming months. As we take our work on the road, we hope to further contribute to the development of Performance Art and to its various modalities of expression and exploration.

Biographical Information (Brief):
HECTOR CANONGE and VERÓNICA PEÑA are performance artists working at the convergence of various disciplines. Peña (Spain) and Canonge (Argentina) are based in the United States. They met in 2014 during their participation at the Month of Performance Art in Berlin. After presenting work independently in the United States, and coinciding in various programs in Europe and Latin America, they started to collaborate in a series of works exploring themes of identity, migration, intercultural exchange, and human cohesion. As collaborators, since 2016, they have presented their work in the United States and Spain. In New York City, they have performed: De lo Posible (of Possibilities) at Triskelion Arts; De lo Ajeno (of Others) at Queens Museum, and Rabbithole; De lo Lejano (of the Distant) at Panoply Performance Lab; and De Lo Nuestro (of Ours) at The Woods Cooperative. They presented the Exhibition and Performance Art program UNDER OUR SKIN: Body and Territory in Performance Art at Purdue University, Indiana. In Spain, as part of their project Derivas y Jornadas, they presented their work at Fundación BilbaoArte (Bilbao), Festival Instramurs (Valencia), Tabacalera (Madrid), and La Grey Gallery (Tarragona), amongst others. The artists are currently preparing the continuation of their collaborative series for future presentations in Europe (Summer 2018), and in the United States (Fall 2018).


Hector Canonge

Verónica Peña



5. Tim Maul, Michael Smith, FF Alumns, at Leslie Tonkonow, Manhattan, July 18

Please join us on Wednesday evening, July 18th, from 6:30 to 7:30 pm for a performance by Tim Maul and a conversation with Maul and Michael Smith.

LESLIE TONKONOW Artworks + Projects
535 West 22nd Street New York, NY 10011
T. 212 255 8450 F. 212 414 8744



6. Barbara Bloom, FF Alumn, at Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin, OH, thru Sept. 30

Barbara Bloom


Allen Memorial Art Museum
87 North Main Street
Oberlin, Ohio

Through December 16

Presented by

FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art

July 14 - September 30



7. Alicia Grullón, Clarinda MacLow, FF Alumn, at The Brooklyn Museum, July 19

Performance Next Thursday, July 19th 7:30-9:30, The Brooklyn Museum

Hello Everyone!

Join me next week for The Rule is Love #4 (con la mirada y sin un objecto/ with gaze and no object), a performance dealing with ideas of vulnerability, augmenting on my existing exploration regarding the politics of history and the presence of people of color in cultural spaces. The Rule is Love is a performance series started in 2017 at The 8th Floor, investigating normalizing acts of exclusion, spectatorship, apathy and conformity. In this series, I establish one rule each for the audience and the performer(s) which must be followed for the length of the piece.

Part of the exhibition Radical Women: Latin America, Cuerpux Radicales is a performance series organized in collaboration with The Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics at New York University.

The Rule is Love #4 is made possible with funding from The Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant.

Perfomers: Alicia Grullón, Benjamin Lundberg Torres Sànchez, Clarinda MacLow, and Michael Di Pietro
Costume design: Andrea Solstadt
Live Music: Sami Abu Shumays and Zafer Tawil
Image design: Alicia Grullón



8. Susan Rippberger, FF Alumn, at Local Project, Long Island City, Queens, NY, thru July 27

Join us at Local Project for the third installation of The Feeling is Mutual. The exhibition includes work from over 30 artists sharing their experience of family. These artists portray the complexities of family and the emotional ties built by these relationships.
Opening Reception
Friday, July 13, 5-8pm
11-27 44th Rd, Long Island City, NY 11101

The Feeling is Mutual is an ongoing group exhibition that examines the concept of family values through photography-based media. Each artist photographs within his or her own family, be they biological or chosen. There is an emotional investment in portraying the subject because of their intimate relationship. The result of this investment shows in the mutual affinity one can sense and see in the work. more info at www.thefeelingismutual.us

Participating Artists:
Sarah Hiatt, Samantha Belden, Blane Bussey, Nydia Blas, Troy Colby, Graham Carroll, Sarah Stracke, Leigh Kaulbach, Alison Dowd, Juan Hiraldo, Tonia Hughes, Bonnie Astor, Sara Winston, Julia Dunham, Sean Corcoran, Mickey Aloisio, Rebecca Major, Loretta Lomato, David Rivera, Olivia Hunter, Axel Jenson, Nicole Bull, Susan Rippberger, Ji Yeon Yu, K T Krug, Jakob Janz, Ann Waddle, Kenneth Guthrie, Sunny Leerasanthanah, Laura Pawson, Amanda Cerami, Jenn Sova.
Curated by Rebecca Memoli



9. Shirin Neshat, FF Alumn, at MoMA, July 26-Aug. 2, and more

Dear Friends:

I'm happy to announce that my new feature film "Looking for Oum Kulthum," will open this summer in New York for a week run at MOMA (July 26-August 2) and at BAM on (August 13th).

For schedule and ticket information please check the below links.



Shoja Azar (co-director,) and myself will be both present for the Q/A following the screenings at MOMA on July 26th, and at BAM on the August 13th.


Shirin Neshat



10. Paul Henry Ramirez, FF Alumn, at the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art

Dear Colleagues,

I write to share that Paul Henry Ramirez's papers have been acquired by the Archives of American Art. Please see note below. I am pleased to be able to add these to our collections.

Yours, Josh

Paul Henry Ramirez Papers

The Smithsonian's Archives of American Art, Washington, DC have acquired the Paul Henry Ramirez Papers for their permanent collection. The papers include such material as commission documentation, audience responses to exhibitions (gallery books), individual project files with preparatory sketches and detailed three-dimensional, paper installation plans (pop-ups), and other primary sources related to Ramirez's artistic practice. A detailed Finding Aid for the collection will be made available within 1-2 years. This initial installment of the collection measures 1.5 linear feet. The Paul Henry Ramirez Papers are available for research at the Archives of American Art, Washington, D.C., 750 9th Street, NW Victor Building, Suite 2200 Washington, DC 20001. Website: www.aaa.si.edu



11. Lynne Tillman, FF Alumn, at 192 Books, Manhattan, July 24

192 Tenth Avenue at 21st Street


Lynne Tillman & Andrew Durbin
A Reading and Conversation

Men and Apparitions
By Lynne Tillman
(Soft Skull, 2018)

"The universe heaves with laughter, and I'm all about my lopsided, self-defining tale. How I came to be me, not you, how I'm shaping me for you, the way my posse and other native informants do for me, how I'm shape-shifting. I'm telling you that I'm telling you; my self is my field . . ."

The time is now, and Ezekiel Hooper Stark is thirty-eight. He's a cultural anthropologist, an ethnographer of family photographs, a wry speculator about images. From childhood, his own family's idiosyncrasies, perversities, and pathologies propel Zeke, until love lost sends him spiraling out of control in Europe. Back in the U.S.A., he finds unexpected solace in the image of a notable nineteenth-century relative, Clover Hooper Adams. Zeke embarks on a project, MEN IN QUOTES, focusing his anthropological lens on his own kind: the "New Man," born under the sign of feminism. All the old models of masculinity are broken. How are you different from your father? Zeke asks his male subjects. What do you expect from women? What does Zeke expect from himself? And what will the reader expect of Zeke-is he a Don Quixote, Holden Caulfield, Underground Man, or Stranger?

Kaleidoscopic and encyclopedic, comic, tragic, and philosophical, Men and Apparitions showcases Lynne Tillman not only as a brilliantly original novelist but also as one of our most prominent contemporary thinkers on art, culture, and society.

MacArthur Park
By Andrew Durbin
(Nightboat, 2017)

Andrew Durbin's debut novel asks what it means to belong to a place, an idea, and a time, even as those things begin to slip away.

After Hurricane Sandy, Nick Fowler, a writer, stranded alone in a Manhattan apartment without power, begins to contemplate disaster. Months later, at an artist residency in upstate New York, Nick finds his subject in disaster itself and the communities shaped by it, where crisis animates both hope and denial, unacknowledged pasts and potential futures. As he travels to Los Angeles and London on assignment, Nick discovers that outsiders-their lives and histories disturbed by sex, loss, and bad weather-are often better understood by what they have hidden from the world than what they have revealed.

Lynne Tillman writes novels, short stories, and nonfiction. Her novel NO LEASE ON LIFE was a Finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award (1998), and her essay collection WHAT WOULD LYNNE TILLMAN DO? a Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism. Her sixth novel, MEN AND APPARITIONS, was published by Soft Skull March 13 (2018). Of it, the New York Times says, ".... The tracking of Zeke's consciousness, fragment by fragment, is often thrilling in a way that has nothing to do with whether or not you even find Zeke appealing. Tillman's total commitment to her method is daring, and Zeke's voice, even when grating, is irresistible. There are elements of it that brought to mind writers as diverse as Ali Smith and Saul Bellow, Joy Williams and A. R. Ammons, but the cumulative effective is sui generis.

Andrew Durbin is a poet, novelist, editor, and critic. He is the author of Mature Themes (2014), MacArthur Park (2017), and the forthcoming Rereading Pettibon. His fiction, criticism, and poetry have appeared in Artforum, BOMB, Boston Review, Frieze, Mousse, Triple Canopy, and elsewhere. He co-edits the independent publisher Wonder and lives in New York.

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12. John Ahearn, FF Alumn, at Bronx River Art Center, thru Sept. 8

Thru Sept. 8

BRONX NOW, on view July 14 to September 8, 2018, explores the community of Bronx-based artists creating remarkable work outside of traditional spheres. Curated by Laura James and Eileen Walsh, who work under the name BXNYCreative, BRONX NOW seeks to expand interest in Bronx artists.

Participating artists: John Ahearn, Benton C Bainbridge, Roy Baizan, Michael Paul Britto, Julius "Tkid" Cavero, CES, Ivan Gaete, Samantha Holmes, Heidi L. Johnson, MRS, Devon Rodriguez, Shellyne Rodriguez, Moses Ros, Edgar Santana, Rhynna Santos, Rigoberto Torres, and Natalie C. Wood.

The overarching narrative of the exhibition is the interplay of work from myriad origins together outlining the tenacious, unflinching, intrinsically motivated personality that the Bronx has come to be known for. On the precipice of the Bronx's shifting demographics, BRONX NOW creates an expositional bridge between community and artist. Featured artists explore the visual agency amongst art, community, and social justice.

The exhibit features artists with whose work is comprised of sculpture, work on paper, photography, painting, graffiti, and live performance.

The opening reception is free and open to the public. Click here to RSVP

Complete BRONX NOW exhibition details

Bronx River Art Center
1087 E. Tremont Ave.
Bronx, NY 10463

This program is supported in part by public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the NYC Materials for the Arts program, as well as Mayor Bill de Blasio, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr., Council Member Ritchie Torres, the Bronx Delegation of the City Council, Con Edison, and the generosity of our patrons.

Bronx River Art Center, 1087 E. Tremont Ave, Bronx NY 10460
Train: 2 or 5 train to West Farms Square - E Tremont Av Station
Bus: 9, 21, 36, 40, 42, Q44 to E. Tremont & Boston Road
Click here for directions



13. Alison O'Daniel, FF Alumn, at Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles, CA, thru Sept. 8

Shulamit Nazarian is pleased to present Say the word "NOWHERE." Say "HEADPHONES." Say "NOTHING.", a solo exhibition by Los Angeles-based artist Alison O'Daniel.
This exhibition marks the third in a series of concurrent presentations by the artist including new works in Made in L.A. 2018 at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles and The Infinite Ear at the Garage Contemporary Art Museum in Moscow. O'Daniel's multi-disciplinary practice-including video, sculpture, and installation-explores sound and its perceived absence as a central concept.
616 N La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Click here for more information.
For inquiries please contact seth@shulamitnazarian.com / 310.281.0961



14. Jacki Apple, FF Alumn, at Beyond Baroque, Venice, CA July 22

JACKI APPLE and ANNA HOMLER join the fatally fabulous LINDA J. ALBERTANO for an evening of performance readings, vocals, and sonic excursions, raves, prophesies, healings, and words of warning for dangerous times. Some old, some new, a little blues, and a dash of dark humor delivered with a silver tongue, sharp teeth, a seductive smile, and great style. Back together for the first time in twenty-five years the three artists will have a lot to say about the things that keep us up at night.
Anna Homler with Michael Intriere: Transmissions from Inner and Outer Space
"Improvisations for voice, toys and cello in invented languages."

Jacki Apple with guest Linda J. Albertano: You Don't Need A Weatherman
"Climate change blues. Read the signs, listen to the wind, and watch the skies."

Linda J. Albertano & guest performers: Broken Dada Outlaw
"Broken hearts, broken bones, broken nation."

LINDA J. ALBERTANO is a performance artist, poet and musician who has appeared in galleries and festivals in Amsterdam, London and Edinburgh, as well as the USA. She has accompanied West African musician Prince Diabate at the Getty and Royce Hall. Her writing has been published in the Dada journal Maintenant, and Wide Awake: Poets of Los Angeles and Beyond. She is represented on the Venice Poetry Wall with Wanda Coleman and Charles Bukowski.

JACKI APPLE is an interdisciplinary artist, audio composer and writer whose work has been exhibited and broadcast inter-nationally since 1971. She has explored the confrontation between nature and culture, matter and consciousness, historical memory and geologic time, political and social issues, through multilayered sound, images and non-linear narrative. She writes a critical column Peripheral Visions: Perspectives on Culture, Media and Performance at http://thisisfabrik.com/peripheral-visions/
ANNA HOMLER, is a vocal, visual and performance artist based in Los Angeles. She has performed and exhibited her work in venues around the world. With a sensibility that is both ancient and post-modern. Homler sings in an improvised melodic language. Her work explores alternative means of communication and the poetics of ordinary things. She creates perceptual interventions by using language as music and objects as instruments.

Sunday July 22, 2018 One Night only! 7:00 PM
Beyond Baroque, 681 N, Venice Blvd. Venice, CA 990291 310-822-3006 Tickets: $10 General, $6 Students & Seniors, Members Free.



15. Vito Acconci, Guerrilla Girls, Dread Scott, Kiki Smith, Nancy Spero, FF Alumns, at The Brooklyn Museum, August 31, 2018-March 31, 2019

The Brooklyn Museum Presents Half the Picture: A Feminist Look at the Collection, Featuring Work by More Than Fifty Groundbreaking Artists
On view August 31, 2018, though March 31, 2019

The Brooklyn Museum is pleased to announce Half the Picture: A Feminist Look at the Collection, an exhibition presenting major works, new acquisitions, and rediscoveries in the Museum's collection through an intersectional feminist lens. Highlighting work created in response to crucial social and political moments from the last one hundred years, from World War I to the Civil Rights Movement and #MeToo, the exhibition foregrounds more than fifty artists who use their work to advocate for their communities, their beliefs, and their hopes for equality across race, class, and gender. The exhibition is organized by Catherine Morris, Sackler Senior Curator, and Carmen Hermo, Assistant Curator, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, and is on view August 31, 2018, through March 31, 2019.

Half the Picture draws its title from a 1989 Guerrilla Girls poster that declares, "You're seeing less than half the picture without the vision of women artists and artists of color." "The power of the Guerrilla Girls lies in their funny, concise, and biting graphic work, made to rally support and inspire action on behalf of a cause; to combat stereotypes and dominant narratives," explains Morris. "Presenting the equally compelling work of over fifty other artists, Half the Picture explores how artists get the rest of us to pay attention."

A number of recent acquisitions will be on view for the first time, including two works from Beverly Buchanan's best-known series of shack sculptures; Betty Tompkins's Fuck Painting #6 (1973), marking the first time a work from this controversial series is on view in an American museum; and Nona Faustine's Isabelle, Lefferts House, Brooklyn (2016), in which the artist positions herself in front of the Lefferts homestead, a historic colonial farmhouse built by a family of slaveholders, which still stands in Prospect Park.

Other highlights include Renee Cox's monumental photograph Yo Mama (1993); Dara Birnbaum's iconic video Technology/Transformation: Wonder Woman (1978/79); and Wendy Red Star's 1880 Crow Peace Delegation series, which features historical photographs overlaid with annotations drawing attention to the stereotypes and appropriation of Native Americans by mainstream popular culture. Also on view is Harmony Hammond's large-scale sculpture Hunkertime (1979-80), in which a number of heavily wrapped ladder-like forms are displayed in close arrangement, evoking a supportive sisterhood. The earliest works in the show, dating from the 1920s, are a group of woodcuts by German artist Käthe Kollwitz, which depict the lives of women and the less fortunate in the gruesome aftermath of World War I.

Other notable artists included are Vito Acconci, Sue Coe, An-My Lê, Yolanda López, Park McArthur, Zanele Muholi, Dread Scott, Joan Semmel, Lorna Simpson, Kiki Smith, Nancy Spero, Mickalene Thomas, Adejoke Tugbiyele, and Taller de Gráfica Popular, among many others.

"The exhibition focuses on work that feels both meaningful and relevant in relationship to current politics and conversations about feminism, by artists of varied backgrounds, approaches, and intersecting identities," adds Hermo.

Half the Picture: A Feminist Look at the Collection is organized by Catherine Morris, Sackler Senior Curator, and Carmen Hermo, Assistant Curator, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art.




Goings On is compiled weekly by Harley Spiller