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Contents for August 13, 2018

1. Dread Scott, FF Alumn, in the New York Times, August 10, 2018

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2. Nao Bustamante, Billy X. Curmano, Irina Danilova & Project 59, Beatrice Glow, JP-Anne Judy Giera, Linda Mary Montano, Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful, Elizabeth Stephens & Annie Sprinkle, and Martha Wilson, FF Alumns, at EFA Project Space, Manhattan, Sept. 21-Nov. 17

As Far as the Heart Can See
September 21 - November 17, 2018

Nao Bustamante, Billy X. Curmano, Irina Danilova & Project 59, Beatrice Glow, Ivan Monforte,
Linda Mary Montano, Praxis (Delia & Brainard Carey), Elizabeth Stephens & Annie Sprinkle, and Martha Wilson & Franklin Furnace Archive

Curated by: Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful
Curatorial Fellow: JP-Anne Giera

EFA Project Space, 323 W. 39 St., 2nd Floor, NYC, between 8th and 9th Avenues, Hours: Wed - Sat, 12 - 6 PM
www.projectspace-efanyc.org | projectspace@efanyc.org | 212-563-5855

EFA Project Space is thrilled to present As Far as the Heart Can See, an exhibition that brings together art and everyday life through performative acts of care, transgression, and multigenerational collaboration. The exhibition marks the start of EFA Project Space's 10th anniversary season.

Curated by Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful-whose elusive creative path embodies intimacy, healing, empathy, and radical generosity-As Far as the Heart Can See focuses on figures who parry institutional canons and over-professionalization to pursue art as a call to the heart. In the words of Linda Mary Montano, this is art that "gives one permission to..."

Artists fatigued by pressure to both make and "be" objects, take note - As Far as the Heart Can See assembles those who have shifted gear, broken away, found shelter in the wilderness, or ventured astray from art-historical validation in order to speak truth. Many of those in As Far as the Heart Can See refer to what they do as a 'vocation,' suggesting bold acts and a readiness to trade normative success for something more. These artists
have expanded their own fields and have pushed one to rethink disciplines such as ecology, thanatology, gender studies, anthropology, and social work.

Nao Bustamante's sculptures and photographs mix the beautiful with the grotesque: duct tape, shadow-play, and boxed wine provide a material basis for an existential exploration of human desire - natural and contrived. Martha Wilson embodies a prophetic discourse, from her body transformations of the 1970s to her ongoing series of impersonations of U.S. dignitaries, including Michelle Obama, Barbara Bush, and Bill Clinton. Wilson's lifework, Franklin Furnace, is an iconoclastic arts organization whose mission "to make the world safe for avant-garde art" has propelled the practices of hundreds of artists since 1976. Billy X. Curmano's performances are at once modest and extreme: for instance, a ten-year-long performance in which he swam, lap by lap, the length of the Mississippi River, or the three days spent buried alive in order to perform for the dead. Elizabeth Stephens and Annie Sprinkle meld sexuality and ecology into SexEcology (or Ecosexuality), such as in their Ecosex Weddings series, in which the duo weds soil, snow, the mountains and sea in environmental ardour.

Linda Mary Montano serves as a central figure in the exhibition: over her career she has cared for her elder father as art, performed blessings as Saint Teresa of Calcutta, and declared her body to be a living sculpture, chiseled by time. Montano's performance video, NURSE! NURSE! (2016) leads us through a rehearsal of being cared for, and compels us to shout aloud the work's title. Likewise, Ivan Monforte encourages affect within the gallery's controlled emotional context with There But For The Grace Of God Go I, in which he partners with Gay Men's Health Crisis to facilitate free and confidential HIV screenings and referrals to gallery-goers. Beatrice Glow traverses anthropology, ethnography, botany, and archeology to awaken latent imaginaries. Her film, Taparaco Myth (2009), unfolds as a journey through urban and rural South America to trace the migratory route of an Asian immigrant, El Chino. Ukrainian-born Irina Danilova's move to New York in 1994 led to the creation of a random number-based project, Project 59, which manifests as a compilation of poems from page 59 of popular poetry collections, dinners prepared from recipes found on page 59 of different cookbooks, and a climbing plant that proclaims "59" on the gallery's wall. Praxis' (Delia & Brainard Carey) interventions comprise an unusual inventory of strategies, substances, and rituals, such as a long-distance prayer through the Internet and Band-Aids for invisible wounds. The exhibition features documentation of Forget Me Not (2004), which tells the story of Brainard Carey's mother's death and burial in two parts: "Tools for the Living" and "Tools for the Dying."

Highlighting ongoing and durational work, the exhibition also features performance documentation, ephemera, manifestos, interviews, and artist proposals culled from nearly 20 years of the Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art serving as a testament to the transient and intransigent lifework of cultural producers.

Launched in September 2008, EFA Project Space was founded on the belief that art is intrinsically tied to the individuals who produce it, the communities that arise because of it, and to everyday life. For our 10-year anniversary, we have assembled an exhibition of artists who give permission to operate astride genres, enact manifestos, rethink disciplines, initiate mentorship, nurture community, and redefine civic engagement. As Far as the Heart Can See asks us to roll up our sleeves and pursue our calling.


Friday, September 21, 5 - 6 PM - Curatorial walkthrough with Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful
6:30 PM - Praxis: We like Death and Death likes Us, and Threat Level 3
Presented during the opening reception, Praxis (Delia & Brainard Carey) will premiere We like Death and Death likes Us (2018). Threat Level 3 (Billy X. Curmano, John Pendergast and Steve Smith) will perform through the opening.
Saturday, October 20, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM - In Honor Of ...
A performance series hosted during EFA Open Studios. Mentees, students, assistants, and collaborators with the artists in the exhibition perform In Honor Of... their inspiration. With performances by: Nina Isabelle, Sindy Butz, Elena Bajo, Xinan (Helen) Ran, and Larissa Gilbert.
Thursday, November 1, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM - Screening: Elizabeth Stephens' and Annie Sprinkle's Good Bye Gauley Mountain: An Eco-Sexual Love Story (2013); Q&A with Lillian Ball & Brooke Singer.
Saturday, November 3, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM - AGING AS ART and Performing for the Dead
An evening with seminal performance artists Linda Mary Montano and Billy X. Curmano.
Saturday, November 10, 2018, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM - The Non-Professional Development Workshop, in partnership with the Artist Alliance Inc. (AAI), conceived of by Mary Ting and Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful, with: Bill Carroll, Jodi Waynberg, and Martha Wilson.
Wednesday, November 14, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM - Project 59 Hosts Dinner 59 #40; Limited seating.
Saturday, November 17, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM - The Angry Heart: AIDS, Art, Activism.
A panel discussion organized by Ivan Monforte and Gay Men's Health Crisis.
Followed by exhibition closing reception from 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Ongoing: Ivan Monforte's There But For the Grace of God Go I
Saturdays: September 29, October 13, October 27, November 17, 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
A social sculpture in which the artist invites the public to participate in free and confidential HIV testing in partnership with Gay Men's Health Crisis.

Entry to the above events is free and on a first come, first served basis. RSVPs appreciated via EventBrite.

Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful's treads an elusive path that manifests itself performatively or through experiences where the quotidian and art overlap. He has exhibited and performed extensively in the U.S. as well as internationally. Residencies attended include P.S. 1/MoMA, Yaddo, Center for Book Arts, and the MacDowell Colony. Estévez Raful Holds an MFA from Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, where he studied with Coco Fusco; and an MA from Union Theological Seminary. He has received mentorship in art in everyday life from Linda Mary Montano, a historic figure in the performance art field. Montano and Estévez Raful have also collaborated on several performances. Publications include Pleased to Meet You, One Person at a Time, Life as Material for Art and Vice Versa (editor), and For Art's Sake. He has curated exhibitions and programs for El Museo del Barrio; the Institute for Art, Religion and Social Justice at Union Theological Seminary; Art in Odd Places; Cuchifritos; the Center for Book Arts; and Longwood Art Gallery/Bronx Council on the Arts, New York; and for the Filmoteca de Andalucía, Córdoba, Spain. Estévez Raful is the founding director of The Mangú Museum (pronounced man-goo). He was born in Santiago de los Treinta Caballeros, Dominican Republic. In 2011, he was baptized as a Bronxite; a citizen of the Bronx.

JP-Anne Judy Giera is an interdisciplinary artist and curator. Classically trained as an actor, they hold an MFA in Theatre from the prestigious Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University, however their work began to move towards visual art during the year they spent studying at Pratt Institute. JP-Anne's art interest exists at the praxis of painting and performance. Their work output includes, but isn't limited to, painting, drawing, performance, video, zines, printmaking and installation, but seemingly exists betwixt and between all of these media, much as their identity as a transgender non-binary identified person exists betwixt and between common cultural norms regarding gender, sexuality, and appearance. As an artist, their work has been exhibited throughout the New York City area. As a curator, JP-Anne has curated projects for the LGBT Community Center and SAGE (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders). They served as the 2017 Curatorial Intern at White Columns and are the current Curatorial Fellow at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts Project Space. JP-Anne is pursuing an MFA in Art at Lehman College/CUNY. Her studio is in the Bronx and she resides in Crown Heights, Brooklyn with her two cats.

Nao Bustamante is an internationally known artist, originally from California; she now resides in Los Angeles. Bustamante's precarious work encompasses performance art, video installation, visual art, filmmaking, and writing. The New York Times says, "She has a knack for using her body." Bustamante has presented in galleries, museums, universities and underground sites all around the world. In 2001 she received the prestigious Anonymous Was a Woman fellowship, and in 2007 named a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow, as well as a Lambent Fellow. In 2008 She received the Chase Legacy award in Film (in conjunction with Kodak and HBO). In 2014/15 Bustamante was the Queer Artist in Residence at UC Riverside and in 2015 she was a UC MEXUS Scholar in Residence in preparation for a solo exhibit at Vincent Price Art Museum in Los Angeles. Bustamante's video work is in the Kadist Collection.

Billy X. Curmano is an award winning artist/adventurer and former McKnight Foundation Interdisciplinary Art Fellow. He was trained as a painter and sculptor. His works have found their way to MoMA, among other prestigious collections. Curmano came to music through the back door using soundscapes in "live art" and is probably best known for edgy performances. His more eccentric pieces include a 3-day live burial, a 2,000 plus mile Mississippi River Swim, a 40-day Death Valley Desert Fast and a sojourn to the Arctic Circle on public transport. He's won awards for performance and film as well as for a solo CD. Curmano has toured every way imaginable including 6,200 miles and 15 cities in 45 days on a Greyhound Bus and intrigued audiences from the Dalai Lama's World Festival of Sacred Music in Los Angeles to New York City's famed Franklin Furnace. Journalists have dubbed him the court jester of Southern Minnesota.

Irina Danilova is an experimental visual and performance artist of life-long and serial projects, curator, founder of 59 Seconds Video Festival and Executive Director of Project 59 Inc. Born and raised in Kharkov, Ukraine, she lived in Moscow, and since 1994 lives and works in New York. Danilova has an MFA from the School of Visual Arts (1996) and teaches art at CUNY. In 1995, she started Project 59, using a random number as a lens of perception and a universal motive for exploration. Originally conceived as a one-year project, "95 as bread and butter, 59 as butter and bread - the same", the project has generated an ongoing sequence of artworks. Within Project 59 Danilova examines the mechanism of perception and outermost range of creative approaches.

Beatrice Glow tells stories that lie in the shadows of colonialism through installations and experiential technologies. She has been named Artist-in-Residence at the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, Honolulu Biennial artist, Wave Hill Van Lier Fellow, Joan Mitchell Foundation Emerging Artist Finalist, Hemispheric Institute Council Member, Franklin Furnace Fund grantee and Fulbright Scholar. Solo exhibitions include "Aromérica Parfumeur" with Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de Chile; Lenapeway and The Wayfinding Project at NYU; Rhunhattan at Wave Hill; and "Floating Library" on the Hudson River. She is featured in Duke University Press' Cultural Politics 13.2, and wrote What is Chino? Memories and Imaginaries of Asian Latin America for post at MoMA.

New York-based Ivan Monforte was born in Merida, Yucatán, Mexico. He received a B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1996, and an M.F.A. from New York University in 2004. He has shown at The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Longwood Art Gallery, The Queens Museum, El Museo del Barrio, Artists Space as part of PERFORMA05, Elizabeth Foundation Gallery, Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art, La MaMa Galleria, and Socrates Sculpture Park. He is the recipient of a UCLA Art Council Award, a Lambent Fellowship in the Arts from the Tides Foundation, an Art Matters grant for research in Samoa, and a fellowship to attend Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. He has participated in residencies at Sidestreet Projects, Lower East Side Printshop, Center for Book Arts, and Smack Mellon.

Linda Mary Montano is a seminal figure in contemporary performance art and her work since the mid-1960s has been critical in the development of video by, for, and about women. Attempting to dissolve the boundaries between art and life, Montano continues to actively explore her art/life through shared experience, role adoption, and intricate life altering ceremonies, some of which last for seven or more years. Montano's artwork is starkly autobiographical and often concerned with personal and spiritual transformation. Montano's influence is wide-ranging - she has been featured at museums including The New Museum in New York, MOCA San Francisco, and ICA in London.

Praxis (Delia & Brainard Carey) is a two person collaborative that was formed in 2000 and was first featured in 2001 in PS1/MOMA's Greater New York show. In 2002 they were in the Whitney Biennial for their visual art and a series of performative actions. They are a husband and wife team. After numerous other exhibitions: Reina Sofía, MoMA, Whitney solo show in 2007, they began a new artist project - building an institution, MONA, (The Museum of Non-Visible Art). MONA has been interviewing artists, curators, and writers from all over the world, as part of an artist-built institution and a social practice. Over 600 interviews have been conducted to date.

Elizabeth Stephens, Ph.D., has been a filmmaker, performance artist, activist and educator for three decades. Stephens is the Founding Director of E.A.R.T.H. Lab at UC Santa Cruz where she is the Department Chair and a Professor of Art. In the last five years she has produced two feature documentary films, and has exhibited installations and done performance art in galleries, museums and in public space. Annie Sprinkle has been creating multimedia projects about sexuality for four decades. She made adult films and B movies from 1974 to 1994, then earned a Ph.D. in Human Sexuality. She bridged into art and toured theater pieces about her life and work in sex to many countries. Her newest book, which she co-authored with Beth Stephens, Explorer's Guide to Planet Orgasm-For Every Body, is all about orgasm. Together Stephens and Sprinkle are founders of the "ecosex movement" where they aim to make the environmental movement more sexy, fun, and diverse. They were official documenta 14 artists (2017) where their new film, "Water Makes Us Wet-An Ecosexual Adventure" premiered, along with a visual art exhibit and gave Ecosex Walking Tour performances. Currently they're completing a book about their 18 years of collaboration, Assuming the Ecosexual Position for University of Minnesota Press. They are in love with each other, and with the Earth.

Martha Wilson is a pioneering feminist artist and gallery director, who over the past four decades created innovative photographic and video works that explore her female subjectivity through role-playing, costume transformations, and "invasions" of other people's personae. She began making these videos and photo/text works in the early 1970s while in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and further developed her performative and video-based practice after moving in 1974 to New York City, embarking on a long career that would see her gain attention across the U.S. for her provocative appearances and works. In 1976 she also founded and continues to direct Franklin Furnace Archive, Inc., whose 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.

Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC) is the world's first HIV/AIDS service organization. GMHC is on the front lines providing services to over 13,000 people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. Programs include: testing, prevention, nutrition, legal, supportive housing, mental health and substance use services. GMHC also advocates for stronger public policies at the local, state and federal levels with the goal of ending AIDS as an epidemic. For more information, visit http://www.gmhc.org.

Reimagine End of Life is a community-wide exploration of death and celebration of life through creativity and conversation taking place in New York and San Francisco in 2018. Drawing on the arts, spirituality, healthcare, and design, we create weeklong series of events that break down taboos and bring diverse communities together in wonder, preparation, and remembrance. http://letsreimagine.org/

Meghana Karnik, Associate Director
EFA Project Space Program
212-563-5855 x 229 / meghana@efanyc.org

EFA Project Space, launched in September 2008 as a program of The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, is a collaborative, cross-disciplinary arts venue founded on the belief that art is directly connected to the individuals who produce it, the communities that arise because of it, and to everyday life; and that by providing an arena for exploring these connections, we empower artists to forge new partnerships and encourage the expansion of ideas. www.projectspace-efanyc.org The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts (EFA) is a 501(c)(3) public charity. Through its three core programs, EFA Studios, EFA Project Space, and EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, EFA is dedicated to providing artists across all disciplines with space, tools and a cooperative forum for the development of individual practice. EFA is a catalyst for cultural growth, stimulating new interactions between artists, creative communities, and the public. www.efanyc.org EFA Project Space is supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and additional funding from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.



3. Sonya Guimon, FF Intern, at RISE Center, Rockaway, Queens, Sept. 8

The Landfill Project: Visioning Workshop

Date: 8 September 2018, 12pm
Location: RISE Center
58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd
Web: www.llandfillproject.org

Join us on September 8th at 12 pm for a workshop with residents, students,
experts, officials and artists to dream the future of the Edgemere
Landfill. The Landfill Project exhibition at the RISE Center will help
inform the conversation and the ideas for this unique site.

The Edgemere Landfill, a former municipal dump in the Rockaways,
Queens, has been closed for over 20 years. The landfill operated as a
disposal site from 1938 to 1991, receiving about 1200 tons of waste
per day. Today, Edgemere Landfill is capped and is at the end of a
remediation process that has converted it into a spectacular, and yet
unused site offering views of Jamaica Bay and the distant Manhattan
skyline. The land is facing an as-yet-undetermined future. The
Landfill Project is an exhibit at the Rockaway Institute for a
Sustainable Environment, that explores the site and strategies to
create and use it for positive impact for Edgemere. Defining the
constraints, opportunities and expressions of the site's unique
features helps to imagine what this land could become in the future.



4. Dynasty Handbag, FF ALumn, at Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, Aug.18

Laugh Back
Performance by Dynasty Handbag
and Closing Reception
Saturday, August 18
4-6 PM

Please join us for the closing reception of Laugh Back, a group exhibition curated by Lindsey O'Connor. In a culminating act, Dynasty Handbag will use song and performance to blur the boundaries of comedy and art.

Lindsey O'Connor is an exhibition organizer and arts writer living in New York City. She is currently the Biennial Co-Coordinator at the Whitney Museum of American Art and has held past positions at the Guggenheim Museum, American Federation of Arts, and Biennial of the Americas. She has curated and co-curated exhibitions with Greatmore Studios in Cape Town, South Africa, and the NLE Curatorial Lab in New York. Her writing has been published in Hyperallergic, CAA.Reviews, Art Papers, and Ada: Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology.

Jessica Holburn

This exhibition is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, New York City Council Member Stephen Levin, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and with generous support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Robert Lehman Foundation, Iorio Charitable Foundation, Select Equity Group Foundation, many individuals and Smack Mellon's Members.

Smack Mellon's programs are also made possible with public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and with generous support from The New York Community Trust, The Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund of The New York Community Trust, The Roy and Niuta Titus Foundation, Jerome Foundation, The Greenwich Collection Ltd, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation Inc., Brooklyn Arts Council, and Exploring The Arts.

Space for Smack Mellon's programs is generously provided by the Walentas family and Two Trees Management.

Smack Mellon, 92 Plymouth Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201



5. Erica Van Horn, FF Alumn, releases new publication

Em was a sheepdog who never lived far from where she was born in Cahir, County Tipperary. She had a sense of place and a gentleness of temperament, and a way of making all events rituals with an eagerness for them to happen again. She led us through all the years we shared together. The narrative and sequence of this book is taken from entries to the writer's on-line Journal Words for Living Locally (2007 - 2014)

Erica Van Horn, writer, printer and book-maker was born in New Hampshire, and for the past twenty years has lived in Tipperary, Ireland. A compendium of her work is available as The Book Remembers Everything a catalogue for her exhibition at the Beinecke Library at Yale University. The residue of her Journal to 2012, Living Locally was published by uniformbooks in 2014. Many of her other books and printed items are available from the Coracle website : www.coracle.ie

ISBN 978-0-906630-55-6

192pp 170 x 125 paperback with 6 b/w illustrations
€ 12.00 £ 10.00 $ 15.00

available from Coracle and Cornerhouse Publications



6. Mark Block, Nina Kuo, Lorin Roser, FF Alumns, at WhiteBox, Manhattan, Aug. 13

New video works by multimedia artists Mitch Corber, Nina Kuo, Lorin Roser, Mark Bloch and others -
WhiteBox on Monday, August 13,
6 pm to 8 pm, 329 Broome St. off Bowery

Corber's zany experimental video "Steve Cannon: Lower East Side Icon" is
an intimate view of the decades-long LES survivor, activist and poet, taking
us through changes that gentrification underwent in the East Village. (music by Lorin Roser)

Kuo presents her direct experiences with painting and sculpture through
animation video-high-tech and low-tech forms emerge.

Roser is an animator, composer and visual artist creating unusual forms
of video with soundscapes allowing for futuristic architecture, re-invented.

Bloch will exhibit excerpts from Panscan TV, interviews, short films, conceptual art projects and curious happenings.

Suggested $5
Contact Information:
Nina Kuo artrdepartment@hotmail.com or Mitch Corber 212-254-2803



7. Nina Kuo, Lorin Roser, FF Alumns, at Le Petit Versailles Garden, Manhattan, Aug. 19

Come by - cool nite - AUGUST 19, 2018 @ 8 PM SUNDAY
Le Petit Versailles Garden NY
346 East Houston Street between Avenues B + C
F - Second Avenue J/M/F - Delancey Street
We are so excited to be having Nina Kuo and Lorin Roser at the garden to present an iteration of "Hairy House Garden" , be it a screening with soundscape and installation, Please join
Nina Kuo is a photographer, painter, sculptor and video artist who has shown at the New Museum, P.S. 1,Artist Space, Brooklyn Museum, Newark Museum, En Foco, Creative Time's Art in the Anchorage, Pierogi, Central Booking, Zarre Gallery, , Clocktower Gallery, Camerawork Gallery and Super Deluxe in Tokyo. Her work ranges from cross-temporal cultural vignettes to complex abstract shapes and forms.
Lorin Roser is a multimedia artist focused on digital simulations and algorithmic generatrices, collaborated with, Stelarc, Raphael Mostel, , Fred Ho, Bob Holman, Arleen Schloss, etc. all pioneers who had many projects that help shape cultural arts-Animator, Architect -Studied w/ Ken Frampton, Emilio Ambasz, Yoshio Taniguchi
Le Petit Versailles events are made possible by Allied Productions, Inc., Gardeners & Friends of LPV, GreenThumb/NYC



8. Marty Greenbaum, FF Alumn, launches new website at www.martygreenbaum.com

I am writing to announce the newly launched website of artist Marty Greenbaum

The site holds artwork and historic documents including reviews and commentary from his over fifty year career as an artist (b. 1934, Coney Island) living in New York City.

Greenbaum's frenetic maximalism reflects the neon-lit fragmentation, sensory overload, and utter too-muchness of modern life.*

Marty Greenbaum's mixed media works including: collage, sculpture, drawings; and artist books are available to be shown at his Dumbo Showroom by appointment.

Like everything else in this richly varied survey, these recent pictures reveal Marty Greenbaum to be a refreshingly idiosyncratic visionary whose considerable oeuvre, which marries the jarring immediacy of outsider art to a consummately sophisticated aesthetic sensibility, is long overdue for serious reassessment.*



9. Iris Rose, FF Alumn, at Pangea, Manhattan, Sept. 9

Iris Rose in The Siren Song of the Silver Screen

Film buff Iris Rose combines her love of cinema with her ear for great songs for TWEED's Sundays at Seven, a weekly series at Pangea. Genres represented range from cult films to kids' classics, from Bond flicks to horror movies.

Iris will be supported by Christopher Berg on piano, Daniel Gatlin on harp, and a special appearance by James Siena on ukelele. Take the night off from streaming and join us!

Sunday, September 9th
7:00 pm

at Pangea
178 Second Avenue
between 11th and 12th Streets
New York, NY 10003

Tickets are $15 online or $20 at the door (cash only)
Tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3589984

There is a $20 per person food or beverage minimum at the tables. DINNER SEATING BEGINS AT 6:00PM. Seating at Pangea is communal. Other guests may be seated at the table.




10. LuLu LoLo, FF Member, at Harlem Art Park East, Manhattan, Aug. 11 and more

LuLu LoLo in The Independent highlighting LuLu's project about the lack of monuments to women in New York City "Where are the Women?"
a project LuLu LoLo started in October 2015 as part of Art in Odd Places: Recall

NY Times Nov. 15, 2015 by David Gonzalez

on FB


LuLu LoLo East Harlem Family Archive Photos
Saturday, August 11 5-7pm
Present Histories: An East Harlem Photo Album. A public art installation by artist Kathleen Granados.
Harlem Art Park East, 120 Street between Lexington and Park Ave.

Everyone is invited to the opening reception for Present Histories: An East Harlem Photo Album. A public art installation by artist Kathleen Granados. The Decorative grid fence in Harlem Art Park will frame a collection of 60 photographs laser etched into plexiglas.
Images were provided by neighborhood residents, community organizations and cultural institutions, to tell the story of the neighborhood, past and present, at a time when gentrification threatens cultural visibility.

Harlem Art Park is located on East 120th Street between Lexington and 3rd.

The Public Art Initiative is a program sponsored by the Marcus Garvey Park Alliance that works with artists who live and or work uptown. This project was organized by Connie Lee in collaboration with Debbie Quinones and we are grateful for the opportunity to put art in Harlem Art Park. Shout out to Debbie Quinones, Jillian Leigh, Caribbean Cultural Center (CCADI), Center for Puerto Rican Studies-Centro Hunter East Harlem Gallery, NYC Parks photo archive, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library, LuLu LoLo, Kathleen Benson Haskins, Concrete Safaris, and all of the individuals who shared their personal photos with us.

"Art in the Parks: Active Open Space is a partnership between the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, in collaboration with the Fund for Public Health in New York and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to activate park space with health-inspired art installations that promote physical activity and strengthen community connections. Funding for this project was made possible by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention."

DJ and Dancing !!!



11. Mark Bloch, FF Alumn, in White Hot Magazine, now online

Mark Bloch on David Brolliet's art collection from Geneva

The Fondation Fernet Branca is currently presenting an exhibition of works owned by David Brolliet, an art collector from Geneva, Switzerland, who has been passionately committed to contemporary art for the past forty years. The show's focus is the collector, his wide-ranging tastes and unorthodox approach to collecting and his commitment to contemporary art. It runs until September 30, 2018.
The show features an international roster of artists, many unknown and some of them very well known.




TONIGHT!! See the story behind my Ropomogo series of water colors as WhiteBox hosts an evening of new video works tonight, Monday, August 13, from 6pm to 8pm at 329
Broome Street, between Bowery and Chrystie. NYC.

"Bloch will exhibit excerpts from Panscan TV, a public access cable show
that here features a colorful tour through his curious artist notebooks."

Hosted by Mitch Corber, the evening will also feature videos by Corber,
Nina Kuo, Lorin Roser, and Neil Zusman

Suggested contribution: $5




12. Nancy Buchanan, Barbara T. Smith, FF Alumns, at The Box, LA, CA, Aug. 11

Barbara T. Smith, Nancy Buchanan & Paul McCarthy in conversation
Special one day public viewing of Chris Burden's
Being Photographed: Looking Out, Looking In

Saturday, August 11

In 1971 Chris Burden, Barbara T. Smith and Nancy Buchanan were part of UC Irvine's first graduating MFA class. During their final year of school, Smith and Burden discussed the possibility of trading artworks:

"... this small triptych was also shown independently from the rest of the trunk in our graduate exhibition. Chris Burden had seen it and fallen in love with the middle piece, The King's Burial, and begged me for a trade. He said I could have anything of his in return. I was hesitant because I wanted all my work to go to my children. It was all I then had to give them, but finally, I agreed. Consequently however, at the end of our graduate show, when Chris claimed his piece, I was very emotional about giving it up and someone standing nearby ridiculed me about my display of feeling. Chris whirled around and said '"Hey lay off! I know exactly how she feels." In return I got the scope and platform which he had used in his first performance work, Being Photographed: Looking Out, Looking In. The platform was also used in subsequent work, Shout Piece."
- Barbara T. Smith

Please join us at The Box LA for a special viewing of these relics from Chris Burden's first performance piece Being Photographed: Looking Out, Looking In (1971) as well as a conversation with artists Barbara T. Smith, Nancy Buchanan and Paul McCarthy, discussing the early days of performance art in Southern California.

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13. Michelle Handelman, FF Alumn, at signs and symbols, Manhattan, thru Sept. 8

Michelle Handelman | SUMMER 2018
Dear Friends, I'll be showing work from Irma Vep, The Last Breath, and I'm excited to announce I'll be doing a solo exhibition with this new gallery next spring. At the end of the month WALLS TURNED SIDEWAYS: ARTISTS CONFRONT THE JUSTICE SYSTEM, curated by Risa Puleo, opens at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. A portrait of the industrial-prison complex, the exhibition takes its title from a quote by the ever-prescient Angela Davis: "Walls turned sideways are bridges." Michelle x

artists & allies



signs and symbols
For the month of August, signs and symbols presents a dynamic program of time-based work, screenings and performances. Conceived as an experimental glimpse for our upcoming season, a selection of work will be on view of artists with forthcoming solo exhibitions. Allies of the gallery will also contribute work and discourse. A weekly screening and/or performance will take place every Thursday evening at 7pm. Devised with the intent for dialogue, overlap and exchange, our summer program is not a singular position, but a multifaceted, open-ended alternative to a summer group show.
Participating artists include:
Michelle Handelman | Tony Orrico | Jen DeNike | Drew Conrad | Rachel Libeskind | Wermke/Leinkauf | Amy Khoshbin | Stephen Barker| KIWA | Jeewi Lee | Annabel Daou | Robert Wilson | Aaron Kary | Mike Clemow | Melissa Godoy Nieto | INNER COURSE

signs and symbols
102 Forsyth St.
New York, NY 10002

Copyright (c) 2018 Michelle Handelman Studio, All rights reserved.



14. Brendan Fraser, FF Alumn, summer events

Dear Friends,

Happy Summer! This August I am excited to share a new wave of opportunities.

First, just launched, is an exciting online feature of my recent work as LVL3's Artist of the Week.

Next, another online feature, is an interview with Ted Kerr on the High Line Blog. This interview we talked about my upcoming project, Out of Line: a new site-specific performance choreographed for the High Line Park in NYC.

Out of Line will take place Thursday, August 16, from 8:00PM - 9:30PM on the High Line at 14th Street. More information and RSVP is available here: http://www.thehighline.org/activities/out-of-line-open-encounter-by-brendan-fernandes

Hope to see all who can make it!

Last, in print this month is a feature in Volume 28 (the current issue) of Kinfolk with an interview with Djassi Dacosta Johnson.

Hope this August finds you warm and well!

Many thanks, Brendan

Copyright (c) Brendan Fernandes Studio 2018

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15. Barbara Rosenthal, Terry Berkowitz, Tessa Hughes-Freeland, Carolee Schneemann, Ela Troyano, FF Alumns, at Film-makers CoOp, Manhattan, Aug. 15

BIG EVENT!! Film-makers CoOp invites you to Barbara Rosenthal's 70th Birthday Video Party on Aug. 15! Featuring performance-based videos by Barbara Rosenthal. Carolee Schneemann, Charlie Morrow, Jerome Rothenberg, Noe Kidder, Pam Kray, Maria Beatty, Tessa Hughes-Freeland, Joel Schlemowitz, MM Serra, Coleen Fitzgibbon, Terry Berkowitz, Ela Troyano, Henry Hills and Bill Creston.

Join us in birthday cake, champagne and movies! "Outer Bodies, Inner Selves" is the theme for the night's screenings by Barbara Rosenthal and other artists who have used their own and other physical bodies to explicate humanity in terms that include, but are not limited to sex.

This party is the kickoff to a year of Rosenthal's 70th Birthday International Video Retrospective. It will begin here at 7PM on Wed, August 15, with the following films, (and then Barbara will be traveling throughout the year on with various of the 130 video shorts she has made since 1976, to Miami and Buenos Aires (facilitator Daniela Luna), Berlin (Boddinale Film Festival), Helsinki (facilitatorr Charlie Morrow), Brussels (facilitator Alex Dementieva) and points east.

The 7PM party at the Film CoOp will include:
Carolee Schneemann INFINITY KISSES
Charlie Morrow & Jerome Rothenberg SONGS OF FLOWERS AND STONES
Maria Beatty BANDAGED
Tessa Hughes-Freeland BABY DOLL
Joel Schlemowitz WATCH ABRASIONS
Coleen Fitzgibbon, BEACH
Terry Berkowitz EYE OF THE CAMERA (excerpt)
Ela Troyano
Henry Hills SSS 5min

ADDRESS: Film-makers CoOp
475 Park Ave South (at 32nd St), 6th floor, NY, NY 10016
(212) 267-5665
DATE & TIME: Wed, Aug. 15, 7pm sharp.
Seating is limited and film party RSVPs are strongly encouraged. RSVP.eMediaLoft@gmail.com
Suggested donation to Film CoOp screenings: Guest list: free. Member discount.General Public Suggested Donation: $10.

Barbara Rosenthal



16. Coco Go AKA SuperSkyWoman, FF Alumn, summer events

Recent mail art shows: July 2018
Chelsea Hotel Mail Art, and
Project Metropolis, Ray Johnson Birthday
both at Spazio D'Arte La Deriva
Via Palerma 17, 23823 Colico, Lecco, Italy


Selfie, Searching for Identity project at
Space Ophen Virtual Art Gallery, Giovanni Bonanno,
Via S. Calenda 105, D84126 Salerno (SA) Italy

@ Lyons Town Hall Summer show July-Oct,
432 5th Ave Lyons Co, 80540
2 new handmade paper works derived from recent experiences on the St Vrain River
& one new narrative tryptic project of red handmade paper piano legs
on Lake Huron, of myself as "The Model & the Photographer", from action done in 1985

New Residency: Anyone who knows me, is invited to contact me for the possibility to come to Venezia and collaborate with me, by emailing me @ cocogord@mindspring.com.

I've received a second time EHF (Emily Harvey Foundation) Artist Residency in Venice Italy for January17-Feb 17th 2019 i'll use to re-experience changes in Venice places that inspired my art-making 11 years ago, February-April, 2008, again to encounter the italian present, to do whatever art & writing comes up of new experiences, including work toward a developing large installation of two facing walls with handmade paper-on-wire piano keyboards (oversized) & front legs, inserting two comparative sets of books as keys-- one wall of books written by me in my interactiv' mode, bouncing off memorable authors, (17 of 26 Interactiv' books needed are finished (a few published), and more worked on these months before the residency; the second group of books by many cherished authors I've well digested & lived, and now ready to give up to eviscerate for a facing wall, are cut out to leave a shaped place for a corresponding object found or made in Venice.

In my first EHF Residency, I produced 3 new chapbooks published by edizioninedite press (Venezia): Conflu-Essence, poems & art, What Opens Stays Forever Clunk!, written for Simon Pettit, and IL Vuoto Il Vento La Pioggia (Emptiness, Wind & Rain) in Italian & English of poems and translations for each other, by Myself, Anne Waldman, John Gian and Rita degli Esposti. A longer residency of three months produced art using unearthed beach finds, storm twisted umbrellas, Ephemera of the day's throwaways & my poetry. From vaporettos & traghettos in Venice surrounding waters I recorded, wrote & video'd my queries to Waters & waters' Friends engaging me with cryptic answers on why so much plastic has amassed in the waters. 10 of my 42 documented queries went to the X International Biennial of Visual-Experimental Poetry, Mexico City & Azcapotzalco campus of Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana shows, & I plan to return to the patterned video twirls on the Lido & cross blessings of place. I used i-movie to document videos of Anne Waldman on the Island of Palestrina doing her ORANS, and her readings she did for students and the public. Since i-movie is no longer supported I'll be showing it on my computer in Venice and looking for technical help to put the raw materials finally in another format.

Cheers /
Coco Go AKA SuperSkyWoman
PO Box 225 Lyons CO, 80540



17. Roberley Bell, Pamela Matsuda-Dunn, FF Alumns, at Cross-Town Contemporary Art, Amherst, MA, thru Sept. 22

The exhibition Cross Town is under way . On 22 September. There will be a symposium.
If you are keen to attend the symposium at the end of the press release is a link to register.

Newsletter July 31, 2018

Come Play Bocce!

Amherst Arts Night Plus
Thursday, August 2, 5-8 p.m.
XTCA: Cross Town Contemporary Art is now open, with 12 outdoor public sculptures connecting the town of Amherst to the UMass Campus. On August 2nd, join Gary Orlinsky - the artist who created Gioco, the bocce court sculpture in Kendrick Park - to play bocce! Bocce balls will be available, and instruction will be provided for beginners.
For more information about XTCA and to hear the project's audio tour, visit umass.edu/umca

The XTCA outdoor exhibition is now open!

The University Museum of Contemporary Art (UMCA) is pleased to present XTCA: Cross Town Contemporary Art, an outdoor public art exhibition of thirteen artists and architects that seeks to reveal our interconnectedness as citizens and to highlight the gateway district between downtown Amherst and the University of Massachusetts. For this exhibition, UMCA has partnered with Sandy Litchfield, Assistant Professor Department of Architecture, and the Town of Amherst to build an art and
culture bridge - a series of public sculptural installations - to activate the North Pleasant Street corridor and connect downtown to campus. The exhibition features work by nationally recognized artists, local artists and members of the academic community. Curated by Sandy Litchfield and Loretta Yarlow, this exhibition and its extensive programming have been made possible by the outstanding organizational efforts of Amanda Herman, UMCA Education Curator and Eva Fierst, former UMCA Education Curator, as well as UMCA staff members Lyle Denit, Jennifer Lind, and Betsey Wolfson.

The XTCA artists are: Roberley Bell / Sarah Braman / Collective-LOK / Naomi Darling and Darrell Petit / Tom Friedman / Harold Grinspoon / Josephine Halvorson / Benjamin S. Jones / Joseph Krupczynski / Pamela Matsuda-Dunn / Gary Orlinsky / Rob Swainston / Erika Zekos
The installations will remain on view through November 1, 2018.
Visitors may enjoy an Audio Tour of the exhibition from any smart device: spts.us/umca/xtca.
A PDF map of the exhibition is available online.
A brochure about the exhibition is available online.
We are grateful to all those who have generously supported XTCA and helped make this project possible:
Amherst Business Improvement District | Amherst Department of Public Works |Amherst Public
Art Commission | Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, Artist's Resource Trust | Massachusetts Cultural Council Town of Amherst | Simpson Gumpertz & Heger | Theater Truck Company |
Wanczyk Nursery

For further details about related events and the September 22nd Symposium and Parade, visit our website: umass.edu/umca.

Save the Date!

On Saturday, September 22nd, the museum will present a full-day XTCA Symposium, in connection with the exhibition XTCA: Cross Town Contemporary Art, followed by the XTCA Parade, during which students and townsfolk will visit all twelve outdoor sculptures, walking from Amherst Center back to UMass. The goal of this programming is to engage "town and gown"
by generating a robust public dialogue about the value of art and culture in building community.

The Symposium will feature keynote speaker Jennifer Delos Reyes, as well as artists and architects from the exhibition. The Parade, organized by Elizabeth Pangburn, Co-Artistic Director of TheatreTruck, will include performances by members of Double Edge Theatre.

University Museum of Contemporary Art
University of Massachusetts Amherst
151 Presidents Drive, Amherst, MA 01003-9331
Open: Tuesday-Friday, 11 AM-4:30 PM, Saturday/Sunday 2-5 PM
Closed: Mondays and holidays umass.edu/umca




18. Beverly Naidus, FF Alumn, at ONCA Gallery, Brighton, UK, thru Aug.29

Here's some information about the upcoming interactive installation at ONCA Gallery in Brighton, England, opening August 29th, 2018.

"We Almost Didn't Make It" was created by interdisciplinary artist Beverly Naidus and developed with support from the Seattle-based ARTifACTs collective. This project is being brought to ONCA Gallery in Brighton, England with funding from the Arts Council of England. It addresses the uncertainties faced by humanity as climate change, ongoing ecocide and environmental injustice affect many populations around the world.
It explores ways to negotiate the barrage of daily assaults on our psyches by imagining the lives of our descendants and what we might do to improve their lives. Visitors are offered an opportunity to transform painful emotions into fuel for creative activism. They are asked to imagine themselves as ancestors as they walk through a series of curtains to a "portal of possibilities", and encouraged to create an 'artifact' containing a commitment to an action that might help our descendants or future generations not only exist, but thrive. A goal of the installation is to foster more dialogue about ways to move past "dystopic" thinking and support resilient activism, no matter how discouraging things may seem.

beverly naidus

artist/associate professor of interdisciplinary arts/writer

Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences Program, UW Tacoma




19. Lorraine O'Grady, FF Alumn, at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, thru De.22, 2018

Lorraine O'Grady: Family Gained
August 11 - December 2, 2018

Alexander Gray Associates is pleased to announce Lorraine O'Grady: Family Gained, at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The exhibition celebrates the recent acquisition of Miscegenated Family Album (1980/1994) by the Museum.

When the Boston-born, New York-based artist Lorraine O'Grady (born 1934) visited Egypt in her 20s, two years after the unexpected death of her sister, she found herself surrounded for the first time by people who looked like her. While walking the streets of Cairo, the loss of her only sibling, Devonia, became confounded with the image of "a larger family gained." Upon returning to the US, O'Grady began painstaking research on ancient Egypt, particularly the Amarna period of Nefertiti and Akhenaton, finding narrative and visual resemblances between their family and her own.

The exhibition celebrates the recent acquisition of Miscegenated Family Album (1980/1994)-the first work by O'Grady to enter the MFA's collection-consisting of 16 diptychs of color photographs that compare Devonia's family with that of Nefertiti. The title of this major installation reclaims the pejorative term "miscegenation," which was used in the context of the post-Civil War laws that made interracial marriage illegal until 1967. In this strongly feminist "novel in space," as the artist describes it, O'Grady attempts to resolve a troubled relationship with her older sister by inserting their story into that of Nefertiti and her younger sister, Mutnedjmet. Paired images form visual "chapters" on topics such as motherhood, ceremonial occasions, husbands, and aging. Also on view, for the first time, are the only remaining photographs that document Nefertiti/Devonia Evangeline, the 1980 performance that led to Miscegenated Family Album.

Lorraine O'Grady: Family Gained represents an important moment of exhibiting the photographs in the city where O'Grady grew up in a family of Jamaican immigrants. Installed at the MFA, which contains one of the world's greatest collections of ancient Egyptian art, the work reflects O'Grady's view of ancient Egypt as a "bridge" country-the cultural and racial amalgamation of Africa and the Middle East, which flourished only after its southern half conquered and united with its northern half in 3000 BC. Both families featured in the photographs-one ancient and royal, the other modern and descended from slaves-are products of historic forces of displacement and hybridization.

More information on Lorraine O'Grady: Family Gained.
More information on Lorraine O'Grady.

Alexander Gray Associates
Alexander Gray Associates is a contemporary art gallery in New York. Through exhibitions, research, and artist representation, the Gallery spotlights artistic movements and artists who emerged in the mid- to late-Twentieth Century. Influential in cultural, social, and political spheres, these artists are notable for creating work that crosses geographic borders, generational contexts and artistic disciplines. Alexander Gray Associates is a member of the Art Dealers Association of America.

Press Inquires

Alexander Gray Associates
510 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10001 United States
Telephone: +1 212 399 2636
Closed to the public July 24 - September 5, 2018



20. Angela Ellsworth, Geoffrey Hendricks, Alison Knowles, FF Alumns, at Museum of Walking


Dear MoW Friends, Advocates, and Supporters:

We have been busy this summer planning new walks for Fall 2018 and Spring 2019. We have a number of culturally significant, scientifically relevant, and art historically noteworthy walks including Walking with Black Phoenicians: Journeying Towards Peace Amid Chaos, We Have Always Been Here: Huhugam, O'Odham and the Sonoran Desert Environment, and two walks based on event scores by Fluxus artist Geoffrey Hendricks, Sky Music [Full Moon Walk] and Alison Knowles, Shoes of Your Choice [Walk].

In addition to our regularly scheduled contemplative walks a visiting artist from New York-based City Meditation Crew will lead the walk,(W)Hole Walk: Framing Where We Place our Attention and Awareness.

If that isn't enough you can come sweat for science at the HeatMappers Walk & Ride in a public assessment to establish a baseline for thermal comfort and cooler walking conditions in downtown Phoenix.

It is with great excitement we offer two workshops in Italy 2019 engaging walking, writing, and drawing - Sacred Forest Pilgrimage and Topography of Memory Workshop. Click links to learn more.

Stay tuned for a collaboration on the horizon with artist Catherine Haley Epstein's called The Coloring Project: In a True Democracy the Many are Obligated to the Few. You will be able to engage with this project no matter where you are in the world.

As you may know MoW loves walking anywhere with you and learning how you experience the world around you. See the link below for a link to application.

Thank you allowing us to walk into your mailbox today. We hope to see or hear from you on foot or online soon. Be sure to check out images and details of walks below.

Angela Ellsworth, Co-founder and Director
and Mia Adams, MoW Intern and Assistant to Director
Museum of Walking (MoW)

Sunday, August 26, 2018
Elliot Ramada Loop at Papago Park
Click here for full information and to RSVP
Join us on a contemplative Full Moon Walk honoring Fluxus artist Geoffrey Hendricks. As a collective action, we will walk Elliot Ramada Loop in silence and perform the event score, Sky Music, at some point in the evening.


Sunday, September 23, 2018
South Mountain Parks Activity Complex
Click here for full information and to RSVP
Join us on a contemplative walk where we tell stories about our shoes. This walk is in honor of Alison Knowles and her event score titled Shoes of Your Choice.

HeatMappers WALK & RIDE
Saturday, September 29, 2018
Edison Park
Come Sweat for Science and a future of walkable and cooler corridors in Phoenix. A collaboration with The Nature Conservancy in Arizona, ASU's Urban Climate Research Center & Urban Exchange for Resilience.
Click here for full information and to RSVP

Saturday, October 13, 2018
Jefferson St and 7th St, Phoenix, AZ
Click here for full information and to RSVP
Join Indigo Cultural Center and Eva Shivers as we walk the Historical Jefferson Street Corridor in Phoenix. As we walk we pay homage to the cultural sites that paralleled moments in the history of black Phoenicians and civil rights history.


Sunday, November 4, 2018
Hole in the Rock at Papago Park
Click here for full information and to RSVP

Join a member of City Meditation Crew, a performance group and fictitious government department, on a contemplative walk using cell phones as tools for meditation upon our surroundings at Hole in The Rock.


Sunday, February 10, 2019
Pueblo Grande Museum
Walk with Pueblo Grande Museum Director, Nicole Armstrong-Best, where the Huhugam (ancestral Sonoran Desert peoples) have lived and thrived for over a thousand years. We will pay homage to this sacred ancestral place and current tribal communities of the O'Odham that have always called it home.


May 16 - 23, 2019
Tenuta di Spannocchia, Siena, Italy

Topography of Memory is an 8-day workshop focusing on writing, walking and drawing on a celebrated organic agricultural estate just south of Siena, Italy. Workshop participants explore memoir writing, drawing from life, and walking lines in the grass.


June 3 - June 8, 2019
Foreste Sacre // Sacred Forest.
Meet in Florence, Italy

The Museum of Walking invites you on a 6-day pilgrimage through the Sacred Forests // Foreste Sacre in Italy. Participants walk in the National Park of the Casentino Forests on paths walked by monks, saints, and pilgrims.


Do you connect with our commitment to people, land, action, and site and have a great idea for a walk to bring people from our communities together? Museum of Walking is always open to new ideas! If you would like us to learn where you would like to take us on a walk please consider applying and we may bring your walk to life!


MoW has launched a SHOP where friends, advocates, and supporters can purchase MoW merch to rock all over the world! We would love to see photos of you walking in your lightweight, soft, breathable MoW gear. Remember to tag us at #walkingwithMoW on your next adventure for a chance to be featured on one of our social media pages!

Copyright (c) 2018 Museum of Walking, All rights reserved



21. Alicia Grullón, Antoni Miralda, Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful, Harley J. Spiller, at Cuchifritos + Project Space, Manhattan, Aug. 16 and more

All of the following events are part of Whose Language Does the Produce Speak? Conversations Between La Boqueria and the Essex Street Market, a project presented by Artists Alliance Inc., Food Cultura, and Institut Ramon Llull, in collaboration with Center for Book Arts.

Thursday, August 16th from 5:30-7p
Food is Permitted in the Gallery Space
Cuchifritos + Project Space: 120 Essex Street (inside Essex Market) NY, NY 10002
Curated by Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful

RSVP http://bit.ly/2MzeG69

Close your office or leave work by 5:00 PM to sample some dishes made by the artists, the curator, and the staff of Artists Alliance Inc. (AAI), as part of the programming for Whose Language Does the Produce Speak? Conversations Between La Boqueria and the Essex Street Market.

Artists Alliance Inc. (AAI), invites you to an early dinner at Cuchifritos + Project Space. And yes, food and drink are permitted in the art gallery space! Listen to Catalonian artists Bernat Daviu & Joana Roda Calvet, and their New York counterparts Alicia Grullón, Enrique Figueredo, Antonia Pérez, and Harley Spiller talk about their practices and their experiences at the Essex Street Market. Join in the conversation, or ask questions about the recipes served. The format of this event mixes the quintessential act around which countless dialogues and ideas have traditionally emerged in societies: eating, with the customary artist presentation. In this case, both are melded into one organic happening in a spirit of conviviality. Food is Permitted in the Gallery Space is inspired by Food Cultura, a project initiated by Antoni Miralda and Montse Guillén.

Saturday, August 18 from 11a-8p
From Market to..., 2018
A performance by Alicia Grullón and Antonia Pérez
Cuchifritos + Project Space: 120 Essex Street (inside Essex Market) NY, NY 10002
The Essex Street Market and things that it contains- produce, vendors, stalls, packaging, shoppers and history-will be crocheted in plastic until it is no longer seen. Taking into consideration rezonings and hyper-gentrification in NYC, the artists ask what will remain and emerge in the community from this transformation/transmutation, its new nature, substance, form and condition.

El mercado de Essex Street y cosas que contiene -productos, vendedores, puestos, empaques, compradores e historia- será tejido hasta que ya no se vea. Teniendo en cuenta las rezonificaciones y la hipergentrificación en Nueva York, los artistas preguntan qué quedará y surgirá en la comunidad despuis de esta transformación/ transmutación, su nuevo ser, sustancia, forma y condición.

Saturday, August 18 from 6-8p
A project by Bernat Daviu and Joana Roda Calvet
Cuchifritos + Project Space: 120 Essex Street (inside Essex Market) NY, NY 10002
Amaranth comes from a Greek word that refers to something which does not wither. Amaranth was an important food for the Mayan and Aztec cultures before the Spanish colonists banned it.

The Inmarchitables (fadeless) project takes this food as a symbol of what persists, resisting the efforts of "progress" to make disappear everything that is apparently not useful or productive enough.

During the residency at Cuchifritos, Daviu and Calvet have been collecting materials that market vendors discard, cardboard boxes and pieces of wood, which have served to transport food from other places and countries to the market; foods that have crossed borders to get here.

These ingredients, like amaranth, are from other cultures and came here to stay. Their containers have been modified, covering parts, keeping shapes or adding colors, so that they work as schematic banners that claim the concept of Inmarchitable, thus perverting the standards/symbols that the settlers carried during the conquest.

For this event, Daviu and Calvet have prepared a sculpture in the shape of a skyscraper, made of amaranth, which will be placed on top of a banner, used as a tablecloth, to invite all those who want to eat a piece of the tower. The Mayan and Aztec cultures used amaranth (among many other uses) to make edible sculptures of gods that were then eaten to redeem their sins. With this action, we invite viewers to do the same.
La palabra amaranto procede del vocablo griego que hace referencia a aquello que no se marchita.

El amaranto fue un alimento importante para las culturas Maya y Azteca antes que los colonos españoles lo prohibiesen.

El proyecto Inmarchitables toma este alimento como símbolo de lo que persiste, aun y los esfuerzos del "progreso" para hacer desaparecer todo lo que no es aparentemente lo bastante útil ni productivo.

Durante la residencia en Cuchifritos, hemos estado recolectando materiales que los vendedores del mercado descartan, cajas de cartón y trozos de madera, que han servido para transportar alimentos de otros países hasta el mercado, alimentos que han cruzado fronteras para llegar hasta aquí.

Estos alimentos, igual que el amaranto, son procedentes de otras culturas y llegaron aquí para quedarse. Estas maderas y trozos de caja han estado modificadas; tapando partes, reservando formes o añadiendo colores, para que funcionen como estandartes esquemáticos que reivindican el concepto de Inmarchitable, pervirtiendo, así, los estandartes que llevaban los colonos durante la conquista.

Para el día 18 hemos preparado una escultura en forma de rascacielos, hecha de amaranto, que se colocará encima de un estandarte de tela que esta vez será utilizado como mantel para invitar a todos los que quieran a comer un trozo de torre.

Las culturas Maya y Azteca, utilizaban el amaranto (entre otros muchos usos) para realizar esculturas comestibles de dioses que luego se comían para redimir sus pecados. Con esta acción, invitamos a los espectadores a hacer lo mismo.

Jodi Waynberg
Artists Alliance Inc.
107 Suffolk St. Room 411
New York, NY 10002
O: 212.420.9202

Cuchifritos Gallery & Project Space
120 Essex Street (located in Essex Market)
New York, NY 10002
E gallery@artistsallianceinc.org



Goings On is compiled weekly by Harley Spiller