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Contents for August 27, 2018

1. Keijaun Thomas, FF Fund recipient 2017-18, at Knockdown Center, Maspeth, NY, Sept 13-14

Keijaun Thomas: My Last American Dollar

Knockdown Center
52-19 Flushing Ave, Maspeth, NY 11378

Thursday, September 13
Friday, September 14
Doors 7:30pm | Performance 8pm

My Last American Dollar: Round 1. Tricking and Flipping Coins: Making Dollars Hit, Round 2. Black Angels in the Infield: Dripping Faggot Sweat, Round 3. Whatchu Gonna Do: Marvelous like Marva
A performance by Keijaun Thomas

Free with RSVP
RSVP for Thursday, September 13: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/keijaun-thomas-my-last-american-dollar-tickets-49199638443
RSVP for Friday, September 14: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/keijaun-thomas-my-last-american-dollar-tickets-49199768833

Knockdown Center and Franklin Furnace are pleased to present the world premiere of My Last American Dollar: Round 1. Tricking and Flipping Coins: Making Dollars Hit; Round 2. Black Angels in the Infield: Dripping Faggot Sweat; Round 3. Whatchu Gonna Do: Marvelous like Marva, a performance by artist Keijaun Thomas.

In this immersive solo work, Thomas interrogates and embodies resistance, asking: "How do we resist temptation, how do we slow down, how do we play, how do we survive?" Thomas traverses a multimedia installation that extends across Knockdown Center's expansive main space, combining structural fragments of environments associated with labor, ritual, and hospitality such as locker rooms, strip clubs, waiting rooms, church pews, and field days. Investigating forms through which black and brown people hold space for each other, Thomas demonstrates how to carry the multiplicities of being young, gifted, and black.

Artist Bio
Keijaun Thomas is a New York based artist and current Franklin Furnace Fund Recipient for 2018. Thomas creates live performances and multimedia installations- her work investigates the histories, symbols, and images that construct notions of Black identity within Black personhood. Thomas earned their Masters degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Thomas has presented work nationally and internationally in Los Angeles and Palo, Alto, CA; Portland, OR; Portland, ME; Chicago, IL; Saugatuck, MI; Steuben, WI; Boston and Cambridge, MA; New York, NY; Miami, FL; and Taipei, Taiwan; Paris, France; Mexico City, Mexico; Santiago, Chile; Istanbul, Turkey; Beirut, Lebanon; Saskatchewan and Vancouver, Canada; and the United Kingdom.

This work was made possible, in part, by the Franklin Furnace Fund supported by Jerome Foundation, The SHS Foundation, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.



2. Claudia DeMonte, FF Alumn, at Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA, opening September 13

Claudia DeMonte, FF Alumn, at Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA, August 30-October 28, opening reception and gallery talk, Thursday September 13, 2018
Gallery talk 4:30 pm
Reception 5:30-y PM
Cape Cod Museum of Art
60 Hope Lane
Dennis MA 02638



3. Barbara Rosenthal, FF Alumn, now online at https://vimeo.com/274726553

Another of Barbara Rosenthal's 130 video shorts has now been transferred analog to digital VHS to HD is now online. A 9-minute video-veritee piece made with Bill Creston in 1990, "Bird Rescue" is an experimental documentary about a short span of time during which the couple tries to come to the aid of a bird trapped between the panes of glass in a window of their NYC loft. "Bird Rescue" https://vimeo.com/274726553



4. Julia Scher, FF Alumn, at DREI, Cologne, Germany, opening Sept. 6, and more

Julia Scher, FF Alumn, has work in a group show opening at DREI, Cologne Germany, on September 6th, 2018 and in another exhibition nearby at Neuer Aachener Kunstverein opening oct 27



5. Lynn Cazabon, FF Alumn, at Muzeul Național de Artă Contemporană, Bucharest, Romania, Sept. 6-18

Muzeul Național de Artă Contemporană, Bucharest, Romania (MNAC) presents Pierderea Iernii / Losing Winter, an exhibition of the work of American artist Lynn Cazabon, 6 -18 September 2018. Cazabon was the winner of the 2018 Re-Constructing MNAC Outreach Program competition, resulting in her 3-month residency in Bucharest. Pierderea Iernii / Losing Winter is an archive of memories about the season of winter, using human recollection of weather to provide a glimpse of climate change as it intersects with individual lifetimes. Cazabon recorded people narrating their memories about winter at various locations in Bucharest in July in exchange for custom-packaged ice cream and worked with a local ice artist to create a series of unique ice sculptures based on selected memories that are the subject of her new video MELT. The project will also be available as a stand-alone website (http://pierderea-iernii.ro).



6. Jacki Ochs, FF Alumn, at HOWL, Manhattan, Sept. 7 and more

Dear friends,

I am very excited about two upcoming and free events related to the films which have been occupying my attention now for some time.

First, PBS AMERICAN MASTERS will be broadcasting Everybody Knows...Elizabeth Murray on Friday September 7th at 9 PM. But you can have more fun by joining me, Producer/Director Kristi Zea, poet and arts activist Bob Holman and other members of Elizabeth's wonderful family at HOWL, 6 East First Street, Manhattan, September 7th at 8 PM where we will host a live broadcast and a celebration of Elizabeth Murray.

Second, Migraine Research Foundation will be hosting a free screening of Out of My Head, on Thursday, Sept. 20th at 7PM at the NYIT Auditorium in Manhattan. Did you miss this at MoMA's Doc Fortnight 2018? Now's your chance to catch it! Join us for a reception following the screening. Although free, you must make a reservation through evite. Click HERE for evite registration and details https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mrfs-out-of-my-head-screening-tickets-47663843840?aff=ehomecard

Hope to see you at one or both of these events!

very best, Jacki



7. Mark Fox, FF Alumn, at The Tank, Manhattan, September 7-23

Hello Friends,
Megan Murtha and I collaborated on a toy theater performance. It is being presented at the Tank Theater for 10 performances. Each performance has only 30 seats due to the size of the stage. Shows begin in two weeks and over one third of the tickets have already been sold. Please get your tickets on the theater's website soon if you plan on attending. Hope to see you there!

We're Imploding:
A Toy Theater Double Feature

A puppet séance, singing flea circus, and atomic energies await you in this toy theatre double-feature. Come see "Are You With Us, Graham Grant Graven?" and its companion piece, "The Esther Bateses," and grapple with what it means when skewed perceptions are willed into reality.

Puppet Design and Direction: Mark Fox
Songs, Text, and Direction: Megan Murtha

Performance: Zoë Geltman, Elizabeth Logan Harris, Maggie Katz, Claire Moodey, Megan Murtha, Ashley Nease, and Katie Proulx


9/7-8 @ 7pm
9/13-15 @ 7pm (+ 3pm Matinee on the 15th!)
9/21-23 @ 7pm (+ 3pm Matinee on the 23rd!)

*Seating is limited - Reservations highly recommended!*

Tickets on a sliding scale from $12-20

Directions to The Tank (312 West 36th Street NYC) :
ACE to 34th Street
BDFM, NQRW to 34th Street
123 to 34th Street
7 to 34th Street



8. Jenny Polack, FF Alumn, at Ludlow 38, Manhattan, opening Aug. 30, and more

Two Timely Exhibitions and a Portrait

I'm excited to have work in two shows about the expanding US prison system, one in Houston, TX, the other in New York - I hope some of you will make it to see them - details below. They coincide with a tide of resistance. People everywhere are working to undo the mass injustices of the US prison and immigrant prison system. Thousands of those trapped inside have just started a nationwide prison strike to end inhumane treatment behind bars: please support them! Promote their 10 demands via #August21 and #prisonstrike .

In England, I was happy that a book of lectures by my friend Eric Griffiths, If Not Critical finally came out, and included my long-ago painting of him, leading to its reproduction in The Economist and the TLS. The Economist reviewed, If Not Critical, edited by Freya Johnston, reproducing my 1980 painting of him.

Walls Turned Sideways: Artists Confront the Justice System at the Contemporary Art Museum Houston, August 25th 2018 - January 6th 2019 In addition to the site specific sign designed for CAM Houston, shown at the top, several other examples of signs from my ongoing ICE Escape project are included. The show 'features work by artists from across the nation that addresses the criminal justice system, mass incarceration, and the prison-industrial complex.' Curated by Risa Puleo, with a catalogue to come as well.

Due Process at theMINI/Goethe-Institut space Ludlow 38 also includes the work of artists focusing on aspects of mass incarceration and the abusive US justice system.
August 30th - September 9, at 38 Ludlow Street on the Lower East Side: Curated by Alexandra Perloff-Giles. Opening Thursday August 30, 6-8pm. AND There'll be a closing Panel Discussion with Rodricus Crawford, jackie sumell, and Brett Dignam - On Sunday, September 9th at 4pm

ICE Escape Signs - site specific signs which map escape routes in the event of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement raid - is a project I began over 10 years ago during the Bush era. Each sign begins with a conversation about ICE raids with people who work in the place it is designed for. Those who are citizens are asked to think what they might do to assist any vulnerable co-workers or visitors.



9. Roberta Allen, FF Alumn, at Red Room, Manhattan, Sept. 7.

I will be reading with 9 terrific writers from New Micro: Exceptionally Short Stories,

an anthology of 90 writers, published by W.W. Norton

Each story is 300 words or less.

at the Red Room, (1 flight up from KGB) at 85 E. 4th St., 7 - 9 pm



10. Barbara Pollack, FF Alumn, at Pace Gallery, Manhattan, Sept. 25, and more

Barbara Pollack

A visionary generation of young Chinese artists are coming to prominence in the art world - just as China cements its place as the second largest art market on the planet. Building on the new frontiers opened up by the Chinese artists of the late 1980s and 1990s, artists such as Ai Wei Wei who came to the West and became household names, this new generation are provocative, exciting and bold. But what does it mean to be a Chinese artist today? And how can we better understand their work?

Here, renowned critic Barbara Pollack presents the first book to tell the story of how these Chinese millennials, fast becoming global art super¬stars, negotiate their cultural heritage, and what this means for China's impact on the future of global culture. Many young Chinese artists have declared they are "not Chinese, but global" - Pollack investigates just what that means for China, the art market, and the world.

About Barbara Pollack
Barbara Pollack is an award-winning journalist, art critic, and curator who is one of the world's leading authorities on contemporary Chinese art. Pollack's writing has appeared in Vanity Fair, The New York Times, the Washington Post, the Village Voice, Departures, Artnews, Art and Auction and Art in America, among many others. She has also written several ground-breaking monographs on young Chinese artists, including the first published artist profile of Ai Weiwei for Artnews in 2005.
September 25 2018
Pace Gallery
537 West 24th Street

Gallery Talk & Booksigning
6-8 PM
September 20 2018
James Cohan Gallery
291 Grand Street
A conversation with Xiaoyu Weng, The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Associate Curator of Chinese Art. Guggenheim Museum
& booksigning
6-8 PM
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Clare +44(0)20 7243 1225 | ckbogen@ibtauris.com



11. Britta Wheeler, FF Alumn, now online at fashionunited.com

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12. Regina Vater, FF Alumn, at Pinacoteca de São Paulo, Brazil, thru Nov. 19. 2018

Radical Women: Latin American Art 1960-1985 | Pinacoteca de São Paulo | Letícia Parente - Martha Araújo - Regina Vater

(c)2018 Galeria Jaqueline Martins | Rua Dr. Cesário Mota Júnior, 443 - Vila Buarque, São Paulo - SP - 01221-020



13. Pope.L, FF Alumn, at Mitchell-Innes & Nash, Manhattan, opening Sept. 13

POPE.L: One thing after another (part two)
534 West 26th Street
September 13 - October 27, 2018
Opening reception: Thursday, September 13, 6-8 pm

Mitchell-Innes & Nash is pleased to announce One thing after another (part two), a solo exhibition of work by Pope.L. This is the artist's fifth solo exhibition with the gallery and the first in New York since he was awarded the Bucksbaum Award from the Whitney Museum of American Art in 2017. One thing after another (part two) elliptically follows Pope.L's similarly titled exhibition at La Panacée in Montepellier- the artist's first major solo museum show in France.

Pope.L's practice often focuses on the uncertain but productive space between differences in language, class, race and gender to create works that simultaneously enlist, mock and re-write convention. For Pope.L, this gap is where ignorance interacts with hubris to create fresh tensions around authenticity, self and icon. The works on view are, as the artist notes, "a disgustingly neat pile of doubt, experiment and denial shoved up hot against claim, leap, gambit, and caesura- your basic scrabbling about in the dark..."

Please join us for an opening reception at 534 West 26th Street on Thursday, September 13 from 6 to 8 pm.

Pope.L, Rebuilding the Monument (chicago version/the vitrine problem/three of three), 2007, compost, manure, photocopy, latex paint and acrylic, 25 3/8 by 44 1/8 by 9 1/8 in. 64.5 by 112.1 by 23.2 cm. (c) Pope.L.

Mitchell-Innes & Nash 534 West 26th Street 1018 Madison Avenue (212) 744-7400 www.miandn.com



14. Galinsky, FF Alumn, at Hudson Guild Theatre, Los Angeles, beginning Oct. 4

Galinsky FF Alumn is "Going Hollywood On Us!" Oct 4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4A7xI88088A&feature=youtu.be

Chris Noth and Barry "Shabaka" Henley present
Inspired by Real People and True Stories
Written and Performed by ROBERT GALINSKY
Directed by JAY O. SANDERS

TO PLAY LA's HUDSON GUILD THEATRE Beginning October 4, 2018 Limited 6 Week Run https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4A7xI88088A&feature=youtu.be

Los Angeles charitable associations include: Downtown Women's Center, Lollipop Theater Network, Shape House, Literacy for Incarcerated Teens, and Research Foundation to Cure AIDs

The Bench Written and performed by Robert Galinsky, directed by Jay O. Sanders Original Graphic Images by Daphne Arthur
Playing Six Weeks Only - Thursdays & Fridays at 8 pm beginning October 4, 2018 - November 9, 2018. Opening night is Friday, October 5 at 8 pm
The show runs 60 minutes, no intermission. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by visiting www.plays411.com/thebench TheBenchPlay.com



15. Carey Lovelace, FF Member, at The Actors Studio, Manhattan, Sept. 9

Hello again! I have a (longer, but, luckily, not too long) play up at the Actors Studio-staged reading, 12 noon on Sunday September 9. Would be fantastic if you could come! Hope you are very well!

festival OF new works

will include

The Osprey Tree
by Carey Lovelace
Directed by Norma Medina

-A staged reading-

Sunday, September 9, 12 noon
432 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036

Featuring: Susan Izatt,* Agatha Nowicki,* Bo Corre,* Randall Holden
Stage Directions: Anna Clare Kerr

Running time, c. 90 minutes

For [free] reservations, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pdw-festival-at-the-actors-studio-tickets-48882496864

*Actors Studio member



16. Liliana Porter, FF Alumn, at The Kitchen, Manhattan, Oct. 25-26

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17. Split Britches, FF Alumns, at Time-Based Art Festival, Portland, OR, Sept. 8-12

After a short but sweet summer break, we're delighted to announce that UXO's next stop will be at the wonderful Time-Based Arts Festival in Porlalnd, Oregon, from the 8th - 12th of September 2018.

PICA's Time-Based Art Festival activates the city of Portland, Oregon, with contemporary art projects that bring artists and audiences together, creating a vibrant community through live performances, music, screenings, workshops, talks, and visual art installations. TBA is inter-disciplinary, and champions those artists who are challenging forms and working across mediums.

We can't wait for UXO to be a part of this year's festival! Do you know anyone in Portland? Please do share this with them.

Buy tickets here:

'Split Britches's UXO does exactly what we need art that is set, and made, in troubled times to do - send us out with questions.'
- Emily Garside, Miro Magazine

We will be returning to the UK & Ireland in November for a month of touring in the north of England, Belfast and along the south coast. Stay tuned for more information coming soon about where and when you can catch us...we are very excited for the rest of this year!



18. Sol LeWitt, James Siena, FF Alumns, in the New York Times, August 21

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19. Janet Henry, Ana Mendieta, Kazuko Miyamoto, Howardena Pindell, FF Alumns, in The New York Times, August 22

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Goings On is compiled weekly by Harley Spiller