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Contents for September 05, 2018

1. Martha Wilson, FF Alumn, at mfc-michèle Didier. Paris, France, opening September 6, and more

Martha Wilson: Staging the Journals

September 7 - November 9, 2018
Opening in presence of the artist on Thursday, September 6, from 6 to 9pm.

Performance/presentation by the artist, followed by a discussion with Geneviève Fraisse, philosopher, CNRS, on Saturday, September 8, from 5 to 7pm.

We are glad to announce our new exhibition, Martha Wilson: Staging the Journals, by the American performance artist, Martha Wilson.

Following the recent exhibition at the Kunstraum, Vienna (The Two Halves of Martha Wilson's Brain), the exhibition Martha Wilson: Staging the Journals allows to (re)discover Martha Wilson's major contribution to the 1970s artistic scene. mfc-michèle didier will also take this opportunity to announce the future publication of Martha Wilson's diaries, written from 1965 to 1981.

A real pioneer in using performance as an artistic medium in itself, Martha Wilson stages her body, and as an actress would do, grinds and transforms herself, creating multiple self-portraits becoming subversive characters. She creates innovative photographic and video works exploring her female subjectivity through roleplaying, costume transformations, and "invasions" of other people's personae.

The exhibition presented at mfc-michèle didier tends to reflect Martha Wilson's pioneering contribution to conceptual and feminist art, through her subversive approach, as well as her collaborations with other women artists.
Her work can be found in international public collections such as the MoMA, the Whitney Museum of American Art, or the Guggenheim (New York).

The gallery mfc-michèle didier is delighted to announce the event Martha Wilson by Martha Wilson, taking place on Saturday September 8, from 5 to 7pm, on the occasion of our new exhibition Martha Wilson: Staging the Journals.

On this special event, we are honored to receive Geneviève Fraisse, philosopher, CNRS, who will discuss Martha Wilson's work, following the artist's presentation and performance.

"How to escape from the relationship between subject and object, between artist and model? By the Multiple that defies the One. The Multiple is a solution. And to challenge is not to flee, rather giving space, critical spaces, not without pleasure."

Thanks to this fascinating subject, Geneviève Fraisse will examine Martha Wilson's work and her subversive characters created through her numerous performances and photographs, like she did it in her set A Portfolio of Models (1974). The artist stages herself, representing six portraits of women, each with their own accompanying text, and prefaced by a separate written introduction. The portraits analyze the women in relation to their place in society, with humor and complexity. From "The Goddess", the one that always looks perfect but who is asexual, Martha Wilson becomes "The Lesbian", who "hates the goddess because actually the goddess was created by the men on Madison Avenue"... Do these multiples portraits defy the female archetype?

mfc-michèle didier
66, rue Notre-Dame de Nazareth, F-75003 Paris
open from Tuesday to Saturday from 12pm to 7pm
P : +33 (0)1 71 27 34 41 - M : +33 (0)6 09 94 13 46
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Subway : République, Strasbourg Saint-Denis, Arts et Métiers



2. Peter Cramer & Jack Waters, Karen Finley, Carmelita Tropicana, David Wojnarowicz, FF Alumns, at the Whitney Museum, Manhattan, Sept. 7

Memories That Smell Like Gasoline: Reading David Wojnarowicz
Friday September 7, 6:30PM, FREE - ticket required
Whitney Museum of American Art
99 Gansevoort Street

Alongside his work as a visual artist, David Wojnarowicz was a prolific and influential writer. In particular, the urgency of his writing about the AIDS epidemic as a social and political crisis in the United States has had a lasting impact on artists and activists.

Organized in collaboration with the Whitney Museum of American Art, this evening devoted to Wojnarowicz's written work includes readings and performances by artists who were engaged with Wojnarowicz during his lifetime, or who have been inspired by his example. Taking its title from his final collection of stories Memories That Smell Like Gasoline (1992), this program highlights the passion and rage of Wojnarowicz's singular voice.

Readers include Dennis Cooper, Timothy DuWhite, Karen Finley, Chitra Ganesh, Camilo Godoy, Miguel Gutierrez, Carmelita Tropicana, and Jack Waters & Peter Cramer with NYOBS band members John Michael Swartz and Mike Cacciatore..
This event has reached RSVP ticketing capacity. Standby tickets will be available at the admissions desk on a first-come, first-served basis. Based on our experience with past programs at the Whitney Museum, it is likely that many people from the standby list will be admitted to the event. The standby line will open one hour prior to the program's start time.

The event will also be livestreamed via Youtube on September 7.



3. Carl Andre, John Baldessari, Anna Banana, John Held Jr., Ray Johnson, Joseph Kosuth, Lucy Lippard, Clemente Padin, Richard Tuttle, FF Alumns, at Smithsonian Archives, Washington DC, thru Jan. 4, 2019

Smithsonian Archives Announces New Exhibition "Pushing the Envelope: Mail Art from the Archives of American Art" WASHINGTON , DC

The Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, (the Archives) presents a new exhibition from its expansive collections documenting the international mail art movement. Opening August 10, 2018, Pushing the Envelope: Mail Art from the Archives of American Art features postcards, letters, and packages that tested the limits of what could be posted. Beginning in the 1960s, mail art (alternatively called "correspondence art" or "postal art") emerged as a form of artistic practice in which an international network of participants used the mail to make art and share it with others. Mail artists circumvented traditional, elite modes of display and distribution-such as museums and commercial galleries-in favor of the more accessible space of the modern postal system.

The exhibition surveys the diversity and depth of mail art-making internationally-including postal art pioneers and lesser-known practitioners-and reveals the interconnected nature of the Archives' holdings. Among the artists featured in the exhibition are Carl Andre, John Baldessari, Anna Banana, Jay DeFeo, John Held, Jr., General Idea, Ry Nikonova, Elizabeth Pearl, Ray Johnson, Carol Schneck, and Richard Tuttle.

"Together, these documents bring to light how artists from around the world looked to the postal system as an alternative means of producing, distributing, and receiving art," said Kate Haw, Director of the Archives of American Art. "Each document tells a compelling, multi-layered story about this aspect of art history, artists' lives, and pressing issues of their times."

Utilizing the commonness and connectiveness of postal networks, practitioners of mail art questioned the inequities of the global art market and national regulations regarding culture and communications, creatively sidestepping the art market and, in many instances, eluding government censors. Examining how mail art has worked across divergent cultural circumstances-from McCarthy-era America, to Soviet Poland, to Chile under the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet-the exhibition invites viewers to consider issues regarding circulation, collaboration, and community among artists in and among specific national contexts.

Pushing the Envelope was guest curated by Miriam Kienle, an assistant professor of Contemporary Art History at the University of Kentucky, in conjunction with University of Kentucky students in her special topics seminar on the international mail art movement. The exhibition is on view through January 4, 2019, in the Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery in the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture (8th and F Streets) in Washington, D.C. https://www.aaa.si.edu/exhibitions/pushing-the-envelope


There is also an illustrated article on the exhibition in the September 2018 issue of Art & Antiques magazine.



4. Mark Berghash, Terry Braunstein, Claire Jeanine Satin, Jeffrey Schrier, FF Alumns, at Dr. Bernard Heller Museum, Manhattan, opening

on View: September 6, 2018 - June 28, 2019

The inaugural exhibition of the newly dedicated Dr. Bernard Heller Museum at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) in New York presents "TERRA inFIRMA," an art exhibition that focuses on climate change and global warning through the lens of Jewish values and contemporary social activism.

Laura Kruger, Museum Curator, explains, "According to our tradition, God created the earth and we are instructed to tend it and preserve it for future generations. It is our responsibility as the earth's stewards to take action and effect positive change."

The 65 international artists featured in this exhibition seek to express their concern by sharing their responses to a broad range of challenges:

the fragility of God's creation;
the decimation of the insect population, including bees, which pollinate all growing plants, grains, and trees;
the meltdown of ice caps, the diversion of water supply, and the rising sea levels and floods;
the depleted soil no longer able to support agriculture, resulting in famine;
the pervasive pollution of our natural resources;
endangered species at the risk of extinction;
the human collateral damage - displacement, disease, and death - as a consequence of environmental disasters

According to Rabbi David Adelson, D.Min., Dean of HUC-JIR's New York Campus, "Jewish environmental action today to reverse climate change is our sacred opportunity and an act of faith." Works ranging from photography and painting to mixed media sculpture and lithography evoke a diverse array of imagery and subject matter. The devastation of our waters and by flooding is evoked in a number of works, including images of a submerged Manhattan by Aileen Bassis and David Newman, Mark Berghash's algae-ridden Central Park ponds, the fragile melting glaciers in works by Marcia Clark and Tobi Kahn, the polluted seas depicted by Dorit Jordan Dotan and Paul Weissman, and Tamar Hirschl's and Barbara Hines' apocalyptic works. Destruction by wildfires are chronicled by Pat Berger and Noah Berger, while Jeffrey Brosk utilizes a fragment of a charred tree from such fires as the material for his sculpture. Other artists employ the earth's natural and polluted materials for the creation of work, including Gorgos Giotsas use of tree resins and twigs, John Sabraw's use of toxic acid from abandoned coal mines, and Jeffrey Schrier's use of wasp nests from the Indian Point Power Plant vicinity. Endangered and "indicator" species monitoring the health of ecosystems appear in the imagery of Deborah Kruger, Allen Hart, and Andrew Paul Leonard's micrograph photographs of phytoplankton. The erosion of natural resources are reflected in Roei Greenberg's cautionary photograph of the Dead Sea, Larry Frankel's experiential photograph conveying the vanishing country landscape, Grace Graupe-Pillard's warning of the poisoning impact of fracking, and Rochelle Rubinstein's critique of corporate depletion of acquifers. The human collateral damage of climate change is expressed by Ruth Ellen Weisberg's displaced flood victims from Houston, Marcia Annenberg's exodus of famine refugees, and Rosalyn A. Engelman's call to action. New ritual objects are proposed by Ken Goldman's "Rain Gauge" and Rhoda London's "The Corners of the Field" tzedakah box, echoed by Archie Rand's painting of the 240th and 279th commandments to replenish the earth and leave some of the field's harvest for the poor. Human intervention to effect positive change can be seen in Dare Boles' depiction of women utilizing alternative energy in rural cultures, Cali Gorevic's photograph of windmills as a source of energy, Elizabeth Downer Riker's painting of urban roof-top green spaces, Moses Pini Siluk's photograph of drip irrigation, and Flora Rosefsky's textile glossary of agencies working to save the planet. Our society's responsibility to overcome all of these challenges is powerfully expressed by Deidre Scherer's evocation of diverse ethnic, gendered, and aged hands holding up our world.

Jean Bloch Rosensaft, Museum Director, states, "As an art museum embedded within a leading institution of Jewish higher education and seminary, our mission is to engage contemporary artists, our students and faculty, and the larger community in exploring how Jewish text and tradition relate to the critical issues of our times and to educate our campus community and visitors of all backgrounds to take action. The visual arts reinforce our institutional commitment to fulfill the values of tikkun olam, the healing of our world."

Founded in 1875, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion is North America's leading institution of higher Jewish education and the academic, spiritual, and professional leadership development center of Reform Judaism. HUC-JIR educates men and women for service to North American and world Jewry as rabbis, cantors, educators, and nonprofit management professionals, and offers graduate programs to scholars and clergy of all faiths. With centers of learning in Cincinnati, Jerusalem, Los Angeles, and New York, HUC-JIR's scholarly resources comprise the renowned Klau Library, The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, museums, research institutes and centers, and academic publications. In partnership with the Union for Reform Judaism and the Central Conference of American Rabbis, HUC-JIR sustains the Reform Movement's congregations and professional and lay leaders. HUC-JIR's campuses invite the community to cultural and educational programs illuminating Jewish heritage and fostering interfaith and multiethnic understanding. www.huc.edu



5. Linda Montano, Annie Sprinkle & Elizabeth Stephens, Veronica Vera, FF Alumns, now online at youtube.com

Linda Montano's spontaneous ordination to the ministry took place at Judson Memorial Church on Pleasure Activist Sunday, August 12, 2018. Veronica Vera, Annie Sprinkle and Elizabeth Stephens are there to witness.

It was a momentous enough feeling for Veronica Vera, Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens and Linda Montano to be speaking from the pulpit at Judson Memorial Church, but the big surprise came when Rev. Donna Schaper, so moved by Linda's performance, called Linda back to the pulpit, then called upon the other ministers present, as well as the congregation and Linda was ordained on the spot. It was a beautiful and historic moment.

The 18 minute video begins with Vera, then Sprinkle and Stephens. Linda's performance begins at 7:55 on the video, the ordination begins at 15:15.




6. Franc Palaia, FF Alumn, at ACA Galleries, Manhattan, thru Oct. 6, and more

I'm in several group shows coming up this fall,

"Cuba Today" a group show at the Rogeson Galleries at Rutgers Newark. I have 6 mixed media photos in this show along with 11 other artists. for info -galleries located at the Center for Law and Justice, 123 Washington St. 5th floor. show runs from Sept 4 - Dec 10, 2018. for more info 848-445-0525.

"Radius 50", curated group show by Vittorio Calabrese of Magazzino Italian Art Museum, Cold Spring, NY. The show includeds artists in a 50 mile radious of Woodstock, NY. Located at WAAM, (Woodstock Aartists Association and Museum on Tinker St Woodstock. From Sept 1 - Oct 7, 2018. I am showing a 48" hand-painted color photo of a Roman Aqueduct mounted on sheetrock. www.woodstockart.org.

Eternity: Hambleton. I have several large shadowman color photographs in this memorial show of the shadow works of Richard Hambleton. at ACA Galleries, 529 W. 20th St Chelsea NYC. Hambleton died last October and this is the first coordinated memorial show since his death. It runs to Oct 6, 2018. for info- curator@acagalleries.com

Emporium Sculpture Park: I curated the inaugural show for this new sculpture park in Staatsburg, NY. Opens Sept 14 from 6-8pm. The show includes eleven artists such as Norm Magnusson, James Meyer, Dave Channon and Peter Schlemowitz to name a few. On view 24/7 until Spring 2019. for more info, 845-505-3123 or Francpalaia1@gmail.com

"Howl" at the Meier Museum.of Art, at Randolph College, Lynchburg, VA. Part of the "107th Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Sept 14- Dec 14, 2018. Catalog available.for info: 434-947-8136. Artists include, Charlie Ahearn, Brett DePalma, Bobby G, Nan Goldin, Jim Jarmusch, Franc Palaia, A. Adler, James Nares, Robin Winters, Coleen Fitzgibbon,Mary Ann Conforton, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Richard Hambleton,Christy Rupp, Jane Dickson,Becky Howland, Ted Barron, Ann Messner,Henry Chalfant, Kenny Scharf, Teresa Hughes, Fab 5 Freddy, Luc Sante, Al Diaz, Justen Ladda, Barabara Ess, Bob Gruen, Walter Robinson, Lee Quinones, David Schmidlapp,

Also: I painted sets for a new big budget video by Rachel Rose,who screened a highly successful video at the Whitney museum last year, called, "Enclosure" which will be screened in France this year and next year (2019) at the Park Avenue Armory as part of a larger installation.



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

POPE.L: One thing after another (part two)
534 West 26th Street, New York
September 13 - October 27, 2018
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 13, 2018

Mitchell-Innes & Nash is pleased to announce One thing after another (part two), a solo exhibition of new and retro 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 in One thing after another (part two) 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..."

The exhibition features a dozen large Re-Photo collages, in which the artist has manipulated images of parts, mostly body parts, combining them with fragments from various print media to create "figural encounters" that have been scanned, re-printed and flattened into single large planes of paper. The Re-Photos originated out of Pope.L's desire to betray the artist's hand while simultaneously creating images highly suggestive of the body. The works display a hopped-up mechanical puppet-like feel yet function as a kind of tired but comic modernist chest-beating cum self-obliteration and dis-recognition. Pope.L says of these pieces: "What's key is the body that can't hold itself together; its wholeness is a cartoon."

The Re-Photo collages will be accompanied by a set of wall-mounted acrylic boxes, retro works, filled with bags of fertilizer and paint, each bag plastered with a photocopied image of a smiling Martin Luther King Jr. Titled Rebuilding the Monument, the pieces project a sad, humorous, highly irreverent sense of derogation in their staging of an esteemed historical figure's image. The works function as anti-monuments, bringing into question representation's take on Martin Luther King Jr., while at the same time putting in relief the artist's modus of figural obliteration and authenticity.

The exhibition space is anchored and divided by a black-box video installation which houses one of Pope.L's many versions of his video project, Syllogism. The video explores the rich and disruptive fantasy life behind deductive reasoning. Like systems of logic, social and political concepts are defined in relation to the group they serve, Syllogism stages these contours as blurred and soggy tropes of sex, power and creme pie.

"Space the place between the copy and the copy!"--Sun Ra

About Pope.L
Pope.L was born in Newark, New Jersey in 1955, and lives and works in Chicago, Illinois. Pope.L's multidisciplinary practice uses binaries, contraries and preconceived notions embedded within contemporary culture to create art works in various formats, for example, writing, painting, performance, installation, video and sculpture. Building upon his long history of enacting arduous, provocative, absurdist performances and interventions in public spaces, Pope.L applies some of the same social, formal and performative strategies to his interests in language, system, gender, race and community. The goals for his work are several: joy, money and uncertainty- not necessarily in that order.

Recent exhibitions, performances, and projects include One thing after another at La Panacée, Montpellier (2018); Flint Water Project at What Pipeline, Detroit (2017); Whispering Campaign at documenta 14, Athens and Kassel (2017); Claim (Whitney Version) at the 2017 Whitney Biennial (2017); PLAMA (The Spot), a commercial commissioned for On the Tip of the Tongue at Museum of Modern Art Warsaw (2016); Baile at the 32nd Biennal de São Paulo (2016); The Freedom Principle at ICA Philadelphia (2016) and MCA Chicago (2015); The Public Body at Artspace, Sydney (2016); Less than One at Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (2016); and Trinket at The Geffen Contemporary, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2015).

Pope.L is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, including the Bucksbaum Award, Joyce Foundation Award, the Tiffany Foundation Award, the United States Artists Rockefeller Fellowship, the Bellagio Center Residency, Solomon R. Guggenheim Fellowship, Andy Warhol Foundation grant, Creative Capital Foundation grant, Franklin Furnace/Jerome Foundation grant, National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, Artists Space grant, and more.

About Mitchell-Innes & Nash
Founded by Lucy Mitchell-Innes and David Nash, Mitchell-Innes & Nash places exemplary contemporary artists within a historical context, revealing a continuity of ideas and aesthetic virtuosity from the Modern era through the present day.

Mitchell-Innes & Nash's renowned exhibition program, in both their Madison Avenue and Chelsea locations, fosters excellence within artistic practice, while forging an informed dialogue between emerging and established internationally recognized artists. From acclaimed surveys of 20th century masters, such as Jean Arp, Anthony Caro, Jay DeFeo, Willem de Kooning, Leon Kossoff, Kenneth Noland, Roy Lichtenstein, and Nicolas de Stael, to solo exhibitions of Sarah Braman, Keltie Ferris, Daniel Lefcourt, Pope.L, Martha Rosler, and Jessica Stockholder, Mitchell- Innes & Nash has proven expertise in both advancing the careers of emerging artists and maintaining the superior standard set by established artists.

Mitchell-Innes & Nash is located at 534 West 26th Street in Chelsea and 1018 Madison Avenue on the Upper East Side. Tel: 212 744 7400. | Web: www.miandn.com | Email: josie@miandn.com

Press inquiries:
Courtney Willis Blair | Tel: 212 744 7400 | Email: courtney@miandn.com
Kevin Choe | Tel: 212 744 7400 | Email: kevin@miandn.com



8. Jayoung Yoon, FF Alumn, at Marc Straus, Manhattan, opening Sept. 8

September 8 - October 16, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 8, 2018, 6pm - 8pm

299 Grand Street, New York, NY 10002

Gallery Hours:
Wednesday - Sunday: 11am - 6pm
MARC STRAUS proudly presents SUTURES, a group exhibition of artworks that employ weaving, sewing, and/or fibrous elements such as thread in the composition. Featuring the work of Louise Bourgeois, Michele Ciacciofera, Julia Von Eichel, Sam Gilliam, Lisa Hoke, Beryl Korot, Maartje Korstanje, Maria Nepomuceno, Elaine Reichek, Michael Raedecker, Athi Ruga, Martha Tuttle, and Jayoung Yoon.

Thank you!
Jayoung Yoon
interdisciplinary artist



9. Marcia Resnick, Andy Warhol, FF Alumns, now online at anothermanmag.com

AnotherMan Magazine posted this piece by Miss Rosen about Marcia Resnick's photographs in her book "Punks, Poets and Provocateurs: New York City Bad Boys 1977-1982".




10. Jaguar X Mary, Miao Jiaxin, FF Alumns, at Grace Exhibition Space, Manhattan, opening Sept. 7

Opening, Friday, September 7 at 5:00 - 10:00 pm
Martin O'Brien [London, UK], Jaguar X Mary, Esther Neff, Miao Jiaxin, Oya Damla
(646) 578-3402 www.Grace-Exhibition-Space.com
(previously: 840 Broadway, Brooklyn NY 11206)
Grace Exhibition Space for International Performance Art is excited to announce that it is moving to 182 Avenue C and 11th Street in Manhattan's East Village. We will begin the fall season at our new venue with the first show on Friday, September 7th, featuring Martin O'Brien [UK], whose work draws upon his experience of living with cystic fibrosis.
We are proud to state that Grace Exhibition Space has the overwhelming support of the new landlords and the surrounding community, giving the space a long-term lease in the heart of Alphabet City, a neighborhood that has historically been home to performance art. In addition to hosting performance art shows, the new venue will also feature a full-time gallery exhibiting video and installation art, allowing the space to offer daytime visiting hours.
"Performance art and Brooklyn have been our lifeblood since opening in September 2006," said Jill McDermid, Founder and Co-Director of Grace Exhibition Space. "Now, we are thrilled to move into the East Village, famous for its arts, activism and diversity. We plan to continue our programming of local and international artists, bringing along with us a cooperative spirit and the exciting opportunity to introduce the work to new audiences."
Since 2006, Grace Exhibition Space has established itself in Brooklyn as a welcome gathering space, supporting exchange and collaboration among artists and audiences from diverse cultures and artistic backgrounds. This move allows the space to continue its mission as a non-profit organization, supporting performance artists, as well as the surrounding community, together celebrating performance art in New York City.
Prepared by the Board of Directors and writer Daniella Lagaccia
Relocating: From: 840 Broadway, 2nd Floor Brooklyn NY 11206 To: 182 Avenue C, Manhattan NY 10009



11. Francheska Alcantara, Brendan Fernandes, FF Alumns, in Queens, NY, Sept. 6-29

We are excited to invite you to an unprecedented exhibition coming this fall to Flux Factory and Queens Museum, curated by Christina Freeman, Emireth Herrera and moira williams. Saunter Trek Escort Parade... (S.T.E.P...) is the first of its kind; a walking-based art exhibition featuring an intergenerational group of artists representing more than ten countries, many bodies and abilities, plus walking events. Our exhibition seeks to be an overlapping convergence and entanglement of walking, walk-based works and programming, mobilizing throughout New York City. S.T.E.P... is open to all people of all abilities.

S.T.E.P... embraces the many ways and bodies we walk while asking how walking as a creative act can challenge notions and open conversations around visibility, gender, labor, exploration, counter-mapping, colonialism, feminism, motherhood, contesting borders, community building, calling out gentrification, street harassment, (dis)ability, carbon debt, who sets the pace and measurement of the world, the power of dreams, and our entanglements between all of these and one another.

S.T.E.P...lives outside of the commercial arena of the art world, supporting alternative concepts, methodologies and ways of mobility. Our press release is attached below - including the list of participating S.T.E.P... artists. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask us.

Please mark your calendars, we hope you can join us for a walk during Saunter Trek Escort Parade... (S.T.E.P...):

Opening + Curators' Tour, September 6, from 6 - 9PM

Closing Reception + Walk, September 29 from 6 - 9PM

The first part of the exhibition and related events will continue through Sunday, September 30 in and around Flux Factory with gallery hours on Saturdays & Sundays from 1-6PM, and by appointment. A special Flux Thursday will take place on September 13 as part of S.T.E.P.

The second part of the exhibition will take place at Queens Museum, October 28 - December 2. Performances and walks will take place October 28, November 11 and December 2.

About the Curators: Christina, Emireth and moira met at Flux Factory's residency in 2016. Christina's practice intervenes into existing systems, approaching culture as something we actively shape together. moira williams' co-creative practice weaves together performance, bio-art, food, sound, sculpture and group walking as a lived experience. Emireth Herrera is a curator who aims to reveal social transformation through democratic processes.

Participating Artists + Collaborators: Ariel Abrahams+ Tal Gluck, Francheska Alcantara, Artcodex (Mike Estabrook + Vandana Jain), Annie Berman, Tom Bogaert, Becky Brown+ Annette Cords, Compassionate Action Enterprises (Joan Giroux + Lisa Marie Kaftori), Xenia Diente, Magali Duzant, Katie Etheridge+Simon Persighetti, Brendan Fernandes, ray ferreira, Gudrun Filipska+ Carly Butler, Alexander Freeman, FRONTVIEW, Angeline Gragasin, David Helbich, Claire Hind + Gary Winters, Lisa Hirmer, Maya Kaminishi Jeffereis, Walis Johnson+ Paul Sue-Pat, Kyla Kegler, Kubra Khademi, illesha Khandelwal, Dominika Ksel, gil lopez+ Mitch Waxman, Magsamen + Hillerbrand, Coralina Rodriguez Meyer, Lisa Myers, Kristyna and Marek Milde, Sara Morawetz, Clare Qualmann, Morag Rose + The Loiterers Resistance Movement, Rude Mechanical Orchestra, Julie Poitras Santos, Marcos Serafim+Jefferson Kielwagen+ Steevens Simeon, SleepWalks (Lee Pembleton + Andrea Williams), Camille Turner, Geert Vermeire+Stefaan van Biesen+ Simona Vermeire, Jevijoe Vitugplus Walking Discourse(Astrid Kaemmerling+ Minoosh Zomorodinia)

Support + Sponsors: Supportfor Saunter Trek Escort Parade... (S.T.E.P....) is provided by Friends of Flux, Queens Museum, the Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts, The National Endowment for the Arts, in-kind support from Materials for the Arts, ART WORKS arts.gov, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo, and the New York State Legislature.

Saunter Trek Escort Parade... (S.T.E.P....) events are free and take place throughout New York City. For details visit fluxfactory.org RSVP on Eventbrite



12. Mark Bloch, FF Alumn, in the Brooklyn Rail, now online


Two WEB EXCLUSIVEs in the BrooklynRail
by Mark Bloch
Forsaking Pop: A New Art Generation from Japan
New Dawns of the Samurai Spirit
Quotes from the two articles about the shows. Both were at WhiteBox andboth were curated by Kyoko Sato.
About the first show Bloch writes:
"In the world of Japanese contemporary art, this millennium's ascendancy of Murakami, Kusama, Yoshitomo Nara, manga, and anime-once fresh-is now replete with repetitive tropes that only pass for cutting edge contemporary art, running a risk of quoting from a lexicon that, despite a shiny, candy coated facade, could read as outdated and prosaic.
The Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011 pounded the souls of many young Japanese artists. It created an aesthetic void by stupefying passion for hatching new poetic concoctions, sometimes freezing creative inquiry altogether.
Into that interval step seven artists, brought together here by the curator Kyoko Sato, pledging to abandon the predominant influence of recent Japanese Pop Art in their work, presenting compositions created in alternative ways unabashedly unseasoned, divergent, self-determining and most importantly, unconnected to the established influences of both Pop and Japanese tradition."
And about the second show about Settangeli :
"Japanese painter Atsuki Settangeli's striking works at WhiteBox draw their inspiration from impressive sources-the Italian Renaissance, Classical Greek culture, and American Photorealism of the 1960s and '70s-yet the artist's chore was not to offer a super-realistic depiction of actual objects but rather apparitions gleaned from his own imagination in carefully executed oil paintings, each made from beginning to end over the course of one day.
Settangeli pledged to devote his considerable gifts and career to the ideals of the Samurai, Japanese warriors from the 10th through 19th centuries, and their six virtues: filialness, loyalty, fidelity, justice, charity, and courtesy. Like a Samurai, he said, Settangeli shuns power, money, fame or other worldly concerns. Yet pricey Mauri Clan and Edo Period helmets, armor, and arrows from his collection punctuated the display of his manifested vision, which included twenty-four carefully rendered works, all titled "Samurai Spirit" and numbered chronologically. Simply framed in light-colored wood, most works were on black backgrounds and featured a black samurai helmet shielding a black science-fiction-like warrior mask, sporting severe facial expressions. Other armor, symbols, and embellishments adorned individual images."



13. Deborah Edmeades, FF Alumn, at Western Front,

SEPT 12 @ 6:45 pm
Western Front
Lecture Performance
Monologues: patriarchal traditions and the New Age
Doors at 6:45pm / Performance starts at 7:00pm

Deborah Edmeades' lecture is a sensorial visual immersion. The Luxe has been transformed in a pink lens, an oculus, an incubator. Her research into histories of esoteric knowledge, New Age, spiritual movements, asks us to question methodologies tied to patriarchal knowledge. With humour but also a bruising seriousness, she hosts us in a quest to rethink, in pink.

Western Front
303 East 8th Ave
Vancouver, BC
Canada V5T 1S1



14. Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful, FF Alumn, in The Bronx, Sept. 22

A project by Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful and Collaborators: Fifth Action of the Series

Mili Bonilla and Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful

Walking With a Timeline but Without a Watch
Saturday, September 22, 11 am to late afternoon
Throughout Longwood and Hunts Point - Look for them!

For the fifth chapter of Performing the Bronx, long-time activist and former director of Mothers on the Move (MOM), Mili Bonilla, reflects with Estévez Raful on her photographic archive documenting several decades of struggle for justice in New York City's most distinctive borough: the Bronx! During their one-day walk, Bonilla and Estévez Raful travel by foot to several areas in Hunts Point and Longwood carrying a prop that exhibits photographs of neighbors, places, protests and even a Via Crucis. The impetus behind this action is to initiate conversations with and amongst passersby as to the Bronx's past, present and future, as well as to the whereabouts of those depicted in the images. Do you know them? Where are they now? Are their buildings still standing? Bonilla and Estévez Raful will also re-visit some of the exact addresses that they have been able to trace in the photographs and re-photograph the buildings and sites as they are today. A slide presentation of Bonilla's archives, plus a discussion on the Bronx then and now will take place at Mothers on the Move on Thursday, October 11th. More information regarding this talk soon.

About Performing the Bronx
Estévez Raful works with a group of iconic Bronxites to co-develop with him performative actions that they present together in private or in the Bronx's public realm, focused on the histories that tie these individuals to specific communities and neighborhoods in their borough. These otherwise ephemeral gestures are recorded in photography, video and/or writings. All of these materials will serve as the basis for a future publication conceived and edited by Estévez Raful.

Performing the Bronx is an expansion of Estévez Raful's on-going efforts to generate work with and within different communities in the Bronx. It is also representative of his interest in recovering, reclaiming and remembering histories of the area's inhabitants that run the risk of being effaced by time, lost in the midst of neighborhoods in flux, or dismissed by dominant discourses that often position themselves at the center of the conversation. With Performing the Bronx Estévez Raful continues contributing to the archives of the place he calls home. Past collaborators include Bill Aguado, Wanda Salamán, Danilo Lachapel, and Arthur Avilés. Upcoming actions will include Caridad De La Luz 'La Bruja,' among others.

Mili Bonilla is a long-time Puerto Rican activist who was raised in the South Bronx. When the South Bronx was ravaged by arson, she became a trained Community Organizer as a founding committee member of South Bronx People for Change that organized faith communities to build a power base for social change. She was also the co-founder of Mothers on the Move (MOM) a multi-issue social justice organization. The first in her family to graduate from college, she earned a BA and an MA from Hunter College CUNY. She continues her political activism in actions for Puerto Rico's self-determination, justice for marginalized communities, and support for international solidarity. She loves world music, reading, travel, photography, films, and doodling.

Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful treads an elusive route that manifests itself performatively or through experiences where the quotidian and art overlap. Concurrently, this path has been informed by a strong personal interest in immigration, cultural hybridization and Estévez Raful's understanding of identity as a process always in flux. He hence approaches the concepts of home and belonging to the U.S. American context from the perspective of a Lebanese-Dominican, Dominican York who was recently baptized as a Bronxite: a citizen of the Bronx. While ephemeral by nature, Estévez Raful's work gains permanence through audios, photographs, props, drawings, rumors, embodied memories, costumes, websites, videos and publications. http://hemisphericinstitute.org/hemi/en/e-misferica-81/dumit-estevez

Performing the Bronx is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the Bronx Council on the Arts. Special thanks to Mothers on the Move (MOM).



15. Liliana Porter, FF Alumn, at Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, IL, opening Sept. 15

Liliana Porter: MEMORABILIA
September 15 - November 3, 2018
Opening: September 15, 2018 from 5 to 8PM

Carrie Secrist Gallery is pleased to announce Memorabilia, an exhibition by gallery artist Liliana Porter opening Saturday, September 15 and on view through November 3, 2018.

Born in Argentina in 1941, Porter is a member of a pioneering wave of Latinx artists who have mined identity socio-politics using then-new strands of contemporary art making to forge engaging methods of aesthetic engagement. Currently being recognized for her contribution to art history, Porter has recently been highlighted in notable exhibitions including: a career spanning survey at the Museo Tamayo de Arte Contemporáneo (2009), inclusion in the 57th Venice Biennale (2017) and Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985 (2018).

Liliana Porter's Memorabilia presents highlights from a celebrated and dedicated artistic career of giving voice to the Everyperson. Through the use of found inanimate objects, Porter posits the human condition as fragile and curious, yet full of wonder. Activated by the viewer, these characters are cast in vignettes that theatricalize the trials and tribulations of society depicted through an almost incomprehensible range of human emotion. Presented in a variety of mediums including painting, photography, drawing, installation assemblage, collage and video, these oft forgotten - but most likely once adored - ceramic ducks, plastic soldiers, porcelain figurines and the like, are reanimated with a new purpose.

The artworks on view in Memorabilia make apparent deeper contexts at play, using time and memory as a worldview primed to expose our current societal quandaries. The myriad of narratives that emerge with Porter's work are initially personal, playing off of nostalgia and mnemonics - but are also dosed with subtle humor and a hint of foreboding. Cumulatively, the relatable perspectives gained from this experience allow the viewer to comprehend what Porter calls "the possibility of meaning" while emphasizing our own infinitesimal role in the grandest scheme of all.

Liliana Porter (b. Argentina, 1941, resides in New York since 1964) works across mediums with printmaking, painting, drawing, photography, video, installation, theater, and public art. Porter began showing her work in 1959 and has since been in over 450 exhibitions in 40 countries. Recent solo shows include those at The Perez Art Museum in Miami; Galería Luciana Brito in São Paulo, Brasil; ART OMI in Ghent, NY; Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, GA; El Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales in Montevideo; Museo Provincial de Bellas Artes Franklin Rawson in San Juan, Argentina; and Museo de Arte de Zapopan in Guadalajara, Mexico. Her work is featured in the traveling exhibition Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960 - 1985 at the Brooklyn Museum, NY and the Hammer in Los Angeles, CA. In 2017 Porter's work was included in Viva Arte Viva, La Biennale di Venezia, 57th International Art Exhibition in Italy and she debuted Domar al leon y otras dudas, her third theatrical production in June at the 2nd Bienal de Performance, Parque de la Memoria in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Additionally Porter's work has been exhibited at El Museo Tamayo, México DF; the Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain; Museo de Arte Latinoamericano, Buenos Aires, Argentina; and in New York at the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the New Museum. The artist's works are held in public and private collections, among them are TATE Modern, London; Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes Buenos Aires; The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Philadelphia Museum of Art; Museo de Bellas Artes de Santiago; Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; Guggenheim Museum of Art, NY; Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC; Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University, Boston; Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogota, Museum of Fine Art, Houston; Museum of Modern Art, NY; Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; and the Daros Latinamerica Collection Zürich. Public art projects include those for NY's MTA and Doménech Station in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Carrie Secrist Gallery is located at 835 W. Washington Blvd. in Chicago, IL.
Please contact us with any inquiries at info@secristgallery.com or +1 312.491.0917
Gallery hours are Tuesday - Friday, 10:30 to 6PM and Saturday, 11 to 5PM



16. Laura Parnes, FF Alumn, at SVA, Manhattan, Sept. 13, and more

If you missed Tour Without End at the Kitchen come see it in Philadelphia or New York on Sept. 12 and 13th.

SVA Theatre
Thursday, Sept 13, 2018 @6:30
Conversation with Johanna Fateman and Amy Taubin

Free but you need to register.

Light Box
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 @7pm
Get tickets here

In the hybrid tradition of This Is Spinal Tap and Medium Cool, Tour Without End is an experimental fiction/doc hybrid that casts real-life musicians, artists and actors as bands on tour, and expands into a cross-generational, Trump-era commentary on contemporary culture and politics. Tour Without End (Twenty-One Portraits and a Protest) stars the legendary Wooster Group founder Kate Valk and Jim Fletcher (The NYC Players), and includes musicians Kathleen Hanna, Lizzie Bougatsos (Gang Gang Dance), Brontez Purnell (The Younger Lovers), and the poet Eileen Myles along with many other queer and feminist icons. Shot in real environments and situations, the core group of players improvise on semi-scripted scenes. As the players move in and out of fictionalized characters and real life - the film moves in and out of non-linear narrative and historical document.



17. Doug Skinner, FF Alumn, publishes new book

"Charles Cros: Collected Monologues" is now available from Black Scat Books!

Charles Cros (1842-1888) was one of the most brilliant minds of his generation, equally adept at poetry, fiction, and scientific inquiry. He wrote smutty verses with Verlaine, synthesized gems with Alphonse Allais, contributed wild prose fantasies to "Le Chat Noir," and experimented with color photography and sound recording, only to die young, poor, and alcoholic. Not incidentally, he also invented the comic monologue for the actor Coquelin Cadet. In these strikingly spontaneous and modern sketches, he introduces a gallery of fools and obsessives-The Clean Man, The Fencing Master, The Capitalist, The Friend of the Family-all nattering away, assaulting the audience with trivia, and blithely unaware of their own failings.

This edition collects all 22 of Cros's monologues, translated, annotated, and introduced by Doug Skinner, as well as performance notes by Coquelin and two essays by his friend and colleague Alphonse Allais. Now in English for the first time!

"One of our most original writers of both poetry and prose" (Paul Verlaine)

Available from Amazon; more info at blackscatbooks(dot)com.



18. Alina Bliumis, FF Alumn, at Aperto Raum, Berlin-Mitte, Germany, opening Sept. 12

Alina Bliumis
Political Animals

Aperto Raum
Sophienstraße 21, 2|3 Sophie-Gips-Höfe
10178 Berlin-Mitte

Opening: 12 September 2018, 6 pm
Exhibition: 13 September - 22 October 2018
Artist Dialogue: 20 September 2018, 7 pm

Aperto Raum is proud to present Political Animals by Alina Bliumis, her first solo exhibition In Germany. The title of the exhibition references Aristotle's term in his Politics. "However, instead of meaning, as Aristotle did, that we build society by practicing good social relations in organized establishments called cities (polis), Bliumis mockingly takes this expression at face value through a comic, yet productive form of literal mistranslation by focusing the use of birds, bears, and so forth, in political theater. Regardless of biology, states divide the world into two types of fictive persons: their citizenry, and everyone else. So as to keep this exclusionary set-up under control we had to invite something bestial, but sadly, something all too human: the police. Although boarders are themselves fictive, try to cross one without your identity papers. But really, what is identity anyways? I mean if your documents are expired, does your name do so well? Or perhaps, your height and eye color vanish in a puff of smoke, poof!" - excerpt from Adam Kleinman, "Plucked," exhibition catalogue

Political Animals presents four series: Amateur Bird Watching at Passport Control, If There Is A Bear, Political Animals and Most Of Us Are. Amateur Bird Watching at Passport Control focuses on the birds that are featured on passport covers from countries around the world. From eagles to doves, from Albania to Tonga, this series explores the intersection of nation and nature. The series If There Is A Bear is inspired by the TV ad titled The Bear, created by Hal Riney for the 1984 U.S. presidential campaign of Republican candidate Ronald Reagan. This example of the Cold War narrative make us aware that using animal imagery for the purpose of politics is not merely an aesthetic choice, but in fact a political strategy. While Political Animals is blurring the boundaries between the human and the animal, Most of Us Are is a study of the human species based on statistics of the "most typical" person worldwide.

Alina Bliumis, born in Minsk, Belarus, is a New York-based artist. She has exhibited internationally at the First, Second, and Third Moscow Biennales of Contemporary Art (Moscow, Russia), Busan Biennale 2006 (Busan, South Korea), Assab One (Milan, Italy), the Bronx Museum of the Arts (New York, US), Galerie Anne de Villepoix (Paris, France), Centre d'art Contemporain (Meymac, France), The James Gallery, The Graduate Center CUNY (New York, US), Museum of Contemporary Art (Cleveland, US), Museums of Bat Yam (Bat-Yam, Israel), the Jewish Museum (New York, US), the Saatchi Gallery (London, UK) and the Victoria and Albert Museum (London, UK). Her works are in various private and public collections, including the Moscow Museum of Modern Art (Russia), Museums of Bat Yam (Israel), the Saatchi Collection (UK), the Harvard Business School (US), the Museum of Immigration History, Paris (France) and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (UK).



19. Regina Vater, FF Alumn, at Instituto Tomie Otahke, Sao Paulo, Brazil, opening September 4

Opening Sept 4, 8 pm continues thru November 4, 2018



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

handmade Celtic harps
songs about insects (and one made famous by a cricket)
excited performers in search of an audience -- you!

Just one week until The Siren Song of the Silver Screen debuts at Pangea. More info below.

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.




21. Ken Friedman, Dick Higgins, FF Alumns, new book published

"A book, in its purest form, is a phenomenon of space and time and dimensionality
that is unique unto itself. Every time we turn the page, the previous page passes into
our past and we are confronted by a new world." -from "A Book" by Dick Higgins

CONTACT: LISA PEARSON publisher@sigliopress.com SIGLIO PO BOX 111 CATSKILL, NY 12414 P: 310-857-6935
edited by Steve Clay and Ken Friedman
$35 PB 7.25 x 9.75 364 pages 100+ color/100+ bw artist's writings/poetics/theory ISBN: 978-1-938221-20-0
LIMITED ADVANCES AVAILABLE AUGUST 17. All Siglio titles are available at www.sigliopress.com and distributed by ARTBOOK/D.A.P.

There are few art-world figures as influential-and as little known-as Dick Higgins (1938-1998), co-founder of Fluxus, "polyartist," poet, scholar, theorist, composer, performer and, not least, the publisher of the Something Else Press. In 1965 he restored the term "intermedia" to the English language, giving it new dimension to recognize the dissolution of boundaries, the expansion of liminal spaces between traditional modes of art making, and the open field for new forms that cannot be compartmentalized. His own contributions to intermedia are many-as a participant and instigator of Happenings, as writer and composer straddling traditional and vanguard forms, among others-but it was the Something Else Press (1963-1974) that redefined how "the book" could inhabit that energized, in-between space.

Often compared with John Cage and Marcel Duchamp, Dick Higgins's contributions to twentieth century culture and the avant-garde are numerous, not least of which is his commitment to the space of the book as a site for experimentation. Something Else Press was as much a critical statement and radical experiment as it was a collection of books by some of the most luminary artists and writers of the twentieth century: Gertrude Stein, John Cage, Ray Johnson, Dieter Roth, Bern Porter, Emmett Williams, Robert Filliou, George Brecht, among many others. Along with his Great Bear pamphlet series and the Something Else Press newsletter, Higgins exploited and subverted conventional book production and marketing strategies to get unconventional and avant-garde works into the hands of new and often unsuspecting readers.

Edited by Granary Books publisher Steve Clay and Fluxus artist Ken Friedman, this judiciously curated and indispensable compendium of essays, theoretical writings and narrative prose by Higgins dives deep into the everinfluential ideas that he explored in theory and practice. Clay and Friedman have chosen works that illuminate his voracious intellectual appetite, encyclopedic body of knowledge, and playful yet rigorous experimentation (which is mirrored in a substantial index). Along with a wide-ranging selection that includes many writings long out-of print or difficult to find, the book includes a highly illustrated section devoted to the Something Else Press with a complete checklist accompanied by Higgins's writings about each book he published.

From the introduction by Steve Clay: Dick Higgins was born in 1938 and by the time he was twenty-seven, he had co-invented Happenings, cofounded Fluxus, named, practiced, and theorized the concept of intermedia and founded the Something Else Press. He was the quintessential proto-hyphenated artist: poet-writer-painter-performer-composereditor-filmmaker-designer-typographer-publisher-critic-scholar-and more.

In 2018 Siglio is celebrating its tenth year of fiercely independent publishing, driven by its feminist ethos and its commitment to artists and writers who obey no boundaries, pay no fealty to trends and invite readers to see the world anew by reading word and image in provocative, unfamiliar ways. Since its inception, Siglio has seen publishing itself as an act of resistance to the literal, the authoritarian and the facile, publishing cross-disciplinary, hybrid and often unwieldy works. We continue this mission in 2018 with a rigorously eclectic list by Mirtha Dermisache, Ellie Ga, Karen Green and Dick Higgins, artists and writers who resist categorical distinctions, envisioning image, language and the space of the book in expansive and utterly imaginative ways. siglio UNCOMMON BOOKS AT THE INTERSECTION OF ART & LITERATURE right time and place-New York City in the late fifties and early sixties-Higgins incited, nurtured, and chronicled an emerging complex of cultural tendencies that have influenced the experimental art of the past half century. In 1998, he died of a heart attack at the age of sixty following a performance in Quebec City, Canada, but the projects and processes he set in motion reverberate today. Intermedia, Fluxus and the Something Else Press is a long-overdue survey of Higgins's theoretical writings from throughout his prolific career. Our intention is to inspire and renew interest in Higgins's insights, attitudes, and methods-not simply as historical example (although that's important)-but as a model of inquiry and expression for immediate use . . .Dick Higgins was an intermedia artist of and for his time, on the proverbial cutting edge of new paradigms within and between poetry, painting, performance, and more. In a 1991 interview he described the publication list of the Something Else Press as "love letters to the future." We offer the current selection to another future, particularly to young artists, poets, and publishers, that through the works of Dick Higgins they might find new possibilities for their own. Quoted in the afterword "Eleven Snapshots of Dick Higgins" by Hannah Higgins: I suppose I'm part Emerson or Thoreau, and part Davey Crockett. For all my delight in other cultures and languages, my pleasure in digging gold nuggets out of bypassed selves, I'm still a crackerbarrel yankee at heart. I've whored, seduced, and gambled. I've been a precocious brat and a sedate businessman. I've been insane and sick. I've had enough fancy dinners to know that the best food is food for thought. I've worked in factories and universities enough to know that there's really precious little difference between them. I've tried to be a saint and found that wasn't me.* -Dick Higgins

Dick Higgins, A Life (unpublished autobiographical manuscript), 1980, the Estate of Dick Higgins, 242.

About the editors:

Steve Clay is the publisher of Granary Books, as well as an editor, curator, and archivist specializing in literature and art of the 1960s, '70s, and '80s. He is the author or editor of several volumes including A Book of the Book: Some Works & Projections about the Book & Writing with Jerome Rothenberg and A Secret Location on the Lower East Side: Adventures in Writing 1960-1980, with Rodney Phillips.

Ken Friedman is the youngest member of the Fluxus group, the former manager of the Something Else Press, and editor of The Fluxus Reader, the first comprehensive scholarly overview of Fluxus. He is Chair Professor of Design Innovation Studies at the College of Design and Innovation at Tongji University in Shanghai and also Professor Emeritus and former Dean of the Faculty of Design at Swinburne University in Melbourne, Australia as well as co-editor of the MIT Press series Design Thinking, Design Theory.

The Something Else Press and Dick Higgins has had an enormous influence on Siglio and its mission, and we've been honored to reprint one of his first Something Else Press titles, The Paper Snake by Ray Johnson, as well as model our complete edition of Diary: How to Improve the World (You Will Only Make Matters Worse) by John Cage on his Great Bear Pamphlet publication of Part III. Siglio's ephemera series is also inspired, in part, by the Great Bear Pamphlets and other Fluxus printed matter. Siglio has also published work by Alison Knowles (who, when Higgins proposed the name "Shirtsleeves Press," said: "That's no good. Why don't you call it something else."). Knowles's "A House of Dust" appears as a excerpt in It Is Almost That: A Collection of Image+Text Work by Women Artists and Writers, and the complete text is included in the It Is Almost That (Box).



22. Paul Zelevansky, FF Alumn, now online at https://vimeo.com/288043230


The theory that all knowledge is derived from sense experience.



PZ, September 2018



23. George Ferrandi, FF Alumn, at Booklyn, Brooklyn, opening Sept. 15

Booklyn is excited to announce the first exhibition in our new space since moving to Sunset Park this past spring. Join us next weekend for an opening reception and block party at the Brooklyn Army Terminal.

Working Space
Sept. 15 - Oct. 19, 2018
Opening Reception: September 15th, 5 - 8pm
Open hours Monday - Friday; 12-5pm

Booklyn is pleased to present Working Space, a group exhibition of works in progress, prototypes, process ephemera and sketches alongside finished artworks.

George Ferrandi
Raphael Griswold
Michael Hambouz & Haven Press
Kevin Horton
Sto Len
Josh MacPhee
Emily Kohl-Mattingly
Ali Osborn
Eliana Perez
Beldan Sezen
Travess Smalley

In May 2018 Booklyn moved into ArtBuilt Brooklyn, a vibrant new arts community at the Brooklyn Army Terminal that houses art studios, art businesses, art galleries and other arts non-profit organizations. Our opening date was pushed back because of construction setbacks, but we have decided to have an exhibition anyway.

We are embracing the delay by adapting new site-specific programming, with an untraditional and experimental inaugural exhibition to introduce our new space during its transitional growth and the surrounding arts community of ArtBuilt Brooklyn. The exhibition theme parallels the surrounding environment, a working studio under construction, by inviting Booklyn artists and studio neighbors to work out and test their ideas in a public setting. The exhibition becomes a workspace for feedback, constructive critique and conversation. The artwork in the show will grow and evolve over the course of one month as artists are encouraged to continue working on their pieces throughout the exhibition.

The opening reception will feature refreshments graciously donated by Interboro Brewery.

The opening of our first exhibition coincides with the Brooklyn Army Terminal Birthday Block Party, celebrating the building’s 100 year anniversary. The block party is free and open to all ages, and will feature lively musical performances and entertainment, special art exhibits by resident artists of ArtBuilt and ChaShaMa, family-friendly events and activities, a virtual reality exhibition, food from local community vendors, a beer garden, as well as an array of shops curated by BAT tenants.
When: Saturday, September 15th, 11:30am-8pm.
Where: Brooklyn Army Terminal, 140 58th Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11220.
For more information visit: www.bat.nyc/blockparty

RSVP on Facebook.

For more information please contact aimee@booklyn.org.



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