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Contents for September 13, 2018

1. Aaron Beebe, Maya Ciarrocchi, Rory Golden, Clarinda Mac Low, Micki Watanabe Spiller, FF Alumns, on Governors Island, Sept. 21-22

Water Art is the New Land Art September 21-22, 2018
Works on Water

Water Art is the New Land Art
The Celebration

Works on Water and Underwater New York are pleased to invite you to a celebration of Water Art is the New Land Art, a small, documentary exhibition that shares photos from Works on Water 2017, the first triennial dedicated to art made on, in, and with the water, along with Water Art projects from around the world and new works created by our fifty-four 2018 Artists-in-Residence https://www.worksonwater.org/resdients_alt/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=water_art_is_the_new_land_art&utm_term=2018-09-12

This exhibition is organized as part of our 2018 artist residency on Governors Island, where we have created an incubator space for diverse investigations of water in the urban environment.
We're also thrilled to launch the catalogue documenting the 2017 triennial, which will be available during the celebration, as well as the launch of our beta-version Water Art Map. We hope you'll join us to celebrate the work of this diverse community of artists and practitioners working in water-based planning, science, policy, and art to define the future of our waterways.
Water Art is the New Land Art
Exhibition on view until October 27
Governors Island
Nolan Park, 5B
Public Hours: Sat-Sun, 11-5PM
See ferry schedule here

The Celebration
Preview: Friday, September 21, 3:30-5:30PM
Public Celebration: Saturday, September 22, 12-6:30PM
Many events will be happening in and around the weekend celebration, including Susannah Ray: New York Waterways, hosted by Underwater New York, featuring poets Amber Atiya, Dena Igusti, and Kelly Sullivan.; and performances by Mayfield Brooks and TRYST. See the evolving full schedule of events here.
"[Working with water as site and material] is about recognizing and experiencing how we are but dependent parts of much larger natural patterns and forces, and living accordingly. This is not new knowledge, but we need to relearn this ancient wisdom and bring it into the contemporary context." - Jackie Brookner, artist

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council empowers artists by providing them with networks, resources, and support, to create vibrant, sustainable communities in Lower Manhattan and beyond.

Works on Water
Nolan Park, House 5B
Governors Island, NY



2. Laurie Anderson, FF Alumn, at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, Sept. 27

An Evening with Laurie Anderson
In Conversation with Holland Cotter
Followed by
RiDE: Out
A Celebration of Five Years of RiDE
Thursday, September 27 at 6:30 PM
Memorial Hall Auditorium (conversation)/The Student Union (celebration)
Pratt Brooklyn Campus, 200 Willoughby Avenue
Free and open to the public; reservations required


Please note that registrants must arrive at least 15 minutes before the start time in order to be guaranteed admission. Please bring your email confirmation with you.

Don't miss this special evening continuing Pratt Presents' event series featuring iconic cultural figures and celebrating RiDE, one of Pratt's most innovative initiatives. Renowned artist Laurie Anderson will be joined by Holland Cotter, chief art critic for the New York Times, for a conversation about her life and work and the ways in which her career has embodied the themes of risk, dare, and experimentation - the core of the RiDE ethos.

The program will consist of two parts - the conversation between Laurie Anderson and Holland Cotter in Memorial Hall Auditorium, immediately followed by the RiDE celebration in the recently restored Student Union, featuring food, drink, and revelry.
Thu, September 27, 2018
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM EDT
Pratt Institute
200 Willoughby Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205



3. Ree Morton, FF Alumn, in T Magazine, Sept. 9, now online

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4. Yvonne Rainer, FF Alumn, in The New York Times, Sept. 12, now online

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5. Taylor Mac, FF Alumn, in the New York Times, Sept. 12, now online

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6. Brendan Fernandes, FF Alumn, upcoming events

Dear Friends,

What an incredible summer. I hope the warm weather and sunshine continues to see you into September! This month, I am excited to share a packed schedule and many new opportunities to share with you my work.

First up, now in print, is a feature in the Chicago Tribune by KT Hawbaker! A generous piece on my fresh start and warm welcome to Chicago.

Next, just opened, is a solo exhibition, "The Living Mask" at the DePaul Art Museum here in Chicago. The DPAM exhibition opened September 6th with an warm and well attended opening. The exhibition will remain on view til December 16, 2018. DPAM will host an artist talk on September 12 (today) at 5:30PM at the museum.

EXPO CHICAGO, Sept 27 - 30:
Opening September 27 and running to September 30, EXPO Chicago will be an exceptionally busy time!

My work will be featured at two booths at the Expo. At the DePaul Art Museum booth and at the Monique Meloche Gallery booth throughout the weekend.

On Friday September 28, my work, Reverence will be performed at 11:30AM followed by a conversation with acclaimed art historian, Sarah Thornton at 12PM, both at EXPO Chicago's Dialogues stage.

Following our conversation with Sarah, DPAM will host a book signing of my newest publication "As One" from our show "The Living Mask" at 1PM.

As part of EXPO, I will activate my sculptural work at Monique Meloche Gallery's Booth 321; Thursday, September 27: 5-7pm, Friday, September 28: 5-6pm, Saturday, September 29: 1:30-2:30pm and Sunday, September 30: 1:30-2:30pm - all performance will be danced by dancers from the Joffrey Academy.
Meanwhile in Toronto!
On Saturday, September 29, I will be back home, for Nuit Blanche presenting and performing my new work, On Flashing Lights on Bay Street from sunset to sunrise. Curated by Tairone Bastien, this new work will feature live performances from DJ's from Toronto's queer, immigrant and radicalized communities along side a light and sound installation made up of a barricade of police vehicles.

As always, I hope you will be able to join me in sharing these new and exciting projects for September. And as always, I am looking forward to when our paths cross next!

Sending my best,



7. Linda Stein, Arlene Rush, Martha Wilson, FF Alumns, at HUB-Robeson Galleries, University Park, PA, Sept. 17-Nov. 15

The HUB-Robeson Galleries are proud to host Overlap: Life Tapestries, curated by Vida Sabbaghi, in the Robeson Gallery September 17 through November 15, 2018. Featuring the work of Linda Stein and others, this group exhibition brings together self-identified women artists whose artistic practices are richly charged, not only in their realization of the ways discrimination is characterized and informed by national origin, race, social position, and historical forces, but also in their understanding of how their socially inscribed bodies intersect.

A free and public opening reception will be held in the gallery on Thursday, September 20th from 5-8pm with a performance by artist Martha Wilson, and a panel discussion which will include Vida Sabbaghi, Carrie Alter, Judy Gelles, Sascha Mallon, Michela Martello, Arlene Rush, Linda Stein, Martha Wilson, and Dr. Karen Keifer-Boyd, Penn State Professor of Art Education and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.



8. Mark Bloch, FF Alumn, in The Brooklyn Rail, now online


Mark Bloch reviews
Jonas Mekas: Notes from Downtown

... The understated exhibition, Notes From Downtown is a victory lap around the tail end of a divine comedy for Jonas Mekas. His 1990 video, A Walk, takes us from SoHo to the Williamsburg Bridge; then, Williamsburg, 2018 is a set of twelve C-Print film-still compositions originally shot in 1949 - 50; and finally in six 1971 Polaroid portraits, Mekas and his close Lithuanian compatriot, Fluxus founder George Maciunas, are captured by their peer, John Lennon.

... At age 95, Jonas Mekas has been called an artist, critic, poet, and a progenitor of experimental filmmaking but never does he use the term "artist" to describe himself. He also qualifies the label "filmmaker," seeing himself not as someone who necessarily makes finished films but is a maker of diaristic ("personal" or "poetic") film or video footage which he then shares with the world.
... In a chat about the show, Mekas referenced three works not included in the exhibit. The earliest footage of him and his brother messing around with a new camera is in Lost Lost Lost (1976) before he "knew anyone" or crossed the river out of Brooklyn and from which images in the show were made. When I asked about his native land before back-to-back Nazi and Soviet takeovers, he referred me to his Lithuania and the Collapse of the USSR (2008) and on a lighter note, told me his work George's Dumpling Party, (1971) documents the night the Lennon Poloroids were taken.
... This small exhibition is an invitation to an extended diary entry, illustrated with intimate souvenirs and inscriptions about life, not art, exchanged among friends who just happened to become among the great cultural pioneers of the era. As Mekas told me, "Who cares about... art? I don't care. I care about beautiful things; well done things; things that move me; things I want to see again and again. It has to have life. It has to have intensity, energy," which is precisely what Notes from Downtown and Jonas Mekas exude.



9. John Baldessari, Jenny Snider, FF Alumns, at Edward Thorp Gallery, Manhattan, September 13-Oct. 20

Off Road: Highlighting the Auto, with work by Jenny Snider, John Baldessari, FF Alumngs, will be on view at Edward Thorp Galler, 531 W. 26th Street, 2nd FAloor, NYC 10001, from September 13-October 20, 2018.



10. R Sikoryak, Kriota Willberg, FF Alumns, at Society of Illustrators, Manhattan, September 17

A special Carousel at the Society of Illustrators for the Brooklyn Book Festival.
Presentations of graphic novels and comics as read by the artists:
Jordan Crane (We Are All Me)
Maria Hoey (COIN-OP Comics Anthology)
Paul Levitz & Tim Hamilton (Brooklyn Blood)
Connie Sun (@cartoonconnie)
Ngozi Ukazu (Check, Please!)
Kriota Willberg (Draw Stronger)
and more! The event will be followed by a book signing.
Hosted by:
R. Sikoryak (Terms and Conditions, The Unquotable Trump)
Society of Illustrators 128 East 63rd Street NY, NY 10065
Monday, September 17, 2018 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Tickets: $10 General Admission

About the Artists:
Jordan Crane began making comics in the middle 1990s, self publishing 5 issues of the era-defining anthology NON. In the early 00s, he started putting out zines and comics of his own work, ranging from graphic novels to children's books, to a collection of his screenprint work. He is currently working on the 6th issue of his irregularly published comic UPTIGHT, and finishing a lengthy graphic novel titled Keeping Two. Website: www.whatthingsdo.com
Since 2007, Maria Hoey and her brother Peter have created a comic series called COIN-OP. This summer an anthology of their work was published by Top Shelf Productions: COIN-OP COMICS ANTHOLOGY 1997-2017. Maria will be reading a story from the new book titled: "Valse Mecanique".
Paul Levitz is a comic fan (The Comic Reader), editor (Batman), writer (Legion of Super-Heroes, executive (30 years at DC, ending as President & Publisher), historian (Will Eisner: Champion of the Graphic Novel, Abrams ComicArts, 2015)) and educator (including the American Graphic Novel at Columbia). He won two consecutive annual Comic Art Fan Awards for Best Fanzine, received Comic-con International's Inkpot Award, the prestigious Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award, the Comics Industry Appreciation Award from ComicsPro and the Dick Giordano Humanitarian Award from the Hero Initiative. His latest book is Brooklyn Blood (Dark Horse, 2018), drawn by Tim Hamilton.
Tim Hamilton lives in Brooklyn, NY and has created humorous cartoons for The New Yorker, Mad Magazine and Nickelodeon Magazine. He publishes his own-one man anthology, Rabbit Who Fights and adapted Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 into an Eisner nominated graphic novel.
Connie Sun is a cartoonist and writer, based in New York City. For 8 years, she drew a daily webcomic strip every morning before going to her job at a university, where she ran education programs in conflict resolution. She has cartooned for The New Yorker, McSweeney's, GoComics, and Angry Asian Man. For her next project, she hopes to develop full-length stories in comics form and make them into books. Find her cartoons on social media at cartoonconnie. (instagram.com/cartoonconnie)
Ngozi Ukazu is the creator of Check, Please!, a massively popular online graphic novel. She graduated from Yale University in 2013 and received a master's in sequential art in 2015 from the Savannah College of Art and Design.
Kriota Willberg uses comics, needlework, history, bioethics, and her career in massage therapy to explore the body/sciences. She teaches artists about injury prevention through workshops and her new book, Draw Stronger (Uncivilized Books). Her other comics appear in: 4PANEL.ca, SubCultures, Awesome Possum, Comics For Choice, The Strumpet, The Graphic Canon, and the journals Intima and Broken Pencil.

More info: http://carouselslideshow.com



11. Edward Gomez, FF Alumn, in Hyperallergic, now onlnine.

New York
Sat Sept 8, 2018

Greetings art lovers and media colleagues:

My article about the former home of the modern artist Elaine de Kooning, which, in recent years, has somewhat unexpectedly been developing into an arts center, with open-to-the-public exhibitions and special events, has just been published in HYPERALLERGIC.

You can find the article here:


The painter Elaine de Kooning was, of course, the wife of the artist Willem de Kooning; both artists are known for their essential contributions to modern art's development in the post-World War II era and especially to the evolving language of abstract art. Elaine lived and worked at her home in East Hampton, Long Island, during the last period of her life. She died in 1989.

My article explains how, a few years ago, the late artist's house was purchased by Chris Byrne, a co-founder of the Dallas Art Fair, who gradually began using it for a varied series of cultural events, including an informal program of artists' residencies. Right now, the group exhibition Summer Studio is on view at the house. It's a survey of works made by artists associated with Institute 193, an innovative arts center in Lexington, Kentucky, that has become a regional hub for the presentation of all sorts of visual-art and other artistic expressions from the American South.

I hope you'll enjoy reading my report and learning about the transformation of the Elaine de Kooning House into a cultural center that is quickly becoming known for its unpredictable programming and its welcoming, laid-back charm.

Best wishes...




12. Nancy Azara, FF Alumn, at Soho20 Gallery, Brooklyn, Sept. 14

A Feminist Dialogue Across Generations

Obstacles on the Way to the Studio
What are your obstacles on the way to the studio, thinking both personally and politically? How would you describe your experience?

Friday, September 14, 2018, 6-8pm

56 Bogart Street
Brooklyn, NY 11206
(718) 366-3661

(RE)PRESENT 2018: What do we want from Feminism and how can we achieve it? Continuing in the tradition of the New York Feminist Art Institute, NYFAI (1979-1990). www.nyfai.org

An event of

For further information contact: Nancy Azara (917) 572-7461 nancy@nancyazara.com
Janna Dyk, Director, Soho20 Gallery (718) 366-3661 info@soho20gallery.com

Directions: L Train to Morgan Street, stay in back of train and exit at Bogart Street. The gallery is directly across the street.
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13. Gigi Otálvaro-Hormillosa, FF Alumn, at Columbia University, Manhattan, Sept. 16

FF Alum Gigi Otálvaro-Hormillosa presents at the Annual International Society for Cultural History Conference in NYC this Sunday

Otálvaro-Hormillosa will present "Metamorphic and Sensuous Brown Bodies: Latinx Queer Performance Cultures in San Francisco Strip Clubs, 1960s-1970s," which is a section from her manuscript in progress, Erotic Resistance: Performance, Art, and Activism in San Francisco Strip Clubs, 1960s-2010s at the 2018 International Society of Cultural History Annual Conference. The theme for this year's conference is "Performance, Politics, and Play," and the panel she will present on is "Sexuality, Politics, and Performance" on Sunday, September 16th from 11:30am to 1pm. This year's conference takes place at the Faculty Club at Columbia University in New York.

Visit this site for my info about the conference: https://isch2018.wixsite.com/mysite/speakers

Visit this site for more info about Otálvaro-Hormillosa: gigiotalvaro.com

Gigi Otálvaro-Hormillosa, Ph.D.



14. Judith Sloan, FF Alumn, at Jamaica Performing Arts Center, Jamaica, NY, Sept. 30

We hope you can join us for this one-night-only event.

Queens Council on the Arts (QCA) presents
It Can Happen Here
by Artist Commissioning Program (ACP) Awardee Judith Sloan

Sunday, September 30 @7:30 pm
Jamaica Performing Arts Center
153-10 Jamaica Ave, Jamaica, NY 11432
Take the E train or LIRR. There is free on street parking on Sundays!
FREE with a reservation.

It Can Happen Here is the culminating event of QCA's ACP inaugural year and is performed by
Judith Sloan, Meah Pace, Priya Darshini, Lisette Santiago, and Emily Wexler. Directed by Alexandra Aron. Story Consultant Giona Jefferson. Music Production Judith Sloan/Josh Valleau.

In It Can Happen Here, two hairdressers-one black, one white-in an ever-changing neighborhood in Queens, embark on a new dream. They follow their passion for singing and nurturing a community in the midst of a national political climate of chaos, division and autocracy. Through their journey they reveal stories of their customers, family members and neighbors, including a DACA recipient, an immigration lawyer, and an older man who lost everything in Hurricane Sandy.

It Can Happen Here is a reference to the Sinclair Lewis novel, It Can't Happen Here, which chronicled the fictitious election of a power-hungry politician who stirred up fear by promising a return to patriotism. Judith comes from a lineage of Jewish refugees. Growing up, she often heard the phrase "it can't happen here," referring to Hitler and the rise of Nazism and the Holocaust.

"Judith Sloan's project, It Can Happen Here, is a universal tale that seamlessly landscapes itself into the heart of Jamaica, Queens. Sloan's new musical play is timely, relevant, reflective and inventive in the way that it explores the socio-economic circumstances of multi-ethnic communities with generational differences. It brilliantly hones in on what we all know to be true: that ultimately, we are all far more similar than we are different." Brendez Wineglass QCA/ACP Art Producer and Project Manager for Jamaica Is.

It Can Happen Here was commissioned by the Queens Council on the Arts' inaugural Artist Commissioning Program (ACP), which provides local choreographers, playwrights and composers with funding towards the creation and production of original work. Selected for her project's capacity to tell untold stories in American art, Sloan was one of four artists chosen from nearly 100 applications for the inaugural award in theatre and playwriting. ACP provides local choreographers, playwrights and composers with funding towards the creation and production of original work. The focus of this new initiative, funded by the Scherman Foundation's Rosin Fund, is to produce new, significant works of art that diversity the American canon, as well as build a growing culture of arts support in Queens.
The ACP is made possible by generous support from the Scherman Foundation, the New York State Regional Economic Development Council and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.
Sloan's ACP project, It Can Happen Here, is made possible with additional support from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, EarSay and Jamaica Performing Arts Center.

Thanks to our supporters

New York City Department of Cultural Affairs with support from the City Council, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, Queens Council on the Arts, Viper Records, LaGuardia Liberty Partnership, International High School at LaGuardia Community College, LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer, and the generous donations of many individuals

EarSay, PO Box 4338, Sunnyside, NY 11104
Sent by info@earsay.org



15. Dee Shapiro, FF Member, at David Richard Gallery, Manhattan, thru October 7

I will be part of Systemic Pattern Painting at the David Richard Gallery 211 East 121 Street through October 7, 2018.

Dee Shapiro



16. Ray Johnson, FF Alumn, new publication



That Was the Answer: Interviews with Ray Johnson brings together a selection of interviews and conversations from 1963 to 1987 that offer unique access to Johnson's distinctive thinking and working methods. Throughout, Johnson's responses are marked by his humor and close attention to language. Gathering these interviews for the first time, That Was the Answer serves as an ideal introduction to Ray Johnson as well as a resource for those wanting deeper insight into this artist and his kaleidoscopic body of work.
Julie J. Thomson is an independent scholar and curator who lives in Durham, North Carolina. Julie has been a friend of the Ray Johnson Estate for several years and curated the exhibition "Begin to See: The Photographers of Black Mountain College" at the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center. Julie's essays about Ray Johnson have been published in the Journal of Black Mountain College Studies and Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center publications for the exhibitions From BMC to NYC: The Tutelary Years of Ray Johnson and Something Else Entirely: The Making of Ray Johnson's 'Paper Snake'.

That Was the Answer: Interviews with Ray Johnson is published by Soberscove Press and edited by Julie J. Thomson. It includes Interviews with David Bourdon Jr., Sevim Fesci, Richard Bernstein, John Held Jr., Diane Spodarek, Randy Delbeke, Richard Pieper, Henry Martin, Sydne Didier, Weslea Sidon, Shirley Samberg, Clive Phillpot. THE RAY JOHNSON ESTATE
NEW YORK, NY 10021
TEL 212-628-0470



17. Tehching Hsieh, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, FF Alumns, at Participant, Inc., Manhattan, thru Oct. 14

A new job to unwork at
September 9 - October 14, 2018
Opening reception, Sunday, September 9, 7-9pm
Goldman Club (Emanuel Alborg and Aliza Shvarts), Tehching Hsieh, Devin
Kenny, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Wes Larios, Fred Lonidier, Dylan Mira,
Karin Schneider, Kandis Williams of Cassandra Press
Curated by Andrew Kachel and Clara López Menéndez
As an activity that is perhaps as widely shared as it is varied in
character, what potentials are latent in work as a ground for
reconsidering entrenched social, political, and economic relations? A
new job to unwork at presents artists working in different time periods
and in a variety of media - including performance, photography,
sculpture, installation, and diverse forms of social engagement - who
consider the ways in which we approach and perform work, and the ways it
might be resisted and re-appropriated. Work is fundamental in shaping
beliefs, subjectivities, life chances, and daily routines - to a large
extent, it structures the experience of our existence. In whatever shape
it might take, work is motivated by a set of ideals that frame it as a
means for attaining personal fulfillment and participating in society.
We work to survive, but we also work to belong. In light of economic
privatization and austerity regimes, the proliferation of freelance
economies, and wholesale reevaluations of the role of creative labor in
society, the breadth of activities understood as work is expanding. The
ubiquity, compulsory nature, and moral championing of work makes it a
surreptitious and efficient ideological mechanism. For these reasons,
work constitutes both a site of resistance and an opportunity for
solidarity - a contested terrain on which counter-ideologies and
practices can take shape.
The exhibition's title is borrowed from Valerie Solanas's SCUM Manifesto
(1967), which called for women's active and systematic destruction of
the patriarchal power system by dismantling its labor force, disobeying
its laws, and destroying its infrastructures. The term unwork is a means
of gaining agency - however tenuous, however temporary - over the things
we do as work. This strategy of temporary subversion is invoked in
different ways by certain artists in this exhibition. Devin Kenny's work
Untitled (butane tags for Dead Prez) (2011) draws on a tactic of
criminality that is legible against widespread conditions of structural
economic inequality. The work's medium (ash on cortega tile) references
both a mundane workplace environment and a means of inscribing a message
that is common in prisons, using smuggled lighters or matches.
Other works query the individualized nature of work, particularly with
respect to artistic and cultural production. Karin Schneider presents an
in-progress work that questions the romanticized figure of the solitary
artist. Schneider and the curators have extended a series of invitations
to other artists with the aim of generating social and artistic
exchanges that will ultimately result in a diagrammatic work that
diffuses individual authorship. Goldman Club notes connections between
an atomized understanding of work and political tendencies toward neofascism
that falsely invoke individual liberty. In their words,
collaboration is a way of working that potentially "slips the trap of
self-expression in order to attend to the larger tectonics of power and
property." Their sculptural and photographic installation responds to
the current U.S. political landscape via strategies of trespass,
horticulture, and propaganda.
Among the historical artists in the exhibition, Mierle Laderman Ukeles
and Tehching Hsieh are represented in documentation of durational
performance works that drew on social relations in the urban environs of
New York City in the late 1970s - early 1980s. Ukeles's Touch Sanitation
Performance and Hsieh's One Year Performance 1981-1982 implement similar
temporal structures, and both works engage conditions of labor and
existence that are often purposely overlooked or ignored. Fred Lonidier,
an artist known for work made for, with, and about organized labor, is
represented in photographic and sculptural works that attest to the
value, even the beauty, in time "wasted" or spent resisting conventional
notions of productivity.
The exhibition presents two bodies of sculptural work by Dylan Mira that
engage the complex materiality and reproductive dimensions of work
though gestures of disappearance and embodiment. Mira draws on Korean
shaman practices and contemporary beauty products - both of which invoke
promises of elongated life through processes of ingestion and self-work.
Alongside oversized personal checks, which mine the textures of work for
abstract and surreal material gestures, the floor-to-ceiling fountain
installed in the gallery is conceived as a subterfuge to respond to the
increasing demand for the artist's presence in exhibition spaces and the
toll it entails for the body. Wes Larios draws on personal histories in
order to understand and appreciate the conditions that have made his
work as an artist possible. In a site-specific image- and text-based
installation, Larios pays homage to his grandmother, an immigrant to the
United States whose choices in employment and marriage laid the ground
for her family's future opportunities in this country. Kandis Williams'
work with Cassandra Press uses simple means of production and
distribution to spread diverse ideas and perspectives, with the aims of
dialogue, dissent, and activism. Williams contributes a "reader" that
responds to the exhibition's thematic concerns.
A new job to unwork at is a platform for ongoing research engaging work,
led by curators Andrew Kachel and Clara López Menéndez. Initiated in
2013, the project has developed in a multiplicity of formats including
art exhibitions, research residencies, academic seminars, and intensive
workshops. The first public iteration of the project was presented in
Spring 2016 at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE); the second
iteration was presented in Winter 2016-17 at Artspace, New Haven. The
current presentation of A new job to unwork at began with a series of
public programs at PARTICIPANT INC in August 2018, which continues
alongside the exhibition through October 2018.
Image: Karin Schneider, Sabotage, 2017. CCA Wattis Institute, San Francisco. Courtesy of the artist.
A new job to unwork at is made possible the support of Acción Cultural
Española AC/E through the Programme for the Internationalisation of Spanish
Culture (PICE) in the framework of the Mobility grants.
PARTICIPANT INC's exhibitions are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts
with the support of Governor Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Archiving and documentation projects are supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.
PARTICIPANT INC receives generous support from the Ames Family Foundation; Artists' Legacy
Foundation; Michael Asher Foundation; The Greenwich Collection Ltd.; Marta Heflin
Foundation; The Ruth Ivor Foundation; Jerome Foundation; Lambent Foundation of Tides
Foundation; Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation; The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual
Arts; FRIENDS of PARTICIPANT INC; numerous individuals; and Materials for the Arts, NYC
Department of Cultural Affairs/NYC Department of Sanitation/NYC Dept. of Education.
PARTICIPANT INC is W.A.G.E. Certified.
PARTICIPANT INC is located at 253 East Houston Street, between Norfolk and Suffolk Streets
on the LES, ground floor. Subway: F to 2nd Avenue, Allen Street exit; or JMZ to Essex/
PARTICIPANT INC is wheelchair accessible from the street and has wheelchair accessible
non-gender-segregated bathroom facilities. We welcome service animals.
Sep 16, 2-5pm
Coop Fund
Coop Fund members will host the second of two workshops that gives a
basic introduction to Coop Fund, detailing how it was started, and how
it operates now. Refreshments will be provided.
All are welcome to attend, but please if possible rsvp to
coopfundcooperative@gmail.com in advance.
Sep 30, 7-9pm
Rafa Esparza
Artist talk. Details forthcoming.
Oct 12, 7-9pm
GLQ Journal Launch
A reading to celebrate the publication of GLQ special issue The Queer
Commons, co-edited by Gavin Butt and Nadja Millner-Larsen. Participants
will share short excerpts from their contributions and the archives of
queer commoning that their work draws upon. Material will be presented
from the archives of Wages Due Lesbians and Black Women for Wages for
Housework, Act Up's needle exchange initiatives, the queer organizing
efforts at Istanbul's Gezi Park, the sexual undercommons of New York's
legendary Clit Club. Featuring Ashon Crawley, Christina Hanhardt, Evren
Savic, Arlen Austin, Clit Club contributors (including Julie Tolentino).
Oct 14, 7-9pm
Valerie Lynn Werder, A Notable Fiction
A Notable Fiction is a theatrical performance (and Antigone for the
digital age) based on undercover Wikipedia editor Vera Syuzhet's
excursions into the site's comments forums. The performance critically
examines terms of legibility and notability in an online public sphere,
asking: does the writing of history always amount to the writing of



18. Laura Blacklow, FF Alumn, at Photographic Resource center, Cambridge, MA, September 20

Laura Blacklow will be presenting work of printmakers, painters, photographers, and other artists who use historic photo processes to make contemporary art at Photographic Resource Center, Cambridge, Thursday, September 20. More information at



19. John Kelly, FF Alumn, at Joe's Pub, Manhattan, Sept. 14-Oct. 10

Five Performances Only!

'Down To You: John Kelly Sings Joni Mitchell' (without frock) September 14, 19, 26, October 3 & 10

Ticket Price: $25.00

Sept 14, 19 & Oct 3
Doors at 6PM
Show at 7PM
Sept 26 & Oct 10
Doors at 9PM
Show at 9:30PM

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20. Bruce Barber, FF Alumn, at McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, September 18

McMaster Museum of Art presents
Bruce Barber: The Bertrand Russell Reading Room

Exhibition and Event
In conjunction with the Undying Hope for this Dangerous World exhibition, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Bertrand Russell archives at McMaster University, the Museum of Art invited Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University professor Bruce Barber to develop an artist project. Barber's project launches at the Museum in September with a special event and an exhibition environment - complete with recreated version of Russell's cell in Brixton Prison - highlighting the life, work, and continued relevance of the renowned British philosopher and mathematician.

EVENT | September 18 from 12:30 - 1:20 pm
Bruce Barber, Artist and Professor
in conversation with McMaster University faculty
Virginia Aksan, Professor Emeritus, Department of History
James Ingram, Professor, Department of Political Science
Neil McLaughlin, Professor, Department of Sociology
They will speak about key themes relating to the exhibition including, but not limited to:
- Pacifism and its continued relevance in today's globalized world
- Feminist Approaches to Bertrand Russell's philosophy
- Academics, Public intellectuals and Political Activism.

Free and Open to the Public. Seating is limited and is available first-come-first-served
EXHIBITION | September 13 - December 22, 2018

In his concept proposal, Bruce Barber noted another Russell anniversary in 2018:
Russell spent six months in Brixton Prison in 1918 for prejudicing "His Majesty's relationship with the U.S.A" and where he wrote his Introduction to Mathematical Philosophy. 2018 coincidentally marks the centenary of the end of the First World War that will be probably reduced to jingoistic celebrations of militarism that would have been abhorred by the philosopher who spent much of his life protesting war.

For the Museum, Barber has devised a reading room environment. The key gallery element is a constructed simulacrum of the Brixton prison cell, furnished with a bed, writing desk, stool and a quote from Russell, realized in neon: "War does not determine who is right - only who is left." Other Russell quotes will be positioned on the perimeter walls of the gallery space, with two Barber-produced videos relating to Russell, his life and times, and images of the present to raise awareness of Russell's life and work and continuing relevance in today's world; the complex ethical issues that surround forms of oppression, terrorism and "war responses" affecting the lives of people globally.
Bruce Barber, Neon Sign for The Bertrand Russell Reading Room. Quote by Bertrand Russell

About Bruce Barber
Bruce Barber was born in New Zealand and has worked internationally across performance, installation, film, video and photography since the early 1970s. His artwork has been exhibited internationally at the Paris Biennale, Sydney Biennale, 49thParallel Gallery NYC, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, NYC, Walter Phillips Gallery, London Regional Gallery, Auckland City Art Gallery, Artspace, Sydney, Auckland, London, Paris and Venice (2015, 2017), and is represented in various public and private collections. Barber is the editor of Essays on Performance and Cultural Politicization and of Conceptual Art: the NSCAD Connection 1967-1973. He is co-editor, with Serge Guilbaut & John O'Brian of Voices of Fire: Art Rage, Power and the State. Editor of Condé +Beveridge: Class Works (2008); also author of Performance [Performance] and Performers: Essays and Conversations (2 volumes) (2008); and Trans/Actions: Art, Film and Death (2008); Littoral Art & Communicative Actionedited by Marc James Léger (2013). His critical essays have appeared internationally in numerous anthologies, art journals and magazines. Barber's interdisciplinary art practice is also documented in the publications Reading Rooms (1990) and Bruce Barber Work 1970-2008 (2009).
Curators Stephan Cleland and Blair French summarized Barber's work as "developing propositional and situational works that engage and question social and political regimes of power."
(From Bruce Barber Work 1970-2008, Artspace, Sydney and Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts, Manukau)

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21. Beth Stephens, Annie Sprinkle, FF Alumns, at Ahrya Fine Arts, Beverly Hills, CA, Sept. 24

A Special Invitation from Beth Stephens and Annie Sprinkle!

Greetings campers! Hope you are enjoying some end of summer swimming. We want to invite you to come see our film, Water Makes Us Wet: An Ecosexual Adventure. We are dying to tell you about this work that we are so happy to share with you. We're open to more invitation and opportunities to screen our most recent creation; festivals, art venues, neighborhood centers, your camping ground... we'll hook you up. Please read on.

Does Water Makes You Wet?
Join us on an Ecosexual Adventure

Hello from Marfa, Texas. We are on the final leg of an epic cross country road trip in our Earth Lab Mobile Unit camper. Since July we have been interviewing artists across the USA whose projects address environmental and ecological issues and ideas. Along the way, we've also been screening our most recent documentary, Water Makes Us Wet: An Ecosexual Adventure. We just screened our film to a packed house in Austin, TX at the Vortex Theater and were delighted to get a standing ovation. Now we're back on the road to do two screenings in New Mexico and then to our California premiere in Beverly Hills.

We are pleased to invite you to the California premiere of Water Makes Us Wet: An Ecosexual Adventure in Beverly Hills, on Monday night, Sept. 24th. This film aligns with our mission to make environmental art that is serious yet sexy, fun and diverse. Professor T.J. Demos of UCSC's History of Art & Visual Culture, described our film as "Liquid Joy." Steve Loe, a retired Forest Service Biologist said, "I loved the movie! Thank you for caring about water, our National Forests and other public lands." Donna Haraway, Distinguished Emerita Scholar from UCSC's History of Consciousness described WMUS as, "A film that takes us into the watery depths of thinking and feeling for more vital earthlings." If you love and care about water---and who doesn't---you will likely enjoy this homage to H2O told from an ecosexual perspective.

We had our world premiere of Water Makes Us Wet at documenta 14, one of the world's most important art exhibitions, in Kassel, Germany. This pinnacle in our lives and art careers surpassed our wildest expectations. Onward! Being that we live, love and work in California, our California premier promises to be extra special. We hope you will join us!

MORE ABOUT THE FILM: Sandy Stone, artist and trans icon, is our narrator, speaking in the voice of the Earth. Also featured are author-scholar Donna Haraway, artists Guillermo Gomez Pena, Balitronica, Reverend Billy Talen, Dragonfly Diva, plus Steve Loe and other great biologists, cool water treatment plant workers, and a diverse range of other folks. The film climaxes in a shocking event that reaffirms the power of the Earth's water and life. Come celebrate all of this with us.

WHO: We will be in attendance along with our producer and Director of Photography, Keith Wilson, some of the illustrious cast, fab crew, and the brilliant music supervisor David B. Steinberg (who is also Annie's brother) will be in attendance.
WHEN: September 24th. 7:30 PM.
WHERE: Ahrya Fine Arts, 8556 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills. CA. 310-478-3836
TKTS: Available from the theater for $12 to $15 https://www.laemmle.com/films/44493 (Click on "7:30")

To View our film's website, see Watermakesuswet.org.
Juno Films is our film distributor. See junofilms.com.
Thanks to Dalia Anani for formatting our newsletter!



22. Franc Palaia, FF Alumn, at Emporium Sculpture Park, Staatsburg, NY, Sept.14

hello art lovers,

The rain has ended, the water has receded and all looks good for the upcoming art event.

You are invited to join us to celebrate the inaugural opening of the Emporium Sculpture Park this Friday Sept 14 from
6-8pm. The new public art space is located in Staatsburg NY just 20 minutes north of Poughkeepsie and 5 minutes south of Rhinebeck on Rt 9.
I have curated this first show which includes 14 works by 11 artists from three states, NY, CT and PA. The eclectic show includes a wide variety of sculptures made of a variety of materials and scale. The ESC is an ongoing public art space with changing annual shows and is the only outdoor sculpture park between Poughkeepsie and Bard College.

This first show will be on view until spring 2019. Open 24/7 and free to the public. All sculptures are for sale and available for rentals.

Join us under the pergola and enjoy drinks and refreshments. For more info call the numbers below.




23. Kanene Holder, FF Alumn, at Harlem Stage, Manhattan, Sept. 15

Do you have a few seconds?
Because I have SHOCKINGLY big news!

Thank you so much for your support over the years!

Shocking The Status Quo with Solutions!
A brief update:
• Speaking at Harlem Stage tonight about NYT critically acclaimed Antigone in Ferguson 7pm
• Performing StandUP Comedy this SATURDAY 9/15- almost sold out!
• Upcoming performance at Columbia University on October 10th
• Launched a Diversity Consulting agency with clients including the New York Times School
• Launch of #wokewashing! WHAT?!?! Details BELOW!
• Details about my off-broadward premiere of THE SITCHAASSDOWN FOCUS GROUP TOUR
• If you would like to book me for educational or diversity consulting or to perform please respond to this email. I look forward to connecting with you!

This Saturday I'll be performing stand up comedy about #race #justice and #truthdecay Jill Abramson former editor of the NYT finds me funny. Find out out how funny this Saturday!
Are You Serious Comedy Show
Slattery's Midtown Pub
8 East 36th Street
New York, NY 10016

I've been hush hush, but I'm preiemring a HUGE new performance project about #race and education at Columbia University's Teachers College 10/10. I'm so honored and excited! Stay Tuned!

NEW YORK TIMES SCHOOL DIVERSITY TRAINING: Over the summer I was quite busy launching my Diversity | Equity | Inclusion agency to work with individuals and organizations to improve their ability to make a positive impact for vulnerable populations.

As you know I've been an activist, artist and educator for over 15 years, and I wanted to expand my reach. It was an immense honor and privilege to engage the New York Times school staff in an in depth analysis of race, class, power and our ability to empathize. It was truly a pleasure. I learned so much from them! If you are interested in bringing me in as a consultant, trainer or speaker, please send an email to bookingkanene@gmail.com

THE SITCHAASSDOWN FOCUS GROUP TOUR was a SOLD OUT SUCCESS! WOW! I think I'm still in recovery from the whirlwind of co-writing and performing while being an art director at a school for at risk youth AND attending a writing fellowship at Yale!

I think the risks were worth it! There are so many people to thank including my co-writer and collaborator Aixa Kendrick and Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow for her Juncannoe idea and crafting the architectural hats! Also nuff respect to Ars Nova and the ANT FEST crew! Check www.sitchaassdown.com for amazing pictures and updates!!! SFGT will be back up in the FALL! Stay TUNED!!!!

YES! I'm so excited to officially launch #wokewashing

#wokewashing is when a company or individual seems to care about a marginalized community but in actually is still causing harm. WHY? Because they want you to buy their products. Is Nike #wokewashing? Let me know by filling out our survey on www.wokewashing.com
We are willing to work with consumers and companies to figure out ways to #dogood with #authenticity #integrity and #transparency

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24. Laura Cooper, FF Alumn, at Westbury Arts Centre, Milton Keynes, UK, Sept 15-16

Dear Friends,

I am excited to invite you to the screening my new film Eating Up The Sky

It will be screened on 15th-16th September at Westbury Arts Centre's old Barn in Milton Keynes as part of the Groundwork Weekender Program. I would love to see you there and if not I would love to share it with another time.

Best Wishes,


Westbury Arts Centre Milton Keynes
Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th September
Opening Sat 4pm

Westbury Arts Centre
Foxcovert Rd,
Shenley Church End,
Milton Keynes

The Groundwork Weekender

/// 14th - 16th September ///

The Weekender is a three-day exploration of Milton Keynes through a diverse programme of performances, talks, walks, exhibitions, film screenings and social meeting points. This includes the premiere of eleven unique artist projects developed specifically for and about Milton Keynes.
You are welcome to attend individual events in the programme by reserving specific tickets through eventbrite, or you can join "The Coach Trip" tours, led by artist duo Hunt and Darton - but please be aware spaces for this art-bus-tour are extremely limited.
Tickets for all events for the Groundwork Weekender are free and open to all, but must be reserved to avoid disappointment!
For the full programme and ticket information for all the events, please visit https://www.groundworkmk.com/pa.../4/groundwork-weekender.html




14th-16th SEPTEMBER

Laura Cooper | www.lauracooper.co.uk



25. Liza Lou, FF Alumn, in the Brooklyn Rail, now online

Please visit this link


thank you.



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