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Contents for September 18, 2018

Hetty Huisman, FF Alumn, In Memoriam

Hetty Huisman (born 1941) passed away on Thursday, September 28th, 2017. Hetty was a generous friend, a headstrong artist and an observant commentator of De Appel. In 1982, she developed and presented the audio-visual reading "From Void to Void to Void to Void" to intensify the debate on the role of arts and to solidify the identity of De Appel. She communicated with over a hundred friends of De Appel and she reported her findings and conclusions to De Appel through a card index system and a daily renewal of a little bottle of gin. She has always remained a good friend of De Appel, with much advice, good deeds and beautiful gifts to the archive from her own artists archive and publications from Void Editions, her own publishing house. Hetty Huisman leaves a void. We will remember her with love and we will miss her visits dearly.

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1. Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow, FF Fund recipient 2017-18, on 14th Street, Manhattan, Oct. 14

"The Picnic: Harvest of the Zephyr" is a durational performance will take place during Art in Odd Places Festival, NY, NY.

http://body.artinoddplaces.org/

Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow's picnic procession takes place along 14th Street while stopping for picnic breaks with the public. This work was made possible, in part, by the Franklin Furnace Fund supported by Jerome Foundation, The SHS Foundation, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Bio: Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow (b. Manchester, Jamaica) is an interdisciplinary artist showing internationally with a BFA w/ honors from NWSA University of Florida, and a MFA from Hunter College, CUNY. Awards include Culture Push, Franklin Furnace, Rema Hort Mann (A.C.E), and N.Y.F.A. Lyn-Kee-Chow often explores performance and installation art, which draws from the nostalgia of her homeland, folklore, fantasy, consumerism, spirituality, and nature's ephemerality. She lives and works in Queens, N.Y.

Date & Time: October 14th: 2pm - 3 -5 hours

Location: Along 14th Street sidewalks beginning near Ave C by Campos Plaza 1, break at Union Square Park, performance concludes at 14th Street Park (10th Avenue).

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2. Franklin Furnace Archive at New York Art Book Fair, MoMA PS1, Long Island City, September 20-23

Please stop by Franklin Furnace's table at the New York Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1, this Thursday September 20 through Sunday September 23. For complete information please visit this link: http://nyartbookfair.com/

Thank you.

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3. Emma Amos, David Hammons, Lorraine O'Grady, Howardena Pindell, FF Alumns, at The Brooklyn Museum, thru Feb. 3, 2019

The Brooklyn Museum Presents Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power
Featuring over 150 works by more than 60 artists, the exhibition offers a sweeping view of the remarkable art made by Black artists during one of the most crucial periods in American history

On view September 14, 2018-February 3, 2019

The Brooklyn Museum presents the critically acclaimed exhibition Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power, an unprecedented look at a broad spectrum of work by African American artists from 1963 to 1983, one of the most politically, socially, and aesthetically revolutionary periods in American history. Soul of a Nation considers the varied ways that Black artists responded to the demands of an urgent moment and brings together for the first time the disparate and innovative practices of more than sixty artists from across the country, offering an unparalleled opportunity to see their significant works side by side. The Brooklyn Museum is the only East Coast venue for this exhibition, which was organized by Tate Modern in London and traveled to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas, in early 2018.The Brooklyn presentation will remain on view through February 3, 2019.

Soul of a Nation features more than 150 works of art in a sweeping aesthetic range, from figurative and abstract painting to assemblage, sculpture, photography, and performance. Among the influential artists of the time highlighted in the exhibition are Emma Amos, Frank Bowling, Sam Gilliam, Barkley Hendricks, Betye Saar, Alma Thomas, Jack Whitten, and William T. Williams. The Brooklyn presentation will also include several works by artist and scholar David Driskell, Suzanne Jackson's Triplical Communications (1969), and a large-scale draped painting by Sam Gilliam titled Carousel Merge (1971). In addition, a monochromatic work by Emma Amos will be on view, as well as two large-scale paintings by British Guyana-born artist Frank Bowling and an abstract push-broom painting by Ed Clark from the late 1970s, which recently joined the Museum's permanent collection.

The show begins in 1963, before the emergence of the Black Power Movement later in the decade, with the Spiral collective. This group of New York-based painters, including Romare Bearden, Norman Lewis, and Emma Amos, worked in diverse aesthetic styles and explored the role of Black artists in the struggle for civil rights. Also active in New York at the time was the Kamoinge Workshop, a group of photographers who responded to the lack of institutional support and mainstream representation of Black artists by conducting workshops and producing their own gallery shows and portfolios.

The exhibition goes on to trace how artists across the country continued to work in collectives, communities, and individually during the rise of the Black Power Movement. In Los Angeles, years of urban unrest propelled a number of artists to experiment with assemblage and sculpture. Artists such as John Outterbridge and Noah Purifoy made works inspired by the aftermath of the Watts Rebellion of 1965. Emory Douglas, who served as the minister of culture for the Black Panther Party, founded in Oakland, California, in 1966, created striking graphics and illustrations that became powerful symbols of the movement -- 24 of which are included in the exhibition. In Chicago, a group of artists formed AfriCOBRA, whose manifesto and aesthetic philosophy aimed to empower Black communities. Works by its founding members are on display, including Gerald Williams's Say It Loud (1969), whose vibrant colors, graphic lettering, and use of black figures were emblematic of the AfriCOBRA style. In New York, painters incorporated symbols of protest, solidarity, and Black pride, while many organized for institutional inclusion. Also featured is artist and professor David Driskell, who drew upon similar themes in his painting, as he worked to organize university art departments across the South and promote scholarship of African American art.

The show also addresses formal concerns and aesthetic innovations across abstraction and figuration in painting and sculpture, featuring such works as Sam Gilliam's April 4 (1969), Barkley Hendricks's Blood (Donald Formey) (1975), Frank Bowling's Texas Louise (1971), and Martin Puryear's Self (1978). With its central triangular form, Jack Whitten's powerful Homage to Malcolm (1970) recalls the pyramids that Malcolm X visited on a trip to Africa in 1964, and was painted as a memorial to the late activist. Other works show the emergence of integral figures in Black feminism such as Kay Brown, Faith Ringgold, and Betye Saar, highlighting an important moment of visibility for female artists. The exhibition concludes with a section on Just Above Midtown (JAM), the first commercial gallery space dedicated to showing the work of avant-garde Black artists, notably including artists working in performance, such as Lorraine O'Grady, David Hammons, Senga Nengudi, and others.

The timely exhibition extends the Brooklyn Museum's trailblazing commitment to a vital period in American art, following its exhibitions Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties (2014) and We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965-85 (2017), as well as the Museum's major acquisition of 44 works from the Black Arts Movement in 2013.

"With Soul of a Nation, we are honored to highlight the truly exceptional work produced by African American artists during one of the most significant moments in U.S. history and to honor these artists and all those arts professionals, here in Brooklyn and beyond, who have long supported their work," said Anne Pasternak, Shelby White and Leon Levy Director of the Brooklyn Museum.

Ashley James, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, adds: "Artists in this exhibition bravely and variously created art responsive to an urgent time of social, political, and aesthetic rupture, resulting in some of the most striking works created in the late twentieth century. This exhibition adds to an already existing and growing focus on the art produced during the Black Power Movement, an indication of the period's important and continued resonance with our present as well as the absolute excellence that defines the art of the era."

Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power
Artist List
Emma Amos (b. 1937)
Benny Andrews (b. 1930)
Romare Bearden (b. 1911)
Cleveland Bellow (b. 1946)
Dawoud Bey (b. 1953)
Frank Bowling (b. 1936)
Kay Brown (b. 1932)
Linda Goode Bryant (b. 1949)
Elizabeth Catlett (b. 1915)
Dana C. Chandler, Jr. (b. 1941)
Ed Clark (b. 1926)
Houston Conwill (b. 1947)
Adger W. Cowans (b. 1936)
Darryl Cowherd (b. 1940)
Roy DeCarava (b. 1919)
Beauford Delaney (b. 1901)
Jeff Donaldson (b. 1932)
Emory Douglas (b. 1943)
Louis Draper (b. 1935)
David C. Driskell (b. 1931)
Melvin Edwards (b. 1937)
Fred Eversley (b. 1941)
Al Fennar (b. 1938)
Reginald Gammon (b. 1921)
Sam Gilliam (b. 1933)
David Hammons (b. 1943)
Barkley Hendricks (b. 1945)
Suzanne Jackson (b. 1944)
Virginia Jaramillo (b. 1939)
Jae Jarrell (b. 1935)
Wadsworth A. Jarrell (b. 1929)
Daniel LaRue Johnson (b. 1938)
Barbara Jones-Hogu (b. 1938)
Cliff Joseph (b. 1922)
Carolyn Lawrence (b. 1930)
Norman Lewis (b. 1909)
Tom Lloyd (b. 1929)
Richard Mayhew (b. 1924)
Lev T. Mills (b. 1940)
Archibald John Motley, Jr. (b. 1891)
Alice Neel (b. 1900)
Senga Nengudi (b. 1943)
Lorraine O'Grady (b. 1934)
John Outterbridge (b. 1933)
Joe Overstreet (b. 1933)
James Phillips (b. 1945)
Howardena Pindell (b. 1943)
Noah Purifoy (b. 1917)
Martin Puryear (b. 1941)
Herbert Randall (b. 1936)
John T. Riddle (b. 1933)
Faith Ringgold (b. 1930)
Herb Robinson
Betye Saar (b. 1926)
Raymond Saunders (b. 1934)
Merton D. Simpson (b. 1928)
Beuford Smith (b. 1941)
Frank Smith (b. 1935)
Ming Smith
Nelson Stevens (b. 1938)
Alma W. Thomas (b. 1891)
Bob Thompson (b. 1937)
Timothy Washington (b. 1946)
Charles W. White (b. 1918)
Jack Whitten (b. 1939)
Gerald Williams (b. 1941)
Randy Williams (b. 1947)
William T. Williams (b. 1942)

Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power is organized by Tate Modern in collaboration with the Brooklyn Museum, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas, and The Broad, Los Angeles, and curated by Mark Godfrey, Senior Curator, International Art, and Zoe Whitley, Curator, International Art, Tate Modern. The Brooklyn Museum presentation is curated by Ashley James, Assistant Curator, Contemporary Art, Brooklyn Museum.

Leadership support for this exhibition is provided by the Ford Foundation, the Terra Foundation for American Art, Universal Music Group, and the Henry Luce Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Brooklyn Museum's Contemporary Art Committee, the Arnold Lehman Exhibition Fund, Christie's, Raymond Learsy, Saundra Williams-Cornwell and W. Don Cornwell, Crystal McCrary and Raymond J. McGuire, Megan and Hunter Gray, the Hayden Family Foundation, Carol Sutton Lewis and William Lewis, Valerie Gerrard Browne, Hales Gallery, Tracey and Phillip Riese, Connie Rogers Tilton, and Jack Shainman Gallery.

Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power is organized by Tate Modern in collaboration with Brooklyn Museum, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas, and The Broad, Los Angeles, and curated by Mark Godfrey, Senior Curator, International Art, and Zoe Whitley, Curator, International Art, Tate Modern. The Brooklyn Museum presentation is curated by Ashley James, Assistant Curator, Contemporary Art, Brooklyn Museum.

Leadership support for this exhibition is provided by the Ford Foundation, the Terra Foundation for American Art, Universal Music Group, and the Henry Luce Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Brooklyn Museum's Contemporary Art Committee, the Arnold Lehman Exhibition Fund, Christie's, Raymond Learsy, Saundra Williams-Cornwell and W. Don Cornwell, Crystal McCrary and Raymond J. McGuire, Megan and Hunter Gray, the Hayden Family Foundation, Carol Sutton Lewis and William Lewis, Valerie Gerrard Browne, Hales Gallery, Tracey and Phillip Riese, Connie Rogers Tilton, and Jack Shainman Gallery.

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Press Contact:
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4. Lucio Pozzi, Robert Mapplethorpe, Andy Warhol, FF Alumns, at Palazzo Albergati, Bologna, Italy, Sept. 29, 2018-Feb. 25, 2019

An important work of mine is included in this exhibition.

Warhol & Friends
New York negli anni '80
29 settembre 2018 - 25 febbraio 2019
Warhol & Friends, New York in the 80's
29 Sept. 2018 - 25 Feb. 2019

Palazzo Albergati
Via Saragozza 28
Bologna, Italy.
ogni giorno h. 10:00 - 20:00
all days h. 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

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5. Melanie Crean, FF Alumn, at A.I.R., Brooklyn, Sept. 26

STRATEGIES OF DIFFERENCE
Panel Discussion
Wednesday, September 26, 6:30-8:30 PM
Here at A.I.R.

Marking the 25th Anniversary of A.I.R.'s Fellowship program, Strategies of Difference welcomes the 2018-19 Fellows in a conversation responding to the increasingly urgent priorities of what a feminist future looks likes. Strategies of Difference builds upon A.I.R.'s history of radical vision through presenting alternative methodologies and ideas intended to have an impact on contemporary configurations of power. Each Fellow will present an aspect of their research or work that reconfigures the role of the artist within their surrounding environments; both on an individual local level and on the systemic issues at hand. They will cover a range of themes including a failed prison system, language across cultures and generations, immigration and borders, representation and identities.

This year's Fellows Include:
Melanie Crean
Isabella Cruz-Chong
Kim Dacres
Macon Reed
Gabriela Vainsencher
Zhiyuan Yan
Moderated by Roxana Fabius and Patricia M. Hernandez

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6. Barbara Rosenthal, FF Alumn, at Tompkins Square Library, Manhattan, Sept. 20

Barbara Rosenthal (FF Alumn) Writing/Performance Lab, Thurs, Sept. 20
at the Tompkins Square Library
hosted by Armand Ruhlman
THURS, SEPT. 20, 2018, 5:30-7PM.
Rosenthal will engage in an Improvisation with audience members and other featured players
East Village Performance Reading Series
LOCATION: Tompkins Square Library
331 E. 10th St. (Ave A-B)
ADMISSION: FREE
MORE INFO: http://www.emedialoft.org/artistspages/frameEleven.htm
Barbara Rosenthal
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbara_Rosenthal
http://www.barbararosenthal.org/
463 West Street, #A629
NY, NY, USA 10014-2035
Twitter: @BRartistNYC
Facebook: barbara.rosenthal1

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7. Lorraine O'Grady, FF Alumn, at Milkwaukee Art Museum, WI, thru Jan. 20, 2019

Lorraine O'Grady: Milwaukee Art Museum
Family Pictures
September 14, 2018 - January 20, 2019

Alexander Gray Associates is pleased to announce the group exhibition Family Pictures, including work by Lorraine O'Grady, at the Milwaukee Art Museum, WI. The exhibition is curated by Drew Sawyer.

The institution's press release follows:

Family Pictures explores the ways in which black photographers and artists have portrayed a range of familial relationships, from blood relatives to close-knit neighborhoods to queer communities.

Beginning with Roy DeCarava and Langston Hughes's groundbreaking 1955 book The Sweet Flypaper of Life, the exhibition gathers photographic series, installations, and videos by an intergenerational group of artists, including John Edmonds, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Lyle Ashton Harris, Deana Lawson, Lorraine O'Grady, Gordon Parks, Sondra Perry, Ming Smith, and Carrie Mae Weems. Their images of family life often maneuver between intimate, everyday stories and broader political realities, between the universal human condition and the particular histories of race in the United States. As Lawson says of her work, "Every day is political, the everyday is personal."

A touchstone for several of the artists in the exhibition is the work of Roy DeCarava (American, 1919-2009). Coming of age in Harlem during the 1940s, DeCarava reacted against what he saw as superficial stereotypes and "sociological" studies of his neighborhood by mostly white outsiders. With the aid of a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1952, the artist set out to create expressive photographs of life in his community. He eventually published 140 pictures along with text by Langston Hughes in The Sweet Flypaper of Life (1955), a fictional family album that tenderly captures intimate moments of domestic life both in Harlem and seemingly everywhere.

Organized by the Columbus Museum of Art.

More information on Family Pictures.
More information on Lorraine O'Grady.

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

Press Inquires
press@alexandergray.com

Upcoming Exhibition
Lorraine O'Grady: Cutting Out CONYT: October 25-December 15, 2018

Alexander Gray Associates
510 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10001 United States
Telephone: +1 212 399 2636
Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
www.alexandergray.com
info@alexandergray.com

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8. Barbara Hammer, FF ALumn, at KOW, Madrid, Spain, thru Jan. 31, 2019

CONTRIBUTION TO LIGHT
THE EARLY WORKS OF BARBARA HAMMER
Sep 14-Jan 31

KOW MADRID
Calle Ribera de Curtidores 26 · 28005 Madrid
The first monographic exhibition of KOW in Madrid shows previously unknown, early works by the American artist, filmmaker and feminist Barbara Hammer. Between 1968 and 1971, the first experimental films, photographs and works on paper were created, which chart the path of this pioneer of queer cinema.
Barbara Hammer has helped write the history of feminist art. Her works on celluloid are considered among the most extensive representations of lesbian identity, love, and sexuality. In more than eighty films, she increased the visibility of women and encouraged them to choose self-determined lives.

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9. Arlene Rush, FF Alumn, at 199 Ingraham St., Brooklyn, NY, Sept. 25

TRANSCENDER ARTIST TALK

Come join us for a vibrant evening by these 6 artists:

How their work is based on spiritual practice, beliefs, motivations or evokes feelings of spirituality.

September 25th, 7- 8:30 PM

An awesome line-up of artists including: Arlene Rush. Paul Behnke, Jackie Shatz, Martin Dull, Mary DeVincentis and Sasha Hallock.
Thankful to Christopher Stout of Art During the Occupation Gallery for providing space. Along with our co-hosts Sharilyn Neidhardt and Tim Gowan.

119 Ingraham Street
Brooklyn, New York 11237

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10. Stephanie Brody-Lederman, FF Alumn, at The Center for Contemporary Art, Bedminster, NJ, thru Oct. 27

The exhibition "The Comic Influence " at The Center for Contemporary Art in Bedminster, NJ will include paintings and a selection of the editioned calendars by Stéphanie Brody-Lederman. The exhibition was organized by Virginia Butera and opens September 14, 2018-October 27.

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11. Jack Waters, Peter Cramer, FF Alums, at MoMA/PS1, Sept. 20-23

Jack Waters and Peter Cramer (FF Artist Alumni) will present new publications. as well as present the works of Chloe Bass, Dépense Défensive Collective, Ingo Giezendanner aka GRRRR, Karen Finley, Stephen Lack, Antonio Serna, Dylan Gauthier, Pamela Sneed, Beth Stephens & Annie Sprinkle, and ephemera from the Allied Productions, Inc archives includes Abc No Rio, Le Petit Versailles, and collective projects throughout our 37 years in the culture of resistance.

Allied Productions,Inc./Le Petit Versailles returns to
Printed Matter's New York Art Book Fair.
Friendly Dire Section - Booth #P06
September 20-23, 2018
MoMA/PS1 22-25 Jackson Avenue on 46th Avenue, Long Island City, NY.

Printed Matter's New York Art Book Fair Open Hours
Free entrance Fri - Sun
Preview Thursday, September 20, 6-9pm (Ticketed Only)
Friday, September 21, 1-7pm
Saturday, September 22, 11am-9pm
Sunday, September 23, 11am-7pm

Allied Productions,Inc./Le Petit Versailles presence at Printed Matter's NY Art Book Fair 2018 relates the current state of affairs to our history as a vehicle of counter-cultural expression. The 10 artists and collectives at our booth represent resistance and dissent fusing feminism, queer struggle, environmental collapse, unequal economics and social injustice as the core of the Friendly Fire section's focus on artists' collectives that practice different forms of cultural, social and political activism. Allied/LPV highlights subjects vital to open space, green space, collectives, queer community, and women. In addition to the offerings of contemporary book works and printed matter, Allied's booth will present archival ephemera from the collective projects throughout its 37 years in the culture of resistance, inclusive of its sponsorship of its primary venue, Le Petit Versailles community garden. Allied has had a longstanding relationship to MIX NYC and Abc No Rio and is the sponsoring organization of WERQ collective, an intergenerational community of artists and activists united in queerness who wrrq to transform culture.The booth is co-managed by Jack Waters in consultation by Ethan Shoshan with visuals designed by Allied/LPV co-founder Peter Cramer. Allied Productions, Inc. is a completely artist-run nonprofit arts organization.

Participating Artists

Chloe Bass - Book of Everyday Instruction Project
Peter Cramer - The Peter File
DÉPENSE DÉFENSIVE Collective - Daily Bread zine anthology
Ingo Giezendanner AKA GRRRR - Multiple Zines.
Karen Finley - Grabbing Pussy
Stephen Lack - There Is A War
Antonio Serna - Workerz Work
Dylan Gauthier - Upstream & Downstream Transmission
Annie Sprinkle & Beth Stephens - 25 Ways To Make Love To The Earth
Jack Waters - Pestilence Comic # 5
Ephemera from the Allied Productions, Inc archives including Abc No Rio, Le Petit Versailles, and collective projects throughout our 37 years in the culture of resistance.

LAUNCHES, SIGNINGS & SPECIAL EVENTS
9/20 Thursday
Antonio Serna. Book Signing: 6pm
Peter Cramer. Launch/Book Signing: 7pm
9/21 Friday
Stephen Lack. Book Signing/drawing: 4-6pm
Peter Cramer. Book Signing: 6pm
Jack Waters. Book Signing: 6pm
9/22 Saturday
Pamela Sneed. Book Signing: 2pm
Antonio Serna. Launch/Book Signing: 4-5pm
Chloe Bass. Performance: 5pm
Stephen Lack. Book Signing/Drawing: 6-7pm
9/23 Sunday
Dylan Gauthier. Book Signing:11am
Jack Waters. Book Signing: 5pm

Allied Productions, Inc. /Le Petit Versailles is supported by Gardeners & Friends of LPV, GreenThumb/NYC Dept. of Parks, Materials for the Arts, NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs, and Office of City Councilwoman Carlina Rivera. LPV Exhibitions are made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Allied Productions,Inc.
P.O. Box 20260
Tompkins Square Station
New York, NY 10009
USA
(212) 529-8815
http://www.alliedproductions.org/
nyabf@alliedproductions.org

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12. Cecilia Vicuña, FF Alumn, at McNally Jackson Soho, Sept. 28, and more

Queridos amigos, dear friends,

We are happy to invite you to these two upcoming events. I hope you can come celebrate with us.

Performance Living Quipu

Living Quipu stages a participatory performance in conjunction with the exhibition Disappeared Quipu, at the Brooklyn Museum.

Sunday, September 23rd
2pm-3 pm
Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, New York 11238-6052

and

Book Presentation New and Selected Poems by Cecilia Vicuña

New and Selected Poems by Cecilia Vicuña, edited and translated by Rosa Alcalá, will be presented by the author, and her translators, Rosa Alcalá, Elliot Weinberger, Christopher Leland Winks, James O'Hern, Anne Twitty and Urayoan Noel, at McNally Jackson Books.

Friday, September 28th
7pm - 8.45pm
McNally Jackson Soho
52 Prince Street
NY, NY 10012

Copyright (c) 2018 Cecilia Vicuna, All rights reserved.

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13. Edward Gomez, FF Alumn, in Hyperallergic, now online

New York
Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018

Dear art lovers and media colleagues:

My article about the just-published new book Working Girls and the just-opened exhibition of the same name at Ricco/Maresca Gallery in New York has just been published in HYPERALLERGIC.

Scooping all other media outlets, this article tells the story of the discovery by the longtime photography curator and collector Robert Flynn Johnson of a group of remarkable black-and-white photographs that were made in the early 1890s in a bordello in southeastern Pennsylvania. The creator of the photos, William I. Goldman (1856-1922), was a professional photographer who ran a studio in Reading, Pennsylvania, where he shot conventional, posed, Victorian-style portraits.

However, Goldman was also a regular customer of one of the city's most notorious whorehouses, where he shot many photos of its employees, its owner, and, occasionally, even its patrons. In many ways, Goldman's intriguing photographic images look and feel unexpectedly modern and seem to anticipate certain aesthetic ideas or points of view that are commonly associated with later, modernist photography.

You can find my article here:
https://bit.ly/2OmyM4M

The exhibition of these unusual photographs remains on view at Ricco/Maresca Gallery (529 West 20th Street, Chelsea district, Manhattan) through Oct 13, 2018.

With best wishes...

EDWARD

www.edwardmgomez.com

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14. Suzanne Lacy, Shaun Leonardo, FF Alumns, at 601 Artspace, Manhattan, opening Sept. 21

A VOID
Curated by Paul Ramirez Jonas
Sept. 22nd - Nov. 18th, 2018
601Artspace, 88 Eldridge Street

Please join us for the opening reception on Friday, Sept. 21st from 6-8pm.

Jonathan Safran Foer
Emily Jacir
Shaun Leonardo
Suzanne Lacy
Oscar Muñoz
Georges Perec
Michael Rakowitz
Constanza Ramírez Molano
Aida Šehović

Curator's Statement:

On February 13, 14, and 15 of 1945, thousands of airplanes bombed Dresden, dropping about 3,900 tons of explosives on the city. At least 25,000 people died, most of whose names are lost to history, but Karl-Heinrich Fiebiger witnessed the death of his older sister and her two young daughters, and somebody thought to note his survival.
A German transport vehicle tried to evacuate154 paintings to the castle of Königstein. On its way out of the city it was hit by a bomb and all the paintings were lost. In that truck was The Stone Breakers by Gustave Courbet.

Fifty three years later, I saw The Stone Breakers for the first time in a darkened lecture hall. Art historian Kermit Champa projected a color slide of the painting. How fitting that I would experience this work, destroyed by an explosion, as an immaterial light projection. Professor Champa failed to mention that the painting no longer existed; because even in its absence, the picture was still able to tell us something. My professor pointed out how one of the figures in the picture was a man too old to be breaking rocks; while the other was a boy too young for such hard labor. Courbet had told his friends that "It is not often that one encounters so complete an expression of poverty and so, right then and there I got the idea for a painting". This work affected my life.

But what of Karl-Heinrich Fiebiger's nieces? What effect could their absence have on me? What, if any, is their legacy? They did not become art historians that could have been my teacher. How come the absent painting can speak and they can't?

This exhibition is the result of questions such as these. But it is not just about the void left by death and destruction. It asks how the loss that results from a massacre, mass murder, genocide, ethnic cleansing, or pogrom transcends each personal injury and becomes an injury to all?

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15. Pamela Sneed, Tracie Morris, FF Alumns, book launch, St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery, Manhattan, Sept. 19

Dear friends,

I'm so excited to launch The Poetry Project's 2018 fall season with the release of my new memoir, Sweet Dreams out from Belladonna*! This book is in part about what it is to find and build community through art, friendship, and mentorship, and I'm grateful to be sharing this work now with you and others.

I hope very much that you will be able to join me in launching this book and celebrating our community! The event will be on:

Wednesday, September 19, 8PM
The Poetry Project at St Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery
131 E 10th St, New York, NY, 10003

More information is available here. Advance tickets are available here.

I'm so grateful to Shelley Marlow, Roya Marsh, and Tracie Morris who will be joining me at the event, reading both from Sweet Dreams and their own excellent work.

I hope to see you there!
xo
Pamela

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16. Judith Ren Lay, FF Alumn, at 6th Street & Avenue B, Manhattan, Sept. 29

A Garden
Variety: Poetry
& Prose
Saturday, Sept. 29
4-5:30pm
6th St. & Ave. B
Community Garden
Words among the bleeding hearts
and the tomatoes. Featured
readers: Ilsa Gilbert, Judith Ren-
Lay, Valerie Hsiung, Candace
Williams, & you on open mic.
Bring words or listen. Hosted by
Mindy Levokove & Sahar Muradi.
Rain date: Sunday, Sept. 30,
4:30pm

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17. Taylor Mac, FF Alumn, fall events

Taylor Mac's Newsletter: Broadway debut and fall performance dates.

Taylor got a new play, and it's going to Broadway.

"GARY: A SEQUEL TO TITUS ANDRONICUS"

Three-time Tony Award winner Nathan Lane and two-time Tony Award winner Andrea Martin star on Broadway in the world premiere of Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus, the new comedy by Pulitzer Prize finalist and MacArthur Fellow, Taylor Mac. Directed by five-time Tony Award winner George C. Wolfe, Gary is set just after the blood-soaked conclusion of William Shakespeare's first tragedy, Titus Andronicus.

SYNOPSIS: It's the fall of the Roman Empire, and the years of bloody battles are over. The civil war has ended. The country has been stolen by madmen, and there are casualties everywhere. Two very lowly servants are charged with cleaning up the bodies.

Performances begin March 5 (opening April 11th)

MEANWHILE

Taylor and the band go back on the road for their fall/winter tour of 24-Decade and Holiday Sauce (Austin, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, LA, and NYC's Town Hall).

Sep 27th: TAYLOR MAC: A 24-DECADE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC (ABRIDGED) | McCullough Theatre | Austin | https://texasperformingarts.org/season/taylor-mac-mccullough-theatre-2018
Sep 28th: TAYLOR MAC: A 24-DECADE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC (ABRIDGED) | McCullough Theatre | Austin | https://texasperformingarts.org/season/taylor-mac-mccullough-theatre-2018

Nov 2rd: TAYLOR MAC: A 24-DECADE HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC (ABRIDGED) | Kingsbury Hall | Salt Lake City | https://utahpresents.org/events/taylor-mac-a-24-decade-history-of-popular-music-abridged/

Nov 21st: TAYLOR MAC'S HOLIDAY SAUCE | Curran | San Francisco | https://sfcurran.com/shows/taylor-macs-holiday-sauce/

Nov 23rd: TAYLOR MAC'S HOLIDAY SAUCE | Curran | San Francisco | https://sfcurran.com/shows/taylor-macs-holiday-sauce/

Nov 24th: TAYLOR MAC'S HOLIDAY SAUCE | Curran | San Francisco | https://sfcurran.com/shows/taylor-macs-holiday-sauce/

Nov 25th: TAYLOR MAC'S HOLIDAY SAUCE | Curran | San Francisco | https://sfcurran.com/shows/taylor-macs-holiday-sauce/

Nov 27th: TAYLOR MAC'S HOLIDAY SAUCE | Curran | San Francisco | https://sfcurran.com/shows/taylor-macs-holiday-sauce/

Nov 28th: TAYLOR MAC'S HOLIDAY SAUCE | Curran | San Francisco | https://sfcurran.com/shows/taylor-macs-holiday-sauce/

Nov 29th: TAYLOR MAC'S HOLIDAY SAUCE | Curran | San Francisco | https://sfcurran.com/shows/taylor-macs-holiday-sauce/

Nov 30th: TAYLOR MAC'S HOLIDAY SAUCE | Curran | San Francisco | https://sfcurran.com/shows/taylor-macs-holiday-sauce/

Dec 11th: TAYLOR MAC'S HOLIDAY SAUCE | Town Hall | NYC | http://thetownhall.org/event/taylor-mac-holiday-sauce-2018

Dec 14th: TAYLOR MAC'S HOLIDAY SAUCE | Royce Hall | Los Angeles | https://cap.ucla.edu/calendar/details/taylor_mac_holiday_sauce_15

Dec 15th: TAYLOR MAC'S HOLIDAY SAUCE | Royce Hall | Los Angeles | https://cap.ucla.edu/calendar/details/taylor_mac_holiday_sauce_15

Copyright (c) 2015 Taylor Mac, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
Taylor Mac
P.O. Box 179
Southfield, MA 01259

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18. David Antonio Cruz, Betti-Sue Hertz, FF Alumns, at Bronx River Art Center, opening Sept. 21

BRONX RIVER ART CENTER OPENS 2018-19 SEASON WITH EXHIBITION THAT CHALLENGES THE NOTION OF PERSONAL IDENTITY

PERSONA: PRESENTING AUTHENTIC, NECESSARY AND CONSTRUCTED SELVES

Curated by former BRAC Executive Director, Betti-Sue Hertz

OPENING RECEPTION, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2018,
6 - 8 PM
1087 EAST TREMONT AVENUE

On Friday, September 21, 2018, from 6-8 PM Bronx River Art Center (BRAC) welcomes you to attend the opening reception of Persona: Presenting Authentic, Necessary and constructed selves on view through Saturday, October 27, 2018. San Francisco-based curator Betti-Sue Hertz, a former Executive Director of BRAC, is the guest curator.

Persona considers how the confluence of social culture, digital imaging, and political insecurity is contributing to the fluidity of identity and generating new strategies for managing public personas. The exhibition explores intersections of cultural, racial and ethnic formation as foundations for negotiating identity in material and virtual realities.
Participating artists: Morehshin Allahyari, Zach Blas, David Antonio Cruz, Heather Dewey-Hagborg, Amaryllis DeJesus Moleski, and Hrvoje Slovenc

Morehshin Allahyari's digital animations explore various dark goddesses-monstrous and jinn female figures-from Middle Eastern mythologies.
Zach Blas invents an amorphous mask as one way to avoid being surveilled by facial recognition techniques, and considers its function in relationship to masks used by those engaged in resistance movements.
David Antonio Cruz's paintings of black and brown queer bodies-solo and in couples- are informed by issues on visibility and camp theatricality.
For the 3D printed masks in Stranger Visions, Heather Dewey-Hagborg collected random items from public places in New York City and imagined the facial characteristics of their prior owners based on genomic research and DNA analysis.
Amaryllis DeJesus Moleski's futuristic paintings feature fanciful visualizations of mythological femme figures in quasi-narrative situations informed by queer and of color communities.
Hrvoje Slovenc's portrait project of men from one village reveals the personal toll of Croatia's troubled past.

In the 1990s, the digital sphere opened up new avenues for displaying and projecting complex identities. Virtual platforms provided a space for invention and experimentation-for creating imagined identities. One's constructed persona-mutable and virtual-became accessible to wider audiences. This freedom of invention would also lead to fragmentation and segmentation with the virtual self, inserting itself into real-life struggles, fantasies of escape, and sexual desires. By the 2000s, while some artists embraced these new worlds of constructed personas, others became even more committed to representing the realities of everyday life by amplifying notions of the authentic self through the conventions of portraiture, a genre that prioritizes the likeness of a person as an expression of their interiority.

Since its beginnings in the 1980s, Bronx River Art Center's exhibitions have featured work by artists who question various socially embedded stereotypes and reject limited notions of race, gender, and sexuality. Persona: Presenting Authentic, Necessary and Constructed Selves continues this commitment, visually navigating the new vulnerabilities faced by individuals at a time when social and media environments as well as new technologies, have become ever more influential.

Persona is the first of five exhibits that will take place during the art center's inaugural year in its restored building, after an eight-year hiatus for its renovation. Collectively titled "Waypoints: Platforms for Renewal," the series of exhibitions are designed to bring core questions for the Bronx River Art Center into being by accessing nodes along its past trajectory. The intent is to situate the organization's relationship to place-making and community building into a model for the future that reflects upon its development over three decades. Additional curators in the series include: BRAC's current Executive Director, Gail Nathan, and two past Gallery Directors, Jose Ruiz and Chad Stayrook. BRAC's next Gallery Director will curate a final exhibit in the series.

This program is supported in part by public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the NYC Materials for the Arts program,
the NYS Council on the Arts with support from Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NYS legislature and the Nations endowment for the Arts, Art Works. Additional support comes from Mayor Bill de Blasio, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr., Council Member Ritchie Torres, the Bronx Delegation of the City Council, Con Edison, and the generousity of our patrons.

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

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19. Hector Canonge, Tobaron Waxman, FF Alumns, at the Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows, NY, September 23

Hector Canonge, FF Alumn, presents Queerin' Performance at LiVEART.US hosted at QUEENS MUSEUM

LiVEART.US, "Queerin' Performance"
Sept. 23, 2018, 2:00 - 5:00 PM
Hosted at Queens Museum

LiVEART.US, Performance Art initiative created and organized by artist, and independent curator, Hector Canonge, begins its Fall 2018 season program with the special presentation of the program "Queerin' Performance," featuring the work of local and international artists.

This month's program, inspired by the annual Queerin' Queens event held at the museum during June Pride Month since 2005, Queerin' Performance is a celebration of Pride and Diversity through Performance Art. Selected artists will explore issues related to gender discourse and identity politics in an environment that welcomes creativity, reflection, and respect.

Featured Artists:
SARA BAHARMEZ (Yemen-United Arab Emirates), IV CASTELLANOS and AMANDA HUNT (United States), KEVIN QUILES BONILLA (Puerto Rico), TOBARON WAXMAN (Canada), and KIM DOAN QUOC (France).

LiVEART.US is platform established to support and feature works by local, national, and international artists working in Performance Art and its diverse manifestations. Created and organized by interdisciplinary artist, Hector Canonge, LiVEART.US features works where the body, as main instrument for artistic creation and expression, is the catalyst for sensorial experiences, cultural interpretation, and critical reflection. The program's main objective is to further support the creation and presentation of new works in Live Action Art in an environment suitable for reflection and dialogue. LiVEART.US follows and complements the monthly program TALKaCTIVE initiated by Canonge in September 2015. Since its inception in 2016, LiVEART.US has presented the work of artists from diverse cultural backgrounds, ages, gender, and national origin creating a dynamic structure and an international network for the exploration, experimentation and execution of Live Art practices.

More information: https://www.facebook.com/liveart.us/
Contact: liveart.us@gmail.com

Hector Canonge
Interdisciplinary Arts
www.hectorcanonge.net

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