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Contents for October 04, 2018

Bryan Routh aka Harry Kipper, FF Alumn, In Memoriam

Franklin Furnace extends sincere condolences to the family and friends of Brian Routh aka Harry Kipper (March 9, 1948-August 3, 2018). Some of his music can be heard at this link: https://soundcloud.com/brianrouth



1. Julie Tolentino, FF Alumn, new publication

DUETS: Kia LaBeija & Julie Tolentino In Conversation
Available for purchase online at the Visual AIDS Store

Kia LaBeija and Julie Tolentino come together for an intergenerational dialogue that illuminates their histories as artists and their relationships to HIV and AIDS spanning more than twenty years. From different perspectives, they discuss their shared practices as artists, performance makers, dancers, poets, and activists.

With additional contributions by Lia Gangitano and David Velasco.

Watch Kia LaBeija's video for Day With(out) Art 2017: "Goodnight, Kia" https://vimeo.com/245609278

Watch Julie Tolentino & Abigail Severance's video for Day With(out) Art 2014: "evidence" https://vimeo.com/112421948



2. Susana Cook, FF Alumn, at WOW Café Theater, Manhattan, Nov. 3-10

RUN! It's getting ugly
by Susana Cook
A family melodrama for these fascist times.

A hysterical satire about racism and discrimination.

Music by Julian Mesri

A pretty ordinary white nationalist family falls into a muddy and desperate identity crisis when they are attacked by La Contaminación Cultural. Their sense of language, grammar and origin gets altered, making them confused of who they really are.

Lights: Hao Bai

Susana Cook as Donnie Darko, the father
Mistah Coles as Hanna, his wife
Juan Reyna as Tommy, their son
Moira Cutler as Alejandro Roberto Ramon Gonzales, the Salsa teacher
Alexandra Pinel as the wife of the salsa teacher
Katherine Horejsi as the mother of the salsa teacher and the neighbor's meeting organizer
Simba Yangala as the next door neighbor and the wife of the salsa teacher (Saturday 3rd)
Jo Robertson as the next door neighbor
Atsuko Matsuyama, the opera singer and Ms Gallagher, a neighbor

In this comedic play a family falls in a crisis when their son learns two words in Spanish at school. The crisis produced by this event reveals that Donnie the father was born of Mexican parents and Hanna, his wife is of Irish origine. The neighbors find out that there's a Mexican in the neighborhood and they are worried about the value of their property to go down. With a song "We hate you" they end up (symbolically) killing Donnie.

In the epilogue dead Donnie will explain what happened to the evangelists the day that Jesus returned, at the same time that they were rapturing.

WOW Café Theater
59 East 4th street
November 3rd, 9th and 10th
7:30 PM
Tickets $15
Email: tango.cook@gmail.com



3. Dread Scott, FF Alumn, in AM New York, now online

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4. Liza Lou, FF Alumn, now online

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5. George Peck, FF Alumn, at Museum of Jewish Heritage, Manhattan, opening Oct. 9

Dear friends,

I am pleased to invite you to the opening event of BOOKBURN/Library of Books Burned, on October 9th at 6pm. Many of you will know that this project is a collaboration between myself and filmmaker Hugo Perez, and its opening this October at The Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust marks the project's museum debut.

The opening event is free, and registration is not required, but recommended. To register for the October 9th event, please click here:
I hope to see you there.




6. Tamar Ettun, FF Alumn, at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, opening Oct. 12

Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
4505 S. Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89154
702.895.3381, barrick.museum@unlv.edu

Exhibition Dates: October 12 - December 15, 2018
Opening Reception & Art Walk: October 12, 2018 (5 - 9 pm)
Performance: October 12, 2018 (6:15 pm- 7 pm)

The Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art is pleased to present the culmination of a multiyear international art tetralogy by Tamar Ettun. Jubilation Inflation unifies different areas of the artist's practice in a multifaceted examination of trauma, healing, and radical empathy.

On view in the museum's East Gallery from October 12 to December 15, 2018, this solo exhibition consists of several parts. At the center, there is an intimate compartment containing an installation of interactive audio work. It is surrounded by mixed media sculptures, experimental videos, and four inflatable room-sized environments where visitors will be enveloped by a climate of vivid color. Influenced by the avant-garde individualism of mid-twentieth century art movements such as Fluxus and Gutai, Ettun asks us to explore the experience of play. Playfulness, in the context of her work, offers us a chance to process our engagement with the world.

Movement is essential to Ettun's work, even her still sculptures have been constructed so that they seem to gesture like human bodies. Made from cloth and found objects, they encounter the space of the gallery with an aura of vulnerable personhood. That atmosphere of vulnerability extends into the snug central area of the exhibition where a video shows us how interactions with soda bottles, sardine tins, and other commodities can become primal expressions of alarm and desire. Flights of paratroopers in another video invert their encounter with the sky and float back into their planes.

A video program of colorful, feminist, funny, and poetic works composed by Ettun will accompany the exhibition. This program will include works by Alika Cooper (Chthonic (Ivy), 2018), Cheryl Donegan (Cheryl , 2005), Trulee Hall (The Blue Fertile, 2018), Joan Jonas (Reanimation, 2010/2012/2013), and Jen Liu (Pink Slime Caesar Shift, 2018).
Local dancers from the UNLV Department of Dance will perform Blue from the repertoire of The Moving Company, a performance art ensemble led by Ettun. A collaborative rehearsal process led by the mover Tina Wang will reinterpret Blue with specific motions and placements. This piece is a live improvisation of ritual-like actions that interweave personal vocabularies of object-oriented movement with a contemporary community.
The question of negotiating a world where we are exposed to both pain and joy has played a constant role in Ettun's career. The human potential for transformation through empathy has absorbed her since her upbringing in Israel where she lived with two siblings suffering from cystic fibrosis and eventually witnessed the numbing impact of institutional brutality when she was conscripted into a military parachute regiment as a young adult.

"I observed closely how dealing with trauma and PTSD increases rigidity and shuts down communication, as conversation requires a flexible position and contains the potential to change and be changed by another person," she says. "This personal experience led to some of the themes of my practice today - for instance, my resistance to simple binaries of right and wrong, which I experience through the fluidity of play and the senses." The metamorphosis of parachute fabric from a vehicle for martial aggression into the soft, bright walls of her inflatable rooms typifies the alchemy she creates. Her structured spaces reveal the human spirit through simple materials such as fabric, inflated air, tape, stitches, ropes, and wood.
Each previous iteration of the tetralogy has found new ways to draw connections between color and emotion, dividing the project into blue/empathy, yellow/desire, pink/aggression, and orange/ joy. Jubilation Inflation brings all four elements together for the first time, introducing Las Vegas and the Western United States to the world of Tamar Ettun at a crucial moment in her career.

Audio walls include sound pieces from The Moving Company performances and videos by Helado Negro with voice by Maia Karo (Yellow), Nire (Pink), and Atteler (Blue). The title for the exhibition is inspired by On Orange, a poem by Rose McLarney.

This project is funded in part by a grant from the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

Tamar Ettun is a sculptor and a performance artist based in Brooklyn, New York. She has had exhibitions and performances at Art Omi Sculpture Garden, The Watermill Center, e-flux, Sculpture Center, Knockdown Center, Madison Square Park, Bryant Park, Socrates Sculpture Park, Indianapolis Museum of Art, The Jewish Museum, Uppsala Art Museum, Fridman Gallery, Braverman Gallery, PERFORMA 09, 11 and 13, among others. She received awards and fellowships from The Pollock Krasner Foundation, Franklin Furnace, MacDowell Fellowship, Marble House Project, RECESS, The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Art Production Fund and Iaspis. Ettun founded The Moving Company, an artist's collective creating performances in public spaces and a social engagement project with Brooklyn teens hosted by The Brooklyn Museum. Ettun received her MFA from Yale University in 2010 where she was awarded the Alice English Kimball Fellowship. She studied at Cooper Union in 2007, while earning her BFA from Bezalel Academy, Jerusalem. She teaches at Columbia University School's of Arts, Lehman College, and The New School Parsons School of Design. ORANGE, the final performance of the tetralogy will premiere at Pioneer Works in 2019.

The Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas believes everyone deserves access to the arts. The Barrick is a university museum, community gathering space, and site for interdisciplinary collaboration with the potential to transform lives and create lasting change. Founded in 1967 as a museum of natural history, the Barrick's incorporation into the College of Fine Arts and evolution into an art museum was accompanied by a renewed commitment to ideas. The museum trusts in the power of artists to convey complex information in an unparalleled form. It is the work of the museum to provide a platform for artists to speak in the world. Recognizing that a history of representation enriches a community, the museum is forming a diverse collection of artists with connections to the Southern Nevada region. Research, conservation, and the pursuit of radical interdisciplinary practices are welcomed. By cultivating a robust, free program of exhibitions and events, the Barrick continues to be a place where the arts can become part of everyone's life.

Contact: Alisha Kerlin, Interim Executive Director, Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art
702-895-3381, alisha.kerlin@unlv.edu



7. Miss Behave, FF Alumn, at Berlin, Manhattan, October 14

Miss Behave presents GRAPE DRESS with performances by Jennie West, poet muMs...October 14 8 pm @ Berlin 25 Avenue A NYC www.marjasamsom.com



8. Paco Cao, FF Alumn, in The New York Times, Sept. 26

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Thank you.



9. M. Kasper, FF Alumn, at Printed Matter, Manhattan, Oct. 12

M. Kasper, FF Alumn, new translations, booklaunch at Printed Matter, Oct. 12

Celebrating the publication of "Ideas Have No Smell: Three Belgian Surrealist Booklets," by Paul Nougé, Paul Colinet, and Louis Scutenaire, edited and translated by M. Kasper, published by Ugly Duckling Presse : at Printed Matter, 231 11th Avenue, New York, NY, Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, 6-8PM : a reading by the translator and a performance of Paul Nougé's visual poems featuring Dikko & Georgia Faust, followed by a discussion with M. Kasper, Mary Ann Caws, and McKenzie Wark.



10. RT Livingston, FF Alumn, at Lobero Theater, Santa Barbara, CA, Oct. 6

Livingston is to perform her musical composition OH WE MOURN on Saturday, October 6th at the Lobero Theater in Santa Barbara, CA as part of the evening OUT OF MUD & ASHES, a creative response to the devastating Thomas Fire and subsequent mud/debris flows that killed twenty five people in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. The event is sponsored by a grant from the Opus Archives at Pacifica University.



11. Paul Zelevansky, FF Alumn, now online


The theory that all knowledge is derived
from sense experience.



PZ, October 2018



12. Arlene Rush, Sky Kim, Portia Munson, Jayoung Yoon, FF Alumns, at Burnette Gallery, Woodstock, NY, opening Oct. 13

Fire In The Belly
October 11 - November 25, 2018
Opening Reception Saturday, October 13, 6 - 9 pm
Burnette Gallery
31 Mill Hill Road
Woodstock, NY 12498

Burnette Gallery presents Fire In The Belly, an exhibition celebrating the female spirit, curated by artists Laura Gurton and Carole Kunstadt.

Identity, empowerment, family, relationships, fantasy, mythology, sensuality as well as the biological, emotional and spiritual are explored by twenty six artists from the Hudson Valley and greater New York.

The Artists Reception on Saturday, October 13 will coincide with the widely acclaimed
Woodstock Film Festival.

Exhibiting artists: Undine Brod, Amy Cheng, Tricia Cline, Orly Cogan, Susan Spencer Crowe, Penny Dell, Kara Eletto, Carla Goldberg, Laura Gurton, Kay Kenny, Simone Kestelman, Sky Kim, Carole Kunstadt, Janice La Motta, Alise Loebelsohn, Portia Munson, Debra Priestly, Ann Provan, Arlene Rush, Linda Friedman Schmidt, Jicky Schnee, Judy Sigunick, Louise P. Sloane, Julia Santos Solomon, Terry Ann Tomlinson, Jayoung Yoon



13. Doug Skinner, Michael Smith, FF Alumns, at Somerset House, London, UK, Oct. 5

Six of the videos Doug Skinner and Michael Smith made back in the '90s will be screened in London, as part of the series TBCTV, curated by Mel Brimfield. Screenings are from 11:00 to 6:00, Friday Oct. 5, in the Lancaster Rooms of the very large and historic Somerset House. It's free; also on the program are splendid videos by Brian Dewan and Michael Robinson. Tell your friends! There's more info at somersethouse(dot)org(dot)uk/whats-on/tbctv



14. Barbara Hammer, FF Alumn, at The Whitney Museum of American Art, Manhattan, October 10

Barbara Hammer:
The Art of Dying or (Palliative Art Making in the Age of Anxiety)

Inspired by Rainer Marie Rilke's Letters to a Young Poet, 79 year old lesbian artist Barbara Hammer ruminates on the experiences of living with advanced cancer while making art. In a performative lecture, Hammer shares guidelines and film clips from her long-term art making practice.

Oct. 10, 6:30 PM at the Whitney Museum of American Art

Free and Open to the Public but public must register (registration info to be announced)

Copyright (c) Barbara Hammer, All rights reserved.



15. Donna Henes, FF Alumn, at Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, Oct. 6, and more

Two Chances to Bless Your Animals!
With Mama Donna Henes, Urban Shaman & Poppy

Our animal friends bless us every day with their love and devotion. Here are two opportunities to celebrate their special place in your life.
Gift your animal loved-ones with sacred blessings of health, protection, gratitude, and love.
Bring your pets - on leashes, in carriers, cages, or bowls - to these non-denominational ceremonies for all your furry, scaled, and feathered friends.
Come even if you do not have a pet. These Blessings are fun, free & therapeutic!

Animal Blessing #1
6th Annual Brooklyn Blessing of the Animals
Saturday, 2:00 - 5:00 PM

Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn
Meet at the Fountain.
2/3 train to Grand Army Plaza
For info: 718-857-1343

Animal Blessing # 2
Saturday, 12:00 - 4:00 PM
Blessing of the Animals, Last Rites and Memorial Altar

Mama Donna will offer your animal loved ones sacred blessings of health, protection, gratitude, and love. She will also offer non-denominational blessings of last rites (Release Rituals) for dying pets. In addition, Mama Donna will create an on-site Memorial Altar in tribute to those furry, scaled and feathered friends who have crossed the Rainbow Bridge. Visitors are invited to bring pictures and memorabilia in honor of their deceased animal friends. (These items will be taken home at the end of
the event.)

This special blessing happens as part of Socrates Sculpture Park's annual Halloween Harvest Festival 2018, which this year is themed for Fet Gede, the Haitian Festival of the Ancestors. Join us also for cultural performances and presentations, art- and costume-making, food, and more, all free.

This event is also part of Reimagine End of Life NYC. Reimagine End of Life is a community-wide exploration of death and celebration of life through creativity and conversation. Drawing on the arts, spirituality, healthcare, and design, the weeklong event sets out to spark dialogue, break down taboos, and bring diverse communities together around one universal topic.

Socrates Sculpture Park
32-01 Vernon Blvd., Long Island City, Queens

For info:


About Mama Donna:
* Unofficial Commissioner of Public Spirit of NYC. - The New Yorker
* For 35 years Ms. Henes has been putting city folk in touch with Mother Earth. - New York Times
* Part performance artist, part witch, part social director for planet earth. - The Village Voice
* A-List exorcist! - NY Post
* The Original crystal-packing mama. - NY Press

Donna Henes is an internationally renowned urban shaman, contemporary ceremonialist, spiritual teacher, award-winning author, popular speaker and workshop leader whose joyful celebrations of celestial events have introduced ancient traditional rituals and contemporary ceremonies to millions of people in more than 100 cities since 1972. She has published five books, a CD, an acclaimed Ezine and writes for The Huffington Post, Beliefnet and UPI Religion and Spirituality Forum. A noted ritual expert, she serves as a ritual consultant for the television and film industry. Mama Donna, as she is affectionately called, maintains a ceremonial center, spirit shop, ritual practice and consultancy in Exotic Brooklyn, NY where she works with individuals, groups, institutions, municipalities and corporations to create meaningful ceremonies for every imaginable occasion.

Read her on the Huffington Post:

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Mama Donna's Tea Garden & Healing Haven
PO Box 380403
Exotic Brooklyn, New York, NY 11238-0403
Phone: 718/857-1343
Email: CityShaman@aol.com




16. LuLu LoLo, FF Member, in 14th Street, Manhattan, Oct. 12-14, and more

LuLu LoLo is performing for the 6th time on 14th Street for Art in Odd Places 2018: BODY
LuLu LoLo focuses on the fragility of the aging body walking with a chair strapped to her Body: Offering a Seat to the Elderly: The Invisible Generation.

Northside of 14th Street from Seventh Avenue to University Place
Friday, October 12th from 3-5pm
Saturday, October 13th from 2-4pm
Sunday, October 14th from 2-4pm

Also on view
Westbeth Gallery, 55 Bethune Street, New York, NY 10014
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 4th 6-8pm
Friday, October 5th - Sunday, October 27th, Tues-Sun 12-6pm
Panel: Thursday, October 18th 6-8pm
Closing Reception: Saturday, October 27th 6-8pm



17. Verónica Peña, FF Alumn, at Westbeth Gallery, Manhattan, opening Oct. 4, and more


Festival Exhibition: Westbeth Gallery, 55 Bethune St. (West Village), New York, October 4 - 27, 2018
Solo Performance: "A Matter Of..."
14th St., New York, Saturday, October 13, 2018, 2:30 - 5:30pm
ART IN ODD PLACES 2018: BODY, curated by Katya Grokhovsky, presents 45 projects by women, female identifying, and non-binary artists. The theme BODY explores agency, politics and status of the "other" in an urban environment, through various media including performance, installation, sculpture, photography, sound, video, and text.
This year, forty five selected local, national and international participants challenge notions and societal constructs of gender, age and beauty, analyze contemporary ideas of self, death, sex, viscera and health, explore issues of otherness, body image, language, memory and belonging through staging of multimedia interdisciplinary projects, movement and participatory works, artifacts and ephemera, considering issues of exclusion, displacement and absence in the current discourse.
Art in Odd Places aims to stretch the boundaries of communication in the public realm by presenting artworks in all disciplines outside the confines of traditional public space regulations. AiOP reminds us that public spaces function as the epicenter for diverse social interactions and the unfettered exchange of ideas.
There are two components to AiOP: a gallery exhibition opening Thursday, October 4th, 6-8 pm, running until October 27th; and a public outdoor festival all along 14th Street, which opens on Thursday, October 11th, 6-8 pm, and runs through Sunday, October 14th.
Unseen / Reclaimed
Curated by Katya Grokhovsky
October 4th - 27th
Opening Reception: October 4th, 6-8 pm
Closing Reception: October 27th, 6-8 pm
Westbeth Gallery, 55 Bethune Street (West Village), New York
This show will feature works from all the artists participating in the festival.
October 11th - 14th
Opening Reception: October 11th, 6-8 pm
Performances and works will take place all along 14th Street, from Avenue C to the Hudson River.
Please, visit http://body.artinoddplaces.org/artists/ to find out about the participating artists.

Verónica Peña is an interdisciplinary artist and independent curator from Spain based in the United States. Her work explores the themes of absence, separation, and the search for harmony through Performance Art. Peña is interested in migration policies, cross-cultural dialogue, and women's empowerment. Recent works include experimental participatory performances that create shared moments amongst strangers. Peña has performed in various countries around Europe, Asia, and America. In the United States, her work has been featured at Times Square, Armory Show, Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, Queens Museum, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Grace Exhibition Space, Triskelion Arts, Defibrillator Performance Art Gallery, Momenta Art Gallery, Gabarron Foundation, Dumbo Arts Festival, and Consulate General of Spain in New York, amongst others. She is a recipient to the Franklin Furnace Fund 2017-18. She was a recipient of the Socrates and Erasmus Grants, a Universidad Complutense de Madrid Fellowship, and a candidate for the Dedalus Foundation Grant. She has published "The Presence Of The Absent", a thesis about her body of work. She was a visiting artist at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She curates "Collective Becoming", an initiative to make cities a place less hostile. She is currently at work on her new project about freedom, fear, and resistance, "The Substance of Unity." http://www.veronicapena.com



18. Hector Canonge, FF Alumn, at Green Space, Long Island City, NY, Oct. 12-13

Hector Canonge, FF Alumn, participates in Take Root at Green Space, LIC, October 12 and 13, 8:00pm.

Performance-Dance Project, 2018
October 12th and 13th, 8 pm

Take Root at Green Space
37-24 24th Street, Suites 211 & 212
Long Island City, NY 11101

TULLIDO, the new performance-dance project by interdisciplinary artist, HECTOR CANONGE, will have its world premiere in the program Take Root at Green Space in Long Island City, Queens, on Friday, October 12th and Saturday, October 13th, 2018. The solo performance-dance project was inspired by literary readings about the "crippled body" and "corporal damage," as well as the artist's own battle against Rheumatic Fever. Canonge's new work incorporates elements of dance theater, Butoh Dance, Performance Art, and ritualistic somatic expressions that evoke internal struggles, physical constraints, and personal inadequacies when confronted by physical challenges. The work, divided in three chapters, consists of choreographed movements, performative actions, and experimental dance with mixed sounds by Cronosonic Gems. In a recent interview, Canonge explained:

"In 2009, I began to incorporate Performance Art to my art practice. Since my first presentation at Topaz Arts in Queens, my performances have integrated elements of movement where choreographed instances are an important element of corporal resistance and aesthetic fluidity. I was not dancing, yet I was moving, and the movement that I created for my performances was noticed by critics and gallerists. Following the advice of a colleague, I was encouraged to explore Butoh Dance. My return to the dance studio, after years of battling and recovering from Rheumatic Fever, was a revelation. Butoh became my new dance practice, first in Germany, and since 2015, in New York City where I met my mentor and teacher Vangeline. Since then I have studied with Vangeline Theater and the Butoh Institute's workshops with Katsura Kan, Yumiko Yoshioka, Atsushi Takenoushi, Tetsuro Fukuhara, and Mari Osanai, among others. The proposed work, an allegory to transformation, rediscovery, and self-realization, is a piece that evokes my own medical story/history as well as the struggles of people affected by long term ailments."

Short Biography:
Hector Canonge is an interdisciplinary artist, curator, and cultural producer based in New York City. His work incorporates various forms of artistic expression: Performance Art, Experimental Dance, Multimedia Installation, and Social Practice to explore and treat issues related to constructions of identity, gender roles, and the politics of migration. Challenging the white box settings of a gallery or a museum, or intervening directly in public spaces, his performances mediate movement, endurance, and ritualistic processes. Some of his actions and carefully choreographed performances involve collaborating with other artists and interacting with audiences. His performances and media installations have been presented and exhibited in the United States, Latin America, Europe and Asia. Canonge

As cultural producer, Canonge founded and direct the annual Performance Art Festival of NYC, ITINERANT, and started the initiatives: ARTerial Performance Lab (APLAB), an initiative to foster collaboration among performance artists from the Americas, PERFORMEANDO, a program that focuses on featuring Hispanic performance artists living in the USA and Europe, NEXUS a performance platform for Miami Art Week, and PERFORMAXIS, an international residency program in collaboration with galleries and art spaces in Latin America. As curator, he has organized exhibitions at Queens Museum, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Centro Cultural Santa Cruz, Space 37 Gallery, and Visual AIDS. He started the monthly artists' program A-LAB Forum at Crossing Art Gallery, and created the monthly independent film series CINEMAROSA. Canonge's work has been reviewed by The New York Times, ART FORUM, Art in America, New York Daily News, Manhattan Times, Hispanic Magazine; by major networks ABC, NBC, CNN, CBS, UNIVISION, etc., and online by Art Experience NYC, Hyperallergic, Turbulence, Art Card Review, and New York Foundation for the Arts' bulletin NYFA News. Canonge returned to the U.S. this past September after having completed the realization of his multinational project "Temptations" in Morocco, Egypt, Turkey, Cyprus, and Greece this past Summer. The artist is preparing for future presentations in NYC and India.
More information: http:// www.hectorcanonge.net



19. Ericka Beckman, FF Alumn, at Francesca Beale Theater, Manhattan, Oct. 6

On October 6 at 2:30 Ericka Beckman will be presenting at the NewYork Film Festival 'Projection' Series.
Two16mm films from the 1980s, restored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will be on view in a special 'Ericka Beckman Program'.


Whimsically examining issues of self image, gender and female sexuality, Beckman's surrealist odysseys employ universal narrative threads as allegorical building blocks for
ambitiously staged productions.

best, Ericka



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

Hi, friends.

Here is an article I wrote about a powerful woman from Belgium who is tackling women's issues in a powerful way in her paintings that deserve to be seen. I wrote this article because I was so blown away by her paintings.


"Ria Vanden Eynde is a socially engaged artist who plucks her content almost like revenge from the news media's coverage of societal policies, phenomena and systems that merge religion, capitalism and globalism with discriminatory and violent results. Vanden Eynde then visually processes this information, skillfully combining paint and her astute personal viewpoint to directly confront the problem: a constant bombardment of media images of women."

"Vanden Eynde showed me her powerful 2017 Feminist series OBJECT!, poster-like paintings of women and girls inspired by images and stories found on the web and in written media, portraying "real" females as they are living everyday sexism, inequality, gender based violence. "Suggesting women must be sexual in order to even be seen, in images that so often objectify us, manipulate us and reduce us to our bodies." Ria created a limited edition of postcards of each painting as "pin-up" postcards, to be distributed freely worldwide to feminist organizations, women's artists organizations, gender studies departments, feminist art galleries, NGO's, the UN and other venues and organizations."

"The striking images depict:

women in the Syrian war, the Nigerian girls abducted by BOKO HARAM,everyday domestic violence depicted as a pandemic,the murder of Farkhunda, a young woman in Kabul who was brutally murdered after calling out a merchant selling amulets at a religious site,the Mexican protests 'Ni Una Más,'against violence against women in Juarez the European refugee crisis of 2015 where thousands of migrants, especially women and children, drowned trying to reach Europe in rubber boats,the veiling of women,the trashing of the Affordable Care Act in favor of "Trump-care," child brides..."

I also wrote a news article about the recent attack on the performance artist, Marina Abramović, in Florence:

"Abramović Bashed on Head in the Name of 'Art'"


Thank you.



21. Sheryl Oring, FF Alumn, at Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL, opening October 12
Sheryl Oring, FF Alumn, will present a mid-career survey show of her work at Ringling College in Sarasota, FL. "Agitype: Changing the World One Letter at a Time" features a collection of work from the past two decades. Oring's "Writer's Block" sculptures, originally created in Berlin as a tribute to the writers whose books were burned in Nazi Germany, will be on display as well as 50 monoprints featuring quotes from postcards sent to President Trump as part of her "I Wish to Say" performance. The college also commissioned a new work, "After the Dinner Party," which will be performed during opening and closing events at the gallery; visitors will be asked which woman in history they would like to have dinner next to and why and their answers will be typed and included in the show.
Exhibit dates: October 12-December 8, 2018
Opening reception: Friday Oct. 12, 4-7 pm
Gallery hours: Tuesday-Saturday 12pm-3pm



22. Raquel Rabinovich, FF Alumn, at Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY, opening November 1

Dear Friends,

Please join me for the opening of Raquel Rabinovich:The Reading Room,a solo exhibition at the Thompson Memorial Library, Vassar College that brings together a selection of my works on paper spanning from 1978 to 2017. The exhibition is curated by Mary-Kay Lombino.

Looking forward to seeing you!

Warmest regards,

Raquel Rabinovich

Raquel Rabinovich: The Reading Room
OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, November 1, 5:30-7:30pm.
Q & A with the curator: 6:00pm
EXHIBITION DATES: November 1 - December 20, 2018
Thompson Memorial Library
Vassar College
124 Raymond Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY12604
T 845 437-5760 / librarysitemgr@vassar.edu

The library is the first building on the left, immediately inside the gothic stone archway that forms the main entrance to the college on Raymond Avenue.



23. Pavel Büchler, Zlatko Kopljar, Javier Téllez, FF Alumn, at Fondazione Prada, Milan, Italy, October 18, 2018 - February 25, 2019

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Thank you.



24. Katya Grokhovsky, Elaine Angelopoulos, Arantxa Araujo, Christen Clifford, Alicia Grullon, Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow, Clarinda Mac Low, Nadja Verena Marcin, Jody Oberfelder, Verónica Peña, Martha Wilson, FF Alumns at Art in Odd Places Festival 2018, Oct. 4-27

Dear Friends and Colleagues,
I am very excited to invite you to the Opening Launch of Art in Odd Places (AiOP) 2018 BODY NYC Exhibition and Festival taking place this Thursday October 4th 6-8pm! The exhibition is on view 5th-27th October at Westbeth gallery with the Public Festival taking place October 11th -14th along 14th st, NYC
Art in Odd Places (AiOP) BODY NYC 2018
Curated by Katya Grokhovsky
Opening Reception: October 4th 2018 6-8pm
Exhibition on view: October 5th-27th 2018
Hours: Tue-Sun 12-6pm
Panel: October 18th 6-8pm with Martha Wilson, Clarinda Mac Low and Alicia Grullon, Katya Grokhovsky
Closing Reception and Performances: October 27th 6-8pm with Nicole Goodwin, Laura Nova and more.
Westbeth Gallery
55 Bethune Street in the West Village
NY, NY 10014
Public Festival: October 11th -14th 2018
Opening reception: October 11th 6-8pm along 14th st between 7th and 8th ave
Performances/interventions: Along 14th st Manhattan

Participating Artists:

Elaine Angelopoulos | Jessica Elaine Blinkhorn | Kasie Campbell | Stacey Cann | Deborah Castillo | Donna Cleary and Kathie Halfin| DON'T MOVE: Kat Cope, Kelly Savage, Kate Frazer Rego | Dominique Duroseau | Catherine Feliz | Dakota Gearhart | Maryam Monalisa Gharavi | Nicole Goodwin | Claus Hedman | Martha Hipley | PEI-LING Ho | KINSFOLK : Holly and Jackie Timpener | Daniela Kostova | Luiza Kurzyna | Joanne Leah | LEGACY FATALE | LuLu LoLo | Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow | Nadja Verena Marcin | Giulia Mattera | Daniela Mekler | Esther Neff | Rose Nestler | Laura Nova | NO WAVE PERFORMANCE TASK FORCE : Amy Finkbeiner and Christen Clifford | Jody Oberfelder | Sierra Ortega | Verónica Peña | Maya Pindyck | QUESTIONS COLLECTIVE | The Museum On Site | Yali Romagoza | Clarivel Ruiz | Jody Servon | Meg Stein | Jaime Sunwoo | TANGA!: Rachel Chick, Andrew Prieto, Alfredo Travieso | THE DoMystics: Monique Blom and Arantxa Araujo | Denise Treizman and Adam Brazil | Grace Whiteside

Art in Odd Places (AiOP) 2018 BODY NYC is curated by Katya Grokhovsky, presenting projects by women, female identifying and non-binary artists, taking place along 14th Street, NY on October 11-14, 2018, accompanied by a coinciding group exhibition Art in Odd Places 2018 BODY : Unseen/Reclaimed at Westbeth Gallery on October 4 - 27, 2018.
The theme BODY explores agency, politics and status of the "other" in an urban environment, through various media including performance, installation, sculpture, photography, sound, video and text.
This year, forty four selected local, national and international participants challenge notions and societal constructs of gender, age and beauty, analyze contemporary ideas of self, death, sex, viscera and health, explore issues of otherness, body image, language, memory and belonging through staging of multimedia interdisciplinary projects, movement and participatory works, artifacts and ephemera, considering issues of exclusion, displacement and absence in the current discourse.
Art in Odd Places, established and directed by Ed Woodham, aims to stretch the boundaries of communication in the public realm by presenting artworks in all disciplines outside the confines of traditional public space regulations. AiOP reminds us that public spaces function as the epicenter for diverse social interactions and the unfettered exchange of ideas.




25. Jayoung Yoon, FF Alumn, at San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, CA, opening Oct. 21

Seeing the Threshold (solo exhibition)
October 19, 2018 - January 13, 2019
Opening reception: Sunday, October 21, 2018, 3 - 5 pm

San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles
Hallway Gallery
520 S. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113




26. Grace Roselli, FF Alumn, at M.David and Co., Brooklyn, opening Oct. 12

M.David and Co. Inaugural Opening, Friday Oct.12th
I'm very excited to have work in the inaugural exhibition of M.David & Co!
"A Montage of Heck" will have it's opening reception on Friday, Oct.12th from 6-9pm, 56 Bogart Street, Brooklyn, NY 11206.







27. Nadja Verena Marcin, FF Alumn, at Nube Gallery, Santa Cruz, Bolivia, thru Nov. 2, and more

Nube Gallery | Creative Climate Award | Art in Odd Places

OPHELIA'S DOMAIN on view now
Solo Exhibition from Sep 27 to Nov 2
Nube Gallery, Santa Cruz, Bolivia

OPHELIA'S DOMAIN is as site-specific multi-channel video-installation and solo exhibition at Nube Gallery in Santa Cruz, Bolivia from September 27 to November 2, 2018, curated by Rodrigo Rada. The week of the exhibition opening was accompanied by a Masterclass at the Faculty of Arts of the State University UAGRM and a workshop at Centro Cultural Simón I. Patiño Santa Cruz.

OPHELIA'S DOMAIN features the video of an underwater performance, stills from the live performance in San Francisco and Ophelia memes found in the worldwide web. The artwork invokes historical icons Ophelia (John Everett Millais, 1852), Three Ball Total Equilibrium Tank (Jeff Koons, 1985), and The Werld (Daniil Kharms, 1939) to merge body, art, science, and technology.

The 21st century OPHELIA is counterfeit by thousand of Ophelia memes of various authors, playfully multiplying and democratizing the icons one-dimensional symbolism, inherent hierarchy, and hidden ideology. The exhibition OPHELIA'S DOMAIN aims to symbolically transform a patriarchal past into the power of consciousness and fluidity. It speaks to the human desire for drama and tragedy and warns of potent self-destruction.

OPHELIA (How to make a performance) was a masterclass by Nadja Verena Marcin that took place on September 25, 6-8 pm at Faculty of Arts of the State University UAGRM. The same week Marcin also gave the workshop OPHELIA: PIY (Perform It Yourself) at Centro Cultural Simón I. Patiño Santa Cruz from September 26 to September 29, 10-1 pm, 2018.

OPHELIA: PIY (Perform It Yourself) was a workshop exploring performance, photography and video art as ways of reflecting on social and political constructs, human behavior and elemental emotions. In a three day workshop, the students were guided to develop their own performances.

Group Show at TECO in New York, Sep 17- Oct 12
OPHELIA has been nominated for the Creative Climate Awards 2018 by Human Impact Institut, a month-long, group exhibit at Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) on 42nd street in Manhattan and will be competing for the first place prize. The exhibit will take place between the opening on September 17th and the announcement of the winner on October 12th.

Creative Climate Awards
Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO)
1 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017, USA

THE TOUR of OPHELIA to Europe & Bolivia
Santa Cruz, Rome, Stuttgart, London & Berlin

Following the US tour to CONTEXT Art Miami as special project and part of the Art Basel Miami Art Week' 17, afterwards as headliner of the New Ear Festival' 18 of Fridman Gallery in New York and, most recently, at San Francisco's Minnesota Street Project' 18, OPHELIA's European premiere will take place on September 6 at 7 PM with a live performance and solo exhibition at Moltekerei e.V. in Cologne, Germany as part of the DC Open Gallery Weekend from September 7 to 23, 2018. Afterwards, OPHELIA will be shown at the Creative Climate Award of the Human Impact Institute in New York from September 17 to October 12, and Nube Gallery in Santa Cruz in Bolivia from September 27 to November 2, 2018, accompanied by a workshop at Centro Cultural Simón I. Patiño Santa Cruz and a Masterclass at Faculty of Arts of the State University UAGRM. In Europe, the consecutive solo exhibition will be held at AlbumArte in Rome in Italy, curated by Giulia Casalini from November 14 to December 15, 2018. In the year of 2019, OPHELIA travels to museum SCHAUWERK of SCHAUFLER Foundation in Sindelfingen in Germany from February 10 to June 30, 2019 and to the Mile End Park Art Pavilion for the group exhibition Staring at the Sun curated by Giulia Casalini and Diana Georgiou in London, United Kingdom from April 1 to 9, 2019. The final presentation will take place in Berlin in October 2019.

Barton Magazin | New York Foundation for the Arts | San Francisco Chronicle | Cultured Magazine | Puffin Foundation

The successful European premiere of the live performance and solo exhibition of Nadja Verena Marcin's OPHELIA was highlighted by Mascha Schlubach of Barton Magazin in the interview Mit OPHELIA im Glassarkophag unserer Zeit - Performancekunst zwischen (selbst)zerstörerischer Subjektivität und fragiler
. Natur
The West Coast premiere also found an enthusiastic response, with press mentionings both in the New York Foundation of the Arts' CONVERSATIONS | Nadja Verena Marcin's OPHELIA World Tour; the San Francisco Chronicle feature OPHELIA RETURNS AFTER 400 YEARS WITH A NEW MESSAGE and CULTURED Magazine's review NADJA VERENA MARCIN'S OPHELIA GOES ON A WORLD TOUR.

Awarded a Franklin Furnace Grant and, most recently, a Grant by Puffin Foundation, and supported by a successful Kickstarter Campaign , the Goethe Institut San Francisco, the Goethe Institut Rome, as well as Centro Cultural Simón I. Patiño Santa Cruz, Nube Gallery, and Kulturamt of Cologne, Marcin's OPHELIA investigates the relationship between the human destruction of the biosphere, and the history of female hysteria-while speaking to the democratizing power of the meme. First unveiled as video-sculpture during Art Basel Miami Beach 2017 at CONTEXT Art Miami, it was highlighted both in Artnet's Everything You Need to Know About All 23 Artfairs at Art Basel Miami Beach and Hyperallergic's Your Concise Guide Miami Art Week 2017.

Cover Girls at AIOP 2018 Body: Unseen/ Reclaimed
Art in Odd Places curated by Katya Grokhovsky, Oct 4-27

AIOP: 2018 BODY NYC is curated by Katya Grokhovsky, presenting projects by women, female-identifying and non-binary artists, taking place along 14th Street, NY on October 11-14, 2018, accompanied by a coinciding group exhibition Art in Odd Places 2018 BODY : Unseen/Reclaimed at Westbeth Gallery on October 4 - 27, 2018. Participating Artists: Elaine Angelopoulos, Deborah Castillo, Nicole Goodwin, Daniela Kostova, Nadja Verena Marcin, NO WAVE PERFORMANCE TASK FORCE: Amy Finkbeiner and Christen Clifford +++



28. Justin Randolph Thompson, FF Alumn, at FiveMyles Gallery, Brooklyn, Oct. 12

I wanted to reach out to you to let you know that I will be in Brooklyn next week with a new performance based on the language of Friskin' the Whiskers. It is called Pay Thunder No Mind and is at 6pm Friday the 12th at FiveMyles Gallery www.fivemyles.org and I would love to see you there.


Justin Randolph Thompson


Director and Co-Founder of Black History Month Florence

Producer and Founder of Friskin' the Whiskers



29. Carolee Schneemann, FF Alumn, at Performance Space New York, Manhattan, October 7, and more

Greetings friends.... Better late than never! Here is the forthcoming event agenda:

Sunday October 7th: The Permeable Stage - Reimagining the Social
A remarkable collaboration this Sunday at 5:15 with Mette Ingvartsen; distinguished Danish choreographer and performance artist who is organizing the event at Performance Space New York.
Ingvartsen and Schneemann will meet here for the first time.
5:15pm - 5782, 150 1st Avenue 4th floor, New York, NY 10009

Saturday October 20th: Powerful/Vulnerable: CS Lecture (and panel) at Aurora Picture Show.
8pm - 2442 Bartlett Street, Houston, Texas, 77098.

Thursday November 7th: Transformative Actions: CS Lecture on her films, and films of Valie Export.
7:30 pm - The Detroit Film Theater, 5200 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202



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