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Contents for October 10, 2018

1. Martha Rosler, FF Alumn, at The Jewish Museum, Manhattan, November 2, 2018-March 3, 2019

First New York Survey Exhibition in Over 15 Years Devoted to American Artist Martha Rosler

Martha Rosler: Irrespective
November 2, 2018, through March 3, 2019

The Jewish Museum will present Martha Rosler: Irrespective, a survey exhibition. Considered one of the most important voices of her generation, Rosler weds a strong engagement with social and political issues with incisive critique, one which often focuses on mass cultural modes of representation. The exhibition will include well-known as well as rarely seen works from 1965 to the present, shown within the context of a decades-long practice that continues to evolve and react to the shifting contours of contemporary life.

Feminism, poverty, consumerism, war, gentrification, and inequality, among other issues, have been constant themes for Rosler over her working life. Always attuned to the forces that shape economies, societies, and people, Rosler's strategies of critique range from deadpan humor, as with her knife-wielding cook in Semiotics of the Kitchen (1975), or her landmark investigation of social documentary practice in The Bowery in two inadequate descriptive systems (1974-75). Rosler is also known as an accomplished writer, critic, and theorist.

Included in the exhibition are works from her photomontage series Body Beautiful, or Beauty Knows No Pain (c. 1965-72) and from both series of the antiwar works House Beautiful: Bringing the War Home (c. 1967-72 and 2003-08). Installations include a version of the installation A Gourmet Experience (1974), and Reading Hannah Arendt (Politically for an American in the 21st Century) (2006), which attests to the significance in the post 9/11 world of the German-born political theorist's writings on totalitarianism, censorship, and the culture of fear. Rosler's work in photography will be represented, including her landscape photos of spaces of transportation, as well as works on the gentrification of her Greenpoint neighborhood. Among her videos on view will be Martha Rosler Reads Vogue (1981), made with Paper Tiger television, which dissects the glamorous lifestyles purveyed by fashion magazines and offers a glimpse of the female sweatshop workers producing many of the clothes featured in their pages and videos on the national security state. Recent work in the exhibition includes the series Off the Shelf (2008/2018), digital photos based on books drawn from Rosler's extensive library, and works centering on both President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.

The exhibition is organized by Darsie Alexander, Susan and Elihu Rose Chief Curator, with Shira Backer, Leon Levy Assistant Curator, The Jewish Museum, in close collaboration with the artist and her studio.

In conjunction with the exhibition, the Jewish Museum and Yale University Press are publishing a 256-page, hardcover book. with an introduction by exhibition curator Darsie Alexander, with Shira Backer; essays by Rosalyn Deutsche and Elena Volpato; and a conversation between the artist and critic and art historian Molly Nesbit. Rosler also contributes an essay on performance.

Location: 1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street, New York City

Hours: Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, 11am to 5:45pm; Thursday, 11am to 8pm; and Friday, 11am to 4pm.



2. Coco Fusco, FF Alumn, at The Ringling, Sarasota, FL, Oct. 14, 2018-Feb. 17, 2019

Coco Fusco: Twilight

Oct 14, 2018 - Feb 17, 2019
Museum of Art
Monda Gallery

The Ringling is organizing a solo exhibition presenting recent video projects by internationally-acclaimed writer and interdisciplinary artist Coco Fusco. This show, Twilight, presents works exploring the current political and social climate in Cuba as the Revolution enters its twilight years. Works presented in the Monda Gallery for Contemporary Art will be La botella al mar de María Elena (2015); La confesión (2015); and The Empty Plaza/La Plaza Vacia (2012). Fusco will be premiering her lasted video project currently in production. This newest project, made possible by her 2016 Greenfield commission at the Hermitage Artist Retreat, is a short video-essay on contemporary Cuba that reflects on the anxieties emerging as the country faces an uncertain future. As part of Twilight, Fusco will also be unveiling a new sculpture on The Ringling's grounds. This interactive sculpture, Tin Man of the Twenty-First Century (2018), offers the artist's satirical commentary on contemporary US politics.
This exhibition has been generously supported, in part, by the Amicus Endowment, the Bob and Diane Roskamp Endowment, the William G. and Marie Selby Foundation Ringling Museum Endowment, and the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Foundation.



3. Elke Solomon, FF Alumn, at A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, opening Oct. 12

A Tavola: Early Bird Special Cafe: Another Installation (Public Space)
October 12 - November 11, 2018
Friday, October 12, 6-8pm

"Getting old ain't for sissies" Bette Davis

A Tavola: Early Bird Special Cafe': Another Installation (Public Space) is a site specific installation by artist Elke Solomon. This new iteration of her ongoing series A Tavola! (to the table - the call to dine in everyday Italian) is conceived to explore the multiplicity of everyday and often intimate transactions which occur around the dining table - private, social, economic, and cultural, through the use of video, sculpture, drawing and painting. For more information click here.

Bingo Night with Lulu Fogarty, Sunday, November 4, 4-6pm
EARLY BIRDS have a rare chance to play bingo with friends.
Sign up now! RSVP earlybirdbingo@gmail.com

A.I.R. Gallery
155 Plymouth Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
T 212.255.6651
Wed-Sun 12-6pm

For images or more information, please contact
Executive Director Roxana Fabius, rfabius@airgallery.org or Associate Director Patricia Hernandez, phernandez@airgallery.org.

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New York, NY 10001-5306



4. Kenneth Schlesinger, FF Member, receives 2018 Louis Rachow Distinguished Service in Performing Arts Librarianship Award

The Theatre Library Association (TLA) is happy to announce the recipient of the 2018 Louis Rachow Distinguished Service in Performing Arts Librarianship Award: Kenneth Schlesinger.

The award will be presented at a celebration in the Café of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in New York City, at 7:00 PM on Friday, October 12, 2018:

Kenneth Schlesinger has served as Chief Librarian at Lehman College since 2007. Previously, he was Director of Media Services at LaGuardia Community College, and worked in the archival collections of Thirteen/WNET public television and Time Inc. He is Board President of Independent Media Arts Preservation, and served as President of Theatre Library Association from 2009-2012.

He received two Fulbright Senior Specialist Grants to contribute to international library projects: international copyright and strategic planning in Vietnam in 2005, and designing a library and archival strategic plan for the Steve Biko Centre in South Africa in 2011.

Mr. Schlesinger has an MLS from Pratt Institute's School of Information, MFA in Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism from Yale School of Drama, and BA in Dramatic Art from University of California, Berkeley. His research and publication interests include library management, strategic planning, performing arts collections, intellectual property, digital preservation, and international librarianship.

Congratulations to Mr. Schlesinger! We hope to see many of you on October 12th.

Francesca Marini, Ph.D.
Chair, TLA Awards Committee



5. Pope.L, FF Alumn, at The Art Institute of Chicago, IL, Nov. 15-Dec. 2

POPE.L: The Escape
The Art Institute of Chicago
Thursday, November 15 - Sunday, November 18
Thursday, November 29 - Sunday, December 2

Pope.L's The Escape is an experimental restaging of one of the earliest extant pieces of African American dramatic literature: the 1859 play The Escape; or, A Leap to Freedom by the abolitionist and freed black slave William Wells Brown. Pope.L's rendition deconstructs and reassembles fragments of the original play, agitating and transfiguring the material in the process.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here http://www.miandn.com/news/pope-l-at-the-art-institute-of-chicago



6. Ann-Marie LeQuesne, FF Alumn, at St. Stephen's Green, Dublin, Ireland, Oct. 14

Fanfare for Crossing the Road - Dublin
Ann-Marie LeQuesne
invites you to cross the road
Sunday, October 14th - from 3 pm
Grafton Street to St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2
Fanfare for Crossing the Road began in 2011 at the crossing in front of the Albert Hall in London. Since then it has been performed in Helsinki, Lisbon, Cardiff, New York and Philadelphia. In each location LeQuesne asks musicians - dressed in uniforms and positioned beside the traffic lights - to mimic the sounds (different everywhere) that signal the time to cross for the blind. The Dublin Fanfare will feature 4 musicians on violins and percussion.
The work has been shown at Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, Helsinki, 2012; the 4th Wall Film Festival, Pedwaredd Wal, Cardiff, 2012; Plataforma Revólver, Lisbon, 2013; AC Institute, New York, 2014; Icebox Project Space, Philadelphia, 2015 and studio1.1, London, 2018.



7. Isabel Samaras, FF Alumn, at Compound Gallery, Oakland, CA, opening Oct. 20, and more

Hey Friendlies! There are a couple of fun art openings coming up and they're both local (yay!) so hopefully some of you can swing by. (For you far flung folks and the permanently busy, I've got you -- attached are some preview pics.)

My painting "Laundry Day" will be part of the epic 25th Anniversary show at 111 Minna Gallery in SF (conveniently located at 111 Minna Street), opening this Friday October 5th, 6-pm till late. There's a terrific roster of artists representing a quarter century of eye-popping art at Minna including Jennybird Alcantara, Rob Reger, Kelly Tunstall, Robert Bowen, Nicomi Nix Turner, Winston Smith, Mike Davis and heaps of others! Special guest DJs will keep this one going late! https://111minnagallery.com/our-25th-anniversary-group-exhibition/

Meanwhile, my painting "A Secluded Harvest" will be part of the big "Art of the Mushroom" exhibition presented by Hi-Fructose magazine at Compound Gallery (1167 65th St. in Oakland), opening from 7-10pm on October 20th. There will be all kinds of amazing fun here including an installation/photo booth area with a ride-on "Cradle of Life" mushroom throne and an abundance of fabulous artists including Annie Owens, Chuck Sperry, Attaboy, Mark Ryden, Marion Peck, Travis Louie and more. The show will be documented by the book "The Art of the Mushroom." (You can get a sneak peek right in a special preview section tucked into the current issue of Hi-Fructose magazine!) http://thecompoundgallery.com/hifructose-art-of-the-mushroom/

(You may notice a running theme of tiny animals in tiny tighty whities - all I can say is that when my muse runs off into the woods in her underpants, I run right right along with her.)

Hope everyone is having a spectacular October so far,




8. Julie Ault, FF Alumn, named MacArthur Fellow 2018

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

This is the info for a play at The Kitchen Theater in Chelsea, on October 25 and 26. I hope you will be interested to see it!
Liliana Porter and Ana Tiscornia




10. Irina Danilovah, FF Alumn, at Ely Center of Contemporary Art, New Haven, CT, opening Oct. 11, and more

Dear Friends,

I am honored to take part in anti-gun exhibition

#Unload: Pick Upthe Pieces
10/11 - 11/11
at the Ely Center of Contemporary Art
Opening Thursday, October 11, 5-8 pm
51 Trumbull Street, New Haven, CT 06510
Work: Mandala (made with 59 commercial NRA targets)

It is also my pleasure to invite you to the special event at

87 Lafayette
Sunday, OCTOBER 21, 3:50pm
The premiere of short documentary
An Artist And A Number. Director: Ivan Adamovich
Screening at the DCTV Studio (3rd floor)
Several works from Project 59 will be on display in the foyer on the first floor.


As Far As The Heart Can See
EFA Project Space
Through November 17th
323 W 39 Street, 2nd Floor
Installation ART&FACTS (59 works from Project 59)

KAM Museum, CUNY
Through October 24th
2100 Oriental Boulevard, Brooklyn.
Work: Sweet Painting (made with 59 sugar sticks)

From NONCONFORMISM TO FEMINISMS: Russian Women Artists from The Kolodzie Art Foundation
Museum of Russian Art (TMORA),
5500 Stevens Ave S. Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419

Through February 10, 2019
Work: Underwear on Red Square

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11. Ariel Goldberg, FF Alumn, at Zinc Bar, Manhattan, Oct. 20

Hello, hi from Tucson!

I will read at the segue series with Rae Armantrout on October 20th at 4:30 PM at Zinc Bar.

Zinc is at 82 West 3rd Street, NYC, down one flight of stairs and there is a $5 cash admission.

If you'd like to see some of the work I'm doing at the Jewish History Museum in Tucson, I am photographing our events for the insta.

Hope to see you soon,




12. Linda Mary Montano, FF Alumn, at Reformed Church, Saugerties, NY, Oct. 14



WHERE: Reformed Church, Saugerties NY Across from Orpheum Theatre.
TIME: 2-5
PERFORMERS: Laura Kopczak, Katie Cokinos, Tina Piccolo, Richard Brandes, Jeff Economy, Alanna Medlock, Josepha Gutelius, Beth Loven, Tobe Carey, Jennifer Lewis Bennett, Violet Snow Beth Wilson, Suresh Pillai, Linda Mary Montano
Psalm Reader: Desmon Conrad Ferm
Church Event Planner: Leica Siebeking
Sound Engineer: Roger Henninger



13. Graciela Cassel, FF Member, receives International Independent Film Bronze Award for Experimental Film

Dear Friends:

We are honored and grateful to the International Independent Film Awards!
Oceans received a Bronze Award for Experimental Film!

Special Thanks to our team!
Acting Coach: Mihaela Mihut
Featured actors: Roshan Affolter (German, Farsi),Steve Bauder (English), Jordan Barton (English), Vladyslava Maliuta (English), Luisel Peña (Spanish), Elena Shalenkova (Greek), Silvano Spagnuolo (English), Xiaoxia Zhang (Chinese)
Produced by: Graciela Cassel and Edgardo Parada
Cinematography:Morgan Goldin, Jonathan Clarke, Edgardo Parada
Performance of "Meditation of Jules Massenet by Elena Shalenkova
Film music: Edgardo Parada
Sound Design: Adriana Cassel and Mauricio Zapata
Special Thanks to: Matt Hopard and Lizzette de Jesus and Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park



14. Lydia Lunch, Beth B, FF Alumns, at Public Hotel, Manhattan, Oct. 14


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15. Lucio Pozzi, FF Alumn, at Spazi E_EMME, Cagliari, Italy, opening Oct. 13, and more

Spazio E_EMME
Via Mameli 187
09126 Cagliari
14 ottobre - 15 novembre 2018
Inaugurazione 13 ottobre/ Opening 13 October
18:30 / 6:30 PM

[English text below]
Questa esposizione mette in corrispondenza due entità binarie.
Dodici piccoli quadri della famiglia Diffraction (Diffrazione) sono raggruppati su una parete. In ciascuno di essi due campi spennellati con colore acrilico semilucido sono dipinti su una superficie opaca di un terzo colore. Sono separati da un confine netto. Ciascun campo è interrotto da una sottile striscia che non incontra la sua opposta al confine, come la diffrazione di un'asta quando è immessa nell'acqua.
Sul muro opposto due strette stampe digitali su carta alte tre metri si srotolano fino a estendersi sul pavimento. Due lastre di legno spesso, dipinte con smalto lucido giallo vi sono appoggiate e due disegni dipinti in acrlico nero su bianco vi sono appesi sopra con due chiodini.
This show combines two binary entities.
Twelve small Diffraction paintings are clustered on one wall. In every one of them a matte colored ground is activated by two fields of loosely brushed, demigloss acrylic paint that are separated by a sharp edge. A stripe cuts through each but doesn't meet its opposite, like the diffraction of a rod placed in water.
On the opposite wall two narrow three-yard tall digital prints scroll down and bend over on the floor. Two slabs of heavy wood, painted with shiny yellow enamel lean on them and two black acrylic drawings on white paper are affixed on them by two small nails.


Alcune opere mie sono esposte dalle gallerie Rizzutogallery e Galleria Michela Rizzo alla prossima fiera d'arte Artverona: 12 - 15 ottobre 2018.

Rizzutogallery and Galleria Michela Rizzo are exhibiting several works of mine at the upcoming Artverona art fair: 12-15 October 2018



16. Lorraine O'Grady, FF Alumn, at Alexander Gray Associates, Manhattan, opening Oct. 25

Lorraine O'Grady: Cutting OUT CONYT
Exhibition Dates: October 25 - December 15, 2018
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 25, 2018, 6-8 PM

Alexander Gray Associates presents Cutting Out CONYT, an exhibition of new work by Lorraine O'Grady (b.1934). Featuring a selection of prints from Cutting Out CONYT (1977/2017), in O'Grady's words, the show reveals her ongoing commitment to "establishing the diptych as a ceaseless conversation of difference."

Cutting Out CONYT returns to O'Grady's 1977 work, Cutting Out The New York Times (CONYT), which consists of 26 found newspaper poems made between June 5 and November 20, 1977 from successive editions of the Sunday Times. Building on the 1977 series' successful transformation of public language into private, in Cutting Out CONYT, O'Grady repurposes the collages to achieve a failed goal of the original work: the creation of what she terms "counter-confessional" poetry. Cutting Out CONYT culls the poems and reshapes the remains into 26 new works that adopt a form the artist refers to as "haiku diptychs." Each of the haiku takes as its source a single 1977 poem. By concentrating and refining the original series' voice, Cutting Out CONYT serves as a bridge between O'Grady's early and later works. As she explains, "Making it has allowed me to maintain the tensions between my more explicit voice and my less explicit voice in a way that feels fruitful to me."

These two voices, which O'Grady has alternately identified as "narrative/political," "expressive/argumentative," "inner-directed/outer-directed," and "post-black/black," inform all of her work. With the quip, "I was 'post-black' before I was 'black,'" she characterizes her artistic trajectory from the 1970s into the 1980s as an evolution from producing deeply personal works imbued with her identity to more overtly politically motivated ones. As a result, like its CONYT source material, Cutting Out CONYT references what O'Grady describes as "a diaspora mind, a diaspora experience." Like other diasporic "new world" artworks, including Rivers, First Draft (1982/2015) and Landscape (Western Hemisphere) (2010/2011), this series is implicitly political. O'Grady expands, "Produced with 40 more years of life and aesthetic experience, I feel that it [Cutting Out CONYT] embraces the mysterious intertwinings of narrative and politics, post-blackness and blackness in a way that Cutting Out The New York Times could not accomplish or even imagine."

At the same time, Cutting Out CONYT engages with the counter-confessionalism of O'Grady's 1977 poems and transforms it via its diptych format into something distinctly other. Refuting hierarchical binaries through its two-panel presentation, the series insists on both/and rather than either/or. Its structure allows O'Grady to question apparent oppositions between her voices while maintaining their productive tensions, siting her work in the interstitial space between personal and political, inner and outer, and post-black and black. Ultimately, as she summarizes, "There was no extrication of the personal from the political, because these qualities were not opposites but obverse and reverse of the same coin."

Lorraine O'Grady's work is currently on view in the solo exhibitions From Me to Them to Me Again at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) Museum of Art, GA and Family Gained at the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA), Boston, MA, as well as the group exhibitions Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power, Brooklyn Museum of Art, NY; We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women 1965-85, The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), Boston, MA; Family Pictures, Milwaukee Art Museum, WI; and Michael Jackson: On the Wall, National Portrait Gallery, London, United Kingdom. In addition, her work has been exhibited at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY (2018); Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA (2018); Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR (2018); Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN (2017 and 2014); Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom (2017); Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Seville, Spain (2016); Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (2015); Studio Museum in Harlem, New York (2015, 2013, and 2012); MoMA PS1, Long Island City, New York (2014); 1a Bienal Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo, Cartagena, Colombia (2014); Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL (2012); Whitney Biennial, New York (2012 and 2010); La Triennale Paris 2012, France (2012); Manifesta 8, Murcia, Spain (2010); The Museum of Modern Art, New York (2008); Art Institute of Chicago, IL (2008); and Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA (2007). Her work is represented in countless public collections, including the Art Institute of Chicago, IL; Brooklyn Museum, NY; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; and Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN. She has been a resident artist at Artpace San Antonio, TX, and has received numerous other awards, including a 2015 Creative Capital Award in Visual Art, a Creative Capital Grant, the CAA Distinguished Feminist Award, a Life Time Achievement Award from Howard University, an Art Matters grant, and the Anonymous Was A Woman award, as well as being named a United States Artists Rockefeller Fellow. Most recently, she was honored with a 2017 Francis J. Greenburger award. In addition to her work as a visual artist, she has also made innovative contributions to cultural criticism with her writings, including the now canonical article, "Olympia's Maid: Reclaiming Black Female Subjectivity."

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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.

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



17. Split Britches, FF Alumns, October news


We had a wonderful five night run of UXO at Artists Repertory Theatre as part of Time Based Arts Festival 2018. With sell-out audiences and great conversation in the Situation Room, we felt very welcome and they even gave us a big ol' poster! Thank you, Portland.

For the next few weeks we are going to be spending time volunteering and encouraging people to vote in the US mid term elections. Whilst it feels difficult to think beyond that at this time, we're really excited to be heading back to the UK & Ireland this November for more touring of #UXO and #Retro.

St Helens, Belfast, Margate and Leeds - we're coming to you! Please help us spread the word!

UXO will be making its North of England debut at
Heart of Glass Festival, St Helens

Date: 8th November 2018
Time: 7:30pm
Before we get lucky and head to Ireland for
UXO at Outburst Queer Arts Festival, Belfast

Date: 16th November 2018
Time: 7:30pm
Tickets coming soon

And then on to one of our favourite theatres with
Retro(per)spective at Tom Thumb Theatre, Margate

Date: 21st November 2018
Time: 7:30pm
Finally, we'll be heading up t'North again with
Retro(per)spective at Live Art Bistro, Leeds

Date: 29th November 2018
Time: 7:30pm

And in other news...

We're going to see...
Cade & MacAskill's MOOT MOOT at The Yard, 30th October - 10th November
Selina Thompson's Salt at Heart of Glass Festival, 20th October
Shelby Coley & Sisten's TALK the TING - NYC Premiere + Q&A, 14th October
Steakhouse Live's Slow Sunday at Toynbee Studios, 21st October
Scottee's Fat Blokes at Attenborough Centre for Creative Arts, 14th November

We're reading...
Due to recent events, nothing but the news! But we'd really welcome some good reading suggestions?

We're listening to...
Jen Harvie's Stage Left podcast series

We're supporting...
The US mid-term elections, we're spending some time volunteering and getting the word out, we hope everyone gets out to vote on November 6th!

Our friends at the Marly in Brighton. After ten years at the forefront of LGBTQ+ culture, The Marlborough Theatre needs your help to keep going. We, like many other queer performers, have loved performing and visiting this fantastic venue. Please support them in any way you can through their Crowdfunder.



18. Greg Sholette, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, FF Alumns, at SAIC Ballroom, Chicago, IL, Oct. 12

Join us for...

Re:Working Labor
Public Symposium
Friday, October 12
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
SAIC Ballroom, 112 S. Michigan Ave.

Featuring presentations by:
Mierle Laderman Ukeles
Gregory Sholette
Ramiro Gomez
Friederike Sigler
Cindi Katz
Jennifer Epps-Addison
Prabhu Mohapatra
Geraldine Pratt
Dipesh Chakrabarty
Andreas Eckert

For complete details, program schedule, and to RSVP to the symposium, please visit the event site. The symposium is free and open to the public.

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago's Institute for Curatorial Research and Practice in collaboration with re:work the International Research Centre at Humboldt University in Berlin are undertaking a multi-year research project on the subject of labor. This effort, led and curated by Daniel Eisenberg and Ellen Rothenberg, inaugural Faculty Research Fellows of SAIC's Institute for Curatorial Research and Practice, aims to rethink and reimagine the representations of the changing nature of work, and reflect on the dislocating effects of globalization and technology that have created deeply unstable economic conditions and polarized our political moment.

The inaugural public event of this project will be the Re:Working Labor public symposium, which considers how artists, researchers, historians, and activists can come together to address such vital questions.

More information is also available at:



19. Ana Mendieta, FF Alumn, in The New York Times, now online

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20. LAPD, FF Alumn, at Skid Row History Museum & Archive, Los Angeles, CA, opening Oct. 12, and more

State of the ART: Skid Row, Exhibition
October 12, 2018 through December 29, 2018
Opening Friday, October 12 from 6-9pm.
Exhibition hours: Thursday through Saturday 2-5 pm

Skid Row History Museum & Archive, 250 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Los Angeles Poverty Department is pleased to announce the exhibition, State of the ART: Skid Row, an inventory of current artistic activity in L.A.'s Skid Row neighborhood.
Ten years ago Americans for the Arts partnered with Los Angeles Poverty Department to do the first inventory of arts in Skid Row. We convened the neighborhood and asked: who makes art, where do they make it, what supports do they have in making art, and what are the obstacles that artists confront in Skid Row. The findings were released in a study, Making the Case for Skid Row Culture, co-authored by Maria Rosario Jackson of The Urban Institute and John Malpede of the L.A. Poverty Department.
This exhibition checks in on the state of the arts in Skid Row ten years later. As a direct outgrowth of the inquiry the Los Angeles Poverty Department initiated, The Festival for All Skid Row Artists. The festival, now in it's 9th year, will take place on Saturday and Sunday November 3 & 4. Each day features non-stop performances from Noon to 4pm as well as participatory workshops and the exhibition of visual art. LA Poverty Department maintains a registry of participating festival artists. The registry has recorded the participation of over 700 artists, a 130 of whom are identified in photos and posters on the gallery wall and video's in this exhibition.
Activities of all Skid Row Artists and groups taking place in October and November are listed on our gallery-wall-sized-calendar and adjacent to it is a map of Skid Row murals.
While arts activity continues to flourish in Skid Row, some of the obstacles sited in the 2009 study persist. A convening of the neighborhood to reconsider current conditions will take place during the run of the exhibition.

Calendar exhibit / talks / projects / movies
October 12 through December 29, 2018
State of the ART: Skid Row
Opening event: Oct. 12, 6-9pm
Open: Thu. Fri. Sat. 2-5pm
Festival For All Skid Row Artists
Sat. & Sun. November 3 & 4, noon - 4pm each day
Because Gladys Park is still under construction this year's festival will be held at a new location, to announced soon!
Free Movie Nights at The Museum
Friday, October 19, 2018 at 7pm
"Game Girls" - 90 min. - Skid Row premiere
Directed by Alina Skrzeszewska
Production Films de Force Majeure (FR)
Q&A with Alina Skrzeszewska, producer Kelly Parker, story advisor William Shepherd, main character Teri Rogers and the women who participated in the workshops.
Friday, November 16, 7pm
"Budrus" - 1:21:45 minutes
Directed by Julia Bacha
A story of Nonviolent protest in the West Bank.

Skid Row History Museum & Archive
250 S. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Open Thu, Fri, Sat 2-5pm
and by appointment
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State of the ART: Skid Row, Exhibition
Opening Friday, October 12 from 6-9pm.
Los Angeles Poverty Department is pleased to announce the exhibition, State of the ART: Skid Row, an inventory of current artistic activity in L.A.'s Skid Row neighborhood.
Ten years ago Americans for the Arts partnered with Los Angeles Poverty Department to do the first inventory of arts in Skid Row. We convened the neighborhood and asked: who makes art, where do they make it, what supports do they have in making art, and what are the obstacles that artists confront in Skid Row. The findings were released in a study, Making the Case for Skid Row Culture, co-authored by Maria Rosario Jackson of The Urban Institute and John Malpede of the L.A. Poverty Department. The study is available via our website.
In brief, the study found that art comes from the ground up in Skid Row, and that people make art wherever they can, in parks, in their rooms, in tents and on the streets. The obstacles included the lack of arts infrastructure-and the inaccessibility of the little infrastructure that did exist--- with classes and workshops often restricted to clients of specific social services programs. At the time there were no dedicated art spaces that were accessible to the entire community.
This exhibition checks in on the state of the arts in Skid Row ten years later. As a direct outgrowth of the inquiry the Los Angeles Poverty Department initiated, The Festival for All Skid Row Artists. The festival, now in it's 9th year, will take place on Saturday and Sunday November 3 & 4. Each day features non-stop performances from Noon to 4pm as well as participatory workshops and the exhibition of visual art.
In addition to the Festival, access to the arts has expanded through a number of initiatives of grass roots groups, including:
The Skid Row History Museum & Archive was started in 2015 as a dedicated community art space. It is the site of LA Poverty Department's rehearsals and performances by LAPD and other groups, (including recent Street Symphony performances and an upcoming performance of The Urban Voices Project) as well as exhibitions, a film series, community conversations and meetings. It also houses an expanding archive of Skid Row history that is utilized by community members, journalists, and filmmakers, among others.
Studio 526 Arts Center is a painting and music studio and is a project of The People Concern, (a large service provider). Importantly, the Studio 526 program is now open to, and enthusiastically used by the entire community.
The Skid Row Parks Committee has partnered with the City Department of Parks and Recreation to produce a film series in Gladys Park & San Julian Park.
LA Community Action Network, a leading human rights and housing rights group comprised of Skid Row residents, has purchased a building on 6th Street and it is the site of a number of cultural activities.
While arts activity continues to flourish in Skid Row, some of the obstacles sited in the 2009 study persist. A convening of the neighborhood to reconsider current conditions will take place during the run of the exhibition. Thu, Fri, Sat 2-5pm October 12 through December 29, 218
Location: Skid Row History Museum and Archive
250 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90012

This exhibition checks in on the state of the arts in Skid Row ten years later.
LA Poverty Department maintains a registry of participating artists at the festival For All Skid Row Artists. The registry has recorded the participation of over 700 artists, a 130 of whom are identified in photos and posters on the gallery wall and in video's in this exhibition.
Activities of all Skid Row Artists and groups taking place in October and November are listed on our gallery-wall-sized-calendar and adjacent to it is a map of Skid Row murals.
Skid Row History Museum & Archive programming, including this exhibition, is made possible with the generous support of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

About Free Movie Nights at The Museum
Every 1st and 3rd Friday of the month, at 7pm, we screen movies about issues that are important to our Skid Row and downtown community at the #skidrowmuseum.
Free movie screenings, free popcorn, free coffee & free conversations.

Friday, October 19, 2018 at 7pm
Game Girls - 90 min.
Skid Row premiere
Directed by Alina Skrzeszewska
Production Films de Force Majeure (FR)

Q&A with Alina Skrzeszewska, producer Kelly Parker, story advisor William Shepherd, main character Teri Rogers and the women who participated in the workshops. Game Girls follows Teri and her girlfriend Tiahna as they navigate their relationship through the chaotic world of Los Angeles' Skid Row, aka the "homeless capital of the U.S." A dilemma fuels the tension between the two women: while Tiahna seems comfortable being a player in the underground economy of Skid Row, Teri is driven by a powerful desire to get out. Together with other women from the neighborhood, they attend a weekly Expressive Arts workshop where they are looking to reflect, dream, and heal. Can their love survive the violence of their past and their current environment?

November 16, 2018 at 7pm
A story of Nonviolent protest in the West Bank. Documentary
1:21:45 minutes
Directed by Julia Bacha
Provided by New Video Group
Actors: Ayed Morrar Iltezam Morrar
Language: Arabic

Ayed Morrar, an unlikely community organizer, unites Palestinians from all political factions and Israelis to save his village from destruction by Israel's Separation Barrier. Victory seems improbable until his 15-year-old daughter, Iltezam, launches a women's contingent that quickly moves to the front lines.

About Los Angeles Poverty Department
Based in the Skid Row neighborhood since 1985, Los Angeles Poverty Department (LAPD) is the first ongoing arts initiative on Skid Row, a non-profit arts organization that connects lived experience to the social forces that shape the lives and communities of people living in poverty. LAPD creates performances and multidisciplinary artworks which express the realities, hopes, dreams, and rights of people who live and work in L.A.'s Skid Row. LAPD has created projects with communities throughout the US and in The Netherlands, France, Belgium, and Bolivia.
LAPD's Skid Row History Museum and Archive is an exhibition /performing arts space curated by LAPD. It foregrounds the distinctive artistic and historical consciousness of Skid Row and functions as a means for exploring the mechanics of displacement in an age of immense income inequality, by mining a neighborhood's activist history and amplifying effective community strategies. The Skid Row History Museum and Archive project is supported with funding from The LA County Arts Commission, City of LA Department of Cultural Affairs, California Humanities, a partner of the NEH, and individuals.

Support the work of the LAPD! Your donation helps us to continue our group devised performances, our annual Festival for All Skid Row Artists, our biennial Walk the Talk parade and the Skid Row History Museum and Archive - for creating social change.
Phone / Fax:

Email: Info@lapovertydept.org
Skid Row History Museum & Archive
250 South Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90012 - 3605

Mailing Address Los Angeles Poverty Department
PO Box 26190, Los Angeles, CA 90026



21. Alina Bliumis, Jeff Bliumis, FF Alumns, at Musée national de l'histoire de l'immigration, Oct. 16, 2018-Jan. 20, 2019, and more

A collaborative project between
the Musée national de l'histoire de l'immigration
the MAC VAL- Musée d'art contemporain du Val-de-Marne
From 16 October 2018 to 20 January 2019

Musée national de l'histoire de l'immigration
16 October 2018 - 20 January 2019
Co-curated by Anne-Laure Flacelière, MAC VAL collection Study and Development Officer and Isabelle Renard, Collections and Exhibitions Director at the Musée national de l'histoire de l'immigration

With works by Bertille Bak, Dominique Blais, Alina Bliumis, Jeff Bliumis, Halida Boughriet, Kyungwoo Chun, Philippe Cognée, Pascale Consigny, Hamid Debarrah, Latifa Echakhch, Eléonore False, Claire Fontaine, Laura Henno, Pierre Huyghe, Bertrand Lamarche, Xie Lei, Lahouari Mohammed Bakir, Moataz Nasr, Eva Nielsen, Gina Pane, Laure Prouvost, Enrique Ramirez, Judit Reigl, Anri Sala, Sarkis, Zineb Sedira, Bruno Serralongue, Chiharu Shiota, Société Réaliste, Dan Stockholm, Barthélémy Toguo...

Welcome ! Festival
6 October - 11 November 2018
Programming: Stéphane Malfettes
Under the eyes of philosophers Fabienne Brugère and Guillaume Le Blanc, authors of La fin de l'hospitalité, this two-fold exhibition will be complemented by a cultural programming: Welcome! at the Musée national de l'histoire de l'immigration (6 October-11 November 2018) and Attention fragile at the MAC VAL (30 November, 1 and 2 December 2018).

MAC VAL - Musée d'art contemporain du Val-de-Marne
16 October 2018 - 24February 2019
Curated by Ingrid Jurzak, MAC VAL Collection Study and Management Officer

With works by Eduardo Arroyo, Marcos Avila Forero, Bertille Bak, Richard Baquié, Taysir Batniji, Ben, Bruno Boudjelal, Mark Brusse, Pierre Buraglio, Mircea Cantor, Étienne Chambaud, Kyungwoo Chun, Philippe Cognée, Delphine Coindet, Julien Discrit, Thierry Fontaine, Jochen Gerz, Ghazel, Marie-Ange Guilleminot, Mona Hatoum, Éric Hattan, Laura Henno, Emily Jacir, Yeondoo Jung, Bouchra Khalili, Kimsooja, Claude Lévêque, Lahouari Mohammed Bakir, Lucy Orta, Bernard Pagès, Yan Pei-Ming, Cécile Paris, Mathieu Pernot, Jacqueline Salmon, Bruno Serralongue, Esther Shalev-Gerz, Société Réaliste, Djamel Tatah, Barthélémy Toguo, Patrick Tosani, Sabine Weiss...

Attention fragile
Festival-Rencontre, 30 November, 1 and 2 December 2018
Programming: Stéphanie Airaud - Thibault Capéran

The Musée national de l'histoire de l'immigration and the MAC VAL- Musée d'art contemporain du Val-de-Marne are collaborating to present a project questioning the notion of hospitality through the prism of contemporary creation. Together, the two institutions- a social museum that value contemporary creation and a contemporary art museum that tackles social issues- are happy to present "Persona grata", an exhibition organized over the two locations with a rich cultural programming: an occasion for artists to explore all the dimensions of what constitutes or corrodes the notions of hospitality and alterity through their own vision and sensitivity.

The acceleration of migratory flows and the growing place these issues occupy in the public debate increasingly question the foundations of our societies. On one hand, camps and walls mushroom and confirm the irreversible setback of our hospitality duty, while on the other, citizen involvement grows to help, support and welcome migrants. Is the answer of today's harsh society to bring emergency assistance rather than implement long-term and effective hospitality policies?

In this context and from the collections of both museums, this artistic partnership aims at highlighting a contemporary creation that reflects today's world as well as tackling these issues from the point of view of the many artists who have explored the theme of hospitality over the last years.

The exhibition will provide a platform for artists to share their analyses, critics and feelings toward national fold, behaviors of rejection and revolt. These artistic testimonies will help us think these questions through and look at ourselves yet without any moralistic judgment.

Through this unique and engaged partnership project, the Musée national de l'histoire de l'immigration and the MAC VAL look to raise awareness, foster reflection and debate, and call our certitudes into question. Although central, the issues related to migratory flows do not cross out other neglected -and little known- forms of hospitality toward helpless and weakened populations. The exhibition will bring forth proposals around community life, care for others, the necessity of nursing homes, public health-care and hospitality centers held in a spirit of attentiveness, kindness and sharing we should rehabilitate.



22. Nicholas Battis, Susan Newmark, FF Alumns, at Brooklyn Art Cluster Gallery, opening Oct. 20

Small Works
Gowanus Open Studio 2019

October 20 to 27, 2018
Opening reception, Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 12 to 6pm

Alexander Puz, Anderson Correa De Araujo, Andrew David Bates, Alfredo Plot, Andra Maria, Anika Sarin, Capucine Bourcart, Caroline M LeFevre, Carrie Rudd, Christina Razzano, Christopher Quirk, Claire Breidenbath, Dana Robinson, Dominic Quintana, Dominica Bucalo, Emily Cross, Eunkyung Lee, Francis minien, Glen Goodenough, Hyewon Lee, Ingyong Lee, Jo-Ann Acey, Jong Hyun Kwon, Juhye Lim, Kathleen Benton, Kristen Leonard, Laura Pawson, Leeking Kang, Linda Berkowitz, Liandra De Matas, Myke Karlowski Marissa Mule, Natale Adgnot, Nicholas Battis, Pinar Yunus, Rolan Gregg, Ruth Jeyaveeran, Ruyin Tsai, Sabrina Puppin, S. von Puttkammer, Shana Wolfe, Shphia Chizuco, Susan Newmark, Susie Carter, Yorgos Giotsas, Yen Yen Chou

Brooklyn Art Cluster Gallery
200 6th Street, 3E
Brooklyn, NY 11215



23. Roberley Bell, FF Alumn, at Anna Kaplan Contemporary, Buffalo, NY, opening October 25

Anna Kaplan Contemporary (formerly BT&C Gallery) is pleased to announce then again, a solo show of sculpture and drawings by Roberley Bell. then again opens on Thursday, October 25th with a reception 6 - 9pm and will remain on view through November 23rd. There will be an artist talk in the gallery on Friday, November 2nd at 6pm in the format of a conversation between Bell and Holly E. Hughes, Godin-Spaulding Curator and Curator for the Collection, Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Gallery hours are Wednesday - Friday 11am - 3pm, or by appointment (716-604-6183 anna@annakaplancontemporary.art). Concurrent to then again is an installation of Bell's work at Hotel Henry in Buffalo as part of The Corridors Gallery at Hotel Henry: A Resource:Art Project on the building's second floor and will remain on view through mid-November. then again brings together in the physical gallery space Bell's sculptural practice and her drawing practice. Bell's drawings have never been included in an installation alongside her sculptural work, yet she has a deep-seated practice of working out her complex ideas around color and form on paper. The drawings included, which the artist has collectively titled Finding Form , date as far back as 2000 through to this past Summer when she was teaching at the School of Art at the Chautauqua Institution and drawing daily. While at Chautauqua, Bell's drawing practice evolved and included are recent works on paper that include form that is explored over two or three combined sheets of paper. There is a palpable spontaneity and immediacy inherent in these works on paper. Bell explains:

I use drawing as a means of thinking out loud-a way to begin where something doesn't exist. I am, as I like to say, 'finding form.' Through the fluidity of watercolor pencil (my most often drawing tool), I am able to make a mark that is best explained as a gesture allowing for further discovery and refinement in the process of realizing the form as three dimensional.

Also included is both wall hung and floor sculpture by Bell. The sculptural works continue in the vein of the artist's some things series, which began in 2014. The some things share a direct affinity with the drawings as they are meditations for Bell- often initiated as mental preparation for ideas explored in her large-scale work, but a significant part of Bell's creative practice in their own right. Also included are a handful of Bell's latest floor pieces- a series of vertically oriented works that the artist considers as still lifes. They are stacked, delicate amalgams of many media, thoughtfully constructed and balanced. These works directly relate to the some things through use of color, physicality and relatively intimate scale. The stacked format references the human form and recalls diverse visual references such as Isamu Noguchi, Constantin Brancusi, and the iconic American skyscraper. Bell states: I work with a range of materials, some fabricated into distinct forms, others utilized in their found state. Through my work, I seek out the material that at any given time best expresses the form I want to capture. The assembled elements, along with the addition of brilliant color and pattern, reference the natural world blurring the lines between inside and outside, nature and artifice. My sculptures are embedded in the formal language of spatial composition straddling the space between representation and abstraction. This is the third solo exhibition of Bell's at Anna Kaplan Contemporary (formerly BT&C Gallery).

Bell spent her childhood in Latin America and Southeast Asia. She attended the University of Massachusetts and State University of New York at Alfred from where she holds an MFA in Sculpture. Bell is the recipient of many grants and fellowships including, a Pollock Krasner Fellowship and a 2010 Senior Scholar Fulbright to Turkey. Bell's Fulbright topic, The City as Site of Intervention, resulted in a series of projects in public spaces throughout the city of Istanbul. Bell has received numerous residency awards both nationally and internationally including, most recently at the Hillwood Museum and Gardens, Washington, DC; Institute for Electronic Arts, Alfred University, Alfred, NY; and Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY. Recent solo exhibitions include, The Shape of the Afternoon , 2014, at the deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA; and Early One Morning , 2016, BT&C Gallery (now Anna Kaplan Contemporary). Last year, Bell was included in Wanderlust: Actions, Traces, Journeys 1967-2017 , curated by Rachel Adams at the University at Buffalo Art Galleries. Recent public projects include "a visitor and one other" installed this year in Amherst, MA in an exhibition organized by UMASS Amherst and the University Museum of Contemporary Art and Locus Amoenus , installed at Tifft Nature Preserve in Buffalo as part of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery's Public Art Initiative. Bell has also completed public projects in Toronto, Cambridge, Pittsburgh, Chicago, Baltimore, Albany, Istanbul, Turkey and Kaliningrad, Russia. She most recently participated in the inaugural edition of PLAY/GROUND and was one of 29 artists who transformed a former school building in Medina, NY. Bell lives and works in Western New York.

Anna Kaplan Contemporary is formerly BT&C Gallery (Body of Trade & Commerce Gallery), founded in 2013 and on Niagara Street in Buffalo since June of 2014. annakaplancontemporary.art for more information. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram (@annakaplancontemporary @annarkaplan). Anna Kaplan Contemporary is also a part of the art consultancy Resource:Art, ( resourceartny.com ). Resource:Art is a unique collaboration with two other WNY gallerists, Elisabeth Samuels (Indigo Art) and Emily Tucker (Benjaman Gallery Group). Browse Anna Kaplan Contemporary and Resource:Art exhibitions at Artsy.net (through Resource:Art): https://www.artsy.net/resource-art .



24. Jibz Cameron, FF Alumn, at Wendy's Subway, Brooklyn, Oct. 27-28


Writing for a Performance Persona
Date: Saturday, October 27
Time: 12-4pm (4 hours)
Capacity: 12 participants
Cost: $40-70 (sliding scale)
Register https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeOh7RDYmwgV9EYUg3PD74CtSr-YLaiHxz2pJmH5GfFyYgqgw/viewform

During the Writing for a Performance Persona workshop we will explore various exercises designed to help you access deep crevasses of your personal experience that can become the driving desire behind a performance persona. The goal is not to leave the workshop with a developed piece of work, but rather to learn some new ways of accessing material within yourself. Writers, performers, dancers, drag showgirls, thinkers, visual artists all welcome! This is a fun based workshop.

Here are some of the activity titles (without explanations - you can just use your imagination for now)
• All about my mother
• Ultimate fighting machine
• Personal ad for dad
• Heartbreaking singer/songwriter

Show Thyself!
Date: Sunday, October 28
Time: 12-4pm (4 hours)
Capacity: 12 participants
Cost: $40-70 (sliding scale)
Register https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdh0HDStLg2gEfbsGmQztFy26aKXdVb3AN0i2UF5q9fhAUbJQ/viewform
Many creative people have a hard time getting "out there" and being seen as the brilliant makers that we are. In this workshop, we'll work through some of the roots of these false narratives that help keep us hidden--untangling what get's us stuck and staying stuck, what inspires us and what our biggest fears around art making are. We will also learn basic marketing tips and practical steps for growing a project and a practice (time management, social media outreach, asking for help from your community and helping your community). Bring a notebook and something to write with and your big questions!

Wendy's Subway
379 Bushwick Avenue Brooklyn NY



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