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Contents for November 05, 2018

1. Amy Khoshbin, FF Fund recipient 2018, at ICP Museum, Manhattan, opening Nov. 6

Amy Khoshbin's performance "You Never Know," as part of ICP's "Optics: Visual Culture and Electoral Politics"

November 6, 2018

ICP Museum
250 Bowery
New York, NY


Vote and then explore the impact of visual culture on electoral politics at a special election night edition of Optics: A New Way of Seeing Contemporary Culture, hosted by writer/editor Jillian Steinhauer with artists Daniel Bejar and Jacques Servin, and featuring a special election-themed performance by Amy Khoshbin.

The evening begins with a discussion between Steinhauer, Bejar, Servin, and Khoshbin. They will explore how images and media profoundly shape our interpretation and navigation of electoral politics. From campaign posters and graphic identities, like Shepard Fairey’s unforgettable design for Barack Obama, to politicians’ self-styled photographs and social media presences—think President Trump trending on both Twitter and Instagram—the visual culture of politics is increasingly complex, and it’s more important than ever to deconstruct it.

Then, Khoshbin will perform an Election Day version of her piece You Never Know with Laurie Berg. You Never Know is a political speech (Khoshbin is running for City Council in District 39 of Brooklyn in 2021) turned cathartic rap performance educating on how we can change the system from the inside out and the ground up through voting, running for office, and keeping our spirits high in these trying times. Exploring the culture of violence and fear mongering that Western media perpetuates, Khoshbin encourages a positive group catharsis using some of that same media, video and rap music.

The program ends nearby at Von Bar (3 Bleecker Street) where BRUJAS will be DJing a special election results watch/dance party.

This is a free event, but please register in advance. ICP Members have access to preferred seating in our reserved members’ section. One half-price drink for the first twenty-five guests with their “I Voted” sticker!

Our ICP Museum–public program combination ticket grants $10 entry to the galleries starting at 4:30 PM to those attending the program. Tickets are only available online when you register for the program.

Program Schedule
7–8 PM - Conversation with Jillian Steinhauer, Amy Khoshbin, Daniel Bejar, and Jacques Servin

8-9 PM You Never Know performance featuring Amy Khoshbin and Laurie Berg, Production Advisement by Meredith Boggia.

9 PM–Late - Election results watch/dance party at Von Bar (3 Bleecker Street) DJed by BRUJAS

Jillian Steinhauer is a journalist living in Brooklyn. She won the 2014 Best Art Reporting Award from the US chapter of the International Association of Art Critics for her work at Hyperallergic, where she was formerly a senior editor. Her writing appears in the New York Times, the New Republic, and The Nation, among other publications. She writes mainly about art and politics, but has also been known to go on at length about cats.

Amy Khoshbin is an Iranian-American, New York-based, artist, rapper, and politician. Her practice advocates for changing commercial culture through co-opting and using popular media genres to create connections and catharsis. She has shown at venues such as the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Guggenheim Museum, Times Square Arts, the High Line, Socrates Sculpture Park, VOLTA Art Fair, PULSE Art Fair, Leila Heller Gallery, Mana Contemporary, National Sawdust, and festivals such as River to River and South by Southwest. She has received residencies at spaces such as the Watermill Center, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Anderson Ranch, and Banff Centre for the Arts. She is a 2017 Franklin Furnace recipient and has received a Rema Hort Mann Artist Community Engagement Grant. Khoshbin has bachelor's degrees in film and media studies from the University of Texas at Austin and a master's degree from the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) at New York University. She has collaborated with Laurie Anderson, Karen Finley, Tina Barney, and poets Anne Carson and Bob Currie, among others.

Daniel Bejar is an interdisciplinary based in Brooklyn, NY. His work challenges the representations of histories, identities, and places. By constructing new narratives and transmitting them into the public realm, his practice reveals the underlying, often unquestioned, ideologies and power structures that pervade our physical and digital worlds. In 2018, Bejar was commissioned to create a permanent public artwork at a public school in Queens, NY, by NYC Percent for Art & NYC SCA Public Art for Public Schools. Bejar has received many prestigious awards including the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Interdisciplinary Work (2015), a Franklin Furnace Fund Grant (2014), and the Rema Hort Mann Foundation Artist Grant (2013). Bejar has also participated in several residencies including The Drawing Center's Open Sessions Program, New York, NY (2016-17); Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Workspace Residency, New York, NY (2011-12); and the SOMA Summer Program, Mexico City, D.F. (2012). His work has been featured in publications such as the New Yorker, Harpers Bazaar HK, Magazine B, and Hyperallergic, among others. His work was also recently included in the Vector Artists Journal #8 which launched at the Whitney Museum of American Art. He has exhibited nationally and internationally at venues including The Drawing Center, New York, NY; Brooklyn Museum, NY; Espai-d'art Contemporani de Castello, Spain; El Museo Del Barrio, NY; SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM; Georgia State University, GA; Artnews Projects, Berlin, Germany; and The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY. Bejar has an MFA from the State University of New York at New Paltz, NY, and a BFA from Ringling College of Art & Design, Sarasota, FL.

Jacques Servin is a founder of the Yes Men and a member of the Creative Resistance, an all-volunteer collective of creative people who have made over 60 videos for local New York candidates to flip the New York State Senate blue. Creative Resistance videos have been viewed over 1.5 million times, and were part of the wave that demolished the IDC.

BRUJAS is an urban, free-form, creative and autonomous organization that seeks to build radical political coalition through youth culture. We express community through skateboarding, art and political organizing.

Laurie Berg is a dancer, performer, collagist, and jewelry maker. Her projects have appeared at The Kitchen, WeisAcres, BAX, Danspace Project at St. Mark's Church, Dixon Place, Beach Sessions Dance Series, Astor Alive! Festival, The Invisible Dog Art Center as part of The Joyce Theater’s Unleashed Series, The Whitney Museum, The Mattatuck Museum of Art (CT), Catch, Avant-Garde-Arama, WiM at the TBG Theater, Pieter PASD (CA), Roulette Intermedium, Movement Research at the Judson Church, Food for Thought, Danspace Project’s Food for Thought and DraftWork series, and at Danspace Project as part of PLATFORM 2011: Body Madness - Rhythm and Humor, FACADE/FASAD, 303 Gallery, ICMC at Stony Brook University, the TANK, draftwork, and AUNTS among others. Berg was a 2016–17 LMCC Workspace Artist-In-Residence, the 2016 recipient of the Tom Murrin Performance Award, was a 2013 New York Live Arts Studio Series Artist and a 2010 Movement Research Artist-In-Residence. She co-curated the 2017 Movement Research Spring Festival and is currently a member of the Movement Research Artist Advisory Council. She also co-produces AUNTS, an underground platform for dance and performance, with Liliana Dirks-Goodman.

Khoshbin’s You Never Know was made possible, in part, by the Franklin Furnace Fund supported by Jerome Foundation, the SHS Foundation, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. ICP’s Center for Visual Culture and accompanying programs have been made possible through the generous support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Additional support for public programs has been provided by The Bern Schwartz Family Foundation, and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.



2. Martha Wilson, JP-Anne Giera, Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful, FF Alumns, at Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, Manhattan, Nov. 10

The Non-Professional Development Workshop
Conceived by Mary Ting and Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful
Presented in partnership with Artists Alliance Inc.
Mary Ting, Martha Wilson, Jodi Waynberg, and Bill Carroll

TO RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-non-professional-development-workshop-tickets-48749637478#tickets

Saturday, November 10, 2018
3:00 PM-5:00 PM
The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts - Project Space
323 West 39th Street 2nd Floor
NY, NY. 10018
(212) 563 5855 x244

This event is presented in conjunction with As Far as the Heart Can See (September 21 – November 17, 2018).

Curated by Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful

Curatorial Fellow, JP-Anne Giera

This workshop brings together artists from EFA Project Space, Artists Alliance Inc., and other organizations for a conversation on the topic of the over-professionalization of the arts.

Professional development programs endeavor to give artists the practical tools to survive in the art world in this time of rising expectations, and education and living costs. This training, with its emphasis on “how to emerge, how to network and build your name” is often focused on art as a means of production for the market, instead of art as a form of creative expression. In its well-intentioned mentoring on strategic planning for the career track, it --purposefully or not-- sets expectations about what constitutes professional success, constraining the possibilities for making art and being an artist. The Anti-Professional Development Workshop seeks to provide alternative approaches, reflections and humor on the evolving realities of the creative person and extend the definition of what it means to be an artist in the 21st century. This event will be presented in collaboration with Artist Alliance Inc.

Founded in 1999, Artists Alliance Inc. (AAI) is an artist and curator-centered 501c3 non-profit organization committed to supporting emerging and underrepresented contemporary artists. Through innovative programming, experimentation and collaboration, AAI serves as a resource and forum to engage the community of the Lower East Side.

Bill Carroll has been involved in the New York Art World for over thirty years. He was the Director of the Charles Cowles Gallery in Soho; and the Elizabeth Harris Gallery in Chelsea. Bill also worked in non-profit at the Dia Art Foundation, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Nancy Graves Foundation, and is presently the Director of the EFA Studio Program. He has curated numerous exhibitions. Bill teaches a course for MFA students at Pratt Institute titled Art World & Professionalism, and has lectured at the New York Foundation for the Arts, New York University, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bard College, School of Visual Arts, Columbia University, Cornell University, and F.I.T. In January 2015 he had his fourth solo exhibition of his paintings at the Elizabeth Harris Gallery in Chelsea. In April 2016 he had a solo installation of fifty-six paintings at the Mid-Manhattan Branch of the New York Public Library.

Mary Ting is a visual artist working in installation, drawing, sculpture, and community projects that examine cultural history, grief and nature. Her varied work reflects on our stories - our devotions and desperations. Recent solo exhibitions in the NYC area include Lambent Foundation, Dean Project, metaphor contemporary art, and Kentler International Drawing Space and at the Wake Forest University, North Carolina. International group shows include: Social Justice and the Right to be Human at the Athens School of Fine Art, Greece; 2011 Art Stays 9 ,Slovenia; 2009 International Women’s Biennale, Incheon, Korea; and the Sofia Paper Biennial, Bulgaria. A two-time recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship, 2016 Joan Mitchell Center New Orleans Residency, 2016 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council In Process Residency, 2010 Gottlieb Foundation individual grant, Lambent Fellowship, Pollack Krasner Foundation among others. Residencies include MacDowell Colony, Lower Eastside Printshop Special Editions, Dieu Donne Papermill Workspace, and others. Mary Ting currently teaches at CUNY John Jay College in the studio art department and the Sustainability and the Environmental Justice Program. She is also faculty at Transart Institute MFA Program, New York/Berlin. Mary is an avid gardener certified master composter and citizen She is also a frequent lecturer, independent curator and writer. The crazed ravaging of the earth, the displacement of vulnerable communities and pending extinctions is what keeps her up at night and also awakens her in the morning. She is currently researching and writing about Chinese Modern History, Trauma, and the Lust for Endangered Species Parts. Mary has a bachelors degree from Parsons School of Design, NYC, a diploma from the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing in Chinese folk art studies, and a masters degree from the Vermont School of Fine Art.

Jodi Waynberg is the Executive Director of Artists Alliance Inc, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the careers of emerging and underrepresented artists and curators through residencies, exhibitions, and commissioned projects. Rooted in the Lower East Side community (a longstanding epicenter for creative experimentation and cultural diversity) and in New York City at-large, AAI focuses on advancing contemporary art practices and fostering dialogues through the use of alternative and atypical art spaces, ensuring that the LES remains a powerful place for making and viewing art. Since joining AAI in 2012, Waynberg has curated several solo and group exhibitions including Philip Emde Destroyed My Life (2013), The Real Estate Show, What Next: 2014 (2014), Some Great Modern Mediums (2015), Peekskill Project 6 (2015), and “SHADOW CABINET” A Loyal Opposition Response (2017). Waynberg has also served as a visiting critic and juror at ArtSlant, Residency Unlimited, Wassaic Project, Hunter College MFA Program, AHL Foundation, NARS Foundation, Wave Hill, and Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art. Waynberg began her career in San Francisco as the Associate Curator at the Contemporary Jewish Museum, where she curated and supported numerous exhibitions including Chagall and the Artists of the Russian Jewish Theater, 1919-1949, Maira Kalman: Various Illuminations (of a Crazy World) and Are We There Yet?: 5000 Years of Answering Questions with Questions.
Martha Wilson is a pioneering feminist artist and gallery director, who over the past four decades created innovative photographic and video works that explore her female subjectivity through role-playing, costume transformations, and “invasions” of other people’s personae. She began making these videos and photo/text works in the early 1970s while in Halifax in Nova Scotia, and further developed her performative and video-based practice after moving in 1974 to New York City, embarking on a long career that would see her gain attention across the U.S. for her provocative appearances and works. In 1976 she also founded and continues to direct Franklin Furnace, an artist-run space that champions the exploration, promotion and preservation of artists’ books, installation art, video, online and performance art, further challenging institutional norms, the roles artists play within society, and expectations about what constitutes acceptable art mediums.



3. Clifford Owens, FF Alumn, at Artpace, San Antonio, TX, Nov. 10


Owens joins a long history of performance artists at Artpace
beginning with inaugural resident Felix Gonzalez-Torres in 1995.

SAN ANTONIO, TX (October 31, 2018) – Clifford Owens, a New York City-based visual and performance artist and current International Artist-in-Residence at Artpace, will open his 1,600 square foot studio to San Antonio artists for a public performance art salon moderated by himself.

Similar to his on-going project “Seminar,” a work that images a critical pedagogy of performance art, this project is part and parcel of Owens’ interests in the history and practice of contemporary performance art.

Visual performance artists are invited to perform for 10-minutes or less, followed by a brief comment from Owens. Performances must require a minimum installation/de-installation and clean up period of 2-minutes or less. Each performance will be documented by Artpace for their archives and shared with participating artists.

“A Salon for Performance Art: San Antonio” begins promptly at 3pm and ends at 5pm on Saturday, November 10, 2018. There is no application requirement or fee to participate in the salon.

This event is free and open to the general public. Because contemporary art can explore powerful issues, this performance is not suitable for younger participants. Refreshments will be served.

Previous visual performance artists in residence at Artpace include: Christie Blizard, Rafa Esparza, Heyd Fontenot, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Christian Jankowski, Rodney McMillian, Allison Smith, and Wu Tsang, who was recently named a MacArthur Genius Fellow.

Artpace San Antonio is a nonprofit residency program which supports regional, national, and international artists in the creation of new art. As a catalyst for artistic expression, we engage local communities with global art practices and experiences.

To date, Artpace has welcomed 229 artists through its renowned International Artist-in-Residence program. Annually, Artpace hosts three residencies. Each features one Texas-based artist, one national artist, and one international artist, who are selected by a notable guest curator. Each eight-week residency culminates in a two-month exhibition on site. The mission of this program is to provide artists with unparalleled resources that allow them to experiment with new ideas and take provocative risks. www.artpace.org.

Clifford Owens’ art has appeared in numerous group and solo exhibitions. His solo exhibitions include “Anthology: Clifford Owens” Museum of Modern Art PS1 (2011-2012), “Better the Rebel You Know” Home, Manchester, England (2014), and “Perspectives 173: Clifford Owens” Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (2011). His many group exhibitions include, “Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art” Contemporary Arts Museum (2012 - 2014), “Greater New York 2005” Museum of Modern Art PS1 (2005), “Freestyle” The Studio Museum in Harlem (2001), and “Performance Now” (2013 - 2014). He studied at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Rutgers University, and the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program. He has received numerous grants and fellowships including the William H. Johnson Prize, the Art Matters Grant, the Louis Tiffany Comfort Award, the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, the New York Community Trust, the Lambent Foundation, and the Rutgers University Ralph Bunche Distinguished Graduate Fellowship. Publications, reviews, and interviews about his work include New York Times, Art +Auction, Village Voice, Modern Painters, Art in America, Art Forum, The New Yorker, BOMB, The Wall Street Journal, The Drama Review, Greater New York 2005, Performa: New Visual Art Performance, Rethinking Contemporary Art and Multicultural Education, and Why Art Photography? He has written for exhibition catalogues, the New York Times, Art Forum, and Performing Arts Journal. His project “Anthology” is the subject of his first book. He has been visiting artist faculty and guest critic at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, Yale University, Columbia University, Harvard University, Princeton University, New York University, and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He has been an artist in residence at The Studio Museum in Harlem (2005-2006), Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2004), Pioneer Works (2014), and Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program (2016-2017) He lives and works in New York City and he is represented by INVISIBLE-EXPORTS, located in New York City.

Media Contact:
Scott Williams, Artpace
210.212.4900 x 363



4. Stephanie Brody-Lederman, FF Alumn, at Shakespeare and Co., Paris, France


I am so very happy to announce that my painting "Outdoor Girl" was bought by Shakespeare and Company bookstore in Paris. It is a dream come true to be a part of this esteemed literary history. The painting is oil on canvas, 48xx72 inches and will be installed in the bookstore during the winter of 2018/19. (This painting has been shown at Guild Hall and Arlene Bujese gallery in the past).

Stephanie Brody-Lederman



5. Stewart Wilson, FF Member, at The Open Center, Manhattan, opening Nov. 8

Stewart Wilson Print/drawings exhibition at the Open Center
The Open Center of New York is pleased to host an art exhibition by Stewart Wilson. The show will consist of his “print/drawings” he created during his artist residency at the School of Visual Arts RisoLab. The subject matter will consist of the Personas – his spirited representatives from another dimension The Personas have been the focus of Stewart's work for nearly forty years, creating over 31,000 sculptures and thousands of paintings, drawings, prints and tableaus which have been exhibited and distributed world-wide His artworks has been featured in the New York Times and Daily News.
The art exhibition opening will be Thursday, November 8th, from 6”30 to 8:30 pm. The artist will also be available on Saturday, November 10th, from 2 to 4 pm. The exhibition will run through December 11. If you can't make it physically, the exhibition will be visited online at www.personaland.com.
The Open Center of New York is located at 22 East 30th Street between Madison and Fifth, NYC. Hours 10 am to 10 pm. For details call (212) 219 -2527.



6. Iconicity at Staller Center for the Arts, Stony Brook, NY, opening Jan 26, 2019

January 26 – February 23, 2019
Reception: Saturday, January 26, 7-9pm
Artist/Curator Talk: Monday, January 28, time to be announced
ICONICITY brings together contemporary artworks that examine the concept, construction, and mythology of the icon. The artists in the exhibition explore ideas ranging from the connection between Medieval devotional iconography and emojis to the religious fervor of technology. Guest curated by Munich-based artist and curator Gretta Louw, the exhibition includes video, software and net art, textile art, and digital prints by nine international artists and artist groups.
Artists include: American Artist, Carla Gannis, Jan Robert Leegte, Gretta Louw, Keiichi Matsuda, Owen Mundy, Tabita Rezaire, Alicia Ross, and the Warnayaka Art Centre.
Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery
Staller Center for the Arts
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY



7. Paul Henry Ramirez, FF Alumn, at Dieu Donné, Brooklyn, thru Nov. 7, and more

Dear friends, I hope you are having a wonderful fall! I want to share a few exhibition updates. If you are in town, I hope you will have a chance to check it out! -Paul Henry

- Paul Henry Ramirez: Sweet On, solo exhibition at Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO, now on view through July 28, 2019. Sweet On commissioned by The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, is a site-responsive installation consisting of wall paintings, canvases and stained-glass-like murals. Sweet On embraces the sophistication of the body and its abilities to elicit joy, one of our most sought-after emotions. -Erin Dziedzic, Director of Curatorial Affairs

Paul Henry Ramirez: Sweet On
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
4420 Warwick Blvd.
Kansas City, Missouri 64111
Tel 816.753.5784

- 2018 Survey of Dieu Donne art in Paper: Selections from the Archive, curated by Jennifer Farrell, Associate Curator of Drawings and Prints at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Dieu Donné Paper Mill, Brooklyn, New York, September 26 through November 7, 2018

Dieu Donné
63 Flushing Ave, Unit 112
Brooklyn, NY 11205
Tel 212.226.0573

- Shifting Gaze: Reconstruction of The Black & Hispanic Body in Contemporary Art from the Collection of Dr. Robert B. Feldman, at The Mennello Museum of American Art, Orlando, Florida, October 19, 2018 through January 13, 2019. Shifting Gaze features 25 internationally renowned artists who have drawn upon art history, American history, and popular culture to create powerful works that present a broad range of concepts about identity, beauty, belonging, and poignant issues of race.

Shifting Gaze: Reconstruction of The Black & Hispanic Body in Contemporary Art
Mennello Museum of American Art
900 E Princeton St
Orlando, Florida
Tel 407.246.4279

- Paul Henry Ramirez Papers
The Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art, Washington, DC have acquired the Paul Henry Ramirez Papers for their permanent collection. The Paul Henry Ramirez Papers are available for research at the Archives of American Art, Washington, D.C., 750 9th Street, NW Victor Building, Suite 2200 Washington, DC 20001. www.paulhenryramirez.art



8. Sol LeWitt, FF Alumn, at WeisAcres, Manhattan, Nov. 11

November 11, 2018

Join us for an evening of performance and video by Laura Bartczak, Emily Climer, and Diane Madden & Matthew Burdis, curated by Vicky Shick.

Laura Bartczak will present untitled (panorama study), a Super 8mm film accompanied by a system of movement scores, which explore topography, panning camera movement, body-scape, and pace. Through individual and group choice making, a new landscape is formed. The film is a moving portrait and a look into personal narrative revealed through gesture, and history embedded in the body. With collaborators Kay Ottinger, Hadley Smith, Katelyn Hales, Erin Sheehy, Corinne Cappelletti, Amity Jones, and Cherie Burnett.

Emily Climer’s Phantoms ghost phantoms is a dance of sustained disorientation. Two duet worlds collide, connected by states of unknowing, feelings of being unsettled, and sudden attempts at searching for order. In this dreamscape, the performers cope with physical forces outside of themselves, both real and imagined. The work is created in collaboration with performers Rachel Freeburg, Mei Maeda, Dustin Maxwell, Katie Skinner, and sound designer Aaron Rourk.

Take 3 is a collaborative work between dancer Diane Madden and artist-filmmaker Matthew Burdis as a result of their residency at the Mahler & LeWitt Studios in Spoleto, Italy. It places a dance Madden originally performed in New York in 2017 at Sundays on Broadway into the Torre Bonomo, a medieval tower in Spoleto in which Marilena Bonomo, a gallerist from Bari, hosted exhibitions, including an important group of early Sol LeWitt wall drawings.

537 Broadway, #3
All events begin at 6:00 pm – doors open at 5:45 pm.
No reservations. No late seating.
$10 suggested contribution.
Keep in mind, this is a small space! Please arrive on time out of courtesy to the artists.
Please be advised: Due to repairs, the elevator will not be available this season. All audience members must use the stairs. We apologize for the inconvenience.



9. Richard McGuire, FF Alumn, at Alden Projects, Manhattan, thru Nov. 18

Richard McGuire: Art for the Street
New York 1978-1982
**New gallery hours: Friday-Sunday, 12-6pm**

"McGuire’s artistic output is multidisciplinary. Richard McGuire: Art For The Street--New York 1978–1982, published to accompany the show of the same title at Alden Projects, NY, adds a new layer to this impressive body of work, detailing his early years enmeshed in the performance and street art scene exhibiting work in museums and galleries alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring, with whom he became friends, and on the street alongside Jenny Holzer’s Truisms and SAMO© poetry.”

—Megan T. Liberty, The Brooklyn Rail
Read The Brooklyn Rail review here

“But for the first time in nearly 40 years, [McGuire's] handmade posters are receiving a loving excavation in “Art for the Street — New York 1978-1982”...at Alden Projects in Manhattan.”
—Brett Sokol, The New York Times

“[McGuire’s] output has touched almost every artistic discipline, high and low: music, graphic design, animation, sculpture, street art, graphic novels.”

—Francoise Mouly, The New Yorker
Read The New Yorker profile here

“For the last forty years, McGuire has been effortlessly dissolving the border between fine and applied art, in addition to the one between high and low that he vaporized back then along with his contemporaries Basquiat and Haring. He has, through it all, proven himself to be capable of continually repointing his compass and reconfiguring his mission, while always resembling no one so much as himself.”

—Luc Sante, foreword from Richard McGuire:
Art for the Street—New York 1978-1982

Richard McGuire was born in Perth Amboy, NJ in 1957 and received a B.A. from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. McGuire’s Ixnae Nix character was developed in a series of shadow performances at Rutgers and elsewhere, including one P.S. 1, Queens on April 30, 1978. He wheatpasted Ixnae Nix drawings on the streets of New York between July 1979 and early 1981, also exhibiting them in numerous group exhibitions including: Club 57, Mudd Club, Fashion Moda, South Bronx, Franklin Furnace, White Columns, P.S. 1, Queens, Danceteria, and The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Selected early solo shows: Franklin Furnace (1981 and 1982). Two-person exhibition: Tony Shafrazi Gallery (with Philip Smith) (1982). Selected recent solo exhibitions: The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT (2018-19); Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany (2016); and The Morgan Library & Museum, New York (2014). McGuire’s work has been recently included in group exhibitions including The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Drawing Center, New York; Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton; and the Reina Sofia, Madrid. Museum collections include The Museum of Modern Art, New York and the Morgan Library and Museum, New York. McGuire is a founding member and bass player of Liquid Liquid, the post-punk, New York band for which he produced all of the art for the band’s records, posters, and videos. He directed two short films, Peur(s) du noir (Fear[s] of the Dark), (2007, Prima Linea) and Micro Loup (2003) for the omnibus feature film, Loulou and Other Wolves (2003, Prima Linea). He is the author of several children’s books and the highly acclaimed graphic novel, Here (2014, Pantheon Books) which has been translated into at least 20 languages. This is McGuire’s first solo exhibition at Alden Projects, New York.

The fully illustrated book, Richard McGuire: Art for the Street – New York 1978-1982, edited by Todd Alden with a foreword by Luc Sante, is published by Alden Projects, New York (2018, 144 pp.) in a first edition of 1000 softcover examples. Available for purchase from Alden Projects or through books@aldenprojects.com. This book is also printed in a deluxe hardcover edition of 100 boxed, signed, and numbered examples containing a unique painted and drawn work by Richard McGuire as well as two vintage pressed 7" records self-published by Richard McGuire (1978 and 1980).

For further information, please email info@aldenprojects.com.
For book purchases, please email books@aldenprojects.com.
Gallery hours: 12 - 6pm Friday through Sunday or by appointment.

Copyright © 2018 Alden Projects™, All rights reserved.
Alden Projects™
34 Orchard Street
New York, NY 10002



10. Peter Downsbrough, FF Alumn, fall news


Five unpublished manuscripts are included in:
October 18, 2018 - August 28, 2019
Uniques. Cahiers écrits, dessinés, inimprimés
Fondation Bodmer, Cologny (CH)/ Curated by Thierry Davila

Unique(s): carnets écrits, dessinés, inimprimés,
catalogue, published by Flammarion - Fondation Martin Bodmer
isbn 2-08-142852-0

All the books are included in:
October 19, 2018 - April 7, 2019
Power of Language, Museum der Moderne, Salzburg (AT)

And two new books are published!

November 2-4, 2018
Presentation of two formerly unpublished books:
HENCE, 2004-2018, and OR, 2007-2018;
a Leporello: HERE …, 2018;
and a print: OPTION, 2018
published by Avarie
FLAT art Book Fair, Torino

November 16-18, 2018
Presentation of two formerly unpublished books:
HENCE, 2004-2018, and OR, 2007-2018;
a Leporello: HERE …, 2018;
and a print: OPTION, 2018
published by Avarie
FLAT art Book Fair, Torino
The Art Chapter, Milano Art Book Fair



11. Ann-Marie LeQuesne, FF Alumn, at Leeds University, UK, Nov. 12

enter, watch, leave (U)

Monday, Nov 12th - 6 pm (arrive - 5:45)
Leeds University, School of Fine Art,
History of Art and Cultural Studies

University Rd, Leeds LS2 9JT

Please wear your outdoor clothing and come to the Student Common Room by 5:45 to receive your tickets and props. We are going to re-enact "going to the cinema", becoming both actors and audience.
As you enter the space you will see yourselves on the screen - taking your seats as ambient music and sound sets the scene. When everyone is seated, the lights will dim and you will become both actors and audience, being filmed as you watch the enter film that you have just made. When enter has finished the lights will come up and once again you will see yourselves live on screen as you leave the cinema.
enter, watch, leave (U) will be shown at an exhibition in the University opening on Thursday December 13th.

Ann-Marie LeQuesne is an artist living and working in London. She stages collaborative performances working with groups of people in public places.

www.amlequesne.com (closed for updating)



12. Elana Katz, FF Alumn, at DKSG, New Belgrade, Serbia, Nov. 5

Dear friends,

This November, thanks to the sponsorship of TMU New York, I will finally be bringing <Running on Empty> back to Belgrade, in itDKSG, New Belgrade, s final form. It is the film resulting from my site-specific durational performance pertaining to memory and erasure, held in Belgrade last year. The film will be shown at the following venues:

FMK Belgrade, Nov. 3, 15:00
KC Belgrade, Nov. 4, 19:00
DKSG, New Belgrade, Nov. 5, 20:00

Panel discussions will follow each screening, with speakers Exildiscount, Running on Empty’s sound designer, who developed the sound in a distinctly conceptual manner related to notions of memory and trauma, Nebojsa Milikic, social activist whose work often borders with conceptual art, and a long time collaborator and supporter of my research in the region of former Yugoslavia since 2013, Branka Pavlovic, the film’s editor and also director of the Free Zone Film Festival of Belgrade, and Milicia Lapcevic, artist and journalist at Studio B Radio & TV of Belgrade, who has done a number of reportages on my work over the past years.

These discussions will consider how contemporary art can initiate initiate dialogue pertaining to memory, post-memory, national trauma, and the tendency toward historical erasure or denial. We will look at how the performative action of running connects periods of time, and how the use of sound and imagery in the film create a sense of disorientation, thus mirroring the an effort to manage past(s), in changing contemporary realities.

More information on the project is also available here. If you happen to be in Belgrade, would love to have you there next week.

Studio Elana Katz
+49 17620406836



13. Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful, FF Alumn, at Allentown Art Museum, PA, Nov. 18

Conversation Pieces: “Art, Power, and Spirituality”
November 18 (Sunday)
2-3:30 p.m.
Allentown Art Museum
31 N 5th St
Allentown, PA 18101
Our Conversation Pieces series brings together professionals from across disciplines to discuss art and contemporary life. These panelists are presented with works of art and themes from special exhibitions and asked to discuss the relevance and impact these things have on the world around us, opening up dialogue about art, practice, and its impact in a broader academic and contemporary context.

Spirituality is both personal and universal. At the same time, it shares a complex relationship with history, power, and art. Each of these themes is present in the exhibition "Power and Piety" as well as in the work of Angel Suarez-Rosado. In this panel, each of our presenters will delve into these intricate themes in relation to their own careers and studies. Each will give short 15-minute lectures, followed by an open dialogue between the panelists and the audience, in which everyone will explore the crossroads of art, power, and spirituality.


Bridgett Kelso Anthony (tentative) is a graduate of Union Theological Seminary (class of 2015). While at Union, Bridget served as the student-life assistant and as a chaplain intern at New York Hospital–Queens. Her focus while at Union was on theology and the arts, and preaching and worship. In addition to her ministerial call, she is an actor and playwright and has a BA in theatre from Marymount College and an MA from New York University's Gallatin School of Individualized Study in Playwriting and Performance. Her art and ministry explore the ways that spirituality, the arts, and social justice intersect. She feels especially called to minister to black women, and to be an ally of the LGBTQIA community.

Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful treads an elusive path that manifests itself performatively or through experiences where the quotidian and art overlap. Concurrently, this path has been informed by a strong personal interest in immigration, cultural hybridization, and Estévez Raful’s understanding of identity as a process always in flux. He hence approaches the concepts of home and belonging to the U.S. American context from the perspective of a Lebanese-Dominican, Dominican York who was recently baptized as a Bronxite: a citizen of the Bronx. He has exhibited and performed extensively in the United States as well as internationally. Residencies attended include P.S. 1/MoMA, Yaddo, and the MacDowell Colony. Estévez Raful holds an MFA from Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, where he studied with Coco Fusco; and an MA from Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York. He has curated exhibitions and programs for El Museo del Barrio; the Institute for Art, Religion and Social Justice at Union Theological Seminary; Art in Odd Places; Cuchifritos; the Center for Book Arts; Longwood Art Gallery/Bronx Council on the Arts, New York; and for the Filmoteca de Andalucía, Córdoba, Spain. He is currently curating As Far as the Heart Can See, an exhibition that celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Elizabeth Foundation Project Space in New York. Publications include Pleased to Meet You, Life as Material for Art and Vice Versa (editor), One Person at a Time, and For Art’s Sake. Born in Santiago de los Treinta Caballeros, Dominican Republic, Estévez Raful lives and works in the Bronx.

Laura James has been working as a professional artist and illustrator for more than 20 years. In addition to painting sacred images from various religions, she portrays women, families, and scenes of everyday life, blending intricate patterns, text, vibrant colors, and sometimes surreal imagery into what she calls “art for the people.” Laura is best known for her illustrations in The Book of the Gospels lectionary published in 2000 by Liturgy Training Publications, Chicago. An award-winning edition of the four gospels, it includes 34 paintings rendered in the Ethiopian Christian Art style, which over the years Ms. James has made her own. The book is used worldwide by numerous Christian denominations and her religious art is at the forefront of the movement toward a more inclusive representation of Biblical figures. Ms. James has recently expanded her repertoire to include sacred images from other traditions including Buddhism, Yoruba, ancient Egyptian themes and Islam.



14. Penny Arcade, FF Alumn, at MDC Live Arts, Miami, FL, Nov. 8-10

Penny Arcade Longing Lasts Longer November 8, 9 10th Miami
Now appearing inMiami after touring 40 cities internationally over 300 performances so far.
Cultural Criticism you can dance too

Penny doing Longing Lasts Longer in Miami
Nov 8,9,10
Here is the link




15. Barbara Rosenthal, FF Alumn, in Ragazine, now online

Barbara Rosenthal's latest column, A CRACK IN THE SIDEWALK, is online in the November Ragazine.The inspiration for it came at the press preview to the new Whitney show, “Programmed: Rules, Codes, and Choreographies in Art, 1965–2018,” particularly regarding the piece by Nam June Paik. The title and subtitle of the column for this issue is



16. Roberley Bell, FF Alumn, in Art News, now online
Good morning,
I am pleased to announce that artnews has featured my exhibition Then Again
at Anna Kaplan Contemporary, Buffalo NY
the link follows.



17. George Peck, FF Alumn, at Museum of Jewish Heritage, Manhattan, Nov. 6, and more

Dear Friends,

I am writing to inform you of upcoming BOOKBURN / Library of Books Burned events. There will be an artists' lecture, with a Q&A, at the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust on November 6th at 6pm, where we will be joined by special guest professor Anson Rabinbach. You can register for the event here; registration is recommended, though not required.

The following week, there will be a salon event on November 13th at 6pm, featuring conceptual work for BOOKBURN. The salon will take place at my studio: 105 Broad Street, NY, NY. If you are interested in attending, do let me know by writing me back at georgerpeck@gmail.com.




Goings On is compiled weekly by Harley Spiller