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Contents for November 12, 2018

1. Susan Newmark, FF Alumn, at Site: Brooklyn Gallery, opening Nov. 16

Please join me at Site: Brooklyn Gallery for the exhibit MIXED MEDIA that I am in from November 16th until December 15th. The reception will be held on Friday, November 16th from 6-9 PM.

165 7th Street (Between 3rd and 4th Avenues, Brooklyn NY)
Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Saturday, 1-6 PM
718-962-5408 sitebrooklyn.com



2. Joseph Nechvatal, FF Alumn, at Mona Bismarck American Center, Paris, France, November 15

There will be a public conversation on culture with Jean-Jacques Lebel and Joseph Nechvatal at Mona Bismarck American Center Paris on November 15th from 7-9pm. The evening will begin with the projection of "Pull my Daisy", a 1959 American short film loosely based on the third act of Jack Kerouac's play "Beat Generation", followed by a conversation between Jean-Jacques Lebel, curator of the exhibition "Beat Generation" (Musée d'art moderne - Centre Pompidou) and artist and critic Joseph Nechvatal, about the relevance of this movement to their own work and to the cultural climate in the post-World War II era in France and the United States. https://www.monabismarck.org/events/conversations-on-culture-pull-my-crazy



3. Doug Skinner, FF Alumn, at Hauser & Wirth, Manhattan, Nov. 15

For this fall's second installment of Utopia / Dystopia, an ongoing series co-presented by Hauser & Wirth and Morbid Anatomy, Doug Skinner presents a concert/talk on music attributed to fairies, trowies, spirits, aliens, and other supposedly nonhuman entities. Selections include fairy music from Norway and the British Isles, the wail of the banshee, and snippets from seances and dreams.

Thursday, November 15, 7 pm, at Hauser & Wirth, 548 W. 22nd St., NYC.
It's free, and it might trouble your dreams!



4. Dread Scott, FF Alumn, at Spring Place, Manhattan, Nov. 15

How Important is Art as a Form of Protest?
Thursday 15 Nov
Spring Place, New York

Frieze Academy heads to New York for an In Conversation with artists Zoë Buckman and Dread Scott.

Can art mobilise groups of people or move them to action, and if so, how? Is art inherently political? This discussion looks at the many ways in which art and political action work together.
Acclaimed multi-disciplinary artist and activist, Zoë Buckman explores themes of feminism, mortality and equality in work that spans from intimate embroidery to large-scale public sculpture. Dread Scott makes revolutionary art to propel history forward. For three decades he has made work that encourages viewers to re-examine unifying ideals and values of American society.




5. Edward M. Gomez, FF Alumn, at Collection de l'Art Brut, Lausanne, Switzerland, opening Nov. 30

Dear friends and colleagues in Switzerland, the U.S.A., Europe and Japan:

As many of you know, over the past three years I have been working on a big exhibition of art from Japan, which I have been curating for the Collection de l'Art Brut in Lausanne, Switzerland. This renowned museum, which specializes in art brut, outsider art and the work of visionary self-taught artists, was founded by the French modern artist Jean Dubuffet in the 1970s. It is the leading institution of its kind in the world.

The exhibition I have curated, Art brut du Japon, un autre regard (Art Brut from Japan, Another Look), will open to the public on November 30, 2018.

It will run for five months, through April 28, 2019.

Two versions of the exhibition's accompanying catalog are being published. The first version will be a bilingual, French-English edition, to be published by the Collection de l'Art Brut in collaboration with 5 Continents (Milan).

The second version of the book will be a Japanese-language edition. It will be published in Japan (and also distributed in Europe and the U.S.A.) by Kokusho Kankōkai, one of the leading Japanese publishers of books about art and cultural subjects.

If you find yourself in Switzerland during the period of the exhibition, do try to go to the lovely, lakeside city of Lausanne to see it. The museum is housed in an 18th-century château on the hills overlooking Lac Léman. Please contact me separately, by e-mail, and I will let you know when I will be in Switzerland at various times during the run of the exhibition. If we are there at the same time, it would be my pleasure to show you the exhibition in person.

Please share the news of this exhibition with your friends and colleagues.

For those of you in the media, please let me know if your publication would like to cover this exhibition. We can arrange for you to do interviews with myself and we can make photos of the museum, the installed exhibition, and artworks on display in the exhibition available to your publication.

Thank you for your attention. I send you all best wishes...


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6. Terry Braunstein, FF Alumn, at SPARC Gallery, S. Pasadena, CA, thru Jan. 4, 2019

Dear Friends,

I will be showing my entire suite of 12 assemblages from the "Chutes and Ladders" series, at the SPARC Gallery in South Pasadena.

SPARC Gallery
1121 Mission Street
South Pasadena, CA

November 10th, 2018 -- January 4, 2019
Artist Reception: November 10th from 6 -- 9PM
Artist Talk: December 8, 2010 at 6PM

SPARC Gallery is in the South Pasadena Chamber of Commerce, so the regular hours are
Tuesday -- Friday from 10--5PM but PLEASE confirm with the Laurie Wheeler or Sharon Frayer at the Chamber 626-441-2339

Or special arrangements may possibly be arranged 48 hours in advance with
Claudia Bohn-Spector 626-379-5152 or Sam Mellon 323-529-7527

Would love to see you there.

With my best,




7. Coco Fusco, FF Alumn, now online at http://www.vdb.org/tv

Video Data Bank Newsletter
Coco Fusco streaming on VDB TV and at Conversations at the Edge!

a/k/a Mrs. George Gilbert

VDB is pleased to announce that a/k/a Mrs. George Gilbert by Coco Fusco is now available for a limited time on the streaming platform VDB TV.

Interdisciplinary artist and writer Coco Fusco's body of work spans decades as well as media. Throughout her career, Fusco has used video, performance, installation, and critical writing to explore issues of race, personal identity, gender, colonialism, and power. In the video a/k/a Mrs. George Gilbert, Fusco looks at a critical moment in Black radical history through two lenses: the archive, and written narrative. Fusco follows the search for, and trial of Angela Davis through newspaper clippings, articles, found footage, propaganda, and other ephemera, highlighting the police and FBI's abuse of power. Photos of arrested women mistaken for Davis (or Mrs. George Gilbert, Davis's undercover name) flash across the screen while a male voice tells a fictionalized story of his time in the FBI searching for Angela Davis. This blend of documentary and fiction illuminates the relationship between the surveiller and the surveilled, commenting on the factually ambiguous nature of images used in American media.

"Films such as a/k/a Mrs. George Gilbert take the punctum of the still image and animate it as the unfinished business of history that addresses contemporary Black states of being."

- Amy Abugo Ongiri, Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art, Duke University Press, Fall 2011

Read more:

VDB Asks... Coco Fusco

Death Proof: Trauma, Memory, and Black Power - Era Images in Contemporary Visual Culture, Amy Abugo Ongiri, Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art, Duke University Press, Fall 2011

Coco Fusco in conversation with Laila Pedro, Brooklyn Rail, October 2015

The Revolution Is Dead - But Long Lives the State!, Coco Fusco, e-flux Journal, August 2015

Watch VDB TV



8. John Cage, Yoko Ono, FF Alumns, in the New York Times, November 12, 2018

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9. Alison O'Daniel, Helga Fassonaki, FF Alumns, at Pollution.tv Studios, Los Angeles, CA, Nov. 18

I want to invite you to come out on Sunday, November 18th and join me for my LAND Exchange Value project. The video will play on a loop with live music by Helga Fassonaki and Omar Corona throughout. Please RSVP so we have a head count. I'm looking forward to seeing you.

The final installment of LAND's Exchange Value exhibition.

The Tuba Thieves; The Sea, The Stars, A Landscape. Written, directed, edited by Alison O'Daniel. 2018. HD Video, color and sound. Produced by Rachel Nederveld, starring Nyke Prince, cinematography by Judy Phu.

Sunday, November 18 | 5-8 PM
at Pollution.tv Studios
3239 Union Pacific Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90023
rsvp: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1wI8m-LF4R5B1YBF0DpzlitoJU2kmA6YyH5S9hpE-r-w/viewform?mc_cid=2bf2acb2ef&mc_eid=ef553f449d&edit_requested=true

The final installment of LAND's Exchange Value exhibition The Sea, The Stars, A Landscape by Alison O'Daniel presents a single channel projection combining short, ambient videos that will eventually occur as interludes between scenes in the feature-length film version of O'Daniel's long-term work, The Tuba Thieves. The projection will be accompanied by artist Helga Fassonaki and alumnus of the Centennial High School Marching Band, Omar Corona who has a role in several scenes and performances of The Tuba Thieves, both on trumpet.

In 1983, Andrei Tarkovsky received a letter from a physicist trying to explain his interpretation of Tarkovsky's film The Mirror. In the letter, the physicist says, "You have to watch this film simply...; watch it as one watches the sea, or the stars, as one admires a landscape." In this collection of scenes, O'Daniel films Nyke Prince (the film's main character), Deaf friends and lovers, and a group of marching band students in various landscapes/soundscapes around Los Angeles looking at, watching, and seeing the sea, the stars, and the land.

LAND's Exchange Value exhibition considers concepts of value and exchange: the ways in which objects and experiences are assigned value, how value is denoted/connoted, and the social transaction of beliefs, cultures, and commodities. O'Daniel's long-term film work The Tuba Thieves, made in the wake of tuba robberies from Los Angeles schools, elliptically connects the story of a Deaf drummer to the students, band directors, and school communities who must reconcile with missing sound following the thefts.

Throughout The Tuba Thieves, and highlighted in this exhibition's scenes, O'Daniel explores the qualitative aspects of the loss of sound, an extended game of telephone where the audience is often tasked with sitting comfortably in a tension between a filmed sequence and a break in its expected auditory qualities. The film spans across narrative filmmaking, experimental documentary, installation and sculpture. O'Daniel, attempting to articulate her own experiences being hard-of-hearing, engages concepts of accessibility and subverts assumed egalitarian notions of comprehension.

ABOUT ALISON O'DANIEL: Alison O'Daniel lives and works in Los Angeles. She has presented solo exhibitions at Shulamit Nazarian, Los Angeles; Art In General, New York; Samuel Freeman Gallery, Los Angeles; Centre d'Art Contemporain Passerelle, Brest, France and performances at the Hammer Museum, Knockdown Center, and Art Los Angeles Contemporary. Writing on her work has appeared in The New York Times, Artforum, Los Angeles Times, and ArtReview. She has received grants from the Rema Hort Mann Foundation, Center for Cultural Innovation, Art Matters, Franklin Furnace Fund, and California Community Foundation. O'Daniel has attended residencies at the Wexner Center Film/Video Studio Program, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. She received her BFA from Cleveland Institute of Art, in 2003, and MFA from University of California, Irvine, in 2010. Scenes from her on-going film, The Tuba Thieves, as well as several sculptures were included in Made in L.A. 2018 at The Hammer Museum and The Infinite Ear at The Garage Contemporary Art Museum, Moscow.


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10. EIDIA House, FF Alumns, at Parsons/The New School, Manhattan, Nov. 15-16

Hello Colleagues & Friends of EIDIA House / Plato's Cave:
A conference not to be overlooked, we encourage you to attend the ANYWHERE & ELSEWHERE 2018 @ Parsons / The New School (free) this Thursday & Friday (Nov 15-16).

EIDIA's project "The Deconsumptionists, Art As Archive" was selected by peer review for the web exhibition series: "Project Anywhere, Art at the Outermost Limits of Location-Specificity," in 2015, and was the first to be invited twice to the ANYWHERE & ELSEWHERE conference (2014 & 2016).

This is one of the premier global platforms for salient artistic practice and scholarship. Curator's Sean Lowry, Simone Douglas and the peer review panel system "review with rigor" the artists participants.

The motivating factor for you to attend these presentations-is experiencing first hand the breadth and depth of so many extremely compelling and varied avenues for creative expression-sociopolitical, environmental, and everything in-between.

best, Paul Lamarre, Melissa Wolf

ART AT THE OUTERMOST LIMITS OF LOCATION SPECIFICITY Free two-day conference on 15-16 November 2018 at School of Art, Media, and Technology at Parsons School of Design, The New School, New York, NY 10011.
This innovative conference features presentations from artists, designers and curators working outside traditional exhibition circuits.
Today, an increasing number of artists are working across spaces, places and temporalities well-beyond the limits of established exhibition formats. Accordingly, much contemporary creative activity is more concerned with events, actions, sites, relations and processes than with discrete outcomes.
Artistic research can be represented in multiple ways as it moves between modes of conception, production and dissemination. This free two-day conference will explore questions associated with presenting, experiencing, discussing and evaluating art located anywhere and elsewhere in space and time.
Event curated by Simone Douglas & Sean Lowry.

Location Day 1 (15 November 9.30am - 6pm): The Auditorium, 66 West 12th Street, Room A 106, New York, NY 10011.

Location Day 2 (16 November 9.30am - 6pm): Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall, 55 West 13th Street, Room I-202, New York, NY 10011.

Free registration links:

Anywhere & Elsewhere Biennial Conference | DAY 1 Anywhere & Elsewhere Biennial Conference | DAY 2
Abstracts: https://issuu.com/projectanywhere/docs/anywhere_elsewhere_2018_lores
Schedule: http://www.projectanywhere.net/conference/

Presented as part of a partnership between the Centre of Visual Art (University of Melbourne) and Parsons Fine Art (Parsons School of Design, The New School).



11. Moe Angelos, Marianne Weems, FF Alumns, at BAM, Brooklyn, Dec. 12-15


Directed by Marianne Weems
Written by James Gibbs
Created by Moe Angelos, James Gibbs, Marianne Weems and the company

"The more I see in it, the more I fear. I don't know what I don't see-what I don't fear!"

A new interpretation of Henry James' 1898 gothic ghost story, Strange Window: The Turn of the Screw mirrors the seductive ambiguity of the original chilling tale. On stage, a governess tells her story, deploying the media wizardry of The Builders Association to create the world of her memory while the fabric of reality is contested and "truth" becomes one option among many.

Onstage cameras magnify and analyze the characters' micro-expressions and emotional states throughout the twisting, psychological proceedings. The production maintains the 19th-century tale and includes much of James' text, while also underscoring the very contemporary subjects of truth, class, and sexuality.

Strange Window marks The Builders' first return to BAM since HOUSE/DIVIDED (2012)!

Sound Design and original music composition by Dan Dobson
Video Design by Austin Switser
Lighting by Jennifer Tipton
Scenic Design by Neal Wilkinson
Costume Design by Andreea Mincic

Featuring: Moe Angelos, Sean Donovan, Hannah Heller, Lucia Roderique, Joe Solava, and Finley Tarr.

BAM Harvey Theater
651 Fulton Street, Brooklyn

DECEMBER 12-15, 7:30PM

BUY TICKETS NOW https://www.bam.org/theater/2018/strange-window

#strangewindow #turnofthescrew #BAMNextWave



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