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Contents for November 26, 2018

1. Martha Wilson, Peter Cramer, Jack Waters, FF Alumns, at Ludlow House, Manhattan, Dec. 5

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 7 PM - 9 PM
LUDLOW HOUSE 139 Ludlow St. New York New York 10002
Free admission. RSVP required: filmmakerscoop@gmail.com
Join us in an evening of film and video that samples nearly 3 decades of our moving images. Featuring comic book artist Mike Diana's debut to New York City with an appearance by Martha Wilson, a cameo by artist George Towne on a bed of flowers, and a cast of Naked Boys tryin' to come clean...Free admission RSVP required: filmakerscoop@gmail.com
Naked Eye Cinema was instituted by Jack Waters and Leslie Lowe in 1985 as an extension of the film program at ABC No Rio. Peter and Jack ran No Rio from roughly 1983 - 1990 with the collective energy of the circle they rolled with infusing a new era of energy where cinema and performance propelled the foreshadowing of what is now known as "queer'.

Cramer and Waters have been the guiding force behind Le Petit Versailles, the infamous Greenthumb community garden that bridges the experimental underground to the current generation of radical art-making.

NOCTURNES (1987,10 min.), Jack Waters & Leslie Lowe

BLACK & WHITE STUDY (1990, 6 min.), Peter Cramer

6 FEET (23 min.) Carl George

INTRODUCING MR. DIANA (27 min.), Peter Cramer & Jack Waters

THE FLOWER MARKET (1994,15 Min.), Peter Cramer & Jack Waters

SACRE COEUR (2001, 7:35 min.), Peter Cramer

NAKED BOYS CLEANING (world premiere! 6:37 min.)

Organized by MM Serra
RSVP required : filmmakerscoop@gmail.com



2. Lucio Pozzi, FF Alumn, at Galleria Michela Rizzo, Venezia, Italy, opening Dec. 2

I am part of the exhibition
Two or Three Infinite Dimensions
Ruth Ann Fredenthal, Riccardo Guarneri, Lucio Pozzi, Saverio Rampin.
2 December 2018 - 22 January 2019
opening: 2 December 12:00 noon

The show includes recent Level Group diptychs in which the final surface visibly hides layers of other colors underneath.



3. Vernita Nemec, Verónica Peña, FF Alumns, at National Arts Club, Manhattan,

November 27
Artists Talk on Art presents
"When the Artist is the Art":
Panel & short videos & performances
curated by Vernita N'Cognita and Coco Dolle
Tuesday Nov 27, 2018 at the National Arts Club
ATOA's Critical Dialogues in the Visual Arts are held at:
National Arts Club
15 Gramercy Park South, New York, NY 10003
(20th Street, 1/2 block east of Park Ave.)
Phone: (212) 475-3424
Doors open at 6:00 PM; panel starts at 6:30 PM
$10 General Admission
$7 Students and Seniors with ID/ Passholders & NAC Members FREE
Vernita N'Cognita, Moderator, Visual & Performance Artist/ Curator/ Franklin Furnace Awardee, Director Viridian Artists
Coco Dolle, Artist, Curator, and Performance art director
Quinn Dukes, Curator/Performance Artist/Director of "Performance is Alive"
Verónica Peña, Interdisciplinary Artist/Franklin Furnace Awardee 2017-18
Jana Astanov, Writer/Performance Artist/Writer on feminist art
This panel will include a short presentation of live performance acts and video works by each panelist followed by a discussion on the evolution and the experience of this practice in our contemporary art landscape".



4. Doreen Garner, FF Alumn, in Vanity Fair, now online

Please visit this link:


thank you.



5. Beatrice Glow, FF Alumn, at Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, Nov. 29

Beatrice Glow and Alexandre Girardeau
Virtual Reality Experience

Thursday, November 29, 6:00-8:00 PM

A program presented in conjunction with

Curated by Gabriel de Guzman
November 17-December 30, 2018

Beatrice Glow and Alexandre Girardeau, founder of Highway101ETC, will present Mannahatta VR, an interactive virtual reality experience that brings together the past and present of one section of Broadway, which was, and continues to be, part of a matrix of Native American pathways in Manhattan, or Manaháhtaan, as originally named by the Indigenous Lenape people. Visitors can participate in or observe the VR experience. Culture bearers George Stonefish (Lenape Nation) and Tecumseh Ceaser (Matinecock Nation) will be present to share Native New York culture and history.
View the press release here.

This exhibition is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, New York City Council Member Stephen Levin, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and with generous support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Robert Lehman Foundation, Iorio Charitable Foundation, Select Equity Group Foundation, many individuals and Smack Mellon's Members.

Smack Mellon's programs are also made possible with public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and with generous support from The New York Community Trust, The Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund of The New York Community Trust, The Roy and Niuta Titus Foundation, Jerome Foundation, The Greenwich Collection Ltd, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation Inc., Brooklyn Arts Council, and Exploring The Arts.

Space for Smack Mellon's programs is generously provided by the Walentas family and Two Trees Management.

Smack Mellon, 92 Plymouth Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201



6. Jaguar Mary X, FF Alumn, at Pratt Institute Chapel, Brooklyn, Nov. 30-Dec. 1

Big MUAHS to everyone,

My new work, Touched is a durational ritual performance featuring the appearance of a persona called the Mythic Bird. The Mythic Bird is an avatar, who, it is said, has the capacity to sooth hearts, impart tenderness and love, and see into the depths of another's soul. Once invoked, the Mythic Bird, a relative of legendary bird presences like the Phoenix, Garuda and Eagle, offers an opportunity for witnesses (audience members) to reflect on the already present and lived states of liberation that occur daily. How are we already and always free? During the performance, the Mythic Bird will impart a non-invasive loving touch to audience members who wish to receive its unique transmission.

The performance is this weekend, Friday, Nov 30 and Saturday, Dec 1 in the Chapel at Pratt Institute located at 200 Willoughby Avenue. The ritual goes from 7-8pm. This work is also part of my thesis research. I am interested in how the fusion of movement, speaking-in-tongues and drum soundscapes enable and support ritual experience. You are invited to stay afterward to discuss the performance's effects and specific things that interested you. Light refreshments will be served.

Let me know if you can make it. Here's the link to RSVP


It's free to attend and I would really love to see you there!



7. Verónica Peña, FF Alumn, in VI International Biennial of Performance, Bogotá, Colombia, now online

Verónica Peña, FF Alumn, at PerfoArtNet, VI International Biennial of Performance, Bogotá, Colombia, now live at http://perfoartnet.org/PerfoArtNet-2018-126-Veronica-Pena.html

PerfoArtNet presents the work of artist Verónica Peña, "Cuerpos Llevados" (Carried Bodies), to be exhibited at the VI International Biennial of Performance in Bogota, Colombia, 2019. For the live-streaming video recording of her performance in Lafayette, Indiana, visit: http://perfoartnet.org/PerfoArtNet-2018-126-Veronica-Pena.html

Cuerpos Llevados (Carried Bodies)

"Carried" significa llevados, transportados, cargados, oprimidos, sujetos, y mecidos, por el pasado, el destino, el sistema, y otros. Usando un objeto de gran formato, Verónica Peña contempla ataduras de carácter personal, histórico y social para revelar estructuras que, de forma invisible, oprimen nuestros cuerpos y limitan nuestra existencia diaria. Llevando el cuerpo a una serie de "posiciones imposibles", Peña reta las relaciones establecidas entre el cuerpo, el espacio y los otros a nuestro alrededor. Esta performance es un homenaje a aquellos que-perdidos, o involuntariamente llevados-luchan por encontrar su camino hacia la libertad.

"LLevados" means carried, taken, transported, oppressed, held, and cuddled by the past, by destiny, the system, and others. Using her body and a large object, Verónica Peña considers personal, historical, and social ties to reveal structures that constrain our bodies. "Carried Bodies" is an attempt to overcome the limitations and invisible barriers that challenge our daily existence. Adopting a series of "impossible to maintain postures", Peña challenges established relationships between the body, the space, and the others around us. This performance is a homage to those that-lost, or involuntarily carried by others-are trying to find their way to freedom.

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

Verónica Peña
Interdisciplinary Artist



8. Doug Skinner, FF Alumn, at Dixon Place, Manhattan, Dec. 1

I'll be singing my songs on Jim Turner's "Smorgasbord of Koo Koo," a hysterical evening benefiting Dixon Place. In addition to the admirable Mr. Turner and me, the program includes David Felton, Mark Fite, Dale Goodson, Toby Huss, and 2 Headed Dog. It's at 7:30, Sat. Dec. 1, at Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie St, NYC. Tickets are $30 ($25 in advance), students and seniors $25 ($20 in advance). More info at dixonplace(dot)org. Come savor the koo koo!



9. Iris Rose, FF Alumn, at Pangea, Manhattan, Dec. 11

The Siren Song of the Silver Screen

Tuesday, December 11th at 7pm
At Pangea
178 Second Avenue between 11th & 12th

Tickets are $20 online or $25 at the door (cash only)
Tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3904102

There is a $20 per person food or beverage minimum at the tables.
Seating at Pangea is communal. Other guests may be seated at the table.



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


HERE'S SOME EXCERPTS. It's an interesting show. Enjoy!!

"Hiroko Koshino: A Touch Of Bauhaus, at WhiteBox, reveals how Koshino's visual artworks informed her high fashion designs, leading her to her own unique path...

Koshino's art and design are deeply intertwined and that is the focus of this exhibition. However, "the process of production in fashion and art is very different," she explained. "When I make art, I can express my spirit directly. It is very personal. When I create fashion, I need to think about what people want, and I need to design what people will buy, so it unequivocally contains a business aspect."...
While Hiroko spent time with the local punky creatives in the early 60s, hanging around Miyuki Street in Ginza, Tokyo's future fashion mecca, then more edgy, fronting the group later known as the Miyuki-tribe, her middle sister Junko Koshino's fashion empire became a landmark of cool Japan on Kotto Dori, another one of Tokyo's most elegant streets where she was "unable to outdo my mother or sisters" until she moved to Tokyo herself at age 18. "There was no camaraderie thing. It was a race between us" she said of her family. "In my mother's case, I saw someone constantly, endlessly, working and someone who never stopped pushing forward."
Indeed, the mother of the three ambitious sisters designed clothing right up until her death, continuing to make garments at her own shop, active in her final years designing for the elderly.
But what really put the mother over the top was Japanese public TV. NHK's six-month asa-dora (morning drama series) called "Carnation," a fictionalized version of the early life of Ayako as the daughter, herself, of a prominent kimono seller in Osaka, who knows in his heart that the kimono business is on its way out. The protagonist is attracted to Western apparel and her obsession is the sewing machine, an object of which her father strongly disapproves. The character decides that she will quit school and work for a company located not far from her family's establishment, just so she can get her hands on the device. The iron will and defiance of the mother-as-daughter character inspired 151 episodes of the drama in 2011-12, making the Koshino family known to all generations...
Hiroko Koshino's artwork now breathes in New York as a fountainhead of artistic inspiration connected directly to her practical fashion design. "I can continue designing because I paint," Koshino explains. Indeed, her paintings are brainstorm drafts for what will later become "the architecture of the body, " as she calls it, carrying as part of her personal brand, the primal Japanese sense of sculptural 'high volume' in her unique couture."



11. Dread Scott, FF Alumn, at The 8th Floor, Manhattan, opening Jan. 17, 2019


Revolution from Without...

The 8th Floor, 17 West 17th Street, NYC
January 17 - May 4, 2019
Opening Reception, Thursday, January 17
from 6 to 8pm

The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation is pleased to present Revolution from Without..., the first in a two-year series of exhibitions under the larger title
Revolutionary Cycles, at the Foundation's exhibition space, The 8th Floor, in New York City. Each of the six installments will be organized around a single theme, including labor, gender, the media, surveillance, and family. Through each exhibition, Revolutionary Cycles will focus on different modes of resistance, emphasizing how revolutionary gestures are manifest in the contexts of art and life.

Opening on January 17, 2019, the inaugural exhibition Revolution from Without... will feature five artists and two collectives - Tania Bruguera, Tony Cokes, Chto Delat, Raqs Media Collective, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, Dread Scott, and Mark Wallinger - whose practices engage structures of power that determine who is entitled to, and excluded from, access to human rights and positions of privilege.

The title suggests that social and political change can come from the margins of the polity, motivated by conditions of being without: without rights, without capital, without representation. Each artist specifically addresses key political and historical moments in which the articulation of rights has been advanced. The artworks in the exhibition provide historical context for understanding current political conditions, with specific projects signaling activist methodologies involving research, education, critique, and more radical forms of protest.

With specially commissioned artworks, as well as restaged installations, Revolution from Without... will lay a foundation for the central themes which will be expanded upon in the subsequent exhibitions in Revolutionary Cycles, ultimately questioning how art spaces can be sites for organizing.

The exhibition is curated by Sara Reisman, Executive and Artistic Director of the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, with a brochure essay by writer Rehan Ansari. A program of events will be organized in conjunction with the exhibition and details will be announced soon.

About The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation
The Foundation believes in art as a cornerstone of cohesive, resilient communities and greater participation in civic life. In its mission to make art available to the broader public, in particular to underserved communities, the Foundation provides direct support to, and facilitates partnerships between, cultural organizations and advocates of social justice across the public and private sectors. Through grantmaking, the Foundation supports cross-disciplinary work connecting art with social justice via experimental collaborations, as well as extending cultural resources to organizations and areas of New York City in need. sdrubin.org
About The 8th Floor
The 8th Floor is an exhibition and events space established in 2010 by Shelley and Donald Rubin, dedicated to promoting cultural and philanthropic initiatives, and to expanding artistic and cultural accessibility in New York City. The 8th Floor is located at 17 West 17th Street and is free and open to the public. Schools groups are encouraged. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11am to 6pm. the8thfloor.org

The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation / The 8th Floor
17 West 17th Street, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10011

The 8th Floor is open Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-6pm.
Please email info@the8thfloor.org for any gallery and tour inquiries.



12. Jennifer Monson, Stuart Sherman, FF Alumns, at WeisAcres, Manhattan, Dec. 2

WeisAcres presents on December 2nd an evening of dance and video curated by Cathy Weis. The roster includes performances by Jennifer Monson, Christopher Williams and a video of Stuart Sherman by Davidson Gigliotti.

537 Broadway, #3
All events begin at 6:00 pm - doors open at 5:45 pm.
No reservations. No late seating.
$10 suggested contribution.

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.
For more information, please visit cathyweis.org.

Sundays on Broadway is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council empowers artists by providing them with networks, resources, and support, to create vibrant, sustainable communities in Lower Manhattan and beyond.

For more information about this and other events,
visit our website at cathyweis.org or email us at info@cathyweis.org.

Copyright (c) 2018 Cathy Weis Projects. All rights reserved.



13. Barbara Pollack, FF Alumn, at Asia Society, Manhattan, Dec. 3

Dear Friends:

I will be speaking at Asia Society at 6:30 on Monday, December 3rd. For those of you who haven't been able to get to any of my book events this fall, this will be an exciting opportunity to find out more about what I discovered interviewing millennial artists in China. For those who have been to earlier events, this is still a great opportunity to see more artworks by these young artists and to hear about my perspective on this emerging generation. Senior curator of Modern and Contemporary Art Michelle Yun will interview me after a powerpoint presentation. Book signing will take place afterwards.

For more information, go to:




14. Kathy Westwater, FF Alumn, at St. Mark's Church, Manhattan, Nov. 30

Movement Research Fall Festival 2018

an excerpt of a new work in progress
by Kathy Westwater

with dancers Ilona Bito, Rakia Seaborn, EmmaGrace Skove-Epes, Stacy Lynn Smith, and Kathy Westwater

Friday, November 30

Danspace Project at St. Mark's Church
131 East 10th Street at 2nd Avenue

for more info on the program
and the festival



15. Don Hải Phú Daedalus, FF Alumn, at Schaumbad, Graz, Austria, Dec. 16

Supported by das Land Steiermark, Daedalus has been awarded the Styria-Artist-in-Residence to produce a film focusing on the Zentraler Speicherkanal and city's combined sewer-overflow system. An excerpt of this project will be presented at Schaumbad Freies Atelierhaus on December 16, 2018



16. Louise Lawler, FF Alumn, at Sammlung Verbund Collection, Vienna, Austria, thru April 20, 2019

Works of the SAMMLUNG VERBUND Collection, Vienna

curated by Gabriele Schor

Free guided tours every Wednesday at 6 p.m.

Please make a reservation

Louise Lawler (b. New York, 1947) is an eminent American artist and is considered to be part of the Pictures Generation. Louise Lawler's extraordinary photographs bring home how much our perceptions of a work of art are shaped by its local environment. Its significance, presence, effect and the message it conveys will vary widely depending on whether it is seen at a gallery or museum, in storage, at an auction house, or in a collector's home.

The exhibition is on display until 20th April 2019 in the Vertical Gallery of the SAMMLUNG VERBUND Collection, Vienna.

The SAMMLUNG VERBUND Collection, Vienna
Vertical Gallery
Am Hof 6a
1010 Vienna

Copyright (c) 2018 SAMMLUNG VERBUND, All rights reserved.



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