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Contents for December 4, 2018

1. Martha Wilson, Glenn Branca, Barbara Ess, Eric Bogosian, Bradley Eros, Matthew Geller, Dan Graham, Jenny Holzer, Barbara Kruger, Beth Lapides, Joe Lewis, Carla Liss, Aline Psyche Mare, Alan Moore, Joseph Nechvatal, Richard Prince, Arleen Schloss, Kiki Smith, Michael Smith, Fiona Templeton, Lynne Tillman, Gail Vachon, David Wojnarowicz, FF Alumns, at Primary Information, Brooklyn

Just Another Asshole #6
edited by Barbara Ess and Glenn Branca

Just Another Asshole was an influential and now-legendary mixed-media publication series edited by Barbara Ess from 1978 to 1987. The submission process was open and collaborative, and each issue was produced in a different format (e.g., limited-edition zine by Ess, tabloid-sized graphic arts magazine, 4 pages in an issue of Artforum, photography book, LP record album, paperback book). Several were edited with Jane Sherry or Glenn Branca.

Issue 6 of the magazine, co-edited with Branca, was published in the form of a pulp paperback book with writings by sixty-one artists from the early-80s downtown scene. It includes short stories, performance transcripts, aphorisms, plays, monologues, screenplays, and essays that offer a window into the gritty and dynamic culture of New York City before gentrification pushed the underground out of Lower Manhattan.

Contributors include Kathy Acker, Lindsay Amos, Constance Ash, Josh Baer, Barbara Barg, Judith Barry, Nan Becker, Eric Bogosian, Glenn Branca, Brian Buczak, Mitch Corber, Peter Cummings, Margaret De Wys, Bradley Eros, Barbara Ess, Richard Fantina, Dorothea Franck, Matthew Geller, Michael Gira, Jack Goldstein, Dan Graham, Rudolph Grey, Sue Hanel, Jenny Holzer, Peggy Katz, Barbara Kruger, Beth Lapides, Joe Lewis, Amanda Linn, Carla Liss, Meredith Lund, Matthew Maguire, Aline Psyche Mare, Sam Marshall Harvey, Alan Moore, Richard Morrison, Cookie Mueller, Peter Nadin, Joseph Nechvatal, Richard Prince, Lee Ranaldo, David Rattray, Mike Roddy, David Rosenbloom, Ann Rower, Arleen Schloss, Jane Sherry, Kiki Smith, Michael Smith, Jim Sutcliffe, Fiona Templeton, Wharton Tiers, Lynne Tillman, Anne Turyn, Gail Vachon, S.Weisser, Sally A. White, Reese Williams, Martha Wilson, Stephan Wischerth, David Wojnarowicz, and Linda Yablonsky.

Just Another Asshole #6 is 192 pages and produced in an edition of 2,000 copies. It retails for $14.95 and is 6.88 x 4.13 inches.

Barbara Ess is an artist living and working in New York City and upstate New York. She uses photography, video, and sound to make her work, which has been shown widely in the United States and Europe. She is an Associate Professor of Photography at Bard College.

Glenn Branca was a composer whose work included music for experimental rock bands, large ensemble instrumentals for electric guitars, symphonies for both electric instrumentation and acoustic orchestras, chamber ensemble pieces, an opera, a ballet, choral works, and music for film, dance, theater, and art installations. He was an early pioneer of the no wave punk scene that emerged in downtown New York in the late '70s.

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2. Gabriel Martinez, FF Alumn, at Fjord, Philadelphia, opening Dec. 13, and more

Lip-Sync Parade: Queer meditations on history and visibility

FJORD is pleased to announce upcoming group exhibition "Lip-Sync Parade," featuring work by five Philadelphia-based artists Amy Cousins, Gabriel Martinez, Heather Raquel Phillips, Jesse Harrod, and Keenan Bennett. Curated by gallery member Doah Lee, the exhibition will be on view from November 29th to January 12th, and an opening reception will take place on December 13th from 6-9pm. This exhibition, Lip-Sync Parade, presents new works by the artists who are exploring complex notions of gender and sexuality through visual forms ranging across drawing, textile, sculpture, video and mixed media-based installation.

Curated by FJORD member, Doah Lee
Opening Reception: Thursday, December 13th | 6-9pm
On view: November 29th - January 12th
Closing Reception: January 12th

And, I'm also super excited to be part of the upcoming Nueva Luz "Queer Issue"...
En Foco is proud to announce the upcoming release of the newest issue of Nueva Luz, Vol 22.2: The Queer Issue, chronicling the the photography of queer artists of color, and engaging with contemporary ideas of queerness. The issue features the works of Mickalene Thomas, Ka-ManTse, Derick Whitson, María José, and Gabriel Martinez. The issue was curated by En Foco's Artist Director, Oscar Justin Rivera and includes a profile on prolific documentary photographer Luis Carle, and an OP-ED article by Stephanie Lindquist, Director of BronxArtSpace.
The issue will launch December 6th at Pregones from 6-8:30 pm and will feature QPOC: A Discussion on the Preservation of Photographic Legacies for Queer Artists of Color, with Ka-man Tse, Oscar J Rivera, Stephanie Lindquist, and will be moderated by Pregones.
For more information please visit: enfoco.org.



3. Julia Scher, FF Alumn, at Esther Schipper, Berlin, Germany, opening December 14th

Julia Scher, FF Alumn, at Esther Schipper, Berlin, Germany, opening December 14th



4. R. Sikoryak, FF Alumn, at Dixon Place, Manhattan, Dec. 6

Dixon Place presents
Comics Performances and Picture Shows, hosted by R. Sikoryak.
Live readings, music, and projected presentations of cartoons, graphic novels, and other visual art, presented by writers, artists, musicians, and voice actors.
Angela Fanche
Cynthia Kaplan
John Kovaleski
Jeffrey Lewis
Jeanne Martinet
Michael Rex
Special guest voices: Paul Boocock and M. Sweeney Lawless
Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie Street (btwn Rivington & Delancey), NYC
Tickets: $15 (advance), $18 (at the door),
$12 (students/seniors/idNYC in advance, $15 at the door)
Advance tickets & info: www.dixonplace.org (212) 219-0736
(The Dixon Place Lounge is open before, during, and after the show. All proceeds directly support DP's mission and artists.)

Angela Fanche is a cartoonist/illustrator currently residing in Brooklyn, NY.
Cynthia Kaplan is the author of two books of humorous personal essays, Why I'm Like This: True Stories and Leave the Building Quickly, and is founder of the comedy rock band The Cynthia Kaplan Ordeal. Her writing and music can be found at www.cynthiakaplan.com.

Cartoonist/writer John Kovaleski is the creator of the comic strips "Daddy Daze" and "Bo Nanas", and contributes to MAD Magazine.

Jeffrey Lewis is best known for albums of folk and rock music, but he also makes comic books, including a self-published series called Fuff, and has worked on projects with organizations such as the History Channel and The New York Times.

Jeanne Martinet is the author of eight books--including the bestselling THE ART OF MINGLING, a novel called ETIQUETTE FOR THE END OF THE WORLD, and DC Comics parody TRUER THAN TRUE ROMANCE, which was chosen as one of the "10 Funniest Books of all Time" by Inc.com
Michael Rex has written dozens of books for children, but wanted to use swear words so he wrote a book for adults under the name "P. Shauers."
R. Sikoryak is the cartoonist responsible for Masterpiece Comics, Terms and Conditions, and The Unquotable Trump (published by Drawn & Quarterly). He's drawn for The New Yorker, The Onion, MAD, and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He has hosted Carousel since 1997.

Copyright (c) 2018 R. Sikoryak, All rights reserved.



5. Penny Arcade, FF Alumn, at Baruch Performing Arts Center, Manhattan, Dec. 6-8

Penny Arcade and long time collaborator Steve Zehentner are presenting new work in progress

TICKETS: ci.ovationtix.com/1091/production/996343
Penny Arcade: The Faghag & Her Friends in The Summer of Love
Created by Penny Arcade and Steve Zehentner
December 6, 7, 8 at Baruch Performing Arts Center


The Faghag and Her Friends in The Summer fo Love, aka Old Queen, was developed improvisationally in front of live audiences at Dixon Place, Joe's Pub at The Public Theatre, Pangea Restuarant in New York, the Afterflow Festival in Provincetown and as part of a ten day residency at The Orchard Project in Saratoga Springs, New York.
The Faghag & Her Friends in The Summer of Love is the latest offering from veteran playwright/performer Penny Arcade, at the peak of her powers. It features Arcade's spot-on impersonations and intoxicating improvisational style, "stiletto wit...blistering" - The New York Times.

With longtime collaborator Steve Zehentner, they move into new territory, embedding Penny's take-no-prisoners narrative into a filmic landscape that traverses 1967 Provincetown to Andy Warhol's Factory and the cafes and nightclubs of New York City's celebrated demimonde, where tragedy and transformation walked hand in hand and created a breeding ground for revolutionary thinking and artistic innovation. It's an intoxicating combination you won't want to miss!

The Faghag and Her Friends..., blends personal memoir and oral histories from the elders of the queer underground into an evocative aural & cinematic experience that evokes the magic and memory of the gay men who raised her and took young Penny from performing on the mean streets of 1960's New York City to the stages of The Playhouse of the Ridiculous and the Warhol Factory.
"When I was 14, 15, 16... my goal every night was to sit at the table with the old queens. A difficult invitation to get for a teenage girl when the word faghag was only a pejorative, only a put down. But the old queens recognized my curiosity, my wit, my acceptance of their superiority to me. The old queens knew everything I wanted to know and for them conversation was more than an art, it was the existential nectar that gave form to the power of the word. The old queens knew everything about history, about precedence, about the human condition. They did not tolerate banality nor mediocrity and theirs was a fierce and unapologetic intelligence and wit. Just sitting at a table of old queens in a dark bar or fluorescent coffee shop, lifted your IQ twenty points!" - Penny Arcade

More Info: baruch.cuny.edu/bpac/events/2018-19-season.html
Written and Performed by Penny Arcade
Designed and Directed by Steve Zehentner and Penny Arcade
Dusty Childers: Babbo
Sam Given: Larry Buscaino, Man with AIDS, Drag Queen, Dizzy Queen
Nicolas Gorham: Billie Hanson, Man being chased by cops, Drag Queen
Sean Harris: Andy Warhol, Man with AIDS
Nisrine Omri: Young Penny
Lukas Sarnow: Mark McCarty, Old Queen, Dancer
Evan Spigelman: Aggie, Gay man trying to have a conversation, Junkie, Old Queen, Drag Queen, Thug, Man being chased by cops, Dancer
Parker Allen Stanley: Randy West. Man being chased by cops, Man with AIDS
Will Thames: Johnnie Peppin, Gay man trying to have a conversation, Junkie, Drag Queen, Old Queen, Man with AIDS, Thug, Man being chased by cops, Dancer
Roberto Tolentino: Jaimie Andrews, Junkie, Old Queen, Thug. Dancer, Man with AIDS
Producer: Caterina Bartha
Video Design: Steve Zehentner
Lighting Design: Sarah Johnston
Sound Design: Steve Zehentner and Penny Arcade
Video System: Culture Hub
Director of Photography: Roger Grange
Hair and Make-up: Virna Smiraldi
Photography: Albie Mitchell, Steven Love Menendez
Penny Arcade's Personal Assistant: Laraby Bishop
Production Assistant: Melody Jane




6. Terry Braunstein, FF Alumn, at Sparc Gallery, So. Pasadena, CA, Dec. 8

Dear Friends,

I will be doing an Artist Talk at the Sparc Gallery on December 8th at 6PM.
The address is 1121 Mission Street in South Pasadena.

With my best regards,




7. Blaise Tobia, FF Alumn, at Artspace, Raleigh, NC, opening Dec. 7

Blaise Tobia: Material Matters
solo exhibition: Artspace North Carolina - Gallery Two

November 30, 2018 - January 26, 2019
First Friday reception with the artist: Friday, December 7 (6-10 PM)
(Thirty artist studios will be open, along with two other invitational exhibitions.)

Artspace: 201 East Davie Street, Raleigh NC 27601
hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11-5 (Thursdays to 7)
info: 919-821-2787
website: <http://artspacenc.org>

Blaise Tobia is a Philadelphia-based artist working primarily in photographic imagery. He has documented global urban landscapes and material culture for over forty years and has exhibited internationally. He is professor emeritus at Drexel University. Works from two large-scale series - "Plain & Fancy" and "Catastrophes" - are included in Material Matters.

For more information on the work in the exhibition and on the photographer: <http://www.tandm.us/material_matters/>.



8. Katya Grokhovsky, FF Alumn, at LAST Projects, Los Angeles, CA, thru Jan. 5, 2019

Dear Friends and Colleagues,
I hope you had a wonderful Holiday!
I would like to invite you to my upcoming solo exhibition in Los Angeles.

Katya Grokhovsky, Bad Woman, video still, 2017
Katya Grokhovsky, NOTHING PERSONAL
Opening Reception: Friday November 30th, 2018 7-11pm, performance: 9 pm
Artist Talk: Sunday December 2nd, 2018 3-5pm with Margarethe Drexel
Exhibition: November 30th-January 5th 2019
LAST Projects
206 S Ave 20 Los Angeles CA 90031
Hours: Friday /Saturday 2-6pm and by appointment
For all inquiries please contact: Ilona Berger: info@lastprojects.org

LAST Projects is pleased to announce Nothing Personal, an exhibition by NYC based multidisciplinary artist Katya Grokhovsky, which explores the construct of femininity, gender and identity through sculpture, video, painting and performance. Revolving around various fictional personas and their belongings, costumes and habitats, Nothing Personal highlights the absurdity and generalization of stereotypes, assumptions and prejudice in our current political climate.

Utilizing found and bought consumer goods and materials, juxtaposing them with paint, paper, toys, clothing and performative gestures, live and for video, Grokhovsky's works occupy the liminal space between kitsch and grotesque, examining power and labor hierarchies. Subverting the male gaze through humor, the exhibition underscores the persistence of patriarchal control of the female identified body, lifestyle choices, appearance, health and sexuality.
Hope to see you soon,
In Art,

Katya Grokhovsky



9. Pablo Helguera, Suzanne Lacy, FF Alumns, at NADA Miami, FL, Dec. 8

The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation Announces

Revisiting Panamerica: A Conversation
with Pablo Helguera and Adetty Pérez de Miles,
a Book Launch Event for
Mobilizing Pedagogy: Two Social Practice Projects
in the Americas by Pablo Helguera and Suzanne Lacy
Saturday, December 8
from 3 to 5pm
at NADA Miami


Artworld Talk: Performance as Repair
Sara Reisman, Nato Thompson, and Faith Wilding,
Moderated by Stephanie Bailey
Sunday, December 9
from 2:30 to 3:30pm
at Art Basel Miami Beach

The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation is pleased to announce two events during Miami Art Week 2018. Revisiting Panamerica: A Conversation with Pablo Helguera and Adetty Pérez de Miles at NADA Miami on Saturday, December 8 from 3 to 5pm, and Artworld Talk: Performance as Repair, presented as part of Art Basel Miami Beach's Conversations series on Sunday, December 9 from 2:30 to 3:30pm. The Foundation's Executive and Artistic Director Sara Reisman will take part in both events.

To celebrate the launch of Mobilizing Pedagogy: Two Social Practice Projects in the Americas by Pablo Helguera and Suzanne Lacy, published by Amherst College Press, the event Revisiting Panamerica will feature a conversation between artist Pablo Helguera and Adetty Pérez de Miles, critical theorist and professor of visual studies. The dialogue between Pérez de Miles and Helguera will center on his socially engaged, trans-continental project The School of Panamerican Unrest (2006). The discussion, moderated by Sara Reisman, will trace Helguera and Pérez de Miles' 2006 journey with anecdotes about artistic movements and communities encountered along the 25,000-mile expedition. The program will culminate with a reading of selected Panamerican Addresses. Programming is included with admission to NADA Miami at the Ice Palace Studios, 1400 North Miami Ave, Miami, FL.

As part of Art Basel Miami Beach's Conversations series on topics concerning the global contemporary art scene, Performance as Repair will include Rubin Foundation Director Sara Reisman, Sueyun and Gene Locks Artistic Director,
Philadelphia Contemporary, Philadelphia, Nato Thompson, and Artist, and Co-chair, Visual Art Program, Vermont College of Fine Arts, Providence, Faith Wilding, moderated by Editor-in-Chief, Ocula, London/Hong Kong, Stephanie Bailey. The panel will examine 'the performative role of language in our society'; what role performance art can play in this field; whether the medium reflects the growth of public interest in social activism; and how the artworld responds to the growing role of participatory civil action in both artists' practices and the public sphere. The event is free and open to the public at Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami Beach Convention Center Auditorium, West Lobby, 1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach, FL.

For more information please visit:

The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation
NADA Miami
Art Basel Miami Beach

About Mobilizing Pedagogy: Two Social Practice Projects in the Americas by Pablo Helguera and Suzanne Lacy
In this volume, the work of two social practice artists of different generations and different sites of engagement are brought into creative tension by visionary curators: Elyse A. Gonzales of the Art, Design & Architecture Museum of the University of California, Santa Barbara, and Sara Reisman of the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation of New York. Social practice artists like Lacy and Helguera offer a clear and unflinching answer to this question, setting before us works intended not merely to pose questions, but to propose pathways toward broader societal change.

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.



10. Ray Johnson, FF Alumn, now online at hyperallergic.com

Please visit this link:

https://hyperallergic.com/458126/that-was-the-answer-interviews-with-ray-johnson/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=November 28 2018 Daily - Facebook Censors Art Historian for Posting Nude Art Then Boots Him from Platform&utm_content=November 28 2018 Daily - Facebook Censors Art Historian for Posting Nude Art Then Boots Him from Platform+CID_0ca43ee3fac8136d21423b1cec8a438b&utm_source=HyperallergicNewsletter&utm_term=A Portrait of Ray Johnson in His Own Words

thanks you.



11. Barbara Rosenthal, FF Alumn, at Printed Matter, Manhattan, now online

New releases by Barbara Rosenthal at Printed Matter and Online
Printed Matter has set up a digital table of some of the 50 books, bookworks, deluxe objects, videos and spoken word audio works, JUST IN TIME FOR XMAS BUYING!!:
Barbara Rosenthal
Twitter: @BRartistNYC
Facebook: barbara.rosenthal1



12. Los Angeles Poverty Department, FF Alumns, December newsletter

Year-end letter 2018
Dear Friends of Los Angeles Poverty Department,
2018 is wrapping up and I'm still checking daily to see whether our Constitution will bend or break.
At LAPD, we believe our job is about surprise. When we imagine ourselves as Public Radio Underwriters, we include in our verbal logo design, the fast spoken line "confusing the categories since 1985".
The mantra of a wise friend of mine is that "policy follows perception", and the sad reality is that misrepresentations of the Skid Row community abound.
Art interventions can be the unpredictable element that results in changing perception and then policy. In 2018 LAPD's energies have continued to focus on the preservation of the Skid Row neighborhood and building an understanding of the community that exists in Skid Row.
The "Zillionaires against Humanity" exhibition at our Skid Row History Museum & Archive, with cartoons by Adrian Riskin, the Skid Row Neighborhood Council Subdivision Election Timeline by Katherine McNenny and General Jeff, and videos by Linus Shentu, scrupulously documented how power politics, replete with lobbying and City Council dirty tricks, were employed to prevent Skid Row from gaining its own neighborhood council - which would have had advisory clout in mega dollar land use decisions within Skid Row. The exhibition helped keep the controversy in the news as The Skid Row Neighborhood Council Formation Committee filed suit against the city.
Our playful 2017 "The Back 9" performance / installation project in collaboration with Rosten Woo, lives on and contributed to the formation of the community coalition of grass roots organizations and residents, the Skid Row Now & 2040 Coalition that in 2018 generated the Skid Row Now & 2040 Plan to einsure that people now living in Skid Row (housed or un-housed) will continue to live there in 2040. And the Skid Row Now & 2040 Plan identifies funding mechanisms to realize the augmentation of low-income housing.
Our Public Safety FOR REAL, performance project is nearing completion with performances coming up at REDCAT during the first week of April. The performance mines community safety practices that organically create safety and obviate the need to outsource compassion to "outreach teams" or worse to identify public safety with policing. So we hope you'll mark the performances on your calendar and come visit us when we're at REDCAT.
We've just held our 9th Annual Festival for All Skid Row Artists, this year at San Julian Park, (as Gladys Park, is getting renovated including the installation of permanent bathrooms long advocated for by the community). Thanks to the 125-plus Skid Row artists who performed, showed their work or lead workshops. LA Poverty Department started the Festival to reveal and support all artistic activity in the neighborhood and to instantiate that Skid Row is a neighborhood. Over 800 different neighborhood artists are now included in our artists registry. Not only is the Ffestival widely anticipated by neighborhood artists, but it also, importantly, draws in and connects sizeable numbers of people living on the streets to the web of community and opportunities that exist in Skid Row.
Kerem, an architect from Germany volunteered to work at the festival and said of his experience, "I found people to be super accepting. I felt really accepted and I felt really good about it and grateful for that. And what I learned about myself is how to practice that and to be open as well. And what this Ffestival gives me is ... I feel like I can talk to people on the same level and eye-to-eye, which is, not very common. This Ffestival creates a common ground."
In May we produced our 4th biennial "Walk the Talk" parade, generated through a community nominating process that acknowledges people living and working in Skid Row whose work and vision have benefitted and helped to transform the community. These folks are interviewed at length and their words used to craft a scene that is performed by LAPD during the parade --- at the location of the honoree's choosing. Their interviews become a part of and available at LAPD's Skid Row History Museum & Archive. A New Orleans style brass band leads the parade through the neighborhood. The Walk the Talk parade, like our Festival, is an event that reaches the unconnected people in Skid Row and in an informal and joyous manner brings them into the social matrix of the neighborhood.
"I was new to Skid Row. I was in Gladys Park. I was in a dark space when a parade, with tubas, trombones, bass drum, entered the park. People carrying portraits of people, people dancing to the music, Skid Row people, young people, all kinds of people. Wow. During that parade I met people. I learned about opportunities, possibilities, things to do. That day turned me around." --- Doug.
The Museum has become a go-to source for a number of journalists reporting on housing and homelessness policy. Our Skid Row Archive has gained expertise from Clancey Cornell, who's now working with us, and support from UCLA's School of Information Sciences and UC-Riverside's Department of History. LAPD uses it to generate exhibitions. In all it's a circular process in which public conversations, etc. initiated for LAPD projects become material in the archive and then are used by others as well as a resource for their projects.
Over many years Skid Row has emerged as a neighborhood with a number of profound and important values including: empathy, looking out for each other, sharing, second chances, recovery, inclusion, tolerance, and embracing difference.
A donation to LA Poverty Department helps us to celebrate and further imagine these values in our neighborhood manifestations of arts and culture.
Super Best wishes for a transformative 2019,
John Malpede,
Donate on our secure website: https://www.lapovertydept.org/donate/
Or send a check to: Los Angeles Poverty Department, POB 26190, Los Angeles CA 90026
*Los Angeles Poverty Department is a 501(c)3 charitable organization.

*Donations to Los Angeles Poverty Department are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law.

Calendar exhibit / projects / talks / movies
State of the ART: Skid Row
October 12 through December 29, 2018
Skid Row History Museum and Archive
Open: Thu. Fri. Sat. 2-5pm
Los Angeles: Coming Home
Sunday December 2, at 2 and 7pm
at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Party! --- SAVE THE DATE !
Saturday, December 22 from 5 - 8pm
Join LAPD and Street Symphony to close out 2018!
Free Movie Nights at The Museum
Friday, December 7, 7pm
Presenting Princess Shaw - directed by Ido Haar
Friday, December 21, 7pm
Fun filled holiday movie - TBD
Friday, January 4, 7pm
Movie about downtown LA - TBD

Friday, January 19, 7pm
RELEASED - directed by Philip F. Messina

Skid Row History Museum & Archive
250 S. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Open Thu, Fri, Sat 2-5pm
and by appointment
Tel. 213-413 1077
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State of the ART: Skid Row,
State of the ART: Skid Row, an inventory of current artistic activity in L.A.'s Skid Row neighborhood.
Thu, Fri, Sat 2-5pm through Dec. 29, 2018
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.
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. 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 800 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.

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.

Presenting Princess Shaw is the extraordinary story of an aspiring musician, down on her luck, who inspired internationally famous musician, composer and video artist Ophir "Kutiman" Kutiel to create a magical collaboration that would introduce her talent to a whole new audience. December 7, 2018 at 7pm
Presenting Princess Shaw
Ido Haar
Special thanks to POV Community Network
Nominated, 2017 Critics' Choice Award for Best Music Documentary. A co-presentation with the National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC).

January 19, 2019 at 7pm
RELEASED - directed by Philip F. Messina
Q&A following the film with the film's director Philip F. Messina.

'Released' is a feature length documentary that tells the story of four ex-offenders who changed their lives around with the help of a reentry program called The Fortune Society and broke the recidivism loop. As part of their rehabilitation, they worked developing their life stories into a spoken word play that ran Off-Broadway for 14 months. In the play, each of them bares their souls in a painfully honest retelling of their personal stories -- from childhood and their crimes, to life in prison and the forces that helped them change. The film features scenes from the play being presented to prisoners and to a theater audience, along with other filmed scenes.

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.
Skid Row History Museum & Archive programming, including the exhibitions, is made possible with the generous support of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.
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



13. Halona Hilbertz, Doug Beube, FF Alumns, at WAH, Brooklyn, thru Dec. 30

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thank you.



14. Hector Canonge, FF Alumn, at HOWL!, Manhattan, Dec. 8, and more

Hector Canonge returned to NYC last week after meetings with local organizations in preparation for a future project in Moscow, Russia, and presentations in India at the Performance Art Biennial in Morni Hills, Chandigarh, and Dehli. For this month, the artist presents his new dance project "Camarada" in the Queer Butoh 18 Festival organized by the NY Butoh Institute at HOWL! (Dec. 8), introduces the Performance Art program NEXUS during Miami Art Week (Dec. 5 - 9), conducts a movement workshop at Green Space in Long Island City (Dec. 15), and extends an invitation for artists to submit work for LATITUDES 2019, International Performance Art Festival of Santa Cruz de la Sierra in Bolivia (Jan. 16-19, 2019).

December 8, 7 pm
Queer Butoh 2018 organized by the NY Butoh Institute
Howl! Happening: An Arturo Vega Project
6 East 1st Street (btw Bowery and 2nd Ave)
New York, NY 10003
More information: https://www.howlarts.org/event/queer-butoh-2018/

December 5 - 9
NEXUS: "Urban Somatologies"
NEXUS, the international initiative launched in 2017 by ARTerial Performance Lab (APLAB) under the curatorial direction of Hector Canonge, will present the program "Urban Somatologies" during Miami Art Week 2018. "Urban Somatologies" is a site-specific program that treats notions of corporal experimentation through geographical discovery and intervention. The program is an exploration of somatic actions / reactions as they are developed and performed in the public realm. As an independent performance art platform, NEXUS features artists who explore, experiment, and create diverse manifestations of Live Art. NEXUS 2018 will focus on public actions and interventions that will take place at Lummus Park in Miami Beach on Saturday (Dec, 8), and at Knight Plaza in Biscayne Bay, Miami (Dec. 9).
Participating artists:
Verónica Peña (Spain) FF Alumn / Heather Sincavage (United States) / Arantxa Araujo (Mexico) FF Member / Paul Regan (United States) / Samantha CC (United States)
More information: https://www.facebook.com/nexusplatform/

December 15, 1-3 PM
A performative dance exploration workshop focusing on various techniques to enhance presence, self expression, and inner balance.
Germination: Community Class
Green Space Studio
37-24 24th St. #211-212
Long Island City, NY 11101
More information:http://www.GreenSpaceStudio.org

Open Call
International Performance Art Festival of Santa Cruz de la Sierra
January 16 - 19, 2019
Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
LATITUDES, the first International Performance Art Festival of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, to take place from January 16th - 19th, 2019 in the city of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, invites artists to submit their proposal for participation in the program. LATITUDES 2019 will be presented through ARTerial Performance Lab (APLAB), the transcontinental initiative created by artist and curator, Hector Canonge, in collaboration with Centro de la Cultura Plurinacional (CCP), the city-state university, Universidad Autónoma Gabriel René Moreno (UAGRM), and the support of Bolivian artists and volunteers in the region. For its second edition, the festival consists of Performance Art presentations, video exhibition of works in Live Art, workshops, symposium, and public interventions in and around the historical city center of Santa Cruz de la Sierra.
LATITUDES extends an invitation for artists around the world to submit proposals in Performance Art, Live Art, and/or Video Performance for consideration in its 2019 edition.
* Deadline for submissions is January 5th, 2019 (Midnight).
NOTE: Artists in need of an invitation letter must submit their proposals by or before December 15th.
* Proposal should be submitted through this online

* Artists must fill out their information and complete the form here:

Every artist is responsible for their own expenses. APLAB, CCP or UAGRAM are not able to pay honorarium nor cover or reimburse the cost of travel, accommodations and/or related. However, the festival organizers will provide official letters of invitation for artists seeking funding to support their participation in the program.

More information: https://www.facebook.com/notes/latitudes/latitudes-2019-open-call/269117103788376/

Hector Canonge
Artist / Curator / Cultural Producer



15. Jane Dickson, FF Alumn, in The New York Post, November 29, and more

Jane Dickson: Witness
Extended at Steven Harvey through
Sunday, December 23rd, 2018

This street photographer captured the sex and danger of '80s NYC

By Hardeep Phull | November 29, 2018

Hookers, users, mentally disturbed transients . . . and that was just the neighbors.

It was the experience Jane Dickson and her husband, filmmaker Charlie Ahearn, had, while living right by Times Square during the 1980s. Their apartment building (now the site of the Westin hotel on 43rd Street and Eighth Avenue) was the ideal vantage point for Dickson's gritty, street-life photography, which captured Times Square's nocturnal excitement - and extreme danger.

"I feel really lucky that I didn't become a drug addict," the 66-year-old tells The Post. "Most people who are drawn to the nightlife crashed and burned eventually. I did everything once, but I always wanted to be thinking clearly in the morning."

Born in Chicago, Dickson graduated from Harvard in 1976 and moved to New York City the following year. After living downtown, she and Ahearn moved to the Times Square area in early 1981, attracted to its energy, creativity and location.

Now, her photographs - and the paintings they inspired - are compiled in the new book "Jane Dickson in Times Square" (Anthology Editions), and some of these works are also on display at the Steve Harvey Fine Arts Projects in Manhattan (208 Forsyth St., through Dec. 16). Here are some of the most striking pictures.

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16. Nancy Burson, FF Alumn, at Art Basel, Miami Beach, FL, Dec. 6-9

Nancy Burson at Art Basel / Miami Beach
December 6-9 2018
(Stand S07 Survey Section)

Solo Exhibition of Works: 1976 - 1999



17. Diana Kingsley, FF Member, at Castelli Gallery, Manhattan, thru Jan. 25, 2019

Castelli Gallery
18 East 77 Street, New York, NY
November 30, 2018 - January 25, 2019
Opening: Friday, November 30, 6-8PM

Castelli Gallery is pleased to present "Kyndle yr Awne ffyre" featuring still life photography and sculpture by Diana Kingsley. Through her work in both mediums, Kingsley continues to refine the distinctive style of her earlier photographs, defined by its synthesis of minimalist form, titillating color, and evocative subject matter. Equally essential to Kingsley's aesthetic is the sensibility it elicits: what she describes as "low-level despair, resignation, thwarted desire, overwrought sensuality, utter futility"-sentiments that cling to the mundane details of everyday life, imbuing them with a sense of ineffability. Kingsley conjures this psychic atmosphere by carefully juxtaposing objects, textures, and colors. Through these relationships, the latent semantics of each element slyly undercut and mirror one another, producing an effusion of double entendres, ironic twists, and Freudian slips. The effect is at once humorous and unsettling.

In the photographic works on display, each image presents a vignette-an assemblage of objects (cacti, rocks, a poodle, marshmallows, a foam-enhanced bra, etc.), whose purposeful arrangement produces a sense of dramatic tension, yet avoids resolving into a clear narrative. As a result, these photographs deny viewers the comfort of a logical explanation, instead obliging them to a linger in a state of mental uncertainty. For example, in the black and white photograph, Loose Peanut (2018) a winsome rabbit (the eponymous Peanut) rests with apparent tranquility on a flat-topped rock, which itself floats on an ooze of semi-liquified marshmallows and gumdrops. The textural dissonance of softest fur, rough stone, and lacquer-like melted candy evokes a visceral sense of things being "off," a feeling punctuated by the unnatural position of Peanut's paw, which splays across the rock rather than being tucked safely under her. The poignant absurdity of the image conveys a significance understood on a gut-level, evading the sanitizing effect of rationalization.

In 2017 Kingsley began to translate this sensibility of daffy existential angst from photography into the medium of sculpture. This exhibition is the first time these works have been shown. Like her photographs, Kingsley's sculptures create charged relationships between objects and in so doing produce meaning that is felt, but lies just beyond the reach of intellectual understanding. For instance, Single Dad, 2018, consists of a wooden mantel topped by two elongated miniature candlesticks which flank a ceramic orb (resembling a huge jawbreaker); a small ceramic flame, meanwhile, pretends to burn in the fireplace. In this piece, the title and shifts in scale derail a "straight" interpretation of the work as representing a mantel supporting odds and ends. The phrase "single dad" provides the context of a frayed family dynamic and encourages viewers to anthropomorphize the objects, while the singularity of these items frustrates attempts to read them simply as conventional signs. Instead they constantly reaffirm their connection to the imperfect, often bizarre, realm of lived reality.

In confronting viewers with the psychic values that suffuse the everyday items she uses in her work, Kingsley allows us to become aware of these qualities in the things that make up the scenery of our own lives. This awareness in turn counteracts the attitude of complacency generally adopted as the more socially acceptable means of coping with the multitude of mild to acutely bewildering experiences that mark everyday life.

For more information please email Broc Blegen at broc@castelligallery.com



18. Clifford Owens, FF Alumn, December newsletter

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

I hope this finds you well this holiday season.

After a marvelous and massively productive 9-week residency at Artpace in San Antonio, I'm exceedingly excited to be home in New York City. I made great, new friendships in San Antonio, and it was an honor to make art in the space that the late Linda Pace envisioned in 1995.

I wanted to share with you 41 new works (photographs, 'paperworks,' and photogravures (my first) that comprise my recent project exhibition, "Peripatetic," now on view at Artpace through January 2, 2019. (I also created a suite of 15 'paperworks' this past summer that I hope to place in artist's frames and share with you soon.)

Please follow this link: https://sites.google.com/view/cliffordowens/home

If you're in New York City on December 13, 2018, please attend my new performance, "Unpacking," commissioned by Denniston Hill, at Triangle (20 Jay Street, Brooklyn, New York).

I'm working tirelessly to prepare for a very unique residency in Uruguay, which my partner, artist Karina Skvirsky, and I have been invited to in May 2019.

All best,



19. Kiki Smith, Jenny Holzer, Tom Otterness, David Wojnarowicz, FF Alumns, in T Magazine, December 2, now online

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20. Jeanne-Claude and Christo, Agnes Denes, Nancy Holt, Sol Le Witt, Lucy Lippard, Yvonne Rainer, in T Magazine, December 2, now online

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thank you.



21. Robert Mapplethorpe, Lisa Lyon, FF Alumns, in T Magazine, December 2, now online

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Thank you



22. Nicole Eisenman, Ray Johnson, Barbara Kruger, Kiki Smith, FF Alumns, in The New York Times, Nov. 30, now online

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thank you.



23. Richard Prince, FF Alumn, in The New York Times, Nov. 30, now online

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thank you.



24. Lorraine O'Grady, FF Alumn, in The New York Times, Nov. 30, now online

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Goings On is compiled weekly by Harley Spiller