NY Art Commentary

Marvelous MidLife Artist Career . . . Fluxus

Subject: Fluxus' Pabblip Piggoosto

DKS Welcome to the Douglas Kelley Show List: The DKS, all that and more all entries copiously linked wherever thou whist on-site I'm considering a new artistic nom de plum, Phylo Picgusto, which suddenly sprang to mind as I was mindlessly considering certain uncertain realities of my midlife Artist Career while admiring some cute, reasonably salable paintings at the Armory that seemed to be equal parts of two of the 20 century's most popular, and beloved painters, Pablo Picasso and Phillip Guston. Phylo Piggusto. Is that better, too obvious? Or not obvious enough, it's certainly not very original? (I do like phyllo green?)

It seems like a lot of artists get their ideas in a similarly reductivist ways? I call this, "The one from Column A and the one from Column B. style" which in turn, is a part of the larger "I like this, I think I will copy it," school. The tribute band approach to art. There is a bit of that at the Fair. But a lot less than last time! Other choices are Pabblip Piggoosto, or the equally charming, if more juvenile, "Phillfabbleatto Piggoosto" (Fabbleatto to his friends.) Although that sounds a little bit like a bad Spainish translation of, "Fill me in on that big fat lip of yours, where the she-goat, rabid pig or wild goose, they bite you on the face, Senior?" So, forget about that....

The fairs are great, it's all good. I wish you could be here because we are having a ball! So much fun, so much Art, so little time, but counting today- three more big days, so crank it up, and scrap it down to the Rhine, soak your feet in smelling salts and do it one more time! Do what it ever it takes to hit the streets, and stomp your feet feet to the happening-est Art Festival week, and international Art sales event ever in the history of the universe. Of course you're not going to buy anything, but plenty of people are, God bless their little art loving hearts! Us, 'nothing but a G-thing baby' artists, like our super monster truck nitro guzzling G-Thang rapper contemporaries- gotta get paid! Baby needs new shoes, and me, I need new issues.

However, moving right along and! Picking up once again from last week on the new Jonas Mekas' George Maciunas show that opens tonight! Fluxus: To George With Love, From the Personal Collection of Jonas Mekas at Maya Stendhal Gallery, 545 W. 20th St., March 11, 6-9, about Fluxus (from "to flow") founder George Maciunas (1931-78) When George Maciunas made his Fluxus Manifesto he said that one of the things that it hoped to do was to purge the world of Europeanism, by which I think he meant what Henry Flynt was beginning to say in 1963, appraising the Western fine art institution, "as a piece of a civilization practicing censorious sociological aesthetics" "an elite institution which distinguishes modern European civilization from other civilizations." In other words, The old school tie European conquistador consortium's cultural hegemon with its boot firmly on the neck of the world. Now that I am slightly older and more worldly and perhaps slightly wiser I realize that when I was a callow brash young man I never gave fluxus the kind of serious consideration that it truly had earned. I didn't get it. One of the problems I had with it was in its genealogy as it claimed to be a new manifestation of Dada and by the mid 70's that really did seem quaint. And the few Fluxus people I was fortunate to know like Charlotte Mormon, I secretly harbored thoughts had gone to far in institutionalizing the notion of permanent sanctified avant gard, she had, of course, founded the New York avant gard festival, which ran almost 20 years. I kind of sided very heavily with the "happenings" people even though there were such overlap as to make that a meaningless distinction. I was a very young American and I didn't want no truck with any gussied up Neo-early 20th century European art movements of any kind.

It (Fluxus) seemed like an another insecure expression of American deficit culture ideation, were all ideas had to be built out of the lamo recycled materials of European reject historical concepts. Well I'm very sorry, I was wrong about a lot of what I then intuitively thought was the way to go.

I should've taken Fluxus much more seriously as an inspirational performance art medium aimed at re-integrating intellectual life into American artistic practice and taking it to the streets (just for laughs.)

The Stendhal show got a very good plug today in an e-mail I got from Art info.com about reports from the various fares on their sales and successes. Sales In The City: Fair Transactions DIVA Gears Up for Round Two, Keeps it Cozy The second New York installment of DIVA (the Digital & Video Art fair) slowly got underway late yesterday afternoon at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Battery Park City. Billed this year as a tribute to Andy Warhol, organizer Thierry Alet intentionally keeps this emerging fair small, intimate and manageable by featuring about 30 international galleries throughout three hotel floors. With a feeling of openness and light, thanks to the Embassy's massive atrium, DIVA 06 once again offers a relaxed pace in comparison with the experience associated with the bustling bigger fairs. We try to interest those galleries specifically showing new and interesting works in video, film and digital art," according to Elga Wimmer, DIVA curator. This includes New York dealers LMAK, Maya Stendahl, Michael Steinberg Fine Art, Pablos Birthday and Rewind/Florence Lynch Gallery, among others, along with five galleries from Spain (Antonio De Barnola, Maria Llanos, Moises Perez De Albeniz, Sicart and Magda Bellotti), four from Germany (Caprice Horn, DNA-Die Neue Aktionsgalerie, Play_Gallery for Still And Motion Pictures and TZR (Galerie Fur Bildende Kunst), two from France (Les Filles Du Calvaire, Mamia Bretesche) and two from Taipei (Chi-Wen Gallery, Galerie Grand Siecle). Other exhibitors hale from Canada (Pierre-Francois Ouellette Art Contemporain), Russia (ARKA), China (Shanghart), the Netherlands (Ronmandos), Italy (Paolo Bonzano Artecontemporanea) and Chicago (Walsh Gallery). By far the most interesting and cohesive arrangement this year is that of Maya Stendhal Gallery, with Fluxus Film Anthology, a 120-minute compilation of 41 FluxFilms selected by Fluxus "chairman" George Maciunas. The video highlights films made by various artists such as Yoko Ono, Nam Jun Paik and Ben Vautier. Stendhal features two more works, Zefire Torno: Scenes from the Life of George Maciunus (1952-78) and Scenes from the Life of Andy Warhol (1999), created by filmmaker and writer Joan Mekas, founder of the Anthology Film Archives. All sell for an economical $500, as they are unlimited edition videos signed by Mekas. One gallery representative proudly demonstrated how to download these videos on an iPod-art that can always travel with you. Why not pick one up tonight at the Gallery? I don't know what he was thinking when he declared that Fluxus was Neo Dada, but I am sure his art education had led him to a natural romantic affinity with, and desire to incorporate into his life, the rebellious spirit of the legendary group of World War I malcontents, closet nilhilists, and dissolutely disillusioned Intellectual European discontents who had met in their friendly neighborhood art bar in 1916, Zurich's Cabaret Voltaire, to formulate the most radical future contrarian anti-art discourse of all time, Dada. Whose veritable protean metaphoric rolling stone really started to gather intellectual moss when the stylish and socially skilled cosmopolitan Parisian Marcel Duchamp started it rolling down Globalisation's steep cultural hill at the very first New York Armory show in 1917, with his all new install it yourself in art history, revolutionary "readymade" white porcelain urinal signed "R. Mutt", a work still of some considerable controversy although I'm not always sure why? I guess he wanted everyone to know that Fluxus was supposed to be provocative on all levels. When the Dada's gathering storm reached France, it was still but a helpless, hapless, abandoned baby, that was instantly and lovingly clasp deep to the Parisian bosom of arty intellectuals, who had just been also seduced by the revolutionary promises of that Great Svengali Satan of Surrealism, Sigmund Freud, and these same writers and artists happily linked Dada too, by syllogism mostly, to their immediate demand for the exploration, subjugation and conquest perplexities of the unconscious mind, starting with the old gypsy psychics' primitive bag of tricks that were quickly evolving into the accepted psychotherapeutic tools of free association, automatic writing, chance operations and, where not strictly forbidden, or in criminal violation of local psycho pharmacological ordinances, altered states of being. Ding! These influential pioneering surrealists quickly capitalizing on the swelling demand for new kinds of brain related art objects soon created a cottage industry in frottage, collage and decalcomania. The same college of cottage frottage collage melange we still have, like menopause or Santa Claus as eaten by Jaws. (Sorry for the Surreal asides.) Perhaps Dada had performed its function in Europe but Fluxus was the first American origination global artistic movement that dared to ask the question what happens to left, right and center artistic orientations when all faith in progress seem to be braking, when societal faith in both individual expression and the Contemporary institutional artistic canon is spun as tenuous, when culture war advocates and conservative pundants declare that artistic desire is subversive or even dangerous as it seems as likely to seek the heinously hideous as superbly sublime pulchritude? When artistic conviction is cynically challenged or dismissed as overly contingent as entirely too subjective, often by the very same culture war formentors with their out of date Neanderthal objectivist/determinist academic axes to grind? Fluxus sought to animate the basic question of how to navigate a Lamoist (late modernist) landscape wherein all the compass points have been stolen or lost and all other signposts of modernity similarly washed away by the tumult of non magical realism? George prophetically diagnosed a range of contemporary social and artistic tendencies--from today's bombastic moralistic high-handedness to low-lying artistic and self loathing Art, from the difficulty of formulating artistic, and theoretical, and stylistic alternatives to usual reproaches against any theory, much less action, in intellectual life-- as the consequence of this disorientation of late Modernity. A legacy of Fluxus is that it presented a provocative argument for a new approach to thinking about art history--one that forsook the idea that art history had a purpose and treated it instead as a way of illuminating openings in the present by, for example, identifying the haunting, constraining effects of artistic injustices end unresolved aesthetic mysteries, I see Georgia is being extremely simpatico with my desire for a "great re-engagement," as his basic argument was for the constant revitalization of the relationship between intellectual and artistic life, one that would cultivate the autonomy of each while promoting their interlocutory potential. In a very famous performance piece the German artist Joseph Beuys took George's Manifesto and scratched out the word European and wrote in its place Americanism, constituting one of the world's greatest moments of artistic one-ups-man-ship ever. In doing so Joseph Beuys kind of stole the thunder of Fluxus and made it more about himself, but that's what he did best. But it was Fluxus performance in essentially that led him to the hallowed reputation he still has today. Fluxus I feel was not so much about the individual as much as it was about to the agit-prop action and its correlation of arts, “interdisciplinary conceptual art projects, offering a total theatrical light and sound and performance environment that could led to a momentary gestalt consiouness altering, even history affecting, eureka moments." Many kitchen sink approach all encompassing theatrical, Visual, Conceptual, total production environment artists such as Pipilotti Rist, Mike Kelly, Paul McCarthy, Gregor Schneider,Thomas Hirschhorn, and even Tom Sachs owe a little something of their mass acceptance to the pioneering attitudes of George and Fluxus in general, and it is a great honor that Jonas Mekas done this show that honors him so. So see you tonight. Please invite all your friends. I wish you could be here because we are having a ball! So much fun, so much Art, so little time, but counting today- three more big days, so crank it up, and scrap it down to the Rhine, soak your feet in smelling salts and do it one more time! Do what it ever it takes to hit the streets, and stomp your feet feet to the happening-est Art Festival week,and international Art sales event ever in the history of the universe. Of course you're not going to buy anything, but plenty of people are, God bless their little art loving hearts! Us, 'nothing but a G-thing baby' artists, like our super monster truck nitro guzzling G-Thang rapper contemporaries- gotta get paid! Baby needs new shoes, and me, I need new issues. All my Peace, Love ove, and Happiness, I am giving to you, Spend who like there's no tomorrow, because, well, never mind about that, we'll deal with that eventuality when it gets here. DKS Peace out!

Here is a long interview with the Fluxus founder and that is an excellent backgrounder on his many achievements George Maciunas KRAB Radio Broadcast Seattle, Washington September 1977 http://www.fluxus.org/FLUXLIST/maciunas/ William Woods of radio station KRAB interviewed George Maciunas following a Fluxus Festival held in Seattle in September, 1977. This was the last Fluxus Festival to be organized and directed by Maciunas. George Maciunas died eight months later, in May, 1978, at the age of 46. The entire 55-minute broadcast has been divided here into 8 separate audio clips. George Maciunas (clip 1) 8 minutes : 39 seconds (sound effects)...Genghis Khan and counting slain enemies..."George, what is is Flux?"/(sound effects)...birthday boxes...Fluxus boxes (Ben Vautier, George Brecht/Joseph Cornell)...element of humor...1970 Geoff Hendricks reliquary...Alexandria scientific community and holy water...monasteries manufacturing relics...nails from the cross... George Maciunas (clip 5) 6:33 ...Fluxus sports and games..."George could you tell me what Flux is?"/(sound effects)...Fluxus sports (ping pong, soccer on stilts, shot put on roller skates, etc)...preparing sports like Cage prepares a piano...handicap races...do something while running...multi-bike vehicle..."Do you like to get in trouble?"...park permit to clean 1-square yard of sidewalk with toothbrushes... George Maciunas (clip 2) 7:23 ...Fluxus cabinet with drawers...Joe Jones' music boxes...Larry Miller's ceiling fan/wall clock...Hanns Sohm and Jean Brown's Fluxus archives...musical chairs...start of Fluxus in Fall of 1961...influences (John Cage/his students, Buster Keaton, Spike Jones, Futurists, Marcel Duchamp, Dadaists)...Dada and Futurist Performances...Ben Vautier theater shock pieces... George Maciunas (clip 6) 6:28 ..."What is Fluxus?"/(sound effects)...1966 show at New York Craft Museum (orchestra playing different paper sounds; Samurai archer shooting arrows into paper curtain/"Kill paper, not people")...the element of humor...ballroom dance piece with Flux workers and sticky tape...New Years party Fluxus food events (funny food, rainbow food, atlas food)...(sound effects)... George Maciunas (clip 3) 8:12 ..."George, what is Flux?"/(sound effects)...1913 Futurist performances (20 tickets for the same seat)...pre-fluxus performances by LaMonte Young, Bob Morris, Ben Vautier ...Happenings/"Concerted Action"...Japanese Gutai Group...after 1960 split into two camps (the serious/the humorous)...the Fluxus name attracted the humorous camp...1962 Wiesbaden concert (destroying the piano)...then Copenhagen, Dusseldorf, Amsterdam, Paris, Nice...lock-out in Nice led to street performance...walking across the boulevard and into the ocean wearing bowler hats... George Maciunas (clip 7) 3:37 Berlin Fluxus labyrinth...beach ball in face, play piano to open door, walking music wheel, slippery floor, sticky floor...usually kids like our things or people not expecting art...Canal Street store that never sold anything...now Fluxus has a couple of collectors and museums...not MOMA, "they go for serious stuff"...should have a museum of gags... George Maciunas (clip 4) 6:40 ...non-art events, objects, gags..."What exactly is Flux, George?"/(sound effects)...the box for the man who has nothing...Ben Vautier chartered bus events (Nice and New York)...plans for an Italian festival (city chickened out)...do events that fit the city...plans for Seattle bus event (8 people going back and forth with large packages)... George Maciunas (clip 8) 7:32 Flux Fest in Seattle...funny science show...habit of collecting pebbles when traveling (custom officials couldn't believe)...anthology of animal droppings...nobody has whale shit...future plans (Berkshire farms, July 4th Festival and parade next summer)...um, ah, it's ah, usually, we ah, um, then we, ah...(toilet flushing)

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Saturday March 11th

* Fluxus: To George With Love, From the Personal Collection of Jonas Mekas at Maya Stendhal Gallery, 545 W. 20th St., 6-9 o Mekas, curator of the exhibition, is a veteran avant-garde filmmaker and writer, founder and artistic director of Anthology Film Archives. He was a longtime friend and collaborator of George Maciunas, founder and “chairman” of Fluxus. Works from Jonas Mekas’ personal collection presents original artworks by Maciunas, as well as other artists, including Nam June Paik, George Brecht, John Hendricks and Ben Vautier Ay-O, Bob Watts and Yoko Ono. Wide-ranging in scope, the pieces displayed include examples of 1960’s graphic design and typography, architectural design concepts, and performance relics. Films and black & white Flux slides will be projected within the gallery at Maya Stendhal Gallery 545 W. 20th St., 6-9

* In conjunction with Martha Colburn's current exhibition at Stux Gallery, Fuk Our Mutt: Films and Installations, her inclusion in the Whitney Biennial, and on occasion of the Armory Show, Martha Colburn will join Detroit’s Perspects (Ian Clarke), and poet/ Warhol superstar Taylor Mead to create an audio / visual “mash up” event that will combine elements of electronic music, avant-garde noise and documentary film with live, real-time projections, animations and light mixing at STUX Gallery, 530 West 25 Street from 6:30-8 p.m. * Christian Holstad, Love Means Never Having to Say You’re Sorry at Leather Beach, 200 East 43rd St., at The SE Corner of 3rd Ave., (Formerly Prince Deli) Produced By Daniel Reich Gallery, supported by Chashama, 7-9 * Gary Simmons:1964 (show consists of the artist's signature large-scale erased wall drawings, which are in color of the first time using CRGB format, exhibition centers in 1964 as a watershed year in American history.) at the Bohen Foundation, 415 West 13th Street, 6-8 * Phil Collins at Tanya Bonakdar, 521 West 21st Street, 6-9pm * Nan Goldin: Chasing a Ghost at Matthew Marks, 522 West 22nd Street, 6-8 * Printed Matter exhibition: British artist Fiona Banner, in conjunction with her book- All the World's Fighter Planes 2006, (additionally, Ms. Banner is showing at Tracy Williams, Ltd., at two locations: "Nude" at 313 West 4th St."Parade" at 462 Greenwich St. at Desbrosses St.) at Printed Matter, Inc., 195 Tenth Avenue, 5-7 * Tara Donovan’s newest work, Untitled (Plastic Cups), a large-scale installation resembling a topographical landscape, measures approximately 5' x 50' x 60' and will occupy the center of the gallery at PaceWildenstein, 545 West 22nd Street, 6-8 p.m. * Basquiat (drawings) at Van de Weghe Fine Art, 521 West 23rd Street, 6-8 * Anthony Cuneo at Amos Eno Gallery, 530 West 25th Street,, 6th fl., 6-8 * Tim Kennedy at First Street Gallery, 526 West 26th Street, 9th fl., 6-8

* Melanie Gilligan's "The Miner's Object" at Greene Naftali, 516 West 26th Street, 8th fl., 8:00 p.m. * Barry Frydlender at Andrea Meislin, 526 West 26th Street, 2nd fl., 6-8

* Chan Schatz, Here and There at Massimo Audiello, 526 West 26th Street, No 519, 6-8

* Larry Bamburg & Fabienne Lasserre & William Villalongo + Julian Dashper at Esso, 531 West 26th Street, 6-8

* David Ratcliff, Gert & Uwe Tobias, Lane Twitchell at Team, 527 West 26th Street, grd fl., 6-8

* "International Group Show" at Monkdogz Urban Art, 547 West 27th Street, 5th fl., 3-6pm

* Chad Hunt, Craig Trombino, & Tomoko Fujiki at A-forest Gallery, 134 West 29th Street, #10F

* "Paper Works by Abstract Masters" at Andrew Roth, 152 East 65th Street,

* Enoc Perez at Faggionato Fine Art, 42 East 76th Street, 6-8

* V & A and Galerie Mourlot present "sweet dreams" w/ artists Scott Taylor, Matthew Abbott, Ryan Hixenbaugh, Jason Sleurs, Koji Shimizu...at 16 East 79th Street, 6-10

* Sean Hemmerle: Where Lines Are Drawn at Front Room, 147 Roebling Street, 7-11

* Anatomical Impulses I at KBP, 235 South 1st Street, at Roebling, 7-11

* Susanna Harwood Rubin: Your Body is the Trace of Your Body, Your Shadow is a Land of Birds at artMoving, 166 North 12th Street, 9-12,

* Rosalind Nashashibi: Charmer at Harris Lieberman, 89 Vandam Street, 6-8

* Noosh 'n' Collect ALERT! Gallery Brunch! M.Y. Art Prospects is pleased to take part in "GALLERY BRUNCH at 547 West 27th Street, that coincides with the Armory Show weekend, presenting our two current exhibitions of Amir H. Fallah (main gallery) and Go Sugimoto (project room). We invite visitors to surf the exhibitions presented by 14 art institution and galleries in the building while serving brunch to celebrate the occasion. For mo' info 212 268 7132 or info@myartprospects.com, 547 West 27th Street, 10am - 1pm

* Tim Kennedy, inside/outside at First Street Gallery, 526 West 26 Street, Suite 915, 3-5

* Tim Barber at Spencer Brownstone, 39 Wooster Street, betw Grand and Broome, 8-10pm * Susan Taylor Glasgow & Ales Vasicek at Guild & Greyshkul, 28 Wooster Street, 6-8 * Group Show, When Artists Say We at Artists Space, 38 Greene Street, 3rd fl., 8-11

* Anthony Cuneo, Requiem at Amos Eno, 530 West 25th Street, 6th fl., 6-8 * Closing Party for The extraordinary NY debut of Guerra de la Paz, the collaborative team of Cuban artists Alain Guerra and Neraldo de la Paz at Jack the Pelican Presents, 487 Driggs Avenue, Brooklyn, L train is an incredibly convenient, located 2 blocks from the Bedford stop., 7-9 * afrokinetic's Brooklyn Bridges Our latest fine art dance party with DJ Chris Annibell and the afrokinetic family. This month, the afro-K crew will be joined by DJ MonkOne, Amon on Afro-percussion, and Vissi Dance Theater for a live performance. Can the crocuses be far behind? At Jan Larsen Art | theXpo at gallerie | 63 Pearl Street | Brooklyn | 10pm-4am

* Tompkins Square Show Charlie Balletto, Graciela Cassel, Ben Cell, Jennifer Elia, Maria Dieppa, Miguel Loredo, Michael Norkin, Nina Teglio, Jongwang Lee, Allan Jay, Ramirex, Sandra de la Cruz, Steven Lapcevic, Fiorella Vano, artists who reflect on the complexities of the human condition, how the Society influences the artist, aswell as how the environment influences the artists' behaviors. The process of creativity is a of one's inner self. Art, therfore, becomes a channel to let out pain, anger and ideas at the Tompkins Square Gallery, 331 East 10th Street, 1-5pm.

* Williamsburg’s exploding gallery scene comes alive after dark Swith dozens of galleries staying open until 11 PM for, After Hours -- Map, details please visit: http://www.williamsburgcelebrates.com.

o 31GRAND 31 Grand St (718) 388-2858
o art 101 101 Grand St. (718) 302-2242
o artMovingProjects 166 North 12th st. (917) 301-6680
o Black & White 483 Driggs ave. (718) 599-8775
o Brooklyn Fire Proof 101 Richardson St. (718) 302-4702
o Capla Kesting 121 Roebling St, (917) 650-3760
o Cave 58 Grand St. (718) 388-6780
o CH’I 293 Grand st. (718) 218-8939
o Dam, Stuhltrager 38 Marcy ave (718) 387-9818
o Figureworks 168 North 6th St (718) 486-7021
o Front Room 147 Roebling (718) 782-2556
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Gallery Boreas 133-A Roebling st (718) 384-3562
o Hogar Collection 111 Grand Street (718) 388-5022
o Holland Tunnel 61 South 3rd St (718) 384-5738
o Jack the Pelican Presents 487 Driggs Ave. (718) 782-0183
o Janet Kurnatowski 205 Norman Ave (718) 383 9380
o KBP 235 South 1st (212) 464.8895
o Klaus Von Nichtssagend 438 Union Ave. (917) 912-5482
o LMAK Projects 60 North 6th Street (718) 599-0089
o McCaig-Welles 129 Roebling St (718) 384-8729
o Momenta Art 72 Berry St (718) 218-8058
o NURTUREart 475 Keap St (718) 782-7755
o Outrageous Look 103 Broadway (718) 218-7656
o Parker’s Box 193 Grand St (718) 388-2882 o Pierogi 177 North 9th St (718) 599-2144
o Realform Project Space 218 Bedford Ave. (212) 772-2351 articleprojects@yahoo.com
o Riviera 103 Metropolitan Ave (718) 599-5589
o Roebling Hall 390 Wythe Ave (718) 599-5352
o Sarah Bowen Gallery 210 N. 6th St (718) 302-4517
o Sideshow 319 Bedford Avenue (718) 486-8180
o Southfirst: Art 60 North 6th St (718) 599-4884
o Stay Gold 451 Grand St. (718) 599-7778
o Stripeman Gallery Ltd. 97 North 3rd Street (718)-782-1552
o Tastes Like Chicken 300 Morgan Ave. (718) 384-0456
o Vertexlist 138 Bayard St (646) 258 3792 Sunday March 12

* Pierpaolo Campanini & Carlo Mollino at Salon 94, 12 East 94th Street, 6-8 * closing reception Home Base, an exhibition of Brooklyn based Israeli, American and Polish Artists, revisiting notions of home, (Mark Power is in the show!) 126 Greenpoint Avenue, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, betw Manhattan Avenue and Franklin St., 7-9

* Heard Not Seen at Orchard, 47 Orchard Street, 6-8 Monday March 13th

* White Columns & Gavin Browns Enterprise, Invite You To A Post Armory Closing Party And Viewing- 1) White Columns, Closing Viewing For Our Current Exhibitions: Douglas Blau, John Stezaker, William Scott, Eileen Quinlan & Elena Pankova, Dodie Bellamy & Kevin Killian, Aleksandra Mir, Lutz Bacher, Reception Generously Supported By Grolsch & 2) Gavin Browns Enterprise At Passerby, 9pm Onwards Viewing Of Mark Leckeys Drunken Bakers, 3) Passerby Bar, 10pm Onwards, Party With Music From Djs:, Lars Fischer Matthew Higgs Elena Pankova Cheyney Thompson White Columns, 320 West 13th Street (Enter On Horatio Street), Gavin Browns Enterprise At Passerby, 436 West 15th Street (Between 9th & 10th Avenues), 7-9pm

* SculptureCenter Lectures at The New School, Subjective Histories of Sculpture, With Paul Pfeiffer at The New School Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, 55 West 13th Street, $5, free to students with valid ID and SculptureCenter members, Tickets can be ordered by phone with a credit card (212) 2295488; in person at The New School Box Office, 66 West 12th Street, main fl., 6:30 o Sculpture is a medium in motion, eluding concise definition. Linked to urbanism, architecture, and acoustic and visual perception, it is a charged territory that mirrors political, social and technological developments. As part of exploring how contemporary artists think about sculpture, SculptureCenter, in collaboration with the Vera List Center for Art and Politics, presents a series* of artist lectures. Midcareer artists discuss specific works, bodies of work, texts, or personal anecdotes taken from inside and outside sculpture, and inside and outside artto outline their own version of sculptures history. These subjective, incomplete, partial, misremembered, or otherwise eclectic histories together examine sculptures evolving strategies, behaviors, dreams, and mistakes over the course of human civilization. Paul Pfeiffers work in video, sculpture, and photography uses recent computer technologies to dissect the role that mass media play in shaping consciousness. Featured in many group and one person shows internationally, Pfeiffer was the in augural recipient of The Bucksbaum Award in 2000. In 2003, a traveling retrospective of his work was organized by the MIT List Visual Arts Center and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. Tuesday March 14th

* Tomoko Sawada, Schoolgirls: School Days and cover/Face at Zabriskie Gallery, 41 East 57th Street, 4th Floor, 6-8

* exhibition/performance- Holly Faurot & Sarah H. Paulson "You have access to my cold limbs" (leaves the audience with the institutional aloofness of walls, benches, video monitors, bodies, and bacon in cubicle-like spaces) with sound by Joel Mellin, whose interests lie in collaborations with various types of artists, be they; rock and roll, poets, performance, sound, muti-media Fluxus or who ever likes brown suits and can be convinced of of anything by the lure of fresh bacon) at NYCAMS (New York Center for Art & Media Studies) 44 West 28th Street, 7th floor, 8-10pm

* The performance is ongoing, please feel free to arrive anytime between 8 and 10 to breathe deeply the olfactory perfection that is crispy fried breakfast meat. No pets allowed. Wednesday March 15th

* American Streamlined Design: The World Of Tomorrow at the Bard Graduate Center for Studies in Decorative Arts, Design, and Culture, offers a fresh a professional appraisal of streamlining and industrial design including the achievements of Raymond Loewy. This exhibition posits that the streamlining of the 1930's is properly understood as a unique stylistic expression. Criticized as early as 1932 by modernists, the idiom involved in defiance of both Art Deco and functionalist modernism. Objects celebrated today as Design icons came in for explicit criticism in the 1944 catalog for the Museum of Modern Art exhibition, Designed For Use, with these words: "The desire to make objects look up to date by borrowing forms from unrelated modern machinery often leads to absurdities such as this pencil sharpener streamlined to resemble an airplane."

"Perhaps a core difference in how American scholars received Art Deco and Bauhaus functionalism, and how they regarded streamlining," says David A. Hanks, "lies in the fact that the former arouse from an artistic Vanguard, while streamlining aimed at the widest possible public and was based on an admiration for industry and speed."Press Reception RSVP 212-501-3074, acceptances only, 18 West 86 St., 10-noon Thursday March 16th

* Susan Jennings at Michael Steinberg Fine Art, 526 West 26th Street, Suite 215, 6-8

* Lisa Tan at Grimm/Rosenfeld, 530 West 25th Street, 3rd Fl., 6-8

* Made in Palestine: Contemporary Palestinian Art at The Bridge, 521 West 26th Street, 3rd Fl., 7-9

* Jane Freilicher, The 60s at Tibor de Nagy, 724 Fifth Avenue, 12th fl., 6-8

* Stephen Westfall, New Paintings at Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., 514 West 25th Street, 6-8

* San francisco installation artist & photographer, Joe Mangrum, a veteran of the Burning Man festival will create a site specific installation accompanied by his photographs at Ch'i, 293 Grand Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 6-9

* Willis Thomas “B¸NDED” & Steven Laurie “Give’r” at the Jack Shainman Gallery, 513 West 20th Street, 6-8

* Poignant Perceptions Of From Afar at Karolyn Sherwood Gallery, 835 42nd Street, Des Moines, Iowa, 5-8 pm Friday March 17

* Andrew Sexton at Oliver Kamm Gallery, 621 West 27 Street, 6-8

* Mike Cockrill at 31GRAND, 31 Grand Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 6-9

* David McQueen at Plane Space, 102 Charles Street, betw Bleecker and Hudson, 6-8

* Judith Linhares, Rowing in Eden: Recent Paintings at Edward Thorp Gallery, 210 11th Avenue, 6th fl., 6-8 * Dan Fischer, Strangelove & Alison Shotz at Derek Eller, 6-8

* Paramnesiac Landscape, Curated by Robin Reisenfeld, Nine artists in various media explore the relationship between memory, fantasy and recent scientific/bio trends and the impact upon visual perception, Andrea Loefke, Tony Luib, Oliver Lyons, Kanishka Raja, Cristi Rinklin, Sarah Trigg, Sarah Walker, Aaron Yassin, Daniel Zeller at NYCAMS, 44 West 28th St., 7th Fl., 6-8

* artist's reception for "Impressions" a site specific installation by San Francisco artist, Joe Mangrum, based on his impressions of NYC, a veteran of the Burning Man festival, Joe has won a medal at the Florence Biennale and has a spot in an upcoming exhibition at SFMOMA at Ch'i 293 Grand St. Brooklyn, 6-9pm Saturday March 18th

* Yvonne Jacquette arrivals and departures at DC Moore Gallery, 724 Fifth Avenue, 4-6:00 p.m

* SLIDELUCK POTSHOW VI at Clemente Soto V‚lez Cultural Center in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. The CSV is one of the greatest incubators of the arts in NYC, with 53 visual artists and numerous theater groups in residence. They have been generous enough to donate two large auditoriums for your viewing pleasure, from 7pm to midnight

* Marci MacGuffie and Wes Sherman at Baumgartner Gallery, 522 West 24th Street, 6-8 * Shigeru Oyatani, Contact Points at Kim Foster Gallery, 529 West 20th Street, 6-8 Sunday March 19th

* Jessica Stockholder leads a gallery talk on her exhibition: Of Standing Float Roots in Thin Air, Created specifically for the Duplex Gallery, the artist's large-scale sculpture incorporates mass-produced objects, building materials, domestic cast-offs, and paint at P.S.1, 22-25 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, 2pm Wednesday March 22

* Tripping the Light Fantastic: The Exhibition of at Fine Art Photography at Agora Gallery, Chelsea at 530 West 25th Street, 6-8

* RANJANI SHETTAR, Recent Installations at Talwar Gallery, 108 East 16th Street, 6-8 Thursday March 23rd

* Lena Liv, Anthology at Mike Weiss Gallery, 520 West 24th Street, 6-8

* Debra Hampton, Installation and drawings at Priska Juschka Fine Art, 547 West 27th Street, 2nd floor, 6-8

* Jacob Dyrenforth at Wallspace, 619 West 27th Street, 6-8

* Pamela Wilson at Claire Oliver, 513 West 26th Street, 6-8

* "Rob Nadeau at Mixed Greens, 531 West 26th St., 6-8 * Paolo Arao, Intermission at Jeff Bailey Gallery, 511 West 25th Street, No. 207, 6-8 Friday March 24th

* Don Voisine at Metaphor Contemporary Art, 382 Atlantic Avenue, 6-8

* Justine Reyes, Mask Series, & Jillian McDonald, Me & Billy Bob, video & photography exhibit at Jack the Pelican Presents, 487 Driggs Avenue, Brooklyn, L train is an incredibly convenient, located 2 blocks from the Bedford stop., 7-9

* DISPLACED Grace Graupe-Pillard Recent Paintings at Carl Hammer Gallery 740 N. Wells Street Chicago, Ill 60610 Tel: 312 March 25

* Lena Liv, Anthology at Mike Weiss Gallery, 520 West 24th Street, 6-8 Wednesday March 29

* Patrick Grenier A Lack of Imagination, New drawings, video works and installation that explore art and social responsibility at Silo, 1 Freeman Alley, 6-8 Thursday March 30th

* Eunjung Hwang & James Busby, New Paintings at Stefan Stux Gallery, 530 West 25th Street, 6-8

* Fallout: Cold War Culture, group exhibition includes emerging and established artists whose work addresses issues, images and themes related to the Cold war and its cultural impact. Fallout explores the subtle manifestations of the power struggles inherent to the Cold war: surveillance, propaganda, eavesdropping, intimidation and and rumors at Mitchell-Innes and Nash, 534 West 26th Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues, 6-8

* Charles Thomas O'Neil, Transit at Lemmons Contemporary, 210 11th Avenue, 6-8

* Maria Pergay at Lehmann Maupin, 540 West 26th Street, 6-8

* Paul Shambroom, Security at Julie Saul Gallery, 535 West 22nd Street, 6th fl., 6-8

* Patrick Grenier, A Lack of Imagination, New drawings, video works and installation that explore art and social responsibility at Silo, 1 Freeman Alley, 6-8 Thursday March 30th

* Maria Pergay at Lehmann Maupin, 540 West 26th Street,

* Jos‚ Lerma at Andrea Rosen Gallery, 525 West 24th Street, 6-8

* Paul Shambroom, Security at Julie Saul Gallery, 535 West 22nd Street, 6th Floor, 6-8 Friday March 31rst

* Lucy Williams, The Day the Earth Stood Still at McKee Gallery, 745 Fifth Avenue, 6-8 Saturday April 1

* Lynne Gelfman New Paintings: Resist/React (continues experimenting with non-traditional materials and techniques) at Newman Popiashvili, 504 West 22 Street, 6-8

* Camille Rose Garcia, Solo Exhibit at Jonathan LeVine Gallery, 529 West 20th Street, 9E, 6-8

* Matthew Higgs, What goes around comes around at Murray Guy, 453 West 17th Street, 6-8

* Sam Lopes at Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, 438 Union Avenue at Metropolitan, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 7-10 Thursday April 6th

* Sze Tsung Leong, History Images at Yossi Milo Gallery, 525 West 25th Street, 6-8

* John Brill, Photographs (1959-1963) at Kent Gallery, 541 West 25th Street,

* Arthur Tress, Vintage at CLAMPART, 531 West 25th Street, Grd fl., 6-8

* Laura Ball + Andrew Schoultz at Morgan Lehman Gallery, 317 Tenth Avenue (Betw 28th & 29th), 6-8

* Richard Misrach, Chronologies at Pace/MacGill, 32 East 57th Street, 9th fl., 6-8

* Judith Joy Ross at Pace/MacGill, 32 East 57th Street, 9th fl., 6-8

* Glenn Priestley at Gerald Peters Gallery, 24 East 78th Street, just off Madison , Friday April 7th

* Simon Faithfull, Ice Blink at Parker's Box, 193 Grand Street at Bedford Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn Wednesday April 12th

* Saul Fletcher at Anton Kern Gallery, 532 West 20th Street, 6-8 Thursday April 13th

* Delphine Courtillot, solo exhibition at The Jack TIlton Gallery

* Peter Vogel, Interactive Sound Sculptures at bitforms, 529 West 20th Street, 2nd fl., 6-8 Thursday April 20th

* John Bisbee at Plane Space, 102 Charles Street, betw Bleecker and Hudson, 6-8

* Judy Glantzman at Betty Cuningham Gallery, 541 West 25th Street, 6-8 Friday April 21st

* Group exhibition, Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's Amanda Lear at envoy, 535 west 22nd street, 6th floor, 6-8 Thursday April 27th

* Dannielle Tegeder, Painting and Sculpture at Priska Juschka Fine Art, 547 West 27th Street, 2nd floor, 6-8

* Emily Eveleth at Danese, 535 West 24th Street, 6th fl., (Betw 10th and 11th avenue), 6-8

* Paul Waldman, New Work at Lennon, Weinberg, Inc., 514 West 25th Street, 6-8

* AES+F, The Last Riot at Claire Oliver, 513 West 26th Street, 6-8 Friday April 28th

* Post Post Modern, a visual conversation April 28th 2006, 7pm Artists Talk on Art is pleased to present Post Post Modern, an examination of the newest trends in postmodern art. Dealers, artists, and writers show and discuss current art, considering how societal, political, and technological developments influence these trends. How has the information explosion, globalization, and cybernetics contributed? In what way does the distribution of art through art fairs, digital prints, and websites impact the work? Finally, what could the future hold? After an opening introduction by the moderator, each panelist will present 10 minutes of images, followed by a moderated discussion, and ending with 30 minutes of Q/A with the audience.

Moderator: Chris Twomey, artist, writer Participants: Lea Rekow, artist, founding director of Gigantic Art Space Francis Hwang, net artist, writer, software engineer, current director of technology for Rhizome.org. Joel Beck, co-partner of Roebling Hall Galleries. Ben Goldman, artist, director of City Without Walls, founder/president of United Visual Arts Inc. Organizers: Chris Twomey, artist, writer Tamara Wyndham, artist POST POST MODERN will take place on Friday, April 28th, 2006 at 7pm, in the amphitheater at the School of Visual Arts. 209 East 23rd Street, (between 2nd & 3rd Ave.) NYC Artists Talk on Art www.atoa.ws $7.00 general admission, $3.00 students/seniors with ID, free to passholders/SVA students Please Contact for more information: Chris Twomey christwomey@earthlink.net Tamara Wyndham tamarawyndham@yahoo.com

* Andrew Spence, Recent Paintings at Edward Thorp Gallery, 210 11th Avenue, 6th fl., 6-8 May 19th

* Best of Friends: R. Buckminster Fuller and Isamu Noguchi at The Noguchi Museum, 32-37 Vernon Boulevard, Public Entrance at 9-01 33rd Road, Long Island City NY 11106 Tel: 1 718 204 7088, www.noguchi.org, Wed-Fri 10-5pm; Sat and Sun 11-6 pm; closed Mon and Tues May 19-Oct 15
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Date: Sat, 11 Mar 2006
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