Wednesday, February 29, 2012


Angela Ferrara interview about the ABAD Sao Paulo show...

Born in Sao Paulo, Angela Ferrara is painter, architect, designer and curator. Graduate in architecture and urban design in 2001 and postgraduate in Communication and Arts with emphasis in interior design in 2006 in Sao Paulo. In parallel to her work she’s also dedicated to visual poetry
and performance grounded in Fluxus philosophy.

Angela Ferrara is part of a generation of artists who seek to return to the conceptual aspect of 1960s, to search for new techniques in a extensive research of ornamental patterns. Her work makes references to Brazilian artists Aldemir Martins (1822-2006) and Burle Marx (1909-1994). The artist
participates in exhibitions and collections in United Estates, Europe, Brazil. Angela Ferrara works in a decorative patterning, influenced by the fauna and flora of Brazil, to create a work psychedelic and
geometric, but at the same time is organized and rhythmic.


Friday, February 24, 2012

Assemblings At The Ontological Museum & ABAD [191]

Assemblings (Part One) – Inaugural Exhibition! From the Archives of the Eternal Network at the Ontological Museum (OM) in Pagosa Springs, Colorado, USA.

Opens: March 10, 2012 and runs through April 15, 2012
Location: 262 Pagosa Street, Pagosa Springs, Colorado 81147 – tel. 817-944-4000
Opening Reception: Saturday March 10, 2012 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Winter Hours: Tues through Saturday 2:00pm - 5:00pm

On view will be a selection of Assemblings including Franticham’s Assembling Boxes from Ireland; Art/Life Magazine, Tensetendoned - We Absorb assemblings; Fluxkits from Fluxpress Saint Louis, Bamboo Assemblings, KART magazine (an assembling publication from Australia); Fluxlist Fluxbox; Post cards from the assembling: A Book About Death; selections from the Fluxcase Micro Museum. Additional related works from the Permanent Collection will also be on view.

What are Assemblings?
Assemblings are collections or compilations of works of art, multiples, objects, writings, visual poetry and/or ephemera submitted by a network of participants to a single hub where a central editor collates one copy from each artists' edition of submitted materials into a number of portfolios. A common practice is for the editor to then send back one folio or assembling of works to each participating member. Assemblings might be in the form of a box of loose materials, a bound book or magazine format, etc. or even be a collection of sound works or short videos. On view for this exhibit are examples of assemblings in box form, magazine format, an unbound book and as collections of objects. In fact the museum itself is an assembling in its own right.

History of Assemblings
Assemblings - as shown in this exhibit - have been created since the early 1960’s as artists, writers, and small independent printers worked on developing alternative, underground distribution networks for their experimental art and literature. As the art and literary worlds came to be controlled by powerful and well established business interests that, in essence, were seen as cultural gate keepers, the creative community experimented with direct mailings and other self-initiated ways to reach out to their collaborators and extended audiences; what we would call today niche markets based primarily on networks of people with similar interests. This kind of experimentation led directly to the establishment of the international Mail Art community known as the Eternal Network which celebrates its 50 year anniversary this year as does Fluxus, an amorphous group of artists that has been highly influential in developing the Mail Art scene in the 60’s and 70’s and on through to the present.

About the OM
The Ontological Museum, established in 1994 as an experimental art museum, opens it’s new space in Pagosa Springs with this exhibition. The museum houses an internationally focused collection of art that numbers in the tens of thousands of items and growing through direct donations of works from artists. The museum collects inclusively within the parameters of its mission that includes several interrelated fields: collage, assemblage and constructive art in general as well as works from the contemporary Fluxus and Mail Art communities and the art groups: The International Post-Dogmatist Group, The Massurrealist Group, the International Society of Assemblage and Collage Artists and the Neoist Society. Also in the collection are snapshot photography, visual poetry, small press publications, artist books, and the plethora of documentation, correspondence art and ephemera related to these communities and groups.

The Ontological Museum - now open in Pagosa Springs, Colorado - has been a mobile museum keeping works in storage and using exhibition spaces in various locations including commercial art galleries, university galleries, contemporary art centers and museums around the country. The founding director, Cecil Touchon, has curated fifteen+ museum exhibitions and published more than twenty-five related books and catalogs since starting the exhibition program in 2007.
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Sunday, February 19, 2012


Tito Honegger opens a exhibition of new works at Galerie Michel Foex in Geneva, Switzerland on Wednesday February 29, 2012.

For information on Tito's work, see her web site:

In parallel to the exhibition in Geneva, Honegger will launch her collaboration with artist Jacques Jouet entitled "Un Enorme Exercice" – monotypes and texts in wire – along with a book entitled MONTAGNEAU, published by Art et Fiction.  The collaborative exhibition at the Parc culturel de Rentilly is near Paris, and runs from March 4 through May 4, 2012. For more information click here: Montagneu.

Galerie Michel Foex, 1 rue l’Evêché, 1204 Genève, Tél. : 41.022.311.2686

Saturday, February 4, 2012


Artist Peter Schuyff, contributor to the NYC EHF ABAD show, is the genius behind the blues and country duo, The Woodwards.

The group will play Berlin on February 15 and 16 at Tausend and O.T. Projektraum. 

Schuyff's partner, the talented Stevie Guy will sing a couple of dozen original songs that pierce the heart and stir the brain.

For more info, tracks and a bit about the group see: The Woodwards