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The 10th Anniversary Edition of A Book About Death: The Last Waltz

The 10th Anniversary Edition of A Book About Death: The Last Waltz
Front and back of Barbara Lubliner's postcard about her yearlong performance of "going gray" and the resulting video that is a musing about aging, authenticity, and mortality. 

"A Book About Death" (ABAD) is an ongoing international mail art project. Artists are offered the opportunity to explore the theme of death through postcard-sized works in multiples of 500; thus creating an unbound "book."

This "edition" curated by LuAnn Palazzo celebrates the 10 year anniversary of the original show in NYC and the birth of the ABAD project inspired by Ray Johnson, the father of mail art. Visitors to the exhibition have the opportunity to collect one of every card.

The opening will feature live and video performances including Barbara Lubliner's "No More Dy(e)ing" video. 

The 10th Anniversary Edition of A Book About Death:
The Last Waltz

September 14 - November 2, 2019

Opening Reception 
September 14
4 - 9pm


Islip Art Museum
50 Irish Lane
East Islip, NY 11730

Museum hours 
Tuesday through Friday 10am - 4pm.
Saturday 12pm - 4pm
 

THE LYRICAL

THE LYRICAL
Private Choice Public Fight by Barbara Lubliner

Six Women Artists: An Ongoing Lyric Approach
An online exhibition of six NY Artists Circle members 
Curated by Jonathan Goodman

The exhibition traces the lyrical impulse that emerged in abstract expressionism and how it continues through the work of the selected artists. Goodman says the artists bring forward abstract art in a way that both remains attached to and moves beyond this idiom and the work is often a mixture of abstraction and figuration.

Featured artists: Marianne Barcellona, Lois Bender, Maggie Hinders, Diana Hobson, Barbara Lubliner and Nancy Nikkal. 

Jonathan Goodman writes art critical essays for Brooklyn Rail and other art media.

Fluxfest 2019

Fluxfest 2019
"It was wonderful to be at the 10th annual Fluxfest with amazing Fluxus minded artists from around the world!" ~Barbara Lubliner

The 2019 Fluxfest was held in Toronto in June. Dozens of scores were performed including Yoko Ono's "Cut Piece" at two different venues by the event organizer Allan Revich. Renata Strada and Giovanni Strada, Italian artists know as the "StradaDadas" performed "Imagine Peace." C. Mehrl Bennett invited Bibiana Padilla Maltos and Barbara Lubliner to join her Re-interpretation of Alison Knowles original event score: Braid (1964). While there were nods to historic work, Welsh artists Daniel-Wyn Jones and Richard McReynolds performed all new scores written since 2018. 

The festival was rich with experimentation and the embrace of absurdity. Photo and video documentation can be found on the Fluxlist Facebook page.

Art Nurses at Figment NYC 2019

Art Nurses at Figment NYC 2019
Day de Dada Art Nurses will provide art health procedures to open-minded voluntary “patients” on Saturday, June 1 at Figment NYC 2019 on Roosevelt Island. 

With their ephemeral procedures and interactive diagnostic performances Art Nurses help people explore their creative potential or see their mental or physical health from another perspective. 

Barbara Lubliner gives third eye exams, Mary Cambell improves memory with the aid of a rosemary plant, Hey Viv diagnoses and prescribes with her professional magic eight ball. 

FIGMENT is a free participatory two day arts event that celebrates creativity by challenging artists and participants to find new ways to create, share, and dream. 

Figment NYC 2019 
June 1 from 10am-10pm (Art Nurses 11am-5pm)
June 2 from 10am-6pm 
Lighthouse Park, Roosevelt Island

Free, but tickets are required.
 

Artist Talk and Factory Tour

Artist Talk and Factory Tour
As part of the LIC Arts Open Festival the Edison Price Lighting Gallery is hosting an artist talk for ReVISION 2 and a tour of the factory below the gallery.

ReVISION 2 features features work of New York City-based artists made with scraps and surplus materials collected from the Edison Price Lighting factory.

Exhibiting Artists: 
Barbara Lubliner, Bernard Klevickas, Chase Pashkowich, Christina Massey, Elizabeth Riley, Francine Perlman, Irene Christensen, Jaynie Crimmins, Jeffrey Allen Price, Ken Weisensee, Mary Pinto
 
Artist Talk and Factory Tour
Wednesday, May 15
6:00 - 8:00 pm

Edison Price Lighting Gallery
41-50 22nd Street
Long Island City, NY 11101