I T ' S   F O R   Y O U
An Interdisciplinary Festival of Collaborative Firsts

A month of Sundays at the Zinc Bar

curated by Ugly Duckling Presse authors

Rob Fitterman & Jen Bervin


Sundays in April, 5:30-7:30 pm

(please note new time for this series)


Zinc Bar

82 West 3rd Street

New York City


April 3

Alan Licht & You

The Chadwicks (Lytle Shaw & Jimbo Blachly)


April 10

Alpine Rooster (Dannielle Tegeder & Pablo Helguera)

Kim Rosenfield & Emilie Clark


April 17

Emily Francis Weiss Rabkin & someone who is not around

Steven Zultanski & Chris Cooper


April 24

Monica de la Torre & Richard Maxwell

Andrew Lampert & Lisa Sanditz

Alan Licht is a musician, writer, and curator based in New York.


The Chadwicks are an ancient family of dandies, sea captains, art critics, and amateur historians whose extensive art collections have been a matter of speculation among connoisseurs for several centuries. Recently, in the face of economic pressures, the Chadwicks have hired sculptor and art restorer J. Blachly and literary historian Lytle Shaw to initiate and oversee public exhibitions. These have occurred at museums and galleries including PS1/MoMA, and the Tate Modern. Winkleman Gallery in New York represents the family collection is now represented. The Chadwicks have  published the etching series Foreground Floor Debris, a travel memoir called Pre-Chewed Tapas, and other print publications. Furling the Spanker: Masterworks from the Chadwicks' Nautical Collections will open at Winkelman Gallery in May of 2011. 


The Alpine Rooster is a writing collective formed by Dannielle Tegeder and Pablo Helguera, and including other occasional collaborators. Created in 2009, the Alpine Rooster focuses on creating publications and performances using found text. Dannielle Tegeder is a conceptual poet and visual artist living in Brooklyn. Her work has been shown widely, at institutions including the New Museum, and The Brooklyn Museum as well as many galleries including Nina Menocal Gallery in Mexico City and Suzanne Vielmetter Projects in Los Angeles. Her work has been included in the Museum of Modern Art's Drawing Collection. Her writing has been published on Ubu Web's The Unpublishable series. / Originally from Mexico City, Pablo Helguera is a performance and visual artist in Brooklyn working in subjects around pedagogy, fiction, and history. He has published ten books, including The Pablo Helguera Manual of Contemporary Art Style and Theatrum Anatomicum (and other performance lectures). He has been recipient of the Guggenheim and the Creative Capital grants, and in 2011 received the first International Prize of Participatory Art in Bologna, Italy.


Emilie Clark has exhibited widely in the United States and Europe, including a solo show at the MUSARC in Ferrara, Italy (2000), and a three person show at the Royal Hibernian Academy in Dublin, Ireland (2003). Clark was the artist in residence at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden in 2010. She exhibited twelve years of her Weekly Painting project at Morgan Lehman, New York, in October 2007, and more recently Maxwell's Lair, 2009. Her medical drawings have appeared on numerous medical journal and textbook covers, including Journal of Experimental Medicine and the History of Endocrine Surgery.


Kim Rosenfield is the author of five books of poetry and maintains a private psychotherapy practice in NYC. Her latest book, Lividity, is forthcoming from Les Figues Press in 2013.


Steven Zultanski is the author of Pad (Make Now) and Cop Kisser (BookThug). He co-curates the Segue reading series, blogs for Harriet, and is a PhD candidate in ye olde SUNY Buffalo Poetics Program.


Chris Cooper composes and improvises for electronics, tape, and prepared guitar. He's played in a number of avant-rock bands improvisational ensembles, including Caroliner Rainbow, Deerhoof, Barn Owl, The BSC, and Fat Worm of Error. Under his solo moniker, Angst Hase Pfeffer Nase, Cooper has released three albums, Gimpy Flighted Wings Entrapped by Post-Fence of Garish Land, Glistening Inn, and Seashard.


Emily Francis Weiss Rabkin is a writer from Chicago, living in Brooklyn. She studied poetry with Elizabeth Willis at Wesleyan University. She was the founder of the Backyard Theater in Chicago and a rag-tag theater project in Philadelphia. In New York, she works for the Quakers, makes family with the queers, and is on the look-out for collaborators. In May, she will head to The Wassaic Project for a residency to develop a project related to this performance. "Yay! Synchronicity in the universe!" is a performance-essay on collaborating with someone who is not around.


Lisa Sanditz is a visual artist whose paintings, lately and often, expressively depict industrial landscapes in China and North America. For more, see: www.lisasanditz.com.


Andrew Lampert: Born in the mid-70s in the Midwest, Andrew Lampert produces films, videos and live performances that often bear no resemblance to one another. Over the last decade his works have been widely exhibited at festivals (NY Film Festival, Rotterdam International Film Festival, Kill Your Timid Notion), in cinemas (BFI, Light Industry), in galleries (Mitchell Algus Gallery, NYC and Associates, London), performance venues (The Kitchen, NYC and The Center for Contemporary Art, Glasgow), museums (The Getty Museum, Los Angeles and The Whitney Museum of American Art) and elsewhere. Lampert lives in Brooklyn, works as Archivist at Anthology Film Archives and is soon starting production on a 16mm feature film about technophobes.


Richard Maxwell is a playwright and director living in NYC. He is the artistic director of New York City Players. A volume of his plays, Plays 1996-2000: Richard Maxwell, has been published by Theatre Communications Group. In 2011 he will premier his latest work Neutral Hero at Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Brussels.


M�nica de la Torre is the author of two poetry books published in the US, Talk Shows (Switchback, 2007) and Public Domain (Roof Books, 2008), and two poetry books published in Mexico City, Ac�fenos (Taller Ditoria, 2006) and Sociedad An�nima (UNAM/Bonobos, 2010). She is translator of a volume of selected poems by the Mexican poet Gerardo Deniz (Lost Roads, 2000) and co-editor of two anthologies: Reversible Monuments: Contemporary Mexican Poetry (Copper Canyon Press, 2002), and the anthology of post-Latino poetry Malditos latinos, malditos sudacas: Poes�a hispanoamericana Made in USA (El billar de Lucrecia, 2009). Collaborative projects include the book Appendices, Illustrations and Notes, co-written with Terence Gower; The Collective Task, a book by artists and poets published in 2010; and Taller de Mecanograf�a, forthcoming in Mexico in fall 2011. She is a 2009 NYFA fellow in poetry and senior editor at BOMB Magazine.



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