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Kindness is what matters, all along, at any age -
kindness, the ruling principle of nowhere!

- Jan Morris



TURTLE is an open and chaotic network of diverse but interconnecting ideas, people, projects, events, and venues. Following an imposed period of inactivity and relative isolation, Shamberg reconnects with an international coterie of artists, writers, filmmakers, actors, musicians, dancers, architects... people, inviting proposals for readings, rantings, artworks, texts, performances and screenings.

- Donald Smith (artist and director of Chelsea Space)
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OF FACTORY NEW YORK



Michael Shamberg benefit compilation

FBN 55

please give - and Tweet - generously!



STEPPING STONES

PICCADILLY PLACE
MANCHESTER
ENGLAND

20TH JANUARY TO 31ST JANUARY
2014



BUSHRA EL-TURK

PRINCE ACHMED PERFORMANCE
5TH APRIL, 7PM
BARBICAN, CINEMA 1, SILK STREET, LONDON



LUNCH BEAT NYC

4.24.2013
12:30 - 13:30



NASA'S FIRST LETTER

CHILDREN OF THE BLUE SKY
UPDATE



MICHAEL WARD-BERGERMAN

GIG 365 : MJWB
RECORDING RELEASE



OPENCUEB 2013

a group show at

cueB GALLERY, BROCKLEY, SOUTH LONDON
23 February - 22 March



DEVOTIONAL CANDLES

a poem by

ROBIN WINTERS



UPDATE FROM MARTINA RADWAN
IN MONGOLIA




FOUR HANDS

JANE MOTIN -
MALIN STÅHL

Galerie Ivana de Gavardie
du 23 Octobre au 24 Novembre 2012




p.s.beirut, chapters 1 & 2

Premiered at The Maine International Film Festival in July,
and it is playing in Vancouver International Film Festival

October 8th and 9th





CHRIS MARKER
1921 - 2012



RIP CHRIS MARKER

Am very sad that I will not see him again,
Michael



In memory of Chris Marker (1921-2012)





'Celine and Julie',
'Souvenir'
offer different views
of life at National Gallery



Lunch Beat LIC (Queens, NYC)
JULY Edition!

Wednesday July 18 at 12:00pm
26-09 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, Queens

The First Rule of Lunch Beat is:
Everybody Has to Dance



MITO SONGS ARTIST"S BOOK
AVAILABLE TO BUY
US
- UK - EUROPE



LUNCH BEAT LIC ((♥)) 1ST EDITION NYC!
Wednesday 6 June
12:00 until 13:00 EDT
26-09 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, Queens



AN EVENING WITH
NÜANS

SMART PROJECT SPACE
AMSTERDAM

FRIDAY JUNE 1



MITO SONGS
MICHAEL H SHAMBERG
GALERIE IVANA DE GAVARDIE
PARIS

THURSDAY MAY 24, 7 pm



SOUVENIR
A FILM OF MICHAEL H SHAMBERG
THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART WASHINGTON

14 JULY 2012
4:30pm



TURTLE IN BRIGHTON, UK
SATURDAY 28 APRIL



OAKWOOD HIGH SCHOOL

PERFORMANCE
QUAYS THEATRE, LOWRY, SALFORD
APRIL 26TH

EXHIBITION
LOWRY THEATRE AND LOWRY OUTLET
APRIL 23RD TO MAY 4TH



Michael Shamberg's Music Videos

In the Marquee Lounge
Thu Mar 8, 7:30pm



MONGOLIA UPDATE
from Martina Radwan
24/02/12



DAS BIN ICH
Karl-Marx Strasse 141
12043 BERLIN
Di-So 10-20 Uhr



TURTLE

Hardy Tree Gallery

Sat Feb 11th - Feb 25th

119 Pancras Road, London,
NW1 1UN, UK


next to ST. Pancras Station & the Eurostar

Weds - Sun 11am - 6pm


New videos of events at my gallery.
I am glad to share them with you and hope you will like them!
With best regards,

Arnaud Lefebvre



Bushra El-Turk

Next London Concert:

7:30pm on 20th February 2012

Cadogan Hall



The Mobility Project

opens at Meter Room, Coventry

Thurs 19th Jan

Panel Discussion with all artists and Alfredo Cramerotti as Curator-in-Action

Saturday 21st, 2-5pm



Etel Adnan
Simone Fattal
Eugénie Paultre

Galerie Ivana de Gavardie
du 19 janvier au 18 février 2012
Vernissage : jeudi 19 janvier
de 18 h à 20 h




NEW ORDER limited edition tour posters (signed)

Please follow this link for more information and a
personal message from the band:

NEW ORDER posters





Melody Owen

LOOKING GLASS BOOK Release
@ Publication Studio
717 SW Ankeny
Downtown Portland
OR 97205

THIS FRIDAY!
January 6th - 7pm until 9pm





Globe-trotting turtle
returns to sea after long rehab





Rirkrit Tiravanija
Charity Poster Edition




Carol Morley
Dreams of a Life cinema release...






NATHAN CASH DAVIDSON

/ NICK CASH

7th DECEMBER

Galerie Ivana de Gavardie




ALICE IN
WONDERLAND

29 NOVEMBRE 2011 -
14 JANVIER 2011

GALERIE IVANA DE GAVARDIE

10 RUE DES BEAUX-ARTS - 75006 PARIS

mardi-samedi :
14h30-18h30





ANNA
FAROQHI

Replacing Photography

15 NOVEMBRE 2011 -
26 NOVEMBRE 2011

VERNISSAGE :
MARDI 15 NOVEMBRE 2011
DE 18 H À 20 H





before I fell asleep

31 October 6pm - midnight
The Royal Oak, Clapham North




PARIS TURTLE
17-22 October
Galerie Ivana de Gavardie







Michael H Shamberg




APOGEE
August 6 - September 20
JB JURVE
742 N Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90012-2820




The Long Voyage Ended; Another Beginning:
Work by Beth Eisen and in Her Spirit
Using Her Materials by Artists Who Knew Her

July 1-31
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 7 6:00-7:30




BROOKLYN
Salon at Olive Street Garden:
Elmar Hermann and Firoz Mahmud
JUNE 07, 2011 6:30PM




ABRAKADABRA
Turtle in Brooklyn 7 June

Beyond the Words
13. - 15. Mai 2010




Rona Chang: Breathing In
April 23 - June 18, 2011




Turtle in MONGOLIA
Update 23-04-11




Turtle in MONGOLIA
Update 18-04-11




Beth Eisen Memorial Scholarship:
Almost There!




GIG 365
Michael Ward-Bergeman




Turtle in PARIS
Gallerie Arnaud Lefebvre
18 - 22 January




FILMS

jeudi 2 décembre 2010 à 19h
ROBERT HUOT

jeudi 9 décembre 2010 à 19h
JULIAN MEREUTA

jeudi 16 décembre 2010 à 19h
MICHAEL SHAMBERG




trampledbyturtles.com




ROCKFEST

Sunday, August 1, 1:30PM to 8:00PM '

"Ellicott City"

Host: Brick House Book Club
2874 Rogers Ave.
Ellicott City, MD 21043 US




GENESIS
Michael Ward-Bergeman with Yo Yo Ma
Kennedy Center
Washington on Tuesday.




WINTER FAMILY IN ISRAEL
26,28,29 April - 6 May




coming back to
BALTIMORE!

Christina Courtin
with
Josh Mease
April 15 and 16




TURTLE at MONTGOMERY COLLEGE
SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND
October 8, 4-6 pm




TURTLE in THE TANK
NEW YORK




ROBERT FRANK FILM PROGRAM

National Gallery of Art
Washington - 25th APRIL



TURTLE in BALTIMORE




TURTLE in MAINE




TURTLE in NEW YORK




TURTLE in SWITZERLAND




TURTLE in PARIS




LAWRENCE WEINER at the whitney museum

New York Times review...




Woburn TURTLE
20-23 March 2007




Düsseldorf TURTLE
3-25 Feb 2007




Chelsea TURTLE
27 June - 5 Aug 2006




In Lebanon, at the border with Israel, there is a turtle sanctuary. It is the result of being a protected area during the civil war. The almost extinct Mediterranean sea turtle was allowed to flourish. This is something good that came out of the war. This is poetry. I have gone through my own corporeal civil war and TURTLE is my sanctuary and celebration.
'Michael H Shamberg'



How to make a TURTLE

a proposal for future TURTLES

To make a TURTLE, in these beginning stages - gestations - it is ideal that I reside in situ for up to three months. This will enable me to become familiar with the place and the people, and with facilities: art galleries, museums, cinemas, cinemathéques, music venues, people's homes and other potential places for TURTLE related installations or events.

PARIS is an obvious next stop because I am so familiar with the city, many people there are already involved in TURTLE and many have yet to be able to participate. And there are several ideal locations.

BEIRUT is a goal. Already there are several artists and writers involved, and curators, locations and people who will play a part. And the TURTLES themselves!

BRUXELLES because of the shared spirit and enthusiasm of Tania Nasielsk who will help build TURTLE from her home, Argosarts and the Cinématheque. I have a history with Bruxelles through my musical past, and Chris Marker has a nice story discovering Medevedkin there and i am uncovering Victor Serge. NEW YORK will come. TURTLE can happen in large cities and small locations, DÜSSELDORF was a wonderful last minute surprise without 3 months planning!

It is hoped that others can develop TURTLES of their own, outside large cities, sharing items and info. TURTLE is a spirit. TURTLE should always be open and continue to change and build throughout its exhibition time, and beyond. It will embrace the last minute and unexpected.

TURTLE should be an environment which is alive, inspiring and unpredictable.

The audience for TURTLE includes its participants - they are, in truth, the primary audience.

Locations for exhibition of objects could be in someone's home, an empty space in transition or waiting to become something, a model space in a building under construction as well as established galleries and professional spaces. TURTLE would involve students of all kinds (art, music, film, philosophy, literature, science...) to help organize and run the show!

An offshoot of TURTLE - KINOTECA - would be a more permanent space to also deal in an eclectic selection of books, dvd's and cd's. It would not be a store one would rely upon for anything but discovery. In addition, and addendum, there would be a small video screening room also for discovery. Always programmed with the unexpected mixed with the classic - always free and not advertised (but for special events).

And all aspects of this KINOTECA would be interactive. People will be invited to select their favorite book, film or music and it can be available for a limited time. It can be a new work or of the past. Very few, if any, items would be permanently stocked. A history will be built, building, as part of the essential spirit of TURTLE. Everything will have its time, nothing of permanence, but not because of war - civil or other!

KINOTECA could also incorporate a café of drink and possibly food. But NO turtle soup!

M H S