By championing work in two perennially overlooked forms, artists books and performance art, often by artists who themselves are overlooked, Franklin Furnace’s archive is a repository of what doesn’t easily fit.
Franklin Furnace at 40: Still Radical After All These Years
For Martha Wilson and her collaborators at the Franklin Furnace Archive in New York, the avant-garde spirit is alive and well, and as relevant as ever.
The Radical Art of Archiving Performance, as Practiced by Martha Wilson
The day after I went to go see the Martha Wilson: Downtown and Performing Franklin Furnace exhibitions in New York City, a friend brought me to a lecture-performance by Carolee Schneemann at a raw gallery space in Tribeca run by Hunter College.
Franklin Furnace, Performance Art Pioneer, Relocates to Pratt Under Long-Term Agreement
The storied avant-garde performance art nonprofit Franklin Furnace has relocated to the Pratt Institute campus under an agreement that will see the organization “nest” at the institution on a long term basis.