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.
Martha Wilson Tries on Prescribed Female Roles, from Housewife to First Lady
An early proponent of feminism, Wilson has been exploring female identity in patriarchal society since the early 1970s.
Jasper Johns’ Life and Work: A Conversation Between John Yau, Martha Wilson, and William Villalongo
Who gets remembered and how?
Mira Schor and Susan Bee Discuss the Many Meanings of Art Writing
With Martha Wilson acting as a moderator, Schor and Bee discuss how and why in the 1980s they developed M/E/A/N/I/N/G magazine as a forum for and by artists.
When Art Refuses to Let Go
Delirious at the Met Breuer is an exhibition filled with beautiful but comparatively polite works by habitually transgressive artists.
Playing with Words in the Most Linguistically Diverse Place in the World
At Flux Factory in Queens, Tongue Tide treats other languages as treasure chests of unique expressions.
A History of Performance Art as Protest at the 8th Floor
On April 26, Martha Wilson will bring together a slew of artist-activists for a teach-in.
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 Documents Left Behind from Live Performances
An exhibition explores how the remains of performance art memorialize the past and re-perform for new audiences.
A Performance Counters Violence with Meditations on Empathy
On November 6, the Moving Company will stage a new performance, in which mover Ruby Onyinyechi Amanze will dance in cement shoes and yellow-feathered knee pads, while Tina Wang and Mor Mendel joust with fly swatters.
In Martha Wilson’s New Photo Works, Feminism Meets the Absurd
What do women want?
Six Pioneering Feminist Artists Conquer New York
With recent statistics showing that only 31% of the solo exhibitions at NYC galleries are devoted to women, it comes as a pleasant surprise that over a two-month period this spring there are several exhibitions simultaneously showcasing the work of second-generation feminist artists.