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Franklin Furnace: Performance & Politics

October 23, 2018
6-9:30pm
Pratt Film/Video
550 Myrtle Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11205

Collection Launch, Panel, and Performance | Franklin Furnace: Performance & Politics

The Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics at NYU and Franklin Furnace Archive, Inc. present Franklin Furnace: Performance & Politics (2018). Co-curated by Martha Wilson and Oraison H. Larmon, this collection of archival materials in the Hemispheric Institute Digital Video Library represents the historical, cultural, and political legacy of Franklin Furnace.

The HIDVL Franklin Furnace Collection includes works by Eleanor Antin, Ron Athey, Horace Brockington, Cassils, Patty Chang, Peter Cramer & Jack Waters, Billy X. Curmano, DANCENOISE, DISBAND, Zackary Drucker & Flawless Sabrina, Bob Flanagan & Sheree Rose, Sherman Fleming & Kristine Stiles, Lawrence Graham-Brown, Guerrilla Girls, Dynasty Handbag, Martha Hellion & Carla Stellweg, Essex Hemphill & Wayson Jones, Holly Hughes, M. Lamar, Ana Mendieta, Tim Miller, Estera Milman, Tracie Morris, Shirin Neshat, Rashaad Newsome, Lorraine O'Grady, Dread Scott, Pamela Sneed, Annie Sprinkle, Amber Hawk Swanson, Julie Tolentino, Diane Torr, Johanna Went, and Martha Wilson, among others.

This event is co-sponsored by the Global South Center, the Department of Performance and Performance Studies, and the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the Pratt Institute.


Franklin Furnace Archive Announces the 2018-19 Franklin Furnace Fund Recipients

Initiated in 1985 with the support of Jerome Foundation, Franklin Furnace has annually awarded grants to early career artists selected by peer panel review to enable them to prepare major performance art works in New York.


The Ken Dewey Fund

Between 1959 and 1972 the unheralded yet pivotal New York artist Ken Dewey reimagined the function of art in society; now maybe the film about his life can do the same. All financial proceeds from the online release of the documentary film Ken Dewey – This Is A Test will be donated to create a new grant for artists. This new grant will enable an artist or scholar to work in New York City and create a piece of performance art or academic project inspired by some element of the film Ken Dewey – This Is A Test.

The film will be launched online February 14, 2018 and, much like Kickstarter campaigns, the grant will take effect only if $30,000 is raised in the first 6 months. If more funds are raised the grant will be run annually for as long as the funds regenerate. If less than $30,000 is raised, all funds will go to the mission of Franklin Furnace, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

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