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"Performing Franklin Furnace" at Pratt Manhattan Gallery, Fales Library, and Participant, Inc.

February - April 2015

Working in tandem with ICI, the NYU Fales Library and Pratt Manhattan Gallery will present two simultaneous exhibitions of artworks and ephemeral documents by Martha Wilson; and one project from each of Franklin Furnace's first 30 years, from February 20 - April 30, 2015, as of the original touring exhibition. On March 12, Franklin Furnace alum Karen Finley will host a day of performances by her students in NYU's Department of Art and Public Policy, all influenced by the exhibitions.

In conjunction, Martha Wilson and ICI have organized a series of performances, which capture the spirit of Franklin Furnace as a physical space at Participant Inc in lower Manhattan from February 26 - March 1, 2015. The program includes live works by Michael Smith (who will re-create a version of Baby Ikki he presented at Franklin Furnace in 1978), Coco Fusco (a Franklin Furnace alum presenting a recent work), a day of screenings of Franklin Furnace alumni from each decade, and a day of improvisational / in-progress performances by Clifford Owens inspired by typical Sunday events at Franklin Furnace.

Finally, ICI will organize a public panel at Pratt Manhattan Gallery on April 22, 2015 to bring together artists and curators to discuss several specific cases exploring the participants' diverse approaches presenting performance work.

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Franklin Furnace HAS MOVED to Pratt Institute, Brooklyn!

Franklin Furnace Archive, Inc. is now in its new offices at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY.

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