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HISTORIAS: Una Conversación / A Panel Discussion

FECHA / DATE: October 19, 2021
HORA / TIME: 7:00 - 8:30 pm EST
DONDE / WHERE: Franklin Furnace Digital LOFT

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As part of the online exhibition Historias Franklin Furnace, in collaboration with Pratt Institute Library and Universidad de San Martin, Buenos Aires, presents a panel discussion featuring Ruth Benítez, Flavia Krause, Carlos Motta, Liliana Porter, Rosaura Ramos y Inés Yujnovsky. Audience participation is encouraged. Recent Brooklyn College graduate and first-time curator Ruth Benitez will lead a virtual tour of Historias, which showcases multimedia works, often politically charged, spanning from the 1970s through 2020. The tour will be followed by a moderated discussion centered on the art, artists and topics broached in the exhibition such as the different shapes of political art, the banning of children’s literature, the effect of displacement on an artist’s work, and the importance of archives and the sharing of meta-data on all aspects of artistic production, including ephemera. This event will be in Spanish with live English translations.

Franklin Furnace Archive, Inc. announces the 2021-22 Franklin Furnace Fund Recipients

Franklin Furnace Archive, Inc. announces the 2021-22 Franklin Furnace Fund Recipients, supported by Jerome Foundation, SHS Foundation, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

This season marks the 36th anniversary of the Franklin Furnace Fund. 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. Events are presented in partnership with collegial venues, online, or in the city environment.

This year's esteemed selection panel: IV Castellanos, Kara Lynch, Carlos Martiel,Marlene Ramirez-Cancio and Joyce Yu-Jean Lee, met July 23 and 24, 2021, deciding to award five grants of $5,000 and four grants of $3,333.

FRANKLIN FURNACE FUND RECIPIENTS 2021-22

Mrinalini Aggarwal (Supermrin)and Jessica Fertonani Cooke (Brasil/USA)
Zeelie Brown (Brooklyn, NY)*
Armando Cortés (Wilmington, CA)
Liz Ferrer and Bow Ty (Miami, FL)
Caroline Garcia and Gabriela López Dena(Brooklyn, NY)*
Lariel Joy (Korea)
Ogemdi Ude (Brooklyn, NY)*
Kiyan Williams (Brooklyn, NY)*
Robin Laverne Wilson (Brooklyn, NY)*

*Artists supported by Jerome Foundation. Jerome Foundation support of the Franklin Furnace Fund is restricted to artists living in the five boroughs of New York City or the state of Minnesota.

*Artists supported by Jerome Foundation. Jerome Foundation support of the Franklin Furnace Fund is restricted to artists living in the five boroughs of New York City or the state of Minnesota.