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*Franklin Furnace, 45th Anniversary Sapphire Soirée, free online party, April 3

Franklin Furnace Archive, Inc.
45th Anniversary Sapphire Soirée
Online Celebration Saturday, April 3, 2021, 7-8 PM EST
Free to the Public
register here: https://franklinfurnaceloft.org/45th-anniversary/

Franklin Furnace Archive will celebrate its 45th Anniversary on April 3, 2021, from 7-8 pm, with a free public online party announcing new members of its Board of Directors and the launch of its new website and digital Loft for live presentations. The public is invited to meet members of Franklin Furnace’s Board of Directors, Visionary Committee, and Staff, join a guided tour of our new website, and have a slice or three of virtual cake.

In 1976, Martha Wilson decided to found an organization to present, preserve, interpret, proselytize and advocate on behalf of avant-garde art, especially forms that may be vulnerable due to institutional neglect, cultural bias, their ephemeral nature, or politically unpopular content. Franklin Furnace is dedicated to serving artists by providing both physical and virtual venues for the presentation of time-based art, including but not limited to artists' books and periodicals, installation art, performance art, and unforeseen contemporary avant-garde artforms; and to undertake other activities related to these purposes. Franklin Furnace is committed to serving emerging artists; to assuming an aggressive pedagogical stance with regard to the value of avant-garde art to life; and to fostering artists' zeal to broadcast ideas.

As part of its pledge to better represent the communities it serves, Franklin Furnace’s Board of Directors has invited three new members to join its ranks, Juan Aruego, an Earnings Editor for CNBC; Pablo Helguera, the multidisciplinary artist behind the public art project and think-tank “The School of Panamerican Unrest;” and Carole Naggar, a writer and Series Editor for the Magnum Photos Legacy Biography Series. With their varied backgrounds, the incoming Board members will work on the organization’s mission to identify and amplify peripheral artistic voices. Ricardo Miranda Zúñiga, Chair, says, “As human life in the United States has entirely been commodified, existence financialized, and an underbelly of racism has reared its ugly head, Franklin Furnace’s support of emerging creative voices that perform toward an equitable future and are global in scope is more important than ever.”

The new website www.FranklinFurnace.org designed and built by Program Manager Arantxa Araujo with a cohort of university interns, aims for a cleaner look, improved navigability, and features the LOFT, our new virtual space providing artists with a worldwide platform on which to present avant-garde works of art.

Franklin Furnace Archive gratefully acknowledges the recent generous funding and in-kind support it has received from: Anonymous, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Frances and Benjamin Benenson Foundation, Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, Jerome Foundation, Herman Liebmann Foundation, Humanities New York, The National Endowment for the Arts, The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and Materials for the Arts, New York City Council District 35 and Majority Leader Laurie A. Cumbo, The New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, Pine Tree Foundation of New York, Pratt Institute, Resnicow + Associates, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Teiger Foundation, Trust for Mutual Understanding and Franklin Furnace’s loyal Board of Directors, Visionaries, Members and Friends.



1. Pamela Sneed, Sur Rodney (Sur), Lynne Tillman, FF Alumns, now online at Frieze

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2. Joyce Yu-Jean Lee, FF Alumn, online at Bethel University, St. Paul, MN, thru April 18 and more

Spring Greetings from NYC —

I miss the rhythms of in-person connections, so I hope my message finds you well as the weather warms up and vaccinations are increasing day by day. It's been a challenging couple of weeks, but I am emerging from hibernation to share some good news from my studio...

February 8th - April 18th: An exciting group exhibition with 10 artists, Constructed Mysteries, curated by Kenneth Steinbach and Michelle Westmark Wingard, is now on view in-person at Bethel University Olson Gallery by appointment. I am exhibiting select calligraphic works from a new series of wall-based sculptures I have been developing during the last year! READ the catalog here https://www.bethel.edu/events/arts/galleries/exhibits/2021/constructed-mysteries?ct=t(EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_3_26_2021_16_24)&mc_cid=1dd4f5c3fb&mc_eid=6f0aca3c50

and follow the gallery Instagram @bethelgalleries for details on the upcoming video tour.

Veronica Wipes the Face of Jesus, Stations of the Cross, 2021
March 1st - April 4th: I am participating in a virtual exhibition, Monuments to the Future, the 2021 edition of the on-going Stations of the Cross project hosted by the Henry Luce III Center for the Arts & Religion. A public art project that seeks to use the Passion story to prompt reflection and action in response to social injustice, my work forecasts the recent Anti-Asian sentiment of the continuing pandemic. Please LISTEN to my audio narrative about Veiled, which I photographed in Shanghai: https://www.bethel.edu/events/arts/galleries/exhibits/2021/constructed-mysteries?ct=t(EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_3_26_2021_16_24)&mc_cid=1dd4f5c3fb&mc_eid=6f0aca3c50

I am looking for volunteer researchers, creatives, technologists and participants to beta-test new software for my on-going FIREWALL project. If you are interested in the conversation around Internet censorship, particularly in China and the U.S., please contact me to test out our new creative tool!

Oct - Dec 2020 My solo exhibition, Growing Glo-cal at Womenswork.Art gallery in Poughkeepsie, NY was inspired by the unusual circumstances of 2020. SEE the documentation here: https://joyceyujeanlee.com/index.php/portfolio/growing-glo-cal/?ct=t(EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_3_26_2021_16_24)&mc_cid=1dd4f5c3fb&mc_eid=6f0aca3c50
Special thanks for the Individual Artist Commission from the Decentralization program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the New York State Legislature administered by Arts Mid-Hudson.

Sep - Oct 2020: State of the DysUnion II exhibited at Walford Galleries, Wheaton College in St. Paul, MN, presenting snapshots of the media landscape during the last presidential election... Please WATCH a video walkthrough of the exhibition: https://vimeo.com/478259022?ct=t(EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_3_26_2021_16_24)&mc_cid=1dd4f5c3fb&mc_eid=6f0aca3c50

I would love to hear how you've been faring the pandemic, so please reach out with your news too. I look forward to hearing from you!

much health & peace,
Joyce Yu-Jean Lee



3. Ray Johnson, FF Alumn, now online in The New York Times

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4. Raquel Rabinovich, FF Alumn, live online, Devon, England, March 30

I will participate in the High Water Zoom event taking place in Devon, England in which I will present my Hudson River project "Emergences." I am one of presenting artists considering the relationship between art and nature in the context of tides. It will take place on March 30th. My time slot is from 9:50 to 10:05 am. This is a copy of their recommendations for people who would like to attend as visitors:

If people would like to attend as visitors, they should sign up at:


We have limited numbers so people must book. We will not be able to admit anyone who is not on the guest list or contributor list.

thank you. Raquel Rabinovich



5. Elana Katz, FF Alumn, live online, March 28 and more

Dear friends,

Below please find the invite for our upcoming show at House for the End of the World. We will open by appointment all afternoon this coming Sunday March 28th (12- 18:00). Please just send a quick note to housefortheendoftheworld@gmail.com to schedule an appointment.

The show is co-curated by myself and Dario Srbic, and marks the 1 year anniversary since we opened <the house> with our first show in March 2020. It’s been an intense year. I’ve also just launched the HEW website, so you will find a record of all we’ve done at: www.housefortheendoftheworld.com

We will give an exhibition tour online via live stream as well — Sunday March 28th @ 18:00 (Berlin time) via instagram… please find all info below!


in cooperation with Galerie-KWADRAT
cordially invites you to



OPENING: SUNDAY 28. March, 12:00- 18:00 (by appointment only!)

+ LIVESTREAM EXHIBITION TOUR: 28. March, 18:00 (Berlin time)
via Instagram: @hew_berlin & @kwadratgalerie

Exhibition duration: 28.03.21 - 11.04.21
HEW opening hours: Thursday–Sunday, 3–7pm (by appointment)
For appointments please contact housefortheendoftheworld@gmail.com

In DOWN TO EVERYTHING artists Daniel M.E. Schaal, Dario Srbic, Fernanda Trevellin, Elana Katz and Julia Wolf present work in dialogue with <the house>, pertaining to the action/ notion of the SLICE, in reference to everything, as well as the downfall of everything. This exhibition marks the 1 year anniversary of the opening of House for the End of the World, and is curated by Elana Katz and Dario Srbic.

HEW is a project space by artist and curator Elana Katz in cooperation with Gallery KWADRAT, founded in Berlin in March 2020. HEW’s activities are reactionary creative and critical experimentation, including site-specific installations, actions, and discourse — both in the context of public events and the intimacy of studio work. Launched at the beginning of Berlin’s COVID-19 lock-down, in the context of the current pandemic HEW functions as a dystopian sanctuary created by artists in surreal and uncertain times.

Founded at Falckensteinstraße 24 in Berlin Kreuzberg, HEW as a conceptual platform operates in a transitory manner. This house will thus regularly occupy different spaces, working in a site-specific manner at each location. Launched with a livestream group exhibition featuring Dario Srbic, Alessandro Rauschmann, Natalia Korotyaeva, Leonardo Borri, Elana Katz, and Exildiscount, HEW’s program has also included group exhibition NULL PUNKT NULL NULL with Philip Kojo Metz, Lisa Stertz, Martyna Poznanska, and Fernanda Trevellin, as well as solo performances by Elana Katz, Lisa Stertz, and Dario Srbic. Accompanying the exhibition program, HEW presented an artist talk series with invited speakers Marek Claaßen, founder of Artfacts.net, curator Chiara Valci Mazzara, and art historian Jasmine Hagedorn, in conversation with artists and collaborators of <the house> . HEW is pleased to have hosted a solo exhibition by Hans Peter Kuhn, MEHR LICHT, November - December 2020. The group exhibition DOWN TO EVERYTHING (March 2021) will mark the 1 year anniversary of the public launch of HEW as a contemporary art space. HEW looks forward to continuing a program focused on site-specificity in 2021.

House for the End of the World
Falckensteinstraße 24
10997 Berlin


Elana Katz



6. Brahna Yassky, FF Alumn, now online in Salon

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7. Terry Braunstein, FF Alumn, at Long Beach Airport, CA, thru September 2021

Dear Friends,

We're not yet going anywhere by airplane, but a photograph of my assemblage artwork, Sheltering, is currently part of an exhibition at the Long Beach Airport. Installed on large construction barriers at the entrance to the airport, the works are all pandemic-related and by women. It will be exhibited for the next 6 months.


Terry Braunstein



8. Barbara Rosenthal, FF Alumn, now online at Denise Bibro Fine Art, thru April 17

Two "Surreal-to-Conceptual" photo-based collages by Barbara Rosenthal are on exhibit in #COLLAGEbiennial, which Denise Bibro Fine Art is presenting virtually this year March 25 - April 17, 2021.
ON GALLERY WEBSITE: https://www.denisebibrofineart.com
and on ARTSY: https://www.artsy.net/denise-bibro-fine-art/artist/barbara-rosenthal

Denise Bibro Fine Art is proud to announce our virtual exhibition #COLLAGEbiennial. This online exhibition taps into the ... medium of collage, highlighting some of the most talented contemporary artists.
Ronald Gonzalez, Tm Gratkowski, Fred Gutziet, Tiko Kerr, Barbara Rosenthal, and The Scissorhands.

On exhibit by Barbara Rosenthal are photo-based collages from two of her Surreal-to-Conceptual Project Suites: SurrealToConceptualNarratives-FourFromCastleToBeach-OnBlack (16x20), and SurrealToConceptualWaftingConnected-Castles (13x19). In a 2020 show, Denise Bibro exhibited other Rosenthal photo-based collages, one of which, IndianaBrainscanWorldInPalmNewsToFitTheFamilyNudeBR, (18x24) is reproduced in the current print and online issues of LiveMag! Available at https://livemag.org/issue_17/barbara-rosenthal/, and Rosenthal will discuss that piece, her imagery and processes for the 1990-2021 Surreal-to-Conceptual Project, on an upcoming Zoom. For all updates, times and links, please follow the artist’s calendar at: https://barbararosenthal.org/frameEleven.htm

WIKIPEDIA: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbara_Rosenthal
ARTSY / Saatchi Art:https://www.saatchiart.com/barbararosenthal
ARTSY / Denise Bibro Gallery: https://www.artsy.net/artist/barbara-rosenthal
TWITTER: https://twitter.com/BRartistNYC
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/barbara.rosenthal1
WEBSITE: http://www.barbararosenthal.org/
STUDIO: eMediaLoft.org, 463 West St, enter 744 Washington St., New York, NY 10014
STUDIO EMAIL and PHONE: eMediaLoft@gMail.com +1-646-368-5623 (voice and voicemail, no texts)



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