Elizabeth Dunbar Dickey
|Daniel O. Georges
Michael A. Smith
Frederieke Sanders Taylor
Coosje van Bruggen
Barbara S. Wise
Celebrating 30 years of making the world safe for avant-garde art, 1976-2006
Saturday, April 29, 2006
“AsylumNYC” by WOOLOO PRODUCTIONS, Martin Rosengaard and Sixten Kai Nielsen of Denmark, targets the challenge faced by artists interested in working in the United States. Wooloo Productions’ proposal was selected from among 300 to receive support from The Future of the Present program of Franklin Furnace.
Based on the concept under exploration by Wooloo Productions in AsylumHOME.net which addresses the difficulties faced by asylum seekers in Europe, White Box’s (www.whiteboxny.org) gallery space will become a creative asylum where successful applicants will be invited to develop a work/project from April 24 to April 29, 2006.
Projects selected by Wooloo Productions actively challenge exclusion in New York by including otherwise excluded individuals from cultural, economic or physical structures in the City. Once an artist’s project is selected, AsylumNYC will provide a free lawyer to try to obtain an O-artist visa. If successful, the artist will be awarded the opportunity to stay in New York for three years.
Participating artists must be present at White Box, 525 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10001 on April 24th, 2006 at 8 PM and STAY until 6:00 PM on April 29th, 2006. While staying at White Box, the artists will be provided with lodging and food, but cannot leave the premises for the duration of the week.
Kathryn Markel Fine Arts
Matthew Marks Gallery
Friedrich Petzel Gallery
Printed Matter, Inc.
Julie Saul Gallery
Michael Steinberg Fine Art
Frederieke Taylor Gallery
Margaret Thatcher Projects
Leslie Tonkonow Artworks and Projects
Virgil de Voldere Gallery
|The Unwritten History Project is Franklin Furnace’s plan to make all of its archival event records
accessible online. Franklin Furnace plans to continue the work of creating a permanent, accessible and ongoing record of its 30-year history of exhibitions of artists’ books, temporary installations, performance art, netcasts, and works of live art on the Internet. On March 6, 2006, Franklin Furnace was notified that it had received full funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities for its proposal to digitize and publish its first ten years of event records on the web.
The Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art: Since 1985, Franklin Furnace has annually awarded grants of between $2,000 and $5,000 to artists selected by peer panel review to enable them to prepare major performance art works for presentation in New York. Franklin Furnace has no curator; each year a new panel of artists reviews all proposals. Every year the panel changes, as the definitions of “emerging artist” and “performance art” as well as the notion of “live art on the Internet” also change.
Sequential Art for Kids: Also since 1985, Franklin Furnace has sponsored arts-in-education workshops in New York City public schools, led by professional artists including book- and paper-makers, performance artists, collectors, videographers, photographers and animators. Franklin Furnace moved to the BAM Cultural Disctrict on October 1, 2004, and will partner with P.S. 20, the Clinton Hill Elementary School, in 2006-07.
The Future of the Present: Inaugurated in 1998 as a series of performance art netcasts for worldwide audiences, The Future of the Present has evolved into a sophisticated examination of issues raised by the Internet as an artistic medium and public venue. Franklin Furnace awards grants of between $2,000 and $5,000 to commission works presented in collaboration with an array of institutions in New York and around the world.