Franklin Furnace’s 2016-17 Membership Campaign

Dear Franklin Furnace Aficionado,

Did you understand the Peter Greenaway film The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover? Avant-garde art can be hard to parse while you’re watching, but it can come into focus as it resonates over the years. Such is the case with the 40 years of ARTISTS’ BOOKS, INSTALLATIONS, PERFORMANCE ART & EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES which Franklin Furnace has presented since first opening its doors in 1976. So even though we have no connection to Mr. Greenaway, we’re riffing on his black comedy with our 2016-17 membership campaign: THE ARTIST, THE SIGNMAKER, THE LOVERS, & THEIR EDUCATION....

Full letter from Founding Director, Martha Wilson

Please join today! Your donations support Franklin Furnace’s mission to make the world safe for avant-garde art and are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

You may make a contribution using PayPal by clicking on the Donate button below.

Or you may download and complete this form, and mail it to Franklin Furnace with your contribution.

The Artist $40 + up (or under!)

This category of membership entitles you to weekly "Goings On" email bulletins, links on our website, a Franklin Furnace 2017 daily pocket calendar/diary, and an invitation to the fall performance/party celebrating the selection of Franklin Furnace Fund recipients 2016-17.

The Lovers $80 +up (dual membership)

All the above for two, + one tote-bag with Ilona Granet’s original design for Franklin Furnace, based on her hand-painted sign that hung on Franklin Street in TriBeCa. Click here to see image.

The Educator $400 + up

All the above + a tote bag with graffiti-inspired tags by children from PS20, one of several schools which host Franklin Furnace’s 30-year-old art education program SEQ ART KIDS. Click here to see image.

The Performer $800 + up

All the above + one signed copy of the original poster from Eric Bogosian’s 1992 concert for Franklin Furnace. Click here to see image.

The Signmaker $4,000 + up

All the above + Ilona Granet’s original design on a garment of your choice. Click here to see image.

The Cook $40,000 + up

All the above + dinner and an art tour of Martha Wilson’s home with works by Ida Applebroog, Judith Bernstein, Molly Blieden, Power Boothe, Papo Colo, Scott Davis, David Dunlap, Leon Ferrari, Karen Finley, Ame Gilbert, Nan Goldin, Ilona Granet, Ann Hamilton, Suzanne Harris, Mona Hatoum, Donna Henes, Pieter Holstein, Jenny Holzer, Tehching Hsieh, Becky Howland, Daile Kaplan, Toyohara Kunichika, Glenn Ligon, Paul McMahon, Yasumasa Morimura, Shirin Neshat, Genqui Numata, Tom Otterness, Clifford Owens, Jenny Polak, Barbara Pollack, Pope.L, Barbara Quinn, Walter Robinson, Christy Rupp, Chrissie Schlesinger, Dread Scott, Linda Sibio, Michael Smith, Annie Sprinkle, Robin Tewes, Mose Tolliver, Kitagawa Utamaro, Anton Van Dalen, Erica Van Horn, William Wegman, Lawrence Weiner, Hannah Wilke, Lynne Yamamoto, Brahna Yassky, and Dolores Zorreguieta.
(Don’t worry, Martha won’t be doing the cooking!)