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Martha Wilson & Franklin Furnace November 12 - December 18, 2016

Martha Wilson as Barbara Bush by Dennis Ho

Martha Wilson as Barbara Bush, 2005.
Photo by Dennis W. Ho.
Courtesy of Franklin Furnace Archive, Inc.


Kill Me or Change by Chin Chih Yang

Chin Chih Yang, Kill Me or Change, July 28, 2012.
Photo by Julie Lemberger.
Courtesy of Franklin Furnace Archive, Inc.


Unveiling: Face to Face by Shirin Neshat

Shirin Neshat, Unveiling: Face to Face, April 2 - May 1, 1993. Courtesy of Franklin Furnace Archive, Inc.


Exhibition Description

The 4th and final exhibition in Transformer's four-part Do You Know Where Your Art Comes From? series, presented at American University over the past two years, this exhibition explores the artistic career of pioneering feminist artist Martha Wilson, and her work as Founder and Director of Franklin Furnace, a New York based non-profit arts organization that has been supporting avant-garde art since 1976.

Curated by Victoria Reis, Executive & Artistic Director of Transformer, in collaboration with Tim Doud, Associate Professor of Art and coordinator of the Visiting Artist Program at American University, Do You Know Where Your Art Comes From? investigates current and future models of art organizing by highlighting various contemporary platforms, artists, and arts organizations.

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