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Back in Time with Time-Based Works: Artists’ Books at Franklin Furnace, 1976–1980

MoMA Library
Cullman Education and Research Building
4 West 54 Street
New York, NY
Through January 8, 2017

This exhibition celebrates the 40th anniversary of Franklin Furnace by examining the first five years of the organization’s history. Historical photographs, correspondence, and printed matter document the founding of this artist-run space and its early activities. Selections from the artists’ books archive, which was acquired by the MoMA Library in 1993, trace the early development of the collection and the scope of works found in its holdings. The materials presented here provide a historical view into the vibrant scene that Franklin Furnace created at its storefront loft in Tribeca as it worked to archive and exhibit new genres in contemporary art.

Organized by Martha Wilson, Founding Director, and Michael Katchen, Senior Archivist, Franklin Furnace; and David Senior, Senior Bibliographer, The Museum of Modern Art Library.

MoMA calendar page for the show