Image: Cinco dedos by Daniel Divinsky and Kuki Miler (editors), Colectivo Libros para Niños de Berlín (1976)
As part of the online exhibition Historias Franklin Furnace, in collaboration with Pratt Institute Library and Universidad de San Martin, Buenos Aires, presents a panel discussion featuring Ruth Benítez, Flavia Krause, Carlos Motta, Liliana Porter, Rosaura Ramos y Inés Yujnovsky. Audience participation is encouraged.
Recent Brooklyn College graduate and first-time curator Ruth Benitez will lead a virtual tour of Historias, which showcases multimedia works, often politically charged, spanning from the 1970s through 2020. The tour will be followed by a moderated discussion centered on the art, artists and topics broached in the exhibition such as the different shapes of political art, the banning of children’s literature, the effect of displacement on an artist’s work, and the importance of archives and the sharing of meta-data on all aspects of artistic production, including ephemera. This event will be in Spanish with live English translations.
In 2021, Franklin Furnace launched its first fully virtual exhibition, and first Spanish-first program series, Historias, to bring together multi-media art dating from the late 1970s through 2020 by Argentine Franklin Furnace artist alumnus. The bulk of the exhibited works document a response to the the military dictatorship in Argentina that started in 1976, the return to democracy, and the confrontation of the dark crimes committed during this time period that left the Argentine population aching for generations to come. The curated selection of pieces in this exhibition explores many different sentiments such as solidarity with countries experiencing violations against human rights, disconnects from motherlands, and the desire to escape the mainstream. Historias was created with a bilingual format in the spirit of making it more accessible to audiences that normally wouldn’t have been reached.
Register here: https://franklinfurnaceloft.org/historias-a-panel-discussion/