Martha Wilson and the Franklin Furnace Archive in its 40th year

Posted by Dorothy Lander, excerpt from Hyperallergenic blog posting by Edward M. Gómez.

Of particular interest to Canadian readers, Martha Wilson made her mark in the avant-garde art scene in Nova Scotia in the 1970s.

“Wilson studied at a small college in Ohio and then earned a master’s degree in English literature at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She stayed in Canada following her graduation and, in the early 1970s, taught English at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. With so-called second-wave feminism (which linked the social-cultural and political inequality of women) and the sexual revolution well under way, Wilson became inspired by the language-based conceptual art for which NSCAD had become a laboratory, with artists and critics associated with the new “idea art” passing through Halifax to present their work at the school.”

Martha Wilson Franklin Furnace Archive 40 years 1976

Franklin Furnace at 40: Still Radical After All These Years

For Martha Wilson and her collaborators at the Franklin Furnace Archive in New York, the avant-garde spirit is alive and well, and as relevant as ever.

~ by artpoped on April 16, 2017.

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