Julie Laffin; Various States of D(u)ress;performance image, 1 of 5, interior window view, 04/02/1994, Originally at Franklin Furnace Archive, Inc. 112 Franklin St. New York, NY. © 2012 Julie Laffin / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Julie Laffin; Various States of D(u)ress;performance image, 1 of 5, interior window view, 04/02/1994, Originally at Franklin Furnace Archive, Inc. 112 Franklin St. New York, NY. © 2012 Julie Laffin / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Artstor has collaborated with Franklin Furnace to share nearly 7,000 additional images and documentation of events presented and produced by the renowned institution, with the goal of embedding the value of ephemeral practice into art and cultural history. The collection consists of documentation of artists’ books, performance art, site-specific works, and other time-based ephemeral arts.

Since its founding as an “alternative space” in 1976, Franklin Furnace has presented what has come to be known as “variable media” art — works that take on new dimensions in each iteration, varying in the meanings they take on contextually, as well as in their physical deployment. For more detailed information about this collection, visit the Contemporary Art (Franklin Furnace Archives) page in Artstor.

View the collection in the Digital Library or search the keyword franklinfurnace.