FRANKLIN
COLLECTIVE



THE ANONYMOUS ARTS COLLECTIVE




[The Gallery] Install image 008, 2016
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HELLO


Welcome to Franklin Collective, the online home of Franklin Collective.
On this site you will find a collection of links to our ‘THE’ projects. Feel free to rummage through our Dropbox,
or perhaps view a videotape,
or why not relax in our comfy yellow chair?
It’s famous.

If left unsatisfied by this ‘stimulating’ online experience - then why not call THE CALL CENTER, 2016?  
Live operatives are standing by 24/7, 365 days a year. 

Relax, it’s toll-free
(when calling from within the US). 
You’re so welcome.



[The Call Center] Video Still 012, 2016

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THE PROJECTS

Explore the mini sites.

             

call +1 347 815
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franklincollective.nyc


  
          


[The Gallery] Install image 003, 2016

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BIOGRAPHY


Franklin Collective is an international arts collective founded in NYC consisting of artists, designers, and art world professionals that create immersive environments and artworks by utilizing the form of a particular system to consider questions about that very system, structure, or institution itself. The Collective’s works are said to function as living sculptures that engage viewers in both online and physical realms.

Franklin Collective has been featured in institutions and publications including: Ethan Cohen Gallery (New York, NY), Petzel Gallery (New York, NY), Project Anywhere (Newcastle, AUS)  Stream Gallery (Brooklyn, NY), VOLTA Art Fair (New York, NY), The London Undergound (London, UK),  Artnet, Brooklyn Magazine, Cool Hunting, Expose Art Magazine, Fresh Art International, GalleryLOGThe Kodakery, KRASS Journal, Widewalls while/whilst collaborating with Artists Space (New York, NY) and the Jefferson Market branch of the New York Public Library (New York, NY).


ABSTRACT


“The” assumes a single, unified experience. “The” totalizes. Unification can, of course become beneficial. In an aesthetic sense, George Santayana states that the unification of an object’s perceived elements are a manner in which we might become susceptible to it’s beauty. The rendering of parts to wholes. A similar benefit can read from the unification of bodies in a political action. Totalization becomes smooth, and flows from place to space.

Dominant history gives us the sense that this is more of a rare occasion.

More often than not, it is way for a viewer, a user, a member, an account holder, an employee, a student to be made comfortable insomuch as to not become privy to a expanded understanding of an apparatus with weight and invisible, numbing teeth. That resentment you feel is normal, don’t worry.

“The Total” is comfortable because it assumes and subsumes. It forgets the dirty bits that do not forecast a promising second quarter at last week’s meeting.

But the dirty bits aren’t removed from the equation, of course. They are merely asked to enter through first class and make their way to the back of the plane.

“The” is best understood from the receiving end. “The Goal” is not only to contain and to mitigate, but to remove liability. The individual that you need to speak to is off-site. That is a different department. I am unable to do that. Ability exonerates will.

An illusion of “The” is that it remains unstriated. Yet, the striations and separations exist, they are only relocated, relabeled and packaged into something that can be made invisible via purchase. Upgrade. Expedite. Removal through optimized and choreographed participation and investment.

Franklin Collective exists between the definite and indefinite article.
“This” points a finger. It points to evidence, the concrete, the unique. “The” shrugs its shoulders.




[The Gallery] Dossier, 2016
Dye Sublimation on Aluminum
11 x 8.5 in. 27.9 x 21.6 cm.
1 AP. Edition of 5



[Franklin Collective Goes Underground] Guest List (TFL / Art Below edition), 2016
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NOW


Franklin Collective Fence, 2017 featured in Petzel Publications’ We need to talk...
>>
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Franklin Collective [The Writings] featured in KRASS JOURNAL 03.

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Franklin Collective interview with KODAK. 
>> Listen online here >> Download in iTunes


RECENTLY


Franklin Collective Fence, 2017 on view at Petzel Gallery NYC.
>>
Download “We need to talk” exhibition press release here

Franklin Collective goes Underground, from October 01-31, 2016. London Underground. London UK.
>> Download press release here
The Flight #FC0016, Advanced Previews have now closed for bookings.
>> RSVP here for future event information and location 


PRESS


PETZEL PUBLICATIONS, WE NEED TO TALK... http://www.petzel.com/publications/petzel-gallery/
KRASS JOURNAL, ISSUE 03
https://krass.com.au
KODAK, THE KODAKERY
 http://www.kodak.com/us/en/corp/blog/blog_post/?contentid=4295000174
KODAK, KODACHROME, Issue 01 http://store.kodak.com/store/kodak/en_US/pd/ThemeID.39513700/productID.5114031100
PROJECT ANYWHERE https://issuu.com/projectanywhere/docs/anywhere_and_elsewhere/22
EXPOSE ART MAGAZINE  www.exposeartmagazine.com/franklin-collective/
GALLERYLOG / ARTNET https://archive.org/details/WhyArtCollectivesNow
VOLTA NY www.ny.voltashow.com/exhibitor/list/franklin-collective-new-york/franklin-collective-new-york/
WIDEWALLS MAGAZINE www.widewalls.ch/franklin-collective-project-the-gallery-2015-new-york/
BROOKLYN MAGAZINE http://www.bkmag.com/2016/03/11/armory-week-2016-pile-great/
ETHAN COHEN GALLERY www.ecfa.com/#!COOL-HUNTING-IN-THE-CLOUD/c1nj5/559c06bb0cf21636d2f831b7
COOL HUNTING MAGAZINE www.coolhunting.com/culture/in-the-cloud-exhibition-nyc
ARTNET www.news.artnet.com/art-world/volta-ny-salon-2016-431138
FRESH ART INTERNATIONAL http://www.freshartinternational.com/2016/03/09/fresh-vue-armory-arts-week-nyc-2016/franklincollective_volta/


[The Writings] 111601 , 2016
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[The Gallery] Install image 007, 2016

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WEBSITE VIDEO: PUBLIC, 2016. Single channel video, silent, 3 min (loop).
© Franklin Collective 2017