Futurefarmers is a group of diverse practitioners aligned through an interest in making work that is relevant to a particular time and place. Founded in 1995, the design studio serves as a platform supporting art projects, an artist in residence program, and its own research interests. Its members are artists, researchers, designers, architects, and farmers who collaborate with scientists and are interested in scientific inquiry, and operate through participatory projects that create spaces and experiences where the logic of a situation disappears—encounters occur that broaden perspectives and destabilize logics of certainty. They have deconstructed systems related to as food policies, public transportation, and rural farming networks to visualize and understand their intrinsic logics. The work often provides a playful entry point and tools for participants to gain insight into deeper fields of inquiry—not only to imagine, but to participate in and initiate change in the places they live. Futurefarmers’ work has been exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Solomon R. Guggenheim, New York; MAXXI | Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Rome; the New York Hall of Science; and the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis.
Sat August 15th