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Futurefarmers by rachelresnik
October 12, 2011, 6:59 pm
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Godine Family Gallery                                                                   October 10 -27

Variation on the Powers of Ten

Futurefarmers is a group of artists and designers working together since 1995. Their design studio serves as a platform to support art projects, artist in residency program and research interests. They are teachers, researchers, designers, gardeners, scientists, engineers, illustrators, people who know how to sew, cooks and bus drivers with a common interest in creating work that challenges current social, political and economic systems.

And they’re coming to MassArt!

  •                 October 24th 7:30 pm Visiting Artists Talk in the Pozen Center
  •                 October 27th time tbd Gallery Closing

Details: http://massart.edu/About_MassArt/Events_Calendar.html?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D96708804

Included in the exhibit is a reading room with materials from the Library about Futurefarmers, sustainability, and topics that have been an inspiration to Futurefarmers members. The Library is delighted to work with SIM on this very cool project.

If you can’t visit the exhibit and the reading room (or even if you can), definitely check out the digital bibliography:

http://sp.flo.org/massart/subjects/guide.php?subject=ff

To get more of a sense of what Futurefarmers is all about, take a look at this video of Futurefarmer member Michael Swaine talking about his project Free Mending Library.

And since the library is more than just videos and digital bibliographies, I’d also like to point out that on view in the Library is the Futurefarmer’s first artist’s book Soul/Sole Sermons.

Soul/Sole Sermon

Sole/Soul Sermons is a limited edition of 50 books published for the occasion of Futurefarmers’ exhibition at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City. Five custom inks are cast upon the pages of this book. Each ink is made of particulate matter [soot] collected from the streets of the five burroughs in New York City. For more information about Soul/Sole Sermons or to read excerpts of the text: http://www.futurefarmers.com/footnotes/book.html#1

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Interesting. Does the group have any plans for exhibits this year?

Comment by Sermon notes

Looks like they are exhibiting on both coasts this spring. Here’s their website: http://www.futurefarmers.com/

Comment by rachelresnik




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