Futurefarmers: Out of Place, in Place

When
Event has passed (Sat Apr 21, 2018 - Sun Aug 12, 2018)
Where
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA)
Time
11AM-6PM
Cost
$10
Tags
Art, Museums

Description

Founded in 1995 in San Francisco, the internationally renowned Futurefarmers group takes a collective, playful, inquiry-based approach to art making that spans multiple disciplines and ways of inhabiting the world, from sailing and farming to environmental design and DIY scientific experimentation.

Their imaginative, environmentally-conscious projects provoke audiences to question the many ways that humans try to control nature, or imagine themselves as separate from it. Their work can be described as social sculpture, a type of making that activates art’s potential to change society. Futurefarmers: Out of Place, in Place surveys their practice to date, and includes what they call a new “speculative fog-harvesting machine,” a live project to be constructed and activated over the course of the exhibition. This exhibition is part of YBCA’s ongoing Changing the Ratio initiative. Over 70% of YBCA’s exhibitions from 2017 through 2019 are dedicated to monographic exhibitions of female artists or female-led collaborations.

Location

location
  1. Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) 701 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA