Futurefarmers: Out of Place, in Place surveys the group’s practice to date. 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. The exhibition includes public programs which invite participants to engage in and experiment with their process-based practice.
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Futurefarmers: Out of Place, in Place continues at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (701 Mission Street, San Francisco, California) through August 12.