Ghost Ride, Gent, Belgium, 2018.
Photo: Amy Franceschini

Critical Spatial Practice VI: Amy Franceschini

Amy Franceschini is the founder of the international art group Futurefarmers. Through public art the group has transformed public policy, urban planning, educational curricula and public transportation plans.

Amy Franceschini | Time frames and zones of Public Art

Amy Franceschini will present a selection of her work done within the frame of the international art group, Futurefarmers, an international group of artists, activists, farmers and architects with a common interest in creating frameworks of participation that recalibrate our cultural compass. Their work uses various media to enact situations that disassemble our habitual apparatus. Through public art, architecture, museum installations, publications and temporary educational programs inside institutions, they have transformed public policy, urban planning, educational curricula and public transportation plans. Futurefarmers’ work often creates relational sculptures and tools for audiences to gain insight into deeper fields of inquiry- not only to imagine, but also to participate in and initiate change in the places we live.

Futurefarmers are the lead artists of Flatbread Society, a permanent public artwork in Oslo, Norway and their most recent project, Seed Journey, a floating school moving by sail between Oslo and Istanbul.

Amy Franceschini
, b. 1970 Patterson, CA, US received her B.F.A. from San Francisco State University in Photography in 1992 and her M.F.A. from Stanford University in 2002. Her work has been exhibited at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Whitney Biennial in New York, MOMA, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Canadian Center for Architecture in Montreal, the 2014 Venice Architectural Biennale, the 2017 Sharjah Biennale, the 2018 Taipei Biennale and she is the recipient of a 2010 Guggenheim Fellowship, 2017 Herb Alpert Award for Visual Arts and a 2019 Rome Prize Fellow in Design.

The Critical Spatial Practice Series is organized by MFA Art and Public Space (MAPS) & KHiO Art and Craft Department