Renowned artist Amy Franceschini works in a wide variety of media to question and challenge current social, cultural and environmental systems. Focusing on ecological issues, her projects are often site specific. These projects reveal how local political ecologies are informed by globalization. Amy's solo and collaborative work have been exhibited internationally at ZKM, Whitney Museum of American Art, the New York Museum of Modern Art and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco. She is the recipient of the Artadia, Cultural Innovation, Eureka Fellowship, Creative Capital, Guggenheim Fellowship, and SFMOMA SECA Awards.
TRACTION: Art Talks with Amy Franceschini
January 23, 2018
7 -9 pm
Digital Arts Research Center (DARC) 108
This event is FREE and open to the public. Parking is available in the Performing Arts lot (pay at the onsite pay station).
In 1995, Amy founded Futurefarmers and in 2004, she co-founded Free Soil, an international collective of artists, activists, researchers, and gardeners who work together to propose alternatives to the social, political and environmental organization of space. Free Soil has exhibited internationally and received funding from the Danish Arts Council, and Zero One, San Jose, to create temporary public art projects.
Futurefarmers is a group of artists and designers working together since 1995. They are artists, researchers, designers, farmers, 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. Their design studio serves as a platform to support art projects, an artist in residency program and collaboative research.