May 4-14: Creative Capital Project Premiere: Futurefarmers’ Shoemaker’s Dialogues

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Date: June 24, 2024 — May 14, 2011
Categories: Exhibitions & Presentations

May 4–14, 2011
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
New York, NY

2009 Emerging Fields grantees Futurefarmers, the collaborative team of Amy Franceschini and Michael Swaine, will premiere their Creative Capital-supported project, Shoemaker’s Dialogues, at New York’s Guggenheim Museum next week as part of the Museum’s Intervals series.

Shoemaker’s Dialogues consists of sculptures, public programs, actions, commissioned texts and a limited edition book that contemplate the dialogues that were said to have taken place outside of the Agora between Socrates and Simon the Shoemaker. The installation inside the Guggenheim will serve as an anchor for several events and activities, including three off-site Dialogues around the city and three Sole/Soul Sermons delivered by contemporary writers in the museum. In a series of participatory urban actions called the Pedestrian Press, Futurefarmers will make ink from particulate matter collected in front of shoemaker and shoe repair stores across New York City, which museum-goers will use to print transcripts of the Soul/Sole Sermons and the public dialogues.

Futurefarmers, Pedestrian Press

About Creative Capital
Creative Capital is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to providing integrated financial and advisory support to artists pursuing adventurous projects in five disciplines: Emerging Fields, Film/Video, Innovative Literature, and Performing and Visual Arts. Working in long-term partnership with artists, Creative Capital’s pioneering approach to support combines funding, counsel and career development services to enable a project’s success and foster a sustainable practice for its grantees. In its first decade, Creative Capital has committed more than $20 million in financial and advisory support to 325 projects representing 406 artists, and has reached an additional 3,500 artists in more than 50 communities around the country through its Professional Development Program.

Creative Capital currently receives support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, The TOBY Fund, The Nathan Cummings Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation, the William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation, the Muriel Pollia Foundation, Catharine and Jeffrey Soros and more than 150 other institutional and individual donors.