Futurecity and Pace are pleased to announce a strategic cultural partnership: FuturePace. Established by Pace London President, Mollie Dent-Brocklehurst and Futurecity Founder, Mark Davy, the new venture will offer a pioneering approach to commissioning art in the public realm.
FuturePace presents an international group of artists making large-scale work in an urban setting, including Janet Echelman, Kohei Nawa, teamLab, Carsten Nicolai, Random International, Michal Rovner, Studio Drift, and Leo Villareal. They challenge traditional notions of public art, reaching into the digital sphere combining technology, colour, kinetics, the physical form and interaction.
We are interested in the notion of a ‘gallery without walls’, art for skyscrapers and city blocks, schools and hospitals, parks and squares, embedded into bridges, energy centres and transport hubs. We see opportunities for meaningful collaborations with everyone interested in the idea of a cultural city.
FuturePace offers a new approach to commissioning impactful, engaging and exhilarating art. It draws on the expansive and important histories of both organisations, combining expertise in commissioning large scale collaborative, multi-disciplinary artworks alongside an extensive global network of contemporary art resources.
Janet Echelman creates experiential sculpture at the scale of buildings that transform with wind and light, responding to the forces of nature.
Moving fluidly between media, Nawa’s work explores issues of science and digital culture while challenging viewers’ sensory experiences.
teamLab is a collaborative and interdisciplinary group of ‘ultra-technologists’, whose work rests at the intersection of art, science, technology and creativity.
Nicolai’s large-scale installations investigate the sonic, drawing attention to the ways we perceive spatial and temporal phenomena.
Engaged with the legacies of kinetic and Op art, Random International take advantage of new developments in technology to create immersive and responsive installations exploring questions of identity in the post-digital world.
Michal Rovner’s practice spans sculpture, installation, and video works; she challenges the conventions of moving image displays, often projecting moving figures on to textured backgrounds derived from landscapes, or in some cases actual stone.
Studio Drift’s creations aim to establish a point of balance between information overload and human sensibility; their goal is to create a dialogue between nature and technology, creating a new synergy.
Using neon, strobe, and LED lights that perform elaborate choreographies, Leo Villareal creates intricate light installations for both gallery and public settings.
Creating works that span across disciplines of art, design and film, SWINE explores themes of regional identity and the future of resources in the context of globalisation.
For more information about any of the FuturePace artists, please contact Rachael McNabb or Flora Morgan at: [email protected]
Leo Villareal, The Bay Lights © 2016 Leo Villareal, Photograph by James Ewing
Kohei Nawa, Foam, © 2016 Kohei Nawa, courtesy Aichi Triennale 2013 and SANDWICH
Photograph by OMOTE Nobutada
Michal Rovner, Weave, © 2016 Michal Rovner / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Random International, Future Self, © 2016 Random International, courtesy Pace Gallery
Studio Drift, Shylight at Rijkmuseum, © 2016 Studio Drift
teamLab, Flowers and People, Cannot be Controlled but Live Together – A Whole Year per Hour, © 2016 teamLab, courtesy Pace Gallery
"Pace is thrilled to join Mark Davy and his team at Futurecity to create new ways of positioning art in public spaces"