Established in 2016 by Futurecity Founder Mark Davy, Mollie Dent-Brocklehurst and Pace worldwide CEO Marc Glimcher, FuturePace offers an innovative and ground-breaking approach to providing artists capable of making engaging and innovative art in the public realm.
FuturePace draws on the expansive and important histories of Futurecity and Pace, combining expertise in commissioning large-scale collaborative, multidisciplinary artworks alongside an extensive global network of contemporary artists, galleries and resources.
FuturePace works with a carefully selected international group of artists, drawn from Pace's longstanding commitment to artists working in the fields of technology and experiential art and Futurecity’s 11-year program of large-scale public art projects.
FuturePace has drawn a connection from the Art and Technology movement of 1970s California, pioneered by Robert Irwin and James Turrell, to the artists that are breaking boundaries in the way that contemporary art is seen and experienced today. Through experience, interactivity and social media, our artists have created new ways of engaging with a new, technology savvy global audience.
This Futurecity & Pace partnership aims to create a global initiative, a ‘gallery without walls’, providing imaginative, site-specific contemporary art, embedded into infrastructure, architecture and urban landscapes. The FuturePace artists exist in a world where the interchange of disciplines is becoming the norm, working independently and in collaboration with architects, designers, landscape architects, engineers, community representatives, technologists and scientists, indeed with anyone interested in the notion of the cultural city.
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What We Do
FuturePace offers urban stakeholders’ access to a world-class group of international artists, each capable of creating, designing, fabricating and installing artworks in a range of urban settings. Our artists work with a range of technologies alongside more traditional media such as large-scale sculpture, combining technology, colour, kinetics, the physical form and interaction whilst challenging the established notion of public art.
FuturePace work closely with Futurecity who manage large-scale, project commissions from inception to completion. We work closely with clients to achieve the best possible outcome, ranging from physical sculpture to complex tech-based artworks. Our team assists with curation, artist management, financial and legal advice, project management, fabrication and consultation. We can also help setting up public art competitions and joining bids.
FuturePace artists and Futurecity project and strategy expertise can provide our clients with the confidence to commission ambitious, impactful and visionary artworks. We help them understand the opportunities to be gained from commissioning art and from increased footfall as a catalyst for wider ideas, offering connection to local communities and providing visitor attractions with a raised profile through PR and marketing.
As the delivery arm of FuturePace Futurecity can build bridges to support and secure the planning, delivery and legacy of new commissions. We provide the full commissioning process, including the documentation for planning applications and material for consultation. We liaise with the city authorities on major public art commissions, and we have an experienced team of engineers, fabricators and specialists who assist with each stage of the process, contributing to a maintenance and management plan once the commission is completed and delivered.