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Speculative Futurisms

Mar 11 – Apr 23, 2023


Speculative Futurisms is MassArt x SoWa’s inaugural Graduate Faculty and Staff Exhibition, curated by Kelsey Halliday Johnson of SPACE gallery in Portland, Maine.

Much of the art of our time asks us to transcend the limiting concepts of past, present, and future. Our dreams of the future impact the now; careful hindsight helps us construct more just understandings of where we’re heading. Art asks us to be present in experience while moving through time in the stories and propositions it creates.

The exhibition is loosely grouped in two parts: through the main entrance, the first conversation asks us to consider human forecasts. Rediscovering intimacy, revisiting the mortal body, and the reclamation of futures for all identities is a critical underpinning of this work. 

The second section asks us to explore potential structures and sites. Eco-futures, built models, and potential obstacles or solutions push us forward into a grounding of where our global planet is heading. 

To embody where we are going is a powerful practice, and the MassArt faculty and staff represented in this exhibition are reflecting this thinking in novel ways.

–Kelsey Halliday Johnson, March 2023


Exhibition Images

Exhibition Archive

2023 MFA Thesis Exhibition (Part I) | MassArt x SoWa


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Speculative Futurisms | MassArt x SoWa | Dennis Svoronos

Speculative Futurisms

Mar 11 – Apr 23, 2023

The Hour of Lead | MassArt x SoWa

The Hour of Lead

Jan 14 – Mar 5, 2023

2022 Design Biennial | MassArt x SoWa | Installation View | Meyer + Smillie

2022 Design Biennial

Nov 19 – Jan 8, 2023

The New Drawing Room | MassArt x SoWa | Karmimadeebora McMillan

The New Drawing Room

Aug 20 – Sep 25, 2022

Material Agency | MassArt SoWa | Stephanie Cardon


May 28 – Jul 17, 2022


Apr 23 – May 22, 2022

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Mar 12 – Apr 17, 2022

Triple Oscillation // MassArt x SoWa

Triple Oscillation

Jan 15 – Mar 6, 2022

The Nature of Your Departure

Dec 3 – Jan 9, 2022

Yeah, I'm Doing Great | MassArt x SoWa | Installation Shot

Yeah, I'm Doing Great

Oct 30 – Nov 28, 2021

Zaire Love | MassArt x SoWa Protest and Power

Protest and Power

Sep 24 – Oct 24, 2021

2021 MFA Spring Thesis

May 3 – Jun 6, 2021