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TENDER FARMS at MassArt x SoWa

Wednesday, February 21, 2024 11am to 6pm

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  • Thursday, February 22, 2024 11am to 6pm
  • Friday, February 23, 2024 11am to 6pm
  • Saturday, February 24, 2024 11am to 6pm
  • Sunday, February 25, 2024 11am to 6pm
  • Monday, February 26, 2024 11am to 6pm
  • Tuesday, February 27, 2024 11am to 6pm
  • Wednesday, February 28, 2024 11am to 6pm
  • Thursday, February 29, 2024 11am to 6pm
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MassArt x SoWa is pleased to present the gallery’s seventh alumni curatorial project, Tender Farms, on view January 13 - March 3, 2024.


Co-curated by Paul Belenky (MFA ‘17 2D Fine Arts) and Emma Anne Johnson, Tender Farms is an intricate vision of a petting zoo set in a reality where lab-grown meat and mechanized farming have made flesh and blood farm animals a forgotten phenomenon. This installation transforms the exhibition space into a multimedia display of mechanized animals. A network of motion sensors, switches, and knobs intricately woven into the environment invites visitor interaction. The intended effect is a sensory immersion into our future where the production of dairy and eggs is contingent upon electrical input rather than feed and water. On view until March 3, Tender Farms presents an environment where we hope to reminisce with you about the obsolescent farm animals of the past while also showing you the way forward. Drink your milk!


Join us for two first friday events: an opening reception on  February 2, 5-9pm, and a closing reception on March 1, 5-9pm. First Fridays are free and open to the public!



Gallery Hours: 11am - 6pm Wednesday - Saturday // 11am-4pm Sunday // First Friday receptions: 5-9pm


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Image ©2024 Paul Belenky (MFA '17 2D Fine Arts)


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