Artists I want to see on the Playground: Marc Fornes

Had a great conversation with a reporter from the Boston Globe yesterday and one of the things we talked about was the importance of keeping artists engaged with play to keep seeding the playground ‘space’ (both literally and metaphorically) with new forms. The 1980s and 1990s, when standardized playgrounds ruled, are notable for the low degree of innovation and also for the absence of artists involved in play. We need to keep pushing the boundaries of what is playable in order to keep spaces for play vibrant and relevant and supported. And that’s why Marc Fornes is an artist-I’d-like-to-see-on-the-playground.

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