Exhibition – Talks
Thirteen visual artists show 9.2. – 13.4.18 with object, photo, painting, graphics, video and installation their critical view on Farmer eyeing Industry. The art exhibition deals with a current process which is not sustainable.
Small and medium-sized farms must defend themselves against agricultural factories and investor farms. Therefore, the farms and agricultural area becomes a commodity. The “Landgrabbing” robs land area by rising land prices. Newly built mega falls pollute the air and water and this leads to slurry tourism. Slurry is transported to other regions and countries where the groundwater is not yet so heavily nitrate-stabilized. Feed and dumping exports harm distant countries. The right to free seeds must be won. We see less insect spray on the car window as a visible consequence of insect killing. The biggest tractor is status symbol. Many “farmers looking for industry” because they hope to survive and continues to be dependent on it.
For agricultural policy, its international institutions and also for private and public research, subsistence and smallholder farmers were for decades only regressive “phasing out” of preindustrial economics. “Grow or Leave!” Was the capitalist and socialist progress, with few exceptions, for over 50 years “Only larger economic units are able to provide the necessary global increase in production through modern and streamlined cultivation methods, primarily through increased use of chemicals and machinery.” Quoted from World Food Report: Farming and Industrial Agriculture
This exhibition “Farmer eyeing Industry” has been publicly advertised internationally. When selecting applicants, we make sure that their works relate to the topic being advertised. Art and other sustainability is our theme. Future generations should have the same opportunities for a fulfilling life as we do. At the same time, opportunities for all people on earth have to be distributed more fairly. Sustainable development combines economic progress with social justice and the protection of the natural environment. To do this, we want to make a contribution with our artistic work through impulses to the public.
Farmer eyeing Industry
What do artists say about that process? Do you see alternatives? Many international artists applied for an exhibition participation. We thank you!
Tom Albrecht, Sandra Becker, Susanne Gabler, Michael Hoepfel, Irene Hoppenberg, Esteban Lahoz, Gabriela Lesmes, Benna G. Maris, Lucie Stahl, Annette Stüsser-Simpson, Mari Terauchi, Sven Wieder, Regine Wolff
Their formats are object, photo, painting, graphics, video, installation. Two events complete with performance, lecture and discussion.
Interwiev with five artists from the exhibition, recorded on the eve of the vernissage: Michael Hoepfel, Regine Wolff, Irene Hoppenberg, Tom Albrecht and Esteban Lahoz, 22 min.
Demonstration: 20. January 2018, 11 clock, Berlin Hauptbahnhof: Wir haben Agrarindustrie satt!
Vernissage: 9.2., 19 clock, Ulrike Behn sets and discusses tarot cards intuitively on the topic “How is our agriculture?”
Opening hours: Friday 5 – 20 pm
16.2. The artist Michael Hoepfel is present.
2.3. The artist Irene Hoppenberg is present.
9.3. The artist Lucie Stahl is present.
Artists talk: 23.2.18, 7 pm
What can the consumer do? Preferably meat only as Sunday roast, buy goods with organic label, regionally grown, markets with local produce, meat by Neuland, Fairtrade. Investment in organic soil cooperative, regional value joint stock companies.
Podcast to hear the lecture by Jochen Fritz (german, 53 min.)
6.4. The artist Sandra Becker is present.
Finissage 13.4, 7 pm
Projectspace of Group Global 3000, Leuschnerdamm 19, 10999 Berlin