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Farmer eyeing Industry

9 Feb 2018 – 13 Apr 2018

Berlin
Berlin, Germany

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The art exhibition Farmer eyeing Industry 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.

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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.

Featuring: 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

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