curated by Marco Scotini
The exhibition focuses on some recent international experiences of cooperative forms of social and communal reproduction: from collective farming practices, to community organisations, from farm systems to the growing movement of urban kitchen gardens, the exhibition brings together a series of experiments in which agricultural production, in the self-management of natural resources and its consequences for food policies, traces a constituent relationship between artistic practise and social ability.
Grow It Yourself has developed through the research carried out by the collectives Futurefarmers, Myvillages, Inland-Campo Adentro (created by Fernando Garcia-Dory with various participating artists) and, ultimately, by means of a previously unpublished contribution by Piero Gilardi. These experiences, located somewhere between artistic and agricultural practices, voluntarily set themselves up as alternatives to dominant models of capital and the consumerist logic of the neo-liberal market, of wide scale distribution and their effects on contemporary society and the environment, both physical and social, through to the affirmation of a ‘food sovereignty’ in a process of bringing together the land and ‘rural urbanisation’.
Text by Marco Scotini
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Grow It Yourself, from June 13th to October 18th 2015
Friday 3 - 6 pm, Saturday and Sunday noon - 7 pm
Activities for schools and public from tuesday to friday 10 am - 5 pm, booking mandatary
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