I am well pleased to share that today is the vernissage of the exhibition "another world is possible" where I have been one of the invited artists together with Bernard Fairhurst as part of the Functional Collaborative Futures collective (F.C.F.) we run since 2013. The projects Warning and Fools Gold (UK, 2014) are interventions in the public space reflecting on topics of the exhibition transferred into the context of the UK, branching out discussions that are urgent and meaningful as "another world is possible".
F.C.F. is an art research-collaboration exploring issues around energy supply, ecology, hydrology, pollution, human influenced global warming, and tensions between national and local politics and between local democracy and multi-national business. This project began in 2013 by Seila Fernández Arconada and Bernard Fairhurst in the UK, further developed internationally. This collaboration is still ongoing.
another world is possible – exhibitiononline seit: 11. Juni 2022
zuletzt aktualisiert: 18. Juni 2022
von Fridays for Future
Where? Glasshouse k.format, Kurt-Schumacher-Str 26a in Kassel
When? 18.06. - 01.07.2022, daily: 1 pm - 5pm and by appointment
Opening: 18.6.2022 day festival : starting at 10 am, Vernissage at 5 pm
another world is possible - young artists and activists call for a climate-just, solidary future. This demand, however, requires a researching perspective at the climate (justice) issues of the present time: Global exploitation and especially lignite mining in the Rhenish lignite area Garzweiler are central topics of the exhibition.
For 500 years, colonized people, especially in the global South, have been fighting against exploitative and capitalist violence. As part of this climate justice movement, the activist resistance in Lützerath - a village in North Rhine-Westphalia destroyed by lignite mining - is an example of how utopias can already be lived today: by people working collectively for the survival of the village and a caring community. Art reflects and creates social realities; or questions them. Therefore Lützerath is also an important part of the Ekosistem of documenta fifteen. This is an invitation to all people not only to enter the intersection between art and activism, but also to visit the real places of resistance to experience the power of the collective.
Both art and activism create open spaces where social unfolding, renegotiation, and ultimately change become possible. These open spaces, in which real utopias are already being lived today, will be discussed, made visible and experienced in another world is possible.
A World Where Many Worlds Fit! "Otro mundo es posible. Un mundo donde quepan muchos mundos." (Quoted from the Zapatista movement).