Neudecker, M (2014) There is always something more important (2012). In: Slow Future, CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland, 27 Jun - 14 September 2014. ISBN 9788361156741 [Exhibition]
|Event Location:||CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland|
|Number of Pieces:||1|
|Medium:||fibreglass, colorant, plywood, two-channel video on two monitors|
|Exhibition Catalogue Title:||Slow Future|
Curated by Jota Castro.
The theme of the exhibition SLOW FUTURE is degrowth, a social movement advocating that we should abandon the current model of compulsory economic growth and search for ways to improve the quality of life within the limits of capacity of natural environment. The promoters of degrowth, also known as degrowthists, question the supreme value of material possessions and propose alternative models of economy - barter, cooperatives, co-ownership, and community exchange. According to them, it is mistaken to think that economic growth is indispensable for development and that it is the most important goal that everyone should pursue. Supporters of the idea of degrowth believe that it is precisely unrestrained consumption that aggravates social inequalities, not to mention irreversible damage to natural environment. Through their lifestyles, they are trying to oppose the universal pursuit of growth (in development and in economics), which according to them, creates far more social harm than objective benefits. In order to cut down consumption, we don’t have to make sacrifices or reduce our quality of life. It would be enough to use alternative means and methods at a larger scale, such as: recycling, green transport, converting deserted buildings into flats; and finally - to engage local organizations in decision-making processes relating to changes in public space. In times of economic crisis, such concepts become highly appreciated and inspire artists from all over the world.
The exhibition is accompanied by a bilingual catalog containing texts by such authors as Michał Augustyn, Jota Castro, Katia Krupennikova, and Claudia Pareja.
|Divisions:||Bath School of Art and Design|
|Date Deposited:||11 Mar 2016 12:45|
|Last Modified:||11 Mar 2016 12:45|
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