Dana Sherwood
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FOOD – Ecologies of the Everyday
Fellbach Triennial, Germany

06.11.2016 - 10.02.2016

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FOOD – Ecologies of the Everyday
13th Fellbach Triennial of Small-Scale Sculpture
June 11 – October 2, 2016

Fellbach Triennial
Various locations
70734 Fellbach, Germany

The 13th edition of the Fellbach Small Sculpture Triennial will take place from June 11 to October 2, 2016. This year’s international group show with a focus on the small sculptural format is curated by Susanne Gaensheimer, Director of the MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main, who has curated the German Pavilion at the Venice Biennale twice. Co-curator of the exhibition is the Frankfurt-based Swiss curator Anna Goetz.

The exhibition title, FOOD—Ecologies of the Everyday, is programmatic. More than 40 international artists (see list below) reflect on the subject of food and the context of it’s production and consumption as paradigmatic, universal examples of social, political, ecological and economic interrelations.

For this year’s Triennial the internationally renowned architects Kuehn Malvezzi have created an ideal setting in the imposing Alte Kelter, once a wine production facility.

FOOD—Ecologies of the Everyday borrows its title from the still relevant project FOOD run by Gordon Matta-Clark, Carol Goodden, Tina Girouard, Suzanne Harris and Rachel Lew in the early 1970s. The Fellbach Triennial 2016 will serve as a platform to explore how contemporary art deals with aspects of the economic and ecological cycles of food, addresses the social and political dimensions of food and eating, or enquires how we define ourselves through what we ingest and to what extent it reflects our self-image and body awareness. Please find a more detailed concept online at: www.triennale.de.

A number of historical positions, such as those of Gordon Matta-Clark, Félix González-Torres and Paul Thek, provide a framework. Artists like Andrea Büttner, Laure Prouvost and Subodh Gupta are represented by larger groups of works and play a key role within the exhibition.

Andrea Büttner’s ambiguously titled “Little Works” present the engagement with small formats as an artistic programme and explore the relations between economic conditions and aesthetic consequences. Laure Prouvost addresses the psychological and corporeal aspects of eating as a socially constructed activity. Subodh Gupta sheds light on the global and spiritual aspects of food and eating habits. In the context of the exhibition food and its ramifications becomes an anthropologically universal paradigm of political, ecological and economic interrelations.

Participating artists:
Abbas Akhavan, Ayreen Anastas / Rene Gabri, Valentin Beck / Adrian Rast, Björn Braun, Andrea Büttner, Elaine Cameron-Weir, Aslı Çavuşoğlu, Banu Cennetoğlu, Mark Dion, Arpad Dobriban, Latifa Echakhch, Gina Folly, Simon Fujiwara, Simryn Gill, Félix González-Torres, Tue Greenfort, Mauricio Guillén, Subodh Gupta, Petrit Halilaj, Lena Henke, Huang Po-Chih, Pierre Huyghe, Josh Kline, Tetsumi Kudo, Alicja Kwade, Zac Langdon-Pole, Gordon Matta-Clark, Paulo Nazareth, Roman Ondák, Att Poomtangon, Laure Prouvost, Dan Rees, Pamela Rosenkranz, Ben Schumacher, Dana Sherwood, Shimabuku, Rasmus Søndergaard Johannsen, Paul Thek, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Patrick Van Caeckenbergh, Cathy Wilkes, Anicka Yi

 

More on The Fellbach Small Sculpture Triennial:

The Fellbach Small Sculpture Triennial was inaugurated in 1980 and moved to its unique exhibition venue, the Alte Kelter, in 2001. Former artistic directors include Manfred Schneckenburger (1986), Jean-Christophe Ammann (2004), Ulrike Groos (2010), and Yilmaz Dziewior/Angelika Nollert (2013).

The exhibition is supported by the Federal State of Baden-Württemberg, the Fellbach-based company wohninvest, Toto Lotto, Südwestbank AG, Ritter Sport, Ernst & Young, Wüstenrot Stiftung, Péter Horváth-Stiftung, wgv Versicherungen, Stadtwerke Fellbach GmbH and the Fellbach Small Scale Sculpture Triennial Friends Association.

A catalogue (German/English) with approximately 120 illustrations and 224 pages published by Kerber Verlag is available in the exhibition.

Further information:
Stadt Fellbach – Kulturamt
Marktplatz 1
70734 Fellbach
T +49 (0)711 5851 364 / kulturamt [at] fellbach.de

 

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