About twenty artists present new works in the exhibition Slow Future at the Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle.
The theme of the exhibition 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. Degrowthists question the supreme value of material possessions and propose alternative models of economy – barter, cooperatives, co-ownership, and community exchange.
In times of economic crisis, such concepts become highly appreciated and inspire artists from all over the world. The exhibition is a follow-up of the Emergency Pavilion – Rebuilding Utopia (2013) show in last year’s Venice Biennale.
Its curator, Jota Castro (born in Lima, Peru, 1965) is a French-Peruvian artist-activist. In his work, he often reveals the mechanisms of contemporary consumption and examines social issues in the context of sustainable development, ecology, as well as alternative models of economic exchange.
David AdamoBigert & BergströmBianca BondiTania BrugueraFernando BryceElla de BúrcaLuis CamnitzerJota CastroJoachim CouckeJames DeutsherKendell GeersNuria GüellPatrick HamiltonCinthia MarcelleTiago Mata MachadoGordon Matta ClarkIngrid Wildi MerinoMariele NeudeckerWilfredo PrietoMaarten Vanden EyndeAleksandra WasilkowskaDavid Zink Yi
Saturday, 28 June 2014
Sunday, 14 September 2014
The Castle is situated in the south part of the centre of Warsaw near the Royal Garden Lazienki and the Botanic Garden
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Tue – Sun | 12pm – 7pm; Fri 12pm – 9pm; Thu free entrance
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- Photo credits:
1. Bianca Bondi, A Sudden Stir and Hope in The Lungs, 2014, Courtesy of the artist; 2. Luis Camnitzer, Stillness, 2014, Courtesy of the artist and Alexander Gray Associates, New York; 3. Jota Castro, Here Comes The Rain Again, 2014, Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Barbara Thumm; 4. Maarten Vanden Eynde, The Earth Seen From The Moon, 2005, Courtesy of the artist & Meessen De Clercq; 5. David Zink Yi, The Strangers, 2014, Courtesy of the artist and Hauser & Wirth, London, New York, Zurich / Johann Koenig, Berlin / 80M2 Livia Benavides, Lima