Working in and on THE RURAL is not just another topic – it is an institutional criticism of urban hegemony and centrifugation in art and culture. The countryside is nowadays consumed more than experienced, which means that pre-consumptions starts taking over and gazing is common. This is dangerous. Because it is precisely at the land where agriculture, mining and tourism come together, we all have a role as consumers in what the rural looks like.
Join us for TALK with Wapke Feenstra, in which the artist will share how she approaches the theme in her artistic practice and what literature it has nourished over the years. A selection from the reading list will be available and for sale in MELLY.
Location: Melly, Witte de Withstraat 50