15.02.2022 – 20.02.2022
Hua Chang, Magda Fokt, Matthias Gubler, Yuka Numata, Akira Sakashita, Alek Slon, Chien-Ying Tseng, Michel Winterberg
Curators: Roy Hofer, Jasmin Glaab, Alexandra Wolframm, Tomaya Iwata, Weiyun Chang, Nadja Borer
The SEED 2.0 exhibition brings together 8 visual artists from 4 countries and 2 continents. It offers a fascinating overview of various possible approaches to the problem of sustainable development in art: from the cultural and political reflection of Matthias Gubler (CH) and Michel Winterberg (CH), to the search for archetypes conducted by Magda Fokt (PL) and Alek Slon (PL) to the clash between virtual and real as well as traditional and contemporary examined by Yuka Numata (JP), Hua Chang (TW) and Chien-ying Tseng (TW). Everything is crowned with a deeply anthropological proposal by Akira Sakashita (JP).
On 25 September 2015, the 193 countries of the UN General Assembly adopted the 2030 Development Agenda and 17 Sustainability Development Goals designed to be a “blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all”. Since contemporary artists are in constant dialogue with the surrounding world, the problem of sustainable development is present in the practice of artists all over the world. The SEED 2.0 project brings this diverse and widely discussed topic of sustainability to the stage, presenting art which, politically motivated, attempts to point out problems and inspire socially relevant discussions. The project consists of the collective international exhibition and side events that connect different areas such as art, architecture, business or innovation.