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Opening on February 10, 2024 at Framer Framed ~ "The One-Straw Revolution" curated by iLiana Fokianaki (DAI tutor 2018- 2022 and beyond) ~ Inspired by The One-Straw Revolution: An Introduction to Natural Farming (1975), an influential book on ecological thought and practice written by Japanese farmer and philosopher Masanobu Fukuoka, the exhibition serves as a first realisation of curator Fokianaki’s research into permaculture as a methodology for exhibition-making and institution-building, which she will develop over the coming years. The title of Fukuoka’s book refers to the technique of scattering straw in a field post-harvest, following his philosophy of cultivating the earth with minimal waste and maximum respect towards ecosystem balance. Fukuoka’s work among others prompted scientists to coin the term “permaculture” as a shorthand for “permanent culture”—a philosophy and practice that emphasises working in harmony with the ecosystems we are a part of and dependent on. Permaculture proposes a long-term approach, putting prolonged and thoughtful observation ahead of extractive and thoughtless labour. The exhibition is inspired by the main principles of this strand of ecological thought and practice, which propagate a way of being that heeds the existential threat posed by the climate crisis.
January 27 ~ 2024. HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY ~ Today we remember the millions of Jews, Romani people, disabled individuals, LGBTQ+ persons, political dissidents, prisoners of war, and countless others persecuted and murdered in one of history’s darkest chapters, the Holocaust.
"For this year’s Spring* Meeting at PAF, taking place 29 March – 4 April 2024, we continue the conversation from SM2023: “We work with the material that resists us”. This inquiry into the material aspects of the making and dissemination of works of art focuses on form, technique and contexts within and between objects and operations of artworks. Form matters outside of art autonomy as artifact, externalized memory, sociopolitical history and a life practice. We are excited to think about these problems with ––and through the work of––Amy De’Ath, Bojana Kunst, Eszter Salamon, Marwa Arsanios and Sung Tieu." Registration is open!