From October 5th to 22nd, the exhibition reflects the overarching festival theme 'Who owns the economy?' Visit the exhibition for free at the Willem Twee art space on the first floor. Additionally, there is another free-access exhibition at Tramkade / Werkwarenhuis (approximately 250 meters away, Tramkade 20-24). Be sure to explore this as well!
Exhibition hours: From 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM, open from Wednesday to Sunday.
Everyone is part of the economy, but does the economy truly belong to us? And who determines the rules? The works in the exhibition at Willem Twee explore these questions from various perspectives; Klaas Burger explores whether a fair temp agency has a right to exist, Carlijn Kingma reveals the functioning of our monetary system, Oddkin raises awareness about the impact of our voices on the economy, Otobong Nkanga questions our relationship with the environment, artist and hacker Paola Cirio accuses companies of crimes against nature, designer Teresa Feldman explores how a world led by diversity can lead to the restoration of the Earth. Arne Hendriks investigates how we can downsize abundance, and the Exchange project experiments with alternative forms of exchange for a new economy.
In collaboration with Martijn Jeroen van der Linden (Lector New Finance at The Hague University of Applied Sciences), Thomas Bollen (investigative journalist at Follow The Money), Follow The Money, and The Hague University of Applied Sciences. In residence at Rabobank. Supported by the Creative Industries Fund NL and the Brave New Works Foundation.
In addition to this work, a triptych 'Three Utopian Scenarios' by Carlijn Kingma is also on view (lender: Rabo Art Collection. This is an enlargement/repro of three original drawings.
Sarah van Sonsbeeck, trained as an architect and sculpture artist, uses gold as a medium for minimalist works that dialogue with both their surroundings and current issues. The work 'Two bars of gold dripped' translates the unit of the standard gold bar into a more flowing shape reminiscent of this raw material that is intertwined with our financial system.
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In times of the Anthropocene and extreme political and economic injustice, recognizing the power of our voice to flourish or destroy worlds has drawn our attention to our sound and breathing organ, the vocal cord, hidden inside the Larynx. Speaking truth to power and confronting injustice with our voices has been transformative ever since. By exposing the human larynx as a biological instrument hidden inside the human body, we can understand how much we are materially rooted and how our feelings and thoughts have a material dimension.
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Alterscape Stories: Spilling Waste refers to man and its environment with regards to 'Water'.
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Paolo Cirio combines legal principles and intends to hold international oil, gas, and coal companies accountable for intentionally emitting over 70% of greenhouse gases, causing extensive damage to Earth's ecosystems and dependent species while concealing their actions. His project involves seeking financial reparations from these companies, calculated using an algorithm that considers the "existence value" economic concept, contingent valuation, and emissions data from "attribution science" studies.
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In his work, artist and researcher Arne Hendriks investigates how we can downsize abundance. The neon in the exhibition displays the word abundance, creating a playful alternation between the words "dance" and "abundance".
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The featuring multilingual audio recordings were collected by Teresa Feldmann in 2020-21. She reached out to women living in various countries and asked them seemingly a simple question: to list their routine chores in the home, from housekeeping to childcare, from thinking to management. Their stories echo each other despite their culturally different surroundings and social class. The recordings form a collection of accounts of the basic economy in action. The creativity, productivity, and autonomy of homemakers offers a trove of ideas on how to live more regeneratively.
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In this sound piece, artist Teresa Feldmann narrates her science fiction script “Planet Abundance: a feminist economist vision of a post-work society”. It is a thought experiment of a future world she desires to inhabit. It begins with The Great Exodus where the current power elites have evacuated to colonise Mars, leaving the survivors on Earth to care for a damaged planet. Led by women of colour, transgender women, and Indigenous peoples, the Earthlings adopt an abundance mindset, finding new and old ways to work together in repairing their world.
In multiple-screen film projections, you'll witness 50 professionals from the staffing and labor migration field in an organizational setup centered around Boris and Isa from Bulgaria. Together, they're exploring what it takes to ensure Isa's healthy, fair, and safe work in the Netherlands. How do they navigate the current staffing industry where labor exploitation and severe worker mistreatment are commonplace? How do they creatively seek alternatives through play and experimentation?
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