Art. Place. Ideas.
Artist Wapke Feenstra’s work in The Soils Project Boerenzij – Rural Migration in Rotterdam South is a film that explores the rural undercurrents of Rotterdam. The project questions the hegemony of urban culture and is a portrait of the city and the neighbourhood where the artist lives and works. She considers how rural culture is […]
D Harding (Bidjara, Ghungalu and Garingbal) makes artworks from the raw natural materials available to them on Aboriginal territories to shift the experience of a space and reference places of uplift and import. Here they speak about soil in the context of our current exhibition, The Soils Project, and how it can encompass various perspectives, […]
An artist conversation Moelyono is an artist who is known for his long-term collaborations with communities, the stories and struggles of who he often shares through his works. For The Soils Project he presents two paintings depicting Ludruk, a form of non-hierarchical people’s theatre founded in East Java, which satirises the performers’ everyday lives and […]
A curatorial conversation Watch this video with Eliesta Handitya and Gatari Surya Kusuma from activist collective Struggles for Sovereignty based in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. They speak about The Soils Project and in particular the effects of ongoing ecological issues and their work of bringing diverse communities together to address the complexities of deforestation, extraction and justice […]
A curatorial conversation Director of Van Abbemuseum, the Netherlands, Charles Esche shares interesting insights on how soil is both something that is unique to each of us and also something we share – and why looking into the past to understand the present day is fundamental to creating a better future for all. The Soils […]
A curatorial conversation TarraWarra Museum of Art Director, Victoria Lynn speaks about The Soils Project and this particular iteration of an ongoing research-based experimental project developed in collaboration with leading contemporary arts museum the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, the Netherlands and Struggles for Sovereignty, a collective based in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The Soils Project arises from […]