What is our present relationship to the land?
How can we re-engage with a nature we have pushed ever further from our lives?
How can we effect our cultural and emotional connection to a nature that we have over-extended?
Agrikultura was an exhibition of public artworks, installations, meals, performances, urban interventions, and events that tookplace outdoors in Hyllie, Malmo, in July/August 2017.
Together, we re-imagined our cities: artists, farmers, and citizens worked together to develop new ideas and answers to food security. Our vision was to create a unique experience, that was at once beautiful, and that engaged our audiences in meaningful ways to think about practical roles we might play in imagining the future of our food systems, in expansive, sustainable, and delightful ways.
We commissioned artworks that imagine sustainable solutions to food in cities. We explored permacultural solutions – systems of agricultural and social design principles centered on simulating or utilizing patterns and features of local ecosystems. We explored solutions for a sustainable, attractive, livable city. Artworks acted, in a metaphorical sense, like the architectural follies of historic English Gardens, where memories, musings, and philosophical thoughts are embedded in the landscape.
Each weekend the curators conducted tours of the projects and artists engaged the public in workshops and performances.
Artists created installations, land art projects, performances, mobile kitchens, formal and informal gatherings that took place in Hyllie’s fields and in public spaces. Invited artists worked with local communities to build projects, and prepare meals.
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Agrikultura was a Triennal exhibition curated by Marek Walczak & Amanda McDonald Crowley consisting of 30 Artworks created by 42 artists. Agrikultura took place in Hyllie, Malmo, Sweden from 1 July – 27 August, 2017.