Opening of the exhibition: June 27th, 2014 at 7:00 PM
The theme of the exhibition is degrowth, in other words, a social movement postulating a break with the current paradigm of economic growth in favor of aspiring to improve the quality of life within the capabilities of the environment. The propagators of degrowth, also known as degrowthists, negate the supreme value of material goods and propose alternative models of exchange - barter, cooperatives, co-ownership, and community exchange. According to them, assuming that economic growth is essential for development and constitutes a fundamental value to which we should all aspire - is a mistake.
The exhibition is a follow-up of the Emergency Pavilion - Rebuilding Utopia (2013) at the Venice Biennale. Its curator, Jota Castro is a French-Peruvian artist-activist. In his work, he often reveals the mechanisms of contemporary consumption and examines social issues in the context of sustainable development, ecology, as well as alternative models of economic exchange. Slow Future mostly presents new works from nearly twenty artists: David Adamo, Bigert & Bergström, Bianca Bondi, Tania Bruguera, Fernando Bryce, Ella de Búrca, Luis Camnitzer, Jota Castro, Joachim Coucke, James Deutsher, Maarten Vanden Eynde, Kendell Geers, Nuria Güell, Patrick Hamilton, Cinthia Marcelle, Gordon Matta-Clark, Ingrid Wildi Merino, Mariele Neudecker, Wilfredo Prieto, Aleksandra Wasilkowska, David Zink Yi.
The exhibition “Slow Future” opens in conjunction with the commencement of the third edition of the project “Green Jazdów – Green Market.”
Institutional Partners: British Council, Embassy of Switzerland, National Council of Culture and the Arts (CNCA), Chile / Consejo Nacional de la Cultura y las Artes, Chile