Saturday, February 23, 2008

"greenwashing" by latitudes at fondazione sandretto re rabaudengo turin

What is at stake in today's constant bombardment of ecological guilt, corporate agendas and political point-scoring with respect to so-called 'environmental issues'? The 25 artists presented in the exhibition 'Greenwashing. Environment: Promises, Perils and Perplexities' do not just passively lament the degradation of our planet, or provide pragmatic solutions. Instead they actively articulate the contradictions and responsibilities that we are encountering personally and as a society. The works in Greenwashing – a term used to describe misleading ecological practices – do not necessarily proclaim a 'correct' ethical or 'green' agenda. They allow the possibility for broadening and analysing our perceptions and actions, setting a critical attitude into motion that intervenes and infiltrates, re-interprets and decodes humans' relation to non-human life, as well as to each other.

With works by (*new production): Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla, Lara Almárcegui*, Maria Thereza Alves, Ibon Aranberri, Amy Balkin, The Bruce High Quality Foundation*, Chu Yun, A Constructed World*, Minerva Cuevas, Ettore Favini*, Cyprien Gaillard*, Tue Greenfort*, Norma Jeane, Cornelia Parker, Jorge Peris*, Wilfredo Prieto*, RAF / Reduce Art Flights, Tomás Saraceno*, Santiago Sierra, Simon Starling, Fiona Tan, Nikola Uzunovski, Sergio Vega*, Wang Jianwei and James Yamada*.

28th February-18th May 2008

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