Angela Jerardi and Antonia Lotz
Future activity, or how to compost an art institution
Sat, 8 Jul, 3 pm
Please join us for a consideration of digestion and decay, and the potential therein for regeneration and transformation. Can we put something together and ask the worms to join us? Componere is simply to put together – so is compost simply an arrangement? But then, humble, that lowly word, comes from humus. It helps us remember that when we compost, we make with. It helps us see that we are always making with. What happens when we compost something? If a polyphony of microbes, fungi, and nightcrawlers eat potato peels and carrot tops, giving the gift of rich humus, cannot modernist art institutions compost themselves into something anew?
Angela Jerardi (*1979, USA) is an independent curator and writer currently living in Amsterdam. Antonia Lotz (*1979, Germany) is Generali Foundation Collection Curator at the Museum der Moderne Salzburg. Together they curated Neither here nor there, neither fish nor fowl at Schloss Ringenberg and at the Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen in 2015.