Exhibition from 7th June to 4th July 2019
Opening events Thursday 6th June from 6.00 pm
Chico TOGNI & Kadija DE PAULA
Chico Togni & Kadija De Paula create situations and happenings that question the value of resources and social practices.
They combine food, text and performance to create events” and social experiences that take place in structures and functional objects they build with found resources and materials, avoiding the use of things that should not have been created or that will soon be depleted. Interested in degrowth as a political and economic movement that can keep us going on as a society, Kadija and Chico research habits and processes of consumption, disposal, recycle, and social assistance to make self-organizing and alternative economical experiments that challenge how we consume, accumulate, exchange, share, and waste an abundant surplus of resources.
For ACTION PRIVÉE EN FAVEUR DU MONDE CULTUREL, Chico Togni & Kadija De Paula present a selection of posters and other objects made with paper, adhesive and packaging of products they consumed during their two-years itinerant research project "HOW TO LIVE WITH LESS" where they transform their personal garbage into ‘pictures of a period of their lives'.
Since 2016 the Brazilian/Canadian artists CHICO TOGNI & KADIJA DE PAULA have been working in partnership. Together they were artists in residence at Cité Internationale des Arts (Paris FR), AZB Gastatelier (Zurich CH), Lanchonete.org (São Paulo BR), and Q21 MuseumsQuartier (Vienna AT). They recently presented their work at Cité Internationale des Arts (Paris FR), Food Culture Days (Vevey CH), AZB Sculptur Platz and Kantine Hermetschloo (Zurich CH); 67 Ludlow Street Gallery (NYC US); FLUCA Austrian cultural pavilion (Plovdiv BG); Wachauarena (Melk AT); frei_raum Q21 MuseumsQuartier (Vienna AT); Casa do Povo and Sesc (São Paulo BR); and Capacete (Rio de Janeiro BR).
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