EXHIBITION: 'LABOURS OF LOVE'
December 2, 2023

Dates: Nov 2nd - Dec 3rd          Times: Thur to Sun 13h - 18h          Free entrance

In order to face the climate catastrophe we find ourselves in, changing the balance of our current social system  - which is rooted in patriarchal, colonial and extractivist modes of thinking -, is essential. This combat lies not only in dismantling dangerous structures, but also in caring for each other, whether we are human, of the soil or animal. From feeding communities through seed circles in indigenous communities to glueing yourself to a beloved tree in danger due to development projects, labours of love can change our destiny. 

Labours of love are characterised by time. Taking the time to truly care about a task at hand and seeing the result as something that has value beyond the individual. A type of work that is directly opposing capitalist ideals of productivity and that is often invisible, not remunerated (enough) or given credit for. This could be raising children, growing a food forest or carving a sculpture. How can we acknowledge and value labours of love? How can we find new ways of caring for each other through art? How can we lovingly cohabitate with other beings?

In this context, the group exhibition Labours of Love aims to celebrate all of these labours of love, and share the ways in which they form eco-feminist solutions to the climate crisis. The show will be part of the Warming Up Festival’s programme organised by Tolhuistuin from October 30th to November 5th.

/ This exhibition is made possible by the contribution of Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds./

SIDE-ACTIVITIES AND WORKSHOPS

  • November4th during the Opening of the exhibition | I will eat your HATRED (performance) by Tomoni Shintaku - Free entrance
  • November 4th during the Opening of the exhibition | Embodied Reverence: Weaving Feminism, Spirituality and Earth (performance) by Anima Lab & Ocean Gezina - Free entrance
  • November 4th from 13h to 15h | Textile, Revive & Block Print (workshop) by Rucha Kulkarni | 4 euros pp.
  • November 19th, from 14h to 16h | Cultivate self-loving expression by weaving a collective tapestry by Divine Nonbinary
  • November 25th, from 13h30 to 17h30 |  sMother the Earth by Rachel Walker-Konno
  • December 3rd, from 11h to 13h | Embodied REverence: Weaving Feminism, Spirituality and Earth by Ocean Gezina and Daria Fedorchenko

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: Tomoni Shintaku, Tessa Joosse, Yuk Lin Man & Philip Ling, Anima Lab & Ocean Gezina, Lies Aris, Rucha Kulkarni, Rachel Walker-Konno, Richie Walker, Divine Nonbinary and Judith Segers.

[Supported by Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds]

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