Wild Plants

“GROW_ABILITY” Exhibition in Riga, Latvia

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Until May 8th at RIXC Gallery

“Grow_Ability” is an interdisciplinary art exhibition that explores issues of “food as energy”. The exhibition features three installations. Super Meal by the Swedish artist Erik Sjödin draws attention to the aquatic plant Azolla – one of the worlds fastest growing plants, which is a rich source of nutrients, yet unexplored as food. Folk Pharmacy by several Latvian artists and culture researchers, is an artistic interpretation of the use of indoor and wild plants as food and folk medicine.

The project Talk to Me is the most recent project by RIXC – an online interface through which one can talk to plants via the Internet, examining the old assumption that plants which had been talked to grow better. Talk to plants here.

For more information visit: renewable.rixc.lv.

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Cultura21′s international network, launched in April 2007, offers the online and offline platform for exchanges and mutual learning among its members.

The activities of Cultura21 at the international level are coordinated by a team representing the different Cultura21 organizations worldwide, and currently constituted of:

– Sacha Kagan (based in Lüneburg, Germany) and Rana Öztürk (based in Berlin, Germany)

– Oleg Koefoed and Kajsa Paludan (both based in Copenhagen, Denmark)

– Hans Dieleman (based in Mexico-City, Mexico)

– Francesca Cozzolino and David Knaute (both based in Paris, France)

Cultura21 is not only an informal network. Its strength and vitality relies upon the activities of several organizations around the world which are sharing the vision and mission of Cultura21

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Green Island

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The first Garden of wild plants in Milano
and a large ‘green’ network of exhibitions, events and presentations
by Amaze cultural lab.

Announcement on e-artnow


ecoartscotland is a resource focused on art and ecology for artists, curators, critics, commissioners as well as scientists and policy makers. It includes ecoartscotland papers, a mix of discussions of works by artists and critical theoretical texts, and serves as a curatorial platform.

It has been established by Chris Fremantle, producer and research associate with On The Edge Research, Gray’s School of Art, The Robert Gordon University. Fremantle is a member of a number of international networks of artists, curators and others focused on art and ecology.

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