OPENING: 1.5.15, 17–21 h
Renzo Martens founded the Institute for Human Activities (IHA) in 2010 to run a GENTRIFICATION PROGRAM on a former Unilever plantation in the Congo. The IHA focuses on the usually unwanted byproducts of gentrification, and uses them to make an alternative income opportunity available to the cocoa plantation workers: art.
IHA sets up a public office at KW Institute for Contemporary Art for the duration of THE MATTER OF CRITIQUE. From there, Martens accompanies the Congo settlement of the institute and uses the institutional infrastructure to raise additional funds and discuss the conditions of the project.
THE MATTER OF CRITIQUE is a project of the Institute for Human Activities in collaboration with KW Institute for Contemporary Art.
21.5.15, 19 h
THE MATTER OF CRITIQUE– FLUIDITIES
THE MATTER OF CRITIQUE is funded by Mondriaan Fund, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, and the Embassy of the Netherlands in Berlin.
Simultaneously there will be an exhibition with works by members of the Congolese Plantation Workers Art League at KOW, opening May 1st, 2015 at 6 pm.