Abstraction in Action Patrick Hamilton: Slow Future https://abstractioninaction.com/happenings/patrick-hamilton-slow-future/

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Artists: David Adamo, Bigert & Bergström, Bianca Bondi, Tania Bruguera, Fernando Bryce, Ella de Búrca, Luis Camnitzer, Jota Castro, Joachim Coucke, James Deutsher, Maarten Vanden Eynde, Kendell Geers, Nuria Güell, Patrick Hamilton, Cinthia Marcelle, Tiago Mata Machado, Gordon Matta-Clark,Ingrid Wildi Merino, Mariele Neudecker, Wilfredo Prieto, Aleksandra Wasilkowska, and David Zink Yi.

Slow Future
June 19 – September 7, 2014
The Centre for Contemporary Art
Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland

The theme of the exhibition Slow Future is degrowth, in other words, a social movement postulating a break with the current paradigm of economic growth in favor of aspiring to improve the quality of life within the capabilities of the environment. The propagators of degrowth, also known as degrowthists, oppose the dogma of economic growth, negate the supreme value of material goods, and propose alternative models of exchange – barter, cooperatives, co-ownership, and community exchange. According to them, assuming that economic growth is essential for development and constitutes a fundamental value to which we should all aspire – is a mistake.

August 18, 2014