POTENTIAL WASTED05/06/2019 - 03/08/2019DITTRICH & SCHLECHTRIEMBerlin
It is against this apocalypse that the artist takes a stand with his vision of a peaceful, holistically aware, and queer agriculture. This is a life that is attuned to nature not so much because understanding it is a prerequisite of relentless production but rather out of a deeply felt affinity. Woven out of observations from day-to-day life and its ordinary realities, it is a vision that, in Pascal Gielen’s words, is already more utopia than justice. Dúbravský translates his bafflement and indignation over climate change and the prevailing blindness to ecological concerns into productive and free-ranging associations. Activists (as well as activist art) primarily seek justice, but Dúbravský aims to give shape to a state of affairs that will never come to pass, not even approximately, and yet is, for him, the only escape from an irremediably depressing present.
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