Apple. An Introduction (Over and over and once again), 2014/15
APPLE. AN INTRODUCTION. (OVER AND OVER AND ONCE AGAIN) centers around the apple as an art object and as a case study of biodiversity under threat. Sparked in the course of a five-year, ongoing correspondence between artist Antje Majewski and the elusive, legendary Polish conceptual artist Paweł Freisler, the project shows the incredible diversity of ornaments in Freisler’s carved natural apples; the diversity of color and form in Majewski’s painted apple varieties; while Majewski’s film “The Freedom of Apples” traces the fruit’s genetic reduction to a handful of commercially profitable varieties, an undertaking that requires making sense of the complex relationships behind global food production, developments in agricultural technology, politics, and cultural forces guiding the capitalist world economy.
The artists proposed to start a new tradition of planting apple trees in the city space as a communal activity, bringing together diverse groups and individuals.
APPLE. AN INTRODUCTION. (OVER AND OVER AND ONCE AGAIN) is a project by Antje Majewski and Paweł Freisler
Curators: Aleksandra Jach and Joanna Sokołowska
(Łódź), Susanne Titz (Mönchengladbach)
Featuring Jimmie Durham, Agnieszka Polska, and Piotr Życieński, in cooperation with Fundacja Transformacja
And in Łódź: Grzegorz Hodun, Łódź Food Coop, Miejskie Darcie Pierza
And in Mönchengladbach: Eckart Brandt (Boomgarden Projekt), the City of Mönchengladbach Urban Planning and Parks Department, Volkshochschule Mönchengladbach, Stiftisches Humanistisches Gymnasium, JUKOMM im STEP Youth Center, NABU, Transition Town Mönchengladbach, BergGartenOase, Margarethengarten