Marleen Boschen

Soil is an Inscribed Body: On Sovereignty and Agropoetics

An exhibition I co-curated with Elena Agudio at SAVVY Contemporary in Berlin in 2019.

Artists: Dina Amro, Archipel Stations Community Radio, Luis Berríos-Negrón, Filipa César with Ahmed Isamaldin and Ali Yass, Binta Diaw, Leone Contini, INLAND, Raphaël Grisey, Mia Harrison, Zayaan Khan, Yen-Chao Lin, Barbara Marcel and Ana Hupe, Julia Mensch, Pedro Neves Marques, Cedric Nunn, Elia Nurvista, Uriel Orlow, Lerato Shadi, Bouba Touré, Hervé Yamguen.

SOIL IS AN INSCRIBED BODY. ON SOVEREIGNTY AND AGROPOETICS  was a project examining both the anti-colonial struggles of the past and the current land conflicts across the world to resist the invasiveness of neo-agro-colonialism and its extractivist logic. It germinated through a series of readings, interventions and workshops, and materialised in an exhibition (30.08.–06.10.2019) and a performance/discursive programme at  SAVVY Contemporary (13.09.–15.09.2019). This project sought dispersed and yet networked moments of cross-pollination between artistic strategies and agroecological initiatives from molecular to geopolitical scales.’

Images: Raisa Galofre.