ANA ALENSO

Lo que la mina te da, la mina te quita

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Die Mine gibt, die Mine nimmt.

2020 

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Exhibition text Galerie Wedding, Berlin.

Curated by Solvej Helweg Ovesen

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The installation „The mine gives, the mine takes“, 2020 by Ana Alenso was co-produced with Galerie Wedding und Urbane Künste Ruhr for Ruhr Ding: Klima, 2021.

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In the exhibition »The mine gives, the mine takes«, precarious constructions and industrial waste become The mine gives, the mine takes SoS Venezuela! The predatory culture of the mines has momentarily taken control, the grandparents would say that »oro’epuru« or the protective deity of minerals, is »eating« our grandchildren. Kukuy¹ platforms for discussion and contemplation for a local audience in Berlin. The programme accompanying the exhibition offers an opportunity to explore the problems of mining from a local and a global perspective. In this frame, the artist and the Galerie Wedding team will enter into dialogue with their various collaborators in artistic and ecological research. Among them are members of the activist collective SOS Orinoco, the documentary filmmaker Alexandra Henao and the political scientist Anna Dobelmann.

Fotos: Tomas Eyzaguirre and Ana Alenso

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