Tue Greenfort

Criewener Nr. 104

2022
bronze
89.4 x 3 x 1.5 cm
35.2 x 1.2 x 0.6 in
unique
€6.000 €7.140,00 incl. VAT, excl. Shipping excl. Shipping
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Berlin is surrounded by cultivated farmland; wheat and other grains will have long been harvested by the time Tue Greenfort’s exhibition opens. T...

Berlin is surrounded by cultivated farmland; wheat and other grains will have long been harvested by the time Tue Greenfort’s exhibition opens. These grains are being grown on vast fields – as far as the eye can see – in the agricultural landscape that once belonged to the GDR. Greenfort’s work highlights the fact that today, in the majority of these fields, only monocultures are grown. One type of grain in particular, created almost exclusively for cattle feed, is a high-performance crop that requires fertilization and pesticides in order to thrive, which effectively wipes out other plants in the ecosystem, resulting in desert-like, uniform monocultures.
Greenfort planted a field in the gallery for the duration of his exhibition EQUILIBRIUM in the NAVE of ST. AGNES with an organic grain which he obtained from Gut Kerkow in Brandenburg, a farm and farmshop specilised in sustainable farming and produce. “Monokultur” and the bronze casts from grains are part of a larger research project Greenfort did in collaboration with Vern e.V., an association in Brandenburg for the conservation and recultivation of old grain species. From them he got the samples from which the bronze sculptures which line the wall next to the field, were cast.

This work is in excellent condition with no discernible condition issues. Detailed condition report available upon request.