Images of Farming / Bilder der Landwirtschaft / De boerderij in beeld
Städtische Galerie Nordhorn
January 2010

A conference, January 28–30 2010

english_program_.pdf
german_program_.pdf
newsletter_feb_2010.pdf


Symposium team:
Wapke Feenstra
Veronika Olbrich
Antje Schiffers
Städtische Galerie Nordhorn
Jap Sam Books

There are few topics that evoke so many different notions and images as do farmers and agriculture. This conference explores the production of these images in the fields of culture and myth formation, publicity and the sciences, the cultural heritage, and the fine arts.

Program



Thursday, starting at 5 pm (Kloster Frenswegen / Frenswegen Monastery)


Meet and Greet: book table, films, food and drinks
Performance by Roger Owen (artist, UK)

Thuringian pâté and sausages, Frankonian Ham, Hardenberg Cheese, Nordhorn Cakes


Friday (Kloster Frenswegen / Frenswegen Monastery)


9:00
Welcome
9:30
Film excerpts from the work Leben am Hof (Farm Life) (2005) by Hubert Lobnig and Iris Andraschek (visual artists, Vienna), with discussion
10:30
Break
10:45
I Like Being a Farmer and I Would Like to Stay One (19 short films)
Discussed by Barbara Krug-Richter (Symbolische Kommunikation und gesellschaftliche Wertesysteme, Universität Münster, Germany)
11:45
Lecture by Ton Duffhues (cultural and social anthropologist) from Dutch agricultural organization Land- en Tuinbouworganisatie (LTO) on images of Dutch farmers
12:30
Brief overview
Anne Kersten (curator, Germany)
12:45
Lunch
2:00
Lecture by Simone Helmle (Fachgebiet Landwirtschaftliche Kommunikations- und Beratungslehre, Universität Hohenheim, Germany)
3:15
Collective drawing session: How do you visualize a farm?
3:45
Hansjörg Küster (Universität Hannover): Landwirtschaft schafft Landschaft (Agriculture Creates Landscapes
4:45
Brief overview
Paul Roncken (garden and landscape architect, Wageningen University, Netherlands)
5:15
Lecture by Robert-Jan Muller (art historian) about the history of the farmer and the agriculture in painting
6:00
Lecture by Pietsie Feenstra (film historian, Sorbonne III, Paris, France) on the construction of the myth of the farmer and its instrumentalization in film in fascist Spain

7:00
International Village Shop (myvillages.org)
Food prepared by Adam Sutherland (Grizedale Arts, UK)

Saturday (Städtische Galerie)


09:30 am
Lecture by Adam Sutherland, Grizedale Arts, Lake District, UK. Grizedale Arts is an international research and development agency for contemporary arts based in the Lake District National Park. Grizedale Arts has neither studios nor exhibition space, but rather provides artists with the opportunity to realise projects using the social, cultural and economic networks of the area and beyond. It’s centre is a former farm and it’s garden. - www.grizedale.org
10:30
Lecture by Fernando Garcia (artist, ES), whose work among other things deals with developing social self-organisation strategies linked to the agriculture, for example a school for shepherds in the north of Spain
11:00
Break
11:15
Lecture by Ted Purves (San Francisco, US), whose art practise deals with questions of local production, the urban and the rural, cooperation and agriculture - www.fieldfaring.org
11:45
Forum discussion
Doris Berger with Ted Purves and Fernando Garcia
12:15pm
Overview
Karen Guthrie (visual artist and film maker, somewhere, UK) and Bettina von Dziembowski (Springhornhof, Neuenkirchen, Germany)
12:45
Farewell
Veronika Olbrich
Lunch buffet

Discussion leader

Doris Berger, art historian and free curator, Los Angeles, US

Conference fees (including food and drinks)
1 day: 18 Euro
all days: 40 Euro


Further information and registration

myvillages.org
Antje Schiffers, Schliemannstraße 13, 10437 Berlin | mail(at)antjeschiffers.de
Wapke Feenstra, Ericastraat 8, 3073 HC Rotterdam | wapke(at)euronet.nl
Städtische Galerie | kontakt(at)staedtische-galerie.nordhorn.de

The conference is supported by the Foundation of Lower Saxony, the Mondriaan Foundation and the Emsländische Landschaft