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Peasants, Commons and Harvests of Genes: Insights from the Agrarian Utopias

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Project is a study room and research laboratory of environmental and agrarian reality involving experts, practitioners, and activists from the area of sustainable agriculture.

The exhibition of artists who are engaged in this area, together with the related discussions and accompanying events, aims to articulate the acute problems of today’s globalized agriculture that affect our everyday lives. On the symbolic as well as practical levels, the project proposes several different models of production and distribution, different ways of working the soil, and an approach to networking aimed at creating solidary communities.


Asunción Molinos Gordo is a Spanish artist. Her work focuses on social and cultural changes in rural communities of today’s globalized world. To this end, she uses photography, videos, installations, and other media.
Her work has been displayed in Spain, UK and Egypt (for instance, La Casa Encendida, Museo Patio Herreriano, CAB, La Fábrica, The Townhouse Gallery, and ARNOLFINI Art Centre) and she participated in Sharjah Biennale 12 (2015). Her principal work WAM (World Agriculture Museum) deals with a propagandistic narrative of agricultural museums to uncover mechanisms of the hidden. She explores social and political impact of agriculture.
She is a graduate of Universidad Complutense in Madrid. She lives and works in Spain, Egypt and Oman. She is represented by Travesia Cuatro Gallery.

Tomáš Uhnák is a Czech artist, writer and member of the art group P.O.L.E. He uses gastronomy in art as a political tool.
He is the head of the Food Sovereignty Initiative that promotes eco-agriculture and community-based agriculture as one of the ways to fight global challenges of food distribution. He considers gene banks and seeds to be cultural possessions and embraces collectively shared property as well as the theory of engaged chef and his role in society.
His texts are regularly published in A2, A2larm, 7. generace, Pyré, Bioměsíčník, Deník referendum, and Solidarita.
At the Ecumenical Academy in Prague, he runs research of unfair practices in our supermarket chains and the CSR of food producers and distributors. He surveys Czech food processing, possibilities of food self-sufficiency and the role of migrants in food production. Together with Jiří Skála, he has been researching tertiary time.

Tamás Kaszás is a visual artist who—in compliance with his ideological and conceptual background—develops economic and environmental practice while using mostly recycled materials available to everybody. Following these guidelines, he tries to preserve and advance collective memory of folk traditions through art. He is interested in the issues of alimentation and agriculture, in particular in his Famine Food (2011).
He exhibited at the 12th Istanbul Biennale (2011); his exhibitions were hosted by venues such as Open Space in Vienna, Austria; SMAK in Gent, Belgium; Museum Ludwig in Budapest, Hungary, and Storm Project in Utrecht, Netherlands.
He often works with his partner Anikó Loránt, with whom he forms the duo Ex-artists’ Collective. He develops Randomroutines, aproject he works on with Krisztián Kristóf.

5.10. 2016 5 pm
tranzitdisplay
Dittrichova 9, Prague


Tamás Kaszás, Asunción Molinos Gordo, Tomáš Uhnák


Moderated by: Mariana Serranová, Tomáš Uhnák




Held in cooperation with Display, Association for Research and Collective Practice, and Fotograf Festival.



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