urun rembuk – Pınar Öğrenci: Resisting Forest, 2019/20

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On November 5, 2021, documenta fifteen hosted the panel discussion urun rembuk – thinking and acting on sustainability, where urun rembuk can be translated as “achieving something together”, at ruruHaus. With this conversation, documenta fifteen linked its sustainability efforts to artistic approaches and highlighted an overarching, shared interest in preserving a healthy environment, promoting social equality, and strengthening social and economic ecosystems.

More than previous documenta exhibitions, documenta fifteen places a particular emphasis on sustainability. The focus is cultivated by the artistic practice of lumbung, which ruangrupa has based the upcoming edition of documenta on. Drawing on a holistic understanding of sustainability, lumbung brings together its social and ecological dimensions as the foundation for all organizational and artistic actions within the framework of documenta fifteen.

During urun rembuk, the “Sustainability Euro” included in the documenta fifteen ticket was introduced, as well as the international and local partners and projects involved. The panel discussion was complemented by a selection of artistic interventions by lumbung artists Saodat Ismailova, Nguyen Trinh Thi and Pınar Öğrenci and the lumbung members Más Arte Más Acción and INLAND.

In this video, lumbung artist Pınar Öğrenci introduces her work Resisting Forest (2019/20), where she interviewed farming women on Turkey’s Black Sea coast, who revolted against a coal-fired power plant project in Gerze and a hydroelectric plant in Aslandere using wooden sticks.

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