documenta fifteen welcomes five new lumbung members

lumbung members, 2021, Photo: ruangrupa

Within the framework of documenta fifteen, the Artistic Team has approached collectives, organizations, and institutions from around the world to gather and practice lumbung. So far, nine lumbung members have been announced. After intensive exchange between them and the Artistic Team, as well as several conversations with the organizations concerned, five new lumbung members are proudly announced: Britto Arts Trust (Bangladesh Standard Time), FAFSWAG (Aotearoa Time), Instituto de Artivismo Hannah Arendt (INSTAR; Cuba Standard Time), Project Art Works (Western European Time), and Wajukuu Art Project (East African Time).

Each of the now fourteen lumbung members will share various resources to the collective lumbung (rice barn). Together, they will develop long-term conversations, in which the sharing of time, space, money, knowledge, care, or art will increase the well-being of each of their local practices and ecosystems, and of the lumbung network — during documenta fifteen and beyond. Working with different artistic approaches, as well as learning from other models of education, ecology, or economy, and related lumbung practices in different parts of the world is considered pivotal to lumbung.

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