As heat wilts crops, India’s women forfeit their gold to survive

rich soil exhibition, Germany

Vernissage: Sunday, September 11, 2022, from 2:00 p.m till 20th November.

On the occasion of Open Monument Day in Saxony, we are presenting the exhibition in the old model depot of Gebr. Friese AG (VEB VEGRO):

Erd (Reich) – rich(Soil) “All of our topsoil”

The earth (realm) is the basis of life and the living space for people, animals, plants and soil organisms and is part of the natural balance, especially with its water and nutrient cycles.
80 percent of the processes in our soil are still unexplored, some scientists even assume the figure is 96 percent. So we know next to nothing about our soil, which feeds us and on which we live.
We are presenting pictures by 33 photographers in a large exhibition, which describe the subject of the earth as a symbiosis of SOIL – ANIMALS – PLANTS – SOIL ORGANISMS – PEOPLE, also in partial aspects, and take up particular country-specific features.
Numerous photographers from 25 countries from Africa to Iceland, Japan, India South America and Canada, really embracing Mother Earth, took part in our international call for entries.
In addition, we present works by visual artists with the participation of our former Ukrainian residents Marianna Glynska, Zoriana Kozak, the Macedonian Irena Paskali and Detlef Schweiger, as well as the new residents Micha Brendel and Markus Bollen.
Of course, the artist members of the art initiative “Im Friese” eV and friends also participate in the exhibition: Sandro Porcu, Kathrin Christoph, Frank Herrmann, Barbara Hornich(RIP), Holger Wendland, Anna Ansorge with specific works (painting, drawing, objects, performance -Photographs, ceramics mainly using earth material on the subject.

About the Images: The erosion of the Brahmaputra River, one of the broadest rivers in India started in 1950 but became worst in the last 20 years. The river bed which was initially 1 km, now stretched up to 11 km creating many islands every year. The river is changing her direction year by year to affect her in many ways. Erosion, the effect of climate change is widely affecting the life of people from these districts. The Barpeta district previously known as Kamrup is situated on the bank of the Brahmaputra River. A Socio-Economic survey of 304 households in six char villages spread over three development blocks of Barpeta District reveals that 29 percent of the households were affected due to erosion. 48 percent of the land was wiped out between 1988 to 2003. 
Tarabari is a village, which vanished in 1966 to the floods of Brahmaputra.
The chars (Islands) Foolbari and Goma respectively have approximately 50 and 20 families
living seasonally for farming. They are paying their Khajana (Land Tax) regularly but suffering from both the Erosion Effect as well as NRC. Efforts to stop the erosion by the government are not sufficient stated the resident Modusuddin Ahmed, a resident of Goma. Every year millions of people struggle to survive through the mega-floods in the lower Assam

Happy to be part of this group exhibition. Folks from Germany or who are travelling to Germany can visit the gallery in Kirschau, Germany

Venue: Art Factory Flox, Kirschau, GmbH Date: 11 September to 20 November 2022

For more information: Art Factory Flox