What do YOU contribute to the world?

The 18th &19th of October the Totem and Tabu
Festival will address this question in the White Arena gallery at the atelier complex
Nieuw en Meer, Oude Haagseweg 51, Amsterdam.
This world produces 3.5 billion people who don’t have enough income to live a normal
life, not enough food, not enough care, no proper housing or education.
As artists we can be part of that production system by making art that is liked and
sold in a rat race for the last euro’s of the bourgeois. Or we can do what we can to
change this situation.
Richard Mulder is an artist and environmental activist. Taking care of the forest that
surrounds his home, and carving Totems. He lives an exemplary life and is one step
ahead in making the world a better place. Away from greed and consumerism. Away
from the rat race. The performance and the art he will show at the Festival is a
reflection of his way of living.
Martijn Crowe is an urban artist and anthropologist who researches the influence of
international liberalism and urbanization on human behavior. During a 3 monthlong
project in Dhaka he found out that poverty, with its devastating influence on human
life, and the lack of perspective in a land as Bangladesh, is highly provoked by the rich
liberal world’s demand for cheap products and clothes.
The festival will show movies, photography and paintings from the Dhaka Art Project
from Martijn and installations from Richard on environmental issues. There will be
music, dance, a photobooth, film, theater, food and drinks and enough space to
wander around in the forest.
What do YOU contribute to the world?


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