• Wed 31 10 2018 •
Surplus x Floraphilia


Venue: Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln, Filzengraben 8–10, 50676 Cologne

SURPLUS lies at the intersection of visual arts, poetry, fashion and ­activism. The project takes its cue from overproduction and relates to the fashion of the 1980s and 1990s, when statement t-shirts were often used as a personal declaration.

In SURPLUS × FLORAPHILIA, the artist, Magda Buczek, digs into academic discourses, lifestyle trends and modern ecologies to fish for new semantic fetishes concerning the world of flora. Finally, texts are printed on used garments in a limited edition of ten. Those wearing them become an exhibition screen in public space.

Already wearing SURPLUS × FLORAPHILIA? We want to see you! Please send a selfie wearing the stuff to Instagram ­ @akademiederkuenstederwelt and we would be happy to publish it as a part of the project!

T-shirts and hoodies are available for purchase ONLY during the opening of the exhibition Floraphilia. Plants as archives on 14 9 2018 (from 18:00 to 20:00) and the public programme related to the Floraphilia project, happening on 15 9 2018, 30 09 2018 and 31 10 2018.

For more information on the artist Magda Buczek please check www.magdabuczek.com and www.surplus-project.com.

Floraphilia is funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation Alt text