We are happy to announce the continuation of Sunflower Fields 2022, a project by Agnes Denes, the pioneering feminist artist on the questions of ecology, initially realised in Prishtina and Prizren for the 3rd Autostrada Biennale.
From today sunflower seeds are again being planted in the front of Autostrada Hangar, ITP Prizren, together with environmental activists, students and kids who joined our team. They become vital agents for the artwork and support us embracing one of our objectives: the pivotal role of art within the society, and the open invitation to the public to co-create and co-own the artistic production.
Alongside their beauty and positive energy, it is crucial for the artist how the sunflowers enrich the soil, since “all life depends on this thin layer surrounding the globe.” From New York, she sends a heartwarming message: “When things grow, blossom, life is expressing its transformations and secrets. Watch, listen, participate. We all can be like sunflowers, grow, nourish, endow others with our richness, turn to the sun, then reflect its warmth to all living creatures.”
Our curators Övül Ö. Durmusoglu and Joanna Warsza highlight the importance of continuation when it comes to artistic projects that desire to change our vision of living together. The sunflowers are therefore being planted again, this time around the Autostrada Hangar, in the ex-KFOR military zone now ITP, to stress the pivotal role of art in the establishment of peace. Their second location, just like last year, is the island on the Prizren river in the city center.
The 3rd and 4th editions of Autostrada Biennale are curated by Övül Ö. Durmusoglu and Joanna Warsza. The 4th edition will take place in summer 2023.
Sunflower Fields 2022 by Agnes Denes is presented by the Autostrada Biennale in partnership with ITP Prizren.