Tomorrow (Tuesday) – Greenhorns will be representing!
Art + Agriculture
Old Field Farm and Gavin Brown’s Enterprise will be holding talks at the gallery in July 2011 on subjects related to agriculture, land and water rights, art, community and production. This event is the first in the series. For the full calendar, visit: gavinbrown.biz
“A carrot and the art I make here are both results of the same process.” – Peter Nadin.
Peter Nadin’s current exhibition at Gavin Brown’s enterprise shows us how easy it is to blur the lines between agriculture and art. Peter’s goal, as both a farmer and artist, is not to maximize production but rather to explore the interactions between various species and practices. Such collaborations are extraordinarily powerful; they have the potential to impact both the thinking around art and the success of independent farmers. In this talk, our presenters will speak to how alliances between farmers and artists can help create new systems of production and distribution that represent real alternatives to the larger agricultural industry. Artist/musician and farmers Sara and Brett Budde of Majestic Farm hosts artist residencies and exhibitions on the farm as a way to sustain both artist and farmer communities. Keil Borrman is currently building physical and social networks – centered around a market, bunker, and smokehouse – in order to connect farmers and artists and facilitate exchanges between them. Severine von Tscharner Fleming is the director of the film The Greenhorns and founder of the young farmer organization of the same name. Challey Comer, who manages the Beginning Farmer Program at the Watershed Agricultural Council, will moderate the discussion. Our hope is to expand the conversation around these alliances, and in doing so help build a community of collaboration and mutual support.
This talk will be held on Tuesday, July 19, 2011 from 6:30-8:00PM at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, located at 620 Greenwich Street, New York. Please RSVP by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
For additional information, the full list of Farm/Gallery talks, and directions, please contact the gallery at (212) 627- 5258.
About our speakers:
Sara and Brett Budde own and manage Majestic Farm, a 70-acre property in Mountain Dale, NY. The farm is a constantly evolving and often chaotic ecosystem currently comprised of animal pasture, woods, livestock (goats, sheep, pigs, and chickens), gardens, a pond and apiary.
For more information, please visit: majesticfarmny.com
Keil Borrman lives and works between Bushwick, Brooklyn and Sullivan County, New York. His work is informed by contemporary Marxist theory and an avid interest in food production and consumption, and has received widespread recognition and support.
For more information, please visit Keil’s blog at http://keilborrman.blogspot.com/
Challey Comer is the Farm to Market Manager at Watershed Agricultural Council, an organization that works with farm and forst landowners in the New York City Watershed region to protect water quality on behalf of nine million New York residents.
For a description of the Council and what they do, please visit their website at http://www.nycwatershed.org
Severine von Tscharner Fleming is a farmer, activist and organizer based in the Hudson Valley, NY. Over the past two years she has produced and directed a documentary film about the young farmers who are reclaiming, restoring, retrofitting and respecting this country of ours. That film, titled “The Greenhorns” grew into a small nonprofit organization that currently produces events, media and new media for and about the young farming community.
For more information, visit: www.thegreenhorns.net