Sam-Hopkins, The Ministry of Plastic, KunstMuseum, Bonn, COP23, Commissioned by ARTPORT_making waves
Sam-Hopkins, The Ministry of Plastic, KunstMuseum, Bonn, COP23, Commissioned by ARTPORT_making waves
Sam-Hopkins, The Ministry of Plastic, KunstMuseum, Bonn, COP23, Commissioned by ARTPORT_making waves
Sam-Hopkins, The Ministry of Plastic, KunstMuseum, Bonn, COP23, Commissioned by ARTPORT_making waves
Sam-Hopkins, The Ministry of Plastic, KunstMuseum, Bonn, COP23, Commissioned by ARTPORT_making waves
Sam-Hopkins, The Ministry of Plastic, KunstMuseum, Bonn, COP23, Commissioned by ARTPORT_making waves
Sam-Hopkins, The Ministry of Plastic, KunstMuseum, Bonn, COP23, Commissioned by ARTPORT_making waves
Sam-Hopkins, The Ministry of Plastic, KunstMuseum, Bonn, COP23, Commissioned by ARTPORT_making waves
Sam-Hopkins, The Ministry of Plastic, KunstMuseum, Bonn, COP23, Commissioned by ARTPORT_making waves
Sam-Hopkins, The Ministry of Plastic, KunstMuseum, Bonn, COP23, Commissioned by ARTPORT_making waves
Sam-Hopkins, The Ministry of Plastic, KunstMuseum, Bonn, COP23, Commissioned by ARTPORT_making waves
Sam-Hopkins, The Ministry of Plastic, KunstMuseum, Bonn, COP23, Commissioned by ARTPORT_making waves
Sam-Hopkins, The Ministry of Plastic, KunstMuseum, Bonn, COP23, Commissioned by ARTPORT_making waves
Sam-Hopkins, The Ministry of Plastic, KunstMuseum, Bonn, COP23, Commissioned by ARTPORT_making waves
Sam-Hopkins, The Ministry of Plastic, KunstMuseum, Bonn, COP23, Commissioned by ARTPORT_making waves
Sam-Hopkins, The Ministry of Plastic, KunstMuseum, Bonn, COP23, Commissioned by ARTPORT_making waves

Sam Hopkins, The Ministry of Plastic (touring exhibition)

Installation at Kunstmuseum, Bonn, Germany

November 3-17, 2017

As a commission for GOOD FOOD COP23, the artistic program by ARTPORT_making waves for the UN Climate Change Conference COP23 celebrated in Bonn in November 2017 , the artist Sam Hopkins (UK/Kenya) has developed the installation “The Ministry of Plastic (touring exhibition)” which stages a future in which the finite reserves of the world have been depleted. “The Ministry of Plastic (touring exhibition)” displayed a collection of confiscated plastic objects, videos, and texts to inculcate future citizens with a sense of responsibility about how to use plastic appropriately. This performative installation represented an amnesty for citizens who have unlawfully removed plastic from the increasingly perfect system of consumption and production. Visitors to the installation were made aware that they were possibly required to divest themselves of any unlawful plastic which may consequently be exhibited as an example to the greater public.

With support of innogy Stiftung für Energie und Gesellschaft

Als Auftragsarbeit von ARTPORT_making waves für GOOD FOOD COP23, dem ARTPORT-Kunstprogramm für die Klimakonferenz der Vereinten Nationen in Bonn im November 2017. präsentierte der kenianisch-englische Künstler Sam Hopkins die interaktive Installation mit dem Titel “The Ministry of Plastic (touring exhibition)”. Dabei inszenierte er eine Zukunft, in der die Ressourcen der Welt erschöpft sind. Gezeigt wurde eine Sammlung von konfiszierten Plastikobjekten, Videos und Texten, anhand derer das Verantwortungsbewusstsein der Verbraucher im Umgang mit Plastik geschärft werden sollte. Diese performative Installation stellte eine Amnestie für Bürger dar, die unrechtmäßig Plastik aus dem zunehmend perfekten System von Konsum und Produktion entwendet haben. Besucher der Installation wurden darauf aufmerksam gemacht, dass sie verpflichtet waren, sich von jeglichem ungesetzlichen Kunststoff zu trennen, der daraufhin als Beispiel für die Öffentlichkeit präsentiert wurde.

Mit freundlicher Unterstützung der innogy Stiftung für Energie und Gesellschaft

Commissioned by

ARTPORT_making-waves logo

With the support of

Energie und Gesellschaft gGmbH

Exhibition venue

kunstmuseum bonn

Partners

City of Bonn

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COP23

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