As part of GOOD FOOD COP23 Bonn, ARTPORT_making waves organised projections of COOL STORIES IV at the University of Bonn and the Alanus University: The fourth edition of the ARTPORT biennial short video competition with internationally renowned artists speaks in colorful and exciting moving images about the subject of food and agriculture in the context of climate change. We had more than 20.000 visitors in 2 weeks during COP23, including them symbolically in the climate negotiations, bringing moving images about climate change from international artists to the citizens of Bonn, inviting them to reflect on our daily impact.

Where: University of Bonn, Rondell, Bonn; Alanus University Bonn, Forum Internationale Wissenschaft Bonn

When: 6th -17th of November 2017

Participating artists from COOL STORIES IV:

BitteBitteJaJa (Ulu Braun/Roland Rauschmeier, Germany/Austria), Lia Chaia (Brazil),
Magdalena Correa (Chile), Fernando Cortés (Honduras), Marina Fraga (Brasilien), Payal
Kapadia (India), Bodo Korsig (Germany), Katja Loher (Switzerland), Lucía Madriz (Costa Rica),
Danushka Marasinghe (Sri Lanka), Christian Niccoli (Germany), Iván Puig Domene (Mexico),
Rafael Quintas/Zel Nonnenberg (Brazil), Abderrahmane Sissako (Mauritania), Janaina
Tschäpe (Germany, Brazil, USA)


The workshop with Tino Sehgal, which was organized and curated by ARTPORT_making waves as part of the interdisciplinary art program ARTPORT_GOOD FOOD COP23 at the Kunstmuseum Bonn on November 15, 2017, introduced the young participants into the world of sustainability from an unusual point of view.


The panel, as part of the general program GOOD FOOD COP23, explored creative solutions and methods that can inspire change in behavior and policy towards food production and consumption as the world faces severe challenges due to climate change. How can local experts from diverse disciplines – art, science, education, policy, and agriculture – and regions whose work focuses on food production and consumption in one way or another, come together and tap into potential synergies for common goals? These discussions generally leave out the artist’s voice. We always want to include it and also ask if and how art can be a catalyst for change in this field.


As a commission for GOOD FOOD COP23 by ARTPORT_making waves, 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) displays 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 represents an amnesty for citizens who have unlawfully removed plastic from the increasingly perfect system of consumption and production. Visitors to the installation should be aware that they may be 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