Sam Hopkins

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

THE MINISTRY OF PLASTIC

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