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"Where traditional species die out, mankind looses something of its history and culture"


 

© Ursula Schulz-Dornburg.

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In a single century, wheat culture was reduced from over 60,000 to a few dozen high-yield types. Remains of the disappeared native breeds of wheat are stored in seed banks, frozen and numbered, raw material for experiments. Beyond its concrete purpose, wheat has therefore achieved its highest abstraction as embodiment of wealth and sovereignty in the monetary symbol and in the computer number.
The ears shown here are only a small fraction of the native breeds of wheat stored in the gene banks’ refrigerators. The photographs by Ursula Schulz-Dornburg make them accessible again to our senses. They are signs of recognition on the road to an entombed memory of the idea of variety and fertility existing before the victorious progress of the monoculture.


Text: Peter Kammerer

Berlin | Uferhallen 03.09.-10.10.2010
Gartow | Westwendischer Kunstverein Wendland 24.10.2010-05.03.2011
Dessau | Umweltbundesamt and Bauhaus Dessau 23.03.- 29.04.2011
Ingolstadt | Neuer Kunstverein Pfaffenhofen a.d. Ilm, Stadt Neuburg an der Donau 14.05-13.06.2011
Bremen | Wasserturm, Schwankhalle, Arbeitnehmerkammer 02.07.-28.08.2011
Hamburg | Virginia Haus | Überseequartier | HafenCity 10.09.-30.10.2011
Indien | Mumbai 04.02-10.03.2012
Ethiopia | Addis Abeba 04.-24.05.2012
China | Peking | Iberia Center of Contemporary Art 05.08.-14.09.2012
Brasil | Sao Paulo | Galeria Marta Traba 22.02.-07.04.2013
Mexico | Puebla | Capilla del Arte UDLAP 17.10.2013-19.01.2014
Essen | Stiftung Zollverein 19.07.2014-04.09.2014
Peru | Lima | Museo Metropolitano 28.10.2014 - 19.01.2015
Freudenberg am Main | rauchmuseum | 15.11.2015 - 13.03.2016
Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania | Marstall Schwerin, Nikolaikirche Rostock, schloss bröllin | 01.07. 2016 - 11.09.2016












© Ursula Schulz-Dornburg