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Please find here the approved applications to the Social Art Award 2021 – New Greening. The open call was closed on 1 May.

The next Open Call for the Social Art Ward will be opened in early 2023.

 

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Orchid Cabinet
by Madeline von Foerster
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Title:
Orchid Cabinet

Author:
Madeline von Foerster

Description:
This painting explores the beauty of orchids, at the intersection with human greed and lust for ownership. Depicted are eight species of orchid (and three species of beetle), all endangered due to over-collection from the wild. Orchid smuggling is a multi-million dollar enterprise, which sometimes extirpates rare species before they are even known to science. I spent weeks researching orchids for this painting, relying on field work from botanists and entomologists. The airline baggage label is a reminder: Every hour of every day, endangered species of all kinds are being trafficked across the planet.
Description:
This painting explores the beauty of orchids, at the intersection with human greed and lust for ownership. Depicted are eight species of orchid (and three species of beetle), all endangered due to over-collection from the wild. Orchid smuggling is a multi-million dollar enterprise, which sometimes extirpates rare species before they are even known to science. I spent weeks researching orchids for this painting, relying on field work from botanists and entomologists. The airline baggage label is a reminder: Every hour of every day, endangered species of all kinds are being trafficked across the planet.

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