Christoph Draeger and Heidrun Holzfeind, [The Auroville Project]

Auroville is an intentional community founded in 1968 in South India by Mira Alfassa (named The Mother). In Auroville, people of all nationalities and creeds would live together in peace, an experiment both in self-knowledge and in collective living. Today about 2500 people live there.

[The Auroville Project] looks at how the utopian ideals of the community – no private property, no money, no rules, no religion – in short: divine anarchy, are lived and re-negotiated today. It investigates, how relationships between humans and nature, an ecological and sustainable lifestyle, spirituality and political ideals of self-development and collectivism can be re-imagined today. As one of the few alternative communes born in the 1960ies it does not only still exist, but is actually growing and thriving. Nevertheless, the goal of building a city of 50,000 inhabitants in the form of a galactic spiral is far from being achieved after 50 years.

The exhibition creates an immersive installation comprised of videos, photos, sculptures, archive materials and artifacts.

Opening of the exhibition: 13.06, 7 PM
Place: Art_Inkubator, Tymienieckiego 3
Open: Weekends: 10 AM - 9 PM, Mon-Fri 1 PM - 9 PM
Artist talk : 14.06, 4PM, Art_Inkubator, building D


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