Why is art in particular a suitable approach to the subject?
Art offers the opportunity to reflect on individual aspects of the issue by means of sensory perception, which is to say in a different way from documentaries or factsheets. One exhibit is a film by the Polish video artist Wojtek Doroszuk. He shows agriculture as an actual utopia, a kind of love affair between man and nature. In doing so, he raises an extremely important question: what kind of relationship with nature do we want? But art is just one of many approaches. At the same time, the exhibition is highly informative, presenting many facts as well as arguments for and against.
What happens at the interactive stations?
At a station, visitors can take problematic products such as chicken, sugar and soy from a conveyor belt and scan them. This provides a range of information about the value chain and conditions under which the item was produced. There are also stations dealing with organic and fair-trade seals of approval, and visitors can try out new food apps.
Is meat consumption the focus of the exhibition?
No. It plays a major role, but it’s just one issue among many. It is part of the big central questions of how to produce food more sustainably in the future, how trade can be more equitable and how consumption can be made healthier. To encourage a reduction in meat consumption, for example, other foods are discussed, such as algae products or in-vitro meat.