The One-Straw Revolution
February 11–May 19, 2024
Framer Framed is proud to present “The One-Straw Revolution,” a thought-provoking exhibition curated by iLiana Fokianaki, opening on 10 February 2024. Inspired by Masanobu Fukuoka’s influential book on ecological thought, The One-Straw Revolution: An Introduction to Natural Farming (1975), the exhibition delves into permaculture as a methodology for exhibition-making and institution-building.
The exhibition’s title alludes to Fukuoka’s technique of scattering straw in a field post-harvest, emphasizing minimal waste and respect for ecosystem balance. This philosophy aligns with permaculture’s focus on working harmoniously with ecosystems, prioritizing long-term observation over extractive practices.
“The One-Straw Revolution” showcases artworks that call for de-growth, highlighting the legacies of knowledge systems that have thrived despite heteronormative patriarchal Western hegemonies and colonial violence. The participating artists pay homage to Indigenous and feminist ecological thought, exploring human disconnection from nature and the need to re-evaluate our relationship with the world.
Spatially, the exhibition is structured around permaculture’s zone system, with a focus on zone 0: the human and their settlement. It takes the form of an alternative ecology, where artworks contribute to shaping a “shared perma-future.”
A public program, developed in collaboration with Framer Framed, will feature film screenings and discussions with artists and practitioners engaged in the exhibition’s themes.