Urban Farming and Mushroom Workshop

城市农业和蘑菇工作坊

2018.7.28  3pm-6pm | Fou Gallery, 410 Jefferson Avenue, #1, Brooklyn, NY11221               

2018.8.18  3pm-6pm | Fou Gallery, 410 Jefferson Avenue, #1, Brooklyn, NY11221               预约链接 RSVP

At the very end of July, just right after the opening of our latest exhibition Liu Chang: The Light of Small Things, we welcome you to join us on a special urban farming and mushroom workshop hosted by plant educator Jin Jie, who was invited by artist Liu Chang. In the workshop, the audience can feel closer with nature through hands-on practice. Jin Jie has transformed her basement into a mushroom laboratory, practiced urban farming concepts and focused on consumption and environmental issues for many years. Fou gallery is honored to invite her to bring a unique workshop to us.

From phenology in nature, handmade artist books, to computer-generated patterns, Liu's works continuously blur the boundaries of objects. With the advent of the trend of artificial intelligence, Liu is inspired by traditional wisdom inherited from the era of agricultural civilization and uses modern technology as a tool to present her thinking process without persisting in an ultimate answer.

The workshop consists of two parts: at 3:00-4:30 pm, the curator Echo He will lead a walk through of Liu Chang's exhibtion. Then Jin Jie will hold an agriculture lecture sharing her experince in organic farming and cultivating edible mushrooms in her basement. At 4:30-6:00 pm, the mushroom workshop will be held in the garden of the gallery. Participants can learn to make mushroom medium and take the breeding base home. Special drinks and afternoon teas will also be served on site.

七月末,夏意浓,在否画廊新展 《刘唱:微物之光》 开幕之际,我们邀请您一起参加由植物教育工作者金婕受艺术家刘唱之邀而举办的蘑菇工作坊,观众可以通过亲自动手的过程感受与大自然更密切的接触。金婕将自家地下室改造成蘑菇实验室,实践城市农场概念并关注消费及环境问题多年,此次否画廊很荣幸地邀请到她带来别具一格的工作坊活动。

从自然界的物候,到手工制作的艺术家书,再到电脑绘制的生成图案,物的边界在刘唱的作品中一再模糊。在人工智能话题甚嚣尘上的当下,刘唱以农业文明时代传承的传统文化为灵感,以现代科技为手段呈现她的思考过程,而不是最终的答案。遐思其小如微物之光,其大若芥子须弥。在展览之际,刘唱特别邀请金婕举办城市农业和蘑菇工作坊,希望通过分享活动对展览主题进行进一步探索。

分享活动由两部分组成,3-4点为刘唱带来的展览导览和金婕带来的城市农业讲座,金婕将介绍自己在家中地下室进行有机农业和培育食用蘑菇的经验;4-6点为金婕主持的蘑菇工作坊,工作坊在画廊花园举行,参与者可以亲手学习制作蘑菇培养基,并把培育基带回家。现场还有和展览主题相配合的特殊饮品和下午茶点。

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Jin Jie is an interdisciplinary educator focused on ecoliteracy and food systems, and a lifelong student of nature. She is fascinated by fungi intelligence and the organisms’ potentials in healing humans and the planet. Her current work is focused on mushroom cultivation and soil bioremediation. Previously, she created Curiouseed, a newsletter providing bite-sized education on urban agriculture, and AllThingsCooked, a cooking experiment to raise awareness of food waste. Jie is an NYC Master Composter and certified in permaculture design. She has taught classes at NYC Parks and Queens Botanical Garden.

金婕是一位跨学科的教育工作者,专注于生态素养和食物系统,更是一名终身的自然的学生。她对真菌智能和生物体治愈人类和地球的潜力着迷。她目前的工作重点是蘑菇种植和土壤生物修复。在此之前,她创建了Curiouseed,一个提供城市农业微型教育的新闻平台,以及AllThingsCooked,一个旨在提高人们的食物浪费意识的烹饪实验。金婕是纽约市的Master Composter,并在永续农业设计方面获得认证。她曾在纽约公园和皇后区植物园教授课程。

 Mushroom from Jin Jie's mushroom laboratory in her basement.   

Mushroom from Jin Jie's mushroom laboratory in her basement.

 

  Liu Chang: The Light of Small Things  installation view. Photograph by Peichao Lin. ©Liu Chang, courtesy Fou Gallery.

Liu Chang: The Light of Small Things installation view. Photograph by Peichao Lin. ©Liu Chang, courtesy Fou Gallery.

  Liu Chang: The Light of Small Things  installation view. Photograph by Peichao Lin. ©Liu Chang, courtesy Fou GallerLiu Chang: The Light of Small Things installation view. Photograph by Peichao Lin. ©Liu Chang, courtesy Fou Gallery

Liu Chang: The Light of Small Things installation view. Photograph by Peichao Lin. ©Liu Chang, courtesy Fou GallerLiu Chang: The Light of Small Things installation view. Photograph by Peichao Lin. ©Liu Chang, courtesy Fou Gallery