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。
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.