Dodi Reifenberg

Dodi Reifenberg

Green Bag Movement is my invitation to you to think about
the beauty that happens when man-made waste is thoughtfully
recycled. It’s a big carpet garden of used plastic bags, loosely
contained by a long, skinny green belt. Toward the end of the
carpet garden, there’s a small portrait of Dr. Wangari Maathai.
Dr. Maathai won the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize because she
developed a broad based grass roots organization called the
Green Belt Movement, which has helped women in Kenya to
plant more than 30 million trees so far on their farms and
schools and church grounds. At the same time, the movement
has trained 30,000 women in forestry and bee keeping and
other trades to help them earn income while preserving their
lands and resources.
I made Dr. Maathai’s portrait from tiny fragments cut from
recycled plastic bags, which I piece together with sticky tape
like a mosaic.
What I’d like you to do is to stroll through the carpet garden
to take a close look at her portrait. Don’t worry if plastic bags fly
out of the garden or fall over its walls when you walk through
them. The nice security guard has been asked to tend the carpet
garden, by using a trash hook to return any stray bags.

Fr. 13. July to Su. 15. July ETF! welcomes the summer holidays and says goodbye from Bonn

Friday, 13 July 2018, 16.00 to 24.00 h Artificial walks, bed sheet cinema under stars, clogs and clowns

Saturday, 14 July, 14.00 hrs Family Tours and Planting Campaign

July 15, 11.30 a.m.
Finissage tour with individual ETF! artists from the region


The 17th edition of ETF was opened on April 18th in Bonn.

Ehemalige Volkshochschule
Kasernenstraße 50
53111 Bonn

NEW Duration: 19.4.-15.7.2018

Opening times:
Wed-Fri: 4pm – 8pm
Sat-Sun: 11am – 5pm
also on bank holidays

Free Entry!

A contribution to the European Sustainable Development Week (ESDW) 2018 and the German Sustainability Action Days 2018 (30.5.-5.6.)


ETF! was awarded "Best international exhibition in Chile in 2017" by the Chilean Circle of Art Critics.

Pictures of ETF! 2017 in Parque Cultural de Valparaiso, Chile can be seen here .


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17. Exhibition-Station Bonn 2018

Many thanks also to Deutsche Telekom AG, Beethoven Foundation Bonn, Kunsthistorisches Institut der Universität Bonn and Kunstmuseum Bonn.