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.






We want to thank everyone who helped to make the 18th venue in Erfurt possible!

18. ZNE! Station ERFURT (Germany)


Duration: 28.7.2019 to 22.9.2019

Pictures from the exhibition in Erfurt here!

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We mourn our friend and benefactor, the artist and philosopher Prince Rudolf zur Lippe, who died on 6 September 2019.

He made thoughts dance and people move.

During the exhibition in Erfurt, which shows works from the cycle "Learning from the Birds" in the church of the Augustinian monastery, he wanted to talk to us about it and how it is linked to Goethe and Alexander von Humboldt.

We will miss him greatly, not only there.

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