The exhibitions Urgent Conversations: Athens–Antwerp and Urgent Conversations: Antwerp – Athens are a collaboration between EMST and M HKA, a theoretical and visual dialogue, based on works from the collections of both museums, which includes more than 70 works structured in 22 topics.   

28.04.2017 - 07.01.2018        

M HKA, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen - Leuvenstraat 32, 2000 Antwerpen

EMST, National Museum of Contemporary Art - Kallirrois Avenue & Amvr. Frantzi Str., Athens 11743

Dealing with Catastrophe

(c)image: M HKA
Head, 2008

N S Harsha has created several artworks relating to the issue of the liberalisation of the agricultural sector in India, and the difficulties farmers and rural farming communities have had to face as a consequence. In particular, the adoption of monocultural agricultural techniques along with the sale of genetically modified seeds by multinational corporations, which in contrast to the so-called green revolution's boasts, have, in fact, led to spiralling debt and mass suicides among farmers. It has also led to the destruction of traditional community life and to the erasure of local agricultural knowledge.