IRC 2023 exhibit combines science and art to explore a food-secure future

 Rice Today   |  


All Tomorrows’ Harvest,  a contemporary art exhibition at the 6th International Rice Congress, explored the possibilities for achieving a food-secure future amid the challenges of climate change.

The exhibit showcased a juxtaposition of rice science and the arts to elicit views and raise important questions about our shared futures in food and agriculture.

Curated by Dindin Araneta, the exhibit is a result of the coming together of creatives Martika Escobar, Erwin Romulo, Derek Tumala, and Jake Verzosa who rendered speculative and exploratory approaches to tell an interconnected story. In their respective artistic forms and styles, the filmmaker, conceptual artist, visual artist, and photographer have responded to the vast body of work scientists have produced.

Harvesting creative insight from the IRRI archives, photographer Jake Verzosa presented a speculative archive with IRRI photos and AI-generated images that explore the frontiers of the human condition.

All Tomorrow’s Harvest highlighted the need for sustained efforts, not only from scientists, but economists, policymakers, women’s advocates, humanitarians, philosophers, and contemporary artists so that we can have a future that is good for all. It also explored the potential of farming as a sustainable livelihood for younger generations and the empowerment of women farmers and scientists to close the gender gap.

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