Kuska was an exhibition under the project Kuska - learn, help, learn. It took place as part of the exhibition Grass is Always Greener on the Other Side and complemented the work of artists from small European states.
Project team: Luis Hilti, Alexandra Rapeaud, Laura Hilti, Annett Höland, Anna Hilti, Patricia Bachmann, Beat Ospelt, Antonella Barone, Barbara Batliner, Sara Bagladi, Flurina Seger, Lisa Fischer, Barbara Schneider
more information: www.kuska.online

"Who need to 'develop'?"

"I can save taxes this way"

​​​​​​​Poverty is a notion woven deeply into the narrative of mankind. Is it increasing or declining? What is it, really in the first place? How is it addressed? To improve the conditions of life in “developing countries”, people, money and goods move around the globe. What is their affect? What happens with donations? What have we learned from failures in the past?
The exhibition critically examines the field that is defined by its mission to eradicate poverty. A process that was known for a long time as ‘development aid’ then ‘development corporation’ and currently ‘international cooperation’ is praise in highest tones and critizied with the most dramatic allegations. What is its history? What its context?

"Foreign direct investment"

"I want to help others"

The exhibition was based on 7 topics:
› Development: What is development? Who needs to develop, and how?
› Poverty: What does poverty mean? How has it changed over the course of history?
› Strategies: What where the strategies to tackle worldwide poverty during the last decades?
› Benefiting: Who benefits from whom?
› Donating: Should each cent go directly to the people in need?
› Involvement: Why do people help others?
› Dignity: How can help be provided without creating dependencies?

"Paying taxes on my huge fortune would be insane. My money is much better off in a tax heaven"

"For every franc that flows into developing countries... two francs flow back to industrialized countries."

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