YEAR | 2019
INSTITUTION | Kunstverein Schichtwechsel

"Who needs to 'develop'?"

Kuska was an exhibition under the project Kuska - learn, help, learn. It took place as part of the Grass is Always Greener on the Other Side exhibition and complemented artists' work from small European states.
more information: www.kuska.online

"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 effect? What happens with donations? What have we learned from failures in the past?
The exhibition critically examines the field defined by its mission to eradicate poverty. What was known for a long time as ‘development aid’, then ‘development corporation’, and currently ‘international cooperation’ is both praised in the highest tones and criticised with the most dramatic allegations. What is its history? What is its context? Does it work?

"Foreign direct investment"

"I want to help others"

The exhibition was based on seven topics:
› Development: What is development? Who needs to develop, and how?
› Poverty: What does poverty mean? How has it changed throughout history?
› Strategies: What strategies to tackle poverty were employed 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 tax heaven."

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

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

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