Boerenzij | The Rural Side questions the hegemony of urban culture through encounters with the countryside in the city. This art project created with and by Rotterdammers places rural migration, mindsets, memories, objects and en plein air drawings in the midst of the current gentrification of Rotterdam-Zuid. Boerenzij demands critical awareness of the naturalness with which rural culture is being swallowed up and urbanized worldwide.
Besides texts by Wapke Feenstra and curator and researcher Kevser Güler, the book contains many images such as drawings, film stills and photos of rural objects.
About the Author
Since 2003, Feenstra has also been working under the name Myvillages, an international artists' initiative that she co-founded with Kathrin Böhm (DE/UK) and Antje Schiffers (DE). They work in different configurations and always with local partners. Myvillages' work addresses the relationship between the rural and the urban, looking at different forms of production, preconceptions and power relationships.