Emine Ercihan – Food Waste

Food Waste – there is a global imbalance between production and distribution of food. While in many countries groceries are discarded due to overproduction and unconscious consumption, major food shortage reigns in other countries. Four times the amount needed to solve the world hunger problem is thrown away.

Wastage of food is an omnipresent, global problem. In Germany alone 82kg of expired or not properly stored food per year and inhabitant is simply disposed of. It is even more drastic in production chains and delivery of perishables, with precious aliments being destroyed without any reason.

The lack of corporate conscience, the absurd dynamics of the market and the questionable laws and food regulations force foods to go to the rubbish; non-standard fruits and vegetables are sorted out.

The project 'Food Waste' enables an alternative, emotional approach to a factual, serious thematic. 'Food Waste' does not repeat known images such as mountains of food wastage, but acts within the exhibition as a catalyst for provocation and lays a basis for discussion.

'Food Waste' stages wastefulness, which becomes an absurd element of space. According to Emine Ercihan, "only a personal experience of waste leads to a targeted awareness!".

Emine Ercihan was born 1989 in Izmir, Turkey. She lives and works in Dortmund, Germany. Her project 'Food Waste' was awarded the Canon Profifoto Förderpreis.

Fr. 13. July to Su. 15. July ETF! welcomes the summer holidays and says goodbye from Bonn

Friday, 13 July 2018, 16.00 to 24.00 h Artificial walks, bed sheet cinema under stars, clogs and clowns

Saturday, 14 July, 14.00 hrs Family Tours and Planting Campaign

July 15, 11.30 a.m.
Finissage tour with individual ETF! artists from the region


The 17th edition of ETF was opened on April 18th in Bonn.

Ehemalige Volkshochschule
Kasernenstraße 50
53111 Bonn

NEW Duration: 19.4.-15.7.2018

Opening times:
Wed-Fri: 4pm – 8pm
Sat-Sun: 11am – 5pm
also on bank holidays

Free Entry!

A contribution to the European Sustainable Development Week (ESDW) 2018 and the German Sustainability Action Days 2018 (30.5.-5.6.)


ETF! was awarded "Best international exhibition in Chile in 2017" by the Chilean Circle of Art Critics.

Pictures of ETF! 2017 in Parque Cultural de Valparaiso, Chile can be seen here .


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17. Exhibition-Station Bonn 2018

Many thanks also to Deutsche Telekom AG, Beethoven Foundation Bonn, Kunsthistorisches Institut der Universität Bonn and Kunstmuseum Bonn.