Sergio Montero Bravo participates in Documenta Fifteen

23 August 2022

As a member of Inland arts collective, Associate professor Sergio Montero Bravo participates in Documenta in Kassel until 25 September.

Montero Bravo has designed the exhibition concept together with artist Fernando Garcia Dory, founder of Inland; one of 14 Lumbung members presenting their collective artistic practice at Documenta Fifteen. The design and building process was developed with assistance from former Konstfack Interior Architecture and Furniture design students; Frida Navratil, Kibandu Pello-Esso and Stina Larsson.

With a Cave and a Cheese Pavillion, Inland proposes a form of Folk Un-Museum and learning space or expanded syllabus bringing together materials, ongoing projects, and collaborations. The installation at Ottoneum presents a cabinet of curiosities comprising knowledge from farmland and forest ecology to a sonic anthropology of rural decline and reinvigoration. The Cheese pavilion is designed by Inland member Sergio Montero Bravo, a structure that combines modernist and vernacular architectural elements. In collaboration with local organic shop Schmackes, different products are available for the visitor. Amongst them, the cheese that Inland produces in its rural location from the milk of their sheep, goats and cow milk from a neighbour.

Inside the cheese sandwiches during the duration of Documenta, a series of Cheesecoins are distributed. Each Cheesecoin contains a still of a film by Hito Steyerl, and when found and shared, allows the film to be complete. The Cheese Pavillion , suspended on pillars, minimizes its impact on the garden and wild flowers cultivated for pollinators.

Over the last ten years, Inland has emerged as a collaborative platform for cultural and land workers on questions of forms of art, territories, and social change. Focusing on different axes as Economy, Knowledge, Inhabitation, and Training, educational projects such as the Shepherds School, the New Curriculum and, more recently, the Inland Academy, have been developed.