Mindpirates designed the installation Verschwendung as part of Über Die Metapher Des Wachstums, a group exhibition at Frankfurter Kunstverein, funded by the Kulturstiftung des Bundes.
The international exhibition project Über die Metapher des Wachstums (On the Metaphor of Growth) has been a cooperation between the Kunstverein Hannover, the Frankfurter Kunstverein and the Kunsthaus Baselland. Each of the three exhibitions placed a different accent on artistic responses to the concept of growth, while demonstrating the present-day ambivalence that it arouses in terms of its economic, biological, and social implications.
The idea of growth has long been a theme in the field of cultural production as a central principle of social organization. Artists take the concept of growth and the associated belief in progress as a staring point for investigations and visualizations based on exemplary phenomena. The exhibition project offered a platform for this thematic interest. Bringing together various strands of artistic explorations of the phenomenon of growth, the exhibition created a tension between the positive and negative connotations of growth processes and inspires fundamental reflections on the topic.