Is it possible to be a revolutionary and like flowers? The artists represented in this exhibition ( 10 Sep – 19 Dec 2021 Exhibition@Nest) respond to this question with a resounding ‘yes!’ Each artist adopts and explores their own perspective, but they find common ground in feminist affinities, queer longings, and ecological solidarity. CPR (Charlotte Rooijackers (DAI, 2011)) finds herself in the amazing company of Patricia Kaersenhout, Otobong Nkanga, Rossella Biscotti and more.
Lily van der Stokker
The artists in this exhibition answer the question of the exhibition title with a resounding “YES!”. They show that the flower as a symbol can seduce, comfort, heal, adorn and distract, and find common ground in feminist affinities, queer desires and ecological solidarity. But flowers can also represent a form of oppression and censorship, a secret language, a wink and a punch all in one.
‘Is it possible to be a revolutionary and like flowers’ is an exhibition diptych with the Centraal Museum (Laurie Cluitmans and Eva Burgering) where ‘The Botanical Revolution’ is being shown simultaneously.
An extensive contextual program has been developed around the exhibitions at both locations.
With special thanks to Camille Henrot, after whose work this exhibition is titled.
The festive opening of ‘Is it possible to be a revolutionary and like flowers?’* is Thursday, September 9th from 8 pm to 10 pm at Nest
Please note: We can only host this opening if we maintain current COVID-19 measures. It is mandatory to show a valid COVID Certificate identification document (QR code) upon entry. We hope for your understanding.