Uriel Orlow: Mafavuke’s Trial and Other Plant Stories
A major new commission which explores the botanical world as a stage for politics at large through film, photography, installation and sound.
Working from the dual vantage points of South Africa and Europe, the project considers plants as both witnesses and actors in history, and as dynamic agents – linking nature and humans, rural and cosmopolitan medicine, tradition and modernity – across different geographies, histories and systems of knowledge, with a variety of curative, spiritual and economic powers.
With additional works by Subtle Agency, David Goldblatt, Kapwani Kiwanga, Cedric Nunn, Cooking Sections and Philippe Zourgane.
The Showroom, 28 September – 19 November 2016
Preview: Tuesday 27 September 6.30–8.30pm
For more info: http://www.theshowroom.org/exhibitions/uriel-orlow-mafavukes-trial-and-other-plant-stories