A Contemporary Floriography

10 Sep – 19 Dec 2021   /   Publicatie@Nest

In the context of the exhibition “Is it possible to be a revolutionary and like flowers?” the publication Is it possible to be a revolutionary and like flowers?: A contemporary Floriography was created.

A contemporary Floriography is composed of three sections: The first part is an introductory essay by co-curator Laurie Cluitmans, where the relevance of flowers in art and culture is explored through a critical lens and the works of the participating artists are contextualized. The second part consists of a floriography, which refers to the secret meaning and symbolisms of flowers. Each artist taking part in the exhibition shares their associations with a flower they feel connected to. This second part was developed by co-curators Heske ten Cate and Eva Burgering in collaboration with the artists. The last part of the publication is a reflective essay by Arnisa Zeqo compiled with her everyday encounters with flowers – from buying wildflowers in the streets of Tirana to scrolling through Britney Spears’ Instagram account.

You can get a physical copy of the publication at Nest or get the digital version here.

This program is part of Is it possible to be a revolutionary and like flowers?

Thanks to

Gemeente Den Haag
Stroom Den Haag
Stichting Stokroos
Centraal Museum

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