Angelica archangelica, ruta graveolens, achillea millefolium and agrimonia eupatoria – what magic powers do these plants possess? In Nursery, Kapwani Kiwanga presents a collection of plants that have had a decisive political, social, religious or economic role to play for specific individuals as well as for entire communities, under different phases of history and in different parts of the world.
Wild celery (Angelica archangelica), Common rue (Ruta Graveolens), Yarrow (Achillea millefolium), Sticklewort (Agrimonia eupatoria), wood, oral stories.
Kapwani Kiwanga takes an interest in plants and the magical properties attributed to them, especially in resistance movements. Here, the artist presents a collection of plants that have played a crucial political, social, religious or economic role for individuals or entire communities at different points in history and in several different parts of the world. Kiwanga gives voice to the plants, and makes space for them in the dominant historical narrative.
About Kapwani Kiwanga
Kapwani Kiwanga (b. 1978, Hamilton) is an artist based in Paris.