‘Botany Under Influence’ (Through Saturday, October 22)

    Date: 09/07/2016 - 10/22/2016

    Time: All Day

    Location: apexart (291 Church St., Manhattan)

    Price: Free


    Botany under Influence delves into the politics of plants and explores systems of meaning that have been impressed upon nature, flora, and seeds throughout eras of imperialism, colonialism, and globalization. Unearthing forgotten and parallel histories, this exhibition reveals how the exportation of natural resources has affected worldwide power structures and cultural behavior. It pushes us to reconsider common perceptions and representations about nature ‘having always been there,’ being ‘neutral’ or ‘passive,’ when instead plants embody the larger History and are integral actors in it.

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