No need for a wall, it’s a garden. No need for a roof, it’s a garden. No need for much, it’s a garden. One person will build the foundation and the other one will build the furniture and I’ll do the rest. No concrete for our foundation but a constantly moving presence, to welcome you and anyone else who wants to join. A nice place for a conversation or maybe THE conversation, with a perfect cast. Why them you ask? Because I like them, they’re nice.
Three artists come together in a mutual act of constructing space, experience, and meaning: Paul Maheke’s approach extends from working with his own body to the general idea of the body as archive and echo. From this metaphorical perspective, he explores identity politics in regard to queerness and blackness. Rebecca Ackroyd creates ambiguous atmospheres that trigger fundamental urges and fears such as belonging or facing the unknown—things that are deeply intimate but experienced by all. Ndayé Kouagou takes a similar interest in core emotions. In his performance and speech-based practice, he combines tales of the everyday with existential thought and humor.
I like them, they’re nice
Rebecca Ackroyd, Ndayé Kouagou, Paul Maheke
12/09/20 – 18/10/20