SomoS presents Criss-Cross Pollination, a group exhibition examining the socio-politics relationship between Botanics and humans within the frame of migrancy with video, installation, and painting by Anwar Al Atrash, İnci Eviner, Jasmina Metwaly, Manaf Halbouni, and Verena Kyselka, curated by Ayça Okay. It uses narration as a tool to address persisting critiques of global policies on migration and their impact on immigrants, involving topics such as belonging, identity, and alienation.
Integrating the results of botanical archive research and a series of surveys,the exhibition builds on the curator’s and participating artists’ personal experiences of finding ethnic coexistence in a foreign country.
With Botanics as its central metaphor, it explores connections between the movement of humans and that of plants, highlighting the vital importance of and cross-pollination versus the …
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Image above: İnci Eviner, Parliament, 2010, single-channel HD video, 3′-loop, 2-channel sound