Politics of Weeds

Katherine E. Nash Gallery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

February 20 - March 24, 2018

Bo Zheng and Diane Willow as catalysts; Cante Suta-Francis Bettelyoun, Koua Yang, Lisa Philander, Marcus Young, Reb L Limerick and Sayge Carroll as collaborators; Dandelion, Hemp, Mugwort and Tobacco as kin.

Politics of Weeds is an experiential exhibition that sparks conversations and shares ways of knowing. It centers community and cultural relationships with plants, and investigates the politics of weeds. Conceived as a social catalyst, the exhibition presents a body of artworks and a series of participatory and interdisciplinary collaborations, conversations, teas, actions, performances, readings, and imaginings. Guided by questions, debates, and embodied knowledge, Politics of Weeds explores how we form and transform our relationships with plants; how we propagate cultures of resistance, resilience, and re-imagination; and how we work with plants to transform politics.

Tobacco plants greet visitors as they enter.