Flowers for Africa (Nigeria) - by Kapwani Kiwanga
       
     
Flowers for Africa (Nigeria) - by Kapwani Kiwanga
       
     
Flowers for Africa (Nigeria) - by Kapwani Kiwanga

 

Undress history from our apparatuses, “towards an hermeneutics of historic conscience” uncloses other narrations. An installation of freshly cut flowers, the gesture of a story that is returned and which commemorates the independence of the African states: the photographic archives of the official visits from western political delegations certify that the floral compositions are an essential ingredient to the linguistic of power. The flowers are the metaphor to denounce African issues such as the below market value payment of human and natural resources, the construction and cyclical destruction of the systems of production that are subordinated to the rules of the market, the cultural contradictions of the western world’s civil thought incapable of equally regulating the economy. Blinded by the illusion of wellbeing, Homo œconomicus is a neo-liberalist alien who devours and de-humanizes, incapable of emancipating the emotional and intellectual performance wherever economic interests are involved. 

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