Zico Albaiquni at Framer Framed

26 Jan 2020

Zico Albaiquni is part of the latest exhibition On the Nature of Botanical Gardens, curated by Sadiah Boonstra and presented at Framer Framed, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Zico Albaquni, Ruwatan Tanah Air Beta, Reciting Rites in its Sites, 2019, oil and synthetic polymer on canvas, 200 x 600 cm

The exhibition explores botanical gardens as a key site in which colonial power was literally rooted. It investigates how the colonial quest of products, profits and power around the world formed the context for the establishment and consolidation of botanical gardens.

On the Nature of Botanical Gardens features nine contemporary Indonesian artists who look critically at colonial power, knowledge building and the economics of nature, its legacies and current consequences of approaching nature and plants. The exhibition opened on 23 January and is on view until 26 April 2020.

Image: opening reception of On the Nature of Botanical Gardens, courtesy of Maarten Nauw and Framer Framed