Kevin van Braak
Kevin van Braak together, Fitri DK, Agung Kurniawan, Timoteus Anggawan Kusno, Setu Legi, Prihatmoko Moki, Ipeh Nur, Ignasius Dicky Takndare, Enka Komariah, Maryanto, Muhammad ‘Ucup’ Yusuf.
For the Kebun Sejarah (Garden of History) art exhibition in the Glass House of Zone2source in the Amstelpark, Kevin has invited 10 artists with whom he has previously collaborated to make drawings about 10 Indonesian crops. The artists each highlight a crop and thus provide insight into the history and the place these crops occupy in the development of Indonesia. For each crop, Kevin has worked in close dialogue with one of the artists, who provides a critically drawn interpretation of the crop from his own – historical, socio-political – cultural perspective. In the front space of the Glass House, the plants are exhibited together with the drawings in uniquely crafted glass greenhouses to tell a complex story about relationships between humans and plants.
The greenhouses stand on a plate of GOGO plastics, these plates are manufactured in ten different colors of green. These ten colors correspond to the ten different crops. Because the exhibition space consists of an open space, Kevin has designed a tripod on which the drawings are displayed in a frame. The back of this frame also consists of a panel of GOGO plastics and corresponds to the color of the plate in the greenhouse.
The exhibition can be seen from September 25 to November 28, 2021. For more information about the exhibition, see this link.
Photo’s by Thomas Lenden
Kebun Sejarah wordt mede mogelijk gemaakt door Gemeente Amsterdam Stadsdeel Zuid, het Prins Bernard Cultuurfonds, het Mondriaanfonds en het Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst / AFK, en Elho “Give Room to Nature” voor de plantenbakken in de glazen kassen.