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Venice Art Biennale 2022 – “To See The Earth Before the End of the World” by Precious Okoyomon

Artist: Precious Okoyomon (Nigeria-USA)
Title: To See The Earth Before the End of the World
Year: 2022
Installation view at: Venice Art Biennale 2022
Photo Credits: Barbara Picci

Precious Okoyomon – poet, artist, and chef – stages sculptural topographies composed of living, growing, decaying, and dying materials, including rock, water, wildflowers, snails, and vines. For Okoyomon, nature is inseparable from the historical marks of colonisation and enslavement. In their work, plants like kudzu – a vine native to Asia that was first introduced by the US government to farms in Mississippi in 1876 as a means to fortify erosion of local soil, which had been degraded by the over-cultivation of cotton, and then turned to be uncontrollably invasive – become metaphors for the entanglement of slavery, racialisation, and diaspora with nature, nonetheless holding the capacity for change and revitalisation…
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Precious Okoyomon in this blog | Wikipedia | Instagram

SPECIALE VENEZIA 2022

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