Uriel Orlow @Radius CCA

Discover Uriel Orlow’s installation Soil Affinities at the latest Radius CCA exhibition The Glass City.

This work explores the connections of colonial history and the movement of plants for agriculture, from Aubervilliers, a northern suburb of Paris, to formerly French West Africa. It takes its starting point in Aubervillier’s 19th century market gardening past which ended when factories started to take over, around the same time as European countries, including France, began to develop a colonial agriculture in Africa. Soil Affinities traces these lines and networks of terrestrial connections between plants and people, across different geographies and temporalities, through video, photography, and other documents gathered in France and Senegal.

The Glass City is open until August 20, 2023. Don’t miss it!

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