Rachel Youn • Ecologies of Elsewhere • Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center • 10.02.–06.08.2023
Rachel Youn is part of Ecologies of Elsewhere at the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, on view through 6 August. The group show asks, “What happens when we understand plants as witnesses, historical agents, multispecies narrators, and storytellers? The long-term and ongoing effects of slavery, colonialism, and environmental harm are intertwined. Histories of botany and medicine are closely connected as enslaved Africans brought botanical and medicinal matter and epistemologies to the Americas during the Atlantic Slave trade. Ecologies of Elsewhere sheds light on knowledge formations informed by ancestral connections to plants or queer erotic desire and magic realism.” More info can be found here.