January 12 - March 1, 2024

A Botanical Conversation

Mehdi-Georges Lahlou

Residency: November 24, 2023 - January 14, 2024

Part of Artist-in-Residence

A Botanical Conversation   Image courtesy of the artist, Mehdi-Georges Lahlou.

'A Botanical Conversation,' an exhibition by Mehdi-Georges Lahlou, a Franco-Moroccan artist of Spanish origin, explores issues of identity, diversity, and contemporary societal challenges. Leveraging his cultural heritage, Mehdi-Georges Lahlou challenges stereotypes and champions the coexistence of differences.
This exhibition delves into deep subjects such as memory, archives, and geopolitical conflicts, thereby highlighting significant issues of our times. Mehdi-Georges Lahlou employs a diverse range of media to depict the impact of globalization and Western colonization on natural and cultural landscapes, with a special focus on the migration of plants and their environmental implications.
'A Botanical Conversation' ruminates on the relationship between humans and their environment, underscoring historical and cultural influences. The exhibition encourages thoughtful consideration of current ecological and social issues, advocating for harmony among all living beings. It is a call for awareness and collective action towards a sustainable future.
Additionally, the exhibition at Spaces will also feature new work by the artist, created during his artistic residency at Spaces. These pieces promise to enrich the exhibition, offering fresh perspectives and continuing Mehdi-Georges Lahlou's engaging narrative on the intertwining of nature, culture, and identity.

About the Artist

Mehdi-Georges Lahlou

Visual Artist, Performance Artist, and Theater Director Mehdi-Georges Lahlou (born in Les Sables d'Olonne, 1983) is a Franco-Moroccan artist who lives and works between Brussels and Paris.He trained at the École supérieure des beaux-arts in Nantes Saint-Nazaire and obtained a Ph.D. in Arts from AVANS University in the Netherlands in... go to artist page

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