16.11.23, 18:00, I Don’t Know Where Paradise Is
Join artist and KASK & Conservatorium postdoctoral researcher Benny Nemer for the launch of I Don’t Know Where Paradise Is, his first solo catalogue. Designed by Paris-based Clément Wibaut, the publication expands upon Nemer’s 2020 exhibition and eponymous audio work distilled from his research in the libraries of gay scholars in Amsterdam, London, Montreal, Paris and Vienna.
This beautiful and intimate book features lush photographs of the twenty-six floral arrangements created in response to the audio work, and essays by Heather Anderson, Ann Cvetkovich, Jennifer Evans, and John Potvin that situate Nemer’s work in broader, overlapping contexts.
At 18:30, friend, artistic researcher at KASK & Conservatorium, and graphic designer Paul Bailey will discuss the book project with Nemer. The publication will be available for purchase for € 20. An exhibition of flowers, photographs, and the accompanying audio work will remain on view in the Kunstenbibliotheek Cellarium until the flowers have faded.
Benny Nemer is affiliated as an artistic researcher to KASK & Conservatorium, the school of arts of HOGENT and howest. The research project Recollecting Favourable Bodies was financed by the HOGENT Arts Research Fund and is part of
the Archival Sensations Research Cluster.