July 21 – 29, 2023, Growing Space Wielewall hosted Marika Vandekraats in a presentation of her strawberry research. Starting from the strawberry’s colonial roots, Marika is working on a publication that will encompass stories and histories that shape the human relations entangled with the strawberry. By observing a repetitive obsession with the strawberry, Marika will work to unpack the abstractions between the fruit and the exploitation often overlooked within its production. The exhibition hosted open hours in which visitors are encouraged to share their own strawberry stories, be it memories of nature, recipes, or other agricultural anxieties.
This exhibition was a moment to share gathered research for an upcoming publication to be realized in 2024. This project is supported by CBK Rotterdam