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Peng Zhang, Garden Foundation for Rijksakademie Open studios 2022. Photo by Sander van Wettum

17 May 2024
17:00 - 20:00

Finissage: The One-Straw Revolution

Framer Framed warmly welcomes you to the finissage of the exhibition The One-Straw Revolution on 17 May. Together with exhibition curator iLiana Fokianaki we close the show with a programme featuring participating artists alongside artists and researchers new to the show, reflecting on the themes of permaculture, ecology and community through their own practices.

On 17 May, the evening begins with two screenings of artist duo Latent Community, including the short film NEROMANNA, which is based on the story of the Kallio settlement in Fokida. This village in Greece was flooded in the creation of the Mornos dam, a reservoir for the city of Athens. Following the screenings, Latent Community will discuss the work and their broader practice in a conversation with curator and researcher Angeliki Tzortzakaki.

After that, curator of The One-Straw Revolution, iLiana Fokianaki, will be in conversation with artists Eliana Otta and Peng Zhang. Otta is one of the participating artists in the exhibition with her installation Beatriz and the Sacred Hole (2023) where we hear stories from the family of Mauro Pío, a leader in the Peruvian Indigenous community Nuevo Amanecer Hawai who was assassinated in 2013.

During the finissage, Otta will enter into a dialogue with Amsterdam-based artist Peng Zhang. Informed by his rural upbringing, his practice focuses on relationships to and around land. Zhang recently finished residencies at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten (Amsterdam) and Grasland Ezinge (Groningen). He is currently participating in a residency with Het Groene Veld in Amsterdam-Noord.

Closing the exhibition together with these artists, we examine how artistic practices which take influence from permacultural thinking naturally unfold through their entanglements with the ecologies and communities of the sites in which they are rooted.


17:00  | Walk in & drinks
17:15   | Screening of NEROMANNA & Tropical Hell
Conversation with Latent Community and Angeliki Tzortzakaki
18:30 | Panel discussion with Eliana Otta and Peng Zhang, moderated by iLiana Fokianaki

This event is in English and free of charge.

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Date & time
Friday 17 May | 17:00-20:00

Framer Framed
Oranje-Vrijstaatkade 71
1093 KS, Amsterdam

With thanks to State of Concept Athens.

Framer Framed is supported by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science; Amsterdam Fund for the Arts; Municipality of Amsterdam; and VriendenLoterij Fonds. 

Ecology / Extractivism / Colonial history /


Exhibition: The One-Straw Revolution

An exhibition curated by iLiana Fokianaki exploring permaculture as a methodology for exhibition-making


Queer environmental embodiment: UÝRA - The Rising Forest
Screening, talk and sound performance on queer rights and environmental resistance
Opening: The One-Straw Revolution
Opening of the exhibition, The One-Straw Revolution, curated by iLiana Fokianaki


Latent Community

Interdisciplinary artist duo

Peng Zhang


Angeliki Tzortzakaki

Curator and writer

Eliana Otta

iliana fokianaki

iLiana Fokianaki

Curator, theorist and educator