Sunflower Soup is a collective founded to experience what making art means outside the frames of the individual. Furthermore, participants explore how an activist attitude can coexist with an ambiguous visual language that allows humor and fantasy.
On 6 May, SFS will show a series of 'intersubjective' drawings. That word refers to the way they were created, namely by complementing and elaborating on each other's drawings. They are images conjured up collectively without a preconceived plan, made with the sensitivity and imagination of several people. Perhaps these drawings are like plants: grown in a decentralised way and created by invisible and subterranean principles. And like plants, they are more concerned with seducing than explaining.
Sunflower Soup is currently working on an exhibition Plantiarchate which will open at Marres in Maastricht on 2 July. In Plantiarchate, plants rule over people. The exhibition includes a film about subversive plant seeds and a plant world made of paper pulp by schoolchildren, students, activists and reveries from Maastricht and the surrounding area.
The drawings displayed in the gallery are for sale. All proceeds will be used for the realisation of the Plantiarchate. You are welcome to come on 6 May to see, meet, print t-shirts (bring one) and eat sunflower soup. The gallery will be open from 12pm to 6pm.