GHADA AMER AT BIENNAL DE PENSAMENT, PALMA DE MALLORCA, SPAIN

ALL OPPRESSION CREATES A STATE OF WAR, 12 OCT - 9 JAN 2023

Ghada Amer, All Oppression Creates a State of War, 2019/2022 Photo: Bruno Daureo

Ghada Amer has been invited by Palma City Council to take part in the Biennal de Pensament 2022 (Biennial of Thought), a program that recovers public space to transform it into an invitation to public debate. On this occasion, Amer intervenes with one of her gardens with a political and social message. 

Photo: Bruno Daureo

The artist revisits the quote from one of her favourite French philosophers, Simone de Beauvoir: All Oppression Creates a State of War. While the writer was referring primarily to gender and female oppression, Ghada Amer expands this notion to all sorts of abuse, including especially political persecution.

Photo: Bruno Daureo

Biennal de Pensament is a project promoted by Barcelona City Council through the city's Institute of Culture. In this third edition, the city of Barcelona has invited the cities of Palma de Mallorca and Valencia to highlight the Mediterranean connection.

This installation has been in collaboration with the Parks and Gardens Department of Palma City Council and  KEWENIG. 
Sponsored by the EUROAFRICA Foundation and Jardins de Tramuntana.

Ghada Amer, All Oppression Creates a State of War, 2019/2022 Photo: Bruno Daureo