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Katrin STRÖBEL (DE) - Be like a mangrove she said 

Stubborn mangroves, scarred bodies, activist potatoes, fragmented identities, broken and repaired lives.
For her first solo exhibition in Belgium, Katrin Ströbel conceives in-situ installation, drawings, videos and collages in which bodies and plants become erotical and poetical tools of resistance.
Katrin Ströbel invokes fragment organisms, vegetal or human, queer, in a permanent state of elasticity and transition. Tired, exausted, inactive, wayward to the efficiency obligation in late capitalism.
In her works, non-normativity is never considered as a defect but, on the opposite, a strength.
In time of crisis, fragility and vulnerability become advantages.
The fragment is more reliable than the entity - even more in a world cleft by cracks.
Katrin Ströbel (* 1975, DE) lives and works in Marseille (FR), Stuttgart (DE) and Rabat (MAR). Her work questions the social and geopolitical conditions defining our daily life.
With a critical and ironic perspective, the artist deconstructs gender relations and female stereotypes in her drawings and collages.

Katrin Ströbel, 2020


In dialogue with Katrin Ströbel and as part of our partnership with the french network RDDA "réseau Documents d’Artistes", an exhibition’s logbook was produced.
It presents the groundwork of the exhibition Be like a mangrove she said, from the research of the artist confined to her home in Marseille, to the setting-up in the spaces of Les Brasseurs.