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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