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Ever Met an 'Ugly' Flower?

Ever Met an 'Ugly' Flower? is the winning proposal for the Push/Pull Open Call at Archives at NCBS. The exhibition was launched on March 28, 2023 with a performative song, Unfolding Flowers, by Avril Stormy Unger.

Through themes of capitalism, colonisation, language and research, the exhibition explores gender, sexuality, botany and labour through the anchor of a flower.




National Centre for Biological Sciences




The exhibition was launched on a warm spring Sunday in the amphitheatre of Archives at NCBS. Avril, our opening performance artist came to Bangalore a week earlier to get to know the team, the project, the exhibits better. Based on her experiences and reflections, Avril performed Unfolding Flowers in front of an audience of 120+ visitors.

Ever Met an 'Ugly' Flower? is currently open to public until early 2024. Scroll down to know more about individual exhibits and details on visiting the space.

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