Rhizome 1/7 | Text: Yael Bartana, Barbara Bloom, Andrea Bowers, Sean Landers, Matt Mullican, Pieter Schoolwerth, Amy Sillman

Capitain Petzel is pleased to launch a series of online exhibitions inspired by the concept of Rhizome, originally a botanical term appropriated by the French philosophers Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari.


“A rhizome is characterized by ceaselessly established connections between semiotic chains, organizations of power, and circumstances relative to the arts, sciences, and social struggles. Rather than narrativize history and culture, the rhizome presents history and culture as a map or wide array of attractions and influences with no specific origin or genesis. The planar movement of the rhizome resists chronology and organization, instead favoring a nomadic system of growth and propagation.”

-Excerpt from A Thousand Plateaus


Given the multiple connections between the artists in our gallery program, we are taking this notion of connectivity and ever-evolving narratives to bring to you 7 themed constellations — each week we will present 7 works by 7 artists in contribution to a wider, relevant discourse. The online shows will be launched via Mailchimp & Instagram.