As part of Amsterdam Art Weekend, No Man’s Art Gallery is thrilled to present Queen’s Substance a group show that includes the works of Afra Eisma (NL), Alan Hernandez (MX), Hend Samir (EG), Sam Samiee (IR) and Wendy Cabrera Rubio (MX).
In a beehive, the carefully balanced power dynamics depend on a single substance, exerted by the Queen Bee. This Queen Substance is licked from her body by her worker bees, who in their turn pass it along to the rest of the hive. The substance keeps the hive calm and controlled. As long as enough of it is being passed around, the communal order in the hive is kept and bees of all levels stick to their defined roles. As the queen ages and her pheromones exert at a less powerful pace or as the hive grows too many bees, the substance is spread too thinly and her society crumbles….