How to Behold a Flower

by Benny Nemer


Benny Nemer is a Montreal-born artist, diarist, and researcher based in Paris. His multidisciplinary practice mediates emotional and critical encounters with musical, botanical, art historical, and queer cultural material, encouraging deep listening and empathic viewing. In his work you will find audio guides, bells, bouquets, ceramic vases, enchanted forests, folding screens, gay elders, gold leaf, love letters, imaginary paintings, madrigals, megaphones, mirrors, naked men, postcards, sex-changing flowers, sign language, subtitles and the voices of birds, boy sopranos, contraltos, countertenors, and sirens. His work has been exhibited internationally, and is part of the permanent collections of the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna, The Polin Museum for the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw, Thielska Galleriet Stockholm, and the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa.  He is a postdoctoral researcher at KASK + Conservatorium, Ghent.


Composition: Johannes Malfatti
Sound recording: Dick Örnå
Thanks to: Albin Hillervik, Benjamin Rembson, Yannick Dufour
Copyright: Benny Nemer (2021). The Score was commissioned within the frame of the project Scores for Pleasure by Przemek Kamiński. The Score can be accessed and used only through the website Copying and redistributing the Score in any medium or format is not permitted. Only non-commercial uses of the Score are permitted. No derivatives or adaptations of the Score are permitted.