Annemarie Maes 
solo show

29 April - 16 May 2021
iMal, Brussels

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In an era where anthropocentrism defines more than ever the relationship we as humans build with nature, shifting the centre of attention can become a revolutionary act.

Starting from this premise, the exhibition presents a selection of sculptures and installations about the potential of algae and bacteria. Investigating the origin of life as we know it, the works are plunging the viewer in an aquatic atmosphere where blue-green algae are cultured in handmade glass containers that grow on metal structures.

As an observation of temporality, the works change over time and showcase different declinations of a long-standing artistic project that involves lab research and field work. It expresses a journey that touches upon urban and aquatic environments, making the invisible visible.

Woven by Nature recalls the alchemical element of water, that, according to Greek philosopher and mathematician Thales of Miletus was believed to be the original matter out of which the world was created.

Woven by Nature is the second chapter of a double exhibition that started with  Sensorial Skins, presented at Pilar - House for Art and Science in April 2021.


all photos © Silvia Cappellari