Belgian art: Bozar presents Vivian Maier and Colliding Epistemes

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BELGIAN ART Colliding Epistemes. Science for Art's sake © Philippe de Gobert
Colliding Epistemes. Science for Art's sake © Philippe de Gobert

In our latest Belgian art article we look at Arts, Science and Technology Exhibition and a self-taught photographer.

Colliding Epistemes. Science for Art’s sake?
Arts, Science and Technology Exhibition. The boundaries between science and art have been completely destabilized by the Anthropocene. Can art practices reshape the standard of today’s scientific understanding? Colliding Epistemes investigates the consequences of bringing artistic positions and scientific expertise into close proximity, exploring the friction that arises from the collision of disciplines, methodologies and mindsets.

The exhibition is the result of the Studiotopia programme, 13 residencies bringing together artists and scientists. The diversity of approaches in this exhibition reflects the eclectic palette of scientific expertise in the Studiotopia project, from oncology and psychology to chemistry and biology. The results? They are equally wide- ranging: from drawings and paintings, to video artworks and experimental ceramics, providing unconventional responses to planetary challenges.

Colliding Epistemes investigates the consequences of bringing artistic positions and scientific expertise into close proximity, exploring the friction that arises from the collision of disciplines, methodologies and mindsets.

The exhibition is the result of the Studiotopia programme, 13 residencies bringing together artists and scientists. The diversity of approaches in this exhibition reflects the eclectic palette of scientific expertise in the Studiotopia project, from oncology and psychology to chemistry and biology. The results? They are equally wide- ranging: from drawings and paintings, to video artworks and experimental ceramics, providing unconventional responses to planetary challenges. Until 19 June.

BELGIAN ART Vivian Maier_New York 1953 © Vivian Maier Maloof Collection, Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York
Vivian Maier_New York 1953 © Vivian Maier Maloof Collection, Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York

Vivian Maier The Self-Portrait and its Double
For the first time in Belgium, a solo exhibition is devoted to the self-taught photographer Vivian Maier. A pioneer of street photography, she has nevertheless produced a large number of self-portraits, many of which will be exhibited at the Centre for Fine Arts this summer.

The exhibition at Bozar presents some 90 of Vivian Maier’s self-portraits, organised into three sections: shadow self-portraits in which her silhouette plays the leading role, reflections in everyday objects, and, finally, her play with mirrors. The exhibition also includes two Super 8 films by Maier, which give the visitor a cinematic insight into her view of the world. 8 June – 21 July.
www.bozar.be

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