In our latest what’s on Belgium article you find art art and amusement for all the family.
Mini-Europe is a park featuring all the wonders of Europe, in miniature. Bonsai trees, flowery groves and dwarf trees embellish the 350 monuments which have been reproduced at scale 1/25. Thousands of lifelike figurines and animations! Set off the eruption of the Vesuvius and admire the take-off of the Ariane rocket. Destroy a section of the Berlin wall, launch an attack of legionnaires or scare the Vikings. Operate the many interactive live action animations, from the Bells of Stockholm to the Windmills at Kinderdijk The two hour walk, which is both entertaining and educational, will let you (re)discover the 27 member states of the European Union + United Kingdom and their historical, architectural and cultural wealth. Mini-Europe will be a transformed and modernized park, perfectly integrated with the ambitious NEO-Europea project.
What is the relationship between art and artificial intelligence (AI)? Can AI become a tool for the contemporary artist? Does AI look at a painting the same way we do? BOZAR LAB and Gluon brought together AI expert Luc Steels (founder Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, VUB) and world-renowned Belgian painter Luc Tuymans to investigate these questions, in the form of a “scientist in residency” programme (2019-2021).
The exhibition SECRETS presents this ongoing research. Through projections of Tuymans’ work, you will get a better understanding of his creative process and visualise the adaptations that occur when transposing a photograph into a painting.
Luc Steels and his team at Studio Stelluti have been able to analyse the paintings that were on show during Tuymans’ prestigious 2019 La Pelle exhibition at Venice’s Palazzo Grassi. They used several AI techniques to dive into the artist’s creativity process, and ultimately support Tuymans and other artists in their visual research or artistic decisions. 10 March. BOZAR.