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IncarNations: African Art as Philosophy

South-African artist/curator Kendell Geers and Congolese art collector Sindika Dokolo selected together 150 works of art from Dokolo’s impressive collection. Their aim is to lead the visitor towards a change in the perspective on ancient and contemporary African art, by focusing on the spirituality that binds them. IncarNations is at once a mix and exchange between classical and contemporary art from Africa and its diasporas. The masks, images and historic objects act as milestones, anchoring contemporary works in the ancient context of live creation. For the first time, the classical and contemporary works of this art collection are presented together to the general public.

The scenography, a vibrant compilation of image, sound and colour, evokes associations with the dynamic bustle of an African metropolis and underpins the vitality of the works on display. The exhibition includes works by Sammy Baloji, William Kentridge, Tracey Rose, Wangechi Mutu, Otobong Nkanga, Yinka Shonibare, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Ana Mendieta, Kehinde Wiley, Andres Serrano, Aida Muluneh, Mwangi Hutter, Hank Willis Thomas, Tracey Rose, Adrian Piper, Lubaina Himid, Roger Ballen, Zanele Muholi, Phyllis Galembo…

28 June – 6 October BOZAR.

www.bozar.be

Leonardo Da Vinci: The inventions of a genius
This exhibition was created in Brugge in 2017 by Jean-Christophe Hubert & Vincent Damseaux, both from Liège. Currently displaying in Lyon, this exhibition also toured Istanbul & Antalya. Barcelona, Moscow, Kiev and Dubai will follow Liège. Through this world’s largest collection of 120 models created in Liège and based on Da Vinci’s original sketches, visitors will discover 250 objects featuring documents and reproductions of the genius. Displayed through a dynamic and astonishing scenography, the collection will be displayed like never ever before.

More than an inventor, Leonardo Da Vinci also excelled in the way he transmitted both ancient technologies and knowledges that helped mould the future. His inquisitive nature also pushed him to elaborate both scientific and technical knowledges that had been ignored by European Culture.

The exhibition consists of several themes featuring ‘the War’, ‘Strategic systems’, ‘Weaponry & engines’ and ‘Mechanics and mechanical drives’. Masterpieces and Artwork will also complete the exhibition with previously unreleased movies. Architectural projects as far as scientific treatises will include the famous ‘Vitruvian Man’, the drawing presenting ‘the proportions of the human body’.

2 July – 5 December Musée de la Vie Wallonne, Liège.

www.provincedeliege.be/viewallonne