Annemarie Maes in BIOTOPIA
This Saturday 18 June opens BIOTOPIA – a contraction of Biotope and Utopia, that plunges us into the universe of the living beings that populate our planet. The exhibition brings together nearly 30 artists, designers, researchers, women, men and people who question the central position of humans in the world, amongst which Annemarie Maes showing her Transparant Beehive. BIOTOPIA proposes shifting our points of view, immersing ourselves in the heart of non-human societies and opening ourselves up to the diversity of ways of being.
Our body is composed of 90% bacteria; we live in symbiosis with populations of microorganisms that live in the smallest corners of our morphology. Since the discoveries of the famous microbiologist Lynn Margulis, we now know that the evolution of life stems from symbiosis and interdependence rather than competition between the best individuals. Through an exploration of the living, Biotopia tells us how these animal, plant and mineral societies can teach us to live better together and create more environmentally friendly technologies.
How can we recreate utopia faced with the predicted impasses of a world that we no longer know how to conceive? How can we live together? What is at stake, recalls biologist and thinker Donna Haraway, is the survival of the innumerable ways of living and becoming with each other on this earth.
BIOTOPIA from 18 June until 27 November 2022
Le Pavilion Esplanade de la Citadelle 5000 Namur
Wednesday to Sunday 12-6 pm
ZIMOUN, 25 woodworms
Cindy COUTANT, Télédésir
Thomas THWAITES, Goatman
Why Not Hand Over a “Shelter” to Hermit Crabs?
Think Evolution #1 : Kiku-ishi (Ammonite)
Pepa IVANOVA, Decay
Ani LIU, Kisses from the future
Collectif MUESLI, Peintures indisciplinées
One Tree ID — How to Become a Tree for Another Tree
Thijs BIERSTEKER, Econtinuum
OHME & AIKO DESIGN, Karine VAN DONINCK, Rotifer (a)live
Antoine BERTIN, Conversation métabolite
Lia GIRAUD, Photosynthèse, Installation Algægraphique
REMIX EL BARRIO, Various Projects
BIG BANG PROJECT, Nautile
Teresa VON DONGEN, Biolume
Laboratorium KASK (Maria Boto et Heleen Sintobin), Ecology of Colour
SILK LAB, Living Materials
Anne Marie MAES, The Transparent Beehive
DESIGN I/0, Field
Philip SCHUETTE, SUN
Tim KNAPEN, Godmode
Camille SCHERRER, In The Woods