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
Monday-Tuesday closed


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


Teresa VON DONGEN, Biolume

Laboratorium KASK (Maria Boto et Heleen Sintobin), Ecology of Colour


SILK LAB, Living Materials

PURIFUNGI, Myco-Ashtrays

Anne Marie MAES, The Transparent Beehive

DESIGN I/0, Field


Tim KNAPEN, Godmode

Camille SCHERRER, In The Woods

Curator : Marie du Chastel

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