Alchimia Nova by AnneMarie MAES at Kunsthalle Mulhouse

Alchimia Nova is a living, evolving exhibition composed of new experiments and existing works by AnneMarie MAES, all inspired by the rhythm, energy, beauty and inventiveness of nature.

From 16/2/2023 to 30/3/2023, the Kunsthalle Mulhouse will host Alchimia Nova, an exhibition by Belgian artist Anne Marie Maes. For more than 15 years, the artist has been taking a non-anthropocentric look at the world, focusing her research on the symbiotic relationship between all living micro-organisms, including plants, bacteria and fungi. For her project in Mulhouse, Maes continues her investigations during a research residency on micro-organisms as a medium of creation, and she is particularly interested in what the Alsatian soils have to offer her for the creation of new works in collaboration with a team of microbiologists from the CNRS – University of Strasbourg. After several harvests, Maes elaborates a palette of colors characteristic of the region using pigments obtained from the extraction or decoction of wild plants, mushrooms and bacteria from the soil.

Poems from a Rooftop Garden’ , installation at La Kunsthalle Mulhouse (tapestry 170cm x 225cm; photo 80cm x 80cm)

At the heart of the exhibition will be the Lab for Form & Matter, a work in the form of a combined laboratory and artist’s workshop and the center of the artist’s interactions with scientists and the public. This research space will be set in motion by the artist at key moments when she will invite the public to participate in her project.

The exhibition is curated by Sandrine Wymann and supported by N.A! fund, the Flemish Ministry of Culture and Centre Wallonie Bruxelles/Paris – hors les murs.

From 17.02.2023 to 30.04.2023 at La Kunsthalle, 
16 Rue de la Fonderie, 68100 Mulhouse


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