SENSORIAL SKINS + WOVEN BY NATUREThu 08 — Fri 23 Apr 2021
Exhibition of Annemarie Maes
Sensorial Skins, the first chapter of a double exhibition by artist AnneMarie Maes, presents investigations into the sculptural potential of organic materials, transformed into fabrics, membranes and biofilms whose surfaces arouse our senses through their materiality, their texture, their colours and smells. In these sculptures and installations, the skins become interfaces between the human and the non-human, the macroscopic and the microscopic, transforming the natural into the cultural realm.
Sensorial Skins evokes the alchemical element of the earth, plunging the viewer into earthly colours, materials and textures, composing the first chapter of a double exhibition that continues with Woven by Nature, taking place at iMAL - Art Center for Digital Cultures & Technology from 29 April to 16 May.
AnneMarie Maes is an artist who has been studying the close interactions and co-evolutions within urban ecosystems. Her research practice combines art and science, with a keen interest in DIY technologies and biotechnology.
The exhibition is curated by Camilla Colombo, co-founder and artistic director of Ohme.
Concept & Artworks: AnneMarie Maes
Curation: Camilla Colombo, Ohme
Production and Technical Support: Erland Jacobsen
Production: SO-ON vzw
With the support of the Flemish Government
For this presentation with new work by AnneMarie Maes, developed during the lockdown, a cultural activity grant was requested from the Flemish Government