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10N Menorca / SECOND NATURE
group show Second Nature
with Martin Belou (Fr) / Nicolas Bourthoumieux (Fr) / Anne Marie Maes (Be)
10N Gallery Menorca / Jerôme Nicod
Av. d’es Castell, 3 07720 Es Castell, Illes Balears - ES
opening weekend 16/17/18.06.2023 , 17:00 - 21:00
show: 4.7.2023 - 12.8.2023 (Tue/Wedn/Thurs/Frid/Sat) 11:00-13:00 and 17:00-20:00
working dates at Menorca:
04.06.2023 - 15.06.2023
accommodation Mahon: du 4-18 Juin
Carrer d'Isabel II, 29
07701 Mahon ,
gallery 10N in Menorca:gallery show act 1
Info Jérôme: podcast France Culture: L'art est la matière (Créer en pleine Nature)
dimensions of the gallery room 2 (back room): L= 12m x W= 5m; windows at 3m high; interior wall = 3m30
vensters kalken met vloeibare klei (groene klei?) om de zon te temperen
transport personne + works:
plane Charleroi (4/6/2023, retour 18/6/2023) + luggage 1 x 23kg (checked in, works) + 1 x 12kg
AnneMarie Maes is an artist and researcher who has been active as an independent professional artist since 1999, and as founder and coordinator of several artist collectives. Through her deep concern for socio-ecological issues, she creates artworks that stimulate ecological change, this in the tradition of Joseph Beuys and the Fluxus movement. For many of her projects she uses DIY bio/technology that she develops and integrates in collaboration with fab labs and university research labs. She challenges conventional forms of artistic expression by combining traditional media with living organisms (mainly bees, bacteria and algae). She focuses hereby on the process, working with organically evolving elements and generating an art that creates itself.
Artist Staetement: “My rooftop garden is my laboratory. It is my training ground to develop my creativity, and it enables me to have an active dialogue with living material. It is a space where thinking and manual work go hand in hand. It connects the visible with the invisible and brings together making and performing. My art research is based on a collaboration with living organisms such as plants, insects and bacteria. I research the natural networks and dynamic ecosystems they are part of. The resulting artworks have their own behavior, metabolism and agency. The installations and sculptures grow, communicate, sense, smell and react. They are evolving performances where each installation has its own lifetime, creating a landscape on the border between natural life and science fiction.'
AnneMarie was a fellow in international art/science programs, has written articles and academic papers and has published several publications on her work. She realized artworks commissioned for public space, as ‘Closed Circuits’ (Vlaamse Gemeenschap, Brussels) and ‘Elbe Bienen’ for the art in public space program of the city of Hamburg (De). She was awarded several prizes and mentions in prestigeous festivals as Ars Electronica among others. AnneMarie Maes has exhibited widely as a solo-artist and in group exhibitions in prestigious musea, galleries, public spaces and art-science festivals in many EU countries, the Americas and Asia.
Key museum exhibitions include at Bozar (Brussels, BE), Palais de Tokyo (Paris, France), National Arts Museum (Latvia), Borges Cultural Center (Buenos Aires, Argentinia), Domeinen (Sittard, NL), Science and Technology Museum (Milan, IT), Museu do Amanha (Rio de Janeiro, Brasil), Fundacio Miro (Barcelona, ES), Haus der Elektronische Kunste, (Basel, CH), Centre Wallonie Bruxelles à Paris (Paris, Fr), IMAL (Brussels, BE), IKOB Museum of Contemporary art (Eupen, BE), Laboral (Gijon, ES), Museum for Art and Architecture – MAAT (Lisbon, PO), amongst others.
Important festival participations include Ars-Electronica (Linz, AU), Transmediale (Berlin, DE), Mirage Festival (Lyon, FR), PIKSEL (Bergen, NO), Resonances (Ispra, IT).
Gallery shows include at Sapar Contemporary Art (New York), Silva Zona (Korcula, Croatia), Koç University Gallery (Istambul), Skolska Gallery (Prague), PILAR Free University Gallery (Brussels, BE), Wissenschaftskolleg (Berlin,BE), AHWNN (Ostend, Be), Emergent (Veurne, BE), SongEun ArtSpace (Seoul, South Korea), La Kunsthalle (Mulhouse, France)
works made in situ:
researching the possibilities of the salines/salt marshes of Menorca
algae, mud, salt, other organic materials on prepared canvas, linen, cotton, bookbinders fabric
work with used aquariums (fishermen?); aquariums with fermentations in process
existing works: woven textiles
tapestry (green, pink, orange) 225cm x 170cm x 3
existing works: sensorial skins
sensorial skins, flat curtain in front of windows
EARTHWORKS TO MAKE: a Song for Sailors and Mermaids
salt water, salt, endemic plants, red clay
make clay from dirt
- canvas, lin, jute, cotton
- plastic gloves
- ophangsystemen, clips, metalen latjes
- M’envoyer des photos et mesures de la galerie
- photos du local arrière de la galerie (avec les fenêtres)
- voir avec contact sur place pour les salinas, et demander quand elles sont mises à sec pour recolter le sel (je pense que c’est seulement 1 fois par année)
- accès aux salinas et leur matières organiques (algues, argile, sable, …)
- recherche aquariums
- possibilité de travailler avec un féronnier pour constructions de montage (très légèr)
- grande échelle sur place (pour accèder aux murs aux dessus de fenêtres)?
- agreements for sale: TBD (split ratio minus production costs and logistic expenses / (TextielLab: productie per stuk 4000€))