An exhibition by the 'Forms of Life' research project: Max Beets, Pieter Eliëns, Kristí Fekete, Rafaela Figurski Vieira, Christophe Gallois, Tina Gillen, Nina Gross, Malena Guerrieri, Paul Müller, Diana Murray Watts, Oona Oikkonen, Laurence Petrone, Pit Riewer, Maren Katharina Rommerskirchen, Alexandra Vitalyevna Samarova, Maria Sawizki, Rune Tuerlinckx, Witold Vandenbroeck
→ OPENING: Friday 20 October
18:00-19:30 Talk with Emanuele Coccia and Otobong Nkanga
19:30 Opening exhibition with food and drinks
Driven by a collective, cross-disciplinary working dynamic, the 'Forms of Life' research project (2021-2023) was developed with a group of sixteen young artists from different departments of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp.
Through seminars, readings, encounters with guest authors and artists, regular exchanges within the group and workshops in Antwerp and Venice, we questioned the links that weave together the work of art and the world; images and the living; and the forms that surround us and those we create.
Born organically, the ‘Forms of Life’ exhibition is as much a reflection of the artists’ individual trajectories during these two years of research as it is of a collective experience. While the forms they take are varied, the works seem to be permeated by the same breath: that of a porous relationship with the world, in which the artistic gesture is not envisaged as the imposition of a form on a material, but rather considered from the angle of collaboration, listening, attention, and immersion.
'Forms of Life' was organised by the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp in collaboration with Mudam Luxembourg – Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, in the context of the Luxembourg Pavilion at the 59th Venice Biennale (2022).
This exhibition is part of the annual research festival ARTICULATE at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp:
check the complete programme here