Opening: Sat 14 Apr 2018, 6.30 – 7.30 pm
Artist talk: Sat 14 Apr 2018, 5.30 – 6.30 pm
Exhibition: 14 Apr – 05 May 2018, Tue – Sun, 10 am – 5 pm
From Heritage Space:
Heritage Space and artist Alexandre Dang cordially invite you to the Artist Talk and the Opening Reception of ‘LIGHT & LIFE’ – a multimedia site-specific exhibition by Alexandre DANG – an artist-scientist from Europe.
Alexandre Dang’s works offer poetry to the public and invites his audiences to discover new perceptions linked with topics like energy, movement, environment…
His kinetic installations with the “Dancing Solar Flowers” invite the public to rethink the perceptions of not only the environment we inhabit in but also our role and relationship with Nature. Each “Dancing Solar Flower” contains a motor which works thanks to a photovoltaic cell. The cell converts light into electricity that powers the motor and enables the flowers to move constantly, as long as light is provided. With these installations, he invites viewer to appreciate the beauty of geometrical patterns, bringing a new level of significance to the idea of landscape itself. He creates a dimension that is poetic, fun and playful by breathing life into the flowers using renewable sources of energy.
Recently, Alexandre Dang developed new solar artworks called “solar paintings” and “solar drawings”. He creates these works by means of solar machines that he designed himself. When the surrounding light is sufficient, the machine starts moving and draws different shapes. In the context of a world where non-renewable energies are reaching their limits, the solar drawings and solar paintings highlight in a poetic way the potential of solar energy and the need to move towards sustainable development.
The artist also developed participatory pieces, allowing the public to express their artistic side. The participatory pieces are a blank canvas on which has been drawn a stalk. The public can give life to the stalk by drawing their own flower on it. Over time, the drawing will grow more and more shaping a lush and colourful garden. The pieces symbolize the life and nature energy.
The exhibition and extra activities are organized by Heritage Space and received the much appreciated generous sponsorship from the TID group and Dolphin Plaza.
About the artist:
Alexandre Dang comes originally from a scientific background. Convinced of the need to raise awareness of the potential of environmental friendly technologies (eco-technologies) and sustainable development, he developed his artistic creation often incorporating solar energy as source into his kinetic art works. Through his work, he contributes educating the general public on contemporary themes which represent a major challenge for the future.
The “Dancing Solar Flowers” have become an iconic work of the commitment of the artist. They have toured around the world and have been featured in sites including the Belgian and European Pavilion of World Expo Shanghai 2010, the Palais des Beaux Arts (Bozar – Center for fine Arts) in Brussels, the National Museum of Singapore, the Singapore Art Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Taipei, the Central House of Artists (“The State Tretyakov Gallery at Krymsky Val”), the Musée de Plein Air du Sart -Tilman (Liège), the International Exhibitions of the United Nations on Climate Change (2008 Poznán, Copenhagen 2009, Cancún, 2010), the Royal Greenhouses of Laeken (Brussels), the Royal Palace of Brussels, the European Commission (Brussels), the European Parliament (Brussels, Luxembourg, Strasbourg), the Council of the European Union (Brussels) etc…
More info about the artist can be found on his website.
Heritage Space is a combination of an art gallery, a library, a concert hall, co-working office, residency space, artist studios and some open-stages, which has the capacity to host art exhibitions, music events, educational programs, multi-creative forms, artist-in-residency programs and others. Run by a group of curators, artists, researchers, musicians and architects, Heritage Space’s mission is to become a HUB for individuals and groups working on multi-disciplines from both inside and outside of the country to support and develop the creative industries in Vietnam.
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