Leuven - Museum M - When art and science meet: Parallellepipeda / Tina Gillen20/01/2010
January 28 - April 25, 2010
What happens when art and science meet? This was the point of departure when the Parallellepipeda research project was set up in 2007. For three years, eminent artists and scientists from K.U.Leuven and elsewhere met on the cutting edge of their curiosity concerning the true nature of images, sound and creativity, and what these things mean for us today.
Artists and scientists opened their worlds to one another. An intense dialogue took place in their studios and research laboratories. The results can be seen in the exhibition.
Artists: Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven, Ruth Loos, Wendy Morris,Carl Van Eyndhoven, Ronny Delrue, Nick Ervinck, Koen Vanmechelen
Scientists: Géry d'Ydewalle, Johan Wagemans (Laboratorium voor Experimentele Psychologie), Koen Van Laere (Nucleaire Geneeskunde), Pierre Delaere (Experimentele Oto-rino-laryngologie), Jean-Jacques Cassiman (Menselijke Erfelijkheid), Luc Vrielinck (Stomatologie, Ziekenhuis Oost-Limburg, Genk)
Curator: EDITH DOOVE
March 12 – May 2, 2010
The works on paper by Tina Gillen (Luxemburg) are for the most part figurative. They show fragments of reality that become abstract and strange by virtue of their schematic character. Gillen isolates elements of her own photos, which she then uses to make compositions that cover between two and three dimensions, between figuration and abstraction. In addition she also makes site-specific murals that often play with perspective and the history of the room in question. In M she presents new work, a large mural and works on canvas integrated in he exhibition spaces of the museum.
Image: Nick Ervinck – Niebloy, © Kristien Daem