The great questions that the digitalisation of man’s relationship with the world and parallel advances in artificial intelligence bring about, lead us to consider essential questions about our primitive interactions within the physical world. Anderson’s research has directed her to certain ancestral cultures where primal senses are clearly evoked and celebrated. Such is the case amongst the Arhuacos tribe and its relationship to nature and the universe around us. Alice Anderson has the privilege of having established a relationship of reflection and exchange with natives of the Arhuacos community on their ancestral rites, in particular, on the spiritual act of weaving. It is during rites and dances in the heart of nature in the Sierra Nevada, the sacred mountain of Colombia, that one is able to assess and evaluate the repercussions of the great upheavals of our civilisation. Alice Anderson’s ritual performances generate pastel and thread drawings, corten steel sculptures and wire sculptures. Several of these bodies of work will be presented in the various spaces of the exhibition.
The gallery is pleased to present Alice Anderson’s first solo exhibition in Brussels. Anglo-French sculptor and performer Alice Anderson lives and works in London. Born in 1972, she studied at Goldsmiths College of Art in London and at Beaux-Arts Paris. Her practice is above all performative. Her performances and sculptures have been presented at Whitechapel Gallery in 2012, at the 55th Venice Biennial in 2013, at the Wellcome Collection in London in 2014, at Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton Paris in 2015, at the Saatchi Gallery and Royal Academy in 2016.
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