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Due to the corona crisis, our Gallery of futures has unfortunately closed its doors for good. But certain traces and remains of the exhibition still exist on our website, taking you to a possible future world. Walk through the ruins of the exhibition with us in the articles at the bottom of this page.

​​​​​​​Global warming is the major phenomenon of our time. With all our social, political and aesthetic bearings turned inside out, art is like a compass. Artists free themselves from constraints, imagine forms, engage in actions that help to guide us and to take measure of the times to come.
In 2017, the École supérieure d’Art Annecy Alpes and the Centre de la Photographie Genève established the ‘Effondrement des Alpes’ (Collapse of the Alps) research platform, bringing together artists, designers, architects, theorists, scientists and others. All of them are concerned by the impact of global warming endured in real time.

In partnership with Effondrement des Alpes, BOZAR is opening a ‘Gallery of Futures’. From October to April, artists, architects, poets and performers present new projects in this Gallery in the form of so-called "patches", temporary "mini-exhibitions" that change every month. Each of them has selected a date between the present and 2100 and will present their vision of the future. In this evolving exhibition where artistic projects intertwine and unfold in succession, you will enter a gallery, or a tunnel, or a mine – a time-space taken over by different artists. You will then find yourself in 2031, 2099, 2068 or 2088, and experience the art from a potential future time.

 

Patch 01Gilbard, Juliette le Monnyer, Lucie Payoux 
08.10 - 01.11.20

Patch 02Armin Linke 
08.10 - 22.11.20

Patch 03: Sandra Lorenzi 

Patch 04: Toma Muteba Luntumbue 

Patch 05: Ursulab & the Biofrictions network 

Patch 06: Anne Kawala 

Patch 07: Pierre Gaignard, Cécile Guichard, Anne-Sarah Huet, Quentin Lazzareschi,  Stephen Loye, Louise Mervelet 

Patch 08: Josep-Maria Martin 

Patch 09: Mabe Bethonico 

Patch 10: Béatrice Josse 

Patch 11: Suely et Isael Maxacali 

Patch 12: ​​​​​​​Michel François 

 

Didn't get the chance to visit this exhibition? Take a virtual dive via our 3D scans!

Did you know?

  • When battery disposal becomes art

    Over the coming months, Bebat is forming a partnership with Gallery of Futures, an exhibition around climate and ecology running until April 2021. As part of this collaboration, Bebat has asked the young artists’ collective Gilbard to design a battery disposal box.

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  • Patch 1: Gilbard, Lucie Payoux and Juliette le Monnyer - 2025

    Gallery of Futures

    Exhibited from 7 October to 1 November 2020.

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  • Patch 2 : Armin Linke - 2036

    Gallery of Futures

    Exhibited from 7 October to 22 November 2020.

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    Patch 3

    In 2081, having come closer to other living beings, neighbours and symbionts, humans have learned to feel and perceive more finely: magnetism, electrostatics, smell, chromatism, vibrations ...

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    Patch 4

    In 2099, Brussels has finished a few years before its rewriting of the history of Belgium’s imperial development with those concerned, and a shared peace is established in most of the territories subjected to the heat.

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    Patch 5

    During 2100, a team of archivist archaeologists representing alliances between the ecoqueer communities, inter-species witches and trans-hack feminists undertook excavations of damaged hard disks from right across Terra ... after the fall of 'Internet’.
     

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    Patch 6

    The patch for 2066 comes from a world full of dead objects to which no one wants to add - it is time to recompose.

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    Patch 7

    In this patch from 2040, it seems that the future is blocked and that memory has been lost.

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    patch 8

    This patch extracted from 2087 is a borehole in a museum. A place that artists engaged in formulating their own language from the depths of their purgatories dream of as their paradise.

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    Patch 9

    From now on, children grow and develop their personalities through political demonstrations. In 2042, schools are opening up to political activity beyond teaching, perhaps indeed they have simply disappeared?

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    Patch 10

    In 2067, gestures are slower, actions fewer and clocks no longer mark the flight of time, nor do they organize the race into the future.

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    Patch 11

    The Maxacali, the indigenous people of Minas Gerais (Brazil) do not know the future, nor the futures. Futures exist only by looking behind them, where they come from and where they invented their cosmogonies and other knowledge. All this they pass on from generation to generation, through songs that contain their entire world.

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    Patch 12

    In an undetermined timeframe, artist Michel François meets physicist and Nobel Prize for chemistry Ilya Prigogine in Brussels. He presents him with a Chinese funerary stone, a cong.  This is a carved jade object, tubular in shape, dating from 3300-2000 BC, square on the outside and round on the inside. 

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