‘Anne Daems’

14 May →
31 Oct.'21

Tuinkamer (Garden Room)

Anne Daems, born in 1966, creates photographs, drawings, videos and installations as a way of navigating through our complex world. She focuses on the everyday details of life and pulls them into the light, where they are meticulously analysed.
Garden Room is the first solo exhibition presented by Anne Daems at the Centre for Fine Arts. In dialogue with the architecture of Victor Horta, she creates in the Council Room an all-encompassing installation in which she explores her own concept of a garden utopia. The garden room appears to be a harmonious refuge from our hectic society. A contemporary hortus conclusus for introspection, for connection with nature, for mental well-being. However, this utopia has small but significant disrupters within it: organic waste, wriggling worms, slugs eating away at flowers. Daems dispels the idyll by infecting the garden with a world that evokes disgust and revulsion in many people and thus creates an ambiguous universe: the Garden room is both sincere and ironic, and blends the indoors with the outdoors, utopia with dystopia.
Anne Daems attended Sint-Lukas School of Arts in Brussels, as well as Amsterdam Rijksacademie. In 1999 she won the Prijs Jonge Belgische Schilderkunst, the precursor of the Belgian Art Prize. She lives and works in Brussels.

Practical information


BOZAR/Centre for Fine Arts

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