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About the NaturArchy Exhibition

Embracing the arts for systemic change, NaturArchy proposes to re-consider our imaginaries on nature and the non-human. 

The Resonances IV exhibition on the theme of NaturArchy probes issues of deep ecology, sustainability and the decolonisation of nature. A number of art and science works explore and query the entanglement of human and non-human, green technologies and new materials, nature and law, ecology and economy, ancient and new knowledge. From global oceans to water flows, from contamination and bacteria to climate tipping points, pollinators, and landscapes of natural hazards; from natural and artificial intelligence to non-human values, forests, lands, soils, composting; from grief and mourning to rituals, wonder and collective action. 

Born from two years of deep inquiry, research and co-creation between artists, scientists and policymakers, which began with a summer school at JRC in 2022 and continued with artistic residencies at JRC in 2023, these works provocatively call to be juxtaposed to artefacts of natural and cultural heritage. To re-imagine our sense of place and belonging to the world; to respond to the entangled and profoundly symbiotic relationship between human and environment, through play and exploration of new possible configurations of the world. 

We invite you to come and explore: the exhibition will take place at iMAL, Art Center for Digital Cultures & Technology, opening 24th May.

The exhibition is curated by Caterina Benincasa, Claudia Schnugg and Ingeborg Reichle, in partnership with iMAL and Paul Dujardin, strategic and artistic advisor JRC SciArt project. The exhibition's public programme is curated by Celine Charveriat.

About the exhibition on iMAL's website

The sculpture Earthbreakers at the Parc du Cinquantennaire as part of the NaturArchy exhibition has been made possible thanks to the generous support of Urban, Brussels Environment, Brucity, BC Materials, C-Mile and Paul Dujardin, strategic and artistic advisor JRC SciArt project.

Constructed with the support of: Agnes Brandstaetter, Charlotte Burgaud, Manoah Camporini, Amandine Faugère, Roya Keshavarz, Stefan Piat, Bjørg Dyg Nielsen. 


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Work in progress shots by (right to left): Jemma Woolmore; JD Whitman; Sam Nester and Marina Wainer; Yiannis Kranidiotis

Find out more about the works being shown at iMAL by JRC artists in residence and 3 local Belgian artists. 

Exhibiting Artists

Kristin Bergaust (JRC Artist in Residence)

Gala Berger (JRC Artist in Residence)

Penelope Cain (JRC Artist in Residence)

Yiannis Kranidiotis (JRC Artist in Residence) 

Lawrence Malstaf

Ingrid Mayrhofer-Hufnagl (JRC Artist in Residence)

Sam Nester (JRC Artist in Residence)

Nonhuman Nonsense (JRC Artist in Residence)

Ingrid Ogenstedt (JRC Artist in Residence)

Margherita Pevere (JRC Artist in Residence)

Giovanni Paolo Randazzo (JRC Artist in Residence)

Coline Ramonet-Bonis

Claus Lam Yong Schoening (JRC Artist in Residence)

Marina Wainer (JRC Artist in Residence)

JD Whitman (JRC Artist in Residence)

Jemma Woolmore (JRC Artist in Residence)

Le Biais Vert 

Satellite Events

These works have given rise to activities, workshops and performances which will take place during the duration of the exhibition. We want to allow audiences to relate more directly and engage with the topics, issues, and materialities put forward by these artworks. 

Check out the calendar of events related to the exhibition below: 

24/05/2024 | Exhibition opening | 5:00 PM CET ; LaVallee & iMAL | More information coming soon

25/05/2024 | AM Talks and workshops | iMAL | More information coming soon

25/05/2024 | PM Synocene workshop by Sam Nester & Marina Wainer | iMAL | EVENT PAGE 

29/05/2024 | NaturArchy events @ EU Green Week | EVENT PAGE

12/06/2024 | Lament performance by Margherita Pevere | REGISTER HERE

14/06/2024 | Invisible Seeds workshop by Gala Berger | REGISTER HERE




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Work in progress shots by (right to left): Penelope Cain; Nonhuman Nonsense; Margherita Pevere

About iMAL

iMAL is a space for artistic practices around the creative and critical use of new technologies. iMAL connects a community of artists, thinkers, makers and citizens from Belgium and abroad and offers a completely renewed infrastructure to support a program focussing on research, production and presentation. 

It occupies a unique position by connecting contemporary art production with other sectors - locally, nationally and internationally. iMAL seeks to grow, strengthen and diversify this community, informing about (technical) developments, inspiring and encouraging citizens to actively participate in the latest digital cultures, but also empowering them and teaching them to be critical of the challenges associated with the digital revolution. 

iMAL uses its unique position as a platform to connect other artists' initiatives, workshops and festivals with a focus on art, science and technology and sees it as its mission to translate these activities into a visible and audience-friendly way, building a bridge between the professional field and a broader public.

More about iMAL on their website.

Practical information

EXHIBITION BY: JRC SciArt in partnership with iMAL

CURATED BY: Caterina Benincasa, Claudia Schnugg, Ingeborg Reichle and Adriaan Eeckels, co-curated with iMAL.

LOCATION: iMAL, 30 Quai des Charbonnages, Brussels 

OPENING HOURS: Wed—Fri ▪ 10:00—18:00 | Sat—Sun ▪ 11:00—19:00 

VERNISSAGE: 24/05/2024

TICKETS available at this link 

More information at 

Communications: Virginia Bernardi