Worth A Visit This Summer In Brussels: Exhibition "the Art Of Difference"

The Art of Difference Exhibition
Scientific Responses to Disability, Appropriations & Individual Expertise Through Art

From 20 June to 26 August 2018
BOZARLAB, in Brussels

The Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB), in partnership with BOZAR and in collaboration with other research centres at ULB and VUB, presents the exhibition The Art of Difference, a scientific, historical and artistic exhibition dedicated to disabilities.

Kiera Roche portant la Floral Porcelaine Leg – photographie Rosemary Williams & Nadav Kander © The Alternative Limb Project

Exoskeletons, glasses for the visually impaired, bionic prosthetics… the research on sensory, motor and mental disabilities has led to countless inventions stemming from new technologies. These innovations have undoubtedly improved the daily lives of people living with handicaps and of their carers, but they have also opened new social debates on and forms of protest against human enhancement and transhumanism. These debates are also a topic of reflection and critique by artists.

The perspective taken by the exhibition will show a wide range of historical objects, placing the emphasis on digital devices, visual arts, outsider art, short films and objects designed with the latest technologies. It will be divided into four themes: perceive, experience, challenge and imagine.

The exhibition The Art of Difference falls in line with the Year of Diversity (Année des Diversités) at ULB and is supported by the City of Brussels.

The Art of Difference addresses the general public (a trilingual exhibition in FR/NL/EN), and bilingual students will be trained to welcome and guide visitors (school groups, non-profit organisations and visits specifically for those with visual or auditory impairments).

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The Art of Difference : scientific responses to disability & appropriations through art. June 20th - August 26th. Bozar centre for Fine Arts Brussels.