Beaf Bozar. Tendencies – catalogue, 2017

editors: Bozar, Halles St.Gery; authors: the curators; title: BEAF2017, Bozar Electronic Arts Festival; distribution: Bozar; ISBN:

The Tendencies exhibition unites contrasting narratives of some of the most interesting and intriguing voices in Belgian arts. Tendencies presents artworks that ‘use’ or ‘comment upon’ the latest evolutions in science and technology. Tendencies puts emphasis on works which question scientific and technological innovations as much as they incorporate them.
It wants to open up the field of reflection relating to these links and highlight structural analogies between the creators of distinct and complementary fields. The title references the Nove Tendencije movements in the 1960s and 1970s in Zagreb, one of the first European initiatives that reflected upon ‘art as research’.
To establish a unique platform for the exchange of ideas from the area of contemporary art and science in a digital age, the annual selection of six artists is made carefully. By presenting Tendencies in the Center for Fine Arts (Bozar), Tendencies has the ambition to narrow the historical rift between contemporary arts at large and different movements in media arts or hybrid arts.

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