24 november 2019 – 23 february 2020
Eco-Visionaries is a survey of current practices of art and architecture that, beyond mainstream notions of sustainability, respond with original approaches to the environmental transformations that are disturbing our planet. Through photography, film, sculpture, installation, architectural models and digital media, the works in this exhibition interrogate how cutting edge art and architecture can help us respond to a rapidly changing world.
The exhibition brings together international practitioners, including Superflex, Unknown Fields, Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation, HeHe and Malka Architecture, among others. Together they provide critical reflections on mankind’s impact on the earth, and identify possibilities for innovation and action.
La Forêt Monumentale, initiée par la Métropole Rouen Normandie en collaboration avec l’ONF, vous propose un parcours d’œuvres monumentales en forêt Verte. Cette exposition durable est programmée de septembre 2019 à septembre 2021.
Clean Society by HeHe
het Glazen Huis, June 22 – August 25, 2019
opening Saturday June 22, 4 – 6 PM
Zone2Source invites HeHe – an artist duo consisting of Helen Evans and Heiko Hansen – to develop a new project in the context of our program on art, nature and technology in het Glazen Huis in the Amstelpark.
HeHe’s Clean Society is an exhibition about waste. It is a continuation of research and work around Man-Made Clouds and extends their obsession with recreating power plants in miniature. The title of the exhibition is borrowed from Amsterdams ‘Afval Energie Bedrijf’, the worlds largest waste to energy company, who promotes its services with the slogan “for a clean society”. HeHe makes a link with a lesser known part of the city, as we prefer to keep our waste out of sight, by creating a model replica of the facade of the incinerator inside the exhibition space.
December 7th 2018 - April 28th 2019
Curated by Hou Hanru and curatorial team of MAXXI
More than 140 artists and over 200 works to compose the multicultural, polyglot, colorful, scary, stimulating, deafening story of the streets of the whole world, the real great laboratory for discussion, creation, comparison, where the contemporary era is invented. Works of art, architectural projects, photographs, performances, site-specific interventions and videos welcome visitors to a sequence of galleries that form a street dozens of metres long.
The exhibition is organised based on themes – public actions, daily life, politics, the community, innovation, the role of the institution – fundamental for understanding the new functions and identity of the modern-day street.
The Broad Art Museum MSU, East Lansing
27 OCT 2018 – 3 MAR 2019
This exhibition brings together new and recent projects by participants in the BRIDGE Artist-in-Residence Program at Michigan State University— a three-year-long initiative connecting international, cutting-edge artists with faculty and students across the university’s many colleges. With their shared interests in materiality and topical issues—the dual “matters” invoked in the exhibition title—the artists and their collaborators address a wide range of phenomena through interdisciplinary approaches to research, experimentation, and knowledge production. The exhibition thus reveals an “epistemological turn” in the arts and sciences, focusing on how knowledge is produced and how the process of production inflects meaning and interpretation. This major presentation highlights the incredible resources the university has to offer, and how artists and scientists work together to imagine the future, today.
Featured artists include Art Orienté Objet (Marion Laval-Jeantet & Benoît Mangin), Evelina Domnitch & Dmitry Gelfand, Tagny Duff, HeHe (Helen Evans & Heiko Hansen), Zbigniew Oksiuta, Kuai Shen, Stelarc, and Sissel Tolaas.
11 oct – 8 dec 2018
La nature devenant « technologique » et la technologie se dissimulant dans des approches « naturelles », la 18e édition du festival accès)s( sondera au travers d’un parcours d’exposition, de projections, de performances et de conférences, la manière dont les paysages technologiques deviennent matière à fiction, voire à vision prospective quant à la relation ambiguë que l’Homme entretient avec la nature.
30 august 2018 – 11 nov 2018
The exhibition Eco-Visionaries is dedicated to the topic of ecological change and presents artistic responses to current challenges. It investigates new media, technologies and techno-scientific methods in the arts and their significance for the perception and awareness of the “ecological.”
rtists: Baggenstos/Rudolf, Ursula Biemann, Maria Castellanos & Alberto Valverde, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Chris Jordan, Terike Haapoja, HeHe, Joana Moll, Juanjo Palacios, Rasa Smite/Raitis Smits, Gilberto Sparza, Unknown Fields Division, Aline Veillat u.a.
Curators: Sabine Himmelsbach, Karin Ohlenschläger, Yvonne Volkart
Tétris / EXHIBIT
in association with Un été au Havre, Le Havre
23 juin — 2 septembre 2018
L’ exposition Paysage-Fiction, imaginée par Charles Carcopino, offre la possibilité d’explorer notre rapport au paysage et de l’appréhender comme un témoin de notre époque connectée et de ses préoccupations. Au travers de formes plastiques, visuelles et interactives, les artistes invitent à la contemplation d’une nature devenue matière vivante, animée, sublimée, parfois sur-réelle et ré-inventée. Ils imaginent des paysages fictionnels comme autant d’histoires dont le spectateur devient l’auteur.
Artistes invités : Hehe, Justine Emard, David de Tscharner, Fabien Léaustic, Claire Isorni, Yeondoo Jung, Jacques Perconte, Laurent Pernot, Niklas Roy, Naïmé Perrette, Bertrand Lamarche, Momoko Seto, Gabriel Lester, Perry Hall, Claire Isorni, Mischa Daams, Quentin Euverte et Florimond Dupont, Atsunobu Kohima, Olivier Ratsi, Alice & David Bertizzolo, Jean Lain et Michel de Broin.
20 April — 1 July 2018
The “The Third Day” exhibition offers the city a new and unexpected insight on the topic of sustainability. A scientific environmentalist denunciation is replaced by an evocative and poetic narration. It takes visitors through a cathartic journey that begins with the Third Day of Genesis, the birth of nature and plant species, Genesis 1.9, that goes through creation, destruction, overcoming, nihilism, as far as a return to nature with a palingenesian pattern that follows sensations.
With works by Marina Abramović, Jane Alexander, Giovanni Anselmo, Nobuyoshi Araki, Roger Ballen, Olivo Barbieri, Gabriele Basilico, Alighiero Boetti, Jonas Burgert, Jake & Dinos Chapman, Mat Collishaw, Marc Couturier, Jimmie Durham, Jan Fabre, Hamish Fulton, Mario Giacomelli, Piero Gilardi, Leon Golub, HeHe, Anna Ippolito e Marzio Zorio, John Isaacs, Francesco Jodice, Bodys Isek Kingelez, Dorothea Lange, Richard Long, Andrea Marescalchi, Ryan Mendoza, Mario Merz, Eric Poitevin, Simone Racheli, Sebastião Salgado, Salvo, Serse, Tracey Snelling, Mircea Suciu, Gavin Turk, Nils-Udo, Koen Vanmechelen, Sandra Vasquéz De la Horra, Gilberto Zorio
11 April 2018 – 8 October 2018
Curated by Pedro Gadanho with Mariana Pestana, ed altri.
With works by Territorial Agency, Design Crew for Architecture, Malka Architecture, Daniel Arsham, Ana Vaz & Tristan Bera, BIG,Carolina Cayedo, Parsons & Charlesworth, Unknown Fields Division, Design Earth (Rania Ghosn & El Hadi Jazairy),Genomic Gastronomy, John Gerrard, Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg, Tue Greenfort, Nelly Ben Hayoun, HeHe, Kiluanji Kia Henda, Andrés Jaque, Wanuri Kahiu, Kristof Kintera, The Living, Basim Magdy, Pedro Neves Marques, MVRDV, Eva Papamaragariti, Ornaghi & Prestinari, Rimini Protokoll, Dunne & Raby, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Wasted Rita, Miguel Soares, SKREI, Superflex, Philippe Rahm Superuse, Ursula Biemann + Paulo Tavares, Zak Ové, among others.
ARDENOME - l'ancien Grenier à Sel
2, rue du rempart Saint Lazare - Avignon
31/03/2018 — 3/06/2018
For the inauguration of the Ardenome, EDIS, in collaboration with the Bipolar agency, presents the first major exhibition in France of HeHe. In this exhibition, the artists unveil a significant selection of works created since 2007, completed by an installation
in situ "Radiant Tree" and a new creation "Absynth" whose monumental version will be presented in March 2018 at La Villette as part of the Nemo International Biennial of Digital Arts.
Revealing their singular practice that combines performance, design, scientific research and technological innovation, the exhibition offers a poetic approach to social space and rethinks ways to act and model our environment.
Many thanks to
Aeroplastics Contemporary, Fonds Municipal de la Ville de Paris, Bipolar et biensur Fonds de dotation EDIS.
The National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung
24 March — 3 June 2018
2050 is a future point in time that has not yet arrived. Many projections of the future of humankind envision the changes and appearances of our lifeworld in the year 2050. These yet unarrived times and objects are not far from our present and combine the history we have once experienced with humankind’s goals and aspirations for an ideal future life, drawing a possible blueprint for the future. The exhibition “2050, A Brief History of the Future” aims to discuss the future world by looking at the development of human material civilization. The exhibition invites a total of more than fifty participating artists from Taiwan and abroad to adopt an angle of thinking about and probing the future from the point of view of contemporary works of art in exploring many of the social issues in today’s world. The works are rich and diverse, and filled with many thought-provoking and inspirational new creations.
This is the first international exchange exhibition to be co-organized by the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts and the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium.
The exhibition is curated by Pierre-Yves Desaive.
House of Arts, Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic
26/10/2017 – 8/12/2017
Group international exhibition focus on the topic of environmental, the relationship between the ecology and the economy and reflected by the art works.
Artists: Marlene Hausegger, HeHe, Markus Jeschaunig, Zdena Kolečková, Folke Köbberling, Richard Loskot & Mjölk, Polonca Lovšin, Cecylia Malik & Polish Mothers on Tree Stumps, Resanita, Oliver Ressler, Michaela Thelenová, Martin Zet
Curated by Margarethe Makovec and Anton Lederer from < rotor > association for contemporary art.
commisioned for Rue Phillipe II RUE PHILLIPE II LUXEMBURG
the Casino Luxembourg invited seven international artists to take part in a competition launched by the Association Rue Philippe II in collaboration with Luxembourg City. For the 2017 edition, a jury* selected the temporary installation AIR DELUXE by HeHe which was unveiled on 15 June 2017 ‘in the skies' of rue Philippe II and avenue de la Porte-Neuve and a small edition at the Casino Luxembourg.
CENTIPEDE VLO2 (Vehicule Léger Ontologique) installed in Werentzhouse, Sundgau, Alsace
STUWA is the artistic tour of the villages of Sundgau, created in 2015 at the instigation of the tourist office of the Pays du Sundgau, in south Alsace. COAL has been the artistic director of this program since its inception.
The Stuwa was the living space of the traditional Sundgauvian house. It is in this place of gathering and exchange that language, tales, history and cuisine, in short the culture of the territory, was forged and shared. The Le parcours Art et Nature de Sundgau, as it is called, proposes to facilitate the exchanges between the inhabitants and the visitors. The works of art of the course, thus become collective Stuwa, which reflect the cultural and geographical richness of the territory. Every year COAL invites seven artists to invest seven Sundgau villages. The projects are selected on a call for projects with the referents of the participating villages. Each piece is made with local skills and know-how.
for contemporary art, science and technology.
Curator Jens Hauser
20-21 May 2017.
2 March – 31 May 2017
A group show exploring the radical shift in the boundary between fiction and reality in a world increasingly governed by ‘post-truth’ politics.
As well as acting as a timely reflection on the nature of truth in a time filled with fake news, misinformation, and tactical propaganda, the show also serves a historical purpose. Many of the high-speed media interventions showcased in the show are, to a degree, legacies of ‘Tactical Media’; a cultural and political movement that flourished in the late 90s. Tactical Media was the first to combine the power of art, the practices of PR and advertising worlds, and an experimental approach to digital media, to mount hit-and-run interventions in the media sphere aiming to create chaos as a means of generating political opportunity.
With Morehshin Allahyari, Arabian Street Artists, Matthieu Cherubini, Paolo Cirio, Coco Fusco, Paul Garrin, Maia Gusberti, HeHe, Mediengruppe Bitnik, Robert M. Ochshorn, Julian Oliver & Danja Vasiliev, Ian Alan Paul, Superflux, The Yes Men, UBERMORGEN, Wachter & Jud.
Curated by Annet Dekker & David Garcia
Kurfürstenstrasse 21-22, 10785 Berlin
22 October 2016 - 21 January 2017
with Armin Keplinger, HeHe, Egor Kraft, Klaus Lutz
In 2020 the first long-term nuclear waste repository in the world will be ready for use in Finland under the name Onkalo. Onkalo is a deep geological construction, built over a period of 25 years and made for storing highly radioactive nuclear waste in a safe manner until its decay in 100,000 years. The project raises questions not only about the conservation, reliability and durability of the site, but also of how life on earth could look like in a very distant future and how to protect the inhabitants from opening the site.
For »Corridor 1: Onkalo« visitors enter into speculations of how to transmit information about the site’s danger over thousands of years; of imagining who or what that information will be transmitted to; and what the potential discoverers will believe they have found when they come across Onkalo.
22 octobre au 23 décembre 2016
À l'occasion des trente ans de L'Artothèque, c’est une collection privée que celle-ci décide d'exposer pour cette fin d'année 2016. Sous le titre « J’ai des certitudes sur mes doutes », l’exposition réunit un ensemble de quelque 50 œuvres sélectionnées parmi celles passionnément collectées par leur propriétaire au cours des trente dernières années.
Une sélection non-exhaustive d'œuvres de l'exposition est présentée dans ce dossier pédagogique. L'architecture, le corps, et l'environnement sont trois thèmes chers au collectionneur, trois axes de réflexions majeurs aux acquisitions de cet amateur d'art. Sont à découvrir des grands noms de l'art contemporain, comme Gilles Barbier, Nikki de Saint Phalles, ou encore Jacques Villéglé, mais également de jeunes artistes comme Samuel Rousseau, Séverine Hubard ou Florent Lamouroux.
20th October 2016 – 3 February 2017
For Cape Farewell’s annual Lovelock Art Commission hosted by the Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester (MSI), HeHe have taken inspiration from James Lovelock's Gaia Theory and latest climate science funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). Three new pieces placed in-situ across the museum - Airbag, Burnout and Diamonds In The Sky - depict micro-climates, pollution and artificially engineered clouds in provocative new contexts, blurring the boundaries between the natural and the man-made.
Man-made clouds are blowing through the Museum of Science and Industry’s industrial heritage site. The Cloud Crash exhibition features three new art installations illustrating micro-climates, a manufactured airspace and digitally reproduced clouds. These are set in motion in an imaginative assimilation of atmospheric research.
The long awaited Man Made Clouds book is now available.
An editorial project by the HeHe, Man Made Clouds Clouds is both a series of artistic interventions and a cultural analysis of atmospheric emissions.
Contributing authors are HeHe, Jens Hauser, Noortje Marres, Gunnar Schmidt, Malcom Miles and Jean-Marc Chomaz.
Natural clouds occupy a special place in our imaginations, their countless forms and meanings offer infinite possibilities for metaphor. HeHe's projects use clouds as a visual metaphor to aestheticise toxin coated atmospheric emissions. Smog, radioactive clouds, clouds produced by exhaust fumes, cigarettes or industrial emissions are visualised, highlighted, outlined, coloured or put under the spotlight, to alert us— not without humour—on our arrival in the Anthropocene age.
Of the fifteen projects shown and discussed in the book, the most ambitious and emblematic is Nuage vert (Green Cloud) which earned the prestigious Golden Nica at the festival Ars Electronica in 2008. The book includes original documentation on the reception of Nuage Vert which sparked a political controversy when it was staged on a waste incinerator cloud in Saint Ouen (2009) and Ivry-sur-Seine (2010).
Man Made Clouds is also a work of craft. Each book contains an ex-libris of smokeable paper, hand-made from 100% organic tobacco, specially cultivated in the soil of Pollinaria, Abruzzo, Italy.
Man Made, 2012
Curated by Tim Joye at Raversyde Belgium
Man Made is an exhibition on the ‘Anthropocene’: the new geological epoch we are currently in and in which man plays a pivotal role. Although mankind is still very young in comparison with our planet’s long history, it has succeeded in having a major impact on the earth’s geological development.
The artists at MANMADE looked beyond mankind’s purely material heritage and raised philosophical and anthropological questions about the interaction between mankind and our planet. How does our current dominant human nature work? Where will our immense ecological footprint take us? Will our intellectual capabilities provide solace? Will we continue to evolve undisturbedly towards the “end of the (human) world” or will we survive the Anthropocene?
2050 A Brief History of the Future
The Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium and the Louvre Museum, Paris
Exhibition 11.09.2015 - 24.01.2016
Curator Pierre-Yves Desaive
The Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium and the Louvre Museum come together to present an ambitious and innovative project inspired by Jacques Attali’s essay A Brief History of the Future. The two independent yet complementary exhibitions are articulated around the same questioning. By interrogating the future – at the Louvre by an observation of the past and in Brussels by a prospective approach - they analyse the great dynamics that cross and animate societies from their origins up to the horizon of 2050.
CARBON 12, Espace Fondation EDF, Paris, 2012
Domestic Catastrophies nº3: La Planète en Laboratoire I
The CARBON 12 exhibition opens in Paris at the Espace Foundation EDF. The exhibition encompasses biodiversity, atmospherics and oceanography — earth, wind and sea. Five artists who have worked with climate scientists exhibit their artworks alongside the scientific enquiry.
HeHe site specific artwork for the railway station area @ Beatrixgebouw Jaarbeurs, Utrecht, NL
10.10.16 – 06.01.17
Public Works is an initiative of the Foundation Kunst in het Stationsgebied, in collaboration with the city of Utrecht.
Six artists commit themselves to a long-term working period in the dynamic and public realm that is Utrecht Central Station and Hoog Catharijne. The artists (duo’s) are Marcus Coates, Sander Breure & Witte van Hulzen, PolyLester (Gabriel Lester & Martine Vledder), Constant Dullaart, Berend Strik in collaboration with Aziz Bekkaoui and HeHe (Helen Evans & Heiko Hansen). Public Works runs from early May to early November 2016. Some of the works will be on show longer.
Pollstream - Nuage Vert, 2008
PRIX ARS ELECTRONICA, Linz, Austria
Pollstream - Nuage Vert honored with the Golden Nica Prize for Hybrid Art
Exhibition at OK Offenes Kulturhaus Center for Contemporary Art, Linz, Austria