Exhibition at VCUarts Qatar Allows Visitors to Become Part of the Creative Process
The “Living Meshes” exhibition by Mexican artist Siglinde Langholz explores experimental processes and challenges conventional viewpoints of what art really is
Some exhibitions invite people only to view the artworks, but not to engage with them or to try to create something new. But what if the audience could become part of the artistic process at an exhibition by adding their thoughts, feelings, experiences, skills, and ideas? In other words, can art, science and philosophy work together with an audience to produce new works?
The exhibition, which runs until December 8, will allow the audience to touch, be a part of the artwork, draw, create 3D-printed objects, smell, and leave traces in the gallery. The exhibition works as an incubator for thinking in the act.
Participants of Qatar Foundation’s free Art Trails tour will also be visiting the exhibition at 12:30 pm on Thursday, November 1 and will be given a guided tour by Siglinde Langholz. Those who would like to take part in the guided tour can join by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
About Siglinde Langholz
Siglinde Langholz, an interdisciplinary artist from Puebla, Mexico, considers how activating relational encounters can impact the creation of art. Her art processes explore the ramifications and intersections between biology, architecture, and philosophy and how these generate new approaches to her creative research. These explorations trigger new ways to encounter her installations, textile work, sculptures, and new media projects.
Her work has been exhibited internationally, including at exhibitions at Mexico City, Puebla, Yucatan, and Tijuana in Mexico, and also in Montreal, Canada, and Maine and Michigan in the United States.
“Living Meshes” is free and open to the public and will run until 8 December 2018.
Opening hours: Saturday to Thursday – From 9 am to 5 pm / Friday – Closed