Art Meets Awareness

Water. We are facing unprecedented challenges around the globe. In the next 100 years, the ocean will change more than in the past 50 million years. Glaciers are melting, sea levels are rising dramatically, and pollutants are constantly flowing into our streams from industry. The importance of water often goes no further than its utilitarian value, but what about humanistic, moral, emotional, aesthetic and ethical values? These remain unjustly below the waterline.

With the Faces of Water exhibition, Bozar is zooming in on recent research and artistic creations by four artists: Theresa Schubert, Joshua G. Stein, Haseeb Ahmed and Anna Ridler. The foursome partnered with local scientists, engineers and industrial partners. During a residency, they investigated some region-specific water challenges, from which a number of artworks on the border between art, technology and science emerged using data sets, AI and a 3D clay printer, among other tools. Be amazed, consider, question and reflect upon the many faces of water.

The works presented in the exhibition are the results of residencies hosted by LUCA School of ArtsGluon and Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto, with the support of their local ecosystem of partners.
The exhibition is curated by Sofie Crabbé (BE, writer, curator, guest professor at LUCA School of Arts and KASK)

Glacier Trilogy – Part 3: Simulating glacial water systems, Theresa Schubert, 2022

Only for communication use for the duration of the exhibition. No commercial use. No use out of the context of this exhibition. Extra rights can be arranged with

During the opening weekend of the exhibition, from 21st to 23rd October, the installation Oceans in Transformations by STARTS Prize ‘21 winners Territorial Agency will be displayed in the Suzanne Bertouille Rotunda at the end of the Faces of Water exhibition circuit. The multi-channel video installation comes about through a study of the transformation of the seven seas as a result of human activities. A splendid screen-based digital reflection on the future of our environment in which the public can wonder around: not to be missed!

October 21 – December 4, 2022 | BOZARLAB

Bozar is a partner of the S+T+ARTS network and the STARTS4Water programme, co-financed by the European Commission’s S+T+ARTS initiative.

The partners of the STARTS4Water consortium are LUCA School of Arts (Belgium) with the collaboration of Gluon (Belgium), Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary – TBA-21 (Austria), Universal Research Institute (Croatia) ,V2_Lab for the Unstable Media (Netherlands), Ohi Pezoume/ UrbanDig Project (Greece) and Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto (Italy).