Chaleur humaine, the second Art & Industry Triennial, will unfold over the second half of 2023 in Dunkirk and throughout the Hauts-de-France region. This year’s event will explore the issue of energy. To tackle this far-reaching topic, Triennial initiators and organizers the Frac Grand Large and the LAAC—collectively Le Pôle Art Contemporain de Dunkerque—have invited two independent exhibition curators: Anna Colin and Camille Richert, assisted by Henriette Gillerot. Their curatorial brief focuses on observing how energy challenges arising since the mid-1970s have impacted art, design and architecture, and, conversely, how these fields have shaped challenges, reflections and debates linked to energy, the environment and the planet. The wide ranging works on display will invite onlookers to discover practices linked to excess energy consumption; access to natural resources; issues related to sustainability and environmental responsibility; the transformation of landscapes and people’s relationships with their visible and perceptible surroundings; the ongoing tug-of-war between forces and fatigue in the living world; and the flow of data and energy.
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