Alexandre Dang Exhibit
On Display October 15 through Nov. 2014
Opening celebration: Wednesday, October 15, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
3rd Floor, New Building
Alexandre Dang comes originally from a scientific background (Engineer of the École Polytechnique (Paris) and of the École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (Paris)). Convinced of the need to raise awareness of the potential of environmental friendly technologies (eco-technologies) and sustainable development, he developed his artistic creation often incorporating solar energy as source into his kinetic art works. Through his work, he contributes educating the general public on contemporary themes which represent a major challenge for the future.
Though the sun provides 10,000 times more energy to the earth than humans need, more than 1.7 billion people still do not have access to electricity. The pressing need to address this issue is the driving force of Alexandre Dang’s artistic commitment, where he combines scientific approach, environmental concern and humanism.
Alexandre Dang has developed a pedagogic aspect to his sustainable art, using it to educate young people about the potential of eco-friendly technologies with a focus on renewable energy. He has founded Solar Solidarity International (a non-profit international association) to raise awareness on the potential of renewable sources of energy and to support solar electrification of schools in developing countries.
The “Dancing Solar Flowers” have become an iconic work of the commitment of the artist. They have toured around the world: USA, China, Singapore, South Korea, Mexico, Brazil, Lebanon, Morocco, Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Denmark, Poland, Hungary, Slovenia, Estonia, and Romania…
They have been featured in sites including the Belgian and European Pavilion of World Expo Shanghai 2010, the Palais des Beaux Arts (Bozar – Center for fine Arts) in Brussels, the Singapore Art Museum, the Musée de Plein Air du Sart -Tilman (Liège), the International Exhibitions of the United Nations on Climate Change (2008 Poznán, Copenhagen 2009, Cancún, 2010), the Royal Greenhouses of Laeken (Brussels), the Royal Palace of Brussels, the European Commission (Brussels), the European Parliament (Brussels, Luxembourg, Strasbourg), the Council of the European Union (Brussels) etc...
They have joined museum collections including: the Singapore Art Museum (Singapore), the Doulun Museum of Modern Art (Shanghai), the Museum of World Expo 2010 (Shanghai), the Museum of Science and Technology (Shanghai), the European Belgian Pavilion of World Expo 2010 (Qingdao), the Museum of World Expo 2012 (Yeosu), the Museum of Kadriorg Park (Tallinn), the Museum of the Millenaris (Budapest), the Museum of the Americas (Miami), the Museum of Natural History (Mons), the Museum of Contemporary Art of the Université Libre de Bruxelles (Brussels), the Museum of Small Format (Nismes)...