Working together with Joseph Beuys for eighteen years, artist Louwrien Wijers (1941, NL) considers, like Beuys, writing, speaking and thinking as sculpture.
In 1990 she realised in the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam the symposium – she calls it her “mental sculpture” – ‘Art meets Science and Spirituality in a changing Economy’.
Louwrien Wijers shared in 2017 during a five-day retreat with 21 art people the content of 1990 to determine what of it is important for our future. Those quotes she captured in ‘Tomorrow’s Language’, on 40 handwritten panels, presented at the Academy during the Antwerp Art Weekend, and compiled by Nico Dockx in a publication.
→ Find out here how ‘Tomorrow’s Language’ came about. The text is by Louwrien Wijers.
This is the first exhibition project in the context of the Expanding Academy program, curated by Nico Dockx and Judith Wielander.