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In het kader van de week van de mobiliteit, maakte de kunstenaar Alexandre Dang een nieuwe indruwekkende creatie met
zijn ondertussen wereldberoemde 'dancing solar flowers' om de mogelijkheden van zonne-energie aan te tonen.


Dansende bloemen ! Op zonne-energie en zonder batterijen! Ook te koop in onze winkel ten voordele van Solar Solidarity.


Kunstenaar: Alexandre Dang -



Artist’s commitment

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 art, using it to educate young people about the potential of eco-technologies with a focus on renewable energy. He has founded Solar Solidarity International (a non-profit international association) to raise awareness of 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 for the artist. They have toured around the world: USA, China, Singapore, Mexico, Lebanon, Morocco, Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Denmark, Poland, Hungary, Slovenia, Estonia, and Romania…

They have been featured in major sites including at the Belgian and European Pavilion of World Expo Shanghai 2010, at the Palais des Beaux Arts (Bozar – Center for fine Arts) in Brussels, at the Singapore Art Museum, at the Musée de Plein Air du Sart -Tilman (Liège), at the International Exhibitions of the United Nations on Climate Change (2008 Poznán, Copenhagen 2009, Cancún, 2010), at the Royal Greenhouses of Laeken (Brussels), at the Royal Palace of Brussels, at the European Commission (Brussels), at the European Parliament (Brussels, Luxembourg, Strasbourg), at 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)...




Major exhibitions


Marco Polo Airport, Venice, Italy
15 May - 30 November 2013

Le French May, Hong Kong, China
22 April - 31 May 2013

Musée des Beaux-Arts de Tournai, Belgium
20 April - 28 August 2013

European Commission (Berlaymont), Brussels, Belgium
18 - 28 June 2012

Singapore Art Museum (SAM), Singapore
18 May - 12 August 2012

World Expo 2012, Belgian Pavilion, Yeosu, South Korea
12 May - 12 August 2012

Singapore Art Museum (SAM), Singapore
3 June - 30 August 2011

European Capital of Culture "Tallinn 2011", Tallinn, Estonia
27 May - 28 August 2011

Museum of Natural History, Mons, Belgium
21 - 29 May 2011

World Expo Shanghai 2010, European & Belgian Pavilion, Shanghai, China
1 May - 31 October 2010

Royal Greenhouses of Laeken, Brussels, Belgium
15 April - 9 May 2010

Royal Greenhouses of Laeken, Brussels, Belgium
17 April - 10 May 2009

Palais des Beaux Arts, Bozar, Brussels, Belgium
31 January - 1 February 2009

Council of the European Union (Justus Lipsius), Brussels, Belgium
18 February - 3 March 2008

European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium
25 March - 12 May 2007

European Commission (Berlaymont), Brussels, Belgium
6 - 22 February 2006

Cathedrale St Michel & Ste Gudule, Brussels, Belgium
12 - 25 November 2005

European Commission (Charlemagne Building), Brussels, Belgium
28 September 2004