exhibition

Gare du Nord



Opening July 16 // 6pm
July 17 - Aug 16 / 2015
Theatrum Anatomicum De Waag
Nieuwmarkt 4
1012 CR Amsterdam, NL
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Gare du Nord, a project initiated by Chiara Ianeselli and developed with Lucas Evers of Waag, was an exhibition that explored the nature of men inside the Theatrum Anatomicum and questions the identity of the Waag building as a space.

The project included contributions by Sonja Bäumel (AU), Laurent-David Garnier (FR) and Nicola Samorì (IT). Along with the curator, artists researched the historic purpose of the building. The octagonal shape of the building is telling—the Waag building played host to anatomy lessons and dissections starting in the XVII century. Gare du Nord is an exhibition that explores the nature of men inside the Theatrum Anatomicum and questions the identity of the Waag building as a space. Anatomy lessons were held in the theatre to investigate what mysteries human and animal biology would reveal when analysed. The exhibition also included the contemporary practices housed in the Waag building. In today's Waag building, the visual arts and medical sciences continue to mingle in collaborations that provide novel insights into bodies and technology.