heiwata is an international curatorial collective with members based between Mexico City, Paris and Toronto founded by Elsa Delage, Anaïs Lepage, Alma Saladin, and Aurélie Vandewynckele. As a mobile project-space, heiwata conceives exhibitions, events and texts across various disciplines.
For Alt_Cph: The Institut d'Esthétique
The Institut d'Esthétique (Beauty Parlor) is an artistic project founded by Emile Degorce-Dumas, Haily Grenet and Vincent Voillat, to question notions of estheticism within the environment of a beauty salon. The institute collaborates with artists from various backgrounds to examine the possibility of creating direct connections between the public and artworks.
For Alt_Cph 18, Anaïs Lepage, curator heiwata Paris invites The Institut d'Esthétique to explore the notion of "Spiritual Materialism". Translated to a hyper-connected world eager for perfection and visibility as much as authenticity, "Spiritual Materialism" echoes the meeting of Eastern spiritualities and healing practices with Western researches for self improvement and happiness.
Together with artists Sharon Van Overmeiren, Christine Overvad Hansen and Yarisal & Kublitz, they conceive a therapeutic, meditative and spiritual installation dealing with opposite desires. This performative environment is transformed over the days by ritual gestures and interactions with the public.
Treat yourself a snail slime skin care with exceptional regenerative and repairing properties.
Enjoy a stones care while sharing stories from the past and the future.
Listen our voice to find your original self while receiving an oil massage.
Live a holistic experience.