PROJECTS: 106

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Projects 106: Martine Syms, the first US solo museum exhibition by Martine Syms (b. 1988, Los Angeles), is an immersive installation including photographs and staged objects, and centering around a new feature-length film, Incense Sweaters & Ice.

MoMA, New York. 27.05.2017 > 16.07.2017.


BOUNDARIES

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Close to the skin of her objects, Harley Weir’s intimate approach is what marks her work in any context, be it a border zone in a politically charged area, or in a room with a model.
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Foam, Amsterdam. 02.12.2016 > 19.02.2017.


MICHEL MAZZONI: 3 EXHIBITIONS

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Je m’intéresse aux formes données à la réalité à travers ses représentations, à la manière dont l’image leur donne corps et consistance. Dans mon rapport à l’image, je marque une certaine distance avec un medium prompt à revendiquer un pouvoir informatif. Le dit ou le non-dit, l’ellipse, représentent dans mes travaux le moyen de questionner la construction du sens et les formes de saisie du monde. Michel Mazzoni

ArchiRAAR, Bruxelles. DÉRIVE (with Sébastien Delvaux). 03.12.2016 > 07.01.2017.
Frederic Collier, Bruxelles. SILENT NOISE OF A RAY. 15.11.2017 > 23.12.2016.
Galerie OMS Pradhan, Bruxelles. TERRA INCOGNITA. 11.11.2016. 18.12.2016.


LES SEPT PÉRILS SPECTRAUX

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Groupshow with: Nils Alix Tabeling, Aline Bouvy, Remy Briere, Michael Debatty, Emeline Depas, Thomas Depas, Julia Kremer, Jonas Locht, Xavier Mary, neither, Justine Ponthieux, George Rippon. Curated by Emeline Depas

Text by Sonia Dermience : She must be around 18. Her name is Casha. The baby, not yet walking, is eating crisps. In front of me in the train Warsaw-Vienne. The guy in front of me, Polish as well, started to speak right away as well about clubs next to Gare du nord in Brussels, where he works on construction sites… Sunny frisk November day, 7 hours train as a romantic old fashioned way of traveling. They left the cabin and came back. He is divorced with two kids, he showed me photos with his ex wife. He is going back to the village. His car is in Belgium, a black Audi i saw in photos with his tattoos on his breast, symbols of success and sexyness. He is cute. Young. You can feel cosyness in this cabin with them and one other girl who does not speak as she must feel ashamed of a possible closeness with unexpected encounters, random people. She speaks to give me wifi and i realize she just doesn’t want any contact with the others, who she must see as lower class. The young mother has a beautiful voice, elegant, dressed in black. The baby just made a mess with another pack of crisps that was next to my seat. He is sitting on the floor trying to eat them. Now strolling around with the mother who seems happy as much as the baby, both warm people. Looking through the window i think about contraception and abortion. The land is flat. Small trees. I type with one finger on my phone. Thinking about that photo i want to make of Jean-Pierre pissing on a car at night with the flash. A naked woman riding the bronze crocodile in Botanical garden would be too political maybe? Emeline could also just sit inside the car at night. A kind of Vogue magazine reportage flash night, colors, characters questioning belonging and possession of private spaces and people. This guy in front of me should be part of the shoot. He wears a green Adidas jacket with jeans perfect short hair shaped in the back. He just asked the name to the other girl i understood replied Sandra. She doesn’t want anything to do with a too young mother and a construction worker. The Guy just made a sign to Casha to go back to toilet but i don’t know if he mimicked blow job or cigarette. She puts lipstick on. He tries to sleep. The baby is learning English with the phone repeating ‘Hello, how are you?’ Then record her own voice repeat and laugh to finally switch to heavy techno. This pink pullover makes me look fat in association with that wool leather brown skirt. The grey leggings are ok with the boots and skirt, still the top ruins the ensemble. If i put lipstick they will think i want to have sex. Or that i am an old wicked lady. The baby is dressed in pink like my lipstick, that is very comforting, soft pink named rouge pure couture. I put it on and feel already so full of reassuring intimacy in this cosy warm cabin full of sun and beautiful people. I have to pee. I realize i am with the sexiest people of the train… Even if i ate lots of cakes in Warsaw and have my menstruation, i think about sex when i close my eyes. The guy is asleep. The baby as well. Sandra as well; can’t see Casha making photos of her pack of crisps. First stop: a city of houses and blocs, no one would choose to live here if you are not from here and still half of Polish population believe they have a problem with foreigners. Police in the train. Police is back. Two young guys.

Arnaud Deschin Galerie, Paris. 10.12.2016 > 22.01.2016.


THE RIVER EMBRACED ME

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Rinko Kawauchi dévoile une série de quarante photographies réalisées dans les environs de Kumamoto une ville du sud du Japon. L’originalité du projet réside dans le fait qu’elle ait demandé à des habitants de la région de lui révéler un endroit particulièrement important pour eux, un endroit de mémoire, chargé de souvenirs.

Meessen-De Clercq, Bruxelles. 18.11.2016 > 24.12.2016.


THE FUTURE OF DRY

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« The Future of Dry
, (Le Futur du Sec) première exposition personnelle de Laura Porter à la galerie Escougnou-Cetraro, s’ouvre sur des images tirées d’une brochure distribuée à des sujets dans le cadre d’études scientifiques visant à quantifier leur consommation de graisse à partir de standards de mesure. Outre des figures schématiques numérotées, on y trouve notamment des représentations abstraites d’« amas » (mounds) de différentes tailles. Elle a choisi de reprendre ces figures et de les marier à d’autres quantifications, comme une pièce de monnaie-étalon permettant d’évaluer la taille réelle de plantes sur des photographies (Penny Perspective) ou un fauteuil divisé en boudins (Like Farming). » Valentin Lewandowski

Galerie Escougnou-Cetraro, Paris. 03.09.2016 > 29.09.2016.


XEROX

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For its next exhibition ‘xerox’, Société returns to the analogue world of copy art, to confront the two dimensional exhibition space of printed matter with the three dimensional one of the exhibition space. From LAb[au]’s entropic machine, Carsten Nicolai’s sounds of transcoded information flows to Tiago Duarte’s residu roll, Hanne Darboven’s columns and rows, to Dieudonné Cartier’s sculptural interpretation of station for art by fax, … all projects interpret the realm of paper and ink.
More Websites : Xavier Antin, François de ConinckAlessandro de Francesco, Denicolai & Provoost, Gerlach en Koop and Nicholas Knight.

Société, Bruxelles. 07.09.2016 > 13.11.2016.


ULAY: COME ON

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MOT International presents Ulay’s first solo exhibition in Brussels. Referencing his 1970s series Anagramatic Bodies, new photo collages feature German actresses Nina Hoss and Iris Berben, together with models Lily McMenamy and Stella Lucia, while works from the artist’s photographic archive cumulatively recount his nomadic, itinerant life over the past forty years. The exhibition includes rarely-presented projects produced during his career defining collaboration with Marina Abramović, such as the artist’s extensive personal documentation of 1988’s The Great Wall Walk in diaries, drawings and a pair of seven metre scrolls, in addition to photographs recording the artist’s time in the Central Australian Desert (1979) with members of the aboriginal Pintubi community.

MOTINTERNATIONAL , Brussels. 13.05.2016 > 16.07.2016.


LES FOINS

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Les Foins crée, édite et  diffuse également du mobilier et des objets uniques, le plus souvent artisanaux ou semi-artisanaux. M. Isamu travaille la terre Shigaraki pour réaliser de petits vases monolithiques cuits au feu de bois. Le vase est directement cuit dans le feu 3 à 5 fois, à des températures avoisinant les 1200 degrés. Il n’y a pas d‘émail, c’est l’oxydation des cendres et leur vapeur qui créent la couleur.

Air de Paris, Paris. 27.05 > 28.05.2016.


NO PLACE LIKE HOME

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“No place like home” takes you on an unexpected journey through Belgium via the eyes of these six young artists, who don’t capture the country as such, but the people and places around them. Selection of Websites: Ulrike Biets, Miles FischerLisa LapierreMargaux NietoCamille Testard and Sasha Vernaeve. Curated by See you there.

Brussels Art Department, Brussels. 03.03.2016 > 10.03.2016.