Adam Leech will also show only new work in his solo exhibition. The artist earned his spurs earlier in the last edition of Manifesta, the Tirana Biennale and Moderna Museet (Malmö). He is both a painter and video artist. Recently he completed Blanket Apology, a video in which he puts in scene a tightly orchestrated public confession. Leech zooms in on the rhetoric and diversionary tactics, but also upon slips of the tongue and contradictory leaps of thought. As he plays in his videos with the plasticity of words and their meaning, so he has developed a unique associative style of painting, full of contrasts and unusual combinations.
The exhibition is a part of the European project Interreg IVa ‘2 Mers Seas Zeeën’ Cross-boarder cooperative programme 2007-2013. This project is a cooperation between Aspex (Portsmouth), Boem vzw (Kunst & Zwalm), Fabrica (Brighton), L’H du Siège (Valenciennes), La Malterie (Lille) and Netwerk (Aalst). United by the motto ‘Investing in your future’ sustainable strategies for audience paticipation are developed. More info: Iris, Contemporary Art Network