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group exhibition


Kasper Andreasen / Virginie Bailly / Katinka Bock / Cathérine Claeyé / Samuel Coisne / Frank Depoorter & Lore Rabaut / Luca Frei / ZimmerFrei / Tina Gillen / Roel Jacobs / Rupert Norfolk / Els Opsomer / Kurt Ryslavy / Sarah & Charles

SA 09.06 2012 — 20:00 Preview
SU 10.06 — SU 26.08 2012

The question on which the group exhibition LandscapesCitiesPeople reflects is: which new relationships between land­scapes, cities and people appear in contemporary, late­ modern artworks.

One of the points of inspiration for the exhibition is derived from the way the relationships between land­scapes, cities and people were artistically constructed at the beginning of modernity, in the late 14th and 15th cen­turies. The first appearances of the landscape in Western art were tied to the increasing importance of the city, and a new cultural model in which the individual view, ratio­nale and actions began to play an active, creative role. it was through the pictorial representation of architecture that new relationships were indicated between man, the world and the divine, between inside and outside, here and there, culture and nature.

The exhibition takes as its starting point the assumption that we are in a kind of transition period where the mod­ern cultural model seems to be exhausted and is subject to fundamental transformations, without a strong and clear alternative having yet emerged.

Kurt Ryslavy, nothing is readymade (ceci n'est qu'une maison bourgeoise), 2012

Sarah & Charles, Props for Drama: Plot Twist, 2010, courtesy Galerie Van der Mieden, Antwerpen

Cathérine Claeyé, Fork in the Road, 2012, videostills

Virginie Bailly, Vide-Plein III P015, 2012, courtesy Galerie Transit, Mechelen

Els Opsomer, Archive Building 24, 2001-51036-092_S24_01

The exhibition is the culmination of eponymous euro­ pean exhibition project, as part of interreg iVa ‘2 mers Seas Zeeën Cross­border Cooperation Programme 2007­ 2013 “. this project is a collaboration between Aspex (Portsmouth), Boem association (Kunst & Zwalm), Fab­rica (Brighton), L’H du Siege (Valenciennes), La Malterie (Lille) and Nnetwerk. under the motto “investing in your future” sustainable strategies are developed for public participation. more info:"