One person

Thirtieth Price for the Engraving and the Printed Image

Center for the Engraving and the Printed Image, La Louvière

17.12.2021-27.02.2022

Call the world for less

Komplot, Brussels

16.10-06.11.2021

Cluj | Roma | حلب Roma | Bamako | Roma | ⵜⵉⴳⵎⵎⵉ ⵜⵓⵎⵍⵉⵍ ⵜ | Roma  | تهران  | Roma | Priština Roma ⴹⵊⴻⵍⴼⴰ | Roma | Kolwezi | Roma | Kigali | Roma | الإسكندرية Roma | El Alto | Roma Fortaleza | Roma  | Łódź Roma | Lima | Roma | Gduńsk | Roma | کراچی Roma | Pikine | Roma | București| Roma | تونس | Roma | İstanbul Roma | کابل | Roma | Kisásá | Roma | مُرَاكُش | Roma | الرباط  | Roma

Cluj >< Roma >< حلب ><  Roma >< Bamako >< Roma >< ⵜⵉⴳⵎⵎⵉ ⵜⵓⵎⵍⵉⵍ ⵜ >< Roma  >< تهران  >< Roma >< Priština ><Roma ⴹⵊⴻⵍⴼⴰ >< Roma >< Kolwezi >< Roma >< Kigali >< Roma >< الإسكندرية >< Roma ><  El Alto >< Roma >< Fortaleza >< Roma >< Łódź >< Roma ><  Lima >< Roma >< Gduńsk >< Roma >< کراچی >< Roma >< Pikine >< Roma >< București>< Roma >< تونس >< Roma >< İstanbul >< Roma >< کابل >< Roma >< Kisásá >< Roma >< مُرَاكُش >< Roma >< الرباط  >< Roma

Cluj – Roma حلبRoma Bamako Romaⵜⵉⴳⵎⵎⵉ ⵜⵓⵎⵍⵉⵍ ⵜ –Roma  – تهران  – Roma Priština – Roma –  ⴹⵊⴻⵍⴼⴰ – Roma – Kolwezi Roma Kigali Roma – الإسكندرية – Roma – El Alto –  Roma Fortaleza – Roma Łódź Roma  Lima Roma Gduńsk – Roma – کراچی – Roma  Pikine Roma –  BucureștiRoma تونس Roma – İstanbul – Roma – کابل – Roma Kisásá Roma – مُرَاكُش – Roma –الرباط  –Roma

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Rosa, Rosa, Rosae, Rosae (II)

Maison Pelgrims, Bruxelles

10.09-23.10.2021

Curator Pauline Hatzigeorgiou

For the second version of the exhibition curated by Pauline Hatzigeorgiou, dedicated to transmission, education, we pay interest to details of primary school archives, from the 1990's. Exercices, notes by the teachers in the margin of copies, monumental texts on childhood (Le Petit Prince, from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, or a poem  by Rimbaud), creativity of the children facing the indications given by the teachers... Written traces produced in the framework of the school express two visions of the world, from the children on one side, from the adults on the other side. Both try to understand each other, in often comic confrontations. The teacher tries to speak the language of the child, the child does his/her best to imitate the language of adults. Everything happens in a funny mix of good will, ingenuity, naivity, morality, and misunderstandings. 

Le marchand de glaces

Été 78, Bruxelles

02.09-05.09.2021

My first idea for the title of this exhibition was "Soyons réalistes!" (Let's be realistic!), in an almost extatic, almost hysterical reference to Emile Zola, Emmanuel Macron, and la Repubblica... But later, while I was exploring the astonishing creative work of my fellow artist Osanne Gevart, who I had invited to participate to this exhibition with me, I was amazed by a drawing, or perhaps two, on the double page of a book. The lower side of the page of this diptych represented an ice screams seller, as she was saying. While the upper part represented the world, if not an onion. I found myself so enthusiastic about it! There it was, the realism! I immediately got a double shot of it. I mean: I immediately ordered two flavors. With already the desire for a third one. 

Roma

Le Delta, Namur

13.08-05.09.2021

Curator Anaël Lejeune

"The art center Le Delta welcomes this summer a new installation made by Yoann Van Parys (1981). Coming from drawing, comics, then photography and art writing, the artist constantly questions the image's mechanism, through a work on its materiality, fragmentation, associations. Despite his colourful aesthetic and humor (which should alert the public about the part of derision always present in the observation he makes of his contemporaries and their behaviors), the installation of Yoann Van Parys seems to hold a melancholic dimension, almost elegiac. Roma, the name of a city so famous and so intensely repeated inside the exhibition space, transparent, but closed to the public, remains irremediably unattainable. Idyllic country, hard to reach during the pandemic times; old promise land for european artists; symbol of a golden age perhaps gone for ever... There is a substitution in the installation between this city, its imaginary, and other images, more futile, superficial, found during strolls through Namur, that seem to operate like palliatives to travel : shops windows where are our so-called wealths, mannequins in plastic similar to antique statues corresponding to perfect beauty canons, construction sites that dresses up like future ruins, old local monuments, ersatz of exotic vegetations in pots, canals on which sail some tired barges.

So many frivolous objects and activities that resonate like the fake promises of an access to what is far away and authentic. « Fly away » says an ad, photographed in the city center. While, in the closed window space of Le Delta, the different layers of images overlap, getting more opaque, and hiding inexorably Rome, taking perfidiously its place."

Anaël Lejeune

 

Agents of change

LMNO Gallery, Brussels

02.07-28.08.2021

Curators Valentina Bianchi, Julie Gaillard, Natacha Mottart, Christophe Veys

"Agents  of  change  in  social  sciences  are  defined  as  individuals  who  promote  and enable change to happen within a group or organization. Some natural and artificial agents  that  contribute  to  climate  change and to local or global, pervasive phenomena can  be  identified  with  the  same  phrase. People working with a bottom-up approach to  encourage  systemic  change  through actionable,  tangible  improvements  to these polluting situations are also agents of change. This exhibition attempts to identify and display a number of manifestations of apparently insignificant elements, actions, factors,  and  individuals  that  have  led  or could lead to exponentially greater effects. The artworks can then tackle social issues, environmental  challenges,  or  even  very personal inner realities."

Works exhibited in the context of this exhibition : Manifeste du pessimisme, 2021 (The Manifest of Pessimism) & Manifeste de l'optimisme, 2021 (The Manifest of Optimism)