Maen Florin et Marie Zolamian épinglées dans La Libre ce samedi
Lu dans La Libre Art, à propos de Trying, de Emilio Lopez Menchero
320 pages / 29,7 x 21 cm
MER. Paper Kunsthalle
DUTCH, ENGLISH, FRENCH
Luk Lambrecht, Hans Theys, Koen Van Synghel
Studio Luc Derycke
978 94 9232 152 7
This book serves as a printed memory of the oeuvre of the artist Emilio López-Menchero (°1960, Mol). It documents and illustrates a selection of exhibitions, artistic projects and public performances created in the past 25 years.
Conceptually, the book is based on a statement by which López considers each of his actions a test against reality, an ‘attempt’. Within this context, the title of each project is consequently preceded by the prefix ‘Trying to -’; ‘Trying to situate’, ‘Trying to light up’, ‘Trying to question’,… By trying to infiltrate daily context, López-Menchero aims to generate new situations, confront with reality and contemplate on the meaning of art. Included in the book are essays and texts by Luk Lambrecht, Hans Theys and Koen Van Synghel.
Konrad has in her photographic work developed an unique way of documenting the escalation of global urbanization. Her archive holds thousands of pictures that focus on infrastructure and architecture, an almost boundless collection that highlights the relationship between society and place. The images allow the viewer to participate in scenarios with blurring and fluctuating lines between the old and the new, between architecture and nature, between power and symbols. In Shaping Stones Konrad combines found architecture with created architecture, anonymous buildings with acclaimed, and ruins of ancient times with modern archaeological excavations. By formally equating opposites, she suggests an existential and timeless world.
24 pages, 14,8×20 cm
Edition of 360, numbered
The photographs in this book, taken by Aglaia Konrad between 2010 and 2017 in museums throughout Europe, share an interest in ‘sculptural architecture’. Her focus on the spatial display of sculpture allowed for an unrestricted subjective choice.
Artist: Aglaia Konrad
In cooperation with: MONOLITH production
Design: Roger Willems
Number of pages: 192
Size: 13 x 20 cm
Aglaia Konrad et Pol Pierart ont été sélectionnés par le website Turning Photography, mis en ligne à l’occasion du solo de Dirk Braeckman au Pavillon belge de la 57e biennale de Venise.
Shaping Stones, 2016
25 b/w digital prints pasted on wall
482 × 722 cm
From A to K, Museum M, Leuven, Belgium, 2016
Sans titre (Sauter au plafond), 2000
Photographie NB, tirage argentique sur papier baryté, 9,8 × 14,2 cm
Flanders Arts Institute, Wallonia-Brussels Federation, BOZAR – Centre for Fine Arts Brussels, FOMU – Fotomuseum and M – Museum Leuven are happy to announce an online special on Belgian contemporary photography in the framework of the Belgian Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale
Turning Photography: exploring the edges of Belgian contemporary photography
Dirk Braeckman’s selection for the Belgian Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale prompted us to turn the spotlight on some of the most audacious artists working in the medium of photography in Belgium today. Their self-reflexive attitude has led to new and daring attempts to redefine the possibilities of the photographic system. Turning Photography unfolds a curated selection of artists’ portraits and essays by prominent critics.
Next to a broad selection of older, more established artists and photographers, Turning Photography focuses on a generation of up-and-coming photographers and visual artists. Their work has been chosen because of its candour and lack of reverence towards more conventional photographic practices.
Turning Photography features a series of commissioned essays and interviews by renowned critics as well as a selection of portraits of artists whose work leads to an experimental exploration and critical re-evaluation of the role of the photographer in the broader field of contemporary visual art and culture. Turning Photography offers an insight into the different positions of artists that exemplify today’s tendency to take the medium to the edges.
With artists’ portraits of Sammy Baloji, Charif Benhelima, David Bergé, Thomas Bernardet, Sébastien Bonin, Dirk Braeckman, Marie José Burki, Tom Callemin, Alexandre Christiaens, David Claerbout, Collectif La Grotte, Michel Couturier, Bert Danckaert, Katrien De Blauwer, Marc De Blieck, Anne De Gelas, Philippe De Gobert, Arnaud De Wolf, Vincent Delbrouck, Lot Doms, Patrick Everaert, Gilbert Fastenaekens, Lara Gasparotto, Agnès Geoffray, Geert Goiris, Liesbet Grupping, Solal Israel, Jan Kempenaers, Stephanie Kiwitt, Aglaia Konrad, Pierre Liebaert, Charlotte Lybeer, Chantal Maes, Katja Mater, Michel Mazzoni, Ria Pacquée, Pol Pierart, Max Pinckers, Benoit Platéus, Sébastien Reuzé, Bruno V. Roels, Stéphanie Roland, Dominique Somers, Jean-François Spricigo, Ana Torfs, Egon Van Herreweghe, Sine Van Menxel, Yoann Van Parys, Els Vanden Meersch, Wim Wauman, Sarah Westphal.
With essays by Steven Humblet, Danielle Leenaerts, Anne-Françoise Lesuisse, Arjen Mulder and Joachim Naudts.
Sur le site Documents Architecture, ce slide show concernant l’exposition « Aglaia Konrad, From A to K » au Musée M à Leuven
Lu dans Le soir du 28 décembre 2016, cet article de Aliénor Debrocq :