Art Brussels 2019, preview & highlights (1)

Jacques Charlier
Paysages professionnels, 1964-1970
Photographies NB, tapuscrit, certificat, (3) x 78 x 108 cm

A propos des Paysages professionnels : lire ici

Jacqueline Mesmaeker
Versailles avant sa construction, 1981
Photographie noir et blanc, encadrement, cartel, 70 x 83 cm

Jacqueline Mesmaeker,
Versailles après sa destruction, 2018
transfert sur miroir, 63,5 x 40,5 cm

Jacqueline Mesmaeker
Bourses de ceinture (détail), 2018
soie et velours, 20 x 6 cm chacune

photos : Isabelle Arthuis

A propos de Versailles… : lire ici

Aglaia Konrad
Selinunte, 2017
Héliogravure, 58,45 x 79,2 cm, 2019
ed 3 + 2 a.p.

John Murphy
Between Anguish and Desire – Between Vomit and Thirst. 2004
85.5 x 71.5 cm Photographic print, pen and ink on board, 85.5 x 71.5 cm

John Murphy
Between Anguish and Desire – Between Vomit and Thirst. 2004
85.5 x 71.5 cm Photographic print, pen and ink on board, 85.5 x 71.5 cm

Brecht Koelman
2017-01-19
Huile sur toile, 30 x 45 cm

Aglaia Konrad, Books in Space, Manifolds Book, Amsterdam

Manifold Books No.7

Books in Space
Aglaia Konrad
Opening: Saturday, April  13, 15:00 – 18:00
April 14 – May 19, 2019

Location: Kraijenhoffstraat 34,
1028 RL Amsterdam

In Books in Space all copied spreads of Iconocopycity have been placed in relation to Manifold Books’ beam structures and fragmented walls. ‘Photocopic’ rest-space meets urban iconography meets attic construction. Graphic and rythmic, architectural representation itself turns into sculpture.

Aglaia Konrad, fiction and fabrication, MAAT, Lisboa

Aglaia Konrad participe à l’exposition « Fiction and Fabrication, photography of architecture after the digital turn » au MAAT, Museum Art, Architecture and Technology à Lisbonne.


Fiction and Fabrication exhibition view. MAAT, 20 March – 19 August 2019, courtesy of EDP Foundation. © Bruno Lopes

Fiction and Fabrication gathers nearly 50 artists who build and manipulate images of architectural objects and spaces. Marking 30 years since Photoshop was invented, and digital tools invaded photographic production, this exhibition focuses on the imagery of architecture as a central theme to an expanded practice of photography in contemporary art. From the seminal works of Andreas Gurski, Thomas Ruff, Jeff Wall or Thomas Demand to the fictional creations of Beate Gütschow, Oliver Boberg or Isabel Brison, the show offers a panorama of architectural photography that evades objective approaches and favours fictionalised takes on reality between cinematic gazes, image deconstruction and more politicised narratives. At a time when digital tools preside over the making of architectural images for media consumption, fictions stemming from the art world appear here as a critical alternative that questions and expands the concept of architecture.

Participant artists:
Doug Aitken, Olivier Boberg, Isabel Brison, Rita Sobral Campos, James Casabere, André Cepeda, David Claerbout, Celine Condorelli, Mafalda Marques Correia, Gregory Crewdson, Hans Op de Beeck, Mónica de Miranda, Thomas Demand, Filip Dujardin, Roland Fischer, Carlos Garaicoa, Dionisio Gonzalez, Nicolas Grospierre, Andreas Gursky, Beate Gütschow, Patrick Hamilton, Sabine Hornig, Veronika Kellndorfer, Lucia Koch, Aglaia Konrad, Jonathan Lewis, Inês Lombardi, Tatiana Macedo, Edgar Martins, Antoni Muntadas, Anja Niemi, Rodrigo Oliveira, Bas Princen, Olivier Ratsi, Teresa Braula Reis, Nick Relph, Martha Rossler, Thomas Ruff, Philip Schaerer, Evandro Soares, Hanna Starkey, Gerold Tagwerker, Wolfgang Tillmans, Pedro Tudela, Jeff Wall, James Welling.

20 Mar 2019 11:00 – 19 Aug 2019 18:00

Aglaia Konrad
Zweimal Belichtet, 2016 (Mexico DF 1995)
3 lambda C prints

Aglaia Konrad
Concrete City, 2012
37 cartes postales sous verre, cubes de béton

Aglaia Konrad, The Gulf Between – over zwart, wit en alles daartussen, De Warande – Turnhout

Aglaia Konrad participe à l’exposition The Gulf Between – over zwart, wit en alles daartussen à de Warande (Turnhout)
27.01 > 21.04.19
Cultuurhuis de Warande
Warandestraat 42
2300 Turnhout

Aglaia Konrad
Full Circle Avebury, 2016
Epreuves à la gélatine argentique sur papier baryté.

 

Met ‘The Gulf Between’ presenteert de Warande een tentoonstelling over zwart, wit en alles daartussen.
De titel verwijst naar de eerste Amerikaanse filmproductie in technicolor. Deze film uit 1917 is grotendeels verloren gegaan. Slechts enkele fragmenten bleven bewaard.In het werk van de kunstenaars in deze tentoonstelling voeren tonen van grijs de bovenhand. Het verdwijnen van kleur maakt mee deel uit van de kern van hun praktijk. Zo creëren ze een schemerwereld die op een andere wijze connectie maakt met de werkelijkheid. Deze tonale wereld geeft de werkelijkheid weer zoals we haar ervaren als niet-objectieve deelnemer. De werkelijkheid waar herinneringen, visioenen, en bevreemding hun stempel op drukken. Daarom ook dat – in tegenstelling tot wat we bij het woord grijs vermoeden – deze werken verre van saai zijn, maar vaak net een grote spanning in zich houden.
Toen de kleurenfotografie haar intrede maakte, bleken fotografen vast te blijven houden aan zwart wit fotografie. Net omdat de expressiemogelijkheden hierbij anders zijn. Ook in de schilderkunst zijn er al vroege voorbeelden van zwart/wit of grijze werken. Denk maar aan de grisailletechniek die al in de 15de eeuw opduikt. Deze werken zijn eerder een soort spel van illusie of trompe l’oeil. Ze tonen het technisch meesterschap van de kunstenaar. Pas in de 20ste eeuw gingen kunstenaars de mogelijkheden van het weglaten van kleur als expressiemiddel ook in de schilderkunst verkennen, denken we bijvoorbeeld aan de Belgische kunstenaar Léon Spilliaert aan het begin van de eeuw. In de jaren tachtig kwam er dan specifiek in België de beweging binnen de schilderkunst waarin de kleur verschraalde, met schilders als Luc Tuymans en Bert De Beul.. En recenter zijn er kunstenaars die dit nog verder tot extremen hebben gedreven. Zo bijvoorbeeld kunstenaars als Hans Op de Beeck die dit ook in beeldhouwkunst hebben toegepast. Het weglaten van kleur heeft dan ook een vaste plaats veroverd in verschillende media, denk maar aan eerder voor de hand liggend houtskooltekeningen, maar ook in schilderkunst, beeldhouwkunst, videokunst, enzovoort.. De Warande brengt in deze tentoonstelling een rijke selectie samen van hedendaagse kunstwerken in een palet van zwart, wit en grijs die je op verschillende manieren de kracht van de kleurloosheid doen ervaren.
Met werk van Stephan Balleux, Ruben Bellinkx, Charif Benhelima, Tom Callemin, David Claerbout, Stijn Cole, Johan Creten, Bert De Beul, Rik De Boe, Anouk De Clercq, Ode de Kort, Koba De Meutter, Johan De Wilde, Sanne De Wilde, Reinhard Doubrawa, Geert Goiris, Reece Jones, Aglaia Konrad, Mehdi-Georges Lahlou , Tom Liekens, Katja Mater, Peter Morrens, Marc Nagtzaam, Nadia Naveau, Renato Nicolodi, Jaromír Novotný, Hans Op de Beeck, Veronika Pot, Berit Schneidereit, Stefan Serneels, Renie Spoelstra, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Batia Suter, Luc Tuymans, Rinus Van de Velde, Hannelore Van Dijck, Marcel van Eeden, Sine Van Menxel, Philippe Vandenberg, Jan Vanriet, Kevin Vanwonterghem, Dirk Zoete
curators: Annelies Nagels en Glenn Geerinckx.

2018, une rétrospective

10-12.2018
Dans le cadre de Reciprocity Liège Design 2018
Suchan Kinoshita – David Polzin

10-12.2018
Dans le cadre de Reciprocity Liège Design 2018
Jacques Lizène

10-12.2018
Dans le cadre de Reciprocity Liège Design 2018
Alevtina Kakhidze

09-2018
Viennacontemporary 2018 : Michael Dans – Maen Florin

09-2018
Drawing Room Montpellier – La Panacée – Moco : Benjamin Monti

08-09.2018
Jacques Halbert, HTFAM (How to fuck a monochrome)

06-07.2018
Harem, Aglaia Konrad, Projekt Skulptur and guest : Suchan Kinoshita, Isofolies.

06-07.2018
Willem Vermeersch, When You Come to a Fork in the Road, Take It

06-07.2018
Emilio Lopez-Menchero, Paintings

06-07.2018
Gaëtane Verbruggen

04.2018
Art Brussels
Jacques Charlier, Michael Dans, Lili Dujourie, Maen Florin, Olivier Foulon, Suchan Kinoshita, Aglaia Konrad, Jacqueline Mesmaeker, John Murphy, Marie Zolamian

03-05.2018
Michaël Dans, that kind of wonderfull

02.2018
Arco Madrid 2018 – Maen Florin (solo)

Harem, Aglaia Konrad, Projekt Skulptur and guest : Suchan Kinoshita, Isofolies, les images (2)

Aglaia Konrad Projekt: Skulptur, 2017
BW prints on ecoboard, stones, 178 x 120 cm. Ed 3/3

Suchan Kinoshita
Isofollies, 2007-2017
Mixed media (wrapped plastic, oil). Variable dimensions

Harem, Aglaia Konrad, Projekt Skulptur and guest : Suchan Kinoshita, Isofolies, les images (1)

Seen from the perspective of the discipline of sculpture, both bodies of work in the exhibition Harem would have to be considered as not entirely legal. Also, together both types of work give an unforeseen ‘light touch’; especially in the way they are hindering the chances of a full view on either element. The two bodies of work are in each others way; the black boulders present obstacles, ruining the chances of a single perspective, each work obstructing the view of the other. The eye must move and keep moving, in search of a vantage point from where a good view and a perspective might be possible. This work of Aglaia Konrad, Schaubuch-Skulptur, is constructed from snapshots, taken over the past decades and turned in to a pocket album. lt seems to represent classical ‘sculpture’, when displayed in photography, white the work of Suchan Kinoshita, called lsofollies, seems to have been made by hiding all of its material content from the eye. lt is a well-kept secret that the boulder’s content consists of wrapped up leftover garbage from museum installations. Rejecting any rationale for the incidental merging of the two bodies of work, this exhibition makes space for a selected number of abjects in a limited environment, which we call ‘Harem’.

Aglaia Konrad Projekt: Skulptur, 2017 BW
prints on ecoboard, stones, 178 x 120 cm. Ed 3/3

Suchan Kinoshita
Isofollies, 2007-2017
Mixed media (wrapped plastic, oil). Variable dimensions

 

Harem, Aglaia Konrad, Suchan Kinoshita, vernissage ce samedi 2 juin

Aglaia Konrad

Béatrice de Gelder et la galerie Nadja Vilenne
ont le plaisir de vous convier au vernissage de l’exposition

Beatrice de Gelder and Nadja Vilenne gallery
invite you to the opening of the exhibition

Harem

Aglaia Konrad, Projekt Skulptur and guest : Suchan Kinoshita, Isofollies.

Samedi 2 juin à 17h – Saturday June 2, 5pm

Rue de l’Abattoir, 4 – Slachthuisstraat, 4 1000 Bruxelles / Brussel

Exposition / Exhibition 2.06 – 14.07. 2018
Je. Ve. Sa. de 14 à 18h / Thu. Fr. Sa. 2-6pm

Espace d’art associé
Gluon Foundation for Art & Research
rue de l’Abattoir, 4 / Slachthuisstraat, 4 1000 Bruxelles / Brussel

Art Brussels 2018, les images (3)

exhibition view

Exhibition view

Aglaia Konrad

Aglaia Konrad
Demolition City, 1992-2016
20 épreuves à la gélatine argentine sur papier baryté

Marie Zolamian

Marie Zolamian
Sans titre (Berlin), 2016
huile sur papier marouflée sur bois

Marie Zolamian

Marie Zolamian
Est-Ouest-Sud-Nord, 2017
Huile sur toile marouflée sur panneau, 31 x 43 cm

Jacques Charlier

Jacques Charlier
Je m’appelle Barbara… 1974
Technique mixte sur papier, (14) x 21 x 29,7 cm

Lili Dujourie

Lili Dujourie

Aglaia Konrad, Il Cretto, Argos, Bruxelles

Projection chez Argos du dernier film d’Aglaia Konrad, durant le Week-end de Art Brussels.

Aglaia Konrad

Aglaia Konrad

Aglaia Konrad

AGLAIA KONRAD – IL CRETTO
BLACK BOX – SCREENING

Premiere Screening!

Late opening night screenings in the presence of the artist on Saturday 21st of April from 6pm to 9pm

Over the years the Brussels-based artist Aglaia Konrad brought together an enormous archive of images shot in such diverse cities as Sao Paulo, Beijing, Chicago, Dakar, Tokyo, Cairo or Shanghai. In her new film, Aglaia Konrad brings us to Sicily where we discover one of the most extensive contemporary artworks in the world. Known as The Great Cretto (or Cretto di Burri or Cretto di Gibellina), the site specific artwork has been conceived and undertaken by the Italian artist Alberto Burri (1915-1995). Started in 1984 and left unfinished in 1989, the work was completed in 2015 to mark Burri’s one hundredth birthday. Located on the old city of Gibellina which was completely destroyed by the 1968 Belice earthquake, this landscape intervention appears as a series of white concrete fractures on the ground and pays homage to the victims of the disaster.

Aglaia Konrad
IL CRETTO
2018, 16mm transfered to video, 13′, color, sound.

Argos Arts
Adresse : Rue du Chantier 13, 1000 Bruxelles

Aglaia Konrad, The Photographic, Other Pictures, SMAK, les images

The Photographic I – Other Pictures is the first part of a diptych spread over two years. The exhibition comprises new and existing work by around 20 international artists and photographers ranging from the 1960s to the present. The selection demonstrates a lively interest in the power of the still image as a means of examining the world. It concentrates on indefinable images with an open view, whose multi-layering requires slow reading.

Aglaia Konrad

Aglaia Konrad

Aglaia Konrad

photographies Dirk Pauwels.

The films and photos of Aglaia Konrad (1960, Salzburg) take architecture and the urban space as their subject matter. Aerial shots, street views and angular cut-outs of the built environment in metropolitan cities emphasize the physical and psychological impact of mostly modernist façades, con- crete housing blocks, peripheral neighbourhoods, shipyards and generic non-spaces such as airports, roadways and other infrastructure. Her keen observations of the empty metropolis simultaneously expose the economic, historical and social layers of a globalized society. A major part of her oeuvre consists of in situ installations of large-scale photographic prints stuck directly onto glass or walls, thus creating tension between the spaces depicted in her photographic images and the physical space of the exhibition architecture – a strategy that lies at the heart of her artistic practice. The monumental geometry of her montages, grids and spatial interventions, moreover, amplifies the abstract nature of her photo stills. Every presentation, whether in an exhibition space or in one of her artists’ books, reinterprets selections from her prodigious archive, displaying a love of systematic lists and collections, particularly for the alphabet and atlases. Aglaia Konrad lives and works in Brussels.

Gent (B), The Photographic I – Other Pictures, SMAK, du 7 octobre au 07 janvier 2018

Fiac Paris 2017, les images (1)

Fiac 2017

Fiac 2017

Exhibitions views

Fiac 2017

Aglaia Konrad. Demolition City, 1992-2016,
20 épreuves à la gélatine argentine sur papier baryte.

Konrad’s photography plays with notions of «original » and « index, » « nature » and « culture, » with the fact that the original « stone » cannot be dated and with its « social » shaping in the historic present. This reversibility is further witnessed in Demolition City (1991/2016) the photographie series she made of the demolition of a terrace of houses on Rosier Faassenstraat in Rotterdam, which looks as if it might read either way, forwards or backwards, reiterating both the construction or deconstruction of walls, floors, and roofs.(…) (Penelope Curtis, From A to K)

Fiac 2017

Suchan Kinoshita, viewer desk, custumised viewers

Fiac 2017

Olivier Foulon
Sans titre (un citron), 2017
Sans titre (un citron), 2017

Fiac 2017

John Murphy

John Murphy
Cadere. Waste and Cadavers All, 2015
Photocopy, gouache, pen and ink on board, 46 x 54 cm

Fiac 2017

Fiac 2017

John Murphy
As high above as the ditch is deep, 2015
Stuffed Black Rooster, rope, variable dimensions

John Murphy

John Murphy
In the Midst of Falling: The Cry… 2016
C-print (Unique), Satin Float Glass and Gesso Wood Frame, 145.4 x 241.8 cm

Fiac 2017

John Murphy

John Murphy
Fall upward, to a height ( verso & recto), 2015
Photograph, pen and ink on board. (2) x 78 x 54 cm

(…) John Murphy has a similar respect for art from the recent past. His art resembles a pantheon of signs that transmit poetic experience. He engages with existing works from a modernist body of literature, painting and film, and particularly with a number of ‘authors’ who (re) invented Symbolism (Mallarmé, Magritte, Resnais). His work often comes in the form of delicate objects or images that sit or hang lightly in a space, like a spider’s web or celestial notations. In fact the physical space between the elements in his work is essential and signifies the mental space that opens up when a visitor tracks the (symbolical) lines that connect the elements, and when words, images and associations reveal themselves. Our exhibition features a body of works inspired by the notion of the fall, especially the fall from grace recounted in Genesis, when Adam and Eve are expelled from the Garden of Eden, as famously depicted by the Italian painter Masaccio in a fierce and moving fresco. Masaccio’s painting returns in Murphy’s epic, newly made photograph In The Midst of Falling. The Cry (2015), which derives from a charged image in Joseph Losey’s film Eve (1962), where a woman is transfixed in a hallway before a reproduction of the painting. Murphy is like a dancer aiming for a light gesture, because for him it is the most powerful conduit of experience. His titles, resourceful and full of sillent threat, create a world in itself.(…)

Fiac 2017

Aglaia Konrad, The Photographic I – Other Pictures, SMAK, Gent

Aglaia Konrad

Aglaia Konrad participe à l’exposition The Photographic I – Other Pictures. Du 7 octobre au 7 janvier 2018, au SMAK à Gent. Vernissage le 6 octobre

The Photographic I – Other Pictures est la première partie d’un diptyque, répartis sur deux années. L’exposition comporte des oeuvres nouvelles et existantes d’une vingtaine d’artistes et de photographes internationaux des années ’60 à aujourd’hui.

La sélection témoigne d’un vif intérêt pour la force de l’image tranquille, comme moyen d’étudier le monde. Elle se concentre sur des images indéfinies et ouvertes, dont la structure stratifiée demande une lecture lente.

John Szarkowski a formulé un jour la célèbre distinction entre les photos qui fonctionnent comme une fenêtre sur le monde et les photos qui reflètent l’intention de leur réalisateur. Other Pictures montre que les images photographiques concrétisent simultanément les deux fonctions: elles se tournent vers le monde tout en approchant leur sujet de manière résolument subjective et sensorielle.

Les images photographiques ne montrent pas seulement notre environnement, mais en constituent également des éléments essentiels. De nouvelles manières de produire et de diffuser des images, et l’innovation technologique sur le plan civil et militaire, font chaque fois évoluer le média dans de nouvelles directions et s’infiltrent aussi dans la pratique artistique actuelle. Un des objectifs de cette exposition consiste à savoir comment les photographes et les artistes réagissent à ces possibilités et défis récentes.

The Photographic I – Other Pictures montre entre autres des oeuvres des artistes et photographes suivants: Lewis Baltz, Tina Barney, Mohamed Bourouissa, Moyra Davey, Marc De Blieck, Sara Deraedt, Patrick Faigenbaum, Peter Fraser, Alair Gomes, Jitka Hanzlová, Roni Horn, Stephanie Kiwitt, Aglaia Konrad, Jochen Lempert, Zoe Leonard, Jean-Luc Moulène, Zanele Muholi, Jean-Luc Mylayne, Trevor Paglen, Doug Rickard, Torbjørn Rødland, Michael Schmidt, Arne Schmitt, Allan Sekula, Ahlam Shibli, Malick Sidibé, Dayanita Singh, Wolfgang Tillmans, Marc Trivier et Tobias Zielony.

Roma Publications Amsterdam publie un magazine d’exposition dans ce cadre.

Symposium le 23 – 24 november 2017
En collaboration avec le groupe de recherche Thinking Tools (KASK Anvers), un symposium sera organisé le jeudi 23 et le vendredi 24 novembre 2017. Dans un programme de lectures, de conférences d’artistes et de présentations de portefeuille, des conférenciers nationaux et internationaux commenteront le positionnement actuel de la photographie dans le contexte de l’art contemporain

The Photographic I – Other Pictures is the first part of a diptych spread over two years. The exhibition comprises new and existing work by around 20 international artists and photographers ranging from the 1960s to the present.

The selection demonstrates a lively interest in the power of the still image as a means of examining the world. It concentrates on indefinable images with an open view, whose multi-layering requires slow reading.

John Szarkowski once formulated the familiar distinction between photos that act as a window on the world and photos intended to reflect their maker. Other Pictures demonstrates that photographic images can perform both functions at the same time: they focus on the world and they invariably approach their subject in a subjective and sensory manner.

Photographic images not only show the world we live in, but are among its essential building blocks. New ways of producing and distributing images, and technological innovation in the civil and military spheres, make the medium repeatedly evolve in new directions and also seep into current artistic practice. The way photographers and artists handle these recent possibilities and challenges is one of the focal points of this exhibition.

The Photographic I – Other Pictures comprises work by artists and photographers including Lewis Baltz, Tina Barney, Mohamed Bourouissa, Moyra Davey, Marc De Blieck, Sara Deraedt, Patrick Faigenbaum, Peter Fraser, Alair Gomes, Jitka Hanzlová, Roni Horn, Stephanie Kiwitt, Aglaia Konrad, Jochen Lempert, Zoe Leonard, Jean-Luc Moulène, Zanele Muholi, Jean-Luc Mylayne, Trevor Paglen, Doug Rickard, Torbjørn Rødland, Michael Schmidt, Arne Schmitt, Allan Sekula, Ahlam Shibli, Malick Sidibé, Dayanita Singh, Wolfgang Tillmans, Marc Trivier and Tobias Zielony.

To accompany this presentation, Roma Publications Amsterdam are publishing an exhibition magazine.

Symposium on the 23th and 24th of November 2017
A symposium organised in association with the Thinking Tools research group (KASK Antwerp) is being held on Thursday 23 and Friday 24 November 2017. In a programme comprising lectures, talks by artists and portfolio viewings, national and international speakers present a picture of where photography currently stands in the field of contemporary art.

Book, Aglaia Konrad, Angle 17°, shapping stones

Aglaia Konrad

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.

Aglaia Konrad

Aglaia Konrad

Angle 17°
24 pages, 14,8×20 cm
Edition of 360, numbered
Editions Multipress