Après « Who’s afraid of black, yellow and red ? » à Berlin, voici « Who’s afraid of black, yellow, red, blue and yellow ? » à L’Viv en Ukraine. Un concept signé Steven Schepens et Philippe Braem. Emilio Lopez Menchero y participe. A L’Viv, il grimpe le col d’Aubisque sur son vélo Toero-Torpedo.
During the opening of the First Contemporary Art Biennale Kyiv and Steve Schepens’ artist residency at the Museum of Ideas, the solemn opening of art space BELGIE, the innovating popUP contemporary art space, will take place in the city of Lviv, Ukraine, on invitation by ESc art centre. Director Philippe Braem and founder Steve Schepens are presenting you the second exhibition entitled Who’s afraid of black, yellow, red, blue and yellow with international acclaimed artists and young talents from Flanders, Wallonië and Ukraine. The first exhibition happened during Berlin Gallery Weekend 2012 and the opening of the 7th Berlin Biennale in April 2012.
The Kyiv Biennale does not present any Belgian artists in 2012. This Exhibition will be part of the official Kyiv Biennale program and will be listed on the website.
BELGIE is not just a popUP art space: it is an idea, a concept that can be applied to all sorts of events, happenings, situations and media, related to contemporary art. Its aim is to introduce Flemish, Walloon and international artists of all tendencies and conditions to a new audience worldwide. To reach its goals it collaborates with institutions, museums, critics, collectors and artists. The first exhibition happened during Berlin Gallery Weekend 2012 and the opening of the 7th Berlin Biennale in April 2012, this second exhibition entitled Who’s afraid of black, yellow, red, blue and yellow is equally presenting a different body of international acclaimed artists and young talents.
As symbol for the exhibition Steve Schepens has made a new oeuvre in his BELGIE flag series referring to the artist Jasper Johns’ target paintings. The target is made of the Belgian flag embracing the Ukrainian flag. For Schepens, it refers to the love of the absurd, common for both nationalities and their humour in particular.
The exhibition shows the works of Flemish, Walloon and Ukrainian artists: Wim Delvoye (BE), Jacques Charlier (BE), Johan Grimonprez (BE), Emilio Lopez Menchero (ES-BE), STEVE&BRAT (artist group Steve Schepens & Sergey Bratkov, BE-UA), Lukas Vandenabeele (BE), Angel Vergara (BE) and Andy Wauman (BE).