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Installing 'Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes & des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne' at Meessen De Clercq


Opening: Thursday 24 February 2011, 6–9pm.
With works by Kasper Akhøj (1976, Copenhagen, Denmark. Lives in New York, US); Martí Anson (1967, Mataró, Spain. Lives there); Maria Loboda (1979, Kraków, Poland. Lives in London, UK); Charlotte Moth (1975, Carshalton, UK. Lives in Paris, France) and Sarah Ortmeyer (1980, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Lives there).

The Exposition International des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes & des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne (International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts & Art and Technology in Modern Life) presents projects by five contemporary visual artists which engage with specific instances of modernity as represented through industrial or domestic design. A world-famous tower, a street, a range of furniture, a modular display system, and textile patterns, have been metaphorically taken apart before being reconstituted, sometimes literally, through artistic practices and personal affiliations which incorporate historical research, travel, tribute and scenography, for example. (+ info...)


Meessen De Clerq
Abdijstraat 2a Rue de l'Abbaye
1000 Brussels, BELGIUM
Tuesday to Saturday 11am – 6pm
T: +32 (0) 2 644 34 54
E: [email protected]
W: www.meessendeclercq.be


Installation pictures: Latitudes | www.lttds.org

Installation views of 'Ibon Aranberri. Organogramme' exhibition at Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona, until 15 May









Schema of the exhibition display in the exhibition guide.

(From the website) 'Organogramme is an exhibition by Ibon Aranberri that aims to sediment and confront various series of works made by the artist during the last decades together with others produced specifically for the occasion, and presented here as a unified whole.

(...) His oeuvre features aspects such as the relationship between nature and culture, the ideological projection upon the landscape, the configuration of the social, historicity, the local context and its economic and territorial dimensions, the peripheral condition as well as language and the modern project. The artist holds an interest in power structures and the mechanisms to build society. (...) The concept of the landscape as a setting of ideological projection, as a point of intersection between the natural object and the cultural subject, is an underlying issue in his work.' (+ info...)

Ibon Aranberri (Itziar, Guipuzkoa, in 1969) obtained a degree in Fine Arts from the Universidad del País Vasco, Bilbao, in 1994. In the mid-1990s he participated in the Arteleku workshops in San Sebastian and continued his studies at CCA-Kitakyushu, Japan. He was involved with the early stages of the consonni project in Bilbao in 2000. He took part in Manifesta 4 in Frankfurt in 2002. Recent notable exhibitions include On working with (Ir.T.no. 513), Iaspis project room, Stockholm, 2006; Documenta 12, Kassel, 2007; Integration, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, 2007; Disorder, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, 2008; 16th Sydney Biennial, Sidney, 2008; and Ibon Aranberri. Meseta Grammar, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Abbey of Santo Domingo de Silos, 2010.

Curated by: Nuria Enguita Mayo
Organised by:
Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona
Dates and times:
From 28 January to 15 May 2011. Tuesday to Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Closed Mondays.

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Newsletter #30 - February 2011


IN FEBRUARY 2011...
Professional Encounters, 'Curating Emerging Artists', ARCOMadrid 2011, 18 February.


ALSO IN FEBRUARY 2011...
'Exposition Internationale des Art Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes & des Arts et Techniques dans la Vie Moderne' showing works by Kasper Akhøj; Martí Anson; Maria Loboda; Charlotte Moth and Sarah Ortmeyer. Meessen De Clercq, Brussels, Belgium, 25 February–16 April 2011. Opening: 24 February, 18-21h.

ONGOING EXHIBITIONS...
'Christina Hemauer & Roman Keller: United Alternative Energies', Aarhus Art Building, Århus, Denmark, on view until 3 April 2011
– see installation views here.

Curators of the Laboratorio 987 2011 season,
MUSAC, León: inaugural exhibition 'Amikejo: Pennacchio Argentato', on view until 27 March 2011 – see installation views here.


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