On Friday, April 29, 2011 from 6 to 9 p.m., Galerie Michael Janssen will be presenting its first exhibition by Belgian artist Lili Dujourie (b. 1941).
Lili Dujourie’s work includes video, collages, sculptures, installations and photographic series. The gallery will present her recent works of clay, papier-mâché and iron floor sculptures as well as a video installation, a photographic series and an early slide projection.
Dujourie was one of the few female artists experimenting with video in late 1960’s and 1970’s and her pioneering videos are radical explorations of the then new medium. Since the 1980’s she has been making sculptures and it remains her predominant art form today. Her sculptures are often executed in techniques and materials that resonate with many centuries of tradition, such as draped velvet, marble intarsia, lead or ceramics.
She is continuously concerned with contemporary reinterpretations of themes, forms and gestures from art history, which is one reason why her many-faceted but dense and precisely articulated oeuvre is so visually and intellectually rewarding. In her articulation of minimalism and conceptual ideas, her works draw questions on the relation between matter and subject and how this relates to perception.
Her work has been presented at the P.S.1 in New York, at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, at the Documenta 12, at the 2010 Sharjah Biennial and at the 2008 Gwandju Biennal. In 2005 a major exhibition curated by Lynne Cooke at the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels was devoted to her work.
Lili Dujourie b. 1941 in Roeselare, Belgium. Lives and works in Ghent, Belgium. Selected exhibitions: 2011: Galerie Michael Janssen, Berlin, Germany (solo). 2010: La Conservera, Murcia, Spain (solo); Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland (group). 2009: Sharjah Biennial, Sharjah, UAE (group). 2008: P.S. 1. Contemporary Arts Center, New York NY, USA (group); MOCA, Los Angeles CA, USA (group); Gwangju Biennial, Gwangju, South Korea (group).