ArtSlant - Openings & events en-us 40 Turi Simeti - Almine Rech Gallery - May 28th 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Tue, 05 May 2015 18:11:57 +0000 Sam Moyer - Galerie Rodolphe Janssen - May 28th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Tue, 05 May 2015 18:20:28 +0000 Brendan Lynch - Galerie Rodolphe Janssen - Livourne 32 - May 28th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Tue, 05 May 2015 18:27:18 +0000 Group Show - WIELS - May 29th 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM <p style="text-align: justify;"><em><br /></em><em>Un-Scene III</em>&nbsp;is the third edition of what is now a triennial tradition at WIELS, an integral part of its on-going research into the practices and questions that animate the artistic life around the institution. Building upon the two earlier editions of&nbsp;<em>Un-Scene</em>&nbsp;(2008 and 2012), the exhibition presents a slice of a scene, a snapshot of a particular moment and the position of WIELS as an international institution firmly rooted in the Belgian landscape. The exhibition reveals the lines of force, common traits and the individual journeys of thirteen artist of this generation. Furthermore, it highlights the connections that have been established between the residency programme of WIELS and the ever-shifting local art scene.</p> <hr /> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Un-Scene III</em>&nbsp;est la troisi&egrave;me &eacute;dition d&rsquo;une exposition qui joue un r&ocirc;le central dans la recherche men&eacute;e par WIELS sur les pratiques et les questions qui animent la vie artistique autour de l&rsquo;institution. &Agrave; la suite de l&rsquo;exp&eacute;rience des deux derni&egrave;res &eacute;ditions de&nbsp;<em>Un-Scene</em>&nbsp;(2008 et 2012), l&rsquo;exposition propose une coupe transversale d&rsquo;une sc&egrave;ne artistique &agrave; un moment pr&eacute;cis et met en &eacute;vidence les interactions entre la ville et WIELS en tant qu&rsquo;institution internationale ancr&eacute;e dans le paysage belge. Cette exposition r&eacute;v&egrave;le les lignes de force, les traits communs et les parcours individuels de treize artiste d'une g&eacute;n&eacute;ration. De plus, elle met en lumi&egrave;re les connections &eacute;tablies entre le programme de r&eacute;sidence du WIELS et la sc&egrave;ne artistique locale en perp&eacute;tuel mouvement.</p> <hr /> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Un-Scene III</em>&nbsp;is de derde editie van wat een driejaarlijkse traditie in WIELS is geworden, een integraal deel van het voortdurend onderzoek naar de praktijken en vragen die het artistieke leven in en rond de instelling bezielt. Voortbouwend op&nbsp;de eerdere twee edities van&nbsp;<em>Un-Scene</em>(2008 en 2012), fungeert de tentoonstelling als een doorsnede van een sc&egrave;ne, een momentopname van een bepaalde tijd en de interactie tussen de stad en WIELS als internationale instelling geworteld in het Belgische landschap.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Un-Scene III</em>&nbsp;onthult de krachtlijnen, gedeelde en individuele trajecten van dertien kunstenaars van &eacute;&eacute;n generatie. Daarnaast worden ook de relaties die ontwikkeld werden tussen het residentieprogramma van WIELS en de steeds veranderende lokale kunstsc&egrave;ne in de kijker geplaatst.</p> Tue, 05 May 2015 18:34:30 +0000 Group Show - Office Baroque - June 4th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Tue, 05 May 2015 14:31:10 +0000 Radek Szlaga - Harlan Levey Projects - June 5th 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM <p>Harlan Levey Projects is proud to announce the first solo exhibition of Radek Szlaga in Belgium.</p> <p>Radek Szlaga&rsquo;s works observes and draws connections between critical agendas of the past and contemporary trends and opportunities. His new body of work confronts various themes related to the text "Heart of Darkness" by Polish author&nbsp;J&oacute;zef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski. In these works, Szlaga investigates forms of cultural colonialism and artistic appropriation along with passages of the novel and the work&rsquo;s translation to other forms of popular media, drawing lines from the Congo to Vietnam .&nbsp;Divided between an anthropological need for mythical and founding narrations and the disruptive forces of visual culture, Szlaga develops a hyper-textual language that questions the relationship between the traditional medium of painting and the more recent possibilities of digital reproduction.&nbsp;</p> <p>Born in Poland in 1979, Radek Szlaga is constantly traveling between the US, where to his parents emigrated (Detroit), and his homeland. This somehow enforced nomadic lifestyle paired with his interest in social and political developments are the source of his visual reflections. Strong aesthetics, superb quality and sharp conceptual criticism are reminiscent to the spirit of Picasso&rsquo;s prophetic and politically charged works during the turbulent 1930s.&nbsp;&nbsp;Other references to painting are also visible. The directness of critcism turns into an aesthetic strategy that brings Jasper Johns to mind while the clearness of his messages and the emphasis paid by a painter to text play to the tune of Christopher Wool whose work appears in line with Szlaga&rsquo;s visual discourse on appropriation.</p> Sun, 24 May 2015 13:26:57 +0000