BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 CALSCALE:GREGORIAN PRODID:iCalendar-Ruby VERSION:2.0 BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20140914 DTSTAMP:20141220T213817 DTSTART:20140913 GEO:50.8521839;4.3454155 LOCATION:Harlan Levey Projects\,37 Léon Lepagestraat \nBrussels \, 1000 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Penthouse Art Space Exhibition and Performances\, John Ryan Brubake r\, Michaël Aerts\, Rob Beulens\, Steven Schepens\, Petr Davydtchenko\, San am Khatibi\, Willehad Eilers\, Michel Lorand\, Aldo van den Broeck\, Volkan Diyaroglu UID:367825 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20140913T200000 DTSTAMP:20141220T213817 DTSTART:20140913T180000 GEO:50.8521839;4.3454155 LOCATION:Harlan Levey Projects\,37 Léon Lepagestraat \nBrussels \, 1000 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Penthouse Art Space Exhibition and Performances\, Michaël Aerts\, R ob Beulens\, John Ryan Brubaker\, Petr Davydtchenko\, Volkan Diyaroglu\, Wi llehad Eilers\, Sanam Khatibi\, Michel Lorand\, Steven Schepens\, Aldo van den Broeck UID:367826 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20150207 DTSTAMP:20141220T213817 DTSTART:20150109 GEO:50.8191663;4.369869 LOCATION:Meessen De Clercq\,2 rue de l'Abbaye \nBrussels\, 1000 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Herbstnebel\, Chaim van Luit UID:367583 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20150207 DTSTAMP:20141220T213817 DTSTART:20150109 GEO:50.8191663;4.369869 LOCATION:Meessen De Clercq\,2 rue de l'Abbaye \nBrussels\, 1000 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Collecting the Alphabet : The Prequel (or how I met W)\, Kelly Scha cht UID:367582 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20150207 DTSTAMP:20141220T213817 DTSTART:20150109 GEO:50.8191663;4.369869 LOCATION:Meessen De Clercq\,2 rue de l'Abbaye \nBrussels\, 1000 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Between what and what not\, Hreinn Fridfinnsson UID:367581 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20150214 DTSTAMP:20141220T213817 DTSTART:20150115 GEO:50.8189731;4.3693763 LOCATION:Xavier Hufkens\,Rue Saint-Georges 6-8 \nBrussel\, 1050 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Initials\, Cris Brodahl UID:367579 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150115T200000 DTSTAMP:20141220T213817 DTSTART:20150115T170000 GEO:50.8189731;4.3693763 LOCATION:Xavier Hufkens\,Rue Saint-Georges 6-8 \nBrussel\, 1050 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Initials\, Cris Brodahl UID:367580 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Just as friendships float in a nd out of focus\, so too do the objects that spur memories of them. Photogr aphs\, scribbled notes\, and scraps gradually become totems to the people w e care about - as if all one&rsquo\;s friends have been assigned correspond ing imagery to be framed\, repeated: an ode in the form of a mantra.

In graffiti culture\, a writer&rsquo\;s name rarely appears alone\; a piece is always flanked by dedications to the writer&rsquo\;s community: His or her crew\, lovers\, landlord\, parents\, pets. Names become nickname s\, nicknames become inside-jokes\, inside jokes become fodder for new imag ery\, and thus a visual language to describe and pay homage to friendships crystallizes.

This dialogue between relationships and mark-mak ing\, objects and memory is central to Jack Greer&rsquo\;s approach\, and f orms the basis for the works he will present in his first solo exhibition a t Galerie Rodolphe Janssen.

The exhibition unfolds with a phot o-realistic painting of a quintessential American landscape: a mountainous Colorado valley foregrounded by ice-age boulders. But here\, these ancient rocks are interrupted by spray-painted tags\, indelible reminders of a pass ing youthful presence. Painted from a photograph taken while Jack was trave ling to see his parents in California\, the meticulous process required to portray the scene became a quest to understand why Jack has held on to the photo for so long. As it turns out\, the painting is a dedication to his mo ther\, a Colorado native and an artist in her own right\, who is the lush b ackdrop to his defaced rock.

Other works similarly unpack the importance of relationships to Greer. Patchwork canvases\, sewn together fr om friends&rsquo\; discarded works at the Still House Group studio in Brook lyn\, are as much anthropological studies of collective processes as they a re portraits of friends. The form these works take is determined by past pr ocesses of his artist subjects: scraps and discarded versions of Louis Eisn er&rsquo\;s Mountain Stream Ringtone works (recently exhibited at Rodolphe Janssen) impose gradients of blue throughout some works in the ser ies\, while others take on the uncanny hue of oxidised pennies from Nick Da rmstaedter&rsquo\;s Penny Pieces.

Still other works more direc tly reference the places that germinate Jack&rsquo\;s community. Marble ped estals engraved with anecdotal phrases and jokes stand in honour of a spot in Tompkins Square Park where Jack&rsquo\;s friends gather to skateboard an d hang out. Meanwhile\, enlarged &ldquo\;neighbourhood watch&rdquo\; icons\ , a ubiquitous reminder for would-be burglars that a house is collectively surveilled by neighbours\, were given to friends and impromptu assistant&rs quo\;s to color in as they chose - a testament to Greer&rsquo\;s commitment to fostering and protecting his own community.

Ultimately\, J ack Greer prescribes to a peculiar form of rather Wildean optimism\, of tru dging through the gutter but stopping to look up at the stars and reminisce \, aspire\, seek renewal and transmutation through the power of friends.


About the artist :
Jack Greer (bor n 1987\, Los Angeles\, CA) lives and works in New York City. Recent solo ex hibitions include Inside the White Cube at White Cube (London)\, a nd Art in General Presents: Jack Greer + Freeman/Lowe at +1 in New York City. He has recently participated in group exhibitions at the Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens (Deurle)\, the Arts Club (London)\, and Bugada &\; Carg nel (Paris). Greer is a member of the Brooklyn-based Still House Group.

DTEND:20150220 DTSTAMP:20141220T213817 DTSTART:20150115 GEO:50.8291979;4.359693 LOCATION:Galerie Rodolphe Janssen - Livourne 32\,32 Livourne 1st floor\nBru ssels\, 1050 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Friends and Family\, Jack Greer UID:367575 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150115T210000 DTSTAMP:20141220T213817 DTSTART:20150115T180000 GEO:50.8291979;4.359693 LOCATION:Galerie Rodolphe Janssen - Livourne 32\,32 Livourne 1st floor\nBru ssels\, 1050 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Friends and Family\, Jack Greer UID:367576 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

It wasn't a choice. He fell in love with an escort and could not afford her time. He began robbing banks to pay for it. He robbed something like 12 banks before turning himself in\ , knowing his capture was imminent. I didn&rsquo\;t see him for a while. On e day walking to the store I heard my name called. I turned back\, saw him and walked over to say hi. He had gained some weight. Before I could say he llo he said excitedly\, &ldquo\;I recognized you by your gait!&rdquo\; It w as strange\, in a nice way. No one had ever said that to me. I looked back to where I'd just been walking and tried to see myself walk away from mysel f\, hoping to see with his eyes.

I remembered how when I was 1 3 or so\, having a particular gait&mdash\;especially a cool one&mdash\;was important. You must have style and grace in everything you do. It can&rsquo \;t be too affected but it has to be slick nonetheless. I remembered when I was 8\, watching an older kid walk around the playground pigeon toed. Desp ite his awkward gait he was cool. He had confidence. I went home and toyed with the idea of adopting his style\, knowing full well that he hadn't chos e to walk that way. I thought better of it: no\, I need my own style. I had n't recognized that I already had it.

I wondered how he had se rved such a short prison sentence. I think it was something about using a n ote and no weapon. something about a mood disorder.

Aleksander Hardashnakov \;

About the artist :
Aleksander Hardashnakov (born 1982\, Toronto\, Canada) lives and Works in Toronto\, Canada
Recent and upcoming exhibitions include Tomorrow Gal lery (New York)\, Doom: Surface Control at Le Magasin (Grenoble)\, For This World at Galerie Rodolphe Janssen (Brussels) and Fro m Whose Ground Heaven and Hell Compare at Croy Nielsen (Berlin). Along with Tara Downs and Hugh-Scott Douglas\, Aleksander was one of the founder s of Tomorrow Gallery\, Toronto\, Canada.

DTEND:20150220 DTSTAMP:20141220T213817 DTSTART:20150115 GEO:50.8300607;4.3588315 LOCATION:Galerie Rodolphe Janssen\,Rue de Livourne 35 Livornostraat\nBrusse ls\, 1050 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Mood\, Aleksander Hardashnakov UID:367571 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150115T210000 DTSTAMP:20141220T213817 DTSTART:20150115T180000 GEO:50.8300607;4.3588315 LOCATION:Galerie Rodolphe Janssen\,Rue de Livourne 35 Livornostraat\nBrusse ls\, 1050 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Mood\, Aleksander Hardashnakov UID:367572 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20150228 DTSTAMP:20141220T213817 DTSTART:20150117 GEO:50.8531067;4.3454672 LOCATION:dépendance\,varkensmarkt 4 rue du marché aux porcs \nBruxelles\, 1 000 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Solo Exhibition\, Christian Flamm UID:367569 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150117T210000 DTSTAMP:20141220T213817 DTSTART:20150117T190000 GEO:50.8531067;4.3454672 LOCATION:dépendance\,varkensmarkt 4 rue du marché aux porcs \nBruxelles\, 1 000 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Solo Exhibition\, Christian Flamm UID:367570 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION: DTEND:20150307 DTSTAMP:20141220T213817 DTSTART:20150116 GEO:50.8330549;4.3611011 LOCATION:Albert Baronian\,Rue Isidore Verheyden 2 \nBrussels\, 1050 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Peintures d'Italie\, Michel Frère UID:367567 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150115T210000 DTSTAMP:20141220T213817 DTSTART:20150115T180000 GEO:50.8330549;4.3611011 LOCATION:Albert Baronian\,Rue Isidore Verheyden 2 \nBrussels\, 1050 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Peintures d'Italie\, Michel Frère UID:367568 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Some fifty countries worldwide participate at Le jour le plus court. This year the Centr e du Cinéma de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles joins the initiative and organises its own short film day on December 21\, the shortest day of the year. For this occasion\, Argos presents an exhibition that lasts one day! What a day ! combines short Belgian fict ion films - supported by the Centre du Cinéma de la Fé\;dé\;ra tion Wallonie-Bruxelles - and a selection of short works from the Argos col lection.

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Short videos by (among other s): Jean-Marie Buchet\, Lucile Desamory\, \;Peter Finnemore\, Mé\ ;ryl Fortunat-Rossi &\; Xavier Seron\, Emilio Ló\;pez-Menchero\, M essieurs Delmotte\, Pablo Munoz Gomez\, Ria Pacqué\;e\, Valé\;r y Rosier.

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Check the complete program: www.lejourlepluscourt.be

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Une cinquantaine de pays du monde participent au festival \;Le jou r le plus court. Cette année le Centre du Cinéma de la Fédérat ion Wallonie-Bruxelles se rallie à l&rsquo\;initiative et organisera sa pr opre fête du court métrage le 21 décembre\, jour le plus court de l&rsqu o\;année ! A cette occasion\, Argos pré\;sente une exposition d'un j our ! What a day ! associe des court-métrages de fictions belges - soutenus par le Centre du Cinéma de la Fédération Wal lonie-Bruxelles - à\; une sé\;lection de court-métrages de la collection d'Argos.

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Avec des court-m& eacute\;trages de (entre autres): Jean-Marie Buchet\, Lucile Desamory\,&nbs p\;Peter Finnemore\, Mé\;ryl Fortunat-Rossi &\; Xavier Seron\, Emi lio Ló\;pez-Menchero\, Messieurs Delmotte\, Pablo Munoz Gomez\, Ria P acqué\;e\, Valé\;ry Rosier.

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Consultez le programme complet : www.lejourlepluscourt.be

DTEND:20141221T180000 DTSTAMP:20141220T213817 DTSTART:20141221T110000 GEO:50.856632;4.3496322 LOCATION:Argos Centre for Art and Media\,Werfstraat 13 rue du Chantier \nBr ussels\, B - 1000 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Le jour le plus court / What a Day!\, Jean-Marie Buchet\, Lucile De samory\, Peter Finnemore\, Emilio López-Menchero\, Messieurs Delmotte\, Ria Pacquée UID:367566 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR