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20130122171030-1 Harry Gruyaert, Roots in Color   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Harry Gruyaert at Le Botanique : Centre Culturel de la Communauté Française December 13th, 2012 - February 3rd, 2013
Posted 1/22/13

Harry Gruyaert is probably best remembered for his photographic reportage of the 1972 Munich Olympics, shot entirely from within the confines of his hotel room. This was intended as part of a wider series TV Shots, for which he produced snapshots of distorted television screens by tampering with the TV antennae in various European guest rooms. The result: a sizeable collection of irreverently colored stills, which come close to the images of what I can only imagine zapping on acid might yield. Gr... [more]

20121212053215-o CONCEPTUAL(L)?   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Joëlle Tuerlinckx at WIELS September 22nd, 2012 - January 6th, 2013
Posted 12/12/12

Each year, Weils puts on a major exhibition of a Belgian artist whose current stature earns him or her the chance to engage in an ambitious solo project employing several rooms on multiple floors of the Brussels art space. Curators emphasize that while this comes in the guise of a kind of ‘mid-career’ retrospective, the objective is not to retrace an artist’s oeuvre chronologically, or thematically. Rather, the aim is to offer artists space and carte blanche, to push further the boundaries of t... [more]

20121203170320-elizabeth_price_3_1 Turner Prize 2012: Last chance to place your bets…   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Spartacus Chetwynd, Luke Fowler, Paul Noble, Elizabeth Price at Tate Britain October 2nd, 2012 - January 6th, 2013
Posted 12/3/12

I don’t know about you, but November has rushed passed me with the speed of a slap in the face, and I am ready to bet that this coming month will be no different. The 3rd of December is already here, and with it will come news of this year’s Turner Prize winner, announced tonight in a live broadcast from Tate Britain. For those of you who have yet to see the show for yourselves, now is your last chance to place your bets before the jury announces its verdict. With last year’s edition taking pla... [more]

20121111120004-horn-347-1984 Journey through pencil, pigment, and form   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Roni Horn at Xavier Hufkens October 25th, 2012 - November 24th, 2012
Posted 11/12/12

On my latest visit to Brussels, I was greeted by sudden fits of torrential rain intercepted by brief episodes of victorious sunshine. I should never have left my embarrassingly tattered umbrella at home. Emerging from the streets and into art galleries looking like a pitiful sodden wreck was far more mortifying. As it happened, reaching Xavier Hufkens at the onset of yet another unexpected deluge struck a somewhat providential note. The muffled sound of rain pattering on the roof played harmonio... [more]

20121001101159-0 Bharti Kher, Portrait of the Artist Between East and West.   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Bharti Kher at Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art September 14th, 2012 - November 11th, 2012
Posted 10/1/12

Wandering through Parasol unit—which currently hosts Bharti Kher’s solo exhibition—making my way from the first to the second floor and into the courtyard, feels like flipping the pages of a memoir: the musings of a woman strung between Britain and India. These pieces blend elements of contemporary Western art—the result, no doubt, of Kher’s UK-based art training—with the rich flavours of India. East and West combine in the shapes of her objects as well as in the narratives they project. The cu... [more]

20120528103340-_01_anthonymccall_youandihorizontal Traveling at the speed of light   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Anthony McCall at Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart April 20th, 2012 - August 12th, 2012
Posted 5/28/12

Most traditional exhibitions are conceived to provide us with an expected detached viewing experience, and installations, while intrinsically more interactive, still generally follow suit. We come, in other words, to encounter art at a safe, respectable distance (no touching, no photos… sound familiar?). Yet, if breaking free of this mode of representation is the artistic equivalent of a jet breaking the sound barrier in aerodynamics, Anthony McCall is traveling at the speed of light. At the Hamb... [more]

20120510153921-ep_giselle_inst Choreographed to the last detail   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Émilie Pitoiset at KLEMM'S April 27th, 2012 - June 9th, 2012
Posted 5/10/12

Émilie Pitoiset’s current exhibition Giselle is a small gem. Stepping into KLEMM’S modest space, it becomes clear that the artist has meticulously directed every detail to create an environment of complete immersion. Don’t get me wrong: nothing here is bombastic or in your face, quite the contrary. In order to appreciate Pitoiset’s Giselle we have to be prepared to slow down, relax, and refocus our attention to discover the unexpected and beautiful in uncluttered, pure details. As we enter Gisell... [more]

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