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CONCEPTUAL(L)?

by Adriana Caneva
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... [more]
Posted by Adriana Caneva on 12/12/12
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Over-Trockeled by Collage

by Nicola Bozzi
The first impression when entering the Rosemarie Trockel show at Wiels is rather unwelcoming. The opening room is almost entirely occupied by long brown panels that block the view to the next space. Instead of being religiously placed all around the pristine white walls of the ample exhibition space, the artworks – a series of collages the artist has been producing since 2004 – stand in sharp contrast with the horizontal panels on which they are arranged, almost recalling an announcement board.... [more]
Posted by Nicola Bozzi on 3/19/12
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Got it?

This exhibition, whose title evokes the exuberant rebelliousness of a punk slogan, presents Charlotte Beaudry's (Huy, 1968) last ten years of artistic practice. Her work in various media (paintings, drawings and video) reveals a uninhibited relationship to reality. Her large portraits of adolescent girls or the most trivial objects are always represented frontally and without context or supporting narrative. Far from providing the easy comfort often associated with painting, they solicit a... [more]
Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 7/10/11
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Nasreen Mohamedi

Nasreen Mohamedi (1937–1990) is regarded as one of the most important Indian artists of her generation, and her paintings, drawings and photographs, produced from the early 1960s to the late 1980s, constitute a key body of work within the modernist canon. Mohamedi studied in London and Paris during the late 1950s and early 60s, and returned to India to teach at the Faculty of Fine Arts, MS University in Baroda. In India, her austere, small-scale drawings and use of minor gestures contrasted... [more]
Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 7/10/11
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