"Poésie Balistique": Second cycle of exhibitions at La Verrière

22 Apr 2016
31 Mar 2018
Exhibition "Ballistic Poetry" at La Verrière
Exhibition "Poésie Balistique" at La Verrière © Isabelle Arthuis
Hessie exhibition, "Soft Résistance" at La Verrière
Hessie exhibition, "Soft Résistance" at La Verrière © Isabelle Arthuis
Tris Vonna-Michell exhibition "Punctuations & Perforations" at La Verrière
Tris Vonna-Michell exhibition "Punctuations & Perforations" © Isabelle Arthuis
Dora García exhibition "Somewhere, two planets have been colliding for thousands of years (The Thinker as Poet)" at La Verrière
Dora García exhibition "Somewhere, Two Planets Have Been Colliding for Thousands of Years (The Thinker as Poet)" © Isabelle Arthuis
Erwan Mahéo and Douglas Eynon exhibition "Novelty Ltd."at La Verrière
Erwan Mahéo and Douglas Eynon exhibition "Novelty Ltd." © Isabelle Arthuis
Exposition Jean-Luc Moulène, En angle mort à La Verrière
Jean-Luc Moulène, "Spores 3", 2017. Picture: Émile Ouroumov, 2017 Courtesy Galerie Chantal Crousel © Jean-Luc Moulène / ADAGP Paris 2017
Video from the "Poésie Balistique" exhibition
Guillaume Désanges dedicates a new cycle of exhibitions to our spontaneous reaction to works of art. To that shady, mysterious quality, the source of art’s silent and penetrative power. Ballistic poetry. A poem in space.

Poésie Balistique (Ballistic Poetry) follows on from Des gestes de la pensée (Gestures, and thought, 2013-2016). A new cycle of exhibitions at La Verrière, featuring fifteen artists and fifteen distinct worlds. All united by a process-oriented, critical approach to art. Taking sensory short-cuts, the exhibition presents the artists in dialogue with poets whose work with the written or spoken word explores the same tension between objectivity and opacity. Recalling ballistics – the study of the motion of projectiles – the works draw straight lines through space and through the mind, any theoretical pre-suppositions masked by the form itself. “Calculated impacts, felt rather than understood.”

The cycle will begin with a collective exhibition, followed by ten solo exhibitions. In Soft Resistance, Hessie presents ecru cotton canvases embroidered by white and coloured thread, buttons, tears and letters. “Slow, serial repetitions that build to a sublimation of form, while referencing a ‘liberating’ kind of labour, and given functional names: grilles, teaching sticks, vegetations and typewriters.”

In Novelty Ltd., Erwan Mahéo and Douglas Eynon integrate their artistic expressions across different spaces, separated by a vast embroidery. The centerpiece, created by Erwan Mahéo, implicitly traces the layout of the exhibition. While the French artist references the services sector via the presence of an office, on the other side of the embroidery Douglas Eynon installs clouds, mirrors and a mysterious hut, a symbolic and dreamlike counterpoint. An artistic diptych.

Tris Vonna-Michell narrates a troubling universe in Punctuations & Perforations. His work conjures the ghosts of people, places, stories and past situations in a collage of research, performance, images, film and writing. The result is a sort of sound poetry that nonetheless hints at documentary.

In October 2017, Spanish artist Dora García unveils her latest creation for La Verrière. “One unit: a space ‘apart’, magnified by the endlessly-shifting natural light pouring from the glass roof, the diagrammatic drawings on the walls, the presence of a book-sculpture… All forming a kind of stage set for a succession of performances before visitors to the gallery.” A work that inhabits the space between written and spoken word; between time and space; between theatre, philosophy and psychoanalysis. Where the conceptual meets the emotional, the logical and the mental. Somewhere, Two Planets Have Been Colliding for Thousands of Years (The Thinker as Poet).

In 2018, Jean-Luc Moulène is producing a special piece for La Verrière. Organic paintings blending tar and oil, interwoven with curious ‘ballistic’ figures and complemented by photographs and sculptures. All seen through the perspective of a series of moving mirrors. En angle mort.

Disciplines
Visual arts
Lieu
La Verrière
Brussels
Belgium
Fifteen artists, fifteen worlds. United by a process-oriented, critical approach to art.
Clear shapes that forge ahead, then come into contact. Recalling ballistics, the works move in straight lines through space and through the mind.
“Calculated impacts, felt rather than understood.”

Informations

Exhibition dates
  • Jean-Luc Moulène, En angle mort, from 19/01/2017 to 31/03/2018
  • Dora García, Somewhere, Two Planets Have Been Colliding for Thousands of Years (The Thinker as Poet), from 06/10/2017 to 09/12/2017
  • Tris Vonna-Michell, Punctuations & Perforations, from 22/04/2017 to 01/07/2017
  • Erwan Mahéo and Douglas Eynon, Novelty Ltd., from 18/01/2017 to 25/03/2017
  • Hessie, Soft Résistance, from 10/07/2016 to 12/10/2016
  • Poésie Balistique, from 23/04/2016 to 02/07/2016

 

Curator: Guillaume Désanges

Practical information

La Verrière,
50, boulevard de Waterloo,
1000 Brussels
Belgium

Free admission,
Tuesday to Saturday,
from 12 pm to 6 pm

Guided visits every Saturday at 3 pm
Cultural mediation (bookings): Audrey Cottin +32 4 71 44 81 50 /
laverriere.mediation@gmail.com

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