"Des gestes de la pensée": First cycle of exhibitions at La Verrière

20 Apr 2013
27 Mar 2016
Exhibition "Des Gestes de la pensée" at La Verrière
Exhibition "Des Gestes de la pensée" © Fabien de Cugnac
Francisco Tropa exhibition at La Verrière
Francisco Tropa exhibition, "Trésors Submergés de l'Ancienne Egypte" © Fabien de Cugnac
Irene Kopelman exhibition at La Verrière
Irene Kopelman exhibition "Chiral Garden" © Fabien de Cugnac
Benoît Maire exhibition "LETRE" at La Verrière
Benoît Maire exhibition "LETRE" © Fabien de Cugnac
Hubert Duprat exhibition at La Verrière
Hubert Duprat exhibition © Fabien de Cugnac
Agence exhibition at La Verrière
Agency exhibition "Assemblée (Des Gestes de la pensée)" © Fabien de Cugnac
Ann Veronica Janssens and Michel François exhibition at La Verrière
Ann Veronica Janssens and Michel François exhibition "Philaetchouri" © Isabelle Arthuis
Laura Lamiel exhibition at La Verrière
Laura Lamiel exhibition "Chambres de capture" © Isabelle Arthuis
Nil Yalter exhibition at La Verrière
Nil Yalter exhibition, "1973 / 2015" © Isabelle Arthuis
Isabelle Cornaro exhibition at La Verrière
Isabelle Cornaro exhibition © Isabelle Arthuis
Video from the Isabelle Cornaro exhibition
For his first cycle of exhibitions at La Verrière, curator Guillaume Désanges explores the ambivalent links between an idea and the creation of a work of art. Our starting point: the iconic figure of Marcel Duchamp. Our perspective: subverted craftsmanship. Dematerialisation of art in favour of ideas?

A cycle in ten chapters, “like a vast exhibition spread over time”. A theme that explores the duality of the figure of Marcel Duchamp, at once conceptual artist and obsessive artisan.

The first cycle of exhibitions curated by Guillaume Désanges at La Verrière, "Des gestes de la pensée" ("Gestures, and thought, 2013-2016") begins with a collective exhibition. In and among a collection of ‘Duchampian’ items – the box in a suitcase, a green box, a pocket chess set, a sink plug and other tools – ten artists present works influenced by the artistic expression of Marcel Duchamp. Favourite objects, crafted out of sight, unrestricted by time, free from fashion. Between conceptual art and “subverted craftsmanship”.

This is followed by nine exhibitions showcasing different artistic approaches. From the nomadic (Nil Yalter) to the spacious (Ann Veronica Janssens and Michel François). Distant meditations, from Irène Kopelman’s chiral garden to AGENCE’s ‘objects’, part-cabinet of curiosity part-legal archives. One shared journey of artistic techniques, between gesture and thought, from photography to embroidery, from installation to video, from sculpture to the written word. Playing with materials, from shagreen to polystyrene – in the case of Hubert Duprat –, from fabric to paper, from objects to aluminium sheets. All displaying an obsession for the finishing touch, and a direct, subtle and unspoken affiliation with the spirit of Marcel Duchamp.

Disciplines
Visual arts
Lieu
La Verrière
Brussels
Belgium
Favourite objects crafted out of sight, unrestricted by time, free from fashion. Between conceptual art and “subverted craftsmanship”.
One shared journey of artistic disciplines, from photography to embroidery, from installation to video, from sculpture to the written word.
Ten artists present works influenced by the artistic expression of Marcel Duchamp

Informations

Exhibition dates
  • ​​​​​Isabelle Cornaro, untitled, from 01/15/2016 to 03/272016
  • Nil Yalter, "1973/2015", from 10/02/2015 to 12/05/2015
  • Laura Lamiel, "Chambres de Capture", from 05/21/2015 to 07/25/2015
  • Ann Veronica Janssens and Michel François, "Philaetchouri", from 02/06/2015 to 04/30/2015
  • AGENCE, "Assemblée", from 11/07/2014 to 12/13/2014
  • Benoît Maire, "Letre", from 09/06/2014 to 10/18/2014
  • Hubert Duprat, untitled, from 04/26/2014 to 07/12/2014
  • Irene Kopelman, "Chiral Garden", from 11/07/2013 to 12/14/2013
  • Francisco Tropa, "Sunken Treasures of Ancient Egypt", from 09/07/2013 to 10/19/2013
  • "Des gestes de la pensée", from 04/20/2013 to 07/13/2013

 

Location

La Verrière,
50, boulevard de Waterloo
1000 Brussels

Free admission,
Tuesday to Saturday,
from 12 p.m. to 6.p.m.

Curator

Guillaume Désanges

See also