Exhibitions at La Verrière in 2024

2024
Koenraad Dedobbeleer, “The Often Ineffectual Opposition of Counterculture”, (detail), 2022, powder-coated steel, hand blown glass, brass, blackberry, 205 x 50 cm, courtesy of the artist and gallery CLEARING © Benjamin Baltus
Koenraad Dedobbeleer, “The Often Ineffectual Opposition of Counterculture”, (detail), 2022, powder-coated steel, hand blown glass, brass, blackberry, 205 x 50 cm, courtesy of the artist and gallery CLEARING © Benjamin Baltus
Exhibition view of Koenraad Dedobbeleer, “To Consider Colour Like a Great Variety of Shades of the Same Colour”, Brussels, 2022, courtesy of the artist and gallery CLEARING © CLEARING
Exhibition view of Koenraad Dedobbeleer, “To Consider Colour Like a Great Variety of Shades of the Same Colour”, Brussels, 2022, courtesy of the artist and gallery CLEARING © CLEARING
Koenraad Dedobbeleer, “A Living Symbol of the Lurking Failure”, 2022, hand blown glass, brass, mulberry bouquet, 95 x 53 cm, courtesy of the artist and gallery CLEARING © Benjamin Baltus
Koenraad Dedobbeleer, “A Living Symbol of the Lurking Failure”, 2022, hand blown glass, brass, mulberry bouquet, 95 x 53 cm, courtesy of the artist and gallery CLEARING © Benjamin Baltus
In Brussels, beneath the zenithal skylight of La Verrière, curator Joël Riff has sought to present the work of individual artists through plural configurations that he refers to as "extended solos". Since 2023, by inviting several creators from different backgrounds to come together in dialogue around the work of a single artist, he enables the public to enrich their perception of the artist’s oeuvre while at the same time coming to understand it by way of a fertile interplay of correspondences.

At La Verrière, the start of 2024 is marked by a selection of elaborate compositions that playfully unbalance visitors through assemblages of fragile materials, which incorporate organic elements here and there. Joël Riff describes these works by Koenraad Dedobbeleer, a Belgian artist born in 1975 in Halle to the south of Brussels, as akin to "panoplies of objects". This art of assemblage is extended through the presence of "a constellation of signatures, a European compendium that Dedobbeleer has organised to freely articulate his own objects". Indeed, this exhibition brings together some twenty creators from a range of backgrounds. Their pieces draw on Koenraad Dedobbeleer's unique recipes and interact with his hybrid creations, painting a portrait of an artist sensitive at once to particular motifs and modernist rigour. Dedobbeleer's studio is a kitchen in the noblest sense of the word, one open to all influences that nourish a daily practice and cultivate a particular artistic curiosity. It serves up a joyful relationship with the world that is reflected in the title of the exhibition, "Emi e dames messeur", a phrase borrowed from an old shop sign that breathes poetry into his weekly routine.

Disciplines
Visual arts
Lieu
La Verrière
Bruxelles
Belgium
Since 2023, curator Joël Riff has sought to present the work of individual artists through plural configurations that he refers to as "extended solos".
2024 begins with a selection of elaborate compositions or "panoplies of objects" created by Koenraad Dedobbeleer, which dialogue with some twenty creators from a range of backgrounds.
The title of the exhibition, "Emi e dames messeur", is borrowed from an old shop sign that breathes poetry into a weekly routine.

Information

  • Exhibition dates

    Koenraad Dedobbeleer, "Emi e dames messeur", 
    from 9 February to 27 April 2024

    Emmanuelle Castellan, 
    from 16 May 2024 to 27 July 2024

     

    Curator

    Joël Riff

  • Practical information

    La Verrière
    Boulevard de Waterloo 50
    1000 Bruxelles

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

  • Mediation

    A mediator is present every day to allow direct interaction with the public

    Guided tours, no registration required
    - In French or English from Tuesday to Friday at 12.30pm and on Saturdays at 3 p.m.
    - In Dutch only on Tuesdays at 12.30 p.m.

    Guided group tours by prior arrangement (1 hour, maximum 20 people)

    Enhanced tours by prior arrangement (1 hour 30 minutes, outside the walls) every Saturday at 1 p.m.

    Visits in the Sign Language of French-speaking Belgium (LSBF), by prior arrangement on Saturdays 24 February, 30 March and 20 April 2024 at 5 p.m.

     

    Bookings: laverriere@hermes.com

See also