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Having purple eye is a true story, captured through interactions in the legal system. Based on scattered memories of human encounters in courts, police stations, waiting rooms and corridors, and notes collected by Diana Duta during her time working as an interpreter.
With the voices of: Liberty Baverstock, Paul Haworth and Alice Pamuk.
Additional text by Rachel Carey.
On the occasion of the finissage of the exhibition I Cheated on You, by Floida Skraqi, the independent curator Alice Ciresola come for a visit and a discussion with the artist.
17:30 Talk (45”)
Tea, coffee and cakes will be served for a donation price.
⎐ Exhibition ⎐
Floida Skraqi, born in Albania, studied visual arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Milan. She works through different practices such as performance, video and photography and her research is mainly anchored within social and cultural issues.
The works presented at Cunst-link investigate the boundaries and possibilities of different cultural backgrounds, and how our identity is structured in a globalized society.
“I Cheated On You” ultimately becomes a moment of reflection on the role of our cultural background within our identity; a narration of a breaking-up or a reconciliation with our origins and childhood.
⎐ Speakers ⎐
Floida Skraqi (1989, Albania) is a Milan and Brussels based artist.
She attended her Master Degree in Visual Arts in the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera, Milan. Starting from 2007 she investigates the movement across several levels, around notions of practicality,
representations and interventions. She performed in different art spaces in Brussels, Milan, Turin, Stockholm, Sofia, Tirana, among others. She is interested in the unconscious language of mutation given by time. This status attracted her to work with children, people with Alzheimer’s disease and mental disorders. Together with Rossana Bossini she is co-founder and co-director of the artistic collective Lie-Fi Palimpsest.
Alice Ciresola (1990) is an independent curator of performance and community art projects. In particular, her research focuses on strategies of heritage re-interpretation through artistic interventions. Since 2016 she works in collaboration with artist Simone Basani, developing participatory projects, collective performances, and educational devices for communities and cultural institutions. She currently lives and works in Brussels.
Cunst-link is one of the artistic shared spaces of the Artist Commons.
Supported by Vedett and Sparkling Solutions.
Curated by Will Kerr
Preview 7 November 2018, 5-8pm
Open during Independent Brussels, 8 November – 11 November 2018, 1-7pm
Rue de Barchon 11, 1000 Brussels
Contact : +32 488 686 746
VIP Opening (on invitation only)
Thursday November 8, 3 – 10PM
Friday, November 9, 12 – 9PM
Saturday, November 10, 12 – 7PM
Sunday, November 11, 12 – 7PM
Check out the official website for more informations :
OPENING – SOLO SHOW
” IT WON’T LICK ITSELF ”
59 rue Keyenveld, 1050 Ixelles
Vernissage à Grande Surface
“Il fait toujours plus sombre en bas” vendredi 9 novembre, de 18h à 22h.
Exposition du 10 au 19 novembre (sur rdv).
Avec la participation de :
Commissaire d’exposition, Thomas Havet – Double séjour
Rue Théodore Verhaegen, 188, 1060 St-Gilles.
Rin Suemitsu (Golin)
A program of reading and performance
On the occasion of the finissage for Temra Pavlovic ‘T 2018 je t’aime’
Please visit the exhibition from 13:00-15:00
The event will begin at 15:30
Warm refreshments will be served.
This will be the last Kantine in our current location on Rue Manchester.
Please come celebrate the conclusion of our first year of exhibitions and events.
We are on the hunt for a new space for 2019!
Emma Pollet and Anita De Laforêt give the observation process an essential role within their respective practices. They work on the notions of nature and landscape related to time and space. They explore these notions through a certain simplicity of means.
Emma Pollet observe the void around the objects, allowing them to exist. For a text, it is the white spaces between the letters. For an object, the emptiness of the container that is waiting to be filled. She is interested in nature and landscape as elusive elements, as they are in perpetual motion and depending on the point of view you look at them.
Anita De Laforêt questions the place of human being among the nature, she observes the interaction of the individual and its environment. She works from natural materials, setting up a framework and letting time and material act. The artist places herself as spectator before reintroducing her into the work as a performance artist.
Through their works, these two artists share a sensitive experience with the public. An experience both common and singular, fleeting and always in transition, highlighting the impossibility to reproduce the observation of a world in ongoing motion and the spontaneous richness of the intimate experience.
Emma Pollet et Anita De Laforêt donnent au processus d’observation une place importante au sein de leurs pratiques respectives. Elles travaillent à partir de notions telles que la nature et le paysage, qu’elles relient à celles du temps et de l’espace et qu’elles explorent à travers une certaine simplicité de moyens.
Emma Pollet observe le vide qui entoure les objets, qui leur permet d’exister. Dans le cas d’un texte, ce seraient les espaces blancs qui séparent les lettres, dans le cas d’un objet, le vide du récipient qui attend d’être rempli. Elle s’intéresse à la nature et au paysage en tant qu’éléments insaisissables car en perpétuel mouvement et dépendant du point de vue depuis lequel on les observe.
Anita De Laforêt questionne la place de l’être humain au sein de la nature, elle observe l’interaction de l’individu avec son environnement. Elle travaille à partir de matériaux naturels, met en place des dispositifs et laisse le temps et la matière agir. L’artiste se place ainsi elle-même comme spectatrice avant de se réintroduire dans l’oeuvre en tant que performeuse.
À travers leurs pièces, ces deux artistes partagent une expérience sensible avec le public. Une expérience commune et pourtant singulière, fugace et toujours en transition, qui souligne l’impossibilité de reproduire l’observation d’un monde en mouvement continu et la richesse spontanée de l’expérience intime.
Emile Rubino (French b. 1992) lives and works in Brussels. His domestic approach to picture-making is informed by a flirtatious relationship to other means of depiction and an embrace of eclecticism. Over the past few years he has been producing modestly scaled photographic tableaux in handcrafted artist’s frames. While his photographs tend to remain rooted within a documentary mode they are also the outcome of labored processes involving photoshop. By locating and following the internal logic of a picture as a subservient strategy his work often results in a contrived kind of photographicness.
He received his BFA from Emily Carr University of Art and Design (Vancouver, Canada) in 2015, and his MFA from Bard College program in advanced photographic studies at ICP (New York, NY) in 2017. Selected solo exhibitions include other things, ICP-Bard studios, New York, NY, Real Allegory, Spare Room, Vancouver, Canada (2015), Still Disappearing, Concourse Gallery, Vancouver, Canada (2012). Recent group exhibitions include Ami Omo (curated by Lucas Blalock), Barbara Walters Gallery, Bronxville, NY (2018), Vancouver Carry On (curated by Felix Rapp), Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp, Belgium (2018).