Curated by Komplot
At a time when climate change and technology are remaking our planet and habitat at exponential growth rates, biosphere and technosphere merge in a man made world beyond man’s control. In a presentation of recent and up-coming curatorial projects, curator and critic Toke Lykkeberg will explore art in the new biotechnosphere where work is more about directing than mastering creative processes. Art is not seen solely as the product of an individual but the work of a network of human and non-human agents. One example will be the exhibition Co-Workers – The network as artist presented in 2015/2016 in collaboration with artist collective DIS at Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris. Another example will be the up-coming project with the curatorial collective Komplot, Plant B, where the art will not just be on display but also in interplay with the forces already at play in the urban environment of Brussels.
Curated by Melissa Destino
Curated by Louise Bernatowiez
63 rue du Houblon / Hopstraat 1000 Brussels
8 September – 8 October 2016
Blunt x Skensved
GEOLOGOS is not an exhibition that takes place at Komplot, nor will it be a group show at http://geologos.space/ . It already happened — on the silica-caked shores of geothermal pools, in the bubbling mud pots and craggy volcanic terrain of the Reykjanes Peninsula. Imagine pressing your hands into the gooey muck and muculent secretions behind the screen. Join us for a hypnotic journey through the valleys and crevices, the extruded pixels of a crystalline ice land. Experience the power of Terra firma in full 4D.
Blunt x Skensved is an artist duo (Greg Blunt and Emmy Skensved) who have been collaborating since 2013. Together, they produce exhibitions, events, and web-based curatorial projects. Their practice spans a variety of media, including digital animation, photography, audio and web design, exploring themes of economic and bodily consumption, subculture, social ritual, and technological extensions of the body. Some of their recent projects include TeraTear (Moscow Biennale for Young Art), Swimminal Poolitics (DIS Magazine), Deep Skin (SNOlab) and eStamina (Import Projects and 8eleven).
Antoine Renard, Clémence de La Tour du Pin
Antoine Renard and Clémence de La Tour du Pin produce sculptures and installations from lasting and non-lasting materials such as steel, aluminium, concrete, organic and synthetic fluids, waste, fat and commodified goods. Usually creating dense sculptural environment, their work investigate the relationships between technological emancipation, entertainment and decay within the context of late capitalism, It often appears like raw and fabricated paganic death cults.
Antoine Renard (*1984, FR) lives and work in Berlin. His work has been exhibited at Galerie Chez Valentin in Paris, Diesel project space in Liege, Kunsthalle Wien, König Galerie (Konsulat) in Berlin, S.A.L.T.S in Basel, Parc Saint Léger Centre d’art contemporain in Nevers, Museum Bärengasse in Zurich, Import Project, L’Atelier-ksr and Gillmeier Rech Gallery in Berlin.
Clémence de La Tour du Pin (*1986, FR) lives and works in Berlin. Recent works has been exhibited at Musée d’Art Moderne de La Ville de Paris, Galerie Tobias Naehring in Leipzig; Editorial and Contemporary Art Centre (CAC) in Vilnius; S.A.L.T.S in Basel; 8eleven in Toronto, Frankfurt Am Main, Oracle and L’Atelier-Ksr in Berlin.
Together, they run the project space Center in Berlin since 2013.
Komplot invites Mélange (Cologne, DE), guest curators: Patrick C. Haas and Jonas Schenk