Red Shoes Bureau – Paris presents HANS OP DE BEECK

Red Shoes Bureau – Paris presents HANS OP DE BEECK

Red Shoes Bureau - Paris

October 19, 2009

22 – 24 October 2009

Red Shoes Bureau
74, Bd de Menilmontant- 75020 Paris
redshoes.asso [​at​]

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In close collaboration with the artist, Red Shoes Bureau presents a broad selection of video works by Belgian visual artist Hans Op de Beeck. This three-day event, including among others a video installation, an exhibition, a TV broadcast and even the French première of his most recent video, is created as a journey through Paris from 22 October until 24 October, inviting the audience to discover the diversity and richness of the video part of Hans Op de Beeck’s multidisciplinary work.

Part 1: ‘Hans Op de Beeck. A Selection of Video works’
Broadcasting of a special Hans Op de Beeck survey program on the tv channel ‘Souvenirs from earth’ (from 22 October at 6 pm until 23 November 2009, every day on the channel)
Find ‘Souvenirs from earth’ on channel 129 of freebox, on channels 184 and 185 of neufbox/SFR (New/HD), on Unitymedia and KabelBW in Germany and on the screens of Tokyo eat – Palais de Tokyo

Part 2: ‘Staging Silence’
Artist talk and French première of the new video ‘Staging Silence’ – 23 October 2009, 5 pm
Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts de Paris (ENSBA) / 14 rue Bonaparte 75006 – Paris
‘salle de conférences, palais des études’, right staircase, 1st floor

Part 3: ‘Spheres’
Group show including the sculptural installation ‘T-Mart’
Vernissage/Brunch: 24 October 2009 at noon (the exhibition runs until 30 May 2010)
Le Moulin – Galleria Continua / 46 Route de la Ferté Gaucher, 77169 – Boissy-le-Châtel

Visual artist Hans Op de Beeck lives and works in Brussels, where he has developed his career through international exhibitions over the past ten years. His work consists of sculptures, installations, video work, photography, animated films, drawings, paintings and writing (short stories). It is his quest for the most effective way of presenting the concrete contents of each work that determines the medium that the artist ultimately selects. The scale can vary from the size of a small watercolour to a large, three-dimensional installation of 300m2.

The artist not only uses a very wide variety of media, but also deliberately employs a diversity of aesthetic forms, ranging from an economical, minimalist visual language to overloaded, exaggerated designs, always with the aim of articulating the content of the work as precisely as possible.

Hans Op de Beeck sometimes calls his works “proposals”; they are irrefutably fictional, constructed and staged, leaving it up to the viewer whether to take the work seriously, as a sort of parallel reality, or immediately to put it into perspective, as no more than a visual construct. His work is nourished by a keen interest in social and cultural reflection. The artist also questions the difficult relationship between reality and representation, between what we see and what we want to believe, between what is and what we create for ourselves in order to make it easier to deal with our own insignificance and lack of identity. The visual output of that investigation often produces slumbering, insidious, melancholy and astonishing images.

*Red Shoes Bureau • Olga Rozenblum & Barbara Sirieix
74, Bd de Menilmontant- 75020 Paris
redshoes.asso [​at​] gmail.com

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