Centrale for contemporary art

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September 27, 2018
September 27, 2018–January 27, 2019
Centrale for contemporary art
Place Sainte-Catherine 44
1000 Brussels
Hours: Wednesday–Sunday 10:30am–6pm

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Within the scope of 2018, year of protest, the City of Brussels celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of 1968, a period marked by disruptions and multiple challenges but that remains emblematic for arts and society alike. On the occasion of the ambitious project entitled RESISTANCE, Centrale for contemporary arts focuses on the ways in which art used and pursued the many society and political challenges that rocked the past half-century.

RESISTANCE presents an exhibition and an OPEN ACADEMY​.

Using a thematic approach, the exhibition studies how contestation and resistance fall within a body of artworks. Instigating a dialogue between historical works from 1968 and contemporary pieces by Belgian and international artists, the show reflects on the huge gateway that opened during that era and that remains connected to contemporary art.

Artists: L’Atelier populaire (mai 68), Joseph Beuys, Marcel Broodthaers, Luc Deleu & T.O.P. Office, Roland Denaeyer, Valie Export, Christian Falsnaes, Ant Farm, Robert Filliou, Jochen Gerz, Helga Goetze, Douglas Gordon, Guerrilla Girls, Hans Haacke, Asger Jorn, Marie-Fleur Lefebvre, Emilio López-Menchero, Cécile Massart, Gustav Metzger, Aernout Mik, Navid Nuur, Dan Perjovschi, Dieter Roth, Hito Steyerl, Nathalie Talec, David Tartakover, The Yes Men, Wolfgang Tillmans, Cléo Totti, Fréderic Vaësen, Emmanuel Van der Auwera, Lawrence Weiner, etc.

Curator: Maïté Vissault

During the exhibition, CENTRALE for contemporary art turns into an OPEN ACADEMY​ for professors and students from different Brussels artur art schools : ArBA-EsA (Académie royale des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles, academy of fine arts) ISAC and CARE, La Cambre, LUCA School of Arts and RITCS. Together thay analyze and highlight the themes of student and worker uprisings that have unfolded in a pluriform protest by all authorities in May 68. They explore the causes of the movement to gauge the protest of today and tomorrow. The public will discover this open laboratory, consisting of the prospective work and the artistic work of the students. In addition, a cycle of lectures, performances and screenings is also organized.

Artistic concept: Carine Fol, together with ArBA-EsA, ISAC and CARE, La Cambre, LUCA School of Arts and RITCS

Events and related exhibitions

Edward Liddle - Carrément!: September 27–November 18, Exhibition in the frame of RESISTANCE
CENTRALE.lab, Place Sainte-Catherine 16, 1000 Brussels

Brussels Museums Nocturne: October 18, 5–11pm, Explore RESISTANCE in the evening + meet the artist Cécile Massart
Centrale for contemporary art

Performance Guerilla Girls: November 9, 6:30–7:30pm, Performed conference of a Guerrilla Girls’ member
Centrale for contemporary art

Performance Christian Falsnaes: November 10, 5:30–7:30pm, Become a performer with Christian Falsnaes
Centrale for contemporary art

Zizi Lazer - Futur Proche: December 6, 2018–January 27, 2019, Exhibition in the frame of RESISTANCE
CENTRALE.lab, Place Sainte-Catherine 169, 1000 Brussels

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September 27, 2018

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