May 7, 2021 - Centre de la Gravure - Bye Bye His-Story, chapter 5050
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May 7, 2021

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View of works by Luca Vanello, Francesc Ruiz, and Apparatus 22 in Bye Bye His-Story, chapter 5050, Centre de la Gravure, La Louvière, Belgium, 2021. © Gwenaëlle Leblond.

View of work by Nicolás Lamas in Bye Bye His-Story, chapter 5050, Centre de la Gravure, La Louvière, Belgium, 2021. © Gwenaëlle Leblond.

View of works by Jacques André and Matthieu Saladin in Bye Bye His-Story, chapter 5050, Centre de la Gravure, La Louvière, Belgium, 2021. © Gwenaëlle Leblond.

View of work by Elliot Tupac in Bye Bye His-Story, chapter 5050, Centre de la Gravure, La Louvière, Belgium, 2021. © Gwenaëlle Leblond.

View of works by Léa Belooussovitch and David Maljkovic in Bye Bye His-Story, chapter 5050, Centre de la Gravure, La Louvière, Belgium, 2021. © Gwenaëlle Leblond.

View of work by Mirko Canesi in Bye Bye His-Story, chapter 5050, Centre de la Gravure, La Louvière, Belgium, 2021. © Gwenaëlle Leblond.

View of work by Lise Duclaux in Bye Bye His-Story, chapter 5050, Centre de la Gravure, La Louvière, Belgium, 2021. © Gwenaëlle Leblond.

View of work by Denicolai & Provoost in Bye Bye His-Story, chapter 5050, Centre de la Gravure, La Louvière, Belgium, 2021. © Gwenaëlle Leblond.

View of works by Kendell Geers and Aleksandrav Chaushova in Bye Bye His-Story, chapter 5050, Centre de la Gravure, La Louvière, Belgium, 2021. © Gwenaëlle Leblond.

View of works by Sukrii Kural and François De Jonge in Bye Bye His-Story, chapter 5050, Centre de la Gravure, La Louvière, Belgium, 2021. © Gwenaëlle Leblond.

View of work by Katja Mater in Bye Bye His-Story, chapter 5050, Centre de la Gravure, La Louvière, Belgium, 2021. © Gwenaëlle Leblond.

View of works by Nicolas Lamas and Luca Vanello in Bye Bye His-Story, chapter 5050, Centre de la Gravure, La Louvière, Belgium, 2021. © Gwenaëlle Leblond.

View of works by David Maljkovic and Léa Belooussovitch in Bye Bye His-Story, chapter 5050, Centre de la Gravure, La Louvière, Belgium, 2021. © Ulysse Navarro.

Bye Bye His-Story, chapter 5050
March 27–September 26, 2021

Centre de la Gravure
10, rue des Amours
Centre de la Gravure et de l'Image imprimée
7100 La Louvière, Wallonie
Belgique
Hours: Tuesday–Sunday 10am–6pm

T +32 64 27 87 27
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With: Xavier Antin, Apparatus 22, Jacques André, Shuzo Azuchi Gulliver, Babi Badalov, Charlotte Beaudry, Léa Belooussovitch, Aline Bouvy, Lucia Bru, Basile Bruneau, Marc Buchy, Stefano Calligaro, Mirko Canesi, Aleksandra Chaushova, Michiel Ceulers, Thomas Couderc, Michael Dans, Denicolai & Provoost, Émeline Depas, Lise Duclaux, Alexis Étienne, Serena Fineschi, Kendell Geers, Laetitia Gendre, Agnès Geoffray, Valérian Goalec, Mathias Greenhalgh, Olivia Hernaïz Eleni Kamma, Anouk Kruithof, François De Jonge & Sukrii Kural, Nicolás Lamas, Hanne Lippard, David Maljković, Katja Mater, Fabien Mathieu, Gérard Meurant, Wesley Meuris, Adrien Meurrens, Marianne Mispelaëre, Marlie Mul, Jean Pierre Muller, Serge Onnen, Odilon Pain, Niels Poiz, Emmanuelle Quertain, Roger Remacle, Francesc Ruiz, Matthieu Saladin, Vittorio Santoro, Teresa Sdralevich, Clara Thomine, Endre Tót, Elliot Túpac, Nora Turato, Chloé Van Oost, Daniel van Straalen, Luca Vanello, Végétamère, Oriol Vilanova, Lois Weinberger

The exhibition's original title is in English, a language which allows to play with the vocable and concept of history, on the line of an indirect reference to the feminist concept of herstory.

History is generally defined with the apparition of writing, this seminal instrument to the development of civilizations which has allowed humanity to create and transmit knowledge, science, art and culture. However, the apparition of writing has also implied the beginning of a logic of separations and boundaries: its origin went along in the first place with the need to record the heritage transmission of a patriarchal agrarian society. From this perspective, writing thus seems closely related to the concept of ‘property.’ Together with property, writing, as the first instrument to appropriate and objectify nature, living beings and genders, was at the root of what would—throughout history precisely—lead to conflicts, wars and confrontations between cultures, mythologies, religions and ideologies.

The tensions in our contemporary world and its many crises (related to climate, ideologies, energy, culture and migrations) urge us to adopt an open attitude, to dispel prejudices, to reconnect and build bridges between individuals, genders, cultures and nations to share knowledge, mental and cultural approaches as well as scientific disciplines, in order to find solutions together.

Far from being a literal illustration of these concepts, this exhibition brings together, in a similar spirit of decompartmentalization, the artworks of some 61 artists: historical and internationally recognized figures alongside emerging artists, as well as six artists who recently graduated from art schools.

Expanding from traditional bi-dimensional approaches, the exhibition is also the occasion to offer a wide and varied panorama of the ways, techniques and supports through which contemporary artists currently apprehend the concepts of printed matter and multiplicity in their creative process and in the development of their art works.

With a touch of humor and the necessary aesthetic distance, the visitors are being invited into the exhibition parcours to experience surprising confrontations with art works dealing with (and questioning) various issues such as our relationship to the economy and to the dogma of growth, gender relations and diversity, or our relationship to nature and to technology.

The monthly Meets and Talks: May 9–September 26. 

The Centre de la Gravure et de l’Image imprimée de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles / C.G.I.I. (Centre for Engravings and Printed Matter of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation) is a museum-cum-art centre dedicated to printed art. It is located in the city centre of La Louvière, a town in the heart of the “Centre” region, 40 minutes’ drive from Brussels.

This multipurpose institution, whose missions are the conservation, exhibition, study, research and dissemination of the distinctive printing techniques, houses a collection of some 14,000 artworks, produced by more than 2,000 Belgian and foreign artists.

Its internationally recognized collection provides a broad overview of the modern and contemporary practices in the field of printed matter.

The collection is presented alternately, whether within the temporary exhibitions conceived and developed indoors by the Centre or within more specific or extra muros projects, as well as on the occasion of travelling exhibitions.

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