Wang Du

Wang Du

BPS22, Hainaut Province’s Art Museum

Copyright of the image:
Wang Du, Post Reality at the B.P.S.22
Copyright: Leslie Artomonow

March 24, 2008

Wang Du

Curator: Pierre-Olivier Rollin
March 8th – May 25th 2008

Since its opening in 2000, the B.P.S.22 space for contemporary creation of the Province of Hainaut, in Belgium, has always given priority to the forms of contemporary expression that focus on our current society. Therefore, the exhibitions programme attaches particular importance to those artists who treat global issues or socio-cultural phenomena, typical of our time (e.g. Jota Castro, Patrick Everaert, Johan Muyle, Kendell Geers or Fernando Alvim and Simon Njami’s project Next Flag. Reexistencia cultural generalizada).

Conscious that curatorship today depends upon a local re-contextualisation of global issues, the B.P.S.22 team approaches its projects from a critical perspective of the world we live in today. This concept of culture as a vector of democracy also determines the museum’s acquisition policy. The collection is not only comprised of old art (e.g. Constantin Meunier) or modern art (e.g. René Magritte), but also a number of contemporary works (e.g. Félix Gmelin, Art & Language, Deimantas Narkevicius). This mutual relationship offers an original perspective. By the end of 2009, the B.P.S.22 will become a permanent contemporary
art museum.

Currently the B.P.S.22 is hosting the first institutional exhibition in Belgium of the artist of Chinese origin, Wang Du. Born in 1956, in Wuhan, the capital of the province of Hubei, in the centre of eastern China, the artist arrived in France at the beginning of the 1990s, where he has made his home. The exhibition Post-Reality confronts the visitors with the monumentality of the works and offer them an active discussion concerning the role and the influence of the media in our lives.

Production : B.P.S.22, Galerie Baronian_Francey and Galerie Laurent Godin

Contacts and information also available at our website:

B.P.S.22 space for contemporary creation
22, boulevard Solvay
6000 Charleroi, Belgium
Phone: 00 32 71 27 29 71
Fax: 00 32 71 27 29 70

B.P.S.22 space for contemporary creation

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