Exhibition programme 2022

Exhibition programme 2022

WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels

Kasper Bosmans, Legend: American Picket Fence and the Pink Thread, 2021. Gouache and silverpoint on poplar panel, 28 x 21 cm. Courtesy of Gladstone Gallery and the artist.

January 12, 2022
Exhibition programme 2022
WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels
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Kasper Bosmans: Husbandry
February 25, 2021–summer 2022

Husbandry is a unique environment, composed of new, multifaceted works by the Belgian artist Kasper Bosmans (1990, Lommel). He playfully combines popular traditions with artisanal techniques to address the interdependence of local territories and globality. Each of his works is accompanied by one of his Legend paintings, a personal vocabulary of rebuses and pictograms that draw from heraldry as much as from the flat, synthetic imagery of the digisphere. Bosmans mixes autobiographical references with history to immerse the visitor in a universe of tales where the domestication of nature, human feelings, sublimation and transcendence are never far away.

Curated by Zoë Gray.

Huguette Caland: Tête-à-Tête
February 25, 2021–spring 2022

Over the past 50 years, Huguette Caland (1931–2019, Beirut) played with conventions and inhibitions to offer us a new and liberated perspective on the relationship to the body, to the other and to sexuality. Tête-à-Tête, in collaboration with the Drawing Center in New York, presents an oeuvre full of sensuality, bodily connections and references to Caland’s exuberant life linking Lebanon to Paris and California.

Curated by Claire Gilman, Chief Curator, with Isabella Kapur, Curatorial Associate, The Drawing Center, NYC. Co-curator at WIELS: Devrim Bayar.

Lucy Raven
Spring 2022

Through her immersive audio-visual installations, Lucy Raven (1977, Tucson, Arizona) explores the properties of extreme pressure and changes of material state. Against the fantasy of the “Wild West”, Raven proposes a fluid and disarticulated reading of the landscape, turning our attention away from the horizon to an interconnected forcefield of material, geographic, and economic pressures. At WIELS she presents her recent film installation Ready Mix (2021), in collaboration with Dia Art Center, New York, as well as Demolition of a Wall (Album 2), a new series of short films and shadowgrams around explosions and shockwaves.

Curated by Helena Kritis.

Shimabuku: Instrumental
Autumn 2022

The works of the Japanese artist Shimabuku (1969, Kobe) overturn our conception and our logic of the world. Often produced in collaboration with other living beings—whether human or animal—his approach is unusual and inventive, linking humor to beauty. He brings together sculptures, objects and sounds, transforming them into (musical) instruments. Shimabuku thus poetically redefines the role of the artist.

Curated by Zoë Gray.

Didier Vermeiren: Double Exposition
Autumn 2022

Repetition, reversal, doubling and inversion are recurrent artistic strategies in the practice of Didier Vermeiren (1951, Brussels), one of the major European sculptors of the last decades. Presenting recent sculptures and photographs, completed by key works drawn from the previous four decades of his practice, in this retrospective exhibition Vermeiren offers a double perspective on his own practice.

Curated by Zoë Gray.

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