KOMPLOT

'Extend & Pretend' curated by Komplot

24/09/2016


Enterprise Projects

Chalkidonos 56 – 58, 115 27, Ampelokipoi, Athens

24 September - 9 October 2016


With Jonathan Boutefeu (BE), Laurie Charles (BE), Gaillard & Claude (FR), Filip Gilissen (BE), Guillaume Ginet (FR), Seyran Kirmizitoprak (BE), Cleo Totti (BE), Benny Van Den Meulengracht-Vranckx (BE), Elise Van Mourik (NL)


'Extend & Pretend' is the patronising, glib slogan applied by English speakers to Greece's financial policy of accepting heavy loans from other EU countries. A policy which culminated in the harsh austerity measures imposed on the country from 2009 till today. Rather than cutting away, we want to seek strong links between Brussels, the heart of the European Union, and Athens, the city most synonymous with its instability. We want a way of working dictated by real need – not by the imaginary and impossible demands of the market. We want the possibility of forging links from real things in real space – a conversation of objects in a room and a conversation between space and artists in Brussels and Athens. 

Extend and Pretend is a reply to 'Young, Handsome And Unemployed' curated by Michelangelo Corsaro in Komplot Brussels in April 2016 with Theodoris Giannakis & Petros Moris, Katerina Kana, Lito Kattou, Natasha Papadopoulou, Zoë Paul, Angelo Plessas, Socratis Socratous and Pegi Zali.


'Furniture And Collectibles' by Alex Morrison

15/09/2016


La Plage

25 Boulevard Saint Martin, Paris 75003

15 September - 15 October 


Morrison’s art engages a pre-modern architecture and design history – moments from art deco, utopian architecture, and interior design all inform his work. In his installations and objects, Morrison is interested in the constant recycling of aesthetic codes – the post-modern pre-modern – and how these aesthetics are used to stand in for outside notions of authenticity. This is not the history of ‚important‘ art and artists, but rather a history of the kind of peripheral art that ornaments middle-class houses, advertises for small businesses, or hangs behind nostalgic bars. In Morrison’s work all these complex references are brought into relation in a single picture frame – like that of the cubists. Depth and surface are in constant disagreement.


'Peripheral Healing' Antoine Renard, Clémence de La Tour du Pin / 'Geologos' Blunt x Skensved

08/09/2016


Komplot
63 rue du Houblon / Hopstraat 1000 Brussels
8 September – 8 October 2016


GEOLOGOS by Blunt x Skensved  is not an exhibition that takes place at Komplot, nor will it be a group show at geologos . space . It already happened — on the silica-caked shores of geothermal pools, in the bubbling mud pots and craggy volcanic terrain of the Reykjanes Peninsula. Imagine pressing your hands into the gooey muck and muculent secretions behind the screen. Join us for a hypnotic journey through the valleys and crevices, the extruded pixels of a crystalline ice land. Experience the power of Terra firma in full 4D. 


Blunt x Skensved is an artist duo (Greg Blunt and Emmy Skensved) who have been collaborating since 2013. Together, they produce exhibitions, events, and web-based curatorial projects. Their practice spans a variety of media, including digital animation, photography, audio and web design, exploring themes of economic and bodily consumption, subculture, social ritual, and technological extensions of the body. Some of their recent projects include TeraTear (Moscow Biennale for Young Art), Swimminal Poolitics (DIS Magazine), Deep Skin (SNOlab) and eStamina (Import Projects and 8eleven).



Antoine Renard and Clémence de La Tour du Pin produce sculptures and installations from lasting and non-lasting materials such as steel, aluminium, concrete, organic and synthetic fluids, waste, fat and commodified goods. Usually creating dense sculptural environment, their work investigate the relationships between technological emancipation, entertainment and decay within the context of late capitalism, It often appears like raw and fabricated paganic death cults.

Antoine Renard (*1984, FR) lives and work in Berlin. His work has been exhibited at Galerie Chez Valentin in Paris, Diesel project space in Liege, Kunsthalle Wien, König Galerie (Konsulat) in Berlin, S.A.L.T.S in Basel, Parc Saint Léger Centre d’art contemporain in Nevers, Museum Bärengasse in Zurich, Import Project, L’Atelier-ksr and Gillmeier Rech Gallery in Berlin.

Clémence de La Tour du Pin (*1986, FR) lives and works in Berlin. Recent works has been exhibited at Musée d’Art Moderne de La Ville de Paris, Galerie Tobias Naehring in Leipzig; Editorial and Contemporary Art Centre (CAC) in Vilnius; S.A.L.T.S in Basel; 8eleven in Toronto, Frankfurt Am Main, Oracle and L’Atelier-Ksr in Berlin.

Together, they run the project space Center in Berlin since 2013.


'Dreamworks' by Fenetreproject

03/09/2016


Komplot

Chaussée de Forest, 90, Vorstse Steenweg

1060 Brussels



Dreamworks

curated by La Plage (Paris)

work by Fenêtreproject


3 September - 15 October 2016



Fenêtreproject is the name of Paris-based artist and curatorial duo, Francesca Mangion and Dustin Cauchi. For their first show in Brussels, they set out to explore the role of  economic immanence on hopes, expectations and aesthetics. Cauchi and Mangion draw upon Japanese anime economy and Google’s corporate identity and work ethic as models in order to develop a work that assesses the relationship between economy and aesthetic and ethical canonicity.



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