Largely unknown abroad the Finnish artist Helene Schjerfbeck (1862-1946) was and still is a national figure in Finland, attracting also a great deal of attention in the rest of Scandinavia. Schjerfbeck depicted landscapes, still lives but was foremost acknowledged for her..
What would it mean for choreography to perform as an exhibition? In Wiels, Brussels, this question formed the point of departure for the ‘exhibition’ Work/Travail/Arbeid of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker (1960), the well-known Flemish choreographer.
For Wiels De Keersmaeker ..
‘The Musée is born initially out ofdissent, a dissent of the notion of the museum as it is applied everywhere, but like many things in art that arise from a simple idea, this thing becomes obviously another. I finally asked another question: that of the nature of the work..
In response to the sad passing of my grandmother in February 2015 an in memoriam for a journey never taken or never intended to be taken by her, the work Pôle Nord from 2009 by Sophie Calle (1953). This wistful but beautiful work is about Calle’s own mother. The latter dr..
‘The border of the worlds’, an adventurous, existential and interesting title for an exhibition. Palais de Tokyo in Paris presents this spring Le Bord des Mondes (At the Edge of the Worlds). The exhibition’s aim is to explore the many fields of artistic creation and has w..
The alphabet forms the new focus of several projects of Flemish artist Kelly Schacht (1983). Lately she investigates the functionality of language and monstration. She has established her own abecedary. An abecedary can be described as a kind of poem of which the successi..
An artists’ residency as a journey in the unlimited, 23 days at sea. Place for inspiration and creation, the challenge of a venue in motion. Unlike traditional residencies offering artists accommodation at a stationary site, Access Gallery in Canada challenges this concep..
Speaking up, expressing your feelings, thoughts and ideas. We all do it each day. How far we can go is often clear. You can sense it, most of the times. We cherish this liberation of our voice even though it has its limits naturally. This very notion of freedom of speech ..