'From Love, With Brussels' ontwikkelt zich rond de toponymie van 'your-space' binnen het Van Abbemuseum, een museale ruimte die een platform wordt voor haar tijdelijke gasten en bezoekers.
group exhibition curated by Komplot
From Love, With Brussels [juni, 2008]
Komplot has always been keen in the development of a strategy of production and diffusion of residual pieces and traces for the events it organised. For From Love, With Brussels, the objective is therefore to presents art works, which convey implicitely and adopt the same infiltrational strategy, both in terms of display and reception.
Together, the two projects operate as comments of the process of cultural exchanges and cross-seminations between our two neighboring countries and whose histories have long been intertwined.
The artists will present their project 'The good life' for the first time in the public space, in the Netherlands. At this stage it consists of a van transformed into a semi-mobile architectural structure whose progressive shapes form an evolutive response to it’s organic use and to the changing aesthetic requisites of the context where it is displayed. Eventually the expansion of this semi-mobile sculptural installation will lead to the construction of a house in Salento a Southern region of Puglia.
The pin My boss is Flemish by Kosten Koper (UK) will be worn and distributed by Komplot’s artists and curators on the evening of the vernissage, then sold in the bookshop. This work is a sardonic joke about the Belgian situation by a foreigner living in Brussels. During the opening, Kosten Kooper will also, in collaboration with Douglas Park (UK), organize a live radio broadcast, accessible with headphone set in your-sapce for the duration of the exhibition.
'En connaissance de Cause'. This installation conceived by the artist for the eponymous exhibition in le Bonheur, brussels, consisted of a sculptural mountain, made of crumpled paper and of large drawings representing mountains. A « public space » sculpture, to be placed on the street in front of the gallery-shop would act as an « edition » supplier : a candy distributor filled with crumpled drawings in plastic eggs, available for one euro. When unfolded, the sheets displayed further drawings of mountains, all different: With their wrinkled surface, mimicking the rocky surface of the mountains, and playing with shade and light effects, the drawings were conferred with a material texture. Ìt is this candy distributor that will be shown in the Van Abbe, but filled with a new series of drawings.
‘Asbak’ is a series of decorative ashtrays that the artist recuperated to place them on plinths in cement; One of them will be shown in your-space, along with a video animation and a drawing. Three video animations are also presented on a monitor in the Museum’s cafetaria.