Oscar Tuazon @ dépendance, Apr 20 – May 28

19 April 2016

Oscar Tuazon‘s solo show General Contractor is on at Brussels’ dépendance, opening April 20 and running to May 25.

The LA-based artist uses construction sites, materials and processes to inhabit space, be it by flattening a small house, by coming upon moments construction or by building beams in to a space. At London’s Modern Art, Tuazon’s beam structures were inhabited by holes and poetry by Ariana Reines.

There is no information to accompany the coming show at the Brussels space, but we are teased with an image of (presumably) the same house Tuazon pulled down in a recent exhibition at Paradise Garage which aqnb reviewed last year. The windows and door are closed, leaving us to imagine what inhabits and what will inhabit a show whose title references the position of someone able to provide permission to perform labour and change a space entirely.

General Contractor coincides with the Art Brussels weekend coming up.

See the dépendance exhibition page for (limited) details.**

Ariana Reines + Oscar Tuazon, PUBIC SPACE (2016). Exhibition view. Courtesy Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London.
Ariana Reines + Oscar Tuazon, PUBIC SPACE (2016). Exhibition view. Courtesy Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London.

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Carson Fisk-Vittori @ Mon Chéri, March 9 – April 15

8 March 2016

Carson Fisk-Vittori is presenting solo exhibition Disturbance Ecology at Brussels’ Mon Chéri, opening March 9 and running April 15.

The accompanying text sits something like a text edit box on a desktop where you might write to yourself about current thoughts on what you are doing, thinking or making -although it is kind of aware and not entirely diaristic. The text’s atmosphere is quite rare and goes someway to slot into what the press release proper tells about Fisk-Vittori’s work: that it “employs devices through which we experience and manipulate our environment, and analyzes our attempts to commodify the natural world”.

What the New York-based artist is going through is what ingredients are used to repel animals: deer, spiders, snakes, mosquitos, flies, as well as describing images they have seen of people hand-pollinating plants using tools like soft brushes or tufts of dog hair.

Then there is a strange ending, a statement in two parts, a relationship between someone growing saffron and plants being sick: “Saffron is actually a type of pollen from the crocus flower. Weird.”

See the FB Event page for more details**

Carson Fisk-Vittori. Image courtesy the artist.
Carson Fisk-Vittori. Image courtesy the artist.


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