Joachim Coucke

Piercing through skin to reach bone in Form Cannibalism at the The Stable, Mar 24 – Apr 30

21 March 2017

The Form Cannibalism group exhibition is on at Waregem’s The Stable, opening March 24 and running to April 30.

The show features work by Aline Bouvy, Joachim Coucke, Olga Fedorova, Indrikis Gelzis, Erin Jane Nelson, Anna Solal, Cleo Totti and Tom Volkaert.

In an exploration of the parallels between artist and cannibal, the exhibition references Bill Shutt’s thoughts in Cannibalism: A perfectly natural history (2017) where he researches human consumption over the centuries. Piercing through outer layers to reach flesh and bones, each artist reflect in one way or another “the current state of the body” and “leaving nothing untouched” in the research of their subjects.

See The Stable website for details**

Aline Bouvy, ‘Not much in my pockets’ (2015) Install view. Courtesy Exo, Paris.
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Joachim Coucke, Deeper Minds (2016) exhibition photos

5 October 2016

Joachim Coucke presented solo exhibition Deeper Minds at Liegé’s Yoko Uhoda Gallery, which opened on June 10 and ran until July 10, 2016.

Joachim Coucke, Deeper Minds (2016). Exhibition view. Courtesy the artist / Yoko Uhoda Gallery, Liège.
Joachim Coucke, Deeper Minds (2016). Exhibition view. Courtesy the artist / Yoko Uhoda Gallery, Liège.

The Waregem-based artist invited others to show in the space at the same time, and featured work by Kareem Lotfy, Tilman HornigFederico Acal, Liesbeth Doms, Olga FedorovaSpiros Hadjijanos, and Xavier Mary.

An installation of sculpture and prints occupied the two floors of the gallery. The ground floor took on an office aesthetic, and the first floor displayed work by the invited artists which was placed around Coucke’s hanging sculptures to create a tension and dialogue. Inspired by the concept of rapid growth, the exhibition explored artificial intelligence and the influence of big data on daily life.**

Joachim Coucke’s Deeper Minds was on at Liegé’s Yoko Uhoda Gallery, running June 10 to July 10, 2016.

Header image: Joachim Coucke, ‘Containing the future (Reading robot 2)’ (2016). Installation view. Courtesy the artist + Yoko Uhoda Gallery, Liège.

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S.W.I.M. @ In De Ruimte, Oct 2 – 4

2 October 2015

Online once again bleeds into IRL with S.W.I.M., a three-day event at In De Ruimte in Gent, Belgium that will run from October 2 to October 4.

With no theme or subject in mind, S.W.I.M. sets itself up as a dedication to the internet as a “collective mind”, creating artistic synthesis.

Participating are both national and international artists and musicians that each address the notion of transgression as inspired by the internet, including Andrew BirkDebora Delmar Corp, Pierre Clement, Systaime, Kim Asendorf and Joachim Coucke, as well as live acts from Coco Haram and Ssaliva, among many others. 

See the Facebook event page for details. **

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