5EVER Summer @ Komplot, Sep 3 – Oct 15

5 September 2016

Brussels-based curatorial collective Komplot presents 5EVER Summer, a series of five different events at five different locations spanning Belgium, France, and Greece throughout September and October.

Concerned with nomadic creative practice, the collective begins their programme at their home location in Belgium, presenting new work from Paris-based duo Fenêtreproject (Dustin Cauchi and Francesca Mangion). The exhibition is entitled Dreamworks and is curated by Paris-based gallery La Plage. It opens September 3 and runs through October 15.

On September 8 two two-person exhibitions will open in Brussels, GEOLOGOS and SickGEOLOGOS is “not an exhibition that takes place at Komplot, nor will it be a group show at http://geologos.space“. Artist duo Blunt x Skensved (Grégoire Blunt and Emmy Skensved) produce web-based projects and digital animation. Berlin-based artists Antoine Renard and Clémence de La Tour du Pin produce sculptures and installations for the second exhibition, Sick. They present a dense sculptural environment that investigates “the relationships between technological emancipation, entertainment and decay within the context of late capitalism”.

Komplot will participate in the Artists Books & Independent Publishers Fair at BRASS in Belgium on September 9. The event is curated by Jap and Komplot and includes a “DJ Set of Fat Chance” in the evening.

Alex Morrison presents Furniture Collectibles at Paris’ La Plage on September 15 running through October 15. Morrison’s art “engages a pre-modern architecture and design history – moments from Art Deco, utopian architecture, and interior design all inform his work”. He presents installations and objects and is interested in “the constant recycling of aesthetic codes”.

Group show Extend & Pretend opens on September 24 at Enterprise Projects in Athens, Greece. It features work from Laurie Charles, Patrice Gaillard & Claude, Filip Gilissen, Guillaume Ginet, Seyran Kirmizitoprak, Cleo Totti, Benny Van Den Meulengracht-Vranckx, and Elise Van Mourik. The exhibition title references the “patronising, glib slogan applied by English speakers to Greece’s financial policy of accepting heavy loans from other EU countries”. The exhibition intends to “forge 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”.

See the Komplot website for details.**

5EVER Summer @ Komplot, 3 Sep - 15 Oct

Fenêtreproject_, ‘Board’, rock circle, HD video, 2015. Courtesy the artists.

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Bright Like A Diamond @ Komplot, Sep 11 – Nov 29

9 September 2014

Brussel’s Komplot is hosting their newest exhibition, titled Bright Like a Diamond, from September 11 to November 29.

The Belgian curatorial collective’s Alberto García del Castillo has invited artist Carles Congost and creative duo Sarah & Charles to the space to exhibit their recent video works exploring the “blurry almost-kitsch atmosphere on the border between ‘I did not want to do that’ and ‘this is actually how I see it'”.

Self-described as an exhibition with the “foundational characteristic of über-felicity” or “a narrative strategy revealing disenchant”, Bright Like a Diamond will feature Congost’s 2014 single-channel video work The Artist Behind The Aura and Sarah & Charles’s latest video titled Props For Drama: Suspension of Disbelief.

See the Komplot’s exhibition page for details. **

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CARREFOUR @ Komplot, Mar 21 – Apr 12

20 March 2014

The CARREFOUR group exhibition is opening at Brussels’ Komplot space, opening March 21 and running to April 12.

Featuring Caroline Pekle, Karl Larsson, Wolfgang Fütterer and Nicolas Matranga (with Rūta Juneviciūtė), the show is presumably referencing the French multi-national retailer of the same name and comes accompanied by a stream of disjointed words and their associations that the experience of shopping often is.

Within the lexical current is the fragmented art jargon of “can hang”, “as an object as a object” and “performance as non existing talk object” drawing on parallels with art as commodity and ending with a definitive “all talk”.

See the Komplot website for details. **

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Are You Thinking About Atlantis? @ Parallel /// Oaxaca, Feb 14

14 February 2014

Mexico’s Parallel /// Oaxaca and Belgium’s Komplot present cross-cultural group exhibition Are You Thinking About Atlantis?, opening February 14.

Conceived during the inaugural Material Art Fair in Mexico this year, the show features artists Aline Bouvy and David Evrard from Brussels, Noah Barker, Timothy James Kelly and Puppies Puppies from Lodos Contemporáneo and Stefan Benchoam from Guatemalan gallery Proyectos Ultravioleta.

Giving insight into the the perspectives of artists from across Brussels, Chicago, Oaxaca and Guatemala, the exhibition reflects on their differing conceptual and physical topologies in a “spontaneous and reactive” curatorial gesture, founded on exchange and resulting in a collision of “the presence of works with a dissolution of discourse”. Liquidity abounds.

See the Parallel /// Oaxaca website for details. **

Header image: Puppies Puppies and Noah Barker, Are You Thinking About Atlantis?.

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Material Art Fair 2014 in Mexico, Feb 6 – 9

4 February 2014

The first Material Art Fair, dedicated to emerging practices is on in Mexico City, is running February 6 to 9.

Showing work from 40 national and international exhibitors committed to programming and supporting young artists, the event is organised by the city’s Yautepec Gallery co-directors, Daniela Elbahara and Brett W. Schultz and Incontemporary founder Isa Natalia Castilla.

Exhibitors to be excited about include PRETEEN Gallery, Bikini Wax and NO SPACE from Mexico, California’s Important Projects and So Fine Arts, Berlin’s Future Gallery, Brussel’s Komplot and more.

See the Material Art Fair website for details. **

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