Rest II - group exhibition 16 April to 30 May 2021

The exhibition “Remains” shows works of art that depict the passage of time. She deals with themes such as decay, preservation and remembering. The impact of time on the body, architecture and our memory are a common thread. The work of 16 artists is presented in the impressive setting of the desecrated Saint Francis Church in Menen. You can discover graphic prints by the 18th century architect and graphic artist Giovanni Battista Piranesi on “Remains”. Furthermore, there is only work by contemporary artists on display. The exhibition includes relics, installations, graphic work, photography, paintings, drawings and videos. The works of art often enter into dialogue with the church and its layered history.

My installations “Reality” I – II will be on display in the church.
Nowadays people travel the world, collecting billions of images. Images of what they have seen and experienced, which are shared worldwide. I received hundreds of slides unknown to me. I have edited, renewed, distorted some of these slides so that they became my images. Then printed on sheets took 18×13 cm and poked into the wall with needles. So they are other people’s images that I have made my world. By illuminating them, a double image is created, with which I show that everyone has a different image of “reality”. The projected and edited slides (Reality II)

Curator: Chantal Pollier With artworks by: Alexi Williams, Chantal Pollier, Chantal Van Rijt, Cindy Wright, Colin H. Van Eeckhout & Aline Gorsen, Danielle Van Zadelhoff, Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Giuseppe Licari, Ilse Roman, Karen Vermeren, Katleen Vinck, Meyke De Leeuw, Nathalie Odette, Paulina Surys, Stefaan Temmerman and Valentina Lari. From April 16 to May 30 Saint Francis Church, Ieperstraat 30 Menen Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 2 pm to 6 pm Free Reservations via https://www.ccdesteiger.be/…/tentoonstelling/resten02.html


Tidings

  1. TIDINGS. A Siamese twin book

Book 1 is the book of inward-folded attention. Chantal Pollier made 47 collages out of necessity,
and gave them to a friend each time.
Book 2 exists by the grace of the others, they are the answers. She sent them a blank sheet with her gift to return something to her. Her friends gave something back.
The folds outwards reveal a fine web of encounters, stories, memories and thoughts.
Chantal to them, they to her.

The book was therefore created in collaboration with 47 people, Tina De Souter was responsible for the design and book binding.
The book is printed in a limited edition and is available in Menen during the exhibition ‘Remains’ of which Chantal Pollier is curator (from April 16, ’21 to May 31, ’21). It is also available in the bookshop of the Iceberg Foundation in Damme or through Chantal Pollier!

I also contributed to this. See the pictures below: the first is the work that Chantal sent me and the second my workin respons to this.


BUUL - group exhibition 5 - 14 May 2017

‘T Hof Ten Broucke is an old square town located in the wavy landscape of Saint-Maria-Horebeke, in the heart of the Flemish Ardennes. The oldest entries of the small village dates back to 1090, when they talked about Horenbecca, coming from ‘hurnjon’ (highland) and ‘baki’ (brook). This farm, house and barn, horse stable and inner courtyard, meadows and orchard, is the perfect location for a first edition of the group exhibition ‘BUUL’. The location rooted in the rugged Flemish soil, the artists rooted in themselves.

What does it mean to have a house in our current society full of nomads? What does a home as a place of residence mean, as a place in society, if it moves naturally in an environment with like-minded ones, who accept your lifestyle and allow you to unfold, a place without fear?
Buul is a Somali word and translates as a nest but also as a lodge, inn, house. Ten artists went on to challenge. Their research resulted in a richly crafted exhibition in and around the square.

The participating artists are Ann Vander Roost, Chantal Pollier, Els Van Poucke, Fleepp, Kaya Jakovits, K. Kwartsman, Meyke de Leeuw, Peter Lein, Thomas Eggermont and Valentina Lari.

On May 5, the exhibition will be opened ceremonially, with an introductory lecture by Koen Willems, psychiatrist. Fleepp then brings a live soundscape.

The exhibition runs from May 5 to May 14 2017 and is available on 6, 7, 13 and 14 May between 13:00 and 20:00.
We hope to welcome you to many.

‘T Hof Ten Broucke – BUUL group exhibition
Hessestraat 2
B- 9667 Horebeke

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