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Jan De Cock "Improvise and Overcome"

23 Apr - 12 Jun 2011

Jan De Cock, 'Kyoto Louvre', 2011 (campagnebeeld KIOSK). Image © Jan De Cock
With Jan De Cock and Derek Sullivan, KIOSK has invited two artists who examine the history of contemporary art through their works. Both artists suggest that the interpretation of this history and its visual heritage is not a self-contained narrative, but always contains a new proposition.

Jan De Cock (Brussels, 1979) garnered fame with his ‘Denkmal’: monuments, temporary installations made of wooden modules and photographic images that subtly integrate with the architectural and spatial context of their specific location. De Cock lets his interdisciplinary work engage in a dialogue with art-historical, architectural and cinematographical references, leading the visitor through a rhythmic course of repetition, linearity, fragmentation and perspective.

"Improvise and Overcome" is the title De Cock chose for his creation for the central round space of the KIOSK gallery, where he has installed an ‘infini’. This freestanding structure refers to the nineteenth-century panorama. The installation functions as a support for a series of two-dimensional interventions and a new sculpture.

Opening: Friday 22.04.2011, 20:00
 

Tags: Jan De Cock, Derek Sullivan

 
 
Selected Works
Viviane Sassen Black hole #01 (2014)
Alfredo Jaar Other People Think (2012)
Fabian Knecht Isolation (Dead Tree) 2017
Pipilotti Rist Open My Glade (2000)
Ed van der Elsken Beethovenstraat, Amsterdam (1967)