Upside Down | Let's Dance by Museumcultuur Strombeek/Gent
15 Nov - 15 Dec 2013
15 November - 15 December 2013
While the first part of Upside Down focused on the radical developments in sculpture in the 1960s and 1970s, the second part will include mainly new, contemporary productions transforming the exhibition into a lively/living organism.
The work of the late Franz West is taken as a focal point. His work must be considered as an intermediate between avant-garde and contemporary art. Moreover, with his bizarre, wearable sculptures/Passstuecke he built bridges between minimal art, performance and an free and interactive form of bodily action.
Works by Bruce Nauman, Lili Dujourie and Michel Verjux serve as an important historical background to the exhibition.
New works by Joelle Tuerlinckx, Peter Rogiers, Joris Van de Moortel, Gert Robijns en Anetta Mona Chisa and Lucia Tkacova and recent works by Herman Van Ingelgem, Ann Veronica Janssens, Manfred Pernice as well as a mini version of “Everything for You, Strombeek” by Jan De Cock add to a subjective vision on contemporary sculpture in which the theatrical and/or performative plays an important role. A very special contribution is the video produced by advisor/choreographer Vicent Dunoyer and Dirk Braeckman which takes the tangible reality of the exhibition hall in Strombeek as a point of departure, resulting in an abstract "motion picture" with latent references to certain stellar constellations.
Work by: Anetta Mona Chişa & Lucia Tkacova, Dirk Braeckman & Vincent Dunoyer, Jan De Cock, Lili Dujourie, Ann Veronica Janssens, Ma Li, Bruce Nauman, Manfred Pernice, Gert Robijns, Peter Rogiers, Joëlle Tuerlinckx, Joris Van de Moortel, Herman Van Ingelgem, Michel Verjux, Lawrence Weiner, Franz West
Advice: Vincent Dunoyer
Text: Christel Stalpaert