[Coupole] Zone de contact. From May 12 to July 12, 2023.
Exhibition from May 12 to July 12, 2023.
Closing on Wednesday, July 12, from 6 to 9 pm with a concert by Ensemble Ecoute. (Registration required).
"Confronted with his works, what does the artist do with his body? And what does the work do to the artist's body? How do they shape each other?
Using his body as material or subject, the artist encounters his limits: endurance, scope, physical strength, mental strength. Here at POUSH, under the Dome, we immerse ourselves in this interstice... a contact zone that, through gesture, thought, or choreography, connects the artist, sometimes harshly, to his work. He uses his body as a tool to create, confronting what resists him in the process of transforming matter. Painting, sculpture, performance—all artistic forms compel him to stretch his body and mind. But when his own body is the subject of his work, he goes beyond mere representation. By exposing his body or the trace of his activity, he exposes his vulnerability, fragility, but above all, his mortality. The works then become a kind of cry, a call to surpass imposed limits. However, to achieve this, artists must demonstrate unparalleled endurance and self-sacrifice."
- Yvannoé Kruger
With Estèla Alliaud, Io Burgard, Claude Cattelain, Jennifer Caubet, Ensemble Écoute, Jérôme Grivel, Rachel Koblyakov & Colin Roche, Thibault Lucas, Mel O’Callaghan, Boryana Petkova, Abraham Poincheval, Stéphanie Saadé, Sven Sachsalber, Manon Wertenbroek
Curator Yvannoé Kruger
With the support of Centre Wallonie Bruxelles, 836M and Emerige.