mercredi 16 avril 2014
OUT OF CHARACTER • Brussels
EIGHT ARTISTS PRESENTING AMBITIOUS NEW PROJECTS CREATED WITH THE GENEROUS SUPPORT OF COMMITTED COLLECTORS.
FROM 23 APRIL – 7 JUNE 2014
Rodrigo Bueno, Paul Casaer, clairenadiasimon, Manu Engelen, Filip Gilissen, Sophie Giraux, Meggy Rustamova and Alfred d’Ursel.
Curated by Stijn Maes/Participating collectors:
Hubert Bonnet, Michel Delfosse, Mimi Dusselier & Bernard Soens, Frédéric de Goldschmidt, Sandra Hegedus Mulliez, Cédric Liénart de Jeude, Michel Moortgat and Benedikt van der Vorst.
CAB is proud to announce its new exhibition entitled ‘Out of character’, curated by Stijn Maes, which features eight new in situ creations produced by committed emerging artists, all brought together in one place by passionate collectors.
The ‘Out of Character’ group exhibition is much more than a conventional, lateral set of exhibits but nor does it seek to be a display divided up thematically. It is disjointed yet balanced.
Each artist was given the challenge of being mindful of the space provided while striving to endow their work with its own singular character. Each was offered the chance to express themselves through a work or composition which aimed to break the mould.
The original approaches included hints at journeys made afar. But also rare or precious mediums have been put to use in order to showcase artworks of exotic and odd proportions – to mention just a few practices.
This exhibition reveals the close affinity which may arise between collectors and artists. On this occasion, the link between artist and collector is brought down to a human level, with a stark distance taken from any bargaining and haggling inherent to commercial relations. The difference here is that the artwork sprouts from a full use of available resources as well as a true interaction, dialogue and exchange between collector and artist.
'Out of Character' explores the artist's patronage and the resulting relationship. As a private initiative the CAB seems to be the most appropriate environment to tackle this relevant subject. This exhibition pays attention to those collectors that try to redefine their standpoint in today's society. They outstep their conventional role, and directly intervene where necessary. The approach followed is not that of creating a personal collection, but rather to raise awareness and respect for emerging artists' work.