Exhibition XIX: Belgian artists in Frankfurt am Main 30/10/2014
The City of Frankfurt has conducted an Artist in Residence Program since many years. Around 100 artists from Frankfurt have enjoyed the opportunity of a cultural interchange and just as many artists from abroad have taken part in the program here.
Bert Jacobs, who is now Artist in Residence in Frankfurt, invites artists from Belgium for a group show, ‘Exhibition XIX’ in Frankfurt ́s cultural dynamics. This group exhibition zooms in on different ways of approaching and exploring an unusual reality by means of video, objects, drawings and performances,
Bert Jacobs (Belgium, °1987) works with drawings, found objects, photography, sculptures and installations. His practice deals with a scenographic reality and situations in which music, performance and visual arts often melt together into one happening.
Ignace Cami (Belgium, °1986) takes his ‘Heimat’ as a starting point to make sculptures dealing with roots, symbols and the contemporary meaning of local history.
Gabriela Gonzalez (Venezuela, °1986) with her videos, posters, drawings and collages she unmasks a critical, but psychedelic view on what could be called a legendary land.
Philip Janssens (Belgium, °1982) makes sculptures and does interventions. His practice deals with parts of reality that we walk past in daily life. He unravels optical phenomenons, as reflection, heat, glass and air and shows it in a variety of minimal installations.
Saori Kuno (Japan, °1983) works on the transduction of materials and situations by using simple-playful strategies of the system and formats for everyday practices, aesthetics and values. Her series of objects and installations are composed by simple materials, industrially produced parts and products which are submitted to reproducible processes with integrative meanings to reflect upon.
Siet Raeymaekers (Belgium, °1989) creates beautiful and intrinsic performances and video works. In these visual compositions she tends to bend visions out of the ordinary objects and situations into a visual language, like a witness from a parallel universe.
Tim Segers (Belgium, °1983) has generalised his idea of reducing any (re)shaping of concrete materials to a simple set of governing possibilities to any interaction–seen as a situation that is influenced–in general. He believes that an equalisation amongst all forms of interaction is possible, if seen as any energetic transmission influencing situations. If so, a basic language which describes the Space of Influence can be developed.
Bart Van Dijck (Belgium, °1974) makes videos, drawings, sculptures, installations and documentaries. His interest in both indigenous and non-indigenous folk traditions is central to his work that always entails a search for identity. In his works, he examines how the identity of subcultures is determined by the use of symbolism and rituals. Van Dijcks´ interest is at the same the subconscious. He seeks to connect with the invisible and makes that noticeable to the public.
30 October until 9 November 2014