Opening: 23.09.2017 // 18:00 - 21:00

For a Time Light Must Be Called Darkness is the first solo exhibition in Belgium by Lina Selander (b. 1973), one of today’s most important Swedish moving image artists. Central in Selander’s work is the analysis of how junctures are depicted, how are events reported and how things are portrayed.

For a Time Light Must Be Called Darkness features six video installations, most of them made in collaboration with Oscar Mangione. These works take us to Bredäng (a suburb in south-west Stockholm), Berlin, the West Bank, Pripyat and Chernobyl. All of these places are the occasion and the starting point for broader reflections about our present in relation to historical facts. Selander visits these sites and like an archaeologist digs in their past, their monuments, museums and archives. She looks for visual documents, focuses on details and analytically sketches new hypothesis. In this way, she tries to retrace hidden links between distant imageries, correspondences and analogies, in order to create new narratives. In her essayistic approach, Selander combines her own texts and footage along with still images, quotes and archive material. In this way a constant tension springs within these multiple-layered audiovisual works and reminds us that seeing is never an innocent act.

Selander’s work has been on view recently at Oslo Kunstforening (2017), Göteborgs Konsthall (2016), Moderna Museet (Stockholm, 2015) and VOX – Centre de l’image contemporaine (Montréal, 2015). Selander also represented Sweden at the Venice Biennale in 2015.

For a Time Light Must Be Called Darkness is kindly supported by IASPIS.

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    1000 Brussels
    +32 2 229 00 03

    Opening hours:

    from Wednesday to Sunday, from 11am to 6pm 

    FREE ENTRANCE: Open from 11 am till late night until 9pm every first Wednesday of the month.

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    6 € Individual visitor

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