FARAWAY / NEARBY

EXHIBITION

Opening: Saturday January 27th 2018 // 18:00 - 21:00

The works of art at the group show Faraway / Nearby approach in a very peculiar manner how people can meet. Though misunderstandings and conflicts can never be excluded, these works show possible strategies of getting to know each other. Points of contact can be discovered by starting a dialogue with people walking in the street or by observing from afar what's going on in a particular spot. These junctions are sometimes due to chance or they are even intellectual encounters; in other cases, they are the result of a long personal or family history. The works presented in Faraway / Nearby sometimes take us to distant places, but proximity does not guarantee that we know the person in front of us. Language obviously plays a key role, but it's also important how the artists position themselves. In this way, the exhibition tells about the uniqueness of every existence and tries to open a reflection about how this uniqueness is the result of relating to the others.

With works by Aisha Adepoju, Herman Asselberghs, Louise Bourgeois, Berlinde De Bruyckere, Duane Michals, Fairuz Ghammam, Alfredo Jaar, Maria Jerez & Edurne Rubio, Ria Pacquée, Shelly Silver, Bo Vloors, Chu Yun-tien.