My Highlights from Art Brussels 2014
I like to mix key historical pioneers of art history with young artists. For me, this is a way to underline the importance of radicality, particularly for contemporary artists, who stand a chance in surviving the test of time. One of the questions I often ask myself is: is there a chance that someone will want to look at these works in 30 years time? I think yes for most of the works selected here, and certainly for the artists in this list.
We love this Cuban artist’s direct but subtle comment on the terrible lot of Spain. The series consists of 16 photographs taken from homes expropriated by banks. The shots are post-produced to incorporate the date of eviction and the bank owner of the flat.
One of the most hard-hitting English sculptors and installation artists.
We are fans of this artist. His work explores a concept that he terms “the Horriful,” the belief that everything one does has the potential to bring both beauty and horror.
We tend to collect early works by major artists but we love these recent works by the video projection master. Little jewel.
The collection has a growing focus toward Latin America. Carlos is a brilliant example of the social conscience that is very present in this part of the world.
A very difficult subject using “toxic” material, but no one can read the book under this material— only the “unmovable” object stays.
A very young Belgian sculptor we have had an eye on in the last two years. This is a very engaging piece.
We love this young French artist’s work, often using very basic, everyday materials but giving them a context and a change of perspective that never stops surprising me.
We love the program of this gallery, which is deepening into digital art. We discovered Mishka’s work in the groundbreaking Les Rencontres d’Arles show, “From Here On.” These are taken directly from Google Earth and the pixelated parts are secret locations.
I first saw this video in Rotterdam. What an intelligent way to discuss the problem of integration in our society. A very consistent artist, too.
We are fans of this Belgian trio, mixing images from the Internet in energetic composition.