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Joëlle Tuerlinckx

Belgian, b. 1958

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Joëlle Tuerlinckx

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Belgian, b. 1958

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Biography

For more than two decades, Joëlle Tuerlinckx has focused on the function of museum and exhibition spaces, and their relationship to people, through expansive, site-specific installations. A form of institutional critique, her interventions are structured as idiosyncratic, taxonomic displays, with vitrines of assorted objects and accompanying pseudo-scientific labels, as well as poetic alterations to the space itself. She draws from history, science, philosophy, current events, and her memories when composing installations, which incorporate projections, audio recordings, videos, drawings, collages, photographs, found and crafted objects, and her own writings. Through these exhibition-interventions, Tuerlinckx aims to demonstrate how the place in which things are seen shapes our perception of them. In her words, “An exhibition is...an experience of space...that proposes action, or reaction, as a means of reflection, of thinking our human condition...”

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Solo show at a major institution
Kunstmuseum Basel, and 1 more
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Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 2 more
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Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
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Artforum, and 5 more
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documenta, and 2 more
Biography

For more than two decades, Joëlle Tuerlinckx has focused on the function of museum and exhibition spaces, and their relationship to people, through expansive, site-specific installations. A form of institutional critique, her interventions are structured as idiosyncratic, taxonomic displays, with vitrines of assorted objects and accompanying pseudo-scientific labels, as well as poetic alterations to the space itself. She draws from history, science, philosophy, current events, and her memories when composing installations, which incorporate projections, audio recordings, videos, drawings, collages, photographs, found and crafted objects, and her own writings. Through these exhibition-interventions, Tuerlinckx aims to demonstrate how the place in which things are seen shapes our perception of them. In her words, “An exhibition is...an experience of space...that proposes action, or reaction, as a means of reflection, of thinking our human condition...”

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
Kunstmuseum Basel, and 1 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 2 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 5 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
documenta, and 2 more