Joëlle Tuerlinckx, ‘COLLAGES D’ARCHIVES-ATELIER Série Human Body - Portrait Tache’, 2012, Galerie nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder

About Joëlle Tuerlinckx

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 experience of space...that proposes action, or reaction, as a means of reflection, of thinking our human condition...”

Belgian, b. 1958, based in Brussels, Belgium