Exhibition title: Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Urban Projects
Artists: Christo and Jeanne-Claude
Venue: ING Art Center
Dates: October 25th, 2017 to February 25th, 2018
To evoke a number of urban projects by Christo and Jeanne-Claude, the exhibition explores a careful selection of around eighty original works, whether or not these were ever carried out, ranging from Wall of Oil Barrels (Rue Visconti, Paris, 1961-62) up to the important urban project, The Gates, that Christo and Jeanne-Claude realized for the city of New York in 2005. These urban works of art were created by temporarily appropriating buildings, monuments or public places with a deeply symbolic value.
Exhibition title: Ways of Seeing
Artists: Ghada Amer, Chris Bond, Frédéric Borgella, Thierry Bosquet, James Casebere, David Claerbout, Jojakim Cortis & Adrian Sonderegger, Salvador Dali, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Mona Hatoum, Jeppe Hein, Paul et Marlene Kos, Alicja Kwade, Gustav Metzger, Herman Moll, Shana Moulton, Vik Muniz, Grayson Perry, Walid Raad, Fred Sandback, Hassan Sharif, Cindy Sherman, Markus Schinwald, Kim Tschang-Yeul, James Turrell, Kara Walker, James Webb.
Venue: Fondation Boghossian, Villa Empain
Dates: Until February 18, 2018
Taking its cue from John Berger’s 1972 seminal text on visual culture, Ways of Seeing explores the various formalistic strategies that artists employ to re-configure our perception of the world. Ways of Seeing features 27 artists and artist collectives, and consists of 70 works, spanning a variety of media from painting, sculpture and photography to sound, film and installation. It facilitates a return towards a vision of artists as makers of things, who relentlessly remind us that the connection between what we see and what we know is never settled, and that seeing is, at its core, a political act.