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Works on paper (online)

Dvir Gallery is pleased to present a selection of works on paper by Adel Abdessemed, Miroslaw Balka, Latifa Echakhch, Thomas Hirschhorn, Sarah Ortmeyer, Karen Russo and Ariel Schlesinger.
With its invention in China in the II century, paper has served as the support for an extraordinarily diverse body of work. Encompassing a diverse range of media — from drawing and painting to collage and beyond — works on paper can offer a glimpse into an artist’s creative process. For many, the freedom and immediacy afforded by working on paper became instrumental to their practices, spawning new techniques, aesthetics, subjects and methods. Far from being confined to studies and experiments, works on paper represent important modes of art-making in their own right.

‘Lacrimae Rerum’, homage to Gustav Metzger – Part I

On view:

Sep 03rd – Oct 20th, 2020

Dvir / Brussels

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Antwerp Gallery Weekend 2018

Miroslaw Balka & Latifa Echakhch

Opening date: May 25th 2018
Closing date: May 27th, 2018

Dvir Gallery @ Micheline Szwacjer

Antwerp Gallery Weekend, 2018, booth view
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Antwerp Gallery Weekend, 2018, booth view

On the occasion of the Antwerp Art Weekend 2018, Dvir Gallery is pleased to present a show by Latifa Echakhch and Miroslaw Balka at Micheline Szwajcer Gallery.

 

The practice of both artists ranges from delicate small objects to large scale installations. Departing from a personal point of reference they both create a poetic fragility between material and personal history.

 

Latifa Echakhch utilises absence as a constructive element within her work, conceiving the lack of something as a place of creation. She invites the viewer to reflect on the rigidity and contradictions of society through objects loaded with symbolic, politic and poetic meanings.

 

Reflecting on the traits and stories of life, our culture, and its imprints on our way of being, the Nova series evokes an ambivalence of meaning between their original functions and their subsequent delicacy in a decomposed state. Latifa puts forward a contrast in materiality and functionality, wherein the object she uses becomes the holder of its own fragility, unveiling the limits of human strength and durability.

 

Miroslaw Balka’s art focused around the centrally placed man and the way he experiences the world. Since the 1980s he has been coming back to the subject of the human body, its physical and symbolic presence: physiology, vulnerability, and traces. Balka’a oeuvre from the very first moments until today. It is an inventory of basic forms, materials and references. By the same token it grasps the moment of passing from figurative sculpture to reduced, abstract forms, reveals the symbolism of their dimensions, proportions, and materials that he used, such as wood, concrete, gypsum and more metaphoric ones: salt, soap, and ash.

 

The piece shown at Micheline Szwajcer Gallery is rather a redaction of substances, showcasing, a series of drawings created through an accident fire of his studio in 1993 from which impression thoughts emerged to become pieces of art.

‘Corona’, Paul Celan, 1948 (online)

« Autumn eats its leaf out of my hand: we are friends.
From the nuts we shell time and we teach it to walk:
then time returns to the shell.

 

In the mirror it’s Sunday,
in dream there is room for sleeping,
our mouths speak the truth.

 

My eye moves down to the sex of my loved one:
we look at each other,
we exchange dark words,
we love each other like poppy and recollection,
we sleep like wine in the conches,
like the sea in the moon’s blood ray.

 

We stand by the window embracing, and people look up from
the street:
it is time they knew!
It is time the stone made an effort to flower,
time unrest had a beating heart.
It is time it were time.

 

It is time. »

ARTWORKS

Last Letter, Remembering Felix Gonzalez-Torres

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FIAC 2016

 Adel Abdessemed, Miroslaw Balka, Mircea Cantor, Thomas Hirschhorn, David Maljkovic, Matan Mittwoch, Jonathan Monk, Sarah Ortmeyer, Ariel Schlesinger

Opening date: October 21, 2016
Closing date: October 23, 2016

Booth A37

Fiac 2016, Exhibition view
Fiac 2016, Exhibition view
Fiac 2016, Exhibition view
Fiac 2016, Exhibition view

The Zone

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Art Basel 2016

Miroslaw Balka, Latifa Echakhch, Simon Fujiwara, Douglas Gordon, Ariel Schlesinger, Nedko Solakov

Opening date: June 16, 2016
Closing date: June 19, 2016

Booth P6

Art Basel 2016, Exhibition view
Art Basel 2016, Exhibition view
Art Basel 2016, Exhibition view
Art Basel 2016, Exhibition view
Art Basel 2016, Exhibition view
Art Basel 2016, Exhibition view
Art Basel 2016, Exhibition view