Emilio López-Menchero, Trying to be Dutroux, Fotografie, 79,5 × 63,7 cm, 2009, Courtesy: SPACE Collection.

Benoît Felix, Borderline, 1'44'', Video, 2010, Courtesy: SPACE Collection.

31.10.2018–13.01.2019

BASICALLY IT'S VERY PRACTICAL – The collections of BPS22, SPACE Collection and IKOB in dialogue

Starting from the philosophy of pragmatism that only what works is true, IKOB, SPACE Collection and BPS22 bring their collections together for the time of an exhibition. In a tense political and cultural climate, cultural institutions have to tinker, adapt themselves and take special measures to pursue their mission. In these situations, the pragmatism they must show is considered as a survival strategy in art and as a way of resistance. If the works of the three collections dialogue from a conceptual, stylistic and/or anecdotal point of view, it is above all the pragmatics associated with the constraints of the exhibition that guides their intermingling in a desire for efficiency.

with: Maria Thereza Alves, Jérôme Considérant, Dear Hunter, mounir fatmi, Benoît Félix, Jean-Guillaume Ferrée, Günther Förg, Kati Heck, Dirk Dietrich Hennig, Myriam Hornard, Djos Janssens, Sophie Langohr, Eva L’Hoest, Irmel Kamp, Jacques Lizène, Emilio López-Menchero, Sylvie Macías Díaz, Xavier Mary, Yerbossyn Meldibekov, Cindy Sherman, Armand Simon, Johan Tahon, Raphaël Zarka

Cindy Sherman, Untitled #118, C-Print, 90 x 60 cm, 1983, Courtesy: BPS22Collection Province de Hainaut – dépôt BPS22 (Charleroi).

Exhibition view, Dear Hunter, Dear Eupen, 15-part series, dimensions variable, 2017, Courtesy: IKOB - Museum of Contemporary Art.

Exhibition view, Dirk Dietrich Hennig and
Jean Guillaume Ferrée, La Grande Vague de Kanagawa, installation, dimensions variable, 1970-2015, Courtesy: IKOB - Museum of Contemporary Art.

Djos Janssens, Dans le fond c'est très décoratif, Multiple, Sandblasted mirror, 30 x 30 cm, 1964, Courtesy: SPACE Collection.

Exhibition view,

Exhibition view, (from left to right) Eva L'Hoest-Captives, video projection, 2012, Courtesy: SPACE Collection and Jacques Lizène, Genetic Manipulation powered by IKOB, photo collage on kitchen furniture, dimensions variable, 2009, IKOB - Museum of Contemporary Art

Exhibition view, (from left to right) Günther Förg, untitled, oil on canvas, mounted on wooden plate, 40 x 50 cm, 2005, Courtesy: IKOB - Museum of Contemporary Art and Irmel Kamp, Brasserie Wielemans Ceuppens, silver gelatine print, 50 × 60 cm, 1996-97, Courtesy: IKOB - Museum for Contemporary Art.

Exhibition view,

Exhibition view, Jérôme Considérant, different titles, different dimensions, 2005, Courtesy: BPS22, Collection Province de Hainaut - depot BPS22.

Exhibition view, (from left to right) Johan Tahon, Xanax, sculpture (plaster, rubber, wood), 400 × 100 × 100 cm, 2006 and Sophie Langohr, St. Matthew by Jeremias Geißelbrunn (1595–1660), photographed like Dimitris Alexandrou by Errikos Andreou], from the series Glorious Bodies, two black and white digital photographs, 33 × 45 cm each, 2013-2014, IKOB - Museum of Contemporary Art.

Maria Thereza Alves, Beyound the painting, Video, 2011, Courtesy: BPS22.

Exhibition view,

Exhibition view, (from left to right) mounir fatmi, Without History - Obstacles, Installation, Dimensions variable, 2007, Courtesy: BPS22, Collection Province de Hainaut - dépôt BPS22 (Charleroi) and Armand Simon, o.T., ink drawing, 24 x 32 cm, 1973, Courtesy: BPS22, Collection Province de Hainaut - depot BPS22.

Exhibition view, Silvie Marcías Díaz, N.MoCA.L#1 - The New Museum of Contemporary Art from Liège, 70 x 224 x 95 cm, Installation, 2007, Courtesy: SPACE Collection.

Exhibition view, (from left to right) Xavier Mary, Ritournelles, MDF, OSB, Betonplex, 120 x 150 cm, 2005 and Günther Förg, untitled, oil on canvas, mounted on wooden board, 40 x 50 cm, 2005, Courtesy: IKOB - Museum of Contemporary Art and Irmel Kamp, Brasserie Wielemans Ceuppens, silver gelatine print, 50 × 60 cm, 1996-97, Courtesy: IKOB - Museum for Contemporary Art.

Yerbossyn Meldibekov, Transformer – Constructor Lego, 2014, Installation, Courtesy: BPS22. Collection Province de Hainaut – dépôt BPS22 (Charleroi).