ABSENCE PROJECTS
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ab·sence (ăb′səns)


“How does absence look?
It extends from a spaceless
within to the edge
of what can be loved.”

Adapted from Carson, A. (2016). Autobiography of red: a novel in verse. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart

What do we leave behind? How do we give form to the nonphysical? Within our limits of perception, what can we trust? Through different exhibitions ‘Absence projects’ questions the absence and awareness, conveyed into three-dimensional forms, through space or time. Absence Project defines a model for the continued and future autonomy of artists, creating our own space in the world.

Absence project #0 was launched in New York City, in December 2017


OMWENTELING #1 Exhibition

Opening on 24th of January 2019 from 7- 9.30 pm
24.01.2019 - 31.03.2019
Wilford X
Wilfordkaai 10
9140 Temse



Omwenteling / Revolution


The chosen works for the exhibition ‘ Omwenteling’ can be regarded as sculpture, art that operates in three dimensions. The artists who created these works all come from different backgrounds in the visual arts, photography, sculpture, painting or conceptual art. This creates an interaction that not only illuminates the work of art in itself but also questions the relationship between the works. The boundaries of the media have flowed into each other. A work of art that, because of the surface on which it is made, questions whether it is a painting or an sculpture. The three-dimensional works made by a painter sometimes seem to be more in line with classical sculpture than the work of a sculptor, an everyday object can get a different reading because of its materiality or the context in which it is placed. Whether it concerns a consideration of the domestic space and its architectural elements, a functional object, a more classical image or the carrier of a painted image, one comes to the sudden realization that every object can be perceived in different ways.
Some works seem to want to show a reality hidden behind the surface of things. Others seem to be either contemporary or from a different era. One work refers to another, a revolution in the experience of the Image.

Curated by Alexandra Leyre Mein.


Mark