Hearts and Minds – The Manhattan Art Review

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Hearts and Minds

Chantal Akerman, Harold Ancart, Jef Geys, Dan Graham, Bodys Isek Kingelez, Robert Lebeck, An-My Lê, Otobong Nkanga, Marina Pinsky, Claudia Peña Salinas, Adam Simon, Momoyo Torimitsu, Hil Yeh – Hearts and Minds – Carriage Trade – ****.5
Speaking of art doing something, this show is a great example in that it’s one of the exceedingly rare examples of a good political art show. This is materialist/documentary/archival as opposed to ideological/dogmatic, oriented towards showing the world as it is in a way that leads one to identify injustice and formulate an ideological perspective instead of presenting a predetermined value judgment on a silver platter. Control, propaganda, plants, sex, media, administration, rebellion, architecture, these are simply facts of our existence that must be made sense of in some way to make life navigable. The fact of the matter, though, is that life is simply unnavigable for many due to these forces conspiring to deceive and maintain their opacity to the general public. 



Hearts and Minds – THEGUIDE.ART

Extract of THEGUIDE.ART. Image credit: Harold Ancart, Untitled, 2019. Courtesy of the artist and C L E A R I N G Gallery.
Extract of THEGUIDE.ART. Image credit: Harold Ancart, Untitled, 2019. Courtesy of the artist and C L E A R I N G Gallery.


Hearts and Minds

It was George Orwell who coined “doublethink,” the dangerous capacity of the citizenry to hold contradictory or morally wrong beliefs as a result of political indoctrination—but its terrifying instantiation comes from history, not fiction. “Hearts and Minds,” at carriage trade, a joint project with the Brussels-based gallery Rectangle, draws its name from a Lyndon B. Johnson quote: a war, he suggests, is won not by artillery but by psychology, a so-called hearts-and-mind warfare. Johnson could not win his war, even on its home front: the conflict in Vietnam would come to be seen as a wholly failed endeavor.



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We are pleased to announce that Rectangle has been welcomed as a new member of the NADA!

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List of new members:

1969 Gallery – New York
Nir Altman – Munich
Fragment Gallery – Moscow
Ginsberg – Lima
Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects – New York
High Gallery – Warsaw
The Hole – New York
Hunter Shaw Fine Art – Los Angeles
in lieu – Los Angeles
Kapp Kapp – Philadelphia / New York
LETO – Warsaw
Mixer – Istanbul
Mother Gallery – Beacon, NY
NIAD Art Center – Richmond, CA
Project Pangée – Montreal
PROXYCO – New York
Rectangle – Brussels, Belgium
Stoneleaf Retreat – Kingston, NY
Ulterior Gallery – New York
Y2K group – New York


L’art même n°81

Edited by Jean-Baptiste Carobolante

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Edited by Sam Steverlynck & Pieter Vermeulen


Hart n° 202

Rectangle 2012-2018
Edited by Pieter Van Bogaert


Book Launch & Cocktail

Sam Steverlynck & Tom Viaene

Illustration book cover:
Pablo Helguera, Artoons. Volume 3, 2010

Studio Bookworm

ISBN 978-2-8052-0497-5
20 €


21 February 2020, 6-10pm
SB34 The Pool, Brussels
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Rectangle is thrilled to invite you to the launch of our book that compiles 6 years of activities, more than 30 billboards presented in Brussels’ streets and many collaborations with great artists.

Join us in The Pool for some cocktails & more billboards! 🍹

A special thanks to our friends, co-founders, and collaborators over the years: Cédric Alby, Jérémie Boyard, Pauline Bordaneil.

Of course, we would like to thank all the artists who have contributed generously to our project: Martin Belou, Melanie Bonajo, Philippe Durand, Sookoon Ang, Jesús Alberto Benítez, Peter Scott, Pablo Helguera, Benoît Platéus, Magali Lefebvre, Filip Van Dingenen, Vincent Olinet, Nicholas Knight, Nicolas Bourthoumieux, Jean-Alain Corre, Jacqueline Mesmaeker, Pierre La Police, Francis Raynaud, Chris Martin, John Murphy, Guillaume Petranto, Fresh White, Julien Goniche, Christophe de Rohan Chabot, Mathias Kessler, Victor Delestre, Romain Juan, Ludovic Beillard, Rémi Lambert, Yoel Pytowski, Coraline Guilbeau, Dome Wood, Juan Pablo Plazas and Sébastien Reuzé.

Rectangle thanks all the structures that invited us to participate in their events and program: Kunstvlaai Amsterdam, BCC Cologne, Biennale 9 Louvain-la-Neuve, Wandering Arts Biennial Bruxelles and Brussels Gallery Week-end. Also Michel François and Beaux-Arts de Paris students, MOREpublishers for the edition series by Koenraad Dedobbeleer and Katinka Bock.

All the private partners who have supported us for many events out- side and within their walls: Greylight Projects, Sagacity, Alain Servais. And many others: Wiels, Le Salon, Frédéric de Goldschmidt, Gregory Lang, Angel Vergara & Joël Benzakin, Maud Salembier, Galerie Nadja Vilenne, Waldburger Wouters, and Galerie Rodolphe Janssen.
Just as much and differently for their continuous support Colette Dubois, Saskia Gevaert, Septembre Tiberghien, Antony Hudek, Nicolas Jolly, Tim Wouters, Amélie Micoud, Stella Loning, Marta Saccani, Dragos & Erika Olea.

All Belgian and French public partners: Adera, Sint-Gillis Cultuur, The Walk, FWB for their support and trust.

And finally, thank you to all our fellow friends and family.

with the support of :


Le Salon

Anthology 2011-2016
Edited by Devrim Bayar

Triangle edition – order