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John M Armleder

John M Armleder

Iso-cèle

28 September – 31 October 2020
at Hôtel Manos Premier, Brussels

Rectangle is pleased to announce a collaboration with the artist and co-founder of Ecart Group, John M Armleder. The show Iso-cèle is an initiative of Rectangle imagined in addition to the long awaited exhibition It Never Ends by John M Armleder at KANAL – Centre Pompidou (curated by Bernard Blistène and Yann Chateigné). 

Charivari
2015
Installation, Clear glasses
Variable dimensions

Iso-cèle
2020
pvc, 22 carats golden leaf
244 × 366 cm
(detail)

00
2020
Installation
Shovel, gold paint
125 × 25 × 15 cm

Les Volières, 2020, Installation, Mixed media, Variable dimensions

John M Armleder
Born in 1948, Switzerland.
Lives and works in New York and Geneva.

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Julien Saudubray & Nicolas Bourthoumieux

Nicolas Bourthoumieux, Fatalitas, 2020
Nicolas Bourthoumieux, Fatalitas, 2020

Julien Saudubray & Nicolas Bourthoumieux

Objectives

Wednesday 3 June – 15 June 2020
at Waldburger Wouters, Brussels

We are all literalists most or all of our lives. Presentness is grace.
Michael Fried, Art and Objecthood (1967)

Objectives is a title born from a pleasurable confusion of tongues that is so typical of Europe’s capital, but also doubles as an excuse for two artists (Julien Saudubray and Nicolas Bourthoumieux) to engage in an exhibitionary pas de deux. So perhaps – if we stay on track – there is no two but only one, or not one without the other, as in a dialogue or a dance. In fact, I believe their conversation has been going on for much longer and you just opened it up, dear visitor. So, do you see any common ground, except for the gallery floor you find yourself standing on? Well, let’s at least give it a shot.

Julien Saudubray approaches painting as a verb without a subject, a ceaseless activity, a mechanical process. His works are created through a delicate method of constant effacement – a writerly kind of painting sous rature or under erasure. Consistently combining layers of paint with turpentine, Saudubray constructs his images in an assiduous and laborious way. And since all good things take time, the resulting images are absolutely radiant. You will notice both large-scale oil paintings and smaller pastel drawings on view here, a va-et-vient between different mediums.

And then there’s Nicolas Bourthoumieux, whose minimal sculptures thoughtfully probe and occupy the space. His works seem to revisit the “other” of modernist painting, namely objecthood. What exactly are you looking at? Literal objects or a combination thereof, a gracious presence similar to what you see on the surrounding walls. And don’t be mistaken; Bourthoumieux’s materials (steel, wood, marble, glass, mirror, a meteorite,…) are not frozen in time but rather breathing at their own pace, as poetic fragments of history.

What you see here is what happens when the haphazard flow of things suddenly starts making sense. This is what we need artists for, to let us find pleasure in confusion and let us delight in getting lost. In other words, to let chance succeed. Or, with Samuel Beckett: Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.

Pieter Vermeulen

Let us find pleasure in confusion and
let us delight in getting lost

Portrait Julien Saudubray Nicolas Bourthoumieux

Julien Saudubray
Born in 1985, France.
Lives and works in Brussels.

Nicolas Bourthoumieux
Born in 1985, France.
Lives and works in Brussels.

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Dome Wood

Dome Wood

The Campaign (Extended)

at Waldburger Wouters, Brussels

Rectangle Extended is a temporary billboard currently situated in Waldbuger Wouters Gallery’s backyard. With those iterations Rectangle aims to reactivate previous projects in a new and specific context, enabling their dissemination like afterimage.

The Campaign exhibition of Dome Wood represents his reflections about what reality is and how our mind perceives it. We are not living just in the three dimensions that we see but we are immersed in the fourth dimension. The Artificial Meditation Centre is a way to focus and encourage reflections on this condition and relate to our mind and spirit. This practice seeks to provide a way to find a balance and reach awareness of people’s own centre of autonomous power.

more info: http://artificialmeditationcentre.org/

The project is displayed alongside the opening of the group show at Waldbuger Wouters with Isabelle Andriessen & Isabelle Cornaro

 

Artificial Meditation Center Autonomous Power

Performance

The Campaign (Extended) at Waldburger Wouters, Brussels

Dome Wood, Portrait

Dome Wood
Born in 1974 Melbourne, Australia
Lives and works in Brussels.

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Sébastien Reuzé

Sebastien Reuzé - life II
Sebastien Reuzé - life II

Sébastien Reuzé

life chapitre 2

25 October – 2 November 2019
at Château Nour, Brussels
Sebastien Reuze Profile at Rectangle

Sébastien Reuzé
Born in 1970 in France.
Lives and works in Brussels.

https://sebastienreuze.net

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Juan Pablo Plazas

Group show for a Gallery Weekend Opening
4 September – 8 September 2019
Château Nour, Brussels

JUAN PABLO PLAZAS, The Drunken Forest, 2019
Courtesy Rectangle and the Artist, Brussels
JUAN PABLO PLAZAS, The Drunken Forest, 2019
Courtesy Rectangle and the Artist, Brussels
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Coraline Guilbeau

3rd Wandering Arts Biennial
Opening Thursday 22 November, 6pm – 10pm
23 November – 25 November 2018, 5pm – 8pm
Rectangle at Sagacity, Brussels

CORALINE GUILBEAU, Even days seem the same, Rectangle at Sagacity, Brussels, 2018
CORALINE GUILBEAU, Even days seem the same, Rectangle at Sagacity, Brussels, 2018
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Yoel Pytowski

Yoel Pytowski, Backforward, 2018, Rectangle, Brussels
Yoel Pytowski, Backforward, 2018, Rectangle, Brussels

Yoel Pytowski

Backforward

20 April – 22 April 2018
at The Loft, 1030 Brussels

the homemade stud shoes

Yoel Pytowski Portrait Rectangle

Yoel Pytowski
Born in 1986 in France.
Lives and works in Brussels.

https://yoelpytowski.com

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Victor Delestre, Romain Juan, Ludovic Beillard & Rémi Lambert

Victor Delestre, Romain Juan, Ludovic Beillard & Rémi Lambert

Les Pissenlits

24 February – 11 March 2018
at Greylight Projects, Brussels
Les Pissenlits

I’ve always been told you have to know your neighbours, maybe family is passé

Victor Delestre
Born in 1989 in France. Lives and works in Brussels.

Romain Juan
Born in 1984 in France. Lives and works in Brussels.

Ludovic Beillard
Born in 1982 in France. Lives and works in Brussels.

Rémi Lambert
Born in 1991 in Switzerland. Lives and works in Brussels.