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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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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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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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John Murphy

John Murphy, What is past is prologue, 2015
John Murphy, What is past is prologue, 2015

John Murphy

What Is Past Is Prologue

27 November 2015 – January 2016
at Rectangle, Brussels
John Muphy, What Is Past Is Prologue, Rectangle, 2015
John Murphy (Middle)

John Murphy
Born in 1945 in the United Kingdom.
Lives and works in London.

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Chris Martin

CHRIS MARTIN, Exhibition view, Rectangle, Brussels, 2015
Chris Martin, Exhibition view, Rectangle, Brussels, 2015

Chris Martin

Untitled

11 September 2015 – November 2015
at Rectangle, Brussels
CHRIS MARTIN, Exhibition view, Rectangle, Brussels, 2015
Chris Martin, Pink Painting, 2015 Acrylic, Oil and Glitter on Canvas, 61 x 45.7 cm
Courtesy Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels
Chris Martin Smoker, 2015 Acrylic, Oil and Glitter on Canvas 61 x 45.7 cm
Chris Martin, Smoker, 2015 Acrylic, Oil and Glitter on Canvas, 61 x 45.7 cm
Courtesy Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels
Chris Martin The Dicks, 2006-2015 Oil on Canvas 50,8 x 40,6 cm
Chris Martin, The Dicks, 2006-2015, Oil on Canvas, 50,8 x 40,6 cm
Courtesy Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels
Portrait of Chris Martin. Photo by Fredrik Nilsen. Courtesy of David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles.
Portrait of Chris Martin. Photo by Fredrik Nilsen.
Courtesy David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles.

Chris Martin
Born in 1954, United States.
Lives and works in New York.

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Koenraad Dedobbeleer & Katinka Bock

MOREPublishers present:
New editions
by KOENRAAD DEDOBBELEER and by KATINKA BOCK
Saturday 25th April, from 2pm to 6pm
Rectangle, Brussels

www.morepublishers.be

MOREPUBLISHERS, Exhibition view at Rectangle, Brussels, 2015
MOREPUBLISHERS, Exhibition view, Rectangle, Brussels
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Jacqueline Mesmaeker

Jacqueline Mesmaeker, Jorge Semprún, 2015
Jacqueline Mesmaeker, Jorge Semprún, 2015

Jacqueline Mesmaeker

Jorge Semprún

22 March 2015 – 16 May 2015
at Rectangle, Brussels
Jacqueline Mesmaeker, Jorge Semprún, 2015
Jacqueline Mesmaeker © Jimmy Kets
Jacqueline Mesmaeker © Jimmy Kets

Jacqueline Mesmaeker
Born in 1929 in Belgium.
Lives and works in Brussels.