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Exhibition - FLUO NOIR : La Boverie

From 17/02/2018 to 01/04/2018 - CPI : 20/02/2018

The upcoming edition of the Biennial of the Possible Image, BIP2018 is an opening to the future. Nevertheless, in terms of this beginning of the 21st century, the hopes and the utopias we permit ourselves have changed radically. Given the disastrous failings which are placing us on the brink of our own survival as a species, we have a choice between cynicism and despair, or the invention of narratives and images which renew, in their themes and in their forms, the fictions which will lead us elsewhere, without knowing where this elsewhere might be found… Certain artists today lay claim to the catastrophe as a euphoric and exuberant breeding-ground. They destroy and construct in the same movement. Without naivety but rooted in the present, they piece together images which speak of tomorrow, which hurl themselves into it headlong without knowing what it will be comprised of. Often, within the profusion, driven by a ludic and generous spirit of experimentation, knotted to the contemporary melancholy without being victims of it, these images no longer denounce, no longer resist, no longer place on trial. They instead bear witness to a living instant, to a state of resonance, to an intense presence which opens up both to doubts over and the potential of the future. Within this liberty, within these joyful apocalypses, there is an echo of Nietzsche’s amor fati, this cry of ‘loving what happens, the loving acceptance of one’s fate,’ amongst the sorrow and the bliss. There is also an open invitation to share this circulating warmth we call fellow feeling: an attraction for what we do not yet know, the mysterious effect of one body on another. For its 11th edition the BIP2018 would like to transmit an energy. To share a radiating, mutating, intense vitality; an exuberant, lucid, uninhibited movement; a presence and a present. A programme of events as well as visits and workshops will be offered to publics of every kind. From February 17, visit La Boverie and 7 other exhibition places throughout the city of Liège (Centre culturel de Liège "Les Chiroux", Les Brasseurs, Galerie Satellite, SPACE, Galerie Les Drapiers, La Châtaigneraie et le Cercle des Beaux-Arts). Follow the news on the Biennial of the Possible Image on www.bip-liege.org


D.N.A, de la série Lexicon, 2007, 40 x 32 cm ©Viviane Sassen © Courtesy of Stevenson, Cape Town and Johannesburg © BIP 2018

Belladonna, de la série Lexicon, 2010, 40 x 32 cm ©Viviane Sassen © Courtesy of Stevenson, Cape Town and Johannesburg © BIP 2018

8 © Laetitia Bica © BIP 2018

Auto sculpture 1, de la série Big Bangers, 2015 © David De Beyter © Courtesy David De Beter © BIP 2018

Trophy V de la série Big Bangers, 2015 © David De Beyter © Courtesy David De Beter © BIP 2018

Dune Varela, Le Temple de Zeus, 2016, 92x124,5 cm © BIP 2018

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‘Yaloocharm for Heart, Pablo’s Gutz’, 2015, Varies, Video Projection Mapping on Custom Screen, ©Yaloo © Courtesy of Yaloo Ji Yeon Lim & Pablo Monterrubio © BIP...

SMITH, Saturnium, 2017. Prix Swiss Life à 4 mains © Courtesy Galerie les Filles du Calvaire © BIP 2018

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Unde Automata, 2016 © Eva L'Hoest

Botanischer Garten (I), 2015, poussière de cuivre sur papier © Roman Moriceau © Gabrielle Gobeaud Bianco © Courtesy de l'artiste et galerie Archiraar

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Sweat-stress (armpit-sprectrum), 2013, tirage Ultrachrome, Diasec, édition de 4 2 AP, 40 x 60 cm © Anouk Kruithof © Courtesy de l’artiste

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica} De la série « Museum Studies, Season 2, 2016,© Justyna Wierzchowiecka © Courtesy de l’artiste

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Zion, Supervue Festival, 2017 © La Superette © Terril Piron


De la série Venus, 2016 © Satoshi Fujiwara

De la série Venus, 2016 © Satoshi Fujiwara


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