Closing Julie Legrand & Romain Rivière Closing Ends in 4 days: May 16 → June 22 This first event draws the viewer into a conversation between Julie Legrand and Romain Rivière, two artists whose recurrent explorations of certain specific themes and media result in an approach that borders on the serial, if not obsessional. The exhibition design is dense and powerful, creating a dialogue between the two different artistic worlds.
Archives Xavier Theunis — Tout ça ne nous rendra pas le Congo Past: March 16 → April 27 Backslash is delighted to welcome a first exhibition of work by Xavier Theunis, whose protean approach to the question of representation embraces a wide range of mediums. This preoccupation, which has from the outset been the focus of his work, is here addressed head-on though a series of simulacra, mises en abîme and a number of further reinterpretations.
Archives Family & Friends Past: November 10 → December 22, 2012 Backslash is proud to announce Family & Friends, a new exhibition to celebrate the gallery’s two-year anniversary. Works by the gallery’s artists and guest artists invite viewers on a formal and emotional journey based on the encounters of the last few years and the affinities woven by this generation.
Archives Boris Tellegen, Delta — Surface Past: September 13 → November 3, 2012 Backslash announces the first solo show by Dutch artist Boris Tellegen—better known by his Delta tag—to be held at the gallery. His installations or his wood and paper collages take the visitor on a journey into a constructed universe where the intersection between the real and the conceptual is anchored in a geometrical style based on reversed perspectives.
Archives France Bizot — Link Past: July 12 → 28, 2012 French visual artist France Bizot presents a recent series of drawings on the theme of social networks, Facebook in particular, and the status of the image. The myriad formats provoke an encounter between the viewer and today’s 2.0 society.
Archives Rero — Eidolon Past: May 12 → June 23, 2012 The confines of the gallery become a playground within which Rero expresses himself in exactly the same way as he does in other disused spaces. Backslash thus becomes the outlet for Rero’s self-expression, used to build installations of destruction. The idea of disused space is a constant throughout the experience the artist offers visitors.
Archives Reversolidus — Charlotte Charbonnel Past: March 17 → April 28, 2012 Charlotte Charbonnel is taking over the Backslash space to offer visitors an unsettling experience that constantly shakes up their senses. The sense of disorientation is given concrete form with installations that the artist arranges according to modes of expression closely tied into a form of lyricism. The artist subjects material, iron filings in particular, to multiple variations.
Archives Backstage (retour de stage) — Un commissariat de Mathieu Mercier Past: January 7 → February 25, 2012 The Backslash gallery présent “Backstage”, a new exhibition curated by Mathieu Mercier. The artist has chosen to put together a group of visual artists, stylists, architects and graphic designers who have worked with him in the past. Their theme is the relationship to space, a relationship expressed via the different backgrounds of each artist.
Archives Le Royaume et l’Exil — Second volet Past: November 19 → December 22, 2011 Gaël Charbau is orchestrating phase two of the dual-curated Le “Royaume et l’Exil”. Drawing on Albert Camus’ collection of short stories, The Exile and the Kingdom, featuring six texts that explore the difficulty of finding and experiencing happiness and a sense of completion.
Archives Le Royaume et l’Exil — Premier volet : L’urbanité des mediums Past: October 20 → November 12, 2011 For the first time ever, Backslash gallery invite two exhibition curators to the gallery. The guest curators will successively be taking a personal approach to developing two intertwining themes, nature and the urban space. Christophe Le Gac and Gaël Charbau will each be creating a show that draws on an assumed opposition between city and country.
Archives Frédéric Léglise — China Dolls Are Not Afraid of Pink Past: September 10 → October 15, 2011 “Frédéric Léglise uses painting to render moods that are true, yet only semi-real. The transparent pink liquidity of the body invests the images with a ghostly and sentimental dimension. Bodies float and forms are revealed against a background that is almost always white, seemingly incomplete.” Jill Gasparina
Archives Astrid Kruse Jensen — Parallel Realities Past: June 9 → July 23, 2011 Astrid Kruse Jensen uses analogue photography to create settings that are controlled right down to the tiniest detail of space, light and colour. They are characterized by twilight landscapes, wooden houses looming in the darkness and a mood imbued with a sense of nostalgia. These elements form a vocabulary rooted in the imaginary play a dominant role.
Archives Fahamu Pecou — Hard 2 Death Past: April 30 → May 28, 2011 Fahamu Pecou is questioning the idea of the boundary between self-protection and self-destruction. Each series of work offers some sort of an answer: the recent trend for trousers worn below the hips, conflicting attitudes. The artist proffers his own definition of the permanent sense of violence felt by these young members of American society.
Archives Mathilde Lavenne — Œuvres récentes Past: March 19 → April 23, 2011 Mathilde Lavenne’s work centers on an introspection of history in general, and the history of Flanders in particular, a past that increasingly haunts her pieces the more she digs into it. The gentle rhythm of time passing by, the unhurried relationship between humans and nature emerge from the universe conjured up by the young artist.
Archives Rero — Error 404 (lien manquant) Past: February 12 → March 12, 2011 French artist Rero is using a series of breath-taking installations to transform the Backslash gallery space: reflecting his interactions with the urban environment, he turns the gallery into a street. A pile of damaged books discarded on the ground, a partially destroyed wall, the shadow of an advertising billboard reflected on the floor.
Archives Luc Schuhmacher Past: January 8 → February 12, 2011 Luc Schuhmacher enregistre sa voix à l’aide d’un simple dictaphone. Phrase après phrase, mot après mot, les histoires se recomposent, se réinventent. Et la voix se mêle aux sentiments de l’auditoire qui se trouve alors perdu quelque part entre le réel et l’imaginaire. L’annonce du décès du père, une rencontre avortée dans un taxi…