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Commissions

YOUNES BABA-ALI (MAROC, 1986),  UNTITLED© Veerle Vercauteren

Younes BABA-ALI (Maroc, 1986)

Untitled

He proposes a creation in situ in the former cloakroom of the Citroën garage that intermingles the building’s past and future. The artist resuscitates the place by giving life back to its lockers, which appear to claim an existence of their own. Ideal tools of metamorphosis, they are witnesses of the garage’s collective and labour history, and signs of its future transformation into a museum.

  • May 5th 2018 – June 10th 2019
  • Former changing rooms
SADDIE CHOUA (BELGIQUE / MAROC, 1972) THE CHOUAS # EPISODE 5 AM I THE ONLY ONE WHO IS LIKE ME?© Veerle Vercauteren
RAFFAELLA CRISPINO (ITALIE, 1979), UNTITLED (TIME ZONES)© Veerle Vercauteren

Saddie CHOUA (Belgique / Maroc, 1972)

The Chouas # Episode 5 Am I The Only One Who Is Like Me?

Saddie Choua weaves new links between image and fragments of sound from pop culture, creating an imaginary pseudo-realistic world with her personal archives.
Am I The Only One Who Is Like Me? is the fifth episode of the serial “Les Chouas” in which the artist films her own family. Her Belgian grandfather, who worked in a garage for fifty years, embodies the autobiographical plot of the story, which she links to Toni Morison’s book, The bluest Eye.

  • May 5th 2018 – June 10th 2019
  • Spare Parts Store

Raffaella CRISPINO (Italie, 1979)

Untitled (Time zones)

With Time Zones, the artist focuses on the relations between time and territory. Challenging the idea according to which measures of time are objective, she evokes the arbitrary and artificial nature of creating times zones and their political implications, linked to colonial interests, while she also suggests the creation of new territories.

  • May 5th 2018 – June 10th 2019
  • Second hand cars for export

Simona DENICOLAI (Italie, 1972) & Ivo PROVOOST (Belgique, 1974)

AIRFRANCE.BE, 2018

DIFFERENT TECHNIQUES AND VARIABLE DIMENSIONS
COMMISSIONED BY THE KANAL FOUNDATION, 2018

 

Simona Denicolai and Ivo Provoost root their artistic approach in a possible (re)definition of public space, with its signs and limits. They explore the idea of public image in relation to private space, questioning political commitment and exchanges between different worlds via “micro-actions” and evolutive and programmatic installations. Far from being immediately recognisable as “works of art”, the forms created by Denicolai and Provoost appear to be produced by the context itself. This procedure lies at the heart of their strategy of appropriation. Installed on the ground floor of the showroom, their first finding on the site consists of a painting (‘La première traversée du Sahara 1924’, Paul De Gobert) that was exchanged between a former client and the manager of the garage. Painted in 1989, it shows the Croisière Noire (1924-1925), one of the expeditions sent out by André Citroën to promote his brand. This work will be the starting point of an inquiry they plan to carry out throughout the year, notably in the archives of the former garage. The results of this inquiry will be presented progressively on site.

 

Simona Denicolai (born in 1972 in Milan, Italy) and Ivo Provoost (born in 1974 at Dixmude, Belgium) live in Brussels and have worked together since the 1990s. In particular, they have intervened at the Villa Arson (Nice), the Mannheimer Kunstverein (Manheim), the SMAK (Ghent), the Hangar (Barcelona) and at the WIELS (Brussels).

Suchan KINOSHITA (Japon, 1960)

PROPOSITION D’EN FACE / PROPOSAL FROM THE OTHER SIDE OF
THE ROAD, 2019

 

SITE SPECIFIC INSTALLATION: PUBLIC FLOOR-HEATING (WATER PUMP, PIPES, CONCRETE).
COMMISSION: FONDATION KANAL, 2018

 

Born in 1960 in Tokyo to a German mother and a Japanese father, Suchan Kinoshita lives and works in Brussels. Her musical education and an early career in theatre have resulted in a multi-faceted, interdisciplinary artistic practice. She regularly incorporates elements from previous installations. For example, Proposition d’en face references a 2017 request for proposals for the Place de l’Yser for which she had been invited to submit a project. Kinoshita was installing underfloor heating in her house at the same time, so she proposed an equivalent public heating system for the pedestrian precinct on the Quai du Commerce. Due to an encoding error, her proposal was not adopted.

 

Kinoshita has adapted her project for Kanal-Centre Pompidou, which is just across the street from there. The initial 50-metre long installation is now a 2m x 2m square (the size of a king-size bed). The pipes are coiled flat under the public space near the curve of the showroom, while the technical equipment is housed inside the building. The two are connected by two service tubes running under the tiles and the window of the old garage - showroom. Outside, the pattern of blue stones defining the outline is the only evidence of the artist’s intervention.

 

Kinoshita was winner of the Prix de Rome in 1992, and her work has been regularly exhibited since the 1980s. It has been the subject of several solo exhibitions, including In 10 minutes at the Museum Ludwig, Cologne (2010). Kinoshita has also taken part in the Skulptur Projekte Münster (2007), and in Biennales in Istanbul (1995), Sydney (1998), Shanghai (2008) and Moscow (2013).

Ariane LOZE (Belgique, 1988)

L'Archipel du moi

Ariane Loze takes advantage of the immense space of the Citroën garage to question the myriad desires manifested in an individual, with their absurdities and contradictions. L'Archipel du moi
stages the discourses that accompany existence, and sculpt our statements and convictions. To this end she creates several characters that embody the contradictory facets of the individual, their quest for identity through the possessions of the beings and objects surrounding them.

  • May 5th 2018 – June 10th 2019
  • Booth

Vincent MEESSEN (USA, 1971)

  • As from January 2019.

Lazara ROSELL ALBEAR (Cuba, 1971)

THAT THAT
REAPPROPRIATING THE CITROËN BILLBOARD WITH THREE WORKS

ADVERTISING TRIANGULAR LIGHT BOX
ALUMINUM FRAMED PVC BANNERS ON METAL STAND, ACRYLIC PAINT
COMMISSIONED BY THE KANAL FOUNDATION 2018

 

Lazara Rosell Albear uses technological innovation to produce immersive displays that question the political and personal challenges of migration phenomena. Through a “self ethnographic” approach, she creates an evolutive site specific installation. Embracing performance, she questions the concept of spaces reappropriation. Her work focuses on the aspect of process that she describes as a “purification ritual”. She works in collaboration with the collective MahaWorks, the Art Ensemble of Brussels and architect, light and setdesigner, Jan Dekeyser. Lazara Rosell Albear was born in Cuba in 1971, and lives and works in Brussels. Her multidisciplinary work stands at the crossroads of theatre and the visual arts, combining photography, film, performance, dance and music. Interpreted for Alain Platel/the ballets C de la B (“Lets of Bach”, 1998), she also collaborated with the company Rosas, directed by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker (Hanjo, D’un jour d’un soir), and with Walter Verdin and Sammy Baloji in 2011. In 2001, she founded the MahaWorks collective with the guitarist, composer and artist Simschka Stein. Her work has been presented at different international sites and festivals: Biennale Bucaramanga (Colombia), Het Bos (Antwerp), Tate Modern (London), Wiels (Brussels), Vietnam’s San Art Moving Image Festival, Art Cologne, Cinema Nova (Brussels), De Beurschouwburg (Brussels).
 

Emmanuel VAN DER AUWERA (Belgique, 1982)

Shudder (videosculpture XIV)

Video Sculptures is a series of films-installations where the screen, conceived as a window on reality, is understood in its material and conceptual dimension. The artist uses it as a tool to explore the archaeology of the shams at work in every representation. Reduced to its minimum, as fine as fragile, the medium merges with its message.

  • May 5th 2018 — 27.8.18 & 23.1.19 — 10.6.19
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