THE PRINTMAKING UNION + LEIGH CLARKE
Curated by Jean Pierre Muller
Editions as seditions, prints as means of counter-information, from pamphlets to samizdats, from posters to clandestine press : the history of print being one of diffusion of ideas and images, it is therefore logical that print should become the vehicle for rebellious and/or parallel ones. This is the source reflexion for OVERPR!NT :
What can you say in print over, under and between the official lines?
OVERPR!NT is the fruit of years of cooperation between some of Europe’s top art schools, members of the Printmaking Union. The constant flux of exchanges allows the emergence of a non-uniform thinking and creation.
OVERPR!NT is three exhibitions in one :
A selection of printed artworks (Rauschenberg, Barbara Kruger, Kiki Smith, …), confronted with young artists’ creations especially conceived for OVERPR!NT.
The central part of the exhibition space will be devoted to performance, action and in-situ production. Simultaneously transformed into a laboratory, a print workshop, a young artists’ cooperative and a meeting place, the museum will channel the urgency of present times.
29 June to 29 July
Opening : 29 June - 18 > 21 h.
La Louvière, daughter of the Industrial Revolution, was officially born en 1969, four years into Léopold 2's reign.
Sixteen years later, the king will become the sole monarch of the Congo Free State - by means of terror. Industrialisation, colonisation, : progress is on the march...
It is now 2019 and Leopold's statues are still standing proudly all over Belgium. What to do with this legacy ?
CONGOVERP!NT is the start of a horizontal dialogue, visual and philosophical, around the question of this persistence - and its sgnificance today.
- Alexandre Ayivi
- Daniel de Almeida Cabral
- Lou Cocody-Valentino
- Simon Dalemans
- Abigaël Huyard
- Pierre Huyghebaert
- Aimé Mpané
- Jean Pierre Muller
- Richard Rawlins
- LEIGH CLARKE : LE LOUP EN NOUS
Leigh Clarke is a British artist and printmaker who likes to use print as a means for counter-information. His work aims at unknotting prejudice by creating links between individual citizens and bridges between communities.