Matters of Concern

Igshaan Adams, Raymonde Arcier, Camille Blatrix, Jean-Baptiste Calistru, Gilles Clément, Odonchimeg Davaadorj, Shoshanah Dubiner, Fabricart, Jos de Gruyter et Harald Thys, Anna Halprin, Karen Kamenetzky, Corita Kent, Maria Laet, Jean-Luc Moulène, Musée du Compagnonnage de la ville de Tours, Mamadou Michel N’Diaye, Gina Pane, Violeta Para, Artavazd Pelechian, Cecilia Vicuña, Lois Weinberger

Exhibition : Saturday 27 April → Saturday 06 July

Monday Closed
Tuesday 12:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 12:00 - 18:00
Thursday 12:00 - 18:00
Friday 12:00 - 18:00
Saturday 12:00 - 18:00
Sunday Closed
Boulevard de Waterloo, 50 - 1000 Brussels map

The group exhibition ‘Matters of Concern | Matières à panser’ launches a new, eponymous season of exhibitions devised by curator Guillaume Désanges at La Verrière, the Brussels art space of the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès. After Des gestes de la pensée (‘Gestures, and thought’, 2013 to 2016), the second series of themed exhibitions at La Verrière (entitled Poésie balistique/Ballistic Poetry, 2016 to 2019) set out to explore the disconnect between the artistic protocol and its outcome or, more precisely, between intention and intuition or reception in certain forms of radical abstraction. The season Matters of Concern | Matières à panser proposes a return to materiality, nourished by symbolism, animism, ethnography, fetichism and the therapeutic or magical uses of art, as a critical alternative to the dominant contemporary economy of de-materialisation. By referencing ‘other’ practices and ways of thinking at the heart of contemporary society and elsewhere, the series explores modes of mindfulness or attention and curiosity that subtly subvert the conventional categories of contemporary art.