A talking refrigerator and pimped shopping bags: Frances Goodman at Aeroplastics Contemporary

I’m not entirely sure I’m a fan of her work, but I do like the way Frances Goodman has taken over Aeroplastics Contemporary (Brussels; through April 17), for her show Keeping up appearances. To every single room of this stately Brussels mansion the South-African artist has done a little something, and by doing so she succeeded in creating an intriguing, sometimes amusing atmosphere that pervades the whole house. You hear voices when you’re walking up the stairs and there’s a mysterious, talking refrigerator in a dark room. In one room strange embroideries are adorning the walls, in other rooms you see weird cushions or pimped shopping bags. Goodman, who’s interested in obsessions, wants to investigate what happens to the human condition when a psychological line is crossed. If you’re visiting Aeroplastics, don’t forget to drop by at Rodolphe Janssen, just around the corner. That gallery has a few interesting works by Adam McEwen on display (through April 3).


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