“Eight ounces of art, please. Thinly sliced.” Or: how the old butcher shop became an art gallery (La Charcuterie, Brussels)
Art galleries. They come in all shapes and forms. There are the blingbling ones, for instance, with way too many assistants. Or the highbrow ones, with works of art which oddly make you think of The emperor’s new clothes. And then there are the cute ones; the one of a kind ones. Such as La Charcuterie, in Sint-Gillis/Saint-Gillles (Brussels). A temporary gallery in a preserved, historic butcher shop from the 19th century awaiting restoration (in 2013), with a tiled counter that is preserved too. Every month La Charcuterie presents a new exhibition and now is an excellent moment to check it out, as it presents recent work by Wilmés & Mascaux, the Belgian duo that was awarded the grand prize of last year’s Canvascollectie/Collection RTBf (through February 11). As always, they are focusing on no man’s lands, or as they like to call it: intermediate places. More about their projects here and here.