There’s a light that shines: ‘Film as sculpture’ (Wiels, Brussels)

My personal contemporary art favorite, in Brussels, this summer? Film as sculpture, at Wiels (through August 18). Sure, you have the Young Belgian Art Prize and Valerie Mannaerts, both at Bozar, but I couldn’t help feeling a bit disappointed by both exhibitions (admission free, by the way). Film as sculpture is right up my alley. Intelligent, playful, poetic and slightly mysterious. And I loved the sound of those projectors, everywhere you go. The group show, comprising works by ten or so artists, was curated by Elena Filipovic. It looks at the work of artists interested in ‘the slippery relations between the moving image and the sculptural object’. It appealed to me more than Jef Geys/ Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, also at Wiels, which was too abstruse for me, and ReSiDuE, presenting work of nine ex-residents of the Wiels residents programme, established in 2008.


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