Shhh, I’m thinking! Or: last days for summer exhibitions at Wiels (Brussels)

Wiels_DuringExhibitionStudioCloseStill a couple of weeks to visit most summer exhibitions, but at Wiels (Brussels) the shows already end this weekend, with a special finissage. That’s why I’d like to quickly draw your attention to one of the finer exhibitions I’ve seen this summer: During The Exhibition The Studio Will Be Close. A group show curated by Lorenzo Benedetti, who curated Mark Manders’ show for the Dutch pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2013 and who was recently appointed director of De Appel, Amsterdam. He chose work by 8 artists who were involved in the Wiels residency programme (some 80 artists have been selected since 2007). Maybe it’s not a perfect show and maybe not all the works presented are that exceptional, but I liked walking around in those two rooms, imagining how these artists, in their studios, are wondering which way to go, what material to use, trying to find their own ‘voice’. And of course, just in case you might find this show disappointing, Wiels has plenty more to offer: Rossella Biscotti, Robert Heinecken and Allen Ruppersberg. The fall shows at Wiels will open September 11 (Ana Torfs) and 25 (Mark Leckey).

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