For our last publication in Empirical Nonsense Daily of this week, we present two other recent projects. Apart from BOLERO 2021 that’s still on show until 10 April in the Centre André-Malraux and in the streets of Rouen, we organized Loving Care with the large-scale paintings of Pierre Mertens in De Blikfabriek in Antwerp last September-October. And end of January there was the group show Troupe/Troep at ChezKit. Find the page dedicated to these two projects here.
In today’s publication in Empirical Nonsense Daily we present Nathalie Hunter. We’ve been working together since Super! Triennial for Visual Art, Fashion & Design in Hasselt (2005). Over the years Hunter has build an impressive oeuvre that touches on several seemingly contrasting fields that however happily intermingle with each other: her (wall) drawings, work on an edible landscape and more recently, her ceramics all connect in an alchemist way. The underlying energy of which, as she says, is always one of transformation, transcendence through daily acts of reconnection. Much based upon the… Read More
Today’s publication in Empirical Nonsense Daily is the occasion to welcome Bénoît Géhanne as an affiliated artist. We first worked together for the exhibition Troupe/Troep at ChezKit in Pantin. Find his page in END here. Featured image: Benoît Géhanne, Bias #21, 2019, 502 x 125 x 27 cm
Today we publish all the new contributions to BOLERO 2021 in Empirical Nonsense Daily. Find the page here. You can visit the exhibition virtually via this link. More about the stories behind every contribution next week. From top left: Willo Gonnissen, Thomas Maestro, Pierre Mertens, Neil Wood, Mulugeta Tafesse, Miguel Angel Molina, Marielou Perez, Jean-Louis Vincendeau, Jason Karaïndros, Héloïse Marie, Hantu, Gaspard Lieb, Frank JMA Castelyns, Driftingspace, Dominique De Beir, Chloé Elmaleh/Marcos Uriondo, Béatrice Cussol Featured image: Willo Gonnissen
Today we publish in Empirical Nonsense Daily the work of Marcos Uriondo, another member of ChezKit that participates in Bolero 2021. Find his page here. Featured image: Marcos Uriondo, Bon plan, 2020
From this Monday we are grateful for a full week of publications in the Empirical Nonsense Daily, coinciding with the BOLERO 2021 exhibition at the Centre André Malraux in Rouen. We start with the remaining artists participating in the show. Today’s it’s the turn of Marielou Perez – find her page in END here. Featured image, Marielou Perez, Ennui réactif
In today’s edition of the Empirical Nonsense Daily we present the work of French street artist Gaspard Lieb. Of his work he says: “My drawing practice only comes to life when it meets life in the street. Pasting a drawing to a wall finalizes the line. And then all this only makes sense because we share it… It is always a question of producing modest, happy or poetic encounters, to populate our urban drifts, our daily journeys.” Find his page here. Featured image: Gaspard Lieb, La consolation
In today’s Empirical Nonsense Daily we publish the work of French artist Héloïse Marie. Her visual poems take us on an immersive journey. Find her page here. Featured image: Héloïse Marie, Reprendre (Resume)
This week we publish BOLERO 2021 in Empirical Nonsense Daily‘s Monday issue for a change. Miguel Angelo Molina‘s artistic approach is centered on an exploration of painting as a material (acrylic) and not as a type. Freed from “pictorial” contingencies (material intended to “paint” figures or motifs in a painting), the paint fully reveals itself, deploys its plastic qualities while sliding towards the sculptural. He applies it on everyday objects, on the floor but also on himself and in direct contact with his skin. He teaches at ESADHaR Le Havre-Rouen. Find his… Read More
Today’s publication in the Empirical Nonsense Daily presents the work of British duo Driftingspace (Sally Hall and Jason Hirons) that I had the pleasure to meet and work with during my time in Plymouth. Ever since my move to France we have been thinking of new ways of collaborating, resulting in the invitation to participate in BOLERO 2021. Their original observation of the cityscape in all its forms and their exploration of inclusivity in education and the arts perfectly adds another important take on this project. Find their contribution to END here.