ENSEMBLE – First Bureau Doove exhibition in France

 Image Cindy Meurie / Concept Edith Doove Tomorrow opens Bureau Doove’s first major exhibition in France. ENSEMBLE is a selection of the work of graduates from four schools for art, architecture and design in Normandy: ésam Caen, ESADHaR Le Havre/Rouen and École nationale supérieure d’atchitecture de Normandie. It’s the first time that the schools present their graduates together. Edith Doove was invited to make a selection and present this in the majestic abbatial church of Saint-Ouen. She developed a specific scenography with a large 25 meter long plinth at the heart of… Read More

AnneMarie Maes at Centre Wallonie Bruxelles|Paris

Disrupted Sensations’ – composition of 16 lightboxes with Sensorial Skins and Scanning Electron Micrographs (120cm x 120cm); ‘L’origine du Monde’ – objects in transformation, organic materials (boxes, 15cm x 15cm x 15cm) AnneMarie Maes shows her installation Sensorial Skin at the Centre Wallonie Bruxelles|Paris. Sensorial Skin is a bio-art installation focusing on the tactility of organic materials, visually appealing natural colors and subtle fragrances, in which the different components combine to make the work an experience to be apprehended on several levels. It is is a question of microbiology, a world in which microorganisms… Read More

Sara Bomans in Screening a Collection

Sara Bomans participates in yet another great show. As part of the parallel program of SCREEN IT, the three-annual city exhibition at Hasselt and Genk, she’s presented in Screening a Collection – 54 solo exhibitions and 1 group show at F.O.M.A. For SCREEN IT, Luc Theuwis and Lieve Hardy literally scanned their private collection and brought them together in a video. In addition to a group show, every day one work takes a central place. In 54 days, you get 54 artists, 54 artworks and therefore 54 solo exhibitions. Follow their website for… Read More

Sara Bomans at 5th Luxembourg Art Prize

‘I used to be sexy 5’ 2018 hair drawing / paraffin paper 26,5x32cm This Saturday 28 September the group show of the finalists of the Luxembourg Art Prize opens at the Pinacothèque. Very proud that our own Sara Bomans is one of the 11 finalists nominated for the Prize for which this hair drawing was selected. The laureate will be announced during the opening reception so fingers crossed for Sara this Saturday around 7.30pm. Opening 28 September, 6pm – 9pm Pinacothèque 7 rue Michel Rodange, L-2430 Luxembourg 28 September – 14 December 2019… Read More

Leroy – Maes – Walker

Some combined news on exhibitions and presentations in the upcoming two weeks. On Saturday evening 28 September the organisation (n) of Dominique Leroy and Marina Pirot presents Champs d’écoutes / Fields of Listening. Listening experiences proposed by Antoine Freychet, Dominique Leroy and Marina Pirot are realised on the basis of audio captations, plunges into the worked fields of the market gardening site. This is followed by a presentation of “Fordlandia“, the sound piece by Florence Jou and Dominique Leroy that was published earlier this year and that takes us to the Amazone, the banks… Read More

Dust & Shadow Reader #2 – Attunement

Very honoured to be part of the Dust & Shadow Reader #2  by FOaM dedicated to the theme of Attunement.  I contributed with a text on the inframince, an ungoing interest of mine and the basis of my doctoral research. The publication will officially be launched at the Hayden Library in Tempe, 300 East Orange Street, AZ during the Acoustic Ecology Salon on 23 September, where you can also pick up  printed copies of the reader: https://fo.am/events/vernissage-acoustic-ecology-salon/ (5:30-7pm) https://fo.am/events/attunement-desert/ (4-5:30pm pre-launch event) At the opening event of the Desert Humanities Initiative, FoAM and Timothy Morton discuss what… Read More

Bureau Doove has moved…

Since 4 September Bureau Doove has moved to Rouen, France to concentrate on new exciting perspectives about which more later. In the meantime Jean-Louis Vincendeau was inspired by the move to create a short illustrated text which you can find both in the original French version as the translated one below. To be continued. Le bureau est vide, l’occupant était une occupante : on dirait bien qu’elle est partie précipitamment. Frémissement de lumière sur la pointe des pieds. Un sinologue de passage révèle la calligraphie du papier peint en équations divinatoires qui viennent… Read More

Leonardo Reviews – Becoming Past

Very glad I managed to read and review Jane Blocker’s Becoming Past on contemporary art history as it is in more than one respect very symbolic in view of my own research as well as my upcoming job and subsequent move. “Rich, irritating and to be played with” as I conclude this review – you can read it here.

L’homme rouge/The Red Man

As part of ‘The films of Jean-Louis’, an ongoing collaboration between Jean-Louis Vincendeau and Ollivier Moreels, recently a collaboration with Romaric Sobac was set up to film ‘L’homme rouge/The Red Man’. Text by Jean-Louis Vincendeau and images by Ollivier Moreels (featured image by Jean-Louis Vincendeau). See more here. You read flyers, catalogues, posters that sing aloud. Apollinaire, “Zone”, Alcools, 1913 The red man supporting Bayern Munich is there, he picks up and organises some dented objects while letting his thoughts wander. Premises of something never named, barefoot he quickly reflects with his ‘bric… Read More

Anna Walker at RE:SOUND and Sara Bomans at EXIT11

Exciting times coming up for Bureau Doove about which more soon. In the meantime some news about two of the artists that we support. Anna Walker will be take part in RE:SOUND, the 8th International Conference on the Histories of Media Arts 2019 – Aalborg, Denmark from this coming Tuesday. RE:SOUND is part of the Media Arts Histories conference series, bringing together leading researchers, artists, and scientists on a series of interdisciplinary topics for over 14 years. The RE:SOUND conference will take a specific interest on the theories, practices, histories, etc., of art… Read More