Bolero 2021 Stories – Thomas Maestro

Today’s story is that of Thomas Maestro who starts with a quote by George Perec. “The daily newspapers talk of everything except the daily. The papers annoy me , they teach me nothing. What they recount doesn’t concern me, doesn’t ask me questions and doesn’t answer the questions I ask or would like to ask. What’s really going on, what we’re experiencing, the rest, all the rest, where is it? How should we take account of, question, describe what happens every day and recurs everyday: the banal, the quotidian, the obvious, the… Read More

BUREAU DOOVE in END – Loving Care and Troupe/troep

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.

BOLERO 2021 in END – Thomas Maestro

For this Sunday’s publication in the Empirical Nonsense Daily we present Thomas Maestro, a young French artist who graduated from ESADHaR Le Havre-Rouen in 2019. Since I selected him for the exhibition ENSEMBLE we have been developing a slow collaboration. It thus made sense to also select him as one of the participants of BOLERO 2021 as well as the upcoming show Troupe/Troep. Find his page in END here. Images: Ce qu’on m’a laissé – zone école, 2019; Ce qu’on m’a laissé – zone atelier, 2019