The work of Peter Hulsmans investigates the relation with the viewer. It wants to make the elusive elements in this relationship, such as emotions and thoughts, visible. Hulsmans plays consciously with our viewing behaviour and anticipates in an explicit way how the viewer will respond. At the same time the work can be described, according to literary scholar Noël Reumkens as holding back, evasive, scarce, and fragile. Reumkens uses the phrase ‘lessness’ as the work seems to explicitly lack something. Not only in a semantic way but literally, namely physical weight. This… Read More
Dominique Leroy currently takes part in the residency ‘Avant la poussière/Before the Dust’ together with Jef Rolez at Le Lieu Unique, Nantes. The residency is the fourth in a series organized by the project ‘Under the Sand’. The first three took place in Gafsa, Tunisia, well-known for its phosphate mining industry. ‘Under the Sand’ was initiated by Wilfried Nail in collaboration with Souad Mani and promotes transdisciplinary and international meetings between artists over a period of three years (2016-19). It wants to valorize the area of Gafsa close to the Tunisian desert… Read More
Nathalie Hunter currently has a solo show running at Kunst in Huis (Art at Home) in Antwerp. The title of her show – ‘Right Back’ – refers to her returning to a kind of intuitive working that she also used about twenty years ago. The art works in the show can be rented and so far two of them have already. The show runs until 3rd February at Kunst in Huis, Montignystraat 18-20, Antwerp Thurs-Fri 1-5.30; Sat 10-4 While one show ends next week another one starts as Hunter will also take… Read More
The Office is closed until 2nd January to gather some energy for more adventures in 2018. For all of you a Happy Curious, Adventurous and Prosperous New Year! Photo: Statue Mr. Hulot in Saint-Nazaire by Edith Doove, November 2017
The new forum Nova XX is dedicated to technological, scientific and artistic innovation by women on the eve of the fourth industrial revolution. The first edition takes place in Brussels from 9 till 30 December 2017. At the centre is the exhibition with 9 installations by Brussels and European artists. Bureau Doove is extremely proud that AnneMarie Maes and Alexandra Dementieva were invited to present their installations Sensorial Skin for an Intelligent Beehive and Breathless. Nova XX further presents 7 Brussels start-ups and four thematic conferences that in total will celebrate… Read More
The recent visit to Saint-Nazaire was short but sweet. In the limited time available we visited the beach of Mr. Hulot, Le Grand Cafe for the exhibition ‘Vibrating Things’ by Marcus Avila Forero and Le Lieu Unique for their Midiminuitpoesie Festival. We worked however mainly on our European funding application about which we hope to tell you more soon! In the meantime find some photos of our visit. Thanks to Dom Leroy and Marina Pirot for the wonderful time!
Nathalie Hunter is participating with a series of new drawings in the group exhibition La Liberté comme Emblème d’Echec (Liberty as the Emblem of Failure) curated by artists Dennis Guerra and Fred Michiels. The exhibition takes place in several shop windows as well as the gallery Office of Useless Art in Tamines, Belgium (northeast of Charleroi). The exhibition opens tonight and will run until 1st November. Office of Useless Art Rue de l’Abattoir 98, 5060 Tamines, +32 494 03 88 37 More info here (in French). ______________________________________________________ Please support our project Bureau Doove: The Move on… Read More
Have a look at the little video that Nathalie Hunter created specifically for our Crowdfunder and help us realise the set up of micro-residencies in Saint-Nazaire, France. Nathalie Hunter is one of the earliest artists I have worked with over the years and we have always been great supporters of the idea of slow curating. It is great to see how this is becoming a wider concern, amongst others in this fascinating article by Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez. The idea of the micro-residencies is developed very much in this same vein. As a curator I explicitly… Read More