Risquons-tout is an ambitious thematic group exhibition at the Wiels Museum in which 38 contemporary artists explore risk, the unpredictable while using unexplored alternative rules. Much of it revolves around transgressions and the changes that digital culture and artificial intelligence bring in our consciousness and imagination.
in 2016 street artist Chris Devins launched a GoFundMe page to finance a mural on the facade of the building where Michelle Obama grew up. After raising $12 000, he unveiled a portrait of the first lady as an Egyptian Queen.
The WIELS Contemporary art center has reopened its doors after a few months under lock-down so that the public could have one last chance to see the current exhibits as they have not been extended past their initially planned of late August deadline.
After a career that spawned over two decades Wolfgang Tillmans’: Today Is The First Day was the 1st ever time us Belgian fans got a chance to see his work in one of our museums. His previous exhibits were shown in famous institutions such as the Tate Modern in 2017 and is moving next to the MoMA in 2021.
Wolfgang Tillmans is an artist who has pushed the boundaries of photography and image creation. He first got noticed in the early ’90’s for pictures of his entourage and the techno music scene. His photos got picked up in a few urban culture magazines like i-D and Spex that documented alternative lifestyles linked to the techno and LGBTQI communities. In 2000, Wolfgang Tillmans was the first photographer to win the Turner Prize.
If you missed this interesting exhibition at the Wiels or are interested to get to know his work, above and below are some of the pictures I took during the exhibit.
Art Brussels, has grown to become one of the most renowned contemporary Art expo of Europe. Since it’s inception in 1968, the galleries have multiplied, innovated, proposed a range of very trendy creations. The latest 37th edition offered it’s 25 000 visitors impressive numbers: 150 galleries representing over 2000 artists all four corners of the world.
The galleries are split into four main areas, The upcoming artists are highlighted under DISCOVERY. The PRIME section, is for the more established international artists. The all new INVITED area showcases a younger generation of international galleries that have a bold and pioneering approach to art that attempt to put into the question our traditional art gallery models.REDISCOVERY, focuses on 20th century art, this section presents artists, either living or otherwise deceased, who are have been under-recognized or forgotten by their peers.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic had cancelled this year’s 38th Edition I wanted to share a selection of my favorite works of art from their last exhibit as seen below: