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Thierry De Cordier

Artists: Katharina Fritsch, Louise Lawler, Cindy Sherman, Sherrie Levine, Cady Noland, Richard Prince, Robert Gober, Haim Steinbach, Jack Goldstein, Guillaume Bijl, Wim Delvoye, Alexander Kosolapov, Bernard Bazile, Bazile Bustamante, François Curlet, Philippe Parreno, John Knight, Félix González-Torres, Allan McCollum, Matt Mullican, Jim Shaw, David Hammons, Jimmie Durham, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Paul Thek, Timur Novikov, Philippe Thomas, Jef Geys, Jan Vercruysse, Lili Dujourie, Thierry De Cordier, Patrick van Caeckenbergh, Ann Veronica Janssens, Angel Vergara Santiago, Francis Alÿs, Gabriel Orozco, Miroslaw Balka, Franz West, Julião Sarmento, Yan Pei-Ming, Bodys Isek Kingelez, Chéri Samba

Venue: Wiels, Brussels

Exhibition Title: Unexchangable

Date: April 19 – August 12, 2018

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"Unexchangable" at Wiels

Chéri Samba

Jim Shaw, Background: Cindy Sherman

Full gallery of images, press release and link available after the jump.

Images:

"Unexchangable" at Wiels
Franz West
Jan Vercruysse
Jef Geys
Miroslaw Balka
Miroslaw Balka
Jim Shaw
Jim Shaw
Jim Shaw, Background: Cindy Sherman
Jim Shaw
Jim Shaw
Jim Shaw
Jim Shaw
Jim Shaw
Robert Gober
Robert Gober
Robert Gober
Gabriel Orozco
David Hammons
David Hammons
Bernard Bazile
Francois Curlet
Bernard Bazile
Isek Kingelez
Cady Noland
"Unexchangable" at Wiels
David Hammons
David Hammons
David Hammons
Francis Alÿs
Guillaume Bijl
Haim Steinbach
Jeff Wall
Jimmie Durham
John Knight
Katharina Fritsch
Katharina Fritsch
Nan Goldin
Nan Goldin
Nan Goldin
Patrick Van Caeckenbergh
Paul Thek
Philippe Thomas
Philippe Thomas
Sherrie Levine
Thierry De Cordier
Thierry De Cordier
Timur Novikov
Timur Novikov
Yann Pei Ming
Lili Dujourie
Allan McCollum
Ann Veronica Janssens
Chéri Samba
Cindy Sherman
David Hammons
Félix Gonzalez-Torres
Franz West
Jack Goldstein
Jean-Michel Basquiat
Jef Geys
Jef Geys
Jef Geys
Jimmie Durham
Matt Mullican
Patrick Van Caeckenbergh
Philippe Parreno
Timur Novikov
Louise Lawler
Walter Swennen
Juliao Sarmento
David Hammons
Angel Vergara
Aleksander Kosolapov

Images courtesy of Wiels, Brussels

Press Release:

Nowhere, it seems, are there proportionately as many art collectors as there are in Belgium. If this is true, then it is all the more surprising that so few collaborations between public museums and the many private collections have emerged out of this potential. Just as in the past WIELS has approached other societal issues with an open mind, so – faithful to its reputation – WIELS now turns this topic into the subject and substance of a group exhibition titled Unexchangeable.

Drawing on a selection of art-historical, museum quality works from the 1980s and 1990s in Belgian private collections, the show will focus on the artwork’s value. In the run-up to the global watershed of 1989, artists from the US and Europe worked to uncouple and distinguish forms and interpretations of value, at the precise point where the logic of production and consumption posited that a work of art could be reduced to its market value. In those years of burgeoning virtual simulations, this exceptional appeal dominated the reflection on the paradoxical singularity of the art object. Among art collectors and art lovers, aspects of value such as visual pleasure, intellectual stimulation, sensory appreciation and social distinction are of the essence. Through works from private collections, this exhibition narrates this pivotal moment in the history of art when artists, making use of concepts such as simulacrum, simulation and value, tinkered with the paradigm of the artwork’s unique character.

Link: “Unexchangable” at Wiels

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