International exhibitions

Archives 1st half of 2013

Geert Goiris

M - Museum Leuven (Belgium)

14.02 - 19.05.2013

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Geert Goiris, M - Museum Leuven

Geert Goiris's (b. 1971, Belgium) photographs reflect on the fundamental tension between perception and reality. In his work, time and space disappear in the interplay of form, abstraction, light and depth. Primarily using photography, Goiris's practice documents strange sites and unusual encounters with subjects that appear distinctly out of place, whether a rock formation, an abandoned house or a deformed lamb. His technique reflects the unnaturalness of the situations he registers, using prolonged photographic exposure to lend his pictures a surreal quality. Constantly traveling in search of images to complement his singular lexicon, Goiris has evolved a body of work, which he describes as 'Traumatic Realism.' His images of melancholic architectural spaces and utopian landscapes with traces of human presence are often very alienating and seem to be fictitious spaces.

In keeping with Ballroom Marfa’s mission, New Growth will feature newly commissioned work including a large-scale sculpture and video—both produced during the artist’s stay in Marfa, as well as paintings, works in wood, and islands of sculptural installation.

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ExhibitionFebruary 14 - My 19, 2013. M - Museum Leuven, Leopold Vanderkelenstraat 28 – 3000 Leuven (Belgium). Tel. : +32 (0)16 27 29 29. Opening Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 11:00 > 18:00. Thursday: 11:00 > 22:00.

The exhibition brings together both existing and new work by Geert Goiris. It is his most comprehensive solo show until now. For M, Goiris has selected the new slide projection Monolith and photographs from the new series Adieu and Fragments.

Curator : Eva Wittcocx.

Geert Goiris, Suspension, 2006. Framed Lambda print, 100 x 127 cm. Courtesy Art Concept paris et Galerie Catherine Bastide, Bruxelles

Geert Goiris, Suspension, 2006. Framed Lambda print, 100 x 127 cm.
Courtesy Art Concept Paris et Galerie Catherine Bastide, Bruxelles