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5-nov.-2015 - 24-dec.-2015

Adam Vačkář at the Dauwens & Beernaert art gallery in Brussels

"Slap", the multimedia project of Czech artist Adam Vačkář, is displayed at this moment at the art gallery Dauwens & Beernaert. The installation is part of the exhibition at the gallery until 24 December 2015.


"Adam Vačkář's installations and actions seem absurd, even paradoxical, yet they are marked by a strong reference to reality.Not in the sense that they would depict reality one to one, but rather that they mediate real personal experience.This may often be what the French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan calls quite devastating experience.It is not so long ago that futuristically oriented concepts, typical especially of art, tried to avoid these devastating experiences in some way,but Vačkář's installations and actions,by contrast, intentionally seek to call them forth.

The theme of the finite crossing over to the infinite, of destructive force turning into music, an important message that random pedestrians walk over, sinister sirens evoking calm and apparently eternal certainties like the words yes and no, which negate each other – these are the absurd opposites that run like a red thread through Vačkář's whole oeuvre.They are absurd, yet real:this artist can still recall how an original endeavour to create a new, free society, has degenerated into oppression, inequality, and lack of freedom."  (Gandy Gallery

Official website of the artist

When: 5 November - 24 December 2015

Where: Galerie Dauwens & Beernaert,  26 Avenue de Stalingrad, 1000 Brussels

Opening hours: Wednesday - Saturday 11 AM - 6 PM (And by appointment) 

More information: http://www.dauwensbeernaert.com/exhibitions/slap



Van: 5-nov.-2015
T/m: 24-dec.-2015

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