Poppositions, Brussels

23 Apr 2015 - 27 Apr 2015

For its first participation in Poppositions in Brussels Dürst Britt & Mayhew presents the work of French artist Alexandre Lavet.

Alexandre Lavet’s work plays with the idea of emptiness, disappearance and erasure. Under the apparent homogeneity of an exhibition space lie the details that mark the uniqueness and specificity of the place. It is these elements that Lavet wants to bring to light, thereby making the viewer more aware of the environment surrounding him. Lavet’s photoseries Vides shows a set of different exhibition spaces from the ‘White Cube’ ideology, but they are empty of artworks. He retouched the internet-sourced images by removing the artworks from them, thereby simultaneously constituting a new work and bringing attention to the specifics of the exhibition spaces themselves. Next to the Vides series Alexandre Lavet will show a variety of subtle site-specific interventions within the space of the booth.

 

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