Everyday Gallery

The Brussels-based artist Jacopo Pagin has made a name for himself as a painter with exceptional technical skills. Starting out from a series of uncannily figurative but wildly imaginative paintings in the surrealist tradition, Pagin uses his paintings as building blocks for artistic installations that conjure up images of a previously unimagined, solitary universe through a combination of ambient soundscapes and visually shattering imagery. Crystal Whisper will extend on this method. Walking through Pagin’s painterly installations, the visitor is invited to engage with the lushly painted figures.

In a time where the practice of social distancing is still a necessity, Pagin’s Crystal Whispers offers the visitor a unique opportunity to revalue silence and solitude that social distancing has introduced in our ever-hectic social lives. Pagin’s painterly installation imbue that silence with the visual equivalent of a crystal-clear whisper, a voice that beckons us and invites us to linger in the surreal and enigmatic universe of the painter.

Curated by Leo Lopez.

Following the success of their group exhibition Anima Mundi at Manifesta 13 in 2020 (also curated by Emmanuelle Luciani), History of Fantasy features a close-knit group of established and upcoming artists that collectively engage in an exuberant and playful exercise in constructing off the grid fantasies.
History, they suggest, is full of holes, full of unexplored and untapped fantasies and images. So why not revisit and re-envision these fantasies, joyfully splicing different memories and histories together?
In close interaction with each other, the artists will contribute works that together create a syncretic universe of wildly diverse forms of imagination, historical traditions and images. History of Fantasy offers a chance to envision alternative histories, phantasmagoric desires and alternate timelines that promise to reinvigorate our everyday lives in unexpected ways.

The exhibition will bring together works by Laure Prouvost, Jean-Marie Appriou, Ariana Papademetropoulos, Raphaela Vogel, Daan Gielis, Jean-Baptiste Janisset, Jenna Kaës, Andrew Humke, Mamali Shafahi, Jacopo Pagin and Bella Hunt & DDC.

Curated by Emmanuelle Luciani.