Meessen De Clercq

2a Rue de l'Abbaye
Tram: Abbaye
0032 2. 644.34.54
Tue - Sat 11am -6pm

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Oct 2010 Nov 2010 Dec 2010

Objects are like they appear

Sep 9, 2010 - Nov 23, 2010
Opening reception:
Sep 9, 2010

Points in a room condensing (detail) - Sofia Hultén. 2006, 11 photographs, 13,5 x 18 cm

In his essay entitled “The object of the century”, French psychoanalyst Gérard Wajcman differentiates art from philosophy, seeing it as "thought not in concept but in action, material thought". The exhibition Objects are like they appear explores some of the avenues for reflection opened up in that book. Considering that “works of art” may be perceived as thinking objects and that they allow us to consider the real world in a different way, it seems relevant to bring together works by artists who challenge the notions of similarity, transposition, dissimulation and absence that affect objects. As the theme is very broad, no claims are made to an exhaustive treatment. Just a few viewpoints which weave together some connections and mirror games.

Welcomed at the outset by a threatening work by Evariste Richer called Meteor, the visitor will be compelled to choose a path, to the left or to the right of this bowling ball held against the ceiling by a wooden chevron 4m50 high. The worrying strangeness of the world is highlighted here, and there will be reminders of it throughout the exhibition.

Sofia Hulten
99 Problems

Oct 29, 2010 - Dec 4, 2010
Opening reception:
Oct 29, 2010

Copyright Sofia Hulten, Fuck it up and start again - 2001. Dvd, colour, sound, 7'

99 Problems (detail) - Sofia Hultén, Padlocks and keys, separated, dimensions variable, ca 160 x 110 x 5 cm
99 Problems (detail) - Sofia Hultén, Padlocks and keys, separated, dimensions variable, ca 160 x 110 x 5 cm

Born 1972 in Sweden.
Lives and works in Berlin.


Meessen De Clercq, Brussels (Belgium) Forthcoming
Test/Tat, Galerie FĂĽr Gegenwartskunst, Bremen (Germany)
Past particles, Konrad Fischer Galerie, Berlin (Germany)
Sofia Hultén (with Wolfgang Plöger), Galerie Nelson Freeman, Paris (FR)

Back to Back, Konrad Fischer Oben, Berlin
Drawn Onward, Perrot’s Folly Birmingham UK Ikon Gallery Offsite

Mutual Annihilation, KĂĽnstlerhaus Bremen, D (Catalogue)
Auflösung, Skulpturenpark Berlin_Zentrum, D
Documentation, HIAP Space Cable Factory, Helsinki

Familiars, IKON Gallery, Birmingham UK (Catalogue)
You Do Voodoo You Do, Kunstverein NĂĽrnberg, D
Sofia Hultén, Natalia Goldin Gallery, Stockholm, S
Preparations For Uncertain Doom, Galerie Adler Video Space, New York, US

Events With Unknown Outcome, Letzte ĂśberprĂĽfung, Berlin, D
Possessions, Kunstverein Göttingen, D