"If I begin with Love, it is because Love is for everyone—and they will deny it in vain—the greatestthing in life!"
Charles Baudelaire, "A selection of consoling maxims upon love".
Here, images of love, moving, perplexing, captured in the endless flow of looks and bodies, are what the artist has done, one day, to focus the eye, onto this strange attraction of one person for another, whether by looking straight at it or casting sidelong glances towards it. These looks or glances, taken as a day-to-day occurrence, are found, reworked, invented, placed in a particular setting; they give shape to this agitation, this enthusiasm, this intoxication, this rapture, this melancholy, this abandon, this search ... The struggle against disappearance. Love of the image to keep an image of love, before…” (Anne-Françoise Lesuisse)
This double area, covering an area of more than 2,500 m2 , will feature, among others,Nan Goldin (US) who will present, for the first time in Belgium, her major work, The Ballad of Sexual Dependency, a slide show of over 800 images set to music by the artist.
JH ENGSTROM Born in 1969 in Karlstad (Sweden). Lives and works between Östra Ämtervik, Paris and Stockholm.
Erwin OLAF Born in 1959 in Hilversum (The Netherlands). Lives and works in Amsterdam.
Elina BROTHERUS Née en 1972 à Helsinki (FIN). Vit et travaille en Finlande et en France.
Arnis BALCUS Born in 1978 in Riga (Latvia). Lives and works in Riga
Roland FISCHER Born in 1958 in Saarbrücken (Germany). Lives and works in Munich.
Sibylle FENDT Born in 1974 in Karlsruhe (Germany). Lives and works in Berlin.
Miyoko IHARA Born in 1981 in Chiba (Japan). Lives and works in Japan.