Pélamide at Gladstone Gallery

Artists: Nel Aerts, Michael Bauer, Marianne Berenhaut, Michaela Eichwald, Rodrigo Hernández, Cameron Jamie, Ana Jotta, Pierre Klossowski, Gabriel Kuri, Sarah Lucas, Victor Man, Marisa Merz, J Parker Valentine, Walter Swennen, Pieter Vermeersch

Exhibition title: Pélamide

Curated by: Lilou Vidal (Bureau des Réalités)

Venue: Gladstone Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

Date: June 22 – July 14, 2017

Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artists and Gladstone Gallery New York and Brussels

Note: “Vingt-cinq poèmes “edited by Tristan Tzara in 1918 facsimile re-published by edition Dilecta Paris 2006 can be found here

Gladstone Gallery is pleased to present Pélamide, a group exhibition curated by Lilou Vidal, featuring works by: Nel Aerts, Michael Bauer, Marianne Berenhaut, Michaela Eichwald, Rodrigo Hernández, Cameron Jamie, Ana Jotta, Pierre Klossowski, Gabriel Kuri,  Sarah Lucas, Victor Man, Marisa Merz, J Parker Valentine, Walter Swennen and Pieter Vermeersch.

Pélamide presents a dialogue with the selected artists of free association, uniting and highlighting elusive, strange, biomorphic and self-determined forms. This exhibition explores the discursive and sensual visuality of art and poetry, and the ways in which these forms serve as sources of disinformation and openness.

This exhibition is organized around poetry as a framework; Pélamide is structured around Tristan Tzara’s 1918 Dadaist poetry volume, “The Twenty-Five Poems,” which puts forward a new form of syntax formed by deconstructing the composition of speech and narration. In tribute to the Dadaist aleatory game, each of the twenty-five works selected are coupled with one of the twenty-five poems by Tzara, paired according to their placement in the exhibition space, creating new and spontaneous textual experiences that a viewer can visually and conceptually explore. Rather than proposing an analytical and theoretical answer to what an exhibition can be, or to speculate the meaning of the artwork, Pélamide proposes an anachronic and shared endeavor to extend the potentials of perception.

Pélamide, 2017, installation view, Gladstone Gallery, Brussels

Pélamide, 2017, installation view, Gladstone Gallery, Brussels

Pélamide, 2017, installation view, Gladstone Gallery, Brussels

Pélamide, 2017, installation view, Gladstone Gallery, Brussels

Pélamide, 2017, installation view, Gladstone Gallery, Brussels

Pélamide, 2017, installation view, Gladstone Gallery, Brussels

Marianne Berenhaut, Le Lit, 2000, Mixed Media, 29 3/4 x 34 1/2 x 74 7/8 inches (75.5 x 87.5 x 190 cm)

Marianne Berenhaut, Le Lit, 2000, Mixed Media, 29 3/4 x 34 1/2 x 74 7/8 inches (75.5 x 87.5 x 190 cm)

Pélamide, 2017, installation view, Gladstone Gallery, Brussels

Pélamide, 2017, installation view, Gladstone Gallery, Brussels

Cameron Jamie, Untitled, 2014, Oil paint, pencil and pastel on vellum, 25 5/8 x 15 3/4 inches (65 x 40 cm), 29 3/8 x 23 7/8 x 1 5/8 inches (74.6 x 60.6 x 4.1 cm) framed

Pélamide, 2017, installation view, Gladstone Gallery, Brussels

Pierre Klossowski, Hermaphrodite souverain, 1972, Pencil on paper, 48 x 34 1/2 inches (122 x 87.5 cm)

Pélamide, 2017, installation view, Gladstone Gallery, Brussels

Pélamide, 2017, installation view, Gladstone Gallery, Brussels

Pélamide, 2017, installation view, Gladstone Gallery, Brussels

J. Parker Valentine, Untitled, 2012, Mixed Media, 48 x 43 inches (122 x 109 cm)

J. Parker Valentine, Untitled, 2012, Mixed Media, 74 3/4 x 48 inches (190 x 122 cm)

J. Parker Valentine, Untitled, 2012, Mixed Media, 74 3/4 x 48 inches (190 x 122 cm)

J. Parker Valentine, Untitled, 2012, Mixed Media, 74 3/4 x 48 inches (190 x 122 cm)

Victor Man, Untitled (Wolf), 2007, Stool, ermine pelt, copper plate, clamp, socks, billiard balls, 18 1/2 x 15 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches (47 x 40 x 24 cm)

Victor Man, Untitled (Wolf), 2007, Stool, ermine pelt, copper plate, clamp, socks, billiard balls, 18 1/2 x 15 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches (47 x 40 x 24 cm)

Pélamide, 2017, installation view, Gladstone Gallery, Brussels

Michael Bauer, Men and Neon (Pool Party), 2016, Oil on canvas, 30 x 24 1/2 inches (76.2 x 62 cm)

Pélamide, 2017, installation view, Gladstone Gallery, Brussels

Pélamide, 2017, installation view, Gladstone Gallery, Brussels

Pélamide, 2017, installation view, Gladstone Gallery, Brussels

Pélamide, 2017, installation view, Gladstone Gallery, Brussels

Pélamide, 2017, installation view, Gladstone Gallery, Brussels

Michael Bauer, Men and Nickel (Pool Party), 2016, Oil on canvas, 24 x 19 3/4 inches (61 x 50 cm)

Pélamide, 2017, installation view, Gladstone Gallery, Brussels

Pieter Vermeersch, Untitled, 2017, Oil on canvas, 90 1/2 x 66 7/8 inches (230 x 170 cm)

Pieter Vermeersch, Untitled, 2014, Oil on marble, 24 3/4 x 19 1/2 x 7/8 inches (62.9 x 49.5 x 2 cm)

Pélamide, 2017, installation view, Gladstone Gallery, Brussels

J. Parker Valentine, Untitled (Fallen Sentence), 2016, Mixed Media, 46 7/8 x 50 3/4 x 9 7/8 inches (119 x 129 x 25 cm)

J. Parker Valentine, Untitled (Fallen Sentence), 2016, Mixed Media, 46 7/8 x 50 3/4 x 9 7/8 inches (119 x 129 x 25 cm)

Pélamide, 2017, installation view, Gladstone Gallery, Brussels

Pélamide, 2017, installation view, Gladstone Gallery, Brussels

Cameron Jamie, Ma Hare, 2012, Glazed stoneware with steel pedestal, 22 7/8 x 4 3/4 x 5 1/8 inches (58 x 12 x 13 cm)

Cameron Jamie, Ma Hare, 2012, Glazed stoneware with steel pedestal, 22 7/8 x 4 3/4 x 5 1/8 inches (58 x 12 x 13 cm)

Michaela Eichwald, Ik was zeven jaar het huisdier van een demon, 2014, Acrylic, oil, lacquer on pleather, 61 x 43 3/8 inches (155 x 110 cm)

Michaela Eichwald, Ik was zeven jaar het huisdier van een demon, 2014, Acrylic, oil, lacquer on pleather, 61 x 43 3/8 inches (155 x 110 cm)

Pélamide, 2017, installation view, Gladstone Gallery, Brussels

Pélamide, 2017, installation view, Gladstone Gallery, Brussels

Walter Swennen, h’m, 2015, Oil on canvas, 23 5/8 x 28 3/4 inches (60 x 73 cm), Signed and dated verso

Ana Jotta, Footnote #7, 2016, Mixed Media, 12 1/2 x 16 1/8 inches (32 x 41 cm)

Ana Jotta, Footnote #7, 2016, Mixed Media, 12 1/2 x 16 1/8 inches (32 x 41 cm)

Ana Jotta, Footnote #7, 2016, Mixed Media, 12 1/2 x 16 1/8 inches (32 x 41 cm)

Ana Jotta, Footnote #7, 2016, Mixed Media, 12 1/2 x 16 1/8 inches (32 x 41 cm)

Pélamide, 2017, installation view, Gladstone Gallery, Brussels

Pélamide, 2017, installation view, Gladstone Gallery, Brussels

Pélamide, 2017, installation view, Gladstone Gallery, Brussels

Gabriel Kuri, Untitled (Shells and Stubbed-out Cigarettes), 2011, Mixed Media, 71 1/2 x 24 x 50 1/4 inches (181.5 x 61 x 127.5 cm)

Gabriel Kuri, Untitled (Shells and Stubbed-out Cigarettes), 2011, Mixed Media, 71 1/2 x 24 x 50 1/4 inches (181.5 x 61 x 127.5 cm)

Gabriel Kuri, Untitled (Shells and Stubbed-out Cigarettes), 2011, Mixed Media, 71 1/2 x 24 x 50 1/4 inches (181.5 x 61 x 127.5 cm)

Gabriel Kuri, Untitled (Shells and Stubbed-out Cigarettes), 2011, Mixed Media, 71 1/2 x 24 x 50 1/4 inches (181.5 x 61 x 127.5 cm)

Nel Aerts, Untitled, 2017, Oil on canvas, 66 7/8 x 90 1/2 inches (170 x 230 cm)

Pélamide, 2017, installation view, Gladstone Gallery, Brussels

Ana Jotta, Luz, 1981, Mixed Media, 13 x 10 5/8 x 9 inches (33 x 27 x 23 cm)

Pélamide, 2017, installation view, Gladstone Gallery, Brussels

Rodrigo Hernandez, Los pies del hombre se hundieron en la arena dejando una huella sin forma, como si fuera la pezuna de un animal, 2017, Oil on wood, 7 7/8 x 11 7/8 inches (20 x 30 cm)

Rodrigo Hernandez, Los pies del hombre se hundieron en la arena dejando una huella sin forma, como si fuera la pezuna de un animal, 2017, Oil on wood, 7 7/8 x 11 7/8 inches (20 x 30 cm)

Pélamide, 2017, installation view, Gladstone Gallery, Brussels

Marisa Merz, Untitled, 2013, Mixed media on wood and stones, 11 1/8 x 7 7/8 x 3/4 inches (28.3 x 20 x 1.9 cm)

Pélamide, 2017, installation view, Gladstone Gallery, Brussels

Pélamide, 2017, installation view, Gladstone Gallery, Brussels

Gabriel Kuri, Untitled (Dimensional Equivalence), 2016, Mixed Media, 40 x 50 1/8 x 12 5/8 inches (101.5 x 130 x 32 cm)

Gabriel Kuri, Untitled (Dimensional Equivalence), 2016, Mixed Media, 40 x 50 1/8 x 12 5/8 inches (101.5 x 130 x 32 cm)

Gabriel Kuri, Untitled (Dimensional Equivalence), 2016, Mixed Media, 40 x 50 1/8 x 12 5/8 inches (101.5 x 130 x 32 cm)

Gabriel Kuri, Untitled (Dimensional Equivalence), 2016, Mixed Media, 40 x 50 1/8 x 12 5/8 inches (101.5 x 130 x 32 cm)

Marianne Berenhaut, Untitled, 1999, Mixed Media, 13 1/5 x 16 1/2 x 1 inches (33.5 x 42 x 2.5 cm)

Marianne Berenhaut, Untitled, 1999, Mixed Media, 13 1/5 x 16 1/2 x 1 inches (33.5 x 42 x 2.5 cm)

Marianne Berenhaut, Untitled, 2010, Mixed Media, 29 3/4 x 34 1/2 x 74 7/8 inches (75.5 x 87.5 x 190 cm)

Marianne Berenhaut, Untitled, 2010, Mixed Media, 29 3/4 x 34 1/2 x 74 7/8 inches (75.5 x 87.5 x 190 cm)

Related Post

Leave a Comment