8 Femmes at Office Baroque

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Artists:  Sascha Braunig, Jess Fuller, Anthea Hamilton, Ella Kruglyanskaya, Mélanie Matranga, Junko Oki, Silke Otto-Knapp, Sophie Von Hellermann

Exhibition title: 8 Femmes

Venue: Office Baroque, Brussels, Belgium

Date:  April 16 – May 28, 2016

Photography: Sven Laurent, all images copyright and courtesy of the artist and Office Baroque, Brussels

8 Femmes pays homage to the 2002 François Ozon movie of the same title. The film revisited the genre of the screwball comedy through the exhibition of struggle between the sexes, between economic classes and in a broader metaphorical way dealt with escapist fantasies in male dominated societies. The exhibition takes the film as a starting point and embarks on an analysis of women preparing their own image to face others and their dialogue in a female universe. It makes the themes of the theatrical, glamour as well as space and body come together while underneath the surface of artificial cosmetics there is a witful and amusing reflection on femininity.

8 Femmes features work by Sascha Braunig (CAN), Jess Fuller (USA), Anthea Hamilton (UK), Ella Kruglyanskaya (USA), Melanie Matranga (FR), Junko Oki (JAP), Silke Otto-Knapp (DE) and Sophie von Hellermann (UK). The exhibition will be installed in our downtown Brussels gallery during the first edition of the Independent in Brussels. Concurrently, our midtown gallery on Rue Ravenstein will house a one-person exhibition by Daniel Sinsel.

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Mélanie Matranga, [FANFU], me, you, others, 2015

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Junko Oki, YTBT, 2016

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Junko Oki, YTBT, 2016 (detail)

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Sophie Von Hellermann, 8 Femmes, 2016

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Sascha Braunig, La Poupée, 2016

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Jess Fuller, Technicolor Motor Home, 2016

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Jess Fuller, Technicolor Motor Home, 2016 (detail)

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Jess Fuller, The Other One, 2016

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Jess Fuller, The Other One, 2016 (detail)

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Mélanie Matranga, Fortune light, 2015

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Ella Kruglyanskaya, Equestrian in Disguise, 2016

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Anthea Hamilton, Wavy Alabaster Boot, 2015

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Anthea Hamilton, Wavy Walnut Boot, 2015

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Silke Otto-Knapp, The Conversation, 2016

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Silke Otto-Knapp, Tilting, 2016

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Ella Kruglyanskaya, Stripped Women with Red Checks, 2016

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Ella Kruglyanskaya, Goth Girls, 2016

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Anthea Hamilton, Rice Cakes, 2015

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Anthea Hamilton, Rice Cakes, 2015 (detail)

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Silke Otto-Knapp, View from Round Head (grey), 2016

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