Sirens at Dauwens & Beernaert Gallery

Sirens_22_Stanislas Lahaut_S.M.W.G.F._2015

Artists: Berlinde De Bruyckere, Alex Verhaest, Raffaella Crispino, Laetitia de Chocqueuse, Juan Pablo Plazas , Adam Vackar, Stanislas Lahaut, Quinten Ingelaere, A.F. Vandevorst, Frédéric Dumoulin, Nicolas Hommelen, Happy Famous Artists, Pauline M’barek

Exhibition title: Sirens

Venue: Dauwens & Beernaert Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

Date: September 3 – October 31, 2015

Photography: images copyright and courtesy of the artists and Dauwens & Beernaert Gallery, Brussels

Dauwens & Beernaert Gallery is pleased to present ‘Sirens’ a group show featuring works by Berlinde De Bruyckere, an installation by A.F. Vandevorst and recent works by young emerging artists from Belgium, Germany, France, Colombia, Czech Republic and the UK.

On view until 31 October 2015 the exhibition takes its name from the encyclopaedia definition of a siren.

noun /ˈsaɪrən/

1. a device that makes a long loud sound as a signal or warning
2. (in ancient Greek stories) any of a group of sea creatures that were part woman and part bird, or part woman and part fish, whose beautiful singing made sailors sail towards them into rocks or dangerous waters
3. a woman who is very attractive or beautiful but also dangerous
4. siren voices/song/call (literary) the temptation to do something that seems very attractive but that will have bad results

The group exhibition investigates the duality between absence and presence, poetry and violence and representations of women in contemporary art: from muse and source of inspiration, to powerful victim and vulnerable heroine.








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Stanislas Lahaut, S.M.W.G.F., 2015

Sirens_View_Frank + Lahaut

Sirens_18_Maxim Frank_Echelle #5_2015

Maxim Frank, Echelle #5, 2015

Sirens_20_Juan Pablo Plazas_Ashley 2_2015

Juan Pablo Plazas, Ashley 2, 2015

Sirens_Bureaux_05_Maxim Frank_Echelle #6_2015

Maxim Frank, Echelle #6, 2015

Sirens_View_Detail_Frank_Echelle #6

Sirens_Bureaux_10_Raffaella Crispino_Untitled (Samia II)_2015

Raffaella Crispino, Untitled (Samia II), 2015

Sirens_Raffaella Crispino (Samia II)_2015_detail 1

Sirens_Raffaella Crispino (Samia II)_2015_detail 2

Sirens_17_Raffaella Crispino_Untitled (Jouy)_2015

Raffaella Crispino, Untitled (Jouy), 2015

Sirens_Raffaella Crispino (Jouy)_detail

Sirens_19_Juan Pablo Plazas_Ashley 1_2015

Juan Pablo Plazas, Ashley 1, 2015

Sirens_View_Vackar + M'Barek

Sirens_View_Pauline M'Barek

Pauline M’Barek

Sirens_Bureaux_06_Adam Vackar_Concerto for a shotgun_2015

Adam Vackar, Concerto for a shotgun, 2015

Sirens_View_Voordeckers + Crispino

Sirens_Bureaux_02_Raffaella Crispino_We don't want other worlds, we want mirrors_2013

Raffaella Crispino, We don’t want other worlds, we want mirrors, 2013

Sirens_Bureaux_01_Nicolas Hommelen_Kristall_1992_II

Nicolas Hommelen, Kristall, 1992

Sirens_30_Juan Pablo Plazas_2015, Ashley 3

Juan Pablo Plazas, Ashley 3, 2015

Sirens_29_Juan Pablo Plazas, 2015, Ashley 3

Sirens_View_Detail_Juan Pablo Plazas_Ashley 3, detail

Sirens_23_Laetitia de Chocqueuse_Constellation_2015

Laetitia de Chocqueuse, Constellation, 2015

Sirens_View_De Bruyckere + Frank

Sirens_View_Detail_De Bruyckere

Berlinde De Bruyckere

Sirens_Bureaux_11_Quinten Ingelaere_Sister I_2015

Quinten Ingelaere, Sister I, 2015

Sirens_Bureaux_12_Quinten Ingelaere_Sister II_2015

Quinten Ingelaere, Sister II, 2015

Sirens_Bureaux_12_Quinten Ingelaere_Sister III_2015

Quinten Ingelaere, Sister III, 2015

Sirens_Bureaux_14-15-16_Alex Verhaest_Grete_001-003_2015

Alex Verhaest, Grete_001-003, 2015

Sirens_Attente_03_Frédéric Dumoulin_S.T._2014

Frédéric Dumoulin, S.T., 2014

Sirens_Attente_02_Frédéric Dumoulin_S.T._2013

Frédéric Dumoulin, S.T., 2013

Sirens_Attente_01_Frédéric Dumoulin_S.T._2013

Frédéric Dumoulin, S.T., 2013

Sirens_Happy Famous Artists_Lebensborn_2015

Happy Famous Artists, Lebensborn, 2015

Sirens_Direction_AF Vandevorst_Dreaming_2001-2015_I

AF Vandevorst, Sirens, 2015

Sirens_View_Detail_AF Vandevorst


Stanislas Lahaut, Untitled (I’m not affraid of repeating myself), 2015

Sirens_Direction_Stanislas Lahaut_View_Detail_Untitled (I'm not affraid of repeating myself)_2015_DSC_4148_1024

Sirens_Direction_Stanislas Lahaut_Untitled (I'm not Afraid of repaeting myself)_2015

Stanislas Lahaut, Untitled (I’m not Afraid of repaeting myself), 2015