BRUSSELS.- rodolphe janssen
art gallery will be opening two exhibitions: Order & Disorder and Marcel Berlanger. Order & Disorder will gather works by almost 20 artists from different countries & generations, whereas Marcel Berlanger's 3rd solo at the gallery, PLUVIAL PROTOCOL, will present a new series of paintings from 2023 centering around the notion of rain.
ORDER & DISORDER: Organised in collaboration with QG Gallery, Knokke: From May 25 to July 8, 2023.
Quentin Grosjean and I each had a gallery in Knokke during the pandemic. From our friendly conversations on the seawall came the idea of organizing an exhibition that would bring together minimal and conceptual works from our two galleries.
The title, borrowed from a work on paper by Alighiero Boetti, ORDINE E DISORDINE, (included in the exhibition), testifies to the diversity of our interests in art and allows us to bring together more than 20 artists of different generations and nationalities.
Created in 2017 by Quentin Grosjean, QG Gallery is established mainly in Knokke and participates in numerous international fairs (Brafa, Miart, Art Chicago, Art Brussels, Art Cologne, etc.). Its program focuses on European and American minimal and conceptual art of the past 50 years, and will include works by: Carl Andre, Robert Barry, Bernd & Hilla Becher, Alighiero Boetti, Bram Bogart, Peter Dreher, Dan Graham
Al Held Sergej, Jensen Richard Long, Robert Mangold, François Morellet, Sam Moyer
Louise Nevelson, Steven Parrino, Raymond Pettibon, Sean Scully, Richard Serra, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Niele Toroni, Bernar Venet, and Banks Violette.
PLUVIAL PROTOCOL: Marcel Berlanger: From May 25 to July 8, 2023.
The third solo show at the gallery of Brussels- based artist Marcel Berlanger presents a new series of paintings from 2023 centering around the notion of rain. Marcel Berlangers Rain series emerged from his technique of dividing the canvas into squares. As the artist was developing this technique, he started to slightly incline these fine tiles, which resulted in an effect that simulated rain falling, thus initiating the PLUVIAL PROTOCOL process.
As Marcel Berlanger was searching for images around the phenomenon of rain, he recalled Monets Nymphéas. The artist reflected upon the circles these flowers make in water, which reminded him of the ones drops create in water.
The PLUVIAL PROTOCOL paintings also address the idea of climate and its variations, exploring how rain affects human emotions, work, and our relationship with the world. Marcel Berlanger highlights the political impact of water in contexts such as floods or deluges and wonders how something as informal as water might become profoundly political.
Marcel Berlanger born 1965 in Brussels, Belgium, lives and works in Brussels, Belgium.
Recent solo exhibitions include Les Paroles Gelées, galerie nicolas silin, Paris, France; Iconen en clichés, galerie EL, Welle, Belgium; Fig., BPS22, Charleroi, Belgium; raster master, rodolphe janssen, Brussels, Belgium; Catalyst at IKOB, Eupen, Belgium; ZWMN at EMERGENTgalerie, Veurne, Belgium; and Enjoy division at Galerie Nicolas Silin, Paris, France.
His work was shown in recent group exhibitions at Biennale dart contemporain du Parc dEnghien, Enghien, Belgium; Musée van Buuren, Brussels, Belgium; Espace 251 Nord, Liège, Belgium; The Belgian Senate, Brussels, Belgium; La Maison Particulière, Brussels, Belgium; Musée Ianchelevici, La louvière, Belgium; Abattoirs de Bomel, Centre Culturel de Namur, Namur, Belgium; BPS22, Charleroi, Belgium; MACs, Hornu, Belgium; IKOB, Eupen, Belgium; EMERGENTgalerie, Veurne, Belgium; Museumcultuur Strombeek/Gent, Strombeek, Belgium.
His work is included in several public collections such as MACS, Hornu, Belgium; SMAK, Gent, Belgium; M Museum Leuven, Leuven, Belgium; BPS22, Charleroi, Belgium; Musée dIxelles, Brussels, Belgium; Domaine Départemental de Chamarande, France; Fédération Wallonie Bruxelles, Belgium and the Collection Foreign Affairs, Belgium.