After Service, a selection of projects by Stéphane Barbier Bouvet
a selection of projects by Stéphane Barbier Bouvet
After Service, a selection of projects by Stéphane Barbier Bouvet - Copyright & Courtesy of the artist and La Loge.

Thursday 18 May 2017
18:00 to 21:00

Stéphane Barbier Bouvet is an artist whose work fuses ideas of design, sculpture, and display. It develops, simultaneously, as a practice, a form of knowledge, and a comment. His oeuvre often comprises commissions that entail the mediation and alteration of existing conditions. And yet, his work is rarely shown and fully deployed as a language in its own right. After Service is an exhibition that challenges and defies the context-dependency of Stéphane Barbier Bouvet’s body of work, while offering an insight into the repertoire of gestures and forms articulated by the artist over the years. Display systems, objects, and commissioned works coinhabit a spatial situation that dwells somewhere between an exhibition and a gathering of things.

Curator: Anne-Claire Schmitz 

About the artist
Stéphane Barbier Bouvet (°1981 in Marseille, lives and works in Brussels) develops different projects, often in the form of a site-specific response to a given situation. Stéphane Barbier Bouvet graduated at École cantonale d’art de Lausanne (ECAL) in 2006, where he soon after opened 1m3, an independent exhibition platform with Benjamin Valenza, Jeanne Graff, and Adrien Missika. Together with Benjamin Valenza, he also initiated Kaiser Kraft, a construction program that works on contracts within the art field. He co-founded the Dirty Art Department at Sandberg Instituut in Amsterdam and has taught classes at different institutions including Ecole Nationale Superieur des Beaux Arts de Lyon and Hochschule für Künste in Bremen. Over the past years, Barbier Bouvet participated in a wide range of self-initiated, solo, collective and commissioned projects and exhibitions, including most recently the traveling solo exhibition Dating Greek and other beauties, Live in Your Head, Geneva, Switzerland, La Fabbrica, Ascona, Switzerland, and La Rada, Locarno, Switzerland. Exhibitions and projects currently on view include 1977, Centre d’art de l’node, Vélizy; Palais Potemkine, The National Gallery, The Palace, Sofia; and Performing Knowledge at Diensgebäude, Zürich.
Stéphane Barbier Bouvet is represented by the gallery Truth and Consequences, in Geneva, and Salle Principale, in Paris.

18/05/17 – 01/07/17
opening hours
12:00 to 18:00

Free entrance 

Later this year, Les Agapes, a commissioned, site-specific installation by Stéphane Barbier Bouvet will be launched on the top floor of La Loge during the Brussels Gallery weekend, 7-10 September 2017.