29/06/13
Six Possibilities for a Sculpture
Six Possibilities for a Sculpture, installation view, La Loge 2013 - image: Isabelle Arthuis 

a group show featuring
 
Caroline Achaintre
Hedwig Houben
Emmanuelle Lainé
Robert Orchardson
Jennifer Tee

12 April – 29 June 2013
Opening Thursday 11 April 2013, 18:00 - 21:00
 
In an art world of endless possibilities, can we talk about only six possibilities for a sculpture? Taking its title from a work by Hedwig Houben, this exhibition presents the work of five artists who embraces sculpture as an active force rather than static object.
 


Hedwig Houben and Jennifer Tee both employ sculpture and performance, but while Houben’s work explores her own thinking process from a conceptual and humoristic angle, Tee’s taps into more ethereal or mystical sources for her performances that combine dance and craft-based objects. Caroline Achaintre uses drawing as the starting point for her ceramic works and hand-tufted rugs, which bring together references to the applied arts and to shamanistic practices. Emmanuelle Lainé examines the intersection between the two- and the three-dimensional, creating large-scale images that blur the boundaries between object and subject, process and outcome. Robert Orchardson’s sculptures and installations take as their starting point the shifting meaning and appearance of theatrical stage sets, creating enigmatic yet eloquent forms.


Featuring several new works made especially for this site and occasion, the exhibition draws upon the history of La Loge - a former Masonic lodge, whose architecture is imbued with the materials and symbols of its former ritual use - to explore the totemic presence of sculpture. 


Artists
 
Caroline Achaintre           
Born 1969 in France. Lives and works in London.
 
Hedwig Houben
Born 1983, the Netherlands. Lives and works in Brussels.
 
Emmanuelle Lainé
Born 1973, France. Lives and works in Brussels.
 
Robert Orchardson
Born 1976 in Scotland. Lives and works in London.

Jennifer Tee
Born 1973 in the Netherlands. Lives and works in Amsterdam.

Guest curator
 
Zoë Gray is an independent curator based in Brussels. Her recent exhibitions include Wilfrid Almendra: Matériologique at Fondation d’Entreprise Ricard, Paris (2013); Alexandre da Cunha at the Grand Café, Saint-Nazaire (2012); Manufacture (co-curated with Sandra Patron) at CentrePasquArt in Bienne (2012), John Hansard Gallery in Southampton (2011) and Parc Saint Leger in Pougues-les-Eaux (2011); Making is Thinking at Witte de With, Rotterdam (2011), where she worked as a curator from 2006 to the end of 2011; and Cyprien Gaillard: Béton Belvédère at Stroom, The Hague (2009). She is vice-president of IKT (International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art).