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Shame! (Hide & Show)

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mon 30/09/2013 > sat 21/12/2013

Sara Bomans Capture nr 7 (foto: Remco Roes)
Capture nr 7, Sara Bosmans (foto: remco roes)


Artists:
MARIE JULIA BOLLANSÉE, SARA BOMANS, MAXIME CHRISTIAENSEN, CEL CRABEELS, SANNE DE WOLF, MARIA GABRIËLLE, FILIP GILISSEN, ERMIAS KIFLEYESUS, GEORGIA KOKOT, ADAM LEECH, HUBERT MARÉCAILLE, MICHÈLE MATYN, FEMMY OTTEN, LIEVEN PAELINCK, DOUGLAS PARK, KARL PHILIPS, ADRIEN TIRTIAUX, JORIS VAN DE MOORTEL, ESTER VANNUTEN, LIEVE VAN STAPPEN
 
From September to December, ERROR ONE is the guest of the Pianofabriek, Sint-Gillis, Brussels. The starting point of the exhibition project is the slogan SHAME!, which entails the notion of shame, shame as a reprimand (‘shame on you’) or as a reaction (‘it’s a shame’). This slogan evokes further associations with shamelessness, fear, embarrassment, apprehension, furtiveness, sex, violence… shame as a deep emotion and a cultural phenomenon, determined by the fear of no longer belonging to a group. Together with the individual experience of shame, there is also vicarious shame or collective shame. The artistic practice of ‘exposing oneself’ is also linked to shame. Shame can be considered as field of research: an investigation into the mechanisms of what we show and what we hide: Shame “as an emotion that indicates what really matters to us, one that is productive and politically valuable as a heuristic feeling: asa a feeling reflecting on cultural conventions regarding what we are supposed to show or hide.” (Andrea Büttner). This positive approach to the notion of shame and its culture-specific dimension is at the foundation of the SHAME! (Hide & Show) project.

The Pianofabriek as such is an additional source of inspiration: its underlying history and architecture, but particularly its location, in proximity to the City of Brussels, and its current manifestation as a cultural centre that focuses on the multi-cultural society. As a cultural fact, shame is a determining factor in dealing with each other, a significant phenomenon and possibly a trigger for misunderstandings and excesses in the multi-cultural society.

Twenty contemporary artists show works that address the issue of the notion of shame or the way in which this emotion can also be a catalyst in social reality and in a metropolitan, multi-cultural context. Some artists view this theme as a more personal, emotional or even poetic starting point (Femmy Otten, Maria Gabriëlle, Georgia Kokot, and Sara Bomans). Others focus rather on the social and/or political dimension of the theme (Karl Philips, Adam Leech, Lieve Van Stappen, Ermias Kifleyesus, Maxime Christiaensen, Cel Crabeels, and Filip Gilissen). Shame, hiding, showing are also associated with its existential dimension (Hubert Marécaille, Adrien Tirtiaux, Michèle Matyn, Ester Vannuten). The theme evokes associations with violence, violation, abuse, transgression, excessive consumption and suppression, among others, but also refers to the minor, everyday practices and gestures of hiding, clumsiness, maladjustment, embarrassment, hesitation… The power of art lies in exposing a number of mechanisms in our way of being, in the way we deal with one another and in society, serving as a counterbalance to the confrontation with these connotations.

Saturday 16 and 17 November: Event SHAME! (Hide & Show) 

The three-month-long exhibition will be supported by an additional visual platform that shows other approaches to the theme SHAME! (Hide & Show). A number of artists will be selected after an open call. Opening: Saturday 16 November from 6 – 9 p.m. Sunday 17 November from 2 – 5 p.m.

ERROR ONE is a nomadic initiative for contemporary visual art. It develops projects that are not bound to a fixed, physical space. This nomadic approach creates an inextricable link between context, location, content and dialogue. www.errorone.be 



PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Pianofabriek Fortstraat 35, 1060 Sint-Gillis
28 September – 21 December 2013
Open from Monday to Saturday from 2 to 6 p.m.
Auditorium opening hours subject to change
Closed on 1 and 11 November
Free admission

 A project by ERROR ONE in cooperation with Pianofabriek