For its second participation in Art on Paper / BOZAR, LMNO is happy to present a monographic stand dedicated to a French artist living in Brussels, Lise Duclaux.
Lise Duclaux’s work has enjoyed appreciable visibility thanks to her garden works shown both at LAM (Villeneuve d’Ascq) and at the MAC (Grand Hornu). She has recently exhibited at the Centrale in Brussels as well as at the Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles in Paris and she has had a solo show at the Sint Lukas Gallery.
Lise Duclaux’s drawings question Man’s place in Nature with sensitivity and humour. The stand will be essentially structured on two series: the observatory of fools and the guileless and the series there is no mole in my garden but I do have one in my head (part of the natural histories). In order to show the versatility of her work we have chosen to include some textual silk-screen prints to underline the importance of language in her work.
The Observatory of Fools and the Guileless is a project that started during MONS 2015, European Capital of Culture. Here the artist developed a project in partnership with a centre for the mentally disabled in the region. She moved into a place, a nearby field, and numerous activities were carried out there thanks to the mere fact that the participants were together and were able to do whatever they wished. This experience bespeaks the beauty of field flowers as much as that of those without rank, the damaged. The drawings render these emotions, these exchanges, this learning process of hidden forms of knowledge and of the magic of margins.
The Mole Drawings originated in the observation of mole hills and in the wish to understand life under the earth by delineating the hidden networks that those animals draw. The artist patiently criss-crossed parks and gardens, drawing an accurate land cadastre of those small earth domes, allowing us to imagine what lies concealed. Her project includes a colourful letter addressed to the royal family with a view to carrying out a reading within the precinct of the park.
Volume 2 of the observatory of fools and the guileless will be available at the stand.
Simultaneously, LMNO proposes at the gallery, 31 rue de la Concorde, in 1050 Brussels, a monographic exhibition of Belgian artist Yoann Van Parijs. The exhibition will run from 7 September to 28 November 2017.
Lise Duclaux will exhibit in Antwerp, at MUKHA, from 17-11 to 10-12 2017, within the framework of its “INBOX” exhibitions.
She is also the 2018 laureate of the “Salomon Foundation Residency Award”. The laureate gets a six-month residency in the “International Studio and Curatorial Program” (ISCP), in Brooklyn, New York, USA.
Opening, Wednesday 6 of September (by invitation only).
Exhibition from Thursday, 7 to Sunday, 10 of September from11.00 to 19.00