What happens when we burn books, when we burn letters? What does stay? The negative, the residues of letters. Autodafé is a large scale site-specific drawing on the wall, written with ink, with use of a typography, developped by the artist Marianna Mispelaëre, to give to see only the rests of sentences, of letters. Bound to drawing, Marianne Mispelaëre combines the medium to video and installation to question social relationships, language and communication systems; the role of the legible and the invisible. Impulsion and its revelation, as individual or collective act, is a keystone of her work. She focuses her research on the ways of apparition and by extension/opposition the disappearance, erasure, blindness, silence. www.mariannemispelaere.com
Curator Exquis at Greylight Project, Brussels
Curator Exquis is an exhibition put together by fifteen curators. The show has been conceived following the rule of the infamous surrealist game “Cadavre Exquis”, also known as Exquisite Corpse in English. In this version, drawing or writing has been replaced by the selection of artworks. The exhibition has been build one step at a time, without communication between the different curators except the artwork proposal they received from their successor, replacing thoughtful concepts by strikes of luck.
Artists: Lia Cecchin, Camila Farina, Florian Kiniques, Birgit Knoechl, Marieke Coppens, Ben Kaufmann, Gilles Ribero, Anne Lise Le Gac, Ricardo van Eyk, Marianne Mispelaëre, among others.
Curated by: Lucrezia Calabrò Visconti, Margaux Bonopera, Gatien Du Bois, Franz Thalmair, Lene ter Haar, Sophie Lapalu, Ben Kaufman, Charlotte Van Buylaere, Septembre Tiberghien, Pauline Hatzigeorgiou, Nienke Vijlbrief, Marie DuPasquier , Padraic E. Moore, Karin Schlageter, Charlotte Crevits.