Antwerp - Extra City - Valérie Mannaerts - Blood Flow07/05/2010
21 May - 11 July 2010
Opening Thursday 20 May at 7 pm
In her largest solo-exhibition in Belgium to date, sculptor and installation artist Valérie Mannaerts presents an ensemble of sculptures. For the first time, the entire exhibition space of Extra City will be embraced by one artistic gesture. Valérie Mannaerts extends the method of collage to spatial objects, creating a world where seemingly irreconcilable tendencies amalgamate into precarious new forms and enigmatic constellations. Her sculptures are the product of a meditation on classical sculpture, on the autonomy and life of forms, on materiality and the everyday object made strange. Mannaerts works with objects as images and images as objects, achieving a dreamlike quality of presence which evokes surrealist as well as feminist practices of the past.
Image: Valérie Mannaerts, 2010