Aalst - Netwerk centre for contemporary art - Pieterjan Ginckels | Adam Leech | Artstation03/09/2010
September 18 - November 6, 2010
For the project PISTE Netwerk Aalst Pieterjan Ginckels has built a cycling track. In the meantime he prepares a cycling team that will animate the structure during the six-day event. The intention is that the track serves as a pacemaker for an alternative exhibition model. PISTE represents a gathering of sporting and artistic intentions, where the intensity of the indoor cycling event is used as a vehicle for numerous images and metaphors: the circling cyclists, the sprint that is launched, the animosity and adrenaline within the central area.
Adam Leech, who is both a painter and a video artist, is only showing new work in his solo exhibition. Recently he completed Blanket Apology, a video in which he puts in scene a tightly orchestrated public confession. Leech zooms in on the rhetoric and diversionary tactics, but also upon slips of the tongue and contradictory leaps of thought. As he plays in his videos with the plasticity of words and their meaning, so he has developed a unique associative style of painting, full of contrasts and unusual combinations.
Glenn Davidson from Artstation has been active in the art world since the late seventies. Because of his interest in conceptual art and sharing authorship that was linked to the emergence of new media art, he developed a practice that focuses on systems rather than objects. For several years he examines how, for example, SMS traffic functions. In Netwerk he presents all the messages sent by his son over a period of six months: in this case thousands and thousands of messages, one saying more than other.
Image: Pieterjan Ginckels