Ghent - KIOSK - Zoe Beloff | Geert Goiris & Vincent Lamouroux03/11/2010
ZOE BELOFF: DREAMLAND: THE CONEY ISLAND AMATEUR PSYCHOANALYTIC SOCIETY AND ITS CIRCLE, 1926-1972
October 10 – November 28, 2010
For the exhibition at KIOSK, artist Zoe Beloff (°1958, Edinburgh, Scotland) proposed to adapt her most recent project to the particular architecture of KIOSK. "Dreamland: The Coney Island Amateur Psychoanalytic Society and its Circle" originated in 2009, when the Coney Island museum invited Zoe Beloff to create an exhibition in celebration of the centennial of Sigmund Freud's visit to Coney Island.
Beloff resurrected the forgotten world of the Coney Island Amateur Psychoanalytic Society, along with the visionary ideas of its founder, Albert Grass. The lively exhibition was well received by the public and the project was covered by the New York Times, Art in America and Cabinet. The show features "dream films" made by members of this society, a working model of an amusement park designed by Albert Grass to illustrate Freud's theories, as well as drawings, letters and many unusual artefacts. The KIOSK-version of this exhibition project is enhanced with the introduction of an exciting series of comic strip-like graphic explorations. The exhibition at KIOSK was initiated by Belgian curator and researcher Edwin Carels.
GEERT GOIRIS & VINCENT LAMOUROUX: TURBULENCE
December 11, 2010 – January 23, 2011
KIOSK presents a joint exhibition in which French artist Vincent Lamouroux (°1974 in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, lives and works in Paris) will go into dialogue with Belgian artist Geert Goiris (°1971 in Bornem, lives and works in Antwerp). Vincent Lamouroux and Geert Goiris use distinct mediums, sculpture and photography, to deploy notions of time and space, landscape and composition, representation and abstraction, fiction and reality. They revisit a formal language extending from 1960s minimalist sculpture to the architectural and science-fiction utopias of the same period.
Image: Geert Goiris, 'Concrete', 2010