BRUXELLES | Châtelain

25 Nov 2022 > 7 Jan 2023

Onomatopée Zeina ABIRACHED, Léandre ACKERMANN, Max BAITINGER, Stephan BALLEUX, Gilles BARBIER, François BOUCQ, Marc BUCHY, Sarah CAILLARD, Louis CANE, Eric CHEVILLARD, Lieven DE BOECK, Hannah DE CORTE, Johan DE MOOR, David DELRUELLE, EVER MEULEN, Douglas EYNON, Sébastien FAYARD, Bernard GIGOUNON, Régis GONZALEZ, Ezio GRIBAUDO, Lotta HANNERZ, Pierre JOURDE, Katya KABALINA, Anton KANNEMEYER, Patrice KILLOFFER, Stéphane LEVALLOIS, Tanino LIBERATORE, Kevin LUCBERT, LUZ, Marc-Antoine MATHIEU, Richard MCGUIRE, Dave MCKEAN, David MERVEILLE, Ernesto MORALES, Stanislas MOUSSÉ, Selçuk MUTLU, Marine PAGÈS, PEN SO, Albert PEPERMANS, PIERRE JOURDE, Annaïk Lou PITTELOUD, Marie-Françoise PLISSART, PLONK & REPLONK ZBIGL, Evariste RICHER, Stéphanie ROLAND, RUPPERT & MULOT, SAM TSE, Joost SWARTE, Agnès THURNAUER, David TREMLETT, VINCENT KOHLER & FABIENNE RADI, Chloé WARY, Shannon WHEELER, WIDMO, WINSHLUSS

Presentation

From 25 November 2022 to 7 January 2023, Huberty & Breyne is delighted to be hosting the exhibition "Onomatopée" in its Brussels gallery. Curated by Cécile Angelini, the exhibition brings together more than 50 contemporary artists from across the globe and from a variety of disciplines. Each of their creations contributes to a lively new dialogue focussing on a cutting-edge concept in the arts.

The aim of the exhibition is to re-examine the notion of onomatopoeia from a variety of fascinating angles. Is there an original language upon which all others are founded, and how would such a language be interpreted in art? Can all aspects of reality be converted into onomatopoeic words? Which best express the age in which we live? How do we represent a sound or make an image "speak" in sound? Is an image worth a thousand words?

As Cécile Angelini, curator of the exhibition, explains, "Onomatopoeia is a concept dear to comic strip, but also to the visual arts and to Japanese literature. It enables the artist to tackle such exciting subjects as the relationship between sound and image, translation, reality and its representation".

Paintings, sculptures, installations, videos, drawings, original plates, texts, photographs and limited editions, executed or selected specially for the occasion, are displayed throughout the gallery's 1,000 m2 space, filling the brilliant white cube with a riot of shapes and colours.

Treats in store for the viewer include, among others, an articulating snake by Gilles Barbier, a "noisy" canvas by Agnès Thurnauer, travel-reminiscence-words by David Tremlett, a chatty duck by Lotta Hannerz, a rebus-installation by Lieven De Boeck, an original comic text by Éric Chevillard and super-heroes by Albert Pepermans.

Exhibited artists: Zeina Abirached, Léandre Ackermann, Max Baitinger, Stephan Balleux, Gilles Barbier, François Boucq, Marc Buchy, Sarah Caillard, Louis Cane, Eric Chevillard, Lieven De Boeck, Hannah De Corte, Johan De Moor, David Delruelle, Ever Meulen, Douglas Eynon, Sébastien Fayard, Bernard Gigounon, Régis Gonzalez, Ezio Gribaudo, Lotta Hannerz, Pierre Jourde, Katya Kabalina, Anton Kannemeyer, Patrice Killoffer, Stéphane Levallois, Tanino Liberatore, Kevin Lucbert, Luz, Marc-Antoine Mathieu, Richard McGuire, Dave McKean, David Merveille, Ernesto Morales, Stanislas Moussé, Selçuk Mutlu, Marine Pagès, Pen So, Albert Pepermans, Annaïk Lou Pitteloud, Marie-Françoise Plissart, Plonk & Replonk, Evariste Richer, Stéphanie Roland, Ruppert & Mulot, Sam Tse, Joost Swarte, Agnès Thurnauer, David Tremlett, Vincent Kohler et Fabienne Radi, Chloé Wary, Shannon Wheeler, WIDMO, Winshluss

Curator of the exhibition: Cécile Angelini

Private view: Thursday 24 November 2022, from 6.00 pm to 9.00 pm, in the presence of the artists and the exhibition curator

Lecture series at the gallery: "La bande dessinée est-elle de l'art?" [Is comic strip art?] Inaugural lecture by Thierry Groensteen on Saturday 10 December 2022 at 3:30 pm.

Press release here

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