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Focus On

1.02.2018 - 22H08 by La peau de l’ours

Focus On Young Talents 2018

Each year, the Brussels edition of the Affordable Art Fair hosts “Young Talents”, an exhibition space dedicated to emerging talents in Contemporary Art.

For the tenth edition of the Fair, the organisers, Géraldine Hubot & Louise Malfait, have decided to give a new dimension to the “Young Talents” by entrusting La peau de l’ours with the organisation and giving us responsibility for the curatorial selection.

The idea was not only to propose that young contemporary artists exhibit their works during the Fair, but also to produce information in advance of the event that presents their work and explains their creative process. The collaboration with each artist goes well beyond the event, since La peau de l’ours will follow the career and the development of each of them for a year.

Acting as their spokesperson, allowing the artists to benefit from the network formed by the community of La peau de l’ours and bring them into contact with the various players connected with the Contemporary Art world.

The Selection

In order to make this new curatorial selection, the team of La peau de l’ours has visited many studios seeking young artists who possess both a solid mastery of their technique and undeniable potential to grow.

Our choice is based on many months of reflection, study and meetings that have allowed us to analyse and understand the career of each artist in order to make a coherent choice.

The common theme of our selection is intentionally multi-disciplinary and promotes young artists who, although they present various aesthetic approaches, all share a concern of posing coherent questions and producing work of quality.

La peau de l’ours is proud to present to you a curatorial selection of 6 emerging talents whose work shows an ambition to make a sustainable contribution to the Contemporary Art landscape.

Guest artist

Alongside our curatorial selection for “Young Talents 2018,” we have decided to invite an artist already presented by La peau de l’ours to create a work specially for the Affordable Art Fair.

The Dutch visual artist, Fabrice Hermans, who has already participated in our previous exhibits, has decided to exhibit the work “Politics of Health,” a limited edition of 50 pieces which addresses the very serious topic of pharmaceutical dependency in an approach that is both personal and ironic.

This project also goes beyond the framework of the Fair since the proceeds from the sale of these works will go towards supporting the upcoming work of the artist.

The Exhibit

Our choice, guided by an interest in the creative process, will present works connected with urban architecture, the manipulation of the image and the force of language. The positioning of all of these works will bring them into a dialogue in a delicate balance that fluctuates between reflection and emotion.

Each week until the opening of the Fair, we will present to you the portrait and the work of the 6 artists to be exhibited. You will be able to learn more about the artist’s artistic project and the artist’s influences and inspirations.

Photos : Miles Fischler