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inauguration of the public sculpture:  10.06.2022
13 Square Albert 1er, 1070 Anderlecht, Bruxelles, BE

exhibition: 10.06 - 10.07.2022
Espace Lebeau, Rue Lebeau 8, 1000 Bruxelles, BE

We are pleased to announce two-paths result from Wiktoria's residency process, which you can visit in two location. One of them will stay permanently.

* vernissage programme *
15:00 - 18:30 | public sculpture inauguration
13 Square Albert 1er, 1070 Anderlecht
(next to former Komplot location)

19:00 - 22:00 | exhibition vernissage
Espace Lebeau, Rue Lebeau 8, 1000 Brussels

In the first, main path, the artist developed her public sculpture project that turns to the local community to actively integrate them within the artwork. For a few weeks, the outdoor space became her daily atelier, and while working on the sculpture, any passer-by could join and touch the stone, and that is how the 3-ton rock became an inclusive space for sharing experiences and touch. It was these intimate encounters, yet still embedded in the public space, that complemented the work, making it a space that fuses. The bodily aspect and seeing with touch are crucial, which makes the sculpture incomplete without the body. Each time, in contact with the human it transforms, creating diverse unities, by being constantly performed by people: their faces, hands, ears, skin, and the space in-between two natural surfaces.

The second path of the process is an exhibition at Espace Lebeau. For a few years, Wiktoria has been researching for "The Study of Traces", which leans towards the need to rebuild the relationship between humans and nature, thus responding to our destructive and abusive contemporary behaviours. The exhibition is a continuation of this project and an extension of local finds in which the artist rediscovers different manners of merging, by examining old, forgotten photographs in which people interact with plants and stones. By creating imprints of plants on bodies, and experiences that have to be shared with others, she looks for common connections and symbols of entanglement.
curated by Natalia Barczyńska

exhibition | 10.06 - 10.07 |
opening hours:
Friday 1–7pm
Saturday 1–7pm
Sunday 1–5pm

Special thanks for the artisanal quarry of Antoine Bodart (Carrière Albotom) for donating the stone of Calcaire de Longpré and Projet de Cohésion Sociale Albert
With the support of Fédération Wallonie Bruxelles, Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie, Cultuurdienst Anderlecht, Polish Institute Brussels

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