On November 10th, Christian Falsnaes will be presenting a new performance in the context of the exhibition RESISTANCE at Centrale for Contemporary Art in Brussels.
Using a thematic approach, the exhibition studies how contestation and resistance fall within a body of artworks. Instigating a dialogue between historical works from 1968 and contemporary pieces by Belgian and international artists, the show reflects on the huge gateway that opened during that era and that remains connected to contemporary art.
From 1968 to 2018, some artists chose to resist the diktats of the art world and to point the flaws that jeopardize the very foundations of our media-hungry societies. Paradoxically, art drew all its strength from the many resistances and protests imprinted in these art works…
The exhibition sheds light on works stemming from a practice of relations broadened to the world, which use unconventional materials and media and that are all animated by a burning desire for action at the heart of the community. A practice founded on firm beliefs that converge with major collective issues such as personal freedom, feminism, globalisation, the environment.
At the core of the show, the role of artists unfurls as the key player of a revolutionary thought, somewhere between resistance and protest.
Curator: Maïté Vissault
Presented artists include L'Atelier populaire (mai 68), Joseph Beuys, Marcel Broodthaers, Luc Deleu & T.O.P. Office, Roland Denaeyer, Valie Export, Christian Falsnaes, Ant Farm, Robert Filliou, Jochen Gerz, Helga Goetze, Douglas Gordon, Guerrilla Girls, Hans Haacke, Asger Jorn, Marie-Fleur Lefebvre, Emilio López-Menchero, Cécile Massart, Gustav Metzger, Navid Nuur, Dan Perjovschi, Dieter Roth, Hito Steyerl, Nathalie Talec, David Tartakover, The Yes Men, Wolfgang Tillmans, Cléo Totti, Fréderic Vaësen, Emmanuel Van der Auwera, Lawrence Weiner, among others.