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Maxime Brigou: “I only, have more memories” (De Brakke Grond)
5 June 2021 @ 12:00 - 18 July 2021 @ 18:00Free
The Flemish House for Culture is thrilled to open its doors to the public, kicking off the festive year that celebrates its 40th anniversary with the exhibition I only, have more memories, by the Ghent-based painter and sculptor Maxime Brigou.
Mysterious colors, shapes and shadows seem to want to break through the semi-transparent surface of the sculptures of the Belgian artist, whose new series of works visualize her fascination with time. Indeed, depending on the time of day, the image changes continuously: in the captured daylight, the sculptures reflect the passing hours, flashing past, then infinitely slow – always in motion.
The title of the exhibition I only have more memories loosely refers to the many guises that Brigou’s sculptures can take. The title can also refer to a way of seeing that artists bring along. An enormous mass of stored impressions and fragments of memories forms a visual pond from which to fish when making a work. For the artist this exhibition is also about the need for people to order, name and frame things to better understand the many impressions that flood us every day. We create an archive of unimportant details so that we can forget them afterwards. Brigou: “The futility of this act really appeals to me, from looking at and storing an image, to archiving it in order to forget it.”
All sculptures on display at de Brakke Grond were made in the past year. The works can never be understood as a totality, since their visibility depends on the movement of the viewer and the incidence of light: something always escapes the eye. The sculptures invite the viewer to attentive inspection. The longer you stop, the more you will see.
De Brakke Grond is free to view and open to visitors from Tuesday to Sunday, from 12:00 to 18:00. You can attend the exhibition from June 5 to July 18 prior booking your time slot for free on the website of the event’s host.