Der Rattenfänger?

Group exhibition with Vincent Meessen at DuflonRacz, Brussels

09/05 – 11/07/2021

Could we change habits and consider the displacement of works as an end in itself?

In their tale, Der Rattenfänger von Hameln, which was based on an old German legend, the Grimm brothers describe the magnetic figure of a rat catcher who, at the sound of his flute, is able to lure away both rats and children. This group exhibition is based on a similar idea.

A roll of bubble wrap on his shoulder, Pierre-Philippe Hofmann leaves the house in Linkebeek to walk towards the Duflon Racz gallery in Ixelles. He pauses among the artists who work or live on the trajectory and invite them to join the walk with one small work, carefully packaged. At the same time, Frédéric Fourdinier is organizing another route to the gallery, a discovery and gathering of edible wild plants, an approach to what nature in an urban environment can offer to consume on a daily basis.

It is in this specific temporality that something is realized. Little by little, this something becomes a common project. Organically, linearly.

In the gallery, the works are stored in a shelf. Over the two months of the exhibition, they will be arranged in small groups in the space.

Vincent Meessen will be presenting works which are part of his project titled Discordia.

Participating artists

Marie André, Elodie Antoine, Michel Assenmaker, Laurette Atrux-Tallau, Etienne Courtois, Jos De Gruyter & Harald Thys, Grégory Decock, Philippe Degobert, Mathias Domahidy, Claire Ducène, Frédéric Fourdinier, Pierre Hebbelinck, Pierre-Philippe Hofmann, Nicolas Kozakis, Adrien Lucca, Pierre Martens, François Marcadon, Vincent Meessen, Jacqueline Mesmaeker, Eugène Savitzkaya, Michel Tombroff, Various Artists, Mathieu Zurstrassen,…

Organiser/Initiator: Pierre-Philippe Hofmann
Co-organiser: Frédéric Fourdinier
In collaboration with Galerie DuflonRacz, Florin Filleul, Fabrice Schneider, Nadine vzw (Wandering Art Biennial), Loes Jacobs, An Goovaerts
Supported by The Flemish Government

Rivoli Building, ground floor 11
Chaussée de Waterloo 690
1180 Uccle

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