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EXHIBITION : LATIFA ECHAKHCH – THE SUN AND THE SET

01/02/2020 h 16/08/2020 F Add to the calendar 2020-02-01 2020-08-16 Europe/London EXHIBITION : LATIFA ECHAKHCH – THE SUN AND THE SET

Working in painting, sculpture and installations, the Moroccan-born artist Latifa Echakhch (El Khnansa, 1974) chooses easily recognisable objects invested with a domestic and/or social burden, which she silences through destruction, deletion or by restoring them. This thereby deprives them of their usage value — pushing their function into oblivion — in order to free the memories attached to them. She summons memories and frees the ghosts that emerge from these objects. The work of Latifa Echakhch is simultaneously conceptual and romantic, both political and poetic.

For several years now, Latifa Echakhch has renewed the tradition of the romantic landscape and its associated motive: ruin. On the occasion of her exhibition at the BPS22 — which she designed as a retro-prospective — she created, in the Grande Halle, a specific path to take through decommissioned, half-suspended decors, like the many traces and vestiges of an action that has taken place, while unveiling progressively more than seventy other works. In the second room, the artist offers an immersive experience in which the visitor is confronted with fragments of scenery echoing the theme of ruin and featuring part of the artist’s own plastic vocabulary.

Summoning the notions of loss, abandonment, and traces, the exhibition forms a set of personal landscapes where memory recalls the obsolescence of modernity and its ruins.

Art Museum of the Province of Hainaut (BPS22), Boulevard Solvay 22 6000 Charleroi Art Museum of the Province of Hainaut (BPS22)

Working in painting, sculpture and installations, the Moroccan-born artist Latifa Echakhch (El Khnansa, 1974) chooses easily recognisable objects invested with a domestic and/or social burden, which she silences through destruction, deletion or by restoring them. This thereby deprives them of their usage value — pushing their function into oblivion — in order to free the memories attached to them. She summons memories and frees the ghosts that emerge from these objects. The work of Latifa Echakhch is simultaneously conceptual and romantic, both political and poetic.

For several years now, Latifa Echakhch has renewed the tradition of the romantic landscape and its associated motive: ruin. On the occasion of her exhibition at the BPS22 — which she designed as a retro-prospective — she created, in the Grande Halle, a specific path to take through decommissioned, half-suspended decors, like the many traces and vestiges of an action that has taken place, while unveiling progressively more than seventy other works. In the second room, the artist offers an immersive experience in which the visitor is confronted with fragments of scenery echoing the theme of ruin and featuring part of the artist’s own plastic vocabulary.

Summoning the notions of loss, abandonment, and traces, the exhibition forms a set of personal landscapes where memory recalls the obsolescence of modernity and its ruins.

Art Museum of the Province of Hainaut (BPS22)

One of the largest art museums in Belgium

The BPS22 Art Museum of the Province of Hainaut is spread over 2,500 m² and is today one of the largest art museums in French-speaking Belgium. Its hybrid location, in the heart of Charleroi, consists of a raw industrial building and a white box perfectly adapted to museum standards.

The BPS22 offers a program of exhibitions and mediation actions focused on cultural and societal phenomena.

The Museum exhibits contemporary artists but can also mix styles and eras thanks to the rich art collection of the Province of Hainaut.

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In a climate that fosters discussion and questions, with respect for the pace of each person, the visits under the guidance of a facilitator allow you to meet the works and share a moment of discovery, learning and awareness of art. In addition to classic tours, the BPS22 can offer tailor-made activities that allow you to combine curiosity and conviviality thanks to the cozy bar.

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For each of the exhibitions, the experienced and passionate animators of the BPS22 offer interactive tours, a range of educational tools adapted to all school levels and to different associations, internships, workshops open from 6 years and even weekends dedicated to toddlers. In addition to the visits, “L’Atelier” and “Le Laboratoire” can receive groups wishing to expand the themes of the exhibitions, as well as certain questions raised by the works through different artistic practices.

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Thanks to its hybrid layout, both raw and design, in the heart of Charleroi, the BPS22 is perfectly suited to the needs of companies and event organizers. Rent the bar, take advantage of a guided tour (with, for example, children’s entertainment as part of a staff party), organize a conference or meeting or even put together a la carte for a day or night. .. Everything is possible at BPS22.

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The BPS22 is perfectly suited for visitors with a disability or a reduced mobility.

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Art Museum of the Province of Hainaut (BPS22)

Boulevard Solvay 22
6000 Charleroi

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