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Christiane Baumgartner
& THE FAIR Adolpho Avril, Olivier Deprez and Miles O Shea

UNTIL MAY 18 2014

Christiane Baumgartner gives to the woodcut, her medium of expertise, an exceptional modernity. On one hand she carves exclusively her matrix by shaping horizontally, on the other hand she works on monumental formats. Some of her works come close to 4 meters long or 3 meters high.

The exhibition White Noise shows a selection of 140 prints created between 1999 and 2013, on 800 m2 of the museum’s space exhibition. Baumgartner’s massive prints monumentalize chance moments, fusing the precise order of the digital realm with the hand-made, and the immaterial with the physical. In a world governed by speed, she slows down the way information is processed, to better reflect on how we live now.

Suported by the Goethe-Institut Brüssel


Catalogue of the exhibition Christiane Baumgartner - White Noise
, organized by le Centre de la Gravure until 18th May 2014. Editions Scheidegger&Spiess, Zurich, 2013, 160 p.
Texts : Tobias Burg, Catherine de Braekeleer, Thomas Oberender, Christian Rümelin et Helen Waters.
Price : 35 €

<<< Limited edition from the catalogue Christiane Baumgartner- White Noise : woodcut printed on Misumi Japanese paper, 2013, 20 x 28 cm - 60 copies dedicated to Centre de la Gravure, La Louvière/ Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf / Musée d’Art et d’Histoire, Genève + XX + 10 EA - signed and numbered by the artist.
Price (during the exhibition) : catalogue + print : 300 €
Price (mailing outside Belgium) : 325 €
Price (mailing in Belgium) : 310 €

Adolpho Avril, Olivier Deprez and Miles O Shea

In this exhibition, two projects are presented together: BlackBookBlack and Après la mort, après la vie. The first project was created on stage; the second during an artists' stay in Vielsalm.

As an ode to the black color and to books, BlackBookBlack is a constantly evolving process. It combines woodcuts, installations and performance. With their cinematographic and poetic background, Olivier Deprez and Miles O'Shea have been collaborating since 2006. Most often, they brought their machines, press and bookbinding tools to libraries in order to make their black book, page by page. Once completed, the book was exposed on the library’s book shelves. Without any category or label, it is travelling from shelve to shelve, according to where the readers put it down.

BlackBookBlack is a work in progress evolving and changing in order to eventually become ‘Wrek’. Wrek is an anagram for work, a Germanic term meaning ‘art work’ or ‘work’. This term stands for the transition between BlackBookBlack and Olivier Deprez’ comics. It is also the title of a book that is still being written, in which the storylines are messed up, and the black color and the figurative images are being mixed up.

INFORMATION: • Phone.: +32 64 27 87 27
• Website: http://www.centredelagravure.be
• Fax: +32 64 27 87 29
• Mail : accueil@centredelagravure.be

OPENING TIMES: Every day from 10:00 till 18:00
Adults : 6.00 €
Over 65 : 4.00 €
Students : 3.00 €
Free for accompanied children under 12
Free on the first Sunday of the month.
CONTACTS: • Catherine de Braekeleer Phone.: +32 64 27 87 27
• Julie Scouflaire Phone.: +32 64 27 87 22
• Bénédicte du Bois d'Enghien Phone.: +32 64 27 87 25

We have been compelled to withdraw from the original article  illustrations of contemporary works of art whose free reproduction is only allowed by ADAGP over the duration of the exhibition
We would like to apologize about that  to our readers and to the artists.