Valérie Mannaerts - An Exhibition Another Exhibition

Valérie Mannaerts

€ 25.00

Dynamically collaging across mediums—from paint to bronze, papier-mâché to concrete—Mannaerts playfully arranges sculptural elements to create spatial installations, scenographies without stages. As scales oscillate and materials remain staunchly mercurial, the works exist in a space of deliberate ambiguity, sitting on the threshold between object and image. In two exhibitions, Mannaerts manipulated the gallery spaces through the idiosyncratic positioning of diverse spatial objects, creating fields of tension and obscurity, surreal situations that asked viewers to decode the objects staring back at them.

The monograph includes an essay by Anselm Franke, a conversation between the artist and Ann Demeester, and images and illustrations of the two exhibitions.

144 p.
22 x 28,5 cm
Sternberg Press, Extra City & De Appel Arts Centre