Last weekend i visited the Peter Kogler exhibition at the ING Art Center in Brussels and i have to tell you that i was impressed ! Normally i am not that kind of a art guy, but this time i really enjoyed the exhibition. It’s definitely a MUST SEE when in Brussels.
Next is an exhibition realised by Peter Kogler, an internationally renowned Austrian artist who lives and works in Vienna (Austria). The immersive exhibition features a panorama of his extensive work, ranging from earlier to recent creations. It illustrates the ongoing forward momentum of an artist in a process of continual reinvention. For this exhibition, Peter Kogler has created several new art and video works.
Peter Kogler’s computer-generated works are imbued with modern vocabulary and trends. Over his near 30-year career, he has forged a very specific art form through a constant stream of variations on a series of recurring motifs.
From floor to ceiling and in every nook and cranny, Peter Kogler has taken full possession of the ING Art Center with his interlaced lines generated by computer and printed on vinyl. His mesh work fills the architectural space, transforming the venue by bringing it a fresh new dynamic.
The vibrant lines tighten then relax, intersect and interlace, forming generous wave-like movements that evoke the dynamic of today’s changing society. You will feel attracted, driven forward, and even slightly destabilised.
The exhibition also features two video installations in firmly delineated spaces. The projection of images of rats in a labyrinth in a confined space serves as a metaphor of individuals lost in the maze of a computerised world. Equally powerful is the experience in the large video space, where Peter Kogler has created a new animation that for the first time uses the four walls as much as the floor of the venue. Visitors are transported by sound and moving images to a state between vertigo and levitation. They become mindful of the need to think in dynamic flows that activate thought and energies.
- 26/03 – 19/06/2016 – Open to the public from Tuesday to Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm (on Wednesday until 9 pm), including bank holidays, as well as on Monday 28/03/2016 and Monday 16/05/2016
- Free guided tours every day at 3 pm, Wednesdays at 7 pm (NL/ FR)