Until Sun 18 September

Els Dietvorst - This is what you came for

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Els Dietvorst - This is what you came for © Els Dietvorst & The BARRA MOVEMENT


The exhibition This is what you came for (28.04 > 18.09.2022) is a project by Els Dietvorst and the BARЯA MOVEMENT at CENTRALE for contemporary art & Bozar in the mark of the BelgianArtPrize.

BelgianArtPrize 2021 laureate Els Dietvorst (°1964, Kapellen) is a visual artist and filmmaker who has been living in Ireland for the last 12 years. Dialogue, experiment and intuition are recurring strategies in her work. Ever since the 1990s, the artist has been moved by social issues such as migration, racism and climate change. She investigates the human condition, which in her oeuvre results in themes such as life and death, fear, alienation and desire.

The exhibition This is what you came for is conceived as an encounter and an invitation. The proposal grew out of the almost ritualistic actions and creations that Els Dietvorst started during the C19 lockdown. This is what you came for at CENTRALE and Bozar creates a fluid wave between the two places where one mirrors the other. A myriad of mediums including sculpture, installation, video and performance will introduce you to the universe of Els Dietvorst, in which she is always looking for connections with people and creates places for encounters.

The BARЯA MOVEMENT, (BE) ACM, Sadrie Alves, Angela Alsouliman, Alex Akuete aka Xray, Simon Arazi, Stefania Assandri, Els Dietvorst, Aurelie Di Marino, Daria Likhovitckaia, Flor Maesen, Asia Nyembo Mireille, Laurence Petrone, Philippe Vandenberg, Y, Yi Zhang, Honey Zinzs. (IRL) Laoise Garvey, Maria Cahill, Annette Doran, Sandra Whelan, Aine O’Grady, Mary Verling, Fiona Power, Ingrid Schumacher.

Els Dietvorst ; The BARRA MOVEMENT ; ACM ; Sadrie Alves ; Angela Alsouliman ; Alex Akuete aka Xray ; Simon Arazi ; Stefania Assandri ; Els Dietvorst ; Aurelie Di Marino ; Daria Likhovitckaia ; Flor Maesen ; Asia Nyembo Mireille ; Laurence Petrone ; Philippe Vandenberg ; Y ; Yi Zhang ; Honey Zinzs

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Thursday, April 28, 2022 — Sunday, September 18, 2022


Monday     Closed
Tuesday     Closed
Wednesday     from 10:30 to 18:00
Thursday     from 10:30 to 18:00
Friday     from 10:30 to 18:00
Saturday     from 10:30 to 18:00
Sunday     from 10:30 to 18:00


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CENTRALE for contemporary art