Fri 09 September — Sun 08 January

Shimabuku - Instrumental

Category
Audiovisual art
Place
Wiels - Contemporary art centre
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Shimabuku - Instrumental Exchange the mobile phone for a stone tool, 2014.

Description

Can art be instrumental or useful? Shimabuku’s work gives this recurrent demand an absurd spin, while reaffirming art’s essential role in the realm of the imagination.

Shimabuku's work turns our view of daily life on its head, enabling us to see things from a new perspective, infused with surreal humour and playful beauty. Taking various forms – from transformed objects to actions documented on video, often accompanied by short poetic texts – Shimabuku’s engaging projects reveal his curiosity about the world and awaken ours. For his WIELS exhibition, his first in Belgium, Shimabuku presents a selection of recent works, together with little-known or rarely shown existing pieces.

The exhibition’s title Instrumental highlights the importance of music for Shimabuku, as evidenced by its central role in the videos shown here. It also evokes the many instruments that Shimabuku creates, from manual tools and ingenious inventions to functioning musical instruments: for example, using an archer’s bow to play the double bass, transforming an instrument of war to play jazz.

Curator: Zoë Gray

Shimabuku

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Practical information

Opening

Thursday, September 8, 2022 at 6:30 PM

Dates

Friday, September 9, 2022 — Sunday, January 8, 2023

Timetable

Monday     Closed
Tuesday     from 11:00 to 18:00
Wednesday     from 11:00 to 18:00
Thursday     from 11:00 to 18:00
Friday     from 11:00 to 18:00
Saturday     from 11:00 to 18:00
Sunday     from 11:00 to 18:00

Place

Wiels - Contemporary art centre

Avenue Van Volxem, 354
1190 Forest

T. +32 2 340 00 50 (Information)
T. +32 2 350 00 53 (Booking)
M. welcome@wiels.org
http://www.wiels.org

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Prices

Normal: €10.00
Children: €0.00
museumpassmusées: €0.00
Young: €0.00
Group: €7.00
Article 27: €1.25

Languages

French
Dutch
English

Organiser

Wiels - Contemporary art centre