Brussels – Wednesday, April 18, 2018
6 – 9 pm
Eugenio Tibaldi, Post-Identity, 2018, photographic collage, acrylic paint, mirror, book cover, 36 x 26 x 7 cm
MLF l Marie-Laure Fleisch is pleased to announce Italian artist Eugenio Tibaldi’s first solo exhibition in Belgium, Posthumous Identity. Searching for ways to understand contemporary human dynamics, the artist studies societies, social structures and individual perceptions of the world around us, which are often masked by a larger narrative. As his works reflect the area and population where he exhibits, Tibaldi sees his meticulously thought-through exhibitions as post-projects, which are only made possible by a historical view of a given locality. He is also aware that the life of a project, a society, or an artwork is a constantly evolving entity which cannot be predicted and is submitted to subjective points of view.
Principally interested in perception, the artist’s work is intrinsically linked to the context where it is shown. Each person creates their own perception of reality and uses it to build a universe around them. The personal worlds of a city’s inhabitants can thus reveal quite a bit about its dynamics. Tibaldi has taken the city of Brussels as both the conceptual and the material core for the works on view. Before creating an artwork, the artist does a research into the history of the place where the works will be exhibited. This also involves contacting the city’s current inhabitants, who are invited to contribute images which, for them, represent the city they live in. These photographs are then combined with images taken from promotional materials, historical books, maps, and other institutional supports. Combined, the selection of these elements reveals various ways of seeing Brussels, as well as the artist’s own choices.
Eugenio Tibaldi (1977, Alba, Italy) lives and works in Turin. His solo exhibitions include: Studio sulle “Architetture minime”, curated by Brunella Velardi, Art, do not disturb, Naples, Italy (2017); Second Chance, Museo Ettore Fico, Turin, Italy (2016); Questione d’appartenenza, MADRE – Museo d’Arte Donnaregina, Naples, Italy (2016); Archeologia / Contemporaneo_02 – Giuseppe Stampone-Eugenio Tibaldi, Archeological museum, Ascoli Piceno (2013) and Transit – 4, curated by Adriana Rispoli, Eugenio Viola and Katarina Gregos, Project Room MADRE – Art Museum Donnaregina, Naples, Italy and State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece (2010). His group exhibitions include: Flatlands, Curated by Joselina Cruz, MCDA museum of contemporary art, Manila, Philippines (2017); Now Here is Nowhere, Six artists from the American Academy, curated by Christian Caliandro, IIC, New York (2017); Cuba Informal Poker Room, XII Havana Biennial (2015); 4th Thessaloniki Biennial of Contemporary Art, State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece (2013); Premio Maretti, PAN Palazzo delle Arti di Napoli, Naples, Italy (2013); Talent Prize 2011, Musei Capitolini, Centrale Montemartini, Rome, Italy (2011); Transient Space – The Tourist Syndrome, Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst, Kunstraum Kreuzberg:Bethanien, Berlin, Germany, International Center of Contemporary Art, Bucharest, Romania, Fondazione Morra, Naples, Italy (2010) and Laws of Relativity, curated by Anna Colin and Elena Sorokina, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Guarene d’Alba, Italy (2007).
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