Strange, Familiar and Unforgotten /2
Strange, Familiar and Unforgotten
16 April - 31 May 2005
Opening hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 2 - 7pm and on appointment
Opening reception: Friday, April 15th, 6 - 11pm
Performance by Kendell Geers & S-338 at 9pm
Erna Hécey gallery is pleased to announce the opening of its first exhibition in Brussels: "Strange, Familiar and Unforgotten".*
After operating 9 years in Luxembourg the gallery is moving to Brussels. For the opening of the new space, the gallery invited both artists that it currently represents and those collaborating with Erna Hécey for the first time.
"Strange, Familiar and Unforgotten" highlights works by:
Eleanor Antin - Robert Barry - Pierre Bismuth - Marcel Broodthaers - Sophie Calle
Peter Friedl - Kendell Geers & S-338 - Liam Gillick - Johan Grimonprez
Marie-Ange Guilleminot - Olivier Millagou - Ivan Moudov - Olaf Nicolai
Rainer Oldendorf - Nedko Solakov - Jana Sterbak - Uri Tzaig - Jan Wenzel
In a playful connection to the history of the gallery itself, the exhibition endeavors to reveal the different ways in which artists explore and question history and memory in their work.
The consciousness of continuity and the understanding of a constant reactivation of the past are important concerns in the work of many contemporary artists.
The strategies employed by artists go far beyond the notions of repetition and recycling, enlarging the background of historical references and offering a more complex relationship to the past.
A vast range of artistic positions is represented in the exhibition. Some artworks interconnect not only different moments of the past, but also various local histories belonging to specific places.
Others "reinvent" history by bringing to light (un)forgotten facts and events. No matter what strategies are employed, in each case the very idea of history and our place in it are called into question.
* The title refers to the work of the neurologist Israel Rosenfield "The Strange, Familiar and Forgotten: An Anatomy of Consciousness" (1992)
Erna Hécey Gallery is pleased to announce its participation in Art 36 Basel and Art Unlimited Basel.
Art 36 Basel
Hall 2.1, stand A7
15-20 June 2005
Wednesday June 15, to Sunday June 19, 2005 | Daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Monday June 20, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Vernissage - Tuesday, June 14, 2005, 5 to 7 p.m.
The stand features new works by artists regularly represented by the gallery, as well as artists presented for the first time at Art Basel:
Eleanor Antin, Pierre Bismuth, Marcel Broodthaers, Peter Friedl, Kendell Geers and S-338, Liam Gillick, Johan Grimonprez, Marie-Ange Guilleminot, Olivier Millagou, John Murphy, Rainer Oldendorf, Nedko Solakov, Jana Sterbak, Patrick Tosani, Kimiko Yoshida.
14 - 20 June 2005
Art Unlimited Preview: Wednesday, June 13, 2005, 4 to 7 p.m.
The gallery is presenting two artists with video installations at Art Unlimited:
Jana Sterback with "Waiting for High Waters" and Johan Grimonprez "Looking for Alfred"
/ / Erna Hecey gallery will be closed from 11 - 21 June / /
/ / The gallery will open on June 22d/ /