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Hilger modern

Hilger modern

Private Gallery
Anastasia Khoroshilova, Trees 1, 2009 c-print on dibond 120 x 96 cm
Anastasia Khoroshilova, Trees 1, 2009 c-print on dibond 120 x 96 cm
  ART BRUSSELS 2010 – presented artists: IAN BURNS, ANASTASIA KHOROSHILOVA, SARA RAHBAR at booth 1A-14

From Friday 23 April till Monday 26 April 2010
Preview & Vernissage 22 April (by invitation only)

Opening hours
Preview 22 April: 12 – 4 pm (by invitation only)
Vernissage 22 April: 4 pm – 10 pm (by invitation only)
23 - 26 April: 12 am till 7 pm

Brussels Expo - Halls 1 & 3
Place de Belgique, 1
BE-1020 Brussels

Galerie Ernst Hilger at booth 1A-14

In October of 2009 the artist Ian Burns sailed the arctic oceans around the Spitsbergen Archipelago with a group of artists and scientists. Television and computer screens are regularly alight with images from news reports and documentaries examining and re-examining the plight of the Arctic wilderness. Translating an arctic experience contrary to the expected and consistently repeated image clichés requires works that require their own process of discovery. Galerie Ernst Hilger is proud to present Ian Burns' works stemming from, and relating to, this journey at Art Brussels 2010.
Australian born artist Ian Burns lives and works in New York. He completed his MFA at Hunter College in New York, and his Doctorate in Philosophy at Griffith University in Brisbane.

Sara Rahbar was born in Tehran in 1976, but fled her birthplace during the period of immense upheaval that followed the revolution in Iran and the start of the Iran-Iraq war. This distance, this proximity is developed by the artist, based on memory, longing and inertia in inhabiting tensions of dual disjuncture. Rahbar studied in London and New York, and now spends most of her productive life between Tehran and New York. In this going back and forth, an apocalyptic memory has been revised in her reworking of traditional materials into proto-contemporary textiles and textures of national belonging. The symbol of ideological and nationalistic violence, the Flag, has been one of the main focuses of her collage conversations and contestations (abstract of a text, Shaheen Merali, curator).

All of Anastasia Khoroshilova’s work to date is devoted to the study of human beings in their real physical settings and as members, by force of social circumstance or geography, of a communality of some sort. The tree is one of the most original elements of the visual culture, which stand for the basic, binary meanings – life – death, heaven – earth.
These meanings are not lost in the course of time, rather they endure as obvious or ambiguous messages, which transform every time – independent from time and the cultural context. This refers to the visualized forms. Upon Khoroshilova’s request, the students of the school "people with limited physical resources" (the official name in Russia), who use other forms of communication (class for deaf-mute actors), have attempted to show their own version of the authentic roots of mankind in the form of stage plasticity.
The background of this experiment is the every day, urban landscape of a major city, which, against all expectations, absorbed the experiment organically.

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