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23 Nov 2017

COM ∩∪ TIES : Duoshow Argos - ISELP

Teresa Cos, Astrology of a Friday, film still, 2016. Courtesy of the Artist.

Duoshow Argos - ISELP


> 17.12.2017

Sophia Wanet
+32 (0)2.504.80.78

Boulevard de Waterloo, 31
1000 Brussels

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What does a community still mean for us today? What thresholds do we have to cross in order to meet the other? How do we define a community?

Argos and ISELP, two Brussels institutions that have links with the main Belgian communities, team up to organize a large-scale exhibition aboutthe theme at both venues, using Argos's extensive film and video collection. Additionally, we organize an extra programme with lectures, debates and performances. Through the various perspectives of the artist we want to explore what is this space that defines communities— and gives rise to them. Furthermore, we delve into the question what unites communities and drives them apart. For us, studying the theme of communities does not simply mean showing projects that were jointly realized, but rather observing the result of links between communities and the world around them.

Four contemplative axes function as chapters or itineraries along which we explore the implicit complexity of this theme, while at the same time we consider the thresholds that condition the existence or non-existence of communities in our societies.

∩∪ Urbanity 22.09.2017 — 13.10.2017
Whether we are talking about public places or simply the street: these urban transition places are places where people live and communicate.

∩∪ Sociability 14.10.2017 — 03.11.2017
Our contemporary world is extremely fragmented and individualistic— is it still possible to act in this world in a way that is specifically related to communities?

∩∪ Politics 04.11.2017 — 24.11.2017
What sort of political actions are we referring to when communities express themselves?

∩∪ Environment 25.11.2017 — 17.12.2017
Environment: How does the environment determine the life of communities, and vice versa, how does the life of communities influence the environment? What is the responsibility of societies with regard to this issue?

Herman Asselberghs, Sven Augustijnen, Silvia Beck, Ruben Bellinkx, Justin Bennett, Libia Castro & Ólafur Ólafsson, Jef Cornelis, Teresa Cos, Jos De Gruyter & Harald Thys, Els Dietvorst, Peter Downsbrough, Pieter Geenen, Ira A. Goryainova, Maria Iorio & Raphaël Cuomo, Esther Johnson, Dagmar Keller & Martin Wittwer, Ken Kobland, Michel Lorand, Jan Locus, Vincent Meessen, Julia Meltzer & David Thorne, Mara Elsa Montoya, Bernard Mulliez, Hans Op de Beeck, Els Opsomer, Miguel Peres dos Santos, Marie-Françoise Plissart, Nicolas Provost, Aïlien Reyns, Shelly Silver, Krassimir Terziev, Harald Thys, Sarah Vanagt, Emily Vey Duke & Cooper Battersby, Effi & Amir.

Exhibition Design : Sarah & Charles

Curators : Ive Stevenheydens (Argos) et Maïté Vissault (ISELP)


Related events (ISELP)


24.11.17 / 18:30-20:00 Conference (FR) JOËLLE ZASK
Democracy in the Field. How Agriculture Cultivates Democratic Values.

25.11.17 / 15:00-17:00 Round Table (FR) Animal, vegetal, human: What Unites us.
With Joëlle Zask (philosopher, University Aix-Marseille), Eric Angenot,
Lise Duclaux, Elsa Maury (artists


Exhibition and Events Program

Boulevard de Waterloo, 31
1000 Brussels

Tuesday > Sunday / 11am > 6pm

Chantier Street, 14
1000 Brussels

Wednesday > Sunday / 11am > 6pm

Press contacts: Sophia Wanet (ISELP) : / +32 (0)2.504.80.78 – Ive Stevenheydens (ARGOS) : / +32 (0) 2 229 00 03