François chose two identical exhibition rooms and named his project Faux Jumeaux (false twins). He asked 15 people to each select two works of art which, although very similar with regard to form or material, were created independently. Which similarities or differences between the two works come to light when ‘mirrored’ in the two identical galleries?
Laurent Jacob mirrored a sculpture by Roger Jacob, zonder titel, (1974) on the one hand with, on the other hand, a memorial stone from the Sidamo region in Ethiopia (dated at ca. 1000 BC). He completed this sober and serene arrangement with a work by Jean-Marie Gheerardijn. Découverte d’un charnier au S.M.A.K. (1986–2009) consisted of a large number of dead flies lying piled up around the wall dividing the two "Faux Jumeaux" exhibition rooms. Although this work was not literally mirrored according to the "Faux Jumeaux" concept, it was somewhat reminiscent of Damien Hurst’s Who is Afraid of the Dark? (2002).
Proposition 1 - Michel François Proposition 2 - Loïc Vanderstichelen Proposition 3 - Daniel McClean Proposition 4 - Yves Brochard Proposition 5 - Guillaume Désanges Proposition 7 - Raya Lindberg Proposition 8 - Hans Theys Proposition 9 - Frank Maes Proposition 10 - Philippe Van Cauteren Proposition 11 - Rainier Lericolais Proposition 12 - Christine Macel Proposition 13 - François Curlet Proposition 14 - Joël Benzakin Proposition 15 - Lea Gauthier Proposition 16 - Jean-Paul Jacquet