Faux Jumeaux 15 presented by Léa Gauthier


At the end of 2008 Michel François had received carte blanche from the S.M.A.K. to determine the exhibition programme in two galleries for more than a year. 

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?

Léa Gauthier presents the photograph Auto-Jumeaux (1999), from Edouard Levé and places the image opposit to Splitting (1974), a video from Gordon Matta-Clark on the one hand and Smashing, a video from Jimmie Durham on the other hand. The similarities are on a semantic level, rather than formal. Gauthier primary pronounces the aspect of 'destruction'.

Proposition 1 - Michel François Proposition 2 - Loïc Vanderstichelen Proposition 3 - Daniel McClean Proposition 4 - Yves Brochard Proposition 5 - Guillaume Désanges Proposition 6 - Laurent Jacob 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 16 - Jean-Paul Jacquet

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