Inspections from Above at Lesage / Brussels

Inspections from Above

Kasper Bosmans, Denicolai & Provoost, Peter Downsbrough, Laurent Dupont, Kevin Gallagher, Felix Kindermann, G Küng, Annaïk Lou Pitteloud, Lee Nevo, Willem Oorebeek, Marina Pinsky, George Rippon, Kurt Ryslavy, Jelena Vanoverbeek, Steve Van Den Bosch, Maarten Van Roy, Richard Venlet

26 October - 1 December, 2019

Photography by Lola Pertsowsky

The title ‘Inspections From Above’ originates from a phrase of Rem Koolhaas’ ‘Delirious New York’ where he addresses a new point of view over the city created by the elevation of its architecture. This bird’s-eye view implies a new awareness of the city in relation to the body. In the aquarium-like showroom the absence of wall space became apparent and made us come to a decisive shift in addressing the space for the first exhibition; from the wall to the floor, as to literally build a show from the ground up. This choice entails a mainly sculptural outcome. In conversations with different artist their vision and position was articulated as participating in group shows as an attempt of being invisibly visible. This stance in relation to a presence of transparency became somewhat the principle for this show, as we met with artists and discussed possibilities and propositions, it became apparent that we were searching for these gestures.