Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens is proud to present the exhibition working spacing moving by Luca Frei (1976, Lugano). Frei's first solo presentation in Belgium reflects on issues related to time, the sense of belonging, and scale, through a series of works that highlight everyday movements. Working spacing moving brings together works by the artist from 2003 to
2021, including productions made specially for the exhibition. Among the new
commissions is a collaborative video and performance piece with Stockholm-based
dancer and choreographer Majula Drammeh.
Frei conceived the exhibition at Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens as a ludic and experiential environment, with sound, furniture, textile elements and maquettes. The visitor is made aware of fleeting gestures and movements that often go unnoticed, such as sitting, standing, leaning and dancing (to borrow from the title of one of the works in the exhibition).
“The beauty of Frei’s work lies in an almost prosaic appreciation for an everyday search for the utopias of formal functions, eschewing dominant periodizations of contemporary art.”
– Fredrik Svensk, Artforum, October/November 2020
About the artist
Luca Frei’s work undermines the boundaries between fine and applied arts and design, bringing together different art forms such as craft, sculpture, installation, performance, as well as exhibition and graphic design. Important threads running through his multifaceted practice are how artworks and bodies cohabit within an exhibition space, and the critical and creative potential this encounter can generate.
Frei has had solo exhibitions at, among others, Malmö Konsthall (2020); Kunsthaus Glarus (2013); Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn (2012); Museo Cantonale d’Arte, Lugano (2010); and Lunds Konsthall (2008). Group exhibitions include Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; Moderna Museet, Malmö/Stockholm, The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto; Centre Pompidou, Paris and Museum of Modern Art, Antwerp. Recent projects include the exhibition design for the avant-garde collection at Henie Onstad Kunstsenter in Oslo, and graphic design for the monograph The Otolith Group: Xenogenesis (2021).
Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens gratefully acknowledges the support of:
Swedish Arts Council
For Kunstendag Voor Kinderen (art day for children) on Sunday 21 November at 14:00, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens is organising a free performance for 6- to 11-year-olds. The performance offers a playful and bodily exploration of rhythm and colour departing from cues in Frei’s drawings, paintings, models, and video work.
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