Argos, centre for Art and Media, in Bruessels has three new exhibitions starting from the 3rd of march until the 7th of april.
In the ‘Bon Travail’ exhibition ten artists question the position of the apparent opposite poles of ‘work’ and ‘non-work’ (or free time). With bittersweet humour they stand up for the right to be lazy. Ranging from the spectacular to the intimate, the exhibition interprets labour as a (political) performance. The notion of ‘non-work’ is considered to be of equal worth, as a factor for freedom that contributes to the quantity and quality of both the product of work and of life itself.
In the exhibition Danny Matthys – Fiction = Fixation, argos discloses a selection of video works produced by Danny Matthys (1947) between 1975 and 1985. Since the end of 1960s, Matthys experiments in an analytical and conceptual way with Polaroids, paintings, photographs, assemblages, film and video installations. From the mid-1980s, he abandons videos and he mainly devotes, in collaboration with his partner, to painting. Matthys records traces of something that happened, he marks the differences within the repetitions of the gesture and Fiction = Fixation could be understood as an example of what is called indexical art.
Along with the main exhibitions, Argos presents – on a weekly basis – recent acquisitions from the Argos collection. This selection highlights works released between 2009 and 2013 directed by Belgian and international artists.
The program alternates individual titles and thematic screenings. In this way, Argos discloses recent video productions that, on the one hand, investigate current issues while, on the other hand, illustrate the different artist practices and approaches.
Argos: Werfstraat 13 rue du Chantier // 1000 Brussels, Belgium
T +32 2 229 00 03 // F +32 2 223 73 31
Opening hours: Wednesday to Sunday, 11:00 to 18:00