4 | 14 | 26 degrees east’ on view in Brussels, as part of New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) Miami 2020
Dragos Badita, Oana Coşug, Larisa Crunteanu, Megan Dominescu, Aurora Kiraly, Radek Brousil, Botond Keresztesi, Marie Lukáčová, Valentýna Janů, Pavla Malinová, Rafał Zajko
Exhibition space on Avenue Van Volxem 316, 1190 Forest (next door to WIELS, le centre d’art contemporain, Brussels)
4 | 14 | 26 degrees east’, brings works by eleven artists together into a conversation in physical space. The exhibition explores the tacit nuances present within a variety of subjective languages, reflecting the origin and history of each individual participant.
In Dragos Badita’s portraits, the lens is turned to capture the mental state emanating from his subjects. Badita paints his close friends and family in his works, observing and revealing intimate reflections of the human psyche and emotions.
The 90s Xanax advert is reinterpreted in Megan Dominescu rugs as a truism of our contemporary lives.
Inspired by the story-telling history of tapestries and weavings across cultures, Aurora Király builds a journal of mental images and fragments, the mise en scène of the eventful inner-lives spent in overlooked domestic spaces. In her works, a contour of a lamp induces the intimacy of focused lighting and mysterious secondary shadows, or a cat on a sofa underlines the homely closed quarters from which a figure pensively looks out on the window.
Oana Coşug constructs her narrative through the interplay between language and drawing in her book titled ‘HIDDEN drawings’, a collection of her essays and watercolour drawings that explore ways in which the female body is not objectified or vulnerable, but rather hidden and transformed.
Larisa Crunteanu installation is many things – a dressing screen, an interrogation one-way mirror, a heuristic map of the places where the body behind it likes to take walks after it gets dressed up. In the exhibition room, the Floating Anchor reclaims a space behind, where there is no other work and no other people, space where the body disappears from the sight of others allowing for the observation of all that moves afloat.