Anouk De Clercq, David Claerbout, Joris Van de Moortel
Klara Pompidou x artlead Edition Set
Edition of 50 copies, signed and numbered by the artists on certificate
about this work
Pompidou is a radio programme on the national Belgian radio Klara. First aired in 2013, it shares artlead’s goal of bringing art closer to people. Since 2020, Klara and artlead have been working together to take this endeavour one step further. Together with artlead, Pompidou presents art to its listeners in the form of affordable, limited edition artworks made by some of Belgium’s most prolific artists.
Each year, Klara Pompidou and artlead jointly publish three editions which will be offered as a set, each published on 50 signed and numbered copies. This third edition set brings together limited edition artworks by David Claerbout, Joris Van de Moortel, and Anouk De Clercq.
This edition set includes the following works:
Anouk De Clercq
(with Michaël Bussaer)
Boom Boom Bloom, 2022
Archival Pigment print on Photo Rag Bright
white paper 310gsm, in artist frame
61 x 43,5 cm
On the occasion of Bozar, Brussels 100th anniversary, Anouk De Clercq created a video installation on the facade of the art centre with 100 unique flowers, each blooming in colourful bursts. For this edition, Anouk worked with graphic designer Michaël Bussaer to create a still image that overlays 50 of these flowers to create a new one – in honour of Bozar director Sophie Lauwers who passed away earlier this year.
Flowers are never just flowers. We look to these bursts of colour and joy when the world turns dark. And the darker the turn, the more significance our flowers assume. They are dissidence of the highest, most beautiful order.
Joris Van de Moortel
Klara licht je op, 2022
Silkscreen on textile, beeswax, cardboard
24 x 5 x 5 cm
For this Klara Pompidou x artlead 2022 edition series, Joris Van de Moortel wanted to work with sound. The starting point for his edition was a set of candles he brought from Manilla, the Philippines long ago. Bundled together they formally echo Édouard Manet’s famous Asparagus. However, when lit individually they are tools to form a musical composition. As collector you are invited to light the candles, drop coloured drops of wax on a stave to correspond colours with notes, and make a freeform composition on a piece of paper.
Please note the piece of paper with the composition pictured is not included in the edition – you are supposed to make your own.
The tree that cast a square shadow, 2022
Archival Pigment print on Museum Etching 350gsm
Diptych, 40 x 40 cm each
The tree that cast a square shadow is a diptych bringing together an almost snapshot-like depiction of a landscape and a digital render based on that very photograph. The first image was photographed by David Claebout when cycling in the north of Italy. On a small path, in the middle of nowhere, he saw a tree that cast a square shadow. Back home in his studio, he set to digitally recreate the kind of tree that would create such a shadow. Through various software and algorithms, Claerbout tried to recalculate the shape of the tree based on the original shadow – but inevitably glitches corrupted the image.
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about Anouk De Clercq
Anouk De Clercq explores the potential of audiovisual language to create possible worlds. She is interested in what lies behind ‘reality’ or in between the visible and the imaginary. Her recent work is based on the utopian idea of ‘radical empathy’.
Her work has been shown in institutions such as Tate Modern, London; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid; MAXXI, Rome; Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève; BOZAR, Brussels; as well as film festivals such as International Film Festival Rotterdam; Berlinale, Berlin; and Ars Electronica, Linz.
She is a founding member of Auguste Orts, On & For Production and Distribution and initiator of Monokino.
She is affiliated to the School of Arts University College Ghent as a visiting professor.
You can discover more of Anouk De Clercq’s work on her own website.
about David Claerbout
As one of the most innovative and acclaimed artists of his generation working with moving image, David Claerbout has created a striking body of works within which the media of film and photography appear to co-exist. Claerbout’s works often depict some everyday activity or event that seems to be the subject of the work, but as time passes we as viewers face a dilemma in how to decipher the artist’s intention. The works not only alter our established understanding of time and the narrative process but also our notions of reality, illusion, and the relationship between them.
David Claerbout has had numerous solo exhibitions, including SFMOMA, San Francisco; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; the MIT List Visual Arts Center, Massachusetts; and the Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich. His work has been shown in several major group exhibitions, including shows at Louisiana, Humblebaek; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; MCA, Chicago; and Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin.
Claerbout’s work is also present in many important public collections, such as Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Boijmans van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam.
David Claerbout is represented by the following galleries;
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Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp
Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich
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about Joris Van de Moortel
Embodying the fervent spirit of concrete music and rock and roll, Joris Van de Moortel’s process-driven work encompasses sculpture, painting and musical performance to explore the tension between the static nature of objects and their potential for energy.
Joris Van de Moortel’s mixed media paintings, figurative drawings and sculptures are assemblages of musical instrument fragments, neon tubing and other remnants of performance debris that, when combined, achieve an unexpected sense of harmony.
As an index of prior actions, he lays bare the permanent tension that exists between order and chaos with precision and refinement. Like Arte Povera artist Mario Merz’s use of neon, which galvanized everyday objects and fused the organic with the inorganic, Van de Moortel creates dynamic, self-contained environments and applies neon as brushstrokes that escape the contour of representation, creating a force of energy and freeing itself from the frame.
(Courtesy of Kunstenpunt)
Recent exhibitions include BOZAR, Brussels; SCAD Museum Gallery, Atlanta; Cairo International Biennale of Art; Lille Métropole Musée d’art moderne; MAC’s, Grand Hornu; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Kunstlerhaus, Nuremberg; and National Gallery of Art, Warsaw. Upcoming solo exhibitions include Ghisla Foundation, Locarno and S.M.A.K., Ghent.
Joris Van de Moortel is represented by the following galleries;
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Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris / Brussels
You can discover more of Joris Van de Moortel’s work on his own website.