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A Winged Thing

A Winged Thing, 2018 - Valérie Mannaerts

A Winged Thing, 2018

Valérie Mannaerts  

109,5 x 207 cm / 43.11 x 81.5 inch
Edition of 10 copies, signed and numbered by the artist

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  • Medium: Printed textile, wood
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about this work

This edition is created in the context of our art in public space project A Temporary Monument for Brussels, for which Valérie Mannaerts created a series of banners based on five drawings of different drapery. By printing the drawings on fabric, they become objects; flags that billow in the wind.

For this edition, Mannaerts reworked one of the drawings to a print on textile – not to function as a flag but rather as a backdrop or decor for a domestic setting.

about Valérie Mannaerts

Valérie Mannaerts extends the idea of a collage to paintings and spatial objects. She doesn't just present different images together but also combines ideas and objects - using different materials, such as bronze, ceramics, paint, paper-mâché, and textiles.

Mannaerts pays particular attention to the homely, the decorative, and crafts. Her works explore the boundary between image and object, in a way that reminds us of surrealism from the last century. Surrealist artists made sculptures by presenting everyday objects, joined together in new ways. According to the surrealist thinker André Breton, these works of art had the power to appeal to our subconscious.

Recent solo exhibitions include BOZAR, Brussels; Bernier/Eliades Gallery, Athens; de Appel, Amsterdam and Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerp. She participated in group exhibitions at Kunsthalle Münster; CAC, Vilnius; Kiosk, Ghent; Wiels, Brussels; MUHKA, Antwerp; and RedCat Gallery, Los Angeles.

In 2003 Valérie Mannaerts - together with Sylvie Eyberg - represented Belgium at the 50th Venice Biennale.

Valérie Mannaerts is represented by the following gallery;
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Bernier/Eliades Gallery, Athens / Brussels 

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