Beloved in the Landscape

Beloved in the Landscape
November 2016 – January 2017
Belle Air, Essen, Germany

Co-curated with Marion Vasseur Raluy
With: Lauren Coullard, Henrik Olai Kaarstein, Lila de Magalhaes, Simon Lässig

My love,

There is a form of lucidity within you that I didn’t have before you came. My world was a series of mirrors, reflecting only my own obsessions. I was like a child. You were in this strange world of objectivity, full of things and plants. You spoke to me for the first time and said, “I know what you’re looking for.”You were my exact opposite, like someone was tearing apart my hipbone and it was standing in front of me. After that, there was no coming back to the ancient world.

My landscape is populated by your pieces. It has the smell of love. I can barely talk with the others about it. Someone might be able to discover my entrails. Push me in the grass so I can stay alongside you. I wore lipstick so your eyes would follow my mouth in the dark. Like a rose bursting and blooming, screaming “love me” with a voice it will never have.

“The flower that you love is not in danger. I will draw you a muzzle for your sheep. I will draw you a railing to put around your flower. I will−−”*

Your beloved

*Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince, 1943

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Lauren Coullard, Garden Style, 2016
Oil on canvas

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Lauren Coullard, Shiver, 2016
Oil on canvas

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Simon Lässig, Village Vanguard; 1: Against Form 2: Against Movement 3: Against Structure 4: Against Progress, 2016
Video, sound, color

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Lila De Magalhaes, Call me eden, 2016
Lila De Magalhaes, Smoker#2, 2016
Lila De Magalhaes,As I was saying, 2016
Glazed ceramics on colored gelatin

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Lila De Magalhaes, Growing pain, 2016
Painted ceramic

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Lila De Magalhaes, Call me eden, 2016
Ceramic on colored gelatin

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Lila De Magalhaes, As I was saying, 2016
Glazed ceramic on colored gelatin

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Henrik Olai Kaarstein, Not yet titled (Cindi in water), 2016
Charcoal, oil pastels on paper

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Henrik Olai Kaarstein, Portrait: Rue Antoine Dansaert, 2016
Charcoal, soft pastels, acrylic paint on inkjet print

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Lila De Magalhaes, Internal Iceland, 2016
Embroidered pillowcase and sound recording
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