F R A C A S, Brussels
Claire Lézier, Coline Rosoux, Gert Wessels, Nitsa Meletopoulos, Olga Flór, Robin Berrewaerts, Romain les Bains, Roosje van Donselaar, Sabrina Sguanci Baroni
For the 2022 edition of Art-o-rama, the Belgian gallery F R A C A S presents a selection of 9 contemporary artists who have worked around a common theme: the planter.
Each piece presented at the fair is a unique work, created especially for the occasion by contemporary artists. Particular attention has been paid, in addition to the form always very embodied, to the functioning of each pot: which plant will grow in it and how the container will allow it to evolve? What kind of watering can be done in it, how is the water conserved, or not, and how does it drain? Is it intended to be used indoors, outside, or both? Each artist has appropriated its constraints and offers a singular vision of this everyday object, making extraordinary a somewhat banal object.
In other words, real objects to live in and allowing a life adapted to the contained plants. The richness of the diversity of the proposals amazes and refers to the richness of the biodiversity contained and attracted by these objects. These works are odes to the living world and to patience, care, the beauty of plants and crafts. A celebration of life!