Meessen de Clercq, Brussels

Meessen De Clercq proposes a project bringing together several artists of the gallery around the notion of light. The city of Marseille is frequently associated with the particular glare of its light and numerous artists questioning in a relevant way this notion.

Some artists question the light spectrum (Hreinn Fridfinnsson, Adam Henry), others the symbolic powers of light (Claudio Parmiggiani, Fabrice Samyn, Rinko Kawauchi), its semi industrial applications (neon and slide of Lieven De Boeck, lightbox of Kelly Schacht, manipulated movie screen of Evariste Richer, flashes of Ellen Harvey) or the cosmic origin (Ignasi Aballi with this video “Suns”, José Maria Sicilia).

The project brings together young artists as well as confirmed artists, what allows visitors to compare practices from the Seventies to other, more contemporary ones.