Music Palace, Villa Empain, Avenue Franklin Roosevelt, 67 B , 1050 Brussels (BE)
Joris Van de Moortel
Music Palace, as a call for freedom that awakens all the promises of the music in the sumptuous setting of the Villa Empain ! In this exhibition, a selection of contemporary work examines the relationship between music and cultures through artistic creation. With boldness, humor and enthusiasm, these works will rock the Villa Empain becoming a Music Palace for the occasion. Music has this power to transport us, to have a complete hold over us, to rid us of our inhibitions, and play with our bodies, our minds, and their rhythms. Music also has this strange ability to galvanize crowds, and bring people together in an odd communion, something which has not escaped the notice of the political world of different cultures and periods.
Adel Abidin (Iraq), Fikret Atay (Turkey), Chant Avedissian (Egypt), Taysir Batniji (Palestine), Zoulikha Bouabdellah (Algeria), Youssef Chahine (Egypt), Natalie Czech (Germany), Folkert de Jong (Pays-Bas), Ende Wieder (France), Ninar Esber (Lebanon), Nicolas Fenouillat (France), Babak Golkar (Iran / Canada), Dan Graham (USA), Khosrow Hassanzadeh (Iran), Gregor Hildebrandt (Germany), Rashid Johnson (USA), Joachim Koester (Denmark), Jim Lambie (UK), Claude Lévêque (France), Robert Longo (USA), Arnaud Maguet (France), Maha Malluh (Saudi Arabia), Christian Marclay (USA), Ahmed Mater (Saudi Arabia), Youssef Nabil (Egypt / USA), Joe Namy (Lebanon), Ivan Navarro (Chile), Shirin Neshat (Iran / USA), Melik Ohanian (Armenia / France), Yazid Oulab (Algeria), Nam June Paik (South Korea / USA), Charlemagne Palestine (USA / Belgium), Cyprien Parvex de Collombey (Switzerland/France), Hannu Prinz (Germany), Anahita Razmi (Germany), Pipilotti Rist (Switzerland), Allen Ruppersberg (USA), Samir Sayegh (Lebanon), Slavs & Tatars (Iran / Poland), Newsha Tavakolian (Iran), Issa Touma (Syria), Joris van de Moortel (Belgium), Massimo Vitali (Italy), Haegue Yang (South Korea)