rosa rosa rosae rosae
exhibition, performances, workshops and artists' book with
Alicia Jeannin, Alicja Melzacka, Angela Detanico & Rafael Lain, Annaïk Lou Pitteloud, Audrey Cottin, buren, Charlie Usher, Eleanor Ivory Weber, Eva Giolo, Henry Andersen, Jan Vercruysse, Maíra Dietrich, Marc Buchy, Maxime Jean-Baptiste, Niels Poiz, Oriol Vilanova, Sabir, Slow Reading Club, Sofia Caesar, Surya Ibrahim, Yiannis Papadopoulos, Yoann Van Parys
curated by Pauline Hatzigeorgiou from SB34-The Pool
10.09 > 23.10
La Maison Pelgrims
69 rue de Parme 1060 Bruxelles
The group show rosa rosa rosae rosae, which will include a program of performances, workshops, and an artists' book, addresses the place where text becomes choreography, where language, transferred to rhythms and gestures, reveals and exhausts itself. This is a second, expanded installment of an exhibition organized at SB34 - The Pool in 2019, which will take place this autumn at Pelgrims House. The manipulated Latin declension, rosa rosa rosae rosae, resonates with other "roses" subject to repetition - among them Jan Vercruysse's Rosa/Rota series, and Gertrude Stein's verse "Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose". The exhibition, weaving into these references filiations both acknowledged and projected, brings together some twenty artists working with principles of repetition and the modalities that derive from them, all traditionally associated with the registers of learning: recitation, translation, transposition, quotation, copy, etc. In rosa rosa rosae rosae, these tropes introduce the possibility of testing the act and methods of transmission, the stakes of inheritance and misappropriated historical narratives, and of releasing identities hemmed in by the limits of language. Breaking apart the innocence of word, speech, and image, the works in the current exhibition navigate the rivers of the intertext, where language is challenged in its very structure and materiality. Like a face-off between the body of the sign and that of the subject who embodies the statement, the works presented in rosa rosa rosae rosae intend to illuminate and rehabilitate the gaps of the past in the present, questioning the subjectivity of our time.