ARTHUR CORDIER                                                                                     ︎ ︎







Arthur Cordier’s practice reflects on the economic uses of public space, with a focus on the display structures and the consumerist logic of advertising. Working with sculpture, installation, video, photography, and performance, he explores the forms of decay inherent to promotional systems... 

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UPCOMING

un peu de jambon pour un peu de culture?
Group exhibition, curated by LABO#5 Leuven. BE - postponed to May 2021

SWAB Contemporary Art Fair
With The Balcony & Susan Bites, Barcelona. ES
01.10.20 - 15.10.20



RECENT

Curating the Young
Permeke Public Library, Antwerpen - 08.07.20 - 03.08.20 (extended)

(curation)
‘Work, Comfort, Home’ - Michael Mönnich
Art Au Centre #3. Group exhibition, Liège
09.06.20 - 30.08.20

beauty / ?
Group exhibition, curated by Dilum Coppens and Sandra Meilunaite, K.L.8. Brussels - 17.07.20 - 24.07.20

The Town Mouse and the Country House
Group exhibition at The Balcony. The Hague
24.06.20 - 15.07.20

The Town Mouse and the Country House
Group exhibition, curated by The Balcony. Rochefort (BE)
20.04.20 - 20.05.20

(writing)
‘Liège. Come for the beer, stay for the scene’
Published on Jegens&Tevens

Art Au Centre #2
Group exhibition, curated by Maxime Moinet. Liège
06.02.20 - 30.04.20

zerobudget.be
Curated by Mikail Koçak
19.04.20 - 25.04.20

VOYAGE VOYAGE #2
L 'Annexe, screening. Paris
13.03.2020

Susan, bites, and videotapes II Susan Bites, screening. The Hague
23.02.2020

RAVI Liège. Residency & exhibition in collaboration with AAIR Antwerpen. Liège
01.09.19 - 31.12.2019

Contamination and maybe even more Fonderia 20.9. Group. Verona
15.07.19 - 29.09.2019

better as a chorus
Royal Academy of Art. Group. The Hague
05.07.19 - 11.07.19

Supermarket Independent Art Fair with Alternative Art Guide, Group. Stockholm
04.04.19 - 07.04.19

All Bark No Bite
Susan Bites, Group. The Hague
09.02.19 - 22.02.19

The Ongoing Conversation #5
1646. Experimental art space. The Hague.
08.06 - 17.06.18

D.D.- Domestica Dove 
Duo exhibition with Ioana Ciora, Vitrine01, Berlin

What Now / Now What
Sofia Underground, Group. Sofia Arsenal - Museum for Contemporary Art, Bulgaria

The Nudist on the Late Shift
Group. Curated by Barbara Seiler & Marcel van Eeden.
KABK Gallery, The Hague

Rise, Group.
Curated by Jonatan Habib Engqvist. Quartair Contemporary Art
Initiatives, The Hague

TO PLAY, Group. Sagacity, curated by Pathfinders Collective. Brussels

Klein Eiland, Group. La Cambre - Studio CityGate. Brussels

Turn Left on Supernova, Group. De Besturing. The Hague

Everything must go, Group. NEST Ruimte. Curated by Eelco van der Lingen. The Hague

Wall, collaborative work with Ioana Ciora and Jean Katambayi, Stroom Den Haag. The Hague

FRICHE, Residency & group exhibition. Brussels








CONTAMINATION AND MAYBE EVEN MORE
Verona, IT





Contamination and maybe even more, Fonderia 20.9, Verona

Group exhibition initiated by Davide Ghelli Santuliana, co-curated by Arthur Cordier and Valentino Russo. With Flaviu Cacoveanu & Cathleen Owens.
15.07.19 - 29.09.2019


Contamination and maybe even more” is a research-based project between the gallery Fonderia 20.9 in Verona and the artist-initiative The Balcony in The Hague. The project includes a residency and an exhibition.
The aim is to set up a platform for ongoing collaborations between Verona and The Hague.

The participating artists are invited to critically reflect on the idea of contamination and consumption of contemporary images in our everyday social, political and artistic environment.









Flaviu Cacoveanu, Untitled (senza glutine). Intervention with textile patches on gallery curtains, variable dimensions




Arthur Cordier,  open sourcy water
Photographic print, digitalized negative, 70 x 100cm








Davide Ghelli Santuliana, Nude Interiors
Neon light with red gelatine filter, 13 framed matte prints, adhesive matte print, variable dimensions




Arthur Cordier, ice cold stick to it
Variable dimensions, vinyl stickers, adhesive prints, 40 x 57cm




Flaviu Cacoveanu, Full Moon / Empty Stomach Intervention with acrylic on gallery neons, variable dimensions


Cathleen Owens, Is this what you want?
Inkjet on post-it notes


Valentino Russo, Wrestling VS Art
Acrylic on canvas, variable dimensions











👉 ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Flaviu Cacoveanu (Cluj, 1989) presents himself as a Con & Temporary artist. His position relates to a conceptual approach of his own surroundings; and to notions of time, language, humor and the everyday life. He studied photography and visual arts in Romania (2011) and the Netherlands (2014), and has since been expanding his practice, which develops at the border of art and visual communication. He currently lives and works in Berlin, Germany.

Arthur Cordier (Leuven, 1993) is interested in the realm, the politics and the economy of the commercial-images—the consumption of mass-produced images in advertising on one hand, and the production of urban spaces through commercial structures and billboards on the other hand.
Recently he has been researching the links between supermarkets, colonial and industrial history, and the use of cultural icons in advertising in the Netherlands.
Arthur co-initiates the artist run-spaces The Balcony & Susan Bites in The Hague.

Cathleen Owens (Washington DC, 1992) is an artist and communications consultant currently based in The Hague, NL. She received her BFA at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York (2014) and her Master’s in ArtScience at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague (2017). Cathleen’s work, which usually takes the form of performative installations involving text, plays with ideas of authenticity and identity through language.

Davide Ghelli Santuliana (Verona, 1989) works on the politics of representation, particularly focusing on mass-media culture: from pornographic imagery to genre films, his goal is to expose the inherently political and ideological content of images and to create resistant narratives.
He studied photography and video-art at the Fondazione Modena Arti Visive, in Modena (Italy), before attending the MFA in Artistic Research, at the Royal Academy of Arts, in The Hague (NL).

Valentino Russo (Rome, 1994) is interested in the reuse and re-contextualization of images from online sources—sometimes mixed with original material. This process mirrors the endless recycle of culture that takes place in our social-media based society, a landscape characterized by the impossibility to distinguish between real and fake, true and false, right and wrong. Around all the collected images, a narrative is constructed, turning the visual material in metaphors, characters, allegories that depict a distorted and often dreamlike reality.