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

(curation)
‘Work, Comfort, Home’ - Michael Mönnich
Art Au Centre #3. Group exhibition, Liège
04.06.20 - 30.09.20

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

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



CURRENT

The Town Mouse and the Country House
Group exhibition, curated by The Balcony
20.04.20 - 20.05.20



RECENT

(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








GROTER. NIEUWE. PRIX REDUIT. TOUTE NOUVELLE






Groter, Nieuwe, Prix réduit, Toute nouvelle,
4 illuminated signs,
     Variables dimensions,

     from 20x40x10 to 85x70x10cm
   Aluminium, Plexiglas, LED


4 printed booklets,
    from 52 to 80 pages
     A5
size

2014-2015

Production costs funded by Antoine Venault

The piece 'Groter' has been selected has the recipient of The Annex Collection Acquisition Award
The work is part of The Annex Collection, London. UK since November 2017
The pieces have been shown during The Foreseen Project exhibition 'Bruit & Fluctuation', Brussels. 2015



Exhibition view. The Foreseen Project, 'Bruit & Fluctuation', Brussels. 2015


Groter, Nieuwe, Prix reduit, Toute nouvelle is composed of 4 illuminated signs, each shape results of a billboard implantation site in the Brussels’ region. Each sign comes with a booklet containing statistical data and iconography about the location. The title is composed of generic injunctions currently found in ads, both in flemish and french, the two main languages in Brussels.
The lightboxes are scaled down at 1% of the initial billboard implantation site sizes. Therefore they possibly become shop signs - a smaller scale. There is a link between billboards, that sell advertisement spaces and supermarkets, that sell the promoted products.

The booklets contain data such as the total advertisement surface, the advertisement surface visible simultaneously, the taxed surface according to the municipality policy, the surface used for their implantation, etc. This work reflects the economy of advertisement as well as the politics and administrative uses of urban space. And it more recently starts to question the plasticity and the obsolescence of the packaging themselves.