• ABDELKADER BENCHAMMA AND :mentalKLINIK

    ABDELKADER BENCHAMMA AND :mentalKLINIK

    Eldorama May 5, 2019

    Tripostal, Lille

    Curated by Jérôme Sans and Jean-Max Colard with the collaboration of Isabelle Bernini

    Until 1 September 2019 


     

    As part of lille3000, Abdelkader Benchamma and :mentalKLINIK are currently included in Eldorama taking place at Tripostal, conceptually unfolding the great story of Eldorado through a myriad of contemporary works of art borrowed from the four corners of the globe, with more than 40 artists on display. The exhibition stages the universal adventure of these allegories demonstrating the impactful power of the uprooting and displacement of individuals and entire peoples whilst investigating these journeys developing into a narrative that is both dynamic and epic, yet wild and violent, brought to life by the artist’s critical viewpoints on the promises of our contemporary world.

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    :mentalKLINIK

    Golden Room April 7, 2019

    Palais Des Beaux-Arts, Lille
    Curated by Jérôme Sans and Jean-Max Colard with the collaboration of Isabelle Bernini

    27 April - 2 September 2019 
    Opening parade: 27 April 2019 


     

    During Eldorado, the new cultural season of lille3000, several artists :mentalKLINIK, Mircea Cantor, Olga De Amaral, 
    Kendell Geers, Laurent Grasso, Thomas Lélu invest in the "underground" room of the Palais des Beaux-Arts of Lille where the permanent collections of the museum, spanning Antiquity, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, are housed and exhibited. Like a treasure hunt without rules or order, artists develop the possible chapters of history as universal as it is turbulent, in which their work resonates with pieces in the collections that are inlaid with gold. In this exhibition, the quest to find treasure, a metaphor for the thirst for power, takes the form of a rite of passage, but also of a reversal of values. 

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    :MENTALKLINIK

    The Thirtieth Year September 9, 2018

    Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna

    Curated by Jérôme Sans

     

    13 September - 13 October


    This exhibition revolves around a collection of short stories (The Thirtieth Year, 1961) by Ingeborg Bachmann, an Austrian poet and a leading female protagonist of Viennese culture in the post-war years. If poetry is a way of engaging with the world through the message it conveys, in Bachmann, this engagement is also expressed by her opposition to all forms of ideology and wars, to the history of imperialism and fascism and its continuation under new guises. Bachmann’s cosmopolitan life in different European cities offered her an early understanding of borders, which she crossed or transcended throughout her own life. She also became an icon of woman’s liberation and embodied this contemporary phenomenon of nomadism, which is so typical of the lives of cultural actors in a globalized world.

     

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  • :MENTALKLINIK

    :MENTALKLINIK

    Catastrophically Gorgeous September 3, 2018

    Eugster || Belgrade

    Curator: Yasmina Reggad.

     

    12 September - 1 December


    Eugster || Belgrade is thrilled to present the first Belgrade solo presentation of artist duo :mentalKLINIK: CATASTROPHICALLY GORGEOUS, curated by Yasmina Reggad. 

     

    "In this exhibition the artists probe a speculative approach of the future in a world triggered by hyper consumption and governed by hyperobjects."

     

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  • :MENTALKLINIK

    :MENTALKLINIK

    Obnoxiously Happy September 3, 2018

    La Patinoire Royale, Brussels

    Curator: Jérôme Sans 

     

    7 September - 8 December


    La Patinoire Royale / Galerie Valérie Bach is happy to present OBNOXIOUSLY HAPPY, :mentalKLINIK’s first solo exhibition in Belgium, curated by Jérôme Sans. "The exhibition, which brings together a whole fifteen years of their activity - such an introspective rather retrospective - presents a symptomatic set of the multifaceted approach of their universe that constantly blurs borders. :mentalKLINIK is an allusion to the laboratory where coexist practice and theory, as the :mental refers to the spirit and the KLINIK to practice " (Jérôme Sans).

     

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    :MENTALKLINIK

    Obscure Object: Performed-Forms, The (0)(A)BJECT* June 10, 2018

    Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi

     

    24 - 28 June


    :mentalKLINIK will participate in a week-long artist residency as part of Abu Dhabi Art's partnership with Khalifa University of Science and Technology. Engineering and science students have been invited to work on a collaborative project by Brussels-based Turkish artist duo and Carl De Smet (noumenon), which will be presented at the upcoming edition of Abu Dhabi Art from 14 - 17 November 2018.

     

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    :MENTALKLINIK

    Evrim / Evolve April 3, 2018

    Galerie A, Izmir

    Curated by Dr Necmi Sönmez

    Organised by K2 Contemporary Art Centre

     

    Until 8 April


    The 4th edition of PortIzmir - Izmir International Contemporary Art Triennial looks into the future that appears pressured by the ever-present avant-garde archive, backward glances and repeated modernist discourses. Featuring works by :mentalKLINIK, Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige, Claus Föttinger and Füsun Onur, among others, the exhibition seeks to examine the current state of contemporary image-making and highlights ways of political and poetical reflections.

     

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