not cancelled: DubaiMay 19, 2020
19 - 26 May, 2020
Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde is pleased to participate in not cancelled: Dubai, a digital art week with a scheduled program of live events and resources to support the artists' voices and to break and/or sustain the rhythm of the presentations.
We thank Vikram Divecha (b.1977, Beirut) and :mentalKLINIK composed of Yasemin Baydar (b.1972, Istanbul) and Birol Demir (b.1967, Ankara), who have reshuffled the deck from New York and Brussels, where they are based, and for embracing these complex times in which we live.
Other participating galleries and artists:
Carbon 12: Amir Khojasteh (b.1988, Iran) and Monika Grabuschnigg (b.1987, Austria)
Green Art Gallery: Alessandro Balteo-Yazbeck (b.1972, lives and works in Berlin)
Grey Noise: Charbel-joseph H. Boutros (b.1981, Lebanon) and Stéphanie Saadé (b.1983, Lebanon) Lawrie Shabibi: Shahpour Pouyan (b.1979, Iran) and Ishmael Randall Weeks (b.1976, Perù)
The Third Line: Sara Naim (b.1987, London) and Tarek Al-Ghoussein (b.1962, Kuwait)
:MENTALKLINIKBITTER MEDICINE #01 May 10, 2020
Curated by Carl De Smet
Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade (MoCAB)
Until the reopening of the museum
PUFF OUT is a Bitter Medicine to museums under lockdown, initiated by the artist duo :mentalKLINIK and curated by Carl De Smet for the Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade as the first host. :mentalKLINIK’s PUFF OUT installation is physically set in the premises of the museum, but extended onto digital platforms.
It consists of six robot hoovers, programmed to detect dust in a room covered with heaps of glitter particles. The hoovers make their own drawings in a room devoid of humans and filled with glitter, illuminating the museum spaces that are no longer fit for their initial purpose. The scene is filmed and broadcasted live at all times on the museum’s website.
BLACK SWAN IS FLOATING IN THE ART WORLD.
ARE YOU READY TO TAKE THE BITTER MEDICINE BY :MENTALKLINIK?
For the live 24/7 stream, click here
Art DubaiMarch 25, 2020
Unit 17, Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde, Alerkal Avenue, Dubai
24 - 28 March 2020
As we comply with the orders of social distancing in public spaces, we call upon the vastness of social media and the virtual sphere. In light of this, Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde is pleased to bring to you a selection of works displayed in our virtual booth on the Art Dubai 2020 Online Catalogue.
Here, you will be able to see a rich roster of works from our artists, including Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh, Hesam Rahmanian, Manal AlDowayan, Hoda Tawakol, :mentalKLINIK, Hassan Sharif, Mohammed Kazem, Haleh Redjaian and Latif Al Ani.
:mentalKLINIKICI NOUS PORTONS TOUS LES RÊVES DU MONDE February 3, 2020
8 February - 26 April 2020
:mentalKLINIK participate in the first multi-disciplinary exhibition organized by The Art and Culture Endowment Fund HY entitled Here We Reach all the Dreams of the World. The exhibition inauguratesthe fund’s new Art Platform HY which will be dedicated to enhance the value of art and culture in Madagascar through artistic residencies and cultural exchanges.
Art GeneveJanuary 23, 2020
:mentalKLINIKAstana Art Show 2019 | RACING THE GALAXY July 9, 2019
Palace of Peace and Reconciliation / Palace of Independence, Astana
Curated by Dina Baitassova and Jérôme Sans
4 July - 30 August 2019
For the 2019 edition, RACING THE GALAXY reports on the gradual dissolution of dichotomies between East and West, in the era of global communication and the confrontation or melting of cultures, referencing the idea that artistic forms travel, mingle and enrich each other, from one continent to another. Concerning concepts of nomadism and displacement inherent to all artists and creative practitioners, the exhibition is a survey into artistic approaches in both confronting and organising itself around a central axis of the impermanence of social, political, and economic constructs and conventions.
ABDELKADER BENCHAMMA AND :mentalKLINIKEldorama May 5, 2019
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.
:mentalKLINIKGolden 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.
:MENTALKLINIKThe 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.
:MENTALKLINIKCatastrophically 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."
:MENTALKLINIKObnoxiously 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).
:MENTALKLINIKObscure 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.
:MENTALKLINIKEvrim / 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.