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Upcom|ng exh|bition

With the support of the Flemish government and the Ambassade van het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden in België.

De overwinning van de mens op de dingen. Over sport

With works by Aline Bouvy, Denicolai & Provoost, Harun Farocki, Meschac Gaba, Ingeborg Lüscher, Sandrine Morgante, Thenjiwe Niki Nkosi, Shervin/e Sheikh Rezaei, Amber Vanluffelen, Jivan van der Ende, Benjamin Verhoeven, Gert Verhoeven and Ken Verhoeven

Exhibition dates: 13.05.2023 – 24.06.2023 

What need have these men to attack? Why are men disturbed by this spectacle? Why do they commit themselves to it so completely? Why this useless combat? What is sport? What is it then that men put into sports? Themselves, their human universe. Sport is made in order to speak the human contract.
—Roland Barthes, What is Sport?

Sport is a rewarding metaphor for the human condition, for political power structures, social relations, the art world . . . Does sport express the “superiority” of humans over the resistance of things (nature, animals, gravity, time . . .)? Doesn’t the pursuit of victory over things lead to an objectification—the “becoming thing”—of humans themselves? And what is the toll of that struggle on humans and the body? In today’s social climate, in the Anthropocene, where there is a certain shame about that victory over things, is there still room for humanity’s victory over things? These reflections form the playing field for the group exhibition.

As exhibition text, Louemans, who usually works specifically within the context of cycling, created a cartoon.

Curated by Nadia Bijl, Pepa De Maesschalck, and Vedran Kopljar.
Scenography by Kris Kuylits.
Graphic design: Maarten Enghien

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