Rendez-vous avec A,  David Tobón

03 Septembre - 24 Novembre 2020
September, 03 - November, 24 2020

“Rendez-vous avec A.” is a retrospective, reuniting most of my works realised during my Master. The name of the exhibition is echoing one of my drawings made in the serie “Instructions pour trouver un Alicangaro”. This serie introduces a story where the spectator goes looking for an enigmatic and non-existant creature. The story of the exhibition privileges the spectator’s movement, in a physical way – by moving into the space – as well as in the spectator’s mental images through the daily objects, where the signified have been misappropriated with the practice of drawing. The mental image is thus double and composed of traps. These double images can be reversible, ambiguous or crypto-images.

First, the spectator indulges in a certain mental image, in a given signification in the definition of the using of an object. Than, he is surprised by the appearance of new perceptions. 

The notion of the trap is also present in the choice of the materials. The using of the graphite is dominant in my works. I misappropriate its first sense. The graphite, which is mostly made to draw, is used to create different objects and mediums. What we draw with becomes what we draw on.

This exhibition is a journey devoid of finality. We discover objects where the sense is infinite. We fall into traps where we do not know the way out. We have a Rendez-vous with A, but we will never know who it is.

Chapter 4, group show 

03 Septembre - 28 Novembre 2020
September, 03 - November, 28 2020

The Felix Frachon Gallery celebrates its fifth anniversary. For the occasion, an anniversary exhibition will take place from September 3rd to October 24th at the 26BY. Since its opening, the gallery's ambition has been to present a young and international contemporary art scene. He makes it a point of honour to highlight unknown artists, who have difficult access to artistic mediators due to their geo-socio-political situation. The gallery plays the role of mediator, allowing to promote the work of these artists who deserve to be discovered.

The anniversary exhibition will be a retrospective, travelling from one work to another, from India to Burkina Faso via Peru. The gallery is happy and proud to take a step back and look back on these many journeys. A look back on five years of discoveries whose the history of the next chapters hasn't yet to be written...

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Du mardi au samedi
5 rue saint georges
1050 Bruxelles - Belgique
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The gallery was created to present and promote in and from Brussels, the young contemporary art scenes from the « emerging » countries. Following of seasonal themed programmation of 5 to 7 solo-shows questioning the essence of frontiers, time and politics, different discours, medias, origins, and art practices. The seasons are as follow: India 2016/17, Africa and its diaspora 17/18, Central & South America 18/19 and Arabic Countries 19/20. All the shows in one season are interlinked not by the « origin » or « place of work » of the artist, but by the questions and « Propos » defended by each artist. Following our aim to introduce different cultures, a book will be edited and a seminar organized.