RUI CALÇADA BASTOS
Exhibition 29.10 – 18.12
Irène Laub Gallery is glad to present "upright", a solo show by Portuguese artist Rui Calçada Bastos.
Curated by Gregory Lang, this exhibition questions notions of balance and depth through a selection of works that create spatio-temporal breaches in the foundation and the intimacy of our memory. The artist develops and renews his visual language linked to construction and urban environments, and marked by encounters, associations and found objects presented in new settings.
Rui Calçada Bastos’ work is included in several institutional collections in Germany, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Brazil, France, Spain and Portugal. He had two major personal exhibitions in Portugal: one at the MAAT in Lisbon in 2016 and a large-scale retrospective at the Colégio das Artes in Coimbra, in 2019.
More information: https://irenelaubgallery.com/news_exhibitons/upright/
Image © Rui Calçada Bastos, From the series Hypothetical Geographies, 2020 Postcard, balsa wood, 8 x 6 x 12,5 cm (Courtesy the Artist and Irène Laub Gallery)
1050 Brussels - Belgique
Since 2016, Irène Laub Gallery exhibits established and emerging artists in Brussels and in a selection of international art fairs. Our represented artists are actively committed to questioning social, political and architectural spaces. They present a very diverse body of work – inculding installation, video, sculpture, painting and drawing – and display pure and powerful aesthetics. The gallery is intended as an adaptable experimentation space, allowing the artists to stretch the boundaries of their chosen discipline, either by testing and distorting the physical frame of the work itself, or by exploring its significance in the social sphere. In 2018, the gallery moved to a new location and developed an ambitious exhibition programme, dedicated to further a productive dialogue between international artists, curators and institutions.
Image © José Pedro Croft, exhibition view at Irène Laub Gallery, Brussels (BE), 2021.