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Exhibition Eleni Kamma- Qui Who Êtes Are Vous les Louviérvoix ?

Saturday 9 April 2022 - Sunday 24 July 2022
Open Tuesday to Sunday 10:00—18:00
Centre de la Gravure et de l'Image Imprimée de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles
Rue des Amours, 10
B-7100 La Louvière, Belgium

QUI WHO ÊTES ARE VOUS les Louviérvoix ?

In her work, Eleni Kamma explores the notion of parrhesia, the courage to speak one’s mind, which she approaches from a comedic and excessive perspective. Echoing Pol Bury and André Balthazar's Daily-Bul magazine, Eleni questioned the people of La Louvière about their identity. Who are they? What is La Louvière? Could it be claimed? Could it be written? Could it be worn? Between collective creation and cultural heritage, the people of La Louvière, past and present, find themselves in this collaborative exhibition, defined by a tenuous relationship between surrealist heritage, industrial landscape, working-class history and Carnival in clogs!

In dialogue with the artists of the collections of CGII and Daily-Bul :
Pierre Alechinsky, André Balthazar, Pol Bury, Jean Brusselmans, Zéphir Busine, Pasquale Cristallo, Francis De Bolle, Fabien Delvigne, Daniel Fauville, Joseph Ghin, Maurice Henry, Gustave Marchoul, Mœbius, Françoise Pétrovitch, François Schuiten, Roland Topor, Luc Van Malderen, Margot Weemaes, Jean Winance.

With the contributions of :
Nathalie Coen, Élodie Delvaux, Pascale Joie, Nadine Lebrun, Marie-Thérèse Mancini, Dominique du Mouchon d’Aunia, Caty Scheirs, Georges Vercheval, Jeanne Vercheval, Véronique Vercheval, Aurélie, Béné, Jérôme, Jym, Michel, Phil, Tia, Véro.

In collaboration with :
Daily-Bul & Co, Keramis, les Archives de la Ville de La Louvière, le Musée International du Carnaval et du Masque, le CPAS de La Louvière, Les Scriveûs asbl, Lire et écrire asbl.

Eleni Kamma

Eleni Kamma (Athens, 1973) holds a degree in painting from the Athens School of Fine Arts (1995–2000) and a MA Fine Art from the Chelsea College of Art & Design, London (2001–2002). In 2008/2009 she was a Fine Art Researcher at the Jan Van Eyck Academie, Maastricht.

Kamma’s practice circulates from her as an individual artist (through drawings and objects), to dialogic collaborations (films, performative events, journals) and back again, by writing about it and further developing this practice with others.

Recent solo and group exhibitions include: ‘Casting Call: The Collector of Proverbs, The Animal, The Fool, The Selfie-Junkie, The Innocent, The Child, The Drunk, The...’, West Den Haag, 2021; ‘Casting Call: So, You Think About Abstraction the Last Minutes Before You Die?’, SPACE, Liege, 2021; the 1st Limburg Biennale, Marres, Maastricht, 2020; ‘Persona Everyware’, Centre d’art Le Lait, Albi; ‘Wellness’, Kristianstads Konsthall, Kristianstad, 2020.

Kamma lives and works in Brussels and Maastricht.

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