Objets Reposés, 2012
Solo show at the M_Museum (Leuven, June-September 2012 BE)
Works shown in the exhibition:
Gallery 28 (main space):
Poem to Be Sung - An Ode to Sol LeWitt and Two Wooden Sculptures, 2012: site specific installation: black and white and colour photographs,papier-mâché sculptures, wall painting, performance and culinary intervention
Silver Back and Back Rock, 2001/ 2012: black and white photograph and papier-mâché sculpture
Activations, 2012: video shown on monitor
River Back Arms & Scales, 2012: black and white photographs and papier-mâché sculpture
Under Water Food Signs, 2012: installation based on performance
Presser Tourner Montrer, 2004 / 2012: black and white photographs
'Madonna with child', ca. 1700, chosen from the storage of M_Museum
Un fruit pour la main droite, 2011: installation in three parts: part 1: video, sound and perfume;
part 2: wall painting and drawing; part 3: performance folder
Gallery 28: installation view, showing clockwise Back Rock, River Back Arms and Scales, Poem to Be Sung
The title of the exhibition Objets Reposés was inspired by Norman Bryson’s critical study of the still-life genre entitled' Looking at the Overlooked - Four Essays on Still Life Painting' (1990). Ines Lechleitner: “Bryson uses the term nature reposée for things standing still, things at rest. My choice of title Objets Reposés uses this idea as a metaphor for the moment of an exhibition. Things activated and animated in my photographs, videos, performances and objects become motionless in an exhibition. But this stillness also implies possible movement and circulation which either happened in the past or will happen in the future.” This was exemplified by the performance Position and Trace of Poem to be sung which was enacted on the evening of the opening of the exhibition.
Ines Lechleitner often starts from the existing exhibition space. At M she established links with the historic collection. The red wall refered to the colour of the wall in gallery 8 in the permanent collection of M.
Poem to Be Sung- An Ode to Sol LeWitt and Two Wooden Sculptures is a site-specific installation for M. referring to the Sol LeWitt 'Colors' exhibition and to two wooden sculptures belonging to M: 'Christ surrounded by six figures' (ca 1500-1525) from the first gallery of the collection and 'Madonna and Child' (ca 1700) from M’s storage.
Objets Reposés is a sequel to her project Sense Correspondence in which Lechleitner addresses questions of sensory translation in dialogue with artists, writers and scientists. How does one sense relate to the other? How can one sensory experience be evoked by another or even transferred to another? Consequently, the artist also explores how a certain sensory impression or motif can be translated from one medium to another.
Gallery 28: installation view, showing Poem to Be Sung before the performance
Gallery 28: installation view, showing Silver Back and Back Rock
Gallery 28: installation view, showing Activations, River Back Arms andScales
Gallery 28: installation view, showing River Back Arms and Scales
Gallery 29: installation view, coming from room 28
Gallery 28: installation view, showing Presser Tourner Montrer
Gallery 28: installation view, showing Under Water Food Signs installation
Gallery 28: installation view, showing 'Madonna with child' - ca 1700
Gallery 30: installation view, coming from room 29, showing Un fruit pour la main droite installation
Gallery 30: installation view, coming from exit1, showing Un fruit pour la main droite installation
Gallery 30: installation detail of Un fruit pour la main droite