Ways of Seeing

Exhibition at Boghossian Foundation, Villa Empain, Brussels

By Sara Staunsager

Taking its cue from the art critic and author John Berger’s hugely influential essay on art criticism, the exhibition Ways of Seeing invites the viewer to explore the idea of visual culture differently through works by modern and contemporary artists, who re-configure our perception of the world. John Berger, who died at the age of 90 earlier this year, wrote that the connection between what we see and what we know is never settled, and that seeing is, at its core, a political act. As such, the exhibition confronts your own way of ‘seeing’ and, ultimately, changes the way you look at art.

James Turrell, Alta
James Turrell, Alta (Pink), 1968

Ways of Seeing presents 27 artists and consists of 70 works, spanning a variety of media by among others Alicja Kwade, Vik Muniz, Cindy Sherman, Jeppe Hein, James Turrell, and Mona Hatoum. The exhibition is curated by Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath, internationally recognized independent curators and academics, and the co-founders of Art Reoriented, a multidisciplinary curatorial platform based in Munich and New York.

Jeppe Hein
Jeppe Hein, Rotating Mirror Object II, 2013
Alicja Kwade
Alicja Kwade, Kohle (1T Rekord), 2010

NOTE: What you see online is but a way of seeing. I would strongly recommend you to go and see the original works at the luxurious Villa Empain in Brussels with your own eyes. That is truly an uplifting and inspiring way of seeing!

From 22 September to 18 February 2018

Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 67
B-1050 Brussels


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