15 Year Anniversary Brussels

15 Year Anniversary Brussels

Galerie Nathalie Obadia in Brussels is pleased to present an exhaustive overview of the artists it represents through an exceptional group exhibition. This is an important moment for the gallery as it celebrates both the 15th anniversary of its presence in Brussels and the 30th anniversary of the opening of its very first location in Paris, in a small space on the rue de Normandie. Gesture and matter lie at the heart of this exhibition: figurative or abstract, the works with their extremely varied shapes, materials and textures create an environment of infinite variations. An opportunity to rediscover artistic practices that are firmly rooted within the art historical field, but also to be surprised by new processes, utilising the most recent of technologies. This ensemble of works offers a unique cocktail of varied expressions, testifying to the vitality of contemporary creation.

Presented in this exhibition are two distinctive orientations that are characteristic of Galerie Nathalie Obadia: the visitor is confronted with emblematic works by well-established artists, living or deceased, yet is also introduced to works by contemporary artists, some of which have been produced especially for this occasion. The artists on display, representing different generations and backgrounds, reflect a meticulously crafted selection process that has been developed over a period of more than three decades. Over the past 30 years, Galerie Nathalie Obadia has had the perspicacity to discover daring new talents, some of whom were very young when they began their collaboration with the gallery.

Since the opening of its Brussels branch in 2008, Galerie Nathalie Obadia has successfully promoted the activities of its artists within various renowned Belgian institutions. There were, for instance, the solo exhibitions of Andres Serrano at the Royal Museums of Fine Arts and Agnès Varda at the Musée d’Ixelles in 2016, as well as the presentation of the works of Sarkis at the Villa Empain in 2015. This strong institutional presence is presently still maintained with KANAL – Centre Pompidou, which has commissioned Laure Prouvost to create a work on its huge façade, the S.M.A.K in Ghent, which is planning to organise a solo exhibition by Joris Van de Moortel in 2024, and the Musée d’Ixelles, which will inaugurate its reopening with an exhibition of works by Sophie Kuijken at the end of 2024. These current activities bear witness to the exponential growth of the gallery, which makes it a point of honour to ensure that all of its artists gain international visibility.

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