Jan Mot is proud to host Lili Dujourie for her first solo exhibition since she recently joined the gallery.
The exhibition brings together key works by the artist from the early 1970s to the early 2000s, in a range of media that exemplifies the artist’s virtuosity in sculpture, video and collage. Among the pieces selected by the artist is the site-responsive installation Amerikaans Imperialisme, conceived in 1972, which foregrounds the conceptual and political preoccupations Dujourie continues to explore to this day.
Shown internationally, Dujourie’s oeuvre demonstrates a heightened sensitivity to ambivalence, transition and the blurring of dichotomies. The organic and the bodily are recurrent references in her work, whether pictured or summoned in relation to interventions that mobilize the optic, the haptic and the affective.
Since the early 1970s, Dujourie’s work has gained international prominence through large-scale exhibitions including Documenta 12 (2007), the 7th Gwangju Biennale (2008), Sharjah Biennial 9 (2009) and the 21st Biennale of Sydney (2018). In 2015, S.M.A.K., Ghent, and Mu.ZEE, Ostend, hosted a major solo exhibition by the artist. A year later, Dujourie received the Flemish Culture Prize for Visual Arts.
Image: Lili Dujourie, Sonnet, 1974, video, b&w, 7’18” (still)