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"Works by Olivier Mosset, Dan Walsh and Sol LeWitt"
2002-09-07 until 2002-10-27
ccnoa
Brussels, , BE Belgium

CCNOA is pleased to announce the exhibitions of Olivier Mosset, Dan Walsh and Sol LeWitt. While the collaborative project by Olivier Mosset and Dan Walsh will be situated in the main galleries, Sol LeWitt's wall drawing 'Copied Lines' will be executed in the project room.

In an unusual collaboration between veteran monochrome painter Olivier Mosset and Dan Walsh, Walsh sets up the exhibition space as a guide to the viewing of Mosset‚s red, yellow, and blue monochrome canvases. Drawing on recent installations - the 1999 wallwork at CCNOA in Brussels and the 2002 '7 Greys' at Paula Cooper in New York - Walsh works with the premise that painting today has become frozen in its own art historical context and therefore impossible to see. Taking in hand all aspects of the traditional exhibition installation from lighting to painting the walls, Walsh drives his perceptual vehicle into a collision with the historical that allows us to look at the beauty in Mosset‚s discreet monochromes in the present moment.

Sol LeWitt's wall drawing 'Copied Lines' is developed from a simple idea: "One person draws a black line (marker) that is not straight horizontally across the wall (end to end). The next person copies the line, under and over it, as close as possible, using a red marker, the next with a yellow marker, the next with a blue marker. They continue until the wall is filled with lines. This could be done vertically the same way."

The concept works through a precise set of limitations that enables endless possible solutions. The fundamental content of 'Copied Lines' revolves around the enactment of a philosophical, epistemological and democratic aspect simultaneously. The artist 'secures' his work through a statement that allows others to enter it, be involved in it or at the very least understand that involvement and this gives us the sensual richness of its realization.

With the generous support of the artists, the CCNOA Friends and the Vlaamse Gemeenschaps commisie van het Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest and the Ministerie van de Vlaamse Gemeenschap.


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