This summer, 30 artists are exhibiting their installations in Hasselt, Belgium under the theme of “Mind the System, Find the Gap” to explore and demonstrate those political, legal, socio-cultural or spatial gaps in our system through art. Check out a selection of these art installations below and see additional photos.
Window and Ladder, Too Late for Help (2008), Leandro Erlich
This installation was originally conceived for a biennial in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. The impossible situation is presented here: a ladder leaning against a window from the remaining parts of a house, floating in air.
Sukima (2009), Sebastian Stumpf
This series of 28 images shows the artist standing on walls and doors in the gaps of the dense architectural structures of Tokyo. We are then guided to examine those gaps before, behind or beyond our view.
Based on a Grid (2012), Esther Stocker
This installation is set in the entrance hall of the exhibit. A series of black painted wooden blocks creates a spatial system of chaos – yet supposedly a grid is there but not readily visible. The challenge to visitors is whether to look for some order in the system or immerse themselves in the chaos?
Mind the System, Find the Gap
3 June – 30 September 2012
Z33 – house for contemporary art
Leandor Erlich, Window and Ladder, too late for help, 2008, Installation view at Prospect 1, New Orleans, Courtesy: GALLERIA CONTINUA, San Gimignano / Beijing / Le Moulin, Courtesy NoguerasBlanchard, Barcelona, Private collection, Palma de Mallorca
Esther Stocker, maquette for installation “based on a grid”, photo: Esther Stocker
Sebastian Stumpf, Sukima, 2009, Photo: Sebastian Stumpf