'After Scale Model: Dwelling in the work of James Casebere'
16 June 2016
'After Scale Model: Dwelling in the work of James Casebere' at BOZAR in Brussels, Belgium presents a selection of work by the American artist James Casebere. The exhibition, which runs from 17 June until 4 September, follows a major retrospective of the artist's work at the Haus der Kunst in Munich, Germany and coincides with the 10th edition of the International Biennial of Photography, which takes place in Liège, Belgium from 20 August until 16 October.
Casebere's pioneering work has securely placed him at the forefront of artists working with constructed photography. Over the past forty years Casebere has devised increasingly complex models and photographed them in his studio, creating photographic tableaux that subtly lay bare their own devices to inhabit the gap between abstraction and image, painting and photography. Casebere’s works have progressively depicted a wider perspective: the surrealist domestic scenes and claustrophobic vistas of his early pieces gave way to hauntingly evocative architectural interiors and exteriors of building typologies found both in the United States and the Middle East.
His work on display at BOZAR features an intricate ensemble of domestic interiors and settings, housed in the antechambers of Victor Horta's Centre for Fine Art. The disconcerting work on show, which includes earlier pieces such as Screw Device (1991) and Cell with Rubble (1996), highlights the historical link between the artist, Brussels and Belgium.
The artist will be in conversation with curator Wouter Davidts on Friday June 17 from 8-10pm. Please click here for more information on the talk and here for more information on the exhibition at BOZAR.