Exhibition. La Vie matérielle
From 9 December 2021 to 13 March 2022 at the Centrale for contemporary art.
The exhibition La Vie matérielle is a dialogue between 12 Italian and Belgian artists on the link between art and life.
La Vie matérielle, named after the book of the same name by Marguerite Duras, explores and relates the artistic journey to personal experience.
Both Duras' book and the works in the exhibition are defined by a constant dialogue between ordinary everyday life (of which the body is a crucial element) and the inner, intimate life, torn between its deepest aspirations and reality.
By reusing, hybridising, diverting or decontextualizing organic materials and everyday objects and giving them a new life that transcends their usual use, the artists in the exhibition bridge the divide between artistic disciplines.