La Greffe

Installation. This exhibition project is based on a scenario of fragmented natural histories, hybrid, grafted between Central Africa and Venezuela.

La Greffe

A relationship between continents that dates back to the end of the 16th century to become anchored in the slave trade during the third voyage of Christopher Columbus in India. What ultimately appears is the fragility of a human life lost between two immensities, the earth and the sky, and subject to primitive laws buried in nature.

Philippe Braem, [by’ro] desk for contemporary art / La Koninklijke Academie Beeldende Kunst d’Audenaerde / Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles.

La Greffe
Academy entrance. Various objects, ceramics, stuffed animals 2019.
Photography. Variable dimension, image taken in the Maagdendale church of the Academy, Audenaerde. A Cistercian abbey church, dating from the 13th century.
Stone and phtography (Canaima Salto Hacha, Venezuela, image from the collection of Leopold’s III Fondation, Belgium).
La Guajira. Argile, élastique and steel 15 x 12 x 5cm.
Alphabet. Various objects : chicken lucky bone, crab claw, steel, stones, brick, metal, wood and shark tooth.
Set view. Suspended mobile, wood, floats, steel and thread.
Plaster and sand, variable dimension.
Plaster, taparas, speakers with sound.
Feathers, floats, seed, wood and plastic.
El Castigo / The punishment. Leopold II bust, leaves, wood, metal, variable dimension.
Puki-Puki, 20 x 12cm. Leopold III’s trip to Venezuela. Boat with the flags of Belgium and Venezuela, Rio Negro 1952.
Crocodile. Video loop. extrais collection MRAC
La Greffe
La Greffe. Collage, 35 x 27cm.
Mundo Tropical / Monde Tropical. Collage, 40 x 30cm.
Empoderada en Bruselas / Empowered in Brussels. Collage, 41 x 30cm.
El Rey Bufón / The Jester King. Collage, 41 x 30cm.
Pillow, plaster and steel.