September 8 – October 28
Gallery MLF | MARIE-LAURE FLEISCH, Brussels, rue Saint-Georges.
Thursday September 8, 2016 / 5 – 9 pm
As part of the Brussels Gallery Weekend, from 8 to 11 September 2016, Gallery MLF | MARIE-LAURE FLEISCH is pleased to present the Italian artist Giuseppe Stampone’s first Belgian exhibition:Europe vs Europe. This is the Gallery’s second exhibition since it opened in rue Saint-Georges in Brussels last April with the aim of extending the programme offered by the Rome gallery.
One of the main features of Giuseppe Stampone’s work is his ability to tackle international social and political issues in an ironic and provocative manner.
Europe vs Europe is a metaphor for the current situation in Europe and its contradictions.
Starting off from the research of theorist Derrick de Kerckhove, which focuses on the goals of communication tools, and their effect on our existence, Giuseppe Stampone uses the possibilities offered by digital platforms. From there he takes images and meticulously draws them with a ballpoint pen, giving them a unique touch. He then associates words with images and alters therefore their meaning with a hint of irony and irreverence.
The artist also creates installations and performances through social networks and online tools. Moreover, he develops participatory artworks, bringing together as many people as possible with the ultimate goal of promoting social cohesion. read more