Expo: Feiko Beckers - The Understanding of Nonsense

Expo: Feiko Beckers - The Understanding of Nonsense

3 February - 8 April I Beursschouwburg

Vernissage: Friday 3 February, 19:00, as part of the opening of 'O Solitude', the new focus programme of Beursschouwburg.

Beursschouwburg is happy to welcome you at The Understanding of Nonsense, a solo-exhibition by the Dutch artist Feiko Beckers

Feiko Beckers, known for his ‘failed’ interventions and in other artistic endeavours undertaken at Beursschouwburg in the last four years (e.g. 'I Fail Good' and '50 Hours of Beursschouwburg'). 

For The Understanding of Nonsense, Beckers will be filling our exhibition space with a variety of huts on stilts, dwellings built on poles. In them, he will show sculptures, films, texts and even performances. The shelters will each house a different aspect of his multifaceted, multidisciplinary work. In each individual work, he will try to find an answer to an apparently trivial problem. Trials all utterly doomed to failure…

By constructing these spaces, Feiko Beckers begins with an effort to mimic real ‘white cubes’, but thanks to their awkward accessibility and cramped measurements, the houses on stilts are more like pastiches of exhibition spaces. In this way, the artificiality of the surrounding context and the objects (an artificiality that he often creates in his work) extends to the location in which they are presented.


Open: We. - Fr, 12:00 - 18:00, Sa. 12:00 - 19:00 

More info, see attached text by Anne-Marie Poels. 

BIO - Feiko Beckers (b. 1983) is a Dutch artist. He graduated from the Minerva Academy in Groningen in 2006 and was artist in residence at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam in 2010-2011. In 2013 he was a resident at Palais de Tokyo’s Le Pavilion programme.

He works with everyday histories based on events from his own life, stories about failures, accidents or embarrassing situations that he has personally experienced. His work seeks answers to the unexpected, merciless character of unfortunate events. With video, performance, installations and even music, he constructs narratives that are unexpectedly interrupted, their determined and unavoidable failure impending and self-evident.

About Beursschouwburg

Beursschouwburg is an arts centre, situated in the heart of Brussels, that embraces a hybrid and multidisciplinary identity. It’s the perfect place for performance, film, music, exhibitions, debates, lectures, parties and a drink at beurscafé. 

Beursschouwburg provides a platform for young and innovative artistes, thus it’s the place to discover the big names of tomorrow. Young talent, cross-fertilization and an opportunity to experiment are pivotal in the diverse programme which seamlessly coalesces with the generation 2.0.

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