Liège, Belgium

Pierre Gérard

Les Brasseurs

As soon as visitors walked into the former warehouse that the art center Les Brasseurs calls home, they were faced with an array of objects, from an installation of tables topped with various elements to an abstract wood and cardboard sculpture fastened to a wall; from a slide projection to a display of short videos playing simultaneously on small monitors. The pieces did not have clear-cut boundaries, nor did they have individual titles. The vocabulary developed in Pierre Gérard’s exhibition “Au mauvais endroit, au mauvais moment, où encore” (In the Wrong Place, at the Wrong Time, Where Next) was that of “total installation,” that is, of an exhibition conceived in its entirety as a single, vast work.

One noticed, too, how much of the work was drawn from the building’s myriad details; from its luminosity, its decrepit walls, its spatial configuration. This site-specificity was perfectly

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