Olivier Strebelle | tribute & exhibition

25 January 2018 - 24 February 2018

Olivier & his own death:
"Don't make a fuss of it" (he said)

 

To remain faithfull to its concept, art stories | gallery proposes again a duet, a particular one indeed, but universal. The exhibition will take place from
 January 25 to February 24, 2018.

For many years Olivier Strebelle and I had long conversations, especially about death. A word still taboo but inseparable from his work even if people consider it obviously as synonymous with life and freedom.

Olivier Strebelle was not afraid of death because he built a work that was strong enough to survive and resist the erosion of matter and time.
All his life, he defied death even in the choice of almost indestructible materials (bronze, inox ...). Objectively, he made death his ally. A less direct synonym would be: "eternity" but it would not be fair in relation to the last words that he told me in full awareness and right in the eyes as he was leaving us: "don't make a fuss of it .. "  (malika es-saidi)

art stories | gallery proposes as part of the exhibition tribute  original unpublished sketches as well as works in bronze and mock up.

 

Ellada Damianou dansant entre les sculptures d'Olivier Strebelle

Performance

The 27th of January 2018, Ellada Damianou, performer and danser,  paid a tribute to the American performer Anne West for whom Olivier Strebelle conceived portable sculptures in 1974. Ellada has studied dance at P.A.R.T.S, Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker's school.

 

Performance: Ellada Damianou after "Des tuyaux habitables pour un Vicinal plus souterrain"

27 Janvier 2018, from 14 to 18 p.m

 

Opening hours
Thursday: 14:00-18:00 ou sur rendez-vous
Friday: 14:00-18:00 ou sur rendez-vous
Saturday: 14:00-18:00 ou sur rendez-vous
Peinture à l'huile de Rodolphe Strebelle représentant Olivier Strebelle à l'âge de 14 ans
représentation en bronze du Saint-Michel réalisée par le sculpteur belge Olivier Strebelle
Série de croquis originaux et inédits de projets de sculpture d'Olivier Strebelle
Série de croquis originaux et inédits de projets de sculpture d'Olivier Strebelle
"L'épanouie" sculpture en bronze du sculpteur belge olivier strebelle
maquette de la sculpture " Les amants carrés "
maquette de la sculpture " Les amants carrés "
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Olivier Strebelle