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Joëlle Tuerlinckx: Plan B - série b

Large Glass, London

Fri 29 Oct 2021 to Sat 29 Jan 2022

Artist: Joëlle Tuerlinckx

Plan B – série b is Belgian artist Joëlle Tuerlinckx’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. Tuerlinckx cites the conventions of how archive material is presented, while continually rearranging and rearticulating her work(s) into new forms and constellations.

Installation Views

The exhibition’s title wryly refers both to a ‘logical’ method of classifying the thought of a work – infinite, rhizomatic, unfixed, and on going – and to plans and ideas being rethought and modified. The idea of a ‘Plan B’ speaks to our state of planetary emergency – of needing an alternative – as well as to spaces of invention and imagination.

As is characteristic of Tuerlinckx’s work, the space and context of the gallery enters into her web of associations. Noticing the prominence of photography in Large Glass’s exhibition programme, the artist’s installation engages with photography both as an act of seeing and, through the endless Duchampian possibilities of image reproduction and replication, as a grey area between the original, idea, process, multiple and archive.

Joëlle Tuerlinckx was born in Brussels in 1958, where she lives and works.
In 2018 she received an honorary doctorate from Hasselt University, Faculty of Architecture and Art.

Tuerlinckx’s work has been exhibited internationally since the late 1980s, including recent solo exhibitions at Dia:Beacon, Dia Art Foundation, Beacon, New York (2018); Kunstmuseum Basel/Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel (2016); Haus der Kunst, Munich, Arnolfini, Bristol and WIELS in Brussels (2012-13); the Reina Sofía in Madrid (2009); Mamco - Musée d’art moderne et contemporain, Geneva (2007); The Drawing Center, New York (2006); The Power Plant in Toronto (2005); the Renaissance Society, Chicago (2003).

She has participated at Skulptur Projekte Münster (2017); Manifesta 10, St. Petersburg (2014); documenta 11, Kassel (2002).

Her work can be found in private and public collections such as the Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht; FNAC Paris; Generali Foundation/Museum der Moderne, Salzburg; MoMA, New York; Reina Sofia, Madrid and the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.

Joëlle Tuerlinckx: PLAN B – série b, at Large Glass, London. Courtesy the artist and Large Glass, London. Photo: Stephen White and Co.

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