XEROX at Societé, Brussels, 9.9.-13.11.2016
Xavier Antin, Just in Time


Exhibition 9.9. — 13.11.2016
Brunch opening on Sunday 11.09 _ 12 am – 6 pm
Exhibition hours: Thu-Fri 5-9 pm — Sat-Sun 3-7 pm

Rue Vanderstichelen 106, 1080 Brussels, Belgium

with: A Constructed World, Xavier Antin, Mel Bochner, Jérémie Boyard, Dieudonné Cartier, Cejar, Michiel Ceulers,  William Marie Claes, Claude Closky, Continuous Project (Bettina Funcke, Wade Guyton, Joseph Logan and Seth Price), François Curlet, Aljosa Daumerie, Hanne Darboven, Alessandro de Francesco, Denicolai & Provoost, Tiago Duarte, gerlach en koop, Pati Hill, Hudinilson Jr, Nicholas Knight, Alison Knowles, LAb[au], Jean Mathiaut, Jonathan Monk, Carsten Nicolai, Alexandre Perigot, Michalis Pichler, Steven Pippin, Wilfrid Rouff, Peter Scott, Yann Sérandour, Sonia Sheridan, Eric Stephany, Joseph Strau, Christophe Terlinden, Richard Torchia, Klaus Urbons, Michael Van den Abeele, Gil J. Wolman.


With the book exhibitions:

Working Drawings and Other Visible Things on Paper Not Necessarily Meant to be Viewed as Art (1966) by Mel Bochner with Carl Andre, Jo Baer, John Cage, Tom Clancy, Dan Flavin, Milton Glaser, Dan Graham, Eva Hesse, Alfred Jensen, Donald Judd, Michael Kirby, William Kolakoski, Robert Lepper, Sol LeWitt, Robert Mangold, Robert Moskovitz, Robert Smithson, Kenneth Snelson, and others.

Xerox Book (1968) by Seth Siegelaub

with Carl Andre, Robert Barry, Douglas Huebler, Joseph Kosuth, Sol LeWitt, Robert Morris, Lawrence Weiner.

January 5-31, 1969 (1969) by Seth Siegelaub

with Robert Barry, Douglas Huebler, Joseph Kosuth, Lawrence Weiner.

Working Drawings And Other Visible Things On Paper Not Necessarily Meant To Be Viewed (2008) by Michalis Pichler with AA Bronson, Mel Bochner, Inaki, Marcel Broodthaers, Heath Bunting, Alice Creischer, Brad Downey, Ellen Harvey, Kenneth Goldsmith, Burkhard Holdorff, Deborah Kelly, Akim Nguyen, Douglas Huebler, Sol LeWitt, Edgar Orlaineta, Michalis Pichlers, Peter Piller, Adrian Piper, Johannes Raether, Allen Ruppersberg, Stefan Schuster, Andreas Siekmannn, Evgenia Tsalagrada, Haegue Yang, Adam Zaretsky.

April 21-24, 2016 (2016) by Bureau des Réalités

with Rosa Aiello, Marianne Berenhaut, Erwan Mahéo, Juan Pablo Plazas, Meggy Rustamova, Benjamin Seror, Zin Taylor.

With the participation of Anima Ludens, Brussels - Bureau des Réalités,  Brussels - Collection FMRA, CNEAI, Chatou -Collection Jean-Claude Baudot, Paris - MOREpublishers - Brussels.

Curated by Société in collaboration with Gregory Lang - Solang Production Paris Brussels.​

For the XEROX exhibition, Société returns to the analogue world of copy art, to confront the two dimensional exhibition space of printed matter with the three dimensional one of the exhibition space. From Steven Pippin’s poetic interactions of copiers and scanners, LAb[au]’s entropic machine, Carsten Nicolai’s sounds of transcoded information flows to Tiago Duarte’s residu roll, Hanne Darboven’s columns and rows, to Dieudonné Cartier’s sculptural interpretation of station for art by fax, … all projects interpret the realm of paper and ink.

The exhibition presents artworks contemplating technical reproduction and multiplication introduced by Xerox, the historic leader in document technology, which was at the base of the iconic ‘copy-paste’ culture. New formats and forms of expression and diffusion emerged, among which the famous ‘Xerox Book’, which aimed to explore a democratic means for exhibition and reproduction and which was carried by the practice of writer-editor-curator. Experienced by protestors and artistic movements under the effigy of Fanzine then the Copy art, photocopying has created an aesthetic of the 'analogue', which has transgressed the medium itself. The aesthetic embraces the imperfections of the copy-process, with its faulty loss of information and granular texture. While the computer was created to reduce entropy, some artists are now seeking to regain that granularity in a digital practice, in contrast to our glossy world of clinical perfection. The exhibition sheds light on the ‘warm’ aesthetic of 'cold media' featuring artists in search of porosity and entropy, resulting of systems and processes shaped by a conceptual and poetic research, at a time when ‘copy-paste’ has gained its own meaning inside our daily digital realm.