MICHEL MAZZONI - OTHER THINGS VISIBLE

Practical Info

Hours:

From Wednesday to Sunday - 12:00 - 20:00

Rates:

€5.50: full price

€4.50: senior citizens, students, groups, teachers, JAP

€3.50: Bota’carte, school groups, jobseekers

€2: Muzex (on purchase of a ticket to the day’s concert + €2 = Muzex combined ticket)

Tickets on sale at the Botanique reception, no reservations required except for groups.

Free:

for residents of Saint-Josse-ten-Noode on Sundays on presentation of their identity card

for children under 12 accompanied by their parents.

 

Educational workshops:

creative workshop + guided tour (1h30)

School group: 6 € / child

For the public: group of 10 people min: 100 €

Reservation required : 02 / 226.12.75

 

Guided tours:

The Botanique offers guided tours:

Group of young people (under 26) : 55 € + admission to the exhibition for each person.

Adult group: 65 € + admission to the exhibition for each person.

Reservation required : 02/226.12.75

Muzex

Buy your concert ticket + 2 € and access to exhibition in the evening of the concert.

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MICHEL MAZZONI - OTHER THINGS VISIBLE

Thursday 28.02.19 - Sunday 14.04.19
Museum

PHOTOS OF THE EXHIBITION 

Michel Mazzoni is a visual artist who uses the medium of photography and explores its essence. He seeks out and reflects on the limits of the image, a fragmentary aesthetic that blurs the figurative referent and reveals the materiality of the images, setting his work on the cusp between the figurative and the abstract.

Feeling that the photograph is not a medium destined to take account of the real or to offer a faithful representation of it, he steps back from this concrete perspective to produce “objects” that blur our fixed view. His work is based on the image as a motif, but one that tends to disappear. For him, the accidental is the fruit of technical work and semantic reflection. Michel Mazzoni proceeds by subtraction and by standing back, the images become more intriguing, leaving the viewer to contemplate their meaning, their content and their relationships.

At the moment the images are created, there is no defined operating method. It starts from simple things, serendipitous encounters. A way of seizing ordinariness to transform it into a poetic, conceptual universe. Diverting the images from their uses to blur their reading. I would say that my approach is both timeless and out of time: the places that I photograph are not truly defined and could be from indeterminate eras. Generally they are fragmentary views, images “without qualities”, drawn from the quotidian with the tiniest of hints. These places are there, quite real, but the way I handle them creates this complex, abstract distance. What I seek to show is the forces that gather there and the thoughts that they evoke in the viewer. Pointing at spaces, places, objects where this “attaches”, a visual presence which is strong but explains nothing. The images which hold the attention are those which require the viewer to stop, to look and to reflect, to question what they are looking at and the process of the creation of the work.

On the formal level, it is an attempt to exhaust and deplete the medium through alternative, experimental processes: manipulations of light, chemistry, optics (at the source, on the negative), or directly on the image in post processing (scans and multiple prints, grids, inversions, curves, etc.). Michel Mazzoni

In his installations, his scenographies, the choice and order of images is based on his own criteria, not communicated to the viewer so that viewers themselves can create a pathway, meeting points, distances, even a narrative. His on-site installations develop sensory shortcuts, tensions that affect the gaze, reflexive experiences the meanings of which remain unresolved.

Among the means of distribution, he is also fond of publishing books where the relationship between figure and ground is meticulously curated. The spatial arrangement of the works operates on the same principle, with images which resonate or sit in counterpoint with a sense of rhythm that takes account of the exhibition space. Confrontation, rapprochement, scale, space, the printing technique and the form of presentation are an integral part of the global perception of his oeuvre.

A 128-page publication is coming out to accompany this exhibition: Michel Mazzoni, Other Things Visible, co-production between Le Botanique and MER. Paper Kunsthalle. More informations...

 

ROUND TABLE: MEETING AROUND THE NEW PUBLICATION BY MICHEL MAZZONI

In the presence of Michel Mazzoni, Christine Jamart and Luc Derycke

Fri.15.03.2019 I 19:00 - 20:00 I FR

Price: entrance fee to the exhibition

(the ticket gives access to the exhibition on March 15, 16 and 17)

MUSEUM 

Reservations: 02 / 226.12.18 or mathilde.manche@botanique.be

 

INTERACTIVE SUNDAY

 Sun 03.03.19 I 15:00 - 16:30 I EN / NL / EN

Sun 14.04.19 I 15:00 - 16:30 I FR

Price: entrance fee to the exhibition

MUSEUM

Guided tours free

 

GUIDED TOUR

Duration: 1h I 25 participants max. by guide I FR / NL / EN / ES

Prices :

Young group package (under 26) / school: 55 € + entrance fee to the exhibition

Group adult package: 65 € + admission to the exhibition

Free for accompanying persons

Reservation required: 02 / 226.12.75 or expos.edu@botanique.be

 

 FOR THE YOUNGEST

BOTA KIDS / CONCERT + EXPO

Beautiful Badness I Wed. 03.04.2019 I FR

Price: € 5 for under 15s / € 8 for adults

 

BOTA KIDS / EXPO + CREATIVE WORKSHOP

Come discover the exhibition with your family and participate in a creative workshop led by the collective 1 day 1 salon!

Sat 16.03.2019 I 10: 00-12: 00 I EN / EN

Sat 30.03.2019 I 10: 00-12: 00 I FR / EN

Sat 13.04.2019 I 10: 00-12: 00 I FR / EN

Price: € 3 for children and upon presentation of the entrance ticket for adults

MUSEUM

 

WORKSHOPS FOR SCHOOLS

A creative workshop led by the collective 1 day 1 salon!

Duration: 1h30 I 25 participants maximum I FR / EN

From Monday to Sunday

Price: 6 € / pers.

Free for accompanying persons

Reservation required: 02 / 226.12.75 or expos.edu@botanique.be

 

EDUCATIONAL FILE

The Botanique offers you a complete pedagogical file available by clicking here in FR: