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The new season starts with a large, in situ installation by the famous, French artist Daniel Buren. It is a first project by the artist at the gallery. By means of “Des reflets, des éclats et quelques autres choses aussi. Travaux in situ et d’autres situés Septembre 2005 », Daniel Buren will transform the architecture of the gallery. Colour in contrast with the pure white of the walls and a playful interaction with the existing light and architecture are at the basis of his new intervention on the ground floor. As in his most recent in situ installations at the Guggenheim Museum in New York (2005) and the Palais de Tokyo in Paris (2004), Buren wants to create a complex ensemble at Xavier Hufkens, one that combines visual intelligence with pleasure and invites the spectator on a spectacular passage through a completely reinvented space.
On the second floor, Xavier Hufkens has invited the English artist Simon Frost (1961). For his first exhibition in Brussels, Frost is presenting a series of drawings that date from the last four years, his entire output from that period. Simon Frost’s work almost exclusively consists of drawings. Although his vocabulary is simple and largely abstract, drawn dots or lines, it usually takes the artist months to conclude one of his painstaking, labour intensive works. “Frost draws slowly out of necessity. The gradual accumulation of small marks that lies at the core of his very straightforward method challenges viewers to rethink their relationship to time and the degree to which we actually look and experience art.” (excerpt from John YAU, Simon Frost. Drawing as a way of life, 2005)