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Lola Daels

Le Vrai Fake I

Lola Daels

Le Vrai Fake I

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2018. Wood, steel, resin. 100 x 110cm.

Le Vrai Fake consists of a lapidarium of fake stones. These stones are all copies of a stone I found in the mountains of Morocco. While seeking to reveal the history of the original, I realized the actual history doesn’t matter. As its origins were unlikely to be important from an archeological point of view, I tended to create a new, fictional reality for the stone. The worthlessness was confirmed through various results from multiple archaeologists who examined the stone, stating it merely consists of clay that was petrified through the heat of the sun.

Therefore, I decided to copy my stone using different techniques and values. By presenting them in a series, containing both the copies as the original, I tended to question the role of authenticity. While some of the copies being worth more than the original, the value of the authentic was lost. Its origins didn’t count anymore and among its copies it received a new identity.

Biography

Lola Prima Donna Daels °1990, Brussel (BE) represented by Kusseneers Gallery, Brussels. Currently in residency @level five Brussels.

 

 

Lola Prima Donna Daels (°1990) is a Brussels based artist, who mostly creates site specific and installation art.  Her practice derives from long processes of research in which she investigates analytical and critical inquiries about ecological, environmental and socio-political issues. At every place she visits, Lola collects objects and materials that she reshapes  and integrates into new contexts. 

Daels obtained her master’s degree in visual arts in 2014 at Luca School of Arts, Brussels. She has been part of several residency programs such as EKWC (NL), Kooshk recidency (IR), Cité Internationale des Arts (FR). Her work was shown at Bozar (BE), Extracity Kunsthal (BE), Deegar Platform (IR), the African Art Fair in Marrakech (MA) and many more. She was selected to participate at the fifth edition of STRT Kit, a one-year development program for artists in Antwerp.  

Her interest in urban complexities led to the collaboration with architect Sebastiaan Willemen, with who she founded chépas collective. She’s is a member of Level Five, an artistic ecology in Brussels, Belgium. Curruntly she’s represented by Kusseneers Gallery, Brussels. 

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