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Lola Daels

It's not what it used to be

Lola Daels

It's not what it used to be

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2019. Installation, Sandcastles of the Notre Dame. 100cm x 110cm.

This work originated after the fire collapse of the Parisian Notre-Dame Cathédrale in 2019. The discourse on the reconstruction of the Cathédrale evoke critical questions of a g-local significance: Who gets to reshape the public space architecture and heritage? How are resources related to climate change? Who gets the right for distribution and re-distribution of resources? What notions should be preserved and what should be let go? What do resources tell us about society unity vis a vis its stratification?

Exhibition view ‘Objects vs. Things’ Kunsthal Extra City, Antwerp.

Biography

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

 

 

Lola Prima Donna Daels (b. 1990 in Jette, BE) is a Brussels based artist. Leaving from found objects, she poses critical inquiries about the ecological and socio-political situation. By reshaping and integrating her relics into new contexts she questions the concept of authenticity in our globalizing society. She has exponentially gravitated towards researching the human impact from an ecological preoccupation. She works site-specifically, both in research scope as well as in execution. 

Daels obtained her master 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) and Cité Internationale des Arts (FR). Her work was shown at Bozar (BE), Extracity Kunsthal (BE), Deegar Platform (IR), Art Sonje Center Seoul (KR) and many more.

Her interest in urban complexities led to the collaboration with architect and urbanist Sebastiaan Willemen. She's is a member of Level Five artistic ecology in Brussels. Currently she's represented by Kusseneers Gallery, Brussels. 

Upcoming

2022 Januari - December Veldwerk, research project in collaboration with Sebastiaan Willemen for Plan B. Find more information about this project here. .

2022 17 September – 29 October 2022, Terre en force at Kusseneers Gallery with Lola Daels, Lara Ögel and Carlos Irijalba. Curated by Evelyn Simons.

2022 October 14, 2022 to January 8, 2023 - Minimalism-Maximalism-Mechanismmm, Exhibition at Kunsthal Aarhus, Denmark.

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