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Soapstones

Lola Daels

Soapstones

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2020. Soap.

I bought a stone from a man on the streets in Tehran. He found it, among many others, in the Alborz Mountains bordering the city. I paid €0.30 for the stone. Iran was already (2019) in an economic crisis as a result of the American sanctions.

By reproducing my Iranian stone with soap, I am questioning subjects of globalization and authenticity. The resulting sculptures have something supernatural. The different layers of colors and scents give it a fragile and sensitive tactility. The sculptures are soft and highly responding to condition changes, far different from the mother mineral stone. On the other hand, its shape remains the one from a rock with sharp edges. Hard and extremely durable, possibly millions of years old and shaped without any human intervention.

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. 

Upcoming

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

March - April 2022 Residency at Fondation CAB
Please join me April 7th at my Open Studio https://fondationcab.com/nl/open-studio-lola-daels

March 15 to April 24 2022 - Minimalism-Maximalism-Mechanismmm, Exhibition at Seoul Art Sonje Center with work from Tove Storch (DK), Studio ThinkingHand (DK / AU), Lola Daels (BE), Seulgi Lee (KR), Ali Kazim (PA) and Elsa Salonen (FI).

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

Texts and publications

2021

2020

2019

HART Magazine, Interview Lola Daels

2016

2014

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