The Other Tradition
26 February - 1 May 2011
WIELS, Brussels

Sharon Hayes, In the Near Future, 2009 35mm multiple-slide-projection installations: 13 actions, 13 projections. Courtesy the artist and Tanya Leighton Gallery, Berlin

Wiels presents a new group exhibition curated by Elena Filipovic and including international emerging and established artists. The show, which opens to the public on 26 February, aims at exploring a 'new' genre of art practice, located somewhere between situationism, relational aesthetics and participatory arts. The works presented are largely structured around social actions, situations and documentation, opening up a layers of possibilities for a new terminology of, and new approach to the 'Other Tradition' in art doing/making . Live event is at the core of this production process, and the exhibition comes alongside various live performance and interventions.
Participating artists: Danai Anesiadou, Ei Arakawa (& Silke Otto-Knapp), Cezary Bodzianowski, Sharon Hayes, Sung Hwan Kim, Roman Ondák, Jimmy Robert, Katerina Šedá, Tino Sehgal, Jiří Skála, Pilvi Takala, Tris Vonna-Michell.

Pilvi Takala, Bag Lady, 2007/2008. Performance, Alexa Shopping Center, 2008. Copyright Pilvi Takala. Photographer Ahmet Ögüt

In the context of this exhibition, Finnish artist Pilvi Takala will perform her intervention piece Bag Lady, previously presented during the 5th edition of the Berlin Biennale in 2008. On 26 February, Takala will casually be strolling through a shopping center in Brussels (location to be confirmed) with a transparent plastic bag full of cash. Looking to generate and investigate social reactions, Takala's body of work is an investigation into socio-cultural codes that shape the way we (inter)act publicly.
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