In his exhibit, Fig., artist Marcel Berlanger explores the relations between painting and scenography. The painter excels in his art of "revelation", in the photographic sense of the word: his figurative painting not only exposes the subjects, but also the process used to make the images emerge. The painting and technique used to produce it are intimately interlinked and superimpose, endlessly calling upon the imagination and visual memory of the audience.
Immense paintings especially made for the show hang in the space, adding structure to the Great Hall of the BPS22, drawing a veritable scenography. Their gigantic scale suggests that they could very well be stage sets of a huge show in which the spectators would have a role to play.
Four exceptional representations of theatre play Iwona, an electronic opera, after Yvonne, Princesse de Bourgogne by Witold Gombrowicz (written and staged by the artist's sister, Françoise Berlanger) will pace the exhibit. On 12, 13 and 14 April 2018.
With Françoise Berlanger, Gilbert Nouno, Isabelle Wéry, Sébastien Capouet, Eric Angenot, Nicolas Valckenaere & Tom Valckenaere.
Fig. is the fourth and last part of a cycle of exhibits produced in collaboration with Emergent (Furnes), Ikob (Eupen), Galerie Rodolphe Janssen (Brussels) and the BPS22 (Charleroi).
Curator: Pierre-Olivier ROLLIN