MEMENTOALAIN BORNAIN, NOTRE-DAME À LA ROSE HOSPITAL MUSEUM, LESSINES
In 2012, the BPS22 partnered with the Notre-Dame à la Rose Hospital in Lessines to produce three exhibitions in the hospital museum, which is dedicated to medicine and religious life. The first part, entitled Memento, proposed a dialogue between fourteen contemporary works by Alain Bornain and the rooms of the museum. Alain Bornain (born in Genappe, Belgium, in 1965) is especially known for his series of Blackboards, an ensemble of canvases painted to look like school boards, skilfully playing on the visual confusion between the image and the medium. These series were a contemporary update on the theme of vanity. He has since expanded his disciplines although his principal interests remain the same: memory, death, communication and so on.
For his second exhibition at the Notre-Dame à la Rose exhibition, Alain Bornain had proposed to add to the historic and didactic discourse of the museum a more meditative train of thought, including philosophical, moral, political and biological reflection.
Exhibition Curator: Pierre-Olivier Rollin