Vincent Meesen, Film Screening
16 December 2011, 19.00
Vincent Meessen (U.S.A., 1971; lives in Brussels) produces work at the crossroads of the documentary and conceptual art. He focuses on the cultural appropriation of usages, signs or documents, which he moulds and reshapes as narrative. He often employs collaborative procedures which undermine the authority of the author and privilege the collective understanding of multiplicities.
Vincent Meessenâ€™s work has been the subject of recent solo exhibitions at FRAC Lorraine (France, off site), Netwerk (Belgium), Espace Khiasma (France) and Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam (SMBA). He has been presented with the collective Potential Estate at the Brussels Biennial, at MuHKA (Antwerp) and Argos (Brussels).
His artworks and films have been widely exhibited and screened at venues such as Kiasma Museum (Helsinki), Milton Keynes Art Gallery, CA2M (Madrid), De Paviljoens (Almere), Contour Biennale for Moving Images, the Jeu de Paume and the Cinémathèque franÃ§aise in Paris, the Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid, the Swiss Institute in New York and in international festivals such as the IDFA in Amsterdam, the IFFR in Rotterdam, the Cinéma du Réel in Paris and Transmediale in Berlin.
He develops also a curatorial activity on the behalf of Normal, a Brussels-based non-profit. Recent program on www.hantologie.com.