Ismaïl Bahri’s first solo exhibition in Belgium

15 August 2018

Des gestes à peine déposés dans un paysage agité

“Ballistic Poetry” Cycle

Ismaïl Bahri

Exhibition Dates I 21.09.2018 to 01.12.2018

Fondation d’entreprise Hermès

La Verrière I Brussels, Belgium


‘Ballistic Poetry’ is the second chapter in an artistic program created by Guillaume Désanges. Begun in 2016 , this cycle examines the gap between the rational, pre-determined nature of conceptual art and its eventual results through certain forms of abstraction. A Major part of the works are based on calculated impacts that we feel more than we understand and thus they privilege subjective reception over exhaustive interpretation.
For his first solo exhibition in Belgium, Ismaïl Bahri transforms the architecture of the Fondation d’Entreprise Hermès exhibition space into a kind of optical instrument. “Des gestes à peine déposés dans un paysage agité” (Light Gestures in an Agitated Landscape), plays with shadow and light and the boundary between appearance and disappearance. Forms, objects, drawings and videos accompany and animate the natural light that filters into the space.