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ArtBrussels 2015 | 24 - 27 April | hall 1 booth D - 02


Galerie Transit presents works from: Virginie Bailly | Johan Creten | Luc Dondeyne | Thomas Huber | Nikita Kadan | Yazan Khalili

Solo by Mehdi-Georges Lahlou 'The Hourglasses'

Additional works by Karel Breugelmans & Jenny Watson, design furniture by Stijn Ruys


Virginie Bailly

Interpuncties P15, 2015, oil on canvas, 140 x 190 cm



Johan Creten

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Strange Fruit, library series, 42 x 11 x 11 cm, patinated bronze cast, lost wax casting, signed, dated, foundry stamp, eagle seal, edition of 7 + 2 AP

Library series:  more then 15 years after modeling Strange Fruit Johan Creten wanted to make a small ‘Library’ version, a sculpture that would be at home in a intimate domestic setting.  Each sculpture has a different patina. These patinas are fragile and so the sculptures should be kept indoors. After finishing the last edition the moulds were all destroyed.


Luc Dondeyne

Spider, 2015, oil on canvas, 200 x 140 cm


Thomas Huber

Le Bazacle, 2013/2014, oil on canvas, 200 x 330 cm


Der Roter Fries VII, 2013, oil on canvas, 60 x 50 cm


Nikita Kadan

Everybody Wants to Live by the Sea, 2014, gouache on inkjet print, 47 x 64 cm



Yazan Khalili

The Aliens, 2014, lightbox, edition 3 + 1 ap + 1 in set, 33 x 50 x 12 cm



Mehdi-Georges LahlouThe Hourglasses, soloshow Art Brussels

The Hourglasses, 2015, glass and couscous, 73 x 30 x 30 cm (x 5), ed 3 + 1 ap + 1 in set?

The installation The Hourglasses from Mehdi-Georges Lahlou proposes a moment of meditation. To pause for a few seconds, or a few minutes, in front of five giant hourglasses. Stretched in size, they also stretch out time, in an attempt to reproduce the temporal distance that lies between the five prayers of Islam that punctuate the days of believers. To observe, not grains of sand, but couscous passing through their glass bubbles. As it seeps down, the couscous seems to dance through the interstice, like a metaphor of the passage. To listen closely and to capture its rustling. Its gentle, silent chant which recalls, by inversion, the powerfulness of the call to prayer.

For this project created in the context of Les Réalisateurs, a programme in Nantes directed by Fabrice Hyber, Mehdi-Georges Lahlou has chosen to push further his research process and to explore the temporality of matter. Industrial matter, usually handcrafted, it can here be considered as a temporal unity of thought.



Karel Breugelmans

z.t., 1997, olieverf op doek, 144 x 109 cm


Jenny Watson

Ballerina, 2015, oil paint on fabric grounded with rabbit skin glue, 140 x 95 cm



Stijn Ruys

Stijn 02, 2005/2015, es, 805 x 485 x 525 mm