TO BE PART OF THE PEOPLE WHO SING - ARPAÏS du bois
Nov 25, 2016 — Jan 28, 2017
Title and subtitle: as if from now on, ARPAÏS du bois wanted to be sure to be even more careful about her choosing her own words. Her own words about which Damien Sausset puts in the foreword of her latest book that: “As for the style of writing itself, it is without emphasis, neutral, often streaked with anger, but anger without overtly personal incarnation, as devoid of its own voice in order better to attain the universal.”
The present exhibition can clearly be seen and understood in line with the themes that were handled in ‘tout droit vers la fin en sifflotant’, (straight ahead till the end while whistling) published by Hannibal, and ‘trouver un moyen d’habiter le monde’ (‘to find a way to inhabit the world’), her solo-exhibition at Museum Dr. Guislain in Ghent earlier this year.
For the first time ARPAÏS du bois took nearly exclusively the outside world as a main theme. She digested, dismantled and analysed it in her own sharp way. She sporadically punctuated these drawings with more intimate ones, taking over the role of counterpoints or increasing the feeling of despondency due to their lightness.