Ongoing and upcoming group exhibitions
Last week, January 4, 2024, I installed PUH-POH-WEE, at the invitation of Zin in Noord, an affiliate of Befimmo and the Flemish authorities. The work, which is presented on the ground and first floors of the new Marie-Elisabeth Belpaire building in Brussels, can be visited during office hours after the official opening which takes place on 5 February 2024.
My 2009 work Legend will be exhibited on the occasion of the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
Justus Lipsius Building, Brussels, main seat of the Council of the European Union)
(BE, 23 January-30 June 2024, curated by Ilse Dauwe)
History Tales, Fact and Fiction in History Pictures
The Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
(AT, 27 September 2023-26 May 2024, curated by Sabine Folie)
Communicating Vessels. Collection 1881-2021
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid
(ES, opened on 26 November 2021 and exhibited for an unlimited period of time)
My work has been recently acquired by the National Bank of Belgium, Kanal Foundation in Brussels, Frac Grand Large in Dunkirk, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid, S.M.A.K in Ghent and Museum M in Leuven (thanks to the Flemish Community Acquisition Committee)
From the archive
Zyklus von Kleinigkeiten digitized
Ana Torfs’ only feature film Zyklus von Kleinigkeiten (Cycle of Trifles, 1998) has been digitized by the Royal Belgian Filmarchive (Brussels) and Eye, the Dutch Film Archive (Amsterdam). This was celebrated with presentations in 2020 in deSingel (Antwerp) and Bozar (Brussels), in collaboration with Ictus Ensemble.
Web project Approximations/Contradictions reprogrammed in HTML5
Dia Art Foundation in New York has reprogrammed Ana Torfs’ only web project Approximations/Contradictions (2004) in HTML5 as Flash is no longer supported by most browsers. The size of the work has been adapted to contemporary screens. For an introduction to this work, based on the “Hollywood Songbook” by Hanns Eisler and Bertolt Brecht, look here.