Solo exhibition, Brussels
The Magician & the Surgeon
(BE, 12 March-1 November 2020, curated by Christel Tsilibaris)
Twenty years after her first solo exhibition in Brussels, Du mentir-faux, in the antechambers of the Centre for Fine Arts, Belgian visual artist Ana Torfs is back in BOZAR, with four new installations, closely intertwined into unexpected combinations.
Closed since 13 March due to coronavirus pandemic, but it reopens finally on 18 June (only on Thursdays and Sundays). You should bring your own smartphone with headset to listen to one of the works, as the headophones that were available in the space are no longer allowed due to COVID-19 safety measures. Reserve your time slot via the link above please.
Solo exhibition, Mexico City
Dark Space Where Things Cannot Be Put
MUAC, Mexico City
(ME, 23 January-5 September 2021, curated by Amanda de la Garza and Virginia Roy)
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). On this occasion, in collaboration with Ictus, a special programme was developed, which was presented on 18 February 2020 in deSingel in Antwerp. The presentation during Klarafestival in Brussels on 22 March 2020 was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic but will be postponed to 7 October in Bozar in Brussels. The planned presentation in Lunalia Festival in Mechelen, is cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Web project Approximations/Contradictions reprogrammed
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.