Luiz Roque
Estufa
6 July – 20 October 24

 
<p>Luiz Roque, <em>White Year</em>, Video still, 2013. Performer: Glamour Garcia. Courtesy of the artist and Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo/Brussels/Paris/New York © the artist.</p>

Luiz Roque, White Year, Video still, 2013. Performer: Glamour Garcia. Courtesy of the artist and Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo/Brussels/Paris/New York © the artist.

 

In the summer of 2024, KW presents the first mid-career survey of the artist Luiz Roque (b. 1979, BR), whose practice inhabits a space between expanded cinema, visual art and critical theory. His artistic methodology fuses his interest in the legacies of modernism, pop culture, queer (bio) politics, and science fiction as he narrates the challenges of various—predominantly Brazilian—subcultures and marginalized voices, and as he imagines alternative realities.

 

Roque’s sculptural video installations explore the fine line between form and content, in which filming techniques and methods of screening and presentation are as important as the subject matter they present. The artist’s anachronistic approach culminates in timeless montages and environments, while simultaneously disclosing the urgency of pressing socio-political issues of these communities. His fascination for eerie and dream-like atmospheres resonates on a smaller scale in his ceramic work. The exhibition at KW brings together a body of work spanning two decades—including new ceramics and a newly commissioned film installation—and is accompanied by a publication to reflect further on Roque’s work.

 

Curator: Léon Kruijswijk
Curatorial Assistant: Lara Scherrieble

 

 

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