Alberto Scodro responded to L’Escaut’s invitation to conceive a work for their site with a radical proposal: to completely divert the circuit from the circulation of central heating, transforming the building - the time of an exhibition – similarly to a gigantic architectural coffee machine acting both, metaphorically and efficiently, on a series of pre-baked plates made out of melted sand and mineral.
His intervention brings the entire building into a vertical tension, apprehending it as a living organism from which it would divert the vital fluid and redirect it towards a new production, generating a new experience.
Scodro's sculptural fusions resort to a variety of raw materials, from more or less recognizable mundane objects or waste from our industrial societies to semi-precious ores, to which he gives a new life and new radiance.
Composites, both organic and industrial in their constituents, these fusions crystallize this dialectic aspiration which runs through the work of Scodro and structures his commitment both on an artistic and socio-political level: this belief in the possibility to assimilate, metabolize, literally and figuratively, the rejection and the precious, the rare and the innocuous, the mineral and the organic, in order to make it, beyond the intriguing aesthetic forms revealed by his sculptures, the promise of a possible future, an allegory of a planet hopefully able to reinvent itself.
Vernissage on Thursday 19 April 2018, 5-10 p.m.
Special Previews on Fri 20, Sat. 21 and Sun 22 April 2018, on the occasion of Art Brussels, 2-8 pm
Exhibition open on Saturdays and Sundays, 2-6 p.m. and by appointment
From 19 April until 2 June 2018
60 rue de l'Escaut
B 1080 Brussels
(5 min from Tour et Taxis / Art Brussels)