In a space remodelled for each occasion, the Institute schedules four exhibition periods per year. These consist of several novel projects.
The solo exhibition is the closest to the artist and his work and is a basic principle of events at the Institute (2006: Anthony McCall, Allen Ruppersberg; 2007: Frangois CurIet, Jef Geys; 2009: Laurent Montaron; 2010 : Michel François, Matt Mullican; 2011: Hans Schabus, Joachim Koester 2009 : Laurent Montaron ; 2010 : Michel François, Matt Mullican ; 2011 : Hans Schabus, Joachim Koester). 2009 : Laurent Montaron ; 2010 : Michel François, Matt Mullican ; 2011 : Hans Schabus, Joachim Koester; 2012: Berdaguer & Péjus, Bojan Šarčević; 2013: Saâdane Afif, Manfred Pernice; 2014: Thomas Bayrle, Guillaume Leblon; 2016: Jason Dodge; 2017: Ann Veronica Janssens).
Group and theme exhibitions focus on the issues of creative art today; these are more experimental and occasional (2008: Fabricateurs d’espaces; 2011: Yes, We Don't, 2013: 1966-79; 2015: RIDEAUX / blinds;  Otium #1 - De Mineralis, Pierres de vision & Kata Tjuta; Otium #2 - Tomorrow in the Battle Think on Me & Collection 15; 2016: Le Temps de l'audace et de l'engagement).

OTIUM #4

Leone Contini - Maria Laet - Kate Newby

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The IAC, placing research at the heart of its activities, occasionally presents itself as a place of Otium, an interval which favors thinking, meditation and awareness. The gardens, like the interior spaces, are thus opened up in order to initiate a different space-time.

Otium #4 groups together solo exhibitions by three artists from the same generation, coming from three continents: Leone Contini, Maria Laet and Kate Newby.

With simple and measured gestures, these artists share their desire to initiate other ways of being, in porosity with the environment, to which they accord their attention and their care. They propose a re-centering, an intake of breath, more often than not in connection with the earth, somewhere between germination, collection and reparation. In this slowed down temporality, Leone Contini, Maria Laet and Kate Newby, work to initiate or re-establish links between humans and things, often the most ordinary, that are no longer looked at or that can no longer be seen. Their practice is synonymous with organicity and the infra-thin.

Viewed from a cosmomorphical* standpoint, these three exhibitions propose artworks that, similar to “cosmo-gestures”, lead to the transformation of our relationship with the world.

* As an alternative to the anthropomorphic schema that marks our modern Western civilization, cosmomorphic thought represents the world as a relation, apart from any dichotomy and category. Introduced by the anthropologist Maurice Leenhardt and reactivated by the philosopher Pierre Montebello, it is based on the co-activity that mobilizes each of the actors of the cosmos, by decentering and widening our perception. A cosmomorphic world is driven by a process in continuous motion, each term of which is inseparable. It thus repositions the human as an integral actor of the environment in which he lives.
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