Exhibition Review: JOËLLE TUERLINCKX: WOR(L)D(K) IN PROGRESS?

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Image © Arnolfini Gallery, 2013

I visited the Arnolfini for the first time recently and was lucky to see the Joelle Tuerlinckx exhibition which marks her largest presentation of work in the UK to date. The exhibition follows her career trajectory beginning 20 years ago and also features some of her most recent works. The Belgian artist’s oeuvre is difficult to define and indeed she has baffled critics with her artistic approaches for many years (with this exhibition proves no exception with a startlingly diverse range of pieces). The exhibition spreads across the Arnolfini’s three main galleries and what is immediately striking as you enter the exhibition is the neon orange background (which is a pattern taken from the walls of her studio and then printed on fluorescent paper). The walls are covered in drawings and geometric shapes alongside seemingly extraneous items such as a ladder or lumps of stone. There are also collages, sculptures, installations and sound recordings all competing for space in what is an extensive exhibition which introduces the viewer to the many facets of Tuerlinckx’s portfolio.

The exhibition is open until Sunday 16 March 2014 and it free to all. For further information visit the website. The Arnolfini also operates free membership for all students on production of a valid student card. Further information about the scheme can be found here.

 

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