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Marcin RUSAK exhibition at the Horta Museum

Nature of Things | Brussels Design September
06/09/18 - 07/10/18
Marcin Rusak (c) Kat Green Marcin Rusak (c) Kat Green

Marcin RUSAK is among the guests of honour at the 2018 edition of the Brussels Design September festival. One of the festival exhibits is Nature of Things: presented at the Horta Museum, it was conceived as a dialogue between contemporary art nouveau and the art of Victor Horta, with which the work of Marcin Rusak operates in harmony. Part of the exhibition will presented at the very heart of the artist's home/workshop, another in the more recent extension devoted to exhibitions.

The exhibition's private viewing will take place on 5 September. On 12 September, Marcin Rusak will give a conference in English at Flagey as part of Brussels Design September and Flagey's opening month.

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PRACTICAL INFORMATION

EXHIBITION
>>> Victor Horta Museum (Rue Américaine 27, 1050 Brussels) - see map
>>> Thursday 6 September - Sunday 7 October 2018
>>> 14h00 > 17h30 (tue > sun)
>>> 10€ | 5€ | 6€ | 3

CONFERENCE
>>> Flagey, Studio 1 (Place Sainte-Croix, 1050 Brussels) - see map
>>> Wednesday 12 September 2018 - 20h15
>>> 7€ - tickets via this link


Marcin RUSAK
Born in Warsaw in 1987, artist and designer Marcin Rusak, whose work spans several disciplines, is considered to be a rising star in contemporary design. After studying at Warsaw University and Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts, Eindhoven Design Academy and London's Royal College of Arts, Marcin Rusak made his home in London before returning to Warsaw recently to found his own studio. The winner in 2015 of the Perrier-Jouët Arts Salon prize, and the Wallpaper Design Award in 2016, his work has been exhibited in New York, London, Paris, Vienna, Miami, Milan and Dubai.

In his work, Marcin Rusak explores the ephemeral nature of the material world. Taking an interest in decomposition and the ageing of organic matter, Marcin Rusak delves deep into nature in order to ask questions about our culture of consumption and waste whilst simultaneously paying tribute to his family heritage: born into a family of horticulturalists, the Polish artists takes flowers thrown away by florists and transforms them into works of art. By drowning leaves and flowers in resin, he freezes reminiscenses in order to reveal their beauty. The ensuing natural vegatal motifs stand in contrast to the black resin, reminding us of the still lives created by the Flemish painters of the XIXth century, and have the look of fossils disappearing into the material.





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