Marina Yee (°1958, Temse and one of the earliest supporters of the concept behind Beauty without Irony) feels the need to have us dwell upon the beauty of things around us. She creates at a slow, more conscious pace.
With this attitude she places herself outside her original environment, that is to say, outside the regular fashion circuit.
Under the title SLOW, Marina Yee created six installations for Z33 – five of which video-installations – that illustrate her consciously chosen attitude. It is about a global attitude, each reference to the fashion world is missing here. With the visual material Marina Yee made and collected over the years, but never showed, she wants to shed a different light on everyday objects. At a slow and sensory pace, the audience can discover and experience the esthetical value of those things.
In dialogue with her own installations Marina Yee presents works of other artists that are a source of inspiration to her own work. The exhibition shows existing works of David Claerbout, Lionel Estève, Ann Veronica Janssens, Anish Kapoor, Mariëlle Soons, Léon Spilliaert, Anu Tuominen, Luc Tuymans, Carole Vanderlinden and Hans Wuyts & Leon Vranken. Johan Mangelschots, Florence Mascia and Erik Verdonck were commissioned to create new work for the exhibition SLOW in Z33.
David Claerbout (B), Lionel Estève (F), Ann Veronica Janssens (B), Anish Kapoor (UK), Johan Mangelschots (B), Florence Mascia (B), Mariëlle Soons (NL), Léon Spilliaert (B), Anu Tuominen (SF), Luc Tuymans (B), Carole Vanderlinden (B), Hans Wuyts & Leon Vranken (B) and Marina Yee (B).
SLOW by Marina Yee @ Z33, from November 25th 2007 till February 10th 2008
Z33, Zuivelmarkt 33
3500 Hasselt, Belgium
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