This exhibition is called The Charm… because it is the third one. It does not mean that the two former ones were not good. They were what they were and this one is The Charm….
For this third exhibition at the gallery, I am going to show paintings. Some of these paintings are oil on canvas, others are oil on paper, and a few are oil on wood, which is a new thing. I am really excited for it is the first time that I am actually putting together a strict painting show in Brussels which is my hometown.
I am not going to formally describe these paintings nor am I going to tell the public about some underlying meanings. I believe that a good painting always speaks for itself and never requires any sort of explanation.
— Harold Ancart
Harold Ancart (b. 1980, Brussels) lives and works in New York. Recent exhibitions include There is no there there, The Menil Collection, Houston, TX, USA (2016) and Tierra Vaga, Casa Wabi, Oaxaca, Mexico (2016, with Michel François). He has participated in critically acclaimed group exhibitions including Myth/History II, Yuz Museum, Shanghai, China (2015); Europe, Europe, Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo (2014-15); The Great Acceleration: Art in the Anthropocene, the 9th Taipei Biennial (2014); Champs Elysées, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2013) and I Know You, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland (2013).
An installation by Harold Ancart is currently part of a three-person exhibition with Michel François and Gabriel Kuri at La Comète, Liège. The exhibition is on view until 29 June 2017.
Press release courtesy Xavier Hufkens.