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Opening Arian Christiaens
Arian Christiaens

With the exhibition Maybe what's repeated doesn't look the same by Arian Christiaens, Gris opens its doors.

Vernissage, in the presence of the artist, on Thursday 9 May, 7pm.

What do photographs tell us about the people we love, about the people we relate to? What do photographs tell us about ourselves, and about how we relate to others? These are the questions Christiaens asks herself, creating a personal and intimate narrative about family and relationships. Oftentimes central to this, is Christiaens herself; either visibly or not.

In In Camera, Arian Christiaens explores ideas about photographic and family gaze and recontextualises an archive of family photos and the photographic genre. In this layered work family, photographic and gender-related narratives overlap with material ideas about the photographic image.

In addition to previously shown images, Gris also showcases new works. These include 3362 lines of black, the weaving work Christiaens made with her mother. With these 'slow' ways of working, she allows for chance, time and fragility.

The project that Christiaens started with her son Conan - and will further explore in residency at Gris Gallery - marks a slight shift in her work, increasingly handing off the making process and working very intuitively. Together with her son, Christiaens explores the dynamics between maker and subject, between authorship and letting go of it, and how the 'gaze' and interpretation are affected in (portrait) photography. She establishes a physical and mental frame within which a reflection arises on the construction of identities, relationships, and the medium an sich. Photography initially stands between Arian as photographer and Conan as model, but soon shifts take place here and traces of an experimental investigation emerge.

 

Works

All inquiries: tomas@grisgallery.com
Arian Christiaens, 3362 lines of black, 2024
3362 lines of black, 2024
Arian Christiaens
85 × 124,5 cm
unique piece
Arian Christiaens, In Camera 02, 2022
In Camera 02, 2022
Arian Christiaens
26,6 × 40 cm
edition 1/5 + 1 AP
Arian Christiaens, In Camera 03, 2022
In Camera 03, 2022
Arian Christiaens
106 × 80 cm
edition 1/3 + 1 AP
Arian Christiaens, In Camera 04, 2022
In Camera 04, 2022
Arian Christiaens
53,3 × 40 cm
edition 1/5 + 1 AP
Arian Christiaens, In Camera 06, 2022
In Camera 06, 2022
Arian Christiaens
53,3 × 40 cm
edition 1/5 + 1 AP
Arian Christiaens, In Camera 07, 2022
In Camera 07, 2022
Arian Christiaens
53,3 × 40 cm
edition 1/5 + 1 AP
Arian Christiaens, In Camera 08, 2022
In Camera 08, 2022
Arian Christiaens
26,6 × 40 cm
edition 1/5 + 1 AP
Arian Christiaens, In Camera 09, 2022
In Camera 09, 2022
Arian Christiaens
53,3 × 40 cm
edition 1/5 + 1 AP
Arian Christiaens, In Camera 10, 2022
In Camera 10, 2022
Arian Christiaens
53,3 × 40 cm
edition 1/5 + 1 AP
Arian Christiaens, In Camera 16, 2022
In Camera 16, 2022
Arian Christiaens
26,6 × 40 cm
edition 1/5 + 1 AP
Arian Christiaens, In Camera 17, 2022
In Camera 17, 2022
Arian Christiaens
26,6 × 40 cm
edition 1/5 + 1 AP
Arian Christiaens, In Camera 19, 2022
In Camera 19, 2022
Arian Christiaens
26,6 × 40 cm
edition 1/5 + 1 AP
Arian Christiaens, In Camera 21, 2022
In Camera 21, 2022
Arian Christiaens
53,3 × 40 cm
edition 1/5 + 1 AP
Arian Christiaens, In Camera 22, 2022
In Camera 22, 2022
Arian Christiaens
53,3 × 40 cm
edition 1/5 + 1 AP
Arian Christiaens, In Camera 23, 2022
In Camera 23, 2022
Arian Christiaens
26,6 × 40 cm
edition 1/5 + 1 AP
Arian Christiaens, In Camera 24, 2022
In Camera 24, 2022
Arian Christiaens
26,6 × 40 cm
edition 1/5 + 1 AP
Arian Christiaens, In Camera 26, 2022
In Camera 26, 2022
Arian Christiaens
53,3 × 40 cm
edition 1/5 + 1 AP
Arian Christiaens, In Camera 27, 2022
In Camera 27, 2022
Arian Christiaens
53,3 × 40 cm
edition 1/5 + 1 AP
Arian Christiaens, In Camera 28, 2022
In Camera 28, 2022
Arian Christiaens
53,3 × 40 cm
edition 1/5 + 1 AP
Arian Christiaens, In Camera 32, 2022
In Camera 32, 2022
Arian Christiaens
53 × 70,5 cm
edition 1/3 + 1 AP
Arian Christiaens, In Camera 42, 2022
In Camera 42, 2022
Arian Christiaens
26,6 × 40 cm
edition 1/5 + 1 AP

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