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WIELS Contemporary Art Centre Announces Theo Cowley Held

WIELS Contemporary Art Centre presents Theo Cowley: Held an exhibition on view WIELS Contemporary Art Centre Announces WIELS Contemporary Art Centre Announces Theo Cowley: Held.

The work of Theo Cowley reflects on the underlying mechanisms of theatre and other cultural forms. Interested in a wide variety of physical, visual and textual languages from vastly different backgrounds his practice encompasses film, video, drawing, sculpture, performance and artist books. In his films and videos he often collaborates with highly specific performers. The Wiels project room presents a new work, developed over several years, a 16mm film with a Noh theatre actor from Kyoto, Japan. Noh theatre is a traditional Japanese drama that has been performed since the 14th century. In Cowley’s film the actor becomes a vehicle for an investigation into the basic elements of a highly codified movement.

Made and presented with the support of the Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht and the Wiels artist residency program.

Image: Theo Cowley, Film still

WIELS Contemporary Art Centre
Avenue Van Volxemlaan 354
1190 Brussels

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