Brutus opened in March this year: a new art institution located in a former harbor complex in the emerging M4H harbor area in Rotterdam West. The complex covers a total of 4,000m2 and houses several industrial exhibition spaces and a sculpture garden. Brutus presents itself as an artist-driven playground where makers are given carte blanche to experiment.
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Under the title 'Obsessions', Brutus presents an exhibition with three artists from 11 March to 29 May
Brutus shows new work by L.A. Raeven, an exhibition by emerging talent Alexandra Phillips and an installation by Atelier Van Lieshout.
Atelier Van Lieshout - Kelder
Things happen underground that cannot bear the light of day. Secrets are kept here with a stuffy air around it. But the subterranean is also the place to conserve the vulnerable and offers shelter from an all too intrusive outside world. In 'Kelder' by Atelier Van Lieshout you descend into the human mind with all its contradictions. Out of the reach of the bright sunlight, the bad thrives and the good proliferates. 'Kelder' is a surreal parallel world where morality has been sidelined for a while.
L.A. Raeven - What did I do wrong?
The pain and perhaps confusion that a girl feels during her first menstrual period is dwarfed by the social forces that kick in as soon as a girl becomes a woman and becomes fertile. The girls in What did I do wrong? refuse to play a passive role in the play of power, honor and control. They refuse the social straitjacket that links their reproductive capacity to behavioral restriction and prudishness. They rise up against normalized violence, the emotionless society and all that is fake, and strike back with the blood that started it all.
Alexandra Phillips - Dogs can smell dogs
In 'Dogs can smell dogs', emerging talent Alexandra Phillips repeatedly urges the viewer to recognize the phenomenon of deviation and see it as a lubricant for real contact. She translates this vision in her sculptures, reliefs and videos by presenting everyday objects made of plaster, plastic and common packaging in an unusual way. By not transforming the materials, but making the best use of their intrinsic properties, Phillips shows us their unforeseen potential and appeal.