“FOLON. LES SCULPTURES – PHOTOGRAPHIES DE THIERRY RENAULD” – EXTRA-MUROS EXHIBITION
Exhibition extended until January 15, 2022
This fall, Wallonie-Bruxelles International is celebrating the sculptures of Jean-Michel Folon, seen through the eyes of his friend Thierry Renauld. The unprecedented exhibition brings together around fifty photographs by the Brussels photographer, taken between 1995 and 2020, at the Espace Wallonie, rue du Marché-aux-Herbes, in Brussels.
It was one day in 1995 that the photographer accidentally discovered the first sculpture exhibition that Jean-Michel Folon set up in Brussels, at the Petit Sablon. Shocked, he gave the artist a few weeks later a small collection containing photos of the sculptures, in dialogue with a sensitive text written by one of his friends, Jean-Claude Georges. Folon is very enthusiastic about this look at his creations and offers Thierry Renauld to photograph his main sculpture exhibitions from now on.
Of his complicity with the photographer, Folon had written: “Sometimes something happens that gives meaning to your creations. Meeting Thierry Renauld represented a rare moment for me, he had read my thoughts (…) When the sun caresses my sculpture, it gives it a different life from the next moment. When Thierry’s gaze looks at a sculpture, it follows the path of the sun. His gaze listens to the light. Through Thierry Renauld’s gaze, my sculpture read like unexpected poetry. “
Espace WBI – Free entry
25-27 rue du Marché-aux-Herbes, 1000 Brussels.
Tuesday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Public holidays from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. (excluding Sunday and Monday)
With the support of Wallonia and #VisitWallonia.