About the artist
b. 1951 in Brussels, Belgium
Lives and works in Brussels, Belgium
Didier Vermeiren’s practice is based on repetition, reversal, doubling and inversion. The plinth is incorporated and elevated to a sculptural level: plinth on plinth, the plinth becomes sculpture, the mold becomes sculpture, the replica becomes the Original, the negative becomes the positive. These strategies are subsequently expanded to various means of production, transport and presentation.
Marking the occasion of Didier Vermeirens eponymous solo exhibition at WIELS in Brussels, this book illuminates the recurrent strategies of repetition, reversal, doubling and inversion that the artist explores in his work
Double Exposition takes its name from a photograph by Vermeiren that refers to its own double exposure (exposition in French, which also translates as exhibition). The title thus evokes the recurrent strategies of repetition, reversal, doubling, and inversion that Vermeiren explores in his work.
Conceived by the artist and containing a rich array of his striking photographs, this book also features an in-depth analysis of Vermeirens most recent sculptures written by long-term commentator on his practice, Michel Gauthier; an essay on the central role of photography in his studio practice by Susana Gállego-Cuesta; and a look at the shifts and continuities in his oeuvre over the past four decades by the exhibitions curator, Zoë Gray.
Dimensions: 28 x 22 cm
Language: English / French
Material: Hard cover