The Many Faces of the Self, is based on the Stjarna collection, which is an artists management bureau that collaborates with a group of international contemporary artists. The interests of Ars Belga in curating this ensemble of works is to focus on the many observations that form artistic identities in a group form. There are many processes that lead to the identity of a collection, be that by personal choice, or style. But there are also other processes that are activated in the interplay and discourse between pictures and objects outside of personal choices that we hope to illuminate with this loan exhibition.

Ars Belga has been given free reign to select works from the Stjarna collection and we are excited to show works that have until only recently been regarded as on the fringes of the contemporary art world, but through the processes of rewriting many of the classical narratives about the history of art it has also brought such narratives more into the center of contemporary art parlance.

The works on display have recently been exhibited and been on loan to institutions such as The Havana Biennial, The Venice Biennial and other leading international contemporary art exhibitions.


Ethel Aanyu, Farley Aguilar, Janine Antoni, Roberto Amoroso, Miguel Angel Payano Jr, Reza Aramesh, Joseph Awuah-Darko, Richie Culver, Parmen Daushvili, Nour El Saleh, Sanaa Gateja, Acaye Kerunen, Estrid Lutz, Alix Marie, Ludovic Nkoth, Kaloki Nyamai, Frida Orupabo, Maximilian Prüfer, John Robinson, Collin Sekajugo, Pascal Sender, Tesfaye Urgessa, Cajsa von Zeipeland, others


Ars Belga
Boulevard de Waterloo 28
1000 Bruxelles

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