Artist Talk: Chloe Wise

Chloe Wise, Harm’s Way, 2023, oil on linen, 183 x 152 cm. Photo: Dan Bradica
© Chloe Wise. Courtesy the artist and Almine Rech

Join artist Chloe Wise and Vienna Contemporary’s Artistic Director Francesca Gavin for a talk, moderated by ArtReview editor J.J. Charlesworth, on the occasion of Wise’s new exhibition Torn Clean, opening at Almine Rech Brussels on 24 April through 25 May 2024.

These paintings are maniacally neutral, excitedly stagnant, electric beige, realistically fake – Band-Aid-coloured moments of fake laughter, smiles fraught with multiple intentions, oxymorons, hypocrisy.’ – Chloe Wise

Venue: Almine Rech, Rue de l’Abbaye 20, 1050 Bruxelles, Belgium
Date: Saturday 27 April
Time: 5pm
Featuring: Chloe Wise, artist; and Francesca Gavin, Artistic Director of Vienna Contemporary; moderated by J.J. Charlesworth, editor at ArtReview

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Chloe Wise. Photo: Alex Munro. Courtesy the artist and Almine Rech

Chloe Wise delves into the complexities of identity and societal expectations. Her paintings often feature contemporary subjects in settings that blur the lines between reality and fantasy, questioning the authenticity of our online personas. Wise’s art is a reflection on the modern obsession with self-image and the role of social media in shaping our perceptions. Her works have been featured in prominent venues such as the Jewish Museum in New York, the Galerie Sébastien Bertrand in Geneva, and the Elizabeth Dee Gallery in Harlem.

Francesca Gavin

Francesca Gavin is the Artistic Director of Vienna Contemporary. She is also Editor-in-Chief of EPOCH. Gavin has curated exhibitions at institutions including the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, Somerset House in London, and Serralves Foundation in Porto. She also hosts a monthly show on art and music on NTS Radio, and was the founding curator of the Soho House collection, where she put together a collection of over 3,000 works.

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