After Erwin Wurm in 2008, Roman Signer in 2012, Felice Varini in 2013, Huang Yong Ping in 2014, Tatzu Nishi in 2015, Ange Leccia in 2016, Dewar & Gicquel in 2017, Céleste Boursier-Mougenot in 2018 and Claire Tabouret in 2019, the exhibition Automatic Revolution by artists Martine Feipel and Jean Bechameil take over all 1,400 m2 (15,000 ft2) of the HAB Galerie, with roughly twenty recent art works.
As a duo, Martine Feipel & Jean Bechameil continue to create installations that open onto the world, blending illusion, imagination, the unstable and the irrational within the gridlocked and controlled spaces of our contemporary world.
These sculptors – but also researchers and amateur engineers – are deeply sensitive to the world’s beauty and theatricality, creating art with an approach that is sociohistorical, aesthetic, political and technical. The HAB Galerie will host an exhibition where the manifesto is “a wild takeover of industrial robotics that are usurped towards non-productive ends.” Designed to function as a whole – as a series of living sculptures – this exhibition becomes a ballet of art works showcased to repeat themselves ad infinitum.
Martine Feipel was born in 1975 in Luxembourg. Jean Bechameil was born in 1964 in Paris. They have worked together since 2008 and currently live in Brussels.
Martine Feipel studied visual art at the UdK in Berlin and Central Saint Martins in London. Jean Bechameil attended the Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Paris and the Willem de Kooning Academie in Rotterdam. He has also worked to design the sets for many motion pictures, including several of Lars Von Trier’s films.
In addition to being selected in 2011 to represent Luxembourg for the 54th Venice Biennale, Martine Feipel and Jean Bechameil have also been invited to participate in several international exhibitions and cultural events – for instance at the Kunstmuseum in Bonn, the Pavillon de l’Arsenal in Paris, the Beaufort Triennale in Belgium, and the Nuit Blanche in Paris, to name only a few.
They are represented by galleries Zidoun & Bossuyt in Luxembourg, the Patinoire Royale and Galerie Valérie Bach in Brussels, as well as Galerie Fontana in Amsterdam.
© ANNE GREUZAT