In her new solo exhibition at Gallery FIFTY ONE, Arpaïs Du Bois (°1973, lives and works in Antwerp) further explores the themes that are close to her heart, namely the political, social and ecological challenges of our time. In addition to recent works on paper, the artist shows three-dimensional work for the first time in a long while. All this is brought together in an elaborate scenography that has a profound impact on the exhibition space, which is an important research component in her recent exhibitions.
This exhibition is accompanied by a new FIFTY ONE Publication, which is a collection of Du Bois’ work from the past year. The title, ‘lustrer nos épines’, sounds both combative and dark, as if we could only stand in the defense. But this always with an almost lustful note.
Artists: Arpaïs Du Bois