MUSIC WAS MY FIRST LOVE

a fine arts exhibition on the possible impact of music making (project in development)

curator: Wim Lambrecht

production and first presentation: Bozar (Brussels), in collaboration also with Dr Guislain Museum (Ghent)

a yearlong continuously changing art exhibition, from June 2020 until June 2021

MWMFL exhibits art works which reflect on the possible impact of music making on the social well-being and health of man.

MWMFL is a dynamic exhibition spread out over the period of a full year. Within the classic concept of a static exhibition the different rooms are made subordinate to a trail. This exhibition invites the audience to a broader experience over a longer period of time. MWMFL builds bridges from the art of making music to the visual arts.

MWMFL will also unfold an accompanying program of musical, participatory and academic interventions. Together they form a chain of activities which slowly resonate and intervene upon each other. This accompanying program will be developed in dialogue with different disciplines in the BOZAR program (literature, classical and world music, cinema, Africa-program, architecture, Bozar studio, middle east…), and coordinated by Lukas Pairon.

MWMFL will continuously remind the audiences of previous activities in the exhibition and will announce upcoming proposals.

This flux of different art works – exhibited and then replaced – will well connect with the temporality so typical of musical performances. MWMFL will allow the visitor to move between the ear and the eye.

MWMFL is developed in 6 (or 7 clusters) of art presentations – each about 2 months length – (possibly) presenting works by: Berenice Abbott, Kader Attia, Allora & Calzadilla, John Cohen, Phil Collins, Manon De Boer, David Hammons, Eastman Johnson, Christian Marclay, Hana Miletic, Felix Nussbaum, Claes Oldenburg, Anri Sala, Ross Sinclair, Luc Tuymans, Joris Van de Moortel, Klaas Vanhee, P.B. Van Rossem, Jeff Wall, Co Westerik, Artur Zmijewski…

MWMFL wants to develop partnerships in the city, share spaces and act as a sounding board for makers, listeners and viewers, to chart the social impact of music.

MWMFL will be seen as a lively event. Different types of interventions, meetings, performances and symposia are planned, such as social-artistic music workshops, concerts, lectures, films and video screenings, in collaboration with neighboring concert halls, music and film festivals.

draft presentation text (version 16.04.19): MWMFL_drafttext_190416

presentation of the art works: MWMFL_presentatie_190416