For 2020 Lukas Pairon works together with curator Wim Lambrecht on «Music was my first love», a fine arts exhibition on the possible social impact of music making.

Production and first presentation: Bozar (Brussels) and Dr Guislain Museum (Ghent)

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

This art exhibition will present visual art works reflecting on the possible social impact of music making.

The exhibition will stay away from the romantic over-enthusiastic claims of so-called ‘massive’ impact of music on trauma, sleep, social transformation, reduction of violence and conflict…  There might even be references in this art exhibition to less wonderful connections music has had – or is still having – such as music used in certain torture practices or in so-called ‘gang-rap’.

The exhibition will be conceived as a lively event, therefor also hosting social-artistic music workshops, concerts, lectures, films and video-screenings and symposia, in collaboration with neighbouring concert-halls, music and film festivals.

The exhibition will during one full year be hosted at one or two spaces at the exhibition facilities of Bozar (Brussels, from June 2020 until June 2021). It will be a continuously changing programme, proposing almost every other month new works to discover. Many parts of the exhibition will during that year also be presented at the Dr Guislain Museum (Ghent), who is co-producer of the project. And parts of the exhibition will be proposed to tour internationally.

In the Summer of 2020, the exhibition will host the 5th international SIMM-posium bringing together a platform of researchers and practitioners involved in research on the social impact of making music (SIMM).

Curator Wim Lambrecht hopes to include a broad variety of works, including works by: Fernand Khnopff, Artur Zmijewski, Hana Miletic, Marie-Françoise Plissart, Andreas Slominsky, David Hammons, Christian Marclay, Phil Collins, Joseph Kohlmaier, Annika Kahrs, Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla, Romuald Karmakar, Luc Tuymans and many others.