13. 06.02 - 12.03.2022: Toon Leën ─ SARAH BAL ─

The exhibition ––Sarah Bal–– featured fourteen paintings and three video lectures that were linked by three elements: the fictional persona of Sarah Bal, an artist fascinated by colour, played by the actress Mathilde Irrmann; excerpts from music by C.P.E. Bach and Franz Liszt, played by pianist Lucas Blondeel; and the figure of the dash*, here used to build bridges between politics and art, the serious and the playful, reality and fiction.

 

As a supplement to the exhibition, three lecture performances were scheduled on three consecutive Saturdays in February and March 2022. The first two lectures, Sarah Bal, Student of Colours (2019) and A Big Basket of Apples (2022), contextualised the exhibition’s protagonist Sarah Bal. The third lecture, titled Homage to the x (2022), continued the dialogue that took place in the exhibition between a painterly study of shapes and colours and a subjective iconographical exploration of coups d’état.


On 11 and 12 March, Sarah Bal periodically guided the visitors around the exhibition and, together with Toon Leën, gave a lecture performance especially created for the exhibition.


The full programme was:


Saturday 05.03.2022

2 p.m.

Toon Leën

Sarah Bal, onderzoeker van kleuren (NL)


3 p.m.

Toon Leën

Een grote mand met appels (NL)


4 p.m.

Toon Leën

Sarah Bal, onderzoeker van kleuren (NL)


5 p.m.

Toon Leën

Een grote mand met appels (NL)

Friday 11.03.2022

2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m.
Sarah Bal
Language No Problem
guided tours

6.30 p.m.
Sarah Bal
Language No Problem
guided tour

7 p.m.
Toon Leën
A Big Basket of Apples (EN)

8 p.m.
Sarah Bal & Toon Leën
Homage to the x (EN)

Saturday 12.03.2022

1 p.m.
Sarah Bal
Language No Problem
guided tour

2 p.m.
Toon Leën
A Big Basket of Apples (EN)

3 p.m.
Sarah Bal & Toon Leën
Homage to the x (EN)

4 p.m.
Sarah Bal
Language No Problem
guided tours

4 p.m.
Toon Leën
A Big Basket of Apples (EN)

5 p.m.
Sarah Bal & Toon Leën

Homage to the x (EN)