Erika Verzutti in 'La Boîte-en-Valise', Office Baroque, Antwerp

9 January - 20 February 2021

 

Erika Verzutti's 2020 work 'Oblique' is featured in the online group project 'La Boîte-en-Valise' by Office Baroque, Antwerp, curated by Wim Peeters and Marie Denkens, on view from 9 January - 20 February 2021.

 

Taking place in a reconstruction by a Dutch carpenter, of Marcel Duchamp’s 1941 famous mini retrospective work 'La Boîte-en-Valise'. The exhibition features the work of 39 artists. Originally conceived as a portable suitcase museum, 'La Boîte-en-Valise' was made for Duchamp's move to New York’s Greenwich Village in 1942, both a commentary on his scarce artistic output, compared to the likes of artist such as Picasso, and a tool for the artist as a traveling salesman to promote his work abroad using miniature sample versions. This project was born out of the question on how to bring art to people in times when we cannot travel, due to COVID-19 restrictions. As much a reflection on the condition of confinement, La Boîte-en-Valise is also a reflection on showing and viewing art online and an "oddball" attempt at finding new ways to connect art and people in meaningful ways.