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Collector Alain Servais's Favorite Works From LISTE 2016

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Collector Alain Servais's Favorite Works From LISTE 2016
The collector Alain Servais

An energetic Brussels-based collector of new and undervalued art, Alain Servais travels the world in search of creativity's bleeding-edge—and he's an outspoken champion of his discoveries once he finds them. Here, Servais, whose collecting philosophy is informed by his years in the finance sector, shares his favorite works from this year's LISTE art fair.

 

KRIS LEMSALU
Treasure box violence, 2016
Temnikova & Kasela Gallery (Tallinn)

KRIS LEMSALU Treasure box violence

A female Estonian artist mixing animals and humans, nature and culture, and abjection and beauty, Lemsalu makes art that evokes the wild, bestial side of human beings and civilizations intertwined with feminine themes. She is a performer, installationist, and sculptor of great talent.

 

SHANA MOULTON
Every Angle Is an Angel, 2016
Galerie Crèvecoeur (Paris)

SHANA MOULTON Every Angle Is an Angel, 2016

 

Moulton is a young American artist who places her videos inside kitschy, humorous installations to evoke our present-day image-driven, hypochondriac culture. Many are doing it but, in my opinion, she has a special touch

 

YURI PATTISON
Sleepless Synonyms, Sleepless Antonyms, 2016
mother's tankstation limited (Dublin)

YURI PATTISON Sleepless Synonyms, Sleepless Antonyms, 2016

 

Pattison is a young Irish artist looking critically at new technologies and exploring the culture of 'trending' in the digital economy, and the implications for human industry, creativity, and control.

 

CATHERINE BIOCCA
Blushing Sculptures / I + II, 2015
Jeanine Hofland (Amsterdam)

CATHERINE BIOCCA Blushing Sculptures / I + II, 2015


Discovered at the Sunday Art Fair and unforgettable at the Rijksakademie, Biocca mixes direct references to classic sculpture with an almost sadistic pleasure to force us to watch it transformed, attacked, and deviated.

 

XIMENA GARRIDO-LECCA
Destilaciones, 2014
80m2 Livia Benavides (Lima)

XIMENA GARRIDO-LECCA Destilaciones, 2014


This young Peruvian artist’s work thrives on and expose the troubled relationship between the cultures of the past and the present, the similitude of instincts to protect and exploit, and the linkages between visuality, materiality, and processes. The apparently mundane nature of building materials lies at the minuscule layer between the two. 
 
 
 

SLAVS AND TATARS
Saturday, 2016
RASTER (Warsaw)

SLAVS AND TATARS Saturday, 2016

 

This two-artist collective takes a political, aesthetic, and social interest in the nations and people of the “area east of the former Berlin Wall and west of the Great Wall of China" known as Eurasia. They keep reminding me that underneath the apparent overwhelming globalization, folklore, traditions, and history are still shaping people’s identities.

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