Mark Leckey: Lending Enchantment to Vulgar Materials feat. ‘Parade’

Mark Leckey

  • Exhibition

Event overview

Lending Enchantment to Vulgar Materials is British artist Mark Leckey’s largest exhibition to date. The title comes from a letter by Guillaume Apollinaire, in which he claims that what he and filmmaker Georges Méliès do is ‘lend enchantment to vulgar materials’; Leckey identifies a similar impulse at the heart of his practice. And that is precisely what the exhibition highlights by bringing together new and older pieces in each of the media the artist has worked in. Spread across two floors of WIELS as well as the auditorium, the exhibition features nearly all of the artist’s videos, including FVU commission Parade (2003), and other videos that have been rarely shown, alongside key sculptural works from the last decade, providing a long overdue survey of Leckey’s remarkable oeuvre.

WIELS, Contemporary Art Centre
Av. Van Volxemlaan 354, 1190 Brussels

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