Born in Brussels (BE), lives in Brussels (BE).
Joëlle Tuerlinckx (°1958) studies in Brussels at the city’s École de Recherche Graphique. Tuerlinckx’ artistic practice can be summed up as a reflection on the fundamentals of art and is rooted in the ideas of Minimal and Conceptual Art. Her restrained works explore the border between being and not-being, something and nothing.
Tuerlinckx creates simple, almost intangible drawings, videos and installations using basic materials like paper, rope and plastic, together with light and colour. She frequently returns to forms and elements that have been art’s basis for centuries: point, line, circle, square and colour. She often works in situ for her exhibitions, allowing the final artwork to be shaped by the architecture of the space. She uses small interventions, actions and gestures to create carefully poised total works, which only crystallise into art through the perception of the beholder.
Tuerlinckx’ starting point is that art works can only arise in the mind of the viewer, who attempts to complete and interpret what he or she is seeing. She reveals these mechanisms by merely suggesting the image with her sober tools, rather than showing it explicitly.
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Learning from Art, Instan...
Joëlle Tuerlinckx, Learning from Art, Instant Academy, 2006. Installation, wood, paper, graphite.
9 Possible Proposals
Hans Theys, Joëlle Tuerlinckx, 9 Possible Proposals, 2002. Book, ink, paper, 16 p., ISNB: none.
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Academy. Learning from Art
15 September 2006 - 26 November 2006.
By considering ‘learning’ as something that extends beyond the educational system, in this exhibition the attention shifted from art educatio
EXTRA MUROS: Tracés. Simi...
01 March 2012 - 31 March 2012.
TRACÉS. Similarities and dissonants was the upshot of a recycling project that started in 2010 in the recycling centre of Merksem. The centr
Joelle Tuerlinckx – WORLD...
09 June 2013 - 29 September 2013.
The artistic vocabulary of Belgian artist Joëlle Tuerlinckx (born in 1958) cites the conventions of how archive material is usually presented
28 April 2017 - 31 December 2021.
For the first time, the M HKA will be able to present a permanent collection exhibition with iconic masterpieces from Flemish and internation
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SBKM - Stichting Beeldend...
In 2005 the collection of the Stichting voor Beeldende Kunst (SBKM-De Vleeshal) in Middelburg – a smaller institution with a previous history
The M HKA’s contemporary art collection has grown thanks to a combination of acquisitions, donations and long-term loans from various public
WAANZIN | MADNESS
It's a crazy story, that of Dymphna, and a story full of madness. The devil lurks around every corner. But what is the core of the madness he