Messidor

MESSIDOR

 

 

 

 

 

Brussels and Ghent based artists Meggy Rustamova, Pieter Geenen, Sirah Foighel Brutmann and Eitan Efrat formed Messidor in order to discuss, to question and to practice the value of joining forces in today’s artistic realm, in Belgium and abroad.

 

Messidor maintains the capability of adapting to its artists’ changing needs for producing artworks, presenting them and promoting a dialogue.

 

Alongside a joint effort to distribute their work and to share means of production, Messidor’s artists invite colleagues from different disciplines, in a series of events, to share and speculate together on practice-based concerns as well as to discuss issues that affect current political environments.

 

 

For inquiries and distribution requests:

info@messidorgroup.be

 

 

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With the support of Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie

 

upcoming

 

Ágúst Residency, Borgarfjörður (IS)

Pieter Geenen Artist in Residence

August 7 - 13, 2017

 

De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam (NL)

Light Displacement

Meggy Rustamova – Solo exhibition

Sep 9 - Nov 5, 2017

 

Several locations, Ostend (BE)

The Raft. Art is (not) Lonely.

Curated by Jan Fabre & Joanna De Vos

Pieter Geenen – Group exhibition

Presenting mirador

Oct 18, 2017 - Apr 15, 2018

 

 

current

 

Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles, Paris (FR)

BXL Universel

Pieter Geenen – Group exhibition

Presenting home

Jun 14 - Sep 3, 2017

 

WIELS, Brussels (BE)

Residency Programme

Sirah Foighel Brutmann and Eitan Efrat – Artists in Residence

Jan 2017 - Jun 2017

 

Emile Van Dorenmuseum, Genk (BE)

Residency Programme

Pieter Geenen Artist in Residence

Jan - Nov, 2017

 

 

past

 

Cinema Nova, Brussels (BE)

Avant première of Rite of Resistance by Miki Ambrózy

Sirah Foighel Brutmann and Eitan Efrat – Screening miroir séb fragile !

Jun 14, 2017

 

Les Rencontres Internationales, Berlin (DE)

Landmark

Sirah Foighel Brutmann and Eitan Efrat – Screening Orientation

Jun 13 - 18, 2017

 

One Shot International Short Film Festival, Yerevan (AM)

Cinema Without Border

Pieter Geenen Screening mirador

Jun 2 - 8, 2017

 

WIELS, Brussels (BE)

10th Anniversary Screening Programme

Sirah Foighel Brutmann and Eitan Efrat – Screening Nude Descending a Staircase

May 27, 2017

 

Shakespeare and Company, Paris (FR)

Available Light : #1. After the Mirror

Meggy Rustamova – Screening L’invitation au voyage

May 1 - 31, 2017

 

Portikus, Frankfurt (DE)

Slide Show

Sirah Foighel Brutmann and Eitan Efrat – Group Exhibition

Presenting Printed Matter

Apr 29 - Jun 11, 2017

 

Chapelle Saint-Jacques art centre, Saint-Gaudens (FR)

Let Us Reflect Film Festival

Meggy Rustamova – Screening L’invitation au voyage

Apr 28 - 29, 2017

 

Les Brigittines, Brussels (BE)

B SWAP: An Artistic Identity Swap by Beursschouwburg & Les Brigittines

Sirah Foighel Brutmann and Eitan Efrat – Screening miroir séb fragile !

Apr 21, 2017

 

PLASTIK - Festival of Artists' Moving Image, Dublin (IE)

Vertical Landscapes

Programmed by Sasha Litvintseva

Sirah Foighel Brutmann and Eitan Efrat – Screening Nude Descending a Staircase

Mar 24 - 26, 2017

 

West Virginia Mountaineer Short Film Festival, Morgantown (US)

Experimental

Pieter Geenen – Screening home

Mar 23 - 25, 2017

 

ESAL, Metz (FR)

Sirah Foighel Brutmann and Eitan Efrat – Screening miroir séb fragile ! in the frame of the exhibition Orientation at CAC La Synagogue de Delme (FR)

Mar 17, 2017

 

Les Rencontres Internationales, Paris (FR)

Landmark

Sirah Foighel Brutmann and Eitan Efrat – Screening Orientation

Mar 13 - 19, 2017

 

Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, Hawick (UK)

It's My (Private) Life

Pieter Geenen – Screening home

Mar 2 - 6, 2017

 

Het Bos, Antwerp (BE)

Visite (film in Het Bos)

Sirah Foighel Brutmann and Eitan Efrat – Screening Printed Matter

Feb 18, 2017

 

Erg Galerie, Brussels (BE)

Sirah Foighel Brutmann and Eitan Efrat collective discussion Questions

Jan 31 - Feb 1, 2017

 

International Film Festival Rotterdam, Rotterdam (NL)

Dinamo Screening: Borderless

Pieter Geenen – Screening of home

Jan 28, 2017

 

International Film Festival Rotterdam, Rotterdam (NL)

Homeless Movies

Curated by Edwin Carels

Meggy Rustamova – Continuous screening of Gemini

Jan 26 - Feb 5, 2017

 

ISELP, Brussels (BE)

Some Arguments Later

Curated by Messidor and Florence Cheval

Messidor – Group exhibition

Jan 19 - Mar 19, 2017

 

Events

 

Opening

+ Performance Hagar Tenenbaum

Abstraction end and things like that

Jan 19, 18h30

 

Katharina Aigner

Screening & talk

Feb 10, 18h - 19h30

 

Sofia Lemos

Screening & talk

Feb 17, 18h - 19h30

 

Daniel Mann and Laliv Melamed

Seminar

Secret Images

Mar 10 - 11

 

Alexandra Laudo

Performative lecture

An intellectual history of the clock

Mar 19, 16h - 17h30

 

M HKA, Antwerp (BE)

Art's Birthday

Curated by Marnix Rummens / workspacebrussels

Meggy Rustamova – Screening (dis)Location

Jan 17, 2017

 

Museumcultuur Strombeek/Gent - CC Strombeek, Strombeek-Bever (BE)

EUtopia 28

Sirah Foighel Brutmann and Eitan Efrat, Meggy Rustamova – Group exhibition

Presenting Nude Descending a Staircase and Observations

Jan 6 - Mar 8, 2017

 

ARGOS Centre for Art and Media, Brussels (BE)

Black Box Screening Program

Sirah Foighel Brutmann and Eitan Efrat – Screening Orientation and Nude Descending a Staircase

Dec 14 - 18, 2016

 

Les Halles Saint-Géry, Brussels (BE)

Working Title Festival

Curated by Marnix Rummens / Workspacebrussels

Meggy Rustamova – Group exhibition

Presenting Waiting for the secret and Gemini

Dec 2 - 23, 2016

 

ADAM, Brussels (BE)

Art Contest 2016

Sirah Foighel Brutmann and Eitan Efrat – Group exhibition

Nov 24, 2016 - January 9, 2017

 

November Film Festival, London (UK)

Program 3 & Program 8

Sirah Foighel Brutmann and Eitan Efrat – Screening Orientation and Nude Descending a Staircase

Nov 17 - 20, 2016

 

Nanjing International Art Festival, Nanjing (CN)

HISTORICODE: Scarcity and Supply

Meggy Rustamova – Group exhibition

Presenting M.A.M. (My Assyrian Mother)

Nov 12, 2016 - Feb 12, 2017

 

Rua Dom Pedro V 56, Lisbon (PT)

Voyage 01

Meggy Rustamova – Group exhibition

Presenting Scripted Plant

Nov 12 - 13, 2016

 

ISELP, Brussels (BE)

Telle est la question

Sirah Foighel Brutmann and Eitan Efrat collective discussion Questions

Nov 12, 2016

 

Bratislava International Film Festival, Bratislava (SK)

Topic: City

Sirah Foighel Brutmann and Eitan Efrat – Screening Orientation

Nov 11 - 17, 2016

 

CAC La Synagogue, Delme (FR)

En Regard/In Regard

Sirah Foighel Brutmann and Eitan Efrat – Eulogy performance

Nov 5, 2016

 

SCCA Center for Contemporary Arts, Ljubljana (SI)

World Day for Audiovisual Heritage. A screening program from the Argos collection for the SCCA-Ljubljana.

Meggy Rustamova – Screening Waiting for the secret

Oct 27, 2016

 

CIAP, Hasselt (BE)

Drawing is Thinking, Thinking is Moving

Curated by Ronny Delrue

Meggy Rustamova – Group exhibition

Presenting L’invitation au voyage

Oct 26, 2016 - Jan 8, 2017

 

Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten, Marl (DE)

Media Art Awards

Sirah Foighel Brutmann and Eitan Efrat – Group exhibition

Presenting Nude Descending a Staircase

Oct 23, 2016 - Feb 12, 2017

 

Centrale for Contemporary Art, Brussels (BE)

BXL Universel

Curated by Carine Fol

Pieter Geenen – Group exhibition

Presenting home

Oct 20, 2016 - Mar 26, 2017

 

CAC La Synagogue, Delme (FR)

Orientation

Curated by Marie Cozette

Sirah Foighel Brutmann and Eitan Efrat – Solo exhibition

Oct 15, 2016 - Apr 2, 2017

 

Huis van Alijn, Ghent (BE)

Homeless Movies

Curated by Edwin Carels

Meggy Rustamova – Group exhibition

Presenting Gemini

Oct 14, 2016 - Jan 15, 2017

 

ISELP, Brussels (BE)

#CONNECTIF

Messidor – Artists in Residence

Oct 2016 - Jan 2017

 

Gallery B, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa (JP)

WEWANTOSEE

Meggy Rustamova – Group exhibition

Presenting L’invitation au voyage

Sept 28 - Oct 9, 2016

 

Beursschouwburg, Brussels (BE)

Come Together

Pieter Geenen – Belgian première of mirador

Sep 16 - 24, 2016

 

Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle (BE)

Internet Auction

Meggy Rustamova - auction

Sept 3, 2016

 

Openzee, Brussels (BE)

Personal Abstractions

Curated by Marnix Rummens

Meggy Rustamova – Group exhibition

Presenting L’invitation au voyage

May 28 - July 3, 2016

 

Jerusalem Film Festival, Jerusalem (IL)

Intersections - The Experimental Cinema and Video Art Awards 2016

Sirah Foighel Brutmann and Eitan Efrat – Screening Orientation

Jul 13, 2016

 

LOOP Festival, Barcelona (ES)

Without Pause, Dialogues

Curated by Imma Prieto

Pieter Geenen – Group exhibition

Presenting relocation

May 26 - June 10, 2016

 

Photography Biennale, Riga Art Space, Riga (LV)

Restart

Meggy Rustamova – Group exhibition

Presenting L’invitation au voyage

Apr 22 - June 12, 2016

 

International Film Festival Oberhausen (DE)

International Competition 4

Sirah Foighel Brutmann and Eitan Efrat – Screening Orientation

May 5 - 10, 2016

 

The New Gallery Musrara, Jerusalem (IL)

The Disorder of Things

Curated by Yael Messer

Sirah Foighel Brutmann and Eitan Efrat – Group exhibition

Presenting Printed Matter

Mar 15 - May 10, 2016

 

S.M.A.K., Ghent (BE)

Uit de Collectie / From the collection

Meggy Rustamova – Group exhibition

Presenting Waiting for the secret

Feb 20 - May 8, 2016

 

Topkino, Vienna (AT)

Let’s show moving images!

Sirah Foighel Brutmann and Eitan Efrat – Screening Printed Matter (16mm), Journal and Nude Descending a Staircase

Apr 30, 2016

 

MM Centar, Zagreb (HR)

25 FPS: The Reflection of the Conflict

Sirah Foighel Brutmann and Eitan Efrat – Screening Printed Matter

Apr 28, 2016

 

WIELS, Brussels (BE)

Edith Dekyndt: Indigenous Shadow / Panorama Weekend

Meggy Rustamova – Performance/Intervention in the exhibition

Mar 19, 2016

 

Les Rencontres Internationales, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (DE)

Topologies

Sirah Foighel Brutmann and Eitan Efrat – Screening Nude Descending a Staircase

Mar 15 - 20, 2016

 

Tallinn Art Hall, Tallinn (EE)

Every letter is a love letter, curator Marge Monko

Meggy Rustamova – Group exhibition

Presenting She He She She He

Jan 23 - Mar 6, 2016

 

International Film Festival, Rotterdam (NL)

Out of sight

Meggy Rustamova – Screening Invitation to the voyage / L’invitation au voyage

Scotomata, curated by Edwin Carels

Meggy Rustamova – Group exhibition

Presenting Waiting for the secret

Jan 27 - Feb 7, 2016

 

Stuttgarter Filmwinter, Stuttgart (DE)

Travel Tips

Meggy Rustamova – Screening Invitation to the voyage / L’invitation au voyage

Jan 14 - 17, 2016

 

Les Rencontres Internationales, Gaîté Lyrique, Paris (FR)

Topologies

Sirah Foighel Brutmann and Eitan Efrat – Screening Nude Descending a Staircase

Video Library

Pieter Geenen – The Nation

Jan 12 - 17, 2016

 

Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival, Kassel (DE)

Open to Interpretation

Meggy Rustamova – Screening Invitation to the voyage / L’invitation au voyage

Nov 10 - 15, 2015

 

Beursschouwburg, Brussels (BE)

Company

Sirah Foighel Brutmann and Eitan Efrat, with Meggy Rustamova & Pieter Geenen – Screening Nude Descending a Staircase, Orientation, Waiting for the secret and mirador (work in progress)

Moderated by Zoë Gray

Nov 5, 2015

 

Cinema Galeries, Brussels (BE)

Hors Pistes Brussels 2015

Sirah Foighel Brutmann and Eitan Efrat – Group exhibition Presenting & Company

Oct 28 - Nov 29, 2015

 

ARGOS Centre for Art and Media, Brussels (BE)

This land is my land. This land is your land.

Pieter Geenen – Solo exhibition

Oct 4 - Dec 20, 2015

 

Beursschouwburg, Brussels (BE)

Observations

Meggy Rustamova – Solo exhibition

Oct 2 - Nov 28, 2015

 

Bureau des Réalités, Brussels (BE)

She He She She He

Meggy Rustamova – Solo exhibition

Sept 11 - Dec 19, 2015