Two weeks ago, the I Love Belgium team, went to the opening of the Christophers Coppers Trash Tv exhibition at the Bodson-Emelinckx gallery. We had the chance to meet with the Brussels-based artist and talk about his paper work.
His most recognizable work consists of interventions, either with, within or on iconic magazines. Combining his love for printed matter with a obvious urge for creative destruction, Christopher painstakingly revisits magazines in a way which somehow gives them a second purpose, a second life. These brilliant, intricately carved magazines covers, near-manic cut-ins dramatically reinterpret any given cover.
But, at the exhibition, we were surprised by his more recent installation-based work. Never leaving the medium of paper, Christopher reflects on the times of global diplomatic crisis after diplomatic crisis. Therefore he re-created the Belgian flag as colour sorted shredded pieces of flags which are hectic flying around in a wind turbine. At the same time you'll hear our national anthem. Yes, it captures our political state of mind perfectly!
Wanna see it for yourself? The exhibition is on until the 25th of February!