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Art Brussels
2024
Art Brussels
  • Kévin Bray
  • Ánima Correa
  • Stine Deja
  • Antoine Donzeaud
  • Romana Londi
  • Valentin Ranger
  • Paola Siri Renard
  • Gaby Sahhar
  • Jack Warne

Art Brussels

25.04 → 28.04

For its first participation at Art Brussels, Spiaggia Libera will present new works by several artists of the gallery. The group show « Divine Desires » focuses on the idea of augmented body ; and the figure of the cyborg.

Donna Haraway’s “Manifesto for Cyborgs” challenges traditional notions of identity and embodiment. Published in 1985, it proposes the figure of the cyborg as a symbol of resistance against fixed categories such as gender, race, and species. Haraway argues that the cyborg, a hybrid of organic and technological elements, embodies a vision of fluidity and interconnectedness. She sees the cyborg as a symbol of liberation from oppressive structures, advocating for a politics of coalition and solidarity among diverse groups. Haraway’s manifesto explores the implications of technology on society, urging us to embrace hybridity and redefine our relationships with both nature and machines.

Exhibition view, « Divine Desire », Art Brussels, Brussels, 2024. Photo © Gabriele Abbruzzese

Exhibition view, « Divine Desire », Art Brussels, Brussels, 2024. Photo © Gabriele Abbruzzese

Through the lens of eight artists from the gallery’s roster, this new body of works delves into the complexities of identity, augmentation, and the symbiotic relationship between humans and technology.

From serene depictions of human-machine hybrids seamlessly integrated into natural landscapes to jarring juxtapositions of flesh and circuitry, each piece offers a unique exploration of what it means to inhabit a technologically mediated existence.


Through bold strokes and intricate details, the artists invite us to confront our fears and embrace the possibilities presented by the cyborg future. As we navigate an increasingly digital world, “Divine Desires” serves as a timely reminder that our identities are not fixed but fluid, shaped by the ever-evolving interplay between humanity and technology.

Exhibition view, « Divine Desire », Art Brussels, Brussels, 2024. Photo © Gabriele Abbruzzese

Exhibition view, « Divine Desire », Art Brussels, Brussels, 2024. Photo © Gabriele Abbruzzese

Exhibition view, « Divine Desire », Art Brussels, Brussels, 2024. Photo © Gabriele Abbruzzese

Exhibition view, « Divine Desire », Art Brussels, Brussels, 2024. Photo © Gabriele Abbruzzese

Exhibition view, « Divine Desire », Art Brussels, Brussels, 2024. Photo © Gabriele Abbruzzese

Exhibition view, « Divine Desire », Art Brussels, Brussels, 2024. Photo © Gabriele Abbruzzese

Exhibition view, « Divine Desire », Art Brussels, Brussels, 2024. Photo © Gabriele Abbruzzese

Exhibition view, « Divine Desire », Art Brussels, Brussels, 2024. Photo © Gabriele Abbruzzese

Kévin Bray, Not leaving living cycles despite sky interest, 2024, digital print on plexiglass and thermoforming plexiglass, 110 x 63 cm. Courtesy the artist & spiaggia libera, Paris. Photo © Gabriele Abbruzzese

Kévin Bray, Not leaving living cycles despite sky interest, 2024, digital print on plexiglass and thermoforming plexiglass, 110 x 63 cm. Courtesy the artist & spiaggia libera, Paris. Photo © Gabriele Abbruzzese

On the occasion of Art Brussels 2024, 10 monumental sculptures have been selected by an international jury to be presented in front of the entrance building for the duration of the fair. The gallery is pleased to present the scultpure (dazzling) gardrobe by Paola Siri Renard.


Paola Siri Renard, (dazzling) garderobe, 2023, acrylic plaster, fiberglass, shimmering pigments, upcycled styrofoam, stainless steel, 340 x 140 x 50 cm. Courtesy the artist & spiaggia libera, Paris. Photo © Gabriele Abbruzzese