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The Power & The Glory

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The Power & The Glory

Opening on the eve of the now infamous 2016 US elections, “The Power and The Glory” set out to examine the tension between an artist’s desire to shine and their desire to exist.

“The Power and The Glory” features a selection of works from the Brussels-based Charles Riva Collection in order to evoke the ambivalence of the art world – something that is too dissimilar from politics in its quest for recognition and conquest of power.

With the current state of US affairs, the uncertainty of the new presidency and the havoc that could potentially be caused, the exhibition plays with references of power – political power in particular.

The exhibition includes works by John Miller, Paul McCarthy, Sherrie Levine, Josh Smith, David Ostrowski, Roe Ethridge and Nathan Hylden to name a few, and Pierre Yves Desaive, art historian and curator, collaborated with the collection for the show.

JOHN MILLER, The Edge of Night, 2008. © Hugard and Vanoverschelde
JOHN MILLER, The Edge of Night, 2008. © Hugard and Vanoverschelde
JONATHAN HOROWITZ, Rainbow American Flag on Orange Field II for Jaspers in the Style of the Artists Boyfriend, 2015. Courtesy Jonathan Horowitz and Xavier Hufkens Brussels. © Thomas Mueller, New York
JONATHAN HOROWITZ, Rainbow American Flag on Orange Field II for Jaspers in the Style of the Artists Boyfriend, 2015. Courtesy Jonathan Horowitz and Xavier Hufkens Brussels. © Thomas Mueller, New York
PAUL MCCARTHY, Brancusi tree - Butt plug, 2007. © Charles Riva Collection and Paul McCarthy
PAUL MCCARTHY, Brancusi tree - Butt plug, 2007. © Charles Riva Collection and Paul McCarthy
JOHN GIORNO, I Want to Cum in Your Heart, 2016. © Charles Riva Collection and John Giorno
JOHN GIORNO, I Want to Cum in Your Heart, 2016. © Charles Riva Collection and John Giorno
(l–r) PAUL MCCARTHY, Pirate Party Photograph Portfolio, 2005; HERVÉ IC, La mort c'est l'autre, 2001. © Charles Riva Collection; Paul McCarthy; Hervé Ic / Hugard and Vanoverschelde
(l–r) PAUL MCCARTHY, Pirate Party Photograph Portfolio, 2005; HERVÉ IC, La mort c'est l'autre, 2001. © Charles Riva Collection; Paul McCarthy; Hervé Ic / Hugard and Vanoverschelde
(l–r) HARRY BENSON, Hillary Clinton, Blue Room, The White House, Washington DC, 1995. Photo: Harry Benson CBE; Donald Trump, New York City Office, 2016. Photo: Harry Benson CBE; REENA SPAULINGS, Untitled (Flag), 2008; ANDY HOPE 1930, Phoenix, 2006; NATHAN HYLDEN, Untitled, 2007; JOSH SMITH, Air de Paris (Announcement Painting) (White), 2006; Air de Paris (Announcement Painting) (Little White), 2006; DAVID OSTROWSKI, F (H), 2013. © Charles Riva Collection and Hugard and Vanoverschelde
(l–r) HARRY BENSON, Hillary Clinton, Blue Room, The White House, Washington DC, 1995. Photo: Harry Benson CBE; Donald Trump, New York City Office, 2016. Photo: Harry Benson CBE; REENA SPAULINGS, Untitled (Flag), 2008; ANDY HOPE 1930, Phoenix, 2006; NATHAN HYLDEN, Untitled, 2007; JOSH SMITH, Air de Paris (Announcement Painting) (White), 2006; Air de Paris (Announcement Painting) (Little White), 2006; DAVID OSTROWSKI, F (H), 2013. © Charles Riva Collection and Hugard and Vanoverschelde
(l–r) JOHN MILLER, The Edge of Night, 2008; PAUL MCCARTHY, Brancusi tree - Butt plug, 2007. © Charles Riva Collection; Paul McCarthy; Hugard and Vanoverschelde
(l–r) JOHN MILLER, The Edge of Night, 2008; PAUL MCCARTHY, Brancusi tree - Butt plug, 2007. © Charles Riva Collection; Paul McCarthy; Hugard and Vanoverschelde
(l–r) HARRY BENSON, Donald Trump, The Taj Mahal Casino, Atlantic City, 1990. Photo: Harry Benson CBE; SHERRIE LEVINE, False God, 2007; JONATHAN HOROWITZ, Rainbow American Flag on Orange Field II for Jaspers in the Style of the Artists Boyfriend, 2015 Courtesy Jonathan Horowitz and Xavier Hufkens Brussels. © Charles Riva Collection, Thomas Mueller, Hugard and Vanoverschelde
(l–r) HARRY BENSON, Donald Trump, The Taj Mahal Casino, Atlantic City, 1990. Photo: Harry Benson CBE; SHERRIE LEVINE, False God, 2007; JONATHAN HOROWITZ, Rainbow American Flag on Orange Field II for Jaspers in the Style of the Artists Boyfriend, 2015 Courtesy Jonathan Horowitz and Xavier Hufkens Brussels. © Charles Riva Collection, Thomas Mueller, Hugard and Vanoverschelde
ROE ETHRIDGE, New York (Osgood Pond), 2001. © Charles Riva Collection and Roe Ethridge
ROE ETHRIDGE, New York (Osgood Pond), 2001. © Charles Riva Collection and Roe Ethridge
JONATHAN MEESE, Napoleon de large, 2006. © Hugard and Vanoverschelde
JONATHAN MEESE, Napoleon de large, 2006. © Hugard and Vanoverschelde
ANDY HOPE 1930, Wonder, 2006. © Hugard and Vanoverschelde
ANDY HOPE 1930, Wonder, 2006. © Hugard and Vanoverschelde
MIKE KELLEY, Heavy - Hangin’- Horny, 1989. © Hugard and Vanoverschelde
MIKE KELLEY, Heavy - Hangin’- Horny, 1989. © Hugard and Vanoverschelde
MIKE KELLEY, Emerald Eyehole, 1989. © Hugard and Vanoverschelde
MIKE KELLEY, Emerald Eyehole, 1989. © Hugard and Vanoverschelde
HARRY BENSON, Donald Trump, The Taj Mahal Casino, Atlantic City, 1990. Photo: Harry Benson CBE. © Hugard and Vanoverschelde
HARRY BENSON, Donald Trump, The Taj Mahal Casino, Atlantic City, 1990. Photo: Harry Benson CBE. © Hugard and Vanoverschelde

The Charles Riva Collection is included in the Art Guide.