With: Lili Dujourie, Sophie Nys, Angyvir PadillaThe group exhibition ALL OUR YESTERDAYS traces a lineage between three Belgium-based artists of different generations: LILI DUJOURIE (b. 1941), SOPHIE NYS (b. 1974), and ANGYVIR PADILLA (b. 1987). The exhibited works encompass sculpture, installation, photography, film, sound, and performance, and span a timeframe of over fifty years (1969–2023).
By subverting signifiers of the domestic and destabilizing established artistic categories, the exhibition offers a fragmented narrative on temporality, memory, and loss. The artists consider how the body moves through time and space, leaving traces. They use the strategies of conceptual art but challenge its authority through a deep engagement with the physicality of their materials and a surrender to feeling.
The exhibition is titled after a 1952 novel by Natalia Ginzburg set in Italy during the Second World War, in which a young female protagonist gradually crystallizes from a complex web of family relations. Her personal life is placed within the radical social and political changes taking place around her. The exhibition echoes the intertwining of the inner and outer lives, the private and public worlds of human beings.