Le Faux Soir
25.04.14 – 27.04.14
KIOSK was invited to participate in the 2014 edition of Art Brussels in the not-for-profit section. KIOSK will present a series of four newspaper editions, one for each day of the fair, conceived by artists who have previously shown work at KIOSK.
The project Le Faux Soir takes its title from a one-off counterfeit of the French-language Belgian newspaper Le Soir. This ‘spoof edition’ was published on 9 November 1943 by the Belgian resistance organisation The Independent Front. Le Faux Soir humorously subverted the propagandist discourse of the occupying forces with the explicit aim of ridiculing them, distributing thousands of copies in the kiosks of Brussels.
Inspired by the story of Le Faux Soir, KIOSK has invited four artists to make a newspaper edition. In their practices, these artists engage with the relation between language, meaning and representation – often with a note of humour or irony. The artists often use the publication format in their practice, and some take up Marcel Broodthaers’s strategy of using fictional means to visualize hidden realities. The artists are: Mekhitar Garabedian, Rana Hamadeh, Sophie Nys, and Koenraad Dedobbeleer.