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Jessica Gispert & Melike Kara

Honey: Bread & Butter

16 07 2016 — 28 08 2016
Melike Kara: Den Teppich schüttelnd, 2016, oil stick and acrylic on canvas, stained glas, ink and oil stick on glas, dimensions variable. Photo: Thomas Koester All images Courtesy of the Artists and MÉLANGE, Cologne.Melike Kara: Den Teppich schüttelnd, 2016, oil stick and acrylic on canvas, stained glas, ink and oil stick on glas, dimensions variable. Photo: Thomas Koester All images Courtesy of the Artists and MÉLANGE, Cologne. Jessica Gispert: You're the great talker of love, said he who lost my tongue, 2016, foam, pantyhose, powdered sugar, pigment, dimensions variable. Photo: Thomas Koester All images Courtesy of the Artists and MÉLANGE, Cologne.Jessica Gispert: So Lege, 2016, bath salt crystals & acrylic medium on digital print, 84 x 119 cm. Photo: Thomas Koester All images Courtesy of the Artists and MÉLANGE, Cologne.Melike Kara: Den Teppich schüttelnd (zwei), 2016, oil stik and acrylic on linen, 280 x 130 cm. Photo: Thomas Koester All images Courtesy of the Artists and MÉLANGE, Cologne. Melike Kara: Den Teppich schüttelnd (zwei), 2016, oil stik and acrylic on linen, 280 x 130 cm. Photo: Thomas Koester All images Courtesy of the Artists and MÉLANGE, Cologne. Melike Kara: Den Teppich schüttelnd (zwei), 2016, oil stik and acrylic on linen, 280 x 130 cm. Photo: Thomas Koester All images Courtesy of the Artists and MÉLANGE, Cologne. Jessica Gispert: You're the great talker of love, said he who lost my tongue, 2016, foam, pantyhose, powdered sugar, pigment, dimensions variable. Photo: Thomas Koester All images Courtesy of the Artists and MÉLANGE, Cologne.Jessica Gispert: You're the great talker of love, said he who lost my tongue, 2016, foam, pantyhose, powdered sugar, pigment, dimensions variable. Photo: Thomas Koester All images Courtesy of the Artists and MÉLANGE, Cologne.
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MÉLANGE is proud to present
“Honey: Bread & Butter”
with Jessica Gispert & Melike Kara
at Komplot, Brussels

Jessica Gispert (b. 1984 in Miami; Düsseldorf) and Melike Kara (b. 1985 in Bensberg; Cologne) both refer to the body as subject- they speak of seduction and meet each other in attrition. Originally, the idiom “bread and butter” relates to something providing livelihood, like your income on a regular basis, whereas this time it might speak of specific needs and greeds to be nourished.

Jessica Gispert uses cloud-like construction foam reminiscent of whipped cream or body fat combined with body shaping under garments that are meant to constrain the body but also provide support, leaving it open when the process of ‘forming’ turns into deforming.

Melike Kara’s site specific intervention joins the window of Komplot with traces of mythology. Through a layered composition the window becomes a hermetic display box. 

Edition

BOX TWO

08 05 2017 — 08 05 2017

Zuzanna Czebatul

Away

10 03 2017 — 02 04 2017

Klaus Kleine

Elephant in the Dark

26 01 2017 — 28 02 2017

Amy Ball

Third Eye Blind

14 10 2016 — 29 10 2016

Atlas Economy

Don't Dust

31 08 2016 — 30 09 2016

DSCTHK

Up Close, Nothing Personal

09 07 2016 — 28 08 2016

Misael Soto

Solo Show

28 06 2016 — 06 07 2016

Edition

BOX ONE

17 05 2016 — 31 05 2016

Anders Clausen

Straight Lines

31 03 2016 — 01 05 2016

Patrick Fabian Panetta

SCALE OF RATING

02 02 2016 — 06 03 2016

Paul Czerlitzki / Piotr Łakomy

20 11 2015 — 04 12 2015

Ellen Yeon Kim

Within Our Time

15 10 2015 — 31 10 2015

Joshua Sex

Ass's Bite

01 09 2015 — 04 10 2015

Compliance / Non-Compliance

23 07 2015 — 09 08 2015