The 14th edition of Art au Centre will be inaugurated on Thursday February 8 with an opening and guided tour, departing from Saint-Léonard square in Liège!
An itinerary of exhibitions in the empty shop windows of Liège city center.

Artists: Acher, Hilal Aydoğdu, Dóra Benyó, Juan d’Oultremont, Gaspard Husson, Sarah Illouz & Marius Escande, Marin Kasimir, Sarah Lauwers, Alexiane Le Roy, Raphaël Maman, Eva Mancuso, Francisca Markus, Maxence Mathieu, Élodie Merland, Oya, Camille Peyré, Leïla Pile, Ionut Popa, Louise Rauschenbach, Florian Schaff & Marvyn Brusson, Bo Stokkermans, UxNxT, Leen Vandierendonck, Paul Waak, Sculpture/Peinture B3 ESA Liège.

Curators: Sandrine Bouillon, Philippe Braem, Sophie Delhasse, Céline Eloy, Innerspace, Maxime Moinet, Bertrand Léonard.

Exhibition open from Thursday 8th February to Tuesday 30th April 2024
Opening on Thursday 8th February 2024 at 6:00 p.m. departing from Place Saint-Léonard
Élodie Merland ➢ 100 rue de la Cathédrale, Liège, Belgium



“Nearly ten years later, Élodie Merland returned to the places where she narrated her descriptions (One hour galleries); not a single telephone box. The artist then took a photograph of these spaces freed of their cramped edifices. The artist’s photographs evoke that which has been erased rather than buried. Moreover, they do not refer to History’s tragic events, but rather to the histories of the billions of non-recorded conversations, deemed unimportant and inenarrable, that were shared through hundreds of thousands of now obsolete telephone boxes.”
Arnaud Dejeammes,
Waiting, attentiveness (extract), 2021.

Hors service, book of 52 photographs, 20x29cm, 72 pages, 2021
200 copies numbered and signed
Photographs: Élodie Merland, preface: Arnaud Dejeammes, translation: Erika Ferrand Cooper, book mockup: Philippe Robert, printing: Escourbiac.

This project was made possible thanks to the support of the Région Hauts-de-France by benefiting from a grant to aid creation. The images were digitized with the help of Fresnoy, Studio national des arts contemporains, in its photographic laboratory.

Hors service is on sale for 30 € in the shop of this website as well as in bookshops.

DUNKIRK ➢ La Librairie
LILLE ➢ L'Espace du Dedans
MARSEILLE ➢ L'Odeur du temps
PARIS ➢ La Nouvelle Chambre Claire
Le Monte-en-l'air
RENNES ➢ Lendroit éditions
TOURCOING ➢ Le Fresnoy, Studio national des arts contemporains

BRUSSELS ➢ L'Enfant Sauvage