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I’ve learnt to take time to do and finish things

The June issue usually gives way to a new 20-something list, featuring models, musicians, actors, illustrators, fashion designers, photographers, artists, architects,... and so much more. The people who are a representation of young society in Belgium, a generation ready to rule our world. In 2020, hence the double number, we’re serving you, hungry hearts, 2 editions of our acclaimed list. That’s right, we’re doubling the number of features, starting a bit earlier. Let us introduce you to the faces you didn't realise you wanted to meet!

Eloi Boucher
Independent curator & Assistant director at Dvir Gallery, Brussels
The cover photo was taken at the end of the lockdown when Dvir Brussels was open by appointment again for Simon Fujiwara's solo exhibition A Conquest

What do we & our readers need to remember about you?
Maybe my long hair, I’m thinking of cutting it soon by the way.

 

What is the (near) future bringing you?
A lot of activities and some vacation this summer.

 

What are you up to these days?
I just came back from Paris where we’ve opened an exhibition by Martin Belou at Sans titre (2016) and I'm working on the opening of Dvir’s new temporary gallery this summer in Knokke, at the Belgian seaside.

Left image & right image: Living room

 

Which records are you playing most right now?
The last record of neoclassical piano compositions by Jean-Michel Blais and Future Nostalgia by Dua Lipa.

 

What makes your heart go faster these days?
Being able to see and meet new people again.

 

What are you doing daily at 9 pm/9 am?
At 9 am I’m on my way to my office.
At 9 pm either I’m reading on my sofa after a long day in front of my computer or I’m having dinner and drinks with friends in my neighbourhood.

 

How do you bring some routine into your days?
I’m trying to wake up at 7 am every day to be efficient as much as possible.

 

How does your face mask look like?
The disposable ones!

Image: Digital desktop by Nora Turato from a series released by Oslo-based institution UKS (Unge Kunstneres Samfund).

 

What satisfies you?
Ticking boxes on my to-do lists.

 

What’s your favourite lockdown Instagram account?
@phardrus for sharing such a great selection of buildings, homes and architectural sites in general.

 

What’s your favourite lockdown book?
Summer of Hate by Chris Kraus.

 

What’s your favourite lockdown film?
The Canyons by Paul Schrader.

 

How do you keep healthy?
I’m doing exercises in my living room every morning at 7:30 am.

Left image: Desk with the catalogue of Karen Russo’s solo exhibition Myths of the Near Future at Tel Aviv Museum of Art, one of the best show I’ve seen these past months.

Right image: My new colleague Lola in front of the gallery.

 

What’s one of your sources of inspiration that may surprise people?
A deep fascination for specific well-know celebrities like Lindsay Lohan or watching random TV series.

 

What would you like to be doing in 10 years?
Still being surrounded and working with the people I deeply love.

 

How does the current crisis make you feel?
I feel the upcoming months are a bit unstable to plan and organise stuff.

 

How important are fellow companions now? How do you reach out?
We have the chance to be able to reach out and stay in contact easily through the common platforms but nothing is more important than sharing a bottle of wine in real life.

 

What is the latest/future project you are working on?
The solo exhibition by Martin Belou at Sans titre (2016) which is running till 25 July in Paris.

 

Did you have an exhibition/concert/show on your agenda these days? Which one?
I wanted to see The World as a Pavilion by Croatian architect Vjenceslav Richter at Bozar.

Image: Living room with my brand new acquisition of vintage Gastone Rinaldi chairs.

 

What will the second part of 2020 bring you?
I don’t know, I only hope the projects I am working on will happen.

 

What is the most important thing you’ve learned lately?
To take time to do and finish things.

 

Is there anyone in your scene who needs more attention?
Lola, the new dog and employee at the gallery.

 

Comfort food/speciality dish now?
Roasted chicken - usually every Sunday evening.

 

Lockdown hobby?
Making myself a Negroni at 6 pm on my terrace.

@eloi.boucher
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