Tales of Exhaustion
by Danilo Correale
Danilo Correale - No More Sleep No More (2015), film still, 240 min.

A 3 day opening program
Thursday 3, Friday 4 & Saturday 5 March 2016

04/03/16 – 26/03/16

opening hours
Thursday – Saturday
13:00 to 19:00

The opening of the show will be durational, extending across three days. Each day will feature an immaterial rendition of a work by Danilo Correale, translated in a performative or discursive form with the contribution of a series of guests.
Audience is welcome to join at any time of the program.


Thursday 3 March 2016
18:00 – 21:00
I had a dream about you
featuring: Simon Asencio, Francesca Chiacchio, Stephane Menti. 
La Loge’s bar will be open

Friday 4 March 2016
22.30 – ...
No more sleep no more
Lecture and debate with Alexei Penzin (philosopher and writer), followed by a screening of 'No more sleep no more' by Danilo Correale 
Saturday 5 March 2016
15:00 – 16:30
The Game
Screening and Q&A with the artist

16:30 – 17:00
Labor, Leisure and Rest
Performative walkthrough with Jennifer Reid (ballad singer)

Cake & Coffee
17:30 – 18:00
Lecture / performance

Language: English
free entrance

'Tales of Exhaustion' is the first solo show by the Italian artist Danilo Correale in Belgium and is curated by the Brussels-based curator Matteo Lucchetti. The show presents bodies of work centered on the artist’s on-going research on how neo-liberal capitalism is altering and offsetting the labour, leisure, rest trichotomy inherited from the industrial revolution and maintained throughout modernity. The once partitioned realms of production have now expanded to every hour of the day, transforming social interactions, downtime and even sleep into potentially productive endeavors. While bio-political devices that track our moves and purchases are providing data that fuel the algorithms of everyday life, the exhaustion of life as we know it generates new profits. The exhibition holds together many narratives that compose the new mythologies of our times, from global finance to the fictional reality of surveys and indexes, and the banking system that oversees world democracies.
In the show are exhibited new works by the artist, as well as projects produced between 2012 and 2015, re-edited into new displays or performative and discursive formats. Exploring Correale’s body of work in unprecedented and unexpected ways, the exhibition features guests who will offer new readings of the presented works. The opening is also reimagined as a durational event, extending across three days and aiming at exhausting the discussed topics, as well as the energies of the audiences that will join this symbolic marathon. Each of the three days will feature an immaterial rendition of a work by the artist, in the form of songs, a lecture and a performance.  

Curator: Matteo Lucchetti

Danilo Correale is an artist and researcher born in 1982 Naples, Italy, and he lives and works in New York. In his work he analyzes aspects of human life, such as labor-leisure, and sleep under the lenses of time and body. His work has been presented in numerous group exhibitions, including Pigs, Artium, Spain (2016), Ennesima, Milan (2015), Kiev Biennial, Kiev (2015), Museion, Bolzano (2015) Per-formare una collezione, Madre Museum Naples (2014), Steirischer herbst, Graz, (2013) Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin (2012), Manifesta 8 in Murcia/Cartagena (2010), Moscow Biennial (2010), Istanbul Biennial (2009). Recent solo shows: The Missing hour. Rhythms and Algorithms, Raucci/Santamaria, Naples (2015), The Warp and the Weft, Peep-Hole, Milan (2012), Pareto Optimality, Supportico Lopez, Berlin (2011) and Entrèe, Bergen (2011). Correale is the founder of the Decelerationist Reader and a regular contributor to publications in the field of critical theory. He recently published The Game - A three sided football match, FeC, Fabriano (2014) and No More Sleep No More, Archive Books, Berlin, 2015.

Matteo Lucchetti (born 1984) is art historian, freelance curator, and writer. His major curatorial projects include: Don't Embarrass the Bureau(Lunds Konsthall, Lund, 2014); Enacting Populism in its mediæscape (Kadist Art Foundation, Paris, 2012); Practicing Memory (Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella, 2010). He has been curator in residence at Para Site, Hong Kong, Kadist Art Foundation, Paris, and AIR, Antwerp. He is one of the curators of the XVI Quadriennale di Roma, opening in Fall 2016. Lucchetti co-directs the Visible project, a research and the first European Biennial award on socially engaged artistic practices, initiated and supported by Pistoletto Foundation and Fondazione Zegna. 
He lectured as a guest professor at the Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam, Sint Lucas, Antwerp, HISK, Gent and Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in Milan. He has co-organised and took part to several public talks in various institutions, such as the Centre d'Art Contemporain in Geneva, the Steirischer Herbst in Graz, the Centre for Historical Reenactments in Johannesburg, and Creative Time, New York. He has written for Mousse Magazine, Manifesta Journal, Multitude, Art Agenda, this is tomorrow, No Order. Art in a Post-Fordist Society, Janus, Arte e Critica, Flash Art, UnDo. Lucchetti lives in Brussels where in 2015 he co-directed the program Art As Something Else at Galerie de l’Erg, featuring screenings, talks, and exhibitions with, among others, Giuseppe Campuzano, Chto Delat?, Marinella Senatore and Jonas Staal.