Joƫlle Dubois

Future Nostalgia

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Joƫlle Dubois, Ohne Titel, 2023
Joƫlle Dubois, Ohne Titel, 2023
Joƫlle Dubois, Eroticization of the taboo, 2017; Behind the facade, 2019
Joƫlle Dubois, Eroticization of the taboo, 2017; Behind the facade, 2019
Joƫlle Dubois, My table, 2021
Joƫlle Dubois, My table, 2021
Joƫlle Dubois, Cats of Instagram, 2017; Sweet & Sour, 2022; There was a kind of madness to it, 2022; Autumn, 2015; Spring, 2015; Let me finish my drink first, 2022
Joƫlle Dubois, Cats of Instagram, 2017; Sweet & Sour, 2022; There was a kind of madness to it, 2022; Autumn, 2015; Spring, 2015; Let me finish my drink first, 2022
Joƫlle Dubois, Am I woman enough for you?, 2021; Cats of Instagram, 2017; Sweet & Sour, 2022
Joƫlle Dubois, Am I woman enough for you?, 2021; Cats of Instagram, 2017; Sweet & Sour, 2022
Joƫlle Dubois, Sweet & Sour, 2022; There was a kind of madness to it, 2022
Joƫlle Dubois, Sweet & Sour, 2022; There was a kind of madness to it, 2022
Joƫlle Dubois, My table 2, 2021; Vacation forever, 2016; Slippery Wet, 2022; Hot Holidays, 2022; Tropical Heat, 2022; Wet & Wild, 2022
Joƫlle Dubois, My table 2, 2021; Vacation forever, 2016; Slippery Wet, 2022; Hot Holidays, 2022; Tropical Heat, 2022; Wet & Wild, 2022
Joƫlle Dubois, Slippery Wet, 2022; Hot Holidays, 2022; Tropical Heat, 2022; Wet & Wild, 2022
Joƫlle Dubois, Slippery Wet, 2022; Hot Holidays, 2022; Tropical Heat, 2022; Wet & Wild, 2022
Joƫlle Dubois, Cambio & friends, 2020; My table 2, 2021; Vacation forever, 2016
Joƫlle Dubois, Cambio & friends, 2020; My table 2, 2021; Vacation forever, 2016
Joƫlle Dubois, Autumn, 2015; Spring, 2015; Let me finish my drink first, 2022; Memento Mori, 2018; Cambio & friends, 2020
Joƫlle Dubois, Autumn, 2015; Spring, 2015; Let me finish my drink first, 2022; Memento Mori, 2018; Cambio & friends, 2020
Joƫlle Dubois, Sweet & Sour, 2022
Joƫlle Dubois, Sweet & Sour, 2022
Joƫlle Dubois, Drawings, 2020-21
Joƫlle Dubois, Drawings, 2020-21
Joƫlle Dubois, According to lulu he has the smallest dick ever, 2017; Sun Hunters, 2020; Within arm's reach, 2022; Female trouble, 2022; Angel, 2021
Joƫlle Dubois, According to lulu he has the smallest dick ever, 2017; Sun Hunters, 2020; Within arm's reach, 2022; Female trouble, 2022; Angel, 2021
Joƫlle Dubois, Envious highs, 2017; Lil Nas X, 2021; Corona Kiss, 2020; In the wake of chaos a new order can grow, 2019; Girls watch porn, too, 2020; Shower me with lilies, 2022
Joƫlle Dubois, Envious highs, 2017; Lil Nas X, 2021; Corona Kiss, 2020; In the wake of chaos a new order can grow, 2019; Girls watch porn, too, 2020; Shower me with lilies, 2022
Joƫlle Dubois, Corona Kiss, 2020; In the wake of chaos a new order can grow, 2019; Girls watch porn, too, 2020
Joƫlle Dubois, Corona Kiss, 2020; In the wake of chaos a new order can grow, 2019; Girls watch porn, too, 2020
Joƫlle Dubois, Network series, 2015-17; Slippery Vanity, 2016; Kitty cat wants loving, 2017; Envious highs, 2017; Lil Nas X, 2021
Joƫlle Dubois, Network series, 2015-17; Slippery Vanity, 2016; Kitty cat wants loving, 2017; Envious highs, 2017; Lil Nas X, 2021
Joƫlle Dubois, Corona Kiss, 2020; In the wake of chaos a new order can grow, 2019; Girls watch porn, too, 2020; Shower me with lilies, 2022
Joƫlle Dubois, Corona Kiss, 2020; In the wake of chaos a new order can grow, 2019; Girls watch porn, too, 2020; Shower me with lilies, 2022
Joƫlle Dubois, According to lulu he has the smallest dick ever, 2017; Sun Hunters, 2020; Within arm's reach, 2022; Female trouble, 2022
Joƫlle Dubois, According to lulu he has the smallest dick ever, 2017; Sun Hunters, 2020; Within arm's reach, 2022; Female trouble, 2022
Joƫlle Dubois, Network series, 2015-17
Joƫlle Dubois, Network series, 2015-17
Joƫlle Dubois, Dawn, 2020; Dusk, 2020
Joƫlle Dubois, Dawn, 2020; Dusk, 2020
NAK Neuer Aachener Kunstverein is pleased to present Future Nostalgia, the first institutional solo exhibition of artist JoĆ«lle Dubois. JoĆ«lle Dubois is a precise observer of todayā€™s society. And of herself. The stories her works tell are therefore both: at once universal and personal. The artistā€™s paintings are strongly influenced by personal memories and experiences and penetrate the realms of femininity, fertility, loss and sexuality, which are symbolically inscribed in the images and waiting to be decoded. In her works, which are strongly inspired by non-Western art and culture, the Belgian artist also negotiates the absurdities of self-presentation after previous supposed self-optimization of the body, the voyeuristic aspects of digitization through social media, explicit scenes from the private sphere, strange situations and twists of life, and the peculiar experience of being human in general. Her mostly female protagonists are of multi-ethnic origin and often contradict the common, since standardized, ideals of beauty. The depiction of the female form fascinates the painter; she longs to normalize the body, to portray body positivity. Duboisā€™ works are also skillfully peppered with allusions to art history: quotations from famous works, painters, compositions or styles, as well as the iconographic use of symbols are not uncommon. In addition, the artist is committed to todayā€™s zeitgeist, pop cultural references permeate her oeuvre incessantly. NAK Neuer Aachener Kunstverein has now succeeded for the first time in bringing together works from all of Duboisā€™ creative phases at the Kunstverein. The result is not only an overview of the artistā€™s entire oeuvre, but also a multi-layered exhibition that reveals cross-references within itself and to the outside world, provides new artistic as well as social impulses, and thus makes it unmistakably clear: JoĆ«lle Dubois is currently one of the most important feminist positions in contemporary art. JoĆ«lle Dubois (*1990 in Ghent, Belgium) studied at the LUCA School of Arts in Ghent. She lives and works in Ghent.
Maurice Funken

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