Shelly Silver is a New York based artist utilizing video, film and photography. In her enigmatic narratives of contemporary identity, truth and fiction are constantly in doubt, the veracity of what is seen and what is not seen is questioned, and the way information is disclosed, withheld and mediated is pregnant with meaning. Her new film, A Strange New Beauty, is a disturbing intrusion into the luxurious homes of Silicon Valley. Using an aggressive soundtrack and a full frame often fractured into small rectangles covered by text, Silver reveals a deafening violence behind the glittering beauty and deceptively calm of this suburban landscape. There is no human presence, but the homes seem to contain a memory of disturbing events, to bear the traces of a savagery just off-screen. (Charlotte Selb, Revue 24 Images)

A Strange New Beauty
2017, color and b&w, 50'40", English spoken and English intertitles.

NB: screened every hour

  • Thu 07.12.2017 - Sun 17.12.2017
    11:00 - 18:00
  • Practical info

    Werfstraat 13 rue du Chantier
    1000 Brussels
    +32 2 229 00 03

    Opening hours:

    from Thursday to Sunday, from 11am to 6pm 

    NOCTURNE: Open late night until 9pm every first Wednesday of the month.

    We are always open on public holidays (except Winter holidays).

     Entrance Tickets:

    6 € Individual visitor

    4 € Students, seniors (+60), unemployed

    1,25€ Ticket Article 27

    2 € Paspartoe aan kansentarief

    0 € -18, teacher, ICOM card, press, IKT members, SUBBACULTCHA members and every 1st Wednesday of the month

    We are partners with Paspartoe (, dynamoPROJECT & dynamoOPWEG 

    NB: The entrance ticket is a personal pass that gives you unlimited access to the exhibition.


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