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ALICE GALLERY
+32 2 513 33 07 info@alicebxl.com alicebxl.com
4 Rue du Pays de Liège
1000 Brussels

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MAYA HAYUK 

Maya HAYUK

6th September – 26th October

 

For her 5th solo show at Alice Gallery, Maya Hayuk will present a new body of paintings on panel. With their symmetrical compositions, intricate patterns, and lush colours, her paintings and massively scaled murals recall views of outer space, traditional Ukrainian crafts, airbrushed manicures, and mandalas. Hayuk weaves visual information from her immediate surroundings into elaborate abstractions, creating an engaging mix of referents from popular culture and advanced painting practices alike while connecting to the ongoing pursuit of psychedelic experience in visual form.

 

 

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Alice van den Abeele & Raphaël Cruyt opened Alice gallery in 2005.

Their vision is Glocal. The exhibitions echoe an emerging globalized culture that is transversal, participatory, empathetic and hyper-connected.

In 2016, Raphael and Alice opened the MIMA, A contemporary Art Museum in Downtown Brussels where they assure the artistic direction.

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Arcade
+44 (0) 20 7683 2999 info@thisisarcade.art thisisarcade.art
10 Rue du Marché aux Porcs
1000 Bruxelles

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NOUS

Luca BERTOLO & Chiara CAMONI

5th September – 12th October

 

On the occasion of Brussels Gallery Weekend, Arcade is pleased to present its 2nd exhibition at the new Brussels location. The exhibition ’NOUS’ features two of Italy’s leading contemporary artists, Luca Bertolo & Chiara Camoni, who have lived together as a couple for many years but never before exhibited together in a two-person show. It will be their first exhibition in Belgium. 

As a painter, Luca Bertolo is the author of a personal research into contemporary themes: the pervasiveness of the media system, the questioning of modern culture, the instability of the present. Around these elements and concerned with the destiny of painting and the image, the artist alternates different styles and techniques (hyperrealism, loose abstraction graffiti, collage). Sometimes the expression of thought through visual form becomes a necessity, coinciding with basic needsalbeit very complex. 

For Chiara Camoni, encountering the mystery of creation is a practice as necessary as eating and drinking, or going for a walk on a sunny day. Her works are linked to the idea of flow and fusion with a simple and basic daily dimension in which the current of daily life freezes to a halt and emerges in meaningful and autonomous forms. Chiara’s works can be created just about anywhere, more often than not in her kitchen; at times, with the assistance of friends and relatives who happen to pass by, all members of what can be called her extended studio. She looks like being in a constant, natural dialogue with our archaic ancestors. 

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Established by Christian Mooney in 2008, Arcade offers both a programme of exhibitions and a constantly evolving platform of performances, live events, talks and publications. Through this range of formats, the gallery aims to find new modes of presentation and to represent some of the complexities of the contemporary art scene today; exploring new developments in international contemporary art, across a range of practices, media and concerns.

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La Patinoire Royale – Galerie Valérie Bach
+32 2 533 03 90 anne@prvbgallery.com www.prvbgallery.com
Rue Veydt 15
1060 Brussels

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PAINTING BELGIUM

Pierre ALECHINSKY, Gabriel BELGEONNE, Gaston BERTRAND, Bram BOGART, Anne BONNET, Jacques CALONNE, Amédée CORTIER, Gilbert DECOCK, Jo DELAHAUT, Christian DOTREMONT, Berthe DUBAIL, Roger DUDANT, Jo DUSTIN, Roger GRESICH, René GUILLETTE, Walter LEBLANC, Jules LISMONDE, Marc MENDELSON, Jean MILO, Antoine MORTIER, Luc PEIRE, Mig QUINET, Jean RETS, Jan SAVERYS, Michel SEUPHOR, Englebert VAN ANDERLECHT, Gisèle VAN LANGE, Louis VAN LINT, Dan VAN SEVEREN, Guy VANDENBRANDEN, Serge VANDERCAM, Jef VERHEYEN, Marthe WERY Maurice WYCKAERT, Jacques ZIMMERMANN

6th September – 18th December

 

After “Sculpting Belgium” in 2017, La Patinoire Royale – Galerie Valérie Bach is happy to present “Painting Belgium Abstraction en temps de paix”, the first big collective exhibition in the last thirty years dedicated to post-war abstract Belgian painting.

With this exhibition, the commissioners aim to reveal the incredible artistic abundance which mainly characterises the years 1945-1975 in Belgium, through painting, as the Prix de la Jeune Peinture annually discovers new talents, all destined to great careers. This generation’s painters are, for the most part, all born before the Great War; they are all eager for novelty, travel, they experiment and form a group of unique creators.

The exhibition’s intent is therefore to honour all these creators, giving them a chance to find, in the heart of the Belgian capital, a noticed existence, by confronting their talents in the midst of a large palette counting thirty selected artists and more than two-hundred canvases.The exhibition’s general commissionership is managed by art history Doctor Serge Doyens de Heusch, unquestioned specialist of Belgian painting, professor, ancient gallerist and animator of a contemporary Belgian art foundation, strengthened with the advice of Nicole d’Huart, honorary curator of the Musée d’Ixelles.

The exhibition’s scenography is insured by ART & BUILD, Architects.

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After much renovation, La Patinoire Royale – galerie Valérie Bach reopened its gates in September 2012. First, under the glass roof on the Faider Street side. Then in the different spaces of the former royal skating rink, including: the great nave, the street level, and the first floor on the Veydt street side in April 2015. This cultural and commercial room aims to present group and solo shows of artists from various nationalities and generations in a program that’s simultaneous and yet diverse. Alternating solo exhibitions of emerging and established artists, while rediscovering the modern era through retrospectives of a more historical perspective, the gallery makes the most of the monumental and modular space of this historical monument ideally located in the heart of the European capital.

 

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Ballon Rouge Collective
2 Place du Jardin aux Fleurs
1000 Bruxelles

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OF ALL THE THINS I’VE LOST 

Lindsey MENDICK & Paloma PROUDFOOT

5th September – 20th October

 

‘PROUDICK’ is the name of the single artist identity assumed through the collabowwrative work of artists and friends Lindsey Mendick and Paloma Proudfoot. Operating under this moniker, PROUDICK collaborate in the creation of individual artworks as well as the practice of exhibition-making itself, creating evocative installations and scenarios that blend their collective autobiography with an exultant and unforgiving feminism. A central medium to their practice is ceramics, siphoning in their artworks between disciplines of art and craft, ornamentation and functionalism; the banal and everyday with baroque and honest expressions of the body, sex and sensuality. Their collusion to operate under a single artist identity further explores social tensions that exist within female competition, collaboration and friendship.

 

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Ballon Rouge Collective is a nomadic gallery. Since opening in September 2017 B.R.Collective has traveled to and put up exhibitions in Istanbul, London, Los Angeles, Brussels, Sao Paulo, Paris, and New York. Each of the cities we visit is stewarded by a collective member. They are our ambassador to their city and the curator of the show there. Each artist we represent travels with us, ultimately working with all of our collective members internationally.

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Baronian Xippas
+32 2 512 92 95 info@albertbaronian.com www.albertbaronian.com
2 Rue Isidore Verheyden
1050 Ixelles

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Stéphane DAFFLON & Matthew PORTER

6th September – 26th October

 

The exhibition presented by the Swiss artist Stéphane Dafflon at Baronian Xippas gallery will be comprised of 15 new paintings, all of which will be 70cm high. These dimensions were chosen by the artist in order to unify the project. The canvases have different geometrical shapes and confer a cheerful, attractive and colorful dynamic to the installation. Square canvases will counterbalance the display. Stéphane Dafflon’s paintings seem simple at first, surprisingly smooth but when one gets closer, the shapes’ neatness become blurry and, just like the music that inspires him, a vibratory power is revealed. Initially created on a screen the paintings are then translated from the computer to the canvas or the wall. Stéphane Dafflon’s pieces are closely linked to artistic movements such as concrete art and minimalism and take on their full meaning when they are integrated in the exhibition space.

Matthew Porter’s exhibition will enable the audience to discover different facets of the New York-based photographer’s work. The exhibition at Baronian Xippas gallery will be his first solo show in Belgium. Photographs from two different series will be presented: large format photographs from his “Flying car”*  series alongside smaller prints. The series of “Flying cars” stages vintage cars frozen in mid-air as if they were flying above American city streets. The other works on display are inspired by the current news cycle and offset the more aspirational and glib tone of the “Flying cars”series. Matthew Porter’s photographs are often comprised of multiple historical and cultural references. Disparate elements coexist in his compositions be it within a single image or from one image to the next within a series of carefully edited photographs.

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Art dealers Albert Baronian and Renos Xippas are teaming together to found Baronian Xippas, a new gallery in Brussels.

Located in the former space of Albert Baronian, the gallery is a unique collaboration between two major figures in the contemporary art gallery world. Combining the strength of their 80-years of experience and expertise in the art world, Baronian and Xippas join their forces, knowledge and passion to create a new gallery that goes beyond the ordinary. This convergence will create a powerhouse on the Belgian, European and South American art scenes.

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Galerie de la Béraudière
+32 2 646 92 15 galerie@delaberaudiere.com www.delaberaudiere.com
6 Rue Jacques Jordaens
1000 Brussels

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KEITH HARING AND HIS BELGIAN ENTOURAGE

5th September – 31st October

 

Well known to the general public for his highly personal and subversive graphic style as well as for his predilection for unconventional media, the American artist Keith Haring (1958–1990) enjoyed a career that was as dazzling as it was productive. He is often evoked as the artist who never stopped drawing. Considered one of the representatives of American pop art –like Warhol, Basquiat, Lichtenstein and Jasper Johns– Haring saw art as a universal means of communication that made it possible to reach a wide audience. A little-known fact is that the New York pop artist stayed several times in Belgium, in Antwerp and Knokke, between 1987 and 1990. Invited by his Antwerp gallerist Emmy Tob, who exhibited his work in 1983, and by the Knokke-based collector Roger Nellens, who commissioned an exhibition for the Knokke Casino, the artist quickly felt ‘at home’ in Belgium. Among his ‘Belgian’ creations, let’s mention the mural fresco in the cafeteria of M HKA in Antwerp and the container of the local surf school in Knokke (which has now been moved).

More than two decades before the American’s arrival in Belgium in the 1960s and 1970s, pop art and new realism resonated in our country among artists such as Evelyne Axell and Pol Mara, Broodthaers and Panamarenko. They would essentially deal with the same subjects as their American counterparts but would enhance their works with a surrealist and conceptual touch.

From 5 September until 31 October 2019, Galerie de la Béraudière will once again connect Keith Haring with Belgium as it presents his work alongside that of Belgian pop artists in an exhibition that promises to be explosive!

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Specialized in the masters of the 19th and 20th centuries, with a keen eye for excellence and an uncompromising demand on quality, Jacques de la Béraudière and his team opened the doors of the Brussels gallery in May 2016 while keeping an office in Geneva.

Galerie de la Béraudière aims to provide painting and sculpture of museum’s standard for demanding collectors and institutions. The surrealist movement has pride of place with works of Surrealist masters such as Salvador Dali, Giorgio de Chirico, Paul Delvaux, Max Ernst, René Magritte, André Masson, Joan Miro, Francis Picabia or Yves Tanguy.

Alongside the exhibitions, the gallery regularly takes part in prestigious art fairs such as the Biennale des Antiquaires in Paris, TEFAF Maastricht, Art Basel, PAD and Masterpiece in London, The Armory Show in New York.

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Bernier/Eliades Gallery
+32 2 640 55 04 brussels@bernier-eliades.com www.bernier-eliades.com
Rue du Châtelain 46
1050 Ixelles

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Liang WEI

5th September – 21st December 2019

 

During the Brussels Gallery Weekend 2019, the Bernier/Eliades gallery will have a solo-exhibition with Liang Wei, a Chinese Asian Modern and Contemporary artist, who will be showing for the first time in Belgium.

She is one of the most renowned Chinese artists, who infused classical tradition with modern abstract art to develop a unique form of painting. She collects her sources from history, classical art and architecture, contemporary urban environments, and cinema.

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Founded in Athens in 1977, the BERNIER/ELIADES Gallery has always been at the forefront of contemporary art in Greece. Jean Bernier and Marina Eliades have introduced a number of artistic movements such as Arte Povera, Minimalism, Land Art and Conceptual Art to the Greek public, also focusing on young American and European artists.

In addition to their gallery in Athens, they opened a new space in Brussels in April 2016. The gallery is located in the Chatelain district.

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didier Claes
+32 2 414 19 29 contact@didierclaes.com www.didierclaes.art
14 Rue de l'Abbaye
1050 Ixelles

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UNTITLED

20th century African art pieces

Günther FÖRG – Bernard FRIZE – Alan CHARLTON – Heimo ZOBERNIG – Terry WINTERS

5th September – 12th October

 

For its 4th Brussels Gallery Weekend participation, Didier Claes imagined a collaboration with the gallery of Patrick de Brock, whose programme focalises on promoting contemporary artists, both well established and emerging. Among the contemporary pieces, minimalistic and monochrome, the gallery questions the role and place of the artist in contemporary art, more specifically through the art market. 

The juxtaposition of these two worlds seemingly opposite questions art’s place in our society. Through an audacious scenography, the exhibition will gather 5 famous contemporary artists and classical pieces from West Africa. 

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Didier Claes is a Belgian gallerist, specialised in African art. For the last ten years, his gallery has offered exceptional pieces through diverse exhibition themes.

Noticed by his atypical professional journey as well as his exceptional discovered pieces since the beginning of his career, Didier Claes counts today among the best ancient African art specialists. His gallery takes part in important Belgian gatherings (BRAFA, Bruneaf) as well as being involved on an international scale (Parcours des Mondes, TEFAF Maastricht, FRIEZE) regarding his specialty.

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C L E A R I N G
+32 2 644 49 11 gate@c-l-e-a-r-i-n-g.com www.c-l-e-a-r-i-n-g.com
311 Avenue Van Volxem
1190 Forest

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MIST

Marguerite HUMEAU

5th September – 19th October

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C L E A R I N G is a contemporary art gallery based in New York and Brussels. The gallery was founded in Brooklyn in 2011, with the focus of showing emerging art. It now represents 17 living artists, providing many of them such as Harold Ancart, Korakrit Arunanondchai, Calvin Marcus and Marina Pinsky – with their first gallery exhibition. The gallery also represents the estates of Eduardo Paolozzi, Bruno Gironcoli and René Heyvaert. 

In 2012, it opened its second exhibition space in Brussels, and opened its third location on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in December 2017. 

C L E A R I N G supports its artists by producing works, exhibitions and books, as well as working closely with public and private institutions. 

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Damien & The Love Guru
info@damianandtheloveguru.com www.damienandtheloveguru.com
19 Rue de Tamines
1060 Saint-Gilles

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Than HUSSEIN CLARK

6th September – 24th October

GALLERY

Damien & The Love Guru is a Brussels-based curatorial field of experimentation in contemporary art with an anthropological twist. It is currently functioning as an art gallery staging compelling and non-conventional exhibitions by emerging artists. Our mission is to activate immersions in and critical approaches to the cross-disciplinary fields of visual art, performance and sound via independent projects and collaborations. At Damien & The Love Guru we channel the emphasis of an art project as a way to create an inclusive and tangible environment

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dépendance
+32 2 217 74 00 info@dependance.be dependance.be
4 Rue du Marché aux Porcs
1000 Brussels

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Oscar TUAZON

5th September – 26th October

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dépendance was founded in late 2003. The gallery sees itself as more than a commercial space and shares its artists’ critical views.

Since the very beginning, dépendance introduced young artists to Brussels when they were relatively unknown and are now still affiliated with the gallery; dépendance held the first international exhibitions for artists such as Sergej Jensen (2003), Haegue Yang (2004), Michaela Eichwald (2005), Jana Euler (2010) and Peter Wächtler (2013). Thomas Bayrle, Michael Krebber, Richard Aldrich and Ed Atkins all showed in Belgium for the first time with dépendance.

The gallery tries to strike a balance between emerging and more established artists. In order to open up more possibilities for artistic creation, the gallery decided to expand; as of September 2014 dépendance is operating out both Rue du Marché aux Porcs 4 and 8. The renewed gallery space marks a new phase in the development of dépendance. Since Summer 2016, the gallery again represents the Belgium artist duo Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys.

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Dvir Gallery
+32 2 513 69 90 brussels@dvirgallery.com dvirgallery.com
67 Rue de la Régence
1000 Bruxelles

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SEVERAL TIMES

Latifa ECHAKHCH

5th September – 19th October

 

In her new exhibition, Latifa Echakhch thinks of objects as traces of gestures and past moments. ‘Several Times’ is about memory that changes as time passes. Through time details of memory become more precise while others fade. Some keep repeating themselves while others disappear completely.

Like a cartography on the ground, territories are drawn by carpets, isolated islets becoming souvenir scenes. Elements are arranged in the manner of objects on a pedestal that are partially covered with ink. Only one area remains intact with the original colours, similar to a lit area in a dark room, a spot of light on a stage.

The process of Latifa Echakhch, recalling the techniques of the Arts Memoria by Giodano Bruno, is almost cinematographic. The Illuminated areas (not tinted with ink) thus seem to be moving while the spectator is wandering in the space.

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Dvir Gallery was established in 1982 by Dvir Intrator. Motivated by a sheer desire to introduce cutting-edge voices of contemporary art, Dvir Gallery’s curatorial program invites both Israeli and foreign audiences to view local and international artists who create in a wide range of artistic forms. The gallery’s represented artists come from different generations and diverse geographies. Projects with overseas artists are realized under the framework of an exclusive private residency program. Among artists invited: Adel Abdessemed, Miroslaw Balka, Mircea Cantor, Douglas Gordon, Lawrence Weiner, Simon Fujiwara, Latifa Echakhch, Shilpa Gupta, Thomas Hirschhorn, David Maljkovic, Jonathan Monk, Sarah Ortmeyer, and others.

2013 marked a turning point in the gallery’s history as we combined our 3 separate spaces in Tel Aviv to a 5-story building, the first of its kind in Israel. This enables us to feature multiple shows simultaneously and other cultural activities. In January 2016 the gallery opened a branch in Brussels. The new space joined the well-known 67 rue de la Régence, Brussels.

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MLF | Marie-Laure Fleisch
+32 2 648 21 01 brussels@galleriamlf.com www.galleriamlf.com
13 Rue Saint-Georges
1050 Ixelles

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THE IMAGE IN THE HAND

Alice CATTANEO

5th September – 18th October

 

MLF | Marie-Laure Fleisch is pleased to announce Italian artist Alice Cattaneo’s (Milan, 1976) second personal exhibition in Brussels, for which the artist has created a series of new sculptures. Cattaneo has chosen to present two groups of sculptures which cohabitate in the different rooms in the gallery, creating a series of invisible connections between the physical entities of both the works and the architecture. Empty space is primordial in the work of Cattaneo, and she activates it through essential geometric elements. A series of lines in Murano glass creates a rhythm which echoes the verticality of the walls. This is offset by groups of small geometric structures made of glass, ceramic, and slate, which float throughout the gallery on different supports. In this way, the sculptures are organized in space as in a musical score, in which each sculptural sign corresponds to an element of sound. Cattaneo approaches this exhibition reflecting on the verticality and horizontally of gestures. The verticality of the lines and of the walls serves as a counterpoint to the horizontally of the assemblies on the pedestals in an attempt to identify the exact point in which the eye perceives the meeting between these two planes.

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MLF | Marie-Laure Fleisch opened in Rome in 2009 with an international vision of artistic production in which intellectual content is developed alongside aesthetics. Priority was initially given to works on paper, with the focus expanding in 2016 to include a larger range of media. The gallery is now based uniquely in Brussels, showing contemporary art by both from up-and-coming as well as mid-career international artists, many of whom have not yet been exhibited in Belgium.

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Galerie La Forest Divonne
+ 32 25 44 16 73 brussels@galerielaforestdivonne.com www.galerielaforestdivonne.com
66 Rue de l'Hôtel des Monnaies
1060 Saint-Gilles

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DAPHNÉ AND ME

Tinka PITTOORS

4th September – 18th October

 

For Brussels Gallery Weekend 2019, Galerie La Forest Divonne presents an ambitious show by Tinka Pittoors featuring sculptures and installations and curated by Yolande de Bontridder. Tinka will take over the scenic space of the gallery, puting its walls down on the floor to create a surprising scenography and journey through her recent works.

GALLERY

Founded in 1988 by Marie-Hélène de La Forest Divonne, the Galerie Vieille du Temple est became Galerie La Forest Divonne in 2015 when it moved to the rue des Beaux-Arts. The gallery then opened a second space, directed by her son Jean de Malherbe in Brussels in 2016. As such, two gallerist generations defend independent and international artists by continually seeking for sustainability and quality. 

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Galerie Felix Frachon
+32 4 86 14 13 30 felix@felixfrachon.com felixfrachon.com
5 Rue Saint-Georges
1050 Brussels

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VANISHING POINT

JIMMY RUF

5th September – 19th October

 

ART NAIF, JOIES ET COULEURS DU BRÉSIL

COLLECTION LUCIEN FINKELSTEIN

5th Septemer – 19th October

 

Shivan explores the limits of drawing, gender identity and indeed life itself through various disciplines, be it performance, video or multimedia sculptural installations. Through the exhibition, Shivan also revisits the sacredness of the cow as the earthly embodiment of Kamadhenu, a divine bovine-goddess described in Hinduism as the mother of all cows. He reflects over the fact that despite being considered sacred, they are manipulated and exploited in many ways, which he translates via a taxidermic sculpture. Monumental drawings from Shivan’s series Artha Yatra will also be exhibited.

 

GALLERY

With an ambitious and challenging multidisciplinary approach, Galerie Felix Frachon promotes the young contemporary art scenes from the so-called « emerging » countries through a unique curation of seasons dedicated to South East Asia,  Africa, Latin & Central America and Middle-East. Housed, since 2016, in a 30m2 old dry cleaning shop at 5 Rue saint Georges, Brussels, renovated into contemporary art space mixing « white cube » codes with warm curvy traditional belgian house features. In September 2017, the gallery doubled its size with a second floor and opened its project space « le 26by » 26 Rue Saint Georges -extending its programmation to art residencies, screenings, talks, performances, an open library, concerts, publications, editions and special projects, developing dialogs between cultures and practices.

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Pierre Marie Giraud
+32 2 503 03 51 info@pierremariegiraud.com pierremariegiraud.com
7 Rue de Praetere
1050 Brussels

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Daisuke IGUCHI

6th September – 5th October

 

The ceramics of Daisuke Iguchi have the presence of ritual artefacts and sacred objects. Iguchi is interested in the aesthetic qualities of patinated iron and moss-covered stones, and has gone through an extensive empirical research to be able to reproduce these effects on the surface of his vessels. Embracing the concept of Sabi -an admiration of that which is old and faded- Iguchi’s works celebrate the wearing effect of time on all things. His vessels are hand-built and given a skin that is typical of the artworks of Iguchi : a textured, old-metal lustre and oxydised patina obtained through the application of ashes, precise firings, and polishing. The curves and volumes of his elegant and ample shapes are highlighted by Iguchi’s characteristic pattern of parallel white lines. Through the process of their making his artworks grow a personal history evidenced in their uncanny aura of antiques and other worn-out artefacts.

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Specialized in contemporary decorative arts, Pierre Marie Giraud showcases international artists with a focus on ceramics, glass, and Japanese crafts. Since 2005 the gallery runs a fine-tuned program supporting emerging and established artists and collaborates with designers to produce unique objects and limited editions. Giraud’s selection exemplifies the implementation of refined materials, techniques, and know-how in exclusive artworks. Throughout the year, Pierre-Marie Giraud hosts a program of solo and thematic exhibitions in his Brussels space, participates in international fairs, produces monographic publications and frequently collaborates with museums and institutions for his expertise in ceramic.

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Gladstone Gallery
+32 2 513 35 31 info@gladstonegallery.com gladstonegallery.com
12 Rue du Grand Cerf
1000 Brussels

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Claudia COMTE

5th September – 12th October

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Xavier Hufkens
+32 2 639 67 30 info@xavierhufkens.com www.xavierhufkens.com
6 Rue Saint-Georges
1050 Brussels

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Zhang ENLI

6th September – 19th October

 

Xavier Hufkens is delighted to announce the representation of leading Chinese artist Zhang Enli (b. 1965) and his inaugural exhibition with the gallery. In this presentation, the varied facets of the artist’s erudite and lyrical practice are brought to the fore in a thoughtful and representative selection of works spanning both gallery spaces.

The exhibition opens in the main gallery with a large mural. This practice typifies Zhang Enli’s intuitive and spatial approach, but also serves as an introduction to his distinctive painterly style. The artist is known for his mastery of thinly applied pigments, which he manipulates using rapid and fluid brushstrokes. Moving from section to section, he adds semi-transparent layers to the wall but never allows texture to accumulate: the end result appears as an indivisible part of the architectural surface while retaining the vestiges of the physical gestures behind its creation.

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Xavier Hufkens is one of Europe’s leading galleries for contemporary art. Located in Brussels, the gallery maintains a diverse programme with solo exhibitions by multiple generations of leading artists and estates. The gallery deals in a distinctive combination of painting, drawing, sculpture, photography and installation-based work.

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Victor Hunt Designart Dealer
+32 2 787 99 57 knock@victor-hunt.com www.victor-hunt.com
51 Rue Emile Claus
1050 Brussels

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SYNTHESIS

Tom PRICE

5th September – 28th September

GALLERY

Victor Hunt Designart Dealer’s services focus on the search for, issue and sale of limited editions by the most remarkable emerging designers, operating as a platform for development supported by an international exhibition program. Since the gallery’s inception in 2008, the collection has grown throughout all object typologies, representing a carefully curated collection of cutting-edge contemporary design. We understand “designart” as the gray zone between industrial design, crafts, architecture, sculpture, conceptual art, installation, and many other arts, but applied to or at least suggesting objects of use—developed and manufactured with the utmost care.

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rodolphe janssen
+32 2 538 08 18 info@rodolphejanssen.com www.rodolphejanssen.com
35 Rue de Livourne
1050 Brussels

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Walead BESHTY

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Group Exhibition

5th September – 19th October

 

rodolphe janssen is pleased to present american artist Walead Beshty’s (Born 1976) third solo presentation with the gallery.

Beshty currently has an institutional exhibition at MAMCO, Musée d’art modern et contemporain in Geneva, Switzerland.

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rodolphe janssen is a contemporary art gallery with two locations in Brussels, open since 1991.

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LA MAISON DE RENDEZ-VOUS
lamaisonderendezvous@gmail.com index-info.html
23 Avenue Jef Lambeaux
1060 Brussels

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RETOUR AU TRAVAIL

Hana MILETIĆ
Presented by LAMBDALAMBDALAMBDA

5th September – 19th October

 

Hana Miletić’s exhibition Retour au travail will comprise a new body work–a hand-tufted carpet (RAD, 2019)–, as well as works from her on-going series Materials.

Materials is an on-going series of small to medium-scale handwoven textiles, that were already part of Miletić’s solo-exhibition at WIELS in 2018 as well as her participation in the Sharjah Biennial in 2017. Although their design may seem abstract and arbitrary at first glance, they are based on photographs that Miletić takes with a small digital camera in the streets of Brussels and Zagreb. They most often relate to pictures of broken spots in public space such as broken car parts (mirrors, headlights and windows), doors, windows on buildings, etc. that were mended in creative, improvised ways by their owners, mostly by means of tape. The colours and textures of each fabric are based on the materials that were captured in the photograph.

 

GALLERY

LA MAISON DE RENDEZ-VOUS is a Brussels-based space shared by four international galleries: LambdaLambdaLambda, Prishtina; Lulu, Mexico City; MISAKO&ROSEN, Tokyo; and Park View/Paul Soto, Los Angeles. Akin to the Alain Robbe-Grillet novel from which it borrows its name, LA MAISON DE RENDEZ-VOUS features a shifting cast of characters drawn from the programs and networks of the participating spaces. Less a pop up than a committed initiative that seeks to create dialogue, exchange and connection, LA MAISON DE RENDEZ-VOUS intends to be a synthetic crossroads, a semi-open source program, a modest node among the vibrant artscape of Brussels. The gallery opened its doors in January 2019 with its inaugural group-show “La peinture abstraite” that was a collaboration between the 4 galleries, followed by a solo-exhibition by Brussels-based artist Yuki Okumura (organized by Misako&Rosen). 

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Irène Laub Gallery
+32 2 647 55 16 amelie@irenelaubgallery.com www.irenelaubgallery.com
29 Rue Van Eyck
1050 Brussels

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EXTENDED SPACES

Rui Calçada BASTOS – José Pedro CROFT – Fernanda FRAGATEIRO – Esther GATÓN – Guillermo MORA

5th September – 18th October

 

This exhibition focusses on the idea of a passage that exists between two different places. These places may refer to an interior and exterior location, a material and immaterial state, or a specific and abstract situation. They can both relate to pragmatic architectural relations and to spatial perception as a means of sensing spiritual or metaphysical concerns.

The passage is something that simultaneously occupies a precise and undetermined position. In this condition of in-between, objects and people can simultaneously react to different contexts and be considered as individual entities. The uniqueness of this dichotomy drives the idea of the exhibition.

In a chemical reaction, the transition state is the point where there is a maximum value of energy. This energy is called the activation energy. When two or more molecules are mixed, they will hit each other. If they hit with enough energy to go through the transition state, they will react and form new molecules. At the transition state, new bonds are formed while the old ones are broken.

 

GALLERY

Since 2016, Irène Laub Gallery exhibits established and emerging artists in Brussels and in a selection of international art fairs. Our represented artists are actively committed to questioning social, political and architectural spaces. They present a very diverse body of work –including installation, video, sculpture, painting and drawing– and display pure and powerful aesthetics. The gallery is intended as an adaptable experimentation space, allowing the artists to stretch the boundaries of their chosen discipline, either by testing and distorting the physical frame of the work itself, or by exploring its significance in the social sphere. In 2018, the gallery moved to a new location and developed an ambitious exhibition programme, dedicated to further a productive dialogue between international artists, curators and institutions.

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Harlan Levey Projects
+32 4 85 69 91 46 info@hl-projects.com www.hl-projects.com
46 Rue Jean d'Ardenne
1050 Brussels

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THE DEATH OF K9 CIGO

Emmanuel VAN DER AUWERA

5th September – 14th December

 

During Brussels Gallery Weekend, Harlan Levey Projects and Botanique will present a new video diptych by Emmanuel Van der Auwera spread between the two venues.“The Sky is on Fire,” & “The Death of K9 Cigo,” continue the Belgian artist’s investigation of trauma, testimony and media literacy in the digital age. Building on his films “A Certain Amount of Clarity,” “Central Alberta,” “Missing Eyes,” and “Wake Me Up at 4:20,” the diptych was produced in the 15 months following the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida. In “The Death of K9-Cigo”, the artist addresses our collective gaze and consciousness, reconstructing an unrelenting perspective of the event by editing together numerous videos posted on a live social platform in Miami. “The Sky is on Fire” questions digital culture and memory by means of a virtual re-creation of the urban landscape. In a park under the sun an anonymous user states: “We are temporary, but what we do is permanent.”

GALLERY

Harlan Levey Projects works closely with a small group of emerging and mid-career artists, tending for narrative driven mixed-media works that explore various social, scientific and technological phenomena. In addition to its exhibition program, fair participations and institutional projects, the gallery has run “The Penthouse Art Residency” since 2015, recently led a 4-year public art project for the City and Region of Brussels and hosts a series of educational events annually with the organization “Fundamental Research” led by cognitive neuroscientist Dr. Beatrice de Gelder.

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LMNO
+32/498.57.35.47 info@lmno.be #2
31 Rue de la Concorde
1050 Bruxelles

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DIATOMÉE

Nicolas FLOC’H

5th September – 26th October

 

For his first monographic exhibition at LMNO Nicolas Floc’h (Rennes, 1970) takes us to the aquatic depths.

The artist explores space and questions the productivity of the oceans – these sublime regulators of ecological balance – through photography and sculpture.

Diving into the four corners of the world, the artist seeks to document all the colours that water can take, colours representative of life.
If the recording dimension of the immersed reality is obvious in this kind of shooting, these series show natural underwater landscapes with the astonishing complexity of diversities.

We now know that the colour of the water is determined by the presence and variety of phytoplankton. These microorganisms, most of which are measured in microns, are made up of exoskeletons with varied and striking shapes. By sedimentation over millions of years, their presence in the ocean has contributed to the formation of oil but also to the formation of our famous Belgian blue stone from Hainaut. Thanks to 3D imaging and high-precision modelling carried out by microscanning, he makes significant enlargements of these unicellular microalgae in the blue stone. He therefore creates sculptures on a scale that allows us to approach their forms, which confronts us with the representation of unusual temporal and spatial scales.

GALLERY

Since Sept.2016 Natacha Mottart, Christophe Veys and Olivier Legrain have developed a program focused on national and international artists from career circles whose works are witnesses to the concerns of a world in the making. Our program seeks to promote a dialogue between different areas of knowledge such as science, history, literature and politics. It’s also a gallery in which young artists find themselves experimenting with their aesthetic development in relation with the environmental questions and societal issues.

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MANIERA
+ 32 4 94 787 290 info@maniera.be maniera.be
27-28, Place de la Justice
1000 Bruxelles

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MANIERA 07

Jonathan MUECKE

6th September – 23rd November

 

Jonathan Muecke’s particular interest in scale and typology translates into ‘open objects’. Their apparent simplicity conceals a complex theoretical and experimental process informed by architectural and artistic references. Blurring the boundary between architecture, art and design, Muecke critically explores the very definitions of functional archetypes, like a chair, a table or a lamp. Each object is meticulously reduced to its most minimal appearance, leaving aside all unessential details in favour of lightness and continuous surfaces. The designer’s determined process of reduction, rather than merely reinforcing the object’s functional performance, aims to test the limits of the object’s legibility. The unconventional treatment of materiality and proportion challenges the preconceptions regarding gravity, spatial presence and aesthetics, and attempts to maximize the object’s relational potential with its environment.

GALLERY

MANIERA gallery commissions architects and artists to develop furniture and objects for use, offering them an excursion beyond their usual practice. As architects often have a close relationship with the visual arts and artists are often inspired by the spatial environment, MANIERA intends to crystalise these proximities into new design proposals. More than just furniture, the objects issued by MANIERA are a deliberate search for collisions between the realms of architecture, design and art.
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MARUANI MERCIER
+32 4 73 97 72 36 serge@maruanimercier.com www.maruanimercier.com
430 Avenue Louise
1050 Brussels

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THE OCEAN BETWEEN

Radcliffe BAILEY

5th September – 12th October

 

Marian Mercier is presenting Radcliffe Bailey’s first exhibition of  the gallery. Bailey was trained as a sculptor but he does not identify with one specific label as he refers to himself plainly as: an artist, taking on the tasks of the painter, the sculptor, and the political activist. So he works within the convergence of painting and sculpture, utilising found materials, such as vintage photographs of his family, vinyl records, piano keys, Georgia red clay, and bottle-caps. Thematically, his art explores the intersection of ancestry, race and cultural memory, and is fascinated with the connection between past and present. His work has been described as being three dimensional and layered, incorporating elements of smell and sound.

 

THE WAREHOUSE – ZAVENTEM

TITUS KAPHAR
THE VESPER PROJECT
18.05.2019 to 28.09.2019

GALLERY

Since 1995, MARUANI MERCIER is a contemporary art gallery focussing on established American artists from the ‘80s. Representing more than twenty artists, we have maintained a long-term representation of influential artists such as Ross Bleckner, Francesco Clemente, Eric Fischl, Peter Halley, Jonathan Lasker, and Sue Williams.

Over the years, the gallery has developed its program with established artists like Lyle Ashton Harris, Titus Kaphar, Hank Willis Thomas, George Shaw and Gavin Turk, while supporting emerging artists such as Manuel Mathieu, Jaclyn Conley, and Justin Brice Guariglia.

 

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Galerie Greta Meert
+32 2 219 14 22 info@galeriegretameert.com www.galeriegretameert.com
13 Rue du Canal
1000 Brussels

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Painting Group Show

5th September – 19th October

Galerie Greta Meert is pleased to present Di fuochi e accesi sensi, a group exhibition highlighting the central role of painting in the gallery’s historical and recent programming. Bringing together works by artists from the gallery alongside invited artists, this exhibition is the occasion to foster new and impromptu dialogues. Ranging from the analytical rigor of former BMPT group members like Niele Toroni and Olivier Mosset, to the more lyrical minimalism of Peter Joseph and Suzan Frecon, the present selection is at once grounded in minimalist approaches but not limited to them.

Throughout the exhibition, abstraction is celebrated as a rich and flexible field. Works by Carla Accardi, Shirley Jaffe, Nathalie Du Pasquier, Ute Müller and Anne Neukamp informally begin to blur the line between abstraction and figuration, painterly and physical space. The pictorial approaches of these five artists from different times and backgrounds have in common their interest in developing very distinctive use of signs, language, and shapes.

While bringing out these kinds of affinities, this presentation also intends to confront seemingly opposite works. Liam Everett’s heavily layered paintings, which are the physical remainder of a material-based and highly perfomative studio practice are in many ways the antithesis to James White’s photorealist black and white paintings. In a similar manner, Pieter Vermeersch’s meticulous gradients are technically at odds with the gestural and watercolor like effects of Nick Goss’s magical realism. The same thing could again be said regarding Stef Driesen’s sensual approach to abstraction in contrast to Carlos Caballero‘s precise pictographic designs. Nonetheless, some of these artists have in common their use of photographic sources, which is central in the work of Koen van den Broek and James White but also at play in various ways in the work of Vermeersch and Goss. By moving back and forth between stark contrasts, unforeseen affinities, and clear historical lineage Di fuochi e accesi sensi proposes a compound view of the medium.

GALLERY

Over the past 30 years, Galerie Greta Meert established itself as one of Brussels’ leading contemporary art galleries. Founded in 1988 as Galerie Meert Rihoux, it was subsequently renamed after its founding director Greta Meert in 2006. Located in the center of Brussels, the gallery occupies a five-story Art Nouveau building designed by Louis Bral and renovated for the gallery by renowned Belgian architects Hilde Daem and Paul Robbrecht. Since 2012 three floors of the building are dedicated to exhibitions, making it possible to maintain an expanded exhibition schedule.

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Meessen De Clercq
+32 2 644 34 54 info@meessendeclercq.be www.meessendeclercq.be
2 Rue de l'Abbaye
1000 Brussels

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Claudio PARMIGGIANI

5th September – 5th October

 

For his fourth solo exhibition “Lume spento” at Meessen De Clercq, Claudio Parmiggiani will present a new body of works from the series Delocazione. The Delocazione works are

neither photograms, paintings, nor prints, but they share with photography the manipulation of light and shadow, as well as a connection to death, by recording things that were and are no more. Objects removed after the dust has settled such as bottles, books, butterflies, vases, violins, a body, or a shell-leave indexical signs that like a footprint or a photograph show what was previously there. The residual forms are also symbols of memento mori or vanitas. When the objects are taken away, the work appears as a print of dust or ashes.
An abundant literature exists on his work, of which a fascinating essay of French philosopher Georges Didi-
Huberman in which he raises numerous questions that Parmiggiani highlights with his work. Such essential notions as time, disappearance, imprint, shadow, breath, the void, are analyzed with intelligence.

 

GALLERY

In 2008, Olivier Meessen and Jan De Clercq created a new platform for contemporary art in Brussels. Spread over three floors of a house built in 1911, the gallery presents solo and curated group shows, creating catalogues in close collaboration with the artists involved.

In 2018 Meessen De Clercq celebrates its tenth year of existence, an excellent occasion to launch an atypical curated project. To celebrate the years dedicated to accompanying the public in its discovery of contemporary art, Meessen De Clercq invites ten artists, who are not represented by the gallery, to develop a personal project. Based on the game Chinese whispers, the projects are successively shown, each project determining the next one. As such, a story spread in time is created by a chain of consecutive acts, written by different artists, taking into account a known and limited space, the ‘Wunderkammer’, visible from the street. Initiated in September 2018 with Ryan Gander, his project was followed by proposals from Navid Nuur, Jonathan Monk, Sofia Hultén, Jason Dodge. Gabriel Kuri is the sixth invited artist to propose a project for the Wunderkammer.

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Mendes Wood DM
+32 2 502 09 64 brussels@mendeswooddm.com www.mendeswooddm.com
13 Rue des Sablons
1000 Brussels

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Matthew LUTZ-KINOY

5th September – 26th October

GALLERY

Mendes Wood DM was founded in 2010 by partners Felipe Dmab, Matthew Wood and Pedro Mendes with the intent to exhibit international and Brazilian artists in a context conducive to critical dialogue and cross-pollination. Central to the gallery’s program is a concern for regional difference and individuation while fostering cosmopolitanism and collaboration. Inspired by a belief that artistic practices broaden the scope of human agency and have the power to both touch and change the world, Mendes Wood DM cultivates a program premised on conceptualism, political resistance and intellectual rigor.

In 2017, Mendes Wood DM inaugurated its first North American exhibition space in New York with a series of two-person shows juxtaposing historical and contemporary material; including artists such as Lucas Arruda and On Kawara, Sonia Gomes and A.R. Penck.

In the same year, Mendes Wood DM expanded its European presence with a new gallery in Brussels founded in partnership with longtime friend and collaborator Carolyn Drake Kandiyoti. Located in a historic townhouse, the space lends itself to ambitious curatorial projects and monographic exhibitions, as well as welcoming artists and curators in residence. The residency is integral to the gallery project to establish a place for the active exchange, creation and reformulation of varying artistic narratives.

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Jan Mot
+32 2 514 10 10 office@janmot.com www.janmot.com
10 Place du Petit Sablon
1000 Brussels

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I AM, AM I? 

Paul THEK

6th September – 26 October

 

Jan Mot presents a solo exhibition of Paul Thek (1933–1988), an American sculptor, painter, and installation artist who was influential in the New York art scene in the 1960s and moved between various European cities in the 1970s, spending quite some time in the Netherlands, where he had a solo exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum in 1969. His work was also part of the exhibition Chambre d’amis in 1986 in Ghent. 
The show at Jan Mot will be the first solo show in Belgium and will include a lesser known series of etchings and several newspaper drawings. The etchings and drawings punctuate a profoundly disparate practice and suggest a continued engagement with recurrent themes such as the Tower of Babel, Tarbaby, horns, etc. His work, often marked by fragile or ephemeral materials with regard to the personal, mystic, and spiritual, have been a source of widespread influence to other artists.  In relation to the exhibition, Andrea Büttner will curate a reading corner as a further exploration of Thek’s world.

GALLERY

Jan Mot represents Francis Alÿs, Sven Augustijnen, Pierre Bismuth, stanley brouwn, Manon de Boer, Rineke Dijkstra, Mario Garcia Torres,  Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Joachim Koester, David Lamelas, Sharon Lockhart, Tino Seghal, Philippe Thomas, Tris Vonna-Michell, Ian Wilson.

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Galerie Nathalie Obadia
+32 2 648 14 05 www.nathalieobadia.com
8 Rue Charles Decoster
1050 Brussels

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HOMO IMPARFAITS

Nù BARRETO

5th September – 26th October

 

For this new exhibition, the Guinean artist is presenting a series of exclusive drawings along with several paintings from his famous États Désunis d’Afrique series started in 2009. All the exhibited artworks faithfully reflect Nú Barreto’s political engagement. They describe the evils of contemporary African society while also rekindling the hope that Africa frees itself from its past to invent a new future.

Drawing has been Nú Barreto’s favorite medium since childhood. Children would come from neighboring villages to see his drawings, which were the pride of his parents. His works on paper have kept the imaginative liveliness of that time; but they now serve the story of his personal experience of contemporary Africa. And the artist is not complacent. Most of the time, he is bitter and fierce. With his sharp pencils and bloody red paint, Nú Barreto depicts the violence that marked the African continent.

In the midst of this daily reality, Nú Barreto’s homo imperfect plays the lead role. Like a mirror, this black and red ink alter ego bring us back to our own inconsistency and confronts us to our responsibility toward Africa’s current situation.

GALLERY

Since 1993 in Paris and 2008 in Brussels, Galerie Nathalie Obadia has been exhibiting international emerging and established artists such as Rina Banerjee, Lorna Simpson and Jessica Stockholder. In the past years, Brook Andrew, Valérie Belin, Fabrice Hyber, Laure Prouvost, Andres Serrano, Mickalene Thomas, Jérôme Zonder, Benoît Maire, Gaetano Pesce and Edi Hila also joined the gallery.

Involved in the rediscovery of emblematical artists such as Martin Barré, Josep Grau-Garriga, Shirley Jaffe, Seydou Keïta, Wang Keping, Eugène Leroy, Sarkis and Agnès Varda, the gallery accompanies the artists into numerous institutional exhibitions in France and abroad.

2015-2020 selection: Rina Banerjee at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia and 4 other venues in the USA; Martin Barré at Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris and MAMCO Geneva, (retrospective); Laure Prouvost at Palais de Tokyo, Paris and at the Pavilion of France, 58th Venezia Biennale; Manuel Ocampo at Pavilion of the Philippines, 57th Venice Biennale, Arsenale; Sarkis at Pavillion of Turkey, 56th Venezia Biennale; Andres Serrano at the Musée du Petit Palais, Paris.

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Office Baroque
+32 4 84 59 92 28 info@officebaroque.com www.officebaroque.com
5 Place du Jardin aux Fleurs
1000 Brussels

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Ataru SATO

5th September – 19th October

 

Ataru Sato (b.1986, Chiba, Japan) is an artist based in Tokyo, Japan. He is known for creating drawings with an excessive, and seemingly obsessive use of pencil lines. His imagery looks as if it proliferates endlessly through his intricate compositions, representing the artist’s earnest attempt to capture the world and himself through the act of drawing. On the other hand, he also expresses a sense of unease and deep darkness, solitude, fragility, and fear. All of these fill his canvas with harmony or with dissonance.

This will be his first solo show at Office Baroque and his first solo presentation in Europe. He will present a selection of new paintings highly erotic in nature along with drawings and collages in his signature, intricate and very detailed style.

 

GALLERY

Office Baroque is a contemporary art gallery in Brussels that represents established, mid-career as well as emerging artists with strong institutional support. The gallery was incorporated in 2007 in Antwerp and has relocated to downtown Brussels in 2013 where it occupies the ground floor of a 1909 cast-iron Art Nouveau building. The gallery is owned by Marie Denkens and Wim Peeters who also founded the non for profit Extra City in 2004. Office Baroque represents 24 artists from Europe, America and Asia, focusing on primary market positions. The gallery has participated in Art Basel Miami Beach, Frieze London and New York, Fiac Paris, Independent New York and Brussels, Art Brussels, Liste Basel, Miart Milan, Artissima Turin.

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QG GALLERY
+32 2 513 53 22 www.qg-gallery.com
62 Rue de la Concorde
1050 Ixelles

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THE MOMENT IS ETERNITY 

Josef ALBERS, Günther FÖRG, Katharina GROSSE, Hans HARTUNG, Imi KNOEBEL, Heinz MACK, Georg Kahl FAHLER, Gerhard RICHTER, Ulrich RUCKRIEM, Günther UECKER, Gerhard VON GRAEVENITZ

5th September – 7th December

While color and shape are the main focus of Josef Albers with hisHomage to Square series and Georg Karl Pfahler’s Color Field masterpieces, Hans Hartung and Gerhard Richter chose neutral tones for their lyrical abstractions. More recently, Katharina Grosse used compressed-spray color for her vibrant colorful installations, but also for her paper work presented in this exhibition. On the other hand, Imi Knoebel and Günther Förg picked metal and wood as visible materials for their paintings. Their radical ideas are highlighted here: Förg’s painting on lead and Knoebel’s monochrome on shaped wood. While Ulrich Rückriem’s monumental stone sculpture sits outside, in the garden, Gerhard Von Graevenitz’s kinetic sculpture hangs inside the space, in a constant rotation. The show’s title is taken from one of Ulrich Ruckriem’s quote defining his idea of making sculpture as a liberation process: “and the moment of doing it as eternity”. In this exhibition, each artist had their moment creating artworks of real historical significance which inspired future artists and movements.

In reaction to the Nazi’s censorship and the Degenerate Art Exhibition (1937, Munich), all these artists build the new abstraction by creating some of the most distinctive experimental art of this time.

While color and shape are the main focus of Josef Albers with his “Homage to Square” series and Georg Karl Pfalher’s Color Field masterpieces, Hans Hartung and Gerhard Richter chose neutral tones for their lyrical abstractions. More recently, Katharina Grosse used compressed-spray color for her vibrant colorful installations, but also for her paper work presented in this exhibition.

On the other hand, Imi Knoebel and Gunther Förg picked metal and wood as visible materials for their paintings. Their radical ideas are highlighted here: Förg’s painting on lead and Knoebel’s monochrome on shaped wood. While Ulrich Rückriem’s monumental stone sculpture sits outside, in the garden, Gerhard Von Graevenitz’s kinetic sculpture hangs inside the space, in a constant rotation.

The show’s title is taken from one of Ulrich Ruckriem’s quote defining his idea of making sculpture as a liberation process: “and the moment of doing it as eternity”. In this exhibition, each artist had their moment creating artworks of real historical significance which inspired future artists and movements.

GALLERY

Since September 2017, the QG GALLERY presents curated group exhibitions focusing on Post-War & Contemporary Art. The gallery’s ambition is to highlight the most important period & ideas of Art History by confronting internationally renowned artists. Located in one of the most vibrant artsy areas of Brussels, & in opposition to the “white cube” gallery architecture, the QG GALLERY stands out for its bright space with wooden floor, vintage furniture and outdoor courtyard, presenting ground breaking sculpture.
In addition to curated shows in Brussels, the QG GALLERY aims not only to participate to international art fairsbut also to work closely with artists estates in order to allow the public to rediscover established artists from around the globe.
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Almine Rech
+32 26 48 56 84 contact.brussels@alminerech.com www.alminerech.com
20 Rue de l'Abbaye
1050 Brussels

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Miquel BARCELÓ

5th September – 18th October

 

In the late nineteen-eighties Miquel Barceló traveled throughout the West African Dogon Country. During the course of his nomadic wanderings—amidst the immensity of the land, a harsh sun whose rays projected an intensity that enveloped all things—he was struck by the pottery made by local women. There was a miraculous quality to these ceramics, forged in a land seemingly inhospitable to creation. For Barceló, they evoked the passage of time and the transformation of elements, from water to clay, not unlike ancient Andalusian vessels ravaged by time.

Whether in painting, drawing, ceramics, or bronze sculpture, Barceló has continuously experimented with the materials of his art, surfaces and textures, drawing extensively on the earthly materiality of the Mediterranean world of his youth. His ceramics involve transformation and metamorphosis, turning the initial object into something else (as Picasso had experimented in Vallauris), a language of exposed cracks and fissures providing an apt metaphor for the ravages of time.

GALLERY

Almine Rech opened its doors on April 1st, 1997 in the 13th arrondissement in Paris. The gallery was founded on a minimal and conceptual axis, representing artists such as James Turrell, John McCracken and Joseph Kosuth. In addition to its stable of internationally recognized, mid-career and emerging artists, it has always been the gallery’s mission to continually seek out and include new artists in its program. The gallery has held longstanding relationships with artists like John McCracken and James Turrell and has since started working with and representing artists such as Günther Förg, Alex Israel, Jeff Koons, Richard Prince, Julian Schnabel, Taryn Simon and DeWain Valentine, among others. In 2006 the gallery moved to a larger two-floor space in the Marais district and in 2008 inaugurated a second 1,000 square meter exhibition space in Brussels.

In March 2013, Almine Rech launched its new Paris space at 64 rue de Turenne. In June 2014, Almine Rech opened a gallery in London on Savile Row, Mayfair. In October 2016, the gallery moved from Savile Row to a larger space on Grosvenor Hill, Mayfair. The 400 square meter gallery opened with a solo exhibition by Jeff Koons. Almine Rech also opened in Manhattan’s Upper East Side — the gallery’s first exhibition space in the US — at the end of October, 2016. The New York gallery’s inaugurating exhibition was “Calder and Picasso”.

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Sorry We’re Closed
+32 4 78 35 42 13 info@sorrywereclosed.com www.sorrywereclosed.com
67 Rue de la Régence
1000 Brussels

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NEVERTHELESS

Josh SPERLING

5th September – 21st October

 

GALLERY

Sorry We’re Closed is a contemporary art gallery created by Sebastien Janssen in 2008. The focus of the gallery is upon mid-career and emerging artists from Belgium and abroad. Since 2015, the galerie is located in a new 130 meter square space, 67 rue de la Régence in the center of Brussels. The gallery maintains a diverse exhibition program with solo exhibitions of the gallery artists as well as group exhibitions and special projects as editing artists jewels.

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Spazio Nobile
+32 2 76 82 510 lc@spazionobile.com gallery
142 Rue Franz Merjay
1050 Brussels

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SUBTLE BODIES

Laura Laine

5th September – 22nd December

 

The five golden glass sculptures made in Ajeto, Nový Bor(Czech Republic) by Laura Laine in collaboration with the two Czech glass masters Emil Kovac and Aleš Vacek explore on how memories of emotions, scents and other sense perceptions get trapped in objects and transform them. Similarly to a human body that can carry a physical and vibrational memory of past events, also objects can retain these energies. The molecular and energetic makeup of objects is slow and solid so they retain these charges for a longer time. The works display these charges as new organic forms that burst out of the shell of the white objects or have already created their own autonomous body.In the artist’s perception, the golden color both ennobles the object and emphasizes the sensuality of the shiny glass material. Also it both attracts the eye and breaks down the solidity of the form through reflecting light. It is a way for Laura Laine to enhance the color of materiality and immateriality. All five golden glass sculptures are unique pieces,made of hand blown glass, silvered inside, cold cut and assembled, signed by the artist.

GALLERY

By opening Spazio Nobile in April 2016, in the dynamic and cosmopolitan Ixelles neighbourhood of Brussels (Belgium), Lise Coirier and Gian Giuseppe Simeone have united their passions for design and art history, initiating a dialogue between contemporary applied arts, design and photography. Commissioning unique pieces, limited editions and installations that are both experimental and artistic, with a particular sensibility to everything nature and minerality, the gallery organises four to five exhibits each year, dedicated to both rising and established talents, without creating borders between the disciplines, the visual arts dialoguing with the fine arts.

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Stems
+32 4 70 40 27 75 info@stemsgallery.com www.stemsgallery.com
68 Rue de la Concorde
1050 Brussels

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AT HOME

Paul ROUPHAIL

6th September – 26th October

Paul Rouphail’s exhibition of new oil paintings, At Home, depicts interior spaces that have been corrupted or abused. Walls are carved-up like bathroom stalls. Beer bottles spontaneously erupt. Kitchen clocks, power cords, food waste, smartphones, and various food or domestic items concoct faces or burst into flames. Each painting realizes a kind of premonition, some with equanimity, others with apprehension.

GALLERY

Stems Gallery was founded in Brussels in 2015 by brother and sister Guillaume and Pascaline Smets. The gallery exhibits the work of emerging artists, with a particular focus on introducing contemporary American artists to European audiences. Highlighting work in all mediums and formats, including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, video, and installation, the gallery’s program is driven by intuition and curiosity rather than any rigidly defined criteria. Stems Gallery has presented solo shows by artists such as Awol Erizku, Cynthia Daignault, Walter Robinson, Matt Connolly, Sarah Faux, and Zach Reini, and regularly hosts group exhibitions organized by guest curators. Each exhibition is the result of a close collaboration between the gallery and the artist or curator, allowing artists to communicate their individual creative visions and to witness the energy and dynamism of the Belgian art scene. In addition to their Brussels townhouse gallery, Stems Gallery maintains an office in Luxembourg.

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TEMPLON
+32 2 537 13 17 brussels@templon.com www.templon.com
13 Rue Veydt
1060 Brussels

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OUR HOUSES

Franz ACKERMANN

6th September – 19th October

GALLERY

The gallery was founded in 1966 by Daniel Templon, who was then only 21. It first opened rue Bonaparte, in Saint-Germain-des-Prés in Paris, before moving in 1972 to its current location, rue Beaubourg, in the Marais, close to the Pompidou Center, which opened in 1977. Daniel Templon first gained recognition by exhibiting conceptual and minimal artists such as Martin Barré, Christian Boltanski, Donald Judd, Joseph Kosuth, Richard Serra. In the seventies and eighties, Daniel Templon was one of the pioneers of the contemporary art and introduced many important American artists to the French public:  Dan Flavin, Ellsworth Kelly, Willem de Kooning, Frank Stella, Andy Warhol. The gallery quickly became one of the references in contemporary art in France. In 1972, Daniel Templon and Catherine Millet co-founded the monthly art magazine ART PRESS.  

Today Galerie Templon represents a group of international artists. The program promotes a dialogue between generations: established artists, international mid-career artists, and the experiences of younger artists.The gallery also provides curatorial expertise and assistance in the mounting of exhibitions by its artists in museums or international exhibitions. Many of its artists have participated in international exhibitions such as the Venice Biennale, Documenta, the Whitney Biennale etc. 

Galerie Templon is involved in the production of its artists and is committed to a strong editorial policy with the publication of exhibition catalogues. It has three spaces: two exhibition spaces in Paris (30 rue Beaubourg and 28 rue du Grenier Saint-Lazare) and one in Brussels, Belgium. The gallery participates in art fairs worldwide, including FIAC since 1974 and ART BASEL since 1978. 

Galerie Templons history is now the subject of a book by historian Julie Verlaine “Daniel Templon: History of Contemporary Art” published by Flammarion in 2016. 

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Vedovi Gallery
+32 2 513 38 38 contact@vedovigallery.com www.vedovigallery.com
11 Boulevard de Waterloo
1000 Brussels

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DRAWINGS 

Pablo Picasso

6th September – 2nd November

GALLERY

Vedovi Gallery has earned a credible and convincing reputation since its establishment in 1995. The gallery’s expertise has always remained on the secondary market of post-war and contemporary European and American art.

Eminently known for its tasteful understanding and knowledge of these markets, Vedovi Gallery has maintained a high quality trade of works over the past 15 years. The gallery has in addition been involved in setting up Magritte Retrospectives that traveled to Rome, Tokyo and Seoul amongst other places. Due to its close relation to The Magritte Foundation, the gallery has participated to thematic exhibitions such as Magritte and contemporary Art : The Treachery of Images at the Los Angeles County Museum , Nov 2006-Mar 2007.

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Waldburger Wouters
+32 4 85 41 57 08 info@waldburgerwouters.com www.waldburgerwouters.com
49 Boulevard d'Anvers
1000 Brussels

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Geert MARIJNISSEN

5th September – 19th October

 

The title was created from one specific work. A photo combined with a white surface and a drawn landscape. It is also about the place that I give my work in relation to (painting) art. Where my work takes on a child’s role and the whole painting is seen as a father figure. My work that looks up to it, seeks advice there and finds ease and comfort. My work plays a fairly dominant role in my head, I look up to the work myself, it stands above myself and means more than I could attribute it (almost a religious father who has disappeared).

GALLERY

Waldburger Wouters is a gallery for young and international art. Waldburger Wouters is based in Brussels
and started its activities in November 2009 as Galerie Waldburger. In September 2014, Tim Wouters became
partner and the name consequently changed to Waldburger Wouters. The origins of the gallery go back a few years, when first exhibitions with young artists were organised in temporary spaces in Switzerland and Berlin.
The gallery is located at Boulevard d’Anvers 49, just next to the metro station Yser and few minutes from
Place Sainte Cathérine.
In spring 2018, Waldburger Wouters opened an office and project space in Basel, in cooperation with Shan-ghART Gallery.