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Roger Raveelmuseum – Machelen-Zulte – Dan Van Severen & Philip Van Isacker: schilderen, tekenen, beeldhouwen – 02.07.2017-08.10.2017 – 4795

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Roger Raveelmuseum – Dan Van Severen & Philip Van Isacker: schilderen, tekenen, beeldhouwen – 02.07.2017-08.10.2017

Website : Roger Raveelmuseum
Website : Machelen-Zulte

In deze tentoonstelling wordt dieper ingegaan op de relaties tussen schilderen, tekenen en beeldhouwen. Dit gebeurt aan de hand van het oeuvre van twee kunstenaars die een nauwe band hebben met het Raveelmuseum: Dan Van Severen en Philip Van Isacker. Beiden waren bovendien decennia lang als docent verbonden aan Sint-Lucas Gent en zijn met hun werk vertegenwoordigd in de collecties van de Provincie Oost-Vlaanderen.

Van Severen behoorde tot dezelfde generatie als Roger Raveel. Ze hadden een grote bewondering voor elkaars werk hoewel er weinig formele gelijkenis is. Het gaat eerder over een artistieke houding waar eenvoud als een grote kwaliteit wordt ervaren, een gegeven dat bepalend is voor de teneur van de tentoonstelling.

Philip Van Isacker is naast beeldend kunstenaar ook de auteur van De Sculptura, een belangwekkende publicatie over klassieke en hedendaagse beeldhouwkunst in diverse culturen. Hij treedt mede op als co-curator voor het samenstellen van de tentoonstelling en schreef een situerende tekst.

MSK Gent – Gent – ‘Manufactories of caring space-time’ – 03.06.2017-27.08.2017 – 4794

MSK Gent – ‘Manufactories of caring space-time’   03.06.2017-27.08.2017

Website : MSK Gent
Website : Gent

With ‘Manufactories of caring space-time’ the Museum of Fine Arts in Ghent, the 49 Nord 6 Est FRAC Lorraine in Metz (France) and the Fundació Antoni Tàpies in Barcelona (Spain) create a platform for reflection on the relational, the collective and collaborative as new tendencies in art. The cooperation project is co-funded by the European Commission in the framework of the Creative Europe Programme.

Collaboration and art
During two years and in three different cultural institutions, three artist collectives will produce a project in close collaboration with the local communities. They explore the possibilities of collective and more sustainable art practices. Broken objects, neglected sources of knowledge and minor gestures are recovered, conserved and transformed within different disciplines (visual arts, dance, sociology).

The (re)interpretation and (re)valuation of discarded practices stir up the depleted economic models and art circuits. The collective creation and reflection process traveled form location to location to culminate in a final exhibition in MSK Ghent. Alongside the results of the three main projects, the exhibiton will also feature work by the multidisciplinary artists Patricia Esquivias (Spain), Grace Ndiritu (Kenya/UK), Oriol Vilanova

Emile Verhaerenmuseum – Sint-Amands – Zwarte poëzie -18.06.2017-26.11.2017 – 4793

O.REDON – Les Débacles

Emiel Verhaerenmuseum – ZWARTE POËZIE – 18.06.2017-26.11.2017

Website : E. Verhaerenmuseum
Website : Sint-Amands

Als dichter heeft Emile Verhaeren allerlei registers bespeeld. Hij staat bekend als de dichter van de grootstad en de tedere liefdespoëzie, als de dichter van het Vlaamse land en de Schelde, maar tijdens de jaren 1888-1891 heeft hij eveneens verschillende bundels gepubliceerd met zwarte, getormenteerde poëzie die perfect aansloot bij de sfeer van het fin de siècle. De titels van deze zwarte trilogie spreken voor zich: Les Soirs (1888), Les Débâcles (1888) en Flambeaux noirs (1891). Alle soorten angsten, obsessies, trauma’s en nachtmerries doen hier hun intrede. De dood en de waanzin zijn zeer present en enige zelfkwelling is de dichter niet vreemd: “Sois ton bourreau toi-même!”. De zwarte trilogie wordt gelinkt aan de neurasthenie van Verhaeren, maar sluit ook perfect aan bij het decadentisme dat in die jaren in de artistieke wereld opgang maakt. Met deze eigenzinnige duistere poëzie kan Verhaeren zich meteen opwerpen als een van de boegbeelden van de symbolistische stroming in de literatuur. De tentoonstelling legt de focus op deze zwarte poëzie aan de hand van de zeer zeldzame originele uitgaven en de daarbij aansluitende prenten van de Franse kunstenaar Odilon Redon. Er zijn ook enkele tekeningen van Fernand Khnopff en Théo Van Rysselberghe te zien. Speciaal voor deze tentoonstelling hebben verschillende hedendaagse kunstenaars – Franklin, Sanne De Wolf, Vigdis De Cauter, Martha Verschaffel, Vladimir Ivaneanu, David Verstraete, Ben Cockelkoren – werken gecreëerd die mooi aansluiten bij de sfeer van deze zwarte poëzie van Verhaeren.

Brussels – Fifth edition Artview a View on contemporary Art – ADAM – 25.06.2017-03.09.2017 – 4792

Fifth edition Artview – a View on contemporary Art – 25.06.2017-03.09.2017

Website : ADAM
Website : Brussels

For its fifth edition Artview- a View on contemporary Art receives the BSP22, the art museum of the province Hainaut located in Charleroi. With a collection of more than 6000 art works dating from the end of the 19th century until today, the BSP22 is one of the biggest cultural institutions in Belgium.
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Antwerpen – The Still Point of the Turning World – Between Film and Photography – FOMU – 23.06.2017-08.10.2017 – 4791

Website : FOMU
Website : Antwerpen

The photographic image is imbued with stillness. No movement, no sound, no time. But what happens if you add one of these missing elements? The exhibition The Still Point of the Turning World – Between Film and Photography focuses on that rare moment in which a photographer turns towards film or a video artist turns towards photography. What beauty can be found on the border between these two media?

With works by: Morten Barker (DK), Dirk Braeckman (BE), David Claerbout (BE), Manon de Boer (NL), Jason Dee (UK), Nir Evron (IL), Mekhitar Garabedian (BE/SY), Geert Goiris (BE), Paul Graham (UK), Guido Guidi (IT), Mark Lewis (CA), Louis Lumière (FR), Mark Neville (UK), Lisa Oppenheim (US), Raqs Media Collective (IN), John Smith (UK), John Stezaker (UK), Hiroshi Sugimoto (JP), Ana Torfs (BE), Michiel van Bakel (NL), Jeff Wall (CA); and from the FOMU collection: Henri Cartier-Bresson (FR), Eadweard Muybridge (UK) and Duane Michals (US).

The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue of the same name published by FOMU and Kehrer Verlag. This bilingual publication (Dutch/English) can be purchased in the shop. Price: €35.

Curators: David Campany & Joachim Naudts

La Louvière – Pierre Alechinsky – Les Palimpsestes – 03.06.2017-05.11.2017 – 4790

Pierre Alechinsky – Les Palimpsestes
in the Biennial Artour 2017
Centre de la Gravure et de l’Imprimée
03.06.2017 – 05.11.2017

This exhibition of almost 300 artworks – paintings, drawings, prints, books – will highlight an unusual aspect of the work of this passionate printing art amateur.

For more than 60 years, Pierre Alechinsky (born in Brussels in 1927) has been collecting all kinds of documents with a very diverse history. This artist, skimming flea markets and archive funds, is diverting old hand-written letters, commercial letters with headings, invoices, old geographic maps and city maps from their original use, in order to integrate them – with extraordinary freedom – in his own creations.
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Leuven – Aurélien Froment opens the solo exhibition ‘Double Tales’ at M – 4789

‘Aurélien Froment. Double Tales’ at M-Museum Leuven.
Photo: © Rudi Van Beek.

Website : M Museum Leuven
Website : Leuven

Aurélien Froment (°1976, Angers) is fascinated by the complexity of images. Take Ferdinand Cheval’s ideal palace, for example, or the box of blocks by the educational pioneer Fröbel. The artist subjects both to meticulous research and showcases them in a completely unique way. M is presenting the first extensive retrospective of Froment’s work in Belgium. Recent installations, sculptures and photo series are shown along with three new films. The exhibition ‘Double Tales’ runs until 5 November 2017 at M-Museum Leuven.
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Gent – Manufactories of Caring Space-Time – 03.06.2017-27.08.2017 – 4788

MSK – Manufactories of Caring Space-Time – 03.06.2017-27.08.2017

Website : MSK
Website : Gent

With ‘Manufactories of caring space-time’ the Museum of Fine Arts in Ghent, the 49 Nord 6 Est FRAC Lorraine in Metz (France) and the Fundació Antoni Tàpies in Barcelona (Spain) create a platform for reflection on the relational, the collective and collaborative as new tendencies in art. The cooperation project is co-funded by the European Commission in the framework of the Creative Europe Programme.

Collaboration and art
During two years and in three different cultural institutions, three artist collectives will produce a project in close collaboration with the local communities. They explore the possibilities of collective and more sustainable art practices. Broken objects, neglected sources of knowledge and minor gestures are recovered, conserved and transformed within different disciplines (visual arts, dance, sociology).

The (re)interpretation and (re)valuation of discarded practices stir up the depleted economic models and art circuits. The collective creation and reflection process traveled form location to location to culminate in a final exhibition in MSK Ghent. Alongside the results of the three main projects, the exhibiton will also feature work by the multidisciplinary artists Patricia Esquivias (Spain), Grace Ndiritu (Kenya/UK), Oriol

Brussels-Elsene – From China to Taiwan – 15.06.2017-24.09.2017 – 4787

Museum van Elsene – From China to Taiwan

Website : Museum van Elsene
Website : Elsene

This new exhibition traces the origins and evolution of Chinese abstract painting as it unfolds during the second half of the twentieth century.
More than a culmination of a singular aesthetic, this exhibition also tells the epic story of the Chinese artists forced to leave their native country to find refuge in Taiwan in 1949.
In this new world, artists discovered a fascination for Western abstract art. Abstraction then became a means of embracing international modernity and deep-rooted expression. At a crossroads between East and West, they invented an unparalleled art form that led to a revival of Chinese painting in the 20th century.
In collaboration with various museums, artists and collectors, eighty exceptional works from Europe and Asia have been brought together for the first time in Europe to form a consummate exhibition.

Antwerpen – Richard Deacon – 27.05.2017-24.09.2017 – 4786

Middelheimmuseum – Richard Deacon – 27.05.2017-24.09.2017

Website : Middelheimmuseum
Website : Antwerpen

The Middelheim Museum presents SOME TIME, a solo exhibition of works by the leading British artist Richard Deacon. The exhibition is made up of some 31 works, both monumental works and smaller pieces, which are on display in different parts of the museum park. Deacon’s Never Mind is central to the exhibition; this key piece from the museum collection was acquired in 1993 and has been restored and re-coated in stainless steel especially for this exhibition.
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Morlanwelz – Collections invisibles. Du château Warocqué au musée de demain – 29.04.2017-26.11.2017 – 4785

Musée Royal de Mariemont – Collections invisibles. Du château Warocqué au musée de demain – 29.04.2017 – 26.11.2017

Website : Musée royal de Mariemont
Website : Morlanwelz

Le musée sort de ses réserves… des objets devenus invisibles aux yeux des visiteurs contemporains. Les objets non-exposés le sont pour de multiples raisons, des plus pragmatiques aux plus scientifiques, idéologiques ou sociologiques : dimensions, fragilité, caractère insolite, question de l’unique et du multiple, choix du conservateur, modes… Devenus supports de récits, ces objets évoquent à la fois l’histoire du lieu et de sa collection – et en particulier le rôle de Raoul Warocqué – mais aussi celle de sa muséographie. Regarder, voir, entrevoir, reconnaître, discerner, la scénographie met en valeur le musée comme lieu de perceptions. Une expérience inédite à vivre dans la pénombre!
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Gent – Kader Attia / Repairing the Invisible – 31.03.2017-01.10.2017 – 4784

S.M.A.K. – Kader Attia / Repairing the Invisible – 31.03.2017-01.10.2017

Website : S.M.A.K.
Website : Gent

S.M.A.K. invites French-Algerian artist Kader Attia at the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the Textile course at KASK/School of Art at Hogent, Ghent. With Repairing the Invisible the artist shows a new installation of old fabrics that he collected during his many travels to Africa. They each carry manual reparations that are clearly left visible. The traditional reparation, and its inherent process of appropriation and exchange, is at the base of Attia’s ongoing exploration of notions of trauma and repair in our globalised society through the concept of ‘Repair’. The video Reflecting Memory, for which the artist won the Prix Marcel Duchamp in 2016 is also having its Belgian premiere in this exhibition.
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Antwerpen – A Temporary Futures Institute – 28.04.2017-17.09.2017 – 4783

M HKA – A Temporary Futures Institute – 28.04.2017-17.09.2017

Website : M HKA
Website : Antwerpen

Futurists: Agence Future, Stuart Candy, Center for Postnormal Policy & Futures Studies, Mei-Mei Song

Artists: Michel Auder, Miriam Bäckström, Kasper Bosmans, Simryn Gill, Guan Xiao, Jean Katambayi Mukendi, Alexander Lee, Nina Roos, Darius Žiūra

‘A Temporary Futures Institute’ is organised by M HKA within the framework of ‘The Uses of Art’, a project by the European museum confederation L’Internationale.
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Antwerpen – Margiela, the Hermès years – 31.03.2017-27.08.2017 – 4781

© HERMÈS Autumn/Winter 1998 image of the advertising campaign over-painted by Martin Margiela (Cape Cod watch designed by Henri d’Origny and double-tour strap bracelet created by Martin Margiela) – photo Thierry Le Goues – graphic design Jelle Jespers.

MoMu – Margiela, the Hermès years – 31.03.2017-27.08.2017

Website : MoMu
Website : Antwerpen

MoMu is displaying Belgian stylist Martin Margiela’s Hermès collections from 1997 to 2003 for the first time. As well as this, the tribute exhibition also explores the relationship during these years between these collections and his own label, Maison Martin Margiela. Groundbreaking deconstruction and timeless luxury – the two worlds of designer Martin Margiela – are the starting point of the exhibition ‘‘Margiela, the Hermès years’’.
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Oostende – Frans Masereel and Contemporary Art: images of resistance – 01.04.2017-03.09.2017 – 4778

Image : Frans Masereel, Ein Gehirn (from the series ‘Bilder der Grossstadt’), 1926.
© SABAM Belgium 2017 & Masereelstiftung Saarbrücken

Mu.ZEE – Frans Masereel and Contemporary Art: images of resistance – 01.04.2017-03.09.2017

Website : Mu.ZEE
website : Oostende

Frans Masereel and Contemporary Art: images of resistance reveals Masereel’s vision of the world, his social criticism and pacifism. Frans Masereel (1889-1972) can be considered the most important graphic artist and woodcutter of the twentieth century. Mu.ZEE looks back on his work, and brings Masereel’s ideas into dialogue with today’s society through the work of contemporary artists from Europe, the Middle East, Africa and America: Mary Evans, Anton Kannemeyer, Glenn Ligon, Dan Perjovschi, Billie Zangewa, William Kentridge, Philip Aguirre y Otegui, Slavs and Tatars, Kerry James Marshall, Papa Mfumu’eto 1er.
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Brussels – Yves Klein – 29.03.2017-20.08.2017 – 4777

Yves Klein and the Blue Globe 14 rue Campagne-Première, Paris, 1961 Artwork © Yves Klein, ADAGP, Paris / SABAM, Bruxelles, 2017 Photo © Harry Shunk and Janos Kender © J.Paul Getty Trust. The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles.

BOZAR – Yves Klein – Theatre of the World – 29.03.2017 – 20.08.2017

Website : BOZAR
Website : Brussel
Source : Artdaily

This spring, in cooperation with Tate Liverpool, BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts presents a monographic exhibition devoted to the French artist Yves Klein (1928–1962). Klein created paintings and sculptures, influenced the development of performance art, wrote works for the theatre and music and also experimented with radical architecture. He became renowned, above all, for his use of a vivid ultramarine pigment (International Klein Blue – IKB). His monochrome paintings in this characteristic deep blue shade gave expression to his ideas about Zen and spiritual infinity. Klein sought to express absolute immateriality and infinite space through pure colour.

Klein’s short but spectacular career shook the European art world to its foundations. Even though he died at just 34 years of age from a heart attack, he left behind a groundbreaking body of work. The exhibition pays tribute to his pioneering work, which paved the way for movements such as conceptual and minimalist art, installations, and performance art.

Yves Klein: Theatre of the Void presents 30 works offering visitors a broad spectrum of this influential artist’s extraordinary creativity. The exhibition includes work from Klein’s major series, including the monochrome paintings in IKB, the exceptionally pure ultramarine with which he gave his works a depthless sense of space. For his Anthropometry paintings, during a live performance, Klein used naked models as living brushes to apply blue paint to the canvas. His Fire Paintings, canvases on which he went to work with a flame-thrower, are also represented in the Brussels exhibition. As fire is an intangible phenomenon that is too diffuse to be captured, Klein’s use of fire reflects his aspiration to express the immaterial through art. Visitors will also be able to discover his sponge works and planetary reliefs.

The works on show are complemented by rarely seen films and photographs, which show how Klein shaped his own image via personal photographs and advertising material that show him as an artist, a visionary, a judoka, and in many more guises. A work that he created at the age of nineteen epitomises Klein’s grandiose imagination, the artist claiming the infinite blue sky as his own work of art by symbolically signing it with his finger.