Belgium Calling - Part II
24 Oktober 2018 00:00 - 09 Dezember 2018 00:00
Deweer Gallery is presenting BELGIUM CALLING, an exhibition providing a stage for home grown artists. Although small in size, Belgium does offer a rich variety of artistic top talent. In Belgium there are many artists who enter into dialogue and confrontation with reality and the public, who profile themselves as thinkers against the grain or as servants of beauty. Early talent scouting and supporting is one of the driving forces of Deweer Gallery. Representing the diverse nature of contemporary art, the used media range from painting, drawing and sculpture to photography, video and installation. Some artists are only in the spring of their lives, such as Stevie Dix (b.1990) whose starting oeuvre bears witness to a raw, determined painting quality. In addition to names featured on the mainstream art scene, such as Panamarenko, Jan Fabre and Koen Vanmechelen, this exhibition is also an excellent opportunity to (re)discover - unjustly overlooked - pearls. Just think of the autonomous, photographic portraits of children made by Marie-Jo Lafontaine. They seem to remind us of the - since the original sin? - lost innocence. Or the clever installations of Stefaan Dheedene in which he appears and disappears at the same time.
Participating artists: Michaël Aerts, Jan De Cock, Franky Deconinck, Stefaan Dheedene, Stevie Dix, Jan Fabre, Marie-Jo Lafontaine, Panamarenko, Johan Tahon, Hans Vandekerckhove, Koen Vanmechelen, Andy Wauman.
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