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Pop-Up Exhibition

23.10 – 15.12.2020

David Claerbout, François Curlet, Anne Daems, Daan van Golden,
Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys and Ann Veronica Janssens.

The exhibition is prolonged until 15 December 2020





David Claerbout
The Pure Necessity (Jobless Cultures), 2017
50 x 70 cm
washed ink, pencil, acrylic paint on paper
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David Claerbout
The Pure Necessity (toddler), 2017
56 x 76 cm
washed ink, pencil, acrylic paint on paper
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François Curlet 
Crackers #3, 2018
Ø 39 cm
copper, wood, spray paint
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François Curlet 
Kim Pie, 2018
30 cm x ø 28 cm
ceramic
Edition of 7

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François Curlet
Jerk, 2019
65 x 50 x 4 cm (x2)
galvanized zinc, plastic, paper
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François Curlet 
Onde de Choc, 2012
Ø 80 cm x 35 cm
shield of black CRS in circular resin of 1968, parabolic antenna clip
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François Curlet 
Spéculoos #4, 2013
22 x 31 x 2,5 cm
copper, wood frame, spray paint, varnish
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ANNE DAEMS

 The slug had a forget-me-not in it’s mouth.

 

‘The slug had a forget-me-not in it’s mouth’ by Anne Daems belongs to a category of works by the artist that are situated ‘inside,’ a secluded private domain far removed from the outside world, just like in the video-installation ‘My Father’s Garden’ from 2008. This time Daems sets off from the (heavily promoted) standardized dream of the contemporary middle-class that yearns for the good life in harmony with nature: a house with a garden. She invokes the mood of this contemporary and private micro-paradise by means of watercolor paintings – a ‘feminine’ and homely medium that by itself conjures up images of gardens in bloom and sun-drenched nature – she even dares to paint flowers, as if she’s a bourgeois lady wishing to complement her ideal house-and-garden life with a fitting artistic activity. 
But she infects these idyllic images with the ‘low-life’ world of worms, snails and vegetable waste that remains unseen in the popular vision of the house with a garden. She depicts the garden’s fragile beauty – the flowers – with an equal amount of love as the destroyers of it – the snails. Daems presents these watercolors horizontally on low tables, close to the ground where the world of worms and voracious snails is, covered up out of sight in the classical house with a garden ideal. On these tables are small bowls, plates and dishes where she has delicately placed – as in the opposite of home decoration – pieces of waste for the compost. In this way she slowly transforms the idyllic garden into a micro-dystopia, tilting it into a counter-ideal where beauty and waste, decoration and violence, sugarcoating and rotting have compromised each other. 
Text by Dirk Pültau.

Anne Daems 
Stoel Gustave Serrurier-Bovy bedekt met kledingstukken #11
Gustave Serrurier-Bovy Chair Covered With Garments #112019
43,9 x 33,8 cm (with frame)
pencil, watercolor paint on 100% cotton archival quality watercolor paper in white painted maple wood frame

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Anne Daems 
Stoel Gustave Serrurier-Bovy bedekt met kledingstukken #7
Gustave Serrurier-Bovy Chair Covered With Garments #72019
43,9 x 33,8 cm (with frame)
pencil, watercolor paint on 100% cotton archival quality watercolor paper in white painted maple wood frame 

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Daan van Golden 
Study Dürer, 2007
92 x 67 cm
framed colour photograph
Edition of 10

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Daan Van Golden 
Zonder Titel (Composition with roses, blue), 1970
42 x 53 cm
screen print in wood framed
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Daan Van Golden 
Daisies, 1973-2012
20,5 x 24,5 cm
screen print
Blue C 
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Daan Van Golden 
Daisies, 1973-2012
20,5 x 24,5 cm
screen print
Green C 
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Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys
Bended white element (Prototipo) #152016

26,5 x 11 x 14 cm
Pencil drawings, hot rolled metal steel plates
Edition of 1 + 2 AP

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Jos De Gruyter & Harald Thys 
Bended white element (Prototipo) #19, 2016
82 x 43,5 x 14 cm
Pencil drawings, hot rolled metal steel plates
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Fine Arts

In the spring of 2015, the artists went underground for a few months.
Driven by The Three Know-it-alls, they worked on an impressive series of watercolors. Each watercolor was framed in a traditional way and given a title, unlike the five hundred drawings they had made in the framework of Das Wunder des Lebens. Again, a wide range of issues were covered. Images of horses alternated with impressions of nineteenth century London, the Roman Empire, still lifes of flowers, Italian landscapes and medieval monsters. The series can be regarded as a tribute to the old world, a celebration of the metier and also a reference to the aging of Western civilization. The Western individual, who can enjoy a well-deserved retirement after years of working, often grabs a painting brush in the autumn of his life. In an attempt for meaning, this group of people paints, sculpts or creatively manages the sea of time they now possess in one way or the other. When one finally dies these works of art end up with children or grandchildren who forget about them or throw them in the trash. 
Fine Arts was only exhibited in its integrity in the Anglo-Saxon world because there, according to de Gruyter and Thys, the nostalgia for the past is greatest.

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Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys 
Columbus Offering Gifts to Native Americans, 2015
81 x 121 x 2 cm framed
pencil and watercolor on cardboard in wooden frame
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Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys 
Adelboden, 2015
101 x 141 cm
pencil and watercolor on cardboard in wooden frame
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Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys 
A Beautiful Horse, 2015
61 x 81 cm
pencil and watercolor on cardboard in wooden frame
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Ann Veronica Janssens 
Bright Pink, 2019
200 x 100 x 1,2 cm
annealed glass with vertical ribs, pvc filter
Edition of 1 + 1 AP

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Ann Veronica Janssens 
Glass Roll 812/4, 2017-2019
Ø 41 x 18 cm (glass) / Ø 22,5 cm (inner diameter)
slightly fluorescent glass
Edition of 1 + 2 AP

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Ann Veronica Janssens 
16  Pink Blocks (600), 2016
20 x 49 x 49 cm (16 blocks: 20 x 12 x 12 cm)
cast glass
Edition of 3 + 2 AP

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Ann Veronica Janssens 
Candy Sculpture 812/4-110-812/4, 2020
27 x 25 x 25 cm
cast glass
Edition of 1 + 1 AP

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