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Jef Geys


In 1971, Jef Geys had a solo exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp.
On that occasion, he wrote a manifesto and built the exhibition on the idea of “blowing up the museum”.

Some 33 years later, some 300 meters further, he is putting up a show that refers to that event. He published the same “Kempens Informatieblad” in which he added 4 pages with only images. Two of the new pages show some of his recent colour photographs, one shows older photographs in black and white and the last page is an image of a neon work, “Chez Micheline” that is exhibited at the back of the gallery, behind a glass door of a common building which is located behind the gallery.

This exhibition only shows photographs. Some of the photographs are dated of the sixties and seventies and are unique. Some photographs are recent platinum prints of photo- graphs from the seventies (ed. 3) and the colour photographs are recent (ed. 5) and show the same Museum of Fine Arts at the present time.

In the third room the artist shows a scale model of the show of 1971.

Jef Geys


In 1971, Jef Geys had a solo exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp.
On that occasion, he wrote a manifesto and built the exhibition on the idea of “blowing up the museum”.

Some 33 years later, some 300 meters further, he is putting up a show that refers to that event. He published the same “Kempens Informatieblad” in which he added 4 pages with only images. Two of the new pages show some of his recent colour photographs, one shows older photographs in black and white and the last page is an image of a neon work, “Chez Micheline” that is exhibited at the back of the gallery, behind a glass door of a common building which is located behind the gallery.

This exhibition only shows photographs. Some of the photographs are dated of the sixties and seventies and are unique. Some photographs are recent platinum prints of photo- graphs from the seventies (ed. 3) and the colour photographs are recent (ed. 5) and show the same Museum of Fine Arts at the present time.

In the third room the artist shows a scale model of the show of 1971.