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Concurrent with my solo exhibition "Luckx Interior" (16 May - 08 June) at the Fred & Ferry Gallery which premiered during the 10th annual Antwerp Art Weekend, poet and art critic Maarten Buser, has interviewed me for the May/June 2024 issue #181 of the Gonzo (cirucs) magazine. Thank you Maarten.

"MOMENT Expo Tongeren: Je bent een beetje te laat"

Curator: Maxim Renard

28.06 - 11.07

ExpoBeeldende kunst

Locatie: Ursulakapel | Sint-Ursulastraat 11 | Tongeren + Agnetenklooster | Sint-Catharinastraat 10 | Tongeren

gratis


Dagelijks van 14u-20u

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En waarom zijt te

Dan langer weg"

 

Al voor de 4de keer werkt MoMeNT samen met kunstenaar/curator Maxim Renard. Zijn missie? Het koesteren, ondersteunen en tentoonstellen van het buitengewone talent dat Limburg rijk is. Elias Cafmeyer, Daems en Remoortere, Kristel Geerts en Niels Vaes - kunstenaars met een affiniteit met Tongeren - tonen hedendaagse sculpturen die in dialoog gaan met erfgoedlocaties zoals de Sint-Ursulakapel en het Agnetenklooster.

In deze groepstentoonstelling toont Maxim opkomend talent in relatie met gevestigde waarden. We zullen dus talent van de PXL hogeschool te zien krijgen, VONK atelierwerking, studenten en docenten van de Pentagoon Academie Tongeren. Geflankeerd door nationaal en internationaal talent.

Maxim schrikt er niet voor terug om op zoek te blijven gaan naar onbekend talent om een platform te bieden aan kunstenaars die het verdienen om gezien te worden. Wees dus welkom om ontdekkingen te doen op twee bekende historische sites te Tongeren.

 

Deelnemende kunstenaars: 

Alain Pringels | Aline Verstraten | Axel Daeselaire | Clément Jaques Vossen | Daan Gielis | Daems van Remoortere | Dieter de Kerf | Elias Cafmeyer | Ellen Vrijsen | Erik Haemers | Fabrice Souvereyns | Fons Roggeman | Gert De Clerq | Guy van Bossche | Hilde van Hees | Jess Sutton | Jo Pieck | Johan Cloesen | Joke Hansen | Juno Lauwers | Kirsten Vanlangenaeker | Kristel Geerts | Manu Engelen | Marc Vanderleenen | Niels Vaes | Serge Haelterman | Thomas Renward | Tramaine de Senna | Maxim Renard

 

Met dank aan: PXL en VONK

"Any Way the Wind Blows: Let's go fly a kite"

Jump, fall, move or blow yourself through this colorful art trail throughout the entire Energy Building.

Be blown away (pun intended) this summer by the mega arts festival "Any Way The Wind Blows," where art, air and wind come together. What can you expect? Well, a lot. From bouncy castles designed by well-known, international artists to a machine that mimics wind currents. From giant, inflatable sculptures to an endless pogo on the roof. You can throw kites or make your own, and for inspiration, 30 artists are already designing a brand new kite themselves.

The festival showcases the work of both national and international standouts: Cyril Lancelin (FR), Kamiel de Waal (BE), 019 (BE), Haseeb Ahmed (USA), Loulou João (BE/DRC), Dennis Tyfus (BE), Sharon Van Overmeiren (BE), Shirley Villavicencio Pizango (BE/PE), Winnie Claessens (BE), Plastique Fantastique (IT/KR), The RedBall project (USA), Zoro Feigl (BE), Karina Beumer (NL), Ada Güvenir (BE/TR) and Lotte Vrancken (BE).

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Practical

From Saturday 22 June to Sunday 15 September 2024

Tuesday to Sunday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. (ticket desk and shop open until 5 p.m.)

Closed on Mondays


C-mine Energy Building

C-Mine 10

3600 Genk, Belgium


Basic price: €14 (online) / €15 (box office)

Children: €7.5

Free with museum pass

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"Let's go fly a kite"

Artist Winnie Claessens has long dreamed of an exhibition in the sky. This summer the time has come, because together with Winnie we are inviting 30 artists to create a kite. You can see those all summer long, but during the closing weekend we will actually let those works of art take to the air! We would like to invite you to participate with a homemade kite. Who knows, you might win a prize 

"Delta River" by Miro Salazar

Arts Benicia and Vallejo Center for The Arts Presents:

Solano Water Stories: Artists' Voices & Brush Strokes for Earth Exhibitions


May 25 - June 23, 2024

Open Saturdays and Sundays, 12 - 4 pm

Temple Art Lofts, 707 Marin Street, Vallejo, CA



Grand Opening: May 25, 2024, 12 - 2 pm

Community Celebration: Friday, June 14, 5:00 – 9:00 pm


Arts Benicia and The Vallejo Center for the Arts are excited to unveil the collaborative exhibition, Solano Water Stories: Artists' Voices and Brushstrokes for Earth. This unique project aims to shed light on critical environmental issues and spark conversations about sustainability and social justice, showcasing a vibrant collection of new works by artists and poets from the Vallejo and Benicia communities.

Solano Water Stories: Artists' Voices is an exhibition funded by the California Creative Corps, a program of the California Arts Council, as part of a larger grant project titled Stewarding our Resources: Solano Artists Create, Collaborate, and Educate. The project is engaging artists in creating original material to be used to educate Californians about water conservation and climate mitigation. The exhibition will feature commissioned works by thirteen Solano County artists who draw upon their diverse community experiences to explore and communicate the grant themes through artwork. 

This exhibition showcases a diverse array of artists including Miro Salazar, Tramaine de Senna, Janet Barnes, Sheree Rayford, Tereasa Tso, Lawrence H. Buford, Vincent Concepcion, Alicia Gomez, Daniel Valadez, Desiree Vicente, Mario Saucedo, Carl Heyward, and Akiko Suzuki.

Brushstrokes for Earth, an exhibition also funded by the California Creative Corps, a program of the California Arts Council, brings together seven talented Vallejo artists and two esteemed poets to craft art and poetry that confront urgent topics such as water and energy conservation, climate change, emergency response, and community resilience.

Among the featured Vallejo artists are Gene Buban, Sophia Othman, Liberty Pierson, Leah Tumerman, Lorenzo Crockett, Izzy Drumgoole, and Lil Boskio Alotu, alongside poets Kathleen Hermann and Jaclyn Evone, all renowned for their commitment to environmental advocacy and social change.

Made possible by a generous grant from the California Arts Council Creative Corps program.

HORST Arts & Music Festival: State of Play Revisited in collaboration with .TheWorkshop


Asiat Park, Vilvoorde, BE [23 May - 08 Sept]


(NL/Nederlands):

In 2023 werd voor de eerste keer een tijdelijk hoofdpodium gebouwd in de sportstraat in Asiat Park, genaamd State Of Play, ontworpen door Stand Van Zaken. Aangezien Stand Van Zaken inspiratie haalt uit gewone en soms zelfs 'lelijke' bouwmaterialen, zijn de centrale bouwelementen in het ontwerp van het hoofdpodium de betonnen rioolbuizen. Na als basis te hebben gediend voor een festivalpodium, blijven deze monumentale kolommen functioneren als sokkels voor buitenverlichting, planten en kunstwerken van opkomende en gevestigde kunstenaars.

Dit jaar werden opnieuw zes kunstenaars uitgenodigd om gedurende de hele zomer werk te presenteren: Fabiola Burgos, Ian de Weerdt, Leander Schonweger, Leyla Aydoslu, Štefan Papčo en Tramaine de Senna.

Alle kunstenaars zijn alumni van HISK (Hoger Instituut voor Schone Kunsten) en werden uitgenodigd door .TheWorkshop.

Het voormalig productieteam van het HISK startte een nieuwe begeleidende werkplaats voor de brede artistieke gemeenschap in de Brusselse rand en daarbuiten. Aan de hand van hun jarenlange opgebouwde ervaring en expertise, en met een ruim machinepark ter beschikking, wil het kunstenaars ondersteunen in de realisatie van uitdagende producties en projecten. Parallel wil het artistiek-technische begeleiding bieden, vaardigheden trainen en netwerkmogelijkheden creëren.

.TheWorkshop is gegroeid uit het HISK dat sinds januari 2024 zijn activiteiten tijdelijk heeft stopgezet en heeft zich in maart gevestigd in de makerspace in Asiat Park samen met professionele makers en kunstenaars. De makerspace is de productieloods van Asiat Park. Ben je een professioneel schrijnwerker, houtbewerker, lasser, scenograaf, kunstenaar, … en op zoek naar een werkplek? Wil je deel worden van een creatief ecosysteem, kennis delen en je netwerk verbreden? Dan is dat waar je moet zijn. 

Geïnteresseerd?
Meer info : https://www.asiatpark.be/locatie/makerspace
Contact: info@asiatpark.be


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(EN/English):

In 2023 the main stage was constructed in the outdoor sports area in Asiat Park, named State Of Play designed by Stand Van Zaken. As Stand Van Zaken draws inspiration from ordinary and sometimes even ‘ugly’ building materials, the central building element around which the main stage’s design revolves are concrete sewage pipes. After being the framework for a festival dance floor, these monumental columns continue to function as pedestals for streetlights, plants and artworks from emerging and established artists. This year, again six artists were invited to present work during the whole Summer: Fabiola Burgos, Ian de Weerdt, Leander Schonweger, Leyla Aydoslu, Štefan Papčo and Tramaine de Senna

All the artists are alumni of HISK (Higher Institute for Fine Arts) and were invited by .TheWorkshop.

.TheWorkshop, the former production team of HISK (Higher Institute for Fine Arts), started a new support workshop for the broader artistic community in the Brussels periphery and beyond. Drawing on their many years of accumulated experience and expertise, and with a wide range of machinery at their disposal, they aim to support artists in the realization of challenging productions and projects. In parallel, they seek to offer artistic-technical guidance, train skills, and create networking opportunities.

In 2024 .TheWorkshop emerged from HISK, which temporarily ceased its activities in January 2024, and established itself in March at the makerspace in Asiat Park along with professional makers and artists. The makerspace is the production warehouse of Asiat Park. Are you a professional carpenter, woodworker, welder, scenographer, artist, ... and looking for a workplace? Do you want to be part of a creative ecosystem, share knowledge, and broaden your network? Then this is the place to be.

Interested? More info : https://www.asiatpark.be/locatie/makerspace
Contact: info@asiatpark.be




Image: adapted from Short Cuts, directed by Robert Altman, 1993

"Luckx Interior

Solo exhibition during Antwerp Art Weekend @ the Fred & Ferry Gallery


Vernissage:
16 May 2024 from 12:00–21:00


Finissage:
08 June 2024 from 16:00–18:00


FRED&FERRY

Leopoldplaats 12 (second floor)

2000 Antwerpen

Belgium


+32 476 66 34 39

info@fredferry.com

fredferry.com


NL Nederlands:

Tramaine de Senna presenteert met Luckx Interior een ruimte waar ze popbeelden, natuurlijke elementen en menselijke figuren laat dansen met haar fundamentele grip op kunstgeschiedenis, architectuur, filosofie en de modewereld. Stoffen, keramiek en tekeningen bouwen een feest te midden van gedachten die sprankelend tot leven komen via glanzende glazuren, dierenprints en felle kleuren. De Senna tast visuele theorieën af en zet bewust gangbare normen en patronen in als gids om veranderlijke vormen en de constructie van culturele verschijningen te ontrafelen. Geen appropriatie, maar een duik in de oorsprong van objecten die ze verbindt aan de accumulatie van tijd en de enorme verscheidenheid aan menselijke creaties.


Met luciferdoosjes, magazines, platenhoezen, filmsets, catwalks, industriële omgevingen en antropocentrische vragen als uitgangspunten, legt de Senna op een geheel eigen manier laagjes culturele geschiedenis in haar werk. Ze kijkt naar onze menselijke erfenis via een groothoeklens die tijdsgebonden grenzen overstijgt, terwijl ze erkent dat alle door ons verkozen trends en standaarden het resultaat zijn van wat er eerder was. Of beter gezegd: ze beschouwt de opeenstapeling van alle eerdere beelden, ruimtes en concepten als een soepel continuüm waarin verleden en heden samenvloeien. “Ook al is het lang geleden, het bestaat allemaal nu, zij het in een andere vorm”, zegt ze. Zo doen benen in contrapposto al snel denken aan klassieke sculpturen, terwijl feeërieke paddenstoelen een gevoel voor humor het werk binnenloodsen en de bottines rond de voeten de pose van het beeld verbinden met vandaag. In haar werk is de afstand tussen tijdsperiodes opgeheven. Alsof je het element tijd van geschiedenis zou wrijven. Geleid door de grenzen van de materie verbindt de Senna heterogene invalshoeken en voorstellingen uit verschillende tijdperken en culturen, met een gevoeligheid voor hoe onze stedelijke habitats worden ingericht, ervaren en geleefd.


De gedegen theoretische en filosofische kennis van de kunstenaar zet haar meervoudige en allesomvattende denken op scherp. De verbanden die de Senna legt worden er glashelder van. Zo ziet ze hoe het modernisme decoratie van zich heeft afgeschud en in haar rebellie daartegen verwijst ze naar kunstcriticus Boris Groys. Volgens hem komt het wantrouwen van mensen jegens het oppervlak voort uit angst voor manipulatie: “daarom proberen ze het oppervlak van het object te vernietigen, de barst te vinden. Het is een strategie van het modernisme.” Wanneer ze het heeft over haar eigen affiniteit met weelderige kleuren, levendige beelden en ‘vrouwelijke’ materialen (of toch wat in onze cultuur vaak als vrouwelijk gezien wordt), vermeldt de Senna dat ze een terughoudendheid voelt tegenover de hygiëne van het gestroomlijnde modernisme. Vanaf de jaren dertig begon alles er strakker en egaler uit te zien. De architectuur werd gladder; als je de oppervlakken maar makkelijk kon afvegen.


Naast de neiging om onze omgeving terug te bekleden met een zekere uitbundigheid, is de Senna geïnteresseerd in hoe esthetische stromingen binnen design en architectuur zich een weg weten te banen in andere aspecten van de samenleving. Neem de puntige bh’s van Jean Paul Gaultier die menig kledingkast verlieten van zodra strakkere lijnen dominanter werden, of het komen en gaan van luxueus ogende auto-interieurs uit de jaren vijftig. Bepaalde kleurenpaletten worden eerst tot leven gebracht op paradepaden en vinden we even later terug in onze keukens. Op een gelijkaardige manier is de kunstenaar gefascineerd door wat mensen allemaal uitvinden; van het construeren van bruggen en het internet tot de evolutie van kleuren en materialen. De Senna reflecteert daarbij op de rol van ieder individu in het enorme netwerk van menselijke kennis en ervaring. Als een waterval vloeien ideeën en inzichten van generatie op generatie over, waarbij ruimte wordt toegewezen en onze ervaring met waar we wonen vorm krijgt. Hoeveel mensen waren er nodig om onze huidige wereld te bouwen?

Telkens wanneer de Senna het Albertkanaal in Deurne voorbij fietst, valt het haar op hoe bruisend de infrastructuur van scheepvaart, logistiek en handel eruit ziet. De LEGO-achtige tinten met primaire kleuren en neon in rood, kobaltblauw, ultramarijn, geel, groen, oranje en grijs – roze en magenta worden duidelijk vermeden – doen denken aan mannetjesvogels die hun viriliteit etaleren en om aandacht strijden met hun kleurrijke veren als inzet. Er is hier sprake van een ‘mannelijke’ glans die op zijn beurt uitbundig is en waarvan de schoonheid volgens de kunstenaar vreemd genoeg over het hoofd wordt gezien. Ze noemt het “the seen unseen”. Hoe komt het dat dit soort praal onzichtbaar blijft? Waarom onderhouden we een discrepantie tussen het weelderige van wat als mannelijk beschouwd wordt en de veronderstelde esthetische voorkeuren van vrouwen? “Het is vreemd om aan [de] uitbundigheid [van dit mannenlandschap] te denken en dan naar een ‘vrouwelijke esthetiek’ van westerse vrouwen en mijn werken te kijken. Waarom [wordt het anders geïnterpreteerd]?” Het is een vraag die uitnodigt om de complexe wisselwerking tussen cultuur, identiteit en expressie van naderbij te bekijken. Het is een vraag die de kijker begeleidt terwijl hij meedanst tussen de Senna’s luxueuze beeldtaal.

-- Yasmin Van t'Veld



EN English:

With Luckx Interior, Tramaine de Senna presents a space where pop imagery, nature, and the human form are dancing with the artist’s profound understanding of art history, architecture, philosophy, and fashion. Fabrics, ceramics, and drawings are having a blast in a vibrant celebration of ideas, adorned with sparkling embellishments, shiny glazes, animal prints, and bold colours. In her exploration of visual theory, de Senna deliberately contrasts prevailing norms and patterns, seeking to unravel the migration of forms and the construction of cultural appearances. Unlike mere appropriation, her work delves into the origins of objects, connecting them with the accumulation of the times and the vast array of human creation.


Drawing inspiration from matchbooks, magazines, LP-covers, movie sets, the runway, industrial environments, and anthropocentric questions, de Senna has a unique way of layering cultural history into her works. She looks at our human legacy through a wide-angle lens that transcends temporal boundaries, and recognises that the trends and standards we’ve elected today are all products of what came before. Or, rather, she regards the buildup of all prior visuals, spaces, and concepts as a fluid continuum where past and present coalesce. ‘Even though it has been a long time ago, it all exists now, albeit in different forms’, she says. That’s how contrapposto legs easily remind of classical sculptures, while whimsical mushrooms bring in a sense of humour, and the boots on their feet tie the sculpture’s pose to our contemporary days. Within her work, the distance between timeframes has been removed. Think of it as history without the element of time. De Senna connects disparate viewpoints, images, and ideas across different eras and cultures, guided by the boundaries of matter, while upholding a sensitivity for how our urban habitats are decorated, experienced, and lived in.


The artist’s thorough insight of theory and philosophy sharpens her multiple, all-encompassing thinking, making the connections she draws crystal clear. In her rebellion against modernism’s shedding of decoration, she refers to art critic Boris Groys, who sees that people’s distrust of the surface lies in their fear of manipulation; ‘therefore, they seek to destroy the surface of the object, find the crack. This is a strategy of modernism.’ Talking about her own personal affinity with colours of plenty, vivid imagery, and “feminine” materials (or what is culturally regarded as such), de Senna mentions feeling a certain restraint against the hygiene of streamlined modernism. From the 1930s on, everything started to look more clean and alike. Architecture became more sleek, allowing for surfaces to be easier to wipe.


Besides the urge to bring back a sense of exuberance to our spaces, de Senna is, at the same time, interested in how movements within the aesthetics of design and architecture have the ability to spread widely throughout other aspects of society. Take Jean Paul Gaultier’s pointy bras leaving wardrobes alongside the emergence of cleaner lines, or the coming and going of luxurious-looking interiors of fifties cars. Certain colour palettes are first brought alive on runways, only to be later found in our kitchens. Along these lines, the artist is fascinated with the sheer ingenuity of humanity. From engineering bridges and the internet, to the evolution of shades and materiality, de Senna reflects on every individual’s role in the vast network of human knowledge and experience. Like a cascading waterfall, ideas and insights flow from generation to generation, shaping the delegation of space and our experience with where we live. How many people did it take to build our current world?


Whenever de Senna passes by the Albert Canal in Deurne, she can't help but notice the bustling infrastructure of shipping, logistics, and trade. The LEGO-like colours run from primary hues to neon shades in reds, cobalt blues, ultramarine, yellows, greens, oranges, greys, clearly avoiding pinks and magentas. Similarly, in nature, male birds signal their health and vitality through colourful plumage, vying for attention. It’s a “manly” exhilaration, exuberant in its own way; the beauty of which is weirdly overlooked, according to the artist. She calls it the seen unseen. Why is it that this type of exuberance remains invisible? Why is there a certain disparity between the zest of what’s considered manly, and the perceived aesthetic preferences of women? ‘It's strange to think of [the] exuberance [of this manscape], and then look at certain “female aesthetics” among Western women and some of my works. Why [is it perceived differently]?’ It's a question that invites exploration into the complex interplay between culture, identity, and expression. It’s a question that guides the viewer as they waltz along de Senna’s luxurious visual language.


-- Yasmin Van t'Veld

“Joe Louis, Max Schmeling” (2023); 51.5 x 29 x 20 cm or 20-1⁄4 x 11-7/16 x 11-7/16 inches; ceramic object: glaze, underglaze on white slip over red Saint Aubin clay

Coupe de Ville 2024

ARTISTS & ATHLETES: THE HILL THEY CLIMB

13/4/2024 - 19/5/2024


WARP  

Apostelstraat 20

9100 Sint-Niklaas

België


Nederlands (NL):

Van zaterdag 13 april tot en met zondag 19 mei zal het kunstenparcours ‘Coup de Ville’ de polsslag in het hart van Sint-Niklaas weerom doen versnellen.

Met het thema 'Artists & Athletes: the hill they climb' trekken we de vete tussen lichaam en geest weer vlot. Zowel in kunst als in sport droomt men immers van de top! Tegengestelde domeinen? Een onoverbrugbare spagaat? Toch voelen roem of tragiek bij beiden even heftig aan. Maar wat is nu precies de betekenis en welke reikwijdte hebben aspecten zoals: talent, discipline, stijl, beperking, duur of kracht in kunst en sport? Die onderlinge verschillen en gelijkenissen onderzoeken we uitvoerig in de komende Coup de Ville.

Wil je slenteren of ga je toch maar eens joggen? Om te genieten van het parcours kiest elk zijn duur. Op negen opmerkelijke plekken tonen we tekeningen, sculpturen, schilderijen, video’s, installaties, glorie en labeur. Niet alleen zijn er 40 kunstenaars bij betrokken, maar ook coaches, atleten-met-olympische-ambities en G-sporters betreden ons podium. Heel de tentoonstelling lang zijn er initiaties, workshops, interviews en activiteiten.

English (EN):

From Saturday April 13 to Sunday May 19, the arts trail 'Coup de Ville' will accelerate the pulse in the heart of Sint-Niklaas.

With the theme 'Artists & Athletes: the hill they climb' we revive the feud between body and mind. After all, in both art and sports, people dream of being at the top! Opposing domains? An unbridgeable gap? Yet fame or tragedy feel equally intense for both. But what exactly is the meaning and what scope do aspects such as: talent, discipline, style, limitation, duration or strength have in art and sports? We will explore these mutual differences and similarities in detail in the upcoming Coup de Ville.

Do you want to stroll or go for a jog? To enjoy the trail, everyone chooses their duration. We show drawings, sculptures, paintings, videos, installations, glory and labor in nine remarkable places. Not only are 40 artists involved, but coaches, athletes with Olympic ambitions and G-athletes also enter our stage. There will be initiations, workshops, interviews and activities throughout the exhibition. ‍

Coup de Ville 2024: een GAMECHANGER.

Deelnemende kunstenaars:

Marina Abramović (RS), Philip Aguirre y Otegui (BE), Katja Aufleger (DE), Sven Boel (BE), Thomas Bogaert (BE), Márcio Carvalho (PT), David Claerbout (BE), Vanessa Daws (IE), Tramaine de Senna (US), Cécile Douard (BE), Filip Francis (BE), Futur-Velours (CD), Katrien Gaelens (BE), Orlando Gentils (BE), Frans Heirbaut (BE), Zarah Hussain (GB), Susanna Inglada (ES), Karel Koplimets (EE), Marie-Jo Lafontaine (BE), Nicolás Lamas (PE), Ina Makosi (SN), Stéphane Mouflette (FR), Pavel Opavský (RS), Stefan Peters (BE), Mikes Poppe (BE),  Michaël Pycke (BE), Yvonne Rainer (US), Edith Ronse (BE), Marianne Schipaanboord (NL), Eva Spierenburg (NL), Fiona Tan(NL),  Nadine Tasseel (BE), Mariette Teugels (BE), Adrien Tirtiaux (BE), Robert Van Dromme (BE), Samuel Vanderveken (BE), Luk Van Soom (BE), Thomas Verstraeten (BE), Katleen Vinck & Marc Vanrunxt & Jan Martens (BE), Miet Warlop (BE)

Tentoonstellingsmaker: Stef Van Bellingen

Les Rebelles Sacrées


Address:

ArtChurchRochus

Doorniksewijk 85

8500 Kortrijk

Belgium


Vernissage: 

Friday, 22 March, 2024; 18 - 23u


Exhibition dates: 

23 & 24 March (Saturday & Sunday); 10 - 18u

30 & 31 March (Sat & Sun); 10 - 18u


Artists and Guests:

Jan Leysen

Saskia De Tollenaere

Tezz Kamoen

Heidi Ukkonen

Diane Marie Uwase

Pola4.0

Laura De Coninck

CHRSTPH

Tramaine de Senna


Curated by Nathalie Loosveldt

De Voortuin #5/LR-RG


Address:

Bisschoppenhoflaan 75

2100 Deurne (Antwerp), Belgium


Opening hours:

Friday, 23 February, 5 - 9pm

Saturday, 24 February, 3 - 7pm


Artists:

Yorgos Maraziotis

Kristien Dirkx

Yannick Ganseman

Jaimy Van der Sloten

Tramaine de Senna

"Hooker Nº 1" (orange)

animal print polyester-cotton blend, metallic tinsel, metallic faux reptile, cotton, stretch sequins, and stretch velvet fabrics; polyester batting, MDF, cardboard, pvc pipe, spray polyurethane foam, metal hardware, foil, metal wire, and corrugated plastic tubing

178 x 48 x 35cm

or 5ft 10in x 18-7/8in x 13-3/4in

2020


photo credit: Lore Van Roelen for LR.RG

I have been invited to design a cake for M HKA's...


Art's Birthday 2024 — A Peace Smile

17 Jan - 18 Jan 2024  19:00 - 01:00

Join us in celebrating the 1,000,061st anniversary of art. You are invited to ART'S BIRTHDAY at M HKA on 17 January. Free entry for all, for an absolute bucket-load of fun, drinks and art!

The 1,000,061st birthday of art

In 1963, renowned Fluxus artist Robert Filliou declared his own birthday of 17 January as the official birthday of art. According to Filliou, exactly one million years previous someone dropped a dry sponge into a bucket of water, marking the sublime genesis of art. Since then, Art’s Birthday has remained as a worldwide celebration of the continued existence of that thing we have come to love (and sometimes hate) called ‘art’.

And so, for this reason, M HKA celebrates the 1,000,061st birthday of art on Wednesday 17 January 2024. You are invited to join us in the company of artists for an evening of performances, activities, music and enjoyment.

The programme

The birthday party will include a programme crafted especially for the evening. Esteemed guests include: Nástio Mosquito providing the ever-insightful State of the Art talk. Brand new performances by Elen Braga and Messieurs Delmotte. A selection of artworks by Robert Filliou. Concert performances by art/music acts The Zangles and Sinaas. The ‘Dorothy Iannone / Robert Filliou Games Room’ presented for the evening by special guest hosts in the current exhibition of artwork by Filliou’s friend Dorothy Iannone. DJ-set by Bayny (Benny Van den Meulengracht-Vrancx). A special artist’s edition by Laure Prouvost available only for visitors to the party. And, naturally, a birthday cake created by Tramaine de Senna.

19:00 Doors open and welcome

19:30 Annual State of the Art/ KARRYING KARE’S KARELESSNESS by Nástio Mosquito

20:00 Performance/ Standing on the Shoulders of Giants by Elen Braga

20:30 Performance/ Autonomous Printed Circuit by Messieurs Delmotte

21:00 Performance by The Zangles

21:30 Concert/ Quelle surprise by Sinaas

22:00 Birthday Cake by Tramaine de Senna / cake made by patisserie Manus

22:00 DJ set by Bayny (Benny Van den Meulengracht-Vrancx)

20:00-23:00 The Dorothy Iannone / Robert Filliou Games Room with special guest hosts:

INBOX presentation by Alain Arias-Misson

Selected artworks by Robert Filliou

And: A limited edition by Laure Prouvost especially for all visitors to Art’s Birthday 2024

A Peace Smile

This edition of Art’s Birthday takes its title from Filliou’s postcard artwork A Peace Smile (1984) in recognition of his dedication to promoting peace through his art and life. In fact, for Filliou, understanding what peace is was given the status of an art form. “We’re all against war. But what are we for? Peace, we say. What is peace? Nobody quite knows”, he stated.

We seek to acknowledge that whilst art can find profound meaning in allowing artists to speak and act against war and violence, it can also help us envisage a peaceful world, and in hours of darkness to find joy in its freedom, humour and absurdity.


M HKA - Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen/Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp

Leuvenstraat 32

2000 Antwerp, Belgium

Art Antwerp 2023 - 3rd Edition

A contemporary art fair organised by Art Brussels, the fair is returning for its 3rd edition from Thursday 14 to Sunday 17 December 2023 at Antwerp Expo.


Solo booth A18 with NEW works via Fred & Ferry Gallery, adjacent to the seating area.


Address & Opening hours:

Antwerp Expo

Jan van Rijswijcklaan 191
2020 Antwerp


OPENING DAY: 11am – 9pm
Thursday 14 December 2023
Preview: 11am – 4pm
Vernissage: 4pm – 9pm


PUBLIC DAYS: 11am – 7pm
Friday 15 December 2023
Saturday 16 December 2023
Sunday 17 December 2023

"Red Sky at Night, Red Sky at Morning" (2021); yarn, crushed velvet, polyester satin, tulle, organza, stretch metallic fabric, polyester batting, cotton; 183 x 260 x 2cm

"L'Inverno"

Exhibition Opening: Sunday, December 10th, 2023; 14 - 18hr

Exhibition Dates: December 10, 2023 - February 18 2024;

Open every Sunday afternoon from 14 - 18hr


Platform 6a by Deweer

Tiegemstraat 6A

8553 Zwevegem (Otegem), Belgium


EN:

We wish you a warm welcome to the opening of Inverno, organized by Archipel. The collaboration between BARBÉ (Ghent), FRED & FERRY (Antwerp) and Waldburger Wouters (Brussels), presents Inverno, the fourth part of the exhibition series inspired by the four seasons. With work by Angélique Aubrit & Ludovic Beillard, Elen Braga, Winnie Claessens, Tony Cragg*, Stefaan Dheedene*, Günter Förg*, Ilya & Emilia Kabakov*, Simon Laureyns, Thomas Renwart, Tramaine de Senna.

(*tapestries from the Deweer Gallery Estate)


We warmly welcome you to the opening on Sunday, December 10, 2023 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. The exhibition can be viewed until February 18, 2024 and is open every Sunday afternoon from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.


NL :

We heten u van harte welkom op de opening van Inverno, georganiseerd door Archipel. De samenwerking tussen BARBÉ (Gent), FRED & FERRY (Antwerpen) en Waldburger Wouters (Brussel), presenteert met Inverno, het vierde deel van de tentoonstellingsreeks geïnspireerd door de vier seizoenen. Met werk van Angélique Aubrit & Ludovic Beillard, Elen Braga, Winnie Claessens, Tony Cragg*, Stefaan Dheedene*, Günter Förg*, Ilya & Emilia Kabakov*, Simon Laureyns, Thomas Renwart, Tramaine de Senna.

(*tapestries from the Deweer Gallery Estate)


We heten u van harte welkom op de opening op zondag 10 december 2023 van 14u tot 18u. De tentoonstelling is te bezichtigen tot en met 18 februari 2024 en is elke zondagnamiddag open van 14u tot 18u.

Pot Luck

01.07 - 05.08.23

Group show

Artists part of the show are:

- Bert Huyghe
- Bram De Jonghe
- Fia Cielen
- Geoffrey de Beer
- Hilde Overbergh
- Ignace Cami
- Kaspar Dejong
- Katleen Vinck
- Lieven Segers
- Lola Daels
- Lucie Lanzini
- Marius Ritiu
- Michiel Ceulers
- Nadia Naveau
- Ruben Raven
- Soetkin Verslype
- Tramaine de Senna
- Xavier Duffaut
- Yorgos Maraziotis

Opening Hours
Wednesday  –  Saturday
12:00 – 18:00

Ballroom Gallery
Koningsstraat 119 – 123
Rue Royale 1000 Brussels, Belgium

"Harney Peak" aka "AXIS MUNDI", 2017; plaster, paint, found objects, and plexiglass; +/- 3 L x 3 H x 3 D cm ; 20 quantity; unique; photo credit: Sam Morjau

exhibition view

exhibition view

Ballroom Project #5 

...takes place from May 18-21  at BorGerHub (during Antwerp Art Weekend)

Location:

BorGerHub
Turnhoutsebaan 92
2140 Antwerpen, Borgerhout

Program:

This year Ballroom Project is working with the people from Artshizzle who will do guided tours during the Ballroom Project weekend. Using the register button you can find all the information that is needed, registration is mandatory.

Register

Practical Information:

Wednesday: May 17 

Press access

Thursday: May 18
11-18h    Public opening hours
18-21h   Public opening vernissage

Friday: May 19
11-18h    Public opening hours

Saturday: May 20
11-18h    Public opening hours

Sunday: May 21
11-18h    Public opening hours

Contacts:

Bart Vanderbiesen | Base-Alpha Gallery
+32(0)476 620 137
bart@basealphagallery.com

Ida Wollens | DMW Gallery
+32(0)494 999 809
ida@dmwgallery.be

Ilse Roosens
ilse@ballroom-project.be

Marie Colebunders
info@ballroom-project.be

"Harney Peak" aka "AXIS MUNDI", 2017; plaster, paint, found objects, and plexiglass; +/- 3 L x 3 H x 3 D cm ; 20 quantity; unique

exhibition view

exhibition view

About:

Dutch (NL):

Ballroom Project is een uniek creatief en commercieel platform dat galeries en kunstenaars uit de hele wereld bij elkaar wil brengen. Door nationale en internationale galeries en kunstenaars met elkaar in contact te brengen, bevordert het project een gevoel van gemeenschap en samenwerking binnen de kunstwereld, wat ervoor zorgt dat elk kunstwerk in het best mogelijke licht wordt gepresenteerd. In tegenstelling tot traditionele kunstbeurzen, maakt het project gebruik van een getalenteerde curator die een tentoonstellingsconcept creëert op basis van inzendingen van deelnemende galeries. De deelnemers kunnen drie werken inzenden, ongeacht de kunstdiscipline, hetzij van dezelfde kunstenaar, hetzij van drie verschillende kunstenaars.

Dankzij de curator van Ballroom Project wordt de tentoonstelling afgestemd op de specifieke dynamiek van de tentoonstellingsruimte, waardoor enerzijds een meeslepende en boeiende ervaring voor de bezoekers ontstaat en anderzijds een breder publiek kan worden bereikt. Ballroom Project is een spannend en innovatief platform dat door de jaren heen is uitgegroeid tot een niet te missen evenement voor kunstliefhebbers in Antwerpen en daarbuiten, waarbij bezoekers kennismaken met nieuwe en spannende kunstenaars en galeries van over de hele wereld. Of je nu een kunstliefhebber of een kunstprofessional bent, Ballroom Project biedt een unieke kans om je onder te dompelen in de wereld van de hedendaagse kunst.

Voor zijn vijfde editie vindt Ballroom Project plaats in het voormalige Justitiepaleis van Borgerhout, dat een elegant, huiselijk en open karakter heeft, waardoor het de perfecte locatie is om een dialoog aan te gaan met de wonderen van de kunstwereld. Het project is een initiatief van de lokale spelers Base-Alpha Gallery en DMW Gallery, twee galeries met sterke banden met de Antwerpse kunstscene. Ballroom Project vindt plaats tijdens het Antwerp Art Weekend van 18 tot 21 mei 2023.

French (FR):

Ballroom Project est une plateforme créative et commerciale unique qui vise à réunir des galeries et des artistes du monde entier. En mettant en relation des galeries et des artistes nationaux et internationaux, le projet favorise un sentiment de communauté et de collaboration au sein du monde de l’art, ce qui garantit que chaque œuvre d’art est présentée sous le meilleur jour possible. Contrairement aux foires d’art traditionnelles, le projet fait appel à un conservateur talentueux pour créer un concept d’exposition à partir des propositions des galeries participantes. Les participants peuvent soumettre trois œuvres, quelle que soit la discipline artistique, soit du même artiste, soit de trois artistes différents.

Grâce au commissaire du Ballroom Project, l’exposition est adaptée à la dynamique spécifique de l’espace d’exposition, créant ainsi une expérience immersive et engageante pour les visiteurs d’une part, et offrant la possibilité de toucher un public plus large d’autre part. Ballroom Project est une plateforme passionnante et innovante qui est devenue, au fil des ans, un événement incontournable pour les amateurs d’art d’Anvers et d’ailleurs, en faisant découvrir aux visiteurs de nouveaux artistes et galeries passionnants du monde entier. Que vous soyez un amateur d’art ou un professionnel de l’art, Ballroom Project offre une occasion unique de vous immerger dans le monde de l’art contemporain.

Pour sa cinquième édition, Ballroom Project se déroulera dans l’ancien palais de justice de Borgerhout, qui présente un caractère élégant, accueillant et ouvert, ce qui en fait l’endroit idéal pour entamer un dialogue avec les merveilles du monde de l’art. Le projet est initié par les acteurs locaux Base-Alpha Gallery et DMW Gallery, deux galeries fortement liées à la scène artistique anversoise. Le Ballroom Project se déroulera pendant l’Antwerp Art Weekend, du 18 au 21 mai 2023.

English (EN):

Ballroom Project is a unique creative and commercial platform that aims to bring together galleries and artists from around the world. By connecting national and international galleries and artists with each other, the project fosters a sense of community and collaboration within the art world, which ensures that every artwork is presented in the best possible light. Unlike traditional art fairs, the project employs a talented curator to create an exhibition concept based on submissions from participating galleries. The participants can submit three works, regardless of the art discipline, either from the same artist or three different artists. 

Thanks to Ballroom Project’s curator, the exhibition is tailored to the specific dynamics of the exhibition space, creating an immersive and engaging experience for visitors on one hand, and adding to the opportunity to reach a wider audience on the other. Ballroom Project is an exciting and innovative platform that has, over the years, become a must-see event for art lovers in Antwerp and beyond, introducing visitors to new and exciting artists and galleries from across the globe. Whether you are an art lover or an art professional, Ballroom Project provides a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of contemporary art.

For its fifth edition, Ballroom Project will take place in the former courthouse of Borgerhout, which has an elegant, homely and open character, making it the perfect location to enter into a dialogue with the wonders of the art world. The project is initiated by local players Base-Alpha Gallery and DMW Gallery, two galleries with strong ties to the Antwerp art scene. Ballroom Project will take place during the Antwerp Art Weekend from May 18 to 21, 2023.

"B-Sides & Rarities

Opening weekend: Saturday and Sunday, April 8th and 9th, 13-18hr.

Exhibition dates: April 8th - 29th, 2023; Thu-Sat, 13-18hr and by appointment.


Location:

Fred & Ferry Gallery

Leopoldplaats 12

2000 Antwerp, Belgium

+32 (0) 476 66 34 39

www.fredferry.com


at Fred & Ferry Gallery, Leopoldplaats 12, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium


photo credit: @shivadas.be


exhibition view

(above, left): "Shrimp Cocktail Nature Morte" (dark metallic base) 

"Still Life with Cooked Shrimp" (red and jade base) - not pictured

Dutch (NL):

Van 8 april tot en met 29 april vindt de tentoonstelling B-SIDES AND RARITIES plaats bij FRED&FERRY. Voor deze tentoonstelling hebben we alle kunstenaars van de galerie uitgenodigd, inclusief alle gastkunstenaars waar we ooit mee hebben gewerkt of in de toekomst graag een keer zouden mee willen samenwerken. Het resultaat is een energieke, dynamische en inspirerende expo geworden met een hoeveelheid aan kleinere werken en speciallekes.

B-SIDES AND RARITIES was een project dat in 2009 door Lokaal 01 in Breda was geïnitieerd. Het was een project dat de intentie had om het publiek kennis te laten maken met de onuitgegeven, de ongerealiseerde en de onrealiseerbare werken van beeldende kunstenaars. Ze bood de gelegenheid om de andere grens te leren kennen, een beeld van dat wat men doorgaans niet ziet.

Wat mag je zoal verwachten: Ideeën, schetsen, ‘outtakes’, maquettes; de eerste , tweede en/of latere versies, de quasi B-kanten, rariteiten, flarden van bedenkingen, reenactments, onuitgegeven registraties, zeldzame en herwerkte edities, live-performances, radio-opnames, bijdragen aan theater of film, verzamelaarsstukken, werken die om de een of andere reden nooit tot uitvoering zijn gebracht, werken die nooit in een laatste voltooiingsfase zijn geraakt.

Opening op zaterdag 8 april van 13 tot en met 18 uur. De tentoonstelling is nog te zien tot en met 29 april. De galerie is open van donderdag tot zaterdag van 13 tot 18 uur en 7/7 op afspraak.

English (EN):

From 8 April to 29 April, the exhibition B-SIDES AND RARITIES will take place at FRED&FERRY. For this exhibition, we invited all the artists at the gallery, including all the guest artists we have ever worked with or would like to collaborate with in the future. The result has become an energetic, dynamic and inspiring expo with a quantity of smaller works and ‘speciallekes'.

B-SIDES AND RARITIES was a project initiated by Lokaal 01 in 2009. It was a project that intended to introduce the public to the unpublished, the unrealised and the unrealisable works of visual artists. It offered an opportunity to get to know the other border, an image of that which one does not usually see.

What to expect: Ideas, sketches, 'outtakes', maquettes; the first , second and/or later versions, the quasi B-sides, curiosities, snippets of reflections, reenactments, unpublished recordings, rare and reworked editions, live performances, radio recordings, contributions to theatre or film, collectors' pieces, works that for one reason or another were never brought to fruition, works that never reached a final stage of completion.

Opening on Saturday 8 April from 1pm to 6pm. The exhibition will remain on view until 29 April. The gallery is open Thursday to Saturday from 1pm to 6pm and 7/7 by appointment.


"De Grote Vogelshow" 

10 March - 16 April 2023 


Pizza Gallery

Sint Janstraat 52

2140 Antwerp, Belgium


Just like an artist. A bird moves between heaven and earth. It is a symbol of freedom and an enlightened mind. The bird is traditionally a messenger and observes with keen eyes. In mythology, the phoenix represents an eternal cycle of life and death. In ancient Rome, the will of the gods could be read from the flight of birds. The raven was, according to the Koran, the first teacher of man and the canaries in the coal mine have already done many heroic deeds. In short, these winged creatures deserve a worthy place.


exhibition view


exhibition view


exhibition view


exhibition view


exhibition view

(above, right): "Blue Lagoon" (2021-22); 

coiled and carved ceramic; underglazes, luster, and clear coat glaze 

on low-fired red, cream, and black earthenware clay; 

103cm (H) x 37cm (W) x 65cm (D) or +/- 3ft 4 in (H) x 1ft 2-1/2in (W) x 2ft 1-1/2in (D)

"3/3" 

with Tramaine de Senna, Che Go Eun, and Manon van den Eeden


Opening weekend: Saturday and Sunday, March 4th and 5th, 13-18hr.

Exhibition dates: March 4th-April 1st, 2023; Thu-Sat, 13-18hr and by appointment.


Location:

Fred & Ferry Gallery

Leopoldplaats 12

2000 Antwerp, Belgium

+32 (0) 476 66 34 39

www.fredferry.com


Alongside the artworks of Che Go Eun and Manon van den Eeden, I am delighted to display new artwork in our upcoming exhibition "3/3" at Fred & Ferry Gallery. Through a variety of materials and techniques, the exploration of space, weight, light, and surface occur in sculptural forms. 

Risoprint editions of 64 made by artist Els Lesage, of the studio spaces and walls of the 16 artists of the group exhibition "Quartet" are available for shipment as well as on October 14th, during the "Nocturne" event at Poortersloge (my version is photographed below: it's the grid-like print). More information available below:


https://www.elslesage.be/playtime/:


PLAYTIME | PUBLICATIE BIJ QUARTET

Voor QUARTET bracht Alice Vanderschoot zestien kunstenaars samen in de Poortersloge. Geïnspireerd door de geschiedenis van de exporuimte, ooit het stadsarchief, maakte Els Lesage de editie PLAYTIME. Ze ging in dialoog met de deelnemende kunstenaars en legde de sporen van hun artistiek proces vast in een speelse publicatie.

 

Risoprint editie van 64 exemplaren + 16 artist proofs.

Medium blue, bright red & green op Biotop papier.

Genummerd en gesigneerd, 16€ per exemplaar.

 

Interesse? De publicatie wordt voorgesteld tijdens een nocturne op vrijdag 14 oktober 2022 om 20.00 uur. Je kan een exemplaar verkrijgen tijdens de nocturne of via els@elslesage.be (+ 4€ verzendkosten).

 

PLAYTIME | PUBLICATION FOR QUARTET

For QUARTET, Alice Vanderschoot brought sixteen artists together in the Poortersloge. Inspired by the history of the exhibition space, once the city archive, Els Lesage made the edition PLAYTIME. She went into a dialogue with the participating artists and recorded the traces of their artistic process in a playful publication.

 

Risoprint edition of 64 copies + 16 artist proofs.

Medium blue, bright red & green on Biotop paper.

Numbered and signed, 16€ per copy.

 

Interested? The publication will be presented during a nocturne on Friday 14 October 2022 at 20:00. You can get a copy during the nocturne or via els@elslesage.be (+ 4€ shipping costs).


"QUARTET


NEW artwork in group exhibition 


Vernissage/ Opening: Friday, September 23rd at 19hr;

Exhibition dates: 24 September - 06 November, 2022;

Free entry Thursday thru Sunday, from 14 - 17hr.

Closed Tuesday, 01 November.


Location: 

Exporuimte Poortersloge

Kraanrei 19

8000 Brugge, Belgium

Dutch (NL):

Voor het eerst mag de huiskunstenaar ook de rol van curator opnemen. Alice en zeven andere residenten uit De Tank, de atelierwerking van Het Entrepot, gaan in dialoog met acht jonge kunstenaars die geen link hebben met Brugge.

Zestien kunstenaars spelen "Quartet" in de acht exporuimtes van de Poortersloge: Ester Cornelis, Gilles Dedecker, Hans Demeulenaere, Tramaine de Senna, Kasper De Vos, Eva Dinneweth, Peter Lagast, Els Lesage, William Ludwig Lutgens, Natasja Mabesoone, Hilde Overbergh, Juan Pablo Plazas, Ellen Pil, Thomas Renwart, Alice Vanderschoot, en Leen Vandorpe.


QUARTET verwijst spelenderwijs naar het kaartspel, waarvan het doel erin bestaat om een set van telkens vier kaarten te verzamelen. Tegelijkertijd is een kwartet een stuk muziek die voor muzikanten geschreven wordt.


Tijdens QUARTET dialogeren de kunstenaars over poëtische humor, kleur, populaire beeldcultuur en representaties van (dis)functionele architectuur.


PRAKTISCH

Exporuimte Poortersloge, Kraanrei 19, 8000 Brugge

Gratis toegang van donderdag tot en met zondag van 14.00 tot 17.00

Gesloten op 1 november 2022.


Organisatie & Info: Cultuurcentrum Brugge

+32 (0) 50 44 30 60 | cultuurcentrum@brugge.be | www.ccbrugge.be


English (EN):

For the first time, the in-house artist is also allowed to take on the role of curator. Alice and seven other residents from De Tank, the studio work of Het Entrepot, enter into a dialogue with eight young artists who have no link with Bruges.

Sixteen artists play "Quartet" in the eight exhibition spaces of the Porter's Lodge: Ester Cornelis, Gilles Dedecker, Hans Demeulenaere, Tramaine de Senna, Kasper De Vos, Eva Dinneweth, Peter Lagast, Els Lesage, William Ludwig Lutgens, Natasja Mabesoone, Hilde Overbergh, Juan Pablo Plazas, Ellen Pil, Thomas Renwart, Alice Vanderschoot, and Leen Vandorpe.


QUARTET playfully refers to the card game, the aim of which is to collect a set of four cards at a time. At the same time, a quartet is a piece of music written for musicians.


During QUARTET, the artists dialogue about poetic humour, colour, popular visual culture and representations of (dys)functional architecture.


PRACTICAL

Expo space Poortersloge, Kraanrei 19, 8000 Brugge

Free entry from Thursday to Sunday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m

Closed on November 1, 2022.


Organization & Info: Culture Centrum Brugge

+32 (0) 50 44 30 60 | cultuurcentrum@brugge.be | www.ccbrugge.be

"It's Time to Meet Them


NEW artwork in group exhibition 


Exhibition dates: 29 July - 04 September, 2022;

Exhibition days and hours: Fridays - Sundays, 10h00 - 18h00


Location:

Julianuscomplex via Julianus

3700 Tongeren, Belgium

Dutch (NL):

Een stevige duw in de rug, een groot vertrouwen, een pak zelfvertrouwen en de unieke gelegenheid om te exposeren: die dingen kunnen het verschil maken. Tongenaar Maxim Renard kan uit ervaring hierover meespreken.

Als masterstudent Vrije Kunsten aan PXL-MAD School of Arts overtuigde hij in 2019, op uitnodiging van MoMeNT, docenten en medestudenten samen exposeren.

Ook in 2022 neemt Maxim Renard het curatorschap op zich. Deelnemende kunstenaars: Rachel Daniëls, Lisse Declercq, Hyun De Kempe, Manu Engelen, Gommaar Gilliams, Serge Haelterman, Joke Hansen, Tom Herck, Steven Antonio Manes, Ellen Meers, Aaron-Victor Peeters, Karl Philips, Niels Vaes en Koen van den Broek. Uiteraard ook Maxim Renard zelf.

Vernissage op 29 juli om 19u met openingsspeeches door Adinda van Geystelen, artistiek directeur van Z33 en An Christiaens, schepen van cultuur.


Openingsuren:

zaterdag en zondag: 10u -18u


Plaats:

Julianuscomplex via Julianus, 3700 Tongeren



French (FR):

Un coup de pouce ferme, beaucoup de confiance et l'occasion unique d'exposer : ces éléments peuvent faire toute la différence et le tongrois Maxim Renard en sait quelque chose.

Étudiant en master à l'école Pxl-Mad School of Arts, il a convaincu professeurs et camarades d'exposer ensemble en 2019, à l'invitation de MoMeNT. L'initiative n'est pas passée inaperçue et des invitations ont suivi.

En 2022, Maxim Renard assumera également le rôle de conservateur. Avec les noms proposés, l'intérêt est assuré :  Rachel Daniëls, Lisse Declercq, Hyun De Kempe, Manu Engelen, Gommaar Gilliams, Serge Haelterman, Joke Hansen, Tom Herck, Steven Antonio Manes, Ellen Meers, Aaron-Victor Peeters, Karl Philips, Niels Vaes, Koen van den Broek et Maxim Renard.

 Horaire:

samedi et dimanche: 10h -18h


Emplacement:

Julianuscomplex via Julianus, 3700 Tongeren



English (EN):

A firm push in the back, a great deal of confidence, a lot of self-confidence and the unique opportunity to exhibit: these things can make the difference. Tongenaar Maxim Renard can speak from experience about this.

As a master's student of Free Arts at PXL-MAD School of Arts, he convinced teachers and fellow students to exhibit together in 2019, at the invitation of MoMeNT.

Maxim Renard will also take up the curatorship in 2022. Participating artists: Rachel Daniëls, Lisse Declercq, Hyun De Kempe, Manu Engelen, Gommaar Gilliams, Serge Haelterman, Joke Hansen, Tom Herck, Steven Antonio Manes, Ellen Meers, Aaron-Victor Peeters, Karl Philips, Niels Vaes and Koen van den Broek . Of course also Maxim Renard himself.

Vernissage on 29 July at 7 pm with opening speeches by Adinda van Geystelen, artistic director of Z33 and An Christiaens, aldermen for culture.


Opening hours:

Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. -6 p.m.


Location:

Julianuscomplex via Julianus, 3700 Tongeren

ARTISTS:

Rachel Daniëls, Lisse Declercq, Hyun De Kempe, Manu Engelen, Gommaar Gilliams, Serge Haelterman, Joke Hansen, Tom Herck, Steven Antonio Manes, Ellen Meers, Aaron-Victor Peeters, Karl Philips, Niels Vaes, Koen van den Broek, and Maxim Renard.


curator: Maxim Renard

"Tentoonstelling Vlaams Parlement: Viering 25/50 Jaren"

"Flemish Parliament Anniversary: Celebration 25-50 years" 


Exhibition dates: 

June 1st - July 11, 2022


Location: 

Flemish Parliament - Visitor's Center, De Schelp/ The Shell

Leuvenseweg 86

1000 Brussels

Belgium


On the occasion of the 25th/ 50th anniversary of the Flemish Parliament in 2021, six contemporary artists were invited to create a work of art, under the theme of 'the democratic system in the broadest sense of the word.’ Featured artists include, Caroline Coolen, Marie Cloquet, Tramaine de Senna, Klaas Rommelaere, Yonas Seyoum, and Kato Six.


The works will be on view through July 10th. Though the parliament is not open to the public, guided tours of the works will be available on June 25 and July 2.


For more information, please visit here.

"SOUS LES PAVÉS, LA PLAGE!

"Nostalgia Canaglia"


Nostalgia as Hobsbawn so eloquently put is "... a twilight zone between history and memory; between the past as a generalized record which is open to relatively dispassionate inspection and the past as a remembered part of, or background to, one's own life." It is in this zone that Sous les pavés, la plage tries to operate. Throughout history there have been multiple tentatives to represent it. For example by Emma Willard in "Picture of Nations," where one can observe history's eerie human anatomical layout.


Nostalgia is born not as a literary term but as a medical term, coined by a Swiss doctor in the 16th century. It referred to the feverish, inaccurate, and often artificial ideas one had of the past. It spread to such an extent that it was branded a disease and its recommended treatment methods were leeches, opium, and fasting. Approaching nostalgia as a disease teh exhibition tries to group origins, symptoms and cures. Art as remedy against a sick way of remembering.


A revolution means an uprising as well as a completed cycle. It indicates a crucial part of the cycle and at the same time the cycle itself. Working around the exhibition's title, Vaast Colson decided to cover one of the gallery's floors with carpet depicting the classical Flemish street stone called "kei." 


The action during with Colson cuts out the "keien" from the carpet represents the action of using streets stones during a revolution, as well as the medieval "keisnijding" (translated freely it means "the removing of the cobblestone"), depicted by Jheronimus Bosch [which was a] medieval medical practice believed to cure naivety by cutting out a "kei" out of the person's forehead.


The second intervention, "Calamiteiten oproepsysteem" is the orange safety thread visible throughout the gallery, usually used in bathrooms for the differently abled, is there to help us remind at any point in time that history and memory are non-canonical.


Sous les pavés, la plage

Group show 08/06 - 20/06/22

Intervention by Vaast Colson

Curated by Wladylsaw Barion


Mulier Mulier Gallery

Founded in 1988 by Erik Mulier and Luc Mulier

De Wielingen 14, 8300 Knokke-Zoute

info@muliermuliergallery.com

+32 (0) 475 447 075


Text: Wladyslaw Barion, Tamara Beheydt

Photographs: David Samyn

Graphic design: Stella Schöning

"A Balance Between Comfort and Convenience"

solo exhibition with new ceramic and textile artworks


Exhibition Opening:

"MAART Kunstroute"/ "MARCH Art Route"

25 March 2022 (Friday)

7 - 10pm/ 19 - 22hr;


and


26 and 27 March 2022 (Saturday and Sunday)

11am - 6pm/ 11 - 18hr


Exhibition Dates:

25 March - 17 April, 2022

Saturdays and Sundays;

2 - 6pm/ 14 - 18hr


... Or by appointment 7 days a week


Location:

Claessens Artists' Canvas via Bruthausgallery

Molenstraat 84

8790 Waregem

Belgium


T: +32 (0) 473 34 58 97

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"Potluck," 


 04 December 2021 - 08 January 2022


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Opening Hours

Wednesday to Sunday

1 PM - 6 PM

and by appointment 

 

Location

Everyday Gallery

Jos Smolderenstraat 18

2000 Antwerp, Belgium

Press Release:

Everyday Gallery’s new exhibition Potluck is about a celebration of the past, present and the future. Potluck resulted from an open invitation to the creators who over the past few years have shaped this gallery to take part in a show that was to be a celebration. A social activity which we hope would allow us to search for the limits of the art market and the financial entrapments that and shape it. Potluck is on view until 8 January 2022. 

The principle of a potluck is simple: you organize a dinner for friends and everybody brings a dish. This can be whatever they can miss. It might be a main dish, or just an aside. It’s all good. It’s about sharing, not about the ultimate result. 

Potluck is about a close-knit group of artist-friends to participate in a communal undertaking: sharing and gifting of unfinished pieces, untold stories, or unsold works.

The combination of these works will be Everyday Gallery’s potluck. Incl. works by Daan Gielis, Deborah Bowmann, Jacopo Pagin, Marria Pratts, Serban Ionescu, Bram Vanderbeke, Kristof Santy, Tom Volkaert, touche—touche, Stef Van Looveren, Thom Trojanowski … With scenography by Athos Burez.

Collectively and individually, the artists connected to Everyday Gallery have worked on issues such as sustainability, systemic contradiction, revaluation of wasted resources, respecting and communicating with ecological systems. In Potluck we share some of these works. And in doing so, allowing visitors to buy these works, we can gift the revenue to organizations that strive for systemic change and social justice in a very direct and practical way. For this reason, 30% of the revenue of this how will be donated to an NGO that works to better our world.


Overview:

This show resulted from an invitation; an invitation to the creators who over the past few years have shaped this gallery; an open invitation to take part in a show that was to be a celebration of some sort; a social activity, which, we hoped, would allow us to search for the limits of the art market and the financial entrapments that shape it.

Gift economies have always existed. They are not new. On the contrary, they are older than any other economic system. They have continued to exist alongside the capitalist economy that emerged in Europe between the 13th and 16th century and they continue to exist today. They are fundamental to everything we do. All of us participate in an invisible gift economy every day. We lend a bike to one of our friends. We invite someone over for dinner. We engage in a conversation and during that conversation our ideas converge and collaboratively we create new ideas. None of these exchanges can be calculated precisely - let alone capitalized upon. These are, one might say, gift economies.

One such typical example of a gift economy is the potluck. The origins of the term are not exactly known - some say it was derived from pot and luck, other scholars argue that it is a rephrasing of the potlatch gift exchange tradition that is found among indigenous groups from the Northern Americas - but the principle is easy: you organize a meal for friends and everybody brings along a dish. This can be whatever they can miss. It might be a main dish, or just an aside. It’s all good. It’s about sharing, not about the ultimate result.

For Potluck we invited artist-friends to participate in a communal undertaking: sharing and gifting of unfinished pieces, untold stories, or unsold works. We wrote to them: “Bring what you have and share what you can miss. And maybe, if we can, we might begin to express the outlines of a different world, in which sharing rather than deprivation are central.” The combination of these unfinished pieces or untold stories will be our potluck.

We are, of course, a private gallery. And in that sense, like many institutions in the art world, we are intertwined with the art market, its commodification of aesthetic experiences and its complicitous relationship with an economic system that calculates, capitalizes and, in doing so, also brings systematic injustice and ecological destruction. But Everyday Gallery is also, and foremost, a close-knit community: artists, writers, curators - misfits running around in the cogwheels of capitalism, trying to gift aesthetic experiences to the world. From the start we have aspired to be more than just another node in the web of the art market; we have always aspired to do more than to capitalize on the production of aesthetic experiences. We wanted to be a community. You (including you visitors) are our friends and as such we escape the constraints of a capitalist economy. We pass over into a gift economy.

The aesthetic work that we have collectively developed, is deeply and actively concerned with expressing change, or with asking what systemic change might be. Collectively and individually, the artists connected to Everyday Gallery have worked on issues such as sustainability, systemic contradiction, revaluation of wasted resources, respecting and communicating with ecological systems. In Potluck we share some of these works. And in doing so, allowing visitors to buy these works, we can gift the revenue to organizations that strive for systemic change and social justice in a very direct and practical way. For this reason, 30% of the revenue of this show will be donated to an NGO that works to better our world.

 

Text by Bram Ieven


exhibition view

"VAGUE OBJECT MOTIFS (VOM), OBJECT Nº 1"

2012 - 2013

18.2 L x 10.5 H x 33.4 W cm


photo credit: Silvia Cappellari and Seppe Elewaut.


exhibition view

On the occasion of its fiftieth anniversary, the Flemish Parliament this year invited six contemporary artists to create a work of art with the theme: the democratic system in the broadest sense of the word. This produced surprising results in textiles, sculpture, photo collage and video, in which modern citizenship, the globalized world, the conceptualization of paradise and even heraldry are linked to the basic concept.


The six artists are Marie Cloquet, Caroline Coolen, Tramaine de Senna, Klaas Rommelaere, Yonas Seyoum and Kato Six.


The Flemish Parliament regularly buys on the advice of the Art Committee, works of art by emerging artists who are professionally active in Flanders. In this way, the Flemish Parliament keeps its finger on the pulse of the dynamic art scene, supports artists and gathers the reference artists of tomorrow. The art collection of the parliament is very special. On the one hand because of the multitude of important artists, on the other hand because of the unique location in the parliament building.

"Love and Lacquer"

Tramaine de Senna x Silver Linings


Exhibition Date: 

Saturday, August 28th, from 12:00pm - midnight


Location: 

De Hermelijn, Wannegemdorp 7, 9772 Kruisem, Belgium


RSVP: femke@silverlinings.be


A one-day expo of the first collection of artist jewelry "Love and Lacquer" by Tramaine de Senna x Silver Linings along with the "Spoons" and book project by Louisa Maria Ponseele and Tim Onderbeke.

Dears, 


On Thursday August 19th, 2021, my "Figure of Color" for the "Publiek Figuur" series, a project from the Middelheimmuseum's "Kunst in de Stad," was permanently installed Antwerp's city center park, Munthof. 

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A few meters from the Mercator-Orteliushuis (of Abraham Ortelius, 1527 - 1598, creator of the first modern atlas), within the Munthof park, now stands my "Figure of Color" - a bronze statue commissioned by the Middelheimmuseum. The metallic salmon and purple pigmented wax will fade in time, replaced by the natural blue/green patina of bronze.


This figure is the first in the "Publiek Figuur" series "in which a contemporary artist is invited to create a new work for an empty classical pedestal in Antwerp's Stadspark"^1. The empty pedestal in Stadspark originally hosted the terra cotta bust of poet Frans de Cort (1834 - 1895) by sculptor Frans Joris (1851 - 1914), which had fallen into disrepair in the 1960s. Currently, the pedestal hosts the second in the "Publiek Figuur" series entitled "Figure of Absence" by artist Goshka Macuga.


As "Figure of Color" ended its year-long showing in Stadspark, it was decided to relocate it permanently to the Munthof park - "one of the last vacant open spaces in the historic city center."^2 At the end of the 15th century, Munthof housed a mint which fabricated bronze coins used as currency, and was owned by the Dutch Republic.


Many thanks to the residents of the Munthof neighborhood; Samuel Saelemakers, curator of the Antwerp public art collection; and to the Kunst in de Stad collection for acquiring this work.


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1. https://pers.middelheimmuseum.be/tramaine-de-senna-figure-of-color

2. https://dbpubliekeruimte.info/project/buurtpark-munthof-antwerpen/

original image courtesy of: DOMUS No 649 Lancia Delta Car Advertisement

"First Date"

Lisse Declercq and Tramaine de Senna


Reservations are no longer needed, but please wear a mask.

A reservation is required for the opening event and regular visiting hours.


Reservations:

online: link

email: gallery@bernaerts.be

telephone: +32 (0) 3 248 19 21


Opening:

Friday, May 7, 2021; 7 - 10pm/ 19 - 22hr


​​Exhibition dates:

May 7 - 30, 2021


​Visiting hours:

Wednesday - Sunday; 1 - 6pm/ 13 - 18hr

(closed Sunday, May 23, 2021)


​Location:

Bernaerts_Gallery

Verlatstraat 20

2000 Antwerp

Belgium


Instagram:

@lissedeclercq

@tramainedesenna

@bernaerts_gallery

NL to EN:

Lisse Declercq and Tramaine de Senna are clearly also film buffs judging by what they can do for house Bernaerts. The entrance and first floor of the auction house, housed in the former interbellum cinema Cinema Tokio, are taken over for their duo show First Date - effectively the first collaboration between the two artists. They play with aesthetics of dinner and movies, the fantasy magoria of the dream manufacturer Hollywood in a duo between reality and fantasy. Personal stories are presented in a flashy form language that hints at popular culture and cinema. For example, Declercq's ​​very sweet paintings evoke the past idle calling language of advertising and cosmetics, while de Senna translates through cultural-historical research into work that takes on the most diverse forms.

I am pleased to announce my participation as one of the shortlisted artists in the genre of sculpture for the "Grote Prijs Ernest Albert" which will be held at De Garage - Room for Contemporary Art. This exhibition and biennial art prize is organized by the city council of Mechelen.

The opening of the exhibition, announcement and presentation of the prize will take place on Saturday, March 20th, 2021 at 11am in De Garage, Room for Contemporary Art, Onder den Toren 12, 2800 Mechelen.


In memory of Mrs. Marcelle Breugelmans, widow of Mr. Ernest Albert and the donor of this art prize, reference is made to the donor's preference for the figurative form of the art discipline practiced.


Shortlisted artists (listed alphabetically):

Willem Boel, Tramaine de Senna, Yannick Ganseman, Maika Garnica, Frederic Geurts, Daan Gielis, Athar Jaber, Mehdi-Georges Lahlou, Warre Mulder, Nadia Naveau, Karl Philips, Marius Ritiu, Caroline Van den Eynden, Emmanuel Van Der Auwera, Katleen Vinck.


Vernissage: 

Saturday, 20 March 2021 @ 13h/ 1:00pm:

the exhibition is open to the general public; you will have to reserve a slot via the ticket system (info will follow as it becomes available).


Exhibition dates:

20 March (Saturday) - 25 May (Tuesday),2021


Opening times:

Monday - Sunday, from 1pm - 6pm

(closed Wednesdays)


Shortlist: Grote Prijs Ernest Albert

De Garage - Room for Contemporary Art

Onder den Toren 12

2800 Mechelen, Belgium


Facebook page: Ernest Albert

The November 2020 issue of HART (Nr. 208) features a full-page ad by the Middelheimmuseum of my bronze "Figure of Color" statue currently on view, 24hrs a day, in the Antwerpse Stadspark (Quinten Matsijslei and Lange Kievitstraat entrance, near the skate park and children's playground).


Have a look!

Everyday Gallery presents "LIMBO", a group show.

Everyday Gallery

18 Jos Smolderenstraat

2000 Antwerp, Belgium


Opening: 

Saturday, 05 September, from 2 - 7pm/ 14 - 19hr.


Exhibition duration: 

05 September (Saturday) - 04 October (Sunday) 2020.


info@everydaygallery.art 

+32 (0) 495 15 43 65


Gallery hours: 

Wednesday to Saturday from 2pm to 6pm and by appointment


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NL:

Kunstenaar Tramaine de Senna vertelt over haar nieuwe werk “Figure of Color”, en geeft toelichting bij zowel het technische proces als haar persoonlijke ideeën over publieke representatie. “Figure of Color” is het eerste werk gemaakt als onderdeel van de jaarlijkse opdrachtenreeks Publiek Figuur en is tot 18 april 2021 te zien in het Stadspark van Antwerpen. 


Videografie door Noud Wijnants. Locaties: Art Casting en het atelier van de kunstenaar. 


EN:

Artist Tramaine de Senna talks about her new work “Figure of Color”, offering some insights in both the technical process and her personal thoughts on public representation. “Figure of Color” is the first work made in the yearly series of new commissions titled Public Figure and is on view in the Antwerp Stadspark until 18 April 2021. 


Video shot by Noud Wijnants. Venues: Art Casting and the artist’s studio.


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"Publiek Figuur #1: Tramaine de Senna." Youtube, uploaded by Middelheimmuseum, 14 July 2020, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4d1VPICOC6g&feature=emb_logo.

Starting Friday, July 3rd, 2020, and durating until Sunday, April 18th, 2021, I am pleased to announce the Middelheimmusem's commission of "Figure of Color," my first bronze statue and the first of a new series of "Publiek Figuur" temporary commissions by Kunst in de Stad, initiated and curated by Samuel Saelemakers, Curator Collectie Kunst in de Stad (Public Art Collection) - Middelheimmuseum, Antwerp.


This statue will reside for one year in Antwerp's Stadspark, alongside other monuments of "poets and painters, monarchs and military men." If you are in town, please visit.


Practical Information:

Tramaine de Senna – Figure of Color is on view day and night from 3 July 2020 to 18 April 2021.


Address: 

Stadspark, 2000 Antwerp. 


The PUBLIC FIGURE plinth is situated near the playground and the side entrance of the park on Quinten Matsijslei.

Posters displayed in Antwerp for the re-opening of M HKA featuring artworks by Tramaine de Senna (left) and Els Dietvorst (right); photos courtesy of M HKA; poster design: Christoph Clarijs

Musician Romeo Blanco, through Hyped Events, deejayed a one-hour set of music within my MASTERBLASTER exhibition at the Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerp during the COVID-19 quarantine. Have a look and listen for a textural and scale-wise glimpse into this solo exhibition.

Here's a video interview in relation to my current solo exhibition, MASTERBLASTER which durates until August 23rd, 2020 at het Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen/ the Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp. Thank you M HKA communication department (Madiken Verboven and Oliver Vereycken).

Elke Vandersypen wrote an article about a 5.7 meter/ 18 foot 8 inch long artwork I made inspired by Bobbejaan Schoepen, a Flemish pioneer in Belgian pop music, vaudeville, and European country music. 

OPENING06.02.20
© Foto: Laure Cottin Stefanelli

IN SITU: Tramaine de Senna

MASTERBLASTER


06.02, 20:00

OPENING 


The Flemish Minister of Culture, the Chairman and members of the Board of Directors, and the M HKA team have the honour of inviting you to the opening of MASTERBLASTER, an exhibition by Tramaine de Senna.

For her solo exhibition at M HKA, titled MASTERBLASTER, de Senna presents a series of new works alongside a key selection of existing sculptures. Together, this constellation of works form a broader investigation of transitionary aesthetics and selfhood. The forms that comprise de Senna’s works can be seen as acts of resistance to the contemporary demands for foregrounding one’s biography or one’s relations to established constituencies of identity, in favour of something much more ambiguous. Under the saccharin hues and textures, lye things more unresolved, mutable and non-representational. In this exhibition, these works requires us to reconcile our desires with the enigmatic nature of de Senna’s works.


PROGRAMME

20:00 | The museum opens its doors to the public

20:30 | Official opening 

21:00 | Reception

 

MORE INFO


We're also celebrating the opening of five other exhibitions taking place at that moment: 

Els Dietvorst - *Dooltocht I A desperate quest to find a base for hope

Alice Creischer − The Greatest Happiness Principle Party

Mermaid Honeymoon – A curatorial reflection on Allan Sekula’s 'Ship of Fools / The Dockers’ Museum' (2010–2013)

Hugo Roelandt & de jaren ’90 - Light Sensitive

INBOX: The Chinese with the golden claws

 

VISIT

 

PROGRAMME

 

© M HKA · Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen

Leuvenstraat 32, 2000 Antwerpen · M info@muhka.be · T +32 (0)3 260 99 99

Installation of my new artwork, "Chicken Frying, Fire Breathing, Son-of-a-Gun."

Photo: Madiken Verboven for the M HKA


MASTERBLASTER

Tramaine de Senna

January 18 - April 26, 2020 extended until 23 August 2020


OPENING NIGHT

Thursday, February 6th, 2020

20:00 / 08:00 pm


M HKA

Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen/ Museum of Contemporary Art

Leuvenstraat 32

2000 Antwerpen

Belgium

Tramaine de Senna’s work bears witness to the artist’s intense relationship with materials, but also to the “migration of forms” between different popular or material cultures, excess, and also the symbolic violence and ‘hauntology’ of histories, both trans-cultural and personal. Working primarily with sculpture, de Senna’s works float aesthetically between exuberance and repulsion. In appropriating different forms, surface qualities and palettes, these works adopt a position of reflection towards society’s ability to produce prosaic pop culture in conjunction with its cannibalism of symbols and human subjectivities.


For her solo exhibition at M HKA, titled MASTERBLASTER, de Senna presents a series of new works alongside a key selection of existing sculptures. Together, this constellation of works form a broader investigation of transitionary aesthetics and selfhood. The forms that comprise de Senna’s works can be seen as acts of resistance to the contemporary demands for foregrounding one’s biography or one’s relations to established constituencies of identity, in favour of something much more ambiguous. Under the saccharin hues and textures, lye things more unresolved, mutable and non-representational. In this exhibition, these works requires us to reconcile our desires with the enigmatic nature of de Senna’s works.


Tramaine de Senna is an artist from California who lives presently in Antwerp. In 2015, de Senna became a laureate of the HISK (Hoger Instituut voor Schone Kunsten) in Ghent. In 2013, she earned an MFA from the Sint Joost Academy in Breda and ‘s-Hertogenbosch (NL); and in 2004, graduated with two simultaneous BA degrees in Architecture and in Art from the University of California at Berkeley. Recent solo exhibitions include: Tramaine de Senna, Mélange, Cologne (2019); Supernatural, Pulsar, Antwerp (2019); and Tramaine de Senna, Art Centre Hugo Voeten, Herentals, BE (2015). Duo and group exhibitions include: New Movement, Boston, USA (2019); Universal Folklore – Farah Atassi & Tramaine de Senna, Permekemuseum, Jabbeke (2018); CO/LAB 4, Torrance Art Museum, California, US (2019); and Traumdepot: Plastik/Kunstoff, Bern, (2017); two commissioned poster works are currently on view at Witte de With, Rotterdam (2019).


The IN SITU programme offers medium-scale monographic exhibitions by significant early- and mid-career artists from around the world. It focuses on the commissioning of new artworks and experimental practices in what is M HKA’s largest and most atypical exhibition space. The IN SITU programme is led by Nav Haq, Associate Director at M HKA.


Photo by Laure Cottin Stefanelli


M HKA

Leuvenstraat 32

2000 Antwerpen

Belgium


Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 11am–6pm

Wednesday: 11am–6pm

Thursday: 11am–9pm

Friday: 11am–6pm

Saturday: 11am–6pm

Sunday: 11am–6pm

Join me and many others at the Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art on Friday, November 29th, 2019, from 6 - 7:30pm for an informal talk with the Witte de With Research and Programs Manager, Vivian Ziherl, and five of the artists in An Exhibition of Posters: Kévin Bray, Chloë Delanghe, Vera Gulikers, Kevin Osepa, and Tramaine de Senna.


This talk is presented in the context of An Exhibition of Posters, curated by Samuel Saelemakers, with works by Maja Bekan, Kévin Bray, Chloë Delanghe, Baldvin Einarsson, Priscila Fernandes, Vera Gulikers, An Onghena, Kevin Osepa, Josie Perry, Rory Pilgrim, Tramaine de Senna, and Edward Clydesdale Thomson.


Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art

Witte de Withstraat 50

3012 BR Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Telephone: +31 (0) 10 411 0144


Monday: closed

Tuesday:11am–6pm

Wednesday: 11am–6pm

Thursday: 11am–6pm

Friday: 11am–9pm

Saturday: 11am–6pm

Sunday: 11am–6pm

On Thursday, November 7th, at 7:00 o'clock pm, I am pleased to announce my first solo exhibition "Snakes in Paradise" in Germany at Mélange in Köln. Many thanks to curators Patrick Haas and Jonas Schenk.


The exhibition runs from November 7, 2019 until January 5th, 2020.

MÉLANGE

Sudermanstrasse 2 

50670 Köln (DE)

Viewing by appointment

www.megamelange.com

Schirn Magazine has featured a review of the duo exhibition which Nicolás Lamas and I are exhibiting artworks in during München's “Various Others.” Many thanks to curators Patrick Haas and Jonas Schenk of Köln's Mélange, as well asLoggia, the space which we are exhibiting, and Romanian gallery, Sabot, which represents Nicolás Lamas.


The exhibition runs from September 13th - October 13, 2019.


https://www.schirn.de/magazin/schirn_tipps/2019/schirn_tipp_various_others_muenchen_ausstellung/

Frieze Magazine has featured a review of the duo exhibition which Nicolás Lamas and I are exhibiting artworks in during München's “Various Others.” Many thanks to curators Patrick Haas and Jonas Schenk of Köln's Mélange, as well as Loggia, the space which we are exhibiting, and Romanian gallery, Sabot, which represents Nicolás Lamas.


The exhibition runs from September 13th - October 13, 2019.


https://frieze.com/article/highlights-various-others-munichs-gallery-share-initiative

HART's September 2019/issue #195 is featuring a 4-page spread about my art practice. 

This article was initiated on behalf of curator Samuel Saelemakers of the Middelheim Museum in Antwerp (BE). 


A text and selection of key images from my archive are published as a view into my art practice.


https://hart-magazine.be/artikels/de-nieuwe-lichting-tramaine-de-senna

On Friday, September 13th, 2019, from 6-9:00 o'clock pm, I am pleased to announce my duo person exhibition with Nicolás Lamas in which a selection of my artworks will be exhibited at Loggia in München's Maxvorstadt university district, home to both small galleries and major cultural sights such as the three Pinakothek art museums. 


This exhibition, curated by Patrick Haas and Jonas Schenk of Köln's Mélange, is part of “Various Others,” a forum with a mission to “intensify exchange and dialogue between the art scene in München and international partners, guests and media.”


< LINK TO VARIOUS OTHERS MÜNCHEN 2019 >


< LINK TO MÉLANGE KÖLN >

If you happen to be in Boston, Massachusetts (US) on Friday, June 7, 2019, please stop by The Cost Annex to see my most recent works within the "New Movement" exhibition, curated by Helen Singh-Miller.

Image: Wendy Jacob, Three Minutes (red), 1993, internal mechanism


The Cost Annex is pleased to present, for one night only, a group exhibition curated by Helen Singh-Miller.


NEW MOVEMENT

Movement catches the eye, but it is not easy to see. Can we spot the impetus to motion? Can we tell the stillness of a completed action from the stillness before it began? How does the perception of movement change as we move? The artists in this show animate the connection between rhythm and syntax, basic steps and speech. A language, a family, each city street is revealed to “contain multitudes,” as Walt Whitman sings about the self. “As if you tied a knot on a timeline so that the past and future switch places and cover the current moment in more curves" (Oliver Strand). Or, as William James describes the present, like "a canoe or a saddle," something you can move back and forth inside of; it has a definite duration, is not infinitely divisible like a geometric point. Cherished gestures from pop and conceptual art, postmodern dance and *the movies* are rethought and remade. Part of a wider commitment to the relevance of physical experience, this exhibition explores what human movement looks like now. The results are unlikely and affecting. Featuring the work of Julie Carr, Carmine Grimaldi, Deniz Tortum, Wendy Jacob, Will Johnson, Helen Mirra, Robert Moeller, Joseph Pomp, Nathan Liow, Tramaine de Senna, and Helen Singh-Miller. Exhibition essay by Argyro Nicolaou.


The Cost Annex

59 Wareham Street, 5th floor

Boston, Massachusetts 02118 (US)


Friday, June 7, 2019, from 6 - 9:00pm / 18 - 21uur


Special thanks: D. Graham Burnett, Marc Levy, Robert Moeller, Argyro Nicolaou, Haleigh Roy, Andrew Ryder, Jay Scheib and the Cost Foundation.