Saturday 07.09, 11:00-21:00
Sunday 08.09, 11:00-18:00
The WIELS Art Book Fair is back!
Over the weekend of 7 & 8 September, WIELS welcomes independent art publishers to present their work. Free and open to the public, this annual event allows book lovers, collectors, artists and art professionals to discover a wide variety of printed productions, from zines and artist books to art catalogues and artist editions.
A side programme of talks, book signings, readings and performances makes this weekend a unique moment devoted to publishing and art-book culture.
Book release: 9 Nov 2019
Noctuary is a photografic journey into undefined landscapes and interiors. The black and white photographs are full of magical moments, uncertain feelings and surreal light. Noctuary is the first publication of Renée Lorie, a Brussels based photographer.
Steven Humblet writes a text on the young oeuvre of the artist.
Book release: Fall 2019
Morning Change is a book on movement, location and nomadism in the oeuvre of Brussels based German artist Heide Hinrichs. The publication brings together three groups of works, developed over different periods of time between 1999 and 2018, exploring the artist’s recurring interest in these topics.
Morning Change is accompanied by an essay by Elizabeth Haines (University of Bristol).
The book was launched at
Gowie, Kleine Markt 7-9, Antwerp
Lutgart De Meyer
a river in a room
‘a river in a room’ presents the work of Lutgart De Meyer and is the result of a close friendship between the artist and Liesbet Waegemans.
Both the book and the exhibition ‘Daily Pleasures’ give an insight into Lutgart’s playful vision on art and the art world.
As one of the founding members of the Antwerp avant-garde movement G58, she dedicated herself to ceramics and soon got recognized as one of the key figures establishing the artistic autonomy of this medium. Besides the sculptures and design objects she created in her first period, the exhibition and book also show her recent work. Aged 94, Lutgart De Meyer works nowadays mostly with textiles and objects found on her walks through the city.
The book was released at the opening of the exhibition. More info