NEW!

Posture Pockets N° 1

160 pages, Softcover 19.5 × 13 cm
ISBN 978 94 9126 250 0

Launched at Kunsthal Gent
Exhibition at Convent Ghent
Till 05.06

Koen Brams
«PLUS» en Yves De Smet

Ideology, camaraderie and rivalry on the playing field of Ghent art between 1965 and 1970

In December 1966, a group exhibition titled «PLUS» met opzet takes place at the Sint-Lucas Institute in Ghent. What does this title mean? ‘Intentionally’ ‘Plus’? ‘Deliberately’ ‘Plus’? ‘Deliberately’ ‘Plus’? What is meant by “PLUS” with intent?

Not only is the title puzzling, so is the “composition” of the group of participating artists: Amédée Cortier, Yves De Smet, Gerard Geerinckx, René Heyvaert, Willy Plompen, Albert Rubens and Jan Van Den Abbeel. Some of them have become key figures of Belgian post-war art, others have fallen into the folds of history.

The essay describes the whimsical course of the young artist Yves De Smet, who deliberately organised countless «PLUS» activities before and after «PLUS», alone or together with his friends. De Smet acts not only as an initiator and organiser, but also as a graphic designer and publicist, and ultimately as a gallery owner.
The story of «PLUS», which at times reads like an exciting detective, has lost nothing of its topicality and significance with the accurate descriptions of the artists’ achievements, their unbridled ambitions and human shortcomings. The essay appears as no. 1 in the Posture Pockets series and is richly illustrated with numerous never-before published images.

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NEW!

Posture Editions N° 47

168 pages, Hardcover 21 × 30 cm
ISBN 978 94 9126 249 4

Launched at Art Brussels (28.04 – 01.05.2022)
Gallery Geukens De Vil

Shirley Villavicencio Pizango
Dark Empathy

Shirley Villavicencio Pizango (°1988, Lima) is a Ghent-based artist with Peruvian roots.  The crossover between her childhood in the Amazon rainforest and Lima, and her life in Belgium, is one of the main features defining her work. She mainly uses acrylic, which has a fast drying period and allows her to paint in a preferred spontaneous manner.
‘Although she flirts with all kinds of possibilities borrowed from reality, the scenes on the canvas have never taken place as a whole in the physical world. Even the clothes and patterns are usually imaginary. Colours occasionally run; some parts appear to be left unfinished or blank, such as lips and ears.’
From: Benedicte Goesaert, Inspired Imagination in: Dark Empathy

Shirley Villavicencio Pizango is presented by Geukens & De Vil at Art Brussels (B40)

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FRAC Prov. Alpes Côte d’Azur
21 + 22.05.2022
11am – 7pm
20, boulevard de Dunkerque
13002 Marseille

Salon Trafic#1 Marseille

At the crossroads of contemporary art and counterculture, Trafic wishes to show and share the diversity of current publishing forms: from books to fanzines, including multiples and digital projects.
Posture Editions presents at the art book fair in Marseille ‘Images Trouvées’ by Hans Segers, the book that appeared in October 2021 and for which twenty-nine people from the art world in Belgium and France were invited to write a text for a drawing. The twenty-nine voices in this book together form a surprisingly diverse collection of interpretations.
Parallel to the book fair, Hans exhibits at Co.ar.co, an exhibition space in Marseille. There Hans will show the original leporello ‘Images Trouvées’ in a display case, together with some paintings or sculptures on the same theme of the found objects. Artist/publisher Nikolaas Demoen will place a spatial sculpture as a counterpoint to the work of Hans Segers.
Opening exhibition: Fri. 20 May 18h, with a talk between Valérie Bourdel and both artists. Exhibition runs until 19 June. 8, rue Bernard, Marseille.