Book release at S.M.A.K.
Sun. 4 July 2021 — 15:00

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Juan Pablo Plazas
Even if You

‘Even if You’ is a book in which all the lines set out by the artist in recent years come together as if they were a crossroads: language, movement, image, sound, humour and melancholy are the instruments with which the Colombian-Belgian artist is working.

The book presentation will take place in the form of a performance, a recount of different moments in the making of the book. The presentation can be seen as reflections on the process of creating a document that feels like a printed exhibition.
The artist brings a skit divided in 4 mini chapters. The setting is a fictional art book fair where the artist meets the publisher, and where he explains in an absurd way how to make a book. A kind of conversation where the performer will mostly talk and do certain actions. The other participants are: a table, a couple of chairs and books.

ISBN 978 94 9126 242 5
€ 35
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Hannelore Van Dijck
Een vogel vliegt op

‘Een vogel vliegt op’ is a book about Hannelore Van Dijck’s recent ink drawings and artist books. This publication crystallizes her search for a fluid way of working, a search for movement, rhythm and leaks. The launch coincides with a presentation of a video and the original drawings made during her residency at FLACC (Genk).

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Pieter Jennes
Gezelligheid op een druilerige dag

Pieter Jennes’ paintings are flat meaning perspectiveless and two dimensional, they are graphically and rudimentally elaborated with roughly sketched, simply presented figures.
Jennes looks back on old and contemporary cultural phenomena and shows us a new, composed story in the form of paintings, sculptures and drawings. Jennes often paints scenes that are reminiscent of folklore or comic theater performances. His Dionysian dancers set up all possible faces. They wear masks of drunkenness, horror, boredom, or shame or apathy.

Book release
Sun. 29 Aug. 2021

Natasja Mabesoone
Bernice Bobs Her Hair

‘Bernice Bobs Her Hair’, a series by Natasja Mabesoone, consists of layered soft ground etchings, combined with drawings and monotypes. The title is a nod towards a short Fitzgerald story about Bernice, who changes her approach to boys while visiting her niece Marjorie. The act of having her hair cut transforms her character into a real flapper, a liberated woman, and brings her to a new perception of femininity and womanhood.

Book release at M HKA, Antwerp
Th. 14 Oct. 2021 — 19:00

Hans Segers
Images Trouvées

Hans Segers examines the formal properties of a painting. He emphasises how a painting is only a representation and presents it as an imitation of reality, ‘trompe l’oeil’, painted object and elevated art object, whether or not aesthetic and/or decorative.
References to painting and sculpture are never far away. Segers studies his predecessors in order to focus his observations. He chooses a number of abstracted, recurring forms that evoke the thought of a cloud, tree trunk and house. They function as his image library from which he draws to refer to reality. He presents the depicted objects as two-dimensional forms on a canvas.


With text by Nikolaas Demoen
ISBN 978 94 9126 241 8
€ 38

Exhibition: 30.4 – 03.10.2021
Groeningemuseum, Brugge

Sanam Khatibi

This publication focuses on the meticulously painted small still lifes. With the finest brush she applies light and shadow in oil paint to various miniature shapes. The compositions themselves are quite unassuming. Objects loom haphazardly from the golden or black background and seem to sing in polyphony in the vein of Orlando di Lasso, Johannes Ockeghem and other masters of polyphony. (…)
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