Posture Editions N° 49
160 pages, Softcover 21 × 30 cm
ISBN 978 94 9126 252 4
KIOSK, Ghent 17.09 – 27.11.2022
The book will be available end October
Sat. 26 Nov.— 16u
Dominique de Groen will read the poem she wrote for the book
In her work, Lisa Vlaemminck (b. 1992) explores the boundaries of painting and creates an exciting, vibrating and disorienting universe. In her images, she questions very classical phenomena in painting, such as the landscape and the still life, by freezing them behind semi-transparent layers of paint. We catch a glimpse that feels familiar, but soon find that nothing is what it seems. Vlaemminck’s work oscillates between the microscopic and the interstellar, as well as the amorphous spaces in between. Image, material, shape, texture and form mutate into compositional playgrounds floating in a newly created universe where different laws and rules apply.
On the occasion of Lisa Vlaemminck’s first institutional solo exhibition in KIOSK Ghent, Posture Editions will publish a monograph on her work.
sawing a plank is like going for a walk
On Sunday 11 December, from 2 to 6 pm, Posture Editions and Kato Six are organising a Book Event at Kunsthal Gent.
sawing a plank is like going for a walk by Kato Six (b. 1986) is published on the occasion of Kato’s solo exhibition at M Leuven this autumn. This book encapsulates 10 years of her quest as an artist.
The work of Kato Six (b. 1986) balances between abstract and figurative art. She works on different themes which she develops into series or ensembles. Architecture, design, domesticity and utensils all act as important references. Starting there, she uses recognisable and everyday materials such as MDF, stone, plastic or textiles.
Kato wants to question certain affinities and let the viewer look at familiar objects or images from a different perspective. As a viewer, you feel connected to the object or image but the actual meaning or function no longer applies.
Posture Pockets N° 2
96 pages, Softcover 19.5 × 13 cm
ISBN 978 94 9126 253 1
Text in Dutch only
Launched at the exhibition:
Convent, 18.11.22 – 15.01.2023
Philippe Vandenberg & Franklin Engeln
In the winter of 1986, artist Franklin Engeln addresses his first letter to painter Philippe Vandenberg. ‘Good correspondence is rare,’ Vandenberg writes in his reply to Engeln. What follows is an exchange as flourishing as it is short-lived. The two artists get to know each other at Richard Foncke’s gallery in Ghent. It does not stop at meetings in the gallery. The friends regularly have dinner together and occasionally visit each other at home or at their studios. At the time of the correspondence, Vandenberg lived and worked in Ghent, while Engeln lived and worked in Antwerp, where he still lives and works.
The letters illuminate Vandenberg’s oeuvre in a different way, in which words such as poetry, humanity and tenderness are central. In addition, they offer an insight into Engeln’s little-known work.
The correspondence between Franklin Engeln and Philippe Vandenberg is compiled by Sofie Frederix.
Posture Editions N° 47
168 pages, Hardcover 21 × 30 cm
ISBN 978 94 9126 249 4
Available at the exhibition in Be-Part
23.10.2022 – 29.01.2023
Gemeenteplein 12, Waregem
Shirley Villavicencio Pizango
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)