Philippe Vandenberg. Kamikaze
From 14 April until 16 June, 2019, Kunsthaus centre d’art Pasquart is showing the most extensive retrospective to date of the work of Philippe Vandenberg. This is the first show devoted to Vandenberg in Switzerland. The title of the exhibition, Kamikaze, describes the artist’s drastic working methods and results, a basic precept of which is that creativity is only possible through the deliberate destruction of what has gone before. On view is a highly diverse and multifaceted body of paintings and works on paper: early figurative depictions are supplanted by Expressionist renderings, monochromatic pictures and abstract geometric overpaintings follow on the heels of graffiti-like pieces.
Souvenirs de voyage. La collection d’Antoine de Galbert
From 27 April until 28 July, 2019, the group exhibition Souvenirs de voyage. La collection Antoine de Galbert will take place in Musée de Grenoble, Grenoble, France. Conceived of as a journey through the collection of Antoine de Galbert, Souvenirs de Voyage recounts the elective affinities of the collector, his passion for contemporary art, his taste for the margins, art brut and ethnography. As a part of the Collection Antoine de Galbert, the work Cyclus La faim de l’âne – la fin de l’âme (Cycle The Hunger of the Donkey – the End of the Soul) by Philippe Vandenberg will be on view throughout the exhibition.
Building a Dialogue
From 17 May until 15 September, 2019, the group exhibition Building a Dialogue: Two Corporate Collections of Contemporary Art will take place in the Banque nationale de Belgique, Belgium. Almost unknown to the general public, the National Bank’s collection of contemporary art is “coming out into the open” with a first exhibition in which it enters into dialogue with the works owned by the Deutsche Bundesbank. During the exhibition an early work of Philippe Vandenberg, acquired by the National Bank in 1981, will be presented.