Salon de Peinture
From 17 January until 17 February, 2019, M HKA, Antwerp, is presenting the group exhibition Salon de Peinture. The exhibition is installed on the occasion of Art’s Birthday, a date first celebrated by Fluxus artist Robert Filiou after declaring 17 January the genesis day of art. As befits a French Salon, one will be dazzled by paintings of established artists such as Fred Bervoets, Luc Tuymans and Walter Swennen, or young talent such as Vedran Kopljar, Anna Zacharoff and Gijs Milnius. A later work by Philippe Vandenberg will also be on view during the exhibition.
Philippe Vandenberg. Kamikaze
From 16 November, 2018, until 24 February, 2019, the Hamburger Kunsthalle is showing the most extensive retrospective to date of the work of Philippe Vandenberg. This is the first show devoted to Vandenberg in Germany. 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.
The exhibition will subsequently be shown at the Pasquart Kunsthaus in Bienne (Switzerland).