The Gulf Between
From 27 January until 24 April, 2019, De Warande, Turnhout, presents the group exhibition The Gulf Between. Central to this exhibition is the colour gray; the absence or disappearance of color links the practice of the participating artists. In this way they create a twilight world that connects with reality in a different way. This tonal world reflects reality as we experience it as a non-objective participant: a reality where memories, visions, and estrangement left their mark. On view in the exhibition will be a Grande Noire (Large Black) by Philippe Vandenberg from 1996.
Vitrine: Philippe Vandenberg
From 4 January, 2019, until 17 February, 2019, Vitrine: Philippe Vandenberg will be on view in NICC, Brussels. On a two monthly basis the artist run initiative presents a solo exhibition in a display window not far from Brussels South railway station. Philippe Vandenberg is the first non-living artist selected for Vitrine and will be represented by two word paintings from his later oeuvre. For the opening on 4 January, Prof. Dr. Marek Wieczorek (University of Washington) will give a lecture around his work followed by a screening of A Painter Is as Oedipus on the Road by Julien Vandevelde.
Philippe Vandenberg. Kamikaze
From 14 April, 2018, until 16 June, 2019, Centre 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.