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July 13 -  August 11 and August 20 - September 1, 2024

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Parce Initiative

Art Laboratory in Ghent, BE

Solo exhibition

Parce Art Studio, Palinghuizen 78, 9000 Ghent, Belgium

 :Opened on thursdays to sundays from 9 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Other days on appointment.

 

Opening on July 13,  from 6-9 p.m.

From July 13 - August 11 and from August 20 to September 1

Open Thursday to Sunday from 9:00 to 19:30

(Closed from August 12-19)

Other days by appointment

https://parcegallery.wixsite.com/parce

August 18 - September 22, 2024

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Galerie Pinsart

Bruges, BE

Summerexhibition

Best before

22.09.2024

Groupexhibition with:

Ief Spincemaille, Jonas Vansteenkiste, Dan Declerck, Johan Gelper

https://www.pinsart.be/

Neo 2 Magazine

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Article about duo exhibition "écriture botanique" in Spanish magazine Neo2:

Exposición Chris Meulemans y Johan Gelper en Amberes:

https://www.neo2.com/

ÉCRITURE BOTANIQUE

 

valerie_traan gallery, Antwerp BE

Duo exhibition with Chris Meulemans

Until June 29

Reyndersstraat 12

2000 Antwerp, BE

thu-fri-sat 2-6 pm or by appointment 

https://www.valerietraan.be/

https://chrismeulemans.be/

http://www.neo2.com

June 1 - 29, 2024

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valerie_traan gallery, Antwerp BE

ÉCRITURE BOTANIQUE

 

Duo exhibition with Chris Meulemans

Until June 29

Reyndersstraat 12

2000 Antwerp, BE

thu-fri-sat 2-6 pm or by appointment 

https://www.valerietraan.be/

https://chrismeulemans.be/

June 1

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valerie_traan gallery, Antwerp BE

ÉCRITURE BOTANIQUE

 

Duo exhibition with Chris Meulemans

opening June 1 at 14:00

Reyndersstraat 12

2000 Antwerp, BE

thu-fri-sat 2-6 pm or by appointment 

https://www.valerietraan.be/

https://chrismeulemans.be/

April 27 - June 23, 2024

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BELICHTUNGSMESSER 1

 

biennale am main

Kunstforum Mainturm

Dr.-Georg-von-Opel-Anlage 2 

65439 Flörsheim am Main, DE

 

The biennial theme 2024 "SYMBIOSE" in the municipal gallery Kunstforum Mainturm in Flörsheim am Main shows selected works by the following artists, curated by Andrea Simon:

Sandrine Bringard FR, Claudia Pense DE, Johan Gelper BE, Jo Albert DE, Poppy Luley DE,

Konrad Loder FR, Young Wha Song DE, Susanne Schirdewahn DE, Dafi Kühne CH

Opening: April 27, 2024

https://biennaleammain.de/

Sul disegno / On drawing

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Interview by Gabriele Landi:

"Parola d'Artista è un luogo immateriale dove incontrare l’Arte Contemporanea. Nato dalla mia curiosità di artista nel confronto del lavoro di alcune colleghe e colleghi. Attraverso interviste, testi ed altri contenuti, tutti inediti e scritti apposta per questo blog, artisti, galleristi, critici, curatori… raccontano il loro lavoro sotto vari aspetti. Buona lettura!​" Gabriele Landi

"Parola d’Artista is an intangible place to meet Contemporary Art. It was born out of my curiosity as an artist when comparing the work of some of my colleagues. Through interviews, texts and other content, all unpublished and written especially for this blog, artists, gallery owners, critics, curators… tell about their work from various aspects. Enjoy reading!" Gabriele Landi

https://paroladartista.wordpress.com/2024/05/03/sul-disegno-johan-gelper/

https://www.facebook.com/paroladartista

https://www.instagram.com/paroladartista/

December 14 - 17, 2023

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Art Antwerp

Valerie Traan Antwerp

December 14 – 17 2023 | Antwerp Expo

Jan van Rijswijcklaan 191,
2020 Antwerp

 booth A19 with:

Adriaan Verwée, Charl van Ark, 

Chris Meulemans, Fernanda Fragateiro,

Filip Dujardin, Frederic Geurts,

Geert Vanoorlé, Ingrid Castelein,

Johan Gelper, John Van Oers, Paul Gees

OPENING DAY | 11am – 9pm
Thursday 14 December 2023
Preview | 11am – 4pm
Vernissage | 4pm – 9pm

PUBLIC DAYS | 11am – 7pm
Friday 15 December 2023
Saturday 16 December 2023
Sunday 17 December 2023

https://www.valerietraan.be/

https://www.art-antwerp.com/en/

November 19 - December 16, 2023

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FUTURE PRESENT CONTINUOUS

 

Group exhibition with:

 

Nel Bonte, Johan Gelper, Ted Green, Franky Michielsen, Ken'ichiro Taniguchi and Monique Thomaes

EVA STEYNEN.DEVIATION(S) gallery

opening Sunday November 19

 

Zurenborgstraat 28

B - 2018 Antwerpen

Thu/Fri/Sat, 2 - 6pm

http://www.deviations.evasteynen.be

Article: Parola d'Artista

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Nello studio di Johan Gelper / Artist studio Johan Gelper

 

(text written in English and translated into Italian)

"Parola d'Artista è un luogo immateriale dove incontrare l’Arte Contemporanea. Nato dalla mia curiosità di artista nel confronto del lavoro di alcune colleghe e colleghi. Attraverso interviste, testi ed altri contenuti, tutti inediti e scritti apposta per questo blog, artisti, galleristi, critici, curatori… raccontano il loro lavoro sotto vari aspetti. Buona lettura!​" Gabriele Landi

"Parola d’Artista is an intangible place to meet Contemporary Art. It was born out of my curiosity as an artist when comparing the work of some of my colleagues. Through interviews, texts and other content, all unpublished and written especially for this blog, artists, gallery owners, critics, curators… tell about their work from various aspects. Enjoy reading!" Gabriele Landi

https://paroladartista.wordpress.com/2023/10/18/nello-studio-di-johan-gelper-%e2%96%bcscroll-down-for-english-version/

October 5 - 8, 2023 

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Art on paper

Brussels international contemporary drawing fair

 

valerie_traan gallery

Adriaan Verwée, Babs Decruyenaere, Chris Meulemans, Johan Gelper,

Paul Gees, Pat Haris, Philip Aguirre Y Otegui

Gare Maritime Tour & Taxis

Picardstraat 11, 1000 Brussels

 

space n° B24

https://www.valerietraan.be

 

September 9 - October 1, 2023 

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Because every house tells a story

 

collection Das Dingenen

in 2 houses

groupexhibition

Saturday and Sunday from 2 - 6 p.m.

or by appointment

 

Lisstraat 1

2570 Duffel

 

Leopoldstraat 75

2570 Duffel

Interview

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Interview by Gabriele Landi:

"Parola d'Artista è un luogo immateriale dove incontrare l’Arte Contemporanea. Nato dalla mia curiosità di artista nel confronto del lavoro di alcune colleghe e colleghi. Attraverso interviste, testi ed altri contenuti, tutti inediti e scritti apposta per questo blog, artisti, galleristi, critici, curatori… raccontano il loro lavoro sotto vari aspetti. Buona lettura!​" Gabriele Landi

"Parola d’Artista is an intangible place to meet Contemporary Art. It was born out of my curiosity as an artist when comparing the work of some of my colleagues. Through interviews, texts and other content, all unpublished and written especially for this blog, artists, gallery owners, critics, curators… tell about their work from various aspects. Enjoy reading!" Gabriele Landi

https://paroladartista.wordpress.com/2023/07/30/interview-with-johan-gelper-versione-italiana-disponibile/

https://www.facebook.com/paroladartista

September 16 - 24, 2023 

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Confrontaties IV​

Group exhibition curated by Frans Vercoutere

Maarten Ceulemans, Marc Cordenier, Henk Delabie, Greet Desal, Guy Du Cheyne, Nick Ervinck, Johan Gelper, Isidoor Goddeeris, Philippe Gouwy, Hervé Martijn, Thibo Moreels, Warre Mulder, Marieke Pauwels, Paul Perneel, Joke Raes, Anouk Thys, Hendrick Van Walleghem, Bram Vanderbeke, Frans Vercoutere

Open on Saturday and Sunday from 1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Pittemstraat 100

8760 Meulebeke

 

May 6 - July 8, 2023

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Demountable spatial drawings


solo exhibition

Lechbinska Gallery

Mühlebachstrasse 12
CH-8008 Zürich

Opening: Saturday, May 6th at 15:30 - 18:00 (CEST)

RSVP > https://www.addevent.com/event/px16641259

 

Brunch Talk: Sunday, May 7 from 11:00 - 13:00 (CEST)

RSVP only > https://www.addevent.com/event/gG16900418

 

Youtube > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FX_XlUNdclU

Fri & Sat 12:00-18:00 | upon appointment

https://lechbinska.art/gallery

BOOK • Salon blanc 2007 – 2022

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SALON BLANC 2007 - 2022 

Salon Blanc

studio-est

Graphic design: Leroy Meyer 

Print: Die Keure 

191p | softcover 

Nederlands

ISBN 9789464518429 

500 copies

 

Salon blanc originated one evening in 2007 as an independent initiative of Els Wuyts and Yves Velter, who temporarily transformed part of their home into a small-scale exhibition space. Each time the duration is limited to one moment, giving it a festive character with a private accent, a contemporary reference to the salon culture of yesteryear creating an opportunity to catch up, exchange, show and watch. 15 years, 50 editions and nearly 100 artists later, we look back, and forward.


With works by 

Michaël Aerts, Franz Anaïs, Bart Baele, Veerle Beckers, Lysandre Begijn, Geert Bisschop, Maria Blondeel, Marie Julia Bollansée, Sara Bomans, Elke Andreas Boon, Koen Broucke, Carlos Caballero, Brigitte Claeys, Stijn Cole, Caroline Coolen, Eric Colpaert, D.D. Trans, 

Saar De Buysere, Lieven Decabooter, Henk Delabie, Ronny Delrue, Hans Demeulenaere, Peter De Meyer, Harlinde De Mol, Frank Depoorter, Danny Devos, Karin De Vylder, 

Anno Dijkstra, Sam Eggermont, Hadassah Emmerich, Nick Ervinck, Tiemke Gauderis, 

Johan Gelper, Frederic Geurts, Joris Ghekiere, Chantal Grard, Manor Grunewald, 

Karin Hanssen, Koen Hauser, Bert Heytens / felix fasolt, Max Kesteloot, 

Bert Koeck (GUSTAV), Peter Lagast, Simon Laureyns, Matthieu Lobelle, Karl Mechnig, 

Wesley Meuris, Sofie Muller, Nadia Naveau, Renato Nicolodi, Ronald Ophuis, 

Hilde Overbergh, Steven Peters Caraballo, Robert Piccart, Ellen Pil, Tom Poelmans, 

Lore Rabaut, Joke Raes, Reniere&Depla, Remco Roes, Claire Roudenko-Bertin, 

Ellen Schroven, Bart Slangen, Els Soetaert, Juanan Soria, Klaar Sterckx, John Sundkvist, Roeland Tweelinckx, dominiq V. D. Wall, Peter van Ammel, Nele Van Canneyt, 

Hans Vandekerckhove, Caroline Van den Eynden, Alice Vanderschoot, Bart Vandevijvere, Leen Vandierendonck, Fik van Gestel, Kristof Van Heeschvelde, Philip Van Isacker, 

Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven, Sarah Van Marcke, Yoann Van Parys, Tamara Van San, 

Nicoline Van Stapele, Leen Van Tichelen, Yves Velter, Gert Verhoeven, Robin Vermeersch, Karen Vermeren, Filip Vervaet, Heidi Voet, Kristof Vrancken and Cindy Wright.

June 18 - July 16, 2023

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Walking on thin ice

(een archivering van een tijdspanne)

group exhibition curated by Lieven Cateau

Opening Sunday June 18 at 15:00

cas ruimte
Noordstraat 39
9620 Zottegem (BE)

Finissage zondag 16 juli vanaf 14:00​

April 22 - May 24, 2023

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Serendipiteit

group exhibition curated by Xavier Marescaux

 

Eva Pannecoucke, Bart Vandevijvere, Johan Gelper

22.04.2023 > 24.05.2023

Opening Friday April 21 at 19:00

Academie Harelbeke Anders
Tientjesstraat 4
8530 Harelbeke (BE)

February 11 - March 5, 2023

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Lightness

Groupexhibition curated by Bart Vandevijvere

 

Jürgen Augusteyns - Joost Colpaert - D.D. Trans - Johan Gelper - John Van Oers - 

Bart Vandevijvere - Laura Viale

 

Exhibition open Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. 

Opening on Friday, Feb. 10, at 8 p.m.

Location: Wolvestraat 37

Free entrance

CC De Ververij

In the exhibition ‘Lightness’, lightness and dexterity call the shots. Lightness as an antonym of heaviness, as a source of brightness. Lightness as the ability to move. Lightness seen as fluidity.

 

The show is supported by the idea that its mobility enables art to escape from the clutches of negative forces. So, behind that lightness, there is an alertness too.

 

This presentation visualizes a kind of fluidity whereby defenseless art can slip between the fingers of evil's clenched fist.

 

I'm sure there are synonyms that cast the title in a negative or negligible light but that is in no way the point here. The exhibition aims to be a statement of positivism, awareness and persistence. In the back of our minds we cherish the thought that no matter what, art never gives in, always germinates, rises again and shoots out of the ground where the enemy does not expect it. To the benefit of us all.

 

Bart Vandevijvere, 2022

Monday February 23, 2023

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Geotropie

demonteerbaar ruimtelijk tekenen

 

Lezing 

Geotropism

demountable spatial drawing

Lecture

KUMA Academie Beeldende Kunsten

 

Mevrouw Courtmanslaan 82

9990 Maldegem

19:30

 

Zaal K-BA

January 15 - February 05, 2023

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A PRO POT,

 

Groupexhibition curated by Trees De Mits

 

D'Apostrof

 

Pastoriestraat 59

9800 Meigem

Arpaïs Du Bois, Christina Zimpel, Christophe Lezaire, Dirk Zoete, Johan De Wilde,

Johan Gelper, Lieve D'hondt, Maria Blondeel, Nikolaas Demoen, Roeland Tweelinckx

Volgens Heidegger hebben kunstwerken het vermogen de dingen te laten zien zoals ze zijn, door ze te isoleren uit hun alledaagse onopvallendheid. Hiermee scheidt Heidegger het magische van het alledaagse, maar stelt hij tevens dat het magische zich tussen het alledaagse zou kunnen bevinden. Zou dit iets te maken kunnen hebben met de geestdrift voor dagdagelijkse voorwerpen als potten, kommen, vazen, borden, … ? Trees De Mits, 2022

According to Heidegger, works of art have the capacity to show things as they are by isolating them from their everyday unremarkability. In doing so, Heidegger separates the magical from the everyday, but also argues that the magical could be located among the everyday. Could this have something to do with the enthusiasm for everyday objects such as pots, bowls, vases, plates, ... ? Trees De Mits, 2022

November - December 2022

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Article by Santiago Zabala

 La Maleta de Portbou #55 / November-December 2022

 

Gallery

Injecting meaning

Hermeneutic Art

article by Santiago Zabala with "hermeneutical works of art" by

 

Johan Gelper

Arturo Comas

Xavier Mary

Michael Johansson

Giandomenico Tonatiuh Pellizzi

Mónica Rikić

"The goal of this gallery is to present a number of interesting young artists who are producing “hermeneutic works of art,” that is, works meant to inject meaning into a world that has been changed too quickly." Santiago Zabala, 2022 

December 16 - Januari 14, 2022

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tout est nouveau sous la lune

 

groupexhibition

galerie van caelenberg

Dendermondsesteenweg 15 - 17 

9300 Aalst

November 5, 2022 18:00 IST

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Virtual talk by Johan Gelper on Saturday, November 5, 2022, at 18:00 IST; 

 

as a part of ‘Understanding Colour’ series by Shanti Sadan, Ahmedabad

 

https://shanti-sadan.net

 

Spatial drawing in Color

 

05th November 2022
18:00 IST

 

The Line is a fundamental element in Johan Gelper’s sculptures - whether it is the flowing curved contours of his “demountable spatial drawings” or the constructed found materials of his “botanicals.” His demountable drawings in space become energetic open sculptures as we walk around them and take in their movement. These forms are created through careful exploration, observation and sensing of the environment, and the same goes for his use of colour. His personal visual language is never completely abstract, nor figurative, his works with colour usually arise intuitively and always from perception. The influence of a colour on the form of a structure or sculpture or on the interaction with a space or architecture defines the perception of it.

 

Johan Gelper (b.1980) is an artist currently living in Ghent, Belgium whose work is a synthesis of the natural with industrial and geometric elements with organic forms. His sculptures can be assembled and disassembled, and each piece grows from the previous ones. He almost always builds his playful assemblages from existing materials. They are airy objects, resembling a drawing or a simple scribble. His strength lies in the assemblage of loose, anomalous elements into an image that clearly shows cohesion. Existing forms and objects suddenly take on an entirely different meaning in a new context.

September - October 2022

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Interview by Belén Vera for Neo2 Magazine 

NEO2

Nº 181

September-October

2022

Poesía Geométrica​

The artist Johan Gelper exposes his artistic vision with a colorful and almost playful proposal: a fusion between the industrial and the natural, the geometric and the organic. His sculptures are like “detachable spatial drawings”. A dynamic and elegant work that establishes a connection between the immaterial and the reality of tangible objects.

Text Belén Vera

Photograph by Giorgia Di Tria

July 10 - August 21, 2022

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Onbelast

Group exhibition

curated by Peter Defurne and Christophe Denys

 

(Stad Onderstroom)

Alexander Bossuyt, Peter Defurne, Christophe Denys, Johan Gelper,

Jadot en Barbier, Hilde Overbergh, Lucy Renneboog, Peter Simoen,

Saskja Snauwaert, Flore Tanghe, Peter Van Ammel, Herbert Vandendriessche,

Cory Vandermassen, Alice Vanderschoot, Leen Vandorpe

Oud Financiëngebouw​

Woumenweg 49

8600 Diksmuide

open on saturdays and sundays

14:00 - 18:00

Opening on sunday July 10 at 14:00

June 2 - August 31, 2022

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art au centre #9

Group exhibition

Art Au Centre Liège

Art walk in the city center of Liège

 

 Art au Centre is a project to revitalize the city center of Liège through art.

By installing works of art by Belgian and foreign artists in the windows of empty shops, an artistic journey through the city is offered.The selection of artists is carried out by a committee made up of twelve contemporary art professionals (curators, critics, gallery owners).

ARTISTS​

Guda Koster, Apolline Ducrocq, Marjolein Guldentops, Jérôme Bouchard, Estelle Deschamps, Sanne Kabbalt, Bob Demper, Dayoung Jeong, Daisy Madden-Wells, Bart Geerts, Olivier Bovy, Paul Cottet, Kathleen Lor, Maud Dallemagne, Alexia Creusen, François Winants, Jonathan De Winter, Ariane Toussaint, Niels Jan Tavernier, Collectif Nuuits, Bram van Meervelde, Johan Gelper, Marc Angeli, Ronald Dagonnier, Margaux Blanchart, Melissa Ryke, Julia Gault, Lionel Estève, Thandiwe Muriu

 

CURATORS

Maxime Moinet, Arthur Cordier, Bertrand Léonard, Marjorie Ranieri, Alicja Melzacka, Sandrine Bouillon, Philippe Braem, Anna Ozanne, Mikail Koçak, Thomas Ghaye, 

Thibaut Wauthion

May 13, 2022 - June 5, 2022 

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Duets

 

Group exhibition

 

Curated by Bart Vandevijvere and Chiel Vandenberghe 

 

Chantal Akerman, Mohammed Alani, Messieurs Delmotte, Johan Gelper, Roderik Six, 

Bart Vandevijvere, Sven Verhaeghe, Charlot Winne

May 14 up to and including 5 June 

Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, 2-6 pm

Free entrance  

 

Opening on Friday 13 May at 7.30 pm.

Duets (duetten) is een term uit de wereld van de muziek of de dans. Maar dialogen ontstaan vaak, in heel diverse vormen, ook tussen beeldende kunstwerken. Je ontdekt ze binnen het oeuvre van een kunstenaar, maar evengoed doorheen de kunstgeschiedenis of over verschillende kunstvormen heen.De tentoonstelling Duets vertrok vanuit dat idee. Als bezoeker zal je de duetten zelf ontwaren.Vaak zijn ze heel duidelijk en bewust gecreëerd, soms subtiel en steeds voor persoonlijke interpretatie vatbaar. Een aantal kunstenaars gingen voor Duets een concrete dialoog aan.

Duets  is a term from the world of music or dance. But dialogues often arise, in very diverse forms, also between visual works of art. You discover them within an artist's oeuvre, but also throughout art history or across different art forms. The Duets exhibition started from that idea. As a visitor you will notice the duets yourself. They are often very clearly and consciously created, sometimes subtle and always open to personal interpretation. A number of artists entered into a concrete dialogue for Duets.

CC De Steiger & Stadsmuseum
Waalvest 1
8930 Menen (BE)

May 19 - 22, 2022 

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Keile contemporary

Group exhibition

Rotterdam Art Week

Elma Cavcic, Tamara Dees, Karen van de Vliet, Johan Gelper, 

Wietse Eeken, Frank Havermans, Lucius Pax.

KeileContemporary will be open from May 19th until May 22th.

KeileContemporary is a co-production of KeileCollectief and Har.artgallery.

Curator: Harald van der Sluys

KeileCollectief
Keilestraat 7-9, Rotterdam

 

19 mei 12:00 - 18:00

20 mei 12:00 - 18:00

21 mei 12:00 - 18:00

22 mei 12:00 - 18:00

Free entrance

Februari 18 - 20, 2022

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Studio Alcazar​

Predicting the past part 3

Yves Velter / Johan Gelper

 

Open Studio (Yves Velter) during

The night of the museums and galleries in Ostend BE, 2022

Romestraat 95a

Ostend

December 10, 2021 - Januari 21, 2022 

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𝚃𝙾𝚁𝚃𝙸𝙻𝙻𝙰 𝙵𝙻𝙰𝚃

Group exhibition

M12

de Mérodestraat 12

9600 Ronse

Aaron Daem ∘ Maya Strobbe ∘ Gilles Dusong ∘ Johan Gelper ∘ Yuna Lucas ∘

Roel Kerkhofs ∘ Nello Margodt ∘ Karel Thienpont ∘ Sofie Vandevoorde ∘

Klaas Bullynck ∘ Louie Mauws ∘ Saïdjah Vos ∘ Dieter Durinck ∘

Jan Vandeplancke ∘ Gert Scheerlinck∘ Lieselotte Vloeberghs ∘

La Chambre Automatique ∘ Deveny Faruque ∘ Lisa Vantorre ∘ Antoine Goossens ∘ Stijn van Renthergem ∘ Anthony Leenders ∘ Linus Bonduelle ∘ Vincent Laute ∘ Freddy Kakkerlak ∘ Dries van Laethem ∘ Marlies Vander Straeten ∘ Jan Laroy ∘ Bjorn Pauwels ∘ Maikel de Greve ∘ Charlie de Voet

 

Open from 10-11-12/12, 14H-22H and every weekend.

+ open every day and every hour on appointment

December 26, 2021 - Januari 16, 2022 

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Huize St. Bonaventura

Solo exhibition

 

opening Sunday, December 19, 2021 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

(without an appointment, but a mouth mask is required)

The exhibition can be viewed from December 26, 2021 until January 16, 2022 on Saturday between 3 and 7 pm, Sunday between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Closed December 25th, 2021 and January 1st, 2022

 

Provenierstersstraat 51 - 9000 Ghent

October 2 - November 7, 2021

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DAS - DINGENEN

Een greep uit de collectie van Chris Das en Ulrich Dingenen

 

Group exhibition

Fujio Akai, Raymond Allaerts, Stefan Annerel, Virginie Bailly, Arne Bastien, Michael Bastow, Yves Beaumont, Daniël Bellon, Amanda Best, Guillaume Bijl, Beni Bischof, Willem Boel, Diane Bogaerts, Bram Bogart,

Kasper Bosmans, Sergey Bratkov, Ronny Broeckx, Herman Brood, Bruneau, Elias Cafmeyer, Marie Cloquet, Caroline Coolen, Guillaume Corneille, Anton Cotteleer, Johan Creten, Geoffrey de Beer, Berlinde De Bruyckere, Carl De Keyzer, Kasper De Vos, Johan De Wilde, Tamara Dees, Wim Delvoye, Benjamin Demeyere, Denmark, Karien Deroo, Catharina Dhaen, Luc Dodeyne, Reinhard Doubrawa, Arpaïs Du Bois, Rein Dufait, Dodi Espinosa, Anneke Eusen,Wouter Feyaerts, Kris Fierens, Maen Florin, Paul Gees, Johan Gelper, Joris Ghekiere, Anthony Giocolea, Heide Hinrichs, Thomas Huber, Pieter Jennes, Nikita Kadan, Jimmy Kets, Anton Kusters, Mehdi-Georges Lahlou, Peter Landuyt, Natasja Lefevre, Tom Liekens, Ives Maes, Flor Maesen, Marcel Mariën, Michèle Matyn, Franky Michielsen, Warre Mulder, Nadia Naveau, Hans Op de Beeck, Ria Pacquée, Luc Peire, Max Pinckers, Tinka Pittoors, Shirley Villavicencio Pizango, Tom Poelmans, Veronika Pot, Mathias Prenen, Denie Put, Marc Raes, Barthel Ritzen, Peter Rogiers, Ann Salens, Gert Scheerlinck, Dries Segers, Lieven Segers, Rik Soenen, Saskia Tannemaat, Denitsa Todorova, Jérôme Touron, Roeland Tweelinckx, Thé van Bergen, Edward Van Daele, Caroline Van den Eynde, Kris Van Dessel, Marcel Van Eeden, Kristof Van Heeschvelde, Herman Van Ingelgem,Marilou van Lierop, Stef Van Looveren, Marcel van Maele, Tom Van Malderen, Bram Van Meervelde, Jeanine Van Rompaey, Guy Vandenbranden, Samuel Vanderveken, Yves Velter, Liliane Vertessen, Katleen Vinck, Jenny Watson, 

Ambera Wellmann, Giovanni Winne, Paul Wunderlich

CC Zwanenberg 
Cultuurplein 1
2220 Heist-op-den-Berg

Extended until Sunday October 24, 2021

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ART@WORK

 

Group exhibition 

Curated by Benedict Vandaele

Stijn Bastianen, Jorden Boulet, Ann-Sophie Deproost,

Stief Desmet, Sarah De Vos, Adelheid De Witte,

Catharina Dhaen, Nick Ervinck, Jef Faes, Isabel Fredeus, Johan Gelper, 

Lode Laperre, Stéphanie Leblon, Els Lesage, Stefan Peters, Tom Poelmans, 

Joke Raes, Merel Van de Casteele, Luc Vandevelde, Bart Vandevijvere, 

Jonas Vansteenkiste, Daniëlle van Zadelhof, Yves Velter

 

De Cellen, Oostkamp BE

Kapellestraat 113

october 9,10, 16, 17, 23 & 24

13:00 - 18:00

October 7 - 10, 2021

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BELGIAN ART & DESIGN FAIR​

represented by V/MSP Gallery

Floraliënhal 

Citadelpark, Ghent BE

October 9 - 17, 2021

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ART@WORK

 

Group exhibition 

Curated by Benedict Vandaele

Stijn Bastianen, Jorden Boulet, Ann-Sophie Deproost,

Stief Desmet, Sarah De Vos, Adelheid De Witte,

Catharina Dhaen, Nick Ervinck, Jef Faes, Isabel Fredeus, Johan Gelper, 

Lode Laperre, Stéphanie Leblon, Els Lesage, Stefan Peters, Tom Poelmans, 

Joke Raes, Merel Van de Casteele, Luc Vandevelde, Bart Vandevijvere, 

Jonas Vansteenkiste, Daniëlle van Zadelhof, Yves Velter

 

De Cellen

Oostkamp BE

Kapellestraat 113

october 9,10, 16 & 17

13:00 - 18:00

June 12 - October 10, 2021

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ZWEEFKRACHT ZWAARTEVLUCHT

Beeldig Hof ter Saken 16

 

Group exhibition 

Curated by Edith Ronse

Philip Aguirre, Willem Boel, Stief De Smet,

Frederic Geurts, Johan Gelper, Theo Jansen,

Warre Mulder, Michael Pycke, Edith Ronse,

Katleen Vinck, Josua Wechsler.

Park Hof ter Saksen

Hof ter Saksendreef, 9120 Beveren

 

all days, free entrance from 10 AM - 8 PM

July 3 - August 8, 2021

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COMPOSTE 2021

Group exhibition 

Curated by Luc Vrydaghs

Willem Boel, Rudi Bogaerts, Jan Bultheel, Johan Gelper,

Serge Haelterman, Zhang Huan, Katie Lagast,

Jason Slabbynck, Thijs Van der Linden, Kris Vanhemelrijck, Stephanie Vandevelde, Philip Van Isacker, Cedric Van Parys, Yves Velter, Alexi Williams

 

Eikestraat 34 in Steenhuize/Herzele

saturday and sunday from 12:00 to 22:00, entrance 10€

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October 24, 2020 - April 18, 2021

MONO- COME UP AND SEE MY PRINTS!

group exhibition curated by Tom Liekens with:

Felicien Rops - Fred Bervoets  - Caroline Coolen  - Jan Decleir - James Ensor - Camille Dufour - Johan Gelper - 

Hadassah Emmerich - Tom Liekens - Roger Van Akelyen - Gert & Uwe Thobias - Lieven Segers - 

Jules Smalzigaug - Floris Jespers - Peter Rogiers - Adriaan Marin - Idun Baltzersen - Stephan Balleux - Jakob Smits

Jakob Smitsmuseum

Sluis 155

2400 Mol

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Interview

By Dirk Vanduffel

ArtDependence Magazine is an international magazine covering all spheres of contemporary art, as well as modern and classical art.

 

 

 

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October 24, 2020 - Januari 10, 2021

MONO- COME UP AND SEE MY PRINTS!

group exhibition curated by Tom Liekens with:

Felicien Rops - Fred Bervoets  - Caroline Coolen  - Jan Decleir - James Ensor - Camille Dufour - Johan Gelper - 

Hadassah Emmerich - Tom Liekens - Roger Van Akelyen - Gert & Uwe Thobias - Lieven Segers - 

Jules Smalzigaug - Floris Jespers - Peter Rogiers - Adriaan Marin - Idun Baltzersen - Stephan Balleux - Jakob Smits

Jakob Smitsmuseum

Sluis 155

2400 Mol

September 10 - November 6, 2020

DESIRE FOR A DREAM

Galerie Van Caelenbergh, Aalst (BE)

 

Group exhibition with: 

 

DD Trans, Tamara Dees, Catharina Dhaen, Bas van Wieringen, Ištvan Išt Huzjan, Johan Gelper

Dendermondsesteenweg 15 - 17

9300 Aalst (BE)

Januari 25 - August 21 2020

LADEKASTPROJECT

PHŒBUS•Rotterdam

Eendrachtsweg 61

NL-3012 LG Rotterdam

 

artists arrange a drawer with autonomous works and installations:


Christiaan Kuitwaard, Leni van den Berge, Johan Gelper, Sven Fritz, Matthijs van Zessen, Harm van den Berg,

Daniel Dutrieux, Giovanni Dalessi, Guus van der Linden, Annemarie Slobbe 

July 25 - August 8, 2020

UNRAVELINGS

PARCE Art Initiative

Sint-Amanduskapel

Verkortingstraat 11

9040 Ghent (BE)

24 Jul - 08 Aug

Opening: 25 Jul 2-6 p.m.

Daily 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Except mondays.

Since Derrida used the notion of deconstruction in the 1970’s it has influenced and dominated art and literature. This exhibit will focus on what form deconstruction has taken today and what it means for contemporary artists and art.  

 

group exhibition with: 

Mateo Cohen (COL), Charlie De Voet (BE), Johan Gelper (BE),

Jonas Vansteenkiste (BE), Bernando Montoya (COL), Lorena Espitia (COL), 

Polien Boons (BE), Barbara Rink (NL), Juan R. Varon (COL), 

Lieven Cateau (BE), Sonja Geens (BE), Gert Van Dessel (BE), 

Emma Van Roey (BE), Laura Peña (COL)

Project direction by​ Laura Peña​ in collaboration with​ Jolien Verdoodt

April 19 - June 19

"Everybody in the arts sector has been heavily affected by this situation, but none more than artists. Their status is often unclear and as a result they usually can’t count on government support measures. However, the costs these artists have for their practice, studio and canceled exhibitions, continue to add up." For these reasons, the Ballroom Project still wants to take action and release a digital version of their 2020 edition at their website."

From Sunday 19 April at 14h until Friday 19 June, Ballroom Project offers a curated online sales platform of unique artworks and editions between €75 and €2,500. The artworks in this online catalogue have been selected by participating galleries and artists invited by the organisers of Ballroom.

In this way, the galleries first and foremost want to support artists. For every artwork sold through this platform, Ballroom guarantees that 70% of sales go directly to the artist. The remaining 30% is used to cover transportation, administration and other organisation costs. All prices are VAT inclusive and cover shipping for sales within Belgium. For international sales Ballroom charge a small shipping fee.

Ballroom Project is founded by Base Alpha Gallery & DMW Gallery.

March 13 - March 22, 2020

CAS   

Noordstraat 39

9620, Zottegem BE

STAR TRAC K

Group exhibition 

 

Andreas Palladio Den Serra (BE), Armano Jericevic (FR), Marc Galle (BE), Johan Gelper (BE)

Extended until 22 February

KEILECONTEMPORARY 

curated by Harrald van der Sluys

Zhixin Liao (CN), Johan Gelper (BE)

opening hours:

 

Saturday 15 Feb - 13:00 - 17:00

Thursday 20 Feb - 18:00 - 20:00
Saturday 22 Feb - 13:00 - 17:00

 

har. art gallery / keilecollectief

February 6 - February 9, 2020

KC#4, curated by Harrald van der Sluys

Zhixin Liao (CN), Johan Gelper (BE)

har. art gallery / keilecollectief

During Art Rotterdam Week 2020

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interview: cross-overs in de kunst

by Etienne Boileau

smak collection catalogue

"Shed" (2007) 

"Wind Simulation" (2007) 

"Organisch vierkant" (2007)

"65°"(2007)

"Constructie" (2007)

January 5 - January 26, 2020

constellations with borrowed forms, presentation of small sculptural components and drawings

"Constellations with borrowed forms" shows a selection of new sculptural components from "demountable spatial drawings" (2007-ongoing). Although light, space, environment and focus are necessary conditions to arrive at "demountable spatial drawings", the coherent making and thinking process makes it possible to let coincidence, interaction and context determine the presentation.

D'Apostrof

Pastoriestraat 59

9800 Meigem

 

SONS Collection

Shift, 2007

Marble, polyester, epoxy, leather, cotton and plastic

50 x 12 x 12 cm

​SONS Museum (Shoes or No Shoes) is a museum dedicated to contemporary art connected to shoes as the subject. 

Shoes Or No Shoes
Vandevoordeweg 2
9770 Kruishoutem
Belgium

June 8 - October 27, 2019

Art au jardin

group exhibition curated by  Aude de Bourbon Parme 

Lois Weinberger, Norman Dilworth, Amandine Arcelli, Maxime Christiaensens, Anne-Laure Cros

 Stephane FedorowskyJohan GelperOlivier LassonMehryl LevisseEve Pietruschi

Bertrand PlanesSishun Wang , Philippe Thill, Dimitri VazemskyArtie Vierkant

 

Chateau D'Esquelbecq

Place Alphonse Bergerot 10
59470 Esquelbecq 

France

V/MSP Gallery: http://vmsp.gallery

L'Art au Jardin du 8 juin au 27 octobre c'est :
>> 19 installations, sculptures et photographies de 16 artistes européens et chinois nés des années 30 aux années 80 
>> Dans le domaine du Chateau d'Esquelbecq
>> Un thème : la relation de l'artiste à son environnement 
>> Une inauguration les 8, 9 et 10 juin pendant l'exposition Une Partie de campagne organisée par 13 galeries dans le château

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JANS KUNSTENAAR VAN DE WEEK

 

Iedere week een kunstenaar. Een levende kunstenaar, en dus per definitie hedendaagse kunst

September 14 – September 22, 2019

Confrontaties III

Curated by Frans Vercoutere

Dirk Demeyere, Paul Perneel, Guy Du Cheyne, Isidoor Goddeeris, Matthieu Lobelle, Henk Delabie, Greet Desal, 

Edith Ronse, Joke Raes, Yves Malfliet, Johan Parmentier, Reinhilde Van Grieken, Frans Vercoutere, Simon Masschelein, 

Marc De Brée, Johan Gelper, Philippe Gouwy

Ambassador & Zonta Club Tielt

Pittemstraat 100

8760 Meulebeke

June 30, 2019

 

 

PRINT ART FAIR

14U - 20U

FRANS MASEREEL CENTRE
Masereeldijk 5
2460 Kasterlee
Belgium

Kunstenaars tonen en verkopen hun publikaties, edities en multiples tijdens de vijfde editie van Frans Masereel Centrums Print Art Fair.

Gerard Herman, Tom Liekens, Katleen Vinck, Yannick Ganseman, Katrin Kamrau, Hans Demeulenaere, Stien Bekaert, Jan Kempenaers, Karen Vermeren, Erki De Vries, Ignace Cami en Ward Zwart, Anna de Jong en Anna Huijnen (Polly's Picture Show), Johan Gelper, Pieter Huybrechts, Henri Jacobs, Jelle Martens, Bruno Vandenberghe, Lucie Renneboog, Malgorzata Alchowska, Alivier Leu, Kevin Reynaert en Ingrid Godon.

May 16 - May 19, 2019

Ballroom project Antwerpen

Twelve Twelve Gallery

curator Yirka De Brucker


Pekfabrik

Kattenberg 93

2140 Borgerhout, BE

A waltz with art. A dynamic new concept showcasing selected pieces from renowned galleries during Antwerp Art Weekend in the hall of the iconic Pekfabrik.

​Ballroom project Antwerpen

Twelve Twelve Gallery

curator Yirka De Brucker

May 10 - May 12, 2019

Loss, kunstenfestival SABK Zottegem

Bruno Vandenberghe, Robbert&Frank Frank&Robbert, Quinten Ingelaere, Sabine Oosterlynck, Jolien Collen, Stien Bekaert, 

Peter Waterschoot, Johan Gelper, Freddy K, Renée Pevernagie, Tiemke Gauderis, Hendrik Vermeulen, Lysandre Begijn, 

Peter Lagast, Louise Delanghe, Corry Vandermassen, Robin Vermeersch, Ruben Vandeghinste, Ines Claus

SABK, site Sanitary

 

Trapstraat 45

9620 Zottegem

Loss is een kunstenfestival dat staat voor loslaten en zich los maken van bewandelde paden en traditie. Kunstenaars, acteurs, muzikanten en dansers voelen zich bevrijd en kijken met nieuwe ogen naar de wereld van vandaag en morgen. Loss is ook een vruchtbare grond waaruit iets nieuws kan groeien, zich een weg kan banen en verder kan vertakken.

January 26 - March 3, 2019

Tekening (disegno)
(De tekening als autonoom werk)


Berlinde De Bruyckere, Bart Stolle, Sofie Muller, Arpaïs Du Bois, Gideon Kiefer, Ronny Delrue, Joris Perdieus, Ante Timmermans,

Sabine Liedtke, Femke Gerestein, Karen Vermeren, Denitsa Todorova, Johan Gelper, Benny Luyckx, Bart Lodewijks, Stefan Serneels, Fia Cielen, Kasper Andreasen, Lise Sore, Serge Onnen, Milian Vukicevic, Gitte Lebrun, Hand De Wit, Koen Muller, Gerard Herman 

 

Vierkante zaal en Annex, d'Academie Sint-Niklaas, Paul Snoekstraat 3, Sint-Niklaas
 

Opening: Saturday January 26, 4 pm

Januari 19-20 & Januari 26-27, 2019

Loods 12

 

The Fast Show

group exhibition

Loods12

Koophandelstraat 12 

9230 Wetteren BE

Leyla Aydoslu, Willem Boel, Eric Deprez, Johan Gelper, Rik Moens, Tim Onderbeke

Merlyn Paridaen, Benoît Vandenbroucke, P.B. Van Rossem, Tamara Van San

November 17 - December 15, 2018

CONSTRUCTOR

group exhibition curated by Luc Hoekx and Arjan Janssen

 

opening November 17,  15:00
open friday - saturday, 11:00 - 17:00
 

Kirstin Arndt (D), Olle Baertling (S), Bob Bonies (NL), Erwin Cattoor (B), Willem Cole (B), Mario De Brabandere (B), 

Johan Gelper (B), Gracia Khouw (NL), Jai Llewellyn (GB), Riki Mijling (NL), Karim Noureldin (CH), Lon Pennock (NL), 

Vincent de Roder (B), Shawn Stipling (GB), Takashi Suzuki (JP), Piet Tuytel (NL), Rainer Splitt (D)

Galerie-NZ, Arendonk (B)

 

in collaboration with "Abstracte” Dordrecht (NL)

LXRY List 2019

https://lxry.nl/product/lxry-list-2019/

ZORO FEIGL, JOHAN GELPER, LAURIANNE BIXHAIN, OLE NIELING, WILLEM BOEL, 

JOSUA WECHSLER, NYNKE KOSTER, MARCIN DUDEK, SVEN FRITZ, FLURIN BISIG

Van een longlist met zestien kunstenaars tussen de 20 en 40 jaar,

werkzaam in de Benelux, heeft een internationaal panel kunstkenners

onder leiding van Etienne Boileau er tien uitgekozen. Daarbij werd

gekeken naar de mate van originaliteit van het werk, opleiding,

voorbije exposities, artist-in-residencies, buitenlandervaring en

toegekende prijzen of stipendia.

October 27 - Januari 6, 2018

op de grond, tussenin of aan de hemel

group exhibition curated by Els Wuyts

Leo Copers, Marc Cordenier, Joachim Coucke, Saar De Buysere, Esther de Graaf, Honoré δ’O, Johan Gelper, Sanam Khatibi, Martine Laquiere, Greet Van Autgaerden, Sarah Van Marcke, Jan Van Oost, Santiago Reyes Villaveces en Tim Volckaert.

Kunstencentrum Ten Bogaerde

Ten Bogaerdelaan 10

8670 Koksijde BE

opening: October 27, 11:00 am

‘Tussen hemel en aarde is een metafoor voor wat ons enerzijds met de voeten op de grond houdt, een zekere realiteitszin, een focus op het werkelijke. En aan de andere kant voor wat ons doet dromen, streven en verlangen.’  Curator Els Wuyts verzamelt in het Kunstencentrum veertien hedendaagse kunstenaars die deze metafoor beeldend verwerken.

October 21 - December 9, 2018

ONE​ 

V/MSP Gallery

October 21: Gent Matinees: www.gentkunst.be

Finissage: December 9

Open only after the announcement of viewing moments and by apointment

ONE, Brugsevaart 60, 9030 Mariakerke (Ghent BE)

October 13 - November 2, 2018

'LE SUD' (50° 38' 28'' N, 4° 40' 5'' E)

group exhibition curated by Gert Scheerlinck


Twelve twelve gallery, The Hague, NL

Gert Scheerlinck, Johan De Wit, Rein Dufait, Nicolàs Lamas, Katleen Vinck, Johan Gelper


 

The exhibition LE SUD is composed with Belgian artists or at least artists who are based in Belgium with their artistic practice. Belgium is obviously a connecting factor, but there is more to it. Despite a certain unity in the works, they distinguish themselves from each other in engagement towards materiality and subject matter. The artists often work with raw or manufactured materials that are used or reused. There is nothing fast about their processes and nothing is necessarily certain. It can succeed or fail, until the momentum where the artwork becomes itself, autonomously. Interpreters have often adapted this kind of 'practice' to that of poets and there is a certain truth in that. The carefully chosen words, building lines and verses; there is no excess but rather a meager economy.

October 6 - October 14, 2018

Harry & Friends

group exhibition curated by Harlinde De Mol

Veerle Beckers, Celine Buttaye, Katelijne de Corte , Ronny Delrue, Harlinde De Mol, Leda Devoldere, 
Johan Gelper, Olivier Goethals, Hilde Overbergh, Lina Maria Peeters, Chantal Pollier, Bruno Vandenberghe,
Nina Vandeweghe, Kristof Van Heeschvelde, Kevin Vanwonterghem, Karen Vermeren, Peter Waterschoot

Stoom

Dijkstraat 45 

9700 Oudenaarde

 

opening October 6, 19:00

September 23 - October 28, 2018

Art pop pop art

Kunstenfestival, Kunstnetwerk Haspengouw

Koen Broucke (B) - Frank Delbeke (B) – Lieve Devriendt (B) - Johan Gelper (B) - Brian Griffin (GB) – Peter Hautekiet (B) - Tom Herck (B) – Jos Herck (B) - Maartje Elants (NL) – Treez Le Roy (B) - Peter Jacquemijn (B) - Jan Pillaert (B) - Gerda Steegmans (B) – Nick Timmermans (B) - Herman Van den Boom (NL) - Niels Vaes (B) – Joos Vandueren B) - Etienne Van Berlo (NL) - Britt Truyts Sopraan (B) – Lien Vanoppen (B) PXL Beeld - studenten Pop en Rockacademie PXL ' David Van Den Bosch, Sem Thewissen, Jess Jacob, Pieter Vochten, Tom Adriaenssens & Jan Viggria

opening September 23, 13:00 at  ‘DE FABRIK’, Stationsstraat 54 in 3840 Borgloon, more info and tickets: www.kunstnetwerkhaspengouw.be

de Bottelarij

Ulbeekstraat 21
3832 Ulbeek (Wellen) 

July 8 - August 26, 2018

RAW

 

Group exhibition curated by Lieven Cateau

Leuvensesteenweg 83

3191 Hever / Boortmeerbeek

Mechelen (nabij zoo Plankendael)

Opening Sunday July 8, 2018

14:00

July 8 - August 26, Sundays​ 13:00 - 19:00

May 25 - May 27, 2018

2 years DMW ARTSPACE

A celebration of 2 years of DMW Art Space during Antwerp Art Weekend in the private section of DMW, from 25 through 27 May 2018.

Denitsa Todorova, Caroline Van Den Eynden, Dries Segers, Bram De Jonghe, Federico Acal, Liesbeth Doms, Tom Poelmans, Timo van Grinsven, Juan Pablo Plazas, Warre Mulder, Saori Kuno, Ada Van Hoorebeke, Kris Van Dessel, Tom Van Malderen, Johan Gelper

March 30 - May 19, 2018

V/MSP Gallery

Solo exhibition

 

Tulpstraat 35 Rue de la Tulipe. 1050 Brussels. 
Tel:+32 494 08 98 72

info@vmsp.gallery

 

Open Thursday 2pm - 7pm

Friday and Saturday 1pm - 6pm (and by appointment)

opening March 29'th, 17:00 - 21:00

Tulpenstraat 35 Rue de la Tulipe

Brussels (Elsene), BE

V/MSP GALLERY is delighted to continue its collaboration with Johan Gelper and to present some of his latest work in the exhibition “Motion without Movement”. The show contains sculptures, as well as drawings.

 

Although on first glance Gelpers’ drawings could be considered as studies to his sculptures, they have to be looked at as independent works. Nonetheless, there are strong correlations between those two bodies of his work, as one finds the same references to dadaism, constructivism and kinetic art in the visual and formal language of the drawings, that are also found in his sculptures.  In both Gelper addresses the interaction of figurative and abstract elements, but through his sculptures Gelper also has the possibility to examine the relation between object and space. It is not by coincidence that form, lines and surface, the three major themes of abstract painting, play a major role in his work- in principle, Gelper sees his sculptures as spatial drawings, adaptable to the conditions of the space.

 

The sculptures are mostly composed of banal materials, found somewhere where they were left unnoticed or thrown away. By including botanical elements such as branches or roots, he also contemplates on the relationship between nature and culture.

 

While chance plays an important role in the choice of materials, the process of assembly is the exact opposite. The composition is handled meticulously, found parts are cleaned, processed, brought into the correct form, painted or consciously left in the state they are found in, to create a harmonious ensemble, both in form and color. Often this results in seemingly weightless sculptures, symbolizing the contrast between decay and optimization. Fragile, with subtle lines and biomorphic forms meandering with natural movement to examine the behaviour of an object in space, held together by thin wires or cords. Bows and folds of the more stable materials enhance the feel of a kinetic object. However, in this case, the spectator is the moving object while the sculpture rests fixed in space.

 

Olaf Pradhan, March 2018

April 28 - May 10, 2018

C U R I O S I T Y XLV

 

Johan Gelper

 

constellation with borrowed forms 

 

28/04-10/05 2018

 

C U R I O S I T Y

a window with a vision Art on display 7/7, 24/24

Heershagestraat 14 9000 Gent  

 

opening 27/04, 18u

March / April 2018

cwart

April 1 - April 29

opening March 31

Groupexhibition

Kristof Van Gestel, Elleke Frijters, Adriaan Verwee, Johan Gelper

Kalfstraat 42

8300 Knokke-Heist

‘Abstract Connections’ stelt vier Belgische kunstenaars centraal. Zij zijn ieder op hun eigenzinnige manier bezig met de interpretatie van een realiteit, die soms politiek en historisch is. Vanuit hun visie vormen en vervormen zij deze interpretaties tot hun kunstig beeld. 

 

De titel ‘Abstract Connections’ illustreert het samenspel van deze vier artiesten. De manier waarop zij de realiteit kunstig vervormen is abstract; de connecties ontstaan in de interactie tussen de werken en tussen kunst en beschouwing.

Februari 22 - March 23, 2018

Group exhibition Onvoorziene Omstandigheden 

Kristof Van Gestel, Gerd Ververs, Lauren Grusenmeyer, Frank&Robbert, 

Halveig Agustsdottir, Vaast Colson, Catharina Van Eetvelde, Johan Gelper,

 

opening: Februari 22, 2018 / 19:30

finissage: March 21 / 19:30

Stedelijke Kunstacademie Tielt

Lakenmarkt 3 - 8700 Tielt

Zoeken wij naar oplossingen voor onze problemen, dan willen wij niet de dingen vinden die we kennen, maar wel de dingen die we niet kennen. Wij willen graag blootleggen, ontdekken en onderzoeken. Wellicht vinden wij bestaande oplossingen niet langer voldoende en willen wij nog dieper graven en nog verder gaan dan wij tot nu toe gingen. Wij houden graag alles mogelijk en alles open. Of doen wij het toch maar, in een verwachting van meer, van anders en van beter? En is het dan toch ontevredenheid en gewoon maar de kick van ‘nieuw’ en van ‘begin’. Is het dus gewoon maar de illusie van de vondst die ons drijft? Wij willen het eigenlijk de kunstenaar horen zeggen…

Voor deze groepstentoonstelling gingen curator Tuur Delodder en Johan Laethem op zoek naar beeldend kunstenaars van wie het maakproces niet bestaat uit een louter uitvoerende handeling die gedicteerd wordt door een denkproces en een concept, maar die tijdens de (materiële) creatie beïnvloeding, toeval, interactie, de context waarin het werk gemaakt wordt, mee het resultaat laten bepalen. De expositie toont werk van onder meer Kristof Van Gestel, Johan Gelper, Gerd Ververs, Lauren Grusenmeyer, Frank&Robbert, Halveig Agustsdottir, Vaast Colson en Catharina Van Eetvelde.

De tentoonstelling opent op donderdag 22 februari 2018 om 19u30 in de wandelgangen van de academie. Van harte welkom!

Februari 8 - Februari 11, 2018

BAD Belgium Art and Design, curated by Daan Rau

Solo booth with V/MSP Gallery

ICC – International Convent Centre
Van Rysselberghedreef 1 Citadelpark,

Ghent BE

Februari 8 - Februari 11, 2018

CROSS-OVERPLATFORM / WHERE ART MEETS DESIGN

Groupshow curated by Daan Rau and Siegrid Demyttenaere

 

Participating artists: Ben Storms, Henk Delabie, Casimir FurnituremakerGert ScheerlinckJohan GelperJulien CarreteroLeyla AydosluHans Demeulenaere, Filip Dujardin, Bram VanderbekeJoke Raes, Kaspar Hamacher, Gino Rizzi, Johan De Wit, Fatima Molnar, Niek Pladet, Patrick Keulemans, Laura Van Biervliet, Heike Dobbelaere and Clarisse Bruynbroeck

BAD Belgium Art and Design

ICC – International Convent Centre
Van Rysselberghedreef 1 Citadelpark,

Ghent BE

Januari 27, 2018

SECONDroom Gent, PARK 03: Christophe Malfliet, Johan Gelper

 

Peter Benoitlaan 78/80, 9050 Gentbrugge

​18:00 - 21:00

​YUGEN#02_ART GROUP ​EXHIBITION

November 18 - November 23, 2017

YUGEN#02_ART

GROUP EXHIBITION

 

NOVEMBER 18-23  11-16PM

CURATOR JAN HOET JUNIOR

ADELHEID DE WITTE - ADRIAAN VERWEE - CHARLIE DE VOET -

JEROEN FRATEUR - JOHAN DE WIT - JOHAN GELPER -

JORIS VAN DE MOORTEL - KAREL THIENPONT - KLAAS VANHEE

- LEYLA AYDOSLU - MANOR GRUNEWALD - MARIE CLOQUET -

MATTHIEU RONSSE - TIM ONDERBEKE - WERNER LOUIS ROSA 

TINE GUNS        

September 10 - October 15, 2017

Group exhibition with:

 

Aldwin van de Ven

Willo Gonnissen

Maartje Wullschleger

Johan Gelper

 

D'Apostrof,

Pastoriestraat 59

9800 Meigem (Deinze) BE

June 25, 2017

Presentation Botanicals, 2017 edition

for The friends of S.M.A.K., Municipal Museum of Contemporary Art - Ghent

During studio visit of the friends of  S.M.A.K.

 

Elk jaar nodigen de Vrienden van het S.M.A.K. enkele kunstenaars uit om een editie te creëren. Hiertoe worden zowel lokale als internationale kunstenaars aangesproken, waarbij er vaak duidelijke linken zijn met het tentoonstellingsprogramma.

De Vrienden hebben een lange traditie opgebouwd in het uitgeven van edities.

June 25 , 2017

ART FOCUS Gent, Studio visit

The friends of S.M.A.K.

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August 27, 2017 - March 24, 2018

KunstKussen 

 

Rasa

Antwerp, BE 
 

"een ateliergesprek met Johan Gelper"

Video by Svend Thomsen 

 

TVF is a video production company, functioning since 1980, creating and archiving documentation of various aspects of art. These include: Visual art, performance art, theatre, dance, experimental music and sound works, installations, exhibitions, festivals, lectures and seminars on aspects of art. Also interviews with artists, musicians, filmmakers, video artists, etc.

 

Atelier Johan Gelper, Ghent Oktober 2017
Video Production: TVF www.artvideo.tv ©TVF 2017

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May 5 - May 14, 2017

BASTION 10

Group show in Menen, BE

Leyla Aydoslu, Karel Breugelmans, Anton Cotteleer, Henk Delabie, Wouter Feyaerts, Johan Gelper, Nadia Naveau, 

Renato Nicolodi, Joke Raes, Johan Tahon, Roeland Tweelinckx, Stijn Van Dorpe, Nicoline van Stapele, Filip Vervaet

curated by Olivia de Hasque and Henk Delabie

selection by Greet Stappaerts and Philippe Van Cauteren

In a garden with walking paths, surrounded by a fortified wall of the military architect Vauban, you can find well-preserved Dutch Kazemats, a vineyard and a hill that was once used as cold-storage room. During the exhibition curated by Henk Delabie and Olivia de Hasque, works of contemporary artists are installed in this historical location, with an interesting interplay between present and past as a result.

April 20 - April 23, 2017

 

DON’T AGONIZE, ORGANIZE POPPOSITIONS 2017
ING ART CENTER Kunstberg — Koningsplein 6 1000 Brussel 

 
DMW Art Space (Antwerp, BE) 

Borrowed Forms, Johan Gelper (Belgium, 1980)

POPPOSITIONS' 6th edition will take place at the ING Art Center, centrally located at the heart of Brussels museums quarter, from 20 until 23 April 2017.

An annual assembly in Brussels of galleries, artist initiatives and project spaces. Conceived as an experiment with the art fair format, POPPOSITIONS aims to occupy an independent and critical position. 

The sixth edition of POPPOSITIONS, taking place from 20 to 23 April, will gather 21 galleries, project spaces and artist initiatives at the ING Art Center in Brussels. POPPOSITIONS is more than an art fair and aims to occupy an independent and critical position. It encourages new, experimental and innovative approaches to the art market and is both a curated exhibition and an ongoing critical dialogue.

 

The 2017 edition is hosted at Hotel Coudenberg (ING Art Center). e building is located right at the heart of Brussels’ museums quarter on Place Royale, opposite from Royal Fine Art Museum, Magritte Museum and BOZAR, at a walking distance from the Sablon neighbourhood. e aspiration of

 

POPPOSITIONS is not looking to erect additional walls, but rather go beyond the esthetic of the white booth and respond to that which is given, to make an integral presentation in which matters coalesce and diverge. The fair accommodates art’s vitality to trigger responses where none have been called for and confronts what’s been taken for granted.

 

POPPOSITIONS was established in 2011 as a counterpoint to mainstream art fairs, and has grown as the leading alternative market for contemporary art. In the past years, POPPOSITIONS has been dealing with questions of artistic agency, self-organisation, cynicism and criticality in order to shape its pro le within the cultural and economic landscape.

 

POPPOSITIONS strongly believes in a collaborative approach, by being quick on its feet and working together with those initiatives, artists, curators and collectors that jointly pursue to rise to the occasion and grapple with the complexity of our current social and political climate. It attracts wide support from the art sector and serves as an inspirational format for new alternative art fairs throughout Europe. 

This year’s jury consisted of artist Kasper Bosmans, artist and curator Jo-ey Tang and curator Elise Lammer with the support of Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk ( The Office for Curating, NL), who has been appointed as artistic director. With the leitmotiv of Don’t Agonize, Organize as a leading principle, the jury has sought for proposals that steer and reinvent the political imagination by proposing diverse forms of political opposition that are rich in alternatives, concrete in propositions, and delivered through everyday projects.

Botanical edition for 'Borrowed forms'

An edition of hybrid assemblages halfway between botanical forms and craft tools.

DMW artspace, Antwerp BE

 

DMW Art Space is a new project space in Antwerp. It focuses on the role of the artistic dialogue in the exhibition process. In line with this focus, the project space organises monthly duo exhibitions. These events show the works of an artist invited by DMW alongside the works of another artist that has been selected by the invited artist. The process behind the duo exhibitions is closely documented on the website of the project space.

BORROWED FORMS

DMW artspace, Antwerp

Koolstraat 15
B-2140 Antwerp – Borgerhout

An exhibition in which Johan Gelper enters into a dialogue with Wannes Lecompte. The expo will run from Friday 14th November until the finissage on Sunday 13th October. The collaboration will be documented and collected in an edition limited to 10 copies. It will be presented and sold at the finissage from 14:00 till 18:00.

DMW Art Space is a new project space in Antwerp. It focuses on the role of the artistic dialogue in the exhibition process. In line with this focus, the project space organises monthly duo exhibitions. These events show the works of an artist invited by DMW alongside the works of another artist that has been selected by the invited artist. The process behind the duo exhibitions is closely documented on the website of the project space.

July / August, 2016

Article by Daan Rau in OKV Openbaar Kunstbezit Vlaanderen

OKV2016.3 45ste jaargang

July 3, 2016

Symposium & Veiling Van Gogh artist-in-residence / Landkunst op de Buissche Heide

14:00 Vincent Van Goghhuis Zundert

Markt 26 / 27
4881 CN Zundert
+31 (0)76 597 85 90

The Vincent van GoghHuis is a vibrant art centre situated in the birthplace of one of the most famous artists from history. It is not a museum in the classical sense of the word, but it provides for active experiences, for art lovers as well as for tourists. A stimulating presentation on the life and work of Vincent van Gogh is shown to the public. The permanent presentation ‘Vincent van Gogh – The roots of a master’ stands alone, but is also a prelude to the temporary exhibtions. The focus of those exhibitions is put on those artists from the 20th and 21st century who have been and still are inspired by Vincent van Gogh.

June 24 - July 3, 2016

V E R W A N D, groupexhibition, D'apostrof

opening 24/06, 19:00

Pastoriestraat 59, 9800 Meigem (Deinze)

Hallveig Agustsdottir, Virginie Bailly, Stef De Brabander, Frank Depoorter, Marie-Jeanne De Smet, Jan Dheedene, e.v., Benoît Félix, Paul Gees, Johan Gelper, Luc Hoekx, Kathleen Huys, Ermias Kifleyesus, Geert Koekoeckx, Saori Kuno, Peter Lagast, Wannes Lecompte, Giel Louws, Pierre Martens, Jean-Georges Massart, Linda Molleman, Lore Rabaut, Virginie Schreyen, Pieter Vanden Broecke, Bruno Van Dijck, John Van Oers, P.B.Van Rossem, Veroniek Van Samang

D’ Apostrof is een kunstengalerie met een open visie, in een open, wijds landelijk kader, een trefpunt; een draagvlak voor hedendaagse kunstenaars in de brede zin, waar zowel beeldend kunstenaars als podiumkunstenaars hun werk kunnen ontwikkelen en tonen, en hun persoonlijke zoektocht met elkaar kunnen delen.

May 20 - June 26, 2016

GOGOGOGO, groupexhibition DMW Art Space

 

opening, 20/05, 18:00 / Antwerp Art Weekend

Koolstraat 15, Antwerp

 

Federico Acal, Michiel Ceulers, Maxime Cristiaensen, Johan Gelper, 
Saori Kuno, Warre Mulder, Denitsa Todorova,Timo Van Grinsven

About GOGOGOGO

 

‘GOGOGOGO’ kicks off the programme of the first year of DMW Art Space (2016-2017). The expo presents the works of eight artists that have been selected to head a series of eight duo exhibitions with an artist of their own choosing. The duo exhibitions will be organised from September 2016 onwards. GOGOGOGO hence serves both as curated group exhibition and as a preview for the DMW programme for 2016-2017.

 

About DMW Art Space

 

DMW Art Space is a new project space in Antwerp. It focuses on the role of the artistic dialogue in the exhibition process. In line with this focus, the project space organises monthly duo exhibitions. These events show the works of an artist invited by DMW alongside the works of another artist that has been selected by the invited artist. The process behind the duo exhibitions is closely documented on the website of the project space.

The first duo exhibition at DMW will be organised in September 2016. It is preceded by a group exhibition of the invited artists in May 2016.

20/05 Opening groupexhibition Gogogogo, DMW Artspace

 

About Antwerp Art:


Antwerp harbours a vibrant contemporary art scene, ranging from internationally renowned museums, galleries and art centres to artist-in-residencies, project spaces, young and upcoming initiatives and pop-up exhibitions. Conveniently located in the proximity of Brussels, Paris, London, Rotterdam, Amsterdam and Cologne, Antwerp hosts a continuous flow of artists and art lovers, complementing the already, vibrant local scene. Since 2014, the non-profit organization Antwerp Art connects and promotes the activities by its members - a selection of quality contemporary art galleries, art spaces and museums -, as well as a brisk pool of upcoming art initiatives and pop-up exhibition spaces, located in Antwerp. Antwerp Art is the joint platform for these exhibition spaces, listing relevant exhibitions and openings for both professionals and a wider audience. Next to this, Antwerp Art organizes the annual Antwerp Art Weekend, a manifestation for contemporary art in Antwerp.

May 1, 2016

​SB25, Salon Blanc, Ostend, BE

Salon blanc is een onafhankelijk initiatief van Els Wuyts en Yves Velter waarbij een deel van hun woonhuis tijdelijk veranderd wordt in een kleinschalige tentoonstellingsruimte.

 

De duur ervan wordt beperkt tot één moment waardoor het een feestelijk karakter met een particulier accent krijgt. De bedoeling is dat er meermaals korte toonmomenten worden georganiseerd, zonder te verdwijnen in een bepaalde regelmaat. Het is een hedendaagse verwijzing naar de saloncultuur van weleer waarbij er een gelegenheid wordt gecreëerd om bij te praten, uit te wisselen, te tonen en te kijken.

Een plek met verhalen in een straat, een wijk, een stad met nog véél meer verhalen. Een ruimte die tot zijn essentie werd teruggebracht. Het is het witte huis op de hoek van de Romestraat en de Amsterdamstraat. 

Januari 2016

Drawings, selected by Lief Brijs for VVBB

April 28 - June 4, 2016

Zaal 29

 

Korneel Avijn, Johan Gelper

 

Academie Waregem, Olmstraat 25, 8790 Waregem