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Opening Beating around the bush Episode #2: Johan Creten, Pierre Huyghe, Ien Lucas, Rebecca Morris, Lara Schnitger in Bonnefanten


Op donderdag 24 april opent tussen 18.00-20.00 uur de tweede episode van tentoonstellings-programma Beating around the bush. In BAB #2 voert abstractie de boventoon. Deze tentoonstelling laat zien hoe kunstenaars zich oriënteren op fundamentele esthetische aspecten van vorm, kleur, materiaal, volume, licht en geluid, en hoe de daaruit voortvloeiende kunstwerken zich kunnen manifesteren als voertuigen van verbeelding, mentale verdieping en zelfs kritiek. U bent van harte welkom om de feestelijke opening bij te wonen! Bonnefantenmuseum Maastricht.

 

Johan Creten 'Octo Table'

Johan Creten Octo Table
more info

 

Gulden Snede Book

Samen met de tentoonstelling Gulden Snede verscheen een full colour publicatie met een inleidende tekst door Oscar van den Boogaard. (48p. - hard cover - € 15) - meer - more

 

Hilde Van Canneyt interviewt Luc Dondeyne

Luc Dondeyne Slipstream

Slipstream, oil on canvas, 140 x 100 cm, 2014

 

Guilielmus 011 | white bench

Stijn Ruys Guilielmus 011 bench

now on view in the gallery, together with a selection of other designs

photoshop table 011: Bert Sacré

 

Johan Creten 'Juwelen'

Johan Creten juwelen

A series of jewels in silver or in vermeil (silver, coated with 18-carat gold by means of galvanoplasty) available as ring, brooch or pendant, in a limited edition of 8,
by subscription only. Price on request. More

 

Interview Johan Creten door Hilde Van Canneyt is te lezen op haar blog: klik hier.

 

News


Galerie Transit @ Art Brussels 2014, 25 -27 april, booth 3D-07, 12 am - 8 pm

 

Sergey Bratkov Love Me 1997  74x64cmSergey Bratkov, Love Me, 1997, 74 x 65 cm, lambda photo ed 3/5

Spin Doctor, curated by Johan Creten

This year, visual artist Johan Creten will curate the booth of Transit gallery at Art Brussels 2014. With the Spin Doctor project, he brings to the fore a selection of the gallery’s “own” artists, both from Belgium and abroad. Transit has, since its inception twenty-five years ago, been acting in a pioneering role, spearheading the introduction of artists such as, among others, Thomas Huber, Virginie Bailly, Luc Dondeyne, Michael Sailstorfer and obviously Johan Creten as well. Today, the gallery still sets out to find ground-breaking art in Belgium; a quest that is also taken far beyond the national borders. Johan Creten’s selection in this way perfectly illustrates the international approach of the gallery and shows how Transit has established lasting relationships with artists from places as diverse as Russia (Sergey Bratkov), Palestine (Yazan Khalili), Morocco (Mehdi-Georges Lahlou), Australia (Jenny Watson) and Ukraine (Nikita Kadan). Often, these are artists who create work with a strong political and social dimension; engaged activists whose work evinces a strong focus on minorities and integration. All these aspects form a common thread throughout the Spin Doctor exhibition.

With Virginie Bailly, Sergey Bratkov, Luc Dondeyne, Thomas Huber, Yazan Khalili, Mehdi-Georges Lahlou, Michael Sailstorfer, Jenny Watson.
Design furniture: Stijn Guilielmus Ruys

Nikita Kadan Sungrid
Nikita Kadan, Sun Grid, 2013, slideshow, fragment

Engineering Hope, solo show Nikita Kadan

The exhibition combines two works.

The first work “Barricade” (2013-2014) – is a series of watercolors with variations on a motive of barricade constructions. Barricades became the key image of protests in Kiev and are already the common part of the city centre, they represent the very idea of the ideological eclecticism of the Ukrainian uprising of 2013-2014.
This eclecticism is actualized by the figure of a mighty enemy which keeps incompatible elements together. Euro-enthusiasm, civic and ethnic nationalisms, religious conservatism and the idea of progress through overcoming post-soviet inertia, vertical control and ‘organic democracy’ can co-exist while external danger is on the horizon. The New Ukrainian hope is constructed from found materials in extreme circumstances, having spontaneous ‘anarchitectural’ character, but also a big mobility of elements and potential of transformation.

In the second series “Private suns” (2013) appears the standard Soviet ‘sun grid’ as the main hero. This grid is still actively present in post-socialist city environment. The form of this grid represents both oppression as dream, poor everyday life as utopian horizon. The big narrative with its figure of ‘common’ hope is replaced by multiplicity of personal and collective intentions, forming new and new unstable and fluid alliances.

 

Next exhibition in the gallery: Arne Bastien Haifisch | 11.05 - 15.06.2014

Arne Bastien Haifisch
Arne Bastien,
P-40, 2013, 190 x 190 cm

Schilderkunstig oeuvre ontstaat vaak vanuit een zekere vorm van contaminatie.

Een eerste voorbeeld is een vorm van ‘intellectuele contaminatie’, gaande van alles dat het subject beïnvloedt om tot een bepaalde vorm te komen, daar inhoud aan te geven, en die vorm te behouden.

Een tweede vorm van ‘fysieke contaminatie’, vertrekkende vanuit het handelen met verf, heeft te maken heeft met de fysieke eigenschappen van het medium.

Het is belangrijk dat deze twee vormen onlosmakelijk met elkaar verweven zijn.  De tekens die zich binnen de interne logica van één werk manifesteren worden in de samenkomst van verschillende werken aangevuld en dragen bij aan het ontstaan van een nieuw geheel.

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Johan Creten Middelheim

 

Opening hours | openingsuren

During exhibitions: Friday, Saturday & Sunday 2 - 6 pm | or by appointment

Tijdens tentoonstellingen: vrijdag, zaterdag en zondag 14 - 18 u | of na afspraak

 

Transit art gallery

ENG
Transit was founded in 1988 in Leuven, Belgium by Dirk Vanhecke and Bert de Leenheer. The gallery moved to Mechelen in 1998.
Transit exhibits and promotes contemporary art.
The gallery is housed in an art déco building (1934) where art works are shown in an informal context.
Transit believes that every way of expression that an artist chooses can be a valid way, therefore different ways of expression (painting, photography, performance, sculpture, installation, video, audio, concept, ...) can find their place in the gallery and in the office that also serves as permanent exhibition space.

NL
Transit werd opgericht in Leuven in 1988 door Dirk Vanhecke en Bert de Leenheer .De galerie verhuisde naar Mechelen in 1998.
Transit toont en promoot internationale aktuele kunst.  
Het huis waar de galerie gevestigd is in een art deco gebouw uit 1934.  
In een aparte achteraan gelegen galerie worden tweemaandelijks nieuwe tentoonstellingen georganiseerd.  
In het huis zelf kan men permanent werk ontdekken van de kunstenaars van de galerie en uit voorbije tentoonstellingen.

 

 

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Transit invites you to visit the site of BAM, the Flemish institute for visual, audiovisual and media art.

 

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