“How the spirit becomes a camel, the camel a lion, and the lion at last a child”, these well-known words from Nietzsche inspired the title of the Shanghai-based Pearl Lam Galleries exhibition ‘Metamorphoses’.
Collaborator of our sister gallery Spazio Nobile, Matthias Kohn, developed a project about home, nature, and hospitality. In essence, the concept is based on the idea of placing furniture, most often used in private interior settings, thus adapted for this type of use, and suggesting comfort, in exterior settings, where the impact of the piece on the respective surroundings is allowed to develop fully.
Celebrating his 80th birthday this autumn, Belgian visual artist Piet Stockmans presents a new publication as well as a new exhibition in the former metal warehouse of the Winterslag coal mine, which coincidentally, is where his studio, Studio Pieter Stockmans, is also located.
Belgian artist Jos Devriendt is renowned for his ceramic mushroom lamps; minimalist and iconic contemporary sculptures that are conceptual and functional. Following in the footsteps of fellow Belgian René Magritte (Ceci n’est pas une pipe) Devriendt’s everyday objects push the boundaries of function with form, colour and light.
What people get up to during a polar vortex might not be that newsworthy but in rare cases, these periods of extreme weather can inspire experimentation and spawn fresh output. For Chicago-based Steven Haulenbeek, one such occasion served as a defining moment in his career.
For over a decade, Belgian designer Lucile Soufflet has been inspired by the individual, a sense of fun, and a rational perspective play. Recently, Spazio Nobile Gallery commissioned her to design a piece of furniture for the gallery: a metal circular bench has now taken place in the back of the garden, in dialogue with the existing furniture, and inaugurating the outdoor collection of the gallery.
Perrotin Hong Kong’s first group exhibition on contemporary portraiture features ten artists working from a range of cultures and practices to explore different manners of representation and self-representation, and the methods from which they are derived.
Xavier Hufkens is delighted to announce that his third gallery space will be inaugurated by artist Sterling Ruby as of June 18th with a new series of assemblages. The origins of these works can be traced back to the WIDW paintings that were first exhibited at the gallery in 2018.
Juhani Lemmett’s vast collection of glass and ceramics illustrates the rich heritage of design and craft in Finland and anyone asked where to catch an all-encompassing glimpse of the country’s contemporary design movement would list Helsinki’s, Gallery Lemmetti, as an essential port of call.
BOZAR Brussels collaborated with Tate Liverpool to create a retrospective exhibition dedicated to American artist Keith Haring. Keith Haring was a unique presence in 1980s New York, playing a key role in his generation’s underground counterculture and creating an immediately recognisable style.