The Netherlands - Enschede - 21 Rozendaal - Changez! A Belgian Show06/01/2010
January 24 - May 9, 2010
Changez! a Belgian Show offers a look at a blossoming generation of Belgian artists. These artists are a welcome addition to the previous generation who are now well established in their careers. A generational shift has taken place.
The young generation is both conceptually and technically talented. Twenty-two artists are taking part in Changez! Humor or playfulness colours the work of many of them, especially those from Antwerp. They observe and look at things sharply and there is renewed interest in abstraction. Art itself, or the medium, is investigated. A number of artists are inspired by the underground; others loosely reinterpret aspects of Belgian culture. The exhibition gives a slight emphasis to painting and drawing.
Changez! starts with work by ten artists. Afterwards, the work of one artist will be exchanged for another each week. This approach is fitting for something as dynamic as an art scene and emphasizes that the choice of artist is subjective. Every week the image of this generation changes. These changes also alter the emphases of the exhibition as different connections will be made between artists and works of art. At the end of the period, the exhibition will be completely different from what it was at the beginning.
Participating artists: Kelly Schacht, Nick Hullegie, Leon Vranken, Joseph Jessen, Kati Heck, Stefan Serneels, Rinus van de Velde, Lieven Segers, Mekhitar Garabedian, Dennis Tyfus, Wim Catrysse, Annick Lizein, Ruth van Haren Noman, Adam Leech, Tina Gillen, Benoit Platéus, Michiel Ceulers, Ruben Kindermans, Lucie Renneboog, Anton Cotteleer, Freek Wambacq en Pall Banine.
Image: Rinus van de Velde, Black is Black, 2009, charcoall on paper