Agenda

El Anatsui – Proximately

El Anatsui – Proximately

10.10.2017 - 13.01.2018
Axel Vervoordt Gallery is pleased to present El Anatsui’s exhibition titled, Proximately, consisting of seven new works. Proximately continues the artist’s exploration into the diverse language of his chosen materials. Anatsui uses aluminium bottle caps and the labels of liquor bottles that are stitched together with copper wire to create sculptural installations often mounted to the wall like a three-dimensional draped tapestry. The transformation and reuse of simple, everyday materials draws attention to contemporary ideas about waste, consumption, and recycling, but the artist prefers to imply and suggest meaning rather than enforce it.
Masatoshi Masanobu

Masatoshi Masanobu

15.11.2017 - 10.02.2018
Masatoshi Masanobu

Axel Vervoordt Gallery Hong Kong
Lucia Bru - Rien ne change de forme comme les nuages, si ce n'est les rochers

Lucia Bru - Rien ne change de forme comme les nuages, si ce n'est les rochers

25.11.2017 - 13.01.2018
Nothing is more admirable than an artist’s obstinacy in working out possible variations of ‘things’ which, at first sight, seem utterly mundane. It is a process of parsing these elements, so as to illuminate their tiniest differences; it is a matter of grouping them, or setting them apart; it is a practice of following the objects’ potential right into the folds and creases of a piece of paper, onto the harshness of a stone, or into the transparency of a piece of crystal…. Why should our gazes only be sensitive to the spectacular efforts of some, and less concerned with the outline of a rock, or the shape-shifting of clouds? It is to this kind of attention that we are compelled by Lucia Bru’s work: it sharpens our vision and leads us into a universe of shapes and gestures. Its apparent simplicity is, above all, attained through an exacting process of distilling what is essential.
Saburo Murakami

Saburo Murakami

30.11.2017 - 24.03.2018
Axel Vervoordt Gallery is pleased to present a comprehensive solo exhibition by Saburo Murakami (1925-1996), Japanese painter and pioneer of performance art. The exhibition brings together a large selection of important paintings from the 1950s through the end of the 1960s., featuring works from the artist’s estate alongside generous loans from prominent private collections.
Henro I

Henro I

30.11.2017 - 14.07.2018
Henro I
A first path through the collection of the Axel & May Vervoordt Foundation.
Opening 30 November - 6-9pm
Raimund Girke - Dominanz des Lichts

Raimund Girke - Dominanz des Lichts

20.01.2018 - 24.03.2018
Axel Vervoordt Gallery is pleased to present the solo exhibition of Raimund Girke (1930 - 2002, Germany), Dominanz des Lichts. This show highlights the final decade of Girke’s oeuvre by focussing on key paintings that are characteristic of the artist’s work between 1989 and 2000.
Kimsooja - Gazing Into Sphere

Kimsooja - Gazing Into Sphere

20.01.2018 - 24.03.2018
Gazing into Sphere (2018) is a site-specific installation by the artist Kimsooja. It recontextualizes the architecture of a former gin distillery and invites visitors to a new spatial experience. Spanning the entire ground surface of the Escher Gallery is a mirror that unfolds and expands the interior void, rendering the architectural envelop as the work itself, within which the audience is embraced. This horizontal plane echoes the memory of the site inscribed in bold circular voids once used to hold malting silos, while transcending traces of history into a new corporeal experience.
BRAFA 2018

BRAFA 2018

27.01.2018 - 04.02.2018
Axel Vervoordt is participating at BRAFA, 27.01.2018 - 04.02.2018
Tour & Taxis Brussels
Krönungsmesse W.A.Mozart

Krönungsmesse W.A.Mozart

28.01.2018
Krönungsmesse
W.A.Mozart

Sunday 28th January 2018
10.30am, Sint-Paulus Church, Antwerp