Current exhibitions

May 25 – August 25

The Realm
Observatorium @ Meatpack, Samberstraat 40, Antwerp (B)
Karolien Chromiak, Alexandra Crouwers, Aurore Dal Mas, Hadassah Emmerich, Kai Franz, Pieterjan Ginckels, Branca Lina Urta, Marleen Sleeuwits

 

Recent exhibitions

 

April 28 – June 3 2018

De Impact van het hoogst Onwaarschijnlijke Deel I: Onwaarschijnlijke architectuur, Black Swan Gallery, Brugge (B), group show curated by Els Wuyts, with Alexandra Crouwers, Nick Ervinck, Hans Vandekerckhove, Peter Van Driessche, Karen Vermeren

 

May 25 – May 27 2018

C2H6O, Pulsar, Antwerp (B), group show with Benny Van den Meulengracht-Vrancx, Tom Volkaert, Fia Cielen, Yannick Ganseman, Jonathan Karsilo, Vincent Vandaele, David Wauters, Alexandra Crouwers, Olga Fedorova and Timothy Segers in an installation by Arocha-Schraenen

 

April 27 – May 13 2018

Final Proposal, Pulsar, Antwerp (B), group show with

 

January – February 2018

Installation at the Ministry of Finance, The Hague (NL)

 

December 14, 2017 – February 2018

10 Years of Base-Alpha Gallery, Antwerp (B), group show with Filip Vervaet, Joachim Coucke, Nicolas Pelzer, Alexandra Crouwers

 


 

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∞ Five Car Stud/Cremaster citation
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The impressive and disturbing Edward Kienholz installation ‘Five Car Stud‘ (1972) is a life-sized diorama of the castration of a black man. This nocturnal scene is set in a circle of five cars, with their headlights lighting the … Lees Meer

∞ Bling: why humans like shiny things.
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Not only humans like shiny things, but some animals take a liking to hyper-reflective objects too, which is why my mother used to compare me to a magpie. As a child, I collected the transparent and metallic wrappers … Lees Meer

∞ White Walls: a destruction.
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Spacious, clean, white rooms have, throughout the last century, become the standard in both living and gallery spaces. Of course in its conception Modernism was a radical departure of the dark, upholstered, and often dizzying textured spaces of … Lees Meer

∞ Noise as a soundtrack: loud machines and loud music.
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Me, and my younger sister and brother grew up on the countryside, surrounded by grasslands, corn, and a small forest. Our grandparents were farmers, as were some of our relatives. Our father used to sell digging machines and … Lees Meer

10 Years Base-Alpha Gallery ~ installation view
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  Group exhibition, 10 Years of Base-Alpha Gallery, Antwerp. December 2017 – February 2018. With Joachim Coucke, Filip Vervaet, Nicolas Pelzer, Alexandra Crouwers Photos by We Document Art.  

Fun Facts. ~ column
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Verschenen in H ART Magazine #176, december 2017 Leestijd: 2 minuten en 10 seconden. Woorden functioneren in kunstteksten al te vaak als ondoordringbare rookmachines. Het kan natuurlijk ook anders: er zijn prachtige teksten te vinden waarin het werk … Lees Meer

Karawan ~ leporello
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  Karawan is a modern day interpretation of the Egyptian Book of the Dead. Instead of crossing the Styx with a boat, a four wheel drive is proposed as the ideal vehicle to reach the afterlife. In the … Lees Meer

Furore #23 – Eindelijk alles over ‘de meeuw’ van W.F. Hermans ~ boekbespreking
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Sinds 1975 geeft mediamagnaat Piet Schreuders, ook bekend van de wereldvermaarde Poezenkrant, op onregelmatige basis het kwaliteitsblad Furore uit. Furore #23 belooft “eindelijk alles over ‘de meeuw’ van W.F. Hermans” te onthullen. Het gaat over het iconische omslag … Lees Meer

Manette Salomon – Edmond en Jules de Goncourt ~ boekbespreking
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De professionele roddelbroers Edmond en Jules de Goncourt hebben zichzelf onsterfelijk gemaakt door hun dagboeken, waarin zij de 19e-eeuwse Parijse jet set op buitengewoon geestige wijze mangelden. Daarnaast werkten zij als schrijversduo aan een romanoeuvre, waarin artistieke kringen … Lees Meer

Richter’s semantische kwestie. ~ column
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In deze reeks ontrafelt Alexandra Crouwers het kunstjargon. Verschenen in H ART Magazine #175, november 2017 Voor de omslag van het doorwrochte naslagwerk ‘Gerhard Richter. Editions 1965 – 2013’ wordt een klein werk van 12 x 12 centimeter … Lees Meer

∞ Video poetry: blur is your best friend. A tutorial.
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The moving image has many different genres and sub-genres. Film and television are the most prominent houses, overgrown with commercial video advertising. Then there are documentaries, art house shorts, experimental animation, gifs, music videos, video art, and what … Lees Meer

Bollen en sterren. ~ column
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Alexandra Crouwers legt het kunstjargon onder de loep. Verschenen in H ART Magazine #174, oktober 2017 De nog nahijgende topsporter wordt door de interviewer gevraagd of hij het recordresultaat van de wedstrijd had verwacht. ‘Je probeert het toch … Lees Meer

Met titel. ~ column
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In deze reeks legt Alexandra Crouwers de relatie tussen tekst en beeldende kunst onder de loep. Verschenen in H ART Magazine #173, september 2017 In 1871 werd het schilderij ‘Arrangement in grey and black No. 1’ niet goed … Lees Meer

Kunstbot. ~ column
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Alexandra Crouwers bespreekt het kunstjargon, internationaal beter bekend als ‘art speak’. Verschenen in H ART Magazine #172, augustus 2017 Computers en robots nemen steeds meer taken van ons over. Dat beperkt zich niet tot zelfrijdende auto’s, maar programmeurs … Lees Meer

Opening Sat, Sept 16: ‘Lost_Horizon.backup’
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Lost_Horizon.backup   Solo show at LhGWR Gallery, The Hague. Opening Saturday afternoon, September 16 2017.   New works on paper, video/animation, and other, based on my ever growing digital collection of archaeolical, geological, cosmic, and architectural 3D objects, … Lees Meer

In dialoog met open deuren. ~ column
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Verschenen in H ART Magazine #171, juni 2017 In deze reeks kijkt Alexandra Crouwers kritisch naar het kunstjargon. Eén van de meest gebruikte gemeenplaatsen in de beeldende kunsttaal is ‘het werk treedt in dialoog met een ander werk/de … Lees Meer

Meubilaire slapstick. ~ column
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Verschenen in H ART Magazine #170, mei 2017 Alexandra Crouwers legt het kunstjargon onder de loep. Naast krantenartikelen, romans, gebruiksaanwijzingen, nummerplaten, stripboeken en reclamefolders lees ik ook H ART, De Witte Raaf, zaalteksten en allerhande overige uitgaves die … Lees Meer

Naar niets kijken roept vragen op. ~ column
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Over beeldende kunst wordt heel wat afgeschreven, maar soms lijk de tekst wel erg weinig toe te voegen aan het werk. In deze reeks ontrafelt Alexandra Crouwers kunstjargon, want wat staat er nu eigenlijk? Verschenen in H ART … Lees Meer

Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer – Willem Frederik Hermans als filosoof ~ boekbespreking
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Al tijdens zijn leven werden Hermans’ tekortkomingen beschreven in een stroom publicaties. Tekortkomingen die zich op allerlei vlakken zouden hebben bevonden, behalve – en daar is iedereen het over eens – binnen zijn schrijverschap. Hermans was een slechte … Lees Meer

Work in progress: The Collector
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The Collector is a multiscreen video installation, combined with a series of prints. The work is linked to works of literature such as ‘Locus Solus‘ by Raymond Roussel (1914), and ‘Life a user’s manual‘ by George Perec (1978). … Lees Meer

Pulsar. Just the tip.
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With Fia Cielen, Alexandra Crouwers, Lydia Debeer, Manu Engelen 07.10 – 30.10 Opening: 07.10, 19:00

De Markten, Brussels. 30 jaar De Ziener.
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Exhibition overviews of the installation ‘The White Hide IV‘ at the group show celebrating 30 years of gallery De Ziener at De Markten, Brussels. 04.09.2016 – 09.10.2016. With Sjoerd Buisman, Julien Coulommier, Alexandra Crouwers, Werner Cuvelier, Mario De … Lees Meer

Coming up: 30 Jaar de Ziener, Brussels & Pulsar
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De Ziener, Asse I’m very proud to be part of the 30 years celebration exhibition of De Ziener gallery, opening Sunday, September 4, and running until October 9. This exhibition will take place at cultural centre De Markten, … Lees Meer

Pulsar. Setup.
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17.06.2016 – 19.06.2016 Opening: 17.06 at 19:00 With Manu Engelen, Fia Cielen, Alexandra Crouwers, David Wauters, Timothy Segers, Vincent Vandaele, Lydia Debeer. See also pulsar.website.                

Een groep. De Ziener.
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15.05.2016 – 26.06.2016 Opening 15.05.16, 15:00   Group show with Fia Cielen, Elke Van Kerckvoorde, Raphaël Buedts, Vincent de Roder, Adriaan Verwée, Alexandra Crouwers.  

Studio Omstand. The White Hide. (Solo)
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06.02.2016 – 28.02.2016 Opening Pulse 4, 06.02.16, 16:00     Untitled [KAP], slide-installation, Kodak projector, slide-mask, slide from digital file, 1/1, 2016 Rosetta, videoloop, 3D-animation composit projected on the ceiling, b/w, no sound, 1/3, 2015 Flatbed inkjetprints on … Lees Meer

Studio Omstand | Prints in progress | Stichting VHDG
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On January 22nd the main film of the 3-channel installation ‘Inertia’ screened at HEDEN: Heelal, an initiative by VHDG in Leeuwarden (NL). In the dramatically lit setting of an old church/theatre, prof. dr. Rien van de Weijgaert (cosmologic … Lees Meer

Upcoming: January / February 2016
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22 Jan, VHDG, Leeuwarden, NL: a screening of ‘Inertia’ at an evening on science fiction. I’ll also give a talk. www.vhdg.nl 6 Feb – 29 Feb, Studio Omstand, Arnhem, NL: at the rather unusual building of artist intitiative … Lees Meer

Horst Arts & Music Festival. Rosetta.
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13.09 – 11.10.2015 Horst – Arts & Music Festival combines electronic music and in-situ visual arts.   For the second year in a row, curator Gijs Van Vaerenbergh (Pieterjan Gijs en Arnout Van Vaerenbergh) invites a selection of … Lees Meer

The Manual. D.ART, Mechelen.
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‘The Manual‘ premiered at D.ART (Dijlefeesten kunstroute) in Mechelen, and I was awarded a new prize: the Nobelsprijs (named after its initiator Frank Nobels). 01.07 – 05.07.2015.               Watch ‘The Manual’ here: … Lees Meer

What’s up?
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As of today, Saturday July 13, a small object I made can be found at Hidden Art/Dold Kunst in Kungsparken and Slottparken in Malmö (Sweden). This was a first experiment in producing something that would – hopefully – … Lees Meer

Inertia @ Amsterdam Art Fair / other announcements
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The 3-channel video installation INERTIA will be shown at the first edition of the Amsterdam Art Fair (Stadionplein, Amsterdam), from 27 – 31 May at the booth of gallery LhGWR. Next to this work, some new video-loops are … Lees Meer

Tekst over ‘Inertia’ op Mister Motley e.a.
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Eline Van Der Haak schreef op Mister Motley een tamelijk persoonlijke interpretatie van Inertia, gekleurd door het nieuws van de zelfmoord-crash in de Franse Alpen. De tekst gaat vooral over haar associaties bij ‘Inertia’ in de context van … Lees Meer

Bespreking ‘Inertia’ in het NRC
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Klik op de afbeelding om deze te vergroten. Tekst: Sandra SmetsNRC, donderdag 18 maart 2015, Cultuurbijlage Hieronder: installatie-overzicht galerie LhGWR, Den Haag.

Inertia. LhGWR Gallery. (Solo)
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21.02.2015 – 11.05.2015 Opening 21.02.15, 15:00  

Inertia
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“Extraordinary!” the doctor exclaimed as the ship approached. The level of detail became sufficient to distinguish vague coastlines and a bit of elevation. The crew, exhausted by promises and disappointment, didn’t react at all. The doctor turned around … Lees Meer

Mediawand (Rotterdamse Schouwburg). Inertia.
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  On view during Art Rotterdam + 3 weeks, February 2015.

Inertia @ LhGWR, The Hague
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The 3-channel hommage to dystopian science fiction ‘Inertia’ is moving up North to the LhGWR gallery in The Hague. Opening on Saturday, February 21 at LhGWR, Stationsweg 137, The Hague, NL. Just a short walk from the Holland … Lees Meer

De Cacaofabriek. Inertia.
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28.12.2014 – 08.02.2015   From December 28 until February 8 the three channel video installation ‘Inertia‘ can be seen at the newly renovated arts-initiative De Nederlandsche Cacaofabriek in Helmond (‘Mouth of Hell’), together with one of Ad de … Lees Meer

Inertia: a new video installation
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The new three channel video work INERTIA is both a homage to dystopian science fiction and dioramas – as a way to preserve a scene. The work is in black and white, and accompanied by a fictional story … Lees Meer

The Poisson’s Equation [Inertia], 2014
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Until october 5 the new videoloop ‘The Poisson’s Equation’, which also has a small part in the new installation ‘Inertia’ can be found during the BORG biannual event in Antwerp. It’s projected in the Districtshuis, Moorkensplein 1. More info … Lees Meer

Van Stof tot Asse. De Ziener. Inertia.
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Van Stof tot Asse. Triannual, Asse, B. 28.09.2014 – 02.11.2014

Upcoming: Avantgarde ist keine Strömung | BORG Bienale | Van Stof tot Asse Trienale
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12.09.2014 – 07.09.2014 Avantgarde ist keine Strömung Two animations (Tamara, 2013 & One Short Story, 2005-2012-2014) screening at the ‘What If…’ programme of Avantgarde ist keine Strömung, Luro Kino and Cinématèque Leipzig (Germany). More information can be found … Lees Meer

Upcoming & in progress
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BORG19/09/2014 – 05/10/2014 For the biannual BORG in the Borgerhout area of Antwerp I’m showing one or more animations from the I.M. Dog, Star series (2013). The exact location is for now still unknown. Van Stof tot Asse … Lees Meer

hARt #125 | De kunstenaar als machine – Suse Weber
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‘De Kunstenaar als Machine’, artikel over de solotentoonstelling van Suse Weber in de Base-Alpha galerie, Antwerpen. Klik op de foto om deze te vergroten.

Denkbaar
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Denkbaar is de naam waaronder sinds kort mijn toegepaste werk valt: websites, animaties en video (trailers, teasers, motion graphics), grafische, illustratieve en 3D vormgeving en tekstopdrachten. De naam verwijst natuurlijk naar WFH’s ‘De God Denkbaar, Denkbaar De God’. … Lees Meer

Antarctica: on artistic reverb
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In 2001, my master paper for the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam was a bit unconventional in the sense that it was a work of fiction, just like my graduation paper for the Academy for Arts & Design (now … Lees Meer

Artwork & Art direction preperations for movie short
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Cosmopolitan photographer/screenwriter/director Fleur Boonman (‘Portable Life‘, 2011) is working on several film projects amongst which a movie short that takes place in a psychological space. It still only has (several) working titles. ‘Circus Sub Rosa‘ is one of … Lees Meer

Missing Link. Artspace Flipside. (Curatorial | group show)
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Missing Link, a group show, curated by Alexandra Crouwers. 19.10.2013 – 27.10.2013 (During the Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven) 44 Works by 14 artists in a space of about 60m2 and 6 meters high. Works by: Hans Biezen (Nl/Se), … Lees Meer

Missing Link: 19.10.2013 – 29.10.2013
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PRESS TEXT [NL] ‘Missing Link’ is als groepstentoonstelling in kunstenaarsinitiatief Artspace Flipside een onderdeel van het Dutch Design Week programma in Eindhoven. Open dagelijks van 17 t/m 29 oktober 2013 tussen 12 en 18 uur. Extra openingsavond op … Lees Meer

ISIS Arts. The White Hide [III]. Berwick Film and Media Arts festival, UK
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In 2013 the three-channel video installation ‘The White Hide III‘ was part of the ‘On the Precipice’ programme of ISIS Arts: curated by artist Kelly Richardson, and touring Northern England and Scotland in the inflatable mediaspace ‘The Big … Lees Meer

Upcoming
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The White Hide [III] at Isis Arts’ Big M:Sat 14 – Sun 15 September 11am – 5pmWoodhorn Museum and Northumberland Archives, Ashington MAPFri 27 – Sat 28th September 11am – 5pmBerwick Film & Media Arts Festival, Berwick upon … Lees Meer

Ooit | catalogustekst voor ‘Golden Power’ van Filip Vervaet
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De onderstaande tekst is de volledige begeleidende tekst voor de tentoonstelling ‘Golden Power’ van Filip Vervaet. Deze is nog tot 8 september vrij te bezichtigen in Park Ter Beuken in Lokeren. De tekst kan in het park uit … Lees Meer

In progress
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On saturday the 29th of june the open air exhibition ‘Golden Power’ by Filip Vervaet opens at Park ter Beuken, Lokeren. I’ve written a text for the catalogue/folder/poster on the scale of things, a remarkable optimistic view on … Lees Meer

The Atelier [II] edition at Interbellum, Amsterdam
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Alexandra Crouwers The Atelier II 60 x 80 cm 2013 oplage 12 exemplaren / edition of 12 piëzografie / piezography Available at Interbellum Grafiek, contact them here.

Upcoming: May 2013 | Perte Totale Operations, music video Strumpets, The White Hide III, I.M. Dog, Star
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On Saturday May 11 Perte Totale Operations is performing at the Maelström Festival in Espace Sengor, Etterbeek (Brussels), with Antoine Boute, JP de Gheest, Mauro Pawlowski and myself as vj.     Sunday may 12 is the final … Lees Meer

I.M. Dog, Star. Besprekingen.
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Deze pagina wordt telkens aangevuld. ‘Werelden op losse schroeven’Sandra Smetsh ART #110 Lees hier of hieronder de bespreking ‘I.M. Dog, Star’ op jegensentevens.nl door Eline van der Haak I.M. Dog, Star In Liefhertje en de Grote Witte Reus … Lees Meer

LhGWR. I.M. Dog, Star. (Solo)
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17.03.2013 – 12.03.2013 The title ‘I.M. Dog, Star’ refers to the star Sirius, the brightest star in our Earthly sky, and known as the ‘Dog Star’ because of its appearance in the constellation Canis Major (Greater dog). In … Lees Meer

Invitation | LhGWR Gallery. I.M. Dog, Star. 17.03.2013
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I.M. Dog, StarAlexandra Crouwers Opening tentoonstelling Zondag 17 maart 2013 van 15:00 – 19:00 uur Openingsperformance Perte Totale Operations Tentoonstelling t/m 12 mei 2013 Let op LhGWR is gesloten van 26 tot en met 31 maart LhGWR Stationsweg 137 … Lees Meer

I.M. Dog, Star | 17.03.13 | Solo at LhGWR gallery, The Hague
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I’m currently working on a new solo-show at LhGWR gallery in The Hague, which opens march 17. More info will follow soon. Below some stills and prints of some of the works that’ll be shown there. Poseidon, stills … Lees Meer

REBUILDING ‘THE WHITE HIDE’
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I’m modifying the animation ‘The White Hide II’ for a three-screen projection, which will be shown in the inflatable multimedia-space the Big M, travelling this summer to several locations in the UK and Europe. The multiscreen-program is curated … Lees Meer

hART #103 | Urban Gothic – Marc Bijl
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  ‘Urban Gothic’, een overzichtstentoonstelling van Marc Bijl in het Groninger Museum DE MONUMENTALE KRACHT VAN HET ZWART Op 6 maart opende in het Groninger Museum de eerste grote overzichtstentoonstelling van de in Berlijn levende en werkende Nederlander … Lees Meer

2 NEW PROJECTS
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I’m currently working on two video/animation installations, which should be ready within a couple of months. One is a flexible installation, made up from initially three seperately looping projections of diorama’s, with some animated elements. Testrenders and a … Lees Meer

Zaaltekst voor Geoffrey De Beer (2009)
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         Mijn beste Geoffrey,         je was al vroeg bedorven. De meeste kunstenaars raken gaandeweg hun carrière pas doordrongen van het mistige moeras waarin ze rondtasten als zij van hun atelier naar het publiek kruipen. Jouw bederf daarentegen begon … Lees Meer

Upcoming: Teaser TEDxFlanders Flemish Opera 10.2012 | Perte Totale Operations
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Perte Totale Operations will perform for a full 8 minutes (yes, eight) at the Introspection TEDxFlanders event the 20th of october 2012. Featuring Antoine Boute, of course, JP de Gheest, Mauro Pawlowski and live video by Alexandra Crouwers. … Lees Meer

hARt #101 | Pop Art: The next level – Yannick Val Gesto, Bart Van Dijck
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‘2 White Boyz’ in galerij Hectoliter in Brussel Pop Art: The next level Nog tot 13 oktober is de duo-tentoonstelling ‘2 White Boyz’ van Yannick Val Gesto (1987) en Bart van Dijck (1974) te zien in de bescheiden … Lees Meer

Working title: LEVITATOR & TEDX Flanders
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Slowly starting on a two-channel panoramic HD video/animation installation, based on two stories I wrote (2009 and 2012). This will take quite some time, due to high render times in both the 3D-software and the editing software. Also, … Lees Meer

Triangulation | music video for Marc Bijl | Götterdämmerung
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Music video for the song ‘Triangulation’ of the album ‘A Body and Birthmark’ by Götterdämmerung ©19943D-animation/post-production/editing by Alexandra Crouwers ©2012An assignment of Götterdämmerung/Marc BijlHD1080i, 3’49, colour/sound

UPCOMING
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Donderdag/thursday 14/06/2012 FELIX POETRY FESTIVAL  14 en 15 juni 2012FelixPakhuis Antwerpen (Godefriduskaai 30, 2000 Antwerpen, toon op kaart)tickets:5 euro (+ 1 euro administratiekost) per avond, reserveer online10 euro aan de deur De Brusselse duivelswoordenaar Antoine Boute brengt een Nederlandstalige … Lees Meer

hART #96 | Bookshowbookshop – BE Part
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click on image to enlarge From now on my portfolios can be accessed through:http://www.alexandracrouwers.com/ (general portal)http://www.alexandracrouwers.com/home.htm (visual arts portal)

NEW WEBSITE ADDRESS
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From now on my portfolios can be accessed through:http://www.alexandracrouwers.com/ (general portal)http://www.alexandracrouwers.com/home.htm (visual arts portal)

Friday The 13th. Ra. The White Hide II.
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13.04.2012 – 13.05.2012 Opening Friday The 13th, 2012 Ra, Antwerp     6-9 PM: Opening: Friday, April 13, 2012 6 Artists: Alexandra Crouwers (NL), Sacha Eckes (B/USA), Laurent Impeduglia (B), Rufus Michielsen (B), Kottie Paloma (USA), Mon Colonel … Lees Meer

NEXT UP: 08/04/12 + 13/04/12
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    Easter sunday special with an experimental live video mixing try-out: ZONDAG / DIMANCHE / SUNDAY • 8 APRIL • 20:00 • 8€ Les ateliers claus @ ROGIERbrabantstraat 23a1210 bruxelles BRUL #10: XPRMNTL EASTER with QUIET STARS … Lees Meer

The White Hide
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Until the 25th of march the modest ‘Rio-show’ with Jelle Kindt, Cesar Raes and myself can be visited at the former Factor 44 space, Bleekhofstraat 44, Antwerp. The exhibition is open every weekend from 14.00 – 18.00 hrs. … Lees Meer

F44 (sic). Rio. The White Hide I.
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Overview of the installation at F44 (sic), Antwerp. 3 Slide-projections, videoloop, 2’18”, no sound/colour, 2012.  

hART #93 | BRRR! -Antoine Boute
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Latest in an ongoing series of articles regarding interesting and difficult-to-place artists that are still somewhat ‘under the radar’, below a short introduction (in Dutch) of performer/writer/artist Antoine Boute in the Belgian art world. Unfortunately the article is … Lees Meer

FILM FOR PSYCHOPATHIC THRILLER
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I’ve made a video for the 23 minute audio recording of a performance by Brussels writer Antoine Boute and guitarist Jean De Lacoste. The text – ‘Psychopathische Polar’ – is in Dutch but we’re working on a version … Lees Meer

hART #90 | Close Encounters – Johan Grimonprez
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Click on image to enlarge TRANSLATION Jan Dietvorst and Roy Villevoyein Johan Grimonprez-exhibition S.M.A.K.CLOSE ENCOUNTERS Much has been published already, also in hART, regarding Johan Grimonprez’ retrospective ‘It’s a poor sort of memory that only works backwards’, which … Lees Meer

hART #89 | About nothing and everything simultaneously -Lisa Jeannin & Rolf Schuurmans
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My article on the works of Lisa Jeannin and Rolf Schuurmans, published in hART #89. English translation (with some contextual and convenient links) below. click on image to enlarge   About Nothing and Everything simultaneously The works of … Lees Meer

UPDATES
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December 1st, in art magazine hART #89, my article on the Fantastic works of Lisa Jeannin and Rolf Schuurmans will be published. This is an introduction to their body of work of which the latest installation can be … Lees Meer

Broeltoren Kortrijk. Paradise Lost Paradise.
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Overview ‘DaHiL’ [Dig a Hole into Light] at the Paradise Lost Paradise exhibition/Roelant Savery tribute in the Broeltoren in Kortrijk. Participating artists: Honoré d’ O (B), Bernd Trasberger (Dui), Nadia Naveau (B), Joseph Marzolla ( Nl-IC), Stephan Balleux … Lees Meer

Invitation Paradise Lost Paradise. Kortrijk.
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From 02.07.2011 – 28.08.2011 the exhibition ‘Paradise Lost Paradise’ will take place in several public locations throughout the city of Kortrijk. My work can be found in one of the Broeltorens, closeby the Broelmuseum. More information can be … Lees Meer

FAIL & TEXT I
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Hm. As far as the Phd proposal regarding my work and the archaeological/antropological research that goes with it, my admission to the specific PhDArts programme in The Hague (the only official phd-in-arts trajectory in the Netherlands) has been … Lees Meer

FROM ‘I SEND YOU THIS CADMIUM RED…’
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Below, a very nice text by John Berger on the cave paintings of the Chauvet cave. This beautiful book is not mine, so I didn’t want to put it flat on the scanner. Hence the mediocre photographic quality … Lees Meer

A WALK THROUGH THE WOODS I
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And the view from my studio, about a year ago:

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‘S UP
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The installation ‘The Order of Volume I‘ has disappeared without a trace from the just freshly white painted cube of LhGWR. What is going to be done with the gate that was also a part of the Dunsmuir … Lees Meer

GRAPHICS FELIX POETRY FESTIVAL
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Every year the Felix Poetry Festival invites an artist to make visuals/graphics/drawings for the programme paper and the posters. This year this was up to me. As the city of Antwerp was worried – after taking a look … Lees Meer

Last week ‘The Order of Volume I’ at LhGWR | 11 – 15 May at ‘De Brakke Grond’
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Please note: next week will already be the last week you can visit the installation ‘The Order of Volume I’ LIVE at LhGWR, Stationsweg 55 in The Hague. Since experiencing my installations in reality is of course much … Lees Meer

INVENTORISING KORTRIJK FOR ‘PARADISE LOST PARADISE’
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For the exhibition project on several locations throughout the small city of Kortrijk, Belgium, I went with Nadia Naveau to inventorise spaces and locations for a new installation. The project ‘Paradise Lost Paradise‘ is based on the works … Lees Meer

The Order of Volume I
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Installation overview/excerpt of ‘The Order of Volume I’ at LhGWR, The Hague Mural, black paint & reflective black paint on wall, 3m30 x 3m60 x 5m, wooden gate, projected animation loop, 14′, soundtrack courtesy Mauro Pawlowski ©Alexandra Crouwers, … Lees Meer

Preview | LhGWR. The Order of Volume I.
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16.04.2011 – 14.05.2011 at LhGWR, Stationsweg 55, The Hague, NL Mural, acrylic paint & reflective black paint on wall, 3m80 x 3m35 x 5m00 Animationstill from projection on mural, B/W, loop 3’15” Soundtrack    

NEXT & DONE
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NEXT: 16.04.2011 – 14.05.2011  A new installation: “The Order of Volume I” at LhGWR, Stationsweg 55, The Hague. Opening saturday april 16, 17.00 hrs. Do not miss it, since experiencing an installation live is much better than try … Lees Meer

READY FOR TAKE OFF
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SCHEDULED
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25/03/2011       Bookpresentation of ‘The Cover Mountain‘ from 17.00 hrs, boekhandel Demian, Hendrik Conscienceplein 16-18, 2000 Antwerp16/04/2011 – 14/05/2011Solo exhibition/installation at LhGWR, Stationsweg 55, 2515 BJ The Hague. Opening saturday the 16th from 17.00 hrs.11/05/2011 – 15/05/2011Drawings/presentation Base-Alpha gallery … Lees Meer

BLOG FOR THE COVER MOUNTAIN
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All info HERE.Yesterday I visited ‘Mind The Book‘, an alternative book fair. There was a special small fair for bibliophile editions, with some extremely beautiful books. Also limited, handmade editions like ‘The Cover Mountain’ could be found, though … Lees Meer

The Cover Mountain
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Almost done: this handmade, inktjetprinted, hand-stitched limited edition (50 copies only) boekje will be presented at the end of march at the wonderful Demian bookstore in Antwerp. There are 27 different versions of the cover colours and each … Lees Meer

ON CAVES
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In april Werner Herzog’s new documentary: Cave of Forgotten Dreams is released in theatres. It was filmed using 3D techniques and many different cameras and lenzes. Above the trailer (which, unfortunately, seems to be accompanied by a rather … Lees Meer

BOOK
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Due to a sudden hole in Time, I’ve finally started printing a small book with contributions of Ad de Jong (photos), Marc Bijl (works), Antoine Boute (‘Psychopathic Polar’ and drawings), Romeo Hoornaert (a special spread work), Fia Cielen … Lees Meer

Invitation | Base-Alpha Gallery. Group Show. 20.01.11 – 05.03.11
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Group show ‘What you’ve saved during the Sales you can spend extra at Base-Alpha’ Rachel Agnew, Alexandra Crouwers, Geoffrey De Beer, Lode Geens, Frederik Heyman, Han Hoogerbrugge, Lisa Jeannin & Rolf Schuurmans, Michèle Matyn, Nadia Naveau, Katleen Vinck, … Lees Meer

Boat
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  BOAT, Indian ink & acrylic marker on paper, 1m50 x 2m22, 2011 http://www.devierdewand.blogspot.com/

Thus
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TRICK
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TRICK, Indian ink & acrylic paint on paper, 1m50 x 2m30, 2010 http://www.devierdewand.blogspot.com/ http://www.devierdewand.blogspot.com/

REVISED WEBSITE ONLINE
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A more or less revised website is now online. It might look kind of crazy at first, but it’s hopefully clear & simple in the end. The latest large drawings are in it. Since my drawing frenzy is … Lees Meer

DECEMBER 2010
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UNTITLED [full moon], 1m50 x 2m20, Indian ink & acrylic paint on paper, 2010 http://www.devierdewand.blogspot.com/

NEW
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 UNTITLED [still life], 1m50 x 2m27, Indian ink & acrylic paint on paper, 2010 GATE, 1m50 x 2m22, Indian ink & acrylic paint on paper, 2010

HET BELANG VAN KUNST IN 17 OVERZICHTELIJKE PUNTEN:
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1 De mensheid bestaat in haar huidige fysiek – inclusief haar hersenen – al ruwweg 100.000 jaar. De vroegste vormen van het bewust inkrassen van geometrische vormen duikt ongeveer 70.000 jaar geleden op in Afrika. Één van de … Lees Meer

DE MILITANTE KUNSTENAAR
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Deze en komende week ben ik een commissielid voor een organisatie in Noord Brabant, NL. Ik behandel, met enkele andere kunstenaars, aanvragen van medekunstenaars om te beoordelen of ze in aanmerking komen voor een subsidie. Dat is een … Lees Meer

Practical Applied Hermetics II at S.M.A.K. Museum, Ghent
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    Practicle Applied Hermetics II acrylic paint on wall, projected 5′ animationloop [soundtrack courtesy Tim Vanhamel], safelights 6m x 3m x 4m 2010 Below: stills from the animation Below an impression of the installation An overview of … Lees Meer

Invitation Hareng Saur. Ensor and contemporary art. SMAK & MSK, Ghent.
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                    INVITATION opening 30.10.2010  14.00 – 18.00 Hareng Saur: Ensor and contemporary art The exhibition Hareng Saur: Ensor and Contemporary Art, a unique collaboration between the Ghent Museum of Fine … Lees Meer

WIJSNEUS
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Like I mentioned earlier some people who made photos on hip parties in Antwerp organised some sort of exhibition in this club Kissinger in Antwerp a couple of weeks ago. They’re called ‘Ikonoklast’ and the exhibition was named … Lees Meer

COMIC BOOK PT. 3
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This semi-autobiographical comic book revolves around the platonic friendship between visual artist Alexandra Crouwers (1974) and poet/videomaker Jess de Gruyter (1973). Both of them movie-buffs (though one more than the other) they take off on a journey to … Lees Meer

MAKING A COMIC BOOK PT. 2
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As far as I can tell, today I’ve finished the last drawing for the, still title-less, comic book. Jess and I need to scan the last ten drawings or so, I’ll retouch them in the computer (remove unintended … Lees Meer

HERE IS THE NEWS
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Meanwhile, some 2.694 kilometers away, percussionist/musical improvisor/shaman/pelgrim/troubadour Eric Thielemans is on a true Odyssey across Europe. At this moment he’s in Istanbul. He left Antwerp in his van about two weeks ago, his drumkit in the back, to … Lees Meer

NEXT UP:
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25/09/10 – 03/10/10 EGOan exhibition curated by Ikonoklasttakes place at Gory’s Residence KissingerBoomgaardstraat 143Antwerp, Belgiumopening 25/09/10 at 20.00 hrs, free cocktails and sponsored beer and afterwards there’s some hip afterparty or something. Below is the flyer for that. … Lees Meer

UNTITLED
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The image above is page 5 & 6 of the comic book Jess de Gruyter (left) and I (right) are making. We function as the main characters in this semi-autobiographical book. Because it’s not finished yet, I can’t … Lees Meer

WHEELS
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There are times that are out of the ordinairy. This is a report of a week that has been completely out of control in that respect, though I didn’t even go to a place that was out of … Lees Meer

Exhibition at SecondRoom
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Above: left wall of the space. Black paint on wall, safelight, projection of 3D-animationloop with Antwerp-based musician Tim Vanhamel’s soundtrack. The safelights made the black paint turn infinate and the projection, which was the same I used during … Lees Meer

Art Brussels | Trajector Art Fair
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Below two overviews of the installation I finally made in room #103 of Hotel Bloom! in Brussels as part of the Trajector Art Fair. Which was in fact a really weird happening if you ask me. The installation … Lees Meer

23.04.10 – 25.04.10 ART BRUSSELS & TRAJECTOR ART FAIR
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My work can be seen live at the Base-Alpha gallery stand on Art Brussels and in room 103 of Hotel Bloom! as part of the Trajector Art Fair. Base-Alpha will also show works of Nadia Naveau, Michèle Matyn … Lees Meer

TRAJECTOR ART FAIR BRUSSELS 23.04.10 – 25.04.10
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I’m participating in the Trajector Art Fair, an alternative fair during Art Brussels in Hotel Bloom!, Rue Royale 250, Brussels the 23rd – the 25th of april 2010. Below is the programme of the fair: Friday 23 April … Lees Meer

ON EARLY MUSICAL INFLUENCES COMBINED TO IMAGES
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RETRACING STEPS Images tend to pop up in my head instantly when playing certain songs. Luckily this doesn’t happen with every song I listen to. That would probably fry my visual cortex. There must be some sort of … Lees Meer

Albatross ~ een verhaal
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“Ik wilde altijd al zo’n hondje hebben, jeweetwel, zo een van die zwarte compacte hondjes die er uit zien alsof ze gebeeldhouwd zijn naar de stenen duiveltjes op de flanken van de kathedraal. Hun oortjes zijn hun horentjes. … Lees Meer

PUTTING TOGETHER A COMIC BOOK [pt. 1]
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There’s a love/hate relationship going on between me and my left hand, or to be more specific, the style of drawing that flows out of that hand. I don’t particular like my own way of drawing, it’s too … Lees Meer

GUEST TEACHING AT THE ST. JOOST ACADEMY
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As I mentioned in an earlier post I was a guest teacher at the academy of Den Bosch in the Netherlands, the same art academy I graduated from in 1998. I had never been back there in about … Lees Meer

Base-Alpha Gallery. Dunsmuir: performance night. 06.02.2010. A report.
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On the lovely evening of the 6th of february all these artists performed live in my exhibition at the Base-Alpha gallery: W. Ravenveer F.L.U.T. (Harry Heirmans & Rufus Mich) Teun de Lange and Miguel Horatio Sosa Butsenzeller versus … Lees Meer

GUEST TEACHER at St. Joost academy of Den Bosch
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On friday the 29th of january and friday the 5th of february I’ll be a guest teacher at the art academy of Den Bosch. I graduated from this academy in 1998. In 1993 it was the only academy … Lees Meer

DUNSMUIR: INTERMISSION on the 6th of february from 8 PM
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The exhibition at the Base-Alpha gallery in Antwerp has been prolonged from the original 6th of february untill the 27th of february. This made me think about arranging some sort of performance-night in the backspace of the gallery. … Lees Meer

AVANT GARDE BELOW ZERO
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Artist Geoffrey de Beer is working on a continuous project, ‘Avant Garde below zero’. Next to numerous other artists I’ve also contributed an especially made edition to this project. Geoffreys freezers are placed in the Verbeke Foundation. My … Lees Meer

Fax Project at the Torrance Art Museum
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The Torrance Art Museum shows a travelling exhibition project in co-operation with Independent Curators International, NYC the FAX-project, which is curated by João Ribas of the Drawing Center. I’m participating with 4 drawings, which were made on A4’s … Lees Meer

REVIEW IN *H*ART
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Hans Theys wrote a review on DUNSMUIR in Belgian art magazine hART, for which I used to write columns. We had quite a nice conversation in the gallery on a sunday afternoon. Hans was writing on his laptop, … Lees Meer

LhGWR. Duo with Johan Gustavsson.
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Together with Johan Gustavsson I’m showing drawings at Liefhertje & de Grote Witte Reus, Stationsweg 55, 2515 BJ, The Hague. This exhibition is running from 19.12.09 up till 06.02.10 and they’re open from tuesdays through saturdays from 10 … Lees Meer

Base-Alpha Gallery. Dunsmuir. (Solo)
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17.12.2009 – 27.02.2010 Dunsmuir, solo show at Base-Alpha Gallery, Antwerp Dunsmuir is a small town in the mountains of northern California. I accidentally passed through this town on a road trip in the summer of 2009. I was … Lees Meer

Breda Photo. NBKS / BKKC. Onwerkelijke Schoonheid.
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In de tentoonstellingsruimte van de Nieuwe Brabantse Kunst Stichting (NBKS) is tijdens Breda Photo 2005 werk te zien van drie kunstenaars: Alexandra Crouwers, Marloes Hoogenstraaten en Dani Smulders. Ze maken ieder op een eigen manier gebruik van fotografie, … Lees Meer

Netwerk. Sugar-free.
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01.05.2005 – 04.06.2005 Alexandra Crouwers, Evert Defrancq, Nick Ervinck, Christophe Floré, Peter Morrens, Rebecca Sakoun, Leopold van de Ven, Anne Vernimmen, Ane Vester, Wharton / Leib, Judith Witteman    

Kaap. De (Nederlandse) Cacaofabriek. (Residency | Solo)
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A working period of a month resulted in two exhibition projects. The front space showed an installation researching my family’s roots – part of the family is of the area of De Cacaofabriek – using family objects. In … Lees Meer

Appartement te huur per begin juni 2014
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Per (1 of begin) juni te huur voor handige types: Op te frissen appartement in de Sint-Laureisstraat (Antwerpen-Zuid). Huurprijs € 400 per maand. Voordelen: centrale locatie, veel ruimte (+/- 120m2, living 32m2, 4 extra kamers), veel licht, hoge … Lees Meer