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  • HOUT INFO BOIS -

    CONTACT : Hughes Frere, 163, rue Royale, 1000, Brussels, tel : +32 (0)2 219 27 43 - mail : h.frere@houtinfobois.be - URL : http://caracascom.com/en//895.html

  • SCHIEPERS GALLERY | CONTEMPORARY GLASS -
    02/02/2019 > 20/04/2019 - Schiepers Gallery 2019
    In 2017, Sue Schiepers has opened the one and only gallery in Belgium that is specialised in artworks in glass. For 2019, Sue Schiepers proposes three exhibitions: from February 2 until April 20 Baldwin & Guggisberg; from May 11 until August 3 Kait Rhoads; and from September 28 until December 21 Christine Vanoppen & Wouter Bolangier. Baldwin & Guggisberg (USA & CH) Philip Baldwin, who was born in New York, and the Swiss Monica Guggisberg have worked together since 1980, studying together in Sweden. As students they assisted Wilke Adolfsson and Ann Wolff before leaving Sweden in 1982 to set up their own studio in Switzerland. They continued to work as glass artists in Switzerland for another twenty years before moving to Paris in 2001 and in 2015 to Wales, where they currently live and work. After their successful Canterbury Cathedral exhibition, this duo is coming to Belgium. Kait Rhoads (USA) Kait Rhoads is an American sculptor. She lives and works in Seattle. She creates innovative structures using traditional glass cane and murrine (Italian glass technique). Rhoads’s youth was spent between rural Virginia and a sailboat in the Bahamas and the Caribbean. Growing up on the water was a major influence, and is a great source of inspiration. Her ‘Sea Stones’ series references these watery origins: simple shapes with subtle shifts in colour and quick gleams of light reminiscent of the sun on the waves. To create these amorphous shapes, she weaves together hollow glass cane with copper wire. The resulting small sculptures beg to be touched, their scale, surface and playfulness eliciting a variety of responses from curious viewers. This is Rhoads’s first European exhibition of her work. Christine Vanoppen & Wouter Bolangier (both BE) Christine Vanoppen’s artistic works span a diversity of applications, permanently displacing the limits of the possible. She experiments with various techniques and materials, drawing inspiration from both architecture and natural structures. Wouter Bolangier started working with glass at sixteen years of age. Today, he works primarily in glass, stainless steel and rubber. His work takes us into a world of suspended animation, where objects come back to life in new and magical ways full of unending sparkles, reflections and hues. At the same time, you are very aware of their fragility, with every seemingly stable instance being an illusion.
    CONTACT : Sue Schiepers, Dokter Willemsstraat 30, B-3500, Hasselt, tel : +32 476 968806 - mail : sue@schiepersgallery.com - URL : http://caracascom.com/en/schiepers-gallery-2019/869.html

  • SCHIEPERS GALLERY | CONTEMPORARY GLASS -
    02/02/2019 > 20/04/2019 - Exhibition - Baldwin & Guggisberg
    Philip Baldwin, who was born in New York, and the Swiss Monica Guggisberg have worked together since 1980, studying together in Sweden. As students they assisted Wilke Adolfsson and Ann Wolff before leaving Sweden in 1982 to set up their own studio in Switzerland. They continued to work as glass artists in Switzerland for another twenty years before moving to Paris in 2001 and in 2015 to Wales, where they currently live and work. After their successful Canterbury Cathedral exhibition, this duo is coming to Belgium.
    CONTACT : Sue Schiepers, Dokter Willemsstraat 30, B-3500, Hasselt, tel : +32 476 968806 - mail : sue@schiepersgallery.com - URL : http://caracascom.com/en/exhibition-baldwin-guggisberg/878.html

  • CID - centre d'innovation et de design au Grand-Hornu - http://www.cid-grand-hornu.be
    03/02/2019 > 19/05/2019 - Exhibition - Hors Pistes: Encounters in Groenland
    Through residencies, Hors Pistes initiates creative exchanges between artisans and designers from all over the world. During a month-long residency, they share skills, knowledge, and cultures. By breaking their work habits, they rethink their creation process and find new application to the traditional techniques. Together, artisans and designers experiment and get inspired from the identity of the territory. The results of the collaboration foster the transfer of artisanal know-how and question its heritage and future. By going “off-road”, Hors Pistes offers professionals the opportunity to be involved in a multidisciplinary laboratory and to reflect on conventional production models by encouraging innovative creation processes. Free-form explorations, alternative life stories. In 2014, the CID hosted the first Ouagadougou Off-piste experience. In 2019, it is the first museum to host the third edition of the project: Hors Pistes Nuuk. Nuuk is the capital of Groenland, an island with limited natural resources and a harsh climate. The local artisanal techniques take the surrounding geographical constraints into account and the Inuit culture is deeply connected to its land. The craftsmen find their inspiration in nature and work with materials such as stone, wood, soil, wool, skin, and bones of hunted animals. Altered during the last century by the various exchanges with the Western regions, Inuit traditions are being transformed with globalisation. If they were essential for survival, fishing and hunting practices are less and less used. This gradual disappearance endangers the related craft techniques, such as animal skin transformation or traditional kayak making. In the meantime, new techniques are being introduced and absorbed, such as embroidery, beadwork, or ceramic. The exhibition “Hors pistes Nuuk” aims to initiate encounters with Greenlandic culture, replace human exchanges at the heart of the creative processes. While the experimentations, prototypes and objects –all resulting from the researches conducted during the residency– embody the spirit of each encounter, the present exhibition also shares stories –narrated by an editorial team.
    CONTACT : Di Emidio Massimo, 82, rue Sainte-Louise, B-7301, Hornu, tel : 32 65 61 38 87 - mail : Massimo.Di_emidio@hainaut.be - URL : http://caracascom.com/en/exhibition-hors-pistes-encounters-in-groenland/843.html

  • CID - centre d'innovation et de design au Grand-Hornu - http://www.cid-grand-hornu.be
    17/02/2019 > 26/05/2019 - Exhibition - Glass-oriented design
    “Glass is, in general, the enemy of secrets.” ]This was how Walter Benjamin identified the ambivalent transparency of a material with which it seems very difficult to hide one’s intentions. The dialectics between apparent banality and potential for transgression in habit the process that has governed Cirva’s mission since its creation over thirty years ago in Marseille. Indeed, the laboratory’s vocation is to explore the relationships between art, design and glass through a wide range of the oretical and practical procedures, combined with the personal approaches of the artists and designers who are invited there for research and creation residencies. The Glass-Oriented Designe xhibition presents an eloquent series of experiments with glass conducted at Cirva by designers from very different horizons, but who are united by the opportunity to work and take part in an ongoing dialogue with the glassmaker. The first part of the show focuses on the object-constructions invented by Andrea Branzi at Cirva between 2001 and 2008, which question the relationships between domestic objects, nature and architecture. A more formal, technical approach to the material is highlighted through the research of Sylvain Willenz (Shift, Spot lights and Block containers collections, 2011/2012) and the lighting project developed by the Frenchduo Normal Studio (2013/2016), which explore the imprint left by the mould. The emphasis here is placed on the stages of work which make it possible to understand the experimental process. Through the poetic, narrative universe of David Dubois, the exhibition also considers questions of randomness and movement. Like a central theme, a series of unique works including suspension and wall lights (Globes, 2014) form a lighting landscape which in spatial terms is both graphic and diaphanous. Since 2011, Cirva and the Design Parade festival at the Villa Noailles in Hyères have chosen to work together through a one-year research residency grant for the winner of a competition. The young designer is given the brief to create one or a series of original vases. These creations are now being used to decorate the Villa Noailles with flowers, as during the time of the villa’s commissioners, Charles and Marie-Laure de Noailles, who were aesthetes and loved flowers. This precious testimony to modernist architecture, designed by the architect Robert Mallet-Stevens between 1923 and 1933, still remains contemporary and full of life. The exhibition scenography has been entrusted to Normal Studio. Drawing on their research experience at Cirva, they have designed a framework that enables the various worlds and functions to interconnect, there by codifying Cirva’s language of commitment to design and creation.
    CONTACT : Di Emidio Massimo, 82, rue Sainte-Louise, B-7301, Hornu, tel : 32 65 61 38 87 - mail : Massimo.Di_emidio@hainaut.be - URL : http://caracascom.com/en/exhibition-glass-oriented-design/844.html

  • BRUSSELS DESIGN MARKET - www.designmarket.be
    23/03/2019 > 24/03/2019 - 25th edition of Brussels Design Market
    Since its creation in 2002, the Brussels Design Market has evolved into the « largest European vintage design market » and has quickly become a must-see in the international vintage design calendar. Maintaining its unique atmosphere usually characterized by ea markets, the Brussels Design Market has continued to attract more and more visitors from year to year and has developed into a real meeting place. Over the years, the selection of merchandise exhi- bited has increased. Arriving from all over Europe, the dealers present an eclectic collection, bringing to- gether multiple styles and trends that have impacted the 20th century. Visitors discover original and iconic pieces from Italian, French, American, and Scandina- vian design created by the biggest names in the history of design, such as Sottsass, Le Corbusier, Eames, or Ja- cobsen and Panton. Alongside these icons, the Brussels Design Market also offers anonymous and exclusive design pieces at affordable prices. For the 25th edition of the Brussels Design Market and to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the artist, an exhibition will be dedicated to the creations of the ceramist Georges Pelletier. His luminaires, his totems, and his atypical mirrors are all easily recognisable thanks to the handmade details that come together to produce unique sculptural pieces. Before the Brussels Design Market, a rst glimpse of his artwork will be presented in an intimate exhibition in the heart of the Sablon. September 7-17th / Galerie Brittania - Petite rue des Minimes n°5, 1000 Brussels
    CONTACT : Julie Tobie, Rue du Belvédèrestraat, 28, 1050, Bruxelles - Brussel, tel : +32 2 349 35 53 - mail : julie@best.be - URL : http://caracascom.com/en/25th-edition-of-brussels-design-market/777.html

  • EURANTICA FINE ART FAIR 2019 - www.eurantica.be
    28/03/2019 > 31/03/2019 - Eurantica Brussels Fine Art Fair
    Modern paintings, ancient furniture or design, jewels or paintings by Flemish masters can be admired in Palais 1 of Brussels Expo for the occasion of the 2019 edition of Eurantica Brussels that opens its doors from 26 until 31 March 2019. The fair unites 97 Belgian and foreign exhibitors that will showcase in a surface that has increased with 15%. Eurantica also proposes an integrated open space restaurant. This dynamic formula reinforces the informal character of the fair that is known for its faithful and well-informed clientele. Attracted by the high discovery factor of the fair, the audience of amateurs and collectors is every year reinforced by a young generation with a more eclectic taste. Design and Art nouveau are well represented this year, amongst others with gallery Thibaut Wolvesperges Art and Furniture (Brussels) – that combines the 18th and the 20th century. One can discover rare pieces by Gustave Serrurier-Bovy, a big name of the Art nouveau in Belgium, or Jules Wabbes, who embodies sober and vintage chic design. Bie Baert and Frank Van Laer will enlarge the offer of furniture and art objects with inspiring stands. Axel Pairon (Antwerp) surprises with a selection of design and contemporary pieces. Old Masters are also in the spotlights, and specifically the Flemish masters that are presented by Galerie Barrez (Paris) but also Frederik Muller Antiek (Antwerp). Modern paintings are well represented, and defended by specialists like the Antwerp galleries Raf Van Severen, NF Art Gallery or Beukelaer-Nordin Fine Arts. Jewellery, a very active domain that is traditionally well-represented at the fair, also has some faithful adherents and some new faces. Also good to know: the participation of Maison Riondet (Lyon), specialised in collector’s watches. The dynamics of the fair and its solid organisation attract a big number of French galleries, seduced by the Eurantica audience and do not hesitate to change their offer to the Belgian market, like Galerie Barrez, Bernard Bouisset, Galerie Lassus, Galerie Laurence Fayolle or also Galerie Humeurs (first participation). There is also the presence, for the first time, of Rosat Antiques Fine Silver, specialised in silverwork from Switzerland, and of faithful galleries like Galerie Louis and of Egbert Eibel – a première – from Germany, or Galerie Tandem and Het Ware Huis, specialised in Art nouveau and based in the Netherlands. Eurantica welcomes a prestigious guest this year, the Horta Museum Brussels (Saint-Gilles) that celebrates its 50th anniversary. The friends of the Horta Museum Brussels are present at the fair with an exceptional ensemble of twelve pieces of furniture from the Wolfers shop. For the occasion, the original glass will be shown, reproduced by Val-Saint Lambert, that was integrated in a frame in gilt bronze and signed by Victor Horta. It is the only saved piece of decorative art that was realised by Victor Horta. For your information: all the archives and drawings have been destroyed. This year the fair has several exceptional booths. At the entrance, there is a big booth dedicated to the Empire period. Galerie de Potter d’Indoye proposes a selection of elegant pieces with sober lines that fit well in both classic and very contemporary interiors. De Potter, who is passionate about old furniture and rare objects, and his partner, Diane van Ussel, who in her turn is fascinated by design, have concentrated, with the years, on the end of the XVIIIth century. They are especially fascinated by exceptional pieces from the Empire period from manufactures in Paris, like the clock in gilt bronze with a complex mechanism or pieces of furniture from famous houses. The scenography of the booth is further completed with French paintings from various periods and horizons. Cubism and abstraction are also well represented by Claes Gallery (René Guiette), NF Gallery (André Lanskoy) or galerie Raf Van Severen (Marcel-Louis Baugniet). These three faithful exhibitors are specialists in French and Belgian modernity, before and after the war. The fair returns this autumn with a dynamic formula of 6 days (a much appreciated formula in 2018). Eurantica will open with a Preview on Tuesday, March 26 and afterwards a vernissage on Wednesday, March 27. A group of experts will check the pieces before the opening and will remain available for the audience for all questions. They also give certificates to buyers of the pieces that are exhibited at the fair.
    CONTACT : Luc Darte, Axis Gate, rue Fond Cattelain 2, 1435, Mont-St-Guibert, tel : 0475 89 07 89 - mail : luc.darte@easyfairs.com - URL : http://caracascom.com/en/eurantica-brussels-fine-art-fair/710.html

  • SCHIEPERS GALLERY | CONTEMPORARY GLASS -
    09/05/2019 > 03/08/2019 - Exposition - ​Kait Rhoads
    Kait Rhoads est une sculptrice américaine qui vit et travaille à Seattle. Elle utilise les cannes et murrine traditionnelles (technique de verre italienne) de manière innovante pour créer des structures.
    CONTACT : Sue Schiepers, Dokter Willemsstraat 30, B-3500, Hasselt, tel : +32 476 968806 - mail : sue@schiepersgallery.com - URL : http://caracascom.com/en/exposition-kait-rhoads/879.html

  • CID - centre d'innovation et de design au Grand-Hornu - http://www.cid-grand-hornu.be
    23/06/2019 > 13/10/2019 - Exhibition - Design on air
    Curator: Chris Meplon Invisible, intangible, immaterial.But also omnipresent and vital. No life on earth is possible without air. Air - for now - is free and belongs to everyone. But in the Anthropocene it becomes more and more threatened and requires protection. How do designers deal with air? How do they use it?What does air mean to them? This exhibition looks at the theme of air from different design perspectives. From air used for material objects, like inflatable objects and structures, to air in speculative design scenarios. Including technical and practical design solutions as well as alternative or futurist concepts, from air purification and ventilation to air travel. Because just like air, with its tendency to mix and diffuse, design is essentially mixed, plural, rather elusive and…vital.
    CONTACT : Di Emidio Massimo, 82, rue Sainte-Louise, B-7301, Hornu, tel : 32 65 61 38 87 - mail : Massimo.Di_emidio@hainaut.be - URL : http://caracascom.com/en/exhibition-design-on-air/845.html

  • BRUSSELS DESIGN SEPTEMBER - http://www.designseptember.be
    08/09/2019 > 30/09/2019 - ​Brussels Design September 2019
    Brussels Design September, devenu le rendez-vous incontournable pour les passionnés du design, englobe plus de 100 évènements culturels et commerciaux à Bruxelles. La ville devient, pendant un mois la plateforme de rencontre de nombreux designers belges et internationaux. Brussels Design September se déclinera à travers des expositions, des conférences, un parcours Arts & Crafts, le Commerce Design Brussels ou encore le Brussels Design Market. Autant de lieux de dialogues et de rencontres entre designers, architectes, et amoureux du design. Un véritable parcours urbain à découvrir dans les magasins, pop-up stores, galeries et espaces culturels.
    CONTACT : Roel Rijssenbeek, tel : 32 349 35 95 - mail : Roel@best.be - URL : http://caracascom.com/en/brussels-design-september-2019/695.html

  • SCHIEPERS GALLERY | CONTEMPORARY GLASS -
    28/09/2019 > 21/12/2019 - ​Exhibition - Christine Vanoppen & Wouter Bolangier
    Christine Vanoppen’s artistic works span a diversity of applications, permanently displacing the limits of the possible. She experiments with various techniques and materials, drawing inspiration from both architecture and natural structures. Wouter Bolangier started working with glass at sixteen years of age. Today, he works primarily in glass, stainless steel and rubber. His work takes us into a world of suspended animation, where objects come back to life in new and magical ways full of unending sparkles, reflections and hues. At the same time, you are very aware of their fragility, with every seemingly stable instance being an illusion.
    CONTACT : Sue Schiepers, Dokter Willemsstraat 30, B-3500, Hasselt, tel : +32 476 968806 - mail : sue@schiepersgallery.com - URL : http://caracascom.com/en/exhibition-christine-vanoppen-wouter-bolangier/880.html

  • CID - centre d'innovation et de design au Grand-Hornu - http://www.cid-grand-hornu.be
    24/11/2019 > 07/03/2020 -
    CONTACT : Di Emidio Massimo, 82, rue Sainte-Louise, B-7301, Hornu, tel : 32 65 61 38 87 - mail : Massimo.Di_emidio@hainaut.be - URL : http://caracascom.com/en//875.html