Dennis Anderson

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Heimo Zobernig

Abstraction and it’s placement in the contemporary situation is clearly addressed in the current installation at Galerie Michelen Szwajcer, exhibiting the Austrian artist Heimo Zobernig. Here he confronts these issues head on, in his first solo exhibition in Belgium. The first room of the exhibition presents a tame presentation of an abstracted domestic setting. It’s a radial remuneration, you can see beds, heads, chairs, and[.....]

Interiors

James Casebere Restricting oneself to the exploration of “Interiors” could seem a bit stifling. But the current exhibition at gallery “Fifty One” demonstrates how much room one can force into a confined idea. It can certainly help when you bring together a group of internationally acclaimed artists. The limitless expansiveness of Interiors is clearly addressed in the work of Claudia Hoffer, Andreas Gursky, and Karl[.....]

I would prefer not

Considering the continuing explosion of the art market, the current exhibition at Xavier Hufkens Gallery in Brussels, takes a much needed stance of opposition. Entitled, “I would prefer not”, joins together three artists, Bernard Bazile, Pierre Huyghe, and John Knight, each having maintained a stance against the comodification of the artist’s production. The Frenchman, Bernard Bazile, first rose to prominence in the 80’s as one[.....]

Vreemde Dingen

There have been many recent exhibitions exploring the relationships between art and fashion, but the current exhibition at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen surveys the exhibition through a previously unexplored angle. “Vreemde Dingen” or translated to English, “Strange Things” looks at the influence of Surrealism on art, design, fashion, film and architecture. Curated by the Antwerp based fashion designers, Walter van Beirendonck and Dirk Van Saene,[.....]

Jim Shaw

Jim Shaw’s “Dr. Goldfoot and his Bikini Bombs” at Metro Pictures re-opened January 4th with the addition of many new works. The original exhibition of paintings, drawings, and sculpture, on view since November 30 has doubled in size with the addition of Shaw’s previously self-edited work. Included in the show are Shaw’s series of “Dream Objects” that use sculptural forms of human body parts. Also[.....]

Khalif Kelly

Khalif Kelly’s first solo show at Thierry Goldberg Projects, “Recess,” will be on display from January 11-February 10. Kelly’s paintings depict African-American children playing with each other on playgrounds, alone and pensive, and in groups around props, such as tree houses and laundry lines. Kelly’s vivid palette, spatial flatness, and portrayal of African-American life call to mind the figurative work of Jacob Lawrence as well[.....]

Rachel Agnew and Lieven Segers

Currently on view at Antwerp’s newest gallery, Base-Alpha, are two solo shows by the young Antwerp artists Rachel Agnew and Lieven Segers. Seeking to break open the Antwerp art sceane, Base-Alpha will be presenting young unknown talent that have previously not found a place in the hermetic Belgian art scene. Run by, Captain: Bart Vanderbiesen and 1st Commander: Geoffrey de Beer II, the reining look[.....]