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Adriaan Verwée in conversation with Asta Vaiciulyte

http://thewordmagazine.com/art/the-demystifying-practice-of-artist-adriaan-verwee/

 

Adriaan Verwée (b. 1975) makes objects and installations that are caught in the middle ground between the literal and figural, between construction and image. It is as if that decision is still under consideration, or left hanging in the air. Yet many of Verwée’s objects appear nevertheless to have a specific function, and as a result are an integral part of the here and now. The temporal and spatial character of his work is enhanced through the tension that the artist quite literally puts on his combinations of different objects: by, for example, giving gravity an active role, or by introducing elements that look incomplete or redundant. These elements often seem more like ‘remnants’ of the picture rather than a true part of it. Additionally an enormous amount of attention is lavished upon certain materials and their relationships. This lends these objects an aesthetic clarity and quality, which in turn appears to completely contradict their suggested functionality. Furthermore, the artist seems to have no intention to create a vanguard image of a possible world, which he then offers in its totality to the gaze of the spectator. He arranges objects in the exhibition space in such a way as to suggest to “take it or leave it”. In doing so, Verwée engages the viewer in a spatial and temporal experience. Instead of an art that functions through strong and collective reference frames, an art form is thus generated in larger numbers; yet it is an art form that is always experienced and constructed on the particulier and on the individual level.

 
 
 

Adriaan Verwée° 1975 Ghent, Belgium1995–1999 KASK, Ghent1997–1998 Bellas Artes, Lisboa (Erasmus scholarship)Solo exhibitions:2019 Pizzicato, No pop No up, curated by Jan Hoet Jr., Ghent2017 Pitch-Buttock, Garage Neven, Ninove 2016 Handgeschöpft, Marion de Canniére Art Space, Antwerp Come se niente fosse, Emergent Gallery, Veurne2015 Towards the soul of the bottle, Mer Station 11, Netwerk, Aalst 2014 Adriaan Verwée, M – Museum, Leuven2013 DAD, Loods 12, Wetteren Solo Objects, Arco, Madrid Early Works, Late Moment, Galerie Tatjana Pieters, Ghent2012 Other People’s Trades, with Esmeralda Valencia Lindström, Arcade Gallery, London Art Rotterdam, New Art Section, Galerie Tatjana Pieters, Rotterdam2011 In TIPA, Drongen Edition populaire, Antwerp2010 On Alignment, Galerie Tatjana Pieters, Ghent2007 BH/MC, Croxhapox, Ghent2006 It Was In The News Today, One Twenty Gallery, Ghent2005 The Final Speech, Croxhapox, GhentGroup exhibitions:2020 Michel Mazzoni & Adriaan Verwée, V2vingt, Brussels2019 ZWRT, Barbé-Urbain Gallery, Ghent2018 On Materiality, Dash, KortrijkLeyla Aydoslu, Rein Dufait, Johan De Wit, Elise Eeraerts, Valerian Goalec, Liesbeth Henderickx, Bernd Lohaus.Da & Da, MLF gallery, BrusselsNikolaas Demoen, Vincent de Roder, Stefaan Dheedene, Jonathan MichelsCurated by Luc DeryckeA one day show, Loods 12, WetterenMichiel Ceulers, Dieter Durinck, Vincent de RoderKrasj 4, kunstbiënnale NinoveCurated by Rik De Boe, Johan De Wilde & Reinhard DubrawaAbstract Connections, Cwart , Knokke Elke Frijters, Johan Gelper, Kristof Van Gestel Between a rock and a hard place, Barbé-Urbain Gallery, Ghent2017 Vincent de Roder & Adriaan Verwee, D’apostof, MeigemLe Nouvel Observateur, Hof ter Saksen, Haasdonk Karel Breugelmans, Henk Delabie, Nikolaas Demoen, Hans Demeulenaere, Koba De Meutter, Gauthier Oushoorn, Roeland Tweelinckx, Dimitri Vangrunderbeek, John Van Oers, Dirk Zoete. Curator Paul Gees. Tien Om Te Zien, Gevaertsdreef 01, Oudenaarde. Curated by Karel ThienpontYugen art#02, GhentLeyla Aydoslu, Marie Cloquet, Charlie De Voet, Johan De Wit, Adelheid De Witte, Jeroen Frateur, Johan Gelper, Manor Grunewald, Tine Guns, Tim Onderbeke, Matthieu Ronsse, W. Louis Rosa, Klaas Vanhee, Karel Thienpont en Joris Van de Moortel. Curated by Jan Hoet Junior.2016 De Laatste Show, Voorkamer, Lier Michael Ballou, Pierre Bastien, Jens Brand, Thomas Broadbent , Jesse cremers, Werner Cuvelier, Lieve D’Hondt, Johan De Wilde, Johan De Wit, Helmut Dick, Reinhard Doubrawa, Benoit Felix, Fredic Geurts, Marc Nagtzaam, Bas Schevens, Rinus Van De Velde, Hannelore Van Dijk, Patrick Vanden Eyde, Hans Verhaegen, Kris De Vleeschouwer, Peter Morrens

 

en Rik De Boe. ‘een groep’, Galerie de ziener, Asse Raphael Buedts, Fia Cielen, Alexandra Crouwers, Vincent De Roder, Elke Van Kerckvoorde. Artenova, Mechelen, Leyla Aydoslu, Willem Boel, Dolores Bouckaert & Bernard Van Eeghem, Marlies DC, Bram Demunter, Tine Guns, Klaas Rommelaere, Matthieu Ronsse, Karel Thienpont, Karen Vermeiren. Curated by Melanie Deboutte.2015 PASS, Mullem, Huise, Wannegem en Lede. Curated by Kris Martin and Jan Hoet JuniorDIS-PLAY with Katrin Kamrau and Ives Maes Panache Towers Frankrijklei 73 2000 Antwerp. Lens Na Spinoza Croxhapox, Ghent with dirk zoete, katrin kamrau, wim wauman. Neighboursvol.2, Studio Manor Grunewald, GhentEva Vermeiren, Baptiste CacciaEnlightened Fountains, Jan Colle Gallery, Ghent2013 Abstract On Paper, Chaplini Gallery, KölnFlorian Baudrexel, Ralf Dereich, Sebastian Freytag, Behrang Karimi, Henry Kleine, Colin Penno, Max Schulze, Thomas Wachholz, Constructies, Emergent Galerie, Veurne Atelier Pica Pica, Virginie Bailly, Marcel Berlanger, Rapha・ Buedts,Katinka Bock, Michiel Ceulers, Nikolaas Demoen, Kasper De Vos, Bart Lodewijks,,Honoré D’o, Isa Melsheimer, Mira Sanders, Dirk Zoete. Curated by Frank Maes. Time Space Pokerface, Be-Part, WaregemNel Aerts, Peter Buggenhout, Adriano Costa, Laurent Dupont-Garitte, Willem Oorebeek, Alex Reynolds, Jani Ruscica, Joëlle Tuerlinckx,Joke Van den Heuvel. Curated by Sofie Van Loo Brainbox II, Croxhapox, GhentJoris van de Moortel, Peter MorrensOne day show, Loods 12, WetterenIk Wordt, (curator Johan De Wilde), Voorkamer, LierLe Routier I & II, Works to follow, GhentMichiel Ceulers, Damien De Lepeleire, Nikolaas Demoen, Dieter Durinck, Gerard Herman, Piet Mertens, Merlyn Paridaen, Frank Van Hiel, Weld, Jan Wyffels. 2012 Het Kunstwerk: een handleiding, Technicum GentRuben Bellinkx, Maria Blondeel, Hedwig Bouckaert, Wouter Cox, Rein Dufait, Bart Stolle, Ignace Van Ingelom, Tamara Van San, Tinus Vermeersch. Curated by Guy Bovyn2011 Change of Address, Galerie Tatjana Pieters, GhentKunst & Zwalm, kunstbiënnale Zwalm regionDavid Blandy, Stephane Cauchy, Fia Cielen, Sylvain Cosijns,Goele De Bruyn, Nicolas Durand, Pieterjan Ginckels, Djos Janssens,Jo Lathwood,Patrick Merckaert, Karl Philips, Patrick Van Caeckenbergh, Arnaud Verley & Philemon. Curated by Paul Lagring.In Tipa, Brakke Grond, AmsterdamSamir Boudia, Ian Kesteleyn, Frank&Robbert, Philippe Tonnard, Sven Tassaert & Tuur Delodder2010 Lightbox, Volta 6, BaselCHIPKA, Netwerk, AalstStijn Ank, Justin Bennett, Lode Geens, Susanne Kriemann, Matthew Miller, Noumenon & Pierre de Gelder, Rachel Reupke, Michael Van den Abeele & Arnaud Hendrickx, Yoann Van Parys, Tamara Van San, LE MUSEE MUNICIPAL: Adam Leech, Claire Stagier & Annelien Vermeir, Simona Denicolai & Ivo Provoost, Louis Paul Boon.2009 Trigger, One Twenty Gallery, GhentJohan De Wilde, Frederic Geurts, Ariel Schlesinger, Julia Spinola. Curated by Sofie van Loo.2007 Heterotopias, Public Screening Project, Thessaloniki BiennialCurated by Syrago Tsiar2006 Heilige Geest, Voorkamer, LierMichael Ballou, Karin Borghouts, Thomas Broadbent, Harald Busch, Wim Cyvers/Marc De Blieck, Johan De Wit, Helmut

 

Dick, Frederic Geurts,Han Hoogerbrugge, David Kramer, Jan Robert Leegte,Nora Ligorano/Marshall Reese,Guy Richards Smith, Herman Van Ingelgem,Hans Verhaegen, Karel Wouters,Voorkamer. 2005 In Mopula, GhentEvert Defrancq, Ives Maes , Merlyn ParidaenPublications:2020 Duets, Michel Mazzoni – Adriaan Verwée, V2Vingt2014 Under a poor cloak you commonly find a good drinker, MER. Paper Kunsthalle2013 “Le Routier”, Works To Follow (xerox ex.cat.)Time Space Poker Face, text Sofie Van Loo, MER. Paper Kunsthalle (ex.cat.) 2012 Toca Da Raposa, text Sofie Van Loo, Posture Editions no.12011 Kunst & Zwalm, text Bénédicte Duverney (ex.cat.)2010 Chipka, Netwerk, Aalst (ex.cat.)2009 10+2 1/2 years Voorkamer, Voorkamer Lier (ex.cat.)2007 Heterotopias/public screening project, text Syrago Tsiar, Biennial, Thessaloniki(ex.cat.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adriaan Verwée in conversation with Asta Vaiciulyte

http://thewordmagazine.com/art/the-demystifying-practice-of-artist-adriaan-verwee/

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