to the artists, designers and craftspeople who think I call their work kitsch... this is NOT the case, it refers to my own work

Oct 17, 2012

Current - Eline 't Sant

No matter in what environment Eline's installations are placed, they're always powerful and captivating.  They are engaging a new dialogue in a different setting.

This time the location is overpowering, litterally... the powerstation a the closed coalmine.  Flooding with light one first discovers the monumental engines.  It takes some time to find the almost hidden artworks.

20 artists exhibiting at the former powerstation of the coalmine
until 28 October 2012
Electriciteitscentrale, mijnsite Beringen, Belgium
every day one of the artists is present, check the website

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Oct 16, 2012

Marc Janssens - sculptures

Marc Janssens' mixed-media sculptures never cease to amaze me since I first saw a few of them some 5 years ago in a gallery.  The sculptures always seem to have the same expression and yet they are so full of emotions.
But I've never seen them in a setting just so right.  I imagine the large engines of the power station coming to life at night to create these robust but fragile beauties.


20 artists exhibiting at the former powerstation of the coalmine
Electriciteitscentrale, mijnsite Beringen, Belgium

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Marc Janssens at Gallery Art Cezar (click title, not picture)

Oct 10, 2012

art in the coalmine... the power station of the coalmine to be precise

Impressive setting, it takes some courage from artists to exhibit in this overwhelming place.  The engines draw a lot of attention, industrial sculptures...  The picture shows only part of the huge space. 
20 artists have picked up the challenge

The work of sculptor Marc Janssens seems to have emerged from the engines itself.
I'll have an entire post on that later.
type his name in the search this blog to view more artwork of this artist in previous posts

more of their work in another ongoing exhibition in tomorrows' post- just have a look at their fascinating artwork 7 posts down

more work of this artist in a future post, meanwhile view more of her art in 'Search this blog' on top right of page

Performance during the vernissage last sunday

Lilia Scheerder with her self-built instruments

This is only a glimpse of what is going on...

STROOM (current/stream)
7-28 Oktober 2012
Elektriciteitscentrale Mijnsite Beringen
Koolmijnlaan 201
BE-3582 Beringen, Belgium
free entrance

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Oct 8, 2012

Tophane art walk - galleries

With a detailed map - finally - of the area it is easy, well not quite, to find the numerous brand new galleries in this part of Istanbul. 
a small selection of the ones that were open and accessable at the time I was visiting...

exhibition: A Room of One's Own
until 20 October 2012

the artist Hatice Karadağ finishing her latest painting


Juan Botella Lucas

at Pi Artworks Tophane
"Seven Sleepers (The Second Resurrection)"
until 25 November 2012


Sudan Seyyareler

Galeri Ilayda Karaköy Harbour
Sudan Seyyareler - Aquaspheres
until 4 November 2012


Gallery .artSümer


In one of the small streets I spotted an artisst at work.  She was finishing a few pieces for an upcoming exhibition

more Istanbul galleries in future posts