Galerie Zink opens a new space in Brussels
Thursday, June 28, 2018 — German based Galerie Zink is opening a temporary gallery project in Rue de la Régence in Brussels, where it will show artists from their programme, both Belgian and international. The first show is opening during Gallery Weekend, on September 6, and will feature the textile paintings by Antwerp based artist Klaas Rommelaere, together with works by Dirk Zoete, Marcel van Eeden, the German shooting star Michael Sailstorfer, Austrian artist couple Muntean/Rosenblum, conceptual photographer Paul Kooiker, and works by Atelier Lachert Dhanis, whose work is moving at the border of art and design.
Belgium and especially Brussels with one of the most lively art scenes in Europe, with amazing private collections and outstanding young artists, is extremely attractive for foreign galleries. Galerie Zink already has a long term connections to Belgium. Being present at Art Brussels almost every year since 1996 and currently representing six artists from Belgium, Michael Zink has a strong network in the Belgium art world. First being in Munich and later in Berlin, he brought Belgian artists to Germany from early on and thus was the first gallery to give representations and shows to Rinus Van de Velde, Hannelore Van Dijck, Tom Callemin, Dirk Zoete, and others.
As the building site of the new gallery space in the south of Germany is still ongoing until spring next year, Michael Zink decided to run a temporary gallery project in Brussels. Starting in September until the end of the year, the gallery will show artists from their programme, both Belgian and international, at 67 Rue de la Régence.
„Everything happens at once“
September 6 – October 6, 2018
Galerie Zink Brussels
67 Rue de la Régence,
Wednesday–Saturday 12–6 pm
Klaas Rommelaere (°1986, BE)
Atelier Lachaert Dhanis (BE)
Paul Kooiker (°1964, NL)
Muntean/Rosenblum (°1962, AT)
Michael Sailstorfer (°1979, DE)
Dirk Zoete (°1969, BE)
Marcel van Eeden (°1965, NL)
ABOUT ZINK GALLERY
In January 1994 Michael Zink started his gallery in a small space in Regensburg, a historic city about one hour away from Munich. From the very beginning, the gallery program had a clear focus on young international artists, building personal relationships with the artists. The gallery often started working with artists in a very early stage of their artistic career. Galerie Zink was one of the first galleries showing the work of Yoshitomo Nara in 1997; Marcel van Eeden had his first show outside the Netherlands at Zink; they started working with Rinus Van de Velde in 2007, just right after he graduated from art school in Ghent. After running a successful space in Munich and a temporary project space in New York, Galerie Zink was based in Berlin for the last 10 years.
Whilst Michael Zink was still based in the south of Germany, he decided to bring back life and work to one place again and moved the gallery to the small village Waldkirchen, in the countryside between Munich and Nuremberg. Waldkirchen is an old place of pilgrimage, that goes back to 1107a.c.. The former parish house from 1886 is temporary used to host curated exhibitions of the gallery and is located in the heart of the small village, overlooking the surrounding landscape. In the autumn of 2017 a neighboring historic building was remodeled to create a new gallery space, art storage as well as an artist studio. The new building is designed and planned by the Lausanne based architects „Atelier Dimanche – Matthieu Robitaille and Tamara Henry“, and will open in April 2019. The new building will host an intimate gallery space at a moderate size of 120 sqm, an artist apartment, a separate studio space for an ongoing residency program, as well as a distillery to produce fine eau de vie from local grown fruits.