Group show with Rinus Van de Velde, Jonathan Meese and Adrian Ghenie inaugurates the new space of Tim Van Laere Gallery

On April 20th, Tim Van Laere Gallery will festively open the doors of its new gallery space, designed by architects OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen. The opening exhibition, entitled KUNST KUNST KUNST (ART ART ART), presents new work by Adrian Ghenie, Jonathan Meese and Rinus Van de Velde. Van de Velde will reveal for the first time a new series of color drawings and new sculptures in ceramics.

The exhibition title immediately reveals the essence of the gallery. For Tim Van Laere Gallery, art and artists are the most important elements. The new building also makes this statement in its immediate surroundings, and will make art visible and accessible to everybody in the city.  

But this new step also shows the ambition of the gallery. The building itself is impressive: it is 1000m2 in size (5 times the size of the previous gallery space) and has ceilings of 5 and 8 meters high. Brussels-based OFFICE KGDVS has established a global reputation as one of the most original and influential architectural practices of its generation. Completed projects include the Solo House in Matarraña, Spain and the Traditional Music Centre in Bahrain (both 2017) while construction is soon set to commence on the practice's design for the headquarters of the Swiss Radio and Television Company on the campus of the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. 

As a series of interconnected rooms, the building’s structure and function will be visible from the outside, presenting a space for contemporary art in the centre of Nieuw Zuid. Storage facilities, offices, a white cube, a chapel and a patio will follow each other, offering a variety of exhibition spaces for art to be experienced. 

20 April - 18 May 2019
Tim Van Laere Gallery
Jos Smolderenstraat 50,
2000 Antwerpen

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Opening: 20 April, 4pm - 10pm
Concert by Admiral Freedbee at 6pm

Micha Pycke