Space is a Word Part III: Frederik van Simaey – Hiding in Plain Sight
Until Sunday January 16th, Thu-Su 14-18 hrs
Frederik van Simaey was invited to realise the final exhibition of the Space is a Word series. A worthy candidate in the sense that he literally gives meaning to its subject. “Being literal” may be suggestive of an approach that is too direct, but in this case the suggestion is by no means a disqualification. Van Simaey is an escape artist – even a bit of an alchemist- creating something out of nothing and capable of making things appear and dissapear . The space behind the word (and vice versa).
"For those who are not so familiar with my work, it is about relationships between light, shadow and gestures of turning things inside & out, upside down, front to back. It's about me and the other, about both visible and invisble forces... It speaks fort itself."
Space is a Word part II - Jean Bernard Koeman
'DISPLAYS (a Temporary but Willing Suspension of Disbelief)'
Opening Saturday October 23rd
Until Sunday November 21st, Thu-Su 14-18 hrs
For his solo exhibition at P//////AKT Jean Bernard Koeman brings together a selection of new and existing works. As one might expect from the artist’s own words, the exhibition will turn out to be more than the sum of its parts:
“I construct the installations as a parcours for the audience. An associative walk or tour, in which scale, form and meaning are generated simultaneously and on top of each other. The installations represent a “mental architecture”, meaning they are structures or buildings with human or thinking properties. They tell a story, invite to participate, doubt themselves, define or ventilate feelings or thoughts.“
The artist will talk about his work in general and the process that has lead to the presentation at P/////AKT.
Until Sunday October 3rd, Thu-Su, 14-18 hrs
Gino Saccone is occupied with making sculptures, images and films that explore the basic mechanics of language and how information can be formulated and expressed. The works are the result of both symbolic and intuitive processes that are concerned with the potential for movement and metaphor to engender meaning and inspire a feeling. Through a process of inter-relating different elements Saccone intends to open up potential fictions, cultural references and psychological spaces.
Charlott Markus, Beyond Lines
Opening: Saturday June 5th from 20-24 hrs
Until Sunday July 4th, Thu-Su 14-18 hrs
Charlott Markus’ work is firmly rooted in photography but has recently developed towards site-specific, spatial installations. Her working method thoroughly and intently investigates the well-known, yet allways evasive fine lines between space and surface, subject and object, abstraction and figuration. www.charlottmarkus.com
P/////AKT and Apice for artists present Floris Bovée
Floris Bovée creates a world in which he communicates a romanticized notion of technology and mechanic processes. He investigates the principles of matter, such as force, balance and movement, light sound and electricity. These principles are translated into analogue systems that interact with the characteristics of a given space: minimal interventions which intensify their architectural surroundings and evoke a new experience of space and time.
At the Kunstvlaai he will present a new work which is designed on the specific context: a scale model of the booth, mechanically folding and unfolding itself into a Whitce Cube.
Opening: Thursday May 6th, 17-21 hrs
Open: Friday May 7th, 12-21 hrs, Sa-Su 12-18 hrs
Bougie is a new art initiative aiming at actively connecting artists and audience. The exhibition at P//////AKT is the first of a series of nomadic projects on different locations, and features work by :
Viktor Baltus, Martijn Bentum, Erik de Bree, Sander Cedee, Miranda Cleary, Carina Hesper, Axel Linderholm, David Möller, Daphne de Sonneville en Fieke Ypma.
T/m 7 maart, do-zo 14-18 uur
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Floris Bovée creëert een wereld waarin hij een geromantiseerd beeld van techniek en mechaniek laat zien. Gefascineerd door natuurkundige processen, onderzoekt de kunstenaar in zijn werk de eigenschappen van materie, zoals kracht, evenwicht en beweging, licht, geluid en elektriciteit. Op een geheel systematische en analoge manier, past hij deze kennis toe op de karakteristieken van de bestaande ruimte. Met een minimale ingreep worden de architectonische vormen van de omgeving geïntensiveerd, en ontstaat voor de toeschouwer een nieuwe ervaring van tijd en ruimte.
Simon Kentgens - Long Short-Term Memory
T/m zondag 7 maart, do-zo van 14-18 uur
Simon Kentgens toont in P/////AKT een installatie met nieuwe beelden, waarbinnen een aantal min of meer recente ontwikkelingen binnen zijn werk worden samengebracht. Site-specific ingrepen maken de ruimte tot een decor voor (ready-made) objecten en sculpturen uit veelal vergankelijk materiaal.