Anna-Eva Bergman, Une autre lune, 1969, 74.7 x 104.5 cm. Courtesy galerie Jérôme Poggi.
 

SILENCE IS SO ACCURATE

Curated by Lien Craps

Opening: 26 January, from 2-5pm

Geukens & De Vil, Antwerp

In my glorious isolation, I am illuminated by the marvelous incandescence of my electrically charged nerves. (Manuel Maples Arce, 1921)

 

The hyper mediatized world of contemporary society imposes a continuous flux of impressions, images and sound, of which the resulting sensorial saturation evokes a longing for repose and even silence. Perceived as an illusory cessation of all sounds, silence also inescapably remains an element of dialogue. The exhibition aims to open this dialogue by consciously introducing a pause that captures our attention. It is not providing any obvious or fixed conventional meanings. Lines, shapes, rhythm, color, raw materials or contemplative repetition create serenity, stillness, timeless content or imprenetrability. Immersed, we encounter various forms of silence, and experience how it can truly be ‘so accurate’ - as Rothko stated more than six decades ago.  

ARTISTS
Matthew Allen (°1981, NZ), Anna-Eva Bergman (°1909, SE- †1987, FR),  Jean-Baptiste Besançon (°1985, FR), Lucia Bru (°1970, BE),

Francesco de Prezzo (°1994, IT), Marco De Sanctis (°1983, IT), Ayan Farah, (°1978, UAE), Matthew Feyld (°1985, CA), Per Kesselmar (°1960, SE),

Nika Neelova (°1987, RU), Benjamin Sabatier (°1978, FR),  Günter Umberg (°1942, DE), Pieter Vermeersch (°1973, BE), Christoph Weber (°1974, AU), John Zurier (°1956, US)

SIDE EVENTS

Due to limited seats subscriptions are obligatory!

The entrance money will go interely to the guest-participants

LECTURE: JOKE J. HERMSEN - STILTE PLUS. DE UTOPIE VAN DE VERBEELDING

Joke Hermsen is a writer and philosopher. Time is an important theme in her work. We live at odds with time, which increases anxiety, fear and uncertainty. Joke Hermsen has written several books about it, including Stil de tijd (2009), Windstilte van de ziel (2010) and Kairos. Een nieuwe bevlogenheid (2014).

Sunday 02 February at 3pm

Geukens & De Vil, Antwerp

Price: 15 EUR (cash only)
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YOGA-SESSION with INGE DE BACKER

Looking into silence from an Ayurvedic and yogic perspective.
An invitation to embrace silence with all your senses.

By Inge De Backer - Yoga and Ayurvedic health coach with over 12 years of experience in ayurvedic manual therapy and Ayurvedic food advise.

 

Saturday 08 February from 10am-1pm

Geukens & De Vil, Antwerp

Price: 15 EUR (cash only)

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PERFORMANCE HUSH by MERY THI COOPMAN AND DOMINIQUE POLLET

Saturday 22 February at 7pm

Geukens & De Vil, Antwerp

Price: 12 EUR (cash only)

This price includes a free drink (Vedett Blond/IPA, Duvel, wine, sparkling water)
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JAZZ PERFORMANCE by HAROMLABU

Saturday 29 February at 7pm

Geukens & De Vil, Antwerp

Price: 12 EUR (cash only)

This price includes a free drink (Vedett Blond/IPA, Duvel, wine, sparkling water)
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MUSIC PERORMANCE BY IRAQI MUSICIAN KHALID ALRAWI (to be determined)

In the context of the group show Silence is so accurate, Khalid will share his experience of living in Mosul under ISIS, particularly during the war of liberation and the danger he experienced playing music. He will compose music on his oud, a traditional Middle Eastern instrument, related to the theme and the inability to find silence in the midst of war. As someone who has lived through bombings, shootings and mortar attacks, he appreciates silence and believes deeply in the theme of this event.


Saturday 07 March - hour to be determined

Geukens & De Vil, Antwerp

Price: 15 EUR (cash only)

This price includes a free drink (Vedett Blond/IPA, Duvel, wine, sparkling water)