Opening: Saturday 7 December, 2019. 6 – 9 pm
Exhibition: 07.12.2019 – 05.01.2020
KETELEER GALLERY is very honoured to announce the new KETELEER GALLERY – Deweer Gallery collaboration. For the official introduction of this new development we proudly present Looking Forward: a group show of drawings by a selection of 15 artists of the new KETELEER GALLERY portfolio, and works by Norwegian artist Bjarne Melgaard.
Marc Bauer – Stephan Balkenhol – Guillaume Bijl – Leo Copers – Jan Fabre – Günther Förg – Thomas Kratz – Peter Land – George Little – Enrique Marty – Bjarne Melgaard – Fabien Mérelle – Javier Pérez – Koen Theys – Nasan Tur.
KETELEER GALLERY opened its doors in 2012 at the Leopoldstraat, Antwerp, Belgium. The following 7 years it organically evolved into a family driven business in which a dynamic and open contact with the local and international artworld became its core focus while honoring Belgium’s rich art history. During those years our expanding artist portfolio and subsequent collectors got us into contact with Deweer Gallery, which quickly turned into a close bond of trust.
In September 2019, KETELEER GALLERY moved to a new space at the Pourbusstraat 3-5, in the South of Antwerp. A well-known building where NICC and many other galleries created a now famous history, becomes a new potent haven for a new collaboration with Deweer Gallery, set to close its doors by the end of 2019. The gallery will be turned into the “Deweer Gallery Estate”, consisting of the entire collection since 1979. From now on KETELEER GALLERY will take on the main representation of all of Deweer’s active artists as well as the new estate. Out of a sincere admiration and respect for Deweer’s family, history and name in both Belgium and abroad, all this will operate as a close partnership with Bart & Gerald Deweer, who will stay active as key liaisons and advisors, honoring the close ties that were built with artists and collectors over the years. Our aim is to strengthen and broaden the existing ties, with an open mind, to open up new possibilities while ensuring the continuation of the important positions of artists that were represented by Deweer Gallery in Belgium.
In the following year, KETELEER GALLERY will organize exhibitions showcasing its new artist portfolio. A solo show by Panamarenko, celebrating his 80th birthday, will take place in January at BREMDONCK, the new gallery space which opened in October 2019 in the middle of the Peerdsbos forest in Brasschaat. In March, this will be followed by a solo exhibition by Stephan Balkenhol, introducing new works. At Art Cologne 2020 (April 23-26), we will present a group show with 8 artists. At Pourbusstraat, Antwerp we will introduce a solo exhibition by Nasan Tur as well as an entirely new body of work by Luca Monterastelli.