Inner Circle: Masters of Belgian Abstraction
'Inner Circle: Masters of Belgian Abstraction' is an exhibition with a selection of important examples of modern Belgian Abstraction.
Key figure in this show is Guy Vandenbranden (1926-2014). Vandenbranden was a main artist of the Belgian post-war art scene and part of the second generation of constructivists. Following Piet Mondrian and Victor Vasarely, he attained the total geometrical abstraction.
This exhibition offers an insight in the international network of the Belgian post-war avant-garde, from the perspective of Vandenbranden's art and his close connections with avant-garde group Zero. Besides works by Vandenbranden, this exhibition presents paintings, drawings and sculptures by his friends, colleagues or what one would call: his inner circle.
The exhibition went first on display at the international auction house Dorotheum in Brussels. After reaching Vandenbranden's hometown Antwerp, the exhibition will travel further to Düsseldorf.
Opening on Thursday 18 May 2017 (7 pm) by Sven Gatz, Flemish Minister of Culture and Herman Van Goethem, rector of the University of Antwerp.
With works by Bram Bogart, Pol Bury, Gilbert Decock, Jo Delahaut, Jan Dries, Walter Leblanc, Pol Mara, Luc Peire, Roger Raveel, Michel Seuphor, Gilbert Swimberghe, Guy Vandenbranden, Paul Van Hoeydonck, Dan Van Severen, Jef Verheyen and Mark Verstockt.
Because of the exhibition 'Timothy Segers. Tribute to Guy Vandenbranden' during the Antwerp Art Weekend (19-21 May 2017) at the Wolstraat 21-23 galleries, work by the contemporary artist Timothy Segers will also be shown.