Jef Geys


Finissage exhibition
KOME - Jef Geys
Kunstwerken op meerdere exemplaren

Sunday 12 February 2023
From 2 pm -6 pm

The KOME: Kunstwerken op meerdere exemplaren, artworks in multiple copies, that can be either a multiple, a magazine, a newspaper or a poster. They’re reproducing both the image of the works and their captions and are establishing a parallel between archive, multiple and artwork. Here, 290 KOME are showing the core of his work, revolving around three main aspects of a man’s life: his private life, his surroundings and his relationship to the outside world. A DIY use of the publishing and distribution techniques is questioning the primacy of more conventional industrial practices. (CNEAI= Paris, Sylvie Boulanger, 2012)

Artworks in several copies seems to be a strategy, a socio-political choice within Geys’s oeuvre. The title Artworks in several copies is a feint. KOME has been part of Geys’s work since the 1960s. Number 20 on Jef Geys’s list of works says: ‘Marc Callewaert – 1 countersigned postcard – number of copies: 1’.

Archief 6 & 7 are the last publications of this series that Jef Geys published himself of his archive. Archive box number 408, ‘teksten J.G.’, is included in these publications in its entirety.

KOME is the presentation context of these archival publications.

KOME & Archief boek 6 & 7
Jef Geys
11.12.2022 – 12.02.2023

Artists: Jef Geys