'LINKING MINDS' DURING SALONE DEL MOBILE MILAN 2017
third exhibition in the 'a matter of perception'-series
curated by Damn° magazine
4 - 9 april 2017
'HANDS ON DESIGN' AT DESIGN MUSEUM GHENT
8th triennial for design
19 november 2016 - 5 march 2017
'CECI N'EST PAS UNE COPIE' AT CID
centre d'innovation et de design au grand-hornu
27 november 2016 - 26 february 2017
'2017... NO FUTURE WITHOUT THE PAST' AT ATELIER LACHAERT DHANIS TIELRODE
We kick-off the year with a major retrospective exhibition,
looking back at the highlights of the past, showing groundbreaking historical pieces from private collections, archival treasures, curiosities and memorabilia.
...good old memories…
At the same time we will give you a glimpse of our future programme.
Come and raise a glass to an extraordinary promising, artistic and breathtaking 2017!
28 - 29 january and 4 - 5 february 2017 (10am - 7pm)
and by appointment
entrance venue via Kaaistraat parking, Tielrode B-9140
AND THE SALON ART + DESIGN NEW YORK 10-14 november 2016,
leading fairs for 20th century art and design
Infestation of Beauty. A small intruder makes its way inside the soft inner tissue of a living host. Unable to expel it, the mollusc defends itself by building countless layers of nacre.
This is how a pearl is born. A trespasser and a parasite, a pearl simultaneously defines beauty, preciousness and rarity, with its value directly connected to the time and work it takes to form it.
Belgian artist duo Sofie Lachaert & Luc d'Hanis examine the ambivalent status of a pearl
in their latest work 'Lustrum Stool' (65 x 77 x 62 cm),
creating an object that juxtaposes repulsion and attraction.
The repetitive process of adding layers of 20434 cultured freshwater pearls
also adds layers of meaning, questioning the notions of possession and value.
What would happen if this precious substance would swarm, overwhelm and gobble an entity?
How could this idea of infestation transform the object as well as the subject of beauty?