GALLERY FUMI PRESENTS 'TRIO BRONZE' AT NOMAD MONACO

Nomad revisits the classic idea of fairs and exhibitions to propose a new format for the XXI century.

Nomad is a traveling event for collectible design that will bring together a selection of the world's leading galleries in incredible architectural locations.

Villa La Vigie  27 - 30 april 2017

 

'WORLD STAGE DESIGN 2017' EXHIBITION AT KUANDU MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS TAIPEI

more than 600 theatre designs were applied for the exhibition competition.

the WSD2017 Selection Jury chose atelier lachaert dhanis’ set design for dance performance ‘Terra’

as one of the 180 designs across from 36 countries to be exhibited.

1 - 9 july 2017

 

PAST

'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

Surface is the first clue that helps us understand and classify an object. Familiar to the touch,

a surface of a simple wooden chair reminds us of the distant school days or family gatherings.

It is the power of the surface that, in fact, goes deep into our memory and creates meaning.

Anonymous yet archetypal, the ‘Trio’ chair (76 x 39 x 77 cm) is a singular example of atelier lachaert d’hanis’ conceptual strategy. Very consequent in their interest in objects’ surface, they experiment with what happens once the surface starts shifting... They subtly intervene with familiar and daily objects, and, by employing their exquisite knowledge and craftsmanship, they add new meanings, possibilities for interpretation and make new connections.

By touching the surface of ‘Trio’, the viewer will not experience the anticipated soft unevenness of wood. Instead, a dense smooth surface of a material loaded with meaning – bronze – will meet the tips of the fingers. Atelier lachaert d’hanis chose this material precisely because of its connection to art and sculpture in particular. Together with the art foundry ‘Art Casting’, they spent over a thousand hours meticulously creating a wooden model at first, then cutting it in pieces to be cast in bronze, cleaning, and soldering it back together into an almost fluid, effortlessly merging form.

It is all in the game of perception, as nothing is ever what it seems at the first glance. Perspective of the viewer is always taken into account. Artists created an ode to a simple chair by ‘entangling’ the viewers’ gaze in an altered composition and a new context. This gesture encourages the audience to question the assumptions they may have made at first, provokes them to alleviate their preconceptions and look for a new meaning.

'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

'crossed legs' wood, paint by 'atelier lachaert dhanis'
'shards' porcelain, by atelier lachaert dhanis for sergio herman
'marcell (sugar cage), silver, by 'atelier lachaert dhanis'

'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

GALLERY FUMI PRESENTS 'LUSTRUM STOOL' AT PAD LONDON 5-9 october 2016

AND THE SALON ART + DESIGN NEW YORK 10-14 november 2016,

 leading fairs for 20th century art and design

detail 'lustrum stool' by 'atelier lachaert dhanis', represented by FUMI gallery London
'lustrum stool' by 'atelier lachaert dhanis', a stool with 20434 cultured freshwater pearls, represented by gallery fumi

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?