Hannelore Van Dijck, The lasting one, that didn’t last, that still lasts

25.05.2018–27.05.2018, Groen Kwartier

During Antwerp Art Weekend 2018 we show new works by Hannelore Van Dijck to celebrate her new book. “The lasting one, that didn’t last, that still lasts” is an overview of Hannelore Van Dijcks most recent work. Van Dijck works with charcoal on paper and in situ. With text contributions by Michael Newman, Laura Stamps and Christophe Van Gerrewey.

“When Van Dijck brings a new ‘skin’ to a space, by completely covering the walls with a drawing, or sometimes the floor or ceiling, she confounds expectations by doing the very opposite of what might be expected in a regular-sized drawing. As certain properties of the walls come to the fore, others are automatically hidden. She ‘distorts’ space. Time and time again, she will execute a tour de force that allows us to see what she sees, to view what she deems important. When, charcoal in hand, she finds her rhythm, she can draw for days, and long into the night. It is a form of craftsmanship and, with it, she brings the space to life. She is present even when absent. Her hand is, indeed, everywhere. By allowing us to share her unique perception of space, she confronts us with what we think we see.” -Laura Stamps

“Van Dijck’s drawing is not the work of the day, but rather a nocturnal work, whether carried out during the day or not. Its light is not solar but lunar.” -Michael Newman

Represented artist