Group exhibition, Don't think twice, it's all right

Nieuw Zuid

During this edition of Antwerp Art Weekend, Gallery Sofie Van de Velde wants to present two “strands of looking”. While one exhibition will be more focused on narrative in figurative painting, the other one will touch on the momentary, cerebral and conceptual works.

Titled after the Bob Dylan song, this double-exhibition which spans the two galleries of Sofie Van de Velde (South and New South), asks us to leave the matter behind us. The exhibition shows abstract works on the one hand: artists fitting in a more minimal, still, and conceptual thinking; and figurative narrative works on the other hand. A “non-discussion”, as Sofie Van de Velde calls the tension between figuration and abstraction. Dylan sings that the relationship is over, and his former love doesn’t need to look back to what was but notice what is present. Similarly, the exhibition pleads for the devaluation of binary thinking in art. You’ll see how some artists could’ve fit in the other group, which emphasises the absurdity of the categorisation. 

Artists on view: Perry Roberts, Sara Sizer, Stef Driesen, Ilse D’Hollander, Leon Vranken, Willy De Sauter, Bernd Lohaus, Guy Mees, Charlotte Posenenske, Christopher Colm Morrin, Kees Goudzwaard, Pieter Jennes, Charline Tyberghein, Amber Andrews, Shirley Villavicencio Pizango, Dirk Van Saene, Gommaar Gilliams, Sarah De Vos, Jesse Tomballe, Karin Hanssen, Natasja Mabesoone, Ives Maes, Catharina Dhaen, John Stezaker, Roger Raveel, Folkert de Jong, Dirk Braeckman, Neo Matloga, Judith E. Geerts, Heidrun Rathgeb, Dittmar Viane, Johanna von Monkiewitsch,...