In Belgium: Almine Rech – Art Goes Virtual


Belgian art: Almine Rech Gallery is reaching to you… virtually.  Our latest Belgian art article is about a local gallery adapting to the strange current environment.

During the confinement period, Almine Rech will offer access to some of its publications by making one catalogue digitally available every Monday. The catalogue will be available online for one week.

This week’s read: Johan Creten 8 Gods, published by Almine Rech Editions in 2017. In this catalogue, you will find poems by Colin Lemoine (Art Historian, Independent Curator and Director of Sculpture at the Musée Bourdelle, Paris) as well as installation views of Johan Creten’s exhibition at Almine Rech Brussels (March – April 2017).

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Since the late 1980s, Creten has proven to be a true trailblazer in the resurgence of ceramics and the use of traditional techniques in the contemporary art world. The space of the gallery was punctuated by three imposing black columns, entitled Massu, cast in bronze. Both stable and dynamic, these pillars shoot upwards in a burst of vital energy. Among these monumental architectural elements, new figurative sculptures on coloured pedestals in glazed ceramics titled 8 Gods were displayed.

Completed over the past two years at Struktuur 68 in The Hague, these masculine and feminine characters come together in a lively yet silent council; partially or totally veiled, their postures recall antique sculptures or sacred figures. The viewer was also invited to take a seat on one of the coloured ‘points d’observation’, in order to view the exhibition and interact with the surrounding muses.You can also find more information about Almine Rech Editions here. and purchase Johan Creten’s catalogue here.

To inquire about Johan Creten’s work, please contact:

Almine Rech
Abdijstraat 20 Rue de l’Abbaye
1050 Brussels BE
T +32 26 48 56 84

Due to the COVID-19 crisis the gallery is currentlosed closed