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Tim Van Laere Gallery presents group exhibition Let's Go! December 1, 2022 to January 28, 2023.
Tim Van Laere Gallery presents Let’s Go! a group exhibition presenting works by Bram Demunter, Jean Dubuffet, Kati Heck, Leiko Ikemura, Stanislava Kovalcikova, Friedrich Kunath, Jonathan Meese, Albert Oehlen, Tobias Pils, Tal R, Ben Sledsens, Ettore Spaletti, Dennis Tyfus, Rinus Van de Velde, Inès Van den Kieboom, Henk Visch, and Franz West.
While solo exhibitions allow you to fully immerse yourself in the world of one artist and get a glimpse of what the world looks like through that artist’s eyes, a group show provides multiple windows and pathways to various points of view and ways of seeing. As a result, group shows are an important part of the gallery’s programming. The inner dialogue between the artist and his/her work is brought to a larger table by combining works from different artists in various media, where its meaning is challenged and debated by the surrounding works. It creates an open dialogue in which universal truths rise to the surface of each of the works presented in the exhibition space. The gallery’s decision to curate the show not only with contemporary artists but also with modern artists demonstrates the gallery’s determination to forge new paths to foster new dialogues and share these dialogues with the public. Curating group exhibitions with cross-pollination in media, genres, and generations can inspire new styles and different ways of creating and rethinking our ways of seeing.
On the one hand, the exhibition’s title, Let’s Go!, reflects the gallery’s faith in art and its ability to overcome almost any obstacle. It’s a phrase that leaves no room for doubt and proclaims to the public its strong faith in art, inviting them to join the party. The phrase, on the other hand, also refers to the artist’s process. Each of these artists understands how to surrender to their craft. They have allowed art to completely consume their lives and play a vital role in their survival. They let the artwork speak for itself. As a result, the gallery chose to respect the works’ inner attitude and place them in dialogue as such. They don’t need a thematic justification to start new conversations; they simply need to be presented as the artist intended in order to enter the public’s consciousness.