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Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
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Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven at West Den Haag, The Hague

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West Den Haag, The Hague, The Netherlands
May 19, 2023 - May 18, 2024

ZENO X GALLERY - Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven at West Den Haag, The Hague

Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven at Kanal Pompidou, Brussels

AMVK was commissioned by Kanal Pompidou to create an artwork for the façade.
It will be inaugurated on Saturday September 2nd, 2023 and will stay until September 2024.

ZENO X GALLERY - Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven at Kanal Pompidou, Brussels

Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven: new publication

ANNE-MIE VAN KERCKHOVEN - ZENO X GALLERY:
A LONG-STANDING COLLABORATION

Published by Zeno X Books, Hannibal & Wather und Franz König, 2022

ZENO X GALLERY - Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven: new publication

Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven receives a honorary doctorate

Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven receives the honorary degree for General Merit from the University of Antwerp.

Universiteit Antwerpen, Belgium, 2022

ZENO X GALLERY - Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven receives a honorary doctorate

Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven at WIELS, Brussels

RISQUONS-TOUT

WIELS, Brussels, Belgium
September 12, 2020 - March 8, 2021

ZENO X GALLERY - Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven at WIELS, Brussels

Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven at Fridericianum, Kassel

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Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany
November 9 - February 24, 2018

ZENO X GALLERY - Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven at Fridericianum, Kassel

Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven at Museum Folkwang, Essen

THE ASSEMBLED HUMAN

Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
November 8, 2019 - March 15, 2020

ZENO X GALLERY - Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven at Museum Folkwang, Essen

Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven at M HKA, Antwerp

AMVK

M HKA, Antwerp, Belgium
February 9 - May 13, 2018

ZENO X GALLERY - Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven at M HKA, Antwerp

Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven at Kunstverein, Hannover

WHAT WOULD I DO IN ORBIT?

Kunstverein, Hannover, Germany
March 18 - May 14, 2017

ZENO X GALLERY - Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven at Kunstverein, Hannover

Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven at Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach

WHAT WOULD I DO IN ORBIT?

Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany
November 13, 2016 - February 26, 2017

ZENO X GALLERY - Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven at Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach

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Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
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Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven, b. 1951 in Antwerp (BE), lives and works in Antwerp (BE).

Since the early 1980s, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven has been prolific in her output of drawings, paintings, collages, video and digital works. A straightforward female tone prevails in all her works, in which the erotic meets machine fetishism. Interiors if not domestic spaces often serve as settings for her drawings and collages, from which dream-like futuristic enactments between human and machine-like forms unfold. In the early 1990s, computer graphics entered her work; she often appropriates images from soft-porn magazines which she then manipulates using her computer. Text has always featured alongside images, underlining the message of Van Kerckhoven’s proud female characters. She demonstrates her interest in science and artificial intelligence – and their interaction with art – in an intuitive and rather associative way. Music plays an important role in Van Kerckhkoven's creative production in parallel to her visual output: she and Danny Devos have stood as a key pair of the international experimental music scene under the band name Club Moral (1981–now).

Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven has had solo exhibitions at Fridericianum (Kassel), The Renaissance Society (Chicago), Kunstverein Hannover, Museum Abteiberg (Mönchengladbach), Kunstverein München (Munich), Kunsthalle Bern, FRAC Pays de la Loire (Carquefou), Mu.ZEE (Ostend), WIELS (Brussels), Kunsthalle Nürnberg (Nuremberg), M HKA (Antwerp), DAAD (Berlin) and Kunstmuseum Luzern.

Her work has featured in group shows at Institute of Contemporary Arts (London), Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo (Turin), Yale Union (Portland), S.M.A.K. (Ghent), Marta Herford, Bozar (Brussels), MAS (Antwerp), ICA Philadelphia, The Art Institute (New York), Shanghai Art Museum, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo (Buenos Aires), San Francisco Art Institute, Kunsthal KAdE (Amersfoort) and Neuer Aachener Kunstverein (Aachen).

Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven joined the gallery in 1982.

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Mounira Al Solh, Pélagie Gbaguidi, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
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Zeno X Gallery Antwerp Borgerhout | 15.04 - 24.06 2023
Mounira Al Solh, Pélagie Gbaguidi, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
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Mounira Al Solh, Pélagie Gbaguidi, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
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Mounira Al Solh, Pélagie Gbaguidi, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
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Mounira Al Solh 

Mounira Al Solh produced the series 13 April, 13 April, 13 April in the context of her solo exhibition at the Felix-Nussbaum-Haus in Osnabrück in 2022. Like Jewish artist Felix Nussbaum, to whom the museum is dedicated, Mounira Al Solh’s life has been marked by war and forced migration. The title of the series refers to 13 April 1975, the first day of the Lebanese Civil War, a war which would continue into the 1990s and whose effects can still be felt today.

The series of drawings consists mainly of self-portraits she created during the Covid-19 lockdowns to reflect on identity and life in times of crisis. The Arabic texts present in many works consider the role of women in society, the 2020 explosion in Beirut, street protests and the Lebanese Civil War.

A new publication collects the complete series of drawings and the translated texts that Al Solh wrote in and alongside the works.

‘Why is it still all about a poor woman’s body? Why is it OK when a man paints a woman naked, as a muse, but when a woman paints herself it becomes insulting? What is insulting about looking at yourself? (…) I drew self-portraits facing the mirror, undressed. In a society where, as a woman, they think you’d better stay covered. I wanted to rebel. (…) I use my body, my blood is my ink, my ink is never finished. When my blood dries, I will stop the act of drawing.’

Pélagie Gbaguidi 

Pélagie Gbaguidi created the new series Espace et Langage especially for this exhibition. For her, the works are as much a form of writing as of drawing. Through these drawings, she tries to create space to reflect on the current period of transition of political systems. She comments on the negative impact of monoculture on rural populations as well as the obsession of European museums with the African artefacts in their depots. 

Ielles sèment avec le vent refers to the important role of women in nature conservation, education and care. Gbaguidi’s choice to draw on sheets of a botanical encyclopedia also raises questions about care and recovery in a climate of great uncertainty.

Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven

Since 1974, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven has been making drawings that emerge from her subconscious. She refuses to find logical meaning in her mindmaps. However, the drawings do enable her to make her perceptions and dreams more tangible. Kalligraphie was the first series of works Van Kerckhoven made upon her return home to Antwerp in 2007, following her residency at DAAD in Berlin and a stay in Shanghai.

‘I like to create series of drawings that are closely associated with the reading of books from different fields that inspire me or tie in with my evolution. I confront the information from the books – both form and content – with my intuitive act of drawing. The essence of the image appears on the paper, straight from my hand, without interference from my brain.’

The drawings in question came into being after consulting books on Giordano Bruno, the structures of atoms and molecules, and an article on Saturn. As the series progressed, certain laws imposed themselves, in terms of approach, method, colour, motifs and use of materials.

Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven’s Kalligraphie series was first shown at Manifesta 7 in Trento in 2008. Subsequently, the full series was also presented at Museum M in Leuven in 2010 and at Kunstverein München in 2015.

Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
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Affiniteiten #5: Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven ∞ Danny Devos // Carole Vanderlinden ∩ Walter Swennen
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LLS Paleis, Antwerp, Belgium | 19.02 - 02.04 2023
Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
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Affiniteiten #5: Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven ∞ Danny Devos // Carole Vanderlinden ∩ Walter Swennen
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LLS Paleis, Antwerp, Belgium | 19.02 - 02.04 2023
Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
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Affiniteiten #5: Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven ∞ Danny Devos // Carole Vanderlinden ∩ Walter Swennen
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LLS Paleis, Antwerp, Belgium | 19.02 - 02.04 2023
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Affiniteiten #5: Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven ∞ Danny Devos // Carole Vanderlinden ∩ Walter Swennen
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LLS Paleis, Antwerp, Belgium | 19.02 - 02.04 2023
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Affiniteiten #5: Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven ∞ Danny Devos // Carole Vanderlinden ∩ Walter Swennen
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LLS Paleis, Antwerp, Belgium | 19.02 - 02.04 2023
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Pélagie Gbaguidi, Luc Tuymans, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
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FINIS TERRAE
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Geukens & De Vil, Antwerp, Belgium | 17.11 2022 - 26.02 2023
Pélagie Gbaguidi, Luc Tuymans, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
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FINIS TERRAE
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Geukens & De Vil, Antwerp, Belgium | 17.11 2022 - 26.02 2023
Pélagie Gbaguidi, Luc Tuymans, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
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Geukens & De Vil, Antwerp, Belgium | 17.11 2022 - 26.02 2023
Pélagie Gbaguidi, Luc Tuymans, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
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Geukens & De Vil, Antwerp, Belgium | 17.11 2022 - 26.02 2023
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Pélagie Gbaguidi, Luc Tuymans, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
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Geukens & De Vil, Antwerp, Belgium | 17.11 2022 - 26.02 2023
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Marlene Dumas, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
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M HKA, Antwerp, Belgium | 15.09 2022 - 08.01 2023
Marlene Dumas, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
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M HKA, Antwerp, Belgium | 15.09 2022 - 08.01 2023
Marlene Dumas, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
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M HKA, Antwerp, Belgium | 15.09 2022 - 08.01 2023
Marlene Dumas, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
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M HKA, Antwerp, Belgium | 15.09 2022 - 08.01 2023
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Marlene Dumas, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
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M HKA, Antwerp, Belgium | 15.09 2022 - 08.01 2023
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Raoul De Keyser, Luc Tuymans, Patrick Van Caeckenbergh, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
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Scribble, dabble, splatter, smear. Biënnale van de Schilderkunst 8
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Roger Raveel Museum, Machelen, Belgium | 26.06 - 02.10 2022
Raoul De Keyser, Luc Tuymans, Patrick Van Caeckenbergh, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
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Roger Raveel Museum, Machelen, Belgium | 26.06 - 02.10 2022
Raoul De Keyser, Luc Tuymans, Patrick Van Caeckenbergh, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
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Scribble, dabble, splatter, smear. Biënnale van de Schilderkunst 8
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Roger Raveel Museum, Machelen, Belgium | 26.06 - 02.10 2022
Raoul De Keyser, Luc Tuymans, Patrick Van Caeckenbergh, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
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Roger Raveel Museum, Machelen, Belgium | 26.06 - 02.10 2022
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Raoul De Keyser, Luc Tuymans, Patrick Van Caeckenbergh, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
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Raoul De Keyser, John Körmeling, Patrick Van Caeckenbergh, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
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40 Years Zeno X Gallery - the eighties
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Zeno X Gallery Antwerp South | 05.02 - 19.03 2022
Raoul De Keyser, John Körmeling, Patrick Van Caeckenbergh, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
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Zeno X Gallery Antwerp South | 05.02 - 19.03 2022
Raoul De Keyser, John Körmeling, Patrick Van Caeckenbergh, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
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Raoul De Keyser, John Körmeling, Patrick Van Caeckenbergh, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
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Zeno X Gallery Antwerp South | 05.02 - 19.03 2022
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Raoul De Keyser, John Körmeling, Patrick Van Caeckenbergh, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
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Zeno X Gallery is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a series of exhibitions that shed light on the different decades of the gallery. From 5 February, '40 YEARS Zeno X Gallery: The Eighties' presents the four artists who joined the gallery in the 1980s: John Körmeling (1981), Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven (1982), Patrick Van Caeckenbergh (1986) and Raoul De Keyser (1988). Early works enter into dialogue with recent works created specially for the exhibition. In the early years, the gallery’s main focus was on architecture and installation art.

Patrick Van Caeckenbergh first showed Teddie (1989) at his Wunderbar exhibition in the gallery in 1989. This early installation problematizes the word ‘huidskleur’ (skin colour). For Van Caeckenbergh, the label ‘vleeskleur 374’ (flesh tint 374) on a pot of light-pink paint reveals the one-sided Eurocentric way of looking at skin colour. The teddy bear is like an explorer, showing off his conquests on a typical billboard from the 1980s. The bear looks cuddly but is actually a dangerous animal: Teddie ‘loves’ the different types of people, but also wants to oppress and dominate them.

Le Secrétaire (collection de peaux) (2018–2022) [The Secretaire (Skin Collection)] is a desk drawer containing a collection of ‘skins’. Van Caeckenbergh collected the skins over the past five years by cutting rectangular shapes out of porn magazines. He always selects rectangles that no longer contain any references to the human body; censorship is a form of therapy that allows him to deal with the ‘gruesome’ visual reality of pornography. He then presents the ‘skins’ as stamps or on a staff. The image of the human tendon shows that all bodies, regardless of skin tone, look the same on the inside.

For Het Muziekbos (Het Weeftapijt) (2021) [The Musical Forest (The Woven Carpet)], Patrick Van Caeckenbergh cut up a photographic print of an investment forest and interwove it with a colour fan from a paint shop. The colours refer to the different types of birds. To the right of the woven carpet is an overview of the birds and their (phonetic) sounds. The work is a tribute to French composer and ornithologist Olivier Messiaen, who saw colours when he heard certain sounds or musical chords (synaesthesia).

John Körmeling presented Wortelmodellen (1983) [Root Models] during his first exhibition at Zeno X Gallery in 1983. The iron tubes represent the measurements 1 to the square root of 7. In this series of Wortelmodellen, the ribs and diagonals are always roots times a single unit. To this day, this measuring system is a starting point for Körmeling’s architectural projects, which include the bicycle shed fiets&stal in Scheveningen and the work Minimaal Meten (2021) [Minimal Measuring]. Körmeling’s designs and realizations look for correspondences between art and architecture, but also urban planning and design, and always with a sense of perspective and humour.

In Fruitstad (2021) [Fruit City], each piece of fruit is given a number of windows or a door, turning the fruit basket, by definition, into a city. In this exhibition, Körmeling also presents models of realized projects, such as Vogelobservatie platform [Birdwatching Platform] in Texel and Veiligheidspaviljoen [Safety Pavillion] in Knokke (in cooperation with Compagnie-O Architecten). His design for a glass bridge in Venice was not realized. He created the sculpture Huis Buiten de Schaduwgrens (1989) [House Outside the Shadow Line] for a fund-raiser on behalf of children who require constant sunlight.

Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven held her first exhibition at Zeno X Gallery in 1982. To celebrate forty years of collaboration, a large solo exhibition, Placenta Saturnine Bercail, featuring old and new work, is being held at the gallery in Borgerhout. At Zeno X Gallery Antwerp South, she shows the early work Ectoplasma (1991), part of a series of four works on doors. Each work in this series depicts a kind of striptease: half hidden behind a door set ajar, duplicated by a mirror, or open like a fan. In the work Duality – Theorem (2015–16), Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven explores the tension between word and image. She places different layers of material on top of each other, just like in her recent images of women on Plexiglas.

Raoul De Keyser was the first painter to join Zeno X Gallery in 1988. Both Untitled (Le miroir de ...) (1988) [The Mirror of...] and Untitled (1987) date from the early years of the collaboration. Taking the surrounding reality as his starting point, De Keyser investigates the material and technical possibilities of painting. For instance, many of his paintings are inspired by the chalk lines of the football pitch he can see from his studio. This recognizable motif, which also appears in Untitled (Le miroir de...), is further reduced to single, double or crossed lines that relate to the pictorial space in constantly changing constellations. Colour becomes a subject in its own right in his work, as seen in Untitled (1987). The visible brushstrokes break through the monochrome and bring tension, tactility and sensitivity to the work.

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Zeno X Gallery Antwerp Borgerhout | 22.01 - 26.03 2022
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Zeno X Gallery presents the retrospective exhibition Placenta Saturnine Bercail by Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven (b. 1951 in Antwerp). Historical and new works illustrate her forty-year collaboration with Zeno X Gallery. A substantial publication presenting an overview of all her exhibitions in the gallery with images from the archive will be released to coincide with this exhibition.

Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven has collected a large database of images of women in various stages of undress. The poses, gazes, attributes and camera angles are usually very stereotypical. These clichés are occasions for her to connect the underlying meanings of the images with other, sociopolitical dimensions of society. Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven likes to look for the tension between word and image. Since images of women are regularly used to sell certain goods, Van Kerckhoven got the idea to also sell abstract ideas or concepts by juxtaposing them with images of women: “As my alter ego ‘HeadNurse’, I took ninety-six female images from my database and connected them with words from texts on internal self-organization, thermodynamics and knowledge representation. Through the systematic use and reuse of images of women – from the first nude magazines to the sexual revolution– I activated a five-step alchemical process, starting from thinkers in the baroque to Nietzsche.”

The exhibition gathers several historical works that have previously been shown at Zeno X Gallery. In 1991 Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven presented her fifth solo exhibition entitled Met Onderandere een Hard Lichaam (With Among Others a Hard Body). In that exhibition she presented a series of four works on doors, of which three are to be seen in this show, namely The Word Became Flesh (a Door to Nowhere), Resistir and Alter Ego. The fourth work, entitled Ectoplasm, will soon be on show at Zeno X Gallery Antwerp South as part of the fortieth anniversary of Zeno X Gallery. ‘I made a mental striptease starting from photos that my then boyfriend took of me in 1977. Each of those works is a different interpretation of how you expose yourself: half hidden behind a crack, doubled by a mirror, or open like a fan.’

It is striking that the themes that Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven addresses in her historical works are still the subjects that characterize her recent works: working in an intuitive and unconventional way, she explores topics such as science, language and artificial intelligence. In doing so, she creates a universe of her own, in which the oppositions between chaos and order, logic and mysticism, eroticism and technology are eliminated. She brings together the most disparate elements by combining images from the surrounding visual culture with references to elements from the symbolism of numbers and colours or findings on role patterns and other power mechanisms in society. She has also remained faithful to certain choices in terms of materials. Plexiglas is still one of the materials with which Van Kerckhoven prefers to work; to her, plastic, the synthetic, is a metaphor for the malleability of life. Reflections, symmetries and doublings are used to reveal visual information in a different way.

Some time ago, Van Kerckhoven received strange emails in which random words were listed in columns. The words were placed in threes by algorithms and she used these combinations as titles of the new works, such as Dudoute Toaster Absolu or Premiere Celu Garnitures. The title of the exhibition, Placenta Saturnine Bercail, was also generated by artificial intelligence, yet it has a specific meaning for her:

“Placenta: all the work I make starts from my womb

Saturnine: Saturn is the planet of artists

Bercail: an old French word for stable. This is how I see the security that being connected to a mother gallery gives.”

On March 30 2022 Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven will receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Antwerp. 

Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven has had solo exhibitions at the Fridericianum in Kassel (2018), M HKA in Antwerp (2018), Kunstverein Hannover (2017), Städtisches Museum Abteiberg in Mönchengladbach (2016), Kunstverein München (2015), Mu.ZEE in Ostend (2012), The Renaissance Society in Chicago (2011), FRAC des Pays de la Loire in Carquefou (2009), Kunsthalle Nürnberg (2009), Wiels in Brussels (2008), Kunstmuseum Luzern (2008), Kunsthalle Bern (2005), and others. Her work has also featured in exhibitions such as Manifesta 7 and has been displayed at Marta Herford, ICA Philadelphia, The Artist’s Institute in New York, Shanghai Art Museum, FRAC Nord-Pas-de-Calais in Dunkirk and Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam.

Michaël Borremans, N. Dash, Marlene Dumas, Kees Goudzwaard, Mark Manders, Hyun-Sook Song, Luc Tuymans, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
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Zeno X Gallery Antwerp Borgerhout | 29.01 - 14.03 2020
Michaël Borremans, N. Dash, Marlene Dumas, Kees Goudzwaard, Mark Manders, Hyun-Sook Song, Luc Tuymans, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
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Zeno X Gallery Antwerp Borgerhout | 29.01 - 14.03 2020
Michaël Borremans, N. Dash, Marlene Dumas, Kees Goudzwaard, Mark Manders, Hyun-Sook Song, Luc Tuymans, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
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Zeno X Gallery Antwerp Borgerhout | 29.01 - 14.03 2020
Michaël Borremans, N. Dash, Marlene Dumas, Kees Goudzwaard, Mark Manders, Hyun-Sook Song, Luc Tuymans, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
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Michaël Borremans, N. Dash, Marlene Dumas, Kees Goudzwaard, Mark Manders, Hyun-Sook Song, Luc Tuymans, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
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Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
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Three Moral Tales
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Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden | 14.06 - 25.08 2019
Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
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Three Moral Tales
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Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden | 14.06 - 25.08 2019
Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
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Three Moral Tales
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Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden | 14.06 - 25.08 2019
Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
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Three Moral Tales
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Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden | 14.06 - 25.08 2019
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Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
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Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden | 14.06 - 25.08 2019
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Syzygy
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Zeno X Gallery | 16.05 - 29.06 2019
Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
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Zeno X Gallery | 16.05 - 29.06 2019
Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
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Zeno X Gallery is pleased to present the new exhibition by Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven (b. 1951). The exhibition shows a wide variety of techniques and media, and brings together drawings, works on Plexiglas and a tapestry.

In 2016–18, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven’s retrospective exhibition travelled from Museum Abteiberg in Mönchengladbach to the Kunstverein in Hannover, M HKA in Antwerp and the Fridericianum in Kassel. This special exhibition incited Van Kerckhoven to undertake an in-depth exploration of the similarities between the heyday of mysticism in these regions, around 1300, and the digital revolution that is now taking place.

The show’s title, Syzygy, refers to an Ancient Greek term that can mean ‘connection’ or ‘meeting’ but also ‘opposition’. The term surfaces regularly in astronomy when describing particular constellations of celestial bodies, but can also be understood in a metaphorical and philosophical sense. For Van Kerckhoven, ‘syzygy’ can also describe the inescapable attraction between man and woman: although both realize that dualistic distinctions are meaningless, they also know that they will never be one. This idea is thematized in the work Unweit von Dir (2017–19). Van Kerckhoven found the title on a postcard by Ludwig Wittgenstein, in which he describes his summer residence to his beloved as ‘not-far’ instead of ‘near’. It is no coincidence that Unweit von Dir depicts a well-known interior by Austrian architect Adolf Loos, who worked closely with Ludwig Wittgenstein on Haus Wittgenstein.

In addition to Unweit von Dir, a number of other works stand out through their partial abstraction: African Blonde, Bel Mij, Blank, Im Keller der Seele and Witchi Tai To. Each of these works was initially figurative and was only rendered abstract at a later stage. Van Kerckhoven claims that humankind shows its powerlessness in abstraction. Around the time of the First World War, the arts evolved in the direction of the abstract, and the phenomenon had already been present for much longer already among indigenous peoples, who sought to grasp the violence of nature, for instance. Forced into submission, woman ha also resorted to abstraction. Bel Mij (2017-2018) depicts a half-naked woman that Van Kerckhoven found in an erotic magazine. While the title refers to a feigned loneliness, the artist disrupted the female nude. Blank (2017–18) is a self-portrait of the artist whose facial features have been rendered unclear. In this case, ‘blank’ can be understood as a synonym for colourless or virgin, and, consequently, as a critique of the polarizing contradiction between white and black. Witchi Tai To (2018) shows an odalisque that Van Kerckhoven made increasingly abstract according to colour and direction. The Westerner’s longing gaze for the desirable Eastern woman is questioned in this way. The title refers to the eponymous song by Jim Pepper from 1969. The song is based on a traditional Peyote Cult song. Van Kerckhoven started Im Keller der Seele (2006–19) during her residency at the DAAD in Berlin. Three dancers perform a choreography by Rudolf von Laban (1879–1958) in a German forest.

The five drawings on the upper floor are part of the Taferelen series. The artist created most of these drawings with her left hand because of a fracture in her elbow. When looking up the definition of ‘tafereel’ (scene), Van Kerckhoven came to the conclusion that it also encompassed the human portrait, which gave her a renewed sense of freedom. Botticelli 1 and Botticelli 2 are based on famous portraits by the Italian painter of the same name. The crumpling of the tracing paper creates a particular distortion.

In the CINEMA installation by Philip Metten the film Medley 23 Feb. will be screened. Van Kerckhoven performed at Museum Fridericianum in Kassel with her noise band Club Moral (AMVK + DDV) on February 23, 2019. On the occasion of this performance she created visuals that also form the basis of Medley 23 Feb. The characters in this film were all born on this specific date: Georg Friedrich Händel, Kazimir Malevich, Tom Wesselman, Susan Atkinson and Johnny Winter.

Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven has had solo exhibitions at the Fridericianum in Kassel (2018), M HKA in Antwerp (2018), Kunstverein Hannover (2017), Städtisches Museum Abteiberg in Mönchengladbach (2016), Kunstverein München (2015), Mu.ZEE in Ostend (2012), The Renaissance Society in Chicago (2011), FRAC des Pays de la Loire in Carquefou (2009), Kunsthalle Nürnberg (2009), Wiels in Brussels (2008), Kunstmuseum Luzern (2008), Kunsthalle Bern (2005), and others.

Her work has previously been part of exhibitions like Manifesta 7, and has been shown at MARTa Herford, ICA Philadelphia, the Artist’s Institute in New York, Shanghai Art Museum, FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais in Dunkirk, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam, and many others.

Michaël Borremans, N. Dash, Bart Stolle, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
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S.M.A.K. 20 years: The Collection - Highlights for a Future
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S.M.A.K., Municipal Museum of Contemporary Art, Ghent, Belgium | 16.03 - 29.09 2019
Michaël Borremans, N. Dash, Bart Stolle, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
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S.M.A.K. 20 years: The Collection - Highlights for a Future
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S.M.A.K., Municipal Museum of Contemporary Art, Ghent, Belgium | 16.03 - 29.09 2019
Michaël Borremans, N. Dash, Bart Stolle, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
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S.M.A.K. 20 years: The Collection - Highlights for a Future
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S.M.A.K., Municipal Museum of Contemporary Art, Ghent, Belgium | 16.03 - 29.09 2019
Michaël Borremans, N. Dash, Bart Stolle, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
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S.M.A.K. 20 years: The Collection - Highlights for a Future
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S.M.A.K., Municipal Museum of Contemporary Art, Ghent, Belgium | 16.03 - 29.09 2019
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Michaël Borremans, N. Dash, Bart Stolle, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
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S.M.A.K. 20 years: The Collection - Highlights for a Future
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S.M.A.K., Municipal Museum of Contemporary Art, Ghent, Belgium | 16.03 - 29.09 2019
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Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
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AMVK
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Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany | 09.11 2018 - 24.02 2019
Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
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AMVK
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Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany | 09.11 2018 - 24.02 2019
Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
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AMVK
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Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany | 09.11 2018 - 24.02 2019
Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
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AMVK
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Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany | 09.11 2018 - 24.02 2019
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Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
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AMVK
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Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany | 09.11 2018 - 24.02 2019
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Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
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AMVK
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M HKA, Antwerp, Belgium | 09.02 - 13.05 2018
Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
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AMVK
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M HKA, Antwerp, Belgium | 09.02 - 13.05 2018
Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
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AMVK
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M HKA, Antwerp, Belgium | 09.02 - 13.05 2018
Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
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AMVK
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M HKA, Antwerp, Belgium | 09.02 - 13.05 2018
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Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
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AMVK
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M HKA, Antwerp, Belgium | 09.02 - 13.05 2018
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● AMVK

 

curator: Anders Kreuger

Anton Corbijn, Raoul De Keyser, Jan De Maesschalck, Yun-Fei Ji, Johannes Kahrs, Grace Schwindt, Bart Stolle, Mircea Suciu, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven, Cristof Yvoré
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Works on Paper I
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Zeno X Gallery | 17.01 - 24.02 2018
Anton Corbijn, Raoul De Keyser, Jan De Maesschalck, Yun-Fei Ji, Johannes Kahrs, Grace Schwindt, Bart Stolle, Mircea Suciu, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven, Cristof Yvoré
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Works on Paper I
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Zeno X Gallery | 17.01 - 24.02 2018
Anton Corbijn, Raoul De Keyser, Jan De Maesschalck, Yun-Fei Ji, Johannes Kahrs, Grace Schwindt, Bart Stolle, Mircea Suciu, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven, Cristof Yvoré
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Works on Paper I
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Zeno X Gallery | 17.01 - 24.02 2018
Anton Corbijn, Raoul De Keyser, Jan De Maesschalck, Yun-Fei Ji, Johannes Kahrs, Grace Schwindt, Bart Stolle, Mircea Suciu, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven, Cristof Yvoré
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Works on Paper I
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Zeno X Gallery | 17.01 - 24.02 2018
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● Zeno X Gallery exhibition

Anton Corbijn, Raoul De Keyser, Jan De Maesschalck, Yun-Fei Ji, Johannes Kahrs, Grace Schwindt, Bart Stolle, Mircea Suciu, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven, Cristof Yvoré
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Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
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What Would I Do in Orbit?
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Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany | 13.11 2016 - 26.02 2017
Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
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What Would I Do in Orbit?
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Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany | 13.11 2016 - 26.02 2017
Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
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What Would I Do in Orbit?
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Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany | 13.11 2016 - 26.02 2017
Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
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What Would I Do in Orbit?
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Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany | 13.11 2016 - 26.02 2017
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Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
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What Would I Do in Orbit?
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Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, Germany | 13.11 2016 - 26.02 2017
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● What Would I Do in Orbit?

 

curator: Susanne Titz

Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
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Het Eigenaardige Leven van de Dingen (The Strange Life of Things)
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Zeno X Gallery | 20.04 - 11.06 2016
Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
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Het Eigenaardige Leven van de Dingen (The Strange Life of Things)
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Zeno X Gallery | 20.04 - 11.06 2016
Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
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Het Eigenaardige Leven van de Dingen (The Strange Life of Things)
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Zeno X Gallery | 20.04 - 11.06 2016
Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
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Het Eigenaardige Leven van de Dingen (The Strange Life of Things)
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Zeno X Gallery | 20.04 - 11.06 2016
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Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
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Het Eigenaardige Leven van de Dingen (The Strange Life of Things)
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Zeno X Gallery | 20.04 - 11.06 2016
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● Het Eigenaardige Leven van de Dingen (The Strange Life of Things)

 

the spectacle
provides insight
in the passion for collecting,
theatricality,
theorization,
love of materials
in particular
and for creation
in general

just like any human
alone
can be a galaxy
he is, at the same time,
its smallest cog

(Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven, diary entry April 5, 2016)

Zeno X Gallery is pleased to present a new solo exhibition by Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven (b. 1951, Antwerp). The exhibition articulates her various practices and brings together drawings, tapestry, and works on Plexiglass and synthetic leather.

The title of the exhibition, The Strange Life of Things, refers to an original French book from 1959, ‘La Vie Etrange des Objets’. This book, written by the French academician Maurice Rheims, tells the story of collecting. At times it is an anthropological study of the origins of the passion for collecting and the relationship that exists between object and collector. Van Kerckhoven herself is a passionate collector. For decades, she has been collecting magazines with (soft) pornographic images, which she incorporates in her collages. The books she collects also often find a place in her work in one way or another. Quotes from books become titles of works or appear as statements on drawings and other works.

The famous book ‘The Laws of Thought’ (1854) by the philosopher-mathematician George Boole in turn served as inspiration for Over voorstellingen, waar of vals (About representations, true or false). This series consists of four works that each depict one theory from logic.

The series Cosmic Update, composed of three drawings, also links iconic works from the Louvre to quotes from the eponymous book on cosmology and invisible energies. Here, Van Kerckhoven reflects on the obsessive quest of scientists for concrete evidence of things they are convinced exist. In this, Van Kerckhoven also sees a particular parallel with her own quest; through her work and the act of creation, she construes material ‘proof’ of things she senses emotionally or physically yet doesn’t really know herself.

Van Vlasselaer is a unique tapestry: Anne-Mie van Kerckhoven designed a digital collage that was woven in the traditional Jacquard technique. Julien Van Vlasselaer (1907-1982), who for years led a workshop in monumental arts at the Royal Academy of Antwerp, had an underlying influence on the practice of Van Kerckhoven, although she never took classes with him. The interior, in which the female figure is located, is also taken from the documentation book Van Vlasselaer used for his students.

The Plexiglas works with female images from the series 4 Stripteasers are based on scanned, processed pages from a French erotic magazine from 1953 entitled ‘The Stripteaser’. These works and their titles are linked to the hope and despair of the 70’s which Van Kerckhoven as a young adult saw expressed through films. She herself has always opted to resist the defeatism and nihilism that largely permeated the culture at the time.

Als een Swastika (Tibet) is part of the series Perspectiefwissels (Shifts of Perspective), which was made on imitation leather. Swastika refers to a statement from the film ‘The Women’ (1939) in which a character glorifies her life without a man: “Heaven knows it’s marvelous being able to spread out in bed like a swastika”. Anne-Mie van Kerckhoven shares Karl Valentin’s (1882-1948) belief that every thing has a positive, a negative, but also a comical side. To her, the comical side is indispensable because it ‘alleviates’ and allows a shift of perspective.

In October of this year, Anne-Mie van Kerckhoven will have a solo exhibition at the Museum Abteiberg in Mönchengladbach, entitled ‘What Would I Do in Orbit?’. She will also participate in the Rennes Biennial and a group exhibition at the M HKA in Antwerp. Her flags that were fluttering last year at the City Hall in Antwerp will be permanently installed in the Middelheim Museum, also in Antwerp.

Earlier, Anne-Mie van Kerckhoven had solo exhibitions in, among others, Kunstverein Munich (2015), Mu.ZEE in Ostend (2012), The Renaissance Society in Chicago (2011), FRAC Pays de la Loire in Carquefou (2009), Kunsthalle Nürnberg (2009 ), Wiels in Brussels (2008), Kunstmuseum Luzern (2008), Kunsthalle Bern (2005), and M HKA in Antwerp (1999).

Her work was on view in exhibitions such as Manifesta 7, and was shown at MARTa Herford, ICA Philadelphia, The Artist’s Institute in New York, Shanghai Art Museum, FRAC Nord-Pas-de-Calais in Dunkirk, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam, and many others.

The work of Anne-Mie van Kerckhoven is included in the public collections of, among others, Kunsthalle Bern, S.M.A.K. in Ghent, FRAC Pays de la Loire in Carquefou, M HKA in Antwerp, De Vleeshal in Middelburg, Mu.ZEE in Ostend, the University of Chicago, the Royal Museums in Brussels and Muzeum Sztuki in Lodz.

Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
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Serving Compressed Energy with Vacuum
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Kunstverein München, Munich, Germany | 25.04 - 14.06 2015
Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
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Serving Compressed Energy with Vacuum
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Kunstverein München, Munich, Germany | 25.04 - 14.06 2015
Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
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Serving Compressed Energy with Vacuum
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Kunstverein München, Munich, Germany | 25.04 - 14.06 2015
Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
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Serving Compressed Energy with Vacuum
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Kunstverein München, Munich, Germany | 25.04 - 14.06 2015
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Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
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Serving Compressed Energy with Vacuum
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Kunstverein München, Munich, Germany | 25.04 - 14.06 2015
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● Serving Compressed Energy with Vacuum

 

curator: Chris Fitzpatrick

Michaël Borremans, Raoul De Keyser, Yun-Fei Ji, Kim Jones, Mark Manders, Bart Stolle, Mircea Suciu, Patrick Van Caeckenbergh, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
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Works on Paper I
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Zeno X Gallery | 12.11 - 20.12 2014
Michaël Borremans, Raoul De Keyser, Yun-Fei Ji, Kim Jones, Mark Manders, Bart Stolle, Mircea Suciu, Patrick Van Caeckenbergh, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
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Zeno X Gallery | 12.11 - 20.12 2014
Michaël Borremans, Raoul De Keyser, Yun-Fei Ji, Kim Jones, Mark Manders, Bart Stolle, Mircea Suciu, Patrick Van Caeckenbergh, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
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Works on Paper I
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Zeno X Gallery | 12.11 - 20.12 2014
Michaël Borremans, Raoul De Keyser, Yun-Fei Ji, Kim Jones, Mark Manders, Bart Stolle, Mircea Suciu, Patrick Van Caeckenbergh, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
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Works on Paper I
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Zeno X Gallery | 12.11 - 20.12 2014
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● Zeno X Gallery exhibition

Michaël Borremans, Raoul De Keyser, Yun-Fei Ji, Kim Jones, Mark Manders, Bart Stolle, Mircea Suciu, Patrick Van Caeckenbergh, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
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Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
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3 Carrels (Degenerate Customized Solutions)
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Zeno X Gallery | 03.09 - 18.10 2014
Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
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3 Carrels (Degenerate Customized Solutions)
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Zeno X Gallery | 03.09 - 18.10 2014
Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
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3 Carrels (Degenerate Customized Solutions)
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Zeno X Gallery | 03.09 - 18.10 2014
Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
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3 Carrels (Degenerate Customized Solutions)
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Zeno X Gallery | 03.09 - 18.10 2014
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Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
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3 Carrels (Degenerate Customized Solutions)
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Zeno X Gallery | 03.09 - 18.10 2014
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● 3 Carrels (Degenerate Customized Solutions)

 

Zeno X Gallery is proud to present a new solo exhibition of Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven (born 1951, Antwerp), ‘the Queen of the Underground’, as Rudy Vandendaele once described her aptly. In her tenth solo exhibition at Zeno X, Van Kerckhoven integrates new installation art, video, collages and text in her own idiosyncratic way. We are carried off to a universe in which a synergy arises between the female body, mysticism and technology, and in particular with the digital. In her collages, the artist combines images and words according to rhythms that manifest themselves in music, life and the soul. The images have been borrowed from the American magazine Playgirl (edition 1958) and have been rhythmically processed. Van Kerckhoven manipulates and transforms the images: she mirrors them and cuts them up; she changes the colours and makes digital annotations. Then she constructs horizontal and vertical collages, using paint as a linking element. The phrases she uses have been borrowed from texts by the mystic Marguerite Porete (1250-1310), the composer Karol Szymanowski (1982-1937) and the philosopher Henri Lefebvre (1901-1991). The words accompany the images and constitute a trialogue that is controlled by a fourth presence, namely the artist. Each Perspex collage bears the title of a chapter from Le Miroir des âmes simples et anéanties, the peculiar book written by Marguerite Porete, with whom Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven identifies herself. The new video Een fontein van Aréthuse is a reinterpretation of a film by Dimitri Kirsanoff on music by Szymanowski.

The two exhibition spaces are governed by the rhythm of three Carrels, mobile studies that represent an Enigma, Colossus and Connection Machine. To a large extent these constructions defined the wars of the twentieth and twenty- first centuries. They were used to encode and decode messages, with the aim to secure communication. But their mechanism was deciphered by the enemy and turned into a weapon against themselves. The carrels are machines that provide rest and make it possible to concentrate—machines in which one can think freely. They are reminiscent of the beautiful Kunstkammer of olden times, spaces in which one withdrew to contemplate and admire the world. At the same time, the carrels are a vehicle to turn raw digital information into human knowledge. Each carrel represents a development in the digital revolution, but also a stage of life. 

Enigma, a German encryption device that was designed in the 1920s, turns pomegranate red—a reference to femininity, fertility and sexuality. The heliotrope purple core is the ultimate colour of the spectrum the human eye can distinguish from infrared; it symbolises power and faith. On the back there is a collage including an Arab star that encourages the viewer to lose oneself in meditation and becoming one. The Arab star is mainly a patriarchal symbol, to which Van Kerckhoven adds a circle version to give a more universal dimension. In other images as well, the male is the central theme. The upper image features a vagina dentata, a woman with her legs spread, showing the all-devouring vagina. Underneath, a boy’s room is presented as a prehistoric cave—the place where a boy underwent the rites to become a man.

A decryption device that was used by Great-Brittain during the Second World War inspired the second carrel, Colossus. It was one of the first machines that could be programmed. The structure of this carrel is painted in gris de Versaille and fragments a reproduction of the bourgeois interior of a Parisian collector. The purple and black colours emphasize the decadence and doubt of the system that is highlighted here. In Van Kerckhoven’s view, capitalism has attacked itself and has collapsed. A moment of awakening has come.

Connection Machine is not a clear statement; it is not yet defined and represents the present. The dark orange sheet of Perspex is transparent. There is a prudent optimism with regard to the future. Thus we arrive at the first parallel data processing unit from the 1980s build in the United States of America.

For Van Kerckhoven, the development of humans and technology are inextricably linked—a link that is certainly not disastrous. Technology is essential to cope with the complexity of a constantly changing society. Though it also involves dangers, it is a problem-solving mechanism we cannot do without. Already at a young age, she felt affinity with artificial materials such as plastic and synthetic fabrics, and she developed a fascination with artificial intelligence. Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven’s glance is fragmented and cannot be captured in time or space. She does not like to subject herself to systems or structures and she analyses luxury, decadence and theorizing. Through associations and using rhythm, she creates new images in which the eye and the mind can wander freely. The patient, inquisitive viewer will be rewarded with a discovery, a moment of revelation and reflection.

Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven is not just famous for her visual work, but also as a member of Club Moral, a noise band she founded in the 1980s with her husband Danny Devos. In the meantime Mauro Pawlowski and Aldo Struyf have joined as core members. On the occasion of the exhibition In a Saturnian World in the Renaissance Society in Chicago (US) the band once again entered the stage. Later the exhibition travelled to Mu.ZEE in Ostend (BE). Earlier she had been invited for solo exhibitions in various places, including the FRAC Pays de la Loire in Carquefou (FR), in the Kunsthalle Nürnberg (DE), Wiels in Brussels (BE), the Kunstmuseum Luzern (CH), the Neuer Aachener Kunstverein (DE) and the M HKA BE). Her work has been on view at group exhibitions in the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Turin (IT), the MARTa Herford (DE), La galerie, Centre d’art Contemporain in Noisy-le-Sec (FR), the ICA in Philadelphia (US), the S.M.A.K. in Ghent (BE), the Kunsthalle in Bern (CH), the Museum M in Leuven (BE), the Museum Abteilberg in Mönchengladbach (DE), the National Museum of Singapore (SGP), the Shangai Art Museum (CN), and in many other places. Works by Van Kerckhoven are part of various museum collections, such as the S.M.A.K. in Ghent (BE), the M HKA in Antwerp (BE), Mu.ZEE in Ostend (BE), the Royal Museums of Fine Art of Belgium, the FRAC Pays de la Loire (FR), the University of Chicago (US) and the Muzeum Sztuki in Lodz (PL).  (Benedicte Goesaert, thanks to Leen Huet)

Michaël Borremans, Dirk Braeckman, Anton Corbijn, Raoul De Keyser, Jan De Maesschalck, Marlene Dumas, Kees Goudzwaard, Kim Jones, Johannes Kahrs, Naoto Kawahara, John Körmeling, Mark Manders, Jockum Nordström, Grace Schwindt, Jenny Scobel, Bart Stolle, Luc Tuymans, Patrick Van Caeckenbergh, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven, Jack Whitten, Cristof Yvoré
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Opening New Space
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Zeno X Gallery | 17.04 - 25.05 2013
Michaël Borremans, Dirk Braeckman, Anton Corbijn, Raoul De Keyser, Jan De Maesschalck, Marlene Dumas, Kees Goudzwaard, Kim Jones, Johannes Kahrs, Naoto Kawahara, John Körmeling, Mark Manders, Jockum Nordström, Grace Schwindt, Jenny Scobel, Bart Stolle, Luc Tuymans, Patrick Van Caeckenbergh, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven, Jack Whitten, Cristof Yvoré
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Opening New Space
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Zeno X Gallery | 17.04 - 25.05 2013
Michaël Borremans, Dirk Braeckman, Anton Corbijn, Raoul De Keyser, Jan De Maesschalck, Marlene Dumas, Kees Goudzwaard, Kim Jones, Johannes Kahrs, Naoto Kawahara, John Körmeling, Mark Manders, Jockum Nordström, Grace Schwindt, Jenny Scobel, Bart Stolle, Luc Tuymans, Patrick Van Caeckenbergh, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven, Jack Whitten, Cristof Yvoré
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Opening New Space
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Zeno X Gallery | 17.04 - 25.05 2013
Michaël Borremans, Dirk Braeckman, Anton Corbijn, Raoul De Keyser, Jan De Maesschalck, Marlene Dumas, Kees Goudzwaard, Kim Jones, Johannes Kahrs, Naoto Kawahara, John Körmeling, Mark Manders, Jockum Nordström, Grace Schwindt, Jenny Scobel, Bart Stolle, Luc Tuymans, Patrick Van Caeckenbergh, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven, Jack Whitten, Cristof Yvoré
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Opening New Space
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Zeno X Gallery | 17.04 - 25.05 2013
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● Zeno X Gallery exhibition

Michaël Borremans, Dirk Braeckman, Anton Corbijn, Raoul De Keyser, Jan De Maesschalck, Marlene Dumas, Kees Goudzwaard, Kim Jones, Johannes Kahrs, Naoto Kawahara, John Körmeling, Mark Manders, Jockum Nordström, Grace Schwindt, Jenny Scobel, Bart Stolle, Luc Tuymans, Patrick Van Caeckenbergh, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven, Jack Whitten, Cristof Yvoré
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Opening New Space
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Dirk Braeckman, Yun-Fei Ji, Kim Jones, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
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Works on Paper
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Zeno X Gallery | 01.02 - 09.03 2013
Dirk Braeckman, Yun-Fei Ji, Kim Jones, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
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Works on Paper
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Zeno X Gallery | 01.02 - 09.03 2013
Dirk Braeckman, Yun-Fei Ji, Kim Jones, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
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Works on Paper
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Zeno X Gallery | 01.02 - 09.03 2013
Dirk Braeckman, Yun-Fei Ji, Kim Jones, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
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Works on Paper
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Zeno X Gallery | 01.02 - 09.03 2013
exhibition

● Zeno X Gallery exhibition

Dirk Braeckman, Yun-Fei Ji, Kim Jones, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
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Works on Paper
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Zeno X Gallery | 01.02 - 09.03 2013
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Dirk Braeckman, Jan De Maesschalck, Kees Goudzwaard, Bart Stolle, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven, Jack Whitten, Cristof Yvoré
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Artists of the gallery
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Zeno X Gallery | 11.05 - 09.06 2012