2021 will be a very active year for Coppejans Gallery. Since mid-2019, Stijn Coppejans has been working on the preparations for Beuys’ centenary on May 12 this year. He brought together numerous partners to realize a large program.
The preparations for the 100 years Beuys project have also attracted the attention of the M HKA. Not immediately for Beuys himself, because the museum already made a solo exhibition of this in 2017. The focus is mainly on Lothar Wolleh, who we will be presented in our gallery at that time in a duo exhibition with Beuys.
With the exhibition in the M HKA, Coppejans wants to show the broader oeuvre of this German photographer. For example, there will be a selection that emphasizes his collaboration with various artists who contributed to the Antwerp avant-garde period in the Hessenhuis. In addition, we will also show the collaboration with Beuys, all the more so because the new book about this collaboration will be presented in M HKA.
The title of the exhibition will be:Lothar Wolleh: Interaction! Intuition! In addition to the original portraits of the artists, a number of ‘interventions’ are also on display: photos of Wolleh that were edited by the depicted artists into new works of art.