Hans Lemmen, drawing

ArtOnPaper Amsterdam Postponed

Due to the tightening of the COVID-19 measures in the Netherlands, most of the art fairs of the coming month have been canceled.

Coppejans Gallery was registered for the ArtOnPaper art fair in Amsterdam and was to present a solo stand with work by Hans Lemmen.

The provisional new dates are 10.12.2020 – 13.12.2020. In any case, we have kept our registration and hope that we will be able to present the exciting work of Lemmen this year.

Untitled, mixed media on paper, Hans Lemmen – 2019

Cube packed in the studio.

Implosion on the Falcon Square - Ewerdt Hilgemann

On Saturday, September 26, Ewerdt Hilgemann will do a performance on the Falon Square right in front of the gallery..

Hilgemann will implode a cube by removing the air from a stainless steel construction. The cube will be there from September 12 and will remain on display until October 25 after the performance.

The project is part of the Cube (Self) exhibition at Coppejans Gallery. The title was not chosen randomly: after all, the cube is given the same height as the artist himself and can therefore be seen as a self-reflection of the artist.

photo: Cube (Self), in the studio ready for departure to Antwerp.

Anwerp hands Artland Antwerp

On Sunday 5 July, we give you a hand.

After a long time, we are gradually back on the road. Together with the fellow galleries of Artland Antwerp, we organize a joint opening on shopping Sunday 5 July. On and around the Eilandje, six art galleries will be happy to receive you with the typical Antwerp Hand.

The Antwerp Hands are biscuits that have been made with the same recipe since 1934. They refer to the legend of Silvius Brabo and the giant Antigoon, but for us today they symbolize contact and trust.

Visitors to Coppejans Gallery will be able to see the new Packed & Boxed expo and get to know Adriaan Rees, one of the artists included in the exhibition.

William Sweetlove in Arcken

Expo Sweetlove in Castle Gardens Arcen

Castle Gardens Arcen is a group of more than 15 gardens located in the picturesque village of Arcen in the Maasduinen of North Limburg. It is one of the most versatile flower and plant parks in Europe.

This season, the management will present a large sculpture exhibition by our artist William Sweetlove. Sweetlove shows some of his giant colorful images of animals and people who all carry an attribute such as boots, shoes or a large bottle on the back. These attributes symbolize climate change and how nature responds to it. A theme that is becoming increasingly important, also for the Limburg Landscape Foundation.

In the large garden complex at Castle Arcen, the large colorful images contrast with the natural green background. The exhibition runs until November 1, 2020.

Boxes at Coppejans Gallery

Count down with three exhibitions

The start-up of Coppejans Gallery was greatly disrupted by the COVID-19 crisis. Because large gatherings and activities are not allowed, it is difficult to bring the artists and the public together at the start of the first working year of the gallery.

That is why Stijn Coppejans decided to count down to the official start with three short exhibitions. The first and second expo are already known. In a short first expo, visitors can get acquainted with the new Antwerp gallery space and the work of Panamarenko. 24 original drawings are shown which served as design sketches of the pastille motor. The second exhibition will be titled Packed & Boxed and will show work by some international artists who worked with packaging material.

Both the timing and the content of the third expo depend on the regulations surrounding the corona issue. We hope to gain more clarity on this during our summer exhibition and to make our planning final.

Ewerdt Hilgemann in Kröller Müller Museum

Ewerdt Hilgemann solo in Kröller Müller Museum

This year Ewerdt Hilgemann will have a retrospective exhibition in the Dutch Kröller Müller museum. Under the title ‘Work in Progress (1959-2020)’ an exhibition is put together with works from the museum and loans from collectors.

From the beginning, elementary shapes, the circle, the square and the cube, determine the work of Ewerdt Hilgemann (Witten, 1938). Wall reliefs, serial installations and sculptures were created with these shapes from the 1960s onwards. In the eighties Hilgemann started to use the coincidence and the power of natural elements. His so-called “implosion sculptures” are created by gradually sucking air from large forms of stainless steel with a pump. A cube of 2 x 2 x 2 meters, vacuum drawn in this way, Cube (KMM), got a place in 2014 in the sculpture garden of the Kröller-Müller Museum.

In 2019, the museum acquired some works from the 1960s and 1970s and Ewerdt Hilgemann also donated some pieces to the collection. The planned exhibition is an overview of more than sixty years of work.

Photo: Ewerdt Hilgemann, Cube (KMM), photo Marjon Gemmeke