Following the success of the first book and the many international exhibitions that have been planned since then, it was time for a new publication. Art historian Antoon Melissen was therefore commissioned by the Riki Mijling Foundation to design the new book. It is expected in the spring of 2021.
Two special works were made to finance it, each in an edition of 20 pieces. It concerns two VOID sculptures, one that gets its color through slow oxidation (rusting) and one through rapid oxidation (burning). Both shapes can be hung in four directions. This active contribution from the spectator is typical of Mijling’s work. The use of the spontaneous corrosion of the material spontaneously establishes the connection between the abstract world of ideas and the earthly.
This project is supported by:
The Riki Mijling Foundation, Doetinchem (NL)
Coppejans Gallery, Antwerp (BE)
Gallery Floss & Schultz, Cologne (DE)
Gallery Rieder, Munich (DE)
Gallery Anna Wenger, Zurich (CH)
Those who want more information about the new edition can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
On 20.12.2020, Adriaan Rees will bring a performance at Coppejans Gallery. That way, he will bring his contribution to the GalleryBox 20/21 to Antwerp.
The performance has the theme “physicality”. Its title: “I can’t read” aka “This is not America” is a reference to David Bowie and Joseph Beuys.
The performance will be broadcasted life on our Facebook page.
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
We presented our first art performance on Falconplein to the interest of the press and public. Today, the 1.78 m high cube was imploded by Ewerdt Hilgemann. The result was a beautiful sculpture that was christened Cube (Self) due to its special height. After all, the artist is the same size as the cube.
While a large sculpture by Hilgemann was placed on Falconplein, Coppejans Gallery also sold the first monumental work in the Netherlands.
Since the beginning of September 2020, a large statue of William Sweetlove has been placed in the Hof van Saksen in Nooitgedacht (NL). The work is entitled ‘Cloned Schnauzer with Pet Bottle’ and plays on the theme of global warming and the shortage of water in the world. The preparations of this work go almost back a year.
The sculpture has a total hight of more than 3,5 meter. It will be made in an edition of three, the two other sculptures are still available.
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.