During the Antwerp Art weekend on Friday 27, Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 May 2022 Kunst Aan Zet organises “Gallery Hopping”. There is a special route for region North with visits to: Gallery FIFTY ONE, Stieglitz19, Coppejans Gallery and Pedrami.
There are 2 tours per day on the programme. The tour takes about one and a half hours.
Who wants to participate can register for free via this link.
On 10 May 2022 a new fund will be launched in the Kröller-Müller Museum: the Hilgemann Fund. It was established in 2021 by visual artist Ewerdt Hilgemann and his wife Antoinette de Stigter. The fund is intended to support ‘idiosyncratic sculpture’, or spatial art in the broad sense. Support can take the form of a purchase, an exhibition or a publication. The fund is administered by the Kröller-Müller Museum.
With the Hilgemann Fund Ewerdt Hilgemann wants to give something ‘back’ for the rich career he has had. Cooperation with other artists has always played an important role for him, as it did for Antoinette de Stigter, who in 1989 founded Art Affairs, a gallery in Amsterdam that specialises in international modern art with a strong conceptual slant.
First acquisition of the Hilgemann Fund: Jeroen Jongeleen
The first allocation from the Hilgemann Fund is a contribution to the purchase in 2021 of six video works by Jeroen Jongeleen (Apeldoorn, 1967). Jongeleen often works in public space. During the first lockdown in 2020, he will start running in deserted urban places, initially for long distances but eventually in the form of a circle. A drone follows his movements and shows how Jongeleen, while running, leaves a trail behind him on car parks and forbidden city sites, but also in a landscape near the Kröller-Müller Museum. A spatial gesture by an artist stuck in a self-made hamster wheel, thus drawing a parallel with the corona pandemic, which man himself created and subsequently imprisoned.
The contribution to the acquisition of Jeroen Jongeleen’s work was made in close consultation with Ewerdt Hilgemann and Antoinette de Stigter. The presentation of Jeroen Jongeleen Running in circles, can be seen from 12 March through 30 October 2022.
Today the large open-air exhibition ‘Dix par Dix’ by Robert Schad opens. Coppejans Gallery is one of the partners of this project.
Monumental sculptures can be seen at 33 locations in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region. They are all made of straight pieces of solid steel measuring 10 x 10 cm.
The power of Schad’s sculptures is their spontaneous interaction with the surroundings. They form a link between nature and culture and integrate into the landscape and into contemporary and historical architecture.
His work will also be shown in our exhibition Nature/Nurture that starts at the end of May in the gallery.
As a result of this initiative Coppejans Gallery and the Riki Mijling Foundation are releasing two new multiples under the title Void HV. They will be sold for 550 euros each and were produced in an edition of 15 pieces. One set of two will also be included in the collection of Art Center Hugo Voeten
Void HV, 2022
steel (burnt and rusted)
14 x 14 x 4,5 cm
subscription price: 550 euro each
Together with Coppejans Gallery, Kunst Aan Zet organises two studio visits at Jan Henderikse’s.
On Saturday 26 March and Saturday 2 April, 20 people each will be admitted to the studio.
Riki Mijling gets a solo exhibition on the top floor of Art Center Hugo Voeten in Herentals. Also in the sculpture garden in Geel, various aspects of her work will be shown.
The exhibitions come after some discussions between Coppejans Gallery and Art Center Hugo Voeten. The work will be on display from 1 April to 30 October, both in the museum in Herentals and in the sculpture garden in Geel. In April and May, Coppejans Gallery will also make a solo exhibition of Mijling’s work in the gallery.
Riki Mijling – O₂
Art Center Hugo Voeten and Sculpture Garden Hugo Voeten
01.04.2022 – 30.10.2022
Curators: Stijn Coppejans and Antoon Melissen