Impressies: From the Graphic Collection of the Frans Masereel Center

22 april - 24 April and 29 April - 1 May
Rozier 1, 9000 Gent
Opening hours
14.00 - 18.00 p.m.

Impressies2.jpgIn late April 2021, Vandenhove shows a selection of 1970s prints from the collection of the Frans Masereel Centre in Kasterlee, which, for the last five decades, specialized in the preservation, valorisation and advancement of the graphic arts. Since its inception in 1972, this institution has developed into one of the most challenging and inspiring environments for artists and curators investigating prints in all their aspects. This commitment to the graphic arts has resulted in an impressive collection consisting of more than two thousand prints by, among others, Roger Raveel, Jef Geys, Marcel Broodthaers, Roland Tyou, Linda Terboven and Heinz Falke.

IMPRESSIES is a curatorial experiment in which the contemporary potential of this graphic collection is explored. It enables an intimate connection with the works in a corona-proof cabinet of prints. In this cabinet, the visitor can enjoy a series of thematically connected works, becoming acquainted with the highly tactile and material aspects of the prints and their artisanal creation.

In addition, this exhibition includes an immersive installation submerging the visitor into a whirlwind of fifty years of graphic experiments. Through a combination of physical objects and digital reproductions and the use of museal, tactile and immersive forms of display, IMPRESSIES bridges the distance between artworks and spectator.

IMPRESSIES is organized and contextualized by students of the “Research Seminar Modern and Contemporary Art” in the master's degree program in Art History, Musicology, and Theatre Studies at Ghent University. It includes some 150 works by Roland Tyou, Anne-Mie Groenen, Wim Van Pelt, Adrianus Van Otterloo, Johan De Zoete, Walter Dohmen, Henk Deylius, Bertha Haak, Erika Chaffart, Joke Van Dam, Charles van Gisbergen, Linda Terboven, Katrin Van Heck and Heinz Falke amongst others.

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