When I was Belgium I curated a portfolio of work by a collection of Belgian and American Artists. It included Nel Aerts, Sacha Eckes, Ephemeron, Kati Heck, Rufus Michielsen, Yasemin Senel, and Vida from Belgium and Santiago Cucullu, Makeal Flammini, Mike Pare, Maja Ruznic, and Fred Stonehouse from the United States. It was printed by Jan Matthe at Risiko Press and published by De Bomen in Het Bos. It was also exhibited at Het Bos.
There are more details about the project in the post below.
The invitation for The Almost Now and the events surrounding it.
One month in. Show opens Sunday November 15, 2015. Lots of work to do.
I am in Antwerp, Belgium working on a new project, The Almost Now, at Het Bos:
The Almost Now is a two-month project by American artist Colin Matthes. Matthes hastransformed Het Bos into his personal public atelier and is applying his research in flyover country, the vast Middle of the USA, to an evolving series of drawings and paintings. Rural community phenomena, North Dakota’s recent oil boom, contemporary protest, secretive military installations, and daily inconsistencies inform this project. Engineering the absurd, Matthes is developing provisional solutions and speculative vistas that reimagine and reshape The Almost Now from his funny, critical, and perversely industrious point of view.
His increasingly chaotic atelier will be open to the public during festival hours.
I'm a visiting artist at Het Bos in Antwerp, Belgium for October and November. I will be installing an exhibition and having public events in late Nov. Can't wait to get to work in this huge space!
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