photographs: zebrastraat + erik haemers
Zebrastraat celebrates the art collection of it's founders the Liedts-Meesen family
curator Ignace Devoldere made his choice out of this public and private collection
11|05|2023 - 11|06|2023
temporariliy taken from it's regular habitat: the Lieds-Meesen family home's courtyard
THE ARTISTS ON VIEW
. AWOISKA VAN DER MOLEN . BEN NICHOLSON . BENARD SERCU . BENOÎT FÉLIX . CAMIEL VAN BREEDAM .
CHRISTIAN DOTREMONT . DAN VAN SEVEREN . DIETER RAVYTS . DIRK BRAECKMAN . DIRK CASTELEIN .
DOMINIQ V.D. WALL. . EDUARDO CHILLIDA . EMANUEL GOLLOB . ERIK HAEMERS . FIENE SCHARP . FONTANA .
FRANCIS ALŸS . GEORG BRÜCKMANN . GUY LECLERCQ . GUY SLABBINCK . HANS HARTUNG . HANS VANDEKERCKHOVE
HENDRIK VERMEULEN . HENK DELABIE . HENRI VANDERMOERE . HONORÉ D’O . ILSE D’HOLLANDER . JOACHIM BANDAU
JUS JUCHTMANS . KASPAR TOBIAS . KLAARTJE LAMBRECHt . KOEN THEYS - 8’12” . LEEN VAN TICHELEN
LORE VAN ELSLANDE . LUC HOEKX . MARCASE . MARIE CLOQUET . MARIO DE BRABANDER . NICK ERVINCK
NICOLAS DHERVILLERS . NICOLINE VAN STAPELE . NUNZIO . PATRICK KEULEMANS . PEGGY WAUTERS
PIERRE SOULAGES . PJEROO ROOBJEE . RAOUL DE KEYSER . RENATO NICOLODI . ROB BUELENS
SAM FRANCIS . SIGMARSSON . SLEPPE . SOFIE MULLER . SOL LEWITT . STAN VAN STEENDAM
STEPHANIE LEBLON . STEVEN BAELEN . STIEF DESMET . THOMAS MULLER . WALTER LEBLANC . WILLY DE SAUTER .
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text by zebrastraat
A quirky selection from the art collection of the Liedts-Meesen Foundation.
Over the years, the Liedts-Meesen Foundation has built up an impressive art collection. Part of it can be admired permanently in the indoor and outdoor areas of Zebrastraat. However, the collection is larger and many works of art that are in private spaces have never been shown to the general public.
The exhibition 'Chosen', curated by curator Ignace Devoldere, shows for the first time an idiosyncratic selection of work by internationally and nationally known and lesser-known artists, most of whom are still active.
The Liedts-Meesen family bought the works out of passion and their personal sense of beauty. In doing so, they mainly support(ed) young and less well-known artists. The collection looks very diverse, both in terms of style and technique.
The exhibition 'Chosen' shows drawings, paintings, video art, digital art, graphic and spatial work in a surprising way. Let your imagination and feeling run wild when you see works of art by Francis Alÿs, Pierre Soulages, Koen Thys, Pjeroo Roobjee, Dirk Braeckman, Camiel Van Breedam, Honoré D'O, Hans Vandekerckhove, Guy Slabbinck and many others.
Curator Ignace Devoldere respected the eclectic composition of the collection when selecting the works. As a result, abstract and narrative works hang in close proximity or the artworks of well-known and lesser-known artists enter into a dialogue with each other.
Ultimately, 'Chosen' is all about beauty and the pleasure of looking, choosing and collecting.