Agenda 2022 - Stefaan van Biesen

 

 

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S U M M A R Y

 

 

 

E X H I B I T I O N S :

[Precious Cargo, ​Precious World]

Art Science Exhibits Mary Patricia Warming Berlin Germany [Berlin Viewing Room] & Maine USA 2022.

Artists: Louise Beer [New Zeeland/UK], Dave Biddle & David Ehrenreich [Canada], Adam Crosson [USA], Brent Dedas [USA], Frederic Derieu & Nathalie Erin [France], Manuela Fisher [Switzerland], Nikolina Kovalenko [Russia], Dr. Agniezka Kozlowska [Poland], Jordan Lab [Max Planck Institute Germany], Les Marneurs architectural Group [France/Belgium], Gerardo Nolasco [Mexico], Nina Schipoff [Switzerland], Stefan Schlumpf [Switzerland], Alisi Telengut [Canada/Mongolia], Stefaan van Biesen [Belgium], Rosa Vitrano [Italy], MP Warming [Berlin/USA] founder.

 

[100] Group Exhibition KKWK [Royal Art Circle] SteM Sint-Niklaas Belgium • 27.02 > 20.03.2022.

 

[Art Flow] Group Exhibition. Curated by Annelies Ysebaert • Zwolle the Netherlands • 21.05 > 04.09.2022.

Artists: Philip Aguirre Y Otegui [B], Stefaan van Biesen [B], Guillaume Bijl [B], Caroline Coolen [B], Luc Delue [B], Stief Desmet [B], Els Dietvorst [B], Agnes Duijves [NL], Maen Florin [B], Dr Gindi [Ger/Egypt], Eudald De Juana [Spain], Nicolas Lavarenne [France], Alexandra Leyre Mein [B], Jason Meyrs [USA], Ria Pacquee [B], Arne Quinze [B], Koen Vanmechelen [B], Yves Velter [B], Ronald A. Westerhuis [NL].

 

[Drawings] Gallery Ysebaert, Maenhoutstraat 60, 9830 Sint-Martens-Latem Belgium 2022.

 

[Chronicle of an Unwanted Time] Solo show at Art Gallery Het Vijfde Huis • Antwerpen Belgium 2022.

 

 

 

C O M M I S I O N E D :

[Hospitality For Strangers] Artwork for Gastvrij Beveren • Beveren Belgium 15.12.2021 > 2022.

 

 

 

S O U N D S C A P E S • C O M P O S I T I O N S :

[Architecture Is Frozen Sound] Soundscapes • music compositions • CD release on Bandcamp 2022.

 

 

 

V I D E O :

[Sensitive Islands] screening video 'Sensitive Islands' [2012] at festival [homage centenary of José Saramago]. The exhibition will be on November 12, at the MARCO Museum in Vigo Spain.

 

 

P U B L I C A T I O N S :

MOZAÏEK [Mijn naam is Vijd] Exhibition in a box • Limited edition of 50 pieces. An ensemble of all the drawings and texts that were shown in the exhibition at CC Ter Vesten Beveren Belgium 2020 • An artistic multi-disciplinairy research. March 2022.

 

[The Almanac of Sweet Melancholy] a writing/drawing project with Johan De Vos 2021-2022.

 

 

 

A R T I S T I C • R E S E A R C H :

[Oratio De Hominis Dignitate] Drawings & visions • an artistic research about the human condition 2022.

[The Veronica Suite] contemporary nomad stories based on the painting of Robert Campin 2022.

 

 

 

L E C T U R E :

[Jan Van Eyck, Joos Vijd & The Mystic Lamb] Davidsfonds Beveren Zuid, Beveren Belgium > 18.03.2022.

 

 

P R O J E C T S :

[Earth Connections] Archive of Art/NaturSci Movement & Art Science Exhibits • Berlin Germany.

 

 

 

I L L U S T R A T I O N S : B O O K • D R A W I N G S:

[Can We Trust China?] A new book by Pascal Coppens about China • Pelkmans Publisher 2022.

23.03.22 at Port of Antwerp, Havenhuis Antwerp • 25.04.22 at ING Arts Centre Brussels Belgium.

[Wanderings] 6 drawings made for the publication A9 STOFF [asbestos victims] magazine 2022.

 

 

 

L P & C D • C O V E R • P H O T O G A P H Y :

[The Art Of Caressing] Cover image 3th record of the Belgian Krautrock band MOTOR!K 2022.

 

 

 

I N A U G U R A T I O N :

[(V)ADER] Permanent wall Installation for Joos Vijd • Cortewalle castle Beveren Belgium • 19.06.2022.

 

 

 

E N G A G E M E N T S :

Co-founder and member of the Milena principle [international independent art platform].

Founding Member of the Art/NaturSci Movement international art & ecology project.

Member of ArtScie Exhibits community Berlin Germany Humboldt University Mary Patricia Warming (USA).

 

 

 

A R C H I V E :

Managing the archive : the Private Foundation Van Biesen - Mestdagh

the Milena Principle independent, international art platform.

 

 

 

R E P R E S E N T E D B Y :

the Milena principle independed international art platform [since 2000].

Art/NaturSci Movement international art community & ecology project Berlin & Maine USA.

Gallery Het Vijfde Huis Reyndersstraat 5, 2000 Antwerp Belgium.

Gallery Ysebaert Maenhoutstraat 60, 9830 Sint-Martens-Latem Belgium.

Gallery S & H De Buck Zuidstationsstraat 25 9000 Ghent Belgium.

 

 

 

U P C O M I N G • P R O J E C T S :

 

Precious Cargo, Precious World. The Director of the Art Gallery at the University of Maine in Farmington, Sarah Maline and curator Mary Patricia Warming [ArtScie Exhibits Berlin] are planning a preliminary exhibition of Precious Cargo, Precious World to open in Spring 2023. The exhibition will take over all three floors of the gallery. Sarah Maline will help Mary Patricia Warming to write the accompanying texts (on germane nature sciences and animism), as we prepare to travel exhibitions around the USA.

 

Link to the gallery: www.artgalleryumf.org

 

 

 

 

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[Sugar Blue Mountain Experience] watercolor & pencil on paper [2006].

 

The Spiritual and Christian Book Prize 2022. Leuven edition 2022.

 

 

 

The Spiritual and Christian Book Prize 2022. An annual award Medianetwerk Plus: the publishing organization for value-driven press • annually organizes the Prize for the Christian and Spiritual Book to bring leading books in this special genre to the fore for the general public. The Prize is a support for authors and publishers of books about meaning.

 

The submitted books are assessed by an authoritative, independent jury that guides the reader in choosing from the range. The Jury has compiled a shortlist of 3 books for both categories. From this shortlist, the jury chooses a winner in each category and the public can choose one book from both shortlists together for the public prize.

 

The jury Prize for the religious and spiritual book 2022

Chairman: Professor Rik Torfs, KU Leuven Vice-chairman: Mieke Van Hecke, honorary director general Catholic Education Flanders

 

Members: Professor Dirk De Wachter, psychiatrist • Rik Van Cauwelaert, journalist-columnist • Professor Wim Vandewiele • sociologist of religion Peter Malfliet: spokesperson for the diocese of Ghent • Professor Yvonne Denier, philosopher-ethicist.

Secretary of the jury: Jan Boulogne, secretary Medianetwerk Plus.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[Almanak van de Zoete Melancholie] a writing/drawing project with writer Johan De Vos 2021-2022.

 

 

Johan De Vos & Stefaan van Biesen Stefaan van Biesen made 27 drawings/watercolors on Steinbach paper A4 format. Art edition on 33 copies, signed Printed on Biotop paper 300 gr. at Fast Copy NV in Beveren (naturally bleached, chlorine-free paper, FSC certified with EU Ecolabel.

Layout & artistic assistance: Annemie Mestdagh

 

 

At the request of Stefaan van Biesen, Johan De Vos wrote a text for every drawing. An exciting collaboration between writer and draftsman. A cross-pollination between language and image. He writes about this: "Each image has a 'punctum', something that the viewer pays irrationally about and that will determine forever, certainly for him, perhaps for someone else, somewhere , also". Johan De Vos [1942] previously published five books on photography. He was director of the Municipal Academy of Fine Arts in Sint-Niklaas and wrote for De Morgen and De Standaard. He founded Stoff VZW to tackle the asbestos problem. maps and this led to the publication of 'Het Boek van Sint-Niklaas' and 'Christiane Thys'

 

Published by © Private Stichting Van Biesen - Mestdagh 2022.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[Omzwervingen] the Dürer Connection. Drawings: ink on Steinbach paper 2022. 50 cm x 40 cm.

 

 

Duo drawing 20: Heuvelland (walk) 2022

 

 

Wanderings? Because my artistic work has evolved so multidisciplinary, I have an extensively documented personal archive. It seemed particularly interesting to connect in a current way with the vision and work (in this case graphics) of Albrecht Dürer. Not only in terms of technique (pen on paper), his humanism, but also as a tribute to his 'modernity', which is still a source of inspiration.

 

Drawings. The ensemble of these drawings are introspective/retrospective. It includes themes and studies that have led to the realization of works in the form of performances, installations or events during projects, somewhere along the way…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VerKEN sessie #2 WARP vzw Sint-Niklaas Belgium. 09.11.2022 > 19:30.

 

 

 

 

Get started in the roundtable discussions with Lars Senders (HRINS), Stefaan Van Biesen (Wanderlust), Bert De Jonghe van (KABINET) & Jannes Lambrecht (Jean-Jacques Collective). With connecting & closing network meeting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[Sensitive Islands]

Screening video 'Sensitive Islands' [2012] at festival [homage centenary of José Saramago]. The exhibition will be on November 12, at the MARCO Museum in Vigo Spain.

 

 

Video for a students education project inspired by the novel 'the Stone Raft' written by José Saramago Portugal. Soundtrack, drawings & video by Stefaan van Biesen. Artistic assistent Annemie Mestdagh 2012.

 

 

 

The premiere of this video was on the occasion of a conference 'José Saramago 90 Anos [Sinfosaramago]' that was organized in Casa Dos Bicos [the Saramago Foundation] in Lisbon and that took place on December 15, 2012 in the presence of Saramago's wife, Pilar del Rio, and also with his close circle of friends: Ana Sousa Dias, Juan José Cuadrado Del Rio, Rita Pais, Sérgio Machado Letria,…

 

See video on You Tube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NYwk2QPZfc

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



[ (V) A D E R ] Inauguration Wall installation Castle Cortewalle Beveren 19.06.2022.

Speaker: Ernest Van Buynder, Honorary President Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp (MuHKA).

Aldermen of culture Beveren: Ingeborg De Meulemeester [& Inge Brocken].

 

 

 

Joos Vijd who lived at Cortewalle ordered the Ghent Altarpiece [1432] from Jan Van Eyck. This work is a memorial to him and his wife Isabella Borluut.

 

Wall installation (V)ADER [Father/Vein] 2021. A Spin off the exhibition Mozaïek [Mijn naam is Vijd]. CC Ter Vesten Beveren Belgium 01.07 > 11.10.2020. A multi disciplinairy project.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[Art Flow] Group Exhibition & summer art walk. Curated by Annelies Ysebaert.

Art Flow Zwolle Kunstroute / Art Route, Zwolle NL 21.05.2022 > 04.09.2022.

An initiative of Hanzestad city Zwolle, in cooperation with Museum de Fundatie

 

Art Flow is a first in Zwolle where you can enjoy contemporary art at various outdoor and indoor locations.

I would like to celebrate the kick-off with you! I invite you to our festive opening, Saturday 21 May 2022.

Annelies Ysebaert

 

 

Artists: Philip Aguirre Y Otegui [B], Stefaan van Biesen [B], Guillaume Bijl [B], Caroline Coolen [B], Luc Delue [B], Stief Desmet [B], Els Dietvorst [B], Agnes Duijves [NL], Maen Florin [B], Dr Gindi [Ger/Egypt], Eudald De Juana [Spain], Nicolas Lavarenne [France], Alexandra Leyre Mein [B], Jason Meyrs [USA], Ria Pacquee [B], Arne Quinze, Koen Vanmechelen [B], Yves Velter [B], Ronald A. Westerhuis [NL].

 

 

Buzzer (I) Tree installation Stefaan van Biesen Zwolle NL 2022. Photo: Annemie Mestdagh.

 

16:00 > opening at Raw Space Willemsvaart 21, 8019 AB Zwolle.

17.00 > speech by Mayor of Zwolle & Dr. Ralph Keuning, museum director De Fundatie.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[Drawings] Gallery Ysebaert, Maenhoutstraat 60, 9830 Sint-Martens-Latem Belgium 2022.

 

 

 

A spring breeze also brings a new artist to our gallery. Welcome, Stefaan van Biesen! In his work there is an associative solidity between thinking, doing, environment, well-being: 'how do our thoughts manifest themselves through action in our giving and to what extent do they contribute to our well-being?' Food for thought! Annelies Ysebaert 2022.

 

https://galleryysebaert.be/kunstenaars/stefaan-van-biesen/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

01. Clouds In The Mirror 10:54 - 02. The Abandoned House 18:30 -

03. Kyoto Diary House 08:04 - 04. Architecture Is Frozen Sound 16:57.

 

Released May 1, 2022.

 

Full CD available on Band Camp:

https://stefaanvanbiesen.bandcamp.com/album/architecture-is-frozen-sound/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[Drawings] book launch: 'Can We Trust China?' by Pascal Coppens • Pelckmans Publisher spring 2022.

 

23.03.22 Port of Antwerp, Havenhuis Antwerp • 25.04.22 ING Arts Centre Brussels Belgium.

 

Pascal Coppens: China expert [been living in Shanghai for more than 20 years]. The writer of his second book about China. The book aims to provide a correct and contemporary picture of Chinese society. Or how our western world view is very different from the Chinese way of thinking. Stefaan van Biesen is making a number of drawings that will complement the themes in the book.

 

 

10 drawings by Stefaan van Biesen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[The Art Of Caressing] Cover image by Stefaan van Biesen.

The 3rd MOTOR!K album of the Belgian Krautrock band 2022.

 

 

motorik.belgium Pre-order the upcoming album "MOTOR!K 3" 2022.

 

https://Motorik.lnk.to/preorder-motorik3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[Wanderings/Omzwervingen] 6 chinese ink drawings on Steinbach paper made for the publication of STOFF A9 [asbestos victims] magazine Sint-Niklaas Belgium 2022.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[100] Group Exhibition KKWK [Royal Art Circle] SteM Sint-Niklaas Belgium 27.02 > 20.03.2022.

 

 

The Royal Art Circle of Waasland was founded on 25.02.1921. To celebrate there will be an historical and contemporary exhibition at SteM [Sint-Niklaas Belgium] and a book launch.

 

 

Votum Vovit [Fingers Don't Know What The Hand Will Do], 2019.

 

7 drawings on acid-free A4 paper, text, photo, mixed media. This ensemble of 7 works is a personal commentary on Jan Van Eyck's work, the painting: 'Arnolfini and his wife': [drawings, prints, photo, text 1992]. Jan Van Eyck as a diplomat, practitioner of Alchemy, the iconography of domestic mysticism, the symbolic gesture: Fides (marital oath), etc ...

 

 

 

 

The ensemble spans a series of works, installations that have been made around this theme regularly since the beginning of 1990.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[Lecture] artist Stefaan van Biesen about Jan Van Eyck, Joos Vijd and The Mystic Lamb.

 

Location: Koetshuis Cortewalle Beveren Belgium : Essendreef 2, 9120 Beveren-Waas Belgium.

When: Friday 18 March 2022 from 19:30 to 22:00.

 

 

Artist Stefaan Van Biesen is a great admirer of Jan Van Eyck's oeuvre, in which he finds a philosophical undertone that is surprisingly contemporary. He lives and works in Melsele and enjoys international fame as a contemporary visual artist. In the wake of the Van Eyck year, the renovation of the famous triptych 'The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb' and at the request of CC Ter Vesten, he started an artistic research in 2019 into the figure of Joos Vijd, who not only commissioned the painting from the triptych, but also lived at 'Ten Walle', the current Cortewalle castle.

 

The research led to a multidisciplinary project and an exhibition in which he brought the layered symbolism of postures, landscapes and shapes into a contemporary context with drawings, texts, photos and videos.

In the lecture he talks about the project and how the figure Joos Vijd got more and more under his skin.

After the lecture you will be offered a drink.

 

See web info Uit In Vlaanderen, Dutch Language: > >

 

Lezing Davidsfonds Beveren Zuid info > >

 

 

 

Tekst Nederlands door Johan De Vos, lees pdf > >

In response to the Jan Van Eyck year in 2020 and at the invitation of CC Ter Vesten and Erfgoed Beveren, Stefaan van Biesen started in the spring of 2019 an artistic research into the figure of Joos Vijd who ordered the Ghent Altarpiece [1432] from Jan Van Eyck.

 

Apart from the historical facts and existing documents, we can only guess at the intentions and ambitions of Joos Vijd. This sometimes leads to different views and interpretations. Nevertheless, it seems somewhat plausible that Joos Vijd had a great preference for the circles from which the painters Van Eyck have extracted their knowledge and can therefore not be seen merely as the principal and financier of the Ghent Altarpiece. The fact that Philip De Goede, given the size and duration of this work, agreed to 'lend' Jan Van Eyck (who was also responsible for the glamor of the Court) to a subject like Vijd, is special and indicates a great affection towards Joos Vijd.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MOZAÏEK [Mijn naam is Vijd] Exhibition in a box 2022.

 

Limited edition of 50 pieces. An ensemble of all the drawings and texts that were shown in the exhibition at CC Ter Vesten Beveren Belgium 2020 • An artistic multi-disciplinairy research. March 2022.

 

 

 

MOSAIC [My name is Vijd] is a multidisciplinary project, consisting of a section of 86 A4 drawings with notes, video, photo installations, soundscape, texts/stories.

 

A limited art edition of 50 copies, [an 'exhibition in a box'], containing all drawings in full size, together with 2 exclusive prints, numbered 1/1 and signed by Stefaan van Biesen.

 

Each edition of this publication contains 2 exclusive signed prints: 1. : 'The Just Judge' [Pencil on paper with color drawing], 2. : A plant study made for the exhibition 'Joos Vijd en de Vijds': Plant drawings Flora Lam Gods and Florient Express, Hof Ter Saksen Beveren 2021. Signed 1 on 1. Price: 85 euros

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[My Daily Longings] Solo Exhibition at Galerij Het Vijfde Huis Antwerp Belgium 2022.

 

 

 

This exhibition is composed of various projects that Stefaan van Biesen has been working on since 2015. Drawings, texts and objects show his recent research.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[Hospitality for strangers] Beveren Gravenplein Belgium 15.12.2021.

 

 

 

Banner for 111 nationalities [Gastvrij Beveren] Belgium.

Design ©Stefaan van Biesen & Annemie Mestdagh.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[Earth Collections: Precious Cargo, ​Precious World 2020] Berlin Germany 2021-2022.

 

The Viewing Room for Earth Collections is now open for private showings in the home of Mary Patricia Warming [Berlin/USA, curator of ArtScie Exhibits Community Berlin - Humboldt University.

 

With the kind help of artist/filmmaker Alisi Telengut, her home has been filled with art and redesigned. The art works are either on display or "at the ready" to show to curators, directors, and art writers in Berlin. A new 24" Mac with a beautiful 4.5K retina display is set up for video screening.

 

 

 

Photo: installation 'Inscription X' Stefaan van Biesen 1993. ©Peter Maes.

 

Stefaan van Biesen 2020. Earth Collections, the Permanent Collection of the Art / NaturSci Movement

 

Time is pressing. In over 4.5 billion years of geological time, Earth’s carbon cycle has suffered few extremes like today's. We and our fellow species are in trouble - here and now. ​The immediacy of the effects of weather changes, humankind’s degradation of the forests and oceans, and the intimacy of the effects on us, is stunning. And the driving force for the determined action of many to meet these challenges head on. And so, Art Science Exhibits Berlin has developed the most solution based partnership possible - with Timbercoast Shipping, a brave, new company offering zero carbon footprint for transport. ​Because when people begin to connect to beautiful answers, change can occur. ​​​

 

See: https://www.artscienceexhibits.com/2020-artists-blog

 

Artists & Activists: Louise Beer [New Zeeland/UK], Dave Biddle & David Ehrenreich [Canada], Adam Crosson [USA], Brent Dedas [USA], Frederic Derieu & Nathalie Erin [France], Manuela Fisher [Switzerland], Nikolina Kovalenko [Russia], Dr. Agniezka Kozlowska [Poland], Jordan Lab [Max Planck Institute Germany], Les Marneurs architectural Group [France/Belgium], Gerardo Nolasco [Mexico], Nina Schipoff [Switzerland], Stefan Schlumpf [Switzerland], Alisi Telengut [Canada/Mongolia], Stefaan van Biesen [Belgium], Rosa Vitrano [Italy], MP Warming [Berlin/USA] founder.

 

About: Set in motion by international artist mp Warming, Art Science Exhibits Berlin is an independent enterprise created, and consistently recreated, by artists and scientists. The exhibitions and public programs we present work to greater the sphere of ArtSci conversation - towards positivity and solutions. Our mission for the future of nature-kind is to help regenerate Earth's ecosystems through innovative ideas and partnerships.

 

Future: Soon we will travel the Mediterranean for our first launch of Earth Collections, the Permanent Collection of the Art/NaturSci Movement. The collection will be a part of AVONTUUR's Manifest, which in turn will become a part of Earth Collections' archive. This Manifest, and our solution based exhibitions on Climate Change and Ecosystem Regeneration, is our Manifesto. With Timbercoast's AVONTUUR, we hope to influence a limit to the vast carbon footprint and pollution caused by shipping worldwide. Together we are working towards sailing the Adriatic into the 2022 Venice Biennale.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

©stefaan van biesen-annemie mestdagh 27.11.2022