For the inaugural exhibition of the new space at Kanaal, Axel Vervoordt Gallery will showcase a retrospective exhibition of Kazuo Shiraga’s paintings from the 1960s to the end of the 1990s.
The gallery, which was previously based in in central Antwerp, is now located in Kanaal, a former C19th industrial site transformed by Axel Vervoordt Company into a new cultural and residential complex.
In recent years, Axel Vervoordt Gallery’s attention has brought Kazuo Shiraga and his work greater acclaim, and taken both to a more profound place. Boris Vervoordt said “While Shiraga’s work conveys the essence of Japanese culture, it centres on bold expressions unlike anything in Japanese art until that point. And though the artist used Western materials, he made work that was inconceivable to Western people, giving rise to a unique spirituality and expressivity. Shiraga has been a constant source of inspiration for our work, and we are both delighted and privileged to open our new gallery which such an important retrospective of his oeuvre.”
8 March – 13 May 2017
Axel Vervoordt Gallery Antwerp, Kanaal
Stokerijstraat 19, 2110 Wijnegem- Belgium
Opening March, 8th 6-9pm
RSVP before 1 March
- Chiyusei Seibokukan (one of the Shuihuzhuan series, or Warriors), 1961. Courtesy of Axel Vervoordt Gallary