Panache Towers

—a room for art and conversation

Panache Towers is a project space dedicated to the exposure of artists, designers, writers and (art) organisations. It is a meeting place as well as a distribution platform that seeks to make their work and ideas accessible by organising salons and gatherings, making print and online publications and establishing (inter)national partnerships.

 

Open Tuesday–Friday from 10–6 or by appointment.

Kasper Andreasen: P / A / N / E / L / S

A panel is a space or a sequence of spaces. It may seem like a crop or a zoom-in of something larger. It isn’t photographic though. The panel is similar to a palette but it is done intentionally with an added degree of chance. These panels are surfaces that index gestures of drawing and painting by their compositions, their colours, their forms. Not all panels are saved in the process. A panel composes pencil drawing, blots, brushstrokes, marker tests, stamped forms, which lead to compositions and motifs. They often refer to an abstract composition or a printed surface. Or a landscape and an object. The panel is a process-based image-making instrument. I use the panels as a metaphor that lets me shift between drawing, painting, and writing. The images that result from this process can be read as citations of these. As such, every mark which constitutes these panels is part of their own collective history. Every panel is unique and has a number. Some of them lead to titles, others are continuously overpainted, and some are thrown away.

Kasper Andreasen (2016)

 

Kasper Andreasen - Panel 011

Kasper Andreasen - P/A/N/E/L/S

23.01–10.03.2017
Tue–Fri 10am–6pm or by appointment

 

Panache Towers
Frankrijklei 73
2000 Antwerpen

Jan Kempenaers & Jerry Galle

At Panache Towers we take a special interest in art that is an exploration of the ontology of the image, or an experiment in image (re)production. In our upcoming exhibition, we are showing the work of two artists:

 

Jan Kempenaers is known for his detailed panoramic images of industrial and urbanized landscapes, where buildings or natural elements take the form of sculptural objects. His latest project, a venture into abstract photography, takes his work to the next level. During his residency at the Frans Masereel Center in 2015, Kempenaers investigated the effect of combining different photographed images into one silk screen printed image. This experiment – in part inspired by the work of László Moholy-Nagy – resulted in a remarkable series of prints. This evolution from figurative to abstract work is not as surprising as it may seem: his previous photographic series already reveal an emphasis on composition and formal autonomy.

In this exhibition, Kempenaers confronts his work with the 'techno-images' of fellow artistic researcher Jerry Galle, who explores the relationship between digital technology and contemporary culture. Galle, originally a painter, takes an interest in binary systems and the apparent impossibility of doubt that these systems – with their yes/no, on/off logic – imply. Galle injects doubt – a theme central to his work – in these digital systems, making them behave unpredictably. Utilising algorithms to connect code and image, he explores how computer generated images can be less logical or determined. At the core of this approach lies an interest in emotional connection we make with (digital) images. The resulting works in constant flux, producing a pictorial language that is ambiguous and open to interpretation.

Jan Kempenaers & Jerry Galle

20.05–24.06.2016
Tue–Fri 10am–6pm or by appointment

 

Panache Towers
Frankrijklei 73
2000 Antwerpen

 

Opening Thursday 19.05.2016 – 19:30
part of the Antwerp Art Weekend programme
www.antwerpart.be/weekend

 

 

DRIFTWOOD - Els Dietvorst

Els Dietvorst – Driftwood

The videos, drawings and texts of Els Dietvorst are the result of long running projects that revolve around the condition humaine. She constructs stories without end, fragments of time patiently knit together on the rhythm of life itself.

In 1999 she makes, as a response to the war in Kosovo, SKULL 1, a sculpture pending from the roof construction in her studio on the military estate of Brasschaat, Belgium. In 2008 follows SKULL2, a protest against the cages of Guantanamo, made on the roof of M HKA. In 2015 she honours thousands of refugees with the construction of SKULL3 during the Moscow Biennale.

In the exhibition DRIFTWOOD, Els Dietvorst brings these stories together for the first time.

20.01–26.02.2016
Tue–Fri 10am–6pm or by appointment

Panache Towers
Frankrijklei 73
2000 Antwerpen

Opening Friday 15.01.2016 – 19:30
Performance by Vaast Colson

Marc Nagtzaam – The Aesthetic of the Fragment

The Aesthetic of the Fragment © Marc Nagtzaam

 

Marc Nagtzaam selects a series of quotes, texts, prints and works from his research project The Aesthetic of the Fragment (conducted at Sint Lucas University College of Art and Design Antwerp) and invites Marijn van Kreij, Stephan Keppel, Karel Martens, Geert Goiris, Karin Herwegh, Liesje De Laet, David Van Mieghem and Maria Barnas to contribute. He will present his newest publication Zeichnungen on the opening night, October 1st. 

01.10–13.11.2015
Tue–Fri 10am–6pm or by appointment

Panache Towers
Frankrijklei 73
2000 Antwerpen

Opening Thursday 01.10.2015 – 19:30

 

www.marcnagtzaam.info

Closed for summer

We will be back in the fall with a new exhibition and lots of other plans, but first Panache is taking some time off.

 

See you in September!

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Panache Towers

Frankrijklei 73
2000 Antwerp
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Bleekhofstraat 57 b301
2140 Borgerhout
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