On my way from assignment to exhibition, show to fair, I have met some nice, talented and creative professionals. I would like to give them a chance to show their work in our space at C-Mine, a site for the creative industry in the old Mine building of Winterslag/Genk.
A mix of photography, fashion, design, art and music with a constant strive for aesthetics and a mood from joyful to melancholic.
More info: www.michaelverheyden.be and www.myspace.com/michaelverheyden
Friday 23rd May 2008 from 8.30 PM - 3 AM One Night Only!
Evence Coppéelaan 91
Tickets: firstname.lastname@example.org or T 089 653 843
presale 7 euro
entrance 10 euro
Photography – Fashion – Art – Design – Music:
Annick Geenen was born in Lommel, Belgium, in 1970. She studied photography at the Art Academy in Genk (SHIVKV, 1985-1992). During her study of photography, she concentrated mostly on portraiture. She trained with the art photographer Jan Carlier, the fashion photographer Marcel Van Der Vlugt and the well-known artist Jan Fabre. The analysis of movement and the forms of expression were the perfect preparation for her specialization: portrait and fashion photography. In 1997 she obtained her master's degree in Fine Arts Photography. Past and present clients include Raf Simons, Veronique Branquinho, Harvey Bouterse, Wouter Hoste, Katleen Missotten, Weekend Knack magazine, Vision magazine, Stimuli magazine, Martin Margiela just to name a few. www.annickgeenen.com
Anthony Duffeleer leads a successful architecture office with his wife Freia Rombouts. His “No Fruit” lamp for DARK already won a prestigious IF Award. He is a professor at the Sint Lucas University Gent.
Pieter Erasmus Leunens is the leader of the band “Apartmind”, he already played with Jim Cole and Jan De Campenaere/Venus in Flames. In 2004 he accidentally made it to the finals of IDOL! This will be their first show.
Arthur Roovers is the only non-professional, but he makes beautiful and mysterious self-portraits.
Bent Van Looy conquers the world of avant-garde pop from his homebase Paris with one of Belgium’s finest bands Das Pop. This spring their new album will finally be released. For us he will get the party going with an eclectic DJ-set.
Elric Petit, Augustin Scott de Martinville and Grégoire Jeanmonod met at ECAL, in Lausanne. Respectively Belgian, French and Swiss, they developed a common approach and soon they formed a close team. Big-Game was created in June 2004. Beyond the fact that their ambition is to become “big game”, they also view the world of design as a huge playground. Creating a new object always implies some code and reference manipulations. Besides, technical constraints linked to contemporary industrial production need to be added to the rules of the game.
Christian Wijnants runs his own label of women’s fashion since 2001. He is known for his high-level knitwear, artistic but practical cut and fresh colour palette. He already won the Hyères Fashion Festival and the Swiss Textile Award.
Felix Baumsteiger is the youngest of the selection and still a student photography at the Maastricht Academy. Still is work is already admired by many.
Gunhyo Kim won the Weekend Knack Award with his 3rd year collection and the Samsung Fashion & Design Fund with his final collection when graduating from the Antwerp Academy. He works for Dries van Noten and showed his first men’s collection during last fashion week in Paris.www.myspace.com/ilgalantuomo
Graphic designer Geoffrey Brusatto already worked for Z33, Muhka, NICC Antwerpen, Het Festival van Vlaanderen, Bookstore Copyright and artist Koen Vanmechelen. He teaches at PHL often makes artwork like a raincoat for the Triennial Super or private limited editions.
Johan Mangelschots already worked with the big stars of the international fashion world. He’s a good friend of Marina Yee; both of them are no longer “young talent” but are still wild at heart!
Krakow started in 1999 in the apartment of Piet de Pessemier. He was forced to play softly not to wake the neighbors and this way of composing suited him perfectly. Pretty soon Gert Cools and Wim Grosemans joined him and provided the necessary musical backbone with bass and drums. As a trio they steadily kept on working on songs and soon they figured the sound lacked a female voice. A problem quickly solved, when Niné Chipolletti joined the band. With her fragile voice she manages to move the audience over and over again. Soon the first concerts were booked. Krakow, now a threesome, strictly sticks to its own rules of simplicity and restraint, even if a huge wall of sound sometimes disturbs the last one. Nevertheless Krakow always holds on to its basic rule: Always play slowly.
Lawrence Wasser describe themselves as no-wave and primitive disco. This results in an eclectic sound with elements of new wave, post-punk, rockabilly, surf, lo-fi indie pop and indeed no wave. The mood of the music goes from melancholy to nervous, but always with a strange twist and with a lot of energy.
Marina Yee: Insiders claim her to be the most talented of the Antwerp Six; nevertheless she is the one without commercial collection. The last years she focuses on her artwork with success. Recently she had her first solo exhibition at Z33/Hasselt.
Klaus Mühlbauer is the fourth generation to take over the family business, which he has been running since 2001. Like his forefathers he is a trained hat-maker and milliner. Klaus Mühlbauer concentrates on headwear, the core business of the company. Together with his sister Marlies Mühlbauer he designs the collections. The new generation managed an image change around that gives Mühlbauer hats a place in the best shops and boutiques around the world, including Le Bon Marché (Paris), Harrods (London), Bergdorf Goodman (New York) and Isetan (Tokyo). www.muehlbauer.at
Peter Hulsmans uses all sorts of media such as video projections, photos, installations and sculptures. In a number of recent projects the artist confronted real environments in the public space with a series of prints of manipulated details from images, sometimes in combination with text. In this way Hulsmans contribution to the project (They say this is the) Place in 2001 questioned the special characteristics of specific locations around Sint-Jansplein in Antwerp and the structures which ensure that people are allocated a certain fixed location in the urban environment. In the context of the Tracer project (2003) the artist placed six billboards with prints at various locations in the rural borough of Ename. The artefacts and places depicted on the posters referred to activities in other locations. In this way the isolation of the village was symbolically broken down and this reminded us that Ename is in fact a road junction which acquired its own special character through these external links. www.platformlimburg.be/images.php?aid=99&fid=2005
POLKA is the design label of Marie Rahm and Monica Singer. They were working on projects together since they met at University of Applied Arts in Vienna. In 2004 they both founded the label ‘POLKA product pleasure’ as basis for their co-operations. In observing everyday life phenomena they show shifting points of view in their creations. To discover the beauty in the banal, the extraordinary out of the ordinary is the aim. The both designers like to surprise and carry on the ease of life forward on the way to create 'product pleasures'.
Saartje Vereecke gave her first solo show in the CIAP gallery the same year she graduated as master in painting at the PHL. Recently she showed new work for the group exhibition “Wild Vlees” for the 20th birthday of CIAP.
The modest men are DJ's spinning their decks with Jazz - R&B - Ska - 6T's Beat - Rocksteady - Britpop - Northern Soul - Hammond - 2Tone and other 6T's Groove.
They will turn this party into a groovy sixties dance club experience presenting your favorite top sounds from the sixties for your all night long dancing www.myspace.com/themodestmen
TOUR (Stijn Segers) is creating a soundtrack for an imaginary road movie called E40. Following the European highway E40, with it's 8000km one of the world's longest highways, he creates songs for 12 cities in 12 countries on this highway. He travels from Calais in the north of France to Ridder near the Chinese border in Kazakhstan. Central throughout the work will be man, on his way to a specific (traveling) or unspecific goal (wandering). For each city, TOUR collaborates with a video artist and incorporates local folk elements into the music.
Woutwalt is a Brussels-based collaboration of two creatives: Walt Van Beek and Wouter De Raeve. WW is about graphic design, silkscreen, communication, animation and film, exhibitions, interior design and landscape architecture. Their work travels from cultural to corporate.