It is with great pleasure that Galerie Bart is opening the group exhibition Connection at the beginning of the new gallery season. The European Commission has designated 2022 as the European Year of Youth, emphasising the importance of the youth of Europe in achieving global improvements for us all. It is certainly no empty phrase: ‘Investing in the youth is investing in the future.’
Because of the impact that the last few years have had on young people, such as the pandemic, the climate crisis and the housing crisis, the EU has decided to make youth issues a priority and to work towards improving prospects for the future. Inspired by this topic, we would like to make a contribution by giving more visibility to the work of young artists.
We have therefore asked ten artists that we work to each invite one young artist between the age of 15 and 29. Each artist will exhibit one work, resulting in an exhibition of 20 works of art.
Although the artists work in a variety of disciplines, a common theme in their work can be identified by chance (or perhaps not?). In one way or another, all of them are exploring connections, and in particular connections at the human level: the connection between humans and their environment, the interconnection between humans, or even a connection with the self.
The participating artists are as follows:
Abul Hisham, who invited Tewa Barnosa
Adonis Stoantzikis, who invited Anna Samara
Britte Koolen, who invited Emmie Liebregts
Femke Dekkers, who invited Olivier Otten
Kokou Ferdinand Makouvia, who invited Tesprit
Kuno Grommers, who invited Thomas Klein Horsman
Marleen Sleeuwits, who invited Annebel Bruschinski
Tamara Muller, who invited Emily Kümmeler
Tim Wunderink, who invited Daan Russcher
Wim Jacobs, who invited Anne-Joëlle Jacobs
02.09.22 / 17:00 – 21:00 Opening Gallery Season with group exhibition Connection.
You are welcome to join us for the festive opening of Connection, which will happen together with the opening of our garden exhibition Structures that Reveal in Time by Josua Wechsler.