april 15>30, 2023 de intimiteit van papier hamme
may 6+7, 2023 open studio days
may 13>24, 2023 coupee cahier - industriemuseum gent
september 9>24, 2023 de hamse schildersschool en het idcollectief versus het land van de pillecyn hamme



I have started reading this book from Will Gompertz during my vacation, a free translation of the title would be: "My little sis can do that too". That is probably an expression everyone knows and everyone has used at some point to describe Modern Art. Probably more often when having an opinion about f.e. Dadaïsts, installations and conceptual art which is more about the idea then about the quality of the creation itself. Is it art? Yes to me they are, but how long will these pieces last before being forgotten?

This book gives a great overview from Manet with the "Académie", to the "Salon des Refusés" and the birth of Modern Art which led to impressionism, primitivism and fauvism, cubism and futurism, suprematism and constructivism, Bauhaus, dada, surealism, abstract expressionism, conceptualism ... ending with Jef Koons, Damian Hirst and Banks, the art of Now. The book describes well the relation between the different art types and explains the logic of these new art forms coming to life the moment they did.

One of the things I stumbled upon on in this book, is the Merzbau from Kurt Schwitters. Suddenly I see before me my Art History teacher, talking passionate about this form of Art. Kurt's goal was simple: recuperate trash (aka found objects) and use them in a piece of art to bring the real life in connection with the art life.


Here is my Merzbau, a (lethal) glass flower on a fractured vase. Trying to make something out of trash with my glue pistol.