Foam, Keizersgracht 609, Amsterdam (NL)
Egon Van Herreweghe
After the intriguing Jan Rosseel exhibition it's now time for another Belgian artist to take over Foam's 3h space for young talent. On thursday 21 August, Paintings and Sculpture by Egon Van Herreweghe will open in the presence of the artist. We would like to welcome you for the festive opening from 5.30 pm onwards. Please RSVP here.
In his exhibition Paintings and Sculpture, Egon Van Herreweghe shows an alternative approach to photography. Over the past years, he has been collecting photos and clippings from newspapers, magazines and books. He studies these images by repeatedly subjecting them to different reproduction techniques, such as photocopying, scanning and printing. The results are fleeting presentations and spatial interventions that show the status of the image and its genetic material.
The works that Egon Van Herreweghe produced for Paintings and Sculpture in Foam 3h have a direct link with the architecture of the room. A room that was originally furnished as a library, and which still comprises many classical elements, such as the panelling around the walls. Van Herreweghe uses this classical architectural detail both as a physical and a conceptual framework for an installation consisting of a reproduction of the Telephos frieze in the Pergamon Museum in Berlin which he combines with other works that investigate the symbioses between image and surface.