07.09.2017 | 29.10.2017

OPENING DRINK 08.09.2017 | 4-9PM


Exactly 50 years after the signing of the international Outer Space TreatyAnnemie Augustijns enters into dialogue with the cosmos, not by way of watching it, but by looking right next to it and observing the way in which the meaning of the cosmos has been reconstructed in figures, objects and constellations on earth. I feel a breeze from other planets makes the cosmos palpable and allows us a look behind the scenes of astronomy and spacecraft.

Annemie Augustijns leads us to appreciate new connections that demonstrate the fragility and the lived reality of this environment. She shows us the daily reality with all its improvisations and fantasies which act as a patina on top of the conventions and ambitions of a technological, scientific and ideological project – the conquest of the cosmos.


David Peleman

(Ghent University – Department of Architecture and Urban Planning)

En cours d'installation

07.09.2017 | 01.10.2017

OPENING DRINK 07.09.2017 | 5-9PM

  • Stef Van Looveren

    Stef Van Looveren

  • Artist aura by Liesbeth Doms, drawing by Bart Vanwynsberghe

    Artist aura by Liesbeth Doms, drawing by Bart Vanwynsberghe

  • Stef Van Looveren
  • Artist aura by Liesbeth Doms, drawing by Bart Vanwynsberghe


En cours d’installation is a group exhibition initiated by valerie_traan gallery that investigates the boundaries of materiality/immateriality and­ its condition of appearance. The title of this exhibition refers to a marker of time that poses an unfinished process, where things don’t remain in a frozen state and evolve through different conditions.


En cours d’installation is not just a presentation of a group of objects. It is rather an act of creation where elements of light, colour and smell determine the atmosphere and also formally recognizable elements such as a table, a chair and a glass. The artists that are brought together in this exhibition certainly display a number of traits in common. These features don’t come in the form of a theme, technique or particular visual source but they connect through their similar intuition or approach towards defining the vitality of animage or anobject. 


valerie_traan is a space for objects and subjects often balancing on the dividing line between design, art and architecture. For this project, that takes place at the Rivoli building in Brussels, valerie_traan invites Clarisse Bruynbroeck and Ralph Collier to create an exhibition that represents the mindset of the gallery. Therefore, En cours d’installation is an encounter between artists who have a history with the gallery in dialogue with new voices.



En cours d’installation features Annemie Augustijns, Clarisse Bruynbroeck, Karen Amanda Moser, Liesbeth Doms, Muller Van Severen, Ralph Collier, Rikkert Paauw, Stef Van Looveren, Unfold& Barnabé Fillion.


En cours d’installation

07.09.2017 – 01.10.2017

opening drink 07.09.2017 | 5-9PM


Rivoli #22 (De Praeterestraat, Rue De Praetere)

Waterloosesteenweg 690, 1180 Brussel.

690, chaussée de Waterloo, 1180 Brussels