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About Architecture
at kajetan Berlin






18.02.2022 - 02.04.2022

vernissage Friday 18.02.2022 | 6-9 pm at Grolmanstrasse 58, 10623 Berlin

Marcus Schneider

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Filip Dujardin

Frederic Geurts

Geert Vanoorlé

Haleh Redjaian

Paul Gees

Gallery valerie_traan's presentation about architecture at kajetan articulates the shared story of 4 important artists represented by the Antwerp gallery: Paul Gees, Filip Dujardin, Frederic Geurts and Geert Vanoorlé.

Haleh Redjaian, an artist who collaborates with both kajetan gallery and valerie_traan gallery, will also participate in this Berlin exhibition at kajetan as well as in the upcoming show kajetan at valerie_traan in Antwerp in autumn 2022.

All the artists involved in the Berlin exhibition work with and on architecture or use architectural elements as building blocks for their artistic practice. Their individual works playfully deal with the constructions and de-constructions of spaces and objects, stimulating new reflections on these matters.

In their unconventional and conceptually provocative use of architectural language and space, these works linger between figurative and research-based projects, leading to the creation of new pictorial and sculptural pieces. The artists are searching to grasp the foundations of the construction process, both in architectural practice and in the plastic arts.

The valerie_traan gallery's passion for the everyday and for the use and reconfiguration of space is revealed in this exhibition in a highly multifaceted way.

In October 2022, gallery kajetan will then set up an exhibition with artists it represents in the Antwerp gallery space of valerie_traan.

Maria Scarpulla is the name by which Maria and partner Jori Hernalsteen (1987) shape and produce design pieces in their studio in Ghent. The process is a search for colour and material in which a timeless simplicity is found. Starting with form studies on paper, they arrived at a series of wall lights. In the exhibition IL FILO DI SCARPULLA this new collection of lamps TRAMONTI (Sunset) is shown for the first time. Tramonti by Maria Scarpulla, is produced by valerie-objects and comes in 5 shapes and 6 colours. The lamps can be placed on the wall in a modular and composite way. Changeability appears to be a constant. In less recent work, the coloured top of their table designs could be turned around according to one's mood. The Tramonti lamps follow this game by being free in their movement. The wall becomes a canvas where the direction of the design and the composition of the lamps can be chosen, making infinite combinations seem possible. Like the crimson kite, they can go in any direction.

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