A Reading List

violet x BOOOOOKS

1 June—29 June 2024

Queijo com goiabada

Bruno Silva

19 April 2024—19 May 2024


Our Daily Bread

On the occasion of Antwerp Art Weekend 2024, Het Orakel / The Oracle wants to function as a ‘bakery’ and has asked a selection of artists to bake a bread which will be presented, some in a performative way, in the gallery space. Visitors can stop by for their ‘daily bread’ during the weekend. A fine line is created and one does not know if one enters a gallery space presenting bread or a bakery portraying art.
Bread will be delivered by following artists: Sigurrós G. Björnsdóttir, Machteld Bernaert, Tine Colen, Hadas Cnaani, Huiskamer, Ksanoshka Fyodorovna, Laura Geurten, Kiara Govaert, Liesbet Grupping, Albert Pepermans, Guy Rombouts, Lieven Segers, Violet & Bruno Silva, Johanna Trudzinski, Roberta Dos Santos, Joke Van Canneyt, Janine Vandebosch, Tom Vansant, Benjamin Verdonck, Liesbet Waegemans.
Opening 16.05, 12 – 9pm, expo: 16.05 – 19.05, 12 – 6pm

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Artist Talk Antwerp Art Weekend

The final weekend of the exhibition ‘Queijo com goiabada’ will take place during this year’s Antwerp Art Weekend. Violet will be open on Thursday May 16 from 12:00 – 21:00, Friday 17 May from 12:00 – 18:00, Saturday 18 May from 12:00 – 18:00 and Sunday 19 May from 12:00 – 18:00. We are pleased to invite you to the conversation between Liesbet Grupping and Bruno Silva on their exchange and artistic processes. This will take place on Friday 17 May at 17:00 and we will be serving drinks. Looking forward to seeing you then.

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‘Zeewind’ (Brise de mer)

A solo exhibition by Liesbet Grupping in Clermont-Ferrand, France. Opening on 14 April and on view until 12 May 2024. Visit by appointment: Liesbet: +32486 891 553  Bruno: +33609 839 020. More info on www.homealone.space

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Privégesprekken II

Privégesprekken is a series of informal discussions among artists. During Borger nocturnes, Violet welcomes the audience to participate in the conversation. In this edition, Francesco Del Conte, Liesbet Grupping and Vildana Memic engage in a conversation, utilizing visual materials as aids. In his current project, The Chromatic Illusion within the Photographic Universe, Francesco Del Conte researches the hidden influence of technology on color representation within the realm of photography. In her series Bleu, blue, blauw, blau, mėlyna, Liesbet Grupping zooms in on the inaccuracies and color shifts inherent in the photographic process. To explore this, she directs the camera towards the (blue) sky.

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Critical Matter, Photographic Explorations

You are cordially invited to the opening of the exhibition Critical Matter, Photographic Explorations on Thursday, January 25th, starting at 6:00 PM at ISELP in Brussels. This exhibition is part of the Photo Brussels Festival, which kicks off simultaneously. Featuring works by Edith Bories, Lara Gasparotto, Liesbet Grupping, Lucas Leffler, Hélène Petite, Dries Segers, Thomas Vandenberghe, and Laure Winants, curated by Marie Papazoglou. On view from January 26th to March 23rd, 2024.

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For the occasion of the exhibition Privétuin, artist Sine Van Menxel has made this black and white edition of 10 silver gelatin prints titled slakkengang. For sale at the gallery: a few editions left… come and get yours!

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Screening canceled

Due to unforeseen circumstances the screening and talk with Viktoria Schmid on Sunday 11 June has been cancelled.
The exhibition Where is Mrs. Ray is on view until 8 July 2023. Welcome on Fridays and Saturdays from 14:00 to 18:00 and by appointment.

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Happy to invite you to the first exhibition in Huiskamer during Antwerp Art Weekend from 18 to 21 May from 12h until 17h. With Lunch by Otark and Chairs & Tables by Nel Aerts, Marie-Sophie Beinke, Tine Colen & Jan Van Goethem, Pieter De Clercq, Ode de Kort, Destroyers/Builders, Kasper De Vos & Liesbeth Henderickx, Céline Felga, Liesbet Grupping, Gerard Herman, Huiskamer, Vedran Kopljar, Michèle Matyn, Ria Pacquée, Yemo Park, Ann Rikkers, Tina Schott, Jelle Spruyt, Dennis Tyfus, V&S, Sietske Van Aerde, Ken Verhoeven, Sigrid Volders, Wiesi Will, Hans Wuyts.

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Open Studio Days

Liesbet Grupping will open her studio to the public during this year’s Open Studio Days. This will take place on 6 May from 14:00—18:00. Welcome to stop by and say hi!


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Antwerp Art Weekend 2023

Violet is pleased to invite you to the gallery during this years Antwerp Art Weekend from 18 until 21 May 2023. During this weekend the exhibition Live Mode by French artist Sébastien Reuzé will be on view. The show opens on 28 April and will last until 27 May 2023. More info will follow soon on this website and our instagram page. Look forward to see you then!

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Privégesprekken is an evening with conversations, performances and a spontaneous exhibition by artists Lot Doms, Liesbet Grupping, Lodewijk Heylen, Sébastien Reuzé, Dominique Somers and Wouter Van der Hallen. Come and join us on Friday 27 January from 18:00 to 21:00. Image: Dominique Somers, Flash Eye (Blue), 2016

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Antwerp Art Nocturne

During this year’s Antwerp Art Nocturne  violet will be hosting a small reception to celebrate the end of the first year of exhibitions, collaborations, and new friendships. On this occasion, we will also present our new membership formulas. Come and find out what we offer you in return for your kind support!
Welcome on Saturday 3 December – open from 12 until 9 pm.

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On Sunday 11 September Lot Doms and Liesbet Grupping will be presenting their latest editions as part of the finissage of BOOOOOKS by Bernard Villers / Le Remorqueur. Welcome from 1 to 4 pm at Sint-Vincentiusstraat 24, 2018 Antwerp.

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End of a season

After our first two exhibtions we feel it’s time to celebrate Violet’s birth and future. For this occasion the installation Opening Dinner will be once again reactivated, this time by Michelle Woods. We welcome you to join us for the finissage on Thursday 14 July from 6 to 9 pm. See you then!

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Luc Avargues at Lafayette Anticipations

The performative installation De nos mains réunies is the result of several months of research. The hand functions as the matrix for the project, as it is that of creation and exchange. Vector of gift and reception, the hand offers as much as it receives; it is our first relationship to the tangible world.
On Thursday 21 April 2022 at Lafayette Anticipations, Paris. More info on lafayetteanticipations.com

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Open Studio Liesbet Grupping

Liesbet Grupping opens her studio for public during the open studio days on 13, 14 and 15 May 2022

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Last chance Marijke De Roover

Do you believe in life after love?
Marijke De Roover’s solo exhibition at Upstream Gallery
On view until 12.03.2022
Go to upstraemgallery for more info

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Extra Muros Lot Doms

Upcoming solo exhibitions by Lot Doms
21.04 – 1.07.2022,  KunstINgang,
Schouwburg Noord Merksem
Lichtjes opgeschoven
15.05 – 31.05.2022, Ploegstraat 25, Antwerpen
Opening 15.05.2022, open studio’s MORPHO

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Violet is at one end of the spectrum of visible light, between blue light, which has a longer wavelength, and ultraviolet light, which has a shorter wavelength and is not visible to humans. Violet encompasses light with a wavelength of approximately 380 to 435 nanometers. Violet objects often appear dark, because human vision is relatively insensitive to those wavelengths. (wikipedia)

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