2023.12.01 Les Mouchoirs de Poche / Great Noses Are Blown Alike

33 artists are invited to design a handkerchief, with each participant starting from their own artistic practice and personal relationship with the object. After all, each participating artist invariably wears a cloth handkerchief.

Curated by Gustave Demoen.

Participating artists: Ad van Campenhout, Amber Meulenijzer, Carina Diepens, Celine Aernoudt, Charlotte Vandenbroucke, Dieter Durinck, Dries Peeters, Dries Van Laethem, Elisa Raciti, Gerard Herman, Gustave Demoen, Guy Rombouts, Hans Demeulenaere, Jakob Van den Broecke, Jonas Apers, Judith Herman, Kasper De Vos, Klaas Vanhee, Krista De Mulder, Laurence Decraene, Leonie Buysse, Lisa Vantorre, Louise Degraeve, Lukas De Clerck, Nikolaas Demoen, Olga Dhaene, Oona Libens, Patrick Meulenijzer, Pomme Van Laer, Ruben Pauwels, Stan Auwers, Stefan Clappaert, Veva Leye.

Scenography: architect Joris Kerremans.

A book with more information about the artists, artworks and the history of the cloth handkerchief will also appear in the frame of the exhibition, published by Posture Editions.

Exhibition: 1.12 – 17.12.2023
Open every Friday, Saturday & Sunday, from 2-5 pm.

Opening: Friday December 1, 2023, from 8 pm.
Performances by:
– Duo Naan (Suzan Peeters & Nathalie Van Meirvenne): accordionist/composer Suzan Peeters and flutist Nathalie Van Meirvenne will work together to compose a piece inspired by the air articulation of blowing into a handkerchief.
– Sneeze Ensemble (Lukas De Clerck): musician and visual artist Lukas De Clerck will recite the Sneeze Ensemble’s manifesto.