Archives for category: Peter Hulsmans

Some news about the current activities of some BD artists plus an important teaser at the end.

Dominique Leroy at La Méridienne, Lunéville

Dominique Leroy is showing his poetic sonic installation Jardin nô at Theatre La Méridienne in Lunéville (near Nancy). First shown at the Galerie RDV in Nantes this installation refers to the traditional Japanese theatre. This kinetic garden is composed of interlacing vegetals and small mechanics on recycled hard disks that rub, scratch and hit to create a sound that reminds of insects. This sculpture is activated by a series of invisible interactions based on phenomena related to vibrations, acoustics and interconnections.

All elements of the exhibition are related and form a complex system – composed of conducting materials, sound flows and resonators. A microphone at the entrance of the gallery captures the sounds from the street which become a real activator of the sound installation.

Theatre La Méridienne
37 rue de Lorraine
54300 Lunéville

From 23 September to 3 November 2017
Free entrance during the opening hours of the theatre.

AnneMarie Maes at Tendencies #2, Bozar Brussels

AnneMarie Maes is currently taking part in several exhibitions. Her PH3 – Future Archeology installation is featured in the Tendencies #2 exhibition as part of the Bozar Electronic Arts Festival until 30 September.

The exhibition, which shows the work of six female artists, aims to place emphasis on works which question scientific and technological innovations as much as they incorporate them. It wants to open up the field of reflection relating to these links and highlight structural analogies between the creators of distinct and complementary fields.

This edition is organised in partnership with NOVA XX with Stéphanie Pécourt as curator – an international competition dedicated to technological, scientific and artistic innovation amongst women in the age of the Fourth industrial revolution – instigated by the Halles Saint-Géry/Brussels.

Bozar, Foyers
Rue Ravensteinstraat 23
1000 Brussels
Until 30 September 2017
Free entrance on Tue – Sun, 10 am – 6 pm / Thu, 10 am – 9 pm, closed on Monday

For all other current and upcoming exhibitions of AnneMarie Maes see

Peter Hulsmans at Studio Start

As part of the opening of a new complex of artist studios Peter Hulsmans shows new work in his studio in a renovated former Dominican monastery in Antwerp. The complex is will be housing up to 50 artists and creative entrepreneurs.

Studio Start, Ploegstraat 23, 2018 Antwerp
Thursday 21 September from 4pm

Rachel Ara at Victoria & Albert Museum

Big congratulations to Rachel Ara who starts a year-long residency at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London from October onwards. We look forward to the outcome of it.


And finally:

Crowdfunder? Saint-Nazaire?


During the upcoming Antwerp Art Weekend Peter Hulsmans takes part in the group show Open Systems at Gallery 146.

Open Systems presents a range of practices which draw on the conceptual, procedural and material emphasis of non-objective painting and on the conventions of painting as object, formalist minimalism and process based conceptualism.

Space as concept and as material is invoked in an eliding of the representational in favour of engagements with conceptual spaces for making. These are negotiations between the idea of space and the experience of space, that is, representations of space (the abstract, conceptual spaces of the architect or cartographer) and the spaces of lived experience which are appropriated to be reworked at the level of imagination.

With artists Egbert Aerts, Stefan Annerel, Kristien Dirkx, Peter Hulsmans, Noel Ivanoff, Alexandra Kennedy, Michael Laird, Fred Michiels and Ruth van Haren Noman.

Gallery M146, Mechelsesteenweg 146, Antwerpen
Only during the Antwerp Art Weekend
Reception: 19 May at 18h

Open Fri 19 May 12-22pm; Sat 20/Sun 21 May 12-6pm

More info on the website of the Antwerp Art Weekend


The catalogue of the solo exhibition Locale by Peter Hulsmans can be downloaded here. The exhibition still runs until 30th June.

The installation ‘Locale’ by Peter Hulsmans opens next Thursday 27th April at 6.30 pm at The Cage.

Noël Reumkens wrote an accompanying text, which you can read here.

From 27 April till 30 June 2017
Mon-Fri 9-6
PXL-MAD School of Arts (De Kooi)
Elfde Liniestraat 25
3500 Hasselt

Making visible what is elusive, such as emotions and thoughts, is an important driver for Peter Hulsmans. This specific interest results in self-contained installations, sculptures and objects. Hulsmans often departs from personal experiences that are translated into a generally valid image. What remains are concrete objects and situations. This new reality comes alive through the interaction between viewer and objects and/or the situation at hand.

For ‘The Cage’, a large, high space at the heart of the main building of PXL-MAD School of Arts where he teaches, Hulsmans developed an installation with completely new work, called ‘Locale’.

From 27 April till 30 June 2017
Mon-Fri 9-6
PXL-MAD School of Arts (De Kooi)
Elfde Liniestraat 25
3500 Hasselt

Some more images of the installation by Peter HULSMANS in the show Image Talks in Hasselt, on until 29 May. More info. 19785_705775599531803_5693289291016428865_n 10458590_705775589531804_2426024160296962687_n 11115586_705477882894908_8764295852260967628_n 11164793_705775609531802_5790496406368788752_n 11210495_705477866228243_1625215129123683149_n


Peter HULSMANS takes part in the Image Talks group exhibition in Hasselt starting tomorrow Thursday 7 May. The exhibition and accompanying symposium investigate how images draw meaning; how images can be frames for thinking and what this framing can teach us. During Image Talks artists, theorists, philosophers and architects will explore the way we relate to images and present new ways of viewing or looking at them.

The official opening of the Image Talks exhibition will take place at 19h in CIAP, followed by two lectures on ‘the truths that images lie to us’ (lectures in Dutch only) by Jean Paul Van Bendegem and Atte Jongstra in the gouverner’s mansion (next door to CIAP).

The exhibition runs until 29 May in several locations in Hasselt.

More information