The exhibition comprises works of very known artists like Simon Denny, Thomas Schütte, Michael Krebber, Lucy McKenzie, Martin Kippenberger and many more.
Lempertz shows "Quodlibet" in Brussels
The exhibition “Quodlibet” is a selection of works from the collection of Wilfried and Yannicke Cooreman. They started collecting contemporary art in the late 1970s and are known for witnessing and supporting the beginning of many artists` careers, most of them at a point in their careers when they were still unknown. When they started collecting, their focus lay on artists from their generation such as Thomas Schütte (*1954, Germany), Franz West (*1947, Austria) and Martin Kippenberger (*1953, Germany), but by the time the focus shifted towards a younger generation such as Simon Denny (*1982, New Zealand) and Danh Vo (*1975, Vietnam), amongst many others. To support and help the artists has always been important for Wilfried and Yannicke Cooreman. Many friendships with the artists they support have developed over the years.
Over many years the Cooremans have built up an impressive and very important collection of contemporary art in Belgium. Mrs. Cooreman once described collecting as “an intellectual necessity that can be alternately expressed as ‘food for the mind’”. This describes very accurately how they feel about art and how to handle art. Many works travel from Belgium worldwide to be on display at exhibitions at museums or are on permanent loan.
Just like the whole collection the exhibition has no focus on a specific media. The choice and installation is done in collaboration with Richard Venlet. The title “Quodlibet” refers to a work by Lucy McKenzie, which is shown in the exhibition. The exhibition comprises works of: Simon Denny, Franz West, Gregor Schneider, Juan Munoz, Marcel Broodthaers, Ian Kiaer, Thomas Schütte, Michael Krebber, Lucy McKenzie, Victor Man, Wade Guyton, Art & Language, Jan Vercruysse, Martin Kippenberger, Andreas Slominski, Ryan Gander, Joseph Strau, Jos De Gruyter & Harald Thy, Philip Timischl, Annemarie Schneider, Konrad Dedobbeleer, Danh Vo, Jef Geys, Andreas Slominski, Maria Eichhorn, Tacita Dean, Robert Kusmirowski, Jean-Pascal Flavien, Manfred Pernice and Matt Mullican.
September 9 until October 7 - 2016
Opening: September 8, 6 pm - 9 pm
Opening hours: Monday - Friday 9.30 am -5.30 pm
While Brussels Gallery Weekend, September 9, 10 and 11 from 11 am - 7 pm