September 3 - October 24, 2020 - 690 #20 Chaussée de Waterloo - Uccle



A powerful selection of contemporary sculptural ceramics

After the successful CRMCS#1 edition, gallerist Elke Helbig and curator Kris Campo continue their tribute to the expressive power of the medium clay.
At the same time, they choose a totally different angle.
This time around they bring together work by five visual artists from Belgium and abroad: Jean-Claude Legrand, Lut Aerts, Monika Debus, Johan Tahon and Tine De Weerdt.
What they have in common is the subtlety of their work, which conveys a certain sacredness. The design is diverse, from organic over figurative to abstract. Each time with a strong graphic touch. In contrast to CRMCS#1 with its wild explosion of colours, the palette now remains very sober, with shades between white and black.
The small gallery space of Zwart Huis in the Rivoli building was one of the bigger challenges for this exhibition. But once again Kris Campo transforms the individual works into an overall picture, which almost stands alone.
The gallery, with its large glass walls, becomes a transparent viewing space, a ‘kunstkammer’ for three-dimensional works. You don’t have to enter the gallery to experience the work.
But if you do go inside, you imagine yourself in an intimate sculpture garden, where you can carefully stroll between the works. You will be absorbed in a serene atmosphere of objects and forms which seem to invite reflection and contemplation, but above all encourage enjoyment.


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Rivoli #20 Chaussée de Waterloo 690
1180 Bruxelles - Belgique
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Zwart Huis displays Belgian contemporary art. The gallery started its activities in 2001 at the modernist “De Beir” house in Knokke, Belgium. Solo shows were set up in the fifteen rooms of the house; the museum-style exhibitions took into account the building’s modernist architecture. Since 2014 the gallery is run by Elke Helbig who opened a new space at the Rivoli Building in Brussels in 2017. She collaborates with various contemporary Belgian artists: Liliane Vertessen (1952), Jan De Vliegher (1964), Hilde Overbergh (1964), Albert Pepermans (1947), Colin Waeghe (1980), Antoine Goossens (1992) and Koen Deprez (1964) amongst others. Zwart Huis has a tradition of figurative painting but also looks at photography and conceptual art. The exhibition program contains 5 solo exhibitions annually. The gallery has participated to Art Brussels in 2019, 2018, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2004, 2003 and 2002.