Archive – Nicoline van Stapele at Parbleu

In spring 1992 I invited the Dutch artist Nicoline van Stapele, living in Gent, to show in Parbleu, Antwerp. Her show partly coincided with a show at the Galery ‘VUB in Brussels so we made a combined invite.

Asked if she could say something about the show 28 years later the artist sent the following text:

The works shown here are made in black sheets of rubber that are attached to the wall with nails, as you would do with a coat on a rack. As if you would want to get rid of your skin and renew yourself. The works are each made of a repetition of parts from another series of black strips. Everything points to music and dance, light-hearted, while the material is isolating black rubber and doesn’t want to be known.

Nicoline Van Stapele, March 2020

Find the page dedicated to her exhibition Nicoline van Stapele here

Please note: I am trying to find photos made during this and other exhibitions I curated as most of my own material is lost – please contact me if you have anything that I could add to the archive. Thank you.

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