One of the first things I was invited to do last year when I started teaching at ESADHaR in Rouen was to replace someone for the opening lecture of the conference Strategies abstraites de la peinture contemporaine. The proceedings of this conference, which was organised in collaboration with the institute Acte (EA 7539 Art, création, théorie, esthétique), École des arts, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, are now published. Sara Bomans, Mini’s !, 2019 (mur du “musée” :31x23cm ; hauteur petite sculpture au premier plan : 6,7cm). Stijn Cole, Mont Ventoux 14/04/2019 à 12h10… Read More
In the series of contributions to Empirical Nonsense Daily (END), today we’re very happy to present Sara Bomans with an exciting new series of work, Busy Being Born. The series consists out of five pink puppets that can be manipulated in various poses. For this publication I conducted an interview with Sara on the origins of this new series that she turned into an artwork in itself. Find the link to the publication in END here.
Sara Bomans is in good company this Friday evening when the exhibition ‘Gekende Woorden’ (Known Words) opens at the Academies Tielt. She’s showing a selection of her Secret Thoughts drawings alongside work by amongst others Arpaîs Du Bois, Bruce Naumann, Peter Downsborough, Bernd Lohaus and Ante Timmermans. On Friday 3 April the catalogue is presented alongside a performance by Peter Morrens who also takes part in the exhibition. As the title indicates the exhibition focusses on the use of words in art works and thus language and meaning in art. From… Read More
On Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 December Sara Bomans organises an open studio where you can see and buy her work. Prices start at 1€ but there’s no obligation to buy. Get in touch with Sara on email@example.com to get her address which is situated close to the train station of Hasselt, Belgium. Open from 2 – 7pm.
This summer we filmed the episode ‘La pierre percée’ as part of the ongoing project Le film sans fin by Ollivier Moreels and Jean-Louis Vincendeau and under the heading of AATP (Agence Artistique de Traduction Poétique) near Saint-Nazaire. For this collaboration Sara Bomans wrote a text and made a series of drawings that were integrated in the film. Jean-Louis Vincendeau wrote an accompanying text which you can find in the French version below the film and of which an English translation is soon to follow. Also see the website of Ollivier Moreels… Read More
Sara Bomans participates in yet another great show. As part of the parallel program of SCREEN IT, the three-annual city exhibition at Hasselt and Genk, she’s presented in Screening a Collection – 54 solo exhibitions and 1 group show at F.O.M.A. For SCREEN IT, Luc Theuwis and Lieve Hardy literally scanned their private collection and brought them together in a video. In addition to a group show, every day one work takes a central place. In 54 days, you get 54 artists, 54 artworks and therefore 54 solo exhibitions. Follow their website for… Read More
‘I used to be sexy 5’ 2018 hair drawing / paraffin paper 26,5x32cm This Saturday 28 September the group show of the finalists of the Luxembourg Art Prize opens at the Pinacothèque. Very proud that our own Sara Bomans is one of the 11 finalists nominated for the Prize for which this hair drawing was selected. The laureate will be announced during the opening reception so fingers crossed for Sara this Saturday around 7.30pm. Opening 28 September, 6pm – 9pm Pinacothèque 7 rue Michel Rodange, L-2430 Luxembourg 28 September – 14 December 2019… Read More
Exciting times coming up for Bureau Doove about which more soon. In the meantime some news about two of the artists that we support. Anna Walker will be take part in RE:SOUND, the 8th International Conference on the Histories of Media Arts 2019 – Aalborg, Denmark from this coming Tuesday. RE:SOUND is part of the Media Arts Histories conference series, bringing together leading researchers, artists, and scientists on a series of interdisciplinary topics for over 14 years. The RE:SOUND conference will take a specific interest on the theories, practices, histories, etc., of art… Read More
Very happy to announce that Sara Bomans is one of the finalists of this year’s Luxembourg Art Prize that supports upcoming international artists. Of course prizes are not important for Bureau Doove to appreciate the artists we choose to work with but it certainly boosts the artist’s confidence. The finalists are included in a group show in the Pinacothèque in Luxembourg and the final winner will be announced in three months time so fingers crossed. In the meantime, congratulations Sara! Sara will be on a residency in Saint-Nazaire from 8 till 12 june…. Read More
On Saturday 23 February Sara Bomans will take part in the first ‘Stadsavond’ (City Evening) organised by Studiostad in the former town hall of Hasselt, Belgium. For this evening Wim Verluyten invited his favourite artists and other creatives. For the opening of the evening Sara Bomans meets up with fellow artists Bart Deglin and Pieter Timmers. Having recently started to experiment with using colour in a new series of paintings she will be showing ‘There is a rainbow underneath…’. As usual she she uses her particular humourous manner of observing. The evening… Read More