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PAST EXHIBITIONS

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SOFACQ Matinée / Cecilia Jaime

OPENING Friday June, 9th, 2023

CLOSING WEEKEND Friday September 29th - Sunday October 1st, 2023

For the fourth edition of our SOFACQ Matinée we invited guest artist Cecilia Jaime to present (new) works in dialogue with Collection R. Cecilia Jaime is an Argentinian-Belgian artist based in Ghent, Belgium. Over the past twenty years, Jaime has built up an oeuvre consisting of sculptures, paintings, photography and video work.

Image: Exhibition view, Cecilia Jaime at SOFACQ Gallery

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SOFACQ Matinée / Guy Slabbinck

OPENING Friday March 17th, 2023

CLOSING WEEKEND Thursday May 25th - Sunday May 28th, 2023

This third edition of our SOFACQ Matinée focusses on the work by Ghent based artist Guy Slabbinck. In a self-conscious way, the work of Slabbinck deals with questions concerning the figurative, art and the artist’s role in contemporary society. His starting point is usually traditional art history from which he re-uses iconography and creates his own new visual language. This process of re-using is often related to the quote by Picasso: “Art is theft”. Theft as a criminal and artistic practice is the main subject of his recent project Standby Painter, created together with the Israeli artist Amir Yatziv, in which he recreates Monet’s The Beach of Pourville. This painting got stolen in 2000 and replaced by a copy made by the thief. Because of the centrality of this stolen painting and his own replica the projects questions the importance of aura, the function of a museum and the role of the painter in society. The movie documenting this project will also be displayed.

Image: Guy Slabbinck, Soyons Heureux, 2018, oil on canvas, 395 x 495 cm - photo: Cedric Verhelst

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SOFACQ Matinée

ART SPACE OPEN FOR VISIT 

Sunday November 20th, 2022

The historic SOFACQ site in Flora Merelbeke houses the 'Collection R.'. On Monday, June 6th, 2022, we open our doors to the public. In the space that was previously the SOFACQ factory, you can browse among works of art by a variety of contemporary artists. These unique pieces offer you a look back at more than 25 years of vision and emotion collected by R. After your visit to the exhibition you can enjoy the brewery café. Barista serves various coffee specialties, homemade cake and specialty beers from De Wilde Brouwers.

Image: SOFACQ Gallery

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SOFACQ Matinée

ART SPACE OPEN FOR VISIT 

Monday June 6th, 2022

The historic SOFACQ site in Flora Merelbeke houses the 'Collection R.'. On Monday, June 6th, 2022, we open our doors to the public. In the space that was previously the SOFACQ factory, you can browse among works of art by a variety of contemporary artists. These unique pieces offer you a look back at more than 25 years of vision and emotion collected by R. After your visit to the exhibition you can enjoy the brewery café. Barista serves various coffee specialties, homemade cake and specialty beers from De Wilde Brouwers.

Image: SOFACQ Gallery

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