Fred&Ferry Gallery

Frank&Robbert Robbert&Frank

A wooden case becomes a painted shrine becomes a live performance becomes a ceramic tile becomes a charcoal wall drawing. A work of art is never finished and might only reach its full potential by being enlivened again and again in different contexts. Their process-oriented way of working is characterized by frequent repetition, retranslation; it is a relentless alchemy of elements.

Robbert&Frank Frank&Robbert, “Magic Mirrors”, Fred&Ferry Gallery, Antwerp (05.09-09.10.2021)
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Mirthe Klück

It is a characteristic tension between sentiment and dryness, between the light-hearted rhythm of compositions and the undramatic content, which Klück seeks out. Influences of kitsch and pop art subtly shine through – as she herself agreed, “if you can’t be cheesy, you can’t be free”.

Mirthe Klück, “Moon White Rabbit”, Fred&Ferry Gallery, Antwerp (24.10-28.11.2021)
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Jana Coorevits

The hurt landscape in the hurt body, the hurt body in the hurt landscape. Just like the desert, the injury changes, barely visible, with the passage of time. Just like the landscape was built up in layers over time, the skin consists of superimposed layers. Contours, tissues and wounds can be recognized in both, in all depths.

Jana Coorevits, “all day I’ve built a lifetime and now the sun sinks to undo it”, Fred&Ferry Gallery, Antwerp (05.12.2021-22.01.2022)
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Toon Leën

“Putting something between the dashes”, as you phrase it, can be interpreted in two ways though. One could argue that dashes are a means of separating information that might not be essential. Howevery, on the contrary, one could also think of them as tools to highlight a thought, enable something to be included even though it might not perfectly fit in the ongoing narrative. What is your take on the ‘dash’?

Toon Leën, “—Sarah Bal—“, Fred&Ferry Gallery, Antwerp (06.02-12.03.2022)
Interview (NL and EN) with Sarah Bal coinciding with the exhibition
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