Belgian architect-artist

Koen Deprez

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Thanks to Michel Delaeter for some nice photographs
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Pushing yourself off the chessboard
On the tectonic encounter between some of Koen Deprez' early and recent work

In saying something here about the architect and artist Koen Deprez (1961) the intention is to introduce his work to people not yet familiar with it, or to continue thinking about it with people who have been looking at it for a while. This article anticipates two imminent exhibitions, one at Galerie Zwart Huis (Brussels) and another at...

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Deze publicatie en tentoonstelling kwamen eerder toevallig tot stand. De aanleiding was een coïncidentie tussen een groepstentoonstelling in het PAK (Gistel) onder de naam 'GESTALT' en de slingerende gedachte een heruitgave te maken van de catalogus van mijn eerste solotentoonstelling 'L ESPACE CRITIQUE' uit 1988 in Brussel. Het raakpunt was 'House for Nobody', een project uit 1985. Dat huis maakt deel uit van een reeks huizen met een afwijkend woonprogramma. 'House for three man', 'House...

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The concept departs from a novel by Dutch writer Willem Frederik Hermans (1921-1995) entitled The God Conceivable, Conceivable the God. In this labyrinthine literary construction, fragmented texts are not bound by a logical narrative but by word play and allusions, which are scattered like strings throughout the book. Inspired by this narrative construction – a story without a predetermined destination – Deprez...

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From 18 February to 21 February Galerie Zwart Huis presents three artists at BAD Belgium Art & Design: Koen Deprez, Colin Waeghe and Kim De Ruysscher.

BAD is a brand-new event promoting the discovery of contemporary creativity in art and design. This unconventional trade fair will propel you into a total experience of Belgian art and design, at a venue in Ghent that is simply bursting with character

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'Landscapes' is a group exhibition with works by Koen Deprez, Colin Waeghe, Yves Beaumont, Jan De Vliegher, Fik van Gestel, Jozef Van Ruyssevelt and Piet Raemdonck.

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Gauthier Oushoorn in dialogue with Koen Deprez / moderated by Hans Theys
January 16 at 3 pm

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The exhibition runs until 27 September 2015.

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Voor deze tentoonstelling heeft Koen Deprez (1962) het idee opgevat alle arrangementen in zijn werk samen te brengen en er ook enkele nieuwe te maken. Sommige wachtten al langer op uitvoering, andere zijn helemaal nieuw. In de muziek vertrekt een arrangement van een vaste structuur. Het lied bestaat al. Het arrangement bepaalt in welke vorm het tot ons komt. In het werk van Deprez komen arrangementen voor op basis van eigen werk (zoals het Brodsky-huis,...

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Het was kort na de biënnale Interieur 1982, dat ik voor het eerst het verlichtingsobject 'Monument voor het heelal' van Koen Deprez zag. Na al die jaren stond het ding nog in de schaduw van mijn geheugen en is Deprez me blijven interesseren omdat zijn werk al die tijd én verleidelijk én een stuk ongrijpbaar is gebleven. Koen Deprez heeft er ondertussen meer dan een kwarteeuw architectuur in de coulissen op zitten als...

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This summer Ostend is host to two exhibitions which are devoted to the project 'Beach Cabin for Ostend'. The first exhibition " Walk into the Sea" shows 27 panels displaying the history of the project from the competition design in 1987 until the upcoming realization of the project.

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GoodPlanet! Water! brings together the artistic oeuvre of three artists - Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Dieter Telemans & Koen Deprez - into one unique exhibition focussing on water. Be amazed by the nature's impressive beauty and the inspiring stories of dozens of water heroes from all over the world.

During the museum evening session taking place on Saturday 1 August from 6 pm to 10 pm, you can visit the exhibition accompanied by guides giving information.

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The WOOFF WOOFF house will be presented at the St-Rochus Church in Blankenberge during "Beaufort Buiten de Grenzen - A dog Republic". The WOOF WOOF house is based on the beautiful novel WOOF WOOF or WHO KILLED RICHARD WAGNER by the Polish-British writer Stefan Themerson.

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Janna Crombez, Koen Deprez, Ine Van de Velde, Laura Schippers nodigen u van harte uit op een reis naar een onbekende bestemming. Per persoon vanaf € 79. Centrale vertrekplaats aan het Red Star Line Museum, Montevideostraat 3, 2000 Antwerpen.
Op een 'normale' reis kiest men ervoor om van A naar B te reizen en is de bestemming en de duur van tevoren bekend. Met De Onbestemde Reizen halen de vier reisleiders deze concrete drive onderuit. De...

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13.05.2015 - 13h

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Koen Deprez is one of the artists mentioned in this month's feature Tekenen Vandaag (Drawing Today) by art critic Hans Theys.

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Archibelge! is a three-part creative documentary (3 x '52) by Sofie Benoot, Gilles Cotton and Olivier Magis. The documantary takes an unusual look at the thought behind and the lifestyle of people living in everyday Belgian architecture. We travel through the countryside and through towns until we reach the Belgian coast in search of unusual buildings seen through the eyes of people who use them on a day-to-day basis. In this documentary Koen Deprez is...

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Koen Deprez gives a lecture on Self Navigation, an educational project which started in the late nineties (and just before the Bologna agreements) at the Sint-Lukas school in Brussels and ran for four years. In addition to the project and the reasoning behind it, for the first time images of the school architecture that he had in mind will be shown. A lecture on students and pedagogy, but also on how the curriculum can draw...

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A group exhibition spread across three floors of the Castle d'Ursel examining the 18the century through the work of fifty contemporary contemporary designers, artists and fashion designers: from Erwin Olaf and Wim Delvoye to Walter van Beirendonck and Philippe Starck.

A design for a bedroom by architect Koen Deprez combines classic panelling and Fragonard paintings with Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey.

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Klankenbos, the 'Sound Forest', hosts a permanent collection of sound installations in the open air. If you want to find out all the secrets of Klankenbos, then why not take a guided tour? You will find out about the artistic ideas behind the works and the technical wizardry hidden inside some of the installations.

Koen Deprez is often inspired by literature when designing his architectural projects. For the transormation of Radio Forest, he used the...

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The Ghent-based architecture firm De Vylder, Vinck and Taillieu recently invited about twenty fellow artists/architects for their exhibition in Zurich. The following works travelled to Switzerland: Tricycle for twins (1982), Aggressive Parks Yokalsarlon and Neuschwanstein (1984), two studies for Eligy for Joseph Brodsky (2013 -) and three books on Het Woordenhuis (2005/2010/2015).

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