Coppejans Gallery

Coppejans Gallery celebrates its third anniversary during the Antwerp Art Weekend.

The gallery was founded in 2020 and since then has organised exhibitions, performances and other projects that each time arise from the fascinating connections between science, philosophy and art. Group exhibitions start from a research question, solo exhibitions show the research practice of the represented artists. Stijn Coppejans also initiates research projects with his gallery, such as the project on 100 years Beuys two years ago.

The title of this group exhibition speaks for itself: Art is Research. With a series of selected works by three artists, the gallery shows the essence of its argument: research is a determining condition for art.

On Saturday, May 20, 2023, Antoon Melissen, author of the book "Caroline Hofman. Aesthetics of Silence' will give a short lecture in the presence of the artist. Afterwards there will be a reception with drinks and the opportunity to meet the author and artist.

15:30 - reception with a drink
16:00 - welcome by Stijn Coppejans
16:10 - short lecture Antoon Melissen
16:30 - reception in the presence of the artist and the author, signing session

To mark 100 years of Beuys in 2020, Bart Van Dijck's Adopt an Oak project began. At the time, he sought 100 adopters for 100 oak trees he had raised. Meanwhile, these oak trees grew in 100 different places in nine different countries.

In the year 101, one oak was raised for adoption. This year, the year 102, we are looking for two adoptive parents for two new oak trees. Next year, it will be three, etc.

Those interested can come forward on Saturday May 21, 15:00 at the gallery. The adoption comes with a contract, a free contribution and a special hanger made by Bart Van Dijck. We will also talk briefly about the project. People who adopted an oak tree in previous years are also welcome for a reunion.