Frans Masereel Centrum

Hibernus #2 reconnects with a tradition that goes back to a historical proposal by Jef Geys to publish a folder with work by four artists, for which he invited Marcel Broodthaers in 1972, among others.

In recent months, Marina Pinsky, Jacqueline Peeters, Ken Verhoeven and Melissa Gordon each created brand new work in the specialized studios of the Frans Masereel Centrum. The different editions will be shown for the first time during Open Masereel on Sunday, March 24 and will be available for sale in very limited editions.

Each of the four creations is conceived as an autonomous artistic project, with room for unforeseen developments and original ideas. This results in deepening proposals, each of which starts from an artistic urgency and a curiosity for what does not yet exist.

The Frans Masereel Centrum, inaugurated in 1972, combines an international residency program for contemporary artists with an innovative project and exhibition schedule. Located in a secluded wooded area, and equipped with a dynamic printmaking workshop, it is one of the most challenging and inspiring environments for visual artists to investigate printed matter in all its aspects, or to embrace it as part of a broader artistic practice. Critics, writers, curators and academics also use their facilities, to conduct theoretical research in the private context of an active arts center. Every year, approximately 50 artists and critics are selected by an external jury. Additionally, the center also runs a well-received program exclusively for students from national and international art colleges and universities.