Galerie Tatjana Pieters
Ghent nearly lost one of the well-established stars on its gallery firmament when Tatjana Pieters lost her previous exhibition space, a large-scale loft, to the wrecking ball in 2011. It turned out to be a blessing in disguise, however, as Pieters found a new home in an old converted warehouse, complete with metropolitan allure, a little bit outside the centre. The always forward-looking Pieters likes to champion emerging talents that take on contemporary societal questions. Splendid examples are Marijke De Roover, whose video collages bear titles such as Did You Wake Up Feeling Authentic Today? A Twitter Musical and I cried in front of literally everybody in the entire world, and the British Michael Pybus, whose canvasses and set-ups overflow with Ikea and Pokémon references. A big name is veteran Belgian minimalist Philippe Van Snick, who hadn’t been attached to a gallery for many years before Pieters picked him up again, and who has sold work to New York’s MoMA.
Galerie Tatjana Pieters, Nieuwevaart 124, 9000 Ghent, Belgium, +32 9 324 45 29
Exhibition view Philippe Van Snick: Permutatie 1972 – 2015, at Galerie Tatjana Pieters | Courtesy of Galerie Tatjana Pieters