‘En de hemel werd steeds blauwer’
Opening of the solo exhibtion: Thursday 23th of February 2023
KOME Kunstwerken op meerdere exemplaren
& Archief boek 6 & 7
11.12.2022 – 12.02.2023
Sunday 12 February 2023 from 2pm to 6pm
Archief 6 & 7 are the last publications of this series that Jef Geys published himself. Archive box number 408, ‘teksten J.G.’, is included in these publications in its entirety.
KOME is the presentation context of these archival publications.
Ten years ago, in 2012, Jef Geys showed KOME at the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium in collaboration with Francis Mary and Virginie Devillez, and in late 2012 at Cneai= in Paris, in collaboration with Sylvie Boulanger and Francis Mary.
KOME seems to be a strategy, a socio-political choice within Geys’s oeuvre. The title Artworks in several copies is a feint. KOME has been part of Geys’s work since the 1960s. Number 20 on Jef Geys’s list of works says: ‘Marc Callewaert – 1 countersigned postcard – number of copies: 1’.
KOME navigates between an original and a multiple. One does not exclude the other, but who or what defines an original artwork? The postcard as an original and the painting as an edition.
Archief 6 & 7 are editions of 100 copies. 408 is the archive box.
Thank you Nina, Kai, Zios, Iris Paschalidis, Inge Godelaine, Francis Mary, Dirk Snauwaert, Florence Bonnefous and Sylvie Boulanger for being there all the years, in collaboration and good conversations.
And also special thanks: Drukkerij deWrikker, bert depuydt, Jelle Spruyt, Kris Mys, Sara Mancigotti, Bart Richard, Jan Van den Bosch, Ralph Looyens and Adrien Tirtiaux.