KRISTIEN DAEM PROJECTS

Varkensmarkt 18 C9 — B 1000 Brussels, tel: + 32 478 426310, email: kristien.daem@me.com

 

 

 

 

12.2017 — DOCUMENTING THE OFFICE, A PORTFOLIO FOR 'AN ARCHITECTURE ANTHOLOGY'

 

Documenting the Office, a contribution for the publication ‘An Architectural Anthology' by Robbrecht en Daem, consists of 15 photographs + one index.

Robbrecht en Daem’s ‘An Architectural Anthology’ is a rich overview of the oeuvre of the practice from the early 1980s to the present day.

Like a symphonic poem, ‘An Architectural Anthology’ brings together a variety of works and voices. The book shows how the practice has grown systematically and how the practice is defined by a number of themes that permeate its body of work. This publication focuses on Robbrecht en Daem’s various collaborations with artists (Juan Muñoz, Isa Genzken, Cristina Iglesias...), their dialogic approach to the old masters of architecture (Mies van der Rohe, Victor Horta, Henry van de Velde…), their attention to the human presence in their buildings, their design of objects, and finally their fascination with numbers.

The anthology presents archive material never previously seen: scale models, working plans and sketches to which have been added recently drafted plans and photographs of completed projects taken by renowned international photographers. The publication contains reflective entries written by the architects themselves, by likeminded people, thinkers and critics. These are being anthologized for the first time, thus making them accessible to an international audience.

Edited by: Maarten Van Den Driessche
With contributions by: Aslı Çiçek (TR), Wouter Davidts (B), Joan Ockman (USA), Chantal Pattyn (B), Maarten Van Den Driessche (B), Christophe Van Gerrewey (B), Ellis Woodman (UK)
Photographs by: Kristien Daem (B), Filip Dujardin (B), Attilio Maranzano (I), Maarten Vanden Abeele (B), Walter Vorjohann (AT)

Publisher: Mercatorfonds
Lay-out: Casier/Fieuws
Distribution: Exhibitions International (Benelux) – Yale University Press (worldwide excl. Benelux)
Language: English
Format: 189 x 245 x 63 mm
Pages: 732
Illustrations: 750
Cover: softcover
Publishing date: 20 November 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

albert-renger patzsch, robbrecht en daemphilippe van isacker, robbrecht en daempatrick van caeckenberge, robbrecht en daem, albert renger patsch

 

09.2017 — OOMPAH, TOM-TOM, TOOTLE-TOO & TOOT, AN ARTIST EDITION BY GAILLARD & CLAUDE

 

Oompah, Tom-tom, Tootle-too & Toot narrates the story of four members of an orchestra who animatedly chat during a break backstage at the Henry Le Bœuf concert hall in Brussels. Through gossip, arguments, and existential crises, they shake the axioms and notions of community, authenticity and happiness.

Dialogues by Lili Reynaud-Dewar are illustrated by photographs realised by Kristien Daem. The sculptures depicted in the book are part of a larger corpus previously exhibited between 2015 and 2016 in Early Development of Calculus at Etablissement d’en face, A Proper Orchestra is Fun for Everyone! at Les Bains-Douches and A Finite Sum at In extenso.

Photography: Kristien Daem
Dialogues: Lili Reynaud-Dewar
Publication coordination: Alberto García del Castillo
Proofreading: Eleanor Ivory and Lætitia Paviani
Design: sunny-side- up
Printing and binding: Snel, Vottem, Belgium

Co-publishers
Établissement d’en face, Brussels, Belgium
In extenso, Clermont-Ferrand, France
Les Bains-Douches, Alençon, France

Funded by Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles
With additional support from
Galerie Loevenbruck, Paris, France

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

08.2017 — CASE STUDY #3: PIERO MANZONI: TO LET LOOSE TWENTY OR SO WHITE CHICKENS IN THE ROOMS OF THE MUSEUM

 

Images, as absolute as possible

In 1962 while working on the installation of his room for the exhibition of the Zero Group at the Stedelijk Museum, Piero Manzoni describes to Peeters some of his current projects, although these are not to be realized. The first is to let loose twenty or so white chickens in the rooms of the museum.


The performance is live broadcasted with an iPhone device and instantly published through a youtube channel shared on the gallery’s website and social media. The exhibition can be viewed worldwide. The time of the live broadcasting is limited to the time of the performance.

Live Performance Room at Damien & The Love Guru

 

 

 

 

 

 

Images, as aboslute as possible - Kristien Daem

Kristien Daem - Piero Manzoni

Kristien Daem - Piero Manzoni

Kristien Daem - Piero Manzoni

Kristien Daem - Piero Manzoni

 

01.2017 — CASE STUDY #2: ROBERT SMITHSON, 400 SEATTLE HORIZONS (DESTROYED), 1969

 

Exhibition at Komplot from Jan. 14 to Feb. 4 2017
Curated by Komplot
Chaussée de Forest 90 Vorstesteenweg
1060 Brussels

Case Study #2 : Robert Smithson , 400 Seattle Horizons (Destroyed) , Instamatic Snapshots , 1969 , glued on wall . is an interpretation by Kristien Daem of a destroyed piece by Robert Smithson. This is the second piece in a series of re-interpretations of disappeared pieces from the conceptual sixties. The artist's approach is both subjective and art-historical. She creates new images from the instructions and historical sources as she gathers traces of the work and interrogates the witnesses and actors of that time about their memory of the original piece and its presentation. Together these two opposite angles create the new piece, an exploration of the historical momentum actualizing the landscape from the time with precision and freedom at the same time, embracing the fascination that was entertained by the mystic of non-objective concept art. She embraces lightly this impossibility of our contemporary culture to recreate another entropic landscape in movement from peripheral horizons; the impossible purity of the unreachable horizon that is now filled with objects, trash, layers of abandonment, dystopia and romanticism.

Komplot is a curatorial collective of variable composition and condition. Founded in 2002 in Brussels.

 

Kristien Daem_Robert Smithson_Komplot

Kristien Daem_Robert Smitshson_Komplot

Kristien Daem_Robert Mithson_Komplot

Kristien Daem_Lucy r. Lippard_Komplot

 

06.2016 — CASE STUDY #1: NOTATIONS FOR GALERIE HEINER FRIEDRICH, KOLN, 1976 (NOT EXECUTED) BY FRED SANDBACK

 

Case Study #1 is the first case of a research program on the role of photography in the representation of unrealized, unfinished or unfulfilled artwork. In 1976 Fred Sandback conceived a new work for the Gallery Heiner Friedrich in the Bismarckstrasse 50 in Cologne (Köln). The work consists of notations on a plan of the gallery. The notations were published in the catalogue: Fred Sandback: sculpture 1966 - 1986, Städtische Kunsthalle Mannheim, 1986. The work was not executed. As Fred Sandback puts in front that pieces are conditioned by and bound to a particular space (1975 notes) can we understand these notations without knowing that particular space? On April 26, 2016 I visited the space and made a series of photographs.

Case Study #1 will be published in nY 30, an edition by vzw Yang (ny-web.be)
I would like to thank Gerhard Richter Archiv for giving access to the space of the former Gallery Heiner Friedrich.
© 2016 Kristien Daem and the authors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kristien Daem - Fred Sandback

Kristien Daem - Fred Sandback

Kristien Daem - Fred Sandback

 

10.2016 — WITHERFORD WATSON MANN ARCHITECTS, SOCIAL HOUSING APARTMENTS, GISTEL, WEST OF FLANDERS

 

The Flemish region is grappling with an increase in the number of households, an ageing population, the need to halt urban sprawl and challenges of affordability. Drawing together regional policy and local initiative, the town council and Woonwel housing association came up with a project for a backyard site in the centre of Gistel , with the ambition to integrate housing, public space and social space. Our masterplan for the three projects organised the housing along the two back edges of the site, leaving the restored seventeenth century inn its own space. The mainly two storey housing responds to the rustic scale of the inn, and forms a courtyard that is part garden, part café terrace, lined with the doorways and terraces of the apartments.

Excerpt from the website WWM architects

 

Kristien Daem Witherford Watson MannKristien Daem Witherford Watson Mann

 

06.2016 — PUBLICATION MUSEO NACIONAL DE ANTROPOLOGIA — ACCATTONE #4

 

A visit to the National Museum of Anthropology in Chapultepec Park, Mexico City.
Beyond fascination, Kristien Daem’s take on the museum questions the status of representation in the unrestrained confrontation of exhibit and display. Ruin or replica? Sculpture or pedestal? Space or model? Original or genuinely factitious?

accattone #4 draws on the idea of collection to explore mythical methods and visual ethnographies in contemporary practices, with an interest in the compression, into a single artefact, of long periods of history, power relations, memories and everyday experience. It features anthropology museums, underground data centres and minor collections performed in private houses, double-sided masks and architectural strata in a floor slab or a facade, totemic mock-ups on a 1:1 scale and metaphors in the desert.

 

Kristien Daem Accattone #4Kristien Daem Accattone #4

 

 

05.2016 — DOCUMENTING THE EXHIBITION BALTAS SUPREMATIZMAS BY HARALD THYS & JOS DE GRUYTER AT CAC VILNIUS

 

CONTEMPORARY ART CENTRE (CAC), VILNIUS

JOS DE GRUYTER & HARALD THYS WHITE SUPREMATISM
APRIL 15 – MAY 29, 2016

Curated by Ūla Tornau and Asta Vaičiulytė

www.contemporaryartquarterly.com

 

Kristien Daem - Harald Thys en Jos De GruyterKristien Daem - Harald Thys en Jos De Gruyter

04.2015 — PUBLICATION 'THROUGH AND THROUGH' BY DIMITRI VANGRUNDERBEEK

 

Author Dimitri Vangrunderbeek
Concept and Photography in collaboration with Kristien Daem.
Published by AraMER

This artist's book was published within the framework of the author's PhD research and in conjunction with the exhibition "Dealing with Ordinary Form" held at Netwerk, Aalst from March 29th til June 13th 2015.

Edition of 250 copies, 125 signed and numbered (€ 50).

 

Dimitri Vangrunderbeek Kristien DaemDimitri Vangrunderbeek Kristien Daem

 

07.2015 — EXHIBITION ACT #3 — BODY PRESSURE

 

# Act 3 — Body Pressure departs from a conceptual performance of Bruce Nauman from 1974, ‘Body Pressure’. Nauman has never performed the work but invites the viewer to become a performer. The work consists only of instructions. A mental journey whereby the viewer / the performer is challenged to think further then the physical limitations of his body.

The instructive and substantial nature of this conceptual performance forms the base for Act 3. By way of appropriation I confront the subordination of the photographic medium to other art practices. I register the instructions of the performance that I execute my self against a wall in my studio. Later I decided to screen print the images on glass plates. The work of Bruce Nauman play a subordinate albeit important role in the whole of the arrangement in a non-visible but suggested space, a metaphysical and transcendent visualization of the medium of photography in a hyper digital society.

The work was part of the group exhibition ‘ATTITUDES TO FORM’ curated by Ann Cesteleyn at M.M van Museum Leuven in 2015. The realization of Act 3 was made possible with the help of Fondation Willame.

Kristien Daem - Museum M Leuven

 

11.2014 — EXHIBITION ACT #2 — DER WUNSCH, TEIL EINES BILDES ZU SEIN —DE GARAGE MECHELEN— 2014

 

‘Der Wunsch, Teil eines Bildes zu sein’ is a photographical study that I consider as an expression of my experiences as photographer in the art world. The series are the result of a closer examination of the artistic attitudes towards the use of photography and image in Art.
The series are the expression of both my passion for photography and the result of my research on authorship and originality of the image in the art world. What I want to achieve is not necessarily to unveil the photographer’s conflict but to shed light on the conflict itself.

‘Der Wunsch, teil eines bildes zu sein’ is a collection of acts I abstracted from the artistic practice as well as from the photographical practice in general. Abstractions are taken from daily activities and experiences. Some are based on voluntary acts, others on involuntary acts. Each series stands for a specific activity and takes part in a longer process whereby one series evolves into the other, and this parallel with the result of my research.

kristien daem De Garage Mechelen

Scenography with the technical help of FVWW Frederic Vandoninck Wouter Willems Architecten

 

10.2014 — THIS BUILDING — FABIEN VAN TOMME

 

Concept: Kristien Daem
An edition was printed by Cultura Wetteren on 100 copies, numbered and signed by the Architect

Performance: Wouter Krokaert
Graphic design: Sarah Bertounesque and Fabien Van Tomme
Project © 2014 Fabien Van Tomme Architect

www.fabienvantomme.be

Van Tomme Kristien Daem

 

03.2014 — SELF PORTRAITS ACT #1

Kristien Daem Self Portrait

 

04.2014 — EDITION KODAK, T-MAX 400 FILM 135­–36

 

Edition: 15 copies + 5 AP
Year: 2014
Published by MER. Paper Kunsthalle Geldmunt 36, 9000 Gent, Belgium
Edition of 200, 15 of which are accompanied by a dyptic of two original gelatin silver prints, numbered and signed by the author.
Measurements: 2 Images 27 x 18 cm, Framed 44,5 x 36 cm
Sale Price:44€

I am definitely NOT a Painter — A spatial Ccondition of a Book — Exhbition at EMERGENTgalerie&vereniging — MER Station is a series of nomadic curatorial experiments re-thinking artists’ books for exhibiting in non-book spaces.

Winner 7th edition Fernand Baudin Prize — year 2014.

galerie@emergent.bewww.emergent.beMER Paper Kunsthalle

 

 

Kristien Daem Studio Luc DerijckeKristien Daem Exhibition Emergent

 

11.2013 — PUBLICATION THE SCULPTOR'S WORKSCHOP BY KOENRAAD DEDOBBELEER

 

During the exhibition Kijken / Herkijken the vitrines of the museum Herman Teirlinck huis were rearranged. After the exhbition they were put in their original position.
Curator: Dimitri Vangrunderbeek
Artistic Work by Kasper Andreasen, Aglaia Konrad, Kristien Daem, Koenraad Dedobbeleer, Jan Kempenaers, Bernd Lohaus, Valérie Mannaerts, Ria Pacquée en Dimitri Vangrunderbeek

Concept: Koenraad Dedobbeleer - Photography: Kristien Daem

The Sculptor's Workshop was published in nY 18.

 

 

09.2013 — EDITION JAMES T. KIRK, SELECTED WORKS

 

Edition: 300 copies 21, of which are accompanied by one color inkjet print on Hanhnemuhle paper 24,9 x 18,7 cm signed and numbered by the artist.
Offset printing in duotone
Year: 2013
Measurements: 16p. 24,9 x 18,7 cm
Sale Price: 10 €, special edition 250 €

Published by the Artist.

De Witte Raaf by Marc Goethals

 

Kristien Daem

 

03.2012 — EDITION N.8 - FERRARI 250 GTO - 1964

 

Edition of 300 copies, 12 of which are accompanied by a black and white gelatin silver print on barite paper 13 x 18 cm signed and numbered by the artist.
Offset printing in duotone with alternating red pages
Year: 2012
Measurements (cm): 24p. 21.3 x 16 cm
Sale Price: 12 €, special edition 180 €

The edition consists of 24 pages of which 11 images and 1 reproduction.
The eleven components of a miniature model kit (FDS automodelli) of the most legendary car in the world, Ferrari 250 GTO. The miniature object is taken from the world of fetishism and dreams. The model is deconstructed and components are represented as abstract objects, out of reality, out of context. Only the reproduction of the accompanying document on the back cover gives some explanation. Formal choices are made based on characteristics of the object itself, such as the transparency of the object, the color, the size, the serial order. Sensitive to what is disappearing, I used outmoded analogue techniques for this edition.

De Witte Raaf by Marc Goethals

Published by Gevaert Editions, Brussels

 

Kristien Daem

 

 

06.2012 — BOOK HET HUIS — ROBBRECHT EN DAEM ARCHITECTEN — THOMAS SCHUETTE

 

On top of a polished concrete base raised slightly off the ground, a light gleaming, green -painted steel construction unfolds to form a shelter to protect delicate works of art. The diagonal lines of passage through this new pavilion interweave Middelheim Park with the Hortifloria Garden, a recent extension of this well-known Antwerp sculpture park.
Four vertical recesses provide the entrances to the pavilion, divide the space into four and allow in natural light. The difference in the height of the walls gives rise to a complex composite roof surface which, with its boxed ceiling, unifies the internal spatiality. (Excerpt from the website Robbrecht en Daem architecten)

 

 

Kristien Daem Thomas Schutte MiddelheimKristien Daem Robbrecht en Daem Middelheim

 

05.2011 — PRODUCTION OBJEKTE ALS FREUNDE BY HARALD THYS AND JOS DE GRUYTER

 

Kristien Daem Harald Thys en Jos De GruyterKristien Daem Harald Thys en Jos De Gruyter

 

05.2011 — ON KAWARA PUUR BEWUSTZIJN - PURE CONSCIOUSNESS — OOSTENDE Mu.ZEE

 

For over five decades, On Kawara created paintings, drawings, books, and recordings that examined chronological time and its function as a measure of human existence. His artistic practice was characterized by its meditative approach to concepts of time, space, and consciousness. He began making his now signature date paintings (known as the Today series) on January 4, 1966 in New York City and continued to produce them in different parts of the world up until his death.

In 1997, Kawara recontextualized seven of these austere works by placing them in kindergarten classrooms across the globe, a social project he titled Pure Consciousness. In 2011 the seven date paintings were placed in a kindergarten in Oostende.

Puur Bewustzijn - Pure Consciousness booklet was published by Mu.Zee in Oostende in 2011

 

On Kawara - Kristien Daem

 

06.2011 — BOOK APARTMENT, WALL

 

The book Apartment, Wall was presented on the occasion of the exhibition Apartment, Wall at Etablissement d'en face projects in 2011.
Edition of 750 copies, 15 of which are accompanied by a poster signed and numbered by the artist. This book is n° 86 of the series Vlees & Beton

Offset printing by Cultura, Watteren
Year: 2011
Measurements (cm): 24p. 21.3 x 16 cm
Sale Price: 39 €, special edition 250€

Text by Mil De Kooning
Printed by Cultura, Wetteren
ISBN 978-2-930619-01-9
D/2011/12.376/1

Published by Gevaert Editions, Brussels

Kristien Daem Van Der MeerenKristien Daem - Etablissement

 

09.2011 — PUBLICATION 'KUNST IN HET ELLIPSGEBOUW'

 

A selection of Images for the visitorsguide of the collection in the Ellips Building, Flemish Community.

 

Kunst in het Ellipsgebouw_Kristien Daem

Kunst in het Ellipsgebouw_Kristien Daem

 

05.2010 — PUBLICATION BASED LESS ON SUBSTANCE THEN ON PROFIT BY KOENRAAD DEDOBBELEER

 

“The photographs, crude yet subtly framed and mastered, are soberly captioned with title of the work(s), and primarily show the more or less affluent interiors of Dedobbeleer’s collectors. Although identification is usually instantaneous, the beholder sometimes has to scrutinize the photo in order to locate Dedobbeleer’s sculpture, which occasionally shares the space with other artists’ works. With the notable exception of a work situated outdoors, it is sometimes in the storeroom of some collector (or Dedobbeleer’s dealer) that Dedobbeleer’s wrapped-up sculpture is to be discovered. In short, his works are beheld in all the various configurations that, to an inevitable and legitimate extent, escape the artist’s control.” Excerpt from the catalog ‘Found in Translation, Chapter L’ by Emmanuel Lambion

Kristien Daem - Koenraad DedobbeleerKristien Daem - Koenraad Dedobbeleer

 

01.2009 — EDITION LA CABANE

 

Edition of 25 copies + 5 Artist Proofs signed and numbered by the artist.
Year: 2002 - 2009
Wooden box and Black and White Inkjet Print on Matte Paper
Bookbinding Clara Gevaert
Measurements: wooden box 27.5 x 18,7cm, book 21 x13,1cm
Sale Price: on demand

La Cabane is a photo series in which Kristien Daem takes a wood shack in Renaix as the point of departure for a photographic exploration of space, light, and environment. In these photographs Kristien Daem manipulates the light and the context or the environment in which a particular architecture functions. The regular revisiting of a place, through which different and new impressions of the place are created, is one of her characteristic working methods. Architecture by Paul Robbrecht. Landscape by Herman Seghers. From the text of Tanguy Eeckhout for MDD.

Text Tableaux by Dirk De Meyer for MDD Museum Dhondt Dhaenens

 

Kristien Daem Cabane Edition

 

02.2009 — EXHIBITION TABLEAUX I, II, III — MDD DEURLE

 

Edition of 15 copies + 5 Artist Proofs
Year: 2009
Offset printing by Cultura, Wetteren
Measurements: 12p. 75 x 50 cm
Sale Price: 1.800 €

A serie of photographs was made during a period of 14 days.The viewers standpoint was every day exactly the same as the day before, at exactly the same hour. At that time of the day, the light was neutral and the sky seemed a void with no depth. The building - a pier - appears dark with little details in the surroundings. The place looks deserted. As the serie progresses, the viewer is aware of the minimal changes of the light. As well of the repetitive sequence he is making. A monotonous production takes place. Nevertheless the tides, the reflections of the light and weather conditions turns the minimal purpose in a fascinating sequence. These plates were used as stills for the video installations.

Published by MDD Museum Dhondt Dhaenens

Text Tableaux by Dirk De Meyer for MDD Museum Dhondt Dhaenens

Kristien Daem MDDKristien Daem MDD

 

00.2007 — THE ARTIST IN THE STUDIO —

 

Kristien Daem - Bernd Lohaus

Bernd Lohaus

 

Kristien Daem - Raul de Keyser

Raoul De Keyser

 

 

 

 

WRITINGS

 

Sam Steverlynck/Kristien Daem

Kristien Daem_Hart_Komplot

 

BIOGRAPHY

 

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CONTACT

 

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