Weapon Of Beauty


2010 in 10 – NINE: the art of LIEVEN SEGERS
January 25, 2010, 10:13 pm
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THIS IS THE NINTH OF 10 POSTS ABOUT WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FORWARD TO IN 2010.

WoB is looking forward to the new art that Antwerp based artist Lieven Segers will show in 2010. Last year must have been his most prolific year to date, with 5 exhibitions of his artworks or photos in Belgium, Holland and Germany.
Segers originally started out as a photographer but has been making loads of drawings as well. These drawings have often been compared with those of David Shrigley, but I like Segers work way more.

Last year Segers also set up several projects and exhibitions with Cakehouse, the art intiative he hosts with Canvas Collectie winner Michèle Matyn. Most notable was the ‘7000 Cakehouse Poster’ project where the inhabitants of one village were invited to put up one of the 7000 posters with artworks from young Belgian artists, in order to invade the village with art.

The most impressive exhibition was ‘She ran away over the mountains and under the valleys‘  where Segers made drawings all over two science classrooms in an abandoned school building. Visitors had to walk around the rooms on top of the lab tables to see all the drawing on the walls, floor, ceiling and classroom furniture. The unsual perspective and the abundance of tongue-in-cheek drawings had all the visitors walking around with a big smirk on their face.
More of this, please.

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