From gallery to art office
ambition to explore new paths and to extend its activities beyond the
traditional concept of an art gallery, Tallieu Art Office & Ischa Tallieu
continue to build upon the experience and achievements within the context of a
until 2014, Galerie Fortlaan 17 earned its position in the contemporary arts
world, constantly reinforcing its reputation thanks to high-profile
exhibitions, projects, publications, involvement in international art fairs,
performances, debates and lectures.
Tallieu Art Office works in various fields such as visual, installation and new media art, contemporary classical music, sound art and performing arts with a special interest in transdisciplinary projects and a focus on selection, promotion, exhibitions, networking, consultancy, expertise and representation.
News & Agenda October 201601.10.2016
Kok&Deiman in ‘Thinking Sense - The role of sense impressions’ at Witteveen visual art centre, Amsterdam (NL) - Lawrence Malstaf, scenography for EAST, a solo by Arco Renz at Vlaams Cultuurhuis de Brakke Grond (NL), Schouwburg Kortrijk (B), Kunstencentrum Vooruit (B) - David Bowen in Festival accès)s( # 16 - ‘Frontières & Projections’, Pau (F) and in 'Power to Change' at 文化庁メディア芸術祭 ｜ Japan Media Arts Festival, Tokyo (JP) - Annelies Van Parys: Lecture 'The Art of Listening' at Muntpunt and creation of 'Come Fiume Incessante' at TRANSIT Festival voor nieuwe muziek, Leuven (B)
The work of Tom Kok (1987, Gouda, NL) mainly consists of sculptural installations, video’s and performances. His works are initiated by a fascination for the fragility of science. Through a wide range of subjects, he investigates the social and cultural consequences of knowledge structures. His works are frequently assembled as sequences within subject-specific projects. Tom Kok is also part of an extensive collaboration with Jan Willem Deiman (aka Kok&Deiman).
Appropriating historical events and artifacts, disapproved paradigms and unfortunate mistakes, Kok creates works that challenge the tension between the authoritative voice of science and the subjective voice of the artist. Departing from a theoretical framework, he seeks for new visual narratives that distort and restructure fragments of information.
In both his solo and collaborative practice Kok elaborates on the fragility of seemingly rigid systems such as science. Hereby he questions contemporary systems of collective belief and invites the viewer to re-consider their relationship with the current paradigm.To Artist