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, music and performing arts with a special interest in transdisciplinary projects and a focus on selection, promotion, exhibitions, networking, consultancy, expertise and representation.
Agenda May 201710.05.2017
David Bowen at D'Days, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris (F) - Lawrence Malstaf at Saint-Ex - Culture numérique Reims (F) - Kiki Smith at La Biennale di Venezia (IT) - Annelies Van Parys at Operadagen Rotterdam (NL) & Queen Elisabeth Competition (B) - Where Are Sounds? at Centrale for contemporary art, Brussels (B) - Aernoudt Jacobs at Musical Instruments Museum, Brussels (B) - Davide Tidoni Night Walks - Christoph De Boeck at Netwerk / centrum voor hedendaagse kunst, Aalst (B) - Haugen Produksjoner at New Baltic Dance Festival'17, Vilnius (LT) - Per Martinsen/Mental Overdrive at Jaeger Oslo (NO)- Nachtelijk Symposium at Toneelhuis/Zuidpool & Kunstencentrum Vooruit (B)- David Bowen at DOX, Prague (CZ)
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