From gallery to art office
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
With the 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 promotion gallery.
From 1989 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.
News & Agenda Summer 201812.07.2018
Lawrence Malstaf with Compass 02005 at ZHI Art Museum, Chengdu - David Bowen with tele-present wind (expanded) at Azkuna Zentroa, Bilbao & with tele-present water at Fondation Groupe EDF, Paris - Annelies Van Parys, Gaea Schoeters, Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart with An Archive of Love at Theaterhaus Stuttgart - Annelies Van Parys with Three Mew Poems by Halcyon at Sydney Conservatorium of Music - Kris Verdonck/A Two Dogs Company with Conversations (at the end of the world) at TAZ (Theater Aan Zee), Oostende - Kris Verdonck with DETAIL at ACC Galerie Weimar - Amund Sjølie Sveen with NORDTING at RakettNatt, Music and Arts Festival - Mental Overdrive at KAFÉ HÆRVERK - Oslo, Pstereo - Trondheim & RakettNatt, Music and Arts Festival - ENJOY YOUR SUMMER!
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