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)
It is not painting or sculpture that drives Stief Desmet, but ‘shaping’ stories by means of images. Strong images that are recuperated, de-constructed and re-constructed in paintings, sculpture, video and performances. His tools are the images that surround us, from daily life, to art his- tory, to fairy-tales, ... Layer upon layer images are sampled to finally create an image that is a complex combination of multiple impulses. Daily visual, aural or tangible stimuli feed his art. He uses a growing repertoire of powerful, familiar images that allow easy association for all. It’s all about prototypes, templates stored in the collective minds, depicted through simple silhouettes. The image is almost the same as its value, like in a rebus. The shape of a story always starts out very clear. The pure and often idyllic shape and meaning of the icons put the story in motion, followed by an impulsive and intuitive process of building, searching and destroying. We can see a house in the forest, a shepherd dog in the dark, a landscape, a deer, a lion, ... Stief Desmet is hovering between two worlds: the ‘urban’ life he faces every day, a context that is both familiar and inspiring, but which also makes him longing for that other more ‘natural’ world. This escapism is clearly present in his work. From this fundamental restlessness the artist creates and balances on the thin line between both worlds.To Artist