Behind-the-scenes at SMAK with Rinus Van de Velde

Leuven-born artist Rinus Van de Velde (1983) gives us a work-in-progress look of his current exhibition at Ghent’s SMAK whilst also taking us to ACRO Madrid, where he showed his work with Antwerp-based Tim Van Laere Gallery.

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The boot is driving …

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The show “Donogoo Tonka” consists of nine large scale drawings , four sculptures and a lot of text on the walls.

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The view from the entrance.

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Details from “Donogoo Tonka” at S.M.A.K. Ghent.

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Artistic director Philippe Van Cauteren and curator Dirk Pauwels, great minds, great personas, and great help in installing.

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One last look.

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Heading to Madrid for the weekend.

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In the hotel lobby at night in Madrid, with Tim Van Laere the new Leo Castelli.

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At the book of Arco Madrid, Elke Segers and Goedele Bartholomeeusen from Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp, best team ever!

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Installation at Tim Van Laere’s booth at Arco Madrid.

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What a gallery, what a team! Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp, thanks for everything!

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‘”In our relations with other people we mainly discuss and evaluate their character and behaviour. This is why I have withdrawn from nearly all so-called relations. This has made my old age rather lonely.” I wrote in my diary that night when she came to ask if my friend and admirer could pay me a visit the next day. I refused and told her to tell my friend that Tuesdays are not good to come by, because on Tuesdays I weep.’

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Great Jonathan Meese and Kati Heck in the back.

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Two friends and another guy.

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Two friends in front of Kati Heck and a Gelatin.