The Verbeke Foundation, founded by art collectors Geert and Carla Verbeke-Lens, is a private art site which first opened doors to the general public on June 1st of 2007. As a ‘refuge of arts’ the domain offers chances to young / less renowned artists and holds an impressive collection of modern and contemporary art. Culture, nature and ecology go hand in hand in the Verbeke Foundation.
With 12 hectares (29.7 acres) of scenic area and 20,000 m² (4,9 acres) covered spaces, the Foundation is one of the largest private initiatives for contemporary art throughout Europe. The warehouses of the former Verbeke transport agency were transformed into unique exposition halls. One of the buildings was furnished to exhibit Verbeke’s extraordinary collection of collages and assemblages.
The Verbeke Foundation is subject to a continuous growth process. Artists have the ability to reside, larger and smaller exhibitions relieve each other… the Verbeke Foundation resembles a living organism and so looks different one day to another.
“Our exhibition space does not aim to be an oasis. Our presentation is unfinished, in motion, unpolished, contradictory, untidy, complex, inharmonious, living and unmonumental, like the world outside of the museum walls. You will find no flamboyant sensational buildings here, but rather, a refreshing, unpretentious place to look at art and a subtle criticism of the art world”. Geert Verbeke
Jacobus Kloppenburg - Artchive for the Future >
Andrée Arty - Enchanting Collagist >
Twelve Thousand Three Hundred Forty-Five >
Francesco Fransera - Nothing is created, everything is evolution, except the smallest event >
Dé-coll/age: the Art of Wolf Vostell >
Dear Verbeke Foundation... >
Cutting Edge Women >
Bruno Van Dyck - Genius loci - Topografische resonanties en picturale praktijk
Tom Woestenborghs - Salvation Can Be Found in the Illusion of Involvement
MW Press: Publishing art
E.L.T. Mesens comme nous l'entendons...
Collection Vincent Vlasblom - A detail
Stan Wannet - De Hondenmepper
Trou de Ville
De Wolkenbreier(s) organiseren 100 Visual artists @ Verbeke Foundation
Dandy Dada: Wout Hoeboer (1910-1983)
Egied Simons - Liquid Files
Collection De Stadshof versus Verbeke Foundation
Een zin is ook een collage
Baugniet & Co.
E.L.T. Mesens - sans dieu, sans maître, sans roi, SANS DROITS
Artificial Nature >
The World is an Alphabet >
Backyard Genius (Outsider Art) >
G58-G59 MASS-AKKER >
Over the Hedge # 2 >
VISION IN MOTION - MOTION IN VISION >
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