Thursday, 11 January 2018

Calling the ghost of James Lee Byars.



Above 2 versions of a sticker posted around in Japan in the summer of 2017.
Dispersed mainly in the streets of Kyoto and Kanazawa, two cities that must have been crucial in the  development of the esthetic of James Lee Byars. 
Also some stickers were posted in Antwerp, Belgium, where Byars had a strong connection and in Kassel, Germany, where he staged a performance on the frieze of the Fridericanum during Documenta 5 in 1972.

Kyoto, Japan
Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto, Japan
Kyoto, Japan

Kanazawa, Japan ( outside the gold leaf shop )
Kanazawa, Japan

Nagoya, Japan
National Art enter, Tokyo, Japan
National Art Center, Tokyo, Japan

Kassel, Germany  

Kassel, Germany
Kassel, Germany


The inspiration for these stickers can be found here:
http://ubu.com/film/byars_world-question.html

And here: http://www.belgiumishappening.net/home/events/1969/event367-1969-10-05

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/obituary-james-lee-byars-1256727.html

Monday, 24 April 2017

Tea Time ( That's the way the cookie crumbles )

You can't always have a Magritte painting on your cookie tin.

A Belgian cookies bakery has a tradition of printing Magritte paintings on the lids of their tins.
I thought about a series of  provocative images to subvert the underlying idea of cozy moments with a cup of coffee or tea and a cookie to go with it,  thus afternoon tea becoming a confrontational event.

Friday, 4 December 2015

Rectified Readymade

No Conceptual art

© eddy gabriel
© eddy gabriel

The original sign in London.


Genk, Belgium

Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto, Japan

Shanghai, China ( Rockbund Art Museum )

Monday, 19 October 2015

The times they have-a-changed.

50 years ago, on september the 25th,  the first "Happening" took place in Antwerp.




50 years later, on september the 25th,  nothing happened in Antwerp.





Friday, 23 January 2015

Art's Birthday 2015

The people at Plank Tone organized a fold-a-hat competition to celebrate Art's 1.000.052nd birthday.
The first prize being a small golden hat.

I gave it a go and started playing with the words, ending up with a series of anagrams on the phrase "Art's Birthday 2015". Then Marcel Duchamp's hat rack sprang up in my mind, just begging to be married to Robert Filliou's paper hats. And thus the winner was born.



I made some more variations too:





And with the recent commotion surrounding Luc Tuymans and Katrijn Van Giel about plagiarism 
I could not resist this spoof:

A Legal Pastiche



Monday, 8 September 2014

Inside/Insight. ( The Spectacle: a cheap device for changing the world )


Spectacles with (non-transparent) mirrors facing inward.

Put these on your nose, and look deep into your own eyes for a lenghty amount of time.

You will never be the same again!

First shown at Pofferd-De-Nul artspace in Antwerp in 1998.

© Eddy Gabriel

Hommage to Marcel Marien s l' Introuvable 

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Ici n'est pas là-bas

Ici n'est pas là-bas
Inspired by Wout Vercammen:
© Eddy Gabriel


On "De Sokkel" ( The Plinth ) by Jef Geys at stadspark Antwerp:


On the same "De Sokkel" ( The Plinth ) Jef Geys planted at S.M.A.K. in Ghent:


In Düsseldorf:


In Paris:



In Antwerp:


In Tokyo:






In Nagoya:




Wednesday, 9 July 2014

See that my grave is kept clean ( Cemetery Of Dreams )

graveyard of dreams

Study for "The Cemetery Of Dreams".

Proposal for an area where people can come to bury their dreams.
Each grave should/would be marked by a memorial stone of some sorts and flowers and/or candles may be placed.
The dream may be buried but the memory is kept alive.

Anybody with a spare slab of land to spare and willing to open it to the public can drop us a line...

Broken dreams cemetery, art installation, site-specific art installation.

Friday, 15 March 2013

Monday, 17 October 2011

Es Geht Um Die Wurst, or... the future of abstract painting


Wurst on canvas. (salami)

© eddy gabriel


Wurst on canvas. (salami 2)

© eddy gabriel


Wurst on canvas. (mortadella)

© eddy gabriel



"This is the artist, then, life's hungry man, the glutton of eternity, beauty's miser, glory's slave." Tom Wolfe
Wurst malerei
Malerei wurst