Anne Pontégnie

Daan van Golden


April 2017

DAAN VAN GOLDEN vowed never to give an interview or a lecture. In 2004, when awarded the Dr. A. H. Heineken Prize for Art, he chose to accept the honor with a number of found quotes. “Art is not a contest” was a particular favorite of his. … READ ON

IN PRINT April 2017 [TOC]


Anne Pontégnie on Christopher Wool’s Untitled, 2012

November 2013

ON OCTOBER 25, a major retrospective of the work of CHRISTOPHER WOOL opened at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, the artist’s most comprehensive exhibition to date. But just last year, Wool completed a much quieter and more unusual… READ ON

IN PRINT November 2013 [TOC]

Franz West (1947–2012)

Anne Pontégnie on Franz West (1947–2012)

November 2012

IN 1999, I curated an exhibition of the work of Mike Kelley and Franz West in Brussels. Catherine Bastide joined me in this adventure; it took place almost by chance, and was based solely on an intuition that those two bodies of work had … READ ON


Patrick Vanden Eynde

April 2008

PATRICK VANDEN EYNDE'S WORK incorporates time as well as space—a fictional and experiential universe that only emerges bit by bit. Each of his exhibitions has allowed him to replay his work, to push the evocative power of its images a little… READ ON

IN PRINT October 2000

Tadashi Kawamata

April 2008

The Middelheim sculpture park on the outskirts of Antwerp is devoted to modern as well as contemporary work; it shares its name and the no-man’s-land that it occupies with the large modernist hospital that looms over it. Often, the invited … READ ON

IN PRINT February 2001 [TOC]

Debt Collectors

September 2005

“MODERNISM HAS ITS CASUALTIES. THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO are paying its debts,” said Central Asia pavilion curator Viktor Misiano to a colleague of mine, surveying the exhibition of fifteen artists from Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan—countries… READ ON

IN PRINT September 2005 [TOC]

Gary Webb

February 2005

Opening the door onto Gary Webb’s exhibition “Deep Heat T-Reg Laguna,” one hesitated a moment in the face of its profusion of intense colors and unidentifiable forms. But once this fleeting moment of surprise passed, one discovered eight … READ ON

IN PRINT February 2005 [TOC]

“Before the End”

June 2004

“Before the End” is an exhibition for two voices: on the one hand, that of critic and curator Stéphanie Moisdon-Tremblay, who has assembled about twenty “first” works by artists inspired by the legacy of Conceptualism, chosen by the artists… READ ON

IN PRINT Summer 2004 [TOC]

Daan van Golden

March 2004

It has been ten years since Daan van Golden exhibited work in a gallery in Antwerp. That exhibition—also at Galerie Micheline Szwajcer—included four paintings entitled Heerenlux, the name of the brand of paint used by the artist. The four … READ ON

IN PRINT March 2004 [TOC]

Josh Smith

September 2003

To be invited to Brussels for one’s first solo exhibition when one was born and bred in Tennessee and lives in New York is one of the odd happenstances that always seem to befall Josh Smith, a young painter who for several years now has mostly… READ ON

IN PRINT September 2003 [TOC]