NYC Exhibitions. Patrick van Caeckenbergh joins Lehmann Maupin
New York, September 11, 2014—Lehmann Maupin today announces its representation of Patrick van Caeckenbergh (b. 1960, Aalst, Belgium). The gallery will present the artist’s debut exhibition in New York in the autumn of 2015. Van Caeckenbergh is included in the Taipei Biennial, opening September 13, 2014, where he will exhibit work from different periods of his career.
Working mainly in mixed-media, van Caeckenbergh is intensely focused on the preparatory process of art-making. Pairing a strong desire to collect, order, and classify objects with a thorough research process, the artist places importance on the process of generating and exploring ideas. Van Caeckenbergh strives to create a world of his own design, populated by characters and entities inspired by his collection of scientific diagrams, religious stories, and fairytales. These complex and varied interests form the foundation of his larger-scale sculptures and installations, which draw on a long and rich tradition of Belgian Surrealism.
“I had been following Patrick’s career for many years, but it was his fantastic presentation at the 2013 Venice Biennale, curated by Massimiliano Gioni, that truly underscored the importance of his work,” notes Rachel Lehmann. “Engagement with wide-ranging philosophical ideas is integral to Patrick’s practice, a focus shared by a number of Lehmann Maupin artists. We are thrilled to be working with Patrick and we look forward to broadening his exposure to audiences in the United States and Asia.”
Van Caeckenbergh’s 2015 exhibition at Lehmann Maupin is part of a dual-gallery show, presented in partnership with Zeno X in Antwerp.
About the Artist
Patrick Van Caeckenbergh (b. 1960, Aalst, Belgium) has had prominent solo exhibitions including a retrospective at the M Museum, Leuven (2012); as well as La Maison Rouge, Paris (2007); Musée des Beaux-Arts, Nîmes (2005); and Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht (2002), among others. His work has been included in numerous group exhibitions including the Venice Biennale in 1993 and 2013; The blind man… which traveled to ICA London, MCA Detroit, De Appel, Amsterdam, and Culturgest, Lisbon (2009-2010); the 5th Biennale of Lyon (2000); Acracadabra at Tate Gallery, London (1999); Manifesta 1 in Rotterdam (1996); and Hors – Limites. L’art et la vie 1952-1994 at Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (1994). The artist lives and works in Sint-Kornelis-Horebeke, Belgium.
About Lehmann Maupin
Founded in 1996 by partners Rachel Lehmann and David Maupin, Lehmann Maupin has fostered the careers of a diverse group of internationally renowned artists, both emerging and established, working in multiple disciplines and across varied media. With three locations – two in New York and one in Hong Kong – the gallery represents artists from the United States, Europe, Asia, South America, Africa, and the Middle East. Known for championing artists who create groundbreaking and challenging forms of visual expression, Lehmann Maupin presents work highlighting personal investigations and individual narratives through conceptual approaches that often address such issues as gender, class, religion, history, politics, and globalism.
Lehmann Maupin Current and Upcoming Exhibitions
Do Ho Suh, Drawings, through October 25, 2014, New York, 26th Street & Chrystie Street
Robin Rhode having been there, September 17-November 8, Hong Kong, Pedder Building
Kader Attia, Show your injuries, November 8-December 13, 2014, New York, 26th Street & Chrystie Street