BYE, BYE AND HELLO - 40 YEARS DEWEER GALLERY
In 2019, Deweer Gallery will exist 40 years. Over the past four decades, the gallery in Otegem grew to become an established name in the art world. Under the title ‘Bye bye & hello' the gallery wants to look back on the past four decades.
Since its beginnings in 1979, Deweer Gallery has held firm to its philosophy that life is more than just doing business. What began in the seventies as a passion for collecting art, soon developed into a strong urge to share art, which ultimately led to the creation of Deweer Gallery in 1979. The DNA (read: 'Daily Natural Attitude') of Deweer Gallery consists of the early detection, establishment and development of long-term relationships with artists, as well as the provison of support necessary to further their careers.
The gallery was an important pioneer in discovering new artistic talents such as Georg Baselitz, David Hockney, Allen Jones, Anselm Kiefer, A.R. Penck and Thomas Ruff, in introducing - as the first Belgian gallery - the German Neue Wilde and the Italian Transavanguardia, and in putting artists such as Stephan Balkenhol, Jan Fabre, Günther Förg, Kabakov and Panamarenko on the map.