Jan De Cock
Everything For You, Otegem

Deweer Gallery, Zwevegem / Belgium

August 26, 2013

Jan De Cock
Everything For You, Otegem

September 11–October 13, 2013

Deweer Gallery
Tiegemstraat 6A
8553 Otegem

T +32 (0) 56 64 48 93


Deweer Gallery is the challenging setting for a new edition of Everything for you by Belgian artist Jan De Cock. De Cock’s exhibition series tackles the concept of the free market. The first edition Everything for you, Mexico-City, opened in March 2013. In 2014, Everything for you, Milan and Everything for you, Beijing will follow. Everything for you, Otegem, curated by Luk Lambrecht, contains a total installation of new sculptures. All sculptures are composed of different architectural objects and are called ‘Gifts.’

With this philosophical posture, Jan De Cock undermines the notions of value and beauty that are often intertwined in people’s mind. The aspect of gift lies in the fact that the artist will activate his sculptures in people’s life and environments, an action or a moment he records photographically. The value and beauty of human relations thereby equals the sculptures’ aesthetic and commercial value. 

These interactions will take place during the duration of the exhibition.

In the interaction with people Jan De Cock creates new confrontations making these fetishes and objects transcend their condition. Otegem itself becomes his white studio, his works displaced from the gallery and institutional spaces to the life of people, a window to the world.  It’s a fundamental rupture in de Cock’s approach from his well-known in-situ interventions. These sculptures are made in another context (his studio in Brussels) and now activated in another city, by other people, with other perceptions and representations. These physical and emotional confrontations are made otherwise visible. Jan De Cock has invented a new way of working: he calls it ‘sculpturecommunism.’

For his very first solo show at Deweer Gallery, Jan De Cock occupies all the gallery’s exhibition rooms. The show indeed takes place in the Lobby and in the large exhibition halls Room I and II. The artist further curates Deweer Gallery Collector’s Room #4 presentation, that for a change will be mounted in Room III. 

Jan De Cock (b. 1976, Brussels) is a contemporary Belgian visual artist. His work was presented in solo shows at Tate Modern London (2005) and MoMA – Museum of Modern Art, New York (2008), BOZAR Brussels (2009) and Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden (2012).

Participation at ArtInternational Istanbul
For the very first time, Deweer Gallery participates at an art fair in Turkey: From 16 until 18 September, we exhibit at ArtInternational Istanbul.

ArtInternational Istanbul is a new international art fair which takes place in the Haliç Congress Center and is scheduled to run alongside another international top event, the 13th Istanbul Biennial. Doubtlessly a perfect opportunity for the international art lover! 

At our booth # C5 we will exhibit very important and highly representative artworks by Michaël Aerts (Belgium), Stephan Balkenhol (Germany), Jan Fabre (Belgium), Günther Förg (Germany / Switzerland), Ilya & Emilia Kabakov (UA/USA), Benjamin Moravec (France/Germany) and Panamarenko (Belgium).

For more information, please contact the gallery.