You You and W

Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp / Belgium

May 14, 2013

You You and W

16 May–29 June 2013

Tim Van Laere Gallery
Verlatstraat 23-25
2000 Antwerp

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Tim Van Laere Gallery is pleased to announce You You and W by Gelitin, the Austrian collective’s second solo show at the gallery.

Known for their unconventional exhibitions, site-specific installations, interventions and performances, Gelitin collides a fresh playfulness with vulgarity. Like their Austrian predecessor Franz West, they ascribe to the idea that art should be fun and accessible, and should be objects for manipulation rather than contemplation.

Challenging the space of the gallery with their works, Gelitin’s spirit of generosity is once again demonstrated with simultaneous conviction and irreverence in the You You and W show. Gelitin has chaos as a means of creation and infinite possibilities, aiming for an intimate exchange with the audience.

Gelitin is comprised of four artists. They first met in 1978, when they all attended a summer camp. They have been playing and working together since then. From 1993 they began exhibiting internationally. They participated twice at the Venice Biennale and have exhibited globally with museums and leading art galleries, including solo shows at Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville, Paris; Galerie Nicola von Senger AG, Zürich; Carlson Gallery, London; Galleria Massimo de Carlo, Milan; Galerie Meyer Kainer, Vienna; Gagosian Gallery, London; Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, Miami; Greene Naftali Gallery, New York; group shows at Hayward Gallery, London; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Teatro Arsenale, Milan; and Kunsthalle Krems, Krems.