Artist: Guy Mees
Venue: Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna
Exhibition Title: The weather is quiet, cool and soft
Date: February 2 – April 8, 2018
Curated by: Lilou Vidal
Full gallery of images, press release and link available after the jump.
Images courtesy of Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna. Photos by Jorit Aust.
The Belgian artist Guy Mees has been a central figure of Antwerp’s art scene since the 1970s. For the first time in Austria, an exhibition is devoted to his work, rarely shown internationally.
Guy Mees’ photographs, videos, and above all his fragile paper-works characterize formal rigor combined with sensitivity and delicacy. He left behind an outstanding œuvre that transgresses geometric abstraction, minimal and conceptual art, kinetic and applied art. With emblematic work examples from creative phases between the 1960s and 2000s, supplemented by selected archive material from his estate, the exhibition emphasizes the continuing significance of the artist, who has recently become an important reference figure for a younger generation of artists.