We are very proud to announce that our non-profit organisation Objet Témoin, consistant with the militant and philanthropic spirit on which it was founded, is now opening a new venue dedicated to cultural creation and transmission in the town of Auderghem in the Wallonia-Brussels region, kingdom of Belgium.
Non Peut-Être.Art is a 3.0 rendez-vous. It's an art gallery focusing on contemporary photography and graphic arts, showcasing a network of emerging and established artists who share our collective values. These values include the importance of our heritage, of free expression without frontiers, and of a critical eye that embraces identity(ies).
supported by the Arts & Publics network, public opening free of charge every first weekend of the month from July onwards, and by appointment for private or professional collectors. Profits from the curation will go to support the collective's actions in favour of education, research and the transmission of heritage, while respecting and supporting the rating of artists and works, and guaranteeing value for collectors, both for tangible objects and for digital works in the form of Collectible NFTs.
Located in the home of artist couple Julien Vandanjon and Alicia Piot Bouysse at 4 Antoine Vandergoten in Auderghem (1160), this atypical space designed by architect Eric Vandervoorde is also a graphic design, styling and photography studio, where the work, workshops and masterclasses that we organise every week come to life.
The inaugural quarterly exhibition, "Héritages & Créolités", opening its doors on site on 2023 Friday 7th July at 6pm, followed by a weekend of discoveries and festivities, with readings of contemporary poetry by Edouard Glissant and the anarchist painter and publisher André Robèr, as well as a performance. From July to September, our walls will host the work of the Forget-Me-Not.Heritage research group, along with graphic works from the collection of the Iconothèque Historique de l'Océan Indien and guest artists such as Reunionese artist Coryne Boyer, architect-photographer Raymond Carretier, and our photographs.
School visits will be accepted from the end of the 2023 summer, with the possibility of meeting some local artists or artists in residence, such as Rachel Weasel Fisher. Thereafter, the venue will host rotating exhibitions on a quarterly basis, always with the focus on a mischievous, curious and libertarian look at intersecting identities.
Finally, in line with our desire to make works of art accessible to all and to enable artists to make a dignified and regular living from their work - preferably while they are still alive - a permanent and affordable collection has been built up and made available to interior designers, private collectors and operators of professional premises on a long-term rental basis. This is the principle behind the Artothèque, whose catalogue is managed by Line De Munnynck and which we will be delighted to introduce to you via our website https://nonpeutetre.art/.