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3 exhibitions in Kortrijk (Courtrai), Belgium

ExhibitionsPosted by Thomas Wednesday, September 03 2008 14:46:31
solo exhibition of Christoph Broich's latest installation @ Benedengalerie, Kortrijk
exhibition 10/10/08 till 16/11/08
opening Thursday 9/10/08 from 8pm
Benedengalerie van De Kortrijkse Schouwburg, Hazelaarstraat 7, 8500 Kortrijk (Courtrai)

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surprising textiles, design & art
installation of Christoph Broich's textile artworks in a scenario made by Studio Arne Quinze
exhibition 9/10/08 till 07/12/08 opening 8/10/08
hall NMBS Magdalenastraat, Kortrijk (Courtrai), Belgium

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textile artworks by Christoph Broich in an exhibition @ Broelmuseum, Kortrijk
exhibition 09/10/08 till 07/12/08
Broelmuseum, Broelkaai 6, 8500 Kortrijk, Belgium

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Christoph Broich @ PULSE contemporary art fair, New York

ExhibitionsPosted by Thomas Saturday, March 15 2008 11:51:07
Envoy presents Christoph Broich at the New York contemporary art fair PULSE
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Info about PULSE:

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exhibition at gallery Griesmar-Tamer, Paris

ExhibitionsPosted by Thomas Friday, March 14 2008 11:43:36
Christoph Broich shows at galerie Griesmar-Tamer in Paris untill February 16th

40, rue de Richelieu (the house of Molière)
75001 Paris (metro Palais Royal - Louvre)
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Voloptuous Panic is the sixth and last room. Inspired by Weimar bacchanalia, (the title is taken from Mel Gordon's book on Weimar Berlin,) Christoph Broich‘s curious manipulated, sculpted elements populate a weirdly decadent environment. Suspended from the ceiling and spatially isolated through perspectival techniques, Broich’s skinned sculptures focus on deterioration and present the reversal of the natural process: skin and flesh decomposing first and the skeleton remaining.

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ExhibitionsPosted by Thomas Sunday, December 09 2007 10:59:57

Please be invited to the opening reception Saturday, December 15th from 5 PM


Verbeke Foundation
Westakker, 9190 Kemzeke (Stekene), Belgium (E34, exit 11, GPS: Hulsterstraat Noord)

A wide range of Christoph Broich's work will be presented in a huge solo project inside the exhibition < No Man's Land > at Verbeke Foundation:
the famous work "The Girl Who Sold her Soul to the Devil and Won" (inspired by Amanda Lear and lauded by The New York Times and Le Monde), other latex/fabric sculptures, photographs and textile artworks (some are shown in public for the first time), a collaboration artwork together with New York artist Jimi Dams, and a 'work in progress' made of iron tubes in collaboration with furniture manufacturer UNIC Design.

Exhibition: < NO MAN'S LAND >
featuring: Christoph Broich, Maurice Carlier, Frans Van Praet, Hans De Pelsmacker, Dries Otten, Emiel Veranneman, Hannes Van Severen, Thijs Bakker, Sarah Pillen, Dirk Van Gogh, Peter Van Riet, Arne Quinze, Xavier Lust, Jurgen Oskamp, Dirk Wynants

< WORK IN PROGRESS > Christoph Broich with UNIC Design, Louis De Cordier, Tim Volckaert, Chantal Grard, Bart De Zutter, Koen Van Mechelen, Frederik De Wilde, Geoffrey De Beer, Frank F. Castelyns, Eric Van Hove < PERMANENTIE > Joep Van Lieshout, Jan Fabre, Moritz Ebinger, Seymour Likely, Peter Buggenhout, Peter De Cupere, Martin Uit den Bogard, Ilap, Camiel Van Breendam, Rolf Schuermans, < PERMANENTIE > Collage and Assemblage exhibition from 1915 until now including Solo van Sofie Muller

Opening hours: Thu-Sat 11-6PM

The show runs from 15 December 2007 thru 4 May 2008.

(thick clothes recommended - it's a winter exhibition)

For more information about the exhibition please contact Verbeke Foundation at +32-3-789 22 07 or

For more information about Christoph Broich please contact Envoy at 001 212.226.4555 and or

press Verbeke Foundation: Bert Bauwelinck +32- or

Helmstraat 139 2140 Antwerp Belgium
tel. +32-3-235 58 56 fax +32-3-235 94 42

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exhibition at Z33 Hasselt, Belgium

ExhibitionsPosted by Thomas Sunday, September 16 2007 20:34:58

For one night you have the opportunity to see the work "The girl who sold her soul to the devil and won" (dedicated to Amanda Lear) in Belgium... and of course lots of other works, performences, music....

september 22nd at the "Enter the FRONT-night" at Z33, Hasselt!!
starts at 19h30; free entrance!
Z33, Zuivelmarkt 33, 3500 Hasselt

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Pictures from the exhibition at gallery Envoy, New York

ExhibitionsPosted by Thomas Wednesday, August 01 2007 18:57:55

Voluptuous Panic

5 July thru 4 August 2007 Tue thru Sat 11-6

envoy . 131 Chrystie Street . New York . NY 10002 . 212.226.4555 .

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the works for 'Voluptuous Panic'

ExhibitionsPosted by Thomas Thursday, June 28 2007 17:04:12

5 July thru 4 August 2007 Tue thru Sat 11-6

Over the past two years, Christoph Broich has received international attention with sculptural installations that have come to stand for a willful sensitivity to the body and mortality. His work is a manifestation of the complex and unquiet correlation between life and work, material and concept.

In his Kopf (Head) series, the artist successfully expands his visual vocabulary by creating a cohesive environment around a single element, the head. Cut up iconic items of clothing and fabric are collaged onto busts and then painted with several coats of latex. Upon completion, as with all of Broich’s meticulously made sculptures, the bust is destroyed and the shell (skin) is all that remains. Broich’s skinned sculptures focus on deterioration and present the reversal of the natural process: skin and flesh decomposing first and the skeleton remaining. Suspended from the ceiling, the heads create an eerie field of beheaded individuals.

Inspired by Weimar bacchanalia, his most recent work, Voluptuous Panic (the title is taken from Mel Gordon's book on Weimar Berlin), invites the viewer to become part of the action. Understanding the importance of absence as well as presence in the deployment of his sculpted elements within a real space, Broich proves to be a master at orchestration and placement.

Spatially isolated through perspectival techniques, curious manipulated, cast characters populate the weirdly decadent environment. The choice of mannequins, empty, non-threatening 'everyone' figures is deliberate, its effect one of alienation.

Choreographed single and multiple groups of characters, seated or lying on the counter of a bar or nightclub, are enmeshed in an emotional confrontation with an unspecified narrative. At one end of the counter, a protagonist’s Siamese body curves back in spontaneous recoil. Each posture and gesture suggesting urgency and concern, tension and empathy. At the other end, a figure leans forward, as if wanting to move out of the drama, but its inability to move seems to frustrate the desire to act. All of the characters in Voluptuous Panic sustain a bland look. They stare into emptiness as they lean on enigmatic moments frozen in space and time, a singular, inexplicable silent moment.

Christoph Broich was born in Stadt Blankenberg, Germany. He graduated from The Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, Belgium in 1994. The artist had his first exhibition at envoy with “Never Mind The Bollocks: Here’s Amanda Lear,” in April 2006. This is the artist’s first solo exhibition in New York. (text: Enoy)

Lara, wo bist du, a video and performance project that started in 1993 will be featured at Unisex Salon at the Delancey on July 5th. Check for details.

envoy . 131 Chrystie Street . New York . NY 10002 . 212.226.4555 .

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Voluptuous Panic

ExhibitionsPosted by Thomas Saturday, June 23 2007 12:09:09

5 JULY THRU 4 AUG 2007

opening 5 july from 6-8 pm

envoy (Lower East Side)
131 Chrystie Street
New York, NY 10002

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