2001 - 2007

Woning De Beir

Knokke

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Galerie Zwart Huis began its activities at the “De Beir” house at 8, Avenue Dumortierlaan, in Knokke, Belgium. The renowned architect Huib Hoste built this modernist house in 1924.

There were acclaimed exhibitions of Belgian artists with an international reputation such as Jan Fabre, Luc Deleu, Ronny Delrue, Carl De Keyzer, Liliane Vertessen, Johan Tahon and Jan De Vliegher. Solo shows were set up in the fifteen rooms of the house: the museum-style exhibitions took account of the modernist architecture of the building. The house was furnished with subtle design classics by Mies van de Rohe, Noguchi, Eileen Gray, Eames or Bertoia.

The gallery opened its doors with the exhibition "The Inappropriate City” by Luc Deleu. During the Beaufort 2003 exhibition Jan Fabre exhibited drawings around the theme of the tortoise – right at the time when he revealed his famous sculpture in the town of Nieuwpoort. The closing exhibition "Color" combined monochrome works of William Cole with original polychrome furniture (1925) by architect Huib Hoste that were borrowed from individuals and the Design Museum in Ghent.
2007 - now

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Knokke

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In 2007 the gallery moved to its current location on the boardwalk in Knokke.
Galerie Zwart Huis displays work from top contemporary Belgian artists. There is a strong focus on figurative painters: Gery De Smet, Jan Vanriet, Jan de Vliegher, Philippe Vandenberg, Ronny Delrue and Benoît van Innis amongst others. In addition, the gallery has exhibited the sculptors Philip y Aguirre and Johan Tahon, the photographers Carl Dekeyzer and Liliane Vertessen and the conceptual artists Jan Fabre, Luc Deleu and Koen Deprez.
With a mix of artists who deserve their place in Belgian contemporary art history and young promising talents, the gallery wants to represent the vibrant Belgian art scene.

Press

Projekt & Interieur
08.10.2001

Het Zwart Huis van Knokke

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Tijd Cultuur
30.05.2001

Manifest van een ex-woning

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De Witte Raaf
16.05.2001

Het Zwart Huis

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De Standaard
01.04.2001

De zwarte parel van Knokke

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Elle Wonen
01.10.2000

Modernisme in Knokke

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