After the war, he settled in Brussels. There, he was co-founder of Jeune Peinture Belge and also had contacts with Cobra. In this period, his lasting friendship with Pierre Alechinsky and Hugo Claus also came about. In 1956, he went to the United States, where he was head of the painting department of the school of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. In 1974 he found a new home in the circle around gallery De Zwarte Panter in Antwerp. Jan Cox considered his artistry as an artistic and humanistic project. He painted surreal and magical scenes but also numerous haunting expressionist works. He chose classical themes: Orpheus, Homer’s Iliad, Judith and Holofernes, the Passion of Christ, in which autobiographical references merge with general human problems. They invite the viewer to reflect on the human condition, the hopes and terrors of the modern world.
Jan Cox-EN – Living one’s art
Jan Cox (1919-1980) was born in The Hague and spent his youth in Amsterdam. Shortly before the Second World War he moved with his parents and brother, composer Harry Cox, to Antwerp and studied art history at Ghent University.
The exhibition catalogue Arbre(s)/Tree(s) was published on the occasion of the exhibition of the same name at the Félicien Rops Museum and the Maison de la Culture in Namur. The focus is on the tree in art, from ancient times to the present day.
Everyone who sends in a photo is accepted into my Extended Family. For this endless series I ignore the basic principles of the portrait.
Instead of depicting the recognisable face of just one person, I present the concept of ‘open identity’. I consider love, dependence and
identity with new eyes via African philosophy, Spinoza, Picasso, Thomas Hirschhorn and many others. (Aäron Willem)
Extended Family is an ode to human complexity, from an artist with a significant background in philosophy.
With text by the curator Hans Martens, the philosopher Valérie De Prycker and the artists Anyuta Wiazemsky Snauwaert and Ben Benaouisse.
27,2 x 20,7 cm
128 pagina’s, hard cover
The ethnographic literature of the 20th century focused mainly on the sculptural traditions of the numerous ethnic groups that populated Southern Nigeria while the more northern areas remained largely terra incognita. In 2013 Jan Strybol published a study on the sculpture of Northern Nigeria. He pointed out that in many parts of this region there are peoples who still had, at least until recently, their own sculptural tradition.
Twenty-two delicious dishes from the book “Kaiseki Recipes” (or Japanese haute cuisine) are photographed step by step and clearly described. Both the beginner and the seasoned cook will find something to their liking in these gems of Japanese cooking.
Once upon a time… A castle. That’s about how the intriguing fairy tale created by British theatre company and artists’ collective WildWorks around Gaasbeek Castle and its most imaginative inhabitants begins. But is it really a fairy tale?