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Herbert Foundation Herbert Foundation is a space for contemporary art in Ghent. Herbert Foundation’s heritage site, surrounded by a green garden, is located in the city centre.

Herbert Foundation is a private foundation for contemporary art in Ghent that centers around the Collection and Archive of Annick and Anton Herbert. It focuses primarily on Conceptual Art, Minimal Art and Arte Povera. On June 20, 2013, Herbert Foundation opened its doors to the general public with its first exhibition "As if it Could". The title points to the public role the Collection has taken u

p with the establishment of the Foundation after decades of private collecting. Inspired by over three decades of collecting, Herbert Foundation provides an exhibition space and archive with pivotal works assembled by the Herbert Collection. It also provides a calendar of public and educational events designed to broaden the understanding and awareness of these artistic movements.

Herbert Foundation is op zoek naar een nieuwe collega! Kom jij ons team versterken?Solliciteren kan tot en met 12 maart....
21/02/2024

Herbert Foundation is op zoek naar een nieuwe collega! Kom jij ons team versterken?

Solliciteren kan tot en met 12 maart.

Meer informatie over de functie en de selectieprocedure vind je via de link naar de vacaturepagina: https://lnkd.in/exNpCVbx

Reminiscing the unique music of Hanne Darboven, brought to us by harpist Stef Van Vynckt, yesterday at Herbert Foundatio...
12/02/2024

Reminiscing the unique music of Hanne Darboven, brought to us by harpist Stef Van Vynckt, yesterday at Herbert Foundation.

Thank you so much, Stef! And thank you to all who attended and enjoyed Darbovens music with us.

(Photos by Yuri van der Hoeven)

*** ONLY A FEW TICKETS LEFT ***Last chance to buy your ticket for the concert Harp Solo – Opus 45 (1998 – 2000). During ...
08/02/2024

*** ONLY A FEW TICKETS LEFT ***

Last chance to buy your ticket for the concert Harp Solo – Opus 45 (1998 – 2000). During this concert one of the musical pieces of Hanne Darboven will be performed by Stef Van Vynckt.

After the concert you can join us for a drink and you can enjoy a free guided tour of the exhibitions ‘Gilbert & George – Pink Elephants’, ‘Hanne Darboven – Welttheater’ and ‘Sol LeWitt – Grids’.

We are looking forward to see you on Sunday!

>> Tickets via link in bio.

(Image: Announcement card, Hanne Darboven, Primitive Time / Clock Time, Leo Castelli, New York, 1991)

Join us on Sunday February 11 for the live performance of Hanne Darbovens Harp Solo – Opus 45 (1998-2000). The concert w...
01/02/2024

Join us on Sunday February 11 for the live performance of Hanne Darbovens Harp Solo – Opus 45 (1998-2000). The concert will take place in the former living room of Annick and Anton Herbert and will be performed by Stef Van Vynckt.

After the concert, we invite you for a drink and offer the possibility to visit our current exhibitions at the Loods: ‘Hanne Darboven – Welttheater’, ‘Gilbert & George - Pink Elephants’ and ‘Sol LeWitt – Grids’.

>> Buy your ticket: https://www.eventbrite.be/e/in-concert-hanne-darboven-harp-solo-opus-45-1998-2000-tickets-796046294897

Welcome!

Image:

Invitation card, Hanne Darboven, Requiem for M Oppenheim, Castelli Gallery, New York, 1990.

After a wonderful winter holiday, Herbert Foundation is open again! Today you can visit the current exhibitions at Herbe...
10/01/2024

After a wonderful winter holiday, Herbert Foundation is open again! Today you can visit the current exhibitions at Herbert Foundation – Loods:

Hanne Darboven – Welttheater
Gilbert & George – Pink Elephants
Sol LeWitt – Grids

Welcome!

Image: Barbara Debeuckelaere

Herbert Foundation is deeply saddened by the passing of Giovanni Anselmo (1934 – 2023), whose work is part of the collec...
22/12/2023

Herbert Foundation is deeply saddened by the passing of Giovanni Anselmo (1934 – 2023), whose work is part of the collection of Annick and Anton Herbert.

Giovanni Anselmo lived and worked in Turin. In the later 1960s he started making objects and associated himself with the Arte Povera movement. In 1968, the Galleria Sperone in Turin opened its doors for his first solo exhibition. Over the years, his work received worldwide appreciation.

Giovanni Anselmo's oeuvre refers to concepts such as matter, energy, light and how these concepts are inextricably connected to each other. Anselmo's activity as an artist could be summarized as an investigation into the essence of nature and, by deduction, as an exploration of the nature of man and his place in the universe.

We extend our deepest sympathy to his family and friends.⁠

Image:

Giovanni Anselmo installing Oltremare a ovest, 1980 (Cercle royal artistique et littéraire, Ghent). Photo: A. Herbert

Herbert Foundation is open this week! You're very welcome to visit the current exhibitions before our annual winter brea...
19/12/2023

Herbert Foundation is open this week! You're very welcome to visit the current exhibitions before our annual winter break ❄

𝐇𝐞𝐫𝐛𝐞𝐫𝐭 𝐅𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 - 𝐋𝐨𝐨𝐝𝐬

Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 2 PM - 6 PM
Weekly guided tour on Sunday at 4:30 PM

𝐇𝐞𝐫𝐛𝐞𝐫𝐭 𝐅𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 - 𝟏𝟎𝟔

Visits by guided tour only. Weekly on Sunday at 2:30 PM

Image: Y. van der Hoeven

12/12/2023

Join us this Sunday at 3 P.M. for the filmscreening of 'The World of Gilbert & George' (1981), a feature film directed by Gilbert & George.

Admission to the film is free of charge, provided you purchase an entrance ticket.

After the filmscreening, you can join a free guided visit (90 min.) at 4:30 PM to the exhibitions Gilbert & George – Pink Elephants, Hanne Darboven – Welttheater and Sol LeWitt – Grids.

Welcome!

Image:
Gilbert & George, The World of Gilbert & George, 1981.

Looking for a Christmas present? Discover Herbert Foundation’s Gift Card, which gives access to our temporary and/ or pe...
05/12/2023

Looking for a Christmas present? Discover Herbert Foundation’s Gift Card, which gives access to our temporary and/ or permanent exhibitions.

The Gift Card is available in our shop, alongside posters, postcards and various publications.

Stroll through our possibilities during a visit at Herbert Foundation or via our website www.herbertfoundation.org/en/publications.

Martin Kippenberger's Spiderman Atelier (1996) then and now.Currently on view at Herbert Foundation!The Collection Herbe...
28/11/2023

Martin Kippenberger's Spiderman Atelier (1996) then and now.

Currently on view at Herbert Foundation!

The Collection Herbert
Herbert Foundation - 106
>> till June 16, 2024

Weekly guided tours on Sunday at 2:30 P.M.
Make your reservation here: https://herbertfoundation.org/en/visits

Images:

(1) Installation of Martin Kippenberger's Spiderman Atelier (1996) together with Gisela Capitain at the Raas van Gaverestraat, Ghent, 1997 (Photo: A. Herbert)

(2) Exhibition view of The Collection Herbert (Photo: K. Daem, Herbert Foundation - 106, 2023)

21/11/2023

SAVE THE DATE

Sunday December 17, 3 P.M.

FILMSCREENING
The World of Gilbert & George
1981, 69 min.
English, no subtitles

Image:
Gilbert & George, The World of Gilbert & George, 1981.

Herbert Foundation is op zoek naar een nieuwe collega! Kom jij ons team versterken?Solliciteren kan nog tot en met woens...
13/11/2023

Herbert Foundation is op zoek naar een nieuwe collega! Kom jij ons team versterken?

Solliciteren kan nog tot en met woensdag 15 november.

Meer informatie via: https://www.publiq.be/nl/vacaturebank/zakelijk-medewerker-herbert-foundation?fbclid=IwAR27p0DmKIqafbEv1U3A5DNeH_JXCCqAxe3uY9OCnY_xhW5mYLtHvFUKWN8

Je staat in voor de financiële administratieve werking van de organisatie en bent hiervoor het aanspreekpunt Je helpt mee met het opstellen van de begroting en staat in voor de tussentijdse controles Je staat in nauw contact met het externe boekhoudingskantoor Je staat in voor de…

Herbert Foundation offers various possibilities for group visits! A class of students, a team of colleagues or a group o...
06/11/2023

Herbert Foundation offers various possibilities for group visits! A class of students, a team of colleagues or a group of art lovers… our passionate guides are happy to accompany you through the exhibitions and the beautiful industrial buildings.

Discover the possibilities on our website www.herbertfoundation.org

Image: Y. Van der Hoeven

Visit Herbert Foundation during our new opening hours or on a weekly guided tour!
30/10/2023

Visit Herbert Foundation during our new opening hours or on a weekly guided tour!

Discover at Herbert FoundationHanne Darboven’s visual language, which develops from the act of calculating and writing, ...
25/10/2023

Discover at Herbert Foundation

Hanne Darboven’s visual language, which develops from the act of calculating and writing, contains references to historical events and to events in her own life. As such, they reveal her literary and social interests. The works take on different forms: they are brought together on the wall or are translated into editions and publications. One of these editions is Wende >8080< marks a transition in Hanne Darboven’s work. For the first time, she translates her calendar calculations into music. The piece, which consists of 416 printed sheets and 11 LPs, comprises 14 groups which appear to differ from one another both in their contents and form. Musical scores (Opus 1 to 6) alternate with drawings of trees, calendar calculations, story clippings from the Der Spiegel magazine on the 1980 German parliamentary elections, text excerpts from Alfred Döblin’s Berlin Alexanderplatz novel, and historical picture postcards of Hamburg. Personal, musical, biological, mathematical, political and literary sources are fused into a layered, complex ensemble in Wende >80 till January 31, 2024

Images

(1) Exhibition view of Hanne Darboven – Welttheater (Photo: K. Daem, Herbert Foundation – Loods, 2023)

(2) Hanne Darboven, Wende 80, Edition 58/250, 1980 (detail)

(3) Hanne Darboven, Wende 80, Edition 58/250, 1980 (detail)

(4) Hanne Darboven, Wende 80, Edition 58/250, 1980 (detail)

(5) Exhibition view of Hanne Darboven – Welttheater (Photo: K. Daem, Herbert Foundation – Loods, 2023)

Word jij onze nieuwe collega?Herbert Foundation is op zoek naar een zakelijk medewerker om het team te komen versterken....
20/10/2023

Word jij onze nieuwe collega?

Herbert Foundation is op zoek naar een zakelijk medewerker om het team te komen versterken.

Solliciteren kan tot 20 november!

Je staat in voor de financiële administratieve werking van de organisatie en bent hiervoor het aanspreekpunt Je helpt mee met het opstellen van de begroting en staat in voor de tussentijdse controles Je staat in nauw contact met het externe boekhoudingskantoor Je staat in voor de…

-- 𝐔𝐩𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐄𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭 -- 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐩𝐭𝐮𝐚𝐥 𝐀𝐫𝐭: 𝐏𝐚𝐬𝐭 - 𝐏𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐭 - 𝐅𝐮𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞. 𝐓𝐚𝐥𝐤 𝐛𝐲 𝐍𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐞 𝐙𝐨𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐧𝐛𝐞𝐫𝐠Nathalie Zonnenberg is aanstaan...
17/10/2023

-- 𝐔𝐩𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐄𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭 --
𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐩𝐭𝐮𝐚𝐥 𝐀𝐫𝐭: 𝐏𝐚𝐬𝐭 - 𝐏𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐭 - 𝐅𝐮𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞. 𝐓𝐚𝐥𝐤 𝐛𝐲 𝐍𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐞 𝐙𝐨𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐧𝐛𝐞𝐫𝐠

Nathalie Zonnenberg is aanstaande zondag te gast voor een lezing bij Herbert Foundation, die plaatsvindt in het kader van het nieuwe tentoonstellingsprogramma.

Nathalie Zonnenberg is kunsthistoricus en curator. Ze promoveerde aan de Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam met het proefschrift "Conceptual Art in A Curatorial Perspective: Between Dematerialization and Documentation." Conceptuele kunstwerken, die vaak als tekst of documentatie op papier bewaard zijn gebleven, zijn voorstellen met een “open einde”. Nathalie Zonnenberg verkent de manier waarop deze kunstwerken tot op de dag van vandaag tot de verbeelding spreken van het publiek en nieuwe generaties kunstenaars en curatoren.

Na de lezing wordt het videowerk Green as blue as well as red (1976, Collectie Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven) van Lawrence Weiner getoond.

Welkom!

Tickets: https://herbert-foundation.sumupstore.com/

De lezing begint om 14.00 uur. Tickets voor het evenement geven toegang tot de drie nieuwe tentoonstellingen bij Herbert Foundation - Loods: Hanne Darboven - Welttheater / Gilbert & George - Pink Elephants / Sol LeWitt - Grids.

Herbert Foundation wishes you all a wonderful and worry-free summer!We are closed until 30 september. In the meantime, w...
07/07/2023

Herbert Foundation wishes you all a wonderful and worry-free summer!

We are closed until 30 september. In the meantime, we are working on a new fall programme including various exhibitions, talks and film-screenings.

We are looking forward to inform you about our upcoming events soon.

(Image: Gilbert & George, from the series 'The Pink Elephants', 1973.)

Welkom aanstaande zondag om 11:00 voor een brede reflectie over de architectuur waarin Anton en Annick sinds begin de ja...
15/02/2023

Welkom aanstaande zondag om 11:00 voor een brede reflectie over de architectuur waarin Anton en Annick sinds begin de jaren '80 hun Collectie en Archief hebben ondergebracht en over de wijze waarop zij met hun Collectie jarenlang hebben samen geleefd.

Met Paul Robbrecht, Maarten Liefooghe, Laura Hanssens en Bart Verschaffel.

Meer informatie en tickets via https://bit.ly/3xq4Psu

(Image: Lawrence Weiner, 'AS IF IT COULD', 1972)

Herbert Foundation wishes you all a happy new year! From January 8 onwards, the Foundation will opens its doors again. W...
01/01/2023

Herbert Foundation wishes you all a happy new year! From January 8 onwards, the Foundation will opens its doors again. We look forward to welcome you at our ongoing exhibitions 'Distance Extended / 1979 – 1997. Part II' at Loods and 'It is... it isn't...' at 106.⁠

For visiting possibilities, please visit our website via: https://herbertfoundation.org/en/visits

(Image: Martin Kippenberger, announcement card 'sculptures and objects', Skarstedt fine art New York, 2004)

We're pleased to announce our upcoming event on Sunday January 22. Join us for a talk by Koen Brams on the connection be...
29/12/2022

We're pleased to announce our upcoming event on Sunday January 22. Join us for a talk by Koen Brams on the connection between Spillemaeckers and the Herberts. Their encounter was a milestone for the Collection, which focussed mainly on conceptual art during the first decennium.⁠

In the beginning of ‘70s, Fernand Spillemaeckers starts gallery MTL in Brussels. It’s the start of an exciting artistic and intellectual adventure, where Annick and Anton Herbert actively participate in from 1973 onwards.⁠

Koen Brams, independent researcher, curator, and publicist, will elaborate on the beginning of the Collection of Annick and Anton Herbert and their inspiring connection with Fernand Spillemaeckers.⁠

Reserve your tickets via: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tickets-spillemaeckersherbert-kunstwerkenconcepten-482287744627

January 22 at 11 a.m.⁠
Talk in Dutch⁠
Entrance via Raas van Gaverestraat 108

Counting down… This weekend we will host a conversation between Enrico Lunghi, Yves Gevaert and Laura Hanssens at Herber...
12/12/2022

Counting down… This weekend we will host a conversation between Enrico Lunghi, Yves Gevaert and Laura Hanssens at Herbert Foundation. Would you like to join us on Sunday 18 December at 10.30 a.m.? There are still tickets available via our website.

The conversation ‘A family reunion’ is part of a series of events in line with the presentation ‘It is… it isn’t…’ with which the exhibition space 106 opens its doors for the first time. All events are developed in collaboration with Bart Verschaffel (Ghent University) and focus on a selection of milestones in the development of the Herbert’s Collection. During the conversation our guests will reflect on the exhibition ‘Many Colored Objects Placed Side by Side’, held at Casino Luxembourg in 2000. The young institute, led by Enrico Lunghi, was a surprising choice for the second public exhibition of the Collection. Along with the first exhibition, which took place in 1985 at the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, the project in Luxembourg marked a turning point in the development of the Herbert Collection and therefore couldn't be missed in this sequence of events. The conversation is complemented by an archive presentation.

‘A family reunion’ with Laura Hanssens, Enrico Lunghi and Yves Gevaert
Sunday 18 December from 10:30 a.m. until 12 a.m, followed by a reception to reflect on the conversation

Language: English
Entrance via Raas van Gaverestraat 108
Tickets are available via: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-family-reunion-the-herbert-collection-at-casino-luxembourg-in-2000-tickets-473225469117

(Image: Anton Herbert and Enrico Lunghi during preparations for the exhibition at Casino Luxembourg, 2000)

Welcome this Sunday at Herbert Foundation!⁠⁠'Distance Extended / 1979 – 1997. Part II' presents a dialogue between works...
07/12/2022

Welcome this Sunday at Herbert Foundation!⁠

'Distance Extended / 1979 – 1997. Part II' presents a dialogue between works, documents and music by Dan Graham, Mike Kelley, Martin Kippenberger, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Dieter Roth, Franz West, and Heimo Zobernig. Starting from their ensembles⁠ within the Collection and Archive, the exhibition examines the common ground these artists share.⁠

Intrigued to explore the similarities between these artists in the Collection, and conversely learn what exactly sets them apart? Join us today at Herbert Foundation and visit our ongoing exhibition 'Distance Extended / 1979 – 1997. Part II' at Loods and 'It is... It isn't...' at 106. For visiting possibilities, please check our website via: https://herbertfoundation.org/en/visits

(Image: ‘Distance Extended / 1979 - 1997. Part II’. Photo by Yuri van der Hoeven)

Join us for a conversation between Enrico Lunghi and Yves Gevaert about the second public presentation of the Herbert Co...
05/12/2022

Join us for a conversation between Enrico Lunghi and Yves Gevaert about the second public presentation of the Herbert Collection, at Casino Luxembourg in 2000. More information on our website: https://herbertfoundation.org/nl/events/a-family-reunion-conversation

After the conversation, there will be time to chat and have a drink.

Entrance fee is 10 euros. Tickets must be booked in advance: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-family-reunion-the-herbert-collection-at-casino-luxembourg-in-2000-tickets-473225469117

Join us on Sunday 18 December for the conversation ‘A family reunion’ with Enrico Lunghi and Yves Gevaert at Herbert Fou...
01/12/2022

Join us on Sunday 18 December for the conversation ‘A family reunion’ with Enrico Lunghi and Yves Gevaert at Herbert Foundation.

In 2000, the Collection of Annick and Anton Herbert was invited by Casino Luxembourg, which was led by Enrico Lunghi. The exhibition was accompanied by an autonomous publication, realised by Yves Gevaert.

Herbert Foundation invites Enrico Lunghi and Yves Gevaert to look back in conversation with Laura Hanssens. Our guests will engage in dialogue about the preparations for the exhibition, the choice and the meaning of the title, the selection of the works, their presentation in the spaces of the Casino and the publication. Above all, we will reflect upon the significance of this exhibition for the further development of the Collection and how it formed the basis for the Foundation. The conversation is complemented by an archive presentation. Afterwards, we are happy to invite you for a drink to discuss, reflect and exchange thoughts on the conversation.

‘A family reunion’ with Laura Hanssens, Enrico Lunghi and Yves Gevaert
Sunday 18 December from 10:30 a.m. until 12 a.m, followed by a chat and drink to reflect on the conversation

Language: English
Entrance via Raas van Gaverestraat 108
Tickets are available via: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-family-reunion-the-herbert-collection-at-casino-luxembourg-in-2000-tickets-473225469117

(Image: Installation views of ‘Many Colored Objects Placed Side by Side. Works from the Collection of Annick and Anton Herbert, programme’, 2000. Photograph taken at Casino Luxembourg)

A warm thank you to all visitors who attended the opening of 'It is... it isn't...' at 106 and the re-opening of 'Distan...
05/10/2022

A warm thank you to all visitors who attended the opening of 'It is... it isn't...' at 106 and the re-opening of 'Distance Extended Part II' at the Loods.

For those who couldn't attend: from now on, the exhibition 'Distance Extended' can be visited on Sundays between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. with a guided tour at 4:30 p.m. (reservation required) or by scheduling a group visit.

The exhibition 'It is... it isn't...' can be visited by guided tour only, weekly on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. (reservation required) or by scheduling a group visit.

More information and reservation via our website.

(Image: Gerhard Richter, 'Vier Glasscheiben' and Luciano Fabro 'Tre nudi che scendono le scale' in the exhibition 'It is... it isn't...' at Herbert Foundation 106. Photo by Yuri van der Hoeven)

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