Jef Geys The Belgian artist Jef Geys (1934-2018) built his artistic practice on a permanent questioning of art and its definitions, relating it to different social spaces that include schools, industrial workshops, and café and bars. Deeply rooted in his own biography and in a specific local situation, his work operates in a constant dynamic between popular culture, modern art and attention for the seemingly banal.

This exhibition – the first presentation of Jef Geys’ work in Scandinavia – does not aim to give a comprehensive overview, a task that would prove nearly impossible in the face of a practice which set out, at its core, to constantly question the norms of presentation and circulation of art. The exhibition looks into some aspects that are specific to Jef Geys’ oeuvre, such as his work with pedagogy, architecture, and art history.

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