Galerie Tatjana Pieters
Address: Nieuwevaart 124/001 9000
Phone: +32 9 324 45 29
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About Galerie Tatjana Pieters
Committed to the importance of art within a social framework, Galerie Tatjana Pieters has explicitly chosen an even larger space in the "peripheral context" of Ghent instead of moving to the more popular and expensive gallery center of Brussels. No central location in a matchbox, the gallery is located in a clear position where it can be an essential contributor to the field of contemporary art. Tatjana Pieters pioneers work that embraces the idea of "show local, act global."
This peripheral attitude is also visible in the gallery program, whereby the gallery chooses to represent artistic positions that are not easily categorized, presenting artists before they are emerging or re- contextualizing mid- career/established artists that have been overlooked. Galerie Tatjana Pieters chooses to function as a catalyst in the growth of the artist's artistic development and career.
The new gallery location offers a larger exhibition space creating a platform that allows room for experiment and functions as a transit to an institutional level, underlining the vision that a gallery must remain a space to create exhibitions, despite the current changes in the art market. The new gallery is located in a new development area of Ghent, near the water. It is an area where currently many new artistic initiatives are popping up: artist studios, architect offices, rehearsal spaces for dance and music. The district has all the potential to become the "Chelsea of Ghent."
In commuting distance from Antwerp and Brussels and located near two prominent Belgian museums for contemporary art, the Municipal Museum for Contemporary Art (S.M.A.K.) and the Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Galerie Tatjana Pieters seeks to introduce and support Belgian talent next to the promotion of international artists. The gallery started operating from a loft on the second floor of an old furniture factory and recently relocated to an old warehouse in the industrial area of Ghent, known as one of the city's new development areas. In collaboration with the young designer Pieterjan Deblauwe the 400 m2 ground floor was transformed into a monumental gallery space that could integrate the professional requirements suitable to the long term ambition of the gallery. This relocation is another step in the growth of the gallery, which since its inception in 2008 has become one of the major players for contemporary art in Ghent and Belgium.