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MARUANI MERCIER

Contemporary art gallery focussing on established American artists from the ‘80s.
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Founded in 1995, MARUANI MERCIER now represents twenty contemporary artists alongside it’s programme of museum quality historical exhibitions whilst continuing to build on the legacy of a number of renowned estates. Showing established artists alongside young and emerging new talent, the gallery promotes an artistic dialogue between different generations. It also contributes to new scholarship across its programmes by inviting prominent art historians and curators to collaborate on its exhibition catalogues and artist texts. Many of the gallery´s artists participate in international exhibitions and are today placed in some of the most important museums and private collections around the world.

Initially MARUANI MERCIER´s primary programme focused on celebrated American artists from the 1980s who, working within the medium of painting and sculpture, sought to reflect the aesthetic and social concerns of their time. Including; Ross Bleckner, Francesco Clemente, Ron Gorchov, Peter Halley, Jonathan Lasker, and Sue Williams.

Over the years, the gallery looked to a new generation of artists who, working within different media, also addressed topical subjects relating to history, politics, the environment, and questions of identity and authorship. Amongst these, Radcliffe Bailey, Esiri Erheriene-Essi and Hank Willis Thomas examine topics surrounding Black history and culture whilst Lyle Ahston Harris looks at societal constructs of sexuality and race. Jaclyn Conley´s beautiful and nostalgic paintings present a poignant rumination on the social and political concerns of American life, whilst Tony Matelli confronts issues of isolation and impermanence with humour and irony.

In 2001, MARUANI MERCIER expanded to include an additional gallery in the historic art town Knokke followed in 2018 by a 15,000 sq ft exhibition space in Zaventem called THE WAREHOUSE. In addition to the celebrated exhibitions held there, in 2021 THE WAREHOUSE hosted Kwesi Botchway and Cornelius Annor at its artist residency. MARUANI MERCIER will remain committed to exhibiting the artist that it hosts there across its galleries.

Insights From The Exhibitor

Exhibitions

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Ross Bleckner: Paralipsis
Brussels
Sep 9–Oct 9, 2021
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Arne Quinze: Wildflowers
Knokke
Jun 3–Jul 11, 2021
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Esiri Erherienne-Essi : The Future Isn't What It Used To Be
Knokke
Aug 7–Sep 3, 2021
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Resistance(s)
Brussels
Jun 3–Jul 2, 2021
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Resistance
MARUANI MERCIER Knokke
May 1–30, 2021
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Ferrari Sheppard: Dark Bodies - Bright Crest
MARUANI MERCIER Knokke
Apr 29–May 29, 2021
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Emmanuel Taku: The Chosen Few
MARUANI MERCIER Knokke
Apr 3–29, 2021
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Stefan Brüggemann & On Kawara: Hyper-Conscious
MARUANI MERCIER Brussels
Mar 25–Apr 25, 2021
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From Man Ray to Mariën
An Idea of Surrealism
MARUANI MERCIER Brussels
Jan 21–Mar 20, 2021
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1986
MARUANI MERCIER Brussels
Oct 29–Jan 5, 2021
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Francesco Clemente: Bestiary 2020
MARUANI MERCIER Brussels
Sep 3–Oct 17, 2020
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Peter Halley: New Works
MARUANI MERCIER Knokke
Aug 1–Sep 3, 2020
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Paul Kremer: Hovering
MARUANI MERCIER Knokke
Jul 4–31, 2020
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Jaclyn Conley: Jackie& Brian& Eartha& Joan.
MARUANI MERCIER Brussels
Jun 4–27, 2020
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Manuel Mathieu: Chavire Chodyè a
MARUANI MERCIER Knokke
May 21–Jul 3, 2020
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Georg Baselitz, Rashid Johnson & William Daniels
The Warehouse
Jan 18–Mar 7, 2020
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The World of Le Corbusier: Collages and Drawings
MARUANI MERCIER Brussels
Jan 15–Apr 11, 2020
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Ron Gorchov: The Shade Between
MARUANI MERCIER Brussels
Nov 14–Dec 21, 2019
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Radcliffe Bailey: The Ocean Between
MARUANI MERCIER Brussels
Sep 5–Oct 31, 2019
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Lyle Ashton Harris: Ombre à l'Ombre
The Warehouse
Oct 9–Dec 16, 2019
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Titus Kaphar: Survey
MARUANI MERCIER Knokke
Aug 2–Sep 7, 2019
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Hank Willis Thomas: Donnez Votre Main
MARUANI MERCIER Brussels
Apr 23–Jun 29, 2019
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Manuel Mercier: Drum and Bass
MARUANI MERCIER Knokke
Apr 6–May 5, 2019
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Arne Quinze: New Sculptures - Lupines
MARUANI MERCIER Brussels
Feb 21–Apr 13, 2019
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Gavin Turk : En Œuf
MARUANI MERCIER Brussels
Jan 14–Feb 14, 2019
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Joan Miró. Five Decades. 1931 -1981
Brussels
Oct 28–Dec 23, 2021

Artists

  • Radcliffe Bailey
  • Ross Bleckner
  • Kwesi Botchway
  • Francesco Clemente
  • Jaclyn Conley
  • Esiri Erheriene-Essi
  • Ron Gorchov
  • Peter Halley
  • Lyle Ashton Harris
  • Justin Brice
  • Jonathan Lasker
  • Tony Matelli
  • Arne Quinze
  • Philip Taaffe
  • Emmanuel Taku
  • Hank Willis Thomas
  • Gavin Turk
  • Sue Williams