Published by MuZEE, Oostende, 2018, 22 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 10.5 × 14.8 cm, EnglishPrice: €4
Produced on the occasion of Guy Mees – The Weather is Quiet, Cool and Soft at MuZEE, Oostende, 24/11/18–10/3/19. The Weather is Quiet, Cool and Soft presented works from different stages in the career of the Belgium artist Guy Mees (1935-2003) to shed light on his intuitive and conceptual approach. The selected works ranged from early lace pieces generically entitled Lost Space to the films and the photographs of the series of portraits Difference of Levels, never before shown structuralist works from the 1970s, pastel on paper series from the mid-1970s and paper cut-outs from the 1980s. Together, these allow a study of Mees’s practice and his ideas of mutability, fragility, porosity and the expansion of pictorial space into social space. The title of the exhibition (taken from a note by the artist) is a reference to the atmospheric impermanence in Mees’s work and his relativist poetical approach.