Mark Manders & Zeno X Gallery: 28 Years of Collaboration
Mark Manders, Frank Demaegd, Marjolein Sponselee.
Zeno X Books, Hannibal & Wather und Franz König, 2022
Mark Manders – Zeno X Gallery, 28 Years of Collaboration offers an overview of the long-standing collaboration between the artist Mark Manders (b. 1968) and Zeno X Gallery in Antwerp. The review has been published to accompany his most recent solo exhibition in the gallery and highlights a number of important exhibitions and special projects in Belgium and abroad in which Manders was invited to take part from the 1990s to the present day.
Mark Manders has been working since 1986 on what he calls his ‘self-portrait as a building’. His oeuvre – consisting of installations, sculptures, works on paper and drawings – is ascribed the metaphor of a fictional building, divided into separate rooms whose precise shape and size is undefined. There is no beginning and no end. Manders strives for timelessness and universality using archetypal forms and familiar-looking materials such as clay, bronze and wood. His bronze sculptures and installations consequently appear more vulnerable than they are in reality.
Publication accompanying the exhibition in Zeno X Gallery, which takes place from 3 September to 15 October 2022.