Hans Op de Beek

Available Artwork

Staging Silence (3)

2019

44 minutes

Edition of 10 + 2 AP

‘Staging Silence (3)’ is the third and final installment in a series of autonomous art films, all realised according to the same principles. In the three films, two pairs of anonymous hands construct and deconstruct fictional interiors and landscapes on a mini film set of just three square meters in size.

This film takes the viewer on a visual journey through depopulated, enigmatic and often melancholic, but nonetheless playful, small-scaled places, which are built up and taken down before the eye of the camera.

The two pairs of anonymous hands, like a double Deus ex Machina of sorts, decide on the life and death, growth and blossoming or decay of the places that are conjured up. The landscapes and interiors are teaming with cultural and subcultural references, including historical as well as current themes that refer to the way in which man - both in his dealings with architecture and with nature — 'humanises' the open space in an attempt to create meaning, identity and a logical interaction with time. For the first time in the series, this film also includes clear references to the life-size sculptures and immersive installations of Op de Beeck’s oeuvre.

Op de Beeck's film is accompanied by a score inspired by the images, composed and performed by composer-musician Scanner (uk).

Hans Op de Beeck (be) produces large installations, sculptures, films, drawings, paintings, photographs and texts. His work is a reflection on our complex society and the universal questions of meaning and mortality that resonate within it. He regards man as a being who stages the world around him in a tragi-comic way. Above all, Op de Beeck is keen to stimulate the viewers’ senses, and invite them to really experience the image. He seeks to create a form of visual fiction that delivers a moment of wonder, silence and introspection.

Hans Op de Beeck was born in Turnhout in 1969. He lives and works in Brussels and Gooik, Belgium. Op de Beeck has shown his work extensively in solo and group exhibitions around the

world.

"A peculiar silence permeated his haunting recent exhibition, enticing visitors to pause and reflect. Op de Beeck’s enchanting noir world, rendered in monochromatic grays, evoked something of the Northern Romantic tradition with its melancholy sublime. Though Op de Beeck is known for his immersive environments, this show contained only one large installation, accompanied by a series of smaller-scale sculptures, a film, and an assortment of watercolors. Each work evinced an eerie liminality, existing between the real and the illusory, the present and the future.""

--by Elaine A. King for Sculpture Magazine

Solo Exhibitions

2019

Sea of Tranquility, Scheepvaartmuseum, Amsterdam (NL) (Opening: 08.09.2019)

The Cliff, Kunsthalle Krems (AT)

The Conversation, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna (AT)

Marianne Boesky Gallery, NY (USA)

'My bed a raft, the room the sea, and then I laughed some gloom in me', GalleriaContinua,

Habana, (CUB)

KMSK Brussels (BE)

2018

My bed a raft, the room the sea, and then I laughed some gloom in me, Galleria Continua, Havana,

(CUB)

Cabinet of Curiosities, Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam, (NL)

Sea of Tranquility, Het Scheepvaartmuseum, Amsterdam, (NL)

The Wunderkammer Residence, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, (BE)

Kids, Cabinets, Pictures, Ponds, Galleria Continua, (FR)

The Girl, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY, (USA)

2017

“Hans Op de Beeck. Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, (DK)

‘Hans Op de Beeck: Pino Pascali Award - XX edition’, Fondazione Museo Pino Pascali, Polignano a Mare

(IT)

“The Pond Room”, Kunsthaus Dornbirn, Dornbirn (AT)

“Out of the Ordinary”, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg (DE)

“The Silent Castle”, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen (DE)

“Lily Pond”, Tongeren (BE)

“The Sleeping Girl”, Pilevneli Gallery (TR)

2016

‘Hans Op de Beeck: Night Time’, Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden (DE)

‘Hans Op de Beeck: Silent Rooms’, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna (AT)

‘Hans Op de Beeck: Small Things and Soothing Thoughts’, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano (IT)

‘Hans Op de Beeck: Collector’s House’, Art Unlimited, Basel (CHE)

2015

‘Hans Op de Beeck: Décors et Figurants’, Château de Chimay, Chimay (BE)

‘Hans Op de Beeck’: The Drawing Room’, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York (US)

‘Hans Op de Beeck: The Amusement Park’,curated by 40m Cube – out site programming, Les Champs

Libres, Rennes (FR)

‘Hans Op de Beeck: The Quiet View’, permanent show, Herkenrode, Hasselt (BE)

‘Hans Op de Beeck: in the frame of “12months/12 films – Exploration in Space”, works from ‘The Goetz

Collection’, Folkwang Museum, Essen (DE)

‘Hans Op de Beeck: The Thread’, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna (AT)

‘Hans Op de Beeck: Sea of Tranquillity’, Screen Space, Melbourne (AU)

‘Hans Op de Beeck: Eyes Closed’, Ron Mandos Gallery, Amsterdam (NL)

2014

‘Hans Op de Beeck: Staging Silence(2)’, MIT List Visual Center Arts Center – Cambridge (MA, US)

‘Hans Op de Beeck: Photoworks’, Photoevent, Cultuurcentrum Mechelen, De Garage, Mechelen (BE)

‘Hans Op de Beeck: Night Time Drawings’, Galleria Continua, Beijing (CN)

‘Hans Op de Beeck: Staging Silence (2)’, Toby Devan Lewis Gallery - MOCA Cleveland, OH (US)

‘Hans Op de Beeck: Quiet Scenery and Wandering Extras’, Sammlung Goetz, Munich (DE)

‘Hans Op de Beeck: The Drawing Room’, Le Botanique, Brussels (BE)

‘Hans Op de Beeck: Personnages’, Château de Chamarande, Chamarande (FR)

2013

‘Hans Op de Beeck: Staging Silence (2) - Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville (FL, US)

‘Hans Op de Beeck: Metropolitan scenes’ - MMKA Arnhem (NL)

‘Hans Op de Beeck: Celebration / Celebration (Buenos Aires)’ - Natlab, Eindhoven (NL)

‘Hans Op de Beeck: Staging Silence (2)’ - Art Palacio - Screen Festival - Sao Paulo - Brazil

‘Hans Op de Beeck: Sea of Tranquillity’ - FRAC PACA, Marseille (FR)

‘Hans Op de Beeck: Sea of Tranquillity’ - Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL, (US)

‘Hans Op de Beeck: Parade’ - De Warande, Turnhout (BE)

2012

‘Hans Op de Beeck: Visual Fictions’, Kunstverein Hannover, Hannover (DE)

‘Hans Op de Beeck: Video Works’, Butler Gallery, Kilkenny (IE)

‘Hans Op de Beeck: Sea of Tranquillity’, Dirimart Garibaldi, Istanbul (TR)

‘Hans Op de Beeck: Sea of Tranquillity’, The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest (RO)

‘Hans Op de Beeck: LOOPfestival, Barcelona (ES)

‘Hans Op de Beeck: Staging Silence’, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag (GeM), The Hague (NL)

‘Hans Op de Beeck: Small Constructions’, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna (AT)

‘Hans Op de Beeck: Location (8)’, Bommenvrij, Nieuwpoort (BE)

2011

‘Hans Op de Beeck: Sea of Tranquillity’, ARGOS, Brussels (BE)

‘Hans Op de Beeck: Videowork’, Cinema Zuid, Antwerp (BE)

‘Hans Op de Beeck: Sea of Tranquillity’, Maritiem Museum, Rotterdam (NL)

‘Hans Op de Beeck: Sea of Tranquillity’, Kunstmuseum, Thun (CH)

‘Hans Op de Beeck: Sea of Tranquillity’, Centro de Arte Caja de Burgos CAB, Burgos (ES)

‘Hans Op de Beeck: Staging Silence’, Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington,

DC (USA)

‘Hans Op de Beeck: Extensions’ Museum Het Domein, Sittard (NL)

‘Hans Op de Beeck: Sea of Tranquillity’, Art Unlimited, Art Basel, Basel (CH)

2010

‘Hans Op de Beeck: Sea of Tranquillity’, Le Grand Café, Saint-Nazaire (FR)

‘Hans Op de Beeck: Still Lifes’ Galleria Continua, San Gimignano (IT)

‘Hans Op de Beeck: Still Lifes’, Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam (NL)

‘Hans Op de Beeck: Silent Movie’, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York (US)

‘Hans Op de Beeck: Works on Paper & Video’, Xavier Hufkens, Brussels (BE)

‘Hans Op de Beeck: Rooms, Quai n°1’ (biennial festival IMAGES), Vevey (CH)

‘Hans Op de Beeck: Staging Silence’, solo presentation,The Armory Show, New York, NY (USA)

2009

‘Hans Op de Beeck: Staging Silence’, Galleria Continua, Beijing (CN)

‘Hans Op de Beeck: In Silent Conversation with Correggio’, Galleria Borghese, Rome (IT)

‘Hans Op de Beeck: Location (6)’, Art Unlimited, Art Basel, Basel (CH)

‘Hans Op de Beeck: Circumstances’, Gallery Vartai, Vilnius (LT)

‘Hans Op de Beeck: 5 Sculptures’, Art Banking Club, Moscow (RU)

‘Hans Op de Beeck: Staging Silence’, Baukunst Galerie, Cologne (DE)

‘Hans Op de Beeck: A selection of video works’, Palais de Tokyo / ENSBA / Le Moulin – Galleria Continua /

Souvernirs from Earth, Paris (FR)

‘Hans Op de Beeck: Extensions’, Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam (NL)

‘Hans Op de Beeck: Blender’, Cultuurcentrum Evergem, Evergem (BE)

‘Hans Op de Beeck: Staging Silence’, CC Strombeek, Grimbergen (BE)

‘Hans Op de Beeck: The Room Series’, solo presentation, Art Amsterdam, Amsterdam (NL)

‘Hans Op de Beeck: Paradigms’, (‘curated by’, Vienna ‘09) Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna (AT)

2008

‘Hans Op de Beeck: Celebration’, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano (IT)

‘Hans Op de Beeck: Location (6)’, Holland Festival, Amsterdam (NL)

‘Hans Op de Beeck: Possible Panoramas’, Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam (NL)

‘Hans Op de Beeck: Circumstances’, Rogaland Museum of Fine Arts, Stavanger (NO)

‘Hans Op de Beeck: Extensions’, solo presentation, Sh Contemporary, Shanghai (CN)

‘Hans Op de Beeck: Location (5)’, permanent installation,Towada Art Center, Towada (JP)

2007

‘Hans Op de Beeck: Extensions’, M – Museum Leuven, Leuven (BE)

‘Hans Op de Beeck: Extensions’, Centraal Museum, Utrecht (NL)

‘Hans Op de Beeck: Extensions’, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano (IT)

‘Hans Op de Beeck: All together now...’, Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam (NL)

‘Hans Op de Beeck: All together now...’, ARGOS, Brussels (BE)

‘Hans Op de Beeck: Merry-go-round (2)’, Art Unlimited, Art Basel, Basel (CH)

‘Hans Op de Beeck: Drifting’, ARGOS, Brussels (BE)

‘Hans Op de Beeck: The Stewarts have a party’, Derlon Theater, Maastricht (NL)

2006

‘Hans Op de Beeck: Family (scenes and scenery)’, Xavier Hufkens, Brussels (BE)

‘Hans Op de Beeck: Tables...’, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna (AT)

‘The Collection XIV: Hans Op de Beeck’, MuHKA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp (BE)

‘Hans Op de Beeck: My Brother’s Gardens’, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice (IT)

‘Hans Op de Beeck: Loss’, Viafarini, Milan (IT)

‘Hans Op de Beeck: Drawings’, Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire, Paris (FR)

‘Hans Op de Beeck: Entrance’, Art Rottedam – Ron Mandos, Rotterdam (NL)

2005

‘Hans Op de Beeck: In their minds...’, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York (USA)

‘Hans Op de Beeck: T-Mart’, MuHKA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp (BE)

‘Hans Op de Beeck: Blender’, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano (IT)

‘Hans Op de Beeck: Loss’, Chamarande, Centre Artistique et Culturel, Chamarande (FR)

‘Hans Op de Beeck: T-Mart’, Hales Gallery, London (GB)

2004

‘Hans Op de Beeck: Location (5)’, Art Unlimited, Art Basel, Basel (CH)

‘Hans Op de Beeck: Ondertussen.../Meanwhile... ‘, Museum of Contemporary Art, The Hague (NL)

‘Hans Op de Beeck: Loss’, Galerie Les Filles du Calvaire, Paris (FR)

‘Hans Op de Beeck’, Galerie Ron Mandos, Rotterdam (NL)

‘Hans Op de Beeck: Loss’, Art Positions, Art Basel Miami, Miami (US)

‘Hans Op de Beeck: Determination (Vottem Requiem)’, In Flanders’ Fields Museum, Ieper (BE)

2003

‘Hans Op de Beeck: My brother’s gardens’, Xavier Hufkens, Brussels (BE)

‘Hans Op de Beeck: My brother’s gardens’, Hales Gallery, London (GB)

‘Hans Op de Beeck: Landscape for Henri’, Musée des Archives d’Architecture Moderne, Brussels (BE)

2001

‘Hans Op de Beeck’, Hales Gallery, London (GB)

‘Hans Op de Beeck: Colours’, DOT projects, London (GB)

2000

‘Hans Op de Beeck’, Dorothée De Pauw Gallery, Brussels (BE)

‘Hans Op de Beeck: Summer with friends’, Team Gallery, New York, NY (USA)

‘Hans Op de Beeck’, Spazio Erasmus Brera, Milan (IT)