Anne Marie Laureys at Collectible fair
05 - 08 March 2020

artecetera presents 
two idiosyncratic ceramists, working on the fine line between visual arts and crafts. 
COLLECTIBLE, a pioneering fair exclusively dedicated to contemporary collectible design gathering unique pieces, bespoke works and very limited editions of the 21st century.

Vanderborght Building, Schildknaapstraat 50 Brussel​​​​​​​s
CLAY... a lifetime commitment
01 - 22 December 2019

An exhibition in the venue of atelier lachaert dhanis, about ceramics in all its aspects and in all its varieties. From sculptural autonomous work by top international artists and contemporary table jewelry to vintage ceramics and even items from the 18th century.

unique artworks by Anne Marie Laureys Ceramics | Antonino Spoto | Christina Schou Christensen | Johannes Nagel | Maarten De Ceulaer | Mathieu Frossard | Matthias Kaiser | Sarah Pschorn | Wouter Hoste 
domestic ceramics by Atelier Kohut | Frans Ottink | Jos Devriendt | Piet Stockmans | Ruth Gurvich | Unfold | atelier lachaert dhanis 
inspiring books from Arnoldsche Art Publishers

curator and scenographer atelier lachaert dhanis 

Cultural trip to the Mons region
5 October 2019

An excursion to two exhibitions: 'Design On Air' in CID (Centre d'Innovation et de Design) in Grand-hornu, curated by Chris Meplon; and 'Memento Mons' in BAM (Beaux-Arts Mons), curators and scenographers Sofie Lachaert and Luc Dhanis.
With as culinary interlude a gastronomic lunch at 'Rizom', a restaurant by star chef Sang Hoon Degeimbre (from L'air du Temps) on the Grand-Hornu site.

Memento Mons, the BAM as one large Wunderkammer
5 October 2019  26 January 2020

with artist-friends Antonino Spoto and Anne Marie Laureys Ceramics 
concept & scenography atelier lachaert dhanis / lsd2
Embark on a journey of discovery.
Cabinets with a curious collection of historical pieces in an entourage of contemporary objects balancing on the border between visual art, craft and design.
A contemporary cabinet of curiosities, a tribute to the 'Wunderkammer', in which universal notions of ‘vanitas’ are deconstructed and underlined.
The concept of 'memento' is just as relevant and current today as it was in the time of the Romans. “Look behind you! Remember that you are only human!” the slave whispered into the ear of the victorious general during Roman triumph. [Tertullian]
In essence, nothing has really changed ...
A Kassen / Alejandro Monge / Alexandre Humbert / Alexis Arnold / Andrea Mastrovito / anne marie laureys ceramics / Antonino Spoto / Arnaud Sprimont / Boaz Arad / Bosco Sodi / Bram Vanderbeke / Caroline Andrin / Dan Wolgers / David Altmejd / Elisa Insúa / Gil Shachar / Huub Vinken / John Isaacs / Jonathan Callan / Justine Smith / Kristof Kintera / Levi van Veluw / Li Hongbo / Maarten Baas / Maddalena Ambrosio / Maria Nepomuceno / Marion Auburtin / Mark Wagner / Mehdi-Georges Lahlou / Miler Lagos / Nicola Bolla / Nobert Ghisoland / Nora De Rudder / Otis Laubert / Philippe Luiz / Richard Hutten / Richard Stipl / Rogan Brown / Therese Lebrun / Wim Botha / Zeger Reyers 

BAM, Beaux-Arts Mons / Rue Neuve 8 / 7000 Mons
BeCraft / Mons
Galila's collection (P.O.C)

Inside Outside | Architectural Objects
21 July - 25 August 2019

A duo-expo with 'outdoor artworks' from Bram Vanderbeke (BE) and 'architectural jewellery' from Karin Johansson (SE)
in the venue of atelier lachaert dhanis

Both artists colour outside the lines of art and collectible design.
Bram Vanderbeke's work is sculptural, monumental and functional; balancing between brutal and sensitive, rough and poetic.
For this exhibition he brings a collection of new works for 'outdoors'; for garden, street or park.
Karin Johansson's necklaces are a colourful graphic amalgam of handmade elements in enamel, plastic, and precious metals plus crushed and 'reconstructed' stone. The inspiration and the starting point are architecture walks. Karin explains: simply by drawing a line in the picture and connecting the ends, then picking up the colours, I discovered a necklace giving hints of houses, streets, trees, water, sky, lines and directions.
Cultural trip with Bram Vanderbeke
31 March 2019

A Sunday excursion with artist Bram Vanderbeke as the guide.
Especially for Artecetera, the doors were opened of Atelier Jespers in Brussels, where an exhibition of Bram could be seen. In the afternoon, Artecetera provided an original picnic at the exceptional location 'Zaventem Ateliers', a 6000m2 'creative hub' for all-round artistis, a brainchild of Lionel Jadot. This was followed by a tour through the artists' ateliers.

David Huycke
27 January 2019

Book presentation 'DAVID HUYCKE, risky business, 25 years of silver objects'
published by arnoldsche and patrons piet & nadine salens-kegels
in the venue of atelier lachaert dhanis

David Huycke is a true virtuoso, an artist with exceptional talent; recognized worldwide as thé goldsmith of this century. With astonishing craftsmanship he seeks the physical limits of the precious metal silver. His work can be seen in the Design Museum Ghent, Röhsska Museum Gothenburg, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Musée des Arts Décoratifs Paris ... In 2010 he obtained a doctorate with the project 'The Metamorphic Ornament: Re-Thinking Granulation, a practice based research on the contemporary artistic relevance of the ancient technique of granulation.


Ferréol Babin​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
25 November - 16 December 2018

'spoonfully yours'
A family of hand carved wooden spoons by French artist Ferréol Babin 

A Memorable Summer Sunday 
26 August 2018

A memorable summer sunday in the venue of atelier lachaert dhanis.
Connect with extraordinary artists and meet alike minds.
Be fascinated by Anna Heindl’s precious, cheerful jewellery.
Try out Dirk Vander Kooij’s innovative, colourful design furniture in the garden. 
Meet boundary breaking Galerie Zink, presenting Johannes Nagel’s intriguing porcelain work and Karl Fritsch’s playful, rebellious jewellery objects.​
Enjoy a culinary delight by enfanT Terrible. 

Push - Anne Marie Laureys Ceramics 
24 March - 02 April 2018

Push, a solo-exhibition in the venue of atelier lachaert dhanis.

It all starts with a series of thrown vases on the pottery wheel. The wet and soft clay is subtly pushed, pinched, pulled, dented, folded with the fingers. Thrown and deformed parts are assembled together and the essence of clay and traces of movement are hypostasized into solid form. This results in amorphous objects with a sensuality that stresses the ample suppleness of clay, in sculptures that exploit the tension between volume and skin, between texture and color.
Push was a collaboration between Anne Marie Laureys and her partner Patrick Montagne-Russe.

A culinary feast in an exceptional scenography
an event for Museum Dhondt Dhaenens
25 January 2018

This event was auctioned during the Garden Party of Museum Dhondt Dhaenens in September 2017.
Sofie Lachaert and Luc Dhanis - atelier lachaert dhanis - are hostess and host for a maximum of twenty guests. They provide an exceptional dining experience in a culinary scenography. This dinner in collaboration with Martine Mys (bRoodstop) sharpen all the senses. The recipe for this evening consists of a dose of color, a touch of humor and a generous amount of alchemy. 

Book Presentation
17 December 2017

Micha Pycke and Ruth Ruyffelaere, editors of the inspiring book 'Urban Potters - Makers in the City' share their passion for ceramics.

Aldo Bakker presents 'Tongue - A Journal'.
This booklet follows the design process of the silver art object 'Tongue'.

The Beauty of Collecting - Collecting Beauty
24 September 2017

There is no essential difference between things that are considered 'banal' and things that are 'precious'. The everyday gives a view of the sublime and the sublime is contained in the everyday.

A dialogue between collectors Henriette Neutelings (lawyer) and Luc Hanssens, (economist / partner Egon Zehnder) , about beauty and desire, about value and collecting, about inspiration and emotion.

Allegro Energico e Passionato
21 May 2017

an exhibition of visual scores and a framed aperitif concert by the 82-year-old
multi-artist and experimental jazz musician PAUL VAN GYSEGEM, accompanied by musicians Pierre Bernard and Giovanni Barcella