Occupying an impressive Art Nouveau building designed by the architect Louis Bral and then restored by architects Hilde Daem and Robbrecht, the gallery was founded in 1988 under the name of Gallery Meert Rihoux. In 2006, it changed direction and assumed the name of the new director, Greta Meert. From the start, the gallery has placed the emphasis on the minimal and conceptual art of the seventies (Donald Judd, Robert Mangold, Richard Tuttle, Robert Barry, Hanne Darboven, Niele Toroni) and also paid particular attention to photography from the eighties (Thomas Struth, Louise Lawler, Jeff Wall, Ken Lum, Ian Wallace and John Baldessari. In addition, the gallery presents a more future-focused selection of artists including Eric Baudelaire, Iñaki Bonillas, Johannes Esper, Valerie Krause, Anne Neukamp, Tobias Putrih and Johannes Wald and the Belgian artists Edith Dekyndt, Stef Driesen, Sophie Nys, Koen van den Broek, Catharina van Eetvelde and Pieter Vermeersch.
Johannes Esper - Online Viewing Room
Johannes Esper, Inflated tear – detail, PU cartridge and branch of alanthus, 2021 (93 x 30 x 34 cm)