Xavier Hufkens is one of the most influential galleries for contemporary art in Europe. When it opened in 1987, Xavier Hufkens concentrated on promising artists at that time, such as Felix-Gonzalez-Torres, Anthony Gormley and Jessica Stockholder. In 1992, its move to a 19th-century house renovated by Robbrecht Daem and Marie-Josée Van Hee coincided with the representation of a selection of established artists. Today, with thirty or so artists of different generations (including Richard Artschwager, Louise Bourgeois, Willem de Kooning, Adam Fuss, and Hans Op de Beeck), Hufkens runs a varied programme of exhibitions with solo exhibitions by the gallery’s artists and group shows and specific projects. The gallery offers a unique combination of paintings, drawings, sculptures, photography, video and installation work. In 2013, the gallery opened another space on the same street. This new space was designed by Swiss architect Harry Gugger. An eclectic but nonetheless very clear vision underlies all the gallery’s activities.
Captain Ballsack, Painted, 2001–2018