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a selection of sculptural works by Katleen Vinck

Katleen Vinck

he starting point for Katleen Vinck’s sculptural work is her extreme fascination for architecture; its history, its meaning, its materials, and its technical intricacies. Architecture has accompanied and sustained humans throughout their history. Its foundations are often the last, imperishable remainders of long-lost civilizations. Archaeological research helps us discover our past, but also offers important reflections about the future.

It is precisely on the verge of these universes, in the field tension between a scientifically verified past and an imagined future, that Vinck’s sculptures are situated. Some shapes might remind us of a tank or a UFO floating through the exhibition space; others seem to refer to a kind of ‘cyber-urban’ architecture.
Her titles rarely give any clues. They are rather a way for her to toy with the viewer’s perception and thus to keep our imagination away from one clear-cut meaning.

The materials she uses. such as concrete and clay, might appear cold and silent, but their aura is buzzing with potential, with layers of time, with ambition and expectation for transformation. What Vinck desires to show is not the loss. but the beauty what is temporary. Everything transforms into something new overtime, carrying layers of past lives.
Her works rarely finished constructions of singular moments, but appeal to that translucid, ungraspable moment of transformation – the blurry instant of crossing meanings and concept.
(Tamara Beheydt)

General information

The exhibition takes place from September 23 until October 21.
Opening times; Thursday’s, Friday’s from 12:00 to 18:00 and Saturday’s from 12:00 to 16:00
Private viewings are possible via appointment.


Keilestraat 7-9 3029BP Rotterdam
inquiries and reservations: welcome(at)

KEILECONTEMPORARY is an ongoing series of exhibitions on contemporary art in the ‘Keilepand’.
Initiated by har. and the Keile Collective in 2019 we have been a podium for a variety of artists including:

Marina Heuvelman . Hannah Fletcher . Karen van de Vliet . Christian Thømsen . Rob Vis . Maaike Kramer . Lucius Pax . Andrea Radai . Lilian Kreutzberger . John Ryan Brubaker . Frank Havermans . Elma Čavčić . Wietse Eeken . Johan Gelper . Magnus Vatvedt . Zhixin Liao . Sander Bokkinga . Tamara Dees . Pim Palsgraaf

/previous exhibitions

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