Torino - Anversa, andata e ritorno






twee tentoonstellingen in Turijn en Antwerpen

geselcteerde werken in het kader van projecten in de huidige en toekomstige European Youth Capitals






Terre di immigrati ed emigranti/Lands of immigrants and emigrants


Red Fish Factory, Helmstraat 139 - Antwerpen
17 tot 21 december 2010, Opening donderdag 16 december om 18.00 uur

Arteco organiseert in samenwerking met Coalface, Arti-Mista, Fondazione 107 en Red Fish Factory een uitwisselingsproject voor jonge en beloftevolle kunstenaars. Turijn en Antwerpen (en bij uitbreiding de Limburgse Mijnstreek, Coalface) zijn kenmerkend voor hun migratiegeschiedenis. Het zijn kleurrijke regio's waar allochtonen en autochtonen samen zoeken naar een eigen identiteit temidden van een specifieke realiteit.

Dit project wil enerzijds een blik werpen op deze migratiegebieden en op de identiteit van migranten. Anderzijds wil het project waarde toekennen aan de innovatieve rol van de kunstenaar en wil het jonge kunstenaars een kans geven om in dialoog te gaan met anderen. Een workshop in Turijn en één in Antwerpen zal dit aspect van ontmoeting en van samen creëren benadrukken.

26 kunstenaars werden via een wedstrijd geselecteerd. Deze kunstenaars hebben allen een diverse culturele achtergrond en zijn actief in verschillende kunsttakken: fotografie, schilderkunst, muziek, dans, fashion design, installatie, performance, etc. Dit resulteert in twee tentoonstellingen met als titel ‘Terre di immigrati ed emigranti/Lands of immigrants and emigrants' (‘Migratiegebieden'). De eerste expo gaat door in de huidige jongerenhoofdstad, nl Turijn, en de tweede tentoonstelling vindt plaats in Antwerpen, de Europese jongerenhoofdstad in 2011.

Deelnemende kunstenaars:
Derya Akgüre, Francesca Arri, auroraMeccanica, Cornelia Badelita, Giorgio Bevilacqua, Line Boogaerts, Nicolas Buissart, Simona Castaldo, Michela Depetris, Cameron Foden, Alessandra Giannandrea, Cecio Grano, Thomas Grodal, L'Artimista, Gitte Le Bruyn, Daniele Mana, Ludo Moris, Line Oshin, Beatrice Piva, Yael Plat, Mikes Poppe, Fausto 
Sanmartino, Sassi, Caroline Van den Eynden, Joris Vanpoucke.



Expo in Turijn:
Fondazione 107
via Sansovino 234
10151 Torino
6 > 21 november 2010
Opening 5 november 2010 - 18u00



Expo in Antwerpen:

Red Fish Factory

Helmstraat 139
2140 Antwerpen (Borgerhout)

Tentoonstelling: 17 > 21 december 2010
Openingsavond: 16 december – 18u00 (met performances en muziek)


16/12 donderdag vanaf 18.00 uur
vrijdag 14.00 tot 19.00 uur

zaterdag 11.00 tot 18.00 uur
19/12 zondag 11.00 tot 18.00 uur

20/12 maandag 14.00 tot 19.00 uur
21/12 dinsdag 14.00 tot 19.00 uur



Project realized in the course of “Gioventù Esplosiva” with the support of: 

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Contemporary Art Torino Piemonte, Torino 2010 European Youth Capital, Citta di Torino, Ministero della Gioventu, Regione Piemonte


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video of Broich's exhibition in St.Petersburg


check out the video


Christoph Broich in the Russian News

TV100 reports about Christoph Broichs exhibitiopn in Saint Petersburg "The Girl who sold her Soul to the Devil and won"



Loft Project ETAGI

Christoph Broich arrived at Loft Project ETAGI in St. Petersburg


The main entrance


Ligowski Prospekt



The building



The stairway - ETAGI = stairs


Christoph Broich in the russian magazine HOOLIGAN

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Harper's Bazaar: Christoph Broich

Harpers Biennale 1


Harpers Biennale 2


publication of Christoph Broich in DOMUS

we are proud to find Christoph Broich again in russian quality magazines:

DOMUS - one of Russia's leading magazines for architecture

Domus 10 - 09 cover

Domus 10 - 09 Broich


Christoph Broich in DOMOVOI


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Domovoi 10 - 09 Broich


publication Christoph Broich in Dom Interieur

Dom i Interieur 10 - 09 cover

Dom i Interieur 10 -09 Broich


Christoph Broich in AFICHA

Afisha 10 - 09 cover

Afisha 10 - 09 announcement

Afisha 10 - 09 listing

AD Christoph Broich in Architectural Digest, Russia

AD 10 - 09 cover

AD 10 - 09 Broich


The Girl Who Sold Her Soul To The Devil And Won


19 February thru 4 April 2010

Christoph Broich presents a selection of his work in one of the most exiting venues for contemporary art in St Petersburg today – Loft Project – ETAGI . Broich is best known as an artist for his impressive sculptural installations which take the form of casts or ‘skins’. Steering away from the much-hyped confluence of art and fashion in recent years, Broich’s artwork has received international attention for his ‘Lara’ series as well as his impressive “The Girl Who Sold Her Soul To The Devil And Won”

Before turning to contemporary art, Christoph was an internationally renowned fashion designer. He graduated from the Antwerp Academy of Fine Arts and has resided in Belgium’s cultural capital ever since. Christoph Broich has received international attention with sculptural installations that have come to stand for a willful sensitivity to the body and mortality. His work is a manifestation of the complex and unquiet correlation between life and work, material and concept.

In his Kopf (Head) series, the artist successfully expands his visual vocabulary by creating a cohesive environment around a single element, the head. Cut up iconic items of clothing and fabric are collaged onto busts and then painted with several coats of latex. Upon completion, as with all of Broich’s meticulously made sculptures, the bust is destroyed and the shell (skin) is all that remains.

Broich’s skinned sculptures focus on deterioration and present the reversal of the natural process: skin and flesh decomposing first and the skeleton remaining. Suspended from the ceiling, the heads create an eerie field of beheaded individuals.

Inspired by the Weimar bacchanalia, “Voluptuous Panic” invites the viewer to become part of the action. Understanding the importance of absence as well as presence in the deployment of his sculpted elements within a real space, Broich proves to be a master at orchestration and placement.

Spatially isolated through perspective techniques, curious manipulated, cast characters populate the weirdly decadent environment. The choice of mannequins, empty, non-threatening ‘everyone’ figures is deliberate, its effect one of alienation. All of the characters in Voluptuous Panic sustain a bland look. They stare into emptiness as they lean on enigmatic moments frozen in space and time, a singular, inexplicable silent moment.

The piece “The Girl Who Sold Her Soul To The Devil And Won” is dedicated to Amanda Lear and her album “Sweet Revenge”. Amanda Lear started her career as a model in the mid 1960s and was also the muse of Spanish surrealist painter Salvador Dalií. She first came to the public’s attention as the fetish clad model on the cover of Roxy Music’s album For Your Pleasure in 1973. She was a multimillion selling Disco Queen from the mid 70s to the early 80s. As from the mid 80s she positioned herself as one of the leading media personalities in mainland Europe, especially in Italy and in France. Since the 1990s her time has been divided between music, television, writing and movies as well as pursuing her career as a painter.

Loft Project ETAGI is a pioneer of loft-design in the city of St. Petersburg. Since 2007 ETAGI (which means “floors”) has been located in the very centre of the city in an industrial building of previous property of Smolninskiy bakery factory. The interior of the old factory was preserved in many elements, like concrete pillars with metal edges, a drilling machine and equipment for baking bread; and some designer features were added (the original factory floor of cast iron blocks with bright red joints and glass windows in it), as well as some luxury trimming, antique furniture and snazzy details.

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Christoph Broich @ Loftproject, St. Petersburg

Broich at Loftproject

CHRISTOPH BROICH . 19 February thru 4 April 2010

This is the artist's first solo exhibition in Saint-Petersburg in the Russian Federation


Loft Project . Ligovsky pr., 74 . Saint-Petersburg, 191 040 . every day 2-10pm . +7.812.458.5005


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Moscow Biennale

it's just confirmed

Christoph Broich is included to the Special Project Program of the 3rd Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art with a solo-exhibition at Dom Spiridonow



Christoph Broich @ Espace Inkermann


Friday 20 February 2009 from 6 pm to 10 pm











"6 little Tees"




"Voluptuous Panic III"

21 February - 28 February 2009
10 am - 7 pm (open all days)

on appointment:
1 -20 March 2009
Espace Inkermann
31, rue Inkermann
59000 Lille (France)
Tél : +33 (0)3 20 12 01 68

more info:
RED FISH FACTORY (RED FISH bvba)  Helmstraat 139   2140 Antwerp   Belgium   tel. +32-3-235 58 56   fax +32-3-235 94 42
office@redfishfactory.com   www.redfishfactory.com



exhibition at Espace Inkermann, Lille (France)

newsletter exposition+invitation

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christmas is over...

this was the christmas tree,
in the Red Fish Factory...



every ending has its new beginning...


alles wird gut


we wish to all of you the most fantastic 2009 of this millenium ! ! !



G58-G59 @ Verbeke Foundation



29 november 2008      18u00


kunstenaarsgroepen brengen hommage aan G58


meer dan 100 kunstenaars in verschillende formaties

29 november  > 24 mei ‘09


KEMZEKE, zat. 29 nov., vanaf 18:00 u. –  Verbeke Foundation

U bent van harte uitgenodigd op de opening van de wintertentoonstellingen in de Verbeke Foundation in Kemzeke op zaterdag 29 november vanaf 18 u. Dan wordt de monografie over het werk van Paul Van Hoeydonck voorgesteld. Vanaf 19 u. opent ‘G58-G59 Mass-akker’.


De jonge kunstenaar Geoffrey de Beer wil doctoreren in de kunsten rond het thema kunstenaarsnetwerken; hoe die 50 jaar geleden ontstonden en hoe deze te vertalen zijn naar vandaag. Hij krijgt nu van Geert en Carla Verbeke met de expo ‘G58-G59 Mass-akker’, de nieuwe winterpresentatie in de Verbeke Foundation, de mogelijkheid een eerste visueel experiment uit te voeren.  Verschillende kleine exposities met meer dan 100 kunstenaars en kunstenaars(collectieven) spelen in op de avant-garde van 50 jaar geleden met als historische referentiefiguur Paul Van Hoeydonck.



Verbeke Foundation Westakkers, 9190 KEMZEKE (Stekene) – wegbeschrijving op www.verbekefoundation.com

open van donderdag tot en met zondag, telkens van 11:00 tot 18:00 u. - groepsbezoeken mogelijk buiten de openingsuren.

inkom: 8 euro (volwassenen); 7 euro (60+-ers); 6 euro (studenten, leraren, mindervaliden, groepen vanaf 20 personen); gratis (jonger dan 16). Jaarabonnement vanaf 20 euro.

overnachtingsmogelijkheden: CasAnus Atelier Van Lieshout e.a..

rondleidingen minimum 10 dagen vooraf aanvragen via info@verbekefoundation.com

cafetaria & gratis parking.


Voluptuous Panic @ Benedengalerie

Christoph Broich's 'Voluptuous Panic' at Benedengalerie, Kortrijk

exhibition 10/10/08 till 16/11/08 - from Friday through Sunday 2 pm - 5 pm
Benedengalerie van De Kortrijkse Schouwburg, Hazelaarstraat 7, 8500 Kortrijk (Courtrai)







Futurotextiel 08

Impressions from Futurotextiel 08

exhibition 9/10/08 till 07/12/08
hall NMBS Magdalenastraat, Kortrijk (Courtrai), Belgium

Christoph Broich talks about Futurotextiel with Kirsten Lemaire on Studio Brussels: http://www.stubru.be/node/69106



Max Streicher "Silenus"


in the background: Devorah Sperber "After van Eyck"


left Christoph Broich "Dt", right Berlinde De Bruyckere "C.Reybrouck"




work of Christoph Broich in the background




Christoph Broich, Berlinde De Bruyckere in the middle, installation of Arne Quinze in the back


artist lost in space (in "La Parole" by Pablo Reinoso)



dress (left) and men's outfit (middle) by Pierre Cardin, "Dress No.1" by Christoph Broich in the background


photograph of "Livelihood Rainbow an installation by Sisley Xhafa in front the famous Broeltowers in Kortrijk


walls made from bales of fibres, in the middle: Alain Germain "Moteur Vulcain d'Ariane 5"


selfknitting lamp



Opening futurARTextiel at Broelmuseum

9 October through 7 December 2008

Christoph Broich @ futurARTextiel . Broelmuseum: Broelkaai 6, Kortrijk, Belgium


work of Christoph Broich at
the wall, Ernesto Neto on the floor, 


from left to right: Berlinde DeBruyckere, Louise Bourgois, Erwin Wurm, Leo Copers, Ken Kagami


Daniel Buren

left Maen Florin "groen figuurtje" ,right Berlinde De Bruyckere "kinderbedje"

the exhibition shows works for which textiles were choosen either as medium or as motif. The artists are: Berlinde De Bruyckere, Christoph Broich, Leo Copers, Lili Dujourie, Cindy Wright, Wim Delvoye, Maen Florin en Guy Mees and Stefaan Annerel from Belgium and Daniël Buren, Paul Mc Carthy, Louise Bourgeois, Richard Deacon, Joseph Havel, Sergei Jensen, Ernesto Neto, Tabata, Francesco Vezzoli, John Bock, Erwin Wurm and Sisley Xhafa from abroad.




envoy enterprises is proud to announce that from 9 October through 7 December 2008, Christoph Broich’s work can be seen at the Broelmuseum in Kortrijk, Belgium, alongside the work of Berlinde De Bruyckere, Daniel Buren, Louise Bourgeois, Leo Copers, Paul McCarthy, Erwin Wurm, Sisley Xhafa …

futurARTextiel . Broelmuseum: Broelkaai 6, Kortrijk, Belgium
9.oct - 7 dec, Tuesday - Friday 10 am - 12 pm and 2 pm - 5 pm, Saturday - Sunday 11 am - 5 pm

Simultaneously, the artist’s work can be seen at Hall NMBS. The works of Christoph Broich are presented in the 'protection and art' section of the exhibition. Some of the pieces were taken from 'Dt', a project involving New York artist Jimi Dams. 'Dt' focusses on the nakedness of the artist, in this case Jimi Dams, who had to remove the clothes that protected him from the outside world. These clothes were then worked into the artworks of Christoph Broich.

Futurotextiel 08: protection and art . Hall NMBS, Magdalenastraat, Kortrijk, Belgium
9.oct - 7 dec, Tuesday – Sunday: 10 am - 6 pm, during Interieur 08, 17-26 october: 10 am - 9 pm, closed on Mondays

A solo exhibition with Broich’s Voluptuous Panic, previously shown at envoy, New York and Galerie Griesmar&Tamer, Paris, will be exhibited from 10 October through 2 November 2008 at Benedengalerie.

BENEDENGALERIE van De Kortrijkse Schouwburg, Hazelaarstraat 7, Kortrijk, Belgium
10 Oct 08 - 2 Nov 08, from Friday through Sunday 2 pm - 5pm

And to conclude Christoph Broich’s extra-muros exhibitions, don’t miss his piece in the Chic Chicago exhibition at the Chicago History Museum.
September 27, 2008, through July 26, 2009



3 exhibitions in Kortrijk (Courtrai), Belgium


solo exhibition of Christoph Broich's latest installation @ Benedengalerie, Kortrijk
exhibition 10/10/08 till 16/11/08
opening Thursday 9/10/08 from 8pm
Benedengalerie van De Kortrijkse Schouwburg, Hazelaarstraat 7, 8500 Kortrijk (Courtrai


surprising textiles, design & art
installation of Christoph Broich's textile artworks in a scenario made by Studio Arne Quinze
exhibition 9/10/08 till 07/12/08 opening 8/10/08
hall NMBS Magdalenastraat, Kortrijk (Courtrai), Belgium

textile artworks by Christoph Broich in an exhibition @ Broelmuseum, Kortrijk
exhibition 09/10/08 till 07/12/08

Broelmuseum, Broelkaai 6, 8500 Kortrijk, Belgium


these exhibitions will run in the same time as Interieur 08! take the chance!


BorgerhART 2008   OPEN ATELIERS: Saturday 13|9 and Sunday 14|9 from 11am till 6pm
Christoph Broich presents his artistic work during one weekend in his atelier @ Red Fish Factory.

more than 60 artists, based in the distrcit Borgerhout (close to the center of Antwerp) take part at an artists route. Visitors receive a map at the overview exhibition in "De Roma", Turnhoutsebaan 286, where the openings ceremony will take part on Friday 12|9 from 7.30pm till 12pm




10 | Red Fish Factory, Helmstraat 139

De laatste drie jaren kreeg Crhistoph Broich heel wat internationale aandacht met
zijn sculpturale installaties die staan voor gerichte sensitiviteit naar het lichaam en
sterfelijkheid. Zijn werk is een manifestatie van de complexe en onrustige correlatie
tussen leven en werk, materiaal en concept. Nadat de New York Times hem tot de
beste artiest benoemde met ‘The girl who sold her soul to the devil and won’ (geïnspireerd door en gepresenteerd met Amanda Lear) en tentoongesteld in de galerij Envoy (New York, 2006) ging Broich verder met het exposeren van dit werk, onder eensgezinde toejuiching. Zo verscheen het werk bijvoorbeeld ook op de Slick Art Fair te Parijs. Le Monde gaf een lovende kritiek. In 2007 toonde de kunstenaar ‘Voluptuous Panic’ in galerij Envoy en galerij Griesmar-Tamer (in het huis van Molière) te Parijs.

Christoph Broich
Helmstraat 139
2140 Borgerhout
tel. 03 235 58 56

LARA (latex, tarlatan, oude kant en stof, 100 x 280 x 50 cm) LARA (latex, tarlatan, oude kant en stof, 100 x 280 x 50 cm)


Das Ding

Today is the last day of 'nomansland' at Verbeke Foundation
the pieces of Christoph Broich will remain for some more days and will be removed piece by piece. But for everybody who didn't have the chance to see the exhibition we upload some mini-vids as an online-exhibition.
first: Das Ding (engl.: the thing)
composition of 50 steel tubes (2,80 meters each and all with the same bend)
Christoph Broich developped the piece as an environment to use as seat and lie down area.  The work is still under construction. It will be continued in the space of Red Fish Factory during the next weeks. 



Christoph Broich @ PULSE Art Fair New York

Envoy presents Christoph Broich at the New York art fair PULSE


Info about PULSE: www.pulse-art.com  

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last days T.A.A.T.T.I. in Paris

take the last chance 

Christoph Broich shows at galerie Griesmar-Tamer in Paris untill February 16th

40, rue de Richelieu
75001 Paris (metro Palais Royal - Louvre)


Voloptuous Panic is the sixth and last room. Inspired by Weimar bacchanalia, (the title is taken from Mel Gordon's book on Weimar Berlin,) Christoph Broich‘s curious manipulated, sculpted elements populate a weirdly decadent environment. Suspended from the ceiling and spatially isolated through perspectival techniques, Broich’s skinned sculptures focus on deterioration and present the reversal of the natural process: skin and flesh decomposing first and the skeleton remaining.

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TAATTII - Voluptuous Panic

Christoph Broich shows at galerie Griesmar-Tamer in Paris
the exhibition is still running until february 16th
40, rue de Richelieu
75001 Paris (metro Palais Royal - Louvre)


galerie Griesmar Tamer in the house of Molière

contibution of Christoph Broich to the Schopenhauer quotes










Christoph Broich @ Verbeke Foundation "NOMANSLAND" exhibition till 4 May 2008








envoy visits Griesmar&Tamer
10 January 2008 - 16 Fenruary 2008 . Tue thru Sat 11-6

Envoy is happy to announce its visit to Griesmar&Tamer gallery, with a group show and five solo exhibitions that are curated around the theme of the appearance and the thing in itself.

TAATTII is the abbreviation for “The Appearance And The Thing In Itself.” It is a playful reference to TATI, Schopenhauer's comments on Kant's philosophy and the way art (the thing in itself) is interpreted (appearance).
"As it appears" and "In itself" are two ways of looking at "art." In six rooms, a play on the appearance and the thing itself is played out.

In the first room , named Arthur, each artist represented by envoy, is presented with a piece that was created in response to one of five provided quotes by Arthur Schopenhauer.
The second room Darling Companion presents sister exhibitions by James J. Williams III, What Does Darling Mean to Your? and As They Appear Upon Dissection. The works in Darling are studies in relationship power struggles, sadism, healing through bleeding, loving, fucking, and losing our everything. Dissection is the addendum to Darling. It is mourning. It is clear and concise and gilded and black and empties itself as sacrifice to something or someone bigger.
In Rafi, the third room, Raphaël Neal skillfully introduces the uncanny—whether it is an unexpected criminality or a haunting presence—into the mundane everyday and its subtly shifting perspectives. It‘s a direct account of youthful lives unfolding against a rugged landscape in which a strange tenderness is being omitted. Neal is a subtle observer of the ebb and flow of desire and its influence on the sexual dynamics flowing between people.
The fourth room, named Nothing, contains Michael Yinger’s installation "all I know is that I don't know nothin’,” a personalized map of the United States, a summary of everything in one that is about all the trials and tribulations, intense over-analyzing and complete inventory of a persons core being.
The work of Donatien Veismann occupies the fifth room, named Tomato-Ketchup Emperor. The name of the room refers to the 1970 Shuji Terayama movie "Emperor Tomato-Ketchup," in which children take over the power and turn the world into a huge dictatorship. It also refers to the artist’s obsession with Ronald McDonald, the Ketchup clown who, in the artist’s opinion, crystallizes many things: both ideal and scary he is a modern icon, a philosopher with a spider smile ,the symbol of consumption society, ...
Voloptuous Panic is the sixth and last room. Inspired by Weimar bacchanalia, (the title is taken from Mel Gordon's book on Weimar Berlin,) Christoph Broich‘s curious manipulated, sculpted elements populate a weirdly decadent environment. Suspended from the ceiling and spatially isolated through perspectival techniques, Broich’s skinned sculptures focus on deterioration and present the reversal of the natural process: skin and flesh decomposing first and the skeleton remaining.


Now that you have been fed the appearance, it is up to you to look at the things in itself.