meet Lien, curator and the inspiration behind the lien bag
After working as a gallery assistant for 5 years at Geukens & De Vil, Lien was given the opportunity to curate her first show. The founders of Geukens & De Vil gave Lien carte blanche for her own exhibition, a heavy responsibility that after 1 year of preparations and finding the right artists finally came together as ‘Silence is so accurate’ a group show immersed in various forms of silence, by 15 different, both local & international, artists.
This subject might come as a surprise for those who know Lien, with a loud voice, a talkative personality and a busy lifestyle, silent or calm aren’t the first words to describe Lien. But maybe today's constant flux of impressions, being available for everybody and a never slowing down city life is exactly why many people, including Lien herself, go looking for silence on purpose.
When Lien started with the concept 1 year ago she created a list of all the artists she wanted in her show. Out of all 16 artists, 15 of them said yes - something she didn’t expect, but it sure sets a pace and motivation. But it also shows the boldness Lien is known for, and how she simply just went for it. This immediate attraction proved also that the concept was something many artists could relate to.
Inspired by Lien’s ambitions and mindset on life, Lies created the Lien bag. Most importantly Lien needed a handbag that fits a lot and as a daily commuter between Antwerp & Brussels Lien wanted a handbag that suited many occasions. And so the LIEN bag was born, its minimalist design is perfect for the office, dinner with friends and everything in-between.
Silence is so accurate - group show at Geukens & De Vil gallery 9 januari - 14 maart 2020 Artists: Matthew Allen (°1981, NZ), Anna-Eva Bergman (°1909, SE- †1987, FR), Jean-Baptiste Besançon (°1985, FR), Lucia Bru (°1970, BE), Francesco de Prezzo (°1994, IT), Marco De Sanctis (°1983, IT), Ayan Farah, (°1978, UAE), Matthew Feyld (°1985, CA), Per Kesselmar (°1960, SE), Nika Neelova (°1987, RU), Benjamin Sabatier (°1978, FR), Günter Umberg (°1942, DE), Pieter Vermeersch (°1973, BE), Christoph Weber (°1974, AU), John Zurier (°1956, US).: