‘A river in a room’ presents the work of Belgian artist Lutgart De Meyer (b. 1924) and is the result of a close friendship between the artist and Liesbet Waegemans.
The book gives an insight into Lutgart’s playful vision on art and the art world. As one of the founding members of the Antwerp avant-garde movement G58, she dedicated herself to ceramics and soon got recognized as one of the key figures establishing the artistic autonomy of this medium. Besides the sculptures and design objects she created in her first period, the book focuses on her recent work. Aged 98, Lutgart De Meyer nowadays works mostly with textiles and objects found on her walks through the city.
We were honoured to show some of Lutgart’s works in our store at the start of 2020 and warmly recommend this inspiring book about a true life artist to a new generation of creatives and art lovers.
Liesbet Waegemans, Posture Editions, 2019, 128 pages, 30 × 21 cm, English