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Hors-série # 38
Vaast Colson
8 Elvises
January 2015

Class structure with 8 lateral files containing photocopies on gold paper, 1 double sided page from found scrapbook on Elvis, Smiffy’s Elvis wig, Elvis Presley compact discs, Cocos carpet (60 x 35 cm)
Dimensions variable
Signed and numbered edition of 7 (+ 2 A.P.)

8 Elvises by Vaast Colson is the collectors edition of 7 Elvises which was produced on the occasion of the Antwerpen Art Book Fair in October 2014. More info.

The collectors edition contains extra information and additional objects (wig, cd's etc...) related to Elvis. The sculptures / file structures are presented on coco carpets. The carpets serve both as pedestals and certificates. The complete edition run was presented at Stadslimiet in Antwerpen on January 8th 2015 ; Elvis' 80th birthday. Pictures

 

Biography

VAAST COLSON

Born 1977
Lives and works in Antwerpen (BE)

Trampoline

Selected solo and duo Exhibitions :

2017 Vaast Colson, Recyclart (invited by JAP), Brussels (BE)
  Liberatomania, Independent (trampoline), Brussels (BE)
 

Menig mening mengt zich melig in de menigte, tussen hoed en schoen, trampoline, Antwerp (BE)

2016 And the winner is, Centrale for Contemporary Art, Brussels (BE)
  Rollende Koppen (with Dennis Tyfus), Vanstenseel & De Caigny Gallery, Antwerp (BE)
  Still some cream on the screen, M HKA, Antwerp (BE)
2015 Copies, Coca and a Cowboy’s Sac, Vansteensel & De Caigny Gallery, Antwerp (BE)
  Hidden Agenda (with Dennis Tyfus), Vansteensel & De Caigny Gallery, Antwerp (BE) 
  Colsi toont Kippy en zichzelf, Galerie S&S, Antwerp (BE)
  Op de bonnefooi, trampoline, Antwerp (BE)
  Truken van luie sjarel (with Dennis Tyfus), Stadslimiet, Antwerp (BE)
  VERY GOOD / GOOD / NOT SO BAD / BAD, 1646, The Hague (NL)
  Hotel Echo Tango Whisky Echo Romeo Kilo Tango, CIAP, Hasselt (BE)
  MOREpublishers present 8 Elvises by Vaast Colson, Stadslimiet, Antwerp (BE)
2014

CONTAINERS & ACOUSTICS, We’re in it together, you’re in it alone, Leopold-Hoesch Museum, Düren (DE)

 

CONTAINERS & ACOUSTICS, We’re in it together, you’re in it alone, Island, Brussels (BE) 

 

Radikaal & Radikaler (with Dennis Tyfus), Trampoline, Antwerpen (BE)

2013

Al draagt een aap een gouden ring, het is en blijft een lelijk ding (with Nel Aerts), Antwerpen (BE)

 

MOREPublishers present Quest Object by Vaast Colson, Stadslimiet, Antwerpen (BE) 

 

Het verzamelen voorbij (presentation of Colson’s private collection of 75 artist books by Martin Kippenberger), Stadslimiet, Antwerpen (BE)

 

New Sculptural Works, Maes & Matthys Gallery, Bornem (BE)

2012

Triomfkaarten, Maes & Matthys Gallery, Antwerpen (BE)

2011

en dan nu... muziek, De Garage, Mechelen (BE)

 

Presentatie Samenwerkingsproject Kunsthuis Yellow Art, De Halle, Geel (BE)

 

Screwed together with Framed by Carla Arocha - Stéphane Schraenen, BeLa Editions, Brussel (BE)

2010

Hüzün, Maes & Matthys Gallery, Antwerpen (BE)

2009

Kiosk 16 with Gerard Herman, Michiel Ceulers, Nel Aerts and Bert Jacobs, Kiosk, Gent (BE)

 

Intervention during Openmonumentendag, OPZ, Geel (BE)

 

September 2009 until September 2010, Ongoing Recording Project, OPZ, Geel (BE)

 

One hundred corkpops to celebrate the crisis and chouchou Colson's nine year campaign, Maes & Matthys Gallery, Antwerpen (BE)

 

Daily Sleepdrunken Lists, action for radioprogram Wolkenbreier(s), Radio Centraal, Antwerpen (BE)

 

During Nightly Excursions and Other Sitdowns, with Ben Meewis, Dialekt, Stuttgart (DE)

2008

Until the paint is dry, action for televisionprogram De Canvascollectie (BE)

 

Fortsettelse, with Lieven Segers and Pol Matthé, Les Halles, Brussel (invited by Ida De Vos) (BE)

2007

KOPSTOOT!, with Johan Pas, Nico Dockx and Dennis Tyfus, De Brakke Grond & Bewaerschole, Amsterdam & Haamstede (NL)

 

Portrayed, Packed & Sold – Presentation of the Helena-Sculpture, Maes & Matthys Gallery Antwerpen (BE)

 

Barter, 5-day action at Maes & Matthys Gallery-booth, Art Brussels (BE)

 

Clustering: A Set of Nonlineair Activities by Vaast Colson, Homey, Antwerpen (BE)

2006

Just Hanging Around, Museum Quarter for Muhka, Lineart, Gent (BE)

 

Break Down The Walls, Maes & Matthys Gallery (in collaboration with Dennis Tyfus and Stella Lohaus Gallery, Antwerpen (BE)

 

Segematthélson, in collaboration with Lieven Segers and Pol Matthé, Factor44, Antwerpen (BE)

 

Illuminanti Icone Tratte Dal Lavoro Del Giovane Maestro Fiammingo,curated by Chiara Guidi, Zonca & Zonca Gallery, Milano (IT)

 

Voor de achterkant van de saloncondities in collaboration with Denicolai & Provoost, CC Strombeek, Grimbergen (BE)

2005

Generosity killed the cat as in giving the sign for six hours straight and then signing the give, naturallly., ‘Mees Pierson-Fortis Young Ones Award’, Lineart, Gent (BE)

 

Off the Record, Heilig-Grafinstituut, Turnhout (BE)

2004

Helena: The Paintings Martin Couldn't Paint Anymore, Maes & Matthys Gallery, Antwerpen (BE)

 

Vaast Colson - A Retrospective, Kunst-Nu, SMAK, Gent (BE)

 

'Mode d'emploi', periode 1 -frigo-, Lokaal 01, Antwerpen (BE) & Breda (NL)

2003

Onstageoffstage Dedicating Songs Dilemma, 6-day performance at M&M Gallery-booth, Art Brussels (BE)

2003

Het Ezelsfeest, De Warande, Turnhout (BE)

2002

Der Höhenweg (in collaboration with Lieven Segers),video presentation for M&M Gallery, Antwerpen (BE)

 

1h. 30min. sculpture, Looking Glass, Dansaertstraat, Brussel (BE)

 

Anch'io sono pittore, Lokaal 01, Antwerpen (BE)

2001

Off the Wall - The New Gallery, M&M Gallery, Bornem (BE)