Hors-série # 19'
Vaast Colson
Quest Object
March 2013

Handmade rubbing on Claire Fontaine, 75 gr.
42 x 59,4 cm.
Steel sculpture with wax candle
45 x 45 x 30 cm.
Produced in Antwerp, March 2013
Signed and numbered edition of 10 (+2 .A.P.)

‘Quest Object’ (h.s. # 19’) is the second version of hors série # 19. It is a limited edition (10 + 2 A.P.) that consists of a sculpture/candlestick that holds a candle in the shape of the artist’s head. The steel candle stick is spray painted in grey high gloss lacquer.
‘Quest object’ is accompanied by a A2 rubbing. A big size version of the endless h.s. # 19, ‘Plot Coupon’ edition.
The rubbing shows a figure/knight (Widu Gasti) holding two candles. A figure/selfportrait that occurs in several Works by Vaast Colson.
The figure appears through its black background. Seemingly lit up by the candles the figure is holding.
The signed and numbered rubbing (edition of 10 + 2 A.P.) is stored in the diagonal tube that holds the candle.
Simular to the drawing, the actual candle functions as an object to enlighten its close environment.To light up the drawing that can be installed alongside the sculpture.
An object to be used when one is In search of – as a quest object.

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Born 1977
Lives and works in Antwerpen (BE)


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)

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)


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)


Triomfkaarten, Maes & Matthys Gallery, Antwerpen (BE)


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)


Hüzün, Maes & Matthys Gallery, Antwerpen (BE)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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)


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


Het Ezelsfeest, De Warande, Turnhout (BE)


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)


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