Exhibition tour of Marianne Berenhaut and Piet Stockmans archives visit at C-Mine including a lunch.

TheMerode & WE Club invites you to discover the latest solo exhibition by renowned Belgian artist Marianne Berenhaut at CIAP, a platform for contemporary arts based at C-Mine. 

The visit will be followed by a lunch with Berenhaut and the rest of the tour group, offering the opportunity to exchange ideas and discuss her work.

After lunch, the tour will provide the chance to explore the archives of the famous designer Piet Stockmans, with the designer himself there to receive you and talk through his creative practice, which spans five decades. 


Meeting point : C-Mine 10, 3600 Genk at 11 am

Lunch at C-Mine: 1pm

Archives of Piet Stockmans at C-Mine: 2:30pm

Price: 32 €

Exhibition curator Alicja Melzacka will present Belgian artist Marianne Berenhaut’s body of work. The exhibition at CIAP and C-mine presents sculptures, installations, and collages made of objects ​​found in the artist’s immediate surroundings, accompanied by a selection of archival materials, including previously unseen footage and newly commissioned documentation. Placed side by side, the works created years apart come into dialogue and reveal their lasting relevance. Hidden behind the facade of daily objects are memories and stories we all can relate to, but also experiences that remain deeply individual and, on some level, inaccessible. 

CIAP is a platform for contemporary arts founded in 1976 in Hasselt by a group of art-loving citizens, and today based at C-mine – a revitalised mining site in the city of Genk (BE), a stone’s throw from the Dutch and German borders.

The visit will be followed by a lunch at C-Mine in presence of Marianne Berenhaut, where we will have the chance to exchange and discuss with her.

We will end our day with a visit of the Archives of Piet Stockmans, opened in October 2021, that offer a unique insight into the life and work of the designer from 1963 to the present day.

The artists

Marianne Berenhaut (1934, BE) lives and works between Brussels and London. She studied fine arts at the Académie du Midi and Atelier de Moeschal (1960-1964). Her works were presented in various solo exhibitions, at La Maison des Femmes (Brussels), Musée Juif de Belgique (Brussels), MAC’s (Grand Hornu), Isy Brachot Gallery (Brussels), Nadja Vilenne Gallery (Liège), and Island (Brussels). She has been part of several group exhibitions, amongst others Gladstone Gallery (Brussels), and Carl Freedman Gallery (Margate, UK). She is represented by Dvir Gallery (Brussels/ Tel Aviv).


Piet Stockmans ( 1940, BE) constantly explores the limits of porcelain. The designer is a Belgian specialist in hard porcelain creations. Each design is done from A to Z in the studio. Since 1987, Studio Pieter Stockmans has focused on small, unique collections. His well-known achievements include the Vandamme Memorial trophy and the royal wedding plaque in Monaco. The studio is very popular with great international chefs such as Alain Ducasse and Lanshu Chen. Pieter passes on 50 years of craftsmanship and love for the product to his daughter Widukind, who has run the studio since 2007, and to his son-in-law Frank Claesen, who creates new designs. With a team of six, they carry on the particular tradition of hard porcelain in the workshop. His works can also be found in large collections of companies such as Proximus and Belfius Collection, as well as many private collectors.


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