Chain Of Public Galleries
From 2021, Dirk Celis is working on his project “Chain of Public Galleries” in which he places works in selected publicly accessible locations in Antwerp. These are always the same locations but the time may vary. In this way Dirk presents his work to a wider audience while gradually regular visitors arise who have already developed a certain pattern of expectations around that place with regard to Dirk’s work such as various passers-by or. fans told him.
The sites are chosen to be sheltered from the weather and are located near well-known public buildings that are associatively linked to the work. For example, Dirk places works with the subject ‘I Cellisti’ near the entrance to the De Singel arts center in Antwerp, which also houses the music academy. Ideal for this musical subject. The project was given the name of Chain of Public Galleries (Or: CHPG). Dirk is still considering continuing it in other cities.