Super Dakota gallery director Jennifer Plasman wants to ban posers from the art world

26.05.2018 - Dries Tack

Founded back in 2013 Super Dakota set their goals straight - to promote young up-and-comers in art. The gallery represents Belgian artists as well as creators from the UK, the US, Germany, and other countries.

Today we’re talking to Jennifer Plasman, an art enthusiast that’s been running Super Dakota for the last few months.

Wade Guyton's exhibition The Scales of Persona and Possibility

Wade Guyton's exhibition The Scales of Persona and Possibility

 

How would you describe your job to a 5-year-old?

I look for, promote, and sell artwork. And while I’m at it, I always try to bring something new into the art scene.

Can art save the world?

There’s no doubt art contributes to making a world a better place. Yet I don’t think it’s enough to make it perfect. It’s one of the big contributions.

Wade Guyton, Untitled 2007, Epson durabrite on a book page, 32 x 37 cm

 

What's your favourite Belgian museum / gallery?

There is not one. There are many.

What was the first art piece you bought for your private collection?

The first piece I got was a painting by Baptiste Caccia. He’s a young French artist who focuses on the reproduction and super-saturation of images.

Baptiste Caccia's pieces in Plasman's home interior

 

Who/what should be banned from the art world?

The posers.

What’s your favourite work of art?

My favorite is undoubtedly William Allen's recent work My friend the dog. William Allen is an American poet who works with words and visuals. He plays with language and colors to create pieces that aim to remind the viewer of the relationship between words and images.

William Allen, My Friend the Dog 

 

Who is your biggest competitor?

Time. When working at the gallery we’re always working against time, always fighting it. It's all about timing.

Which Belgian artist(s) do you admire?

Marcel Broodthaers for sure. Poet, photographer, filmmaker, visual artist… And those aren’t even all of his titles. His main idea was to challenge the relationship art has with museums, politics, and society.

Which Belgian talent should we feature on Belgian Boutique next? Why?

Pieterjan Ginckels. He’s a Belgian artist that had a few exhibitions at our gallery.

Pieterjan Ginckels

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