The Hague, The Mesdag Collection
The Sensation of the Sea – In Honour of Bas Jan Ader
For The Sensation of the Sea, guest curator Joanna De Vos has invited several international artists to engage in a dialogue with The Mesdag Collection. These contemporary artists are captivated by the grandeur and tempestuousness of the ocean. The attraction of the sea is an inexhaustible source of inspiration for them, a ‘battery for the imagination’.
Trailer 'The Sensation of the Sea. In Honour of Bas Jan Ader'
Watch this beautiful trailer for 'The Sensation of the Sea. In Honour of Bas Jan Ader', featuring an excerpt of Julius von Bismarck's excellent video piece 'Punishment #6: Ocean'. The opening at De Mesdag Collectie in The Hague is coming closer! Mark September 14th in your agenda!Participating artists: Nelly Agassi, Ruben Bellinkx, Ansuya Blom, Elke Andreas Boon, Dirk Braeckman, Stijn Cole, Thierry De Cordier, Wim Delvoye, Jan Dibbets, Jan Fabre, Nan Goldin, David Horvitz, oda jaune, Sigalit Landau, Enrique Marty, Merelle Fabien, Johan Muyle, Katie O'Hagan, Ahmet Ogut, Hans Op de Beeck, Mikes Poppe, Enrique Ramirez, Lonnie Van Brummelen, Hans van Houwelingen, Yves Velter, Viola, Bill, Jorinde Voigt, Julius von Bismarck, Andy Wauman.Posted by Joanna De Vos - art historian and curator on Thursday, 16 August 2018
Sicily, several locations
Jan Fabre. Ecstasy & Oracles
Locations include Duomo di Monreale and Valle Dei Templi Agrigento
Ostend, several locations
The Raft. Art is (not) Lonely
A raft is a means of transport, a means to save lives, a place of isolation, reflection, doubt, insight and encounter. It symbolizes a voyage with a set destination or an adventurous quest without such destination. As a symbol, a raft is susceptible to a variety of interpretations. Call it also a metaphor for the ecstasy art has to offer.
The second edition of the Ostend Triennale takes its starting point in Théodore Géricault Radeau de la Méduse (1818-1819) and Jan Fabre’s Art Is (Not) Lonely (1986). Against the panorama of the North Sea and across the fabric of the city, 73 artists share their creations. Their works are often characterized by dualism, though quiet seclusion and social involvement are equally important.
The dramaturgy of the exhibition is anchored in the concept of crossing borders. Several artists are also active in the world of film, theatre and performance. Existing work and 52 new creations are on view at more than twenty familiar or unexpected places. Furthermore, over fifteen artists will present a unique performance.
De zee vzw (non-profit organisation)
Mu.ZEE and several locations in Ostend.
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International group exhibition of modern artistry as a 'legacy' of knightly ideals.
‘The Artist/Knight’ is a tribute to the poetic figure of chivalry who gallops out of the mists of romance. The tragic-heroic warrior who falls and rises again, who conquers, rescues, defends, protects, seeks and meets expectations in the sight of his visor.
'The Artist/Knight' defines the knight as conceived in the mind, body and limbs of the contemporary artist. A number of works by modern artists (including Lovis Corinth, James Ensor and Lucio Fontana) reflect the historic embedding of the theme. Chess games, never exhibited before in Belgium, by e.g. Tracey Emin, Damien Hirst and Yoko Ono, embody the progressiveness of the artist/knight: the will for movement and change, the genesis of a different vision on the world.
With work by Marina Abramović, Uldus Bakhtiozina, Horia Damian, Robert Devriendt, Davide Dormino, Jan Fabre, Laurent Grasso, Phil Griffin, Oda Jaune, Kubra Khademi, Meiro Koizumi, Pere Llobera, Kris Martin, Jonathan Meese, Fabien Mérelle, Benjamin Moravec, Eleni Mylonas, Luigi Ontani, Antonis Pittas, Quiet Ensemble, Gabriel Roca, Rob Scholte, Adeela Suleman, Hannelore Van Dijck, Hans Van Houwelingen, Marko Velk, Antonello Viola, voorforvaastfanclub and Andy Wauman.
'The Artist/Knight' book by Hannibal Publishing is available from July 11
Gaasbeek Castle, Kasteelstraat 40, 1750 Lennik (Gaasbeek), +32 (0)2 531 01 30 www.kasteelvangaasbeek.be
For more information please contact Marieke Debeuckelaere, +32 (0)2 531 01 45 or email@example.com
Florence, several locations
Jan Fabre. Spiritual Guards
Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio
Forte di Belvedere
Spiritual Guards was listed as number 3 in the top 10 art exhibitions 2016, ARTRIBUNE
Spiritual Guards and its followers : Palazzo Vecchio: 254.000 visitors, Piazza della Signoria: 4.350.000 and Forte di Belvedere: 176.225 visitors
Namur, several locations
Facing time. Rops / Fabre
Throwback to 'Facing Time. Rops / Fabre', the exhibition I curated on several locations in the city of Namur - among which the musée Rops, the Citadel of Namur, and the Maison de la Culture de la Province de Namur. '“I am Rops and I wish to be no other.” Many decades later Fabre puts it in his way: “I am a one-man movement” (1983) [p. 153]. Rops and Fabre are two lone wolves who, in a spirit of passionate and poetic resistance, create their own reality, opening a door to boundless imagination.'(quoted from the text by Joanna De Vos - art historian and curator in the exhibition catalogue, published by Somogy Éditions d'Art).Posted by Joanna De Vos - art historian and curator on Friday, 5 October 2018