The Artist / Knight
International group exhibition centred on the contemporary artistry indebted to the idealistic interpretation of the knight.
‘The Artist / Knight’ is a tribute to the poetic knight who gallantly rides forth from the mists of the Romantic past into the world. The tragic-heroic knight who falls and rises again, who conquers, rescues, defends, seeks and investigates.
With work from, among others, Marina Abramović, Uldus Bakhtiozina, Robert Devriendt, Jan Fabre, Lucio Fontana, Laurent Grasso, Phil Griffin, Damien Hirst, Oda Jaune, Barbara Kruger, Pere Llobera, Kris Martin, Jonathan Meese, Fabien Mérelle, Benjamin Moravec, Eleni Mylonas, Pablo Picasso, Gabriel Roca, Rob Scholte, Nedko Solakov, Adeela Suleman, Hans Van Houwelingen, Marko Velk, Andy Wauman
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ostend, several locations
The Raft. Art is (not) Lonely
The sequel to ‘The Sea – Salut d’honneur Jan Hoet’ (2015) opens at the end of October 2017.
In this second edition of the international triennial exhibition curated by Jan Fabre and Joanna De Vos, the ‘raft’ plays a pivotal role. ‘The Raft. Art is (not) Lonely’ is about art as a vessel and what it conveys. ‘The Raft’ engages in a dialogue with Ostend, a city near the sea with a history and a particular perfume. Spread over several venues in the Belgian seaside resort, the dramaturgy of the exhibition departs from the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (Mu.ZEE) with a careful research of Théodore Géricault’s painting ‘The Raft of the Medusa’ (1818) and Jan Fabre’s utopian raft ‘Art is not Lonely’ (1986). Two works that are separated by 170 years and that originated in completely different settings, yet that also tune in to each other through the imagination of the expedition and the destiny of the artist, a theme that is also a metaphor of the human condition.
A number of contemporary artists present their own interpretation of the theme of ‘The Raft’, with either existing work or with new work made specially for this exhibition. ‘The Raft’ : the raft as a monument, a utopian model, a legacy of manual manufacture and the trace of a physical process, the idea of experiment and expedition, the raft from a historical and/or contemporary, political, poetical, social, national or global perspective...
De zee vzw (non-profit organisation)
Mu.ZEE and several locations in Ostend.
For more information please contact Peter Craeymeersch, Managing Director, De Zee vzw,
email@example.com or +32 (0)59 70 11 99
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
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On Monday 10.07.2017
The Artist / Knight
international group exhibition
in Gaasbeek Castle