Gaasbeek Castle

The Artist/Knight

11.07.2017 - 05.11.2017

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 
marieke.debeuckelaare@cjsm.vlaanderen.be

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  • Andy Wauman, Knight Chest, 2016

    Andy Wauman, Knight Chest, 2016 © Andy Wauman

  • Jan Fabre, filmstill from Lancelot, 2004, 16mm film, 9 min © Angelos

    Jan Fabre, filmstill from Lancelot, 2004, 16mm film, 9 min © Angelos

Ostend, several locations

The Raft. Art is (not) Lonely

22.10.2017 - 15.04.2018

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...

Organisation
De zee vzw (non-profit organisation)
Mu.ZEE and several locations in Ostend.
www.hetvlot-oostende.be

For more information please contact Peter Craeymeersch, Managing Director, De Zee vzw,
peter@hetvlot-oostende.be or +32 (0)59 70 11 99

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  • Théodore Géricault, Le radeau de la Méduse (fourth study , ‘Bessonneau-study’), 1819-20, oil on canvas, 37,5 x 51,5 cm, © Angers, Musée des Beaux-Arts

    Théodore Géricault, Le radeau de la Méduse (fourth study , ‘Bessonneau-study’), 1819-20, oil on canvas, 37,5 x 51,5 cm, © Angers, Musée des Beaux-Arts

  • Jan Fabre, Art is not Lonely, mixed technique, 70 x 35 x 85 cm, photo : Lieven Herreman, 
© Angelos

    Jan Fabre, Art is not Lonely, mixed technique, 70 x 35 x 85 cm, photo : Lieven Herreman, 
© Angelos