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De Kunstenaar / Ridder (The Artist / Knight) (Jan Fabre, Benjamin Moravec, Andy Wauman)

11-07-2017 - 05-11-2017


Andy Wauman, Knight Chest, 2017, print op zijde/print on silk, 150x150 cm

Kasteel van Gaasbeek, BE

SAVE THE DATE: 11.07.2017 - 05.11.2017
OPENING: 10.07.2017

'The Artist/Knight' opening on Friday, July 10, at Kasteel van Gaasbeek (Gaasbeek Castle). The exhibition defines the knight as conceived in the mind, body and limbs of the contemporary artist.

Three artists of Deweer Gallery, Jan Fabre, Benjamin Moravec and Andy Wauman, will show new work during this international group exhibition of modern artistry as a 'legacy' of knightly ideals!
Benjamin Moravec made an impressive new painting, using his characteristic picture-in-picture technique. A knight has been painted in the middle of props decorated with a rose bush, palm trees and mountains. Andy Wauman made a photographic self-portrait of his torso. The powerful tattoo design of a triangle of swords on his chest strikes the eye. The triangle refers to the female principle of divine energy as it looks like a womb, vagina or vulva, but it also symbolizes harmony and proportion. Wauman utilizes the sword as a meditative tool. It symbolizes protection, strength and courage. It slices through any ambiguity Wauman is experiencing at the moment. It is no coincidence that the work has been used as the visual identity of the exhibition.

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 exhibition has been curated by Joanna De Vos - art historian and curator.

The exhibition also includes works by Marina Abramovic, 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, Merelle Fabien, Eleni Mylonas, Luigi Ontani, Antonis Pittas, Quiet ensemble, Gabriel Roca, Rob Scholte, Adeela Suleman, Hannelore van Dijck, Hans van Houwelingen, Marko Velk, Antonello Viola en Vaast Colson.

More info: www.joannadevos.be