Nel Aerts, Fred Bervoets, John Bijnens, David Claerbout, Felix De Clercq, Bieke Depoorter en Mattias De Craene, Danny Devos, Brecht Evens, Francisco Goya, Joris Ghekiere, Harry Gruyaert, Soham Gupta, Dr. Hugo Heyrman, Wouter Huis, Pieter Jennes, Natasja Kensmil, Frans Masereel, Laetitia Molenaar, Andreas Mühe, Hans Op de Beeck, Thomas Ruff, Stefan Serneels, George Shiras, Ben Sledsens, Helmut Smits, Léon Spilliaert, Dennis Tyfus, Nele Van Canneyt, Fik van Gestel, Jan Van Imschoot, Johannes Vogl, Peter Waterschoot, Kohei Yoshiyuki
From July 1 to December 13 2020 Art Centre de Warande will present a large scale exhibition on the theme of The Night.
Before artificial light existed, the night was full of darkness. Day and night were two different worlds. The night had its own culture, with its own rituals, smells, sounds and rules. The night was full of real and imaginary dangers. The night offered the opportunity to escape from everyday reality, from social conventions and hierarchies.
Even today we experience the night as a special moment. The night transforms us. It can be a moment of rest, to come to oneself. It can also be a moment to lose all boundaries. This also happens when we are asleep. Dreams and nightmares take care of emotions.
Many artists are therefore inspired by this world that is so well known and unknown at the same time. That brings peace and excitement, fear and alienation. The night is a time full of excess, of secrets, crime and drama. A world bathing in artificial lighting or in pitch darkness.
The exhibition brings together the work of more then 20 international artists and will be spread out over the two floors of the Warande’s gallery.
entrance is free, reservations must be made in advance: https://www.warande.be/pQj8bu7/reserveren-expo
take a virtual tour here: https://mpembed.com/show/?m=g7A9bswKcZc&mpu=621&mpv=2