In 1618-1619 Peter Paul Rubens painted "The miraculous catch of fish" for the altar of the guild of the Mechelen fishmongers in the Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-over-de-Dijlekerk. Until now, 400 years later, the painting remained in the church - with the exception of the seizure by Napoleon at the end of the 18th century. The triptych returned in 1816. At the end of 2020, the restoration will start in the church, in the side chapel where the work also hung. The visitor will be able to follow the progress on the spot.
This restoration is the reason to invite current artists to a dialogue with the triptych as a painting, with the content of the biblical story and with its current relevance.
In preparation for the confrontation - planned from May to September 2021 - of contemporary art with the painting in the Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-over-de-Dijlekerk, gallery Transit is organizing a try-out of a number of proposals by artists. This exhibition in the gallery shows original works of art, in addition to designs of interventions and installations for the exhibition in the church.
Artists: Virginie Bailly, Arne Bastien, Daniël Bellon, Karel Breugelmans, Johan Creten, Luc Dondeyne, Wouter Feyaerts, Moritz Götze, Nikita Kadan, Allart Lakke, Thomas Raat, Christophe Terlinden, Jan Van Imschoot, Herman Van Ingelgem
Artists: Virginie Bailly, Arne Bastien, Daniel Belllon, Karel Breugelmans, Johan Creten, Luc Dondeyne, Wouter Feyaerts, Moritz Götze, Nikita Kadan, Allart Lakke, Thomas Raat, Christophe Terlinden, Jan Van Imschoot, Herman Van Ingelgem