With MAKING FUN, de Warande and STORMOPKOMST present an exhibition on the joy within the creative process. The participating artists all start from a fundamental urge to play. They cut, paste, twist, build up, break down. Their work flirts, bangs, repels, kicks you in the butt, makes you smile. Sometimes frivolous and light-hearted and full of humor, but equally deadpan, straightforward and in-your-face. With their both hands in the clay, head in the clouds and two feet ahead, fully in the moment. Spontaneous, impulsive, direct.
Although their works are often immediately understandable and may look playful and cheerful, these artists cannot be accused of 'escapism'. Their work is uncompromising and does not shy any form of self-relativity.
They take a critical stance towards the speed of today's visual culture but also relate to art history while dancing. They bend the popular media to their will, abuse it and oppose it.
They say ‘I Don’t Care’, 'Long live life', 'Long live art'.
Artists: Mohamed Alani, Paul Casaer, Jesse Cremers, Leon de Bruijne, Willem de Haan, Nikolaas Demoen, Fleur De Roeck, Kasper De Vos, Johan De Wit, Sam Druant & Justine Grillet, John Wood & Paul Harrison, Stephanie Lamoline, William Ludwig Lutgens, Simon Masschelein, Karl Philips, Marius Ritiu, Robbert & Frank Frank & Robbert, Manon Kündig & Klaas Rommelaere, Wim T. Schippers, Gunther Segers, Lieven Segers & Bernadette Sochacki, Stijn ter Braak, D.D. Trans, Roeland Tweelinckx, Charline Tyberghein, Ruth van Beek, Fran Van Coppenolle, Jan Vandeplancke, Hannelore Vandepoel, Rinus Van de Velde, Fleur van Dodewaard, Floris Vanhoof, Bram Van Meervelde, Hans Wuyts, de zwarte zusters