At its core, Shaping Narratives is an exploration of the language of art and how artworks communicate with each other. The artists, Mathieu Verhaeghe, Harold Lechien, Elen Braga, Yasmine Willems, and Daan Peeters, were selected due to their unique approaches to representing reality. Their individual chosen narratives are vibrant in their own way, interpreted through various mediums, including painting, sculpture and large-scale installations. Art always tells a story, but these stories and the interpretation thereof do not exist in a vacuum; an artist reinterprets and translates their own reality by creating an artwork, a narrative. This narrative changes for every single viewer based on their own personal experiences, knowledge, and the context they see or place the work in. Setting two works side by side can influence the effect the individual artworks have on someone, by allowing – or even forcing – a viewer to connect the dots in any way they can. Shaping Narratives is an open invitation to unearth your wildest interpretations of the colourful and diverse collection of works the artists have assembled in one space.
Shaping Narratives Mathieu Verhaeghe, Harold Lechien, Elen Braga, Yasmine Willems & Daan Peeters | 11.11—23.12.2023
Artists: Elen Braga, Daan Peeters, Mathieu Verhaeghe, Harold Lechien, Yasmine Willems