press release

Many contemporary artists investigate the limits between painting and the object, painting and space. The most important starting point for this exhibition is the question how artists look at painting today and how they expand it outside of the canvass.

With this both Katia Baudin and Edith Doove stay loyal to the starting points of their respective institutions. Baudin in Frac Nord-Pas de Calais investigates the limits between art and design, public and private space. Doove at MDD questions the museum itself en plays with the interaction of the private collection and temporary shows as well as inside and outside.

‘Across the border’ shows a large selection of recent acquisitions of the Frac Nord-Pas de Calais combined with some rarely shown contemporary works from the MDDcollection. Besides this Belgian artists Pieter Vermeersch was asked to intervene both inside and outside the museum.


Across the border
Kuratoren: Edith Doove, Katia Baudin

mit Stephane Calais, Liam Gillick, Zaha Hadid, Perry Roberts, Cosima von Bonin, Andrea Zittel, u.a.