artists & participants
As part of its “interventions” program, an ongoing series of research-based monographic exhibitions of young and emerging artists, MuHKA invited Koen van den Broek [°1973] to curate an exhibition of works of art from both the MuHKA collection and various private Belgian art collections. This exhibition serves as an idiosyncratic context for reflecting upon his own pictorial practice, represented here by a series of paintings from 2007 in which Van den Broek continues to explore the formal possibilities of what has become a well-known signature motif of sorts – images and pictures of ‘grounds’: bottoms, curbs, earth, floors, streets and other supporting surfaces. Van den Broek’s allegiance and intellectual debt to the great traditions of abstract painting are made apparent in his choice of paintings by Mary Heilmann, Robert Mangold and Blinky Palermo, while his affinity with the distinct artistic sensibility of America’s West Coast manifests itself in his selection of works by John Baldessari and Ed Ruscha. Works by William Eggleston, Donald Judd, Thomas Schütte, Jan Van Imschoot and Jeff Wall, as well as MuHKA’s own Flavins and artworks by Charif Benhelima and Jan Vercruysse, complete Van den Broek’s decidedly internationalist vision – the real-life ‘fantasy’ to which the title of this exhibition alludes.
With works by Nick Andrews, John Baldessari, Charif Benhelima, Marcel Broodthaers, Wim Catrysse, Jan Cox, Luc Deleu, William Eggleston, Tracy Emin, Dan Flavin, Liam Gillick, Mary Heilmann, René Heyvaert, Peter Joseph, Donald Judd, Jan Kempenaers, Robert Mangold, Brice Marden, Gordon Matta-Clark, Paul Mccarthy & Mike Kelly, Bruce Nauman, Blinky Palermo, Edward Ruscha, Thomas Schütte, Mitja Tu_ek, Koen van den Broek, William van den Broek, Patrick Van Den Eynde, Wilfried Vandenhove, Jan Van Imschoot, Dan Van Severen, Jan Vercruysse and Jeff Wall
Publication Angles, a publication by Koen van den Broek featuring texts by MuHKA curator Dieter Roelstraete and the artist himself, will be presented on the occasion of the opening of Fantasy.
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Kurator: Koen van den Broek
mit Nick Andrews, John Baldessari, Charif Benhelima, Marcel Broodthaers, Wim Catrysse, Jan Cox, Luc Deleu, William Eggleston, Tracey Emin, Dan Flavin, Liam Gillick, Mary Heilmann, Rene Heyvaert, Peter Joseph, Donald Judd, Jan Kempenaers, Robert Mangold, Brice Marden, Gordon Matta-Clark, Paul McCarthy & Mike Kelley, Bruce Nauman, Blinky Palermo, Ed Ruscha, Thomas Schütte, Mitja Tusek, Koen van den Broek, William van den Broek, Patrick van den Eynde, Wilfried Vandenhove, Jan van Imschoot, Dan Van Severen, Jan Vercruysse, Jeff Wall, ...