Focusing on the notion of abstraction in twentieth-century and contemporary Belgian art and the varying sources of influence and inspiration among the artists of two generations, renowned Belgian painter Luc Tuymans has selected fifteen artists whose work either articulates a relationship to abstraction or takes as its cue the definition of abstraction. Although the artists themselves have emerged from different periods and motivations, a clear formal relationship between the selected works is apparent, and thereby reveals a current and earlier interest in abstraction that has not lost its relevance over recent decades.
Working in a variety of media, including painting, sculpture and installation, the artists presented in the show are: Francis Alÿs, Carla Arocha & Stéphane Schraenen, Gaston Bertrand, Amédée Cortier, Raoul De Keyser, Walter Leblanc, Bernd Lohaus, Guy Mees, Gert Robijns, Timothy Segers, Boy & Erik Stappaerts, Philippe Van Snick, Jef Verheyen and Pieter Vermeersch. In collaboration with Studio Luc Tuymans and Parasol unit, London.
Curator: Luc Tuymans
M HKA Antwerpen