Strombeek / Mechelen - BKSM - Mitja Tusek19/03/2010
CC Strombeek: February 26 - March 26, 2010
De Garage: April 03 - June 06, 2010
On Friday april 2 in De GARAGE in Mechelen opens the second part of the bkSM 9 project 'PANTALONE' by MITJA TUSEK. Until March 25 the public could enjoy part one in the cultural centre of Strombeek where the artist showed the monumental series 'As You Like It' inspired by the text by Shakespeare. It finally looks as if the work by Mitja Tusek, who has been living and working in Belgium for over twenty years, is set for a true revival.
For the presentation in Mechelen the artist will conceive a totally new architecture for the exhibition space where he will bring a sparkling survey of his consistent oeuvre. Without wanting to expand to retrospective proportions the focus of the exhibition will clearly be the paintings Mitja Tusek has made since the eighties. Nonetheless the artist will present 'Big Easy', a 15 meter long new work, where he questions illusion and painting through a continuous graphic meandering motive.
On this occasion a well documented and illustrated cahier will be published, interlaced with culinary recipes by master chef Michel Troisgros.
Image: Mitja Tusek, Victoria, early, 2006