Museum M - Patrick Van Caeckenberg - Christoph Fink - Wannes Goetschalckx19/12/2011
Patrick Van Caeckenbergh
La Ruine Fructueuse
2 February - 22 April 2012
Patrick Van Caeckenbergh (Aalst, °1960) attempts to reorder and redraw the world in a highly personal yet universal manner. He distances himself from the outside world and studies his own life and environment in a pseudo-scientific way. He creates imaginative collages and sculptures of figures by restructuring everyday objects. Using few materials, he produces artworks that stimulate our imaginations and remind us of fables and fairytales.
Van Caeckenbergh is presenting a retrospective exhibition at M in which works from throughout his career, from the '80s until today, come together in a comprehensive, highly imaginative installation.
Image: Tante Gusta, 1996 © Patrick van Caeckenbergh, courtesy of Zeno X Gallery
Atlas of Movements
23 February - 6 May 2012
Christoph Fink (Ghent, °1963) has been working on his 'Atlas of Movements' for many years, exploring the borders of the human body and its interaction with its surroundings. This takes the form of detailed accounts of his travels, photographs, sound recordings, etc. which the artist then turns into experimental exhibitions such as space-filling cartographic and acoustic constructions consisting of drawings, diagrams, tables and layers of sound. Fink thus presents an alternative world view in which he calls into question the relationship between the various elements around us.
The exhibition is being mounted in association with the K.U.Leuven to mark the anniversary of Mercator's birth (1512-1594). The Arenberg campus library is drawing on its own collections to show twenty maps dating from the seventeenth century to the present day.
A joint M and K.U.Leuven Arts Commission initiative in cooperation with Christoph Fink.
Image: Mouvement #85 The montreal Walks and The History of Istanbul ceramic discs © C. Fink
23 February - 13 May 2012
Wannes Goetschalckx (°1978, Zoersel) creates performative installations in which the limitations and possibilities of his own body, hand-made objects and visual language play an important role. M will be presenting an installation he made for the Liverpool Biennale entitled 1 WITHOUT, which has not been exhibited in Belgium before. 1 WITHOUT will be shown alongside new work.
Image: Videostill from 1 WITHOUT © Wannes Goetschalckx
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