Switzerland - Thun - Kunstmuseum - Hans Op de Beeck - Sea of Tranquility & Staging Views13/05/2011
Hans Op de Beeck
Sea of Tranquillity & Staging Views
10 June - 4 September 2011
With the help of monumental installations Hans Op de Beeck creates parallel worlds, which he hopes will be accepted by the spectator as something real for one moment. In the new group of works titled Sea of Tranquillity Op de Beeck thematises the fascination and utopia of luxury liners modelled after the historically known ships like the Titanic or the Queen Mary. In the second part of the Thun exhibition called Staging Views Op de Beeck shows additional works that envision his profound interest in panorama architecture. The exhibition was created in collaboration with Le Grand Café, Centre d'art contemporain, Saint-Nazaire (France), ARGOS in Bruxelles (Belgium) and CAP in Burgos (Spain).
Especially for Kunstmuseum Thun Hans Op de Beeck also developed 'Staging Views', a research exhibition that focuses on the panoramic images in his work, as the city of Thun houses the oldest preserved panorama in the world.
Image: Hans Op de Beeck. Still from Sea of Tranquility.
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