September 15. - October 01. 2023
zinc rain pipes, textile, resin, wax, pigment, 2023
has wrapped itself around the smoking shelter situated near the entrance of the Provinciehuis. The work consists of an intertwined system of drain pipes and textile fragments. There is an anthropomorphic resemblance, and from the moment the pipes and draped soft parts turn into something else, one might see a body as an infrastructural system or an architecture turning its guts inside out. However, the pipes don't serve a functional purpose for water drainage, and the glass pavilion is transparent, lacking meaningful function and serving as an image of architecture instead. The viewer can experience the work from both inside and outside the glass cube. Sculpture appears as a spatial strategy to suspend oppositions between concepts of the inside and outside.
The second edition of Publiek Park takes place from 15th September until 1st October 2023 in Antwerp, inhabiting the urban green area of Harmoniepark, Koning Albertpark and the garden of the Provinciehuis. Publiek Park aims to highlight the various layers of stories public green spaces contain by bringing together visual art, performance, music, film, word and more. Urban parks inherently serve as spaces of exhibition, with artistic and historical monuments on display, functioning as an archive of the city. As precious side effects of human desire for nature, culture, remembrance, leisure, freedom and control.