Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven
Gustave De Smet
Raoul De Keyser
Ann Veronica Janssens
Mistress of the Horizon. Four new bodies of works are the main departure point for this exhibition. Video animation, computer generated prints and a large number of drawings are complemented with representative works from her extensive oeuvre. Contemporary a new arranged of the masterpieces from the museum's collection.
From 18 February, Mu.ZEE presents a solo exhibition of the Belgian artist Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven (b.1951). In addition to being a painter, draughtsman and a performer, she is also an artist who has assembled a substantial oeuvre of multimedia work over the past thirty years.
Mistress of the Horizon is a co-production between the Renaissance Society in Chicago and Mu.ZEE. Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven takes four new bodies of works as the main departure point for this solo exhibition. Video animation, computer generated prints and a large number of drawings are complemented with representative works from her extensive oeuvre. These will be shown in unique exhibition architecture designed by the artist and based on the horizon line of the North Sea.
Mistress of the Horizon departs from the core idea that the longing for infinity, and the repulsion of it, leads to melancholy, which finally becomes a feast of Utopian ideas. But by this excess, the human spirit - that tries to resist luxury, fake experiences and perversion - weakens. The horizon, that offers perspective, is the rescue remedy that ultimately delivers the spirit from compulsion. A book to accompany the exhibition will be published by Lannoo.
Masterpieces from the collection
Mu.ZEE houses a unique collection of Belgian art dating from c.1850 to the present day. The particular nature of the collection, the changing collection displays, an active exhibition policy and an extensive public programme all make Romestraat 11 a place of amazement and involvement.
Mu.ZEE shows work by James Ensor, Léon Spilliaert, Georges Vantongerloo, Jean Brusselmans, Gustave De Smet, Raoul De Keyser, Roger Raveel, Panamarenko, Walter Swennen, Luc Tuymans, Ann Veronica Janssens, Lili Dujourie, Jan Vercruysse and many others.
Mu.Zee now boasts a newly arranged wing of the museum containing masterpieces from the collection. These masterpieces were selected from the museum’s rich collection of over 3,500 works. Self-Portrait with Flower Hat by Ensor, Vertigo and Self-Portrait with Red Pencil by Léon Spilliaert, Figure Seen from Behind (La nuque) by Luc Tuymans, together with work by Panamarenko, Gust De Smet, Roger Raveel, Ann Veronica Janssens, Raoul de Keyser, Christian Dotremont, Pierre Alechinsky and Fernand Khnopff are all currently part of this selection of masterpieces. It is not a thematic or chronological selection, but emphasis is placed upon artists who, through their oeuvre, stimulate the imagination. In addition to the masterpieces wing, there are different collection displays that are regularly renewed. As a result, Mu.ZEE is always a place where there are new works and artists to be discovered.
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