Biennial of Painting
On Landscapes
01/07/2018 - 30/09/2018
In collaboration with the Mudel and the Roger Raveelmuseum

The three museums are open from Tuesday until Sunday (closed on Monday)
- Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens: 10 am - 5 pm
- Roger Raveelmuseum: 11 am - 5 pm
- Museum van Deinze en de Leiestreek: 11 am - 5 pm

€ 7,00 – individual entrance
€ 5,00 - groups of 10 or more, 60+, teachers, Herita
€ 2,00 - BILL/European Youth Card, EYCA (-31), school groups
€ 0,00 - under 18, ICOM, icom-belgium-flanders friends of MDD, disabled people, lenders

-visitorguide included
-during the Biennial of Painting, your entry for the mudel and the Roger Raveel Museum is included in the ticket.

In 2018, the Biennial of Painting is at its sixth edition. The three regional museums of the Lys region are once more working together to exhibit paintings from the last 150 years. This time the Biennial will focus on the landscape, a genre with a longstanding tradition in history, and which is still today a hot topic for many contemporary artists in relation to, among other things, ecology, politics and globalization.

Art, modernity and the Lys region have been interconnected for more than a century and a half - from the 19th century landscape painters, the Flemish expressionists and the New Vision to contemporary creations. In MDD, landscapes of Constant Permeke and Valerius De Saedeleer, two artists from the museum’s own collection, will serve as a starting point to link the past to the present.

Besides painting, the landscape represented through the moving image will also be covered by means of a number of contemporary films selected by curator Cis Bierinckx. The 7 selected filmworks for the exhibition engage with the landscape both cinematographically and thematically from a personal perspective, and with much narrative freedom.

During this exhibition and on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the MDD, the immense window sculpture Fenster by Isa Genzken will embellish the garden of the museum.


Participating Artists

Etel Adnan
Anna-Eva Bergman
Huma Bhabha
Marie Cloquet
Jules De Balincourt
Valerius De Saedeleer
Adelheid De Witte
Karel Dierickx
Nicolas Party
Constant Permeke
Marina Rheingantz
Glen Rubsamen

& films curated by
Cis Bierinckx of

Doug Aitken
James Benning
Sebastián Díaz Morales
Lukas Marxt
Enrique Ramírez
Meggy Rustamova
Beatriz Santiago Muñoz

Roger Raveelmuseum
Aboriginal painting
Maria Thereza Alves
Hippolyte Boulenger
Jean Brusselmans
Jean-Marie Bytebier
Chinese painting
Cathérine Claeyé
Stijn Cole
Jana Cordenier
Franz Courtens
Felix De Boeck
Raoul De Keyser
Damien De Lepeleire
Ronny Delrue
Valerius De Saedeleer
Arthur Douhaert
James Ensor
Andreas Eriksson
Wannes Goetschalckx
Jóhannes Kjarval
Georges Lemmen
Constant Permeke
Emanuelle Quertain
Roger Raveel
Júlíana Sveinsdóttir
Lukas Vandenabeele
Carole Vanderlinden
Tinus Vermeersch
Sophie Whettnall

Francis Alÿs
Emile Claus
Saar De Buysere
Xavier De Cock
Wim Delvoye
Stief DeSmet
Alain Huck
Yun-Fei Ji
Nayra Martin Reyes
Raquel Maulwurf
Stefan Peters
Greet Van Autgaerden
Lucien Van Den Driessche
Bruno Van Dijck
Edmond Van Dooren


Visit the Biennial of Painting with a guide
(tickets not included)

-1 museum / € 70 euro
-2 museums / € 130
-3 museums / € 170

*ca 1u per museum
*max 25 persons per guide



Visit the biennial on bike
The three museums are located on an axis of 10 kilometers between Machelen-Zulte, Deurle and Deinze. Culture enthusiasts who want to enjoy the beautiful landscape of the Lys region during their visit of the Biennial of Painting can hire a bicycle from the MDD and go on a cultural tour. map

- € 15 per bike for 1 day

-groups max 20 persons / 20 bikes available
-guarantee of € 50 cash per bike + copy of identitycard
-guarantee of € 500 cash for groups from 10 persons + copy identitycard of group leader
-bikes should returned to the MDD by closing time



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