Constant Permeke, Lente (1935) / foto: Guy Braeckman - ADART / SABAM BELGIUM 2018
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The Biennial of Painting - On Landscapes

01/07/2018 - 30/09/2018


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 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 collection, will serve as a starting point to link the past to the present. 
Besides painting, the landscape represented through moving image will also be covered by means of a number of contemporary films selected by curator Cis Bierinckx. 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.
 
The Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens will be showing art works by Anna-Eva Bergman (SE, 1909), Etel Adnan (LB, 1925), Karel Dierickx (BE, 1940), Glen Rubsamen (CA, 1957), Dirk Braeckman (BE, 1958), Huma Bhabha (PK, 1962), Jules de Balincourt (FR, 1972), Marie Cloquet (BE, 1976), Nicolas Party (CH, 1980), Adelheid de Witte (BE, 1982) and Marina Rheingantz (BR, 1983), among others.
 
In collaboration with the MuDeL and the Roger Raveelmuseum
 

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