Frits Van den Berghe / foto: Henk Schoenmakers

installatiezicht Karel Appel

Biennial of Painting: The Image of Man

01/07/2012 - 30/09/2012

With work by Francis Alÿs, Karel Appel, Cris Brodahl, Robert Devriendt, Florin Mitroi, Constant Permeke, Elizabeth Peyton, Neo Rauch, Paula Rego & Frits Van den Berghe.

2012 will see the third edition of the Biennial of Painting. This exhibition project arose through the museum operation of both the Roger Raveel Museum and the MDD, which aims to contextualize and update the recent art historical past. Artists represented in the museums’ own collections form the starting point of each exhibition. The purpose of the biennial is to present, every two years, an approach to the painting of the last hundred years, both from a specific perspective and in a subjective way.

Even though the starting point of the Biennale is well defined, the concept, in terms of content, is developed independently by both institutions. In this way, the MDD will select a more limited number of artists, yet bring together larger ensembles per artist, while the Roger Raveel Museum will more likely choose to browse through modern painting on the basis of a broader selection of artists. The 2012 edition brings the Image of Man into focus: how did artists in the twentieth and twenty first century represent man and what were their intentions?

The Biennial of Painting takes place in Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens and Museum Roger  Raveelmuseum. Combi-tickets cost 9€ / 6€ (incl. visitors guide)

Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Museumlaan 14, 9831 Deurle
Open Tuesday till Sunday (10AM - 6PM)
Closed on Monday!

We have a wheelchair, if you would like to use it you can ask at the frontdesk.

Roger Raveelmuseum, Gildestraat 2-8, 9870 Machelen-Zulte
more info:
open Wednesday till Sunday (11AM - 5PM)
Closed on Monday and Tuesday!

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