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 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.
Etel Adnan, Anna-Eva Bergman, Huma Bhabha, Marie Cloquet, Jules De Balincour, 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