Temporary exhibition on 3 floors / temporary exhibition Spheres (levels 3, 4 & 5)
>>> 25.04.2014 - 30.09.2014
Contemporary art is sometimes subject to prejudices ; it also often surprises, delights, puzzles or irritates, but it seldom leaves anyone indifferent.
The original ambition of ARTVIEW is is to get acquainted as much with those who love contemporary art as with those who create it. ARTVIEW is not an exhibition in the strict sense of the word. It is an annual focus on the work of artists, on what moves them, what drives them, what surprises them and what touches them. ARTVIEW is a lively dialogue between artists and collectors, but above all between collectors and everyone with an interest in contemporary art.
Held at the Atomium, ARTVIEW provides an intimate and subjective view of an artistic passion. ARTVIEW is an intuitive, spontaneous and playful art selection for a wide audience.
This is not a thematic exhibition, nor a retrospective. I wanted to create an experience, an interaction among the Atomium, the space around it and the public.
Three outdoor sculptures installed on the square overlook the Atomium building and connect the 2 giant benches of the grounds.
The monumental RockGrowth, that for the first time appears in a colored version with reflecting ends, sits side by side to a Crater and a RockStone. This trilogy of sculptures tells a visual and emotional story about the evolution of my narrative: from the RockStoneBlast, that confronts us to an opaque mass, to the CraterRed that speaks of internal feelings and transparency, to the monumental RockGrowth, we walk towards an expansion with no limit. As an echo of the visual presence of the Atomium, this piece talks about development, growth, joy and energy.
The exhibition consists of different connected parts: an outdoor part, containing the major part of the exhibition, and an indoor one, partly evocative and partly explanatory.
The indoor part shows in the 3 large-scale showcases, a selection of small sculptures, paintings and other elements, allows to follow a wider range of my work, through a variety of materials and expressions. Another smaller showcase presents the RockGrowth creation process and the “making of” of it. A photographic depiction of the central piece’s installation features at the end of the exhibition