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Gelitin

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Middelheim Museum, Antwerp

The Middelheim Museum Sculpture Park has asked internationally renowned artists to present new or existing work inspired by the innovative ideas of baroque landscape architecture.

Gelatin are presenting two works:
Sculpture for a Sculpturepark (2018): A temporary interactive clay pit. You may come play or work in this clay pit, as long as you leave the clay in the pit, and the next visitor is not denied his chance of creation. Accompaning the clay pit sculpture Gelitin is presenting a platform with selfmade lockers for storing clothes and bags enclosing a shower where the exess clay can be rinsed from your body.

Arc de Triomphe (2003/2018): After being presented at Fondazione Prada in Milan Arc de Triomphe is now on view at Middelheim Museum. No idealised body, but the akward, grotesque nature of human existence is celebrated here. As a contemporary memento mori, this triumphal arch bears witness to a conscious anti-aesthetic and is made from perishable materials such as plasticine and scrap wood. But the work may also be seen as an acknowledging wink towards the numerous female nudes in the Middelheim Museum's collection (and countless other collections), or on the art world as a closed, purely self-serving circuit. Its placement in the Middelheim Museum in juxtaposition to an existing stone arch in the park, produces a trompe-l'oeil or a perspective that lends depth and emphasises the continuity of the space.

Artists: Mike Bouchet (US), Monster Chetwynd (UK), Jeremy Deller (UK), Spencer Finch (US), William Forsythe (USA), Gelitin (A), Ryoji Ikeda (JP), Bertrand Lavier (FRA), Louise Lawler (US), Bruce Nauman (US), Recetas Urbanas (ESP), Monika Sosnowska (PL), Adrien Tirtiaux(BE), Dennis Tyfus (BE), Andra Ursuta (RO) and Ulla von Brandenburg (D)

Exhibition on view until until September 23, 2018 |  Middelheim Museum


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Sculpture for a Sculpturepark, 2018



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Sculpture for a Sculpturepark, 2018



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Sculpture for a Sculpturepark, 2018



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Sculpture for a Sculpturepark, 2018



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Sculpture for a Sculpturepark, 2018



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Arc de Triomphe, 2003/2018
Courtesy: Massimo De Carlo Gallery



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Arc de Triomphe, 2003/2018
Courtesy: Massimo De Carlo Gallery