05.03.15 – 07.06.15
Current and previous Van Eyck participants Dario D’Aronco, Stéphanie Saadé, Oscar Santillan, Charbel-joseph H. Boutros and Rodrigo Hernández show work in the exhibition Adam, Eve & the Devil at Marres
Adam, Eve & the Devil offers a resplendent commentary on the timeless quality of art. Two late medieval Books of Hours form the basis, showing the virtuous hand of the often unknown masters. Notwithstanding their strict schemata, these artists knew how to open the door to a new era, with a flourish of style, a coded letter, a small change to a pattern or the sensitive use of materials. Works by contemporary artists enter into a dialogue with these Books of Hours. Medieval aureoles echo in the performance of William Hunt. Droplets of sweat slowly falling to the floor in Oscar Santillan’s A Hymn recall Mary's suffering. Artists search for a forgotten soul, a safe refuge, a new relation to the body and the senses. And thus they prove the surprising spiritual correspondences between early modern art and the art of today.
Curator: Ardi Poels
With work by: Charbel-joseph H. Boutros, stanley brouwn, David Claerbout, István Csákány, Dario D’Aronco, Thomas Grünfeld, Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Jean Haincelin (Dunois Meester), Rodrigo Hernández, Sofia Hultén, William Hunt, Alicja Kwade, Wolfgang Laib, unknown medieval masters, Astrid Mingels, Carlo Mollino, Christopher Orr, Thomas Ruff, Stéphanie Saadé, Anri Sala, Oscar Santillan, Gregor Schneider en Conrad of Toul (Master of the Munich Golden Legend).
Essay by: Van Eyck participant Pádraic E. Moore
The official opening is on Wednesday 11 March 2015 from 17:00 - 20:00
From 13 to 22 March 2015, Marres offers a full DURING TEFAF programme of films, lectures and a workshop. Free entrance with a ticket to the exhibition. The exhibition is open every day, Monday to Sunday from 12:00 to 19:00
On Saturday 21 March from 18:00 - 19:00 Van Eyck participant Pádraic E. Moore will give a lecture on spirituality in art. Moore is a writer, art historian and curator. He authored the essay for the Adam, Eve & the Devil exhibition pamphlet. In his approach to art he demonstrates a predilection for a subjective and intuitive art discourse. In his presentation, Moore will discuss different works from the exhibition and take us along intriguing side paths of art history. Language: English.
More info: www.marres.org