SUPER DEMOCRACY - The Senate of Things

Three cultural institutions enter into a dialogue with the Belgian Senate during the exhibition SUPERDEMOCRACY, which is on display throughout October. BPS22 in Charleroi, BOZAR in Brussels and M HKA in Antwerp provide a cultural dimension to the Senate’s current issues.

1.10.2017 - 31.10.2017

Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven / AMVK

(c)image: AMVK
(kunst/wetenschap) = (logica/toekomst): Black Hole, 1979
Mixed Media , 79 x 41 cm
paint and felt tip on plexi (doublesided)

((art/science) = (logics/future): Black Hole)

"I worked on Plexiglas and PVC because it was a societal trend in the 1970s to reject plastic, since it didn’t perish. For me, plastic seemed to be the ideal medium to make art, precisely because of its perpetuity. I’ve always loved plastic, and I used it in an urge to make beautiful things. Yet I made things other people sometimes found ugly. There’s anger and a kind of protest in these works. I use signs that bear the future within themselves, I use new ways of thinking and representing, things which are autonomous. The notions of shape and colour, as separate entities, are being replaced. This is the beginning of a research on information."