Monday, August 28, 2006

Some pictures of the exhibition (more coming soon!)

Shih Chieh Huang, Organic Concept, 2006
Plastic, fan, air, electricity

Shih Chieh Huang, Mice Wonderland, 2006
Installation with plasic bottles, computer cooling fans, LED, plastic, mice
Courtesy of Virgil de Voldere Gallery, New York

Gert Robijns, Good Luck My Baby, 2006
Installation with foam, aluminum and wood
Courtesy of Stella Lohaus, Antwerp

Alon levin, Colour Study of Group Behaviour and the Need to Control, 2006
Installation with photo, writing, wood, metal, living plants

Stefano Cagol, Vogelgrieppe Kühlraum, 2006
Installation with fridge, labels, sound, mix of bird cockle and G8 + Belgium national anthems
Courtesy of Artcore, Toronto

Marta De Menezes
The Extended Family, Installation with human beings (Homo Sapiens), zebra-fish (Danio Rerio), fruit flies (Drosophila melanogaster) and DNA microarrays.

Vaast Colson, For All The People Forever, 2006
Sculpture with wood and plastic
Courtesy of Maes & Matthys Gallery, Antwerp

Wednesday, July 12, 2006


Wednesday, July 05, 2006


Contemporary Art Exhibition
Opening: Friday, August, 25, 2006, 6 pm

Family park Harry Malter
Bosheidestraat 15 - 9070 Heusden (Ghent) - Belgium

Stefano Cagol (1969, Italy)
Vaast Colson (1977, Belgium)
Marta De Menezes (1975,Portugal)
Stefaan Dheedene (1975, Belgium)
Johan Grimonprez (1962, Belgium)
Katie Holten (1975, Ireland)
Shih Chieh Huang (1975, Taiwan)
Alon Levin (1975, Israël)
Gert Robijns (1972, Belgium)
Anri Sala (1974, Albania)
David Shrigley (1968, Scotland)
Superflex (Bjørnstjerne Christiansen, 1968,
Denmark /Jakob Fenger, 1969, Denmark/
Rasmus Nielsen, 1969, Denmark)

curator: Angelique Campens

concept: The zoo is a fascinating subject. Throughout many years, it has inspired artists and appealed to their imagination. It is a place where the city reveals its true self: trying to deny its urban character and pretending to be a jungle. To no avail, really, because there is always a glimpse of the city through the carefully staged bushes, the seemingly random winding tracks and the quasi-authentic buildings.
Indirectly, the zoo culture shows strong resemblances with certain tendencies in our society. The artificiality (the cages, the articifial ice floes, the signposts), tourism and child entertainment are recurring features in our society. The economic structures of the animal park are based upon tourist norms and focus on entertaining the visitors. Nevertheless, entertainment is always part of reporting and informing about research, which offers visitors the chance to visualize cultivation techniques, behaviour patterns, conservation and ecology.....

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