Lives in London (GB), born in Wervik (BE), lives in Ghent (BE).
Wim Delvoye is a much talked about and controversial artist. Since the second-half of the 1980s, he’s decorated modern, familiar objects. In the art world he stands out due to his fascination for the banal, the everyday and the culture of kitsch. He always combines ‘almost-art’ with modern objects that are associated with daily life. By bringing together elements from different contexts the individual images lose their familiar nature. In doing so, Delvoye uses and creates contradictions, mainly between surface (skin) and content (support): the painting often becomes a support for the object.
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Twee Delftse Butaangasfle...
Wim Delvoye, Twee Delftse Butaangasflessen [Two Delft Blue Butane Containers], 1988. Sculpture, butane bottles, enamel paint, 58 x 30 cm.
Betonmolen [Cement Mixer]
Wim Delvoye, Betonmolen [Cement Mixer], 1993. Sculpture, wood, lacquer, 128 x 155 x 92 cm.
Wim Delvoye 'Cloaca'
Wim Delvoye, Wim Delvoye 'Cloaca', 2000. Book, ink, paper, 26.5 x 19.5 cm, 135 p., language : Dutch, publisher : Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen & Ludion, Gent-Amsterdam, ISBN : 90-5544-301-8.
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The collection III – Spri...
22 February 2003 - 18 May 2003.
In the first presentation, there was much room for the rather conceptually coloured core of the collection – the works from the Gordon Matta-
Urgent Conversations Athe...
31 October 2016 - 05 February 2017.
Urgent Conversations: Athens – Antwerp is the first temporary exhibition in the long overdue public unfolding of the Greek National Museum of
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Since the end of May 2002, the M HKA has strayed from the beaten track of museum catalogues. The M HKA does not consider a systematic thereof
The M HKA’s contemporary art collection has grown thanks to a combination of acquisitions, donations and long-term loans from various public
The Vibrating Image
THE VIBRATING IMAGE This idea suddenly come into our minds when looking at works by Wim Delvoye and Costas Tsoclis, which we then combine