M HKA & Stad Diest, Diest
27 November 2014 - 21 December 2014
Under the umbrella termVisite, the M HKA – in collaboration with LOCUS, the hub for libraries, cultural and community centres and local cultural policy - regularly organised exhibitions outside the museum. From 27.11.2014 to 21.12.2014, a number of key works of the M HKA collection were moved to the Citadel in Diest.
Artists reflected on the past and explored the prospects of this great site. Twenty professional artists were inspired by the site and created new work for a specific spot of the citadel. Additionally, artworks from the collection of the M HKA were borrowed in order to engage in dialogue with this military gem.
You could enjoy the contemporary art in itself, but also the new interpretation the artists gave the premises and site. A challenging initiative of contemporary art and military heritage, which also required the visitors to change their ways of observing and thinking about the future of this site.
With work by: Carla Arocha, Warner Berckmans, Alain Biltereyst, Sergey Bratkov, Florin Buta, Berlinde De Bruyckere, Lili Dujourie, Jimmie Durham, Jan Fabre, Dan Flavin, Pieter Geenen, Paul Gees, Willo Gonnissen, Jef Gysen, Khaled Hafez, Kati Heck, David Helbich, Daan Gielis, Hiwa K, Fransje Killaars, Barbara Kruger, Marie Jo Lafontaine, Danny Matthys, Renato Nicolodi, Baudouin Oosterlynck, Albert Pepermans, Eran Schaerf, Thy Truong Minh, Sven Verhaeghe, Kristof Vrancken, Jonas Vansteenkiste, Timo van Luijk, Lotte Van den Audenaeren, Fik Van Gestel and Leen Van Rossem.
>Installation view - 'Screen' by Carla Arocha @Citadel'arte, Diest, 2014
>Installation view - 'Untitled (to the real Dan Hill) 1b' by Dan Flavin @Citadel'arte, Diest, 2014
>Installation view - 'Fighters without rules' by Sergey Bratkov @Citadel'arte, Diest, 2014
>Installation view - 'NON STOP (Amsterdam)' by Fransje Killaars@Citadel'arte, Diest, 2014
>Installation view - 'A Dead Deer' by Jimmie Durham@Citadel'arte, Diest, 2014
> Lili Dujourie, Effen spiegel van een stille stroom, 1976. Video, 00:13:43.
> Lili Dujourie, Koraal [Coral], 1978. Video, 00:06:23.
> Jan Fabre, Ik, aan het dromen [Me, Dreaming], 1978. Sculpture, mannequin, plaster, clothes, smoked meat, table, chair, microscope, nails, thumbnails, table; 70x 50 x 80 cm, chair; 140 x 50 x 40 cm; figure; 160 x 50 x 100 cm, microscope; 20 x 10 x 10 cm.
> Dan Flavin, Untitled (to the real Dan Hill) 1b, 1978. Sculpture, neon, 244 x 12 x 22 cm.
> Danny Matthys, Vivre d'Abord [To Live, Above All], 1979. Photography, b/w photo.
> Jan Fabre, 8mm Films, 1980-1982. Video.
> Jimmie Durham, A Dead Deer, 1986. Sculpture, skull, bone, wood, paint, string, plastic, 120 x 72 x 14.4 cm.
> Barbara Kruger, We Are Not What We Seem, 1988. Collage, screen print, vinyl, chassis, 276 x 243 cm.
> Marie-Jo Lafontaine, History is against forgiveness, 1992-1996. Installation, wood, glass, photo, oil, 160 x 391 x 6 cm.
> Berlinde De Bruyckere, Zonder titel (1), 1994. Drawing, cardboard, gouache, aquarel, 280 x 440 cm.
> Eran Schaerf, Silhouette I and II, 1997. Installation, certificate, transparants, doorhandle, euro-palettes, neons, map, variable dimensions.
> Fransje Killaars, NON STOP (Amsterdam), 2000. Installation, nylon, metal.
> Сергій Братков / Sergey Bratkov, Бійці без правил / Fighters without Rules, 2000. Photography, photo on aluminium, 6 x (90 x 60 cm).
> Сергій Братков / Sergey Bratkov, Pilots and stewardesses, 2003. Photography, photo on aluminium, 7 x (40 x 30 cm).
> Carla Arocha, Screens, 2006. Installation, plexi, stainless steel, 216.4 x 350 x 150 cm.
> Khaled Hafez, Revolution, 2006. Video, 00:04:08.
> Hiwa K, Moon Calendar Iraq, 2007. Video, 12 min.
> Kati Heck, Neue Freunde (Hot Hot Spatzi) [New Friends (Hot Hot Birdie)], 2011. Painting, photo, ink, oil, baryte paper, 2 x (126 x 86 cm), 1 x (196 x 136 cm).